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Number Name Date
Bulletin 2024-13 Invitation for Feedback on Proposed Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Applications and Approval Conditions for Pipelines June 10, 2024
Bulletin 2024-12 Increased Risk of Wildfire May 02, 2024
Bulletin 2024-11 Conditional Adjustment of Reclamation Liability (CARL) Program and New Edition of Directive 088 and Manual 023 April 09, 2024
Bulletin 2024-10 Reminder of Increased Risk During Migratory Bird Season April 02, 2024
Bulletin 2024-09 Exploration Application System (ExAS) to Replace Application Disposition Process and Tracking (ADEPT) April 02, 2024
Bulletin 2024-08 2024/25 Orphan Fund Levy - LLR and OWL Programs March 28, 2024
Bulletin 2024-07 2024/25 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) March 28, 2024
Bulletin 2024-05 Site Reduction Reclamation Certificate Pilot March 06, 2024
Bulletin 2024-04 Pilot for Reclaiming Peatlands March 06, 2024
Bulletin 2024-03 Release of the Rock-Hosted Mineral Resource Development Rules and Directive 091: Rock-Hosted Mineral Resource Development February 29, 2024
Bulletin 2024-02 Directive 026 Rescinded February 08, 2024
Bulletin 2024-01 New Edition of Directive 023 February 08, 2024
Bulletin 2023-44 New edition of Manual 023 December 13, 2023
Bulletin 2023-43 Water Shortage Advisories in Alberta – Important Information for Water Licence Holders December 12, 2023
Bulletin 2023-42 Change to Survey Plan Requirements for Public Lands Act Dispositions December 04, 2023
Bulletin 2023-41 Ongoing Implementation of the Liability Management Framework November 16, 2023
Bulletin 2023-40 Release of the New Pipeline Rules and Associated Instruments November 15, 2023
Bulletin 2023-39 New and Enhanced Functionality Moving to OneStop November 02, 2023
Bulletin 2023-38 Temporary Pause on New Pipeline Applications October 31, 2023
Bulletin 2023-37 Reclamation Liability Reduction Program Being Developed October 19, 2023
Bulletin 2023-36 Invitation for Feedback on Proposed New Requirements for Rock-Hosted Mineral Resource Development October 16, 2023
Bulletin 2023-35 Mandatory Closure Spend Quotas for 2024 September 28, 2023
Bulletin 2023-34 Validating Facility Operational Life-Cycle Statuses September 26, 2023
Bulletin 2023-33 Reminder of Increased Risk During Migratory Bird Season September 07, 2023
Bulletin 2023-32 New Edition of Directive 020 September 05, 2023
Bulletin 2023-31 Industry-Wide Closure Spend Requirement for 2024 August 28, 2023
Bulletin 2023-30 Increasing Number of Incidents of Pipeline Contact Damage During Ground Disturbance August 09, 2023
Bulletin 2023-29 New Edition of Directive 065 July 27, 2023
Bulletin 2023-28 PAS File Changes for Brine-Hosted Minerals July 10, 2023
Bulletin 2023-27 New Edition of Directive 001 July 04, 2023
Bulletin 2023-26 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 020 June 13, 2023
Bulletin 2023-25 Increased Risk of Wildfire During Drier Seasons May 05, 2023
Bulletin 2023-24 Water (Ministerial) Regulation Amendment April 28, 2023
Bulletin 2023-23 New Edition of Directive 051 April 28, 2023
Bulletin 2023-22 New Requirements for Licensees with Unpaid Municipal Property Taxes April 27, 2023
Bulletin 2023-21 Increased Monitoring of Pipeline and Oil and Gas Infrastructure April 24, 2023
Bulletin 2023-20 Reminder of Migratory Bird Season April 18, 2023
Bulletin 2023-19 New Edition of Directive 067 April 13, 2023
Bulletin 2023-18 Monitoring for Snowmelt and Overland Flooding April 06, 2023
Bulletin 2023-17 New Functionality Moving to OneStop April 06, 2023
Bulletin 2023-16 2023/24 Orphan Fund Levy - LLR and OWL Programs April 04, 2023
Bulletin 2023-15 2023/24 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) April 04, 2023
Bulletin 2023-14 Invitation to Submit a Nomination to Close Inactive Wells & Facilities April 03, 2023
Bulletin 2023-13 New Edition of Directive 007 and Manual 011 – Geothermal Amendments March 27, 2023
Bulletin 2023-12 New Edition of Directive 065 March 27, 2023
Bulletin 2023-11 Policy Direction Concerning Unpaid Municipal Taxes March 21, 2023
Bulletin 2023-10 New Edition of Directive 059 and New Manual March 17, 2023
Bulletin 2023-09 New edition of Directive 056 and Manual 012 – Geothermal and Brine Hosted Mineral Resources Amendments March 16, 2023
Bulletin 2023-08 Increased Risk of Wildfire During Drier Seasons March 02, 2023
Bulletin 2023-07 New Functionality Moving to OneStop March 02, 2023
Bulletin 2023-06 Brine-Hosted Mineral Resource Development Rules and Directive 090 March 02, 2023
Bulletin 2023-05 Updates to the Licensee Capability Assessment February 28, 2023
Bulletin 2023-04 New Editions of Directive 088 and Manual 023 February 13, 2023
Bulletin 2023-03 New Edition of Directive 071 and New Manual February 08, 2023
Bulletin 2023-02 New Submission Process for New Well Base Maximum Rate Limitations (O 38) Applications February 06, 2023
Bulletin 2023-01 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 001 January 09, 2023
Bulletin 2022-36 Reminder of Closure Spend Reporting Requirements December 08, 2022
Bulletin 2022-35 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 088 November 07, 2022
Bulletin 2022-34 Industrial Heartland Designated Industrial Zone Directive October 27, 2022
Bulletin 2022-33 New Functionality Moving to OneStop October 26, 2022
Bulletin 2022-32 New Edition of Directive 065 October 19, 2022
Bulletin 2022-31 New Guidance on Applications Under the Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations October 11, 2022
Bulletin 2022-30 New Edition of Directive 068 October 03, 2022
Bulletin 2022-29 Validate WIP Information Accuracy September 26, 2022
Bulletin 2022-28 Invitation for Feedback on Proposed New Requirements for Brine-Hosted Mineral Resource Development and Directive 056 September 20, 2022
Bulletin 2022-27 New Edition of Manual 002: Drilling Waste Inspections September 06, 2022
Bulletin 2022-26 New Edition of Manual 001: Facility and Well Site Inspections August 16, 2022
Bulletin 2022-25 Geothermal Resource Development Rules and Directive 089: Geothermal Resource Development August 15, 2022
Bulletin 2022-24 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Draft Directive 077 July 12, 2022
Bulletin 2022-23 Mandatory Closure Spend Target Set for 2023 June 28, 2022
Bulletin 2022-22 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Draft Directive 023 June 27, 2022
Bulletin 2022-21 Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections New Edition June 20, 2022
Bulletin 2022-20 New Functionality Moving to OneStop June 02, 2022
Bulletin 2022-19 Directive 050 Correction June 01, 2022
Bulletin 2022-18 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 065 May 30, 2022
Bulletin 2022-17 Surety Bonds for Oil Sands and Coal Mining Reclamation Security May 02, 2022
Bulletin 2022-16 Monitoring for Snowmelt and Overland Flooding April 27, 2022
Bulletin 2022-15 Increased Risk of Wildfire During Drier Seasons April 26, 2022
Bulletin 2022-14 New Edition of Directive 020 April 25, 2022
Bulletin 2022-13 Update to Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions (MSSC) April 21, 2022
Bulletin 2022-12 Request for Information regarding Cryptocurrency Mining Operations Associated with AER-Regulated Activities April 20, 2022
Bulletin 2022-11 2022/23 Orphan Fund Levy for Large Facilities April 11, 2022
Bulletin 2022-10 2022/23 Orphan Fund Levy - LLR and OWL Programs April 11, 2022
Bulletin 2022-09 2022/23 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) April 11, 2022
Bulletin 2022-08 Applying for Temporary Diversion Licences March 30, 2022
Bulletin 2022-07 New Editions of Directives 055 and 058 and Rescinded Documents March 28, 2022
Bulletin 2022-06 New Edition of Directive 050 March 28, 2022
Bulletin 2022-05 New Edition of Directive 017 March 17, 2022
Bulletin 2022-04 New Direction for Coal Activity in the Eastern Slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains March 08, 2022
Bulletin 2022-03 Issuance of Amended Subsurface Orders 1C, 3B, 4A, and 5A February 28, 2022
Bulletin 2022-02 New Functionality Moving to OneStop February 17, 2022
Bulletin 2022-01 Update on AER Review of Administration Fee (Industry Levy) January 18, 2022
Bulletin 2021-46 Geothermal Resource Development Act (GRDA) Proclamation December 13, 2021
Bulletin 2021-45 New Requirements and Guidance Related to Liability Management December 01, 2021
Bulletin 2021-44 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 050 November 19, 2021
Bulletin 2021-43 New Expedited Decisions Manual November 01, 2021
Bulletin 2021-42 New Contamination Management Manual October 27, 2021
Bulletin 2021-41 New Functionality Moving to OneStop October 21, 2021
Bulletin 2021-40 New Functionality Moving to OneStop October 07, 2021
Bulletin 2021-39 New Alberta Environment and Parks Directive for In Situ Projects with Non-saline Groundwater in Contact with Bitumen October 01, 2021
Bulletin 2021-38 New Statement of Concern Form September 28, 2021
Bulletin 2021-37 2021/22 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) September 23, 2021
Bulletin 2021-36 Stress Corrosion Cracking on Insulated High-Temperature Pipelines September 14, 2021
Bulletin 2021-35 Update on AER Review of Administration Fee (Industry Levy) September 07, 2021
Bulletin 2021-34 New Edition of Directive 040 September 02, 2021
Bulletin 2021-33 Revised Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) Code August 11, 2021
Bulletin 2021-32 2021/22 Orphan Fund Levy for Large Facilities August 10, 2021
Bulletin 2021-31 Invitation for Feedback on Proposed New Requirements for Geothermal Resource Development August 04, 2021
Bulletin 2021-30 New Release Reporting Form July 29, 2021
Bulletin 2021-29 Control Well Requirements Rescinded July 28, 2021
Bulletin 2021-28 Changes to the Renewal of Public Lands Act Dispositions July 26, 2021
Bulletin 2021-27 Oil Sands Exploration Application Variance Form and Updated Guidance July 09, 2021
Bulletin 2021-26 Invitation for Feedback on New Contamination Management Manual July 07, 2021
Bulletin 2021-25 New Functionality Moving to OneStop June 24, 2021
Bulletin 2021-24 Invitation for Feedback on Directives 055 and 058 June 10, 2021
Bulletin 2021-23 Mandatory Closure Spend Targets June 08, 2021
Bulletin 2021-22 Invitation for Feedback on Proposed New Licensee Life-Cycle Management Directive June 08, 2021
Bulletin 2021-21 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 040 June 02, 2021
Bulletin 2021-20 Changes to the Mine Financial Security Program Guide May 11, 2021
Bulletin 2021-19 Coal Activity on Category 2 Land Suspended May 11, 2021
Bulletin 2021-18 Enhanced Monitoring for Snow Melt and Overland Flooding May 06, 2021
Bulletin 2021-17 Increased Risk of Wildfire During Drier Seasons May 06, 2021
Bulletin 2021-16 Updates to Manual 018: OneStop Public Lands Application Manual April 26, 2021
Bulletin 2021-15 Invitation for Feedback on New Water Conservation Policy Manual April 20, 2021
Bulletin 2021-14 Changes To Well Spacing Requirements April 09, 2021
Bulletin 2021-13 New Functionality Moving to OneStop April 08, 2021
