Historical Projects

Proponent Proposed Project/Activity Description Links to Available Documents Project Stage/What's New
Alberta Sulphur Terminals Ltd., a division of HAZCO Environmental Services Ltd.

Latest update: 11/24/08

Sulphur Forming and Shipping Facility
Location: Approximately 2.2 km east of Bruderheim, just north of Hwy 15
Township 55, Range 20, W4M
Municipality: Lamont County
Activity Type: Other (Chemical)
EPEA Appl#: 001-00227584
NRCB Appl#: 0702

Supplemental Information Requests were sent on January 3 and July 10 and October 7, 2008.

On April 28, August 29 and November 24, 2008, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On November 24, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Natural Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 64 weeks.

Alter NRG

Latest update: 04/04/11

Fox Creek Coal Gasification Project
Location: approximately 27 km northeast Fox Creek
Township 65, Range 18, W5M
Municipality: MD of Greenview
Activity Type: Coal
File #: 001-00250521

Alter NRG Corp. has withdrawn their Fox Creek Coal to Liquids Gasification project from the regulatory review process.

Arclin (formerly Dynea Canada Ltd.)

Latest update: 01/03/08

Sexsmith Formaldehyde Plant Project
Location: Within the corporate boundaries of the town of Sexsmith
Township 73, Range 6, W6M
Municipality: County of Grande Prairie
Activity Type: Chemical
EPEA Appl#: 003-00231271
NRCB Appl#: 0701

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on October 5 and December 19, 2007.

On November 2, 2007, and January 2, 2008, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 3, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Natural Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 30 weeks.

Athabasca Oil Corporation

Latest update: 10/19/15

Hangingstone Expansion
Responsible Director: AER
Location: Approximately 20 km southeast of Fort McMurray
Townships 85-88, Ranges 9-13, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 002-00289664
OSCA Appl#: 1762708

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on April 29, 2014; March 18 and July 20, 2015.

On August 19, 2014; April 30 and August 14, 2015, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On October 19, 2015, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the company that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 101 weeks.

Barakat Resources Ltd.

Latest update: 10/06/08

Baseline Mountain Underground Limestone
Location: Approximately 35 km southwest of Rocky Mountain House near Baseline Mountain
Township 37, Range 11, W5M
Municipality: Clearwater County
Activity Type: Quarry
File #: 001-00191446

Project on indefinite hold.

Beaver Hills Processing GP Inc

Latest update: 10/20/08

Condensate Processing Project
Location: Approximately 3 km west of Sherwood Park on 17th St. between 105th and 106th Avenues
Township 53, Range 23, W4M
Municipality: County of Strathcona
Activity Type: Petrochemical Plant
File #: 001-00250279

Beaver Hills Processing GP Inc. has withdrawn their project from the regulatory process.
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd.

Latest update: 05/02/08

Hammerstone Project (limestone quarry and quicklime plant)
Location: Approximately 60 km north of Fort McMurray
Township 94, Range 10, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Quarry
EPEA Appl#: 002-00189942
NRCB Appl#: 0601
ERCB Appl#: 1462678

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 6, 2007, and March 25, 2008

On December 13, 2007, and March 31, 2008 the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On May 2, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Natural Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to Section 53 of the EPEA.

The review took 73 weeks.

BlackPearl Resources Inc.

Latest update: 07/24/14

Blackrod Commercial SAGD Project
Location: Approximately 50 km northwest of the Hamlet of Wandering River
Townships 76 & 77, Ranges 17 & 18, W4M
Municipality: Lac La Biche County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00301778
AER Appl#: 1728831

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on January 28, and October 22, 2013, and April 9, 2014.

On April 15, December 18, 2013, and June 3, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On July 24, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 99 weeks.

Bow City Power Ltd. (formerly Luscar Ltd.)

