Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 390
Sitka Exploration Ltd. / Bonavista Energy Corporation
Reconsideration of Reclamation Certificate
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing to reconsider the AER's decision to reissue reclamation certificate 00340419-00-00. The hearing will be scheduled after requests to participate are filed.
Description of the Proceeding
On October 16, 2019, the AER decided to conduct a hearing to reconsider the AER's decision to reissue reclamation certificate 00340419-00-00 for a well site and access road at Legal Subdivision 1, Section 1, Township 37, Range 5, West of the 5th Meridian. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decision to reissue reclamation certificate 00340419-00-00.
Where can I find information about the hearing?
To view or receive a copy of the hearing materials, or for information on AER procedures, contact
Tammy Turner, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Who are the current parties to this reconsideration?
Sitka Exploration Ltd., Bonavista Energy Corporation, Dennis Murphy and Bonny Carson, and the AER's Reclamation Programs Group are parties to this reconsideration. As parties, they may participate in the hearing and do not need to submit a request to participate. However, they must confirm their intention to participate in the hearing and the nature and scope of their participation in writing by January 8, 2020.
How can I apply to participate in the hearing?
If you are not already a party to the reconsideration and want to participate in the hearing, you must submit a written request to participate. Requests to participate are placed on the public record of this proceeding.
Your request to participate must contain
- a copy of your statement of concern, if applicable;
- a concise statement indicating
- why you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the reconsideration, or
- if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the reconsideration, 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 subject matter of the reconsideration,
- how you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the reconsideration,
- how your participation will not unnecessarily delay the reconsideration, and
- how you will not repeat or duplicate the evidence presented by the other parties in the reconsideration;
- the outcome of the reconsideration that you advocate;
- the nature and scope of your intended participation;
- your contact information;
- if you have a representative, their contact information; and
- if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of persons, the nature of your membership in the group or association.
You must send a request to participate to the hearing coordinator. Submissions should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers, and optical character recognition.
January 8, 2020 Final date to file a request to participate.
January 15, 2020 Final date to submit responses to any request to participate.
Is this a public process?
Yes. Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in respect of 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.
What is outside of the AER's jurisdiction?
Compensation for land use is not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.
If my request to participate is approved, can I apply to get reimbursed for hearing-related costs?
If you are participating in a hearing, you may be eligible to have some of your costs paid. Directive 031: REDA Energy Cost Claims explains how and when to apply.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 19, 2019.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR