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Suncor Base Mine Extension Project — Public Comments Invited

What is happening?

March 2, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project, located approximately three kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of the initial project description and provide feedback related to the proposed project. Comments received will support the Agency in the preparation of a summary of issues. Once completed, the Agency will provide the summary of issues to the proponent.

How can I participate?

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80521). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file. For more information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until March 23, 2020.

To view the summary of the initial project description online, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac. Printed copies are available upon request.

Will there be more opportunities to participate?

This is the first federal comment period for the project. If the Agency determines that a federal impact assessment is required, the public and Indigenous groups will have additional opportunities to comment over the course of the impact assessment process.

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What is the proposed project?

Suncor Energy Inc. (Proponent) is proposing to develop the Base Mine Extension Project (the Project) to sustain the supply of bitumen to the existing upgraders at Suncor's Oil Sands Base Plant operation (Base Plant). The Project includes an open pit mining operation and associated infrastructure that is required to supply oil sands to new bitumen froth production facilities and deliver bitumen froth by pipeline to the existing Base Plant facilities where further processing occurs, including upgrading into various product blends for market. The Project is located adjacent to existing Base Plant operations, approximately three kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Project construction is expected to start in 2026 and the footprint is anticipated to be approximately 20 000 hectares.

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