Latest update: 10/06/08

Bow City Power Project (proposal includes a two-unit coal-fired power plant and associated coal mine and coal preparation plant)
Location: Approximately 25km southwest of Brooks
Townships 17 & 18, Ranges 15-17, W4M
Municipality: County of Newell
Activity Type: Power Plant
File #: 001-00154822

Project on indefinite hold.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Latest Update: 04/01/15

Grouse In Situ Oil Sands Project
Responsible Director: ESRD
Location: 75 km north/northeast of Lac La Biche
Townships 74 & 75, Ranges 11 & 12, W4M
Municipality: Lac La Biche County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00294781
AER Appl#: 1720859

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on November 14, 2012, December 11, 2013, and October 28, 2014.

The company submitted Supplemental Information on May 3, 2013, April 10, 2014, and January 30, 2015.

On March 6, 2015, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 148 weeks.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Latest update: 06/17/09

Kirby In-Situ Oil Sands Project
Location: Approximately 85 km northeast of Lac La Biche
Townships 73 & 74, Ranges 7 & 8, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00237382
ERCB Appl#: 1527354

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on May 30 and October 9, 2008.

On July 15, 2008 and January 29, 2009, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On June 17, 2009, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 73 weeks.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Latest Update: 07/22/13

Kirby In Situ Oil Sands Expansion Project
Location: 75 km northeast of Lac La Biche and 10 km south of Conklin
Townships 73-75, Ranges 7-9, W4M
Municipality: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Lac La Biche County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 002-00237382
AER Appl#: 1712215

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on June 1 and December 12, 2012 and March 8, 2013.

On August 30, 2013 and January 11, May 15, June 14 and July 8, 2013, the company submitted Supplemental Information and clarification.

On July 22, 2013, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 78 weeks.

Cenovus Energy Inc.

Latest update: 07/04/14

Pelican Lake Grand Rapids
Location: approximately 300 km north of Edmonton.
Townships 81-83, Ranges 20-23, W4M
Municipality: MD of Opportunity
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00293251
AER Appl#: 1712169

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on August 15, 2012, September 4 and December 11, 2013.

On February 11, and December 2, and 18, 2013, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 13, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA. The review took 100 weeks.

Cenovus FCCL Ltd.

Latest update: 03/29/11

Christina Lake In-Situ Thermal Project
Location: Approximately 20 km east of Conklin
Township 76, Range 6, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 012-00048522
ERCB Appl#: 1626781

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on June 9 and November 22, 2010.

On August 24, 2010, and January 21, 2011, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On March 28, 2011, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 68 weeks.

Cenovus FCCL Ltd.

Latest update: 06/05/15

Christina Lake Thermal Project - Phase H and Eastern Expansion
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 120 kilometres north of Lac La Biche and 20 kilometres southeast of Conklin
Townships 75 & 76, Ranges 4 – 6, W4M
Municipalities: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Lac La Biche County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 019-00048522
OSCA Appl#: 1758947

Supplemental information requests were sent to the company on February 24 and November 21, 2014, and March 12, 2015.

The company submitted supplemental information on June 25, 2014, January 22 and April 15, 2015.

On June 5, 2015, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the company that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 92 weeks.

Cenovus FCCL Ltd.

Latest update: 10/08/2014

Foster Creek Thermal Project - Phase J Expansion
Location: Approximately 90 kilometres north of the City of Cold Lake
Townships 69-71, Ranges 3-7, W4M
Municipality: I.D. 349
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 022-00068492
AER Appl#: 1756130

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on November 15, 2013, and July 3, 2014.

On February 21, and September 5, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On July 24, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 75 weeks.

Cenovus FCCL Ltd.

Latest update:
02/15/12

Narrows Lake Project
Location: Approximately 10 kilometres east of Conklin
Townships 76 & 77, Ranges 6 & 7, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00265959
ERCB Appl#: 1656516

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on March 2, August 17 and December 23, 2011.

On May 31 and October 31, 2011, and January 30, 2012, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On February 15, 2012 the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 78 weeks.

Cenovus TL ULC (formerly EnCana)

Latest update: 09/04/14

Telephone Lake In-Situ Project (formerly Borealis)
Location: Approximately 90 km north of Fort McMurray
Townships 93 & 94, Range 3, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00303442
AER Appl#: 1713070

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on September 12, 2012, December 18, 2013, and July 18, 2014.

On March 19, 2013, April 8, and August 12, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On September 4, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 126 weeks.

Coal Valley Resources Inc.

Latest update: 01/14/10
Mercoal West/Yellowhead Tower Mine Expansion Project
Location: Approximately 100 km south of Edson
Townships 48 & 49, Ranges 21-23, W5M
Municipality: Yellowhead County
Activity Type: Coal
EPEA Appl#: 019-00011066
AER Appl#: 1564181

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on November 10, 2008, and August 5, 2009.

On April 29 and October 9, 2009, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On November 30, 2009, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 76 weeks.

Coal Valley Resources Inc.

Latest update: 05/23/14

Robb Trend Project
Location: approximately 100 km southwest of Edson
Townships 46-49, Ranges 18-21, W5M
Municipality: Yellowhead County
Activity Type: Coal
EPEA Appl#: 028-00011066
AER Appl#: 1725257

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on September 19, 2012, March 26, and October 24, 2013.

On December 21, 2012, July 16, 2013, and April 2, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On May 23, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA Report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 106 weeks.

Coalspur Mines Ltd.

Latest update: 05/27/13

Vista Coal Mine Project
Location: Approximately 10 km from Hinton
Townships 50 & 51, Ranges 22 & 23, W5M
Municipality: Yellowhead County
Activity Type: Coal
EPEA Appl#: 001-00301345
ERCB Appl#: 1726915, 1726923, 1726927

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on November 8, 2012, and March 20, 2013.

On December 21, 2012, and April 12, 2013, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On May 27, 2013, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 51 weeks.

Connacher Oil and Gas Limited

Latest update: 05/29/12

Great Divide SAGD Expansion Project
Location: approximately 20 km north of Marianna Lakes, Alberta and 80 km south of Fort McMurray on Highway 63
Townships 81-83, Ranges 11 & 12, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 003-00240008
ERCB Appl#: 1650859

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on January 12, August 17, 2011 and March 6, 2012.

On April 8, December 15, 2011, and May 7, 2012, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On May 29, 2012, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 96 weeks.

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp

Latest update: 08/11/16

Surmont 3 Project
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 63 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray
Townships 80 - 84, Ranges 5 - 7, W4M
Municipalities: Wood Buffalo and Lac La Biche County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 009-00048263
OSCA Appl#: 1800069

Proposal to expand the Surmont In-Situ oil sands project by approximately 135,000 bbl/sd over an estimated 40 year life. The main infrastructure required for the proposed Project will include central processing facilities, SAGD well pads and pipelines, roads and borrow pits. Additional infrastructure for the project will include diluent, export and natural gas pipelines, water source wells, disposal wells and power lines.

The EIA report and applications were submitted June 2015.

Requests for additional information were sent to the company on March 13, June 8 and December 15, 2015, and May 2, 2016.

On June 30 and July 30, 2015, February 26, April 27, June 20 and July 29, 2016, the company submitted supplemental information.

On August 11, 2016, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 107 weeks.

Devon ARL Corporation

Latest update: 01/24/08

Jackfish 2 SAGD Project
Location: Approximately 15 km southeast of Conklin
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Township 75, Range 7, W4M
Activity Type: Oil, In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00224816
ERCB Appl#: 1481055

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 13 and October 31, 2007.

On August 24 and November 28, 2007, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 24, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 49 weeks.

Devon NEC Corporation

Latest update: 09/14/11

Jackfish 3 Project
Location: Approximately 15 km southeast of Conklin
Townships 75 & 76, Ranges 6 & 7, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 003-00224816
ERCB Appl#: 1658271

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on March 7 and July 20, 2011.

On April 21 and August 5, 2011, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On September 14, 2011, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 46 weeks.

Devon NEC Corporation

Devon NEC Corporation

Latest update: 04/24/14

Pike 1 Project
Location: Approximately 25 km southeast of Conklin
Townships 73, 74 & 75, Ranges 5, 6, & 7 W4M
Municipality: Lac La Biche County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00308463
AER Appl#: 1731397

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on May 2, 2013, and February 5, 2014.

On September 25, 2013, and March 5, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On April 24, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 84 weeks.

Dover Operating Corp.

Latest update: 07/17/12

Dover Commercial Project
Location: approximately 95 km northwest of Fort McMurray
Townships 92-97, Ranges 15-18, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00268285
ERCB Appl#: 1673682

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on May 31, November 25, 2011 and May 16, 2012.

On September 20, 2011, March 15 and June 26, 2012, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On July 17, 2012, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 72 weeks.

Glacier Power Ltd.

Latest update: 01/25/08
Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project
Location: Approximately 60 km west of Peace River
Township 80, Range 5, W6M
Municipality: MD of Fairview, MD of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County, Birch Hills County
Activity Type: Power Plant
EPEA Appl#: 001-00074795
Water Act Appl#: 237576
NRCB Appl#: 0602
ERCB Appl#: 1485454
A Supplemental Information Request was sent to the company on July 17, 2007.

On November 15, 2007, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 25, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Natural Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 55 weeks.

Harvest Operations Corp.

Latest update: 04/12/13

BlackGold Expansion Project
Location: Approximately 10 km southeast of the community of Conklin
Township 76, Range 7, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 002-00246984
ERCB Appl#: 1636814

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on October 6, 2010, November 25, 2011, and January 16, 2013.

On March 25, 2011, May 3, October 11, 2012, and March 7, 2013, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On April 12, 2013, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 152 weeks.

Imperial Oil Resources Limited

Latest update: 03/06/17

Cold Lake Expansion Project
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 23 kilometres northwest of Cold Lake
Townships 65 & 66, Ranges 2, 3 & 4, W4M
Municipalities: M.D. of Bonnyville
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 013-00073534
OSCA Appl#: 1854138

An expansion of existing Cold Lake operations targeting bitumen resources in the Grand Rapids Formation using a solvent-assisted steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery process. Bitumen production capacity would be up to 55,000 barrels per day. The project would consist of well pads, a central processing facility and associated field facilities and related infrastructure, including pipeline interconnections with existing Imperial facilities in the Cold Lake area.

Project Stage: The EIA report and applications were submitted March 2016.

Supplemental information requests were sent to the company on May 19, September 26 and December 19, 2016.

On August 5, December 2, 2016, and February 15, 2017, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On March 6, 2017, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 48 weeks.

Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited

Latest update: 04/25/16

Aspen Project
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 45 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray
Townships 93 & 94, Ranges 6 & 7, W4M
Municipalities: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00336673
OSCA Appl#: 1782988
WA Appl#: 001-00346324

Proposal for a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project with a production capacity of 162,000 barrels per day of crude bitumen targeting the Wabiskaw-McMurray formation. The proposal is for a three-phase development, including central steam generation and bitumen processing plant facilities that incorporate electrical power cogeneration.

Project Stage: The EIA report and applications were submitted December 2013. Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on February 19, August 28, 2015 and February 17, 2016.

On April 15, June 19 and 30, November 2 (including project update), 2015, and March 15, 2016, the company submitted supplemental information.

On April 25, 2016, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 100 weeks.

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

Latest update: 01/21/13

Tamarack Integrated Oil Sands Project
Location: Approximately 16 km northeast of Fort McMurray
Township 90, Range 9, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00267615
ERCB Appl#: 1665921

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 15, 2011, March 28 and October 15, 2012.

On December 1, 2011, July 6 and December 6, 2012, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 21, 2013, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 111 weeks.

Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited (JACOS)

Latest update: 05/24/12

Hangingstone SAGD Project
Location: Approximately 50 km southwest of Fort McMurray
Township 84, Ranges 10-12, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00153105
ERCB Appl#: 1648748

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on November 10, 2010, June 9, 2011, and February 3, 2012.

On February 15, September 15, 2011, and April 10, 2012, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On May 24, 2012, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 98 weeks.

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC

Latest update: 11/02/15

Dunkirk In Situ Project
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 76 kilometres west of Fort McMurray
Townships 90 & 91, Ranges 18 & 19, W4M
Municipalities: M.D. of Opportunity
Activity Type: In-Situ
File#: 001-00352110

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC has withdrawn their Dunkirk In Situ project from the regulatory review process.

Laricina Energy Ltd.

Latest update: 03/26/14

Germain Project Expansion
Location: approximately 46 km northeast of Wabasca-Desmarais
Township 85, Range 22, W4M
Municipality: MD of Opportunity
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 003-00242701
AER Appl#: 1707256

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on August 10, 2012, May 13, and November 15, 2013.

On December 19, 2012, August 19, 2013, and February 3, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On March 26, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 115 weeks.

MacKay Operating Corp.

Latest update: 06/15/11
MacKay River Commercial Project
Location: Approximately 27.5 kilometers west of Fort McMurray
Townships 88-92, Ranges 12-16, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00254465
ERCB Appl#: 1635432

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on June 23, 2010, January 13 and May 11, 2011.

On September 3, 2010, March 31 and May 27, 2011, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On June 15, 2011, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 73 weeks.

MAXIM Power Corp.

Latest update: 11/2/10

HR Milner Expansion
Location: Approximately 20 km north of Grande Cache
Township 58, Range 8, W6M
Municipality: MD of Greenview
Activity Type: Power Plant
EPEA Appl#: 012-00009814
AUC Appl#: 1604766

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on December 8, 2009, July 29 and November 5, 2010.

On May 4, September 15 and November 18, 2010, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On November 24, 2010, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Alberta Utilities Commission that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 68 weeks.

MEG Energy Corp.

Latest update: 05/19/10
Christina Lake Regional Project Phase 3
Location: Approximately 150 km south of Fort McMurray
Townships 76-78, Ranges 4-6, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 004-00216466
ERCB Appl#: 1571384

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on February 19 and December 11, 2009.

On July 27, 2009, March 29 and May 18, 2010, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On May 19, 2010, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 97 weeks.

MEG Energy Corporation

Latest update: 11/13/14

Surmont Project
Responsible Director: ESRD
Location: approximately 80 km south of Fort McMurray
Townships 81 & 82, Range 5, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00308611
AER Appl#: 1739105

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 10, 2013, March 12 and October 20, 2014.

On October 25, 2013, July 2 and October 28, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On November 13, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 96 weeks.

Nexen Inc./
OPTI Canada Inc.

Latest update: 02/21/08

Long Lake Phase 2 SAGD Project
Location: Approximately 14 km south of the Hamlet of Anzac
Townships 84 & 85, Ranges 6 & 7, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil, In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00236394
ERCB Appl#: 1495132

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 25 and October 29, 2007.

On August 13 and December 12, 2007, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information.

On February 21, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 53 weeks.

Osum Oil Sands Corp. (OSUM)

Latest update: 04/01/15

Sepiko Kesik
Responsible Director: ESRD
Location: approximately 90 km west of Fort McMurray and 75 km northeast of Wabasca
Townships 85-87, Range 18, W4M
Municipality: MD of Opportunity
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00320736
AER Appl#: 1756260

Supplemental information requests were sent to the company on January 30 and September 16, 2014.

The company submitted Supplemental information on April 7 and December 12, 2014.

On March 24, 2015, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 91 weeks.

Osum Oil Sands Corp.

Latest update: 03/11/11
Taiga In-Situ Oil Sands Project
Location: Approximately 20 kilometres north of the City of Cold Lake
Townships 65 & 66, Ranges 1 & 2, W4M
Municipality: MD of Bonnyville
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00253979
ERCB Appl#: 1636580

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 23 and December 20, 2010.

On September 24, 2010, and January 17, 2011, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On March 11, 2011, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 57 weeks.

