Provincial requirements for development permits
Directive 079 states that an application for a development permit for a new building that will be larger than 47 sq. meters (506 sq. ft), or an addition to or an alteration of an existing building that will result in the building being larger than 47 sq. meters (506 sq. ft) must identify the location or confirm the absence of any abandoned wells using the GeoDiscover Map or AER Map.
Click here to read Directive 079 before using the Map Viewer.
Once it is determined that no abandoned wells are located on the property, applicants can submit the Declaration of Absence of Abandoned Wells on property form (645.9 KB) with their development application.
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) passed this directive in November 2012. If you have questions on these new requirements or on the Map Viewers, please contact the AER's Customer Contact Centre at 1-855-297-8311.