Proponent Project: Frontier Oil Sands Mine - Latest Update: May 16, 2016
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.