• Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Clarifies Regulatory Process for Modifications to Commercial in Situ Oil Sands Projects
  • December 10, 2010 | Author: Neil McCrank
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Calgary Office
  • 2010On December 3, 2010, the ERCB issued Directive 78, entitled “ Regulatory Application Process for Modifications to Commercial In Situ Oil Sands Projects”. Directive 78 provides clarification and further detail regarding the regulatory process that will be followed to address modifications to commercial in situ oil sands projects. In particular, Directive 78 divides the full range of project modifications into three categories, depending on their nature and scope: Category 1, Category 2 or Category 3. The category within which a particular modification is placed determines the procedure that must be followed to obtain approval of that modification. Directive 78 does not deal with approval of primary recovery schemes.