Purpose of AER Directive 060 *

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting contains the requirements for flaring, incinerating, and venting in Alberta at all upstream petroleum industry wells and facilities. Directive 060 requirements also apply to pipeline installations that convey gas (e.g., compressor stations, line heaters) licensed by the AER in accordance with the Pipeline Act. With the exception of oil sands mining schemes and operations, Directive 060 applies to all schemes and operations approved under section 10 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA). D60 does not apply to any processing plants approved under section 11 of the OSCA.

Most of these requirements have been developed in consultation with the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) to eliminate or reduce the potential and observed impacts of these activities and to ensure that public safety concerns and environmental impacts are addressed before beginning to flare, incinerate, or vent.

Directive 060 requirements are also aligned to ensure compliance with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives and Guidelines (AAAQO).

* Source AER Directive 060

The first annual reporting year for Directive 060 is 2019 and your first annual emissions report is due June 1, 2020.

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