Parsons Creek Aggregates

Latest update: 01/16/13

Parsons Creek Aggregates Limestone Quarry Project
Location: North of the Fort McMurray Urban Service Boundary and between Hwy 63 and the Athabasca River
Township 90, Ranges 9 & 10, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Quarry
EPEA Appl#: 001-00231302
NRCB Appl#: 1001

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on December 23, 2010, October 12, 2011, July 17, October 24, 2012, and January 3, 2013.

On July 29, 2011, May 17, September 10, November 20, 2012, and January 3, 2013, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 16, 2013, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Natural Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 128 weeks.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation

Latest update: 11/30/15
Lindbergh SAGD Expansion
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 24 kilometres southeast of Bonnyville
Townships 58 & 59, Ranges 4 & 5, W4M
Municipalities: County of St. Paul, M.D. of Bonnyville
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 008-00001581
OSCA Appl#: 1784285
WA File #:00346828

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on February 11 and July 16, 2015.

On April 20 and October 9, 2015, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On November 30, 2015, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the company that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 79 weeks.

Petro-Canada

Latest update: 12/05/07
Fort Hills Sturgeon Upgrader Project
Location: Approximately 40 km northeast of Edmonton
Township 56, Ranges 21 & 22, W4M
Municipality: Sturgeon County
Activity Type: Oil, Upgrader
EPEA Appl#: 001-00231303
EUB Appl#: 1490956

Supplemental Information Request was sent to the company on July 26, and October 30, 2007.

On August 30 and November 7, 2007, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information.

On December 5, 2007, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) that the EIA report is complete pursuant to Section 53 of the EPEA.

The review took 35 weeks.

Petro-Canada

Latest update: 10/09/07
MacKay River SAGD Expansion Project
Location: Approximately 50 km northwest of Fort McMurray
Townships 92 & 93, Ranges 11 & 12, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil, In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 003-00048408
EUB Appl#: 1428637

On April 12, 2007, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information #2.

On October 5, 2007, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) that the EIA report is complete pursuant to Section 53 of the EPEA.

The review took 99 weeks.

Sasol Canada Holdings Limited

Latest update: 04/17/14

Canada GTL (CGTL)
Location: Approximately 40 km northeast of Edmonton
Township 55, Range 21, W4M
Municipality: Strathcona County
Activity Type: Petrochemical
File #: 001-00329786

A Supplemental Information Request was sent to the company on October 21, 2013.

On February 7, 2014, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On April 17, 2014, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified Sasol Canada Holdings Limited that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 42 weeks.

Shell Canada Limited

Latest update: 11/25/08
Carmon Creek Project
Location: Approximately 40 km northeast of Peace River
Townships 84-86, Ranges 16-19, W5M
Municipality: Northern Sunrise County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 013-00001642
EUB Appl#: 1492110
Shell Canada Limited has withdrawn their Carmon Creek In-Situ project from the regulatory review process.

Shell Canada Limited

Latest update: 11/16/11

Carmon Creek Project (2009)
Location: Approximately 40 kilometres northeast of the town of Peace River
Townships 84-86, Ranges 16-19, W5M
Municipality: Northern Sunrise County.
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 020-00001642
ERCB Appl#: 1637869

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 7, 2010, and May 24, 2011.

On January 28 and September 29, 2011, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On November 16, 2011, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 90 weeks.

Shell Canada Limited

Latest update: 10/14/10
Jackpine Mine Expansion & Pierre River Mine
Location: Approximately 100 km north of Fort McMurray
Townships 95-100, Ranges 9-11, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil Sands Mines
File #: 001-00245358
005-00153125
006-00153125
EPEA Appl#: 001-00245358
005-00153125
006-00153125
ERCB Appl#: 1554396, 1554388
Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on October 24, 2008, September 17, 2009, March 2 and July 22, 2010.

On June 3 and December 21, 2009, April 19, June 4 and August 9, 2010, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On October 14, 2010, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 129 weeks.

