Application OSE150002

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. OSE150002.

Description of the Application
Syncrude Canada Ltd. has applied under section 20 of the Public Lands Act to conduct an oil sands exploration program in accordance with the Code of Practice for Exploration Operations made under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The exploration program, including drilling and access, would occur north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Townships 93 and 94, Range 11, West of the 4th Meridian.

For a copy of the application, contact
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
7th Floor, 525 – 3 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0G4
Attention: Jocelyne C. George
Telephone: 403-385-2400
Email: George.Jocelyne@syncrude.ca

To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www.aer.ca/data-and-publications/how-to-order, to

AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
Fax: 403-297-7040
E-mail: InformationRequest@aer.ca

Refer to this notice when requesting information to expedite the 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 notifying you.

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 April 24, 2015.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Syncrude Canada Ltd. at the name and address above and one copy to

Authorizations Review and Coordination Team
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: ARCTeam@aer.ca

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 e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

Confidentiality
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 www.aer.ca.

Jurisdiction
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 procedures, contact the authorizations coordinator at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 24, 2015.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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