Notice of Application
Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd.
Vista Coal Project
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1938793 from Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. (Coalspur) for its Vista Coal Project. The AER is reviewing this application together with the supporting documents. A notice of application was issued on July 27, 2022 for the application 1938793.
This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on this application. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern for filing dates.
Description of the Application
Coalspur had applied to amend licence C 2018-9 to modify the Centre Dump design. This application was registered as 1932793. Coalspur has updated this application to amend licence C 2014-5 to modify McPherson Pits 4 and 5 design under the CCA.
The Vista mine currently consists of two parallel open pits, a coal processing plant, and various mine infrastructure, including McPherson Tailings Cells 1 to 3, located east of the town of Hinton, in Townships 50 and 51, Ranges 22–24, West of the 5th Meridian.
For a copy of the application, contact
To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, www.aer.ca. To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to
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Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the application 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 by 11:59 p.m. on the filing date below. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER's web-based form or by mail or email:
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
December 22, 2022
Final date to file a statement of concern.
Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
- why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
- the nature of your objection to the application;
- the outcome of the application you advocate;
- the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the application; and
- 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 number 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 www.aer.ca.
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 procedures, contact the regulatory applications specialist, Irene Chia, by phone at 403-297-7202 or by email to @email.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on November 22, 2022.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR