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AER Bulletin 2019-15: Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Public Involvement

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Draft Directive – Public Involvement – Feedback

In this bulletin, the AER announced that it was seeking public feedback on a draft directive setting out industry requirements for engaging and informing members of the public on energy resource developments throughout the life cycle of a project.

When finalized, this directive will replace the existing participant involvement requirements identified in section 3 of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and section 4 of Draft Directive 023: Oil Sands Project Applications. The directive would be applicable to most activities regulated by the AER, except those regulated under Part 8 of the Mines and Minerals Act. The directive was developed by the AER following extensive discussions with Albertans and indigenous communities across the province.

The directive is accompanied by a manual that provides guidance, context, and examples that are relevant for understanding the directive. Refer to both documents for a comprehensive understanding of the AER’s expectations.

The draft directive and manual are available on the AER website. Information to provide written feedback on the draft directive is available on the AER’s website until August 25, 2019.

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