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Environmental Appeals Board Hearing Scheduled in Turner Valley

The Environmental Appeals Board will conduct a hearing on April 28 to May 1, 2015 in Turner Valley.
The Board will hear submissions with respect to appeals filed regarding Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development’s decisions to issue to the Town of Turner Valley EPEA Amending Approvals 1242-02-02, 1242-02-04 and 1242-02-05 and Water Act Approval 00334295-00-00.  The approvals allow for:  (a) construction of an infiltration gallery on the banks of the Sheep River at the NW quarter of Sec. 6, Twp. 20, Rg. 2, W5M; (b) conversion of the Town’s water supply from a well capture system to an infiltration gallery system; (c) changes to the monitoring conditions for the raw water reservoir; and (d) upgrades to the water treatment plant.  The infiltration gallery will become a source of the Town’s water.  The water from the infiltration gallery will be stored in the raw water reservoir.  Water from the raw water reservoir will be used by the Town’s water treatment plant to provide water to the Town’s residents.

The Environmental Appeals Board is a separate and independent body that reviews certain decisions made by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.  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 March 2, 2015.  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 March 2, 2015, 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 Sheep River Library in Turner Valley, 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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