Ercb Announces Changes To Stakeholder Engagement Requirements

September 27, 2011

On September 1, 2011, the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) announced the release of a new edition of Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules, which became effective September 26, 2011, and replaces all previous editions. The full text is available from the ERCB at

The new edition includes revisions to Section 2, on Participant Involvement. Some of the changes include clarification of notification requirements and timing of project status; clarification of the role of ERCB Community and Aboriginal Relations staff; clarification about ERCB First Nations consultation; and updated references to current ERCB EnerFAQs.

At Communica, we know it’s vital to understand the people and groups you interact with and their positions on the issues at stake. We believe that authentic, open and transparent stakeholder engagement leads to better decision-making and builds mutual respect and trust.

We offer a wide range of services, but our core service offerings are stakeholder and Aboriginal engagement and consultation, corporate communication, and stakeholder information management. We can help make sure your communication and stakeholder engagement plans and programs reflect the new changes to Directive 056, whether that involves creating new communications tools, revamping stakeholder consultation plans, or helping with regulatory mailing/project information update requirements to your stakeholders.

We have the knowledge, capacity and experience to help our clients handle the toughest public affairs challenges and the most rigorous regulatory processes, so contact us and let us put our 10 years of experience and expertise to work for you. Communica … a leader in stakeholder engagement and communication.