Bulletin 2011-17

Bulletin 2011-17: Additional Electronic Application Submission Types

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Additional Electronic Application Submission Types

Jun 09, 2011

In 2003, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) introduced electronic application submission through its Digital Data Submission (DDS) system.

To further enhance the quality of incoming applications and reduce costs for both industry and the ERCB, the ERCB has implemented enhancements to the DDS system to permit additional Waste and Storage, Facilities, and Technical Operations applications to be submitted electronically.

Commencing June 27, 2011, the following application types may be submitted electronically through the DDS system on the ERCB Web site at www.ercb.ca. To facilitate the transition to electronic filing via DDS, the ERCB will continue to accept hard copies of these applications until December 31, 2011. Effective January 1, 2012, all application types listed below must be filed electronically through DDS.

1) Directive 050: Drilling Waste Management

  • Waste Miscellaneous
  • Waste Pilot

2) Directive 051: Injection and Disposal Wells

  • Enhanced Recovery—Class II, III and IV

3) Oil and Gas Conservation Act, Section 39

  • Salt Cavern Disposal
  • Salt Cavern Mining
  • Salt Cavern Storage

4) Directive 055: Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry

  • Alternative Storage

5) Directive 058: Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry

  • Waste Facility
  • Waste Component
  • Waste Miscellaneous
  • Waste Pilot
  • Waste One-Time

Digital Data Submission

Electronic application submission (EAS) is through the DDS system on the ERCB website www.ercb.ca. An applicant must have a company administrator log-in ID to access the DDS system. The company administrator is responsible for creating additional log-in IDs for any individuals submitting applications on the company’s behalf. For DDS accounts, contact the ERCB administrator by telephone at 403-297-5802 or by e-mail at DDSAdministrator@ercb.ca.


Training sessions to demonstrate how to submit eligible application types using EAS will be held at the ERCB Head Office, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, as follows:

Date Location Time
Monday, June 20, 2011 Bow Room (3rd Floor) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 Bow River Room (3rd Floor) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To register for a session, please send an e-mail to BOS.Admin@ercb.ca with your preferred date and time.


Any questions regarding the electronic filing of applications through the EAS system may be directed to one of the following:

Facilities Applications Helpline
Telephone: 403-297-4369
E-mail: EAS@ercb.ca
Resources Applications Helpline
Telephone: 403-476-4967
E-mail: Resources.Applications@ercb.ca

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Stephen Smith
Executive Manager
Applications Branch