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Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1939668
EPEA Application 085-94
Suncor Energy Inc.
Base Plant – Tailings Management Plan (TMP) Amendment

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1939668, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 085-94 from Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor). This notice sets out the deadline for filing a statement of concern under the section How to File a Statement of Concern.

Description of the Applications
Suncor has applied under the OSCA and EPEA to modify its integrated mine, tailings and closure plan at its Base Plant’s operations. The application incorporates

  • Updates to the froth treatment tailings (FTT) management plan, including extending FTT deposition in Pond 7 to the end of mine life and removing a future tailings deposit;
  • Updates to Pond 6 fluid tailings (FT) treatment timing to reduce operational fluid containment and air emissions risks;
  • Updates to the New FT Profile, shifting it by three years to reflect an updated end of mine life date and resultant FT treatment timing for Pond 6 and Pond 7;
  • Updates to the Life of Mine Closure plan to support changes to the mine and tailings plan; and,
  • Relevant environmental assessment information.

The project is located about 25 kilometres 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.
P.O. Box 2844
150 – 6th Ave. S.W.,
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E3
Attention: Tamara Giles
Telephone: 403-296-6227
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, AB 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 12, 2022. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Suncor Energy Inc. at the name and address above and one copy to

Regulatory Applications Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB 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. This includes any filed statements of concern. 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's application review process, contact the regulatory applications specialist Rod Godwaldt, by phone at 403-355-5133 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 13, 2022.
Charlene Graham, General Counsel