Application 1790549

Notice of Hearing
Application No. 1790549
Parkland Estates Development Corp.
Section 33 Pipeline Removal

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of Application No. 1790549. The date, time, and place of the hearing will be set after requests to participate are filed. If no parties request to participate, the hearing may be cancelled and the AER will continue to process and may approve the application without a hearing.

Description of the Application

Parkland Estates Development Corp. (Parkland) applied pursuant to section 33 of the Pipeline Act to direct Kingsmere Resources Ltd. (Kingsmere), the licensee of an abandoned pipeline under Licence No. 2785, to remove a portion of the pipeline from Parkland’s lands in the west half of Section 11, Township 53, Range 26, West of the 4th Meridian. The AER understands that the pipeline to be removed is a portion that runs diagonally through the northwest quarter of 11-53-26W4M.

The portion of the pipeline to be removed is located about 1.2 kilometres (km) directly west of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, and immediately south of Highway 16.

For a copy of the application, contact
Wilson Law Office
Suite 195, 3-11 Bellerose Drive
St. Albert, Alberta  T8N 5C9
Attention: Mr. Keith Wilson
Telephone: 780-991-5050
E-mail: kwilson@wilsonlawoffices.ca

To view the application 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; option 2)
E-mail: infoservices@aer.ca
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Refer to this notice when making any requests for information to expedite the response.

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 Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (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, what the nature your interest in the matter is and why you should be permitted to participate;
  3. if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application, and explanation of how
    1. your participation will materially assist the AER in deciding the matter that is the subject of the hearing,
    2. you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the hearing,
    3. your participation will not unnecessarily delay the hearing, and
    4. you will not repeat or duplicate evidence presented by the other parties;
  4. the outcome of the application that you advocate;
  5. the nature and scope of your intended participation;
  6. 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;
  7. if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of persons, the nature of your membership in the group or association;
  8. your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant; and
  9. if you have a representative, their name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and e-mail address or, if they do not have an e-mail address, their fax number.
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, 1982.

How to File a Request to Participate

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

August 19, 2014 Final date for interested parties to file a request to participate.
September 2, 2014 Final date for response from Parkland on any requests 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 Wilson Law Office at the name and address above and one copy to Janet Stewardson,Hearing Coordinator
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: janet.stewardson@aer.ca
Phone: 403-355-4562

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 hearing coordinator, Janet Stewardson, by phone at 403-355-4562 or by e-mail to janet.stewardson@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 28, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel