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OIL SANDS: Teck’s Frontier proposal reaches comments stage



ALBERTA – The joint federal-provincial review panel is calling for public comments on Teck Resources’ Frontier oil sands project. The proposal is to build a truck and shovel mine 110 km north of Fort McMurray as well as an ore preparation plant, a bitumen processing plant, tailings facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, airfield, camp and related infrastructure.

The proposed development plan for the Frontier project is available at Teck’s website, www.Teck.com. Total capacity is planned to be 260,000 bbl/d of bitumen.

The panel wants to hear from indigenous groups, the public and others to submit written comments as to whether the project should proceed to public hearings. All comments will be considered public and posted on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website.

The project applications, EIA, and the additional information are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at CEAA.gc.ca, reference number 65505. Written comments in either French or English should be sent by Oct. 17, 2016, to Frontier.Review@ceaa-acee.gc.ca.