Land legislation and policy

Legislative and policy documents relevant to Environment and Protected Areas business.

Red Tape Reduction – pending changes to legislation

The Government of Alberta recently introduced Bill 22: Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020. If passed, it would:

  • repeal the Recreation Development Act
  • amend the Surface Rights Act to:
    • help impacted landowners receive the compensation they are owed for unpaid surface lease rentals sooner, and
    • eliminate unnecessary processes to help the Surface Rights Board address backlogs, make clear who is currently operating an energy site and provide better service to landowners and energy companies.


Alberta Environment and Protected Areas governs various pieces of legislation and policy.

These acts and regulations can be found below.