South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

South Saskatchewan Regional plan report banner Alberta's second regional plan sets strong environmental limits, conserves sensitive lands, provides certainty to industry and offers numerous recreational opportunities in the Southern Saskatchewan regionexternal link icon .

Applicable Alberta Energy Information Letters

Information Letter, IL 2014-34, South Saskatchewan Regional Plan: Surface and Subsurface Commitments related to Crown mineral development in Conservation Areas and Recreation AreasPDF icon

Information Letter,  IL 2003-25, Honouring Existing Mineral Commitments in Legislated Provincial Protected AreasPDF icon

Crown Mineral Rights Cancellation and Compensation

Mineral Rights Compensation Regulationexternal link icon
Application for Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation Compensation FormExcel icon
Statutory Declaration FormPDF icon

Frequently Asked Questions for the Crown Rights Cancellation and Compensation related to the regional plans

How do I know if my coal or metallic and industrial minerals agreement will be cancelled and if I am eligible for compensation under the Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation?
How do I know what costs are eligible for compensation under the Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation?
If I am eligible to claim compensation, how do I submit an application for compensation under Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation and what is the cost?
How long do I have to submit my application for compensation?
I have followed the instructions and submitted my application for Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation compensation. How will I know that my application has been received?
What is a Statutory Declaration and how do I submit one?
Will the information I provide in my application for Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation compensation be kept confidential?
I have submitted the application for Mineral Rights Compensation Regulation compensation and have received confirmation/notification that my application has been received by Alberta Energy. What happens next?

The following questions relate to the new Conservation Areas (CA), Provincial Parks (PP) and/ or Provincial Recreation (PR) areas

I have a coal,oil sands, metallic and industrial minerals and/or petroleum and natural gas agreement in the new CA,PP and/or PR Areas. How will my agreement(s) be affected?
If I have a coal, metallic and industrial minerals and/or petroleum and natural gas agreement in an existing park in one of the regional planning areas, what happens to this agreement?
In new CA, PP and PR Areas will new metallic or industrial minerals, coal, ammonite and/or petroleum and natural gas tenure be available for posting?
How do I find out if my company is affected by the new CA, PP or PR Areas in the Regional Plans?
My petroleum and natural gas, coal, and/or metallic and industrial minerals agreement(s) is/are located outside of the new CA, PP or PR Areas, but I cannot access my agreements without travelling through the areas, what should I do?