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Notice of Scheduling of Hearing
Regulatory Appeal
Proceeding ID 391
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Regulatory Appeal of the Rejection of Application for Disposition of Licence of Occupation (LOC) 180965

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for a regulatory appeal of the AER’s decision to reject an application for disposition of licence of occupation (LOC) 180965 at Govier Hall, 3rd Floor, 250 – 5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, starting on May 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

The AER issued a notice of hearing on December 17, 2019. All parties must be present to register at the start of the hearing.

Description of the Proceeding
On July 16, 2018, Canadian Natural Resources Limited submitted an application for LOC 180783 to obtain a Class II LOC under the Public Lands Act for the area between Legal Subdivision (LSD) 3, Section 27, Township 65, Range 6, West of the 4th Meridian, and LSD 16-21-065-06W4M, in the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87, to have year-round access at the subject location. (See map).

The proposed LOC would be for an access road that starts outside of the provincial grazing reserve boundary at its 03-27 (mineral surface lease [MSL] 170180) pad site, connects to an undeveloped government road allowance, and ends at its 16-21 (MSL 041952) pad site.

On September 19, 2018, Canadian Natural replaced the LOC 180783 application with an application for LOC 180965. On October 2, 2018, the AER requested that the application supplement be revised by Canadian Natural to address approval standard 1015-AS.

On November 1, 2018, the AER rejected the application. On November 30, 2019, Canadian Natural submitted a request for regulatory appeal.  

The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the AER should confirm, vary, suspend, or revoke its decision to reject the application for LOC 180965.

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

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

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on February 20, 2020.