A Guide to Appearing Before the Surface Rights Board of Alberta (Second Edition)
by Barry Barton and Barbara Roulston. 1986.
124 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-919269-19-4. $5.00 (softcover)
This book provides a guide to the Alberta Surface Rights Act, under which a company can be authorized to use land to drill an oil or gas well, to lay a pipeline, to erect a power line, or to carry out mining. The first four chapters of this book cover the ways that an operator can obtain a right of entry on land, procedures before the Alberta Surface Rights Board, and the way that compensation is fixed. In the last chapter, the authors offer a legal analysis of a number of difficult issues in surface rights law.
This book is directed to the needs of owners and occupants of land, and should also be of use to resource companies, landmen, lawyers, appraisers, and others whose work requires an understanding of surface rights negotiations and proceedings.