Application 1771853

Notice of Application
Applications No. 1771853, 1771854, 1771855, 1771856, 1771858, 1771859, and 1773896
Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd.

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Applications No. 1771853, 1771854, 1771855, 1771856, 1771858, 1771859, and 1773896.

Description of the Applications
Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd. (Grand Rapids) has applied under part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate the Grand Rapids Pipeline Project, which consists of the following:

  • Applications No. 1771853 and 1771854 for two B121 pipelines to transport bitumen blend (crude oil) from the Grand Rapids MacKay terminal at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 6 of Section 34, Township 89, Range 14, West of the 4th Meridian, to a meter station in the Edmonton area at LSD 8-5-53-23W4M. The proposed pipelines would each be about 460.3 kilometres (km) long with maximum outside diameters of 914.0 and 508.0 millimetres (mm) and would transport crude oil with a maximum hydrogen sulphide (H2S) concentration of 0.06 moles per kilomole (mol/kmol) (0.006 per cent).
  • Application No. 1771855 for one B121 pipeline about 4.56 km long with an outside diameter of 610.0 mm to transport crude oil with a maximum H2S concentration of 0.06 mol/kmol (0.006 per cent) from a tank farm at LSD 9-11-90-14W4M to a tank farm at LSD 6-34-89-14W4M.
  • Application No. 1771856 for one B121 pipeline about 4.56 km long with an outside diameter of 406.4 mm to transport hydrocarbon diluents from a tank farm at LSD 6-34-89-14W4 (Grand Rapids MacKay terminal) to a tank farm at LSD 9-11-90-14W4, with a maximum H2S concentration of 0.06 mol/kmol (0.006 per cent).
  • Application No. 1771858 for four B133 crude oil pump stations located at
    • LSD 10-29-79-14W4M (Grand Rapids Thornbury terminal) with a pump rating of 33 779 kilowatts (kW),
    • LSD 13-19-73-16W4M (Grand Rapids Wandering River pump station) with a pump rating of 28 337 kW,
    • LSD 10-15-67-18W4M (Grand Rapids Grassland pump station) with a pump rating of 38 031 kW, and
    • LSD 15-28-60-20W4M (Grand Rapids Newbrook pump station) with a pump rating of 33 184 kW.
  • Application No. 1771859 for one B131 crude oil loading/unloading terminal located at LSD 10-29-79-14W4M (Grand Rapids Thornbury terminal). The site would have a pump rating of 596 kW and a maximum H2S concentration of 0.06 mol/kmol (0.006 per cent).
  • Application No. 1773896 for three B130 crude oil tank farms located at LSD 11-34-89-14W4M (Grand Rapids MacKay terminal), LSD 15-25-85-19W4M (Grand Rapids Saleski terminal), and LSD 8-28-55-21W4M (Grand Rapids Heartland terminal) composed of holding tanks and pump stations. The tank farms would have pump ratings of 34 736 kW, 38 775 kW, and 33 704 kW, respectively. The Grand Rapids MacKay terminal also contains a loading/unloading facility with a capacity of 15 000 barrels per day (bbl/d).
For a copy of the applications, contact
Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd.
450 – 1 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 5H1
Attention: Linda Angus
Telephone: 403-920-7163
Fax: 403-920-2347
E-mail: linda_angus@transcanada.com

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website www.aer.ca or 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.

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

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have an interest in this matter and have not filed a statement of concern with the AER, you must file one as described below under How to File a Statement of Concern. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the applications and may approve them without further notifying you.

If the AER does not receive any statements of concern from a person who may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the applications, the AER may continue to process the applications and may approve them without further notice or without a hearing.

How to File a Statement of Concern
In order for your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m., on the filing dates below.
December 5, 2013         Final date to file a statement of concern.
Send one copy of your statement of concern to Grand Rapids at the name and address above and one copy to
Mike Schuster, Application Coordinator
Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
E-mail: mike.schuster@aer.ca

Contents of a Statement of Concern
In order for your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
a) the application number(s) your statement of concern relates to;
b) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application(s);
c) the nature of your concerns about the application(s);
d) the disposition of the application you are seeking;
e) the location of your land, residence or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the proposed application; and
f) your contact information including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, fax number, if any, and an e-mail address.

Confidentiality
Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (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.

Crown Consultation
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.

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.

For information on AER procedures, contact the application coordinator, Mike Schuster, by phone at 403-297-6013 or by e-mail to mike.schuster@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on November 12, 2013.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel