The Division has met sporadically over the years and has usually only assembled when specific issues have arisen that impact the access and use of core and sample material to the Geological community. Issues such as the proposed expansion of the AER Core Research Centre, changes to the submission of drill cuttings to the AER, and changes in sampling rules by the EUB/ERCB/AER have been central topics for discussion. In all cases, we include staff from the regulator to provide a two-way discussion to help us better understand the critical issues on both sides of the fence. With the rapidly changing landscape in our industry we anticipate more of these issues to arise with changing rules and technology.
Division Chair: Doug Hayden