Proceeding 1820248

Notice of Hearing
Proceeding No. 1820248
Re: Notice of Intention to Issue a Declaration Naming Bryce L. Karl under Section 106 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of Proceeding No. 1820248 at Centennial Place, 3rd Floor, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, starting on August 11, 2015, at 9:00 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.

Description of the Proceeding
On January 28, 2015, the AER issued a notice of intention to issue a declaration under section 106(1) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (OGCA) naming Bryce Lee Karl as a person who was directly or indirectly in control of three companies that contravened or failed to comply with AER orders. If the AER issues the declaration, the AER may suspend operations of, refuse to consider any applications from, or require the payment of abandonment and reclamation deposits from Mr. Karl and any companies directly or indirectly controlled by Mr. Karl in accordance with section 106(3) of the OGCA.

Mr. Karl filed a submission dated March 17, 2015, in response to the notice. The AER considered the submission and has decided to hold a hearing to permit Mr. Karl to show cause as to why a declaration naming him should not be issued pursuant to section 106 of the OGCA.

The Liability Management Group of the AER is a party to this proceeding.

To receive a copy of the documents related to this proceeding, 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: InformationRequest@aer.ca

Refer to this notice when requesting information to expedite the response.

For information on AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator, Greg McLean, at 403-297-3232 or by e-mail to Hearing.Services@aer.ca.

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