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     Alberta Regulation 237/95

     Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act

     NATURAL GAS DIRECT MAKETING REGULATION

     Filed:  September 20, 1995

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:126/95) pursuant to
section 4 of the Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Designation of business  2
Requirement to register and provide a bond   3
Representations     4
Application    5
Partnerships   6
Notices   7
Duty to provide identification card     8
Duties relating to documentation   9
Collection of fees and other charges    10
Duty to keep records in Alberta    11
Duty to provide bond     12
Claim by core consumer   13
Process following a claim under section 13   14
Judgment  15
Forfeiture of bond  16
Authority of the Court   17
Forfeiture or termination of bond  18
Codes, standards and rules    19
Complaints     20
Coming into force   21

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act;

     (b)  "agency agreement" means a contract or arrangement under which
a core consumer retains as the consumer's agent, a person who carries on or
engages in the direct marketing of gas business;

     (c)  "buy-sell contract" means a contract or arrangement under which
a distributor purchases from a core consumer, or from a core consumer and
the consumer's agent, during a specified period, gas in a quantity that is
not expected to exceed the quantity of gas the distributor is obligated to
supply to the consumer during that period;

     (d)  "consumer supply contract" means a contract or arrangement
under which a core consumer, or a core consumer and the consumer's agent,
obtains a supply of gas from a direct seller;

     (e)  "consumer's agent" means a person retained by a core consumer
as the agent of the consumer for purposes related to the whole or any part
of a direct supply arrangement;

     (f)  "core consumer" means a person who takes delivery of gas at its
place of consumption by means of the gas distribution system of a
distributor, but does not include

               (i)  a person who uses or consumes the gas primarily as
a raw material or as a fuel, whether for space heating, water heating or
otherwise, in an industrial or manufacturing operation, or

               (ii) a person who has sustainable access to and
facilities that allow the person to use or consume a source of energy,
other than gas, in quantities sufficient to satisfy the requirements for
which the gas would otherwise be used or consumed;

     (g)  "direct marketing of gas business" means the business

               (i)  of soliciting, negotiating, concluding or
performing the whole or any part of a direct supply arrangement on behalf
of a core consumer, or

               (ii) of soliciting a core consumer for the purpose of
obtaining the consumer's agreement to have undertaken on behalf of the
consumer any activity described in subclause (i), where the solicitation
occurs at a location other than the usual business premises of the person
making the solicitation;

     (h)  "direct seller" means a person, other than a distributor, who
sells gas to a core consumer or a consumer's agent;

     (i)  "direct supply arrangement" means a consumer supply contract
and any one of the following that is entered into or made in conjunction
with the consumer supply contract:

               (i)  a buy-sell contract;

               (ii) a transportation service contract;

               (iii)     a transportation service order;

     (j)  "distributor" means a distributor as defined in section 26.01
of the Gas Utilities Act or section 31 of the Municipal Government Act;

     (k)  "gas" means gas as defined in the Gas Utilities Act;

     (l)  "registrant" means a person who is registered under this
Regulation to carry on or engage in the direct marketing of gas business;

     (m)  "transportation service contract" means a contract under which
a distributor agrees to transport in its gas distribution system, on a firm
service basis, gas purchased under a consumer supply contract, for delivery
to a core consumer at the location where the consumer will use or consume
the gas;

     (n)  "transportation service order" means an order of the Alberta
Energy and Utilities Board under section 26.01(3) of the Gas Utilities Act
requiring a distributor to transport by means of its gas distribution
system gas supplied to a core consumer under a consumer supply contract.


Designation of business
2   The direct marketing of gas business is designated as a business to
which the Act applies.


Requirement to register and provide a bond
3   No person shall carry on or engage in the direct marketing of gas
business unless the person is registered under this Regulation and provides
a bond in accordance with this Regulation.


Represen-tations
4(1)  A registrant shall not make any representation, whether express or
implied, that registration under this Regulation constitutes an endorsement
or approval of the registrant by the Crown in right of Alberta or the
Alberta Energy and Utilities Board. 

(2)  Subsection (1) does not preclude a registrant from representing that
the registrant is registered under this Regulation.


Application
5   An application for registration shall be made to the Director in the
form prescribed by the Director and shall be accompanied by

     (a)  any information the Director requires, and

     (b)  a fee of $1000.


Partnerships
6   If a registrant is a partnership, the registration terminates on a
change in the partners in the partnership.


Notices
7   A notice, order or other document given or required to be given to a
person under the Act or this Regulation by the Minister or the Director is
sufficiently given if it is sent by mail to the person at the person's last
known address for service.


Duty to provide identification card
8(1)  A person on whose behalf an individual engages in the direct
marketing of gas business shall provide to that individual an
identification card that shows that person's name, address and registration
number and the name of the individual acting on behalf of that person.

(2)  An identification card provided by a person under subsection (1) must
be signed by the signing authority appointed by that person. 

(3)  An individual who has been given an identification card shall produce
it when requested to do so by 

     (a)  a peace officer as defined in the Provincial Offences Procedure
Act, or 

     (b)  an authorized officer of the department that the Minister
administers.

(4)  An individual who has been given an identification card shall
forthwith return it to the person on whose behalf the individual has been
acting when that individual is no longer acting in that capacity. 


Duties relating to documenta- tion
9(1)  A person who carries on or engages in the direct marketing of gas
business

     (a)  shall ensure that each agency agreement the person enters into
with a core consumer

               (i)  is in writing,

               (ii) includes the name, address and telephone number of
the person and the consumer,

               (iii)     provides that the consumer has the right to review
and obtain copies of any direct supply arrangement that the person assists
the consumer in becoming a party to, and

               (iv) provides that the consumer has the right to audit
the records of the person relating to the agency agreement and the direct
supply arrangement,

     and

     (b)  shall provide to each core consumer with whom the person enters
into an agency agreement, a copy of the agreement, including, in cases to
which subsection (2) applies, the disclosure statement referred to in
subsection (2)(a)(i), completed and signed by the consumer.

(2)  A person who carries on or engages in the direct  marketing of gas
business 

     (a)  shall ensure that each agency agreement the person enters into
with a core consumer who uses or consumes gas primarily for household
purposes

               (i)  has attached to it the disclosure statement in the
form set out in the Schedule,

               (ii) provides that the agency agreement is not valid
unless the disclosure statement referred to in subclause (i) has been
completed and signed by the consumer,

               (iii)     provides that the consumer may cancel the agency
agreement without cost or penalty within 10 days after the day the
agreement is signed by the consumer, and

               (iv) provides that the person shall not notify a
distributor that the person has been appointed as the agent of the consumer
unless the 10-day period referred to in subclause (iii) has expired and the
consumer has not cancelled the agency agreement within that period,

     and 

     (b)  shall require each core consumer who uses or consumes gas
primarily for household purposes to complete and sign the disclosure
statement referred to in clause (a)(i)

               (i)  before the consumer enters into an agency agreement
with the person, or 

               (ii) in a case where the consumer enters into a direct
supply arrangement pursuant to a solicitation by the person without
entering into an agency agreement with the person, before the consumer
enters into the direct supply arrangement. 


Collection of fees and other charges
10   No person who carries on or engages in the direct marketing of gas
business shall collect any fee or  other charge from a core consumer who
enters into an agency agreement or direct supply arrangement until after
the delivery of gas under the direct supply arrangement commences. 


Duty to keep records in Alberta
11   A person who carries on or engages in the direct marketing of gas
business shall maintain in Alberta all of the person's  records, files,
books, papers and other documents that are related to that business and
shall keep them in Alberta for at least 3 years after they were created.


Duty to provide bond
12(1)  A person who applies for registration to carry on or engage in the
direct marketing of gas business shall deliver a bond to the Director in
the amount and form and on the conditions prescribed by the Minister.

(2)  No person who is required to provide a bond under this section shall
carry on or engage in the direct marketing of gas business unless the
person provides the bond and the bond remains in force while the person is
carrying on or engaging in that business.


Claim by core consumer
13(1)  A core consumer may file with the Director a claim that arises out
of the failure of a registrant to perform the registrant's obligations in
accordance with the terms and conditions of its bond.

(2)  A claim under subsection (1) shall be made in the form of a statutory
declaration showing

     (a)  a copy of the core consumer's agency agreement with the
registrant, if any, as an exhibit,

     (b)  particulars of the failure of the registrant, and

     (c)  the amount of the claim.


Process following a claim under section 13
14(1)  The Director shall send to the registrant

     (a)  a copy of the claim filed under section 13, and

     (b)  a notice requiring the registrant to inform the Director within
30 days after the registrant receives the notice whether the claim is
admitted or denied.

(2)  On receiving the material referred to in subsection (1), the Director
may accept the claim as being valid for the purposes of this Regulation if,
within the period set out in subsection (1)(b), the registrant

     (a)  admits the claim, or

     (b)  fails to deny the claim.

(3)  If, within the period set out in subsection (1)(b),  the registrant
denies the claim, the Director may

     (a)  if satisfied that the claim is valid, accept the claim as valid
for the purposes of this Regulation on the expiry of 60 days following the
date of the notice referred to in  subsection (1)(b), unless within that
period the Director is notified that 

               (i)  court proceedings regarding the claim have been
commenced, or

               (ii) the core consumer has withdrawn the claim,

     or

     (b)  if not satisfied that the claim is valid, deny the claim and
direct the core consumer to commence court proceedings regarding the claim.

(4)  If the Director is notified in accordance with subsection (3)(a) that
court proceedings regarding the claim have been commenced, the Director
shall not accept the claim as valid for the purposes of this Regulation
until

     (a)  the proceedings are discontinued, or

     (b)  the consumer's claim is admitted by the registrant, either in
conjunction with a settlement in those proceedings or otherwise.


Judgment
15(1)  Where a judgment is obtained against a registrant and the judgment
arises out of the failure of the registrant to perform obligations in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the bond, the person who
obtains the judgment may deliver to the Director

     (a)  a certified copy of the judgment,

     (b)  written notice that the judgment is final by reason of lapse of
time or of being confirmed by the highest court to which it may be appealed
and that the judgment has not been satisfied, and

     (c)  a statutory declaration setting out the particulars of the
failure of the registrant that resulted in the judgment. 

(2)  A person shall not deliver the documents referred to in subsection (1)
to the Director

     (a)  until the expiration of 30 days following the date on which the
judgment is final by reason of lapse of time or of being confirmed by the
highest court to which it may be appealed, or

     (b)  if the judgment has been satisfied. 


Forfeiture of bond
16(1)  A bond is forfeited on the Director notifying the surety in writing

     (a)  that the Director has accepted a claim as valid in accordance
with section 14 and that the claim remains unsatisfied, or

     (b)  that the Director has received the documents referred to in
section 15 and that the judgment remains unsatisfied.

(2)  The surety shall, within 30 days of receiving notice under subsection
(1), pay the principal sum of the bond to the Minister.

(3)  The Minister shall pay the amount received under subsection (2) to the
Court of Queen's Bench.


Authority of the Court
17(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "bond funds"  means the money paid to the Court of Queen's
Bench under section 16 in respect of a bond;

     (b)  "completed claims", as of any day, means the claims received by
the Director that as of that day

               (i)  have been accepted as valid by the Director
pursuant to section 14, or

               (ii) have resulted in judgments in respect of which
section 15(1) has been complied with;

     (c)  "total claims", as of any day, means the completed claims and
uncompleted claims in respect of a bond as of that day;

     (d)  "uncompleted claims", as of any day, means the claims received
by the Director that as of that day are not completed claims.

(2)  If, one year after a bond is forfeited, the total claims exceed the
bond funds but the completed claims do not exceed the bond funds, the Court
may

     (a)  pay the completed claims from the bond funds, or

     (b)  on application by a claimant, specify a later date not more
than 2 years after forfeiture of the bond on which the Court will pay
claims that are completed claims by that date.

(3)  If, one year after a bond is forfeited, the total claims do not exceed
the bond funds,

     (a)  the Court shall pay the completed claims from the bond funds,
and

     (b)  the Court may, on application by a claimant, specify a later
date not more than 2 years after forfeiture of the bond on which the Court
will pay claims that

               (i)  are completed claims by that date, and

               (ii) have not been paid under clause (a).

(4)  If the bond funds are insufficient to pay the completed claims under
subsection (2) or (3)(b), the Court shall pay the completed claims from the
bond funds on a pro rata basis.

(5)  If there are bond funds remaining after the payment of completed
claims under subsection (2) or (3), the Court shall

     (a)  pay the first $1000 to the Crown, and

     (b)  pay the remaining bond funds to the surety.


Forfeiture or termination of bond
18   A registrant whose bond is forfeited under section 16 or terminated by
the surety shall not carry on or engage in the direct marketing of gas
business until the registrant 

     (a)  renews the bond, or 

     (b)  provides a new bond 

in the amount and form and on the conditions prescribed by the Minister.


Codes, standards and rules
19(1)  Persons who carry on or engage in the direct marketing of gas
business shall comply with the following codes, standards and rules: 

     (a)  they must act in the best interests of a core consumer;

     (b)  when first contacting a core consumer, they must

               (i)  truthfully identify themselves to the core
consumer, including showing the consumer the identification card referred
to in section 8, and

               (ii) indicate the purpose for which they are soliciting
the consumer; 

     (c)  they must not abuse the trust of a core consumer or exploit any
fear or lack of experience or knowledge of a core consumer; 

     (d)  they must not exert undue pressure on a core consumer,
including giving sufficient time for a consumer to read thoughtfully and
without harassment all documents they provide to a core consumer and
accepting a consumer's refusal of further discussion;

     (e)  they must not make any representation or statement or give any
answer or take any measure that is not true or is likely to mislead a core
consumer;

     (f)  they must use only timely, accurate, verifiable and truthful
comparisons; 

     (g)  they must not make any verbal representations regarding
contracts, rights or obligations that are not contained in written
contracts;

     (h)  they must ensure all descriptions and promises made in
promotional material are in accordance with actual conditions, situations
and circumstances existing at the time the description or promise is made;

     (i)  they must ensure all data referred to are competent and
reliable and support any claim for which the data is cited;

     (j)  they must not induce a core consumer to breach a contract with
another person;

     (k)  they must not be intrusive, including not contacting others
between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to solicit them to enter into agency
agreements; 

     (l)  they must not make any representation that savings, price
benefits or advantages exist if they do not exist or if there is no
evidence to substantiate the representation;

     (m)  they must not give, in any representation, less prominence to
the total price of gas or services than to the price of any part of the gas
or services;

     (n)  they must not use print that due to its size or other visual
characteristics is likely to materially impair the legibility or clarity of
documents they provide to core consumers. 

(2)  A breach of the codes, standards and rules specified in subsection (1)
may occur in the course of inducing a person to enter into a direct supply
arrangement or agency agreement, notwithstanding that the direct supply
arrangement or agency agreement is not entered into or is not completed.


Complaints
20   The Director is not obligated to investigate complaints made to the
Director by a core consumer.


Coming info force
21   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 1995.


     SCHEDULE

     DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

An agency agreement and/or a direct supply arrangement involves business
risks along with the possible benefit of cheaper natural gas.  Before you
enter into these agreements or arrangements, you should understand how each
of the following points are dealt with:

     1    Your agent may not be able to buy gas cheaper than the utility
company.  Check with your agent to see who would bear the cost if the
agent's gas is more expensive.

     2    You will only be saving on the gas portion of your total gas
bill.  For a household, the gas portion may be less than half of your total
gas bill.  Check with your agent to see how much you will save on your
total gas bill after deducting all costs.

     3    Your agent or gas supplier may fail to deliver gas to the
utility as specified in the contract.  Check to see who would arrange and
pay for alternate supplies if there is a supply failure.

     4    When you appoint an agent, you will be held responsible for all
actions taken by the agent on your behalf.  You may also be held liable for
actions taken by other consumers signed by that agent if you are part of a
group.  Check with your agent as to what your liabilities are.

     5    If you move without terminating your contract,  you could
remain liable under  it.  Check with your agent as to what would happen if
you move and what notice the agent would require to terminate the contract.

     6    You may only be able to start buying natural gas directly or
return to utility arranged supply at certain times of the year.  Check with
your agent as to when these dates are, if there are any costs involved in
returning to utility arranged supply and who would pay these costs.

     7    If you decide to purchase gas directly, you must remain on
direct purchase for at least one year.  Check with your agent as to the
length of your contract and under what circumstances the contract can be
terminated.

     8    This is not a gas utility rebate program.  Check out the
affiliations claimed by your agent.

     If you sign an agency agreement for gas supply for your home, you
have 10 days to think it over and possibly cancel the agreement.  Under
certain circumstances you may have more time.  Agents involved in the
direct marketing of gas business must also be bonded and registered with
the Housing and Consumer Affairs Division of Alberta Municipal Affairs. 
Agents must also abide by a code of conduct.  Check to make sure that your
agent is bonded and registered.

     If you need more information on the cancellation provision, or if you
feel you have been treated unfairly, you may wish to contact the Housing
and Consumer Affairs Division of Alberta Municipal Affairs.

     I,        (print name)     , have read this Disclosure Statement and
understand its contents.

     Date                       , 199    

                   (signature)           




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     Alberta Regulation 238/95

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (NATURAL GAS ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 21, 1995

Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 33/95) pursuant to section 6 of the
Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (Ata. Reg. 351/93).


1   The Prescribed Amounts (Natural Gas Royalty) Regulation (Alta. Reg.
36/95) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4 is amended by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (8) The following prices are prescribed for the July, 1995 production
month:

             Item        Price

     Gas Reference Price $    1.10 per gigajoule
     Gas Par Price  $    1.27 per gigajoule
     Pentanes Reference Price $141.35 per cubic metre
     Pentanes Par Price  $148.99 per cubic metre
     Propane Reference Price  $  82.18 per cubic metre
     Butanes Reference Price  $  78.84 per cubic metre


3   Section 5 is amended by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (8)   The following allowances per cubic metre are prescribed for the
July, 1995 production month:

             Item   Price

     Fractionation Allowance  $8.50

     Transportation Allowance Region Region Region Region
               1    2    3    4

     (a)  pentanes plus described in s6(7)(b)(i) of the Natural Gas
Royalty Regulation, 1994 (Alta. Reg. 351/93)




     $ 3.56    $ 7.29    $ 8.32    $11.84


     (b)  propane and butanes described in s6(7)(b)(ii) of the Natural
Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (Alta. Reg. 351/93)






     $12.02    $4.56     $8.47     $  2.15

     (c)  pentanes plus, propane and butanes described in s6(7)(b)(iii)
of the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (Alta. Reg. 351/93)






     $ 7.28    $8.35     $1.08     $12.55

     Storage Allowance for pentanes plus, propane and butanes



     $0.00




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     Alberta Regulation 239/95

     Safety Codes Act

     AMENDMENTS TO THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL
     CODE, PART I, SEVENTEENTH EDITION REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 620/95) pursuant to
section 61 of the Safety Codes Act.


1   The Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Seventeenth Edition, CSA Standard
C22.1-1994, is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 0 Object, Scope and Definition is amended by striking out
"Approved as applied to electrical equipment" and substituting the
following:

     "Approved as applied to electrical equipment" means the equipment has
been:

               (a)  certified by an acceptable certification agency and
bears evidence of certification in the form of an authorized marking; or

               (b)  examined by an acceptable certification
organization and bears evidence of special inspection in the form of an
authorized label;

     This definition comes into force on January 1, 1996.


3   The following is added after Rule 2-000:

     2-001 Other Regulations.

     In the event of a conflict between a rule in this Code, and an
Alberta Regulation adopted under the Safety Codes Act, the Alberta
Regulation shall prevail.


4   Rule 6-112 Support for the Attachment of Overhead Supply or Consumer
Service Conductors is amended in Subrule (2) by striking out Paragraphs (a)
to (d) and substituting the following: 

     (a)  Over right of way of underground pipelines   5.8 m;

     (b)  Across roads and highways     5.7 m;

     (c)  Across or along lanes, alleys or entrances
     to commercial or industrial premises    5.2 m;

     (d)  Across or along rural areas likely to be 
     travelled by agricultural and other equipment not
     exceeding 4.3 m     4.6 m;

     (e)  Over flat  roofs (readily accessible surfaces)
     or metal clad peaked roofs    3.0 m;

     (f)  Across or alongside driveways to residences
     or residential garages   4.5 m;

     (g)  Over peaked roofs   1.0 m;

     (h)  Across walkways or ground normally accessible to pedestrians
only 4.0 m;


5   Rule 6-300 Underground Consumer's Services, is amended in Subrule
(1)(b) by striking out Subparagraph (i) and substituting the following:

     (i)  The conductors or cables are buried below finished grade at a
minimum depth of 900 mm and the installation is otherwise in accordance
with Rule 12-012, and


6    Rule 12-010 Wiring in Ducts and Plenum Chambers is amended in Subrule
(4) by striking out "Notwithstanding Subrule (3)" and substituting
"Notwithstanding Rule 12-100". 


7   Rule 12-012 Underground Installations is amended by striking out
Subrule (2) and substituting the following:

     (2)  Direct buried conductors or cables that do not have a metal
sheath or metal armour or that are not of concentric neutral design in
their construction shall be provided with mechanical protection, but the
mechanical protection may, with special permission, be omitted if:

               (a)  The conductors are not service conductors or high
voltage conductors; and

               (b)  The conductors are buried to a minimum depth of 900
mm.


8   Rule 12-304 Location of Conductors is amended in Subrule (1) by adding
"or other structures" after "buildings".


9   Rule 12-306 Conductor Supports is amended by adding the following after
Subrule (4):

     (5)  Wood poles used for the support of overhead conductors shall be
treated with an acceptable preservative to prevent premature rotting and
shall:

               (a)  Be of sufficient length to provide the conductor
clearances specified in Rule 12-310; and

               (b)  Be guyed where necessary to maintain the specified
clearances; and

               (c)  Have a minimum circumference at the top of 430 mm;
and 

               (d)  Have a minimum circumference measured at a point
1.8 m from the butt of:
     
                         (i)  700 mm - for poles not exceeding 7.7 m
in length; or

                         (ii) 760 mm - for poles exceeding 7.7 m but
not exceeding 9.2 m; or

                         (iii)     810 mm - for poles exceeding 9.2 m but
not exceeding 11.0 m; or

                         (iv) 860 mm - for poles exceeding 11.0 m but
not exceeding 12.2 m; and

               (e)  Be set in the ground a minimum depth of:

              
                         (i)  1.5 m - for poles not exceeding 7.7 m
in length; or

                         (ii) 1.6 m - for poles exceeding 7.7 m but
not exceeding 9.2 m; or

                         (iii)     1.8 m - for poles exceeding 9.2 m but
not exceeding 12.2 m;

          except that for poles set in rock, concrete, or fabricated
bases, this depth may be reduced by special permission.


10   Rule 12-310 Clearance of Conductors is struck out and the following is
substituted:

     12-310  Clearance of Conductors

     (1)  Overhead conductors shall be so installed and maintained that
the minimum clearance above finished grade complies with that specified in
Rule 6-112.

     (2)  Conductors shall be located or guarded so they cannot be reached
from a window, doorway, fire escape or other readily accessible surface.

     (3)  The minimum horizontal clearance between overhead conductors,
operating at 750 V or less, and a water well shall be 2 m.


11   Rule 12-312 Conductors Over Buildings is struck out and the following
is substituted:

     12-312 Conductors Over Buildings.  Conductors operating at voltages
in excess of 750 V shall not be carried over buildings without special
permission and work shall not begin until the plans and specifications for
the work are acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.


12  Rules 12-1200 to 12-1212 are struck out and the following rules are
substituted:

     12-1200 Scope.  Rules 12-1202 to 12-1220 apply only to the
installation of rigid RE conduit Type AG and Type BG.

     12-1202 Use

          (1)  Rigid RE conduit Type AG and Type BG shall be permitted to
be installed.

               (a)  Underground in accordance with Rule 12-012; and

               (b)  In walls, floors, and ceilings where encased or
imbedded in at least 50 mm or masonry or poured concrete.

          (2)  Rigid RE conduit Type AG shall, in addition to the
locations permitted in Subrule (1) be permitted for exposed and concealed
locations.     

     12-1204  Restrictions on Use (see Appendix B note on Rule 12-1102). 
Rigid RE conduit shall not be used:

               (a)  In hazardous locations as covered by Section 18; or

               (b)  In buildings required to be of noncombustible
construction, unless it has a flame spread rating and smoke developed
classification as specified in the National Building Code of Canada.

     12-1206  Mechanical Protection.  Rigid RE conduit shall be provided
with mechanical protection where exposed to damage either during
installation or afterwards.

     12-1208  Field Bends.  Rigid RE conduit shall not be bent in the
field.

     12-1210  Temperature Limitations.  Rigid RE conduit shall not be used
where normal conditions are such that any part of the conduit is subjected
to a temperature in excess of 110øC.

     12-1212  Fittings.  Rigid RE conduit shall be threaded but shall be
used with adapters and couplings specifically designed for the purpose.

     12-1214 - Expansion Joints (see Appendix B note on Rules 12-1012 and
12-1118).  Except where encased in concrete, at least one expansion joint
shall be installed in any conduit run where the expansion of the conduit
due to the maximum probable temperature change during and after
installation will exceed 45 mm.


13   Rule 12-1402 Use is amended in Subrule (1) by adding the following
after Paragraph (f):

          (g)   Where it would be subject to excessive vibration.


14   Rule 26-754 Infra-red Drying Lamps is amended by adding the following
after Paragraph (d):

     (e)  Heat lamps that are used for special applications such as
brooders shall be used only in fixture assemblies specifically approved for
the purpose and shall:

               (i)   Be installed or guarded in a manner that will
provide mechanical protection; and

               (ii) Be kept at least 450 mm clear of combustible
material; and

               (iii)     Be supported independently of the supply cord by a
chain, wire, or bracket, if of the pendant type.


15   Rule 30-904 Overcurrent Protection of High-Intensity Discharge
Lighting Equipment is struck out and the following is substituted:

     30-904 Overcurrent Protection of Luminaires

          (1)  Luminaires shall be protected by overcurrent devices in
accordance with Rule 30-104.

          (2)  Overcurrent devices shall not be installed in a
high-intensity discharge luminaire or separate ballast enclosure unless the
combination is approved for the purpose and is so marked.


16   Rule 66-100 Supporting of Conductors is amended by striking out
Subrule (3) and substituting the following;

     (3)  Overhead conductors shall have a vertical clearance to finished
grade of not less than that prescribed in Rule 6-112 (2).


17   Rule 68-058 Bonding to Ground is amended by striking out Subrule (7).


18   Rule 68-302 is amended by adding Subrule (3) as follows:

     (3)  Subject to Subrule (2) and notwithstanding Subrule 68-068(6),
ground fault circuit interrupters shall be permitted to be closer to the
pool than 3 m but not less than 1.5 m from the pool wall.


19   The following is added after Rule 68-400:

     68-401 Protection.

     Electrical equipment forming an integral part of a spa or hot tub
shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter of the Class A
type.


20   Rule 80-008 Branch Circuit is amended by striking out Paragraph (c).



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     Alberta Regulation 240/95

     Franchises Act

     FRANCHISES REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 622/95) pursuant to
section 20 of the Franchises Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Disclosure document 2
Financial statements     3
Fractional franchise     4
Fully-refundable deposit 5
Total annual investment  6
Notice of misrepresentation   7
Repeal    8
Expiry    9
Coming into force   10

Schedules


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Franchises Act, chapter F-17.1 of the Statutes
of Alberta, 1995;
     (b)  "franchisor outlet" means an outlet owned by the franchisor, by
a corporation that controls the franchisor or by a corporation that is
controlled by the franchisor.

(2)  Words and expressions defined in the Act have corresponding meanings
in this Regulation.


Disclosure document
2(1)   A disclosure document must contain all material facts including
material facts relating to the matters set out in Schedule 1. 

(2)  A franchisor may use a document authorized under the  franchise law of
a jurisdiction outside Alberta as its disclosure document to be given to a
franchisee, if supplementary information is included that sets out any
material changes to the document from that jurisdiction so that it complies
with the requirements of this Regulation.

(3)  A disclosure document, including any material changes made in respect
of a disclosure document, must include a certificate set out in Schedule 2
that must be dated and must be signed

     (a)  by at least 2 officers or directors of the franchisor, or a
combination of them totaling at least 2,  if the franchisor has 2 or more
directors or officers,

     (b)  if the franchisor has only one director or officer, by that
person, or

     (c)  if the franchisor is not a corporation, by the franchisor.

(4)   A disclosure document is properly given for the purposes of section
13 of the Act if the document is substantially complete.

(5)  The date of a disclosure document is the date set out in the
certificate referred to in subsection (3).


Financial statements
3(1)  Financial statements of the franchisor must be prepared in accordance
with generally accepted accounting principles for the jurisdiction in which
the franchisor is based.

(2)  The minimum scope of review of the financial statements must be in
accordance with the review standards and reporting standards applicable to
review engagements set out in the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants Handbook.

(3)  Review standards and reporting standards of other jurisdictions that
are at least equivalent to subsection (2) are acceptable.

(4)  The financial statements must be for the most recently completed
fiscal year.

(5)  If 180 days have not yet passed since the end of the most recently
completed fiscal year and financial statements have not  been prepared and
reported on for that fiscal year, the financial statements for the previous
fiscal year may be included.

(6)  If

     (a)   the franchisor has not completed one fiscal year of operation,
or

     (b)  180 days has not yet passed since the end of the first fiscal
year of operation and financial statements have not been prepared and
reported on for that fiscal year,

the disclosure document must include the franchisor's opening balance
sheet.


Fractional franchise
4   The percentage, for the purposes of the definition of "fractional
franchise" in the Act, is 20%.


Fully-refundable deposit
5   The maximum amount of a fully-refundable deposit referred to in section
4(8) of the Act is 15% of the initial franchise fee.


Total annual investment
6(1)   The maximum total annual investment for the purposes of section
5(1)(e) of the Act is $5000.

(2)  In calculating the total annual investment, the cost of acquiring
pre-sold inventory or of purchasing reasonable quantities of inventory, if
there is a reasonable buy-back policy for unsold inventory, is not to be
included.


Notice of misrepresen-tation
7(1)  A notice under section 10 of the Act must be given to the franchisee
and the franchisor.

(2)   The person giving the notice must make all reasonable efforts to
ensure that the notice is received by the franchisor and franchisee.

(3)  The notice must be published in a daily newspaper having general
circulation in Edmonton and in a daily newspaper having general circulation
in Calgary. 

(4)  The notice must,

     (a)  for the purpose of section 10(2)(a) of the Act, include a
statement that the disclosure document was given without that person's
consent, or

     (b)  for the purpose of section 10(2)(b) of the Act, include a 
statement that the person has withdrawn his consent to the disclosure
document and the reasons for doing so.


Repeal
8   The Franchises Regulation (Alta. Reg. 201/72) is repealed.


Expiry
9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on December 31, 2000.


Coming into force
10   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 1995.


     SCHEDULE 1

1    Franchisor Information

          Provide the following in a summary form:

               (a)  the name and address of the franchisor;

               (b)  the name under which the franchisor does or intends
to do business;

               (c)  the principal business address of the franchisor
and, if the franchisor has an attorney for service in Alberta, the name and
address of that person;

               (d)  the business form of the franchisor;

               (e)  the length of time the franchisor has conducted a
business of the type to be operated by the franchisee;

               (f)  the length of time the franchisor has offered
franchises for the same type of business as that to be operated by the
franchisee;

               (g)  whether the franchisor has offered franchises in
other lines of business, including

                         (i)  a description of each other line of
business,

                         (ii) the number of franchises sold in the
previous 5 years in each other line of business, and
     
                         (iii)     the length of time the franchisor has
offered franchises in other lines of business;

               (h)  the names of the directors, general partners and
officers of the franchisor who will have  management responsibilities
relating to the franchise. State each person's principal occupation and
employers during the 5 years preceding the date of the disclosure document.

     For the purposes of clause (h), the information need only be provided
for those directors, general partners and officers of the franchisor who
will have day to day management responsibilities relating to the franchise.

2    Previous Convictions and Pending Charges

     Provide details on convictions for the previous 10 years relating to
the franchisor and its associates  and any of the directors, general
partners and officers of the franchisor who have management
responsibilities relating to the franchise

               (a)  for the commission of indictable offences (or
equivalent in other jurisdictions, including pleading no contest to any
offence)  involving  franchises or other businesses, and

               (b)  for the commission of offences involving fraud,
embezzlement, unfair or deceptive acts or practices or other comparable
offences.

     Provide details relating to the franchisor and its associates  and
any of the directors, general partners and officers of the franchisor who
have management responsibilities relating to the franchise on currently
pending

               (a)  indictable offences involving franchises or other
businesses, and

               (b)  offences involving fraud, embezzlement, unfair or
deceptive acts or practices or other comparable  offences.

3    Civil Litigation and Liabilities

     Provide details relating to the franchisor and its associates  and to
any of the  directors, general partners and officers of the franchisor who
have management responsibilities relating to the franchise on any finding
of liability in a civil action or on any pending actions involving
franchises or other businesses, involving misrepresentation, unfair or
deceptive acts or practices and comparable actions.

4    Administrative Proceedings and Existing Orders

     Provide details relating to the franchisor and its associates and to
any of the  directors, general partners and officers of the franchisor who
have management responsibilities relating to the franchise on any currently
effective injunctive or restrictive orders imposed by, or any pending
administrative actions to be heard before, any public agency, whether in
Alberta or outside Alberta, involving franchises or other businesses.

5    Bankruptcy

     Provide details of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings,
voluntary or otherwise, in the previous 6 years

               (a)  against the franchisor and its associates,

               (b)  against a corporation, any of  whose directors or
officers are currently  directors, general partners and officers of the
franchisor who have management responsibilities relating to the franchise,
and

               (c)  against a partnership whose general partners are
currently  directors, general partners and officers of the franchisor who
have management responsibilities relating to the franchise.

6    Nature of the Business

     Describe the franchisor's business and the franchises to be offered
in Alberta.

7    Initial Franchise Fee and Other Fees

     Disclose the initial franchise fee and state the conditions when this
fee is refundable.

     Disclose other recurring or isolated fees or payments that the
franchisee must pay to the franchisor or its associates or that the
franchisor or its associates  impose or collect in whole or in part on
behalf of a third party. If any fee is refundable, state the conditions
when each fee or payment is refundable.

8    Initial Investment Required

     Provide details of the initial investment required by the franchisee
to start business operations.

9    Financing

     Disclose the terms and conditions of each financing arrangement that
the franchisor offers directly or indirectly to the franchisee.

10   Working Capital

     If an estimate of working capital is provided, the information must

               (a)  have a reasonable basis at the time it is made, and

               (b)  include the material assumptions underlying its
preparation and presentation.

     If an estimate of working capital is not provided, the disclosure
document must include a statement that additional funds will be required to
finance operations until a positive cash flow is produced.

11   Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services and on What
Franchisees May Sell

     Disclose franchisee obligations to purchase or lease from the
franchisor or its associates or from suppliers approved by the franchisor
or its associates or under the franchisor's or associate's specifications. 

     Disclose restrictions or conditions imposed by the franchisor or its
associates

               (a)  on the goods or services that the franchisee may
sell, or

               (b)  that limit the customers to whom the franchisee may
sell goods or services.

12   Rebates or Other Benefits to the Franchisor

     State whether or not there are any rebates or other benefits that the
franchisor or its associates may receive or are receiving as a result of
the purchase of goods or services by  franchisees. Indicate if any of these
rebates or benefits are shared with franchisees, either directly or
indirectly.

13   Obligations to Participate in the Actual Operation of the Franchise
Business

     State whether or not the franchisor requires the franchisee to 
participate personally in the direct operation of the franchise business.

14   Existing Franchisee and Franchisor Outlets

     Provide, with respect to the same type of franchise being offered,
the names, mailing addresses and phone numbers of all existing franchisees
presently operating an outlet in Alberta and the addresses and phone
numbers of those outlets. 
 
     Provide, with respect to the same type of franchise being offered,
the addresses and phone numbers of all existing franchisor outlets
presently operating in Alberta.

     If there are less than 20 franchisee outlets in operation in Alberta
and there are franchisee outlets outside Alberta, provide information on
additional outlets that are geographically closest to Alberta until
information on 20 outlets is provided.

     If the total number of franchisee outlets in operation in Alberta and
outside Alberta is less than 20, information is only required for the total
number of franchisee outlets in operation.

15   Franchise Closure

     Provide information about closures of franchisee outlets or
franchisor outlets, in the same type of franchise being offered, including
the total number of franchises in the total operating territory of the
franchisor within the previous 3 fiscal years that have

               (a)  been terminated or cancelled by the franchisor, 

               (b)  not been renewed by the franchisor,

               (c)  been reacquired by the franchisor, or

               (d)  otherwise left the system.

     Provide the name, last known address and telephone number of every
former franchisee in the total operating territory of the franchisor whose
franchise has been terminated, cancelled, not renewed, reacquired by the
franchisor or otherwise left the system within the previous fiscal year. 

16   Earnings Claims

     If information is given or is to be given, by or on behalf of the
franchisor or its associate, to a prospective franchisee from which a
specific level or range of actual or potential sales, costs, income or
profit from franchisee outlets or franchisor outlets can be easily
ascertained, the information  must

               (a)  have a reasonable basis at the time it is made, 

               (b)  include the material assumptions underlying its
preparation and presentation, whether it is based on actual results of
existing  outlets and the percentage of outlets that meet or exceed each
range of results, and

               (c)  indicate the place where substantiating information
is available for inspection by the franchisee.

     If information is given in respect of a franchisor outlet, the
franchisor must state that the information may differ in respect of a
franchise outlet.


17   Termination, Renewal and Transfer of the Franchise

     Disclose whether or not there are provisions in the franchise
agreement that deal with renewal, termination and transfer of the franchise
and, if so, where in the contract these provisions can be found.

18   Territory

     Describe any exclusive territory granted the franchisee.

     Disclose the franchisor's policy, if any, as  to how proximate to an
existing franchisee outlet 

               (a)  the franchisor may establish another franchise,

               (b)  a franchisor outlet may be established,

               (c)  the franchisor may establish other methods of
distribution using the franchisor's trademark, service mark, trade name or
logotype,

               (d)  the franchisor may establish other franchises that
distribute similar products or services under a different trademark,
service mark, trade name or logotype, and

               (e)  a franchisor outlet may be established that
distributes similar products or services under a different trademark,
service mark, trade name or logotype.

     Disclose the franchisor's policy, if any, as to whether the
continuation of the franchisee's territory depends on the  achievement of a
certain sales volume, market penetration or other contingency and under
what circumstances the franchisee's territory may be altered.

19   Notice of Rescission and Effect of Cancellation

     Quote sections 13 and 14 of the Act.

20   Right of Action for Damages

     Quote section 9 of the Act.

21   Financial Statements

     Financial statements must be included in the disclosure document and
must comply with sections 2 and 3 of the Regulation.

     If the franchisor does not include its  financial statements in the
disclosure document on the basis that it qualifies under a Ministerial
exemption, disclose this fact.


     SCHEDULE 2

     CERTIFICATE

The information provided in the disclosure document, or in any changes made
in respect of the disclosure document,

     (a)  contains no untrue information of a material fact, 

     (b)  does not omit to state a material fact that is required to be
stated, and 

     (c)  does not omit to state a material fact that needs to be stated
in order for the information not to be misleading.



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     Alberta Regulation 241/95

     Health Insurance Premiums Act

     HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 628/95) pursuant to
section 2 of the Health Insurance Premiums Act.


1   The Health Insurance Premiums Regulation (Alta. Reg. 217/81) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 8.2(1) is amended:

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "$18 001"  and substituting "$18
062" , by striking out "$20 560" and substituting "$20 781" and by striking
out  "$18 000" and substituting "$18 061";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "$23 001" and substituting "$24
342",  by striking out  "$28 120" and substituting "$29 781" and by
striking out  "$23 000" and substituting "$24 341";

     (c)  in clause (c) by striking out  "$27 001" and substituting "$27
123",  by striking out  "$32 120" and substituting "$32 562" and by
striking out  "$27 000" and substituting "$27 122".




     Alberta Regulation 242/95

     Medical Profession Act

     MEDICAL PROFESSION AMENDMENT BY-LAW

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 242/95) pursuant to
section 32 of the Medical Profession Act.


1   The Medical Profession By-laws (Alta. Reg. 129/91) are amended by this
By-law.


2   The following is added after section 6:

Registration in formation form
     6.1   For the purposes of sections 20(1)(a.1), 23(1.1)(b) and 30 of
the Act, a registration information form must be in the form set out in the
Schedule.


3   The Schedule attached to this Regulation is added after section 8.


4   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 1995.










     Alberta Regulation 243/95


     Agriculture Financial Services Act


     AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995


Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 632/95) pursuant to
sections 17, 37 and 53 of the Agriculture Financial Services Act.




1   The Agriculture Financial Services Regulation (Alta. Reg. 174/94) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 6:


Appeals
     6.1(1)  For the purposes of dealing with disputes arising out of
applications for loans, under contracts of insurance or under other
assistance, the Board shall establish one or more appeal committees.

     (2)  An appeal committee shall consist of Board members and other
persons appointed by the Board.

     (3)  Board members may not form the majority of any appeal committee.

     (4)  Every appeal committee

               (a)  shall be guided by the principles of natural
justice, and

               (b)  is bound by the policies of the Corporation.

     (5)  Every appeal committee shall establish its own rules of
procedure, subject to the following guidelines:

               (a)  the strict legal rules of evidence need not be
followed;

               (b)  representation of appellants or the Corporation by
third parties, including legal counsel, is not prohibited;

               (c)  each party appearing before an appeal committee is
responsible for its own costs, regardless of the decision of the appeal
committee.

     (6)  The decision of every appeal committee is final and binding on
the appellant and on the Corporation, subject only to a right of
application for judicial review by the appellant or the Corporation on
questions of law or jurisdiction.

     (7)  An appeal under subsection (6) must be commenced within 30 days
of the date of the decision of the appeal committee.


3   Section 43 is repealed.



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     Alberta Regulation 244/95

     Public Health Act

     FOOD AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 631/95) pursuant to
section 75 of the Public Health Act.


1   The Food Regulation (Alta. Reg. 240/85) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 57 is amended by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and by adding
"meet the mechanical dishwashing requirements set out in the Alberta
Dishwashing Standards published by the Department." after "must".


3   Section 85 is repealed.


4   Section 94.4 is repealed.




     Alberta Regulation 245/95

     Dairy Board Act

     DAIRY CONTROL BOARD, 1979 AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 633/95) pursuant to
section 11 of the Dairy Board Act.


1   The Dairy Control Board Regulation, 1979 (Alta. Reg. 284/79) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in clause (c)

               (i)  by striking out "qualifying";

               (ii) by striking out "Class I" and substituting "class
1";

     (b)  in clause (f.1) by striking out "qualifying" and "qualified";

     (c)  by adding the following after clause (h):

               (h.05)    "marketing" means selling, reselling,
offering for sale, keeping for sale, buying, pricing, assembling, packing,
handling, storing, delivering or transporting;

     (d)  in clause (k) by striking out "qualifying";

     (e)  by repealing clause (l) and substituting the following:

               (l)  "producer" means a person who produces milk from
any cow or herd of cows under that person's control and who markets milk to
another person;

     (f)  in clause (l.1)

               (i)  by striking out "qualifying";

               (ii) by striking out "sells, keeps for sale, distributes
or delivers" and substituting "markets or distributes";

     (g)  in clause (m) by striking out "Dairymen's" and substituting
"Dairy Industry";

     (h)  by repealing clauses (m.1) and (n);

     (i)  in clause (n.1) by striking out "qualifying" and "qualified";

     (j)  in clause (o.1)
               (i)  by striking out "qualifying";

               (ii) by striking out "alloted" and substituting
"allotted".


3   Section 3 is amended by striking out "keep for sale or sell qualifying"
and substituting "market".


4   Section 5(1) is amended by striking out ", (4) and (5)" and
substituting "and (4)".


5   Section 5(2) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "qualifying";

     (b)  by striking out "board" and substituting "Dairy Board".


6   Section 7(2.1) is amended by striking out "hold for sale or sell" and
substituting "market".


7   The heading to section 28 is amended by striking out "Qualifying".


8   Section 28 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "Qualifying milk" and
substituting "Milk";

     (b)  by repealing subsections (2) and (3) and substituting the
following:

               (2)  Milk shall be classified as follows:

                         (a)  class 1 milk, which consists of the
following sub-classes of milk:

                                   (i)  sub-class 1a milk, which
means milk in liquid form and includes 3.25% milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, skim
milk, modified enriched milk, kosher milk and all types of U.H.T. milk;

                                   (ii) sub-class 1b milk, which
means cream in liquid form and includes whipping cream, 18% cream, 10%
cream and all types of U.H.T. cream;

                                   (iii)     sub-class 1c milk, which
means specialty milk in liquid form and includes buttermilk, eggnog,
cordials, acidophilus milk, kefir, chocolate milk, flavoured drink and
concentrated liquid milk;

                                   (iv) sub-class 1d milk, which
means milk in liquid form that is marketed in the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories or off- shore within the meaning of subsection (3);

                         (b)  class 2 milk, which means milk used in
the manufacture of sour cream, yogurt, cultured products, ice cream, frozen
yogurt or other frozen products, meal replacement beverages, soup bases,
puddings, whipped milk or infant formulas;

                         (c)  class 3 milk, which consists of the
following sub-classes of milk:

                                   (i)  sub-class 3a milk, which
means milk used in the manufacture of cottage cheese, fresh curd or any
other cheese which, in the opinion of the Dairy Board, is specialty cheese;


                                   (ii) sub-class 3b milk, which
means milk used in the manufacture of cheddar cheese, light cheddar cheese,
kosher cheddar cheese, stirred curd creamy cheese bases or cheese mixes;

                         (d)  class 4 milk, which consists of the
following sub-classes of milk:

                                   (i)  sub-class 4a milk, which
means milk used in the manufacture of all types of butter, all types of
milk powder, casein, caseinate, condensed milk as an ingredient in the food
industry and butteroil;

                                   (ii) sub-class 4b milk, which
means milk used in the manufacture of condensed milk and sweetened
condensed milk for retail sale;

                                   (iii)     sub-class 4c milk, which
means milk used in the manufacture of classified products designated by the
Dairy Board as new to the  Alberta market;

                                   (iv) sub-class 4d milk, which
means milk

                                        (A)  used in the
manufacture of processed animal feed or a new product that has not yet been
classified, or

                                        (B)  milk involved in
inventory and plant losses within the meaning of subsection (4);

                         (e)  class 5 milk, which consists of the
following sub-classes of milk:

                                   (i)  sub-class 5a milk, which
means milk used for the further processing of cheese products;

                                   (ii) sub-class 5b milk, which
means milk used for the further processing of non-cheese products;

                                   (iii)     sub-class 5c milk, which
means milk used for confectionary products;

                                   (iv) sub-class 5d milk, which
means milk used for processing into products not mentioned in subclause
(i), (ii) or (iii);

                                   (v)  sub-class 5e milk, which
means milk used for Plan C of the Comprehensive Milk Marketing Plan or
preemptive surplus removal by the Canadian Dairy Commission, or both.

               (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2)(a)(iv), milk is
marketed off-shore if it is marketed

                         (a)  outside Canada,

                         (b)  to a bonded warehouse or a ship
chandler for marketing outside Canada, or

                         (c)  to a foreign registered cruise ship
operating in, or a foreign registered ship normally operating outside,
Canadian territorial waters, other than one owned or operated by the
Government of Canada or of a province, or any of its agencies.

               (4)  For the purposes of subsection (2)(d)(iv),
"inventory and plant losses" means milk receiving and processing losses as
confirmed by audit, including extraordinary losses such as transportation
or silo accidents, spillage prior to processing, processing losses in the
production of finished products, class 1 returns and unaccounted milk
losses at the processing plant up to 2% of plant receipts.

               (5)  Losses in excess of the 2% of plant receipts
referred to in subsection (4) shall be prorated to each class and sub-class
produced in the plant.


9   Section 29 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "qualifying" and "Control";

     (b)  in subsection (2)

               (i)  by striking out "Class I" and substituting "class
1";

               (ii) by striking out "Alberta".


10   Section 31 is amended

     (a)  by adding "Dairy" before "Board";

     (b)  by striking out "qualifying".


11   The heading preceding section 32 is amended by striking out
"Qualifying".


12   Section 32 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "qualifying" wherever it occurs;

     (b)  in subsection (1)(a) by striking out "Control".


13   The heading preceding section 33 is amended by striking out
"Qualifying".


14   Section 33 is amended by striking out "qualifying" wherever it occurs.


15   Section 34(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a)

               (i)  by striking out "qualifying";

               (ii) by striking out "quotas" and substituting "fluid
quota";

               (iii)     by striking out "Class II, IIIA, IIIB, IIIC and IV"
and substituting "classes 2, 3, 4 and 5";

     (b)  in clause (c) by adding "adjustments and interest for the
special class pool described in section 34.1," after "corrections," .


16   The following is added after section 34:

     Calculation of the Special Class Milk Pool


     34.1(1)   The Dairy Board shall for each month calculate the producer
price for the national special class pool.

     (2)  Based on volumes of milk and milk components, that is,
butterfat, protein and other solids used in special class products in
Canada, the Dairy Board shall ensure that it receives from the Canadian
Dairy Commission a monthly report on the portion of total milk deliveries
that will be pooled.

     (3)  The Dairy Board shall remit to or receive from the Canadian
Dairy Commission an amount necessary to account for Alberta's share of the
national special class pool.

     (4)  The Dairy Board shall deduct any amount remitted to the Canadian
Dairy Commission from the total value of milk.

     (5)  The Dairy Board shall estimate any deductions from producers for
the month in which the deliveries were made.

     (6)  In the month following, the Dairy Board shall include a complete
accounting in the computation of the total value of milk.

     (7)  The Dairy Board shall include receipts from the Canadian Dairy
Commission in computing the total value of milk in the month in which they
are received.


17   The heading preceding section 35 is amended by striking out
"Qualifying".


18   Section 35 is amended by striking out "qualifying" wherever it occurs.


19   The heading preceding section 36 is amended by striking out
"Qualifying".


20   Section 36 is amended by striking out "qualifying" wherever it occurs.


21   The heading preceding section 37 is amended by striking out
"Qualifying".


22   Section 37 is amended by striking out "qualifying".


23   Section 38 is amended by striking out "qualifying" wherever it occurs.


24   Section 39 is amended by striking out "qualifying" wherever it occurs.


25   Section 42(a) is amended by striking out "Class I" and substituting
"class 1".


26   Sections 42(b) and 43(a) and (b) are amended by striking out
"qualifying".


27   Section 51 is amended by striking out "sell" and "sold" wherever they
occur and substituting "market" and "marketed" respectively.


28   Section 57(1) is amended by striking out "qualifying".


29   Schedule 1 is amended in section 1

     (a)  by striking out "Class" and substituting "class";

     (b)  by repealing clause (b) and substituting the following:

               (b)  one litre of the following products equals 93%
class 1 milk:

                         (i)  chocolate 2%;

                         (ii) UHT 2%;

               (b.1)     one litre of chocolate partly skimmed 1% milk
equals 94% class 1 milk;

     (c)  by striking out "I" wherever it occurs elsewhere and
substituting "1";

     (d)  in clause (d) by striking out "50% class I" and substituting
"80% class 1".




     Alberta Regulation 246/95

     Farm Implement Act

     FARM IMPLEMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 634/95) pursuant to
sections 29 and 2 of the Farm Implement Act.


1   The Farm Implement Regulation (Alta. Reg. 204/83) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "$1000" and substituting "$4000";

     (b)  in clause (d) by striking out "15 kilowatts" and substituting
"22.35 kilowatts".


3   The following is added after section 2:

     2.1   Inspectors are designated as persons who may issue licences on
behalf of the Minister.


4   Section 3(1) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "other person designated under the regulations
as a person who may issue licences on behalf of the Minister" and
substituting "inspector";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "other person" and substituting
"inspector".


5   Section 3(2) is amended by striking out "other person" and substituting
"inspector".


6   The Schedule is amended

     (a)  in Form A by striking out the following:

          Agriculture Building
          9718 - 107 Street
          Edmonton, Alberta   T5K 2C8
          Phone:  403-427-2188

     (b)  in Form D by striking out the following:

          Agriculture Building
          9718 - 107 Street
          Edmonton, Alberta   T5K 2C8
          Phone  403-427-2188



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     Alberta Regulation 247/95

     Livestock and Livestock Products Act

     LIVESTOCK PATRON'S ASSURANCE FUND AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 635/95) pursuant to
section 15 of the Livestock and Livestock Products Act.


1   The Livestock Patron's Assurance Fund Regulation (Alta. Reg. 418/91) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4(1) is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (a) and substituting the following: 

               (a)  when the agreement to sell the prescribed livestock
was made, the prescribed livestock were alive and in Alberta, Dawson Creek,
British Columbia or Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; 

     (b)  by repealing clause (a.1) and substituting the following:

               (a.1)     if the prescribed livestock came from the patron's
farming operations outside of Alberta or if the prescribed livestock were
sold in Dawson Creek, British Columbia or Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, the
livestock were in Alberta for a minimum of 30 days immediately before the
sale; 

     (c)  by repealing clause (b) and substituting the following: 

               (b)  the prescribed livestock were, for the purposes of
the sale, inspected by

                         (i)  an inspector as defined in the
Livestock Identification and Brand Inspection Act, or 

                         (ii) in the case of prescribed livestock
sold in Dawson Creek, British Columbia or Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, an
inspector appointed under legislation of the jurisdiction in which the sale
took place; 


3   Section 5(1) is repealed and the following is substituted: 

Levies
     5(1)  In this section, "eligible sale" means a sale by a patron of
prescribed livestock to a licensed livestock dealer or an out of province
livestock dealer

               (a)  in which the prescribed livestock were alive and in
Alberta when the agreement to sell the livestock was made, or

               (b)  in which the prescribed livestock were alive and in
Dawson Creek, British Columbia or Lloydminster, Saskatchewan when the
agreement to sell the livestock was made. 



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     Alberta Regulation 248/95

     Agricultural Pests Act

     PEST AND NUISANCE CONTROL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 29, 1995

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development pursuant to
section 21 of the Agricultural Pests Act.


1   The Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation (Alta. Reg. 406/86) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (c);

     (b)  by adding the following after clause e:

               (e.1)     "land holder" means a land owner or the occupant or
lessee of land;

     (c)  by adding the following after clause (f):

               (f.1)     "poisonous material" means any equipment or
substance used to poison a coyote or skunk, including

                         (i)  substances that contain strychnine,
sodium cyanide and sodium monofluoroacetate, and

                         (ii) M-44 devices, coyote getter devices and
their components;

     (d)  in clause (i) by striking out "situate" and substituting
"situated".


3   Sections 14 and 15 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Coyote and skunk control
     14(1)  No person shall handle, use, move, alter or remove

               (a)  poisonous material, a neck snare or foot trap to
control coyotes,

               (b)  poisonous material to control skunks, or

               (c)  a Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Development of the Government of Alberta poster warning of the use of
poisonous materials, neck snares or foot traps

     unless the person holds a permit in Form 6 or Form 7.

     (2)  Only a person who holds a permit in Form 6 may issue a permit in
Form 7 and issue poisonous materials to control coyotes or skunks, or neck
snares to control coyotes.

     (3)  The Minister may issue a permit in Form 6 to a person who is
trained by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development of the
Government of Alberta.

     (4)  The holder of a permit in Form 6 shall not set poisonous
materials, neck snares or foot traps to control coyotes or set poisonous
materials or live capture traps to control skunks without first obtaining
permission on a permit in Form 7 from the land holder.

     (5)  Subsection (4) does not apply to the holder of a permit in Form
6 setting a poisonous material, neck snare or trap for rabies control on
unoccupied land in an area designated in Schedule 3 as a rabies control
zone.

     (6)  No person shall set a poisonous material or neck snare on land
to control coyotes unless the poisonous material or neck snare has letters,
numbers or a chemical marker indicating approval by the Minister.

     (7)  The holder of a permit in Form 6 shall keep records and submit a
report in Form 8 to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Development of the Government of Alberta within 30 days of the end of each
March, June, September and December.

     (8)  Subsections (1), (2) and (6) do not apply to an activity
specifically authorized by or under the Wildlife Act or the Environmental
Protection and Enhancement Act.

     (9)  A permit in Form 7 is not valid for more than 30 days.

     (10)  All poisonous materials and snares issued under subsection (2)
are the property of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Development of the Government of Alberta and may be recalled at any time.

     (11)  The holder of a permit in Form 6 may shoot coyotes or skunks
and destroy dens of coyotes or skunks on any land with the permission of
the land holder.


4(1)  The following is added before Form 1: SCHEDULE 1.

(2)  Forms 6, 7 and 8 are repealed and the following Forms 6, 7 and 8 are
substituted:


     Form 6
     Inspector Permit for Coyote and Skunk Control

     

    

Name


Employer's name and address





The person named above has been instructed in the storage, handling and use
of

               coyote control material

               skunk control material.

    
List control material:





The person named on this permit is authorized to

         store, handle and use this control material
         provide this control material to a land holder and train the
land holder to handle and use it.

The person named on this permit is authorized to do this until
     


The methods for using, handling and storing this material are set out in

         the Agricultural Pests Act and the Pest and Nuisance Control
Regulation (Alberta),
         the Pest Control Products Act (Canada), and
         the policies of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Development of the Government of Alberta.



    
Authorized issuer
Date


Address of issuer





     Form 7
     Permit to Use Control Material

    
Name of land holder
Land location:  Qtr  Sec  Twp  Rge  W of


Mailing address
Land location:  Qtr  Sec  Twp  Rge  W of


Postal code
Telephone




Material to control:
1. coyote predation of:

     cattle            sheep            goats             swine  


     farmed deer or elk            poultry              other   


or

2. rabies of:  skunks           other                                    
                     

Please initial one box:



    







I have received         the material listed below
                                       the Pest Control Products
Act (Canada) label and warning posters for the material
                                       instructions for handling,
setting, and storing the material.

I agree to                   use this material only on the land described
above
                                       follow the instructions
given on the product label, and by the inspector named below
                                       keep a map of where I place
this material on the land
                                       return all unused material
by the expiry date given below
                                       report to the inspector on
the success of my coyote control efforts by the expiry date given below.











    


I give my permission for an inspector with a permit (Form 6) to set the
material listed below on the land described above.








    

Control material
Serial numbers
Amount issued to landholders
Amount used by inspectors
For inspector use only






Amount returned
Date returned


1080 tablets







M44 devices







M44 cartridges







Neck snares







Other:








    
Signature of land holder

Signature of inspector


Date signed

Date this permit expires




     Form 8
     Quarterly Report:  Control Material



    
Inspector's name

Employer (County, M.D., I.D., Special Area)



Report for the period: (Please check)


Jan 1-Mar. 31              Apr. 1-June 30  
                                                                                          19      

July 1-Sept. 30              Oct.1-Dec. 31  

    

Control Material
1080 Tablets
M44 Devices
M44 Cartridges
Neck Snares
Other (please specify)











carried over from last period








received from department (+)








used by inspector (-)








issued to land holders (-)








returned by land holders (+)








removed for other reasons (please specify) (-)








Total left (=)









    

Other comments:






    
Inspector's signature

Date




5   The Schedule (Section 11.1) following Form 10 is amended by striking
out "SCHEDULE" and substituting "SCHEDULE 2".


6   The following is added after Schedule 2:

     SCHEDULE 3

     Rabies Control Zone

     1   The following areas are designated as a rabies control zone:

               (a)  townships 1 to 63 in ranges 1 to 4, west of the 4th
meridian;

               (b)  townships 1 to 5 in ranges 5 to 29, west of the 4th
meridian except land within Waterton Lakes National Park;

               (c)  townships 3 to 5 in ranges 1 to 5, west of the 5th
meridian except land within Waterton Lakes National Park.



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     Alberta Regulation 249/95

     Franchises Act

     EXEMPTION REGULATION

     Filed:  September 29, 1995

Made by the Provincial Treasurer pursuant to section 6 of the Franchises
Act.


1   A franchisor is not required to include financial statements in a
disclosure document given to a prospective franchisee

     (a)  if the franchisor has a net worth on a consolidated basis
according to its most recent financial statements, which have been audited
or for which a review engagement report has been prepared,

               (i)  of not less than $5 000 000, or

               (ii) of not less than $1 000 000 if the franchisor is
controlled by a corporation that meets the requirements of subclause (i),

     and

     (b)  if the franchisor

               (i)  has had at least 25 franchisees conducting business
at all times during the 5-year period immediately preceding the date of the
disclosure document,

               (ii) has conducted business which is the subject of the
franchise continuously for not less than 5 years immediately preceding the
date of the disclosure document, or

               (iii)     is controlled by a corporation that meets the
requirements of subclause (i) or (ii).

2   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 1995.




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     Alberta Regulation 250/95

     Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

     MEDICAL BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 29, 1995

Made by the Minister of Health (M.O. 223/95) pursuant to section 7 of the
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act.


1   The Medical Benefits Regulation (Alta. Reg. 173/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 3:

     3.1(1)  The rates of benefits payable for laboratory medicine and
pathology services provided to residents in Alberta shall be determined by
the regional health authority.

          (2)   Benefits referred to in subsection (1) are not payable
unless they are provided by persons authorized by a regional health
authority to provide laboratory medicine and pathology services.




     Alberta Regulation 251/95

     Alberta Corporate Tax Act

     ROYALTY TAX CREDIT REFERENCE PRICE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 29, 1995

Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 35/95) pursuant to section 5.2(3) of
the Alberta Corporate Tax Regulation (Alta. Reg. 105/81).


1   The Royalty Tax Credit Reference Price Regulation (Alta. Reg. 151/95)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 3:


Price to December 31, 1995
     4   The royalty tax credit reference price for the period ending
December 31, 1995 is $115.36.


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     ERRATUM

Alberta Regulation 166/84 as published in The Alberta Gazette of May 31,
1984 (vol. 80 no. 10 p. 938) is incomplete. Alberta Regulation 166/84
originally read as follows:


     Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1984

1   The royalty reserved to the Crown on oil sands recovered from a well
pursuant to an agreement granting oil sands rights is the royalty that
would be reserved to the Crown under the Petroleum Royalty Regulations
(Alta. Reg. 93/74) if the oil sands were crude oil.


2(1)  If any oil sands are recovered from a well pursuant to an agreement
granting oil sands rights and are sold or otherwise disposed of,

     (a)  the Crown's royalty share of the oil sands shall be included in
the sale or other disposition,

     (b)  the lessee shall act as the agent of the Crown for the purpose
of selling or otherwise disposing of the Crown's royalty share of the oil
sands, and

     (c)  except where the oil sands are sold to the Alberta Petroleum
Marketing Commission,

               (i)  the Minister may determine the value of the Crown's
royalty share of the oil sands at the time they are sold or otherwise
disposed of, notwithstanding the consideration actually given for the
Crown's royalty share when it was sold or otherwise disposed of, and

               (ii) the lessee shall pay to the Crown the amount of the
value of the Crown's royalty share of the oil sands, as determined under
subclause (i), not later than the last day of the month following the month
in which they were sold or otherwise disposed of.


(2)  A lessee does not have any of the rights, privileges, prerogatives or
immunities of the Crown by reason only of acting as an agent of the Crown
under this section.

(3)  The lessee of an agreement granting oil sands rights shall file with
the Minister not later than the last day of each month, a report showing
the amounts of oil sands recovered from each well pursuant to the agreement
and sold or otherwise disposed of or consumed in the preceding month.


3   This Regulation does not apply to oil sands to which the Experimental
Oil Sands Royalty Regulations (Alta. Reg. 287/77) apply.


6   This Regulation applies with respect to oil sands recovered in May,
1984 and subsequent months.



Please note that AR 166/84 has been amended by AR 354/93: see The Alberta
Gazette of January 15, 1994 (vol. 90 no. 1 p. 1355).