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AR 94/2016 WOOD BUFFALO CORPORATION REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 94/2016

Municipal Government Act

WOOD BUFFALO UTILITIES 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

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

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

                              (b)    “Corporation” means the Wood Buffalo Utilities Corporation incorporated by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;

                               (c)    “public utility” means a system or works used to provide the following for public consumption, benefit, convenience or use:

                                        (i)    water;

                                      (ii)    sewage disposal;

                                     (iii)    solid waste management;


                                     (iv)    steam;

                                       (v)    heat;

                                     (vi)    electric power.

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 the Corporation.

(2)  Section 45(3)(b) of the Act does not apply in respect of a public utility owned or operated by the 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 the Corporation, and

                              (b)    provides a utility service within the boundaries of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Dispute resolution

4   If there is a dispute between a regional services commission and the 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 Public Utilities Board, and the Public Utilities Board may issue an order on any terms and conditions that the Public Utilities Board considers appropriate.

Provision of extra‑provincial services

5   The Corporation shall not provide any utility services outside of Alberta without the prior written approval of the Minister.