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Notice of Scheduling of Hearing
Regulatory Appeals
Proceeding ID 347
Husky Oil Operations Limited and Gibson Energy Inc.
Environmental Protection Order of July 7, 2016

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing on regulatory appeals 1866028 and 1866029 at Govier Hall, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, starting on May 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will also be webcast at This webcast will only be available when the hearing is in progress. It will not be an official record of the proceeding.

The AER issued a notice of hearing for proceeding 347 on December 16, 2016, and received a request to participate in response to that notice. All parties must be present to register at the start of the hearing.

Description of the Proceeding
Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) operates the Hardisty Bulk Petroleum Storage Facility at Legal Subdivision (LSD) 5, Section 29, Township 42, West of the Fourth Meridian. Gibson Energy Inc. (Gibson) operates the Gibson Hardisty Terminal, Bulk Petroleum Storage Facility at LSD 04-29-042-09W4M and the Hardisty West Bulk Petroleum Storage and Transfer Facility at LSD 08-30-042-09W4M. The facilities are located about 3 kilometres southeast of Hardisty, Alberta (see map below).

On July 7, 2016, the AER issued an environmental protection order (the order) under sections 113 and 241 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The order requires Husky and Gibson to take certain steps to control and contain the release of substances listed in the order and to implement an AER-approved remediation action plan.

On July 14 and July 28, 2016, the AER received requests for regulatory appeal of the AER’s decision to issue the order from Husky and Gibson, respectively, under the Responsible Energy Development Act, Part 2, Division 3, and the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice, Part 3.  

The AER’s decision to set the matter down for a hearing was issued on October 12, 2016. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decision to issue the order.

Where can I find information about the hearing?
For a copy of the hearing materials or for information on AER procedures, contact

Greg McLean, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
ac Email: @email
Phone: 403-297-3232

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 24, 2017.