Notice of Application
Applications No. 1777363, 1777369, 1786941, and 1786942
Heartland Pipeline GP Ltd.
Fort Saskatchewan Area to Hardisty Area
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Applications No. 1777363, 1777369, 1786941, and 1786942.Description of the Applications
Heartland Pipeline GP Ltd. (Heartland) has applied under part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate three pipelines and two pump stations, known collectively as the Heartland Pipeline Project (see figure 1). The pump stations would be located at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 6 of Section 28, Township 55, Range 21, West of the 4th Meridian (6-28), and at LSD 2-6-51-13W4M (2-6). The 6-28 pump station would be about 13 kilometres (km) northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
The first pipeline would transport crude oil with 0.06 mol/kmol of hydrogen sulphide from the
6-28 pump station to a metering station 7 km south of Hardisty at LSD 12-32-42-9W4M (12-32).The second and third pipelines would transport the same product from the 12-32 metering station to existing tank farms at LSD 6-29-42-9W4M and LSD 5-32-42-9W4M respectively (see figure 2). The total length of three proposed pipelines would be about 200 km with a maximum outside diameter of 914 millimetres.
Refer to this notice when making any requests for information to expedite the response.Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with 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.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.
|March 20, 2014||Final date to file a statement of concern.|
|April 3, 2014||Final date for response submissions from the applicant.|
Send one copy of your statement of concern to Heartland at the name and address above and one copy toJanet Stewardson, Authorization Specialist
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:
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, 1982.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 authorization specialist, Janet Stewardson, by phone at 403-355-4562 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 21, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel
Figure 1. Map of Heartland’s proposed pump stations and pipelines
Figure 2. Map of Heartland’s proposed second and third pipelines