Protected Agricultural Stewardship Standards


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Protected Agricultural Stewardship Standards

The 2022 Edition of the Protected Agricultural Stewardship Standards is currently in force. To download a copy click on the link below. To receive a hardcopy by mail please click on the register tab and complete the form.

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Compliance Assistance Manual

The Compliance Assistance Manual is an electronic document which provides more information on the protocols. This document also includes samples and templates to assist operators in complying with the individual protocols.

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Sample Emergency Response Plan

Protocol E1 of the Standards requires operators to develop and maintain an emergency response plan. The link below includes a sample ER plan.

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Water Management Assessment

Protocol C1 requires operations to complete a water-management assessment by an approved third party every six years that demonstrates its closed loop chemigation system is closed.

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Equivalency Table for Canada Gap

This table is to assist Protected Ag Operators is assessing equivalency with the Canada Gap Food Safety program and/or compliance under an Ontario MECP stormwater ECA

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