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Notice of Application
Applications 005-00383119, 042-00011066
Prairie Mines and Royalty ULC
Coal Valley Mine

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application No. 042-00011066, and Water Act (WA) application No. 005-00383119. 

Description of the Application
Prairie Mines and Royalty ULC (PMRU) has applied for the Coal Valley Mine (CVM):

  • To amend the EPEA approval No. 00011066-03-00 to approve the increased disturbance footprint and the modifications required to construct the new Pit 15 Dump; and
  • To amend WA approval No. 00383119-00-00 to approve upgrades to existing water management infrastructure and decommission the Pit 15 Dam.

This application reflects the change in mine plan to develop a new rejects dump that extend beyond the limits of Pit 15. The dump will be constructed adjacent to the Pit 15 Dam. Backfilling of the pit will reduce the Pit 15 fluid storage volume to zero cubic meter, at which point the impoundment will be reviewed and assessed for removal from the list of regulated dams.

The Pit 15 Dump will encompass a portion of Township 047, Range 19, West of the 5th Meridian, Sections 6, 7, 10, and 11.

For a copy of the application, contactPrairie Mine and Royalty ULC
PO Box 6780
Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2
Attention: Joel Waldron
Telephone: 587-817-0717
E-mail: @email

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) query tool available under Systems & Tools on the AER website. To receive a copy of the applications, environmental impact assessment, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to
AER Information Distribution Services 
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 
(toll free; option 0)
Email: @email

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 by 11:59 p.m. on the filing date below. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Prairie Mine and Royalty ULC at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER’s web-based form or by mail or email:

Online:  https://www.aer.ca/protecting-what-matters/giving-albertans-a-voice/statement-of-concern/statement-of-concern-form 

Mail or email:
Regulatory Applications 
Alberta Energy Regulator 
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW 
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: @email

June 27, 2024 Final date to file a statement of concern.
July 4, 2024 Final date for response submissions from the applicant. 

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

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
  2. the nature of your objection to the application;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the application; 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 number 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 Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the 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 regulatory applications specialist, Selena Ma, by phone at 587-943-4618 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 16, 2024.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR