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Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1913954
EPEA Application 009-00147283
WA Application 006-00198976
Total E&P Canada Ltd.
Joslyn Creek Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1913954, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 009‑00147283, and Water Act (WA) application 006-00198976 from Total E&P Canada Ltd. (Total) for the transfer of approvals for the Joslyn Creek Project to Canadian Natural Resources Limited. The AER is reviewing the applications together with the associated environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.

This notice also 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 the filing date.

Description of the Applications
Total has applied under section 10.5 of Draft Directive 023: Oil Sands Project Applications to transfer approval 9272E and all related approvals for the Joslyn Creek Project to Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Total has also submitted an EIA report, which is part of the applications to the AER.

Total’s Joslyn Creek Project is a steam-assisted gravity drainage oil sands project located about 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray within Sections 28, 29, 32, 33, and 34, Township 95, Range 12, West of the 4th Meridian and Sections 4 and 5, Township 96, Range 12, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Total E&P Canada Ltd.
2900, 240 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 4H4
Attention: Leonard Ruud
Telephone: (403) 536-8101
Email: leonard.ruud@total.com

To receive a copy of the applications, EIA, 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

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 November 13, 2018. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Total 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

  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 number 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, Christine Robinson, by phone at (403) 297-8233 or by email at Christine.Robinson@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 12, 2018.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel