New edition of Directive 056 and Manual 012 – Geothermal and Brine Hosted Mineral Resources Amendments
Release Date: March 16, 2023
Today we released a new edition of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and Manual 012: Energy Development Applications, Procedures, and Schedules as part of the implementation of the geothermal and brine-hosted mineral resource regulatory frameworks. This edition supersedes the March 2 edition of Directive 056 that was released with the proclamation of the Brine-Hosted Mineral Resource Development Rules.
The following are specific to the March 16 revisions:
- Directive 056 and Manual 012 have been updated to align with the OneStop system changes. OneStop functionality and enhancements now include geothermal resources and brine-hosted mineral resources.
- Directive 056 now includes well, pipeline, and facility licensing requirements for geothermal and brine-hosted mineral development.
- Brine-hosted mineral and geothermal resource development are now both integrated throughout Manual 012 to reflect the OneStop application process and procedures. However, application guidance for public lands and liability management for brine-hosted mineral and geothermal resource development remains in section 8 of Manual 012.
- Directive 056 and Manual 012 also include changes relating to licensing of carbon sequestration evaluation wells and carbon sequestration wells, as well as other administrative changes.
The revised editions of Directive 056 and Manual 012 are available on our website at www.aer.ca > Regulating Development > Rules and Directives > Directives or Manuals. If you have any questions, contact our Customer Contact Centre by phone at 1-855-297-8311 or by email at @email.