Views on Surface Rights in Alberta, Papers and materials from the Workshop on Surface Rights
edited by Barry Barton. 1988.
77 pp. Discussion Paper.
This paper gathers together background materials and reports of small group sessions from a workshop on surface rights held in April 1988.
The paper includes an introduction, with an overview of the discussions that took place and the points of consensus that were reached; revised versions of the four background papers that were presented at the workshop; reports from the small groups; and a list of participants. The background papers address principles for fixing compensation, decision-making by the Surface Rights Board of Alberta, judicial supervision of the Surface Rights Board of Alberta, and costs.
This paper will be of interest to anyone in Alberta who addresses problems related to surface rights. It will be of interest also to government personnel in other jurisdictions who are considering the same kinds of problems, especially those considering implementing or changing a regulatory regime.