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ONTARIO REGULATION 302/06

made under the

DEAD ANIMAL DISPOSAL ACT

Made: June 7, 2006
Filed: June 13, 2006
Published on e-Laws: June 15, 2006
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 1, 2006

Amending Reg. 263 of R.R.O. 1990

(General)

Note: Regulation 263 has previously been amended. Those amendments are listed in the Table of Regulations – Legislative History Overview which can be found at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.

1.  Section 6 of Regulation 263 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is revoked and the following substituted:

Disposal of Dead Animals

6.  (1)  In addition to the methods set out in subsection 3 (1) of the Act, the owner of a dead animal may dispose of it within 48 hours after its death,

(a) by delivering it in a vehicle belonging to the owner to a laboratory for post mortem examination, investigation or loss adjustment;

(b) by carrying out the composting of it on the owner’s farm where the animal died or another farm owned by the owner, in accordance with subsection (2); or

(c) by storing the dead animal and disposing of it in accordance with subsection (3).

(2)  For purposes of composting, a dead animal must immediately be covered with at least 60 centimetres of sawdust or other biodegradable material that is high in carbon content.

(3)  The owner of a dead animal may store it before disposing of it if,

(a) within 48 hours of its death it is stored in a refrigerated or frozen state,

(i) at the owner’s farm where the dead animal died,

(ii) at another farm owned by the owner of the dead animal, or

(iii) at another farm, if the owner of that farm consents;

(b) it is kept stored in a refrigerated or frozen state at the location where it was originally stored under clause (a);

(c) it is stored for no longer than 14 days following its death if it is stored in a refrigerated state and no longer than 240 days following its death if it is stored in a frozen state;

(d) the owner of the dead animal ensures that it is stored in a manner so that it is hidden from view and protected from scavengers, vermin and decomposition; and

(e) immediately after it is removed from refrigerated or frozen storage, it is disposed of by,

(i) burying it with a covering of at least two feet of earth on the owner’s farm where the animal died or another farm owned by the owner,

(ii) using the services of a person licensed as a collector under the Act,

(iii) delivering it, in a vehicle belonging to the owner of the dead animal, to a laboratory for post mortem examination, investigation or loss adjustment, or

(iv) carrying out the composting of it on the owner’s farm where the animal died or another farm owned by the owner in accordance with subsection (2).

(4)  If a dead animal that is stored before disposal under subsection (3) becomes decomposed during storage, the owner shall immediately dispose of it by one of the methods referred to in clause (3) (e).

(5)  For the purposes of subsection (3),

“frozen” means kept at a temperature of -18 degrees Celsius or less; (“congelé”)

“refrigerated” means kept at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius or less. (“réfrigéré”)

(6)  The owner of a dead animal may transport it, in the owner’s vehicle, from the owner’s farm where the animal died to,

(a) another farm owned by the owner of the dead animal to store it at that farm before disposal in accordance with subsection (3), or for disposal in accordance with this section;

(b) another farm described in subclause (3) (a) (iii) to store it at that farm before disposal in accordance with subclause (3) (e) (ii); or

(c) a common bin owned by a person licensed as a collector under the Act for collection by that collector.

(7)  If the owner of a dead animal places it in a common bin owned by a licensed collector as authorized under clause (6) (c), the dead animal is not considered disposed of under subsection 3 (1) of the Act until the licensed collector takes the dead animal from the common bin.

2.  Subsection 7 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(1)  No person shall transport a dead animal in a vehicle unless,

(a) the vehicle has a marker issued by the Director affixed to the inside of the windshield and clearly visible to persons outside the vehicle;

(b) the vehicle is designed and equipped to prevent the leakage of liquids;

(c) the parts of the vehicle that come into contact with any dead animal have an impervious surface that will allow for repeated cleaning and sanitizing; and

(d) the vehicle is designed and equipped in such a manner so as to prevent dead animals from being visible to the public during transport.

3.  Subsection 8 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(1)  No person shall transport a dead animal in such a manner that it is visible to the public during transport.

4.  (1)  The Regulation is amended by adding the following heading before section 9:

Receiving Plants and Rendering Plants

(2) Clause 9 (1) (b) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “plan or” and substituting “plan and”.

5.  Clause 17 (b) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) refrigeration of meats in storage where the meat is being processed in the manner described in section 20; and

6.  Section 18 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

18.  (1)  Subject to subsection (3), all entrails, bones, waste meat and refuse of dead animals delivered to a receiving plant shall be disposed of by,

(a) delivering it to a rendering plant;

(b) burying it with a covering of at least two feet of earth; or

(c) delivering it to a facility that is approved under the Environmental Protection Act to receive and process this material.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), all entrails, bones, waste meat and refuse of dead animals delivered to a rendering plant shall be disposed of by,

(a) sterilizing it by means of heat;

(b) burying it with a covering of at least two feet of earth; or

(c) delivering it to a facility that is approved under the Environmental Protection Act to receive and process this material.

(3)  The operator of a receiving plant or rendering plant may dispose of the contents of the digestive tracts of dead animals, which are not disposed of in one of the methods set out in subsections (1) and (2), in another sanitary manner.

(4)  An operator of a receiving plant shall not dispose of the entire carcass of a dead animal except by one of the methods described in subsection (1).

(5)  An operator of a rendering plant shall not dispose of the entire carcass of a dead animal except by one of the methods described in subsection (2).

(6)  If an operator of a receiving plant or a rendering plant is approved under the Environmental Protection Act to receive and process material described in subsections (1), (2), (4) and (5) and processes the material in accordance with that approval, the operator is deemed to have met the criteria set out in clause (1) (c) or (2) (c), as the case may be.

(7)  Except as provided in this Regulation, no person shall take delivery of, receive or process the entrails, bones, waste meat or refuse of dead animals unless such entrails, bones, waste meat or refuse have been sterilized by means of heat at a rendering plant.

7.  Subsection 20 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before clause (a) and substituting the following:

(1)  If the operator of a receiving plant or rendering plant is processing a dead animal to obtain meat from it, the operator shall, within 24 hours of receipt of the dead animal or, if the dead animal is frozen, within 24 hours of thawing,

. . . . .

8.  Section 22 of the Regulation is revoked.

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