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     Alberta Regulation 161/96

     Fatality Inquiries Act

     FATALITY INQUIRIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 330/96) pursuant to
section 49 of the Fatality Inquiries Act.


1   The Fatality Inquiries Regulation (Alta. Reg. 120/77) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 7(b) is amended by striking out "section 27" and substituting
"section 26".


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     Alberta Regulation 162/96

     Disaster Services Act

     GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY PLANNING REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 333/96) pursuant to
section 5 of the Disaster Services Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Responsibilities of Disaster Services Branch 2
Responsibilities of departments    3
Emergency plans of departments     4
Emergency Planning Officer    5
Repeal    6
Expiration     7

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "department" means

               (i)  a department of the government established under
the Government Organization Act, and

               (ii) a board, commission or agency that is established
by or under an enactment that is under the administration of a Minister;

     (b)  "deputy head" means,

               (i)  in the case of a department referred to in clause
(a)(i), the deputy minister of the department, and

               (ii) in the case of a board, commission or agency
referred to in clause (a)(ii), the chair, managing director or chief
executive officer of the board, commission or agency;

     (c)  "Disaster Services Branch" means the Disaster Services Branch
of the Department of Transportation and Utilities;

     (d)  "government" means the Government of Alberta.


Responsibi-lities of Disaster Services Branch
2(1)  The Disaster Services Branch is responsible for the following:

     (a)  to prepare, implement and manage a program of emergency
preparedness for Alberta;

     (b)  to prepare and implement a plan for the provision of government
resources in emergencies, known as the "Alberta Emergency Plan";

     (c)  to promote and co-ordinate the preparation and maintenance of

               (i)  the emergency plans of local authorities,

               (ii) the emergency plans of departments, and

               (iii)     other emergency plans that deal with emergencies
affecting the Province of Alberta;

     (d)  to establish mutual aid arrangements and to maintain liaison
with

               (i)  the departments, agencies and Crown corporations of
the governments of the provinces and of Canada, and

               (ii) the state of Montana;

     (e)  to prepare and conduct a program of training for employees of
the government and of local authorities and other persons who have duties
under government emergency operations.

(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) affects the responsibilities that local
authorities or departments may have in respect of emergency plans under
other legislation.


Responsibi-lities of departments
3   The deputy head of a department must ensure that the department

     (a)  prepares and maintains emergency plans that include the
department's functions assigned to it by the Schedule,

     (b)  prepares and maintains a business resumption plan to ensure
that the department can provide essential services in emergencies,

     (c)  provides, when requested by a local authority, assistance and
advice to enable the local authority to prepare plans to respond to
emergencies, and

     (d)  makes available appropriate staff for the preparation and
implementation by the Disaster Services Branch of hazard-specific response
plans.


Emergency plans of departments
4(1)  A department's emergency plans must be prepared in consultation with
the Disaster Services Branch.

(2)  The deputy head's duty under section 3(a) is not met unless the deputy
head of the department approves the department's emergency plans.

(3)  After a deputy head approves an emergency plan of the department, the
deputy head must provide the Disaster Services Branch with a copy of the
plan.


Emergency Planning Officer
5(1)  The deputy head of each department must appoint a senior member of
the department's staff to be the Emergency Planning Officer of the
department.

(2)  An Emergency Planning Officer for a department is responsible for

     (a)  establishing and maintaining liaison with the Disaster Services
Branch to facilitate the preparation of emergency plans and arrangements;

     (b)  co-ordinating the preparation and maintenance of the
department's emergency plans and arrangements;

     (c)  co-ordinating the functions to be discharged by the department
in response to an emergency;

     (d)  maintaining a list of public and private resources that the
department could use in responding to an emergency;

     (e)  maintaining a familiarity with and ensuring that the department
can carry out its functions under hazard-specific response plans whose
preparation has been co-ordinated by the Disaster Services Branch;

     (f)  maintaining a system to ensure that departmental personnel who
are necessary to implement the department's emergency plans are available
and can be contacted on a 24-hour basis;

     (g)  ensuring that the department's deputy head is aware of
emergency issues and activities.


Repeal
6   The Emergency Planning Regulations (Alta. Reg. 112/76) are repealed.


Expiration
7   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 an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 1999.


     SCHEDULE

     FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENTS IN EMERGENCIES

1   All departments:

     (a)  when an emergency response is co-ordinated from the Government
Emergency Operations Centre, provision of departmental representatives to
the Centre as required by the nature of the emergency;

     (b)  where appropriate, provision of liaison officers or on-site
personnel or both to advise and assist local authorities;

     (c)  provision to other departments of services, resources and 
personnel for emergency operations;

     (d)  protection of assets, financial records and other records
maintained by the department;

     (e)  accounting of all departmental costs incurred during emergency
operations;

     (f)  implementation of department's business resumption plan;

     (g)  preparation of a departmental post-emergency report.

2   Advanced Education and Career Development:

     (a)  liaison with post-secondary institutions to ensure safety of
students and staff and to arrange for the use of those facilities in
emergency response activities.

3   Agriculture, Food and Rural Development:

     (a)  advice and assistance on all agricultural matters;

     (b)  provision of veterinary inspection services;

     (c)  management of emergency livestock feeding services;

     (d)  management of a critical pest infestation response when
designated to do so under the Critical Pest Infestation Response Plan;

     (e)  provision of assistance to deal with a foreign animal disease
outbreak;

     (f)  provision of damage assessment and restoration of public lands;

     (g)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department.

4   Alberta Energy and Utilities Board:

     (a)  management of remedial operations related to all problems of
well control, pipeline failures, power interruption or coal mining
operations and, if necessary, assumption of control and conduct of such
operations;

     (b)  management, with the assistance of the Department of
Environmental Protection, of pollution problems related to the upstream
petroleum-producing industry;

     (c)  management, with the assistance of the Department of
Environmental Protection, of oilspill control and clean-up operations;

     (d)  provision of professional expertise in all matters related to
energy sources and energy;

     (e)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the Board;

     (f)  provision of advice, assistance and, if necessary, control of
the distribution of public utilities.

5   Economic Development and Tourism:

     (a)  co-ordination of industrial recovery assistance programs;

     (b)  provision of language interpretation services within the
capabilities of the department as coordinated by the Translation Bureau of
the Department of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs;

     (c)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department.

6   Education:

     (a)  liaison with school boards to ensure the safety of students and
staff;

     (b)  provision of lists of operating schools that may be used in
emergency response activities;

     (c)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department.

7   Environmental Protection:

     (a)  provision of flood and water-flow forecasting services and
management of flood control operations;

     (b)  provision of emergency water supply engineering services;

     (c)  provision of technical assistance for ground water, hydrology
and sewage problems;

     (d)  provision of emergency personnel, materials and services;

     (e)  management of air, water and land pollution monitoring,
reporting and clean-up activities;

     (f)  assistance to the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board in the 
management of pollution problems related to the upstream
petroleum-producing industry;

     (g)  assistance to a critical pest infestation response involving
forested public lands;

     (h)  provision of emergency accommodation in parks;

     (i)  provision of recreational services for people who have been
evacuated and are staying in emergency accommodation;

     (j)  provision of private sector aircraft;

     (k)  management of wildfire suppression operations;

     (l)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department.

8   Family and Social Services:

     (a)  provision of emergency social services;

     (b)  continuity of essential treatment and care for those persons
under the care of the department.

9   Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs:

     (a)  conduct of negotiations with the Government of Canada;

     (b)  assistance in liaison with departments of the Government of
Canada;

     (c)  provision of interpretation and translation services.

10   Health:

     (a)  continuity of essential treatment and care for hospital
patients;

     (b)  in conjunction with regional health authorities:

               (i)  provision of mental health contingency planning;

               (ii) provision of emergency ambulance services;

               (iii)     provision of emergency public health services;

               (iv) provision of acute care contingency planning;

               (v)  provision of food inspection services.

11   Justice:

     (a)  provision of legal advice and assistance to government
emergency operations officials;

     (b)  provision of medical examiner services;

     (c)  provision of continuing and emergency police services;

     (d)  maintenance of the court system;

     (e)  continuity of protective measures for correctional institution
inmates and co-ordination of the use of manpower from those institutions.

12   Labour:

     (a)  provision of advice and information on organizations having the
capability to make recommendations and conduct inspections of damaged
buildings and damaged  gas, boiler, electrical, fire and elevator systems;

     (b)  co-ordination of fire-fighting organizations of local
authorities;

     (c)  provision of advice, assistance and response to radiation
emergencies in co-ordination with the Atomic Energy Control Board;

     (d)  provision of occupational health and safety advice for workers
employed at emergency sites.

13   Municipal Affairs:

     (a)  facilitate liason with local authorities and, if required,
recommend the appointment of an official administrator to act as council;

     (b)  co-ordination and identification of available emergency
accommodation;

     (c)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department.

14   Personnel Administration Office:

     (a)  assistance in seconding government employees to emergency
response organizations or activities.

15   Public Affairs Bureau:

     (a)  provision, in conjunction with involved departments, of a
co-ordinated public affairs plan for the government response to an
emergency.

16   Public Works, Supply and Services:

     (a)  provision of working accommodation in government-owned or
leased space for government emergency response personnel;

     (b)  provision of emergency purchasing services;

     (c)  provision of aircraft from government or private sector charter
sources;

     (d)  provision and control of government voice, data and radio
networks and services;

     (e)  provision of assistance for the telecommunication requirements
of government emergency response activities;

     (f)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department.

17   Transportation and Utilities:

     (a)  control of transport on roads under provincial control;

     (b)  completion of emergency repairs to, or construction of, roads,
bridges, airports, dikes and levees under provincial control;

     (c)  provision of emergency transport, heavy equipment and mobile
communication resources;

     (d)  provision of damage and loss appraisals within the capabilities
of the department;

     (e)  Disaster Services Branch:

               (i)  co-ordination of the government response to
emergencies;

               (ii) provision of the Alberta Emergency Public Warning 
System;

               (iii)     provision of recommendations to government
regarding a declaration of a state of emergency;

               (iv) activation and operation of the Government
Emergency Operations Centre if required;

               (v)  liaison with Government of Canada agencies for
emergency resources, except for that assistance required for forest fire
fighting or in a situation in which a police agency has primary
jurisdiction;

               (vi) preparation, co-ordination and distribution of
government situation reports;

               (vii)     collection, collation and analysis of government
emergency operations costs;

               (viii)    provision of recommendations to the
government regarding assistance to citizens or municipalities affected by
an emergency, and the sharing of costs;

               (ix) development, validation and revision of government
emergency response plans.


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     Alberta Regulation 163/96

     Hospitals Act

     CROWN'S RIGHT OF RECOVERY REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 338/96) pursuant to
section 102(1) of the Hospitals Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Exception to Crown's right of recovery  2
Calculation of pre-judgment interest    3
Payments to legal counsel     4
Payments to others  5
Expiry    6


Definitions
1   The definitions in sections 1 and 80 of the Act apply to this
Regulation.


Exception to Crown's right of recovery
2(1)   The Crown's right of recovery does not arise if

     (a)  the beneficiary suffers injuries as a result of a wrongful act
or omission of a wrongdoer who is the spouse or a relative of the
beneficiary, and

     (b)  the beneficiary has neither commenced an action against nor
entered into a settlement with the spouse or relative that is based on the
wrongful act or omission.

(2)  In this section,

     (a)  "common law marriage" means a relationship between 2 people of
the opposite sex who although not legally married to each other have

               (i)  lived and cohabited as husband and wife during the
5 years before the wrongful act or omission, or

               (ii) lived and cohabited as husband and wife during the
2 years before the wrongful act or omission and there is a child of the
relationship;

     (b)  "relative" means a relative by blood or by marriage, including
a common law marriage;

     (c)  "spouse" includes a spouse of a common law marriage.


Calculation of pre-judgment interest
3(1)  For the purposes of section 85 of the Act, the interest to be awarded
is the sum of 

     (a)  the amounts of interest calculated under subsection (2) for
each full calendar month after the Crown's right of recovery arises, up to
the month in which  the judgment is granted, and

     (b)  the amount of interest calculated under subsection (3) for the
month in which the judgment is granted.

(2)   The amount of interest for a month, other than the month in which the
judgment is granted, is calculated in accordance with the  formula:

     Amount of Interest for Month = A x B x 1/12

(3)  The amount of interest for the month in which the judgment is granted
is calculated in accordance with the formula:
(4)  The variables for the formulas in subsections (2) and (3) are as
follows:

     A is the total of the Crown's cost of health services that have been
provided to the beneficiary prior to the month;

     B is the rate of interest for pecuniary damages that is established
under Part 1 of the Judgment Interest Act for the year in which the month
occurs;

     C is the number of the days in the month up to and including the day
the judgment is granted.


Payments to legal counsel
4(1)  The maximum amounts payable to legal counsel who act for the
beneficiary and for the Crown in a claim that is based on the Crown's right
of recovery are

     (a)  15% of the first $500 that is payable to the Crown under a
judgment or settlement, excluding reasonable disbursements, and 10% on the
remainder of the amount payable to the Crown, excluding reasonable
disbursements, and

     (b)  reasonable disbursements directly related to the Crown's claim.

(2)  The amounts payable to legal counsel who act only for the Crown in a
claim that is based on the Crown's right of recovery are  the reasonable
fees, costs and disbursements payable under an agreement entered into by
the Director and legal counsel.

(3)  If the act or omission of a wrongdoer that gives rise to the Crown's
right of recovery occurs in a jurisdiction outside of Alberta and legal
counsel from that jurisdiction is hired to act for the Crown, the amounts
payable to the legal counsel are the fees, costs and disbursements that are
reasonable in that jurisdiction and that are payable under an agreement
entered into by the Director and legal counsel.


Payments to others
5   The amounts payable to physicians, private investigators, experts and
others hired by the Crown for the purposes of the Crown's right of recovery
are the amounts approved by the Director.


Expiry
6   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 an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on July 31, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 164/96

     Regional Health Authorities Act

     PROVINCIAL MENTAL HEALTH BOARD AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 339/96) pursuant to
section 17 of the Regional Health Authorities Act.


1   The Provincial Mental Health Board Regulation (Alta. Reg. 286/94) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   The title of the Regulation is amended by adding "ADVISORY" after
"HEALTH".


3   Section 1 is amended by striking out "Board established" and
substituting "Advisory Board continued".


4   Section 2(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Board continued
     2(1)  The provincial health board with the name "Provincial Mental
Health Board" is hereby continued as a provincial health board under the
name "Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board".


5   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "has the following purposes, which it shall
carry out" and substituting "is to act in an advisory capacity to the
Minister and carry out the following purposes";

     (b)  by repealing clause (h).


6   The following is added after section 3:

Prior approval
     3.1   The Board must obtain the approval of the Minister before
carrying out the following:

               (a)  making a change to an existing program or service
provided by the Board;

               (b)  terminating a program or service provided by the
Board;

               (c)  starting a new program or service;

               (d)  allocating resources for the provision of mental
health services.


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     Alberta Regulation 165/96

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 341/96) pursuant to
sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (Alta. Reg.
398/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended by striking out "Alberta Educational
Communications Corporation Act".


3   The following is added after section 10:

     11(1)  The responsibility for the following enactments is transferred
to the Honourable Stockwell Day:

               (a)  Constitution of Alberta Amendment Act, 1990;

               (b)  Metis Settlements Act;

               (c)  Metis Settlements Accord Implementation Act;

               (d)  Metis Settlements Land Protection Act.

     (2)  The responsibility for that part of the public service employed
in the Metis Settlements Transition Commission and the Metis Settlements
Appeal Tribunal is transferred to the Minister of Family and Social
Services.
     12(1)  The responsibility for the following enactments is transferred
to the Minister of Community Development:

               (a)  Alcohol and Drug Abuse Act;

               (b)  Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta Act;

               (c)  Wild Rose Foundation Act.

     (2)  The responsibility for that part of the public service directly
employed in the administration of the enactments referred to in subsection
(1) is transferred to the Minister of Community Development.

     (3)  The responsibility for the administration of the unexpended
balance of element 1.2.3 Seniors Advisory Council of program 1 -
Departmental Support Services and the unexpended balance of program 4
-Assistance to the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission of the
operating expense supply vote of the 1996-97 Government appropriation for
Health is transferred to the Minister of Community Development.

     13(1)  The responsibility for that part of the public service
directly employed in the administration of the Premier's Council on the
Status of Persons with Disabilities Act is transferred to the Minister of
Health.

     (2)  The responsibility for the administration of the unexpended
balance of program 4 - Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with
Disabilities of  the operating expense supply vote of the 1996-97
Government appropriation for Education is transferred to the Minister of
Health.

     14   The responsibility for that part of the public service employed
in the Racing, Gaming and Liquor Commissions and the responsibility for the
administration of the unexpended balance of program 6 - Racing, Gaming and
Liquor Commissions of the operating expense supply vote of the 1996-97
Government appropriation for Transportation and Utilities is transferred to
the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism.

     15   The Honourable Dr. Stephen West is designated as the Minister
responsible for the Gaming and Liquor Act.

     16   The Minister of Economic Development and Tourism is designated
as the Minister responsible for the Alberta Economic Development Authority
Act.

     17   The Minister of Family and Social Services is designated as the
Minister responsible for the Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Foundation Act.


4(1)  The Justice Administrative Transfer Order (Alta. Reg. 13/93) is
amended in section 1(1) by adding the following after clause (hhh):

     (iii)     Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act, except for sections 2(2) and
(3), 3, 4 and 5(5) and (7);

(2)  The Family and Social Services Administrative Transfer Order No. 2
(Alta. Reg. 148/89) is amended by repealing sections 2 and 3.

(3)  The Metis Administrative Transfer Order (Alta. Reg. 396/92) is
repealed.

(4)  The Reorganization Administrative Transfer Order (Alta. Reg. 200/93)
is amended by repealing sections 2, 6 and 7.

(5)  The Seniors, Family and Social Services Administrative Transfer Order
(Alta. Reg. 289/91) is amended by repealing section  4.

(6)  The Liquor Control Administration Transfer Order (Alta. Reg.  395/92)
is amended by repealing section 1(a).

(7)  The Alberta Lotteries, Gaming and Racing Administrative Transfer Order
(Alta. Reg. 323/94) is amended by striking out section 1(5).

(8)  The Community Development Administrative Transfer Order (Alta. Reg.
392/92) is amended by repealing section 1(1)(c) and (f).

(9)  The Economic Development and Tourism Administrative Transfer Order
(Alta. Reg. 393/92) is amended by repealing sections 1(1)(b) and (e),
2(1)(a), 2(2), 3(1)(a), (d), (e) and 3(2).

(10)  The Consumer and Registry Services Administrative Transfer Order
(Alta. Reg. 97/93) is amended in section 1(1) by striking out "Fuel Oil
Licensing Act" and by striking out "Mortgage Brokers Regulation Act" and by
striking out "Real Estate Agent's Licensing Act".

(11)  The Financial Institutions Administrative Transfer Order, No. 1
(Alta. Reg. 206/86) is amended by repealing section 1(b) to (d).



     Alberta Regulation 166/96

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 342/96) pursuant to
section 16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (Alta. Reg.
398/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 10:

     11(1)  The responsibility for section 52(4) and (5) of the
Universities Act is transferred to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and
Rural Development.

     (2)  The powers, duties and functions of a minister contained in the
Regulations for Housing, Care and Treatment of Animals used for Biological
or Medical Purposes (Alta. Reg. 333/72) are transferred to the Minister of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.


3   The Advanced Education and Career Development Administrative Transfer
Order (Alta. Reg. 391/92) is amended by repealing sections 1(1)(d) and
2(1)(b).


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     Alberta Regulation 167/96

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     CONSERVATION AND RECLAMATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 343/96) pursuant to
section 132 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.


1   The Conservation and Reclamation Regulation (Alta. Reg. 115/93) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Sections 1 to 7 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Definitions
     1   In this Regulation, and, in the case of clause (t), for the
purposes of Part 5 of the Act,

               (a)  "Act" means the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act;

               (b)  "battery" means a system or arrangement of tanks or
other surface equipment, together with associated infrastructure, for
receiving or holding the effluent of one or more wells;

               (c)  "coal" in addition to its ordinary meaning,
includes manufactured chars, cokes and any manufactured solid coal product
that is used or useful as a reductant or energy source or for conversion
into a reductant or energy source;

               (d)  "Director" means the person designated by
Ministerial Order as Director for the purposes of this Regulation;

               (e)  "equivalent land capability" means that the ability
of the land to support various land uses after conservation and reclamation
is similar to the ability that existed prior to an activity being conducted
on the land, but that the individual land uses will not necessarily be
identical;

               (f)  "exploration operation" means any investigation,
work or act to determine the presence of coal or oil sands by test
drilling, excavation or other means that results in surface disturbance or
that may cause an adverse effect, but excludes any exploration operation
that is the subject of a permit, licence or approval under the Exploration
Regulation (Alta. Reg. 32/90);

               (g)  "Green Area" means that part of Alberta shown
outlined and coloured green on the map annexed to

                         (i)  a Ministerial Order dated April 15,
1989 and made pursuant to section 10 of the Public Lands Act, as that order
is amended from time to time, or

                         (ii) any order made in substitution for that
order, as amended from time to time;

               (h)  "information document" means any document issued by
the Director that provides direction and guidance on matters respecting
conservation and reclamation;

               (i)  "inspector" means a person who is an inspector by
reason of the operation of section 23(3)(a) or (c) of the Act;

               (j)  "land" means terrestrial, semi-aquatic and aquatic
landscapes when the term is used in the definitions of "land capability"
and "equivalent land capability";

               (k)  "land capability" means the ability of land to
support a given land use, based on an evaluation of the physical, chemical
and biological characteristics of the land, including topography, drainage,
hydrology, soils and vegetation;

               (l)  "oil production site" means the field production
facilities for recovering oil or oil sands by drilling or other in-situ
recovery methods, including any injection or pumping facilities and any
associated infrastructure, where the site is located within the area
illustrated in the guideline entitled Guide for Oil Production Sites
published by the Department;

               (m)  "peat" means a material composed almost entirely of
organic matter from the partial decomposition of plants growing in wet
conditions;

               (n)  "peat operation" means any opening or excavation
in, or working of, the surface or subsurface of the ground for the purpose
of working, recovering, opening up or proving any peat or peaty substance,
and includes any associated infrastructure connected with the peat
operation;

               (o)  "plant" means all buildings, structures, process
equipment, pipelines, vessels, storage and material handling facilities,
roadways and other installations used in and for any activity listed in
section 2 of the Schedule of Activities in the Act, including the land that
is used in or for the activity;

               (p)  "public land" means land of the Crown in right of
Alberta to which the Public Lands Act applies;

               (q)  "railway" means the right-of-way and the developed
infrastructure that is being or has been used or held for or in connection
with railway purposes after August 15, 1978, including, but not limited to,
the rail bed, main lines, branches, extensions, sidings, station grounds,
yards, other tracks, bridges, tunnels, trestles, culverts, ditches, road
crossings and other structures;

               (r)  "roadway" means a highway or road as defined in the
Public Highways Development Act;

               (s)  "soil" means the unconsolidated, mineral or organic
material at the surface of the earth that serves as a medium for plant
growth;

               (t)  "specified land" means land that is being or has
been used or held for or in connection with

                         (i)  the construction, operation or
reclamation of a well, oil production site or battery;

                         (ii) the construction, operation or
reclamation of a pipeline, telecommunication system or transmission line;

                         (iii)     the construction, operation or
reclamation of a mine, pit, quarry or peat operation;

                         (iv) the construction or reclamation of a
roadway;

                         (v)  the conduct or reclamation of an
exploration operation for coal or oil sands;

                         (vi) the reclamation of a railway;

                         (vii)     the construction, operation or
reclamation of a plant;

               (u)  "telecommunication system" means the towers,
buildings, access roads, camps and other facilities on the surface of the
land associated with an interprovincial or international communication
system, but does not include a telecommunication system or part of a system
located in a city, town, new town, village, summer village or specialized
municipality;

               (v)  "White Area" means that part of Alberta shown
outlined and coloured white on the map annexed to

                         (i)  a Ministerial Order dated April 5, 1989
and made pursuant to section 10 of the Public Lands Act, as that order is
amended from time to time, or

                         (ii) any order made in substitution for that
order, as amended from time to time.


     Division 1
     Conservation and Reclamation

Objective
     2   The objective of conservation and reclamation of specified land
is to return the specified land to an equivalent land capability.

Standards
     3(1)  The Director may establish standards and criteria for
conservation and reclamation of specified land and develop and release
information documents respecting those standards and criteria.

     (2)  An operator must conserve and reclaim

               (a)  specified land that is being or has been used or
held for or in connection with the construction, operation or reclamation
of an oil production site in accordance with the Code of Practice for Oil
Production Sites published by the Department, and

               (b)  specified land that is being or has been used or
held for or in connection with the conduct or reclamation of an exploration
operation for coal or oil sands in accordance with the Code of Practice for
Exploration Operations published by the Department.

Jurisdiction of local authority inspectors
     4(1)  An inspector designated as an inspector pursuant to section
23(3)(c) of the Act

               (a)  may only act in cases involving land that is in the
municipality of the local authority that employs him, to which he is under
contract or for which he is an agent, and

               (b)  may not be a member of the council of the local
authority that employs him, to which he is under contract or for which he
is an agent, where the local authority is a city, town, village, summer
village, municipal district, specialized municipality, county or a
settlement under the Metis Settlements Act.

