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39/2017 WHEATLAND REGIONAL CORPORATION REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 39/2017

Municipal Government Act

WHEATLAND REGIONAL 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 Wheatland Regional Corporation incorporated by Wheatland County, the Village of Hussar, the Village of Rockyford and the Village of Standard;

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


                                        (i)    electric power;

                                      (ii)    heat;

                                     (iii)    sewage disposal;

                                     (iv)    solid waste management;

                                       (v)    steam;

                                     (vi)    stormwater management;

                                    (vii)    wastewater management;

                                   (viii)    water.

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 Wheatland County, the Village of Hussar, the Village of Rockyford or the Village of Standard.

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.