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     Alberta Regulation 227/96

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA CHICKEN PRODUCERS MARKETING REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Alberta Chicken Producers pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

     Part 1
     General

Interpretation 1
Ownership interests 2
Prohibition    3
Application for licence  4
Issue, renewal or refusal of licence    5
Licence to operate as lessee  6
Suspension or cancellation of licence   7
Duty to keep records     8
Duty to provide information to the Board     9
Service charge 10

     Part 2
     Marketing

     Division 1
     Quota

Authorized quota, etc. or permit required    11
Minimum price  12
Base quota applications  13
Base quota increases     14
Advanced quota 15
Quota amalgamation  16
Marketing quota calculation   17
Marketing quota change   18
Production cycle    19
Base quota reserve transition 20
Authorized quota reallocation 21
Communal group production quota    22
Financial interest in premises     23
Authority of Board  24

     Division 2
     Variation from Authorized Marketing

Marketing in excess of marketing quota  25
Marketing less than marketing quota     26
Establishment of period for marketing correction  27
Late or early marketings 28
Reduced marketing due to misfortune     29
New market development quota  30

     Division 3
     Premises

Approved premises   31
Premises requirements    32

     Division 4
     Quota Limits and Dealing
     with Quota

Quota limit    33
Authorized quota reduction    34
Lease of quota 35
Permit    36
Records not available    37

     Division 5
     Prohibitions

Processor 38
Producer  39
Selling below minimum price   40
Purchasing below minimum price     41
Custom killing 42
Marketing re reduced weight   43

     Part 3
     Transitional and Repeal

Quota continued     44
Licence continued   45
Expiration of Regulation 46
Repeal    47

Schedule


     PART 1

     GENERAL

Interpretation
1   In this Regulation, 

     (a)  "Act" means the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act; 

     (b)  "advanced quota" means a type of quota that must be exchanged
for base quota if the authorized producer wishes to accept increases in
base quota; 

     (c)  "authorized producer" means a person who

               (i)  holds a licence authorizing the person to market
chicken, and

               (ii) has been allocated authorized quota;

     (d)  "authorized quota" means advanced quota, base quota, rock
cornish chicken factor quota or any combination thereof;

     (e)  "base quota" means the number of quota units that have been
allocated by the Board to an authorized producer; 

     (f)  "Board" means the board known as the Alberta Chicken Producers; 

     (g)  "broiler" means a chicken that is marketed at a live weight
that is greater than one kilogram and less than 2.5 kilograms; 

     (h)  "chick" means a chicken that is less than 2 weeks old; 

     (i)  "chicken" means any category of chicken that is under 6 months
of age and that is not raised for egg production and includes any one or
more of broilers, roasters or rock cornish chicken; 

     (j)  "communal group" means a community of not fewer than 50
individuals in which

               (i)  the members live and work together in an
agricultural enterprise,

               (ii) a member is not permitted to own property in the
member's own right, and

               (iii)     the members devote their working lives to the
activities of the communal group;

     (k)  "communal group production quota" means a quota that may be
granted to a communal group permitting the communal group to produce,
market and consume in accordance with section 22 up to 6000 chickens in
each calendar year;

     (l)  "consumer" means a person who purchases any form of chicken for
the person's own consumption or for consumption in the person's household; 

     (m)  "Council" means the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing
Council; 

     (n)  "custom kill" means processing by a processor of chicken owned
by a person, other than the processor, on a fee for services basis; 

     (o)  "family" means, in respect of an individual, the individual's
husband, wife, common-law husband, common-law wife, son, daughter,
son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother or sister; 

     (p)  "hatchery" means a person who sells chicks; 

     (q)  "marketing quota" means the maximum live weight in kilograms of
any category of chicken that an authorized producer is authorized to market
in a production cycle; 

     (r)  "misfortune" means the loss of chickens, production facilities
or chicken production due to one or more of the following:

               (i)  fire;

               (ii) wind, hail, flood or other natural phenomena;

               (iii)     electrical or mechanical failure or a combination
of them;

               (iv) collapse of production facilities;

               (v)  suffocation or heat prostration of chickens;

               (vi) any circumstances not referred to in subclauses (i)
to (v) that in the opinion of the Board are beyond the control of the
authorized producer;

     (s)  "permit" means the permission granted in writing to a
researcher by the Board to market chicken within a given period; 

     (t)  "person" means a person as defined in the Interpretation Act
and includes 

               (i)  a partnership as defined in the Partnership Act, 

               (ii) any unincorporated organization that is not a
partnership referred to in subclause (i), or 

               (iii)     any group of individuals who are carrying on an
activity for a common purpose and are neither a partnership referred to in
subclause (i) nor an unincorporated organization referred to in subclause
(ii); 

     (u)  "Plan" means the Alberta Chicken Producers' Marketing Plan; 

     (v)  "processing" means changing the nature of chicken by mechanical
means or otherwise and includes killing; 

     (w)  "processor" means any person who is engaged in the business of
processing chicken; 

     (x)  "production cycle" means the period of time to which authorized
quota is applied, as established by resolution of the Board;

     (y)  "production facilities and premises" means the buildings and
improvements in which chicken is produced together with the land on which
those buildings and improvements are situated;

     (z)  "quota unit" means a unit of measurement of quota that may be
allocated or reallocated by the Board;

     (aa) "researcher" means a person involved in bona fide scientific
research in respect of chicken;

     (bb) "roaster" means a chicken that is marketed at a live weight of
not less than 2.5 kilograms; 

     (cc) "rock cornish chicken" means a chicken that is marketed at a
live weight of not more than one kilogram; 

     (dd) "rock cornish chicken factor quota" means a type of quota that
is not base quota and under which a quota holder may produce and market
rock cornish chicken;

     (ee) "site plan" means a drawing of the outline of buildings used to
produce chicken including outside dimensions of the buildings and the legal
description of the land on which the buildings are located.


Ownership interests
2(1)  For the purpose of this Regulation, a person has an ownership
interest in authorized quota if that person

     (a)  has any legal or equitable interest in authorized quota;

     (b)  owns shares in a corporation that has a legal or equitable
interest in authorized quota;

     (c)  owns any shares in a corporation that is affiliated with
another corporation that has a legal or equitable interest in authorized
quota;

     (d)  is owned by a person that has a legal or equitable interest in
authorized quota;

     (e)  is owned by a corporation that is affiliated with a corporation
that has a legal or equitable interest in authorized quota;

     (f)  is affiliated with a corporation that has a legal or equitable
interest in authorized quota.

(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a corporation is affiliated with
another corporation

     (a)  if that corporation owns any shares, legally or equitably, in
that other corporation,

     (b)  if the shares of that corporation are owned, legally or
equitably, by that other corporation, or

     (c)  if a person legally or equitably owns shares in both
corporations.

(3)  If 2 or more corporations are all affiliated with another corporation
at the same time, those corporations are deemed to be affiliated with each
other.


Prohibition
3(1)  A person shall not engage in the hatching, processing or marketing of
chicken unless the person is the holder of a valid licence issued by the
Board for the current year.  

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the holder of a communal group
production quota may market chicken in accordance with section 22.


Application for licence
4(1)  A person may apply to the Board for one or more of the following
licences: 

     (a)  a licence to operate as a hatchery; 

     (b)  a licence to operate as an authorized producer; 

     (c)  a licence to operate as a processor;

     (d)  a licence to operate as a lessee of quota.

(2)  A person must obtain a licence for each operation and each location if
that person operates more than one of the following:  

     (a)  a hatchery; 

     (b)  a production facility; 

     (c)  a processing plant.  

(3)  A licence expires on December 31 of the year for which it is issued.  

(4)  A licence is not transferable.  

(5)  The licensee must comply with any directions given by the Board
relating to the activity authorized by the licence.  


Issue, renewal or refusal of licence
5(1)  Where a person applies for a licence the Board shall, subject to
subsection (3) and section 6, issue a licence to the applicant.  

(2)  Subject to subsection (3) and section 6(2), the Board shall annually
before January 1 renew a licence that is issued under subsection (1).  

(3)  The Board may refuse to issue or renew a licence if the applicant 

     (a)  lacks, in the Board's opinion, the experience, equipment or
financial responsibility to properly engage in or continue to engage in the
activity to which the application relates, or 

     (b)  contravenes the Act, the Plan, this Regulation or an order or
direction of the Council or the Board.  

(4)  Where the Board refuses to issue or renew a licence, the Board must 
serve on the applicant a copy of its decision to refuse to issue or renew
the licence.

(5)  A licence issued by the Board

     (a)  is a licence to be engaged in the activity stated in the
licence,

     (b)  is not an approval or endorsement by the Board of the licence
holder, and

     (c)  shall not be represented by the licence holder or any other
person as an approval or an endorsement by the Board.


Licence to operate as lessee
6(1)  A licence to operate as a lessee of quota does not give the lessee
authority to produce and market chicken, but authority only to operate
leased quota in accordance with 

     (a)  a lease,

     (b)  any terms and conditions imposed by the Board, and

     (c)  the provisions of this Regulation.

(2)  A licence to operate as a lessee of quota expires automatically on the
expiration or termination of the lease under which the quota was leased to
the lessee.


Suspension or cancellation of licence
7(1)  The Board may suspend, for any period it considers appropriate, or
cancel a licence 

     (a)  if the licensee 

               (i)  lacks, in the Board's opinion, the experience,
equipment or financial responsibility to properly engage in or continue to
engage in the activity authorized by the licence, or 

               (ii) contravenes the Act, the Plan, this Regulation or
an order or direction of the Council or the Board, 

     or 

     (b)  for any other reason not referred to in clause (a) that the
Board considers appropriate.  

(2)  Where a licence is suspended or cancelled under subsection (1), the
Board must notify the person to whom the licence was issued of that
suspension or cancellation.  

(3)  Where a licence is suspended or cancelled, the person to whom the
licence was issued 

     (a)  shall, on receiving a notice of the suspension or cancellation,
immediately cease engaging in the activity authorized by the licence, and 

     (b)  may apply to the Board for an order staying the suspension or
cancellation pending the determination of an appeal under Part 5 of the
Act.  


Duty to keep records
8(1)  A licensee must maintain a complete and accurate record of all
matters relating to the activity authorized by the licence, including any
of the following records and documents that are pertinent to the activity
authorized by the licence: 

     (a)  records of the placement of chicks; 

     (b)  invoices showing the number of chicks purchased; 

     (c)  transportation records; 

     (d)  processor receiving records;

     (e)  producer payment records; 

     (f)  grading, trimming or other processing records.  

(2)  A licensee must

     (a)  retain the records and documents required to be kept under
subsection (1) for not less than 6 years, and

     (b)  on the request of the Board, make the records and documents
available for inspection.


Duty to provide information to the Board
9(1)  A hatchery must

     (a)  provide at the end of each week in which chicks are placed the
information required by Form 1, and

     (b)  forward the information to the Board in time to reach the Board
office not later than Wednesday of the week following the week in which
chicks are placed.

(2)  An authorized producer who receives chicks other than from a hatchery
licensed by the Board must

     (a)  provide the information required by Form 1, and 

     (b)  forward the information to the Board in time to reach the Board
office not later than the week following the receipt of the chicks.  

(3)  A processor must

     (a)  provide at the end of each week in which chicken is purchased
the information required by Form 2, and 

     (b)  forward the information to the Board in time to reach the Board
office not later than Wednesday of the week following the week in which a
purchase of chicken occurred.  

(4)  A processor must

     (a)  ensure that a Form 3 is completed at the time birds are custom
killed, and 

     (b)  forward the Form to the Board in time to reach the Board office
within 15 days following the date of processing.  

(5)  An authorized producer must

     (a)  at the end of each week in which chicken is sold by the
producer to a person other than a processor provide the information
required by Form 4, and 

     (b)  forward the information to the Board in time to reach the Board
office not later than the following Wednesday.

(6)  On receiving a request by the Board to do so, a processor must file a
statement with the Board, for any period specified by the Board, setting
out the following:

     (a)  the dates on which the processor intends to purchase chicken;

     (b)  an estimate of the weight of chicken that the processor intends
to purchase;

     (c)  the type of chicken that the processor intends to purchase.

(7)  On receiving a request by the Board to do so, an authorized producer
must file with the Board a statement, for any period specified by the
Board, setting forth the following:

     (a)  the dates on which the producer intends to market chicken;

     (b)  an estimate of the weight of the chicken that the producer
intends to market;

     (c)  the type of chicken that the producer intends to market.


Service charge
10(1)  A service charge of $0.008 per kilogram of live weight of chicken
shall be paid to the Board in respect of all live chickens marketed.  

(2)  A processor who purchases chicken from an authorized producer shall 

     (a)  deduct the service charge referred to in subsection (1) from
the purchase price payable to that producer, and 

     (b)  forward the service charge to the Board, with an accounting for
the service charge and accompanied with the information required in Form 2,
in time to reach the Board office not later than Wednesday of the week
following the week in which the service charge was deducted.  

(3)  An authorized producer who sells chicken to a person other than a
processor shall 

     (a)  pay the service charge referred to in subsection (1) to the
Board, and 

     (b)  forward the service charge to the Board, accompanied with the
information required in Form 4, in time to reach the Board office not later
than Wednesday of the week following the week in which the chicken was
marketed.  

(4)  A service charge is a debt due to the Board and may be recovered by
the Board by civil action for debt.  


     PART 2

     MARKETING

     Division 1
     Quota

Authorized quota, etc. or permit required
11   No person shall market chicken except pursuant to the following:

     (a)  an authorized quota;

     (b)  a lease of authorized quota approved by the Board under section
35;

     (c)  a communal group production quota;

     (d)  a subsisting permit;  

     (e)  an exemption provided for under the Plan.  


Minimum price
12   The Board may by resolution

     (a)  determine the minimum price to be paid per kilogram to a
producer for chicken marketed, and

     (b)  determine different prices for different classes, varieties,
grades, sizes or kinds of chicken.


Base quota applications
13(1)  Persons who 

     (a)  are not authorized producers, are at least 18 years old and are
residents of Alberta, or 

     (b)  are authorized producers and have been allocated base quota,
the total of which is less than 6000 quota units,

may apply for an allocation of base quota by filing with the Board a
completed application form provided by the Board.  

(2)  The names of the applicants shall be entered in a register
chronologically according to the date that the completed application was
received by the Board.

(3)  The name of the applicant shall be removed from the register referred
to in subsection (2) 

     (a)  on the request of the applicant; 

     (b)  if the applicant is deceased;

     (c)  if the applicant is allocated base quota as the result of

               (i)  the purchase of a production facility and premises
for which there has been allocated authorized quota that totals at least
6000 quota units of base quota, or

               (ii) the obtaining of an ownership interest in at least
6000 quota units of base quota;

     (d)  if the applicant has been offered base quota pursuant to
section 14(1)(b) and has declined the offer;

     (e)  if a written request to the applicant for confirmation of the
application

               (i)  has been mailed by certified mail or similar means
to the latest address of the applicant as shown on the register, and 

               (ii) has been mailed during January of 1992 or during a
January that falls in a subsequent even numbered year,

          and the applicant has failed to reply to the request within 90
days from the day that the request was mailed to the applicant;

     (f)  if in the request made under clause (e), a request is made for
a $15 renewal fee and the applicant has failed to pay the renewal fee
within 90 days from the day that the request made under clause (e) was
mailed to the applicant.


Base quota increases
14(1)  When the Board considers that general marketing conditions warrant a
permanent increase in base quota, that increase shall be offered as
follows:  

     (a)  approximately 65% of the increase in base quota shall be
offered in equal amounts as an increase to all existing authorized quota
holders, except to

               (i)  a person whose authorized quota exceeds the quota
limit established under section 33;

               (ii) a person who holds rock cornish chicken factor
quota except for the purpose of reducing any advanced quota under section
15;

     (b)  approximately 35% of the increase in the base quota shall be
offered to new applicants whose names appear in the register pursuant to
section 13 with the new applicants being taken chronologically from the
register and receiving base quota from the Board as follows:

               (i)  if the new applicant does not hold any authorized
quota or have an ownership interest in any authorized quota, the applicant
shall be offered 6000 quota units of base quota;

               (ii) if the new applicant holds only advanced quota or
has an ownership interest in only advanced quota, the applicant shall,

                         (A)  in the case where the applicant holds
not more than 6000 quota units of advanced quota, be offered 6000 quota
units of base quota so that if the offer is accepted all advanced quota
formerly held by the applicant will be exchanged for base quota, and

                         (B)  in the case where the applicant holds
more than 6000 quota units of advanced quota, be offered  6000 quota units
of base quota so that if the offer is accepted 6000 quota units of the
advanced quota previously held by the applicant will be exchanged for base
quota;

               (iii)     if the new applicant holds a combination of
advanced quota and base quota or has an ownership interest in advanced or
base quota, the applicant shall be offered base quota or shall exchange
advanced quota for base quota, or both, so that the applicant holds 6000
quota units of base quota.

