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New Edition of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and New Manual

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Release Date: October 18, 2018


Today we released a new edition of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules and a new manual, Manual 012: Energy Development Applications; Procedures and Schedules.

No technical requirements have changed. All we have done is restructure the directive.

Technical Requirements

Technical requirements state how energy development must occur and what information must be submitted to us when. These requirements change infrequently. The technical requirements exist in the revised directive. However, previous editions of Directive 056 spread participant involvement and audit requirements throughout multiple sections. These requirements have been consolidated in their respective sections but have otherwise been left unchanged.

Again, no changes were made to technical requirements.

Procedural Instructions

Procedural instructions lay out the specifics of how information is to be formatted and submitted. These instructions change more frequently as information systems evolve. The procedural instructions have been removed from the directive itself and are now available in the new Manual 012, along with applicable schedules and how-to sections. This includes procedural instructions that were previously embedded in technical requirements. Procedural instructions related to pipelines have been updated because such information is now submitted through OneStop. No other procedural instructions have been changed.

Directive 056 and Manual 012 are available on the AER website, Printed copies of the directive can be purchased from AER Order Fulfillment, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0); fax: 403-297-7040; email: @email.