Infographic that demonstrates the critical role Fertilizer Canada plays throughout the supply chain.
Ensuring fertilizer safety requires standardized Codes of Practice and a coordinated effort among all industry stakeholders.
Anhydrous ammonia is a highly effective fertilizer that helps farmers feed our growing population and replenish nutrients in the soil. As a fertilizer, it provides essential nitrogen for plants and is imperative that proper precautions are taken to ensure that it is handled correctly.
All anhydrous ammonia agri-retail sites in Canada must be fully compliant with the standards outlined in the Ammonia Code of Practice. The Code applies to agricultural ammonia including road and rail transportation, storage and handling of products. It outlines best practices applicable to the distribution, storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia to ensure safety and security.
Anhydrous Ammonia Code Audit
Code of Practice
2022 Ammonia Code of Practice
Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice 2017 Ammendments
Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice (Effective January 2017)
Implementation Guide (Effective January 2017)
2022 Ammonia Code Summary of Change July 2021
Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice – Appendices (2012)
Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice and Implementation Guide (2012)
Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice – FAQ
Nurse Tank Placards Regulatory Update (2017)
Ammonia Code Sites B620-20 Standards Update
- August 20, 2021: BULLETIN #02-2021 Protocol C18 Ammonia Tank Database
- June 22, 2021: BULLETIN #01-2021 Amendments to the Renovation of Certified Facilities Policy.
- November 12, 2020: BULLETIN #05-2020 Pressure Testing for Mobile Ammonia Tanks Frequency
- September 9, 2020: BULLETIN #04-2020 Interpretation of Protocols A4.1, C8.4 & C16.4 for Producers Certified Ammonia Sites
- April 24, 2020: BULLETIN #03-2020 Emergency Equipment & Response Clarifications for Protocol B8 & D8.2
- January 31, 2020: BULLETIN #02-2020 Updates to Strengthen the Ammonia Code of Practice Enforcement Policy: Introducing Fines for Incidences of Chronic Non-Compliance, Effective March 1, 2020
- January 31, 2020: BULLETIN # 01-2020 Clarification on Requirements Under Protocol D7.4: Respiratory Protection Training (Including Fit Testing)
- November 14, 2019: BULLETIN # 06-2019 Ammonia Code Occupancy definition and overnight accommodation
- October 10, 2019: BULLETIN # 05-2019 Ammonia Code of Practice PPE and A4.1 site security clarification
- August 1, 2019: BULLETIN # 04-2019 Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 come into force August 24, 2019
- May 31, 2019: BULLETIN # 03-2019 Clarification on Product Transfer at non-certified sites
- April 2, 2019: BULLETIN # 02-2019 Protocol B2.6, Amendment to Standpipes on Safety Relief Valves (effective immediately)
- October 4, 2018: BULLETIN #04-2018 Protocol A4.1, Security for Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Operations, Coming into force January 1, 2019 for newly commissioned sites; and January 1, 2021 for existing certified sites
- August 13, 2018: BULLETIN # 03-2018 Regulatory Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- June 19, 2018: BULLETIN # 02-2018 Protocol B8.6, Amendment to Safety Shower or Emergency Water Troughs First Aid Symbol (effective immediately)
- July 10, 2017: BULLETIN # 03-2017A A7.3 Clarification, No Smoking and No Open Flames Statement Requirement
- April 25, 2016: BULLETIN # 02-2016 Coming into force January 1, 2017: Section A1.2 – Pull Away Protection
- September 7, 2016: BULLETIN # 03-2016 Implementation Guide Section C10.5 – Pull-Away Protection Technology Clarification