Proceeding ID 331
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Fox Creek to Namao Pipeline Expansion Project
Public Lands Act Applications PLA141460, PLA141465, PLA141468 to PLA141480, and PLA141487
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Application 001-00356633
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing on Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s (Pembina’s) Fox Creek to Namao Pipeline Expansion Project at the Sandman Hotel Edmonton West, 17635 Stoney Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.
The AER will also visit the Driftpile First Nation on Thursday, November 5, 2015, to hear traditional knowledge evidence.
All parties must be present to register at the start of the hearing on October 26. The hearing will also be webcast at www.meetview.com/aer. This webcast will only be available when the hearing is in progress. It will not be an official record of the proceeding.
The AER had originally scheduled a public hearing of the applications starting on July 13, 2015. However the AER received requests from interested parties to reschedule the hearing and agreed to grant the request.
Description of the Applications
Pembina has applied under the Pipeline Act for approval to construct and operate two pipelines from Legal Subdivision (LSD) 8 of Section 36, Township 62, Range 20, West of the 5th Meridian, to a pump station at LSD 04-35-054-24W4M. The proposed pipelines would be about 270 kilometres (km) long with maximum outside diameters of 406.4 and 609.6 millimetres, respectively, and would transport low- and high-vapour-pressure condensate and crude oil with a maximum hydrogen sulphide concentration of 0.0 moles per kilomole (0.0 per cent) to existing processing facilities. The pipelines would start about 1 km west of Fox Creek and end about 0.7 km west of Edmonton (see figure 1).
Additionally, Pembina has applied under the Public Lands Act for 15 pipeline agreements. The agreements would grant access to a permanent right-of-way with a width of 35 metres (m) and, during construction, an additional 10 m wide temporary workspace.
Pembina has also applied under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for approval of a conservation and reclamation plan, which includes construction and post-construction reclamation of the portion of the project that is located within the White Area.
For a copy of the hearing materials, including the applications, contact
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
4000, 538 – 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1G1
Attention: Balmeet Toor
The hearing materials can also be viewed on line at www.aer.ca > Systems and Tools > Proceeding Search; enter Proceeding ID 331. To view the materials in person or for information on AER procedures, contact
Greg McLean, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 22, 2015.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Figure 1. Map of the proposed pipelines