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Directive 075: Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program

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Release Date: April 11, 2016
Replaces the previous edition released on September 15, 2009.
Released with Bulletin 2016-01.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive describes the Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program, whose purpose is to prevent the costs to suspend, abandon, remediate, and reclaim an AER-approved oilfield waste management facility from being borne by Albertans if a licensee becomes defunct, and to minimize the risk to the Orphan Fund posed by the unfunded liability of facilities, wells, and pipelines included in the program.