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AR 16/2016 SHEEP RIVER REGIONAL UTILITY CORPORATION REGULATION

(no amdt)

alberta regulation 16/2016

Municipal Government Act

SHEEP RIVER REGIONAL UTILITY
CORPORATION REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

                2      Application of Act

                3      Exemption from Public Utilities Act

                4      Dispute resolution

                5      Provision of extra-provincial services

                6      Coming into force


Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “Act” means the Municipal Government Act;

                              (b)    “public utility” means a system or works used to provide water for public consumption, benefit, convenience or use.

Application of Act

2(1)  Subject to subsection (2), sections 43 to 47 of the Act apply in respect of a utility service provided by Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation.

(2)  Section 45(3)(b) of the Act does not apply in respect of a public utility owned or operated by Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation.

Exemption from Public Utilities Act

3   Part 2 of the Public Utilities Act does not apply in respect of a public utility that

                               (a)    is owned or operated by Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation, and

                              (b)    provides a utility service within the boundaries of a municipality that is a shareholder of Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation.

Dispute resolution

4   If there is a dispute between a regional services commission and Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation with respect to

                               (a)    rates, tolls or charges for a service that is a public utility,

                              (b)    compensation for the acquisition by the commission of facilities used to provide a service that is a public utility, or

                               (c)    the commission’s use of any road, square, bridge, subway or watercourse to provide a service that is a public utility,

any party involved in the dispute may submit it to the Alberta Utilities Commission, and the Alberta Utilities Commission may issue an order on any terms and conditions that the Alberta Utilities Commission considers appropriate.

Provision of extra-provincial services

5   Sheep River Regional Utility Corporation shall not provide any utility services outside of Alberta without the prior written approval of the Minister.

Coming into force

6   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of section 8 of the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015.