OTTAWA , Dec. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the draft Agreement to establish a joint review panel with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for the environmental assessment of the proposed Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion project in Alberta. The Agency and the AER will be holding information sessions in the project area.
The Agency has developed an Agreement with the AER for the conduct of the environmental assessment. The Agreement establishes the mandate and authority of the joint panel and its composition, as well as the procedures and timelines for the review.
The public is invited to submit written comments on the draft Agreement in either official language to the Agency by January 20, 2015 . After taking these comments into consideration, the Agreement will be finalized and made public.
To submit comments on the draft Agreement or to be included on the distribution list and be kept informed of the panel review process, contact:
, Panel Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street , 22nd Floor, Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
The Agency and the AER invite the public to attend information sessions in the project area starting the week of January 12 , 2015. More information is available in the Public Notice issued today.
- The public is invited to comment on the draft Agreement to establish a joint review panel with the AER for this project, and to attend information sessions in January 2015 .
- The Agreement, along with more information on the environmental assessment process, is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at ceaa.gc.ca reference #61436.
- Coal Valley Resources Inc. is proposing to expand its Coal Valley Mine in the Coal Branch area of Alberta . The Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion project, located near the community of Robb , would be approximately 50 km in length and would include portions of the Pembina River, Embarras River and the Erith River.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency