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Fort McMurray Wildfires – Resuming Operations

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Release Date: May 11, 2016

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) advises operators planning to resume operations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo after unplanned shutdowns resulting from the wildfires that all existing notification requirements for unplanned shutdowns remain in place.

Operators are expected to conduct all work safely and maintain all documentation during start-up operations as required by legislation and existing requirements. The AER will require these records at a later date.
Daily communications with affected operators will continue until further notice.

Operators should contact the AER’s customer contact centre (CCC) for non-emergencies at 1-855-297-8311 (toll-free) or at For emergencies, operators are asked to contact the AER’s 24 hour Energy and Environmental Emergency Line at 1-800-222-6514.

AER staff are working with the Government of Alberta and other local and provincial authorities to monitor and respond to the wildfires. The AER’s Fort McMurray Regional Office has been evacuated until further notice, and all calls and e-mails to that office are being automatically rerouted to the Bonnyville Field Centre.

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Brenda Cherry
Vice President
Authorizations Branch