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Invitation for Feedback on New Contamination Management Manual

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Release Date: July 07, 2021


We are seeking feedback on the proposed new Manual XXX: Contamination Management. The purpose of this manual is to assist industry in understanding the regulatory requirements and expectations for remediating contamination related to conventional oil and gas, in situ, and pipeline activities regulated by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

The manual does not introduce any new requirements; it follows the requirements of the Remediation Regulation released under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and includes an overview of key concepts and the remedial measures process to support the management and closure of contaminated sites. Further information on how we administer the Remediation Regulation can be found on our website, > Regulating Development > Project Closure > Remediation > Remediation Regulation Administration.

To provide feedback on the proposed new manual, complete the comment form available on the manual's webpage. Feedback should be sent by email to @email or by mail to the Alberta Energy Regulator, Remediation and Contamination Management, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4. Feedback will be accepted through Sunday, August 8. All feedback received will be reviewed and may be used in finalizing the manual.

All the comments provided through this consultation will form part of the public record and, at the discretion of the AER, any comment received may be attributed to the specific individuals providing it. Personal information provided with comments will be collected, used, and disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The AER may use the personal contact information you provide for follow-up communication related to your feedback.

The draft edition of the manual is available on our website, > Regulating Development > Rules and Directives > Manuals. For more information, contact our Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403-297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at @email.