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New Alberta Environment and Parks Directive About Scour Protection for Pipelines

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Release Date: Jul 26, 2018

Effective March 1, 2018, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) issued Directive on Use of Approvals to Allow Riverbed Armouring to Provide Scour Protection for Pipelines (AEP 2018 Conservation #1). Under this new directive, operators can apply for a Water Act approval to “armour” pipeline crossings that meet the criteria outlined in the directive. Operators of AER-regulated pipelines must submit their applications to us.

For questions about the directive, please contact AEP at

For application-related questions, please contact the AER at or your Water Authorization staff contacts.

Mark Taylor
Executive Vice President
Operations Division