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Lower Athabasca Region : tailings management framework for the mineable Athabasca oil sands

Description

This document provides direction to manage fluid tailings volumes during and after mine operation in order to manage and decrease liability and environmental risk resulting from the accumulation of fluid tailings on the landscape. The Framework builds on, but does not replace, existing provincial legislation and policy on tailings management and reclamation. It will not replace existing management systems. However, it will fill a management gap by providing a framework in which to monitor and manage long-term fluid tailings accumulation and reclamation on the landscape in the Lower Athabasca Region. Requirements under the framework will be administered primarily through the Oil Sands Conservation Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

Tags
Oil sands Tailings ponds water management

Title and publication information

Type
Policy
Extent

58 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Government of Alberta

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-03-01

Date Added

2015-09-23T21:56:18.245828

Date Modified

2015-03-01

Date Issued

2015-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460121740

NEOS catalogue key

7012638

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Government of Alberta