The following links provide further information about Atlantic Power’s permit 8808, allowing the company to use 50% rail ties annually in its biomass generator as well as the related permit 8809, allowing the company to dispose of the ash in a nearby ash landfill, situated near the Williams Lake River Valley.
Atlantic Power’s approved permit amendment is available here: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/site-permitting-and-compliance/atlantic-power/2016-09-06_ministry_assessment.pdf
On September 8, 2016 the provincial government approved Atlantic Power’s Amended Permit 8808 under the provisions of the Environmental Management Act. The signed permit document, Ministry assessment, and notice of permit amendment on Sept 6, 2016 are available here: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/site-permitting-compliance/atlantic-power
Appellants’ legal appeals to Atlantic Power’s amended permit submissions: https://breatheasywilliamslake.org/appeals-submitted-october-62016/
Here are Atlantic Power’s documents regarding their request for a permit amendment: https://breatheasywilliamslake.org/railway-ties/atlantic-powers-request-for-permit-amendment/
Here are Public Response letters to Atlantic Power’s permit amendment application: https://breatheasywilliamslake.org/railway-ties/local-responses-to-aps-permit-amendment-application/
Press coverage regarding the application and public reaction to it: https://breatheasywilliamslake.org/railway-ties/media-regarding-rail-tie-burning-application/
Atlantic Power website: http://www.atlanticpower.com/williams-lake