On April 29, 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) issued a notice of hearing on Applications No. 1771853, et al. The notice of hearing indicated that the hearing would start June 9, 2014, in Athabasca, Alberta. Subsequently, the AER issued a notice of postponement of hearing on June 2, 2014, indicating that the start date and location would be announced at a later date. The AER opened the hearing on June 23, 2014, and adjourned the hearing on June 25, 2014. This notice announces that the AER will resume the public hearing at the Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta, 116 Street and 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
Description of Project
Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd. (Grand Rapids) has applied under the Pipeline Act, the Public Lands Act, and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for approval to construct and operate the Grand Rapids Pipeline Project (see figure 1). The proposed project consists of two main lines, two periphery lines, four pump stations, and three tank farms. The project would transport bitumen blend from the Grand Rapids McKay 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 15-32-052-23W4M. The capacity of the 508 millimetre (mm) main line would be 52 470 cubic metres per day (m3/d) (330 000 barrels per day [bbl/d]). The capacity of the 914 mm main line would be 143 090 m3/d (900 000 bbl/d). The total maximum petroleum storage capacity would be 240 000 m3/d (1 500 000 bbl/d). A list of the corresponding applications can be found below.
For a copy of the applications, contact
Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd.
450 –1 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 5H1
Attention: Linda Angus
To view the applications and supporting documents, contact
AER Information Management Branch
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; press 2)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Refer to this notice when requesting information to expedite the response.
For information on AER procedures, contact the authorizations specialist, Mike Schuster, by phone at 403-297-6013 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 4, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel
Descriptions of the Grand Rapids Pipeline Project Applications
Pipeline Act Applications No. 1771853, 1771854, 1771855, 1771856, 1773896, 1788926, and 1793176
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:
Public Lands Act Applications No. LOC131042, LOC131293, LOC131294, LOC131295, LOC131296, LOC131301, LOC131302, LOC131427, LOC131488, LOC131490, MLL130090, MLL130091, MLL130179, PIL130308, PIL130309, PIL130310, PIL130311, PIL130312, PIL130313, PIL130314, PIL130441, PIL130468, PLA130645, PLA130650, PLA130651, PLA130652, PLA130653, PLA130654, PLA130655, PLA130656, PLA130657, PLA130662, PLA130663, PLA130664, PLA130665, PLA130666, PLA130667, PLA130668, PLA130669, PLA130670, PLA130671, PLA130672, PLA130673, PLA130674, PLA130675, PLA130676, PLA130677, PLA130678, PLA130679, PLA130680, PLA130681, PLA130682, PLA130683, PLA130685, PLA130686, PLA130692, PLA130693, PLA130694, PLA130695, PLA130696, PLA130698, PLA130699, PLA130700, PLA130701, PLA130702, PLA130704, PLA130705, PLA130707, PLA130708, PLA130709, PLA130710, PLA130711, PLA131145, PLA131154, PLA131155, PLA131156, PLA131177, PLA131305, and PLA131759
Grand Rapids has applied under the Public Lands Act for approval to use public lands for this project at the locations listed above for the Pipeline Act applications. The application codes are LOC = licence of occupation (access roads), MLL = miscellaneous leases (tank farm, terminal station), PIL = pipeline installation leases, and PLA = pipeline lease agreement.
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Applications No. 001-328929, 001-336043,
001-350276, and 001-350277
Grand Rapids has applied under Part 2 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) for approval of the conservation and reclamation plan for the project at the same locations as listed above in the Pipeline Act applications. Application No. 001-328929 is for the conservation and reclamation plan, which includes construction and post-construction reclamation of the portion of the project that is located in the White Area.