On April 7, 2021 the Alberta Energy Regular (AER) announced a new edition of Directive 067.
“We are very pleased to pass along this great news story,” says Reeve Josh Bishop.
Directive 067 will now allow the AER to request information from companies about unpaid municipal taxes and surface lease payments when determining if a company is eligible to hold a license, or if the applicant, licensee, or approval holder poses an ‘unreasonable risk’.
“The AER decision to contemplate unpaid taxes and lease payments in their decision making process will help level the playing field and hold companies accountable for their obligations,” says Bishop.
“This change is a direct result of continues and collaborative advocacy efforts. Thank you to everyone who worked alongside us to get this much needed change implemented.”