RRSG is a community and industry forum to:
- learn about industry, landowner rights and local activities and an opportunity to network and discuss comments/concerns;
- introduce new developments or present operational plans and improve public awareness;
- hear and respond to comments and concerns received through constructive feedback;
- identify and share issues and work on collaborative solutions;
- promote ongoing education and understanding between all members;
- build relationships and foster understanding.
RRSG does not:
- mandate compliance;
- deal with surface rights issues
A local group, known as RADCAP, initially raised concerns about air quality in the Rimbey area centering on flaring and plant emissions.Through a combination of public awareness, determination, improved regulations and technology much has been accomplished in the area since.
A group of landowners decided that they wanted to go further and pursue other issues of concern and the Rimbey and District Stakeholders Group was formed in the mid 1990s.
These landowners wanted to sit at the table with companies that operated in the area and seek solutions to issues and concerns arising from increased industry activity.
The organization has evolved and now operates as the Rimbey Regional Synergy Group (RRSG).
RRSG typically meets on the third Thursday, bi-monthly starting with January. Meetings are in the afternoon beginning at 1:00pm. There is generally no meeting held in July or August. An annual public Open House is held in Rimbey in early June.
The group’s activities and business are conducted through the use of a paid facilitator, with the assistance of an appointed volunteer Secretary and Treasurer.
Ad hoc committees may be struck from time to time to assist in a project or activity. Group decisions are made by consensus, except in the case of setting budget. Budget is set annually at a regular meeting and confirmed by a majority vote of the members.
RRSG maintains a membership in Synergy Alberta.
Community, Industry and Government working together in an organization built on a healthy and productive foundation of mutual trust, respect and understanding.
Regional stakeholders working together to promote social responsibility through meaningful dialogue and collaborative solutions.
Membership consists of landowners and community residents, county representatives, industry companies, area businesses and the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Boundaries are Hwy 13 in the north, Hwy 12 in the south, Hwy 792 in the east and Hwy 22 in the west.
Alberta Energy Regulator www.aer.ca
National Energy Board www.neb-one.gc.ca
Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resources www.environment.alberta.ca
Synergy Alberta www.synergyalberta.ca
Farmers’ Advocate Office www.farmersadvocate.gov.ab.ca
Property Rights Advocate PropertyRights
Surface Rights Board www.surfacerights.gov.ab.ca
Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources www.csur.com
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers www.capp.ca
Petroleum Services Association of Canada www.psac.ca
The Alberta Energy Regulator has a series of publications called EnerFAQs to provide landowners information on various topics:
What is the AER?
Having Your Say at an AER Hearing
Inspections and Enforcement of Energy Developments in Alberta
All About Critical Sour Wells
Explaining AER Setbacks
Flaring and Incineration
Proposed Oil and Gas Development: A Landowner’s Guide
The AER and You: Agreements, Commitments, and Conditions
All About Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Expressing Your Concerns – How to File a Statement of Concern About an Energy Resource Project
All of the EnerFAQs can be accessed at: http://www.aer.ca/about-aer/enerfaqs