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Changes to the Renewal of Public Lands Act Dispositions

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Release Date: July 26, 2021


The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) authorizes surface access to public land for energy related activities through the issuance of dispositions under the Public Lands Act. (For details, see our website, > Regulating Development > Project Application > Application Legislation > Public Lands Act.)

We are working closely with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to make the disposition renewal process more efficient, while maintaining environmental outcomes. Today we are announcing the following changes:

Despite these changes, the AER has the authority to require a survey plan at any time under section 23 of the Public Lands Act.

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.