The Compliance Dashboard summarizes data collected at different points in time and does not necessarily represent the most current information available. This summary should not be relied upon by any person intending to deal with the company or any property, assets, or interests of the company. This information is provided without warranty of any kind, and the AER disclaims any liability for losses or damages resulting from the use of or reliance on this information.
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) brings together the best elements of Alberta’s strong regulatory systems to bring improvements in compliance, enforcement, accountability, and transparency to Alberta’s energy development activities.
The Compliance Dashboard demonstrates how the AER is involved in incident response, investigations, compliance, and enforcement and replaces the Incident Reporting Tool and ST108 – AER Monthly Enforcement Action Summary.
The dashboard includes information that is already publicly available through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The AER is presenting this information online, in an easily accessible manner, to further increase the transparency of the regulator’s activities. If you have questions about the dashboard or the content it contains, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When requirements are not followed, the AER has a powerful suite of compliance tools that ensure that the company immediately fixes the problem and follows the requirements in the future. The AER is active across the province, holding industry training sessions, conducting inspections, carrying out audits, and completing investigations.
Enforcement is another key part of ensuring compliance. Under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Water Act, and Public Lands Act, the AER has more enforcement options available to ensure compliance and deter noncompliance. Companies that are allowed to develop Alberta’s oil and gas resources must follow all rules, regulations, and requirements. If they do not, there are strong consequences.
Remedial actions are taken by the regulator to force a company to come into compliance and can include a warning letter, suspending a licence, or issuing orders. Punitive enforcement tools are designed to penalize the responsible party and can include everything from administrative penalties (fines), prosecution, restricting operations, imposing certain terms and conditions, and shutting down an operation until full compliance is demonstrated.