The Enhanced Approval Process (EAP) was initiated by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development on September 1, 2010 to replace the Environmental Field Reporting (EFR) system. The new EAP system currently applies only to:
- Mineral Surface Lease (MSL)
- Licence of Occupation (LOC)
- Pipeline Agreement (PLA)
- Pipeline Installation Lease (PIL)
Keneco Environmental Services (2000) Inc. completes the required screening tools and forms for our clients in a timely manner to achieve your initial 4 year “short-term” disposition (essentially, you have 4 years to commence construction). Keneco will use the new and enhanced tools to improve efficiency, consistency and certainty in our submitting process. These tools include:
- Web-based geospatial planning tools such as the Landscape Analysis Tool (LAT)
- Utilize Integrated Standards and Guidelines (IS&G) in reporting
- Complete and submit “standard” vs.” non-standard” applications
- Online application submitting
- Aboriginal Consultations
- Application Supplements
- Code of Practice Notices
- Valid LAT Report
- Survey or Sketch Plan
- Required Consents
The EAP system divides new disposition applications into two categories: “standard” or “Non-standard”.
“Standard”- indicates that the planned disposition meets all requirements and any risks to the environment can be mitigated using existing ASRD standards. These applications proceed to an electronic validation and administrative review. The estimated timeline in 5 (five) days from submitting the application to obtaining the disposition.
“Non-standard”- indicates that the disposition will not meet all requirements and therefore the risks can not be mitigated by the existing ASRD standards. In this case, a field visit (field referral) is required.
Troy Wawrinchuk P.Ag. (403) 237-8137
Tom Stevenson (VP Environmental) (403) 237-8137