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Blog: Environmental Reporting Suspended in Alberta Due to COVID-19

03-Apr-20

By the McLennan Ross Energy, Environmental & Regulatory Team

On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Environment and Parks issued Ministerial Order 17/2020, which suspends certain environmental information reporting requirements in Alberta, with the exception of reporting requirements applicable to drinking water (the “Order”). See Order here.

Authority to Issue the Order

The Order was issued under the authority of section 52.1(3) of the Public Health Act, which provides the Minister with power to make an order, without consultation, to suspend or modify the application or operation of all or part of an enactment if the Minister is satisfied that the application or operation of all or part of the enactment is not in the public interest.

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