Appendix D: Oversight Mechanisms
Environmental Assessment Team – Alberta Environment and Parks
The Environmental Assessment Team with Alberta Environment and Parks has an extensive FAQ page, that can be accessed here, and they can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Energy Regulator
The Alberta Energy Regulator is responsible for making decisions on application for any energy related development or activities, and for monitoring compliance of these decisions. Specifically for environmental assessment in Alberta, they are responsible for any kind of energy resource activity, and ensuring that the environmental assessment process follows the appropriate procedures, which includes consultation with Indigenous peoples. They are not responsible for determining the adequacy of Crown consultation (this is done by the Indigenous Consultation Office).
Indigenous Consultation Office
The Indigenous Consultation Office manages the consultation processes in Alberta. It exists under the Minister of Indigenous Relations. They have three primary functions: to provide pre-consultation assessment advice or direction, providing actual advice or direction during the consultation process, and evaluating consultation records and providing an assessment of consultation adequacy.
and providing an assessment of consultation adequacy.