3. SEPARATION DISTANCES FOR LIVESTOCK FACILITIES
The separation distances for livestock facilities are obtained by multiplying the set of parameters B, C, D, E, F and G appearing below.
The parameters are as follows:
Parameter A: maximum number of livestock units (LU) kept during an annual production cycle. It is used to determine parameter B and is established using the table in Schedule A.
Parameter B: base distance. It is established by locating, in the table appearing in Schedule B, the base distance corresponding to the value calculated for parameter A.
Parameter C: odour coefficient. The table in Schedule C shows the odour coefficient according to the group or category of animals in question.
Parameter D: manure type. The table in Schedule D gives the value of the parameter in relation to the farm manure management practice.
Parameter E: project type. When a livestock unit has availed itself in totality of the development right under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1), or to increase livestock by more than 75 LU, the applicable separation distances may be relaxed in its respect, subject to the content of Schedule E, up to a maximum of 225 LU.
Parameter F: attenuation factor. This parameter appears in Schedule F. It enables integration of the odour attenuation effect resulting from the technology used.
Parameter G: use factor. It is based on the type of neighbouring unit in question. Schedule G gives the value of the factor.