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Number Name Date
Bulletin 2019-32 IL 94-04 Rescinded December 06, 2019
Bulletin 2019-31 2019/20 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) November 29, 2019
Bulletin 2019-30 Change to Consent Requirements When Crown Mineral and Disposal Rights Overlap November 20, 2019
Bulletin 2019-29 Tracking and Manifesting Produced Water November 12, 2019
Bulletin 2019-28 Pipeline Integrity Management Programs Must Consider Slope Movement November 07, 2019
Bulletin 2019-27 Amendments to Manual 013: Compliance and Enforcement Program November 06, 2019
Bulletin 2019-26 New Edition of Directive 081 November 05, 2019
Bulletin 2019-25 IL 83-02 and ID 96-03 Rescinded October 21, 2019
Bulletin 2019-24 Revised Date for Move of New Well Applications to OneStop October 18, 2019
Bulletin 2019-23 New Edition of Manual 011 October 07, 2019
Bulletin 2019-22 Directive 056 Updated and New Well Applications Moved to OneStop October 03, 2019
Bulletin 2019-21 AER Approval Still Required for Disposal Schemes With a Crown Mineral Activity Authorization August 08, 2019
Bulletin 2019-20 Public Land Disposition Applications Moving to OneStop August 06, 2019
Bulletin 2019-19 Directive 050 Updated With New Soil Endpoint and Post-Disposal Sampling Values for Zinc August 01, 2019
Bulletin 2019-18 New Working Interest Cost Claim Form July 15, 2019
Bulletin 2019-17 2019/20 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) July 11, 2019
Bulletin 2019-16 National Energy Board Safety Advisory July 04, 2019
Bulletin 2019-15 Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Public Involvement June 25, 2019
Bulletin 2019-14 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 081 June 20, 2019
Bulletin 2019-13 New Alberta Environment and Parks Surface Water Allocation Directive May 30, 2019
Bulletin 2019-12 New Subsurface Order Institutes New Monitoring, Setback, and Response Requirements to Manage the Risk of Induced Seismicity Near the Brazeau Reservoir May 27, 2019
Bulletin 2019-11 Public Land Disposition Applications Moving to OneStop May 16, 2019
Bulletin 2019-10 New Manual for Coal Mine Pit Wall Abandonment May 08, 2019
Bulletin 2019-09 2019/20 Orphan Fund Levy May 03, 2019
Bulletin 2019-08 Reminder of Increased Risk of Fire During Drier Months April 29, 2019
Bulletin 2019-07 Recommendations around Hydraulic Fracturing in the Red Deer Area March 15, 2019
Bulletin 2019-04 Update to Survey Plan Requirements When Applying for a Reclamation Certificate February 25, 2019
Bulletin 2019-03 Applications for Partial Upgraders February 19, 2019
Bulletin 2019-02 Update to Disposition Renewal Applications February 14, 2019
Bulletin 2019-01 Directive 060 Annual Methane Emissions Reporting in OneStop January 24, 2019
Bulletin 2018-41 The Approach to Administering the Remediation Regulation December 20, 2018
Bulletin 2018-39 Conservation and Reclamation Submissions for Mineable Oil Sand Sites December 18, 2018
Bulletin 2018-40 Production Curtailment Issues Panel Established December 17, 2018
Bulletin 2018-38 Change in Notification of Primary Recovery Scheme Applications for Well Spacing Within the Oil Sands Areas December 14, 2018
Bulletin 2018-37 Requirements Aimed at Reducing Methane Emissions Finalized December 13, 2018
Bulletin 2018-36 New Well Submissions Forms December 10, 2018
Bulletin 2018-35 Government of Alberta Curtails Production December 06, 2018
Bulletin 2018-34 Updated Alberta Environment and Parks Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions November 30, 2018
Bulletin 2018-33 Reporting Related to Closure Activities and Directive 039 Moving to OneStop November 22, 2018
Bulletin 2018-32 New Edition of Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations November 21, 2018
Bulletin 2018-31 Changes to the Public Lands Administration Regulation October 31, 2018
