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Project Application

Amended Notice of Application
Applications No. 1866519, etc.
TransCanada PipeLines Limited
Northeast Region

Note (2016/10/03): The amended notice of application issued on September 14, 2016, had PLA190525 listed as one of the application numbers instead of PLA160525. This notice contains the correct number.

Note (2016/09/14): The initial notice of application for each of the applications has been replaced with one joint notice of application for all of the related applications listed below. This notice sets out the revised deadline for filing a statement of concern.

Description of the Applications
TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada) has applied under the Public Lands Act to receive authorization for land related to pipeline construction and under the Pipeline Act to construct and operate two crude-oil pipelines. The pipelines would start about 12 kilometres (km) northwest of Fort McKay and end about 45 km west of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The proposed pipelines will contain 0.06 mol/kmol hydrogen sulphide (H2S).

Application No. Affected locations
1866519 02-10-095-11W4M to 02-10-095-11W4M
1866521 03-10-095-11W4M to 06-34-089-14W4M
PLA160525 30-094-11-W4M
PLA160526 05-094-12-W4M
PLA160527 03-093-12-W4M
PLA160529 02-092-12-W4M
PLA160530 07-091-12-W4M
PLA160531 18-090-13-W4M
PLA160532 34-089-14-W4M
PIL160286 25-094-12-W4M
PIL160287 27-092-12-W4M
PIL160288 23-094-12-W4M
PIL160289 27-092-12-W4M

For a copy of the application,
TransCanada PipeLine Limited
Attention: Victoria Szakaly
450 – 1st Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 5H1

To view the licence application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website,

To receive a copy of the pipeline applications and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at, to
AER Order Fulfillment
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
Fax: 403-297-7040

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a speedier response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the application without further notification.

How to File a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 12:00 p.m. on October 14, 2016.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to TransCanada at the name and address above and one copy to
Authorizations Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

a) why you believe that you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;

b) the nature of your objection to the application;

c) the outcome of the application that you advocate;

d) the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource activity that is the subject of the application; and

e) your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and email address or, if you do not have an email address, your fax number.

The AER also requests that you include the application number in your statement of concern.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in 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. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at

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.

For information on AER procedures, contact the authorizations specialist, Rachel Ruddell, by phone at 403-297-8557 or by email to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 3, 2016.

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel