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Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1929323
EPEA Application 002-00453881
Gibson Energy ULC
Eight Kilometers Southeast of Hardisty

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1929323 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 002-00453881 from Gibson Energy ULC (Gibson). This notice sets out the deadline for filing a statement of concern under the section How to File a Statement of Concern.

Description of the Applications
Gibson has applied under OSCA and EPEA to amend their approvals to replace previously approved heaters to two 28.03 MW charge heaters and an 8.59 MW hot oil heater. Other changes include the addition of an incinerator to address emissions from the slop tank, and adjustments to storage tanks and the on-site flare. Operations of the proposed 47.8 metre emergency flare will be limited to upset conditions.

The Diluent Recovery Unit (DRU) facility is located in the southeast and southwest quarters of Section 26, Township 42, Range 9, West of the 4th Meridian. It is about 8 kilometres (km) southeast of the town of Hardisty and 4.7 km from the Gibson Hardisty Terminal. The project site is about 50 hectares, with the actual disturbed area of about 35 hectares.

For a copy of the applications, contact

Gibson Energy ULC
Suite 1700, 440 – 2 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 5E9
Attention: Kevin Pilger
Telephone: 403-206-4270
Email: Kevin.Pilger@gibsonenergy.com   

To view the applications and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website, www.aer.ca. To receive a copy of the application and supporting documents, submit an information request, as outlined at www1.aer.ca/ProductCatalogue/ordering.html, to

AER Information Distribution Services
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 0)
Fax: 403-297-7040
Email: InformationRequest@aer.ca

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

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with these applications, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the applications 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 4:00 p.m. on September 8, 2020.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Gibson at the name and address above, and one copy to

Regulatory Applications Branch
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: SOC@aer.ca

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

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
  2. the nature of your objection to the applications;
  3. the outcome of the applications you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the applications; and
  5. 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 numbers in your statement of concern.

Confidentiality
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 www.aer.ca.

Jurisdiction
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 regulatory applications' specialist, Rachel McMillan, by phone at 780-642-9114 or by email at Rachel.McMillan@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on August 5, 2020.

ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Charlene Graham, General Counsel