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Notice of Application
EPEA Application: 015-00011187
CCA Application:  1940926
TransAlta Corporation
Highvale Coal Mine (Mine No. 1769)
Ash Recovery Operation

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 015-00011187 and Coal Conservation Act (CCA)application 1940926 from TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) seeking approval for amendments to allow for the recovery of ash from the Highvale Coal Mine (Mine No. 1769).

This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on these applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern.

Description of the Application
TransAlta has applied under Section 67(1) of the EPEA to amend Approval No. 00011187-03-00, as amended, for the excavation and recovery of previously deposited ash from Pit 05 and Pit 06 at the Highvale Coal Mine (Mine No. 1769).

TransAlta has also applied to amend Licences  C 2016-6A and C 2016-7, under the CCA, as the excavation and recovery of ash impacts abandonment activities for Pit 05 and Pit 06.

The Highvale Mine is located in Townships 050, 051 and 052, Ranges 03, 04, 05 and 06, all west of the 5th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact:

TransAlta Corporation
Highvale Mine
P.O. Box 30
Seba Beach, Alberta T0E 2B0
Attention: Shanon Leggo
Telephone: 587-763-5430
Email: @email

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
Statements of concern (SOCs) can be filed online via a web-based form available on the AER website, or you can download the PDF version of this form and it can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to the AER using the contact information provided on the form.

The SOC form can be found at:

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on December 05, 2022. Send one copy of your statement of concern to TransAlta at the name and address above and one copy to:

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

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.

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

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's application review process, contact Doug Koroluk, by phone at 403-297-6306 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on November 03, 2022.
Sean Sexton, General Counsel