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Notice of Scheduling of Hearing
Regulatory Appeal
Proceeding ID 376
Imperial Oil Resources Limited
Cold Lake Expansion Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing at the Elizabeth Métis Settlement Community Hall, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Alberta, starting on November 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for a regulatory appeal of the amendments to Environment Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) approval 73534-01-02 and Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)approval 8558MM for the Cold Lake expansion project. The hearing will be webcast at

The AER issued a notice of hearing on April 1, 2019. All parties must be present to register at the start of the hearing. If the request for the regulatory appeal is withdrawn, the AER will cancel the hearing and discontinue the regulatory appeal.

Description of the Proceeding
On March 10, 2016, Imperial Oil Resources Limited (Imperial) applied to amend the EPEA and OSCA approvals for the Cold Lake expansion project to continue phased development of Imperial’s in-situ Cold Lake operations. The applications to amend the EPEA and OSCA approvals were approved on August 14, 2018. The Cold Lake operations are located on Crown land about 23 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake, Alberta, in Townships 65 and 66, Ranges 2, 3, and 4, West of the 4th Meridian.

On September 12, 2018, the AER received a request for a regulatory appeal from the Elizabeth Métis Settlement under Part 2, Division 3, of the Responsible Energy Development Act of the AER’s decision to approve the amendment applications.

The AER issued its decision to hold a hearing on the regulatory appeal on December 20, 2018. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decision to issue the approval amendments.

Where can I find information about the hearing?
To view or receive a copy of the hearing materials, or for information on AER procedures, contact

Tammy Turner,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Email: @email
Phone: 403-297-3232

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on August 26, 2019.