Application 1771853 et al

 

Application 1771853 et al

Notice of Rescheduling of Hearing
Grand Rapids Pipeline Project
Oral Hearing to Consider Grand Rapids’ Compliance with Conditions 12 and 13 of 2014 ABAER 012

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing to consider Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd.’s (Grand Rapids) compliance with conditions 12 and 13 of Decision 2014 ABAER 012: Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd., Applications for the Grand Rapids Pipeline Project, at the Alberta Utilities Commission’s hearing room, 12th floor, 10055 – 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, starting on July 23, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. The hearing will also be webcast at www.meetview.com/aer. This webcast will only be available when the hearing is in progress. It will not be an official record of the proceeding.

The AER had scheduled a public hearing at Alberta Utilities Commission’s hearing room, 12th floor, 10055 – 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, starting on July 21, 2015. The AER received a request from interested parties to reschedule the hearing and agreed to grant the request.

Reason for the Hearing

The AER held a public hearing for the applications for the Grand Rapids Pipeline Project. The hearing closed on July 18, 2014, and the panel issued Decision 2014 ABAER 012 on October 9, 2014. The panel approved the applications with certain exceptions and imposed 26 conditions on the project.

Condition 12 of Decision 2014 ABER 012 states the following:

Grand Rapids must not construct or carry out any incidental activities, including clearing or preparing the right-of-way, for the segments of the main lines between NE 7-055-21W4M and SE 6-054-22W4M unless Grand Rapids satisfies the panel that the applied-for route is the superior route. Grand Rapids must conduct an analysis on at least one alternative pipeline route that avoids the Fort Industrial Estates Ltd. (FIE) lands located in the west half of Section 1-055-22W4M and the lands within the city of Fort Saskatchewan that Grand Rapids is prepared to construct. The analysis must include a comparison of the identified alternative route with the currently applied-for route and detailed information on any stakeholder concerns. Once the analysis is complete, Grand Rapids must submit it to the panel for review. Upon review, the panel may require further analysis, direct Grand Rapids to file an amendment application for the alternative route, or permit Grand Rapids to proceed with the currently applied-for route if it is satisfied that it is the most suitable route.

Condition 13 of the same decision states the following:

Grand Rapids must not construct or carry out any incidental activities, including clearing or preparing the ROW, for the segments of the main lines between NE 7-055-21W4M and SE 6-054-22W4M unless Grand Rapids satisfies the panel that the applied-for route is the superior route. Grand Rapids must conduct an analysis of at least one alternative pipeline route that avoids the Guenette lands located in the south half of Section 34-054-22W4M, NW 27-054-22W4M, and NE 28-054-22W4M that Grand Rapids would be prepared to construct. The analysis must include a comparison of the alternative route identified with the currently applied-for route and detailed information regarding any stakeholder concerns. Once the analysis is complete, Grand Rapids must submit it to the panel for review. Upon review, the panel may require further analysis, direct Grand Rapids to file an amendment application for the alternative route, or permit Grand Rapids to proceed with the currently applied for route should the panel be satisfied that it is the most suitable route.

Grand Rapids filed its submission in response to conditions 12 and 13 on June 8, 2015.

The panel has determined that Fort Industrial Estates Ltd., Guenette Farms, and Grand Rapids are the only parties in this hearing. The parties asked that the panel conduct an oral hearing to consider conditions 12 and 13. The panel agreed to the request and has scheduled an oral hearing to consider the matter.

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 and EPS ID 335 when making any requests for information to expedite the response.

For information on AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator, Jennifer Koppe, by phone at 403-297-8288 or by e-mail to Hearing.Services@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 17, 2015.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR