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AER Approval Still Required for Disposal Schemes With a Crown Mineral Activity Authorization

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Release Date: Aug 08, 2019

On June 24, 2019, Alberta Energy released Mineral Rights Information Bulletin 2019-01 (https://open.alberta.ca/publications/mineral-rights-information-bulletin), which discusses when a disposal operator requires a Crown mineral activity authorization (CMA). We wish to clarify that a CMA holder is still required to obtain approval from the AER for a disposal scheme under section 39 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act. Issuance of a CMA in no way influences our decisions regarding disposal approvals.

For questions regarding the Alberta Energy bulletin, please contact Alberta Energy Crown Equity at WellAdmin.Energy@gov.ab.ca

For questions about AER requirements for disposal scheme applications, please contact our Customer Contact Centre at inquiries@aer.ca.