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Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1909168
EPEA Application No. 026-00048522
Cenovus FCCL Ltd. 
Christina Lake Thermal Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1909168 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 026-00048522 from Cenovus FCCL Ltd (Cenovus) for its Christina Lake thermal project.

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

Cenovus has applied under OSCA for a six-month waiver from meeting the requirements of AER Interim Directive 2001-03: Sulphur Recovery Guidelines for the Province of Alberta and under EPEA to amend its plant sulphur dioxide emission limit and condition 3.4.1, which allows the approval holder to bypass one non-regenerative sulphur unit train.

The changes are proposed for Cenovus’s central processing facility located in Legal Subdivision 8, Section 17, Township 76, Range 6, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Cenovus FCCL Ltd.
Box 766 – 500 Centre Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M5
Attention: Brent Mitchell
Telephone: 403-766-7521
Email: @email 

Or you can submit an information request, as outlined at‌ordering.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: @email

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a faster 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)

AER Fort McMurray Regional Office
2nd Floor, Provincial Building
Box 15, 9915 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta  T9H 2K4
Telephone: 780-743-7214


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 June 4, 2018. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus FCCL Ltd. 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: @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 that 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 that you advocate;
  4. 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
  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 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 Brayden Twarynski by phone at 403-297-8662 or by email at @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 3, 2018.


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