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1 Responsible Energy Development Act Alberta Energy Regulator Update Alberta College of Professional Foresters

2 Regulatory Enhancement Project How we got here: 2010 Regulatory Enhancement Task Force established Enhancing Assurance – Discussion document –released May 2011 Moving forward with the 6 recommendations

3 Policy Management Office 1.Building and managing principle of: –Government developing policy –The Alberta Energy Regulator providing operational delivery 2.Proclamation of REDA to establish the Alberta Energy Regulator 3.Policy Integration 4.Public Engagement Framework 5.Performance Evaluation 6.Risk Management Framework

4 The Alberta Energy Regulator will assume all upstream oil, gas, oil sands and coal regulatory functions. It will be an independent, arm’s length agency, not a Government of Alberta Department. The legislation does not include mineral tenure, and Surface Rights Board functions. Regulator’s Mandate –“Provide for the efficient, safe, orderly and environmentally responsible development of Alberta’s energy resources.” Responsible Energy Development Act

5 Alberta Energy Regulator Considering and deciding applications Monitoring compliance Monitoring site conditions and effects on the environment Overseeing suspension, abandonment, and closure Remediation and reclamation Landowner Registry

6 Corporate Structure Government of Alberta Single Regulator Hearing Commissioners Corporate Governance Board Chief Executive Officer & staff

7 Consultations Consultation sessions (19) February-March Aboriginal consultation April-June (First Nations and Metis) On line consultation has been extended to June 30 th to obtain input on key policy questions around: –Engagement in the process –Protecting Interests of landowners –Landowner registry –Notes on consultation feedback and interim what we heard report are posted: Next steps – phased implementation; ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders, aboriginal groups

8 Phased Implementation Regulator responsibilities will be phased in starting with the ERCB energy related enactments. Proclamation of certain REDA provisions in June 2013 – except phased new items: public notice of applications, environmental statutes (EPEA, Water Act, Public Lands Act, Part 8 Mines & Minerals Act), registry for private surface agreements Fully integrated Regulator by June 2014.

9 Contact Information Wade Clark, Executive Director Policy and Regulatory Alignment (780) Todd Letwin, Senior Manager Policy Integration and Development (780)

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