Directive 079

Directive 079: Surface Development in Proximity to Abandoned Wells

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Release Date: Nov 28, 2014

Effective Date: Nov 28, 2014

Replaces the previous edition released on Sep 20, 2012.

Released with AER Bulletin 2014-37.

Surface Development in Proximity to Abandoned Wells

If after careful review of Directive 079 you have a specific question about abandoned well setback requirements, the responsibility of the licensee of abandoned wells, or the abandoned well locating and testing protocol, please e-mail or contact the AER's Customer Contact Centre at or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free). If your question is about the Subdivision and Development Regulation amendment pertaining to abandoned wells or the responsibility of the proponent of a subdivision or development or the municipal approving authority, please contact your local municipality or Alberta Municipal Affairs.