Provincial Premises Registry Glossary of Terms
means activities involving the raising
of livestock and the production of crops including harvesting, sorting, grading and minimal processing steps such as
washing, packing, trimming, and/or grading.
means all activities involved along a chain
related to the production, processing, storing, shipping, distributing and retailing of agriculturally produced products
that are not intended for human consumption (e.g. corn grown, processed and sold for ethanol production).
means all activities involved along a chain
related to the production, processing, storing, shipping, distributing and retailing of food (e.g. corn grown, processed,
packaged and sold to consumers).
refers to the integrated complex chain that includes
primary agriculture and inputs, food and beverage processing, distribution, transportation, wholesale and retail of
food, food services, and consumers.
means a number that is 19 digits long
assigned by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to an assessable property for identification purposes.
The Roll Number can be found on your Property Assessment Notice.
means the process of providing and capturing
information, which is provided by Data Providers and captured by the Provincial Premises Registry, as part of the
Registration process to identify all Agri-food Activities occurring on the Premises.
means Agri-food industry participants who provide
Premises Information to the Provincial Premises Registry for the purposes of obtaining a Premises Identification
is defined as organized and comprehensive
programs and activities taken to deal with actual or potential emergencies or disasters. It has four components:
• Mitigation/Prevention – actions taken to reduce or eliminate the effects of an emergency, or the actions taken
to prevent the emergency itself
• Preparedness – measures taken prior to the emergency or disaster to ensure an effective response
• Response – measures taken to respond to an emergency to ensure that a controlled, coordinated and effective
response is quickly undertaken
• Recovery – measures taken to recovery from an emergency or disaster.
means a system that captures,
stores, analyzes, manages, and presents spatial data.
means the use of latitude
and longitude points on a map to determine a unique position, location or point on the Earth's surface.
means the system that is used to
capture and transmit location information (e.g. geographic coordinates) of a single point on the Earth's surface using
satellite navigation systems.
means a real or potential occurrence or event, natural
or human-caused, which to limit damage to persons, property, adverse economic impact, or the environment, requires prompt
actions by OMAFRA to investigate, identify, assess, control, or otherwise mitigate.
means the processes and activities associated
with prevention of, preparing for, responding to and remediation of an Incident as determined by OMAFRA.
means property information and details written
on the deed to the property that defines the parcel of land by referencing a survey plan or land use plan. This may include
the parcel number (and section, if any), property identifier (if any) and a reference to the local municipality, lot, part lot,
concession or other unit on the plan.
means the crown
corporation of the Government of Ontario that determines and classifies the assessed value for all properties across
the province of Ontario under the Assessment Act. Properties are assigned an Assessment Roll Number for identification
of that property's area and boundaries as it relates to its assessed value.
means the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
means an area of land as defined for ownership or property
taxation calculation (assessment) purposes that is required for land registration.
means the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR)
means a parcel of land defined by a legal land description
or, in its absence, by geographical coordinates, on which, or any part of which, animals, plants, Agri-food based products,
inputs or food are grown, kept, assembled or disposed of.
means the establishment of
the exact geographical location of Premises, its characterization (e.g. description of activities and relevant contact
information) and the allocation of a unique identifier to national/international standards.
means the unique and single identifier
that is assigned to a Premises according to National Standards. The Premises Identification Number is only assigned after
the Premises has been registered, characterized and validated.
means the Premises records contained in the
PPR. Records will contain at a minimum the information required by the Province and will consist of data fields as
described in the National Standards that are used to register and characterize a Premises, as required, for Incident
Management. Premises records include:
• Legal Land Description, or in its absence geo-reference coordinates
• Business information (i.e. business name, business address, business phone number, business email)
• Premises type (e.g. farm, abattoir, etc.)
• Characterization of Premises i.e. the types of animals, plants, food kept, assembled, grown or disposed of
means the process of entering Premises Information into
the PPR by Data Providers in order to receive a Premises Identification Number.
means a physical feature of a land parcel where animals
or products are kept, assembled, or disposed of (e.g. field, farm building, or parts thereof).
means the process of verifying the Legal
Land Description of registered and characterized Premises in the PPR as corresponding to a single land parcel for the
purposes of assigning a unique Premises Identification Number. Validation ensures only one unique Premises Identification
Number is assigned to a Premises.