Public Notice
Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Public Comment Invited on Draft Joint Review Panel Agreement

March 17, 2014 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the draft Agreement to establish a joint review panel with Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for the environmental assessment of the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project in northern Alberta.

The Agency has developed a draft Agreement with the AER for the conduct of the environmental assessment. The Agreement establishes the mandate and authority of the joint panel, its composition, as well as the procedures and timelines for the review.

The public is invited to submit written comments on the draft Agreement in either official language to the Agency by April 17, 2014. After taking public comments into consideration, the Agreement will be finalized and made public.

To submit comments on the Agreement or to be included on the distribution list and be kept informed of the panel review process and activities, contact:

David Haddon, Panel Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 613-957-0716 or 1-866-582-1884

The Agreement, along with more information on the review, is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number 65505.

The project proposed by Teck Resources Ltd. would be a new 240 000-barrel-per-day oil sands mining operation located approximately 110 km north of Fort McMurray. The project would be a truck and shovel mine including two open pits, an ore preparation plant, a bitumen processing plant, tailings facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, disposal and storage areas, river water intake, fish habitat compensation lake, roads, an airfield, and camp facilities.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

Document Reference Number: 122

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