Bulletin 2021-12 Helium Reporting Added to Petrinex April 08, 2021
Bulletin 2021-11 New Edition of Directive 067 April 07, 2021
Bulletin 2021-10 2021/22 AER Interim Administration Fees (Industry Levy) April 06, 2021
Bulletin 2021-09 2021/22 Orphan Fund Levy - LLR and OWL Programs April 06, 2021
Bulletin 2021-08 Directive 056 and Manual 012 Updated to Align with OneStop Well Licence Application Functionality March 25, 2021
Bulletin 2021-07 New Well Integrity Directive March 04, 2021
Bulletin 2021-06 Operational Changes to Regional Offices and Field Centres, Including Closures March 03, 2021
Bulletin 2021-05 Changes to the Exploration Regulation and Associated Directives  February 05, 2021
Bulletin 2021-04 Update to Survey and Mapping Requirements February 04, 2021
Bulletin 2021-03 New Edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment February 04, 2021
Bulletin 2021-02 Updated Alberta Environment and Parks Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions January 21, 2021
Bulletin 2021-01 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 067 January 13, 2021
Bulletin 2020-27 New AER Jurisdiction Over Borrow Pits Supporting Energy Activities December 17, 2020
Bulletin 2020-26 Changes to Oil and Gas Conservation Rules and Pipeline Rules December 17, 2020
Bulletin 2020-25 Implementing the Water Conservation Policy for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations December 11, 2020
Bulletin 2020-24 Invitation for Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Pipeline Rules November 16, 2020
Bulletin 2020-23 Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 020 November 04, 2020
Bulletin 2020-22 Wells Functionality Moving to OneStop November 02, 2020
Bulletin 2020-21 Invitation for Feedback on AER Review of Industry Levy Methodology October 16, 2020
Bulletin 2020-20 Nonroutine Commingled Abandonment September 17, 2020
Bulletin 2020-19 2020/21 Orphan Fund Levy September 10, 2020
Bulletin 2020-18 2020/21 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) September 10, 2020
Bulletin 2020-17 New Manual on Coal Development in Alberta August 07, 2020
Bulletin 2020-16 Invitation for Feedback on Draft Directive on Well Integrity Management July 16, 2020
Bulletin 2020-15 New Edition of Directive 060 July 07, 2020
Bulletin 2020-07 Regulatory Documents Review April 02, 2020
Bulletin 2020-06 Water Intake Fish Screen Requirements April 02, 2020
Bulletin 2020-04 Revisions to the Digital Data Submission System March 11, 2020
Bulletin 2020-02 Process Change When Resuming Drilling Operations after Setting Surface Casing March 10, 2020
Bulletin 2024-06 New and Enhanced Functionality Moving to OneStop March 07, 2024
Bulletin 2020-14 Temporary Suspensions of Monitoring and Reporting Requirements End July 15 June 23, 2020
Bulletin 2020-13 OneStop Enhancements and Fixes June 19, 2020
Bulletin 2020-12 Requirements Aimed at Reducing Methane Emissions Amended May 12, 2020
Bulletin 2020-11 Additional Information for Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic Response April 15, 2020
Bulletin 2020-10 Relief for Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic Response April 09, 2020
Bulletin 2020-09 Directive 023 (1991 edition) and Directive 078 Rescinded April 08, 2020
Bulletin 2020-08 New Edition of Directive 054 April 03, 2020
Bulletin 2020-05 Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program Regulation and Regional Monitoring Approval Conditions March 12, 2020
Bulletin 2020-03 Directive 065 and Manual 012 Updated to Align with Government Policy March 11, 2020
Bulletin 2020-01 New Manual on the Decommissioning, Closure, and Abandonment of Dams at Energy Projects January 16, 2020