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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 430
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Kirby In Situ Oil Sands Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1936092. This notice sets out how to request to participate in the hearing. The hearing will be scheduled later or, if there are no participants, the AER may cancel the hearing and decide on the application without further notice.

Description of the Application
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) applied under section 13(1) of the Oil Sands Conservation Act and Directive 023: Oil Sands Project Applications to amend Commercial Scheme Approval No. 11475. The amendment is for Pads KN08 and KN09, with the addition of two SAGD drainage boxes located at Sections 2 & 3, Township 75, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian and Sections 33 & 34, Township 74, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian. The new wells will be drilled from surface locations in Sections 1 & 2, Township 75, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian.

Where can I find information about the application and the hearing?
To receive a copy of the hearing materials, view the materials in person, or find out more about AER procedures, contact the hearing coordinator.

Andrew Lung, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Email: @email
Phone: 403-297-6797

Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Suite 2100, 855 – 2 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4J8
Attention: Marc Scrimshaw
Email: @email
Phone: 403-386-5740

How can I apply to participate in the hearing?
You must file a written request to participate, even if you have already filed a statement of concern with the AER. Requests to participate are placed on the public record of this proceeding.

Your request to participate must contain:

  1. a copy of your statement of concern or an explanation why you did not file one;
  2. a concise statement indicating
    1. why and how you may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, or
    2. if you will not be directly and adversely affected by a decision on the application, 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 matter that is the subject of the hearing,
      • how you have a tangible interest in the subject matter of the hearing,
      • how your participation will not unnecessarily delay the hearing, and
      • how you will not repeat or duplicate evidence presented by other parties;
  3. the outcome of the application that you advocate;
  4. the nature and scope of your intended participation;
  5. your contact information;
  6. if you are acting on behalf of a group or association of people, the nature of your membership in the group or association; and
  7. your efforts, if any, to resolve issues associated with the proceeding directly with the applicant.

Send one copy of the request to CNRL and one copy to the hearing coordinator. Submissions should be PDF documents with bookmarks, page numbers (with the first page in the document being numbered page one), and optical character recognition.

Filing deadlines

June 28, 2023 Final date to file a request to participate.
July 6, 2023 Final date for response from the applicant on any requests to participate.

 Is this a public process?
Yes. Section 49 of the Rules of Practice requires that all documents and information filed for 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.

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.

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 Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the Surface Rights Board).

Crown consultation with Alberta’s First Nations and Métis settlements and assessment of its adequacy are managed by the Aboriginal Consultation Office.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on June 14, 2023.

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