AER Bulletin 2014-16 Legal Header

Rules and Directives

Regulatory Document Review

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Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) continues to improve its rules, requirements, and processes to ensure the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources.

A review of two informational letters has resulted in the following changes.

IL 82-11: Preservation of Archaeological, Palaeontological, and Historical Resources: Policy Update has been reviewed and is considered no longer necessary as the process is covered under Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules. Additional information can also be found on Alberta Culture’s website (http://www.culture.alberta.ca/heritage-and-museums/programs-and-services/land-use-planning/).

IL 2002-01: Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas has been reviewed and reformatted as Manual 007: Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas. Revisions include minor clarification of certain principles and updating of the map and references.

IL 82-11 and IL 2002-01 are rescinded as a result of this review.

Questions regarding this bulletin should be directed to the Regulatory Operations and Economics Branch by telephone (403-297-8364) or e-mail (regman@aer.ca).

Manual 007 is available from the AER Information Management Branch, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free); fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: infoservices@aer.ca. Directive 056 is also available on the AER website www.aer.ca .

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Cal Hill
Executive Vice President
Strategy and Regulatory Division