Oil Sands Acts and Regulations

Acts and regulations that affect the oil sands industry can be found here, with links to the official Alberta Queen's Printer website, where each complete document can be found.

The following acts and regulations are applicable to oil sands issues and are available from the Alberta Queen's Printer website.

Acts and Regulations

Name Number Comments
Mines and Minerals Act Chapter M-17 This act governs the management and disposition of rights in Crown-owned minerals, including the levying and collecting of bonuses, rental and royalties (Administration of portions of this act is shared with the Department of  Environment and Sustainable Resource Development)
Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation A.R. 262/97
Mines and Minerals Dispute Resolution Regulation A.R. 170/2015 This replaced the Oil Sands Dispute Resolution Regulation  which was repealed on November 30, 2015
Oil Sands Tenure Regulation, 2010 A.R. 196/2010 (Expiry Date Extension) Amendment Regulation OC 408/ 2017
Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1984 A.R.166/84
Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 A.R. 185/97
Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 A.R. 223/2008
Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation A.R. 231/2008
Bitumen Valuation Methodology (Ministerial) Regulation A.R. 232/2008
Experimental Oil Sands Royalty Regulation A.R. 347/92
Petroleum Royalty Regulation, 2009 A.R. 222/2008
Oil Sands Conservation Act Chapter O-7 This act establishes a regulatory regime and scheme of approvals administered by the AER for the development of oil sands resources and related facilities in Alberta.
Oil Sands Conservation Rules A.R. 76/88
Government Organization Act A.R. 44/2001 Under this act, the responsibility for certain enactments was transferred to the Minister of Energy. See the complete list here.
Exploration Regulation A.R. 284/2006
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Chapter F-25
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulation A.R. 186/2008
Natural Gas Royalty Regulation 2009 Section 1(1)(zz) and Section 13 Portions of this regulation apply to oil sands solution gas. Administered by the AER.