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.
For further information on surface material dispositions, please visit:
Changes to File Number for Consultation (FNC) Requirements
On July 4, 2017, changes to the File Number for Consultation (FNC) Requirements for specific/activity purpose types applied for under the Public Lands Act will be in effect. To determine how these updates may impact your application submission, please refer to the below document, and the updated PLAR Table A1 and PLAR Table A2 posted to the website.
Do you have any questions on this new process? Please contact us at:
Environment and Parks (AEP) Information Centre
Call Toll Free Alberta: 310-3773
Outside Alberta: 1 780 944-0313
Toll Free: 1 877 944-0313
Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Customer Contact Centre
Alberta: 403 297-8311
Toll Free: 1 855 297-8311
Updated Conditions in the Landscape Analysis Tool (LAT) and the Master Schedule of Standards and Conditions (MSSC)
Effective June 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. new conditions were uploaded to the LAT and the MSSC. To determine how these updates may impact your application submission, please refer to:
The updated MSSC can be found at:
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:
File Number for Consultation (FNC) requirements have been updated to provide clarity and to inform applicants of the new requirements. Refer to PLAR Table A1 and A2 to view the requirements:
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.
Updated: Jun 29, 2017