     (2)  A local authority must notify the Director in writing of the
suspension or termination of employment of a person designated as an
inspector under section 23(3)(c) of the Act.

Guidelines, remuneration
     5   The Director shall, in consultation with local authorities, set
guidelines for the role and qualifications of inspectors designated
pursuant to section 23(3)(c) of the Act and determine the remuneration and
expenses to be paid to them.

When inquiry conducted
     6(1)  A reclamation inquiry must be conducted in respect of specified
land

               (a)  when, in the Director's opinion, a complete and
accurate application for a reclamation certificate has been received by the
Director, or

               (b)  when a reclamation certificate has been issued but
section 127(1) of the Act applies.

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a reclamation inquiry need not
be conducted where the Director receives an application for a reclamation
certificate in respect of specified land that is being or has been used or
held for or in connection with the construction, operation or reclamation
of a well in the Green Area.
     (3)  The Director may not cancel a reclamation certificate under the
authority of section 124(1)(b.1) of the Act without first conducting a
reclamation inquiry.


3   Section 8 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "by one or more inspectors" after
"conducted";

     (b)  in subsections (2), (4) and (6) by striking out "A conservation
and reclamation inspector" and substituting "An inspector";

     (c)  in subsection (5) by striking out "a conservation and
reclamation inspector" and substituting "an inspector";

     (d)  in subsection (7) by striking out "conservation and
reclamation" and by striking out "that date" and substituting "the
different date".


4   Section 9 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking "contamination,";

     (b)  by striking out "and" at the end of clause (a), by adding "and"
at the end of clause (b) and by adding the following after clause (b):

               (c)  apply for and obtain a reclamation certificate
within the time prescribed by the Director.


5   Section 10 is amended by striking out "a conservation and reclamation"
and substituting "an".


6   Section 12 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1)(f) and substituting the following:

               (f)  a declaration that the operator has complied with

                         (i)  all terms and conditions of any
applicable approval, environmental protection order or enforcement order,

                         (ii) the directions of an inspector or the
Director, and

                         (iii)     any applicable standards and criteria
established under section 3(1);

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3).

7   Section 13 is amended by striking out "A conservation and reclamation"
and substituting "An".


8   Section 14 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Incomplete conservation and reclamation
     14   Where an inspector is of the opinion that specified land has not
been conserved and reclaimed in accordance with section 122 of the Act and
this Regulation, the inspector may do one or more of the following:

               (a)  provide further direction respecting conservation
and reclamation;

               (b)  specify an additional waiting period to allow for a
further evaluation of the conservation and reclamation;

               (c)  issue an environmental protection order regarding
conservation and reclamation in accordance with section 125 of the Act;

               (d)  return an application for a reclamation
certificate.


9   Section 15 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by striking out "section 1(w)(i) to (vi) or (viii)"
and substituting "section 1(t)(i) to (vi)";

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

                         (b)  after the date of the reclamation
certificate, in the case of an activity listed in Division 3 of Schedule 1
of the Activities Designation Regulation.

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "section 1(w)(vii)" and
substituting "section 1(t)(vii)".


10   The following is added after section 15:

Reclamation certificate not required
     15.1(1)  Operators are exempt from the requirement of section
122(1)(b) of the Act with respect to a particular activity on or in respect
of specified land

               (a)  where that activity is

                         (i)  a pipeline that is a rural gas utility
as defined in the Rural Gas Act,

                         (ii) a pipeline that is less than 15 cm in
diameter and is ploughed into the ground,

                         (iii)     a railway that was abandoned prior to
September 1, 1993, or

                         (iv) an exploration operation or
transmission line that is located in a road allowance,

               or

               (b)  where, in the opinion of the Director, that
activity changes so that the land becomes a different kind of specified
land.

     (2)  Subsection (1)(b) does not exempt the operator from the
requirement to obtain a reclamation certificate with respect to any part of
the specified land that is not exempted under subsection (1)(b).


11   The following is added after section 17:

Exemption from security
     17.1   The following operators are not required to provide security:

               (a)  an operator that is a local authority;

               (b)  an operator that applies for an approval for the
construction of a pipeline.


12   Section 18 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where land is disturbed after
September 1, 1993 pursuant to a development and reclamation approval issued
under the Land Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act, the amount of the
security that is required shall be determined in accordance with the
relevant provisions of that Act and regulations.


13   The Schedule is repealed.


14   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 1996.



     Alberta Regulation 168/96

     Provincial Offences Procedure Act

     PROCEDURES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 348/96) pursuant to
section 41 of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.


1   The Procedures Regulation (Alta. Reg. 233/89) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Forms 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 are amended by striking out "Liquor Control
Act" wherever it occurs and substituting "Gaming  and Liquor Act".


3   Part 5.2 of Schedule 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:


     PART 5.2

     REGULATIONS UNDER THE
     GAMING AND LIQUOR ACT

     GAMING AND LIQUOR REGULATION


1   The specified penalty payable in respect of a contravention of a
provision of the Gaming and Liquor Regulation (Alta. Reg. 143/96) shown in
Column 1 is the amount shown in Column 2 in respect of that provision.

2   An "X" in Column 3 indicates that proceedings in respect of the offence
may be commenced by a violation ticket issued under either Part 2 or Part 3
of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.


     Column 1  Column 2  Column 3
Item (Section  (Specified     (Part 2/Part 3
Number    Number of Penalty in     Violation
     Regulation)    Dollars)  Ticket)

1    87.1(2)   100  X
2    91   200



     Alberta Regulation 169/96

     Pharmaceutical Profession Act

     PHARMACEUTICAL PROFESSION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 349/96) pursuant to
section 90 of the Pharmaceutical Profession Act.


1   The Pharmaceutical Profession Regulation (Alta. Reg. 322/94) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Sections 8(5)(b) and 10(5)(b) are repealed and the following is
substituted:

     (b)  at the end of June in each year,


3   Section 34(3) is amended

     (a)  by adding "previously"  after "Unless it is";

     (b)   by striking out "December 31 of the year for which it was
issued or renewed" and substituting "its expiry, which is at the end of
June in each year".


4   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


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     Alberta Regulation 170/96

     Collection Practices Act

     COLLECTION PRACTICES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 350/96) pursuant to
section 26 of the Collection Practices Act.


1(1)   The Collection Practices Regulation (Alta. Reg. 77/79) is amended by
this section.

(2)  Schedule 1 is repealed and the Schedule set out in this Regulation is
substituted as Schedule 1.

     SCHEDULE

     Surety Bond

(Bond must be issued by an Insurance or Surety Company licensed to carry on
business in the Province of Alberta)

     Bond #                                           

This Bond is required for the issuance of a                      licence.

I/We,   (Name of individual, partnership or corporation)    (the
"Principal") of   (Address)  , Alberta, operating as   (Trade name if
applicable)  , and (the "Surety")   (Name of Surety)   of    (Address)  
are held firmly bound unto her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province
of Alberta as represented by the Minister responsible for Alberta Municipal
Affairs (the "Obligee") in the penal sum of   (Written amount)   DOLLARS $  
(Number of amount)   of lawful money of Canada.  The Principal and Surety
jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators,
successors and assigns by this document.

CONDITIONS

1.   The Principal is applying to the Obligee for a licence or a
registration under any Act or Regulation as a person who is entitled to
carry on a business to which the Acts or Regulations apply.

2.   The Principal will have the following obligations:

     (a)  to fulfill, execute, observe and comply with all the terms,
conditions and requirements of the Act and Regulation that applies to the
Principal's business.  This includes any subsequent amendments or
replacement of the Acts or Regulations.

     (b)  to comply with the provisions of all the contracts and
agreements referenced in the applicable Act or Regulations, and

     (c)  to indemnify and save harmless, pay and make good to all
persons, as directed by the applicable legislation, any and all loss or
damage suffered or sustained directly from any fraud, breach of trust,
misrepresentation, theft, conversion, negligence or default with regard to
goods or services sold or any money collected with respect to any contract
(or agreement) made in the conduct of the Principal's business.  The
Principal must duly account to any person for all monies collected for or
on behalf of such person.

3.   This bond shall be forfeited in accordance with the procedures set
out in the applicable Act and the applicable Regulation.

4.   If the Surety intends to put an end to this suretyship, it must
provide both the Principal and the Obligee with three calendar months prior
written notice of such intention.  The Surety's responsibilities cease on
the last day of the three month notice period, except in respect to any
default by the Principal, in complying with any obligation prior to the end
of the three month notice period.

5.   The obligee may order the forfeit of the bond for any default by the
Principal within two years of the end of the three month notice period.

SIGNED AND SEALED this                day of               , 19    .

                                        
     Signature of the Principal

Seal
                                         
     Signature of the Surety

Seal
                                         
     Signed in the presence of   
     Witness (if seal is not used)


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     Alberta Regulation 171/96

     Direct Sales Cancellation Act

     DIRECT SALES CANCELLATION REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 351/96) pursuant to
section 2 of the Direct Sales Cancellation Act.


Act not applicable
1   The Direct Sales Cancellation Act does not apply to the following:

     (a)  sales contracts in respect of the services of a real estate
broker or mortgage broker authorized under the Real Estate Act;

     (b)  sales contracts in respect of nursery stock if the seller is
licensed under the Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation (Alta. Reg.
315/82);

     (c)  contracts for the furnishing of instruction at a school to
which the Private Vocational Schools Act applies.


Repeal
2   The General Regulation (Alta. Reg. 130/85) is repealed.


Coming into force
3   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 1996.


Expiry
4   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 an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on November 1, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 172/96

     Residential Tenancies Act

     RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 355/96) pursuant to
section 51 of the Residential Tenancies Act.


1   The Residential Tenancies Exemption Regulation (Alta. Reg. 227/92) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(3) is amended by striking out "1996" and substituting "1997".


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     Alberta Regulation 173/96

     Gaming and Liquor Act

     GAMING AND LIQUOR AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 357/96) pursuant to
section 126 of the Gaming and Liquor Act.


1   The Gaming and Liquor Regulation (Alta. Reg. 143/96) is amended by this
Regulation.
2   Section 16 is amended by adding "87.1," after "82,".


3   The following is added after section 87:

Transportation of liquor
     87.1(1)  Liquor may be transported under section 80 of the Act only
in accordance with this section.

     (2)  Except as otherwise provided for in the Act or in a liquor
licence, no person may 

               (a)  transport liquor unless the liquor is in a
container that is capped, corked or otherwise closed, whether or not the
container has been previously opened;

               (b)  transport liquor in a vehicle if the liquor is
within easy access of an occupant of the vehicle.

Consumption in vehicles
     87.2   Consumption of liquor in a vehicle is prohibited by section 81
of the Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 174/96

     Co-operative Associations Act

     FORMS REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:072/96) pursuant to
section 70(2) of the Co-operative Assocations Act.


1   The Forms Regulation (Alta. Reg. 519/81) is repealed.



     Alberta Regulation 175/96

     Charitable Fund-raising Act
     Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act

     CHARITABLE FUND-RAISING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:068/96) pursuant to
section 4 of the Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act and section 53 of
the Charitable Fund-raising Act.


1(1)  The Charitable Fund-raising Regulation (Alta. Reg. 95/95) is amended
by this section.

(2)  Section 10(1)(b) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (b)  a bond in the form set out in Schedule 1, and

(3)  The Schedule set out in this Regulation is added as Schedule 1.


2   The Surety Bond for Charitable Promotions Business Regulation (Alta.
Reg. 8/90) is repealed.


     SCHEDULE

     Surety Bond

(Bond must be issued by an Insurance or Surety Company licensed to carry on
business in the Province of Alberta)

     Bond #                                           

This Bond is required for the issuance of a                      licence.

I/We,   (Name of individual, partnership or corporation)    (the
"Principal") of   (Address)  , Alberta, operating as   (Trade name if
applicable)  , and (the "Surety")   (Name of Surety)   of    (Address)  
are held firmly bound unto her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province
of Alberta as represented by the Minister responsible for Alberta Municipal
Affairs (the "Obligee") in the penal sum of   (Written amount)   DOLLARS $  
(Number of amount)   of lawful money of Canada.  The Principal and Surety
jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators,
successors and assigns by this document.

CONDITIONS

1.   The Principal is applying to the Obligee for a licence or a
registration under any Act or Regulation as a person who is entitled to
carry on a business to which the Acts or Regulations apply.

2.   The Principal will have the following obligations:

     (a)  to fulfill, execute, observe and comply with all the terms,
conditions and requirements of the Act and Regulation that applies to the
Principal's business.  This includes any subsequent amendments or
replacement of the Acts or Regulations.

