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Directive 085: Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects

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Release Date: October 12, 2017

Effective Date: October 12, 2017
Replaces the previous edition released on July 14, 2016.
Released with Bulletin 2017-17.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive, under the Oil Sands Conservation Act, sets out requirements for managing fluid tailings volumes for oil sands mining projects, including application information requirements, the application review process, fluid tailing management reporting, and the performance evaluation and compliance and enforcement processes. Fluid tailings dam or impoundment requirements, applications, and performance reports are managed through Part 6 of the Water Act.