News Release 2015-02-18

 

News Release 2015-02-18

News Release 2015-02-18 (AERNR2015-01)

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AER expands public reporting with new dashboard

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Calgary, Alberta (Feb 18, 2015)…

With the launch of the Compliance Dashboard, Albertans now have access to more information on how the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) regulates oil and gas development and enforces its requirements.

 “The Alberta Energy Regulator continues to make improvements in providing timely information to Albertans about how we work to ensure our rules and requirements are followed,” said AER President and CEO Jim Ellis. “The Compliance Dashboard does more than share information about our activities, it demonstrates to Albertans our commitment to protecting public safety and the environment in an open and accountable way.”

 The dashboard, which replaces the incident reporting tool and ST108: AER Monthly Action Summary, includes information on

  • incidents, including those reported through the incident reporting tool since its launch in June 2013;
  • investigations, including those transferred from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and any investigation closed as of July 2014; and
  • compliance activities and enforcement actions, which goes back to July 2014.

“This information has always been available through the FOIP process,” said Ellis. “But we wanted it online – easy to access, easy to read, easy to search. It’s a spotlight, not just on industry, but on the AER, as well.”

The AER conducts thousands of compliance activities each year. The dashboard highlights the noncompliances that have the potential to impact public safety, the environment, and resource conservation.

The AER 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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Albertans can now go online to access information on how the Alberta Energy Regulator regulates

oil and gas development and enforces its requirements. The Compliance Dashboard highlights noncompliances that have the potential to impact public safety, the environment, and resource conservation.

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For more information, please contact:

Cara Tobin, AER Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 403-297-2252
E-mail: cara.tobin@aer.ca
Media line: 1-855-474-6356

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