Application CEP130011

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

Description of the Application
Benga Mining Limited has applied under section 20 of the Public Lands Act for an amendment to an authorization 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 amendment includes an access road to the area of the exploration program, which would take place about 9 kilometres north of Blairmore, Alberta, in Section 7 of Township 9, Range 3, West of the 5th Meridian.
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 Information Management Branch
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; press 2)

Refer to this notice when requesting information to expedite the response.

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.
If the AER does not receive any statements of concern from a person who may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, the AER may continue to process the application and may approve it without further notice or without a hearing.

How to File a Statement of Concern
In order for your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the filing date below.

August 2, 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
a) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
b) the nature of your objection to the application;
c) the outcome of the application you advocate;
d) 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
e) 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, send an e-mail to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 4, 2014.

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel