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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 377
Encana Corporation
30 kilometres northwest of Grande Prairie

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1911974. 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.

You can listen to the hearing for Encana Corporation (Proceeding 377) starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Description of the Application
Encana Corporation (Encana) applied under Directive 065: Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs  for approval for acid gas disposal in the Belloy aquifer about 30 kilometres northwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The disposal would be through a horizontal well in the Wembley field. The well has a surface location of Legal Subdivision (LSD) 9, Section 21, Township 73, Range 9, West of the 6th Meridian, and a bottomhole location of LSD 16-17-073-09W6M. The well would have a maximum injection rate of 530 thousand cubic metres per day (103 m3/d) for acid gas disposal and a cumulative acid gas volume at standard conditions of 2320 106 m3

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?
For a copy of the hearing materials, including the application, contact
Encana Corporation
500 Centre Street SE
PO Box 2850
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 2S5
Attention: Katherine Murphy
Telephone: 403-645-4374
Email: Katherine.Murphy@encana.com

To view the materials in person or for information on AER procedures, contact
Tammy Turner,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Email: Hearing.Services@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-3232

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. Requests to participate are placed on the public record of this proceeding.

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

  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;

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 Encana 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

March 7, 2019 - Final date to file a request to participate.
March 14, 2019 - 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. 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. You should assume that anything you submit will be available online to the public. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 21, 2019.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR