The Agricultural Operations Regulation, made pursuant to the Environment Quality Act, has been amended. The amendments address issues including the conditions under which the operator of a raising site may store solid piles of manure in a cultivated field. These conditions include a prohibition against contaminated water from the pile entering surface water, and a requirement to completely remove the pile within 12 months. There are also amendments dealing with the preparation of agro-environmental fertilization plans, phosphorus reports, testing of manure piles for fertilizing content, record keeping, and conditions related to the spreading of agricultural waste. For more detail please see the July 21, 2010 edition of the Gazette Officielle du Quebec, Vol. 142, No. 29