Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat

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The Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat was created by the Government of Alberta in the summer of 2007 to address rapid growth issues in the oil sands regions of Alberta. The Secretariat collaborates with ministries, industry, communities and stakeholders to address the social, infrastructure, environmental and economic impacts of oil sands development. It acts as a main point of contact for inquiries from the public, industry and stakeholders on the government’s plan for managing growth in the oil sands.
On May 8, 2012, the Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat moved to Alberta Energy.

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Key Activities

  • Implementation of Responsible Actions: A Plan for Alberta's Oil Sands, which outlines an integrated approach for all levels of government, for industry, and for communities to address the economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities in the oil sands regions. 
  • Development of Comprehensive Regional Infrastructure Sustainability Plans(CRISP) for the Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River oil sands areas.
  • Work with ministries, other governments and stakeholders to ensure an integrated policy approach, information sharing and communication on an ongoing basis.

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Contact the Secretariat:
Phone (780) 644-1473
To connect toll-free in Alberta, dial
310-0000 followed by the area code and phone number.