Public Notice
Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion Project - Federal Participant Funding Available

October 15, 2014 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist members of the public and Aboriginal groups to participate in the environmental assessment by a review panel of the proposed Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion project in Alberta.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in the upcoming environmental assessment, including reviewing and providing comments on the Review Panel Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Assessment, and participating in the public hearing.

Funding applications received by November 14, 2014 will be considered.  Recipients and the amount of participant funding allocated will be announced at a later date.

In a press release issued on October 9, 2014, the federal Environment Minister, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, referred the proposed Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion project to an environmental assessment by a review panel.

Westmoreland Coal Company is proposing to expand its Coal Valley Mine in the Coal Branch area of Alberta. The project, located near the community of Robb, would be approximately 37 km in length and would include portions of the Pembina River, Embarras River and the Erith River.

To apply for funding, email the Participant Funding Program at  or call 1-866-582-1884.  The Participant Funding application form is available online through the Participant Funding Program section of the Agency's website at

Information on the environmental assessment process is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference # 61436.

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