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Environmental Appeals Board Hearing: Alberta Reclaim and Recycling Company Inc.

The Environmental Appeals Board will conduct a hearing on March 15, 2016, commencing at 9:15 a.m. at the Environmental Appeals Board office in Edmonton.

The Board will hear submissions with respect to an appeal filed in relation to Alberta Environment and Parks’ decision to issue Administrative Penalty No. 15/01-AP-RDNSR-15/01 in the amount of $844,778 to Alberta Reclaim and Recycling Company Inc., Johnny Ha and Shawn Diep for transporting and accepting beverage containers into the Province of Alberta for the purpose of operating a non-permitted bottle depot; obtaining refunds for said beverage containers; and failing to comply with the terms and conditions of its issued permit when operating the Andrew Bottle Depot.

The Environmental Appeals Board is a separate and independent body that reviews certain decisions made by Alberta Environment and Parks.  The Board is composed of environmental experts from a variety of disciplines.

Any person, other than the parties, who wishes to make a representation before the Board on this appeal must submit a request by fax or by e-mail to the Board.  The request must be received by the Board on or before February 5, 2016.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the request has been received.  Such a request shall (a) contain the name, address, e-mail, and telephone and fax numbers of the person submitting the request, (b) indicate whether the person submitting the request intends to be represented by a lawyer or agent and, if so, the name of the lawyer or agent, and (c) contain a summary of the nature of the person’s interest in this appeal.  Applications will only be considered if the information will assist the Board in making its decision, and will not duplicate the information provided by the parties.  After February 5, 2016, the Board will determine if other persons may make representations and the manner in which they can be made.  Once the Board makes a decision on any intervenor applications, the hearing will be open to the public for viewing only.

Copies of material filed with the Board respecting this appeal are available for viewing at the Andrew Municipal Public Library in Andrew, Alberta, during its normal operating hours, or by appointment at the office of the Environmental Appeals Board in Edmonton.

The information requested is necessary to allow the Environmental Appeals Board to perform its function.  The information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 33(c).  Section 33(c) provides that personal information may only be collected if that information relates directly to and is necessary for the processing of this appeal.  The information you provide will be considered a public record.

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