Surface Material Applications

ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Land Application Updates - Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions and PLAR Tables

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as part of ongoing continuous improvement are working on completing and implementing updates to the public lands disposition process based on recent updates to PLAR Table A1 and PLAR Table A2 and the Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions (MSSC). These updates will also result in updated versions of the Public Lands Glossary and the Pre Application Requirements for Formal Dispositions to be updated and posted as well during the release.

Please continue to check this website for an announcement on a release date scheduled for these changes to be made.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Electronic Dispositions System Available

As of Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM the Electronic Disposition System (EDS) and the Geographic Land Information Management Planning System (GLIMPS) are fully functioning and available for use.

Applicants can now apply for public lands dispositions and generate land standing reports.

Your patience while these systems were unavailable has been greatly appreciated.

Public Lands Disposition Application Fees Update

Effective July 20, 2018, upon receipt of all applications for public lands dispositions administered by Alberta Environment and Parks, the non-refundable application fee will be invoiced immediately. This invoice must be paid upon receipt.

Other fees and charges, if applicable, will be invoiced separately.

Sand & Gravel Program Review

About this Review:

Surface material extraction is necessary to build our infrastructure and will continue to play an essential role in Alberta’s future. Pit operations are regulated by Alberta Environment and Parks and produce surface materials such as sand and gravel with a small number producing marl and clay. These surface materials are important non-renewable resources for Alberta’s economy and are found on public and private land. Extracting these materials must balance the economic and public benefits for Albertans while upholding high environmental standards to maintain biodiversity and healthy aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

The department is committed to updating surface material extraction programs to reflect improvements in scientific knowledge as well as Albertans’ changing regulatory expectations. The department has been conducting a review and developed draft recommendations to improve oversight and efficiencies in Alberta’s surface material extraction program.

Thank you to all that submitted recommendations for the review. We appreciate your feedback.

To read a summary of this feedback, please see:

For further information on surface material dispositions, please visit:

Update: Public Lands Application Process – Supplements

As of April 28, 2017, Application Supplements will replace Environmental Field Reports (EFRs), SMC Aggregate Field Reports, and SML Site Information Forms. To assist you with this transition, Environment and Parks (AEP) has created Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

New Public Lands Disposition Application Requirements

As of April 28, 2017, the application requirements for new and amendment application submissions for dispositions (excluding agricultural dispositions) on public land managed by Environment and Parks (AEP) and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) are in effect. New website content for these requirements can be found at:

Notice: Learn about the new public lands disposition application requirements with our e-Course:

Please continue to check the Public Lands Dispositions website for further information.


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Updated: Sep 18, 2018