Aboriginal Consultation Office Publish Revised Joint Operating Procedures – Fasken

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Aboriginal Consultation Office Publish Revised Joint Operating Procedures – Fasken

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2018306 Views

On October 31, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) and the Aboriginal Consultation Office (“ACO”) released the revised Joint Operating Procedures for First Nation Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (PDF) (“JOP”). The purpose of the JOP is to administer and coordinate the operations of the AER and ACO on energy applications in a manner that is consistent with the obligations of the Government of Alberta to consult Indigenous people. The AER oversees the entire lifecycle of upstream energy resource development, and the ACO manages all aspects of Indigenous consultation.

The previous version of the JOP was released on June 10, 2015. Many of the changes made to this new version were already incorporated in practice. However, the document has been revised to incorporate additional detail to make the JOP more clear. Certain key updates from the prior version are highlighted below.

Read More: https://www.fasken.com/en/knowledgehub/2018/11/aer-and-aco-publish-revised-joint-operating-procedures

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