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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application 1935331
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 039-68492
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Foster Creek Thermal Project (FCTP)

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)application 1935331 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 039-68492 from Cenovus Energy Inc.

This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both of the applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern and for the filing date.

Description of the Applications
FCTP is located in Townships 70 and 71, Ranges 3, 4 and 5, West of the 4th Meridian. Cenovus Energy Inc. has applied under OSCA and EPEA to extend FCTP's Project Area (PA) and Development Area (DA) directly north of the scheme approved boundaries in Township 71, Ranges 4 and 5, W4M, wholly within the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in northeast Alberta. The scope of the Project described in this application includes a 4.25 section extension of the FCTP DA boundary with nine proposed subsurface drainage patterns, a 33 section extension of the FCTP PA boundary with twenty-seven total well pads in the proposed PA and associated surface disturbances including well pads, utility corridors (access roads, aboveground pipelines (AGPs) and powerlines) and borrow pits.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Cenovus Energy Inc.
P.O. Box 766 – 225 6 Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M5
Attention: Brent Mitchell
Telephone: 403-766-7521
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications, environmental impact assessment, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

AER Information Distribution Services
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 0)
Email: @email

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a faster response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with these applications, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the applications without further notification.

How to File a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2022. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus Energy Inc. at the name and address above and one copy to

Regulatory Applications Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: @email

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
  2. the nature of your objection to the applications;
  3. the outcome of the applications that you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource activity that is the subject of the applications; and
  5. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and
    email address or, if you do not have an email address, your fax number.

 The AER also requests that you include the application number in your statement of concern.

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. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at

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.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have the jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982.

For information on AER procedures, contact the regulatory applications specialist, Aruna Bissonauth, by phone at (780) 642-9294 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 7, 2022.
Charlene Graham, General Counsel