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Notice of Scheduling of Hearing
Proceeding ID 382
Trace Water Solutions Ltd.
Alternative Water Hub Facility

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1914582 at the Rycroft Ag Centre located on the north side of Highway 49 in the village of Rycroft, Alberta, starting on January 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be webcast at

The AER issued a notice of hearing on July 2, 2019, and has received requests to participate in response to that notice. All parties must be present to register at the start of the hearing.

Description of the Application

Trace Water Solutions Ltd. has applied under Directive 058: Oilfield Waste Management Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry for a waste management facility licence to construct a new alternative water hub facility.

The proposed facility would cover an area 240 metres by 200 metres and include 10 tanks and a vapour scrubbing system. The equipment would all be aboveground and operations would include trucking waste. The facility would receive produced water, sour water, and fracturing flowback water from upstream oil producers; store and treat the water it receives; and return the treated water to market for reuse within slick water hydraulic fracturing operations.

The proposed facility would be located in Legal Subdivision 12, Section 28, Township 76, Range 4, West of the 6th Meridian, about 24 kilometres southeast of the town of Spirit River, Alberta (see map).

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?

For a copy of the hearing materials, including the application, or for information on AER procedures, contact

Tara Wheaton, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Phone: 403-297-8288

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on September 4, 2019.