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Project Application

Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 392
CSV Midstream Solutions Corp. 
18 Kilometres Northwest of Wembley

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of applications 1915871 and EPEA 001-424284, at a location to be determined, starting on May 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be webcast at www.meetview.com/aer

Description of the Applications 
CSV Midstream Solutions Corp. (CSV Midstream) applied under section 39(1)(b) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for approval to construct and operate a sour gas processing plant. This facility would provide gas processing and liquid production services including production of sales gas, liquified petroleum gas, and C5+ (condensate) products, in addition to molten sulphur from the sweetening and sulphur recovery process.

The facility would be located at Legal Subdivision 13, Section 34, Township 72, Range 9, West of the 6th Meridian, about 18 kilometres northwest of the town of Wembley (see map).

Where can I find information about the applications and the hearing?
To receive a copy of the hearing materials, or find out more about AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator.

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?
If you want to participate in the hearing, you must submit 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. iwhy and how you may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the applications, or
  2. if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision on the applications, 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 applications 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 the request to the hearing coordinator. Submissions should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers, and optical character recognition. 

Filing deadlines

February 25, 2020 Final date to file a request to participate
March 3, 2020 Final date for responses to requests to participate
March 17, 2020 Submission deadline for applicant’s evidence
March 31, 2020 Submission deadline for participants’ evidence
April 14, 2020 Submission deadline for applicant’s response submission
April 28, 2020 Final date for information requests
May 5, 2020 Deadline to respond to information requests
May 12, 2020 Hearing start date

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?
Yes. To seek advance payment or repayment of hearing-related costs, you must apply according to Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims.

What falls outside of the AER’s jurisdiction?
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.

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

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 11, 2020.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR