OTTAWA, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ – The Joint Review Panel reviewing the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project is seeking public comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the project applications under the Oil Sands Conservation Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and Water Act, and on additional information submitted by the proponent, Teck Resources Ltd.
The Panel invites Indigenous groups, the public and other review participants to submit their comments in writing on whether the information submitted by the proponent is sufficient to proceed to the 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 October 17, 2016 to: Frontier.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
The Proposed Project
The 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, Alberta. 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.