(Alberta) Regulation 244/2018Methane Emission Reduction Regulation

Last updated: 8 March 2024

This regulation (commonly referred to as MERR), issued by the Government of Alberta under the provincial Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, requires licensees to comply with sections of Directives 017 and 060 (issued by the Alberta Energy Regulator) for venting methane and measuring methane emissions, and recordkeeping and reporting related information.


In essence, this regulation allows the application of penalty provisions for Alberta Energy Regulator Directives 017 and 060 (up to $50,000 for a person and up to $500,000 for a corporation).  The regulation also creates a right for individual citizens to request an investigation for an alleged violation of the Directives.

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