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AER Bulletin 2019-15: Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Public Involvement

Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Public Involvement

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AER Bulletin 2019-15: Invitation for Feedback on Draft Requirements for Public Involvement Release Date: Jun 25, 2019

We are seeking public feedback on a draftdirective setting out industry requirements for engaging and informing members of the public on energy resource developments throughout the life cycle of a project (Draft Directive XXX: Public Involvement).

When finalized,this directive will replace the existing participant involvement requirements identified in section 3 of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and section 4 of Draft Directive 023: Oil Sands Project Applications. The directive would be applicable to most activities regulated by the AER, except those regulated under Part 8 of the Mines and Minerals Act. The directive was developed by the AER following extensive discussions with Albertans and indigenous communities across the province.

The directive is accompanied by a manual that provides guidance, context, and examples that are relevant for understanding the directive. Refer to both documents for a comprehensive understanding of our expectations.

To provide written feedback on the draft directive, download the comment form available on the directive’s webpage and email the completed form to Public.Involvement@aer.ca. To provide oral feedback, contact us for further information. Feedback will be accepted until August 25, 2019.

The draft directive and manual are available on our website, www.aer.ca. Printed copies can be purchased from AER Product Services, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4. For further information, we can be reached by telephone at 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0), by fax at 403-297-7040, or by email to InformationRequest@aer.ca.

All feedback received will be reviewed and may be used in finalizing the directive. All of the comments provided through this consultation will form part of the public record, and, at the discretion of the AER, any comment received may also 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 communications related to your feedback.