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The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 121666. This notice sets out how to request to participate in the hearing. The hearing will be scheduled after requests to participate are filed. If there are no participants, the AER may cancel the hearing and decide on the applications without further notice.

The AER has already determined that W. Heidecker (on behalf of Drylander Ranch Ltd.) may participate in the hearing. Mr. Heidecker must confirm to the AER by June 14, 2018, that he will participate. Other parties may request to participate in the hearing as set out in this notice.

Description of the Application
Karve Energy Inc. applied under section 138 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for a reclamation certificate for a well site at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 6 of Section 24, Township 37, Range 12, West of the 4th Meridian, about 10 kilometres northwest of the town of Coronation (see map below).  

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?
For a copy of the hearing materials, including the application, contact

Karve Energy Inc.
1700, 205 – 5 Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2V7
Attention: Joanne Germaine
Telephone: 587-393-8305
Email: Joanne.Germaine@karveenergy.com

To view the materials in person or for information on AER procedures, contact
Tara Wheaton,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Email: Hearing.Services@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-8288

How can I apply to participate in the hearing?
Unless otherwise directed by the AER, you must file a written request to participate in accordance with section 9 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) even if you have already filed a statement of concern with the AER.
Your request to participate must contain

 a) a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;

b) a concise statement indicating

  • why and how you may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, or
  • if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision on the application, 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 matter that is the subject of the hearing,
    • how you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the hearing,
    • how your participation will not unnecessarily delay the hearing, and
    • how you will not repeat or duplicate evidence presented by other parties;

c) the outcome of the application that you advocate;

d) the nature and scope of your intended participation;

e) your contact information;

f) if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of people, the nature of your membership in the group or association; and

g) your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant.

Send one copy of the request to Karve Energy Inc. and one copy to the hearing coordinator. Submissions should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers (with the first page in the document being numbered page one), and optical character recognition.

Filing deadlines

June 14, 2018 - Final date to file a request to participate.
June 21, 2018 - Final date for response from the applicant on any requests to participate.

Is this a public process?
Yes. Section 49 of the Rules of Practice requires that all documents and information filed for 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.

If my request to participate is approved, can I apply to get reimbursed for hearing-related costs?
If you are participating in a hearing, you may be eligible to have some of your costs paid. Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claimsexplains how and when to apply.

What is outside of the AER’s jurisdiction?
Compensation for land use is not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

 

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on May 31, 2018.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

Figure 1. Map of subject area