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Decision 75-K

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Applicant
Luscar Sterco Ltd.
Application Number
8494
Title
Decision on application by Luscar Sterco Ltd., 1975 (Coal Conservation Act parts 4 and 5)
Date
1975
Title
Decision on application by Luscar Sterco Ltd., 1975 (Coal Conservation Act parts 4 and 5)
Date
1975
Applicant
Luscar Sterco Ltd.
Application Number
8494
Hearing Panel
Govier GW
Craig DR
Berkowitz N
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Coal mine
Coal preparation plant
Coal project
Coal Valley Mine (Luscar)
Alberta
Coal reserve
Coalspur coal field
Economic analysis
Edson area
Engineering geology
Environmental impact
Hinton area
Land reclamation
Mining engineering
NTS 83F
Open pit mining
Pollution control
Reclamation
Slope stability
Socio-economic impact assessment
Structural geology
Surface mining
Thermal coal
Legal References
Coal Conservation Act S10
Coal Conservation Act S11
Coal Conservation Act S23
Notes
ERCB report 75-K on application No. 8494 to develop mine site, commence mining operations in 3 open pits mines and construct and operate coal processing plant, all in the vicinity of Coal Valley, TP.47, R.19-20, W5.
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Decision 77-BB

https://had.aer.ca/link/decision2374
Applicant
McIntyre Mines Limited
Alberta. Dept. of the Environment
Application Number
9460
Title
Decision on application by McIntyre Mines Limited, 1977 (extension of No. 9 mine site near Grande Cache)
Date
1977
Title
Decision on application by McIntyre Mines Limited, 1977 (extension of No. 9 mine site near Grande Cache)
Date
1977
Applicant
McIntyre Mines Limited
Alberta. Dept. of the Environment
Application Number
9460
Hearing Panel
Craig DR
Berkowitz N
Thiessen HW
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Coal mine
Coal project
Grande Cache area
McIntyre no.9 mine
Coal preparation plant
Coal reserve
Coking coal
Environmental impact
Expansion
Land reclamation
NTS 83E
Open pit mining
Reclamation
Socio-economic effect
Strip mining
Legal References
Coal Conservation Act Part 4
Notes
ERCB report 77-BB on application No. 9460 for a major extension of mine No. 1774, known as McIntyre No. 9 mine, approximately 18 miles north of the Town of Grande Cache.
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Decision 80-E

https://had.aer.ca/link/decision2324
Applicant
Union Oil Company of Canada Limited
Rescon Coal Holdings Ltd.
Application Number
790729
Title
Decision on application by Union Oil Company of Canada Limited and Rescon Coal Holdings Ltd. Obed Marsh coal project Hinton
Date
1980
Title
Decision on application by Union Oil Company of Canada Limited and Rescon Coal Holdings Ltd. Obed Marsh coal project Hinton
Date
1980
Applicant
Union Oil Company of Canada Limited
Rescon Coal Holdings Ltd.
Application Number
790729
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Coal mine
Coal preparation plant
Coal project
Hinton area
Obed Marsh coal project
Obed Mountain coal field
Surface mining
Benefit cost analysis
Bituminous coal
Coal reserve
Drainage
Environmental impact
Land reclamation
Mine design
NTS 83F
Open pit mining
Overburden ratio
Reclamation
Settling pond
Socio-economic effect
Strip mining
Tailings
Thermal coal
Waste disposal
Water quality
Legal References
Coal Conservation Act S10
Coal Conservation Act S23
Notes
ERCB report 80-E on application No. 790729 to develop surface coal mine in TP.52-55, R.23-25, W5 and a coal processing plant in TP.52-53, R.23-24, W5; Board hearing 1980-02-25/26/27
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Decision 82-17

https://had.aer.ca/link/decision2061
Applicant
Gulf Canada Resources Inc.
Application Number
811041
820204
820205
Title
Decision on application by Gulf Canada Resources Inc., 1982 (sour gas, fuel gas and saltwater disposal pipelines Shaw-Mountain Park areas)
Date
1982
Title
Decision on application by Gulf Canada Resources Inc., 1982 (sour gas, fuel gas and saltwater disposal pipelines Shaw-Mountain Park areas)
Date
1982
Applicant
Gulf Canada Resources Inc.
Application Number
811041
820204
820205
Hearing Panel
DeSorcy GJ
Bohme VE
Strom NA
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Pipelines
Descriptors
Fuel gas pipeline
Gas pipeline
Mountain Park field
Pipeline construction permit
Shaw field
Sour gas
Waste water
Water pipeline
Coal lease
Coal preparation plant
Emergency procedure
Energy development
Environmental impact
Locating
NTS 83F
Pipeline design
Pipeline route
Route selection
Safety
Legal References
Pipeline Act
Notes
Decision 82-17 on application No. 811041, No. 820204 and No. 820205 to construct pipelines to transport sour gas from three wells in Shaw field and four wells in Mountain Park field to a central compressor station in LSD 2-28-48-21 W5M and from proposed compressor to Gulf's Robb plant, and to transport fuel gas from plant to compressor station & line heaters on sour gas gathering system, and to transport sour produced water from plant to water disposal well (TP.47-49, R.19-22, W5M).
Interveners
Mercoal Minerals Ltd.
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Decision 83-A

https://had.aer.ca/link/decision2466
Applicant
McLeod River Coal Ltd.
Application Number
820294
Title
Decision on application by McLeod River Coal Ltd., 1983 (McLeod River coal project, Hinton)
Date
1983
Title
Decision on application by McLeod River Coal Ltd., 1983 (McLeod River coal project, Hinton)
Date
1983
Applicant
McLeod River Coal Ltd.
Application Number
820294
Hearing Panel
Berkowitz N
Strom NA
Mink FJ
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Coal mine
Coal preparation plant
Coal project
Coalspur coal field
Hinton area
McLeod River coal project
Surface mining
Air quality
Bituminous coal
Capitalized cost
Coal reserve
Cost analysis
Design criteria
Drainage
Dust control
Economic analysis
Employment
Environment protection
Environmental impact
Groundwater
Land reclamation
Land use
Manpower
Marketing
Mine design
NTS 83F
Open pit mining
Operating cost
Overburden ratio
Railroad
Reforestation
Socio-economic effect
Soil conservation
Tailings
Tailings - storage
Terminal facility
Thermal coal
Transportation corridor
Waste disposal
Water quality
Legal References
Coal Conservation Act S10
Coal Conservation Act S23
Notes
ERCB report D83-A on application No. 820294 to develop a surface coal mine in TP.49-51, R.21-23, W5 to extract high volatile C bituminous coal from NW portion of Coalspur coal field and to construct a coal processing plant in TP.51-52, R23-24, W5; Board hearing 1982-08-24/25/26/27
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Decision 83-C

https://had.aer.ca/link/decision2435
Applicant
Mercoal Minerals Ltd.
Application Number
820385
Title
Decision on application by Mercoal Minerals Ltd., 1983 (Mercoal coal project)
Date
1983
Title
Decision on application by Mercoal Minerals Ltd., 1983 (Mercoal coal project)
Date
1983
Applicant
Mercoal Minerals Ltd.
Application Number
820385
Hearing Panel
Berkowitz N
Strom NA
Mink FJ
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Alberta Coal Branch
Coal mine
Coal preparation plant
Coal project
Hinton area
Mercoal coal project
Surface mining
Air quality
Benefit cost analysis
Bituminous coal
Coal reserve
Coalspur coal field
Cost analysis
Design criteria
Dust control
Economic analysis
Employment
Environmental impact
Land reclamation
Land use
Mine design
Marketing
NTS 83F
Open pit mining
Overburden ratio
Reforestation
Socio-economic effect
Tailings
Tailings - storage
Thermal coal
Waste disposal
Water quality
Water supply
Legal References
Coal Conservation Act S10
Coal Conservation Act S23
Notes
ERCB report D83-C on application No. 820385 to develop a surface coal mine to produce high volatile C bituminous coal and to construct a coal processing plant, to be located in TP.47-49, R.20-23, W5; Board hearing 1982-11-02/03/04
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Decision 97-08

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Applicant
Cardinal River Coals Ltd.
TransAlta Utilities Corporation
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Application Number
960313
960314
960677
Title
Decision 97-08: Cardinal River Coals Ltd. and TransAlta Utilities Corporation : Appplication for EUB-CEAA Joint Review Panel - Cheviot Coal Project, Mountain Park Area, Alberta : Report
Date
1997
Title
Decision 97-08: Cardinal River Coals Ltd. and TransAlta Utilities Corporation : Appplication for EUB-CEAA Joint Review Panel - Cheviot Coal Project, Mountain Park Area, Alberta : Report
Date
1997
Applicant
Cardinal River Coals Ltd.
TransAlta Utilities Corporation
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Application Number
960313
960314
960677
Hearing Type
Joint
Utilities
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Coal project
Cheviot coal project
Air pollution
Air quality
Biological effect
Coal development policy for Alberta (1976)
Coal mine
Coal preparation plant
Environmental impact
Mountain Park area
NTS 83C
Open pit mining
Physiological effect
Socio-economic effect
Soil pollution
Transmission line
Water pollution
Water quality
Wildlife
Legal References
Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act S47
Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act S51
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act S37
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act S40
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act S41
Coal Conservation Act S10
Coal Conservation Act S23
Energy Resources Conservation Act S29
EUB Rules of Practice
Fisheries Act S35
Hydro and Electric Energy Act S12
Hydro and Electric Energy Act S14
Hydro and Electric Energy Act S17
Notes
EUB Decision D97-08 (report of the EUB-CEAA Joint Review Panel) on applications no. 960313, 960314, and 960677 by Cardinal River Coals and TransAlta Utilities Corporation for a proposed coal mine and coal processing plant (Cheviot Coal Project) and associated transmission line and substation (all in township 45-46, range 22-24, W5M); Joint Review Panel public hearing 1997-01-13 through 1997-02-20 and re-opened on 1997-04-01 for one day
Interveners
King MA
Inland Cement
Weldwood Canada
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Alberta Chamber of Commerce
United Mine Workers of America Local 1656
Town of Hinton
Van Binsbergen D
Breitkreuz C
Alexis First Nation
Cadomin Environmental Protection Association
Alpine Club of Canada
Alberta Native Plant Council
Mountain Park Environmental Protection and Heritage Association
Alberta Wilderness Association
Jasper Environmental Society
Pembina Institute for Responsible Development
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Gadd B
Alberta Fish and Game Association
Trout Unlimited
Rocky Mountain Ecosystem Coalition
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Smallboy Camp
Dave family
Clark JD
Higgins B
Approval
Approved
Conditions
Section 35-45-24 W5M and SW quarter of Section 36-45-24 W5M (upper Prospect Creek) are excluded from application no. 960313
Cardinal Rivers Coals (CRC) shall monitor aquatic ecology of Lac Des Roche
CRC shall justify the need for each end lake pit and rock drain
CRC shall carry out long term monitoring of groundwater and surface water quality
CRC shall maintain 1000 m buffer between mine disturbance and the Cardinal Divide Natural Area wherever practical
CRC shall monitor impacts on wildlife populations
CRC shall establish permissable noise levels
CRC shall establish community liaison groups, in particular with the Mountain Park Association, stewards of the Cardinal Divide Natural Area, the Alexis First Nation, and the Smallboy Camp
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Decision 2000-59

https://had.aer.ca/link/decision3281
Applicant
Cardinal River Coals Ltd.
