Acts and regulations

Coal Conservation Act
This act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). It governs the development of coal resources and related facilities in Alberta.

Coal Conservation Regulation

Coal Sales Act
This act allows regulations to be made governing the sale of coal in Alberta.

Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Act
This act imposes a property tax on minerals (currently just oil and gas as provided in the regulations) in Alberta owned by someone other than the Crown.

Mines and Minerals Act
This act governs the management and disposition of rights in Crown-owned mines and minerals. This includes the levying and collecting of bonuses, rental and royalties. (Administration of portions of this act is shared with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas.)

Coal Royalty Regulation

Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation

Other relevant legislation

Here are some other relevant provincial acts and regulations:


Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7707
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]


Alberta Energy and Minerals
Coal and Mineral Development Unit
North Petroleum Plaza
9945 108 Street *
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

* Couriers, please report to the 2nd floor.

Calgary (drop-off location only)

Alberta Energy and Minerals
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2