With respect to water-capping technology, the AER noted that CNUL was not proposing to have any water-capped pit lakes at the JPM at this time. The AER applies a risk-based approach to regulating, where higher-risk activities receive the greatest regulatory oversight. The AER required CNUL to submit an amendment application by September 30, 2022, addressing the uncertainties and deficiencies identified in the AER’s decision report. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approves Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited’s (CNUL’s) application 1870297, subject to the approval terms and conditions in appendix 1. The AER expressed concerns with CNUL’s treatment technologies and the ability of the tailings deposits to support future reclamation activities, achieve stable targeted ecosites and meet the TMF’s outcomes. All Rights Reserved. The AER regulates tailings from oil sands mining operations to ensure that the tailings are managed in an efficient, safe, orderly and environmentally responsible manner over their entire life cycle. objective and Directive 085: Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects (“Directive 085”) requirements due to uncertainties and deficiencies in the application, including the following: (a)     CNUL’s TMP was inconsistent with existing approvals; (b)     CNUL’s new and legacy fluid tailings profiles were not aligned with existing approvals, the TMF, or Directive 085; (c)     CNUL’s proposed ready-to-reclaim (“RTR”) criteria, RTR trajectory, and targeted ecosites have a degree of uncertainty over the medium- and long-term; and. Offset projects range in scope and involve implementation of new management practices, technology and/or control systems that reduce or remove emissions of a given process. (i)      occurs when the volume of fluid tailings has exceeded its approved maximum accumulation and requires additional management action; (ii)     level is based on 100 percent of the greater of the maximum approved fluid tailings volume profile or the end of mine life target (volume of fluid tailings that can achieve RTR state within 10 years after end of mine life and is the equivalent of 5 years, or less, of fluid tailings volume accumulation); and. Alberta Emission Performance Credit Registry. The AER did not authorize CNUL’s proposed end of mine life of 2115. Due to the degree of uncertainty in CNUL’s proposed RTR criteria, RTR trajectory and targeted ecosites over the medium- and long-term, the AER required CNUL to address the following deficiencies in the amendment application updated RTR criteria for each type of deposit in the amendment application. Therefore, the approval prohibited water-capped pit lakes and requires CNUL to meet future policy on water-capped pit lakes. TMP and Existing Approval Alignment – End of Mine Life and Tailings Solvent Recovery Unit Tailings, Treatment Technology Selection and Performance, Stakeholder and Indigenous Community Engagement. An expansion to the JPM was approved by a joint panel established by the Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Government of Canada in 2013 (see: 2013 ABAER 011). To ensure continued transparency, information sharing and involvement in tailings management, the AER required CNUL to engage stakeholders and indigenous communities on tailings management activities undertaken pursuant to the approval. As there was no end of mine life target authorized, the AER set the total volume trigger at 26 million cubic metres (Mm3) and the total volume limit at 36 Mm3. For the reasons summarized below, the AER approved CNUL’s application, subject to terms and conditions (the “Approval Conditions”) to address uncertainties and deficiencies, including requiring a new application be submitted by September 30, 2022. In-pit tailings placement started in Fluid Cell (“FC”) 1 in 2016. (iv)    allows a five-year rolling average to account for year-over-year variability. However, the AER was unable to assess whether CNUL would be able, over the medium- and long-term, to manage its fluid tailings and treated tailings deposits to meet the Lower Athabasca Region: Tailings Management Framework for Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands (“TMF”). All projects listed on the AEOR must meet system requirements as outlined in the Standard for Greenhouse Gas Emission Offset Project Developers. The TMF establishes four outcomes: land use must be returned to Albertans, sustainable ecosystem, liability is minimized to Albertans, and environmental effects are managed. EPC credits are revocable licenses which can be banked or sold, and ultimately retired by facilities subject to the Regulation to meet their reduction targets. The JPM started production in August 2010, and tailings placement began in the external tailings facility (“ETF”). The existing and proposed monitoring plans will confirm that environmental performance is achieved. (a)     hold an annual forum with stakeholders and indigenous communities regarding tailings management activities; and. For the mixed deposits formed by thickened tailings, whole tailings, and coarse sand tailings in the ETF (mixed deposits), the AER specified the following RTR criteria: 70 percent solids by weight, based on deposit sampling, within five years of tailings placement and groundwater monitoring in accordance with the EPEA approval. The JPM was approved by a joint Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (“EUB”) and Government of Canada panel in 2004 (“Decision 2004-009”). CNUL cannot remove centrifuge tailings from the fluid tailings inventory until the revised RTR criteria are approved. The thickener operation began at the JPM start-up in 2010, with the placement of thickened tailings in the ETF’s Dedicated Disposal Area (DDA) 1. The AER approved CNUL’s TMP for the short term management of fluid tailings, finding that there was sufficient information in the application to demonstrate CNUL’s ability to manage JPM tailings for the next few years. Executive Summary . The AER found that the new and legacy fluid tailings profiles in CNUL’s application were not aligned with existing approvals, the TMF or Directive 085 over the medium- and long-term, based on the following: the proposed time to accumulate the peak volume was longer than the duration guided by the TMF and Directive 085, since the end of mine life target was greater than five years of fluid tailings production at JPM; the proposed profiles did not demonstrate that fluid tailings treatment capacity was equal to or greater than the new fluid tailings production rate; the proposed profiles were premised on an end of mine life of 2115, whereas the current authorized end of mine life was 2052; and. These essential registries track ownership of credits to demonstrate facility-level compliance with carbon reductions outlined within the Act and Regulation, and ensures traceability and transparency of the process. Suppliers of similar products Canadian Natural Resources Limited 2100, 855 - 2 Street SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 4J8 Phone: 403.517.6700 Fax: 403.517.7350 The AER found that CNUL’s application did not include sufficient information to support the change, such as an updated mine plan and life of mine closure plan. As part of the implementation of the TMF, the AER released Directive 085, which sets out requirements for fluid tailings TMPs, including both existing fluid tailings (i.e., legacy) and new fluid tailings. The AER found that CNUL’s existing surface water and groundwater control measures managed the environmental risks and effects during the mine’s operating phase. The AER did not authorize CNUL to use fluid tailings drying or atmospheric fines drying (“AFD”), based on its finding that CNUL’s TMP did not provide sufficient information to evaluate the use of these technologies at the JPM. No EPEA approval air emission limits were being amended as a result of the TMP. assess, describe, and propose the selected treatment technologies that ensure that the treatment capacity is equal to or greater than the production rate of new fluid tailings and that all legacy fluid tailings would be RTR by JPM’s end of mine life. Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited, Application for Muskeg River Mine Tailings Management Plan Alberta Energy Regulator 20180523A (May 23, 2018) i. (iv)    applies to the new fluid tailings profile. Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited, Application for Jackpine Mine Tailings Management Plan Alberta Energy Regulator 20180523B (May 23, 2018) v. Executive Summary . The AER noted that water-capping technology was subject to further assessment, research and future policy. Three project-specific thresholds are set based on an operator’s fluid tailings profiles in accordance with the TMF and Directive 085: (i)      occurs when the volume of fluid tailings is growing 20 percent faster than that approved for the profile; (ii)     additional management action is required when the profile deviation trigger is exceeded; (iii)    is based on when the fluid tailings volume growth is 20 percent higher than that in the approved profile; and.

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