Coal legislation and guidelines

The legislation, guidelines, policies, information letters and bulletins

Services and information

The following acts and regulations are available from the Alberta Queen's Printer website.

Information about the rescinded Coal Policy and a guideline for reporting coal royalties in Alberta.

The province provides the energy industry information through varied sources such as information bulletins and letters.


Alberta Energy encourages the responsible development of the province's extensive coal deposits through planning and liaison with government, industry and communities to ensure competitive tenure and royalty regimes are attractive to investors, and appropriate mining regulations and environmental protection are in place.  The department issues and administers coal leases on Crown lands and collects royalties from producing mines.

Find out more about Coal 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)


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