(2)  Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1)(b), if a new applicant

     (a)  has held

               (i)  authorized quota, or

               (ii) an ownership interest in authorized quota,

     and

     (b)  has had it reallocated to another person,

the amount of quota formerly held and reallocated shall be deducted from
the amount that would otherwise be offered.

(3)  A new applicant shall not hold or have an ownership interest in more
than 6000 quota units of base quota as a result of an allocation of quota
under subsection (1)(b).

(4)  The restrictions set forth in subsection (1)(b)(i) and (ii) do not
apply to an ownership interest in 

     (a)  a publicly traded company listed on a recognized stock
exchange, or

     (b)  a co-operative that has more than 200 members.

(5)  For the purpose of quota increases made pursuant to subsection (1),

     (a)  an authorized producer shall receive only one base quota
increase offer notwithstanding that more than one production facility and
premises may be owned by that authorized producer;

     (b)  only one base quota increase shall be offered in respect of a
single production facility and premises notwithstanding that the production
facility and premises may be owned by several persons;

     (c)  where several production facilities and premises are operated
by persons living at the same location, the production facilities and
premises shall be deemed to be a single production entity;

     (d)  where a person has an ownership interest in more than one
authorized quota, only one offer shall be made in respect of all authorized
quotas in which that person has an ownership interest.

(6)  An authorized producer or new applicant who wishes to accept an offer
made under subsection (1) must

     (a)  confirm acceptance in writing to the Board,

     (b)  provide to the Board any information that the Board may
require, and

     (c)  pay to the Board the quota allocation fee.

(7)  Notwithstanding subsection (6)(c), a quota allocation fee is not
payable in respect of any amount of advanced quota that is converted to
base quota.

(8)  Any quota allocation fee must be established by a resolution of the
Board.


Advanced quota
15   When a base quota increase is, pursuant to section 14(1), allocated to
a person who has an advanced quota, the amount of the increase shall be
deducted from the authorized producer's advanced quota allocation and the
same amount shall be added to that producer's base quota allocation, until
the advanced quota equals zero.  


Quota amalgamation
16(1)  An authorized producer with rock cornish chicken factor quota may,
with the permission of the Board, amalgamate that authorized producer's
rock cornish chicken factor quota by changing the rock cornish chicken
factor quota to advanced quota in accordance with subsection (2).

(2)  Where rock cornish chicken factor quota is amalgamated, the amount of
advanced quota that is allocated must be equal to the rock cornish chicken
factor quota multiplied by .057692.  

(3)  Authorized producers with rock cornish chicken factor quota who choose
not to amalgamate quotas under this section shall be allowed to market in
each calendar year the weight of rock cornish chicken that is equal to
their rock cornish chicken factor quota.

(4)  Rock cornish chicken marketings shall

     (a)  first be charged against the authorized producer's rock cornish
chicken factor quota, if any, and

     (b)  be charged against the authorized producer's marketing quota
for the production cycle during which the marketing occurred, on a
percentage basis as determined from time to time by the Board.


Marketing quota calculation
17(1)  Subject to any adjustments made pursuant to this Regulation, an
authorized producer's marketing quota expressed in kilograms is the
following:

     (a)  the number determined by

               (i)  multiplying the base quota and advanced quota that
is allocated to an authorized producer by the density factor established by
the Board by resolution,

               (ii) then multiplying the product determined under
subclause (i) by the number of weeks in that producer's production cycle,
and

               (iii)     then multiplying the product determined under
subclause (ii) by the percentage of utilization established by the Board
for that production cycle;

     (b)  notwithstanding clause (a), in the case of rock cornish
chicken, the rock cornish chicken factor quota for each calendar year.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a density factor shall not be
established for each individual producer but be established so that it is
generally applicable to all producers.


Marketing quota change
18   When the Board considers it appropriate to vary the production of
chicken to accommodate an anticipated change in the demand for chicken for
the next 12 months or less, the Board may by resolution change the
marketing quota by changing the allowed percentage of utilization for the
base quota and advanced quota.  


Production cycle
19(1)  The Board must by resolution establish a production cycle

     (a)  for broilers, and

     (b)  for roasters.

(2)  An authorized producer may change that producer's production cycle

     (a)  from a roaster cycle to a broiler cycle established under
subsection (1), or

     (b)  from a broiler cycle to a roaster cycle established under
subsection (1),

by filing a statement of intent to change production cycle with the Board.

(3)  An authorized producer may make application to the Board to produce on
a production cycle that does not conform with either the roaster cycle or
the broiler cycle established by the Board under subsection (1).

(4)  Where the Board approves an application made under subsection (3), the
Board may impose time limits or other conditions in respect of the matter
being approved.

(5)  A notice of intent to change a production cycle under subsection (2)
or an application under subsection (3) must be in writing, signed by the
authorized producer and endorsed by the authorized producer's hatchery and
processor.


Base quota reserve transition
20(1)  Subject to subsection (2), base quota shall not be held in reserve
by an authorized producer after the coming into force of this section.

(2)  An authorized producer who had base quota held in reserve immediately
before the coming into force of this section may continue to hold that base
quota in reserve.

(3)  Base quota that is held in reserve under subsection (2)

     (a)  must be allocated at such time as the producer requests in
writing, and

     (b)  is not transferable to any person except from a parent to a
daughter, son, daughter-in-law or son-in-law.

(4)  An allocation fee is not payable in respect of base quota that is held
in reserve.


Authorized quota reallocation
21(1)  An authorized producer shall not transfer all or any part of
authorized quota.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an authorized producer may apply to
the Board to have that producer's authorized quota cancelled and
reallocated, in whole or in part, to another person who is eligible to
become an authorized producer.

(3)  An application for cancellation and reallocation under this section
must be made prior to the completion of the sale of any authorized quota
with or without the production facilities and premises.

(4)  The approval of the reallocation of authorized quota shall not take
effect, and the current authorized quota shall not be cancelled, until the
completion of the sale and the filing with the Board of any proof that the
Board may require.

(5)  Subject to subsection (6), where an application for cancellation and
reallocation is made under this section, a fee of $200 is payable to the
Board and that fee must accompany the application for the cancellation and
reallocation.

(6)  A fee is not payable under subsection (5) if

     (a)  there is no change in beneficial ownership of the production
facilities and premises for which there is a reallocation of authorized
quota, or

     (b)  the application is for reallocation to a person within the
family.

(7)  If an authorized producer has overmarketed and the authorized quota is
reallocated, the person to whom the authorized quota has been reallocated
shall reduce future marketings in accordance with section 25(2).

(8)  If an authorized producer has overmarketed, the authorized quota shall
not be reallocated until all outstanding levies and judgments in respect of
the overmarketing are paid to the Board.

(9)  Application must be made to the Board for approval of any transfer
from one person to another of an ownership interest except for an ownership
interest in 

     (a)  a publicly traded company listed on a recognized stock
exchange, or

     (b)  a co-operative that has more than 200 members. 


Communal group production quota
22(1)  A communal group may apply for an allocation of communal group
production quota by filing a completed application form provided by the
Board.

(2)  The Board shall grant communal group production quota to an applicant
if

     (a)  the communal group does not hold any authorized quota, and

     (b)  the communal group resides on the same parcel of land on which
the production facilities are located at which the chicken is produced.

(3)  Chicken produced under a communal group production quota must only be

     (a)  consumed by members of the communal group, or

     (b)  marketed to consumers from

               (i)  the land referred to in subsection (2)(b),

               (ii) land that is adjacent to the land referred to in
subsection (2)(b), or

               (iii)     a stall at a farmers' market.

(4)  An applicant for a communal group production quota must pay to the
Board a service charge of $250 at the time of making the application for
the quota and thereafter the holder of the communal group production quota
must pay to the Board an annual service charge of $250 by January 31 of
each year.

(5)  If the annual service charge is not paid by January 31 in the year it
is due, the Board may cancel the communal group production quota.

(6)  A communal group production quota holder must, if the holder acquires
chicks from outside Alberta, report to the Board in writing the number of
chicks so acquired within 2 weeks after the chicks are delivered to the
holder.

(7)  A communal group production quota shall not be sold, transferred,
reallocated or divided.

(8)  If the holder of a communal group production quota is granted an
allocation or reallocation of an authorized quota, the communal group
production quota is cancelled on that allocation or reallocation of the
authorized quota.

(9)  A communal group production quota may be reduced or cancelled, either
permanently or for such period as the Board considers appropriate, if a
communal group quota holder

     (a)  produces in excess of 6000 chickens in any calendar year,

     (b)  fails to comply with subsection (3)(b) when marketing any
chicken, or

     (c)  fails to report the information required by subsection (6).

(10)  Before the Board proceeds to amend this section, the Board must

     (a)  give written notice by ordinary mail to the communal group
production quota holders of the proposed amendments,

     (b)  hold a public meeting at which communal group production quota
holders may make representations to the Board about the proposed
amendments, and

     (c)  consider the representations made prior to amending this
section.


Financial interest in premises
23(1)  Any person who holds a financial interest by means of a mortgage
registered under the Land Titles Act in respect of the production
facilities and premises to which an authorized quota has been allocated may
register that interest with the Board in a manner that is satisfactory to
the Board.   

(2)  Where a mortgagee registers an interest with the Board under
subsection (1), that mortgagee must at the same time also register with the
Board a written acknowledgment by the authorized producer of the
mortgagee's financial interest in the production facilities and premises.

(3)  If an interest is registered under subsection (1), the Board must

     (a)  immediately notify the authorized producer who has been
allocated the authorized quota of the registration, and 

     (b)  notify the mortgagee of any application to reallocate or lease
all or any part of the authorized quota to which the registration applies.  

(4)  The Board shall not approve the reallocation or lease of any
authorized quota in respect of which an interest is registered under
subsection (1) unless the mortgagee has given written consent to the
reallocation or lease.


Authority of Board
24(1)  Where a mortgagee becomes the legal or equitable owner of production
facilities and premises due to a judicial or extra-judicial enforcement of
the mortgage, the Board may do one or more of the following: 

     (a)  allow the mortgagee to market chicken pursuant to the
authorized quota granted in respect of the production facilities and
premises for a period not exceeding 2 years during which time the mortgagee
must endeavour to find an appropriate buyer; 

     (b)  set aside for a period not exceeding 2 years the authorized
quota allocated in respect of the production facilities and premises;   

     (c)  allocate part or all of the authorized quota to a person who
purchases the production facilities and premises from the mortgagee, if the
Board is satisfied that the purchaser is or intends to become an authorized
producer;  

     (d)  allocate part or all of the authorized quota to the mortgagee,
if the Board is satisfied that the mortgagee intends to become an
authorized producer.  

(2)  If an authorized quota has not been allocated within the time set out
in subsection (1)(a) or (b), the Board may 

     (a)  cancel the authorized quota, or 

     (b)  on written application by the mortgagee extend the time set out
in subsection (1)(a) or (b).  


     Division 2
     Variation from Authorized Marketing

Marketing in excess of marketing quota
25(1)  An authorized producer shall not market chicken in excess of the
marketing quota allocated to that producer.

(2)  If an authorized producer markets chicken in contravention of
subsection (1), the Board shall in a subsequent production cycle, without
permanently reducing the authorized quota allocated to that producer,
reduce the weight of chicken that the producer may market by an amount
equal to the weight of the chicken that was marketed in excess of that
producer's marketing quota.

(3)  An authorized producer who has marketed chicken contrary to subsection
(1) shall pay to the Board a levy of

     (a)  44› a kilogram for each kilogram of chicken marketed in excess
of 107% but not more than 110%, and

     (b)  88› a kilogram for each kilogram of chicken marketed in excess
of 110%

of the producer's marketing quota for the production cycle.

(4)  The levy provided for under subsection (3) must be paid
notwithstanding that the authorized producer reduces the excess marketings
in accordance with subsection (2).

(5)  The levy provided for under subsection (3) must be paid within 30 days
from the date that the authorized producer was billed for the levy by the
Board.

(6)  If the levy provided for under subsection (3) is not received by the
Board within 30 days from the date that the authorized producer is billed
for the levy by the Board, that producer must pay an additional levy of 4›
a kilogram.

(7)  A levy provided for under this section is a debt due to the Board and
may be recovered by the Board by civil action for debt.


Marketing less than marketing quota
26(1)  If an authorized producer markets less chicken than that producer is
permitted to market pursuant to the marketing quota allocated to that
producer, that producer's allowed marketing of chicken shall be increased
in a subsequent production cycle by the lesser of 

     (a)  the marketing deficit, or

     (b)  7% of the producer's marketing quota in effect at the time of
the marketing deficit.

(2)  An authorized producer who plans to market less than 90% of that
producer's marketing quota may, by the date established by the Board, apply
to the Board to do so and in respect of that application must provide such
information as the Board may require.

(3)  If application is not made under subsection (2) and an authorized
producer markets less than 90% of that producer's marketing quota, that
producer's marketing quota shall be reduced in a subsequent production
cycle by the difference between 90% of that producer's marketing quota and
what was marketed.


Establishment of period for marketing correction
27   The Board must establish by resolution when

     (a)  reductions in marketings are to occur for the purpose of
section 25(2) and 26(3), and

     (b)  increases in marketings are to occur for the purpose of section
26(1).


Late or early marketings
28   If a processor changes the date on which an authorized producer
markets chicken from that set out in the information provided to the Board
under section 9(6) and (7) in order to meet a market demand, and as a
result of the change in the date the producer markets more or less chicken
than allowed under that producer's marketing quota, the Board may

     (a)  waive any levies that resulted from the delay in marketings, or

     (b)  allow increased marketings in subsequent production cycles to
compensate for undermarketings that result from the advance in marketings.


Reduced marketing due to misfortune
29(1)  Notwithstanding section 26, where an authorized producer due to
misfortune markets less chicken in a production cycle than that producer is
permitted to market pursuant to the marketing quota allocated to that
producer, that producer may in writing apply to the Board for marketing
quota compensation.

(2)  An authorized producer shall not be eligible for compensation under
subsection (1) unless the misfortune causes the producer to market less
than 90% of the producer's marketing quota that was in effect at the time
of the occurrence of the misfortune.

(3)  In making an application under subsection (1), the authorized producer
must provide to the Board all the information regarding the number of
chicks placed and the kilograms of chicken that were marketed and such
other documentation and information as the Board may require.  

(4)  If the Board grants marketing quota compensation to an applicant, the
amount of the compensation shall be determined by subtracting from the
total amount of the producer's marketing quota that was in effect during
the production cycle during which the reduced marketings took place the
amount that is determined by adding together

     (a)  the actual marketings from all of that producer's production
facilities and premises that were made during the cycle during which the
reduced marketings took place, and 

     (b)  10% of that producer's marketing quota that was in effect at
the time of occurrence of the misfortune.

(5)  An authorized producer shall not utilize any of the marketing quota
compensation granted to that producer until that producer and the Board
agree to the production cycle or cycles in respect of which the
compensation is to be granted.

(6)  The maximum amount of marketing quota compensation that may be granted
to an authorized producer under this section is the total of 

     (a)  the marketing quota that the producer would have been entitled
to for the 12 weeks following the occurrence of the misfortune, and 

     (b)  the amount of marketing quota compensation, if any, granted
under subsection (4).


New market development quota
30(1)  For the purposes of this section,

     (a)  "new market development quota" means marketing quota leased by
the Board to authorized producers solely for the purpose of developing new
markets;

     (b)  "period" means a period as determined from time to time under a
Canada Act by the Canadian Chicken Marketing Agency.

(2)  A processor may apply to the Board to request that the Board make an
offer of new market development quota to authorized producers.

(3)  An application under subsection (2) must be in the form and  provide
the information prescribed by the Board.

(4)  The Board may by resolution establish a deadline for applications to
be made under subsection (2).

(5)  If the Board determines that the application is acceptable, the Board 
may determine

     (a)  the period for which the offer of new market development quota
will be made, and

     (b)  the amount per kilogram that a producer must pay to a
designated processor in order to be entitled to lease new market
development quota.

(6)  The Board must advise the applicant of its determination under
subsection (5).

(7)  Within the time specified by a resolution of the Board,  authorized
producers may file with the Board a bid to lease new market development
quota.

(8)  A bid must

     (a)  be in the form prescribed by the Board, and

     (b)  set out the maximum number of kilograms of new market
development quota the authorized producer is prepared to commit to lease.

(9)  The maximum bid that an authorized producer may make is equal to the
marketing quota that would be available to that producer if the utilization
factor in effect in the period were 100%.

(10)  If the total kilograms of bids filed by authorized producers is less
than the amount of chicken required by the applicant, the offer is void
unless the applicant agrees to reduce the applicant's requirement so that
it equals the amount of the bids.

(11)  If an offer is void under subsection (10), the Board and applicant
may agree that a new offer be made to authorized producers at a reduced
lease rate.

(12)  The Board shall distribute the total amount of leased quota available
in rounds of one quota unit to each bidder until all available leased quota
is distributed.

(13)  The Board must advise each authorized producer who bid of 

     (a)  the amount of quota that the producer is eligible to lease as
determined in accordance with subsection (12), and

     (b)  the amount payable to the designated processor for the
opportunity to lease new market development quota.

(14)  On receipt of confirmation from the designated processor that the
authorized producer has paid the amount payable under subsection (13), the
Board shall

     (a)  lease to that producer new market development quota, and

     (b)  specify the number of kilograms of new market development quota
and the production cycle to which that lease applies.

(15)  This section ceases to have any effect after November 30, 1998 unless
a majority of authorized producers voting at the annual Board meeting in
1998 vote to continue it.


     Division 3
     Premises

Approved premises
31   Unless otherwise authorized in writing by the Board, an authorized
producer shall not market chicken other than those produced in the approved
production facilities and premises for which the authorized quota was
allocated.


Premises requirements
32(1)  Prior to the commencement of production, the authorized producer
must register with the Board the production facilities and premises in
which the production is to take place.

(2)  Where a person applies to register production facilities and premises
with the Board, that person must provide to the Board 

     (a)  a copy of the current certificate of title for the land on
which the production facilities and premises are located,

     (b)  a site plan, and 

     (c)  such other information as the Board may require.  

     Division 4
     Quota Limits and Dealing with Quota

Quota limit
33(1)  An individual, whether alone or through an interest in a
corporation, partnership, unincorporated organization or group of
individuals, shall not hold more than 1.25% of the total of all authorized
quota allocated by the Board.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), a corporation, partnership, unincorporated
organization or group of individuals shall not hold  more than 2.5% of all
authorized quota allocated by the Board.

(3)  An individual shall not exceed directly or indirectly the limit
established under subsection (1) through holdings in a corporation,
partnership, unincorporated organization or group of individuals.

(4)  No more than 2.5% of all authorized quota allocated by the Board may
be produced at one production facility and premises.

(5)  For the purpose of subsections (1) and (2), the amount of authorized
quota shall be determined as follows:

     (a)  the holding of authorized quota for an individual is the sum of

               (i)  the authorized quota held by that individual, plus

               (ii) the proportionate share of any authorized quota in
which that individual has an ownership interest through a corporation,
partnership or unincorporated organization referred to in section 1(t)(ii)
or group of individuals referred to in section 1(t)(iii), plus

               (iii)     any authorized quota in which the individual has an
ownership interest as a lessee of quota;

     (b)  the holdings of a corporation, partnership or unincorporated
organization referred to in section 1(t)(ii) or group of individuals
referred to in section 1(t)(iii) is the sum of

               (i)  the authorized quota held by that corporation,
partnership, unincorporated organization or group of individuals, plus

               (ii) the proportionate share of any authorized quota
that the corporation, partnership, unincorporated organization or group of
individuals holds through an ownership interest in another corporation,
partnership, unincorporated organization or group of individuals, plus

               (iii)     any authorized quota in which the corporation,
partnership, unincorporated organization or group of individuals has an
ownership interest as a lessee of quota.

(6)  The Board shall not allocate, reallocate or approve the lease of any
authorized quota if as a result of that allocation, reallocation or lease
any person would hold quota in excess of that allowed under subsection (1)
or (2).

(7)  The restriction set forth in subsection (3) does not apply to:

     (a)  the ownership interest of a producer in

               (i)  a publicly traded company listed on a recognized
stock exchange, or

               (ii) a co-operative that has more than 200 members;

     (b)  the reallocation of quota to a person under a will or under the
Intestate Succession Act.

(8)  If authorized quota is reallocated under subsection (7)(b), any
subsequent allocation or reallocation, except a further reallocation under 
subsection (7)(b), is subject to subsections (1) to (4).


Authorized quota reduction
34   The Board may reduce or cancel an authorized quota if the authorized
producer to whom it is allocated or the person to whom it has been leased
pursuant to section 35

     (a)  has failed to observe, perform or carry out the provisions of
the Act, this Regulation or any order of the Council or the Board; 

     (b)  is not utilizing or has voluntarily given up all or part of
that producer's authorized quota or portion leased; 

     (c)  has had that producer's or lessee's licence revoked or
suspended;

     (d)  has not received the approval of the Board for any change of
ownership interest in that producer in the case where an authorized quota
has been allocated or leased in the name of a company.  


Lease of quota
35(1)  The Board may allow an authorized producer to lease all or part of
that authorized producer's quota to

     (a)  another authorized producer, or

     (b)  a person who is licensed as a lessee of quota.

(2)  An application to lease quota must

     (a)  be made in writing to the Board by the authorized producer, 

     (b)  be endorsed by the proposed lessee, and

     (c)  include the information that the Board requires.

(3)  If an authorization to lease is granted by the Board, the Board  may
make the authorization subject to those terms or conditions that the Board
considers appropriate in the circumstances.

(4)  Where an approval for a lease of authorized quota has been granted by
the Board to a person who is licensed as a lessee of quota, the following
provisions apply to that person in the same manner as if that person was
the authorized producer:

     section 9;
     section 10;
     section 17;
     section 19;
     section 25;
     section 26;
     section 28;
     section 29;
     section 30;
     section 31;
     section 32;
     section 37;
     section 38;
     section 39;
     section 40;
     section 42.

(5)  The authorized producer and lessee are

     (a)  jointly responsible for reducing the marketing of chicken in
accordance with sections 25(2) and 26(3), and

     (b)  jointly and severally liable for

               (i)  all service charges assessed under this Regulation,

               (ii) all levies assessed under this Regulation, and

               (iii)     any judgment obtained in respect of service charges
or levies assessed under this Regulation.

(6)  If a lease is terminated and any reductions in the marketing of
chicken imposed under sections 25(2) and 26(3) are not completed, the
remaining reductions in the marketing of chicken are the responsibility of

     (a)  the authorized producer who leased the quota to the lessee, if
the lessee was not an authorized producer, and

     (b)  the lessee, if the lessee was an authorized producer.

(7)  The Board shall not allow a lease of quota from an authorized producer
to a lessee if

     (a)  the authorized producer has outstanding service charges or
levies payable to the Board, or

     (b)  the proposed lessee would exceed the quota limit established
under section 33.

(8)  When an application for a lease is made to the Board, there is payable
to the Board a fee of $50 and that fee must accompany the application made
to the Board under subsection (2).

(9)  Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, none of the following
permit a lessee to exercise the rights of a licensed producer under Parts 2
or 3 of the Plan:

     (a)  any authorization granted by the Board authorizing a lessee to
lease quota;

     (b)  a licence granted by the Board licensing a person to operate as
a lessee of quota;

     (c)  a lease of quota to a lessee.


Permit
36   The Board may issue permits for research purposes.  


Records not available
37   If records are not available to the Board in respect of an authorized
producer, that producer is deemed 

     (a)  to have marketed the amount of chicken determined by
multiplying the number of chicks delivered to that producer by the average
weight of all chicken marketed in Alberta of the same weight category as
determined by statistics derived from Agriculture Canada Poultry Market
Report number 52, or the current successor to that Report, in the year
prior to the year that the chicken was marketed, and 

     (b)  to have marketed all of the chicken that grew out of chicks
that were delivered to that producer within 3 months of the delivery of the
chicks.


     Division 5
     Prohibitions

Processor
38   A processor shall not purchase chicken from any person other than an
authorized producer or a processor.  


Producer
39   An authorized producer shall not market chicken to any person other
than a licensed processor or a consumer, except where that producer has
demonstrated extraordinary circumstances to the Board and the Board has
granted permission in writing to that producer to do so.


Selling below minimum price
40   An authorized producer shall not market chicken at a price that is
less than the minimum price that is established by the Board.  

Purchasing below minimum price
41   A processor shall not purchase chicken for an amount that is less than
the minimum price that is established by the Board.


Custom killing
42   A processor shall not in a calendar year custom kill more than 2000
chickens for any person other than an authorized producer.


Marketing re reduced weight
43(1)  On being advised in writing by the Board that pursuant to sections
25 and 26(3) the Board has reduced the weight of chicken that an authorized
producer is authorized to market, a processor shall not market any chicken
in excess of the reduced weight of chicken, if any, that the producer is
authorized to market unless the processor first obtains written permission
from the Board to do so.  

(2)  Where the Board grants permission for the purposes of subsection (1),
the permission must be in writing and specify the terms on which the
marketings can occur.


     PART 3

     TRANSITIONAL AND REPEAL

Quota continued
44   Where, immediately prior to the coming into force of this Regulation, 

     (a)  a person held quota under the Alberta Chicken Producers
Marketing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 84/93), and

     (b)  that quota comes within the definition of authorized quota
under this Regulation, 

that person shall continue to hold that quota as authorized quota under
this Regulation.


Licence continued
45   Where, immediately prior to the coming into force of this Regulation,
a person held a licence issued under the Alberta Chicken Producers
Marketing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 84/93), that person shall continue to hold
that licence under this Regulation and that person and the licence are
subject to this Regulation.


Expiration of Regulation
46   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, 2001.

Repeal
47   The Alberta Chicken Producers Marketing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 84/93)
is repealed.


          
     SCHEDULE

     FORM 1

(A)   Licensed Producers                     Return for Week Ending
Saturday:                                          


     Date
     Producer Name
     Prod No
     Barn Location

     Town
     No of Chicks Placed including Spares






     Cornish
     Broiler
     Roaster











Total Placement By Licensed Producers:





        (Date)                (Hatchery)                (Location)                 (Signature)   

                                        Record Placement of all
Licensed Persons                                 

(B)   Non-Licensed Persons                   Return for Week Ending
Saturday:                                          


     Date
     Producer Name
     Address
     No of Chicks Placed including Spares





     Cornish
     Broiler
     Roaster










Total of all Chicks Placed with Non-Licensed Persons:





        (Date)                (Hatchery)                (Location)                 (Signature)   

                                   Record Placement of all
Non-Licensed Persons                              

          



     FORM 2

     Alberta Chicken Producers

Return for Week Ending Saturday:                                                     Service Charge is             /kg


Date
Producer Name
Prod No
Barn Location
Town
No of Birds
Kilograms
Cornish
Kilograms
Broiler
Kilograms
Roaster
Service
Charge
























                                                            Totals:







   (Date)              (Name of Processor)              (Signature)         
     (Amount of Cheque)   




     FORM 3

     Alberta Chicken Producers

     DECLARATION REGARDING CUSTOM KILL


1   I,      (Name of Producer)      of   (Address)     , Alberta
   (Postal Code)  , certify that I do NOT hold a subsisting producer's
licence.


2   I also certify that the   (number)   head of chicken being processed on
a custom kill basis and weighing           kilograms live will be used for
personal consumption by me and my immediate family. 

         (Processor Name)    

                                     (Date of Processing)  
Signature of Producer or
Producer Representative


          
     FORM 4

     Alberta Chicken Producers

     PRODUCER'S MARKETING REPORT FORM

I,    (Name of Producer)   ,   (Producer No.)   of    (Address)    Alberta, 
  (Postal Code)   , submit the following information concerning the sale of
chicken


Date
Buyer's
Name
Buyer's
Address
Age of
Birds
Number of
Birds
Live Weight
in Kgs.


















     Totals:





Total Estimated Weight                     kgs.

          x                        current service charge
          =                        money owing to the Board.

Note:

(a)  This form is to be completed for all chicken marketed to persons
other than licensed processors.

(b)  All forms must be forwarded to the Board (the Alberta Chicken
Producers) with the appropriate service charge within 7 days of the sale.


     Alberta Regulation 228/96

     Gas Resources Preservation Act

     GAS RESOURCES PRESERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 465/96) pursuant to
section 13 of the Gas Resources Preservation Act.


1   The Gas Resources Preservation Regulation (Alta. Reg. 273/89) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended by renumbering it as section 1(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  For the purposes of section 9 of the Act "core consumer" means

               (a)  a core consumer as defined in the Gas Utilities
Core Market Regulation (Alta. Reg. 44/95), and

               (b)  a core consumer as defined in the Municipal Gas
Systems Core Market Regulation (Alta. Reg. 45/95).


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

Communica-tion of information
     3(1)  Section 13.2(1) and (3) of the Act do not apply in relation to
any information obtained by the Board in returns furnished to the Board by
or on behalf of a permittee pursuant to a term or condition contained in a
permit.


4   The following is added after section 4:

Conditions on permits
     4.1(1)  Every permit granted on or after October 15, 1996 is subject
to the following conditions:

               (a)  all gas to be removed from Alberta pursuant to the
permit shall be measured by or on behalf of the permittee by meters
approved by the Board;

               (b)  the relative density, higher heating value and
volume of all gas received by the permittee for removal from Alberta
pursuant to the permit shall, in a manner approved by the Board,

                         (i)  be measured by or on behalf of the
permittee at or near the points at which the gas is removed from Alberta,
and

                         (ii) be reported to the Board by or on
behalf of the permittee;

               (c)  all quantities of gas removed from Alberta pursuant
to the permit shall be referred to a 101.325 kilopascal pressure base and a
15ø Celsius temperature base.

     (2)  Every permit is subject to the condition that the permittee may
cease to comply with any terms and conditions of any approval given before
October 15, 1996 by the Lieutenant Governor in Council or the Minister for
the granting or amending of the permit.

     (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of permit number ER
95-1 granted by the Board.


5   The Removal of Conditions Regulation (Alta. Reg. 53/95) is repealed.


     ------------------------------

     Alberta Regulation 229/96

     Mines and Minerals Act

     OIL SANDS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 467/96) pursuant to
section 5 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Oil Sands Regulation (Alta. Reg. 228/91) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended by adding the following after clause (e):

     (e.1)     "joint venture" means a group or association of persons of a
kind that is approved by the Minister for the purpose of section 8.2;


3   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Rental
     4(1)  The annual rental for an oil sands agreement shall be paid
yearly in advance in amounts determined as follows:

               (a)  in respect of years of an agreement other than
years of an extension granted under section 8.1, at the rate of $3.50 for
each hectare contained in the location;

               (b)  in respect of each year of the extension granted
under section 8.1, at the rate calculated under clause (a) plus an
additional amount of rental equal to the product of

                         (i)  1% of the excess of the minimum
prescribed capacity specified by the relevant clause of the lease prior to
its amendment pursuant to section 8.1(1)(d) over the quantity of bitumen
determined by the Minister to have been obtained during the year pursuant
to the agreement, multiplied by

                         (ii) the price per barrel for bitumen
established by the Minister for the purpose of this subsection.

     (2)  Rental paid pursuant to subsection (1) will not be allowed as a
cost in the calculation of royalty payable under an oil sands lease or a
successor to an oil sands lease or under an oil sands royalty regulation.

4   The following is added after section 8:

Extension of 2nd term
     8.1(1)  The Minister may, at the end of the 2nd term of an existing
oil sands lease, extend the 2nd term for an additional period not exceeding
5 years if

               (a)  an application for an extension is made by the
lessee not more than 3 years and not less than 6 months before the end of
the 2nd term of the lease and, at the time of the application, the
requirements of section 8(1)(b) are not being complied with,

               (b)  the application is accompanied by a plan for the
development of the oil sands in the location during the 3rd term of the
lease if the lease qualifies for renewal under section 8,

               (c)  the Minister has approved the application and the
development plan,

               (d)  before the application is approved, the relevant
clause of the lease has been amended to increase the minimum prescribed
capacity for a plant or other works by not less than 20%, and

               (e)  the Minister considers that the circumstances
warrant the extension.

     (2)  The Minister may attribute reserves to a development plan
approved under subsection (1)(c) by approving a maximum sustainable daily
bitumen production rate for the plan for the purpose of Part 1 of the
Schedule and by calculating recoverable bitumen reserves under Part 1 and,
if relevant, under Part 2 of the Schedule.

     (3)  The Minister may approve an extension under this section subject
to any terms and conditions the Minister may prescribe, and the lessee
shall comply with those terms and conditions and with any terms and
conditions of the extension agreed to between the Minister and the lessee.

     (4)  If a lessee fails to comply with any of the terms or conditions
of, or provisions relating to, an extension under this section, the
Minister may

               (a)  cancel the lease under section 44 of the Act, or

               (b)  terminate the extension by giving the lessee a
notice stating that the extension will end 60 days after the date on the
notice and stating the reason for the termination.

     (5)  If the Minister terminates an extension under subsection (4)(b),
or if the lease does not, on the expiry of the extension, qualify for
renewal under section 8,

               (a)  sections 9, 10 and 11 apply to the lease on and
after the effective date of the termination or on the date of expiry of the
extension as though that date was the end of the 2nd term of the lease, and

               (b)  the Minister may allow the lessee to retain a part
of the location based on the submission of a further development plan under
and in accordance with section 9 and a determination by the Minister under
section 10.


Sale, transfer during extension
     8.2   Notwithstanding section 5, a lessee shall not, during the
continuance of an extension granted under section 8.1, sell, assign or
transfer the lease or any interest in the lease, to any person other than a
person with whom the lessee is participating in a joint venture that
involves the lease, and then only with the prior consent of the Minister.


5   Section 9 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "and sections 10 and 11" and
substituting "and section 10";

     (b)  in subsection (2)(a) by adding "or not more than 30 days after
the effective date of termination of the extension of the 2nd term of the
existing oil sands lease under section 8.1(4)(b)," before "the lessee".


6   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "under section 9" wherever it
occurs and substituting "under section 8.1(1) or 9";

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

          (2)  If

               (a)  a new plan referred to in subsection (1)(a) is
submitted to the Minister, and

               (b)  the Minister approves the new plan,

          the Minister shall establish a new location of the lease
consisting of the part of the location that, in the opinion of the
Minister, contains recoverable bitumen reserves equalling those determined
on the basis of the maximum sustainable daily bitumen production rate
approved by the Minister for the new plan in accordance with Part 1 of the
Schedule.


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     Alberta Regulation 230/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 471/96) 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 by adding the following body to the
list in that Part in its appropriate alphabetical location:

     Camrose and District Senior Centre


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     Alberta Regulation 231/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 472/96) pursuant to
Schedules 2 and 5, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Management Employees Pension Plan (Alta. Reg. 367/93) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Part 2 of Schedule 2 is amended by repealing Item (d) and substituting
the following:

     (d)  The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board,


3   This Regulation comes into force on the coming to force of section 1(3)
and (4) of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Statutes Amendment Act,
1996.


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     Alberta Regulation 232/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 473/96) pursuant to
Schedules 2 and 5, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Service Pension Plan (Alta. Reg. 368/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Part 2 of Schedule 2 is amended by repealing item 9 and substituting
the following:

     9   The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board.


3   Part 2 of Schedule 2 is amended by repealing item 12.


4(1)  Section 2 comes into force on the coming into force of section 1(3)
and (4) of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Statutes Amendment Act,
1996.

(2)  Section 3 comes into force on the coming into force of section 35(a)
of the Racing Corporation Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 233/96

     Agricultural Societies Act

     AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES FINANCIAL STATEMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 476/96) pursuant to
section 21 of the Agricultural Societies Act.


Financial statements
1   The financial statement referred to in section 21 of the Act must be a
review engagement report or audit report prepared by a

     (a)  Certified General Accountant,

     (b)  Certified Management Accountant, or

     (c)  Chartered Accountant.



     Alberta Regulation 234/96

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     AUTHORIZATION ORDER

     Filed:  October 2, 1996

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 477/96) pursuant to
section 50 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation is authorized to
perform all functions and duties and exercise all powers imposed or
conferred on the Corporation by or under the Agricultural Products
Marketing Act (Canada), including without limitation the functions, duties
and powers imposed or conferred on the Commodity Board under the Alberta
Hog Order made under that Act.



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     Alberta Regulation 235/96

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (PETROLEUM ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 3, 1996

Made by the Deputy Minister of Energy (M.O. 30/96) pursuant to section 1.1
of the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (Alta. Reg. 248/90).


1   The Prescribed Amounts (Petroleum Royalty) Regulation (Alta. Reg.
47/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 48 is amended by adding the following after clause (d):

     (d.1)     the new oil par price is $168.52 per cubic metre;


3   The following is added after section 48:

     49   The following are prescribed for the month of November, 1996:

               (a)  the old non-heavy oil par price is $185.70 per
cubic metre;

               (b)  the old heavy oil par price is $166.35 per cubic
metre;

               (c)  the new non-heavy oil par price is $185.70 per
cubic metre;

               (d)  the new heavy oil par price is $166.35 per cubic
metre;

               (e)  the third tier non-heavy oil par price is $185.70
per cubic metre;

               (f)  the third tier heavy oil par price is $166.35 per
cubic metre;

               (g)  the old non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.069998;

               (h)  the old heavy oil royalty factor is 3.129286;

               (i)  the new non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.192250;

               (j)  the new heavy oil royalty factor is 2.662053;

               (k)  the third tier non-heavy oil royalty factor is
3.231314;

               (l)  the third tier heavy oil royalty factor is
3.260439;

               (m)  the old non-heavy oil select price is $26.01 per
cubic metre;

               (n)  the old heavy oil select price is $26.01 per cubic
metre;

               (o)  the new non-heavy oil select price is $82.89 per
cubic metre;

               (p)  the new heavy oil select price is $55.91 per cubic
metre;

               (q)  the third tier non-heavy oil select price is
$118.97 per cubic metre;

               (r)  the third tier heavy oil select price is $118.97
per cubic metre;

               (s)  the adjustment factor for old non-heavy oil is
1.040000;

               (t)  the adjustment factor for old heavy oil is
1.040000.



     Alberta Regulation 236/96

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     DESIGNATION OF OCCUPATIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 3, 1996

Made by the Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development pursuant
to section 36(1) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Designation of Occupations Regulation (Alta. Reg. 67/95) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended by adding the following after clause (c):

     (d)  effective January 1, 1997, the occupation of Construction Craft
Labourer.


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     Alberta Regulation 237/96

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     CONSTRUCTION CRAFT LABOURER OCCUPATION REGULATION

     Filed:  October 3, 1996

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 37(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Constitution of the occupation     2
Tasks, activities and functions    3
Educational requirement of a trainee    4
Occupational certificate 5
Previous experience 6
Coming into force   7

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act;

     (b)  "occupation" means the occupation of construction craft
labourer that is designated as a designated occupation pursuant to section
36 of the Act;

     (c)  "Registrar" means a person who is recognized by the Board as
the Registrar for the occupation;

     (d)  "trainee" means a person who is a trainee in the occupation;

     (e)  "training program" means a training program in the occupation
that is approved by the Board consisting of

               (i)  a term of 12 months during which a trainee must
complete at least 2000 hours of on the job experience in the occupation
under which the trainee acquires skill and knowledge in the occupation,

               (ii) the formal training that is approved by the Board,
and

               (iii)     the taking of one or more examinations as required
by the Board for the purposes of determining whether the trainee has
acquired skill and knowledge in the occupation.


Constitution of the occupation
2   The undertakings set out in section 2 of the Schedule constitute the
occupation.


Tasks, activities and functions
3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the occupation, the
tasks, activities and functions set out in section 3 of the Schedule come
within the occupation.


Educational requirement of a trainee
4   The educational requirement for a trainee is the completion of an
Alberta grade 9 education or equivalent.


Occupational certificate
5(1)  In order for a trainee to be eligible to be granted an occupational
certificate under section 36(2)(a) of the Act, the trainee must

     (a)  to the satisfaction of the Board, successfully complete the
training program, and

     (b)  be given a satisfactory report by the trainee's employer or
supervisor that the trainee has successfully completed the on the job
experience requirement.

(2)  Notwithstanding that a person does not qualify under section 36(2)(a)
of the Act to be granted an occupational certificate, a person may not
later than 2 years from the day on which this Regulation comes into force
be granted an occupational certificate under section 36(2)(b) of the Act if
the person satisfies the Registrar that the person has acquired a minimum
of 3000 hours of relevant work experience in the occupation.

(3)  Notwithstanding that a person does not qualify under section 36(2)(a)
of the Act to be granted an occupational certificate, a person may be
granted an occupational certificate under section 36(2)(b) of the Act if
the person

     (a)  satisfies the Registrar that the person has a certificate or
document issued in another jurisdiction for a vocation that is
substantially similar to the occupation, and

     (b)  successfully completes one or more examinations that are
established or otherwise recognized by the Board.


Previous experience
6   For the purposes of section 5(1)(b), a trainee's employer or supervisor
may take into consideration any previous on the job experience in the
occupation acquired by the trainee while the trainee was previously
employed or supervised by another person.


Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


     SCHEDULE

1   In this Schedule, "buildings, structures or premises" includes:

     (a)  municipal sewer and water mains;

     (b)  roads;

     (c)  dams;

     (d)  bridges;

     (e)  tunnels;

     (f)  railways;

     (g)  canals and other similar works.

2   The undertakings that constitute the occupation are the preparation,
clean-up, material handling, demolition, excavation and compaction on or
around buildings, structures or premises.

