COVID-19 Updates: State of public health emergency declared.
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 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 Parks.)
Other relevant legislation
Here are some other relevant provincial acts and regulations:
- Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
- Environmental Assessment (Mandatory and Exempted Activities) Regulation
- Forest and Prairie Protection Act
- Forests Act
- Historical Resources Act
- Law of Property Act
- Municipal Government Act
- Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
- Public Lands Act
- Special Areas Act
- Surface Rights Act
- Water Act
Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:
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)
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2
Was this page helpful?
Your submissions are monitored by our web team and are used to help improve the experience on Alberta.ca. If you require a response, please go to our Contact page.
You will not receive a reply. Submissions that include telephone numbers, addresses, or emails will be removed.