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Amendments to the Responsible Energy Development Act General Regulation and the Specified Enactments (Jurisdiction) Regulation

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Release Date: April 07, 2017


The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has authority to issue administrative penalties under Part 8, section 112, of the Mines and Minerals Act (MMA). On December 6, 2016, certain sections of the Administrative Penalties and Related Matters Statutes Amendment Act, 2002 were proclaimed, and amendments to the Specified Enactments (Jurisdiction) Regulation and the Responsible Energy Development Act General Regulation came into force. These amendments ensure that administrative penalties issued under Part 8 of the MMA are consistent with administrative penalties issued by the AER under other acts and regulations.

The changes ensure that the following are consistent:

  • the appeal process for administrative penalties,
  • the publishing of information about administrative penalties,
  • the statutory time limit for the AER to issue administrative penalties, and
  • the ability of the AER to enforce an administrative penalty through the Court of Queen’s Bench if noncompliance persists.

The AER assumed responsibility for Part 8 of the MMA on November 30, 2013.

For any questions about these changes, contact @email.

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Mark Taylor
Acting Executive Vice President
Operations Division