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Notice of Application
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Application 40-00000026
Mildred Lake and Aurora North Oil Sands Processing Plants and Mines

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 40-00000026.

Description of the Application
Syncrude Canada Ltd. has applied under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) to renew an existing approval for two active and operationally integrated mining sites (Mildred Lake and Aurora North oil sands processing plants and mines).

The application was received on December 22, 2016, and was not registered until January 12, 2017. The Mildred Lake and Aurora North sites are located west of the 4th Meridian in Townships 91 to 94, Ranges 10 to 12, and Township 96, Ranges 9 to 11, respectively. The integrated operation consists of open-pit mines with on-site bitumen extraction and upgrading, which currently produces approximately 331 500 barrels per day of upgraded crude oil. 

For a copy of the application, contact
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
P.O. Bag 4009, MD: Y201
Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3L1
Attention: Jane Howard
Telephone: 780-790-7625
Fax: 780-790-7571
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, to

AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0)
Fax: 403-297-7040
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 this application, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the application 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 February 27, 2017.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Syncrude Canada Ltd. 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

a) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;

b) the nature of your objection to the application;

c) the outcome of the application you advocate;

d) the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the application; 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.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 31, 2017.

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel