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The Specified Specified Gas Emitters Regulation requires Alberta’s large industrial facilities to limit their annual greenhouse gas emissions. If a facility exceeds its government-approved limit, it can compensate for the excess by purchasing emissions offset credits. Facilities can also compensate for excess emissions by purchasing emissions performance credits or paying into a Climate Change and Emissions Management fund.

Objective and Scope

Our objective was to determine if management has implemented our 2009 recommendation to:

  • obtain assurance that data hosted and processed by its regulatory provider is accurate, complete and secure
  • formalize its relationship with the registry provider


The Department of Environment and Parks has not implemented our recommendation to obtain assurance that the data processed and maintained by the registry provider is accurate, complete and secure.