Proceeding 1779665

Notice of Hearing
Regulatory Appeal

Proceeding No. 1779665
Prosper Petroleum Ltd.
Undefined Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing on a regulatory appeal of the decisions to grant Licences No. 0454959, 0454960, 0454961, 0454962, 0454963, 0454964, 0454965, 0454966, 0454967, 0454968, 0454969, 0454780, 0454781, 0454782, 0454783, 0454784, 0454785, 0454786, 0454787, 0454788, 0454789, 0454790, 0454791, and 0456119 (licences). If the AER decides that the hearing will be an oral hearing, the date, time, and place of the hearing will be set after the filing of requests to participate.

If the request for the regulatory appeal is withdrawn, the AER will cancel the hearing and will discontinue the regulatory appeal.

Description of the Proceeding

On August 2, 2013, Fort McKay First Nation and the Fort McKay Métis Community Association requested a regulatory appeal, pursuant to Division 3 of the Responsible Energy Development Act and Part 3 of the AER Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice), of the decisions to grant the licences. On November 14, 2013, the AER granted the request. The purpose of the regulatory appeal hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decisions to issue the licences.

For a copy of documents relating to the proceeding, contact
Prosper Petroleum Ltd.
1000, 521 – 3 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3T3
Attention: Carrie Cochran
Telephone: 403-532-7655
Fax: 403-532-7644
E-mail: ccochran@prosperpetroleum.com

To view a copy of documents relating to the proceeding, contact
AER Information Product Services Section
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (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.

Requirement to Participate If you are not already a direct party to the proceeding and wish to participate in the hearing, you must file a request to participate. Contents of a Request to Participate Under section 9 of the Rules of Practice, a request to participate must be in writing and contain
  1. a copy of your statement of concern, if applicable;
  2. a concise statement indicating
    1. why you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the regulatory appeal, or
    2. if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the regulatory appeal, explain
      • what the nature of your interest in the matter is and why you should be permitted to participate,
      • how your participation will materially assist the AER in deciding the subject matter of the regulatory appeal,
      • how you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the regulatory appeal,
      • how your participation will not unnecessarily delay the regulatory appeal, and
      • how you will not repeat or duplicate the evidence presented by the other parties in the regulatory appeal,
    3. the outcome of the regulatory appeal that you advocate,
    4. the nature and scope of your intended participation,
    5. your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the party requesting the appeal or the approval holder, as the case may be;
  3. 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;
  4. if you have a representative, their name, address in Alberta, telephone number, e-mail address or, if they do not have an e-mail address, their fax number; and
  5. if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of persons, the nature of your membership in the group or association.
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.

Section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act

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.

How to File a Request to Participate Submissions must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the filing dates below.
February 3, 2014 Final date for interested parties to file a request to participate.
February 10, 2014

Final date for the approval holder, Prosper Petroleum Ltd., to submit responses to 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 Prosper Petroleum Ltd. at the name and address above and one copy to
Rachel Ruddell
Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

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 Rachel Ruddell by phone at 403-297-8577 or by e-mail to rachel.ruddell@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on January 20, 2014.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

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