Application 1776689

Notice of Application
Applications No. 1776689 and 1776691
Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc.
Fort McMurray Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Applications No. 1776689 and 1776691. These applications replace Applications No. 1766612 and 1767141 as a result of a pipeline reroute and a reduction in the number of pump stations.

Description of the Applications
Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc. (Enbridge) has applied under part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate one pipeline and one pump station, known collectively as the Hangingstone project (see figure 1). The pump station would be located at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 14 of Section 19, Township 86, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian. The pipeline would transport diluted bitumen with no hydrogen sulphide from the Athabasca Oil Corporation’s in situ production facility at LSD 14-19-86-9W4M about 20 kilometres (km) south of Fort McMurray to Enbridge’s Cheecham terminal, which is about 50 km south of Fort McMurray at LSD 6-8-84-6W4M. The proposed pipeline would be about 49.3 km long with a maximum outside diameter of 406.4 millimetres.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc.
10201 Jasper Avenue
P.O. Box 398
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2J9
Attention: Rashi Khullar Manku
Telephone: 780-420-5327
Fax: 780-420-5166
E-mail: rashi.khullarmanku@enbridge.com

To view a copy of the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website at 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.

Bonnyville Field Centre
4903 51A Street
Bonnyville, Alberta T9N 2G4
Telephone: 780-826-5352
E-mail: Bonnyville.fieldcentre@aer.ca

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

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have outstanding concerns about this application 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 notifying you.

If the AER does not receive any statements of concern from persons 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
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on or before the filing dates below.

January 6, 2014 Final date to file a statement of concern.

January 20, 2014

Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Enbridge at the name and address above and one copy to

Jennifer Koppe, Application Coordinator
Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: jennifer.koppe@aer.ca

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
a)    the application numbers your statement of concern relates to;
b)    an explanation of why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
c)     a statement about the nature of your concerns with the applications;
d)    the disposition of the applications 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 applications; and
f)     your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and 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 statement of concern, you must not include any personal information that you do not want 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 Statement of Concern if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:

a)    the constitutional question you intend to raise
b)    the legal argument you intend to make
c)    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 with respect to assessing 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

Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Attention: Jennifer Koppe
Telephone: 403-297-8288
E-mail: jennifer.koppe@aer.ca

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 6, 2013.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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

Map of Enbridge’s proposed pump station and pipeline

Figure 1. Map of Enbridge’s proposed pump station and pipeline