Application 1777363

Revised Notice of Application
Applications No. 1777363, 1777369, 1786941, and 1786942
Heartland Pipeline GP Ltd.
Fort Saskatchewan Area to Hardisty Area

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Applications No. 1777363, 1777369, 1786941, and 1786942. This notice of application supersedes and replaces the public notice of application originally issued on February 21, 2014,  for Applications No. 1777363, 1777369, 1786941, and 1786942  and is issued to announce extended submission deadlines. The dates have been changed as requested by the applicant.

Description of the Applications

Heartland Pipeline GP Ltd. (Heartland) has applied under part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate three pipelines and two pump stations, known collectively as the Heartland Pipeline Project (see figure 1). The pump stations would be located at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 6 of Section 28, Township 55, Range 21, West of the 4th Meridian (6-28), and at LSD 2-6-51-13W4M (2-6). The 6-28 pump station would be about 13 kilometres (km) northeast of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

The first pipeline would transport crude oil with 0.06 mol/kmol of hydrogen sulphide from the 6-28 pump station to a metering station 7 km south of Hardisty at LSD 12-32-42-9W4M (12-32).The second and third pipelines would transport the same product from the 12-32 metering station to existing tank farms at LSD 6-29-42-9W4M and LSD 5-32-42-9W4M respectively (see figure 2). The total length of three proposed pipelines would be about 200 km with a maximum outside diameter of 914 millimetres.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Heartland Pipeline GP Ltd.
c/o TransCanada PipeLines Limited
450 – 1 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 5H1
Attention: Deanna Merrick
Telephone: 403-920-5032
Fax: 403-920-2347

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website at or contact
AER Information Product Services Section
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 File a Statement of Concern

If you have concerns with this application and have not filed a statement of concern with the AER, you must file one as described below under How to File a Statement of Concern. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the applications and may approve them without notifying you.

How to File a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on or before the filing dates below.

April 25, 2014 Final date to file a statement of concern.
May 9, 2014 Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Heartland at the name and address above and one copy to
Janet Stewardson, Authorization Specialist
Authorizations Infrastructure (Oil & Gas)
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4

Contents of a Statement of Concern

For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application(s);
  2. the nature of your objection to the application(s);
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the proposed application; and
  5. 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.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a statement of concern, you must not include any personal information that you do not want 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.

Questions of Constitutional Law

In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedure 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 Statement of Concern 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
  3. the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument

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

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.

For information on AER procedures, contact the authorization specialist, Janet Stewardson, by phone at 403-355-4562 or by e-mail to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on April 14, 2014.
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel

Figure 1. Map of Heartland’s proposed pump stations and pipelines

Figure 2. Map of Heartland’s proposed second and third pipelines