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Notice of Application
EPEA Application 017-11364
CCA Application 1920699
Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC
Paintearth Mine

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 017-11364 and Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1920699 from Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC (PMRU) to amend existing approvals for the Paintearth Mine.

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

Description of the Applications

PMRU has applied under CCA and EPEA to re-mine areas that have at some point in the past been used to dispose of ash. It has also applied to alter the final reclamation landscape and modify local drainage patterns in order to re-mine for ash.

The proposed activities would occur in Sections 1, 2, 10–15, 22–25, and 36, Township 40, Range 16, West of the 4th Meridian, Sections 5–8, 17–21, 28, 29, and 30, Township 40, Range 15, West of the 4th Meridian, and Sections 28, 29, 32, and 33, Township 39, Range 15, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Westmoreland Coal Company – Paintearth Mine
Box 730
Forestburg, Alberta  T0B 1N0
Attention: David R. Leslie, P.Eng.
Telephone: 403-854-5218
Email: dleslie@westmoreland.com

To receive a copy of the applications and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/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: InformationRequest@aer.ca

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a faster response. Copies of the applications will also be available at

Alberta Government Library
44 Capital Boulevard
11th Floor, 10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5E6
Telephone: 780-427-2985
(toll free: 780-310-0000)

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern

If you have concerns with either of 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 notice.

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 June 7, 2019. Send one copy of your statement of concern to PMRU 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: SOC@aer.ca

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.

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 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, Aman Ahlawat, by phone at 780-427-3791 or by email to aman.ahlawat@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 8, 2019.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel