New tourism and commercial recreation disposition type

Effective November 1, 2019 the Public Lands Administration Regulation has been amended to include a new public lands disposition type for tourism and commercial recreation with up to a maximum term of 60 years.

Further information can be found at Tourism and commercial recreation lease.


Do you have any questions on this new process? Please contact us at:

Alberta Environment and Parks Information Centre
Phone: 310-3773 (in Alberta)
Toll free: 1-877-944-0313

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Moving to OneStop – Go Live August 22, 2019

On May 16, 2019, AER issued a Bulletin 2019-11: Public Land Disposition Applications Moving in OneStop. The updates were delayed and will now be implemented effective August 22, 2019.

Starting August 22, submissions as outlined in Bulletin 2019-11 will move from the Electronic Disposition System to OneStop. The Electronic Disposition System (EDS) will not accept these submissions as of 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2019. A system outage for both EDS and OneStop will be scheduled to implement these changes.

OneStop training sessions will be held in Calgary and Edmonton and can be found by visiting the AER Events page. If you have questions about OneStop, please contact the AER Customer Contact Centre by phone at 403-297-8311 (1-855-297-8311 toll free) or by email at

The department has taken a phased approach to automating the business processes required to meet legislative requirements. The opportunity provided by this automated system will ensure that industry clients are provided with efficient and consistent service from government departments providing access to Alberta's resources.

NOTE: The Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse under the federal Species at Risk Act came into force on February 18, 2014.

For more information on the Order, please contact:

  • Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada
    Tel: 1 800 668-6767

The Emergency Order can be viewed at:

Due to the implementation of the Order, the Landscape Analysis Tool (LAT) will be updated to include a new Greater Sage-Grouse Emergency Order layer allowing the client to identify when any proposed activity falls within that area covered under the Order. By making the applicant aware of activities falling within this zone, they will be able to review the requirements of the Order and ensure any application submitted to the regulating bodies does not contravene the prohibitions set out in the Order.

Based on the update to the LAT, any EAP application with LAT Reports generated on or before March 14, 2014, that have not already been successfully submitted as part of a successful EAP disposition application will be automatically rejected by EDS on March 15, 2014.

The LAT is being modified to reflect an addition of a Sage Grouse Emergency Order Layer. Note that although the LAT Reports with the new federal layer will take effect as of March 15, 2014, there is an expectation that companies must not contravene the prohibitions set out in the Emergency Order as of February 18th, as indicated in the Order.

About the Electronic Disposition System (EDS)

The Electronic Disposition System (EDS) provides a web-based solution that includes the following features:

  • Ability to submit applications and amendments including required attachments. Specified purpose codes for ALR (Applications only), DLO, DML, DMS, DPI, DPL, EZE, LOC, MLL, MSL, PIL, PLA, REA, REC, RVC, SMC, SME, SML and VCE disposition types are included at this time.
  • Ability to upload an encrypted compressed file containing disposition plans and metadata file.
  • Ability for industry clients to associate 2 related surface dispositions through the web page and attach a single plan for the applications.
  • Ability to perform real time validation through the web interface. Business rule violations will be displayed back to the industry client at the time of data entry to the database.
  • Ability to notify client of unsuccessful submission and errors.
  • Ability to automatically notify the industry client of the surface disposition number.
  • Ability to submit applications, amendments, renewals, and final plan submissions.
  • Ability to submit Site Entry Submissions.
  • Ability to submit amendments for DML/MLL dispositions.
  • Ability to submit SML Annual Returns and SML Accrual Reports.
  • Ability to submit Reclamation Certificates for activities administered by Alberta Environment and Parks using electronic payment (E-pay).
  • Ability to submit a request for Status of an application or amendment.

Accessing EDS

Clients will need to acquire a GoA account and password in order to access EDS. To acquire a GoA account, please download the User ID Request Form for EDS and PCS in the Electronic Disposition System (EDS) section at:

EDS User Manuals

Related Information

EDS Online Services - Hours of Operation

EDS online services are accessible from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The system is unsupported outside of normal business hours. For Help Desk support/hours, see: