News Release 2013-06-21

 

News Release 2013-06-21

News Release 2013-06-21 (AERNR2013-06)

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Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary Head Office closed due to Calgary floods

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (Jun 21, 2013)…

Due to evacuations in the Calgary downtown as a result of flooding concerns, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Calgary Head Office will be closed on Friday, June 21, 2013.

Incident reporting, response, and monitoring and emergency response capabilities are not impacted by this outage. The AER continues to carry out field surveillance activities including inspections, monitoring, and responding to landowner concerns.

All production systems continue to operate. All remaining AER locations are open. Energy and environment-related incidents and emergencies should be reported to the 24-hour response line at 1-800-222-6514. Compliance officers who answer the 24-hour line are trained to assess the situation and will ensure that the appropriate agencies are contacted and emergency responders dispatched if necessary.

General inquiries or regulatory questions should be directed to 1-855-297-8311 or inquiries@aer.ca.

The Alberta Energy Regulator ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans.

Updates will be provided as further information is available.

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For more information, please contact:

Kim Blanchette, AER Public Affairs
Phone: 403-619-9455
E-mail: Kim.Blanchette@aer.ca
Media line: 1-855-474-6356

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