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Notice of Application
Application 1909050, etc.
CST Canada Coal Limited
Grande Cache Coal Mine

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 1909050 submitted under the Coal Conservation Act (CCA) and other applications submitted under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), Water Act, and Public Lands Act (see table 1 for a complete list of the application numbers). 

This notice sets out the deadline and describes the process for filing statements of concern on the applications under the section “How to File a Statement of Concern.”

Table 1. Transfer applications


Application No.





Water Act

002-00024333, 002-00026791, 002-00026792, 002-00029357, 003-00030360, 002-00031280, 002-00032981, 003-00036800, 003-00067627, 003-00227000, 002-00250576, 003-00250879, 002-00268056, 003-00294565, and

Public Lands Act


Description of the Applications

Deloitte Restructuring Inc. is the court-appointed receiver and manager of Grande Cache Coal Corporation and Grande Cache Coal Limited Partnership (together, GCC) pursuant to a receivership order dated February 3, 2017. On January 8, 2018, the court approved the sale of GCC’s assets to SonicField Global Limited (SonicField). SonicField has established a new company, CST Canada Coal Limited (CST Coal), which has applied to transfer all the permits, licences, approvals, and dispositions, as well as existing applications (see table 2), for the Grande Cache coal mine from GCC. All rights and obligations under the existing licences and approvals will remain with GCC and its receiver until the transfer occurs.

Table 2. Existing applications for transfer


Application No.


1897999, 1847373, 1873046, 1878039, 1881345, and 1886163


013-00155804 and 015-00155804


The Grande Cache mine site consists of an open pit and underground mines located near the town of Grande Cache in Townships 57 and 58; Ranges 8, 9, and 10; West of the 6th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Bennett Jones LLP
4500 Bankers Hall East, 855 – 2 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 4K7
Attention: Brad Gilmour
Telephone: 403-298-3382
Fax: 403-265-7219
Email: @email 

Or you can submit an information request, as outlined at‌/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: @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 31, 2018. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Bennett Jones LLP 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, Corey MacGarva, by phone at 780-642-9342 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 1, 2018.


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