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The ESAA Weekly News is a free electronic newsletter that delivers information on upcoming ESAA and industry events, regulatory updates, environmental news and announcements for the environment industry in Alberta. The newsletter is delivered approximately every week, via e-mail with a link to a PDF document.

ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 19th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Notice of ESAA AGM / Final List of Board Nominees / Voting Information  As a reminder, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the AGM of ESAA Members will be held via GoToMeeting on April 7th at 1 pm.  If you are interested in attending, registration is free.  Register Now 2021 AGM Documents:  The 2021 AGM documents

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending March 12th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services David Schindler, the Scientific Giant Who Defended Fresh Water (Source: thetyee.ca – Andrew Nikiforuk) The first time I met David Schindler 30 years ago, he occupied an office the size of a closet on the eighth floor of the zoology building at the University of Alberta. Piles of scientific papers erupted about the room

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 26th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services ESAA Board Election – Call for Nominations Are you an employee of an ESAA full member?  Are you interested in serving on the ESAA Board of Directors?  The ESAA AGM and Board Election is happening on April 7th.  Full details below. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 ESAA Annual General Meeting

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 19th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services Funds target cleanup on Indigenous oil and gas sites Two new rounds of the Site Rehabilitation Program will provide $400 million to create thousands of jobs for Albertans while completing significant environmental cleanup across the province – including on First Nations reserves and Metis Settlements. The governments of Alberta and Canada are advancing

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending February 12th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services AER: New Edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment Today we released a new edition of Directive 020: Well Abandonment. Section 5 has been updated to allow for select routine abandonment of commingled wells that involve qualified subsurface geological strata in corresponding geographic locations. Information on qualified pools is available on the Directive 020

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending January 29th, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services ESAA is Requesting Photos of Members at Work ESAA is looking for a few photos of ESAA Members working in the field for inclusion on the main page of our new website. If you have a hi-res image of staff working in the field, with minimal visible logos, please email Joe at the

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending January 22nd, 2021

This issue sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services ESAA is Requesting Photos of Members at Work ESAA is looking for a few photos of ESAA Members working in the field for inclusion on the main page of our new website. If you have a hi-res image of staff working in the field, with minimal visible logos, please email Joe at the

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending January 15th, 2021

New Year – New format for the ESAA Weekly News. This issues sponsored by: THINK Envirotechnical Services AER: Invitation for Feedback on Revisions to Directive 067 We are seeking feedback on a new edition of Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals. The proposed changes include requiring additional information, particularly financial information, at the time

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ESAA Weekly News – Week ending December 11th, 2020

New Release – Subsoil Salinity Tool Version 3.0 Alberta Environment and Parks has released the Subsoil Salinity Tool Version 3.0.  The Subsoil Salinity Tool is a software package for deriving site-specific remediation guidelines for salt contamination below the root zone. The upgrades you will see in this version are: Sodium and sodium adsorption ratio guidelines Maximum depth of impact increased

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