Shell Canada Limited

Latest update:
12/01/11

Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project
Capture Location: Scotford Upgrader northeast of the city of Edmonton Townships 55 & 56, Range 21, W4M
Municipality: County of Strathcona

Pipeline Route: Starts at the Scotford Upgrader, proceeds east from the Upgrader and then north to cross the North Saskatchewan River to the end of the pipeline in Thorhild, Sec 29-60-21 W4M
Municipality: Sturgeon County, Strathcona County and Lamont County.

Storage Location:
Municipality: County of Thorhild

Activity Type: Carbon Capture and Storage
File #: 999-00049587
ERCB Appl#: 1689376, 1670112, 1671615

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 20 and October 25, 2011.

On August 2 and November 7, 2011, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On December 1, 2011, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 51 weeks.

Shell Canada Limited

Latest update: 03/11/09

Scotford Upgrader 2 Project
Location: Approximately 5 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan
Townships 55 & 56, Range 21, W4M
Municipality: Strathcona County
Activity Type: Oil Sands Upgrader
EPEA Appl#: 001-00240711
ERCB Appl#: 1520445
Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on January 10 and July 31, 2008, and January 27, 2009.

On May 12 and November 5, 2008, and March 10, 2009, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On March 11, 2009, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 77 weeks.

Sherritt International Corporation (Carbon Development Partnership)

Latest update: 10/06/08
Dodds-Roundhill Coal Gasification Project
Location: Approximately 80 kilometres southeast of Edmonton
Townships 48-50, Ranges 17-19, W4M
Municipality: Beaver County, County of Camrose
Activity Type: Coal
File #: 001-00239505
Project on indefinite hold.

SilverBirch Energy Corp. (formerly UTS Energy Corporation/Teck Cominco Limited)

Latest update: 02/07/11

Equinox Oil Sands Mine
Location: 38 km north of Fort McKay, east of Athabasca River
Township 98, Ranges 10 & 11, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil, Mine
File #: 001-00247551

SilverBirch Energy Corp. has informed Alberta Environment that they will be applying for the development of Equinox as a fourth phase of the Frontier Project under the Frontier Terms of Reference.

Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (STP)

Latest update: 01/21/14

STP McKay Thermal Project – Phase 2
Location: 38 km north of Fort McKay, east of Athabasca River
Responsible Director: AER
Location: approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray
Township 91, Ranges 13 – 15, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 002-00255245
OSCA Appl#: 1707306
WA File #: 00262149

A Supplemental Information Request was sent to the company on May 17, 2012.

On October 31, 2012, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

A request for additional Supplemental Information was sent to the company on October 18, 2013.

Project is on indefinite hold.

StatoilHydro Canada Ltd. (formerly North American Oil Sands Corporation)

Latest update: 10/08/09
Kai Kos Dehseh Project
Location: Centered about 30 km northwest of the community of Conklin
Townships 76-83, Ranges 8-14, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo, Lakeland County
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-00241311
ERCB Appl#: 1523635

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on June 27, 2008, February 4 and July 15, 2009.

On July 29, 2008, March 31 and September 25, 2009, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On October 8, 2009, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 90 weeks.

StatoilHydro Canada Ltd. (formerly North American Oil Sands Corporation)

Latest update: 12/03/08

Upgrader Project
Location: Approximately 4 km west of Bruderheim.
Townships 55 & 56, Range 21, W4M
Municipality: Strathcona County
Activity Type: Oil Sands Upgrader
EPEA Appl#: 001-00239532
ERCB Appl#: 1551450
StatoilHydro Canada has withdrawn their upgrader project from the regulatory review process.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Latest update: 10/06/08

Voyageur South Mine Project
Location: Approximately 20km north of Fort McMurray on the west side of Hwy 63
Townships 90-92, Ranges 9-11, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil Sands Mines
EPEA Appl#: 053-00000094
ERCB Appl#: 1520587

Suncor withdrew the Voyageur South Mine project from the regulatory process January 2013.

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Latest update: 10/22/09

South West Sand Storage Conversion Project
Location: Approximately 40km north of Fort McMurray
Townships 91-94, Ranges 10-12, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil Sand Mines
EPEA Appl#: 027-00000026
ERCB Appl#: 1595820

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on March 20, July 30 and October 6, 2009.

On May 15, September 8 and October 16, 2009, the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On October 22, 2009, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 45 weeks.

Synenco Energy Inc.

Latest update: 06/18/08

Northern Lights Upgrader Project
Location: Approximately 9 km southeast of Redwater
Township 56, Range 21, W4M
Municipality: Strathcona County
Activity Type: Oil Sands Upgrader
EPEA Appl#: 001-00229135
EUB Appl#: 1480989
On June 18, 2008, the EIA/Application was withdrawn.

Synenco Energy Inc.

Latest update: 12/01/08

Northern Lights Oil Sands Mine Project
Location: Approximately 100 km northeast of Fort McMurray
Towships 98 & 99, Ranges 5-7, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil Sands Mines
EPEA Appl#: 001-00189296
EUB Appl#: 1468146
Synenco Energy Inc. has withdrawn their Northern Lights Mining and Extraction project from the regulatory review process.

Teck Resources Limited

Latest update: 05/16/16

Frontier Oil Sands Mine
Responsible Director: AER
Location: 38 and 60 kilometres north of Fort McKay
Townships 98, 100, 101, Range 11, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil, Mine
EPEA Appl#: 001-00247548
OSCA Appl#: 1709793
WA Appl#: 00303079

The project consists of the construction, operation and reclamation of an oil sands surface mine with a production capacity of about 260,000 barrels per day of bitumen. The project is a truck and shovel mine which includes one open pit, an ore preparation plant, a bitumen processing plant, tailings preparation and management facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, disposal and storage areas, river water intake, a fish habitat compensation lake, bridge, roads, airfield and camp.

Project Stage: The EIA and applications were submitted November 2011. Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on August 15, 2012, June 6, 2013, May 14, 2014, February 24 and November 27, 2015

On January 15, November 4, 2013, October 17, 2014, June 15, 2015 (including a project update), and April 15, 2016, the company submitted supplemental responses.

On May 16, 2016, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 221 weeks.

TOTAL E&P Canada Ltd.

Latest update: 08/12/09
Upgrader Project
Location: Approximately 4 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, 40 km northeast of Edmonton
Township 55, Range 21, W4M
Municipality: Strathcona County
Activity Type: Oil Sands Upgrader
EPEA Appl#: 001-00245130
ERCB Appl#: 1551460

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on July 30, 2008, February 25 and July 9, 2009.

On November 17, 2008, May 15 and July 24, 2009 the company submitted Supplemental Information.

On August 12, 2009, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 EPEA.

The review took 71 weeks.

Total E&P Joslyn Ltd. (formely Deer Creek Energy Limited)

Latest update: 01/22/08
Joslyn North Mine Project
Location: Approximately 60 km north of Fort McMurray
Townships 94-96, Ranges 11-13, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: Oil, Mine
EPEA Appl#: 001-00228044
ERCB Appl#: 1445535

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on December 2, 2006, September 18 and December 20, 2007.

On June 18 and November 6, 2007, and January 15, 2008, the proponent submitted Supplemental Information.

On January 22, 2008, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment of the Northern Region notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 EPEA.

The review took 102 weeks.

Value Creation Inc

Latest update: 03/17/16
Advance TriSTar Project
Responsible Director: ESRD
Location: Approximately 10 km northeast of Fort McMurray
Township 89, Range 8, W4M
Municipality: Wood Buffalo
Activity Type: In-Situ
EPEA Appl#: 001-0309437
OSCA Appl#: 1740129

Supplemental Information Requests were sent to the company on October 10, 2013; November 13, 2014; May 15 and October 4, 2015.

On March 24 and December 18, 2014, the company submitted supplemental information. On June 22, 2015, the company submitted a project update along with additional supplemental information. On November 20, the company submitted additional supplemental information.

On March 17, 2016, the designated Director of Environmental Assessment notified the Alberta Energy Regulator that the EIA report is complete pursuant to section 53 of EPEA.

The review took 166 weeks.

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