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AR 29/2016 ALBERTA SAFETY CODES AUTHORITY ORDER

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alberta regulation 29/2016

Safety Codes Act

ALBERTA SAFETY CODES AUTHORITY ORDER

Table of Contents

                1      Definition

                2      Establishment of Authority

                3      Membership of Authority

                4      Powers of Authority

                5      Duties of Authority

                6      Reporting

                7      Coming into force

Definition

1   In this Order, “Act” means the Safety Codes Act.

Establishment of Authority

2   The Council shall, pursuant to section 30.1 of the Act, establish the Alberta Safety Codes Authority.


Membership of Authority

3(1)   The Board of Directors of the Council shall name a person to be charged with the administration and operation of the Authority.

(2)  The Authority consists of the person named in subsection (1) and any staff retained by the Council to assist that person in the administration and operation of the Authority.

Powers of Authority

4(1)   In the areas of Alberta that are not under the administration of an accredited municipality, an accredited regional service commission or an accredited corporation, the Authority shall oversee the provision of permit‑related services under the Act relating to

                               (a)    buildings, including all codes adopted under the Building Code Regulation (AR 31/2015),

                              (b)    electrical systems, including all codes adopted under the Electrical Code Regulation (AR 209/2006),

                               (c)    gas systems, including all codes adopted under the Gas Code Regulation (AR 111/2010),

                              (d)    plumbing systems, including all codes adopted under the Plumbing Code Regulation (AR 119/2007), and

                               (e)    private sewage disposal systems, including all codes adopted under the Private Sewage Disposal Systems Regulation (AR 229/97).

(2)  Subject to any other policies established by the Minister under section 22 of the Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007), the Authority may, on behalf of the Minister, establish policies under that section respecting permits issued under its oversight.

(3)  Subject to subsection (2), the Authority may establish policies respecting permits issued under its oversight.

(4)  The Authority has no powers or duties under Part 2 of the Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007) with respect to permits issued before May 1, 2016.

Duties of Authority

5  The Authority shall

                               (a)    cooperate with periodic inspections and audits conducted by the Minister or the Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Safety Division,

                              (b)    retain such accredited agencies, safety codes officers and other persons on terms and conditions as it sees fit for the purposes of overseeing the Authority’s provision of permit‑related services under the Act, and

                               (c)    charge such fees as the Council or its delegate, pursuant to its bylaws, determines are appropriate for the Authority’s provision of permit‑related services under the Act.

Reporting

6  The Council shall

                               (a)    on request of the Minister or the Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Safety Division, provide information about any matter related to the Authority’s provision of permit‑related services under the Act, and

                              (b)    provide reports to the Minister on a quarterly basis in a form satisfactory to the Minister.

Coming into force

7   Sections 4 and 6 come into force on May 1, 2016.