|Volume 1 - Resource Management
Chapter 3 - Range Management
Policy 3.2 - Allocation of Hay Cutting Vacancy
Effective Date: 31-Jul-97
This policy covers the allocation of hay cutting vacancies.
Where the District Manager determines that a hay cutting vacancy exists and wishes to allocate the vacancy, the vacancy must be advertised. Applications will be rated using an approved applicant rating system.
Determination of Vacancy
To determine whether a hay cutting vacancy exists, the District Manager considers:
This policy does not apply in the following situations:
Advertising of Vacancy
When an unsolicited application is received (i.e., no advertisement was placed), the District Manager will acknowledge the application and decide whether a hay cutting vacancy exists.
No hay cutting tenure will be issued unless the District Manager advertises as prescribed under s.10 of the Range Act.
Rating of Applicants
All applicants must be rated using an approved applicant rating system which considers:
An unqualified applicant is a person who does not meet Ministry criteria specified in the vacancy advertisement.
Where there are no qualified applicants for a hay cutting vacancy, unqualified applicants may be considered if this was stated in the advertisement. Only a one-year permit will be issued unless otherwise authorized by the District Manager. Upon expiry of the permit, the District Manager will determine if a vacancy exists.