Joint Panel Established for the Proposed Joslyn North Mine Project

    OTTAWA, Aug. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - A joint federal-provincial panel was
established today to review Total E&P Canada Ltd's proposed Joslyn North Mine
    The proposed project would be located approximately 70 kilometers north
of Fort McMurray in Alberta. It includes the construction, operation, and
reclamation of an oil sands surface mine and bitumen extraction facilities on
Oil Sands Leases. It is designed to produce a total of 15,900 cubic metres per
day (100,000 barrels per day) of bitumen.
    A joint panel agreement between the Government of Canada and the Energy
Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is now released after receiving public
comments in April 2008. It describes the process for conducting the joint
panel review and includes details on the scope of the environmental
    The joint panel agreement and more information on this project are
available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's (the Agency)
website, registry number 08-05-37519.

    The Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process,
which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures
to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

    The ERCB is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of
Alberta. It regulates the safe, responsible, and efficient development of
Alberta's energy resources: oil, natural gas, oil sands, coal, and pipelines.

For further information:

For further information: Nicholas Girard, Senior Communications Advisor,
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, (613) 957-0958; Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency,; Energy Resources
Conservation Board,

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