Guidelines

The following two lists provide direct access to guidelines for land conservation, reclamation and remediation in Alberta. They are in an alphabetic order according to titles of the guideline publications.

Content in this webpage is not exhaustive. Users should also search for regulatory documents from other sources for their projects. For upstream energy resource development projects, consult the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) website at:

Conservation and Reclamation Guideline List

To view guidelines for land conservation and reclamation, see the following:

A to D

AEP, Public Land Management, 2017, No. 3
Effective May 1, 2013
AEP, Public Land Management, 2016, No. 9
Prepared for the Terrestrial Subgroup Best Management Practices Task Group
Borrow Excavations- Mar 2000 (2 pages, <1 MB)
C&R IL 00-3
Burial of Material On-Lease- Sep 1997 (1 page, <1 MB)
C&R IL 97-5
AEP, Land Policy, 2015, No. 7
C&R IL 97-1
Conservation and Reclamation Notice- May 1994 (2 pages, <1 MB)
C&R IL 94-2
C&R IL 00-10

E to G

C&R IL 97-2
C&R IL 02-1, Revised January 2002
C&R IL 94-5
C&R IL 96-5
C&R IL 00-5
R&R IL 11-03
Directive 085, AER
Including Guidelines for Complying with the Code of Practice
Guide to the Code of Practice for Pits- Oct 2004 (82 pages, <1 MB)
AENV 2004
Guide to the Mine Financial Security Program- Feb 2017 (71 pages, <1 MB)
MFSP 001, AER

I to P

Strategies for Minimizing Surface Disturbance
Guidelines for Minimizing Surface Disturbance
AENV 1998
3rd Edition, Volume 1: Field Manual for Land Capability Determination
ID 2009-01
Mine Financial Security Program Standard- Mar 2014 (25 pages, <1 MB)
MFSP 002, AER
Operating a Pit- Mar 1998 (1 page, <1 MB)
C&R IL 98-2
Ploughed-In Pipelines- Jul 2001 (2 pages, <1 MB)
C&R IL 01-4
SD 2010-02

R to W

Reclamation Criteria for Abandoned Railways- Oct 1996 (5 pages, <1 MB)
C&R IL 96-3
Revised March 2017
AEP, Land & Policy, 2016 No. 7
Revised, Alberta Agriculture
Supplemental Guidelines for Aggregate Operations- May 29, 2012 (24 pages, <1 MB)
Woodlands Area – Athabasca River Valley
Lower Athabasca Region
Third Party Impact on Reclamation- Sep 1997 (2 pages, <1 MB)
C&R IL 97-4
Weed Management on Industrial Sites- Jul 2012 (7 pages, <1 MB)
R&R 12-01
Winter Soil Evaluations- Oct 1992 (2 pages, <1 MB)
C&R IL 92-2

Remediation Guideline List

To view guidelines for contaminant management and remediation, see the following:

A to E

Alberta Environmental Site Assessment Standard- Mar 1, 2016 (36 pages, <1 MB)
ESAs
Alberta Exposure Control Guide- May 3, 2016 (17 pages, <1 MB)
AEP, Land Policy, 2016, No. 6
Alberta Risk Management Plan Guide- Oct 31, 2017 (58 pages, <1 MB)
AEP, Land Policy, 2017, No. 2
AEP, Land Policy, 2016, No. 3
AEP, Land Policy, 2016, No. 5
Factsheet
Contaminated Sites Policy Framework- Oct 31, 2014 (30 pages, <1 MB)
ESRD 2014
AEP, Land Policy, 2015, No. 3

F to I

AEP 2017
Under EPEA
ESRD 2012
Under EPEA
Effective September 12, 2011
AENV 2000
Industrial Release Limits Policy- Nov 2000 (14 pages, <1 MB)
AENV 2000

R to S

Record of Site Condition Form - Factsheet- Mar 2009 (1 page, <1 MB)
R&R 09-02
Record of Site Condition User Guide- Dec 2012 (31 pages, <1 MB)
RSC User Guide
R&R 12-04
Soil Monitoring Directive- May 2009 (32 pages, <1 MB)
AENV 2009
AENV 2009
R&R 09-01

 

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