Proceeding 1800423

Notice of Hearing
Regulatory Appeal
Proceeding No. 1800423
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Valhalla Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing on a regulatory appeal to consider the pipeline route on certain lands owned by the requesting parties that were approved pursuant to Licence No. 23038 (see below).

Description of the Proceeding

On March 14, 2014, the AER received a request for a regulatory appeal, pursuant to Division 3 of the Responsible Energy Development Act and Part 3 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice), of an approved pipeline route under Licence No. 23038 on lands owned by the requesting parties that are located in the northeast quarter of Section 35, Township 74, Range 10, West of the 6th Meridian; the southeast quarter of 35-74-10W6M; the northeast quarter of 12-75-10W6M; and the northwest quarter of 1-75-10W6M. The licence is held by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNRL).

For a copy of documents relating to the proceeding,contact
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Suite 2500, 855 – 2 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 4J3
Attention: Nelson Lord
Telephone: 403-386-5082
Fax: 403-514-7677

To view a copy of documents relating to the proceeding, contact
AER Information Management Branch
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
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 party to the proceeding and wish to participate in the hearing, you must file a request to participate in accordance with this notice.

Contents of a Request to Participate

A request to participate, under section 32.1 of the Rules of Practice, 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, what the nature of your interest in the matter is and why you should be permitted to participate;
  3. if the person will not be directly and adversely affected by the decision of the AER on the regulatory appeal, and explanation of how
    1. your participation will materially assist the AER in deciding the matter that is the subject of the regulatory appeal,
    2. you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the regulatory appeal,
    3. your participation will not unnecessarily delay the regulatory appeal, and
    4. you will not repeat or duplicate evidence presented by other parties;
  4. the outcome of the regulatory appeal 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 party requesting the appeal or the approval holder, as the case may be; 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.

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.

How to File a Request to Participate

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

July 31, 2014 Final date for interested parties to file a request to participate.
August 7, 2014 Final date for CNRL 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 CNRL at the name and address above and one copy to
Judith Zatzek, Authorizations Specialist
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-6932

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 Judith Zatzek at the address above.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 25, 2014.
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel