Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project: Public Comments Invited on Additional Information

Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project
1 Aug 2015

July 2, 2015 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on athe project update and information request responses submitted by the proponent, Teck Resources Ltd., for the environmental assessment by review panel of the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project in northern Alberta.

The proponent recently provided a project update as well as responses to the supplemental information requests sent by the Agency to the proponent in February 2015.

The Agency invites Aboriginal groups, the public and other review participants to submit their comments in writing to the Agency on whether the project update and information request responses submitted by the proponent are complete. Opportunities to present overall views on the project will be provided at a future public hearing.

All comments received will be considered public and posted online. The comments will help determine whether further information is required from the proponent. Written comments in either official language should be sent by August 1, 2015 to:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
David Haddon, Panel Manager
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884 / Fax: 613-957-0935
[email protected]

The project update and the information request responses are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number 65505.

The Proposed Project

The updated 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. 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. The proposed project would operate for 41 years.