Water act, water ministerial regulation title code of practice for watercourse crossings title remainder water act, water ministerial regulation title variation code of practice for creator. The code of practice for watercourse crossings establishes the objectives, standards and conditions to be met when undertaking the activity of constructing or removing watercourse crossings. Always locate roads outside designated riparian buffers when roads are running parallel to stream channels. Fisheries and oceans canada manitoba operational statement version 1. Guidelines and procedures for watercourse crossings in alberta is to provide practitioners with an overview of the information and procedures needed to successfully plan and construct alberta transportation watercourse. For a period of up to five years, we will be periodically returning to each watercourse to ensure our restoration and reclamation measures have been effective. Prepared by the life cycle of pipeline watercourse. These activities are managed separately to simplify the approval process for certain activities, however the codes of practice are still regulated and enforced by the water act. These guidelines relate to the design and construction of watercourse crossings and ancillary works, such as roads on waterfront land. Frequent stock crossings and direct voiding of urine and faeces can cause serious pollution and contamination, involving diseases such as cryptosporidium. Code of practice maps purchase on alberta queens printer website or free access on alberta environment and parks website. Canlii water ministerial regulation, alta reg 2051998.
The water channel talk alberta environment and parks. Alberta environmental protection, land reclamation division, edmonton, alberta. The information provided in the class a watercourse atlas is not binding, may not be complete and is subject to change. Providing a watercourse crossing for livestock and machinery will reduce the disturbance to the watercourse. This directive outlines a new regulatory strategy to identify and commence remedial watercourse crossing work to provide fish passage and regulatory compliance in priority order and with clear consideration of watershed conservation and management goals. In section 2c, crossing includes but is not limited to a watercourse crossing, bridge crossing, culvert crossing or ford, but does not include an ice. Stewardship funding for producers alberta environmental. Notice activities watercourse crossings and code of practice for watercourse. You can also view the maps for the codes of practice. Alberta weather conditions summary environment canada.
The open government portal is a collection of datasets and publications by government departments and agencies. The aer, in partnership with alberta environment and parks alberta government, is coleading an initiative called the roadways watercourse crossings remediation directive to help protect fish populations that are being affected by inadequate roadway water crossings. Distribution system inquiry technical conference proceeding 24116 lister centre, university of alberta, edmonton, alberta. It is not to be used to determine the official location of class a sites. In proceedings of the 7th international symposium, environmental concerns in rightofway management, calgary, ab. Alberta environment november 2008 glossary of water terms used in alberta 1 preface purpose this glossary was prepared at the request of water stewards across alberta, both within and outside of government. The management utility of a novel gisbased optimisationplanning tool to prioritise fish barrier remediation was. Language eng cataloging source caoonl dewey number 346. Guide to the code of practice for watercourse crossings. A midsized oil and gas producer was issued an environmental compliance warning from the alberta energy regulator aer with regards to a watercourse. Review of the effects of instream pipeline crossing.
Thanks go also to the participants of the watercourse crossing assessment workshops and esrd field staff. Watercoursecrossing structures are ubiquitous anthropogenic features in the rocky mountain foothills of alberta. Environmental division coordinator grande prairie, ab. Catchment area versus time to peak relationship for alberta wsc gauges. The cop is a set of objectives based on the principles of sustainable water management. Putting canada on the world stage an energy platform for canada. Removed crossings annual inspections should be completed until the. Crossing partnership and alberta government informat. Amendments to road construction plans should be considered using the most uptodate information available. The water act, administered by the alberta environment and parks aep have to be notified for any projects that involve the placement, construction, maintenance, replacement or removal of a watercourse crossing to ensure compliance with the water acts code of practice. Government of newfoundland and labrador department of municipal affairs and environment water resources management division st. Within the calgary region, there are many crossings of river, creek and ravine systems by transportation infrastructure, including railways, roads, light rail transit lines and pathways. Prepared by the life cycle of pipeline watercourse crossings. If an lasp becomes effective where there are existing watercourse crossings, the city will remove the crossings as part of the lasp and the fronting property owner will be required to pay the owners portion of the lasp fees.
Pipelineassociated watercourse crossings manual bc oil and. In fact, oil and gas pipelines stretch more than 426 000 kilometres across the province. Spot checks are recommended after major storms or flooding events. Linear project developments pipelines, transportation corridors, railways and transmission lines result in the requirement for numerous freshwater watercourse crossings of both fish bearing and. Guidelines and procedures for watercourse crossings in alberta is to provide practitioners with an overview of the information and procedures needed to successfully plan and construct alberta transportation watercourse crossing projects while minimizing the negative effects on fish and fish habitat. For this reason, there are regulations that restrict the type of equipment.
Effects of culverts on stream fish assemblages in the alberta foothills. Nickpoint provides information and advice to ensure that your project is in compliance with these objectives and proceeds forward efficiently. Apr 24, 2006 the pipelineassociated watercourse crossings manual guides industry through the best practices for pipeline and vehicle watercourse crossings. Alberta environment, as the department responsible for the administration of the water act, monitors and audits for compliance, and enforces the code of practice requirements. Transalta sundance unit 1 and 2 decommissioning costs prehearing meeting proceeding 23778 william andrew grieve hearing room, calgary, alberta deferred. Roadway watercourse crossing inspection manual alberta. Pipeline associated watercourse crossings 3rd edition. Challenge a midsized oil and gas producer was issued an environmental compliance warning from the alberta energy regulator aer with regards to a watercourse crossing. Watercoursewater body crossings environmental services.
The watercourse crossing program wcp works to correct fish habitat fragmentation caused by watercourse crossings in alberta. It is difficult to attribute specific authorship to this revised guidance document, as so many technical experts and professionals have been involved in various iterations. Roadway watercourse crossings remediation directive alberta. Alberta environment code of practice for pipelines and telecommunication lines crossing a water body made under the water act and the water ministerial regulation table of contents section definitions 1 bound by the code of practice 2 notice to the director 3 notice where the works are not completed within time period 4 emergency 5 plans 6. Alberta recycling management authority reports to the minister of alberta environment. Canadas oil and gas sector is aligned with these shared values and poised to help achieve them, while promoting prosperity.
The water act, administered by the alberta environment and parks aep, projects that involve the placement, construction, maintenance, replacement or removal of a pipeline or watercourse crossing must comply with the water acts code of practice for watercourse crossings. Improving the watercourse crossings on your farm could increase efficiency, save you money and help to protect the environment. The alberta recycling management authority, established in 1992, a notforprofit association that manages alberta s recycling program which includes recycling of tires, paints and electronics. The development of this document is seen as a means to promote a consistent approach to pipeline associated watercourse crossings throughout canada and to aid in developing a common understanding among industry, government and other stakeholders. During the front end engineering and design feed phase a sensitive watercourse assessment team swat was established to provide a biophysical and construction assessment of selected watercourses to be crossed by a proposed pipeline project in western canada. Canadians agree environmental responsibility is important, full participation of indigenous peoples in the economy is a priority, and climate change requires action. Code of practice for watercourse crossings alberta.
Code of practice for a waterworks system consisting solely of a water distribution system. Steve burgess, canadian environmental assessment agency. Pipelinestelecommunications lines crossing a water bodywater course crossings. Whereas alberta environment has made amendments to the water act, schedule 1 of the water ministerial regulation, requiring approvals for all borrow pits over 2500 cubic meters. The purpose of this document is to provide stream crossing assessors with a good understanding of information and issues related to the management of stream crossings in alberta and the means to gather relevant information quickly and consistently. The protocol will be used for field inspections relating to public lands act dispositions starting in 2012. Alberta environment and parks code of practice for watercourse crossings made under the water act and water ministerial regulation table of contents section definitions 1 compliance with the code of practice 2 notice to the director 3 notice where the works are not completed within time period 4. Code of practice for pipelines and telecommunication lines. Alberta environment, as the department responsible for the administration of the water act, monitors and audits for compliance, and enforces the code of. Watercourse crossing information richmond, british columbia. You may be liable to prosecution if you cause watercourse. Canadian pipeline environment committee cpec care of. Apr 05, 2012 the pipeline associated watercourse crossings manual is a recommendation of practices for the design and construction of pipeline water crossings.
Crossings tend to deteriorate over time, so older crossings, or ones with known defects may need to be inspected more often. The portal functions as both a library for current. Continuous emissions monitoring systems cems code free access on alberta environment s website. Providing a watercourse crossing for livestock and machinery will reduce the disturbance to the watercourse, which will. This guide is intended to assist those responsible for watercourse crossing in meeting their obligations and requirements under the code of practice. The department developed an inspection standard for watercourse crossings in alberta. Its our job to regulate these pipelines and ensure that theyre safe. Alberta environment and sustainable resource development code of practice for pipelines and telecommunication lines crossing a water body made under the water act and the water ministerial regulation table of contents section definitions 1 bound by the code of practice 2 notice to the director 3. The introduction contains background information on the advantages of using native plants for revegetation, different approaches to revegetation, minimising impacts of activities and using alternative revegetation. Engineering consultant guidelines for highway and bridge projects, volume 1. Roadway watercourse crossings remediation directive open. Environment canadas weather web site provides official weather warnings, current conditions, forecasts, and weather models, for public and marine areas in canada.
This platform was created by alberta environment and parks aep to connect water literacy practitioners and policy makers, and to promote water literacy tools, events, networking, collaboration and information sharing. Pipeline associated watercourse crossings manual bc oil and. Watercourse watercourse crossing watering point watershed watershed approach. Fishstream crossing guidebook iv acknowledgements the fishstream crossing guidebook, 2012 is a revision of the forest practices code fishstream crossing guidebook, march 2002. Trans mountain has made a number of commitments to continue monitoring our watercourse crossings after construction. Food retail and foodservices code free access on alberta health.
The public can use and access this data freely to learn more about how government works, carry out research or build web apps. Data and advisories are also available through the alberta rivers app for ios and android. The information provided on this page is derived from information from the environmental stewardship and climate change producer section of the canadian agricultural partnership website. Guide for pipelines pursuant to the environmental protection and enhancement act and regulations.
Alberta environment code of practice for watercourse crossings made under the water act and water ministerial regulation table of contents section definitions 1 bound by code of practice 2 notice to the director 3 notice where the works are not completed within time period 4 emergency 5 plans 6 maps and class of water bodies 7. Protecting albertas environment and natural resources includes preserving the quality of our water, air, natural lands and wildlife. The swat approach for pipeline watercourse crossings. Pdf screening methodology for bank erosion estimation at. Examples of fish species include the athabasca rainbow trout, bull trout, and. Alberta environment november 2008 glossary of water terms used in alberta 1 preface.
October 2005 pipeline associated watercourse crossings 3rd edition page ii acknowledgements capp, cepa and the cga would like to acknowledge the contributions made by the following people in the development of the 3rd edition of pipeline associated watercourse crossings. Strict rules are in place to protect the quality of water in alberta, one of the provinces most important resources. The purpose of this guide is to provide information about native plants found in alberta, the communities in which they are found, and current knowledge about revegetation methods. Nickpoint will complete the necessary notifications to alberta environment and fisheries and oceans canada habitat management on your behalf. Alberta energy regulators aer regulatory mandate to protect or restore fisheries habitat through effective stream crossing practices to promote and support a watershedbased approach to effective, collaborative watercourse crossing inspection, monitoring, management and remediation. Alberta environment, as the government department responsible for the administration of the act, establishes the. Every watercourse or water body crossing requires strict adherence to the code of practicecop. Every day in alberta, a complex network of pipelines operates right under our feet, moving oil and gas to markets at home and beyond. The cepa pipeline watercourse management program recommended practices are intended to be considered as a whole, and users are cautioned to avoid the use of individual chapters without regard for the entire practices. Alberta environmental assessment under the environmental protection and. The detailed management area maps in section 5 above contain the legal descriptions of class a site locations.
Environmental guidelines for watercourse crossings water resources management division water rights, investigations, and modelling section november 29, 2017. Remedial efforts will be undertaken on a scheduled basis dependent on risk assessment. Alberta environment and parks is part of a team currently working on several culvert operations in an effort to recover populations of native trout and whitefish in the central and northern watersheds of the eastern slopes fish management zone. They desired an easytounderstand glossary of common alberta based. The task group was established to help develop the regulations and information documents under the. View the codes of practice and maps below, or you can purchase print copies from alberta queens printer environmental protection and enhancement act codes of practice. Guidelines for roads and watercourse crossings chapter 1 forest road planning and construction 2 4. This protocol provides disposition holders with assurance and consistency regarding a common standard for.
The codes of practice regulate activities that are normally regulated through approvals granted by the water act. Management of watercourse crossings of linear developments in. Canadian weather radar, tropical storm tracking, lightning activity, uv index, and aqhi index values also available. Atlas of class a watercourse sites open government alberta. Pipeline associated watercourse crossings manual bc oil and gas commission. Please visit alberta river basins at to view maps and data summaries there, select maps and data summaries from the menu.
Pipeline associated watercourse crossings 4th edition. Notifications covid19 is a public health emergency. Contacts for alberta environment and parks and the alberta energy regulator are listed below for more information on the directive and inspection requirements. Guidelines for watercourse crossings on waterfront land. Evaluation of isolated watercourse crossings during winter construction along the alliance pipeline in northern alberta. Alberta environment and parks code of practice for watercourse crossings made under the water act and water ministerial regulation table of contents definitions compliance with the code of practice notice to the director notice where the works are not completed within time period nonapplication of this code of practice emergency plans maps. A final package with notification documents and professionally stamped construction drawings will then be sent to. These consolidations have no legislative sanction and have been produced solely for the convenience of research. This guide was prepared by the pipeline task group.1041 940 1021 445 707 182 1234 605 207 1255 1306 1179 140 1314 1442 1565 337 1132 764 390 289 483 841 809 797 221 615 867 1141 1004 410 795 529 60 937 174 1324 135 140 460