Blackfalds’ appeal to be heard at province’s environmental appeal board

The Environmental Appeals Board will conduct a hearing on June 14 and 17, 2021, via video conference, commencing at 8:30 am.

The Board will hear submissions with respect to the July 15, 2020 decisions of Alberta Environment and Parks to issue to the Town of Blackfalds under the Water Act:

  • Approval No. 00387959-00-00 for the construction, operation and maintenance of a stormwater management works within NW 26, NW 27, NE 28, SE 33, Section 34, SE 35, SW 35, and NW 35, all within 39-27-W4M in the Town of Blackfalds; and
  • Approval No. 00391359-00-00 for: (1) the modification of 2 wetlands within SE 34 and NE 34 of 39-27-W4M, (2) infilling a 0.18 hectare wetland within NE 34-39-27-W4M, (3) construction, operation and maintenance of a linear wetland system within SE 3-40-27-W4M, and (4) construction, operation and maintenance of the NW Storm Trunk within NE 34-39-27-W4M near the Town of Blackfalds.

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 May 6, 2021. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their request has been received.

The 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 May 6, 2021, the Board will determine if other persons may make representations and the manner in which they can be made.

Since the hearing is being held via video conference, it will not be open to the public for viewing. You may request a copy of the audio recording.

Please contact the Board for further information regarding this appeal.

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.