As per requirements under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act of Alberta, all geophysical programs shot on Crown Land require a field inspection and application for “Letter of Clearance”. The inspection involves the assessment of re-vegetation, surface plugging of any open holes (if encountered), removal of seismic debris (if any) left by the crew, and the assessment and correction of any environmental problems such as erosion and flowing holes.
In the event that our inspection personnel encounter areas where the Forest Officer or Public Lands Official requires additional work, the client will be contacted before any money is spent or work commences. A Geophysical Site Condition Report and application for Letter of Clearance will be completed and forwarded to the Petroleum Land Use & Reclamation Section of Alberta Sustainable Resources, Public Lands Division on behalf of the client.
In the green area and site specific white zone areas, the inspection work is done by (2) workers on 4x4 ATVs in radio communication with each other at all times to meet OutSource Seismic’s and the Canadian Petroleum Safety Councils’ safety guidelines.