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Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project — Additional Participant Funding Allocated for the Environmental Assessment

May 4, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated an additional $730,386.75 to 14 applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment process for the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, located in northern Alberta.

Applicant Allocation
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation $71,050.00
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Northern Alberta $20,440.00
Fort McKay First Nation $55,563.00
Fort McKay Métis Community Association $71,811.00
Fort McMurray #468 First Nation $74,363.75
John Malcolm on behalf of the Clearwater River Band #175 $20,800.00
John Malcolm on behalf of the Original Fort McMurray First Nation $20,800.00
Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society $19,760.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association Fort McMurray Local Council 1935 $81,702.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association Local #125 Fort Chipewyan $77,120.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association Lakeland Local Council 1909 $61,583.00
Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 1 $74,744.00
Mikisew Cree First Nation Government and Industry Relations $65,720.00
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development $14,930.00
Total $730,386.75

The funding will assist recipients in reviewing and commenting on documents submitted by the proponent, and preparing for and participating in the public hearing.

The funding will also assist with reviewing and commenting on the potential conditions relating to possible mitigation measures and follow-up requirements that would be required, if the project is allowed to proceed. Indigenous groups will also receive funding to participate in consultation activities following the submission of the Panel Report.

This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. A funding review committee, independent of the review panel process, was established to assess the requests for funding.

For more information on the Participant Funding Program and the federal environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website at ceaa.gc.ca, reference number 65505.

The project

The updated 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. 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. The proposed project would operate for 41 years.

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