Application 1900216

Notice of Application
CCA Application No. 1900216
EPEA Application No. 008-00047679
Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC
Tent Mountain Mine

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received an integrated application consisting of Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1900216 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 008-00047679. This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern under the section “How to File a Statement of Concern.”

Description of the Applications

Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC has applied under the CCA and EPEA to transfer all permits, licences, and approvals associated with Permit No. 1695 for its Tent Mountain mine from Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC to Montem Resources Alberta Operations Ltd.

The Tent Mountain mine is a surface coal mine located near Crowsnest Pass in Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, and 24; Township 7; Range 6; West of the 5th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Westmoreland Coal Company
1100 – 10123 99 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3H1
Attention: Kari McDonald
Telephone: 780-420-5866
Email: kmcdonald@westmoreland.com  

Alternatively, you can receive a copy of the applications by submitting an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to

AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 0)
Email: InformationRequest@aer.ca

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a faster response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern

If you have concerns with these applications, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the applications without further notification.

How to File a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on November 23, 2017. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC at the name and address above and one copy to

Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: SOC@aer.ca 

Contents of a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
  2. the nature of your objection to the applications;
  3. the outcome of the applications that you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource activity that is the subject of the applications; and
  5. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and
    email address or, if you do not have an email address, your fax number.

The AER also requests that you include the application numbers in your statement of concern.

Confidentiality

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at www.aer.ca.

Jurisdiction

Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have the jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982.

For information on AER procedures, contact the authorizations specialist, Lisa Shauer, by phone at 403-297-6886 or by email to Lisa.Shauer@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 24, 2017.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel