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Directive 084: Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River Area

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Release Date: September 11, 2018
Effective Date: September 27, 2018 

Released with Bulletin 2018-25.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive sets out requirements for addressing odours and emissions generated by heavy oil and bitumen operations in the Peace River area of Alberta.

This directive applies to all AER-regulated wells and facilities associated with heavy oil and bitumen operations in the Peace River area regardless of whether the facility is exempt from Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules licensing requirements. Where a conflict arises between the requirements in this directive and any other AER directive, the requirements in this directive prevail unless otherwise directed by the AER. Licensees are advised that requirements in other AER directives continue to apply to heavy oil and bitumen operations in the Peace River area.

This directive does not apply to AER-approved waste disposal facilities located in the Peace River area. For these, see the applicable odour and emission requirements in Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting and Directive 058: Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry.