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Monday, May 29, 2017
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Damages that occur on site (on lease) during the life of the well are handled by the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy and Saskatchewan Environment.  Please report any spills or damage to the nearest field office.

Lloydminster (Area 1) Field Office
Kindersley (Area 2) Field Office
Swift Current (Area 3) Field Office
Estevan (Area 4) Field Office

Damages that are not situated within the surface rights acquired by an operator (off lease) are to be reported to the Surface Rights Board within 30 days after discovery, by notifying the Board in writing. The Board will then notify the Operator. If the parties are unable to agree upon the amount of loss or damage, the Board may schedule a hearing to determine the merits of the claim and the amount of compensation to be paid. **

** Please note this Section (60) of the Act limits the amount of claim to $1,000.00.

Weeds:  The Operator is responsible for control of weeds on the land on which the operations of the Operator are being carried on. If there is a weed problem on site the Owner may apply to the Board in writing with three months, and the Board may order the Operator to destroy the weeds or may award the owner or occupant compensation to do so. 

Restoration concerns should also be reported to the Ministry of the Economy (Liability Management) as well as in writing to the Surface Rights Board prior to signing a release form.

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