Application 1899100

Notice of Application
Application No. 1899100
Suncor Energy Inc.  
Athabasca Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1899100.

This application is being submitted as part of an integrated development application, allowing applicants to apply for multiple activities under a single application.

Description of the Application
Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) has applied under the Oil Sands Conservation Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Oil and Gas Conservation Act, Pipeline Act, Public Lands Act and Water Act to construct, operate, and reclaim the Meadow Creek West Project. The project would recover 6359 cubic metres per day (40 000 barrels per day) from the McMurray Formation using steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology. The project would include

  • a central processing facility with associated facilities,
  • cogeneration facilities,
  • thermal injection wells,
  • production wells,
  • water source wells,
  • disposal wells,
  • well pads,
  • stormwater ponds, and
  • associated infrastructure, including multiuse corridors, pipelines, and roads, as well as land access.

Construction would start as early as 2022.

The project would be located in northeast Alberta about 30 kilometres (km) south of the city of Fort McMurray and about 35 km southwest of the hamlet of Anzac, within Townships 84 to 85, Ranges 9 to 12, West of the 4th Meridian in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Suncor has also submitted an environmental impact assessment report. This report forms part of the application to the AER.

For a copy of the application, contact
Suncor Energy Inc.
150 – 6 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3E3
Attention: Michael Morden
Telephone: 403-296-3972
Email: mmorden@suncor.com  

To receive a copy of the application, EIA, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to

AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 2)
Email: InformationRequest@aer.ca  

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

Copies of the application will also be available at

Alberta Government Library
44 Capital Boulevard
11th Floor, 10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5E6
Telephone: 780-427-2985
(toll free: 780-310-0000)

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the application 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 January 15, 2018. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Suncor Energy Inc. at the name and address above and one copy to

Authorizations
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: SOC@aer.ca

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

a) why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;

b) the nature of your objection to the application;

c) the outcome of the application that you advocate;

d) the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource activity that is the subject of the application; and

e) your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

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 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 Hasin Haroon, In Situ Authorizations, telephone: (780) 642-9236; fax: (780) 422-1459; email: hasin.haroon@aer.ca

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 20, 2017.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel