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New Expedited Decisions Manual

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Release Date: November 01, 2021


Since 2013, the Government of Alberta’s Enhanced Approval Process (EAP) Manual has been used to specify which Public Lands Act applications administered by the AER were eligible for expedited decisions under section 5.2(2)(b) of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice. This meant that the manual was managed by Alberta Environment and Parks, while the authority of expedited decisions was managed through the AER’s Rules of Practice

To address this inconsistency, the AER Rules of Practice have been updated under section 5.2(2)(b) pointing to a new AER manual, Manual 022: Expedited Decisions. No changes have been made to the list of Public Lands Act applications that may be expedited, but we will now manage and publish the new manual.

Expedited applications do not have a set deadline to submit a statement of concern. The AER can make a decision at any point after an expedited application is submitted. These application types are outlined in section 5.2.2 of the AER Rules of Practice. For more information, see our website, > Providing Information > News and Resources > EnerFAQs and Fact Sheets > Expressing Your Concerns – EnerFAQ.

If you have any questions, contact our Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403-297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at @email