Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1935845
EPEA Application 019-00151469
WA Applications 025-00151636 and 012-00190012
Fort Hills Energy Corporation
Fort Hills Oil Sands Project – Integrated Plan Amendment (IPA) Application
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1935845, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 019 00151469, and Water Act (WA) amendment applications 025-00151636 and 012-00190012 from Suncor Energy Operating Inc., on behalf of Fort Hills Energy Corporation (Fort Hills). This notice sets out the deadline for filing a statement of concern under the section How to File a Statement of Concern.
Description of the Applications
Fort Hills has applied under the OSCA, EPEA and WA to modify aspects of the existing approved mine, tailings, and closure plans, including an extension of the approved boundaries. The application incorporates learnings from the Fort Hills Oil Sands Project and other regional operations, updated geological data, conceptual water management features, and project boundary changes including two extensions to support sustainment of the non-mined portion of the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex. An environmental assessment was completed in support of these applications.
The project is located about 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Township 96; Range 10; West of the 4th Meridian.
For a copy of the applications, contact
Suncor Energy Operating Inc.
P.O. Box 2844
150 – 6th Ave. S.W.,
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E3
Attention: Michael Robinson
To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, www.aer.ca. To receive a copy of the applications and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to
AER Information Distribution Services
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0)
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
Statements of concern must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on April 04, 2022. A person who believes that they may be directly and adversely affected by this application may file a statement of concern with the Regulator in respect to this application.
For more information about how to file a statement of concern, and more information on expedited applications, please see Filing a Statement of Concern.
Send one copy of your statement of concern to Suncor Energy Operating Inc. at the name and address above and one copy to the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
- why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
- the nature of your objection to the applications;
- the outcome of the applications that you advocate;
- 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
- 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 www.aer.ca.
Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.
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 authorizations specialist, Rod Godwaldt, by phone at 403-355-5133 or by email to @email.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 17, 2022.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel