On June 1, 2018, the Government of Alberta issued the Remediation Certificate Amendment Regulation (“Remediation Regulation”), which came into effect on January 1, 2019. This regulation sets out requirements for reporting new information and remedial measures regarding substance releases. The regulation also enhances the AER’s remediation certificate program.
Commencing in 2019, the AER will be taking a risk-based approach to administering the Remediation Regulation for its upstream jurisdiction. The AER explained that this approach will include streamlined reporting and intended to support and enable area-based closure in Alberta.
The AER confirmed that it continues to require that all substance releases that may cause, are causing, or have caused an adverse effect, be remediated or managed in accordance with applicable legislation.