Acts and regulations
Here is a list of the key acts and regulations governing mineral development. You can find the complete list at the Alberta King’s Printer.
- Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Act: imposes a property tax on minerals (currently just oil and gas as provided in the regulations) in Alberta owned other than by the Crown
- Mines and Minerals 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).
- Ammonite Shell Regulation
- Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation
- Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation
- Metallic and Industrial Minerals Royalty Regulation
Other relevant legislation
- Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
- Environmental Assessment (Mandatory and Exempted Activities) Regulation
- Environmental Assessment Regulation
- Forest and Prairie Protection Act
- Forests Act
- Historical Resources Act
- Law of Property Act
- Municipal Government Act
- Occupational Health and Safety Act (Mine Safety Regulation)
- Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
- Public Highways Development Act
- Public Lands Act
- Public Land Use Zones
- Metallic and Industrial Minerals Exploration Regulation
- Recreation on public land – Overview
- 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
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