Bulletin 2018-30 New Edition of Directive 013: Suspension Requirements for Wells October 25, 2018
Bulletin 2018-29 New Edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment October 24, 2018
Bulletin 2018-28 New Edition of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and New Manual October 18, 2018
Bulletin 2018-27 New Edition of Directive 054: Performance Presentations, Auditing, and Surveillance of In Situ Oil Sands Schemes October 11, 2018
Bulletin 2018-26 Reminder of Increased Risk During Migratory Bird Season September 24, 2018
Bulletin 2018-25 Directive 084 Reporting Moving to OneStop September 11, 2018
Bulletin 2018-24 Changes to Three Water Act Forms September 10, 2018
Bulletin 2018-23 Release of the Area-Based Closure Program Mapping Tool August 30, 2018
Bulletin 2018-22 Optional Process for Submitting Fluid Disposal Applications August 27, 2018
Bulletin 2018-21 Coordinated Submission of Related Applications for Oil Sands Exploration Activities August 23, 2018
Bulletin 2018-20 AER Application Systems Restored August 21, 2018
Bulletin 2018-19 Manual Process for Issuing Approvals for Temporary Field Authorizations, Seismic Exploration Permits, and Formal Land Dispositions August 10, 2018
Bulletin 2018-18 New Alberta Environment and Parks Directive About Scour Protection for Pipelines July 26, 2018
Bulletin 2018-17 Change to the Reclamation Application Presubmission Requirements July 24, 2018
Bulletin 2018-16 Clarifying the Difference between the Transfer of an AER Licence and the Sale or Transfer of the Contractual Right to Operate Wells and Facilities July 19, 2018
Bulletin 2018-15 Reclamation Certificate Application Tool Moving to OneStop July 10, 2018
Bulletin 2018-14 Directive 039: Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions from Glycol Dehydrators – Updated June 19, 2018
Bulletin 2018-13 Changes to Geophysical Program Submission Forms June 04, 2018
Bulletin 2018-12 New Alberta Environment and Parks Groundwater Directive for Thermal In Situ Projects May 30, 2018
Bulletin 2018-11 2018/19 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) May 14, 2018
Bulletin 2018-10 Enhanced Monitoring During Spring Snow Melt May 01, 2018
Bulletin 2018-09 Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Reducing Methane Emissions April 24, 2018
Bulletin 2018-08 Announcing New AER Website April 23, 2018
Bulletin 2018-07 2018/19 Orphan Fund Levy April 09, 2018
Bulletin 2019-06 Amended Requirements in Directive 036 for the Certification and Storage of Blowout Preventers March 14, 2018
Bulletin 2018-06 Correction to Bulletin 2018-05 March 13, 2018
Bulletin 2018-05 Tour Reports and Some Notifications Moving to OneStop March 12, 2018
Bulletin 2019-05 AER Version of the Record of Site Condition Form March 11, 2018
Bulletin 2018-04 New Alberta Environment and Parks Water Directive February 22, 2018
Bulletin 2018-03 Issuance of Subsurface Orders 1B and 3A February 16, 2018
Bulletin 2018-02 Amendments to Well Blowout Prevention and Well Control Certification and Methods under Directives 008, 036, and 037 January 31, 2018
Bulletin 2018-01 OneStop – Water Act Approval Applications and Code of Practice Notifications January 16, 2018
Bulletin 2017-21 New Edition of Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals December 06, 2017
Bulletin 2017-20 Clarification – Pipeline Amendment Applications Moving to OneStop November 02, 2017
Bulletin 2017-19 New Authorizations Process to Implement the Alberta Wetland Policy November 01, 2017
Bulletin 2017-18 Pipeline Amendment Applications Moving to OneStop October 19, 2017
Bulletin 2017-17 New Edition of Directive 085: Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects October 12, 2017
Bulletin 2017-16 Fluid Disposal Schemes in the Elmworth Field, Cardium Sand October 10, 2017
Bulletin 2017-15 Publication of Debtor Registry August 17, 2017
Bulletin 2017-14 Second 2017/18 Orphan Fund Levy August 03, 2017
Bulletin 2017-13 Changes to Process for Transfer Application Decisions July 24, 2017
Bulletin 2017-12 Implementation of OneStop for Pipelines Licence Applications June 26, 2017
Bulletin 2017-11 2017 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) April 19, 2017
Bulletin 2017-10 Amendments to the Responsible Energy Development Act General Regulation and the Specified Enactments (Jurisdiction) Regulation April 07, 2017
Bulletin 2017-09 Reporting Non-Emergency Releases from Pipeline Horizontal Directional Drilling April 03, 2017
Bulletin 2017-08 Pipeline Licensee Safety and Loss Management Systems March 31, 2017
Bulletin 2017-07 Revisions to the Guide to the Mine Financial Security Program February 27, 2017
Bulletin 2017-06 Release of Directive 084: Requirements for Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the Peace River Area February 23, 2017
Bulletin 2017-05 Release of ST60B-2016: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring and Venting Report, 2015 February 10, 2017
Bulletin 2017-04 First 2017/18 Orphan Fund Levy February 06, 2017
Bulletin 2017-03 Change to Submission of Emergency Response Plans under Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry February 02, 2017
Bulletin 2017-02 Invitation for Feedback on Draft Revision of Directive 085: Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects January 19, 2017
Bulletin 2017-01 Enhancements to Licensee Liability Rating Program January 05, 2017
Bulletin 2016-22 Operational Advisory: Leak Detection July 14, 2016
Bulletin 2016-21 Revision and Clarification on Alberta Energy Regulator’s Measures to Limit Environmental Impacts Pending Regulatory Changes to Address the Redwater Decision July 08, 2016
Bulletin 2016-16 Licensee Eligibility – Alberta Energy Regulator Measures to Limit Environmental Impacts Pending Regulatory Changes to Address the Redwater Decision June 20, 2016
Bulletin 2016-10 Obligations of Licensees When in Insolvency or When Otherwise Ceasing Operations April 08, 2016
Bulletin 2016-01 Release of the Integrated Compliance Assurance Framework and Manual 013: Compliance and Enforcement Program; Rescission of Directive 019: Compliance Assurance February 12, 2016
Bulletin 2015-34 Confirmation of the Transfer of Pipeline Records to Be Added to the Licence Transfer Application December 17, 2015
Bulletin 2011-05 Volumetric Reporting Submission Errors and Noncompliance Fees Related to Waste Plant Reporting March 03, 2011
Bulletin 2010-43 Removal of Personal Information Contained in Well Drilling and Completions Daily Operations Reports (Tour Reports) December 09, 2010
Bulletin 2009-44 Reminder of the January 1, 2010, Fugitive Emissions Program Effective Date December 16, 2009
Bulletin 2009-42 New ERCB Processes and Computer Systems for Oil Density and Acid Gas Content Values and Change Processes December 01, 2009
Bulletin 2009-32 New Version of ERCBH2S Available for Testing and Feedback and Implementation Plan for Directive 071 October 01, 2009
Bulletin 2009-18 Clarification for the July 1, 2009, Annual Dehydrator Benzene Inventory List Submission of 2008 Operating Year Information May 21, 2009
Bulletin 2009-13 Waiver of Open-Hole Well Logging Requirements April 28, 2009
Bulletin 2009-07 Revisions to the Digital Data Submission System Regarding Interim Directive 2003-01 February 20, 2009
Bulletin 2008-48 Clarification of Requirements Regarding Oil and Gas Development Within or Proximal to Water Bodies December 19, 2008
Bulletin 2008-15 New Edition of Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry Issued April 08, 2008
Bulletin 2007-10 ST55-2007: Alberta's Base of Groundwater Protection (BGWP) Information April 19, 2007
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