Public Notice
Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project - Revised Notice of Hearing

July 12, 2018 — The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to review the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project (the Project) and conduct an assessment of the environmental effects of the Project has issued revised submission filing deadlines and confirms that the hearing will commence at 9 am on Tuesday September 25th at MacDonald Island (Miskanaw Ballroom), 1 CA Knight Way, Fort McMurray, Alberta. On June 6, 2018, the Review Panel issued a Notice of Hearing indicating how to request participation in the hearing along with a preliminary schedule of filing submission dates for the hearing.

The Panel is planning to schedule a portion of the hearing in Fort Chipewyan in early to mid-October to accommodate requests by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) that a portion of the hearing take place in their community. The hearing process will be audio-cast and may also be video-cast in order for those who are not able to travel to the hearing sessions to observe the proceedings remotely.

Revised Schedule

Submission/Activity Date

Submission filing deadline  – Teck

July 13

Submission filing deadline  – all other parties

August 31

Notices of Question of Constitutional Law ( NQCL) filing deadline

September 11

Reply Submission filing deadline  – Teck 

September 12

Deadline for other motions

September 17

Start of hearing in Fort McMurray

September 25

Submissions must be sent to Frontier.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca. For efficiency, submissions should be filed as PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers (with the first page in the document being numbered page one), and optical character recognition.

Submissions should include an estimate of the time required to present direct evidence. The submission should also include the number of presenters and, if experts are to provide evidence at the hearing, must include recent curricula vitae.

For information on the public hearing or the panel review process, contact the Panel Manager at Frontier.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca. To view the materials in person or for information on AER procedures, contact Tara Wheaton at +1-403-297-8288 or email Hearing.Services@aer.ca

All documents are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website at canada.ca/ceaa-registry, reference number 65505.

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