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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application No. 1934492
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application No. 036-48522

Cenovus Energy Inc.
Christina Lake Thermal Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1934492 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 036-48522 from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus). 

This notice also 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

Cenovus has applied under OSCA and EPEA to construct and operate the Casing Gas Re-injection Project in Township 76, Range 6, West of the 4th Meridian. The Casing Gas Re-injection Project includes conducting casing gas re-injection into the pad B04 and pad B08 subsurface drainage patterns, drilling two new injection wells on pad B08, and installing compression facilities and a flare stack at a new surface pad near pad B11.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Cenovus Energy Inc.
P.O. Box 766 – 225 6 Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0M5
Attention: Brent Mitchell
Telephone: 403-766-7521
Email: @email 

To receive a copy of the applications and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, 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 November 6, 2021. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Cenovus at the name and address above and one copy to

Regulatory Applications 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
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 
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.

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 Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the 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 regulatory applications specialist, Brayden Twarynski, by phone at 403-297-8662 or by email to brayden.twarynski@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 7, 2021.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel