Professional Sign Off for Upstream Oil and Gas Reclamation Certificate Work

Since January 1, 2008, members of seven professional organizations must be involved in and sign-off on all land remediation and reclamation work on upstream oil and gas sites. To support professional sign-off, a Joint Practice Standard has been developed by seven professional regulatory organizations in consultation with the Alberta government.

For all remediation and reclamation work completed after January 1, 2008, a designated professional must sign the following form:

The form must be signed when the following are completed:

  • Phase 1 environmental site assessments,
  • Compliance Option Checklists for Drilling Waste Disposal,
  • Phase 2 environmental site assessments,
  • Remediation and confirmatory sampling, and
  • Reclamation detailed site assessments.

The professional declaration and sign off requirements and responsibilities for environmental site assessment, remediation and reclamation work in support of a reclamation certificate in Alberta:

To sign off on remediation and reclamation work, the professional must:

The requirements for professional sign off were developed by the Remediation and Reclamation Sign Off Advisory Committee and are contained in their recommendations report.

The Sign Off Advisory Committee included representatives from:

  • Alberta Environment and Parks, formerly Alberta Environment
  • Alberta Human Resources and Employment
  • Alberta Institute of Agrologists
  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
  • Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
  • College of Alberta Professional Foresters
  • College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists


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Updated: Jan 16, 2018