     (b)  to comply with the provisions of all the contracts and
agreements referenced in the applicable Act or Regulations, and

     (c)  to indemnify and save harmless, pay and make good to all
persons, as directed by the applicable legislation, any and all loss or
damage suffered or sustained directly from any fraud, breach of trust,
misrepresentation, theft, conversion, negligence or default with regard to
goods or services sold or any money collected with respect to any contract
(or agreement) made in the conduct of the Principal's business.  The
Principal must duly account to any person for all monies collected for or
on behalf of such person.

3.   This bond shall be forfeited in accordance with the procedures set
out in the applicable Act and the applicable Regulation.

4.   If the Surety intends to put an end to this suretyship, it must
provide both the Principal and the Obligee with three calendar months prior
written notice of such intention.  The Surety's responsibilities cease on
the last day of the three month notice period, except in respect to any
default by the Principal, in complying with any obligation prior to the end
of the three month notice period.

5.   The obligee may order the forfeit of the bond for any default by the
Principal within two years of the end of the three month notice period.
SIGNED AND SEALED this                day of               , 19    .

                                        
     Signature of the Principal

Seal
                                         
     Signature of the Surety

Seal
                                         
     Signed in the presence of   
     Witness (if seal is not used)


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     Alberta Regulation 176/96

     Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act

     DIRECT SELLING BUSINESS LICENSING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:071/96) pursuant to
section 4(1) of the Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act.


1    The Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 315/82)
is amended by this Regulation.


2    Section 1(3) is amended

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

               (g)  a person authorized under the Real Estate Act to
trade in real estate as a real estate broker,

               (g.1)     a person authorized under the Real Estate Act to
deal as a mortgage broker,

     (b)  by repealing clause (h);

     (c)  in clause (k) by striking out "Public Contributions Act" and
substituting "Charitable Fund-raising Act";

     (d)  in clause (l) by striking out "holds a licence for that purpose
issued by the Fire Commissioner" and substituting "who is approved for that
purpose by the Senior Technical Officer, Fire Standards";
     (e)  by repealing clause (o) and substituting the following:

               (o)  a person approved as a well driller under the
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act to drill a water well or a
person selling services to maintain a water well.


3   Section 16 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "6" and substituting "6.2";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  as an exhibit, a copy of the sales contract, if a
copy had been received by the buyer,

               (a.1)     the date on which the copy of the sales contract
was received by the buyer,


4   Section 3 comes into force on November 1, 1996.


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     Alberta Regulation 177/96

     Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act

     FUNERAL SERVICES BUSINESS LICENSING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:066/96) pursuant to
sections 4 and 4.1 of the Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act.


1   The Funeral Services Business Licensing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 360/92)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended 

     (a)  in clause (b) by adding "Alberta" before "Funeral";

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

               (c.1)     "embalmer" means a person who holds an embalmer
licence issued under section 19;

          (c.2)     "embalmer trainee" means a person who is registered in a
training program referred to in section 25;

               (c.3)     "embalming" means the chemical treatment of a dead
human body for the purposes of

                         (a)  reducing the presence and growth of
micro-organisms,

                         (b)  retarding decomposition, and

                         (c)  restoring an acceptable physical
appearance;

     (c)  by repealing  clause (h).


3   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "19(4)" and substituting
"19(3)";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (2):

          (3)  No person shall carry on any of the activities referred to
in section 19(4) unless the person is the holder of an embalmer licence.


4   The heading "Funeral Services Regulatory Board" preceding section 4 is
amended by adding "Alberta" before "Funeral".


5   Section 4 is amended by adding "Alberta" before "Funeral".


6   Section 5(2)(a) is amended by adding "or embalmers" after "funeral
directors".


7   Section 8 is repealed.


8   Section 12 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Term of office
     12(1)  The term of office of a member of the Board is 2 years.

     (2)  A member of the Board may not serve more than 2 consecutive
terms of office.


9   Section 14(1) is amended by repealing clauses (a)(i) and (c).


10   The following is added after section 14:

Funeral services contract
     14.1   A funeral services contract must

               (a)  be in writing,

               (b)  be signed by the funeral director and the consumer,
and

               (c)  contain a detailed listing of the goods and
services to be provided by the funeral services business, and the cost to
be charged to the consumer for each of those goods and services.


11   Section 15(1)(b) is repealed.


12   Section 18 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2)(b) by striking out "and funeral director
trainees" and substituting ", funeral director trainees, embalmers and
embalmer trainees";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

     (4)  The business manager for a funeral services business that offers
embalming must ensure that the embalming is performed only by an embalmer
or by an embalmer trainee under the supervision of an embalmer.


13   The heading "Funeral Directors" preceding section 19 is repealed and
the heading "Funeral Directors and Embalmers" is substituted.


14   Section 19 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Funeral director or embalmer licence
     19(1)  An application for a funeral director licence or an embalmer
licence is to be made to the Director in a form acceptable to the Director
and must include the following:

               (a)  the name of the business manager who has agreed to
sponsor the applicant;

               (b)  a list of all of the business locations of the
funeral services business at which the applicant intends to work as a
funeral director or as an embalmer, as the case may be;

               (c)  proof that the applicant has successfully completed
a training program that has been approved under section 25;

               (d)  any other information the Director requires;

               (e)  the fee set out in section 35.

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1)(c), the Director may issue a
funeral director licence or an embalmer licence to an applicant who has not
successfully completed a training program approved under section 25 in the
following circumstances:

               (a)  in the case of an application for a funeral
director licence, if the applicant

                         (i)  has training or experience, or a
combination of training and experience, that is acceptable to the Board,
and

                         (ii) demonstrates, to the satisfaction of
the Board, knowledge of legislation that the Board considers relevant to a
funeral services business;

               (b)  in the case of an application for an embalmer
licence, if the applicant

                         (i)  began working in the field of embalming
before October 1, 1993,

                         (ii) is carrying out the duties of an
embalmer at a funeral services business,

                         (iii)     has embalming training or experience,
or a combination of embalming training and experience, that is acceptable
to the Board, and

                         (iv) has passed an audit, conducted by a
representative of the Board, of at least 2 embalmings.

     (3)  A funeral director licence authorizes the holder to

               (a)  enter into funeral services contracts on behalf of
the funeral services business with members of the public, and

               (b)  arrange or direct funeral or memorial services

     at all of the business locations of the funeral services businesses
at which the licence holder is employed.

     (4)  An embalmer licence authorizes the holder to perform embalming
pursuant to a funeral services contract at all of the business locations of
the funeral services businesses at which the licence holder is employed.

     (5)   A funeral director licence or an embalmer licence, and any
renewal of a funeral director licence or an embalmer licence, expires on
the next March 31.


15   Section 20 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by adding "or an embalmer licence" after "funeral
director licence";

               (ii) in clause (c) by adding "or an embalmer" after 
"funeral director";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

          (2)  A person whose funeral director licence or embalmer
licence has expired must apply under section 19 for a new licence.


16   Section 21 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "or an embalmer" after "funeral
director";

     (b)  in subsection (2)

               (i)  by adding "or an embalmer" after "a funeral
director";

               (ii) by adding "or an embalmer licence, as the case may
be," after "funeral director licence";

               (iii)     by adding "without having to reapply for a licence
under section 19" after "another funeral services business";

     (c)  by repealing subsection (3).


17   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  by adding "or an embalmer" after "of a funeral director";

     (b)  by adding "or an embalmer licence, as the case may be" after
"funeral director licence".


18   Section 24 is repealed.


19   Section 25 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

Funeral director and embalmer training programs
     25(1)  The Director may provide or approve training programs for
funeral director trainees and embalmer trainees, and may charge fees for
registration in the programs provided by the Director.

     (b)  in subsection (3)

               (i)  by adding "or an applicant for an embalmer licence"
after "funeral director licence";

               (ii) by striking out "19(2)" and substituting
"19(1)(c)".


20   Section 26 is amended by adding "and embalmer trainees" after "funeral
director trainees".


21   Section 27 is amended by adding "and embalmers" after "funeral
directors".


22   Section 28 is amended by adding "or an embalmer licence" after
"funeral director licence" wherever it occurs.


23   Section 29 is amended

     (a)  in clause (e) by adding "or an embalmer licence" after "funeral
director licence";

     (b)  in clause (f) by adding "or an embalmer" after "funeral
director".


24   Section 31 is amended by adding the following after clause (a):

     (a.1)     the name of each embalmer;

     (a.2)     the name of each embalmer trainee;


25   Section 32 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Handling of fees
     32   If the Director has, under section 4.1(5) of the Act, delegated
to the Board the Director's functions respecting the issuing of licences,
the Board must, by April 10 of each year, remit to the Provincial Treasurer
5% of the total amount of licensing fees received by the Board for the
previous fiscal year.


26   Section 35 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

Fees
     35(1)  The fee for a funeral services business licence payable by an
applicant who has not previously been issued a funeral services business
licence under this Regulation is

               (a)  $200, or

               (b)  if subsection (2) applies, a pro-rated portion of
$200.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

          (4)  A person who purchases a funeral services business is
required to obtain a funeral services business licence with respect to the
business in accordance with subsection (3), notwithstanding that the
business was the subject of a funeral services business licence at the time
of purchase.

     (c)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

          (5)  The fee for a funeral director licence or for the renewal
of a funeral director licence is

               (a)  $100, and

               (b)  an additional $10 in the case of an application
made  after the applicant's licence has expired.

          (6)  The fee for an embalmer licence or for the renewal of an
embalmer licence is

               (a)  $100, and

               (b)  an additional $10 in the case of an application
made after the applicant's licence has expired.

          (7)  Notwithstanding subsections (5) and (6), if an applicant
applies for both a funeral director licence and an embalmer licence, or for
a renewal of both a funeral director licence and an embalmer licence, the
total fee payable for the combined licence or for the renewal of the
combined licence is

               (a)  $175, and

               (b)  an additional $10 in the case of an application
made after the applicant's combined licence has expired.


27   Section 36 is repealed.


28   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 1996.


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     Alberta Regulation 178/96

     Municipal Government Act

     REGIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION DEBT LIMIT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 14, 1996

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:313/96) pursuant to
section 602.29 of the Municipal Government Act.


Interpretation
1   The definitions in sections 602.01 of the Act apply to this Regulation.


Debt limit
2(1)  The debt limit at a point in time of a regional services commission
that is authorized to provide public utility services is

     (a)  in respect of the regional services commission's total debt, 2
times the revenue of the regional services commission, and

     (b)  in respect of the regional services commission's debt service,
0.35 times the revenue of the regional services commission in respect of
the debt service.

(2)  The debt limit at a point in time of a regional services commission
that is authorized to provide services other than public utility services
is

     (a)  in respect of the regional services commission's total debt,
0.5 times the revenue of the regional services commission, and

     (b)  in respect of the regional services commission's debt service,
0.1 times the revenue of the regional services commission in respect of the
debt service.
(3)  For the purposes of this section, the revenue of a regional services
commission is the total of all revenue reported in the most recent audited
financial statement of the commission, excluding transfers from the
governments of Alberta and Canada for the purposes of a capital property
reported in that statement if those transfers are included in the total
revenue, and before expenses are deducted.

(4)  For the purposes of this section, the total debt of a regional
services commission is the principal outstanding at the calculation time on
borrowings made by the commission less the amount of principal that the
commission is entitled to recover from another regional services commission
or a municipality at the calculation time.

(5)  For the purposes of this section, the debt service of the regional
services commission at the calculation time is the sum of,

     (a)  for borrowings made by the commission in which the commission
is required to pay principal during the 12 months after the calculation
time, the total amount of principal and interest that the commission will
be required to pay in respect of those borrowings during the 12 months
after the calculation time, and

     (b)  for borrowings made by the commission in which the commission
is not required to pay any principal during the 12 months after the
calculation time, the total of the pro rata amounts in respect of those
borrowings determined for the 12 months after the calculation time,

less the amount that the commission is entitled to recover from another
regional services commission or a municipality during the 12 months after
the calculation time.

(6)  In subsection (5)(b) the pro rata amount for a borrowing at the
calculation time is determined by the formula
     where

     "PRA" is the pro rata amount for the borrowing;

     "D" is the total amount of principal and interest that the regional
services commission will be required to pay from the calculation time to
the end of the amortization period of the borrowing;

     "E" is the number of months from the calculation time to the end of
the amortization period of the borrowing.

(7)  For the purposes of determining D in the formula in subsection (6), if
the actual rate of interest under a borrowing is not known at the
calculation time for some or all of the payments under the borrowing, the
rate of interest for those payments is determined by using the rate of
interest in effect at the calculation time.

(8)  Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, the Minister may, on
application by a regional services commision and on the regional  services
commission providing to the Minister a business plan that is acceptable to
the Minister, prescribe a different debt limit for that regional services
commission.


Financial statement disclosure
3   Section 276(1) and (2) of the Act apply to all regional services
commissions with respect to financial statements for 1996 and subsequent
years.