Public Consultations on Responsible Energy Development Act Regulations

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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:


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3 Responses to Public Consultations on Responsible Energy Development Act Regulations

  1. The Government of Canada intends to “incorporate by reference” the new Alberta energy regulatory scheme to projects on federal lands — national parks, Indian reserves, etc. Alberta of course does not consider federal lands to be part of its responsibility and thus has not been receptive to input relating to how its regulatory scheme should be applied to federal lands.
    So, for example, who, if anybody, would get notice of a well license application on an Indian reserve? Or who would have standing should a gas well on provincial land affect or drain adjoining federal land?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did any of the ABLawg bloggers attend in Calgary or any other sessions? Did they provide input? Will they? If they attended what were their impressions of the process?

  3. Admin says:

    Thanks for your comment. I was unable to attend the Calgary session, but I will at least complete the survey. I cannot speak for any other ABlawg bloggers, but expect that other bloggers on the REDA will do the same. I would suggest that the REDA blogs themselves provide input into the process. Arlene Kwasniak (ABlawg Faculty coordinator and editor)

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