Application 1823846

Amended Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 341
Shell Canada Limited
Rocky 7 Pipeline Project

NOTE: The initial notice of hearing was issued on February 24, 2016, with a map that showed incorrect boundaries for Crimson Lake Park and, as result, the pipeline project extending into the park. The map has been revised to show the correct boundaries.

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of applications 1823846 and PLA 150215. 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.

Description of the Applications
Shell Canada Limited (Shell) applied under the Pipeline Act and Public Lands Act for approval to construct and operate two pipelines as follows:

  • Main pipeline
    • Location: Legal Subdivision (LSD) 9, Section 8, Township 40, Range 8, West of the Fifth Meridian, to LSD 13-01-040-08W5M
    • Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) content: 0 mole per kilomole (0 per cent)
    • Length: 6.99 kilometres (km); outside diameter (OD): 114.3 millimetres (mm)
  • Spare pipeline
    • Location: LSD 13-02-040-08W5M to LSD 12-02-040-08W5M
    • H2S content: 0 mole per kilomole (0 per cent)
    • Length: 0.43 km; OD: 114.3 mm

The spare pipeline would be a blind-end to blind-end pipeline (i.e., sealed on both ends) located within the same right-of-way as the main pipeline in anticipation of future pipeline construction.


Figure 1. Map of project area

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

Shell Canada Limited
400 – 4 Avenue SW
P.O. Box 100, Station M
Calgary, AB T2P 3H7
Attention: Jodie Didow
Telephone: 403-691-4479
Fax: 403-691-2379
E-mail: jodie.didow@shell.com

For information on AER procedures, contact
Greg McLean,Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
E-mail: Hearing.Services@aer.ca
Phone: 403-297-3232

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

A request to participate must be in writing and contain the information set out under section 9(2) of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice).

Send one copy of the request to Shell 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.

You must submit your request by 4:00 p.m. on the filing date below.

March 16, 2016 Final date to file a request to participate.
March 23, 2016 Final date for response from Shell 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?
Yes. To seek advanced payment or repayment of hearing-related costs, you must apply according to Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims.

How do I raise a question of constitutional law?
In addition to giving notice according to section 12 of the Administrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act and schedule 2 of the Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, you must include the following information in your submission if you intend to raise a question of constitutional law:

  • 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 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 25, 2016.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR