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Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1942435
EPEA Application 015-00010346
Bruderheim Energy Terminal Limited
Diluent Recovery Unit Processing Plant Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1942435 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 015-00010346 from Bruderheim Energy Terminal Limited (BETL) for approval of its Diluent Recovery Unit (DRU) processing plant.

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

Description of the Applications
BETL has applied under the OSCA to amend the DRU processing plant approval 12992 and EPEA approval 10346-03-00, as amended, to change from a single build-out process of 190,505 barrels per day (bpd) to a four-phase 50,000 bpd sequenced development with an overall production capacity of 200,000 bpd.
The DRU processing plant project separates diluted bitumen (dilbit) into undiluted bitumen product (neatbit) and diluent components. The neatbit can then be rail shipped to markets and the recovered diluent recycled to oil sands operations. The processing plant is located within NW-27-055-20W4M.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Bruderheim Energy Terminal Limited
PO Box 100
Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0
Attention: Brent Mitchell
Telephone: 403-766-7521
Fax: 403-766-7600
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

AER Information Distribution Services
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; option 0)
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 notice.

How to File a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed by11:59 p.m. on April 18, 2023. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Bruderheim Energy Terminal Limited at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER’s web-based form or by mail or email:


Mail or email:
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 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 you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource 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 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

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 regulatory applications specialist, Beverly David, by phone at 587-943-3197 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 17, 2023.