CropLife Canada and its members created the Accredited Seed Treatment Operation Standards to provide uniform environmental health and safety practices for the storage and handling of designated seed treatment products in Canada.
Effective January 1, 2018, only Accredited Seed Treatment Operators certified under this code will be eligible to receive and apply designated seed treatment products.
Why get a pre-audit completed?
The operators will gain a better understanding of the standards and what is required to become accredited. Sites pre-audited before March 31, 2015 can be grandfathered for certain aspects of the Standards. These include some allowance for sites located close to environmentally sensitive areas and some building construction types. Sites not pre-audited by March 31, 2015 will not be eligible for grandfathering. Once sites are pre-audited they have until December 31, 2017 to successfully complete a full audit. Sites not audited by that time will lose all grandfathering privileges. The pre-audit does not bind the site to go through the process. Sites unsure if they want to seek certification, can get a pre-audit completed to assess the business impact of becoming accredited. A pre-audit rebate of $400.00 is available for all operators.
Deadline for $400.00 pre-audit rebate Full Compliance Deadline:January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2018 only Accredited Seed Treatment Operators will be eligible to receive designated seed treatment products.