APEGA 2020 Annual Report

REGULATORY AFFAIRS Regulatory Affairs, a department within the Regulatory Division, addresses strategic and emerging regulatory challenges.

Its responsibilities include:

• coordinating initiatives spanning multiple departments within the Regulatory Division, such as developing and implementing an internal audit function • managing and supporting APEGA’s relationship with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta joint boards and committees We worked closely with Alberta Municipal Affairs, the province’s Safety Codes Council, and the Architects Association of Alberta in 2020 to clarify legislative boundaries and interactions between the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act , the Safety Codes Act, and the Architects Act . We also worked together to complete the proposed new National Building Code – Alberta Edition schedules.

• governing and implementing APEGA’s appeals process

• developing and managing the modernization of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act • managing government relations, APEGA position development, primary government contact, and coordination. This includes building relationships with external stakeholders, such as municipal and provincial governments

• coordinating and supporting Policy and Standards Task Force staff

• supporting APEGA Council regulatory policy and cross-regulatory development

• managing and coordinating emerging regulatory issues and responses within the Regulatory Division and other APEGA divisions, and with external stakeholders



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