Application CEP130011

Notice of Application
Application No. CEP130011
Benga Mining Limited

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. CEP130011.

Description of the Application

Benga Mining Limited has applied for authorization under Section 20 of the Public Lands Act to conduct a coal exploration program in accordance with the Code of Practice for Exploration Operations made under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The proposed exploration activity, including drilling and access, would take place about 9 km north of Blairmore, Alberta, in Section 31 of Township 8, Range 3, West of the 5th Meridian as well as Section 36-8-4W5M, Sections 6 and 7 of 9-3W5M, and Section 1-9-4W5M.

For a copy of the application, contact
Benga Mining Limited
12537-20 Avenue
Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0
Attention: Peter Murray
Telephone: 403-753-5160

To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, contact:
AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; press 2)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To expedite your request, refer to this notice when requesting information.

Filing a Statement of Concern

If you have concerns with this application and have not filed a statement of concern with the AER, you may file one as described below under How to File a Statement of Concern. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the application and may approve it without notifying you.

How to File a Statement of Concern

In order for your submission to be considered, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the filing dates below.

April 10, 2014

Final date to file a statement of concern.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Benga Mining Limited at the name and address above and one copy to Alberta Energy Regulator
Authorizations Review & Coordination Team
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4

Contents of a Statement of Concern
Your statement of concern must include
  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
  2. the nature of your objection to the application;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the proposed application; and
  5. your contact information including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and
    e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

Compensation Issues

Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

For information on AER procedures, refer to AER website at