Application 1806140

Notice of Hearing
Applications No. 1806140 and 1806141
Encana Corporation
Elmworth Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of Applications No. 1806140 and 1806141. 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 applications without a hearing.

Description of the Applications

Encana Corporation applied under the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate two pipelines. The first pipeline would be 2.59 kilometres (km) in length with an outside diameter of 219.1 millimetres (mm) and would transport sour natural gas containing 15 per cent hydrogen sulphide gas (H2S) from an existing well 01-32-69-10W6M to an existing pipeline at 05-04-70-10W6M. The pipeline would be classified as a D454 sour natural gas pipeline and would have a 1.8 km emergency planning zone (EPZ). The second pipeline would parallel the first pipeline and would be 2.59 km in length with an outside diameter of 114.3 mm and would transport fuel gas with no H2S from an existing pipeline at 05-04-70-10W6M to an existing well at 01-32-69-10W6M.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Encana Corporation
500 Centre Street SE, PO Box 2850
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 2S5
Attention: Sandra Dixon
Telephone: 403-645-4630
Fax: 403-699-8901
E-mail: sandra.dixon@encana.com

To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www.aer.ca/data-and-publications/how-to-order, to
AER Order Fulfillment  
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 applications or
    2. if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications what the nature of 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 applications, an 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 applications that you advocate;
  5. the nature and scope of your intended participation;
  6. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and 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. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at www.aer.ca.

Questions of Constitutional Law

In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedures 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.
How to File a Request to Participate

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

January 8, 2015 Final date for interested parties to file a request to participate.
January 15, 2015 Final date for response from the applicant 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 Encana Corporation  at the name and address above and one copy to
Greg McLean,Hearing Coordinator
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
E-mail: greg.mclean@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-3232

Jurisdiction

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.

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have the jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982.

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 at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 15, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel