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AER Approval Still Required for Disposal Schemes With a Crown Mineral Activity Authorization

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Release Date: Aug 08, 2019

On June 24, 2019, Alberta Energy released Mineral Rights Information Bulletin 2019-01 (, which discusses when a disposal operator requires a Crown mineral activity authorization (CMA). We wish to clarify that a CMA holder is still required to obtain approval from the AER for a disposal scheme under section 39 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act. Issuance of a CMA in no way influences our decisions regarding disposal approvals.

For questions regarding the Alberta Energy bulletin, please contact Alberta Energy Crown Equity at

For questions about AER requirements for disposal scheme applications, please contact our Customer Contact Centre at