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Release Date: Mar 13, 2015
Replaces the previous edition released on Feb 06, 2013.
Released with Bulletin 2015-11.
On March 13, 2015 the Government of Alberta’s released the Tailings Management Framework for Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands (TMF). As a result, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) suspended Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes to develop new requirements for tailings management, including a new directive. The AER is seeking public feedback on its draft directive on fluid tailings management for oil sands mining projects.
The AER is also working to make it easier to understand the complex science behind tailings management. The talk.aer.ca tailings landing page allows everyone to learn about the history of tailings, access the new tailings directive, and share their feedback on the new directive.