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Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Phase 2 Implementation
Industry Information Sessions The Government of Alberta and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) have developed and passed legislation, regulations, and rules that outline AER’s legal framework. As the regulator continues to implement sections of the Responsible Energy Development Act, it will be hosting stakeholder information sessions. All stakeholders are welcome to attend, but the content will focus on industry requirements.

Moving forward on Alberta’s energy regulator
Transition to the Alberta Energy Regulator is one step closer to completion. The Alberta government has passed regulations that give the single energy regulator more authority.

Alberta leads in pipeline safety
An independent review has confirmed that Alberta leads in pipeline safety and provides the most thorough overall pipeline regulatory regime of all assessed jurisdictions. Alberta’s high regulatory standards for pipeline infrastructure guide the activities of all companies doing business in the province to ensure the health and safety of Albertans.

Alberta leads in pipeline safety
An independent review (commissioned by the ERCB, now known as the Alberta Energy Regulator) has confirmed that Alberta leads in pipeline safety and provides the most thorough overall pipeline regulatory regime of all assessed jurisdictions. Alberta’s high regulatory standards for pipeline infrastructure guide the activities of all companies doing business in the province to ensure the health and safety of Albertans. 

Appointees bring new perspectives to energy regulator
New appointments by the Redford government to the Alberta Energy Regulator will bring additional environmental, landowner and legal experience to the roster of hearing commissioners. “We have built a team that brings a wealth of experience in many fields to usher in a new era of energy regulating for the province,” said Energy Minister Ken Hughes. “This team will ensure that Alberta is a leader in balancing resource growth with our strong commitments to the environment and to landowner rights.”

Strong team leads Alberta Energy Regulator
Individuals with strong backgrounds in environment, energy, and property rights will lead Alberta’s new energy regulator. The seven remaining board members were appointed today, along with a roster of five full-time hearing commissioners. “With these appointments, we have built a team that will truly usher in a new era of energy regulating for the province,” said Energy Minister Ken Hughes.

Chief executive officer of new energy regulator named
Chief Executive Officer Jim Ellis will be responsible for the operations of the new Alberta Energy Regulator, joining recently-named Board Chair Gerry Protti on the leadership team. “When we began seeking leaders for this new organization, we knew we needed people with governance, industry, and environmental knowledge, the skills to run a large organization, and a commitment to responsible development,” said Energy Minister Ken Hughes. “We are confident we have found the right team.”

Province seeks input on new energy regulator
Albertans will have a hand in building the regulations that will guide the work of the new Alberta Energy Regulator.
The regulator, which begins operations in June, marks a new phase of energy regulation for the province. Through the Responsible Energy Development Act, the province is protecting and improving participation rights for landowners, while ensuring industry has an effective and efficient regulatory process.

New energy regulator seeks leaders
Edmonton ... The Alberta government is looking across Canada to recruit the leaders of the new agency that will regulate oil, gas, coal, and oil sands development in the province. The Alberta government is recruiting a chair and executive officer who will first serve on a transition committee, and then move into permanent roles as the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Albertans to benefit from new energy regulator
Responsible Energy Development Act passes
Edmonton...The Government of Alberta is protecting the participation rights of landowners, while ensuring that industry has a more efficient and effective regulatory process. The Responsible Energy Development Act will create a single regulator for oil, gas, oil sands and coal development in the province. This legislation is the result of years of consulting with Albertans and acts on recommendations the Regulatory Enhancement Task Force made two years ago.

Albertans to benefit from a more efficient, effective regulatory system
Province to create a new single energy regulator
Calgary... Alberta is taking a bold step that will improve the energy regulation system for landowners, industry and the environment. Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act, creates a single provincial regulator for upstream energy resource activities involving oil, gas, oil sands and coal. The new regulator will be a unified one-window approach that makes it easier to navigate the system.

Alberta to establish arm's-length environmental monitoring agency
Board appointed to begin work immediately for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Edmonton... Alberta will build the most comprehensive environmental monitoring program in Canada with the establishment of a new arm’s-length environmental monitoring agency. The agency will be built on credible science, research and data collection. This is the key recommendation of the independent Environmental Monitoring Working Group report released by the Alberta government. The new science-based agency will begin work in the oil sands region and will focus on what is monitored, how it’s monitored and where it’s monitored.

Albertans help shape responsible growth for oil sands region
Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) comes with input of thousands
Edmonton... Alberta’s first regional plan sets strong environmental limits, conserves sensitive lands, provides certainty to industry, diversifies the economy and offers numerous recreational opportunities in the Lower Athabasca region.