Appeal No. 00-016

 

Date of Discontinuance of Proceedings - June 2, 2000

 

IN THE MATTER OF Sections 84, 85, and 87 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, (S.A. 1992, ch. E-13.3 as amended);

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IN THE MATTER OF an appeal filed by Mr. Masten Brolsma, on behalf of Sunpine Forest Products Ltd. with respect to a Licence issued under the Water Act to Sunpine Forest Products Ltd. by the Manager, Regional Support, Parkland Region, Alberta Environment.

Cite as: Sunpine Forest Products Ltd. v. Manager, Regional Support, Parkland Region, Alberta Environment.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BACKGROUND 1
DECISION 2

 

BACKGROUND

[1] On April 7, 2000, the Manager, Regional Support, Parkland Region, Alberta Environment (Department), issued Licence No. 00081864-00-00 to Sunpine Forest Products Ltd. (Appellant) authorizing them to divert 25,914 cubic metres of water annually from the well in SW 02-038-09-W5 for the purpose of Commercial (wood products) subject to conditions.

[2] On April 20, 2000, the Environmental Appeal Board (Board) received a Notice of Appeal dated April 20, 2000 from Mr. Masten Brolsma on behalf of Sunpine Forest Products Ltd. The Appellant was appealing items 6(a) and 6(b)(1) of the Licence for the #2 Groundwater Production Well. The Appellant requested that "Conditions 6(a) and 6(b) be amended to state "monthly readings" and "monthly measurements" be taken, respectively."

[3] On April 25, 2000 the Board acknowledged receipt of the Notice of Appeal from Mr. Masten, on behalf the Appellant and, at that time requested a copy of all correspondence, documents, and materials relative to the appeal from the Department.

[4] According to standard practice, on April 25, 2000, the Board wrote to the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (AEUB) asking whether this matter had been the subject of a hearing or review under their respective Boards' legislation. Replies were subsequently received from the NRCB on May 3, 2000 and the AEUB on May 1, 2000 stating that they did not hold any hearing or review under their respective legislation.

[5] On June 1, 2000, the Board received a letter, dated April 27, 2000, from Mr. Brolsma on behalf of Sunpine Forest Products Ltd., stating the following:

"On behalf or Sunpine Forest Products Ltd. ("Sunpine") please be advised that we wish to withdraw the appeal filed for the monitoring condition items 6(a) and 6(b) of the above-referenced licence for the #2 Groundwater Production Well at the Strachan facility. Pending the review of the 2000 monitoring data an application for amendment to these conditions may be filed."

 

DECISION

[6] Pursuant to Section 87(7) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and based on Mr. Brolsma's letter of April 27, 2000, the Board hereby discontinues its proceedings in Appeal No. 00-016 and will be closing its file.

Dated June 2, 2000 at Edmonton, Alberta

William A. Tilleman, Q.C.

 


FOOTNOTES

 

1. 6. The licencee shall record and retain for each calendar year the following information and shall provide this information to the Director on or before January 31 of each year

(a) weekly readings of the number of cubic metres of water pumped from the diversion site(s) including dates and times the readings were taken

(b) weekly measurements of water levels from the diversion site(s) including dates and times at which readings were taken

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