Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Public Comment Invited
March 12, 2018 —The Joint Review Panel assessing the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project is seeking public comments on the responses to the information requests issued by the Panel. The responses were submitted by the proponent, Teck Resources Ltd.
The Panel invites Indigenous groups, the public and other review participants to submit their comments in writing by April 26, 2018 on whether the information submitted by the proponent is sufficient to proceed to the public hearing.
The Panel announced the start of the public comment period on February 1st, 2018 and now that all of the proponent’s responses have been received, the Panel is providing 45 days’ notice of the end of the comment period.
The comments will help determine whether further information is required from the proponent. All comments received will be considered public and posted online in the public registry. Written comments in either official language should be sent to: Frontier.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca.
The project applications, Environmental Impact Assessment, and the additional information are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at canada.ca/ceaa, reference number 65505.
The Proposed Project
The Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project proposed by Teck Resources Ltd. would be a new 260,000 barrel per day oil sands mining operation located approximately 110 km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The project is a truck and shovel mine which includes an open pit, ore preparation plant, bitumen processing plant, tailings facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, disposal and storage areas, river water intake, fish habitat compensation lake, bridge, roads, airfield and camp.