Appeal No. 00-038

 

Date of Discontinuance of Proceedings - September 21, 2000

 

IN THE MATTER OF sections 84, 85, and 87 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, S.A. 1992, c. E-13.3;

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IN THE MATTER OF an appeal filed on May 23, 2000 by Mr. Don Knight with respect to Amending Approval No. 1190-01-04 issued to the Town of Strathmore by the Director, Bow Region, Alberta Environment.

Cite as: Knight v. Director, Bow Region, Alberta Environment, re: Town of Strathmore.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BACKGROUND 1
DECISION 2

 

BACKGROUND

[1] On April 28, 2000, the Director, Bow Region, Alberta Environment (the "Department") issued Amending Approval No. 1190-01-04 to the Town of Strathmore (the "Approval Holder"). The Amending Approval is an amendment to Approval No. 1190-01-00, which authorizes the Approval Holder for the operation of a Class I wastewater treatment plant (wastewater stabilization ponds) and a Class II wastewater collection system and a storm drainage system for the Town of Strathmore.

[2] On May 23, 2000, the Environmental Appeal Board (the "Board") received a letter from Mr. Don Knight, appealing the Amending Approval.

[3] On May 30, 2000, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Appellant's letter of May 23, 2000 and, at that time requested a copy of all correspondence, documents and materials relative to the Appeal from the Department. On this same date the Board also provided the Approval Holder with a copy of the Notice of Appeal.

[4] According to standard practice, on May 30, 2000, the Board wrote to the Natural Resources Conservation Board (the "NRCB") and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (the "AEUB") asking whether this matter has been the subject of a hearing or review under their respective Boards' legislation. A reply was received from the NRCB on June 2, 2000 and the AEUB on June 12, 2000 stating that they did not hold any hearing or review under their legislation.

[5] On July 6, 2000, the Board received all relevant documents with respect to the appeal from the Department, and a copy was forwarded to the Appellant, on July 12, 2000.

[6] On July 17, 2000, the Board received a letter from Mr. Knight, stating:

"After meeting with the Town of Strathmore and Epcor last week I wish to inform the board, that at present time most of my concerns have been addressed, therefore, I will be releasing my appeal with the Town of Strathmore hoping for continued commitments for positive change.

I will continue to keep in contact and monitor the Town through Alberta Environment."

 

DECISION

[7] Pursuant to section 87(7) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and based on Mr. Knight's letter of July 17, 2000, the Board hereby discontinues its proceedings in Appeal No. 00-038 and will be closing its file.

Dated September 21, 2000 at Edmonton, Alberta.

William A. Tilleman, Q.C.

 

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