News release commented on: Alberta Government, “Province seeks input on new energy regulator” (February 13, 2013).
The Government of Alberta announced on February 13 that it will be holding public consultation sessions as part of its process to develop the new regulations under the Responsible Energy Development Act. Public consultation sessions are taking place in 18 communities across the province and began on Wednesday, February 20. A list of the 18 sessions can be found on the Alberta Energy “Regulatory Enhancement Project” web page. The Calgary session will take place on February 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE.
Anyone wishing to participate but unable to attend a scheduled session on such short notice can complete an online survey.
The announcement notes that the Alberta Energy Regulator is expected to begin operations in June of 2013. For more on the Responsible Energy Development Act, including the critical role of regulations, see previous ABlawg posts:
- The Responsible Energy Development Act and the Water Act – cloudy confluences
- Bill 2 the Responsible Energy Development Act and the Duty to Consult
- An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?
- Bill 2 and its implications for landowner participation in energy project decision-making
- Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act and the Enforcement of Private Surface Agreements
- Bill 2 and its implications for the jurisdiction of the Environmental Appeal Board
- Bill 2 Responsible Energy Development Act: Setting the stage for the next 50 years of effective and efficient energy resource regulation and development in Alberta
- A single window for the permitting of energy projects in Alberta: who will look out for the chickens?
- The Proposed Single Energy Regulator: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here?
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