Bulletin 2012-18

Bulletin 2012-18: Revision to Directive 076: Operator Declaration Regarding Measurement and Reporting Requirements

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Revision to Directive 076: Operator Declaration Regarding Measurement and Reporting Requirements

Aug 28, 2012

Directive 076: Operator Declaration Regarding Measurement and Reporting came into effect on January 4, 2010, and is the directive that supports the implementation and operation of the Enhanced Production Audit Program (EPAP). The EPAP and associated RSAM computer system are continually being developed and refined. Directive 076 has been be revised to reflect those refinements.

What’s new in this version?

Section 2: Declaration Regarding ERCB Measurement and Reporting Requirements, Requirement 2 Annual operator declarations must be submitted no earlier than the first day of the second month following the declaration period and no later than the last day of the second month following the declaration period. Also, the requirement now references the declaration period instead of the declaration month.
Section 3: Design of Controls Requirements surrounding facility measurement requirement exemption approvals have been clarified.
Requirement # 9: Disclosure regarding requirements for which there are no controls An operator must now declare the facilities for which the operator has no controls over measurement and reporting requirements instead of the requirements for which it has no controls.
Section 4: Evaluation of Controls, Requirement # 12: Disclosure regarding evaluation of controls Operators must now declare the number of facilities where evaluations of controls were conducted instead of the number of evaluations that were conducted.
Appendix 1: Declaration Regarding ERCB Measurement and Reporting Requirements Grammatical revisions have been made to the declaration text to more clearly acknowledge that the declaration may be signed by one or more senior executives.
Appendix 1: Declaration Attachment – Summary of Evaluation of Controls The word “item” in the description of the attachment has been replaced with the words “reporting theme.”

The reference to “operating area level of controls” has been removed.

Declaration Attachment – Measurement and Reporting Requirements not Addressed by Controls The word “item” in the description of the attachment has been replaced with the words “reporting theme”.
Appendix 2 – Definitions Definitions of “declaration month” and “reporting theme” have been added.
Other revisions A number of references to “time of declaration” have been revised to “end of the declaration period.”

Revised requirements in the 2012 edition of Directive 076 are effective on the date of publication.

The 2012 edition of Directive 076 is available on the ERCB website www.ercb.ca. Printed copies of the directive may be purchased from ERCB Information Services, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, by telephone at 403-297-8311 or (toll free) at 1-855-297-8311, by fax at 403-297-7040, or by e-mail at infoservices@ercb.ca. Direct any questions regarding this bulletin or the revised edition of Directive 076 to the ERCB Production Audit Team by e-mail at epapsupport@ercb.ca.

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Robin King
Executive Manager
Field Surveillance and Operations Branch