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.

Dispute Resolution Conference
 
Frequently Asked Questions

SCHEDULING A PRE-HEARING DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE (WHY, HOW, WHO, AND WHEN?

 
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WHAT HAPPENS DURING A DRC?

 
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AFTER THE DRC

 
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