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Notice of Hearing
Proceeding ID 384
Pure Environmental Waste Management Ltd.
Hangingstone Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of applications 934887, 1918189, 1918260, 1919152, 1919312, and 1920277; mineral surface lease (MSL) applications MSL181075 and MSL190384; and licences of occupation (LOC) applications LOC181213 and LOC190487. 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 applications without further notice.

Description of the Applications

  • Pure Environmental Waste Management Ltd. (Pure Environmental) applied under the Public Lands Act for two disposal well sites and two class V frozen accesses.
  • Under the Pipeline Act, Pure Environmental applied for one pipeline to carry salt water. The proposed pipeline would be 19.77 kilometres (km) long, with a maximum outside diameter of 183.2 millimetres (mm) and a maximum hydrogen sulphide (H2S) concentration of 0.0 moles per kilomole (mol/kmol).
  • Under Directive 056: Energy Development Applications and Schedules, Pure Environmental applied for two injection wells for brine, waste, and water. The proposed injection wells would be in the Keg River Formation with a maximum H2S concentration of 0.0 mol/kmol.
  • Under Section 39 of Oil and Gas Conservation Act and Directive 065: Resources Applications for Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Pure Environmental applied for disposal in the Hangingstone Field in three proposed disposal wells with a maximum H2S concentration of 0.0 mol/kmol.

The project would be located in the Lower Athabasca region, about 25 to 40 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. See table 1 at the end of this notice for a summary of the applications.

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

For a copy of the hearing materials, including the applications, contact
Pure Environmental Waste Management Ltd.
2000, 440 – 2nd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 5E9
Attention: Donovan Baillie
Telephone: 403-234-8590
Email: @email

To view the materials in person or for information on AER procedures, contact
Tammy Turner, Hearing Coordinator
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Email: @email
Phone: 403-297-3232

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 Pure Environmental 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

July 16, 2019 Final date to file a request to participate.
July 23, 2019 Final date for response from the applicant on any requests to participate.

Is this a public process?
Yes. Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (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.

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 Alberta Surface Rights Board.

Table 1. Details of the applications
Application Description
934887 Application under the Pipeline Act for the construction of the proposed pipeline.
1918189, 1919312, and 1920277 Applications under section 39 of Oil and Gas Conservation Act and Directive 065 for Class I disposal.
1918260 and 1919152 Applications under Directive 056 for two new single injection wells.
MSL181075 and MSL190384 Applications under the Public Lands Act for mineral surface leases for wellsite disposal.
LOC181213 and LOC190487 Applications under the Public Lands Act for frozen access.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on July 2, 2019.