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Notice of Application
OSCA Application No. 1922922
EPEA Application No. 080-00000094
Suncor Energy Inc.
Athabasca Oil Sands Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1922922 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 080-00000094 from Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor). The AER is reviewing these applications together with the supporting documents.

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
Suncor has applied to amend its OSCA and EPEA approvals for changes to its integrated mine, tailings, and closure plans for Suncor’s base plant operations to manage froth treatment tailings. The application is for the deposition of froth treatment tailings in additional locations within the existing mine’s development footprint.

Suncor’s base plant is located about 25 kilometres (km) north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and 30 km southeast of the community of Fort McKay, within Townships 90 to 93, Ranges 8 to 10, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Suncor Energy Inc.
150 – 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E3
Attention: Blair Penner
Telephone: 403-296-6062
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications 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)
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 24, 2019. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Suncor 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 the authorizations specialist, Charly Wang, by phone at 403-297-6958 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 25, 2019.


Charlene Graham, General Counsel