News Release 2013-06-28

 

News Release 2013-06-28

News Release 2013-06-28 (AERNR2013-18)

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Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary head office re-opens June 28 following floods

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (Jun 28, 2013)… The Alberta Energy Regulator’s downtown Calgary office will re-open on Friday, June 28. The opening will be limited to core business functions to help reduce congestion in the downtown core during recovery efforts related to flooding in Calgary. The office will resume full operations on July 2, 2013.

“The AER is making every effort to allow staff to work remotely to reduce traffic in Calgary’s downtown core as responders continue clean up efforts, while ensuring we maintain operations as Alberta’s primary energy regulator,” said CEO Jim Ellis. “The flooding in southern Alberta has affected an innumerable number of Albertans and our thoughts are with them throughout the recovery phase of this crisis.”

During the closure of AER’s head office, all remaining AER offices remained open and incident reporting, response, and monitoring capabilities were unaffected. The AER continued to carry out field surveillance activities including inspections, compliance monitoring, and responding to landowner concerns.

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 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.

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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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