Application 1764137

Notice of Hearing
Application No. 1764137
Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of Application No. 1764137. The date, time, and place of the hearing will be set after the filing of requests to participate. If no parties request to participate, the hearing may be cancelled and the AER will continue to process and may approve the applications without a hearing.

Description of the Application

Inter Pipeline Ltd. has applied under part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate a pipeline to transport low-vapour pressure condensate (diluent) from a new Edmonton pump station at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 16, Section 6, Township 53, Range 23, West of the 4th Meridian to the existing Lamont pump station tie-in point at LSD9-11-56-21W4M (see figure 1). The proposed pipeline would be about 51.5 kilometres long with a maximum outside diameter of 609.6 millimetres and have a maximum hydrogen sulphide concentration of 2.70 moles per kilomole (0.27 per cent).

For a copy of the application, contact
Inter Pipeline Ltd.
2600, 237 – 4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K3
Attention: Michelle Dawson
Telephone: 403-290-2643
Fax: 403-290-6093
E-mail: mdawson@interpipelinefund.com

To view the application and supporting documents, contact

AER Information Product Services Section
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311
(toll free; press 2)
E-mail: infoservices@aer.ca
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
St. Albert Field Centre
Main Floor
30 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3A3
Telephone: 780-460-3800
E-mail: stalbert.fieldcentre@aer.ca

To expedite your request, refer to this notice when requesting information.

Requirements to Participate

If you wish to participate in the hearing, you must file a request to participate even if you have already filed a statement of concern with the AER.

Contents of a Request to Participate

A request to participate under section 9 of the AER Rules of Practice must be in writing and contain

  1. a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;
  2. a concise statement indicating
    1. why and how you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application, or
    2. if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application, explain
      • how your participation will materially assist the AER in deciding the matter that is the subject of the hearing,
      • your interest in the hearing,
      • how your participation will not unnecessarily delay the hearing, and
      • how you will not repeat or duplicate the evidence presented by the other parties to the hearing;
    3. the outcome on the application that you advocate,
    4. the nature and scope of your intended participation,
    5. your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant;
  3. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number;
  4. if you have a representative, their name, address in Alberta, telephone number, e-mail address or, if they do not have an e-mail address, their fax number; and
  5. if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of persons, the nature of your membership in the group or association.
Confidentiality

Section 49 of the Rules of Practice requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

Questions of Constitutional Law

In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedure and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, you must include the following information in your submission and file it according to the dates listed under How to File a Request to Participate if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:

  1. the constitutional question you intend to raise,
  2. the legal argument you intend to make, and
  3. the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act.

How to File a Request to Participate

Submissions must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the filing dates below.

April 9, 2014 Final date for interested parties to file a request to participate.
April 16, 2014 Final date for response from the applicant on any request(s) to participate.

Submissions must be compatible with AER systems and should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers, and optical character recognition. Send one copy of your submission to Inter Pipeline Ltd. at the name and address above and one copy to
Rachel Ruddell, Authorization Specialist
Authorizations Infrastructure (Oil & Gas)
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Compensation Issues

Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

Eligibility for Hearing-Related Costs for Participants

Participants in a hearing who intend to seek advanced payment or repayment of hearing-related costs must apply according to Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims.

For information on AER procedures, contact the Authorization Specialist, Rachel Ruddell, by phone at 403-297-8557 or by e-mail to rachel.ruddell@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on March 24, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel

NOTE: On April 4, 2014, the AER made a correction to the figure that was originally issued with this notice. The map below is the corrected map. For more information on this change, see Announcement - April 4, 2014 or contact the authorization coordinator directly.

Figure 1. Map of the proposed pipeline