What are future plans for tailings management? Is this directive final, or will the ERCB look into more and different ways to regulate tailings management?
The ERCB plans to establish criteria that are achievable. The tailings directive is the first step in tailings regulation for the mineable oil sands industry. The ERCB will assess the effectiveness of the directive and consider the need for revisions or additional requirements. The ERCB will continue to look to improve and evolve the regulation of tailings operations.