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DRAFT Directive XXX: Public Involvement

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Released date: June 25, 2019
Released with Bulletin 2019-15.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive is part of a regulatory framework that seeks to ensure that members of the public are informed about proposed and existing energy resource developments and have the opportunity to provide input regarding those developments. This directive sets out requirements regarding engaging and informing members of the public throughout the life cycle of an energy resource development, from preapplication to closure. 

The requirements of this directive supplement the notice requirements and statement of concern process set out in the Responsible Energy Development Act (REDA) and the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice.

Unless otherwise directed by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), and subject to the exceptions listed in this directive, this directive applies to all AER-regulated energy resource activities and any specified enactment activities in respect of energy resource activities, and all proponents, applicants, or approval holders of those activities.

The requirements in this directive are supplemented by a draft manual, which should be consulted as you review the directive.

Provide Feedback

We invite you to fill in the feedback form (DOCX) to record your comments on the draft directive and manual. Please send it to us by email to Public.Involvement@aer.ca or by mail to the Alberta Energy Regulator, Strategic Delivery Branch, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4. Feedback will be accepted until August 25, 2019.