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Directive 054: Performance Reporting and Surveillance of In Situ Oil Sands Schemes

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Release Date: April 03, 2020

Replaces the previous edition released on October 11, 2018.
Released with Bulletin 2020-08.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive contains performance report content, frequency, and formatting requirements for all thermal in situ oil sands schemes in the Athabasca, Cold Lake, and Peace River Oil Sands Areas. It applies only to activities governed by the Oil Sands Conservation Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

Performance reports provide a public-facing, annual summary of operations over a 12-month period. The primary purpose of performance reports is monitoring and evaluating scheme performance. This directive may additionally be used as a regulatory tool to assess risk, monitor incident rates, support approval conditions, and respond to the successes and challenges of in situ operations.