Date of Discontinuance - March 25, 1998
IN THE MATTER OF Sections 84 and 87 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, (S.A. 1992, ch. E-13.3 as amended);
IN THE MATTER OF an appeal filed by Mr. R.L. (Rob) Stonehouse, Utilities Officer for the County of Red Deer No. 23 with respect to Approval No.1176-01-00 issued by the Director of Northeast Boreal and Parkland Regions, Alberta Environmental Protection to the Reeve of the County of Red Deer No. 23.
Cite as: County of Red Deer No. 23 v. Director of Northeast Boreal and Parkland Regions, Alberta Environmental Protection.
 On March 9, 1998, Mr. R.L. (Rob) Stonehouse, Utilities Officer for the County of Red Deer No. 23 (Appellant) filed a Notice of Appeal dated March 4, 1998, with the Environmental Appeal Board with respect to Approval No. 1176-01-00 issued by the Director of Northeast Boreal and Parkland Regions to the Reeve of the County of Red Deer No. 23 for the operation of a Class I wastewater treatment plant (wastewater stabilization ponds) and a Class I wastewater collection system for the Hamlet of Spruce View effective from February 5, 1998 to February 1, 2003.
 The Appellant stated his ground for appeal as follows:
"The standard approval period is 10 years. It is believed that this particular approval, though subject to certain conditions, should be assessed the same standard 10 year approval period. The public was notified through an advertisement during the renewal process and no statement of concern was received
 The Appellant requested the following relief as stated in his Notice of Appeal:
The County of Red Deer requests that the approval period be changed to the usual 10 year period therefore adjusting the expiry date from February 1, 2003 to February 1, 2008."
 By copy of a letter dated March 9, 1998, the Board requested the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) provide all related correspondence, documents and materials.
 On March 24, 1998, the Board received a letter from Mr. Stonehouse dated March 23, 1998, stating:
"To follow up the March 4, 1998 correspondence to your office, the County of Red Deer No. 23 wishes to inform you of an official decision to withdraw this appeal. Please be advised that the County will continue to negotiate at a regional level."
 Pursuant to section 87(7) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and based on Mr. Stonehouse's letter of March 23, 1998, the Board hereby discontinues its proceedings and will be closing its file.
Dated on March 25, 1998, at Edmonton, Alberta.
William A. Tilleman, Chair