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Notice of Application
Oil Sands Conservation Act Application No. 1934505
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application No. 011-153105
Greenfire Resources Operating Corporation (formerly Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited)
Hangingstone SAGD Expansion Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1934505 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 011-153105 from Greenfire Resource Operating Corporation (previously known as Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited). The AER is reviewing the applications. 

This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern and for filing dates.

Description of the Applications
Greenfire Resources Operating Corporation has applied under OSCA and EPEA for a SO2 emissions increase up to 5.0 tonnes per day at the Hangingstone Expansion SAGD Project until the end of June 2022.  The central processing facility is located on Section 11 and 14, Township 84, Range 11, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Greenfire Resources Operating Corporation (formerly Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited)
Suite 2300, 639 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0M9
Attention: Aron Mansell
Telephone: (403) 668-5155
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 

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 14, 2021. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Greenfire Resources Operating Corporation at the name and address above and one copy to

Regulatory Applications
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 number 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 regulatory applications specialist, Winnie Chan, by phone at 780-642-9232 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 15, 2021.
Charlene Graham, General Counsel