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Application Number
960313
960314
Title
Decision on application by Cardinal River Coals Ltd., Cheviot Coal Project, 2000 (report of the EUB-CEAA Joint Review Panel - Cheviot Coal Project, Mountain Park Area, Alberta) (EUB Applications No. 960313 and 960314)
Date
2000
Title
Decision on application by Cardinal River Coals Ltd., Cheviot Coal Project, 2000 (report of the EUB-CEAA Joint Review Panel - Cheviot Coal Project, Mountain Park Area, Alberta) (EUB Applications No. 960313 and 960314)
Date
2000
Applicant
Cardinal River Coals Ltd.
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Application Number
960313
960314
Hearing Panel
Bietz BF
Miller GJ
Beck T
Hearing Type
Joint
Utilities
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Air pollution
Air quality
Biological effect
Cheviot Coal Project
Coal development policy for Alberta (1976)
Coal mining
Coal preparation plant
Ecological research
Environmental impact
Evaluation
Indians of North America
Mountain Park Area
NTS 83C
Open pit mining
Physiological effect
Road construction
Socio-economic effect
Soil pollution
Transmission line
Water pollution
Water quality
Wildlife
Legal References
Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act S47
Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act S51
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act S37
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act S40
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act S41
Coal Conservation Act S10
Coal Conservation Act S23
Energy Resources Conservation Act S29
EUB Rules of Practice
Fisheries Act S35
Hydro and Electric Energy Act S12
Hydro and Electric Energy Act S14
Hydro and Electric Energy Act S17
Notes
Conclusions made in this report are supplemental to those made in the Panels' 1997 report, Decision 97-8 (Appendix 1) and include any new information obtained since the release of that report.
Interveners
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Gouthro B
Dery M
Carramusa R
Mork C
United Mine Workers of America, Local 1656 (UMWA)
Campbell R
Town of Hinton
Risvold R
Alberta Environment (AENV)
Alberta Health and Wellness
Macdonald W
Cox D
Smith K
Stenhouse G
Sterling G
Notan L
MacKenzie A
Cadomin Environmental Protection Association (CEPA)
Way C
Government of Canada
Linsey G
Tupper R
LeFebvre JG
LaPalme L
Fairbairn M
Fenton W
Gregoire P
Holroyd G
Hooper R
Weaver J
Bradford W
Cardiff S
Johnson D
Dobson B
Purves H
Hodgins D
Kirkland D
Weldwood of Canada Ltd. (Weldwood)
Udell R
Stauffer R
Lougheed H
Alberta Wilderness Association, Jasper Environmental Society,
Pembina Institute for Responsible Development, Canadian
Parks and Wilderness Society, and Ben Gadd (AWA Coalition)
Pachal D
Gunsch S
Gadd B
Seaton J
Notnes R
Kittredge P
Howery D
Stellmach H
Mountain Park Environmental Protection and
Heritage Association
Godby EA
Bracko M
Alpine Club of Canada/Alberta Native Plant Council (ACC/ANPC)
Dinwoodie A
Strang I
Breitkreuz C
Griffiths G
Mountain Cree Camp
Mountain Cree Camp Syllabics Institute
Nadeau M
Parry B
Fedirchuk G
Nielson R
Budinski J
Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC)
Brewin K
Alberta Fish and Game Association (AFGA)
Alexis First Nation (AFN)
Chief Francis Alexis
Potts P
Canadian Nature Federation (CNF)
Environmental Resource Centre
Clark J. D
Mitchell J
O’Chiese J
Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC)
Phillips L
Jones G
Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta (Treaty 8 FN)
Rath J
Handel J
Panel Consultants:
Ross W
Peterson E
Stephenson HG
Panel Secretariat:
Kennedy WY
MacLachlan LJ
Henderson DIR
Seguin N
Creasey R
Powell R
Thompson JP
Roberts L
Stoddart A
Brown C
Morris D
Nixon V
Approval
Approved
Conditions
In addition to the original conditions, CRC shall: monitor selenium levels in the water of new end-pit lakes and assess adverse effects; schedule its rail and road construction after consulting with regional forestry and petroleum companies; conduct surveys for rare plant species on mine property; control mining impact on grizzly bears; protect historic archaeological sites; develop alternative to Mountain Park off-highway staging site; maintain regional environmental management initiatives.
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Decision 2014-04

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Applicant
Coalspur Mines (Operations) Limited
Application Number
1726915
1726923
1726927
Title
Decision 2014-004 : Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. applications for coal mine permit amendment, coal processing plant approval amendment, coal mine pit licence, and coal mine dump licences McLeod River Coal field
Date
2014
Title
Decision 2014-004 : Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. applications for coal mine permit amendment, coal processing plant approval amendment, coal mine pit licence, and coal mine dump licences McLeod River Coal field
Date
2014
Applicant
Coalspur Mines (Operations) Limited
Application Number
1726915
1726923
1726927
Hearing Panel
Bolton AH
McNeil BM
Ternes LJ
Hearing Type
Board
Category
Coal
Descriptors
Economic condition
Economic factor
Environmental impact
Land use
Mining
Decision 83-A
Coal preparation
Hinton area
McLeod River area
Coal preparation plant
Settling pond
Legal References
Coal Conservation Act S5
Coal Conservation Act S8
Coal Conservation Act S16
Coal Conservation Act S23
Coal Conservation Rules
2014 ABAER 004
Notes
Change to legal citation effective January 2011
Interveners
Murray-Hehr J
Approval
Approved with conditions
Conditions
Coalspur shall construct, operate, and reclaim the approved project in accordance with the specifications, standards, commitments, and other information referred to in Applications No. 1726915, 1726923, and 1726927 and its submissions unless the AER directs otherwise. 2. The approvals will expire in five years from the issuance of this decision unless Coalspur has satisfied the AER that construction has begun. 3. Within the first 5 years of operations, the adequacy of all conditions shall be reviewed by the AER and may be amended at the AER’s sole discretion. 4. The pit and dump licences expire 10 years from the issuance of this decision. New licences may be issued if Coalspur demonstrates to the satisfaction of the AER that mining and reclamation practices throughout the licence period have been acceptable. Coal Processing Plant 5. The coal processing plant and ancillary facilities known as Coal Processing Plant No. 8 will be located in Sections 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, and 19, Township 51, Range 23, West of the 5th Meridian and in Sections 24, 26, 27, and 34, Township 51, Range 24, West of the 5th Meridian. 6. Coalspur must operate the coal processing plant to the satisfaction of the AER and in a manner that results in the maximum practical recovery of marketable coal from all raw coal mined and processed. 7. Coalspur must submit in the first quarter of each calendar year for the preceding year, to the satisfaction of the AER, an annual report on coal processing plant operations which includes a site wide mass balance, a description of operations and any modifications, and any other information the AER requests. 8. Six months prior to operation of the coal processing plant, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a measurement plan, describing the accuracy of measurement devices and the methodology used to determine coal production, disposition, reject, and storage. Mine Plan and End-pit lake 9. Within six months of issuance of this decision, Coalspur must submit an analysis evaluating the economic and technical feasibility of increasing in-pit waste disposal, through modifying the sequencing or phasing of the pit, for the purpose of reducing the size and depth of the end-pit lake and size of the external dumps. Following the AER’s review of the submitted analysis, the AER may require Coalspur to submit further information, and/or a revised mine plan for approval by the AER. 10. Fifteen years from the commencement of mining operations, the operator must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a final design and operations management plan for the end-pit lake. 11. Fifteen years from the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, an end-pit lake adaptive management strategy. The strategy must include: desired management outcomes related to water quality, water quantity, and aquatic species; details of the integrated monitoring program; indicators, criteria and thresholds for monitoring environmental change and performance; and a description of mitigation options in the event that desired management outcomes are not being achieved. Coalspur must implement the strategy and provide annual progress reports to the AER. Geotechnical Investigations and Performance 12. Three months prior to the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur shall submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a detailed geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring plan for the pit highwall, in-pit dump, and external waste rock dumps. 13. Six months prior to construction of the north rock dump Coalspur must submit the results of its additional geotechnical investigation program and any modifications to the design. 14. Six months prior to construction of the fines settling pond Coalspur must submit the results of its additional geotechnical investigation program and any modifications to the fines settling pond design. 15. Coalspur must submit in the first quarter of each calendar year for the preceding year, to the satisfaction of the AER, an annual report on the geotechnical performance of the highwall, in-pit dump, external waste rock dumps, fines settling pond dam, and fresh water pond dams. Fines Management 16. One year prior to construction of the coal processing plant, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a fines management plan that addresses the footprint, management, and reclamation of the fines settling pond, including validation of fines characterization. 17. Coalspur must limit the construction of the fines settling pond to an elevation of 1238 m above sea level until Coalspur has satisfied the AER that the fines settling pond design is consistent with actual fines behavior. 18. Coalspur must submit in the first quarter of each calendar year for the preceding year, to the satisfaction of the AER, an annual performance report on its fines management that includes testing results and any other information the AER requests. Water 19. Six months prior to the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a water management plan that includes details on proposed surface water and groundwater management, monitoring activities, and instream flow needs protocols for flow augmentation. 20. Prior to the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, baseline sediment surveys of stream embeddedness and concretion deposition for McPherson Creek, McPherson Creek Tributary 2, and Mcleod River Tributary 1. 21. Six months prior to the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, an adaptive management strategy specific to surface waters within the project area. The strategy is to include: desired management outcomes related to water quality, water quantity and sensitive fish species; details of the proposed monitoring program(s); indicators, criteria and thresholds for monitoring environmental change and performance and a description of mitigation options in the event that desired management outcomes are not being achieved. Monitoring and reporting activities must include monitoring for selenium in surface waters and aquatic biota, and stream embeddedness and concretion deposition for McPherson Creek, McPherson Creek Tributary 2, and McLeod River Tributary 1 within the mine permit area. Coalspur must implement the strategy and provide annual progress reports to the AER. 22. Six months prior to the commencement of mining operations, the operator must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a further evaluation of flocculants, coagulants and other products for their effectiveness and safety for the environment. The evaluation must include consideration of alternative products with lower toxicity to aquatic organisms for use in removing suspended sediments. 23. Within one year of the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, follow up toxicity testing results for the flocculant or coagulant products in representative effluent waters. Wildlife 24. Three months prior to the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a wildlife monitoring plan and adaptive management strategy that includes: desired management outcomes related to wildlife use and movement for the area along McPherson Creek and McLeod River Tributary 1 during mining and in the closure landscape; details of the proposed monitoring program(s); indicators, criteria and thresholds for monitoring environmental change and performance and a description of the mitigation options in the event that desired management outcomes are not being achieved. Coalspur must implement the plan and provide annual progress reports to the AER. Wetlands 25. Six months prior to the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a monitoring plan that includes methodology to detect hydrologic and vegetation changes in the three sensitive wetlands adjacent to the project footprint, consisting of a patterned fen located in SW12-51-23W5M, a saline fen located in SW5-51-23W5M, and a marsh located in NW15-51-23W5M. Coalspur must implement the plan and provide annual progress reports to the AER. Noise/Land Use 26. Five years after the commencement of mining operations, Coalspur must submit, to the satisfaction of the AER, a report that summarizes the results of field noise level measurements and includes any additional mitigation measures required for compliance with Directive 038: Noise Control.
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