For those of you who missed our recent seminars on environmental
law issues in agriculture, we are pleased to have a summary as
well as a link to the presentation materials here on the Food Web
Click here to view the presentation materials from our
Vancouver session held in Langley on March 14, 2014.
Manure Law: Regulatory Control over Nutrient Management
Provincial governments across Canada have enacted regulatory
schemes to control the storage and management of manures and other
nutrients, in an attempt to balance environmental responsibilities
with the realities of agricultural production. This session will
briefly canvass the regulatory landscape across the country and
then focus on nutrient management in BC under the Code of
Agricultural Practice for Waste Management and the Waste
Air Emissions Issues Metro Vancouver's Air Quality
Management Bylaw governs ambient air quality in the lower mainland
and has far reaching implications for businesses. Odour, emissions,
and dust all create potential conflict between businesses and their
neighbours. Get an update on GHG Emissions regulation in BC, a
review of regional air emission initiatives and the proposed new
air quality bylaw. Also, get some pointers on the do's and
don'ts for application for and compliance with air quality
Fisheries Act Issues One environmental challenge often
faced (or forgotten about) is working in and around streams. In
particular, it is keeping on the right side of fisheries protection
laws that not only protect the fish and fish streams but also any
other areas on which they depend. This means that even dry streams,
human made drainage ditches and land and trees (riparian areas)
near water courses may be protected. How do agricultural operations
manage these risks and avoid running afoul of the these laws; and
what do the recent changes to the federal Fisheries Act
Right to Farm Legislation Farming operations can run into
conflict with neighbors who complain about air pollution, odours,
noise pollution, and other nuisances. Right to Farm legislation
provides farmers with tools to carry on their normal farm practices
in the face of such complaints. Find out more about what Right to
Farm legislation is, and whether it applies to your operations.
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guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
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