Board Chair of the Environmental Appeals Board

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Environmental Appeals Board

Competition #: 682

Ministry: Alberta Environment and Parks

Open Date: February 21, 2020

Closing Date: March 8, 2020

Role: Board Chair


Alberta Environment and Parks, Environmental Appeals Board, Edmonton, Alberta.

Summary of ABC including synopsis of mandate

The Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) is a regulatory/adjudicative body that is subject to the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act. The EAB is an independent board that gives Albertans an opportunity to appeal certain decisions made by Alberta Environment and Parks under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Water Act, the Emissions Management and Climate Resilience Act, and Schedule 5 of the Government Organization Act. These decisions may include approvals, water licences, preliminary certificates, remediation certificates, administrative penalties, enforcement orders, and environmental protection orders.

Role of ABC

The Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Chair of the EAB. The Chair of the EAB is also responsible for the administration of the Public Lands Appeal Board (PLAB) program.

The purpose of the Boards is to provide advice to the Minister of Environment and Parks on the resolution of appeals that are filed in response to certain decisions made by Alberta Environment and Parks. Under the direction of the Chair, Board Members participate on hearing panels, review the file provided by Alberta Environment and Parks (these files can range from under a hundred pages of correspondence to thousands of pages of technical and scientific information), review evidence and submissions, and make recommendations to the Minister to address the appeals. Senior Board Members may chair hearing panels. The Board also makes extensive use of mediation as the preferred way to resolve appeals.

The Chair is not required to reside in Edmonton; however, extensive travel throughout Alberta is required.

It is recognized in Alberta, as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy, that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta’s public agencies.

Opportunity ID#: 682

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