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Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1854138
EPEA Application No. 013-73534
Imperial Oil Resources Limited  
Cold Lake Expansion Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)Application No. 1854138 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 013-73534 from Imperial Oil Resources Limited (Imperial) for approval of its Cold Lake Expansion Project. The AER is reviewing the applications together with the associated environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.

This notice 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
Imperial has applied under OSCA and EPEA to amend AER Approval No. 8558 and EPEA Approval No. 73534-01-00 in order to construct, operate, and reclaim the Cold Lake Expansion Project.

The 30-year project, an expansion of existing Cold Lake operations, would target bitumen resources in the Grand Rapids Formation using a solvent-assisted steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery process. Bitumen production capacity would be up to 55 000 barrels per day.

The project would consist of well pads, a central processing facility, and associated field facilities and related infrastructure, including pipeline interconnections with existing Imperial facilities in the Cold Lake area. Construction would start as early as 2019.

The project would be on Crown land about 23 km northwest of the city of Cold Lake, Alberta, within Townships 65 and 66; Ranges 2, 3 and 4; West of the Fourth Meridian, on Imperial’s Cold Lake oil sands leases within the Municipal District of Bonnyville.

For copies of the applications, contact
Imperial Oil Resources Limited
237 – 4 Avenue SW
PO Box 2480, Station M
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3M9
Attention: Sandy Campbell
Telephone: 587-476-4393
Fax: 587-476-1006

To receive copies of the applications, EIA, and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

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

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

Copies of the applications 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 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 2, 2016. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Imperial 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

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 e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

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
Rieanne Graham, Environmental Assessment Coordinator
Telephone: 780-427-9873
Fax: 780-422-1459

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 21, 2016.

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel