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Chapter C‑18

Table of Contents

                1       Definition

                2       Regulations

                3       Coal areas

                4       Offences and penalties

                5       Inspectors

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:


1   In this Act, “coal” includes coke, briquettes, fabricoal and other coal products suitable for fuel.

RSA 1980 cC‑16 s1


2   The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations

                                 (a)    requiring the registration of a trade name or trade names for the coal mined from every mine in Alberta;

                                 (b)    requiring the use of a registered trade name in the advertising, sale and shipping of coal and in related documents;

                                 (c)    respecting the sampling and analysis of coal;

                                 (d)    respecting the use of analyses and other information regarding coal in the advertising, sale and shipping of coal;

                                 (e)    respecting the classification and grading of coal;

                                  (f)    prohibiting the giving of overweight in the sale of coal;

                                 (g)    prescribing the particulars concerning coal and the place of its mining to be stated in a shipping or other bill, invoice or weigh‑ticket;

                                 (h)    prescribing the records to be kept by wholesale and retail dealers in coal;

                                  (i)    prescribing the powers and duties of inspectors;

                                  (j)    prohibiting in respect of documents examined by an inspector the alteration or destruction of them, or any substitution for them;

                                 (k)    prescribing fees for any services or work performed under this Act,

and make any orders and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act according to their true intent or to ensure the sale and shipment of coal in accordance with this Act.

RSA 1980 cC‑16 s2

Coal areas

3   The Lieutenant Governor in Council may designate coal areas in Alberta.

RSA 1980 cC‑16 s3

Offences and penalties

4(1)  A person who contravenes this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable

                                 (a)    if an individual, to a fine of not more than $500 for each offence or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 6 months or to both fine and imprisonment, or

                                 (b)    if a corporation, to a fine of not more than $1000.

(2)  When a corporation is guilty of an offence and liable under this Act or the regulations, the official having the general charge of the business of the corporation at the place where the offence was committed is also liable personally to the penalties prescribed for an individual in subsection (1), apart from any liability of the corporation.

(3)  Nothing in subsection (2) relieves the person who actually committed the offence from liability for it.

RSA 1980 cC‑16 s4


5   In accordance with the Public Service Act, there may be appointed any inspectors required for the purposes of this Act.

RSA 1980 cC‑16 s5