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Notice of Application
CCA Application 1885641
EPEA Application 003-220226
WA Application 003-00225432
Dodds Coal Mining Ltd.
Dodds Coal Mine

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received an integrated application consisting of Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1885641, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 003-220226, and Water Act (WA) application 003-00225432 from Dodds Coal Mining Ltd. (Dodds). This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern for filing dates.

Description of the Applications
Dodds has, for its coal mine, applied under the CCA and EPEA for a renewal of its CCA and EPEA approvals and applied under the WA for an amendment to extend the expiry date of its WA approval.

The Dodds mine is located 7 kilometres south of Ryley, Alberta, in Sections 4 and 9 of Township 49, Range 17, West of the 4th Meridian. The operation consists of an open-pit mine with an on-site coal handling facility, which currently produces approximately 80 000 tonnes of thermal coal per year.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Dodds Coal Mining Ltd.
Box 4
Ryley, Alberta   T0B 4A0
Attention: Dave Bowal
Telephone: 780-663-2285
Fax: 780-663-3440
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

AER Order Fulfillment
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 before 4:00 p.m. on May 25, 2017. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Dodds 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: @email

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

a) why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;

b) the nature of your objection to the applications;

c) the outcome of the applications that you advocate;

d) 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

e) 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 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, Irene Chia, by phone at 403-297-7202 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April 25, 2017.

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