Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1935910
EPEA Application 083-94
Suncor Energy Inc.
Base Plant Operations – MD9 South Expansion Amendment Application
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1935910 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 083-94 from Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor). The AER is reviewing these applications together with the supporting documents. 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
Suncor has applied to amend its OSCA and EPEA approvals to make changes to the Mine Dump 9 and Mine Dump 9 South plan for Suncor’s base plant operations to accommodate material placement that supports the advance of the Millennium Mine into approved mining areas. Tailings and overburden placement in the expanded footprint of Mine Dump 9 South is expected to commence as early as the third quarter of 2022 to support continued mine production. The applications describe the changes necessary for the construction, operation, reclamation and closure of the expansion of Mine Dump 9 South, as well as relevant supporting environmental assessment information.
Suncor’s base plant is located about 25 kilometres (km) north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and 30 km southeast of the community of Fort McKay, within Townships 90 to 93, Ranges 8 to 10, West of the 4th Meridian.
For a copy of the applications, contact
Suncor Energy Inc.
150 – 6 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E3
Attention: Stephanie Shewchuk
To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) query tool 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 March 25, 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 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 numbers 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 (formerly the 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 Authorizations Specialist, Rod Godwaldt, by phone at 403-355-5133 or by email to@email.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 23, 2022.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel