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     Alberta Regulation 218/96

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (NATURAL GAS ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 19, 1996

Made by the Deputy Minister of Energy (M.O. 28/96) pursuant to section 6 of
the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (Alta. 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 (19):

     (20)  The following prices are prescribed for the July 1996
production month:

             Item        Price

     Gas Reference Price $    1.38  per gigajoule
     Gas Par Price  $    1.37  per gigajoule
     Pentanes Reference Price $ 180.01 per cubic metre
     Pentanes Par Price  $ 172.42 per cubic metre
     Propane Reference Price  $ 111.37 per cubic metre
     Butanes Reference Price  $  88.36 per cubic metre


3   Section 5 is amended by adding the following after subsection (19):

     (20)   The following allowances per cubic metre are prescribed for
the July 1996 production month:

             Item   Price

     Fractionation Allowance  $ 7.00

     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)




     $18.53    $5.56     $8.78 $41.58


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







     $6.44     $6.37     $-94.05 $4.66

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






     $6.92     $8.83     $11.06    $11.76

     Storage Allowance for pentanes plus, propane and butanes



     $ 0.00



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     Alberta Regulation 219/96

     Hospitals Act

     CROWN'S RIGHT OF RECOVERY (PROVINCIAL
     TREASURER) REGULATION

     Filed:  September 23, 1996

Made by the Provincial Treasurer pursuant to section 102(3) of the
Hospitals Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Calculation of assessment factors  2
Variables in formulas    3
Payment due date    4
Penalty   5
Interim payment of penalty    6
Interest  7
Repeal    8
Expiry    9


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "assessment factor year" means the calendar year in respect of
which an assessment factor is or will be established;

     (b)  "total premiums" in respect of a calendar year means the total
premiums written in the calendar year for third party liability insurance,
as determined by the Provincial Treasurer, by automobile insurers licensed
to provide automobile insurance under the Insurance Act for all or a
portion of the calendar year.

(2)  The definitions in sections 1 and 80 of the Act apply to this
Regulation.

(3)  If an automobile insurer is required to pay an amount under sections
99.9 and 99.91 of the Act in respect of a year, a reference in this
Regulation to an amount that the insurer is required to pay under section
99.5 of the Act in that year means the amount under sections 99.9 and 99.91
of the Act.


Calculation of assessment factors
2(1)  The Provincial Treasurer shall establish the assessment factor for
the portion of 1996 running from August 1 to December 31 by using the
formula:


(2)  The Provincial Treasurer shall establish the assessment factor for
1997 by using the formula:
(3)  The Provincial Treasurer shall establish the assessment factor for
1998 and following years by using the formula:
(4)  The assessment factors must be rounded off to 4 decimal places and
then converted to a percentage.


Variables in formulas
3(1)  For the purposes of calculating the assessment factors under section
2,

     (a)  A is the Minister of Health's estimate of the Crown's cost of
health services referred to in section 99.1(2)(a) of the Act,

               (i)  in the case of section 2(1) of this Regulation, for
the period running from August 1 to December 31 of 1996,

               (ii) in the case of section 2(2) of this Regulation, for
1997, and

               (iii)     in the case of section 2(3) of this Regulation, for
the assessment factor year;

     (b)  B is the Minister of Health's estimate of the Crown's cost of
insured services referred to in section 99.1(2)(b) of the Act multiplied by
«;

     (c)  C is the projected total premiums for the assessment factor
year calculated in accordance with the formula:
          where

          D is the average of the changes in total premiums between

               (i)  the 2nd and 3rd years preceding the assessment
factor year,

               (ii) the 3rd and 4th years preceding the assessment
factor year, and

               (iii)     the 4th and 5th years preceding the assessment
factor year;

          E is an adjustment factor established by the Provincial
Treasurer for the assessment factor year;

          F is the total premiums for the 2nd year preceding the
assessment factor year.

(2)  An example of a year preceding an assessment factor year is as
follows:

     the 2nd year preceding the 1997 assessment factor year is 1995.


Payment due date
4   An automobile insurer who is required to pay an amount under section
99.5 of the Act in respect of a calendar year shall pay the amount to the
Provincial Treasurer on or before March 15 of the following year.


Penalty
5   An automobile insurer who fails to file a report for a calendar year as
required by section 99.6 of the Act shall pay a penalty to the Provincial
Treasurer in an amount that is the greater of

     (a)  $25 per day for each day of default, and

     (b)  the sum of

               (i)  5% of the amount required to be paid under section
99.5 of the Act for the calendar year to which the unfiled report relates,
and

               (ii) the product obtained when 1% of the amount referred
to in subclause (i) is multiplied by the number of complete months in the
period between the date on which the report was required to be filed and
the date on which the report was filed.


Interim payment of penalty
6(1)  The Provincial Treasurer may, in respect of an automobile insurer who
has failed to file a report for a calendar year as required by section 99.6
of the Act, send a notice to the insurer requiring the insurer to pay a
portion of the penalty referred to in section 5 with interest calculated to
a specified day.

(2)  The amount of the penalty in the notice is calculated in accordance
with section 5, except that the product referred to in section 5(b)(ii) is
zero.

(3)  An automobile insurer who receives a notice referred to in subsection
(1) shall immediately pay the amount under the notice to the Provincial
Treasurer.

(4)  Any amount paid by an automobile insurer as a result of a notice under
this section shall be subtracted from  the penalty under section 5 and
interest on the penalty calculated after an automobile insurer files a
report as required by section 99.6 of the Act.


Interest
7(1)  Interest on an amount that an automobile insurer is required to pay
under section 99.5 of the Act in respect of a year accrues on any unpaid
portion of the amount starting on March 16 of the following year.

(2)  Interest on a penalty referred to in section 99.6 of the Act that
arises because an automobile insurer did not file a report on or before
March 15 of a year starts to accrue on March 16 of that year.

(3)  The interest referred to in subsections (1) and (2) is calculated
daily and the interest is compounded daily.

(4)  The rate of interest referred to in subsections (1) and (2) is
determined for each quarter of the year and is the sum of

     (a)  the rate that is the simple arithmetic mean, expressed as a
percentage per year and rounded to the next higher whole percentage where
the mean is not a whole percentage, of the weekly average equivalent yield,
expressed as a percentage per year, of Government of Canada Treasury Bills
that mature approximately three months after their date of issue and that
are sold at a weekly auction of Government of Canada Treasury Bills during
the first month of the preceding quarter, and

     (b)  4%.


Repeal
8   The Assessment Factor Regulation (Alta. Reg. 117/96) 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 an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on July 31, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 220/96

     Electric Utilities Act

     MEDICINE HAT GENERATING UNIT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 25, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 439/96) pursuant to
section 72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board may determine whether

     (a)  a proposal by the City of Medicine Hat or a subsidiary of that
municipality to hold an interest in a generating unit, or

     (b)  an interest in a generating unit that is held by the City of
Medicine Hat or a subsidiary of that municipality

is in accordance with section 45(3) of the Electric Utilities Act.



     Alberta Regulation 221/96

     Gas Utilities Act

     GAS UTILITIES EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 25, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 444/96) pursuant to
section 5 of the Gas Utilities Act.


1   The Gas Utilities Exemption Regulation (Alta. Reg. 195/82) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(g) is amended by striking out "section 28" wherever it occurs
and substituting "section 28 or 36.1".



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     Alberta Regulation 222/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 25, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 447/96) pursuant to
Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (Alta. Reg. 366/93) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Part 1 of Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  by adding "Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing" after "Coronation and
District Health Care Complex";

     (b)  by striking out "Pass Foundation".



     Alberta Regulation 223/96

     Regulations Act

     MISCELLANEOUS REPEAL REGULATION (NO. 4)

     Filed:  September 25, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 450/96) pursuant to
section 10 of the Regulations Act.


1   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Assessment Committee Regulation (Alta. Reg. 371/80);

     (b)  Family Allowance Rate Regulation (Alta. Reg. 402/91);

     (c)  Braewood Kindercare Exemption Regulation (Alta. Reg. 208/83);

     (d)  Guarantee and Indemnity Regulation (Alta. Reg. 126/84);

     (e)  Guarantee and Indemnity Regulation (Alta. Reg. 334/86);

     (f)  Alberta Capital Loan Guarantee Program Regulation (Alta. Reg.
157/89);

     (g)  Loan Guarantee Regulation (Alta. Reg. 135/87);

     (h)  Alberta Small Business Interest Shielding Grant Regulation
(Alta Reg. 156/89);

     (i)  Reports Submission Regulation (Alta. Reg. 103/80);

     (j)  Administration Regulation (Alta. Reg. 256/84);

     (k)  Small Business Equity Corporations Regulation (Alta. Reg.
260/84).



     Alberta Regulation 224/96

     Public Health Act

     REGISTERED NURSE PROVIDING EXTENDED HEALTH
     SERVICES REGULATION

     Filed:  September 25, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 453/96) pursuant to
section 75 of the Public Health Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Eligibility    2
Minister's approval 3
Employment agreement     4
Provision of health services  5
Repeal    6
Commencement   7
Expiry    8


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "employer" means a regional health authority, a provincial
health board or the Department;

     (b)  "registered nurse providing extended health services" means a
registered nurse as defined in the Nursing Profession Act  who is employed
or engaged by a regional health authority or provincial health board
established under the Regional Health Authorities Act or by the Department
to provide extended health services under this Regulation.


Eligibility
2   No employer shall employ or engage a registered nurse as a registered
nurse providing extended health services unless the Alberta Association of
Registered Nurses is satisfied as to the registered nurse's competence to
provide the extended health services listed in section 5(1).


Minister's approval
3(1)  An employer other than the Department may not employ or engage a
registered nurse as a registered nurse providing extended health services
without the prior approval of the Minister.

(2)  The Minister may give approval under subsection (1) if satisfied that
there is a need for the services of a registered nurse providing extended
health services in a community within the area served by the employer.


Employment agreement
4(1)  An employer and a registered nurse providing extended health services
who is employed or engaged by the employer shall ensure that there is an
agreement between them that sets out the extended health services in
section 5(1) that the registered nurse will provide, including any
limitation on the kinds of extended health services within any of the
categories listed in section 5(1) that will be provided.

(2)  The employer and the registered nurse providing extended health
services shall ensure

     (a)  that the extended health services to be provided under the
agreement and the terms of the agreement are such that the employer and the
registered nurse will be able to comply with section 5(2), and

     (b)  that by the terms of the agreement the registered nurse will,
in addition to providing extended health services, also engage generally in
the practice of nursing within the meaning of the Nursing Profession Act.


Provision of health services
5(1)  A registered nurse providing extended health services may, subject to
the terms of the agreement between the registered nurse and the employer,
provide the following extended health services in a community within the
area served by the employer:

     (a)  diagnoses and treatment of common disorders affecting the
health of adults and children;

     (b)  referral;

     (c)  emergency services.

(2)  In providing extended health services under this Regulation, the
employer and the registered nurse providing extended health services shall
comply with the requirements of the publication Guidelines for Registered
Nurses in Advanced Nursing Practice Providing Primary Health Care Services
in Under-Serviced Communities in Alberta, 1994, published by the Department
of Health, as amended or replaced from time to time.


Repeal
6   The Nursing Services Regulation (Alta. Reg. 555/57) is repealed.


Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 1996.


Expiry
8   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 June 30, 2001.



     Alberta Regulation 225/96

     Alberta Corporate Tax Act

     ROYALTY TAX CREDIT REFERENCE PRICE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 26, 1996

Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 29/96) 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 7:

Price to December 31, 1996
     8   The royalty tax credit reference price for the period ending
December 31, 1996 is $138.90.


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     Alberta Regulation 226/96

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     SUGAR BEET PRODUCTION AND MARKETING
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 27, 1996

Made by the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers' Marketing Board pursuant to
sections 26 and/or 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Sugar Beet Production and Marketing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 36/91)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 27 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Quota variation
     27(1)  If the total acreage requirement in an area is reduced, the
Board may, by notice in writing to all producers in the area, reduce each
producer's quota by a percentage determined by the Board.

     (2)  If the total acreage requirement in an area is increased, the
additional quota resulting from the increase shall be allotted by the Board
in accordance with section 28(3).

     (3)   If the Board considers it appropriate to change the total
acreage requirement for Alberta, the Board shall vary the total acreage
requirement in all areas by an equal percentage, notwithstanding that such
variation may have the effect of varying the quota of a producer in one
area by a greater amount than in another area.


3   Section 28(3) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (3)  If quota becomes available in an area as a result of the
operation of section 27, 38 or 39, the Board shall allot the quota as
follows:

               (a)  25% of the quota shall be offered to persons who
propose to produce and market the regulated product in the area;

               (b)  25% of the quota shall be offered to producers in
the area who currently hold a quota of less than 40 acres;

               (c)  the quota remaining after allotment under clauses
(a) and (b) may be offered to producers in the area who currently hold a
quota;

               (d)  the quota remaining after allotment under clause
(c) may be offered

                         (i)  to producers in other areas who
currently hold a quota, and

                         (ii) to persons who propose to produce and
market the regulated product in other areas.

     (3.1)  An allotment made under subsection (3)(b) must not result in a
producer holding a quota of more than 40 acres.


4   Section 34 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  If a quota is partially transferred pursuant to subsection (1),
the transferor and the transferee are not eligible for an allotment under
section 28(3)(b).