March 28, 1995
VIA REGISTERED MAIL
Ms. Wendy Francis Mr. Mike McIvor
Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society President
1019 Fourth Avenue, S.W. Bow Valley Naturalists
Calgary, Alberta P.O. Box 1693
T2P 0K8 Banff, Alberta T0L 0C0
Dear Sir and Madame:
Re: Limestone Valley Resort
Our File No. EAB 95-008
The Board has considered your notice of appeal and subsequent correspondence and is of the opinion that your appeal must be dismissed. The Board has no jurisdiction under Part 3 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act to hear an appeal from the departmental decisions which have been made to date on this matter (impact assessments).
The Board does point out that any project, such as a golf course development, may eventually use or affect the use of Alberta's natural environment\ in such a way that an application will be made by the proponent (or local government) to one of the other Directors which could, then, result in an appeal to this Board. Because of the potential for appeals to eventually come to this Board in cases such as this, the Board feels that it would be inappropriate to make any comments on the materials that you sent to us, addressing the procedures or decisions that have occurred to date.
(Signed) W. A. Tilleman
cc: Mr. Victor Batycki, President
B.H.B. Canmore Ltd.
Mr. Robert Stone, Director of Environmental Assessment
Alberta Environmental Protection