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Notice of Application
OSCA Application No: 1936482
EPEA Application No: 012-46586
WA Application No: 015-00222200

Imperial Oil Resources Limited- Kearl Oilsands Mine,
Mine Plan Amendment (MPA), Tailings Management Plan (TMP),
Life of Mine Closure Plan (LMCP)
Integrated Application

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)application 1936482, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 012-46586 and Water Act (WA) application 015-00222200 from Imperial Oil Resources Limited (Imperial) for the Kearl Oilsands Mine. 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
In this integrated application, Imperial is seeking approval to amend commercial scheme approval 10829M under the OSCA, to amend EPEA Approval No. 46586-01-00 (as amended) and to amend WA Approval 00222200-01-00 (as amended) for the purposes of continued construction, operation and reclamation of the Kearl Oilsands Mine.

The application contains a Mine Plan Amendment, an updated Tailings Management Plan, and the associated Life of Mine Closure Plan.  It also contains relevant supporting environmental assessment information.

Noteworthy, the application contains two Overburden Disposal Areas beyond current lease boundaries into Suncor leases 740012A006 and 7285100T85 and Husky | BP lease 728704AT87.

The Kearl Mine is located approximately 70 kilometres (km) north of Fort McMurray and 42 km northeast of Fort McKay.
For a copy of the applications, contact

Imperial Oil Resources Limited
Rose Campbell
Environment and Regulatory Advisor
Upstream Safety, Security, Health, and
Environment (SSHE), Imperial
505 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, AB  T2C 5N1
Phone: 587-476-2393
@email

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)
Fax: 403-297-7040
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 May 20, 2022. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Imperial at the name and address above and one copy to

Regulatory Applications
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 numbers in your statement of concern.

Confidentiality
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.

Jurisdiction
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, Marek Dominski, by phone at 780-628-0270 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April 20, 2022.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel