Storage of grain on the ground

The Canadian Grain Commission wishes to remind licensees that paragraph 16(a) of the Canada Grain Regulations requires that the operator of a licensed elevator store all grain received in an elevator building.

The Canadian Grain Commission will, in most circumstances, exempt a facility from the regulation prohibiting storage of grain on the ground if a written request for an exemption is submitted to the Canadian Grain Commission, advising the kind of grain to be stored on the ground and the date grain to be stored on the ground is to be received.

Upon delivery of the grain to be stored on the ground, an elevator receipt, grain receipt, or cash purchase ticket must be issued. The responsibilities of elevator operators are the same for both grain stored on the ground and for grain stored in an elevator building.
Once all grain that has been stored on the ground is shipped, the elevator operator must advise the Canadian Grain Commission in writing. A new exemption is required for any grain subsequently stored on the ground.

Requests for exemptions and follow-up information regarding shipping of grain are to be sent to:

Cari Miller
Executive Division
600-303 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3G8
Tel.: 204 983-3081
Fax: 204 983-2751
Email: cari.miller@grainscanada.gc.ca

The Canadian Grain Commission may monitor shipments from exempted facilities for quality problems. Failure to request an exemption for grain stored on the ground may result in license suspension. If you have any questions or comments please contact the Chief Grain Inspector for Canada at (204) 983-2780.

Gino Castonguay
Chief Grain Inspector for Canada

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