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Calgary, Alberta (Dec 07, 2010)… The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has issued Bulletin 2010-44: Enhancing the ERCB Role in Energy Technology Development that will see innovative technology reviewed, deployed and integrated into ERCB regulations in a streamlined manner.
The ERCB is committed to working with industry and other stakeholders to identify ways to accelerate the demonstration and deployment of new technologies.
While the ERCB does not prescribe or mandate which technology should be used, the ERCB will continue to assess and, if appropriate, approve applications which might include new and/or innovative technologies as long as the application meets the ERCB’s strict guidelines related to public safety, environmental stewardship and resource conservation.
The ERCB will undertake the following measures expedite the review of new technologies to:
The ERCB’s efforts to enhance its role in new technology complements the Government of Alberta’s Energizing Investment: A Framework to Improve Alberta’s Natural Gas and Conventional Oil Competitiveness released in March, 2010. The Framework aims to ensure Alberta provides a leading competitive environment for oil and gas investment in Alberta.
A key outcome of the Framework was the establishment of the Regulatory Enhancement Project which is examining ways to improve Alberta’s regulatory systems. The ERCB has been a full participant in this project since it began earlier this year.
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For more information, please contact:Darin Barter, ERCB Communications