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New Manual for Coal Mine Pit Wall Abandonment

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Release Date: May 08, 2019

Today we released Manual 017: Coal Mine Pit Wall Abandonment. No requirements have changed. The manual details the application process, submission requirements, and evaluation methodologies for coal mine pit wall abandonment under section 12 of the Coal Conservation Rules.

The manual does not address conservation, closure, or reclamation requirements that are regulated under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) or the Public Lands Act (PLA).

Manual 017 is available on the AER website, www.aer.ca. Printed copies of the manual can be purchased from AER Order Fulfillment, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4; telephone: 403-297-8311 or 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0); fax: 403-297-7040; email: InformationRequest@aer.ca.