The formal application to the NRCB has not yet been received.
NRCB public interest review process
The NRCB's public interest review process will commence when the application has been reviewed by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and the NRCB, and any deficiencies have been addressed by the application. The timeframe for commencing the public interest review depends on the time required to review the application and the time required by the applicant to respond to the deficiencies.
The NRCB will issue a notice of hearing to advise the public when the application is final and the public interest review process can commence.
Information about the NRCB's review process can be found at the following links:
- Board Review Process Guide under the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act, 2018
- Guide to Intervener Funding, 2020
In a letter dated May 18, 2022, AEP advised the proponent that its proposed project is a mandatory activity pursuant to the Environmental Protection Assessment Act, and therefore the proponent is required to prepare and submit an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report. The project is also reviewable by the NRCB under the water management project definition in the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act section 4(d).
Awaiting the Proposed Terms of Reference.