Notice of Hearing - Revised - Proposed Joslyn North Mine Project in Fort
McMurray area

CALGARY, Aug. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Joint Panel established to review the Joslyn North Mine Project determined on June 25, 2010, following its review of the Application, that it would proceed to public hearing. Following a request to adjourn the hearing to a later date, the Panel considered comments from interested parties on the request. Based on the comments received as well as scheduling difficulties, the Panel has decided that the hearing will proceed as scheduled. The Panel has however revised the schedule relating to submissions on species at risk.

The joint hearing of the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Application No. 1445535 will commence on September 21, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, 530 MacKenzie Boulevard in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

To File a Submission

Interested parties who wish to file a submission or submit evidence at the hearing must file their submission as per the schedule below to:

    
    Panel Secretariat
    Joint Review Panel / Joslyn North Mine Project
    Energy Resources Conservation Board
    2nd Floor, P.O. Box 15, 9915 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4
    Tel.: 780-743-7481 or 1-866-582-1884 / Fax: 780-743-7141
    E-mail: JoslynReview@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
    

Next Steps and Key Dates - Revised July 29, 2010

    
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    Deadline            Activities
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    August 24, 2010     Final date for additional submissions by Total
                        regarding species at risk
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    August 24, 2010     Final date for submissions by all interested parties
                        on all matters except species at risk
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    September 7, 2010   Final date for Total to respond to submissions of
                        parties on all matters except species at risk
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    September 7, 2010   Final date for submissions by all interested parties
                        regarding species at risk
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    September 14, 2010  Final date for Total to respond to submissions of all
                        interested parties regarding species at risk
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    September 21, 2010  Start of the hearing at the Sawridge Inn and
                        Conference Centre
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To obtain further information on the joint review process, contact the Panel Secretariat at the address and telephone numbers indicated above.

Public Registry

All documents related to this Application, including the environmental impact statement, are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca under reference number 08-05-37519. Copies of the Application and other related documents are also available for public viewing at the following locations:

    
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    Provincial Building                 ERCB Information Services
    2nd Floor, 9915 Franklin Avenue     Main floor, 640 - 5 Avenue SW
    Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4           Calgary, AB T2P 3G4
    Tel.: 780-743-7481                  Tel.: 403-297-8311 (Option 2)
    Viewing hours: 8:00 a.m. to         Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to
    4:00 p.m.                           3:00 p.m.
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About the Project

The Joslyn North Mine project proposed by Total E&P Canada Ltd. includes the construction, operation, and reclamation of an oil sands surface mine and bitumen extraction facilities located approximately 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray on Oil Sands Leases. The proposed development includes an open pit, truck and shovel mine; an ore handling facility; bitumen extraction facilities; tailings processing facilities; support infrastructure; water and tailings management plans; and an integrated reclamation plan. The Joslyn North Mine project is designed to produce 15,900 cubic metres per day (100,000 barrels per day) of bitumen.

For additional information on the project or to obtain a copy of the Application, contact:

    
    Total E&P Joslyn Ltd.
    Attention: Mr. Geoff Chow
    2900, 240 - 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4H4
    Tel.: 403-536-3567
    E-mail: geoff.chow@total.com
    

About the Joint Review Panel

The Joint Review Panel for the Joslyn North Mine project is an independent body, mandated by the Minister of the Environment and the Chairman of the Energy Resources Conservation Board to assess the environmental effects of the proposed project and review the Application. The Joint Review Panel members will consider the Application in a quasi-judicial hearing, sitting as a division of the Energy Resources Conservation Board appointed to make decisions on the Application. The Joint Review Panel members are also appointed as a review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, and will provide a report to the Minister and responsible authorities on the environmental assessment of the proposed project, including any recommendations the Joint Review Panel decides are appropriate.

SOURCE JOINT REVIEW PANEL ESTABLISHED TO REVIEW THE JOSLYN NORTH MINE PROJECT

For further information: For further information: media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Manager, Communications, Panel Secretariat, Joslyn North Mine Project, Tel.: 613-957-0434, 613-552-5253; Bob Curran, Section Leader, Communications, Energy Resources Conservation Board, Tel.: 403-297-3392

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JOINT REVIEW PANEL ESTABLISHED TO REVIEW THE JOSLYN NORTH MINE PROJECT

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