Bulletin – End to Temporary Suspensions of Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
The AER announced on June 23, 2020, that on July 15, 2020, it would be lifting all temporary suspensions of reporting and monitoring requirements.
The AER noted that Alberta Environment and Parks and Alberta Energy have announced that Ministerial Order 17/2020 and Ministerial Order 219/2020 will be repealed on July 15, 2020. These ministerial orders temporarily suspended several reporting requirements that affected Alberta’s energy industry. The suspended reporting requirements were also set out in AER Bulletin 2020-10: Relief for Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic Response.
The AER indicated that it also issued a number of decisions suspending specific monitoring and reporting requirements under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Water Act, and the Public Lands Act. The AER has amended these decisions to state that all requirements that were suspended for monitoring and activities incidental to monitoring will be in effect as of July 15, 2020.