Public Notice
Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project - Additional Participant Funding Allocated

July 19, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $232,682.60 in federal funds to Indigenous groups and the public to assist their participation in the environmental assessment for the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, located in northern Alberta.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project
Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation N/A $95,600.00 $95,600.00
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Northern Alberta N/A $20,440.00 $20,440.00
Deninu Kue First Nation $27,084.25 N/A $27,084.25
Fort McKay First Nation N/A $55,563.00 $55,563.00
Fort McKay First Nation and Fort McKay Metis Community Association (Metis Local 63) N/A $47,578.00 $47,578.00
Fort McKay Métis Community Association N/A $71,811.00 $71,811.00
Fort McMurray #468 First Nation N/A $74,363.75 $74,363.75
John Malcolm on behalf of the Clearwater River Band #175 $27,097.00 N/A $27,097.00
John Malcolm on behalf of the Original Fort McMurray First Nation $27,097.00 N/A $27,097.00
Kátl'odeeche First Nation $27,097.00 N/A $27,097.00
Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society N/A $19,760.00 $19,760.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association
Fort McMurray Local Council 1935
N/A $95,452.00 $95,452.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association
Lakeland Local Council 1909
N/A $75,114.00 $75,114.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association
Local #125 Fort Chipewyan
N/A $95,600.00 $95,600.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association
Owl River Métis Local 1949
$49,700.00 N/A $49,700.00
Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 1 N/A $95,244.00 $95,244.00
Mikisew Cree First Nation
Government and Industry Relations
N/A $92,970.00 $92,970.00
North West Territories Métis Nations $41,213.35 N/A $41,213.35
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development N/A $29,980.00 $29,980.00
Smith's Landing First Nation $33,394.00 N/A $33,394.00
Total $232,682.60 $869,475.75 $1,102,158.35

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. The funding will assist the participation of Indigenous groups and the public in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, specifically for participation in the public hearing.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 65505).

The Proposed Project

The Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, proposed by Teck Resources Limited includes 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 located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. 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. The estimated project area is over 24,000 hectares. If the project is approved, the proposed project would operate for 41 years.

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