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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 365
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1890343. This notice sets out how to request to participate in the hearing. The hearing will be scheduled later or, if there are no participants, the AER may cancel the hearing and decide on the application without further notice.

Description of the Application
Canadian Natural Resources Limited applied under Part 4 of the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate a pipeline within the Municipal District of Bonnyville to transport fuel gas from Legal Subdivision (LSD) 2, Section 30, Township 57, Range 2, West of the 4th Meridian, to a pipeline tie-in point at LSD 03-30-057-02W4M (see map). The pipeline would be about 250 metres long, with a maximum outside diameter of 60.3 millimetres, and would transport fuel gas with no hydrogen sulphide to an existing pad site.

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?
For a copy of the hearing materials, including the application, contact
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
2100, 855 – 2 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 4J8
Attention: Heather Sampson
Telephone: 403-386-6420

To view the materials in person or for information on AER procedures, contact
Elaine Arruda,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-7365

How can I apply to participate in the hearing?
You must file a written request to participate, even if you have already filed a statement of concern with the AER.
Your request to participate must contain

  1.  a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;
  2. a concise statement indicating
    1. why and how you may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, or
    2. 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;
  3. the outcome of the application that you advocate;
  4. the nature and scope of your intended participation;
  5. your contact information;
  6. if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of people, the nature of your membership in the group or association; and
  7. your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant.

Send one copy of the request to Canadian Natural Resources Limited 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

July 12, 2018 Final date to file a request to participate.
July 26, 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.
How do I raise a question of constitutional law?
You must give notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation. In addition, you must include the following information:

  • the constitutional question you intend to raise,
  • the legal argument you intend to make, and
  • the evidence you intend to rely on in support of your legal argument.

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.
Crown consultation with Alberta’s First Nations and Métis settlements and assessment of its adequacy are managed by the Aboriginal Consultation Office.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on June 21, 2018.