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Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 088, AER Bulletin 2022-35

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Applications – Closure Plan

The AER proposed updates to Directive 088: Licensee Lifecycle Management (“Directive”) to support the Government of Alberta’s new Liability Management Framework and the rule changes announced in Bulletin 2020-26. The AER sought feedback on s. 4.2, “Closure Nomination” of the Directive. Changes to s. 4.2 of the Directive include:

  • the introduction of the Closure Nomination Program that provides an opportunity for eligible requesters (e.g., private landowners, First Nations, Métis settlements, municipalities, disposition holders, ministers) to request the closure of a site; and

  • a description of the closure plan approaches that a licensee may use when a site becomes eligible for the program and requires a closure plan.

The AER will review all received feedback and use the submissions to finalize the Directive. The comments provided through this consultation will form part of the public record and may be attributed to the specific individuals who provided them.

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