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Notice of Scheduling of Hearing
Proceeding ID 384 and 386
Pure Environmental Waste Management Ltd.
Hangingstone Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing at Govier Hall, 3rd Floor,
250 – 5th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, starting on

  • November 18, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for applications 934887, 1918189, 1918260, 1919152, 1919312, and 1920277; mineral surface lease (MSL) applications MSL181075 and MSL190384; and licence of occupation (LOC) applications LOC181213 and LOC190487 (proceeding 384), and
  • November 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for a regulatory appeal of waste management approval 211 (proceeding 386).

The hearing will be webcast at www.meetview.com/aer.

The AER issued a notice of hearing on July 2, 2019, and an amended notice of hearing on September 17, 2019. The AER received requests to participate in proceeding 384 in response to the July 2, 2019, notice. The AER did not receive any requests to participate in proceeding 386 in response to the September 17, 2019, amended notice. Parties to each proceeding must be present to register at the start of the applicable part of the hearing. If the request for the regulatory appeal is withdrawn, the AER will cancel the hearing for proceeding 386 and discontinue the regulatory appeal.

Description of Proceeding 384

  • Pure Environmental Waste Management Ltd. (Pure Environmental) applied under the Public Lands Act for two disposal well sites and two class V frozen accesses.
  • Under the Pipeline Act, Pure Environmental applied for one pipeline to carry salt water. The proposed pipeline would be 19.77 kilometres (km) long, with a maximum outside diameter of 183.2 millimetres (mm) and a maximum hydrogen sulphide (H2S) concentration of 0.0 moles per kilomole (mol/kmol).
  • Under Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules, Pure Environmental applied for two injection wells for brine, waste, and water. The proposed injection wells would be in the Keg River Formation with a maximum H2S concentration of 0.0 mol/kmol.
  • Under Section 39 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and Directive 065: Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Pure Environmental applied for disposal in the Hangingstone Field in three proposed disposal wells with a maximum H2S concentration of 0.0 mol/kmol.

The project would be located in the Lower Athabasca region, about 25 to 40 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Description of Proceeding 386 

On February 27, 2019, the AER received a request for a regulatory appeal, under Division 3 of the Responsible Energy Development Act and Part 3 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice), of the AER's decision to approve Pure Environmental's application 1910942 to construct and operate the Hangingstone oilfield waste management facility (the facility). The facility would consist of two disposal wells, two deep salt caverns, and processing and separation equipment. Cavern operations would accept upstream oil and gas waste with no hydrogen sulphide. Waste streams would be injected into the caverns for the purpose of separation and oil recovery.

The AER granted the request for the regulatory appeal on July 9, 2019. The AER will hold a public hearing to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke waste management approval 211, which was issued for application 1910942.

Where can I find information about proceedings 384 and 386?

To receive a copy of the hearing materials, view the materials in person, or find out more about AER procedures, contact the AER hearing coordinator.

Contact

Tammy Turner,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-3232
Email: Hearing.Services@aer.ca

Pure Environmental Waste Management Ltd.
2000, 440 – 2nd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 5E9
Attention: Donovan Baillie
Phone: 403-234-8590
Email: dbaillie@pewm.eco

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 10, 2019.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR