Alberta Energy Regulator

Alberta Energy Regulator

September 18, 2013 11:13 ET

AER Issues Notice of a Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has initiated a proceeding pursuant to the Responsible Energy Development Act to investigate and make recommendations about odours and emissions associated with heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.

The AER will hold an organizational meeting in Peace River, Alberta, on October 7, 2013, to hear comments from interested parties (area residents, licensees, government departments and agencies, municipalities, and subject matter experts) about the content of the proposed scope and process documents. Peace River area residents may, at this time, provide preliminary comments about the nature and scope of their concerns about heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.

To assist the AER in conducting the organizational meeting, parties are encouraged to submit their comments (or a summary thereof) in writing by October 4, 2013. However, written comments are not required to participate in the meeting.

The AER will issue the final scope and process documents after the organizational meeting to guide the future conduct of the proceeding.

The Alberta Energy Regulator ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans.

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The Alberta Energy Regulator has announced that a preliminary meeting will be held October 7 in Peace River to establish the scope of a proceeding initiated to investigate and make recommendations about odours and emissions associated with heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.

Contact Information

  • Alberta Energy Regulator
    Bob Curran
    Office of Public Affairs
    403-297-3392 or Media line: 1-855-474-6356
    bob.curran@aer.ca