Application 1904200

Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1904200
EPEA Application No. 008-00224816
Devon Canada Corporation
Jackfish SAGD Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)application 1904200 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 008-00224816.  

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

Description of the Applications
Devon Canada Corporation has applied under OSCA and EPEA to

  • expand the area of its Jackfish Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Project by 25 sections;
  • add 9 sections, 5 quarter sections, and 13 subsurface drainage areas to the Jackfish Development Area, which is where development is allowed within the overall project area; and
  • construct, operate, and reclaim the surface infrastructure related to the expansion.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Devon Canada Corporation
2000, 400 – 3 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 4H2
Attention: Maude Ramsay
Telephone: 403-663-2708
Email: maude.ramsay@dvn.com

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

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with either of 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 January 17, 2018. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Devon Canada Corporation at the name and address above and one copy to

Authorizations Branch
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 applications;

b) the nature of your objection to the applications;

c) the outcome of the applications 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 applications; and

e) 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 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 authorizations specialist, Brayden Twarynski, by phone at 403-297-8662 or by email to brayden.twarynski@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 18, 2017.

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