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Notice of Application
CCA Applications 1891471 and 1891472
EPEA Application 006-194463
WA Applications 001-00395558 and 001-00395559
Whissell Land Corp.
Burtonsville Island Coal Mine

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received an integrated application consisting of Coal Conservation Act (CCA) applications 1891471 and 1891472, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 006-194463, and Water Act (WA) applications 001-00395558 and 001-00395559 from Whissell Land Corp. (Whissell). 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

Whissell has, for its operations, applied under the CCA and EPEA for an ownership name change, renewal and expansion of its CCA and EPEA approvals. Whissell has applied under the WA for site water management works, including end pit lakes. Whissell has also applied under the WA for the diversion and use of up to 31 629 cubic metres of water per year for commercial purposes (aggregate washing, dust control, losses).

The Burtonsville Island mine is located 22 kilometres southeast of Tomahawk, Alberta, in Section 21 of Township 50, Range 4, West of the 5th Meridian. The operation encompasses 58.2 hectares, and consists of coal mining and sand and gravel (i.e., aggregates) excavation. Coal production is about 23 000 tonnes per year while aggregates production is expected to be 200 000 tonnes per year.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Whissell Land Corp.
14035 105 Avenue NW
RPO Glenora
PO Box 53009
Edmonton, Alberta   T5N 4A8
Attention: John Whissell
Telephone: 780-819-2512
Fax: 780-443-2218
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 August 2, 2017. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Whissell 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

  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 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 June 20, 2017.

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