Fonds - Alberta Energy Regulator fonds

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Alberta Energy Regulator fonds

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    AER fonds

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    • 1920-2014 (Creation)

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    196.69 m of textual records
    7.3 m of microfilm
    0.04 m of microfiche

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    (2013 -)

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    In 2013, The Responsible Energy Development Act (REDA) led to the formation of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) through the amalgamation of the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and a number of functions of the Environment and Sustainable Resource Development ministry. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is an independent, industry funded, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta that regulates the discovery, development, and delivery of Alberta’s resources in the public interest. Under The Responsible Energy Development Act (REDA) the AER is the single regulator for upstream oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in Alberta. The AER functions to provide safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of energy resources. The AER is mandated under one or more of the eight provincial energy statutes to make decisions on applications for energy development, monitoring for compliance assurance, decommissioning of developments, and all other aspects of energy resource activities. This authority extends to allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment as related to energy resource activities. In 2021-22, the Mineral Resource Development Act was passed giving the Alberta Energy Regulator further responsibilities for the full lifecycle of Alberta’s mineral resources. Also in 2021-22, the Alberta Energy Regulator was established as the lifecycle geothermal regulator to administer and issue geothermal tenure rights.

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    (1971-1995)

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    The Energy Resources Conservation Board was established on June 1, 1971 under the Energy Resources Conservation Act (S.A. 1971, c. 30) as a continuation of the Oil and Gas Conservation Board. The Energy Resources Conservation Act was proclaimed on January 1, 1972, and transferred administration of the Pipe Line Act (replaced by the Pipeline Act, 1975), the Coal Mines Regulation Act (which was replaced by the Coal Mines Safety Act in 1975), and the Quarries Regulation Act to the Energy Resources Conservation Board.

    It disbanded in 1995 with the passage of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Act (S.A. 1994, c. A–19.5).

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    (2008-2013)

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    In 2008, the Energy and Utilities Board was split into two entities: the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Energy Resources Conservation Board. The Energy Resources Conservation Board existed until 2013, when its functions were taken over by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

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    (1938-1957)

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    The Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation Board was established in 1938 by the Oil and Gas Resources Conservation Act (S.A., 1938 (2nd), c. 1). The board was established to address the excessive production of natural gas and ensure its conservation, previously dealt with by the Turner Valley Gas Conservation Board. The Oil and Gas Conservation Act (S.A. 1957, c. 63) repealed the Act that previously addressed the conservation of gas and oil, and replaced the board with the Oil and Gas Conservation Board.

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    (1957-1971)

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    The Oil and Gas Conservation Act (S.A. 1957, c. 63) repealed the Act that previously addressed the conservation of gas and oil, and replaced the Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation Board with the Oil and Gas Conservation Board. The Oil and Gas Conservation Board continued as the Energy Resources Conservation Board under the Energy Resources Conservation Act (S.A. 1971, c. 30).

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    (1995-2008)

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    The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board was established by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Act (S.A. 1994, c. A–19.5), which was proclaimed in force on February 15, 1995.

    It disbanded in 2008, when it was split into the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board.

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    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is an independent, industry funded, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta that regulates the discovery, development, and delivery of Alberta’s resources in the public interest. Under The Responsible Energy Development Act (REDA), the AER is the single regulator for upstream oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in Alberta. The AER functions to provide safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of energy resources. The AER is mandated under one or more of the eight provincial energy statutes to make decisions on applications for energy development, monitoring for compliance assurance, decommissioning of developments, and all other aspects of energy resource activities. This authority extends to allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment as related to energy resource activities. In 2021-22, the Mineral Resource Development Act was passed giving the Alberta Energy Regulator further responsibilities for the full lifecycle of Alberta’s mineral resources. Also in 2021-22, the Alberta Energy Regulator was established as the lifecycle geothermal regulator to administer and issue geothermal tenure rights.

    The fonds includes the records of the AER and its predecessors: Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation Board (1938-1957); Oil and Gas Conservation Board (1957-1971); Energy Resources Conservation Board (1971-1995); Energy and Utilities Board (1995-2008) [energy related records]; and Energy Resources Conservation Board (2008-2013).

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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