The Surface Rights Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal that grants right of entry and assists landowners/occupants and operators resolve disputes about compensation when operators require access to private land or occupied crown land to develop subsurface resources such as oil, gas, and coal or to build and operate pipelines and power transmission lines.

Right of Entry
How to Apply to Vary or Amend an Order

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As part of our commitment to ongoing improvement, Board administration is currently reviewing its administrative processing of applications to amend the Operator named on Right of Entry Orders. This may result in delays in timelines to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience in this regard. If you are requesting administration to consider your application on a priority bases you may provide detail reasons in support of same. Please do not hesitate to contact board administration should you have questions or concerns.

When a change needs to be made to a Board Order with respect to an amendment or a varying rate agreement, a request can be made to the Board to make the change.  

Varyings rate agreements are when the parties agree on a new rate of compensation for a Right of Entry Order and would like the Board to update the existing order to reflect the new rate. For an explanation of how to do this, see How to Apply to Vary a Board Compensation Order.

Amendments are changes to a Board Order that do not have anything to do with the rate of compensation. For example, an amendment needs to be made if the operator corporation changes its legal name. To make this kind of amendment request, please find the application form by visiting the forms page and follow the instructions below.

Detailed instructions for completing the Request to Amend Operator Information


Section 1 – Applicant Information

  • Row 1: State the applicant’s (operators) name and the contact name of the person who is requesting the amendment.

  • Row 2 & 3: State the applicants Address and the phone number, fax number (if available) and e-mail address of the person who is requesting the amendment.
  • Row 4: Check the applicants preferred method of receiving correspondence

Section 2 – Operator Information

  • Row 1, 2 & 3: State the operator name that should be shown on the Board Order after the amendment is complete, along with their current mailing address and contact information.
    • Note: This information only needs to be provided if it is different than the applicant requesting the operator amendment.

Section 3 – Board Order to be amended

  • State the Surface Rights Board File number for the previous Board Order that is to be amended.

Example: AA2018.####

  • State the Surface Rights Board Order numbers (or Public Utilities Board Order numbers) which are to be amended.

Example: 2018/####

  • State the legal land description in the form of Quarter‐Section‐Township‐Range‐Meridian. If there is a Legal Subdivision (L.S.) indicated on the Board Order this must also be included in the land description.

Example:    SW 1/4 – 32‐52‐24‐W4M (L.S. 6) 

Section 4 – Required Documentation

  • 1) If the licence / permit / approval number was indicated in the previous Board Order, check yes, and provide a copy of the licence / permit / approval updated to indicate the new operator that is applying for the amendment.

Note: The licence / permit / approval number must be identical to the number identified on the previous Board Order.

Note: If multiple numbers are listed highlight the applicable number.

  • 2) If the licence / permit / approval number was not identified in the previous Board Order, provide the completed “Statutory Declaration to Amend Operation Information” form, sworn and commissioned, along with a copy of the licence / permit / approval.

Section 5 – In Submitting This Application the Applicant Confirms

  • Row 1: Verify that the current landowners and / or recipients entitled to compensation have been notified of this Application and have not objected to the request.
  • Row 2: The Board will consider applications on a priority basis where there are compelling reasons for doing so. If there are compelling reasons for the Board to prioritize your application, please provide detailed reasons in support of doing so.

Note: Board Administration requires 100% accuracy in order to take any action on the request. If there is any deficiency in the information or documentation submitted the request will be rejected and returned  along with all submitted material.

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