3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the occupation, the
following tasks, activities and functions come within the occupation:

     (a)  site preparation, maintenance and cleanup;

     (b)  excavation, subgrade work and compaction;

     (c)  assisting with concrete and similar work and, without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, including

               (i)  placement, consolidation and strike-off of concrete
and masonry;

               (ii) maintenance of curing conditions;

               (iii)     demolition and removal of concrete and masonry;

               (iv) mixing and distribution of grout and mortar;

               (v)  stock piling and distribution of masonry units and
building materials;

               (vi) installation of edge forms;

               (vii)     cleaning and coating of formwork and stripping of
non-reusable formwork;

               (viii)    installation of concrete paving stones;

     (d)  cleaning and securing the building site and containing
construction refuse;

     (e)  operating and maintaining gasoline, pneumatic, powder actuated,
electric and hydraulic tools related to the occupation;

     (f)  flame cutting of mild non-tempered steel;

     (g)  operating and maintaining stationary compressors and portable
generators used in carrying out the undertakings that constitute the
occupation;

     (h)  using and maintaining hand and power tools related to the
occupation;

     (i)  using basic site management procedures;

     (j)  assisting with survey and measurement activities related to the
occupation;

     (k)  excavating, trenching, backfilling and compacting around
foundation structures with tools related to the occupation;

     (l)  preparing piles and bells;

     (m)  installing subgrade drainage and foundation damp-proofing;

     (n)  setting up and assembling ladders and scaffolding for use by
construction craft labourers;

     (o)  transporting scaffolding components to and from the site at
which the scaffolds are to be erected;

     (p)  assisting with the excavation shoring and placement of
temporary enclosures;

     (q)  performing rigging related to the occupation;

     (r)  signalling with respect to the operation of construction
equipment;

     (s)  installing, connecting, tying-in and testing works that make up
municipal sewer and water mains.


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     Alberta Regulation 238/96

     Alberta Housing Act

     SOCIAL HOUSING ACCOMMODATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 9, 1996

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:082/96) pursuant to
section 34(1) of the Alberta Housing Act.


1   The Social Housing Accommodation Regulation (Alta. Reg. 244/94) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(3) is amended

     (a)  in clause (f) by striking out "of principal";

     (b)  in clause (h) by striking out "except for lump-sum employment
settlements" after "insurance settlement";

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

               (p)  the increase in a benefit under section 3 of the
General Regulation (Alta. Reg. 213/94) paid as a result of the amendment
made under section 4 of the General Amendment Regulation (Alta. Reg.
140/96).


3   Section 10(2) is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 239/96

     Provincial Parks Act

     FEES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 10, 1996

Made by the Minister of Environmental Protection (M.O. 67/96) pursuant to
section 11(p)(i) and (ii) of the Provincial Parks Act.


1   The Fees Regulation (Alta. Reg. 301/83) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 15.1 is repealed and the following is substituted:


     15.1(1)  This section deals with the fees payable for facilities at
the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Recreation Area (in this section
called the "Nordic Centre").

     (2)  Subject to this section, the fees for the exclusive use of the
facilities in the Nordic Centre are as set out in the Schedule.

     (3)  In subsections (4) to (7),

               (a)  "per day fee" means a fee prescribed in the
Schedule that is payable on a per day basis;

               (b)  "per night fee" means a fee prescribed in the
Schedule that is payable on a per day basis, but only for facility use
after 5:00 p.m.

     (4)  A person who has entered into an agreement with the Minister to
perform duties relating to the operation of the Nordic Centre as a
volunteer is not required to pay any per day or per night fee while
performing those duties.

     (5)  If, in the opinion of the Minister, improved management or
promotion of the Nordic Centre may be achieved, the Minister may in writing
increase, decrease or waive any per day or per night fee and specify the
dates when the increase, decrease or waiver applies.

     (6)  If, in the opinion of the Minister, a person is, without
receiving remuneration, engaged in an activity that enhances public
awareness of social or environmental issues that are compatible with the
programs of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Minister may,
in writing, waive any per day or per night fee for that person and specify
the dates when the waiver applies.

     (7)  The Minister may establish complimentary vouchers to be used
against a per day or per night fee.

     (8)  The vouchers must be issued in accordance with guidelines
established by the Minister.

     (9)  The guidelines referred to in subsection (8) are exempt from the
Regulations Act.

     (10)  A 10% discount on all skier fees prescribed in Part 2 of the
Schedule applies where the skiers are members of a recognized biathlon,
cross country ski or nordic combined club that is affiliated with the
provincial or national association for the respective sport.


     SCHEDULE

     CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE

     PART 1

     FEES FOR HIRE AND RESERVATION OF FACILITIES

Daylodge (per day):
                         Non-Refundable
              Hire       Reservation Fee 

     Sport*    Others*   Sport*    Others*

Meeting room A      $  20.00       $  40.00       $ 20.00        $ 20.00
Meeting room B      40.00          80.00          20.00          20.00
Manual timing room       10.00          20.00        N/A         20.00
Cafe lounge         150.00         200.00         20.00          20.00

Teamrooms (Biathlon and Cross Country):

per day/per room         $   5.00       $  15.00  $  N/A    $   N/A   
per week/per room        25.00          75.00          20.00          20.00
per month/per room       80.00          200.00         20.00          20.00

Biathlon Building:       $  40.00       $  90.00       $ 20.00        $ 20.00


Stadiums: (Cross Country and Biathlon):
Includes fence, stadium markers, start/finish posts

                         Non-Refundable
              Hire       Reservation Fee 

     Sport*    Others*   Sport*    Others*

per hour  $ N/A   $    N/A    $   N/A    $   N/A   
per day        50.00          150.00         20.00          20.00
per week       500.00         1000.00        20.00          20.00

Public Announcement System (Cross Country and Biathlon):

per day        $  10.00       $  20.00    $   N/A           $ 20.00
per week       50.00          100.00         20.00          20.00

Audio-Visual Equipment:

per day        $  10.00       $  15.00  $   N/A    $   N/A   

  On the use of the facilities, the non-refundable reservation fee is to be
applied to the fees for the hire of the facilities.

* "Sport" indicates that the facility is hired by a group that is a
non-profit organization whose primary purpose is the advancement of
sporting activities among its members, and

  "Others" indicates that the facility is hired by any other group or
person.

  N/A indicates not available for such use or not applicable.


     PART 2

     SKIER FEES

     Per Day       Per Night   
     Ticket Fees    Ticket Fees 

Adult (18 yrs & over, except seniors)   $ 5.00*   $ 2.50* 
Senior (55 yrs +)   4.00*     2.00* 
Junior (12 yrs - 17 yrs) 4.00*     2.00* 
Child (6 yrs - 11 yrs)   3.00*     1.50* 
Child under 6 yrs   FREE           FREE    


     Per Day       Per Night   
     Ticket Fees    Ticket Fees 

Competitions/Training Camps
(per competitor/trainee) 3.00*     3.00*
Schools (per student)    2.00*     2.00*

  Purchase of book of 10 per day or per night tickets entitles purchaser to
one complimentary voucher.

* Fees for per day tickets and per night tickets are inclusive of federal
goods and services tax.

  Prebooking of 10 or more purchasers entitles group to a 10% discount.

   Per night indicates a per day basis, for use only after 5:00 p.m.

Season Pass Fees:
     Others                       

Adult (18 yrs) $ 67.50
Junior (12 yrs - 17 yrs) 54.00
Senior (55 yrs +)   54.00
Child (6 yrs - 12 yrs)   38.50
Family - two members     103.50
          - three or more members  139.50

 Same surname and living at same residential address.


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     Alberta Regulation 240/96

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     CATTLE MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 10, 1996

Made by the Alberta Cattle Commission pursuant to section 26 of the
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Cattle Marketing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 347/88) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Service charges
     5(1)  A producer who sells cattle shall pay to the Commission a
service charge in the amount of $1.50 per head of cattle sold by that
producer.

     (2)  The service charge referred to in subsection (1) is payable to
the Commission in accordance with the following:

               (a)  the service charge is payable by the producer, and
if the service charge is not deducted from the money payable to the
producer, in accordance with this subsection, the producer is liable to the
Commission for the amount not deducted;

               (b)  either the purchaser, the purchaser's agent or the
producer's agent shall deduct the amount of the service charge from the
money payable to the producer and, if they fail to do so, all of them are
jointly and severally liable to the Commission for the amount of the
service charge;

               (c)  notwithstanding clause (b), where the sale of
cattle is conducted by an auction market, the auction market shall deduct
the amount of the service charge from the money payable to the producer,
and none of the persons referred to in clause (b) are liable for the amount
of the service charge;

               (d)  a person who is responsible for deduction of the
service charge shall pay the amount of the service charge deducted to the
Commission and account to the Commission for it by the 25th day of the
month next following the month in which the service charge was or should
have been deducted;

               (e)  the accounting to the Commission required by clause
(d) shall be in a form prescribed by the Commission.

     (3)  The amount of a service charge that is not deducted and paid as
required by this Regulation is a debt owing to the Commission and may be
recovered by action against

               (a)  the producer in a case to which subsection (2)(a)
applies,

               (b)  any or all of the persons referred to in subsection
(2)(b), jointly and severally, in a case to which subsection (2)(b)
applies, or

               (c)  the auction market that conducted the sale, in a
case to which subsection (2)(c) applies.