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Notice of Application
Water Act Applications 008-00263298 and 001-00466043
EPEA Application 053-00000026
Syncrude Canada Limited
Mildred Lake Extension West – Dover River Channel and Outfall

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Water Act (WA) applications 008-00263298 and 001-00466043and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 053-00000026 from Syncrude Canada Limited (Syncrude). 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
Syncrude has applied under the WA and EPEA to construct and operate the Dover River Channel and Outfall northwest of the Mildred Lake Extension West (MLX-W) mine site. The channel and outfall being proposed is an optimized interception run-on channel system that would replace the approved, but not yet constructed, northwest interception channel that would have discharged into the MacKay River. The proposed channel system would redirect intercepted run-on water around the mine site.

Syncrude has also applied to amend the activities listed in an existing WA approval since the company no longer intends to construct the northwest interception channel.

The project is located about 35 kilometres (km) north of the city of Fort McMurray and 15 km south of the hamlet of Fort MacKay.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
P.O. Bag 4009, MD: Y201
Fort McMurray, Alberta  T9H 3L1
Attention:  Jack Law
Telephone: 587-956-6722
Email: @email

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, 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)
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 August 31, 2020.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Syncrude 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

a) why you believe 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 you advocate;

d) 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

d) 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

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 regulatory applications specialist, Rachel McMillan, by phone at 780-642-9114 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 30, 2020.

Charlene Graham, General Counsel