Coal mining-related applications submitted to the AER under the Coal Conservation Act and Coal Conservation Rules are divided into four application categories:
Coal routine applications are routine amendments that are not expected to adversely and materially affect resource conservation, the environment, socioeconomic conditions, or rights of stakeholders assessed in the original application or in any approved amendments for
Coal operational applications are amendments that may affect resource conservation or involve significant modifications but that are not expected to affect rights of stakeholders or alter the environment and socioeconomic conditions assessed in the original application or in any approved amendments for
Coal pilot/experimental applications are nonroutine new or amendment applications that support the testing and deployment of unproven technology for
Coal nonroutine applications are new or amendment applications that may affect resource conservation or result in an adverse and material change to the environment and socioeconomic conditions assessed in the original application or in any approved amendments, and may affect stakeholders for
The applicant will submit its Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application to the designated coal-mine coordinator or through the general inbox email@example.com. After being vetted for private/confidential information, applications are registered using the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) as nonconfidential, and all material related to an application is stored within this system.
After an application is received, it is reviewed for administrative completeness. If the application is declared administratively complete, a technical review will be conducted and will include the following tasks: