Waste Management

The AER regulates the management of oilfield wastes under the authority of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and the Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations. The details regarding the management of oilfield wastes at the generator’s facility site, the transportation of oilfield wastes on Alberta’s public roads, and the treatment and disposal of oilfield wastes at waste management facilities are presented in the following AER documents: 

Directives

  • Directive 030 Digital Data Submission of the Annual Oilfield Waste Disposition Report
  • Directive 047 Waste Reporting Requirements for Oilfield Waste Management Facilities
  • Directive 050 Drilling Waste Management
  • Directive 055 Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry
  • Directive 058 Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry
  • Directive 075 Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program
  • ID 96-03 Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry
  • ID 99-04 Deposition of Oilfield Waste into Landfills
  • ID 2000-03 Harmonization of Waste Management and Memorandum of Understanding Between the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Alberta Environment
  • ID 2000-04 An Update to the Requirements for the Appropriate Management of Oilfield Wastes

Informational Letters

  • IL 98-01 A Memorandum of Understanding Between Alberta Environmental Protection and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Regarding Coordination of Release Notification Requirements and Subsequent Regulatory Response
  • IL 98-02 Suspension, Abandonment, Decontamination, and Surface Land Reclamation of Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities

Statistical Reports

  • ST107 AER Approved Oilfield Waste Management Facilities

Manuals