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Important notice: Transition to Digital Regulatory Assurance System (DRAS)

As part of our regulatory transformation initiative, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is transitioning to a new Digital Regulatory Assurance System (DRAS) in June 2021, starting with Water Act approvals and notices.

EAS OneStop will be terminated on June 14 and replaced by the new DRAS on June 21, 2021. During this 7-day pause:

  • new submissions will not be accepted
  • existing applications, approvals, and notices in EAS OneStop will be transferred to DRAS

About the DRAS

The DRAS will make reviewing applications more transparent and efficient—all while maintaining high environmental standards.

The new system is designed to clarify environmental regulatory expectations to applicants and will be used to manage the entire lifecycle of a project from application to authorization, monitoring and compliance reporting, to remediation and closure.

DRAS will roll out in stages throughout 2021 to 2023 and will eventually house all applications online, supporting all authorization types managed by AEP under the Water Act, Public Lands Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

Dates for DRAS information sessions and training will be provided once scheduled.

Forms and guides

For Code of Practice notices, applicants are required to complete the applicable notice form below and submit it, along with other required documentation, in EAS OneStop.

For more information about EAS OneStop and how to access the system, see Environmental Approvals System OneStop.

These consolidations have no legislative sanction and are produced solely for the convenience of research. Official Statutes and Regulations must be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law (consolidations do not contain maps, charts and graphs contained in the printed versions).

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Temporary diversion of water for hydrostatic testing

Pipelines and telecommunication lines crossing a water body

Watercourse crossings

Outfall structures on water bodies

Powerline works impacting wetlands

Wetland Replacement Works

Maps

These management area maps were produced in large scale format at high resolution so some monitors may not be able to display them clearly. If so, go to Queen's Printer, search for Maps to find the Code of Practice Kit of Maps & Associated Codes to order printed copies.

Atlas of Class A Watercourse Sites

This atlas is a compendium of detailed information about the nature of Class A watercourses. Open the provincial overview map to determine the site number. The atlas files are organized by site number and can be found on the Open Government Portal at:

Note: the information provided in the Class A Watercourse Atlas is not binding, may not be complete and is subject to change. It is not to be used to determine the official location of Class A sites. The detailed management area maps in section 5 (above) contain the legal descriptions of Class A site locations. For more information, contact the department’s Fish and Wildlife Branch.

Information sheets

Information sheets contain descriptions of all sites, the rationale for their classification, the fish species they are important for, as well as sources of other information. The information sheets can be found on the Open Government Portal at:

Site maps

This collection of site maps shows the locations of Class A sites in relation to the Alberta Township System and other base features. These maps can be found on the Open Government Portal at:

The listing of maps included on the Open Government Portal are as follows:

  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 1 to 4
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 5 to 9
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 10 to 15
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 16 and 17
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 18 to 20
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 21 to 23
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 24 to 30
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 31 to 38
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 39 to 48
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 49 to 56
  • Class A Atlas – Maps of Sites 57 to 60

Aerial imagery

This collection of aerial imagery provides detail about ground cover and the location of road-stream crossing sites. These maps can be found on the Open Government Portal at:

The listing of maps included on the Open Government Portal are as follows:

  • Class A Water Body Map – Sites 1 to 10
  • Class A Water Body Map – Sites 11 to 20
  • Class A Water Body Map – Sites 21 to 30
  • Class A Water Body Map – Sites 31 to 40
  • Class A Water Body Map – Sites 41 to 50
  • Class A Water Body Map – Sites 51 to 60