The Ministry of Energy and Resources has concluded consultations on the proposed amendments to The Surface Rights Acquisition and Compensation Act and The Oil and Gas Conservation Act. The proposed amendments aim to enhance the ability of the Saskatchewan Surface Rights Board of Arbitration (Board) and the ministry to enforce payment of compensation owing pursuant to a surface lease or a Board order.
Details on the proposed amendments may be found at Notice of Consultation: Enforcement of Payment of Surface Rights Compensation. A summary of feedback received during the consultation period can be found at Summary of Consultation: Surface Rights Compensation Payment Enforcement Tools. Inquiries regarding the proposed amendments may be directed to the ER Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.