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. This update includes changes to previous purposes and/or activities for recreation development.
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The Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) was passed on August 25, 2011, and was implemented on September 12, 2011. PLAR was updated in 2017.
Please ensure you are referencing the most current piece of legislation.
Master schedule of standards and conditions (MSSC)
The MSSC lists standards and conditions that apply to dispositions for public lands issued under the Public Lands Act.
Purpose of the PLAR Tables A1 and A2
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) manage the use of public lands. Table A1 lists purposes and activities administered by AEP. Table A2 lists purposes and activities administered by AER.
- list the acceptable purposes and activities that may occur on public land under the Public Lands Act
- define each purpose and activity and identity their associated disposition type
- itemize general application requirements
These tables are updated periodically and should be consulted frequently.
Sustainable use of land
PLAR allows government to ensure the sustainability of public land. It does not apply to private land. For more information:
To connect with the AEP Information Centre:
To connect with the AER Customer Contact Centre:
Alberta Energy Regulator, Head Office
Suite 1000, 250 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
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