Public Lands Administration Regulation

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.

Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) Tables A1 and A2 Now Available

PLAR Tables A1 and A2 are now available for use.

These two tables provide the acceptable purposes and activities that may occur on public land and information for applying for new public land dispositions and applying to renew public land dispositions.

Table A1 is administered by the Ministry of Environment and Parks (AEP). Table A2 is administered by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

Periodic updates occur to these tables and they should be consulted frequently.

Contact Information

Questions regarding PLAR Table A1 can be directed to:

  • Environment and Parks (AEP) Information Centre
    Email: AEP.Info-Centre@gov.ab.ca
    Tel: 310-3773 in Alberta or 1 877 944-0313 toll free

Questions regarding PLAR Table A2 can be directed to:

  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Customer Contact Centre
    Email: inquiries@aer.ca
    Tel: 403 297-8311 in Alberta or 1 855 297-8311 toll free
    Fax: 403 297-7336

Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) Table A1 and Table A2

Common Questions

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What is the purpose of these tables?

PLAR Tables A1 and A2, were designed to list the accepted purposes and activities authorized under the Public Lands Act and to clarify the rights and responsibilities associated with those activities. Periodic updates occur to these tables due to operational and policy changes within the department.

What is the difference between Table A1 and Table A2?

PLAR Table A1 is for purposes and/or activities administered by the Ministry of Environment and Parks (AEP).

PLAR Table A2 is for purposes and/or activities administered by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

Public Lands Administration Regulation Allows for Sustainable Use of Land

The Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) allows government to better manage our increasingly busy landscape to ensure the activities happening on public land are sustainable. It does not apply to private land. The regulation was passed on August 25, 2011, and was implemented on September 12, 2011. An update to PLAR occurred in 2017. Please ensure you are referencing the most current piece of legislation.

 

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Updated: Sep 19, 2018