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Calgary, Alberta (Sep 16, 2010)…
The Energy Resources Conservation Board has issued , that approves an application by TOTAL E&P Canada Ltd. to construct and operate a 300,000 barrel-per-day oil sands upgrader in the Alberta Industrial Heartland area of Strathcona County.
In a 62-page decision report, the ERCB places seven conditions on the company. Those conditions require the company to:
The ERCB also expects TOTAL E&P Canada Ltd. to fulfill all 86 commitments made in the company’s application and during a public hearing held in Fort Saskatchewan. Commitments made by the company relate to stakeholder engagement, public safety, operations, construction and design.
In the decision, the ERCB makes five recommendations to government related to air quality, water quality, and human health studies.
The Board held a public hearing on the proposed project from June 1 to 11, 2010 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. ERCB hearings are formal, quasi-judicial proceedings during which evidence is given and cross examination and argument takes place. Hearings allow public testing of all technical, environmental, socioeconomic, and other relevant evidence.
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For more information, please contact:Darin Barter, ERCB Communications