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The Approach to Administering the Remediation Regulation

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Release Date: December 20, 2018

On June 1, 2018, the Government of Alberta issued the Remediation Certificate Amendment Regulation (Remediation Regulation), which will come into effect on January 1, 2019. This regulation sets out requirements for reporting new information and remedial measures with respect to substance releases. The regulation also enhances the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) remediation certificate program.

The Remediation Regulation will be available on the AER website ( on or shortly after January 1, 2019.

In 2019, the AER will be taking a risk-based approach to administering the Remediation Regulation for its upstream jurisdiction. This approach will include streamlined reporting and will support and enable area-based closure in Alberta. The AER’s risk overview brochure is in the following link:

The AER continues to require that all substance releases that may cause, are causing, or have caused an adverse effect be remediated or managed in accordance with applicable legislation. Refer to for a list of resources applicable to contamination management.

More information about the AER administration of the Remediation Regulation will be developed and released over the course of 2019. This information can be found at

For inquiries, please contact the AER Customer Contact Centre at @email.