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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, MARCH 15, 1997

     Alberta Regulation 53/97

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (NATURAL GAS ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 19, 1997

Made by the Branch Head, Gas Royalty and Mineral Tax, (M.O. 3/97) pursuant
to section 6 of the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (Alta. Reg.
351/93).

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


2   Section 4 is amended by adding the following after subsection (24):

     (25)  The following prices are prescribed for the December 1996
production month:

             Item        Price

     Gas Reference Price $2.36 per gigajoule
     Gas Par Price  $1.79 per gigajoule
     Pentanes Reference Price $213.58 per cubic metre
     Pentanes Par Price  $191.02 per cubic metre
     Propane Reference Price  $250.07 per cubic metre
     Butanes Reference Price  $174.13 per cubic metre


3   Section 5 is amended by adding the following after subsection (24):

     (25)   The following allowances per cubic metre are prescribed for
the December 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 (AR 351/93)




     $4.48     $8.30     $8.87     $7.33


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







     $6.48     $5.31     $4.87     $2.83

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






     $6.73     $8.06     $12.50    $15.88

     Storage Allowance for pentanes plus, propane and butanes



     $ 0.00



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     Alberta Regulation 54/97

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     CRANE AND HOISTING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
     TRADE REGULATION

     Filed:  February 21, 1997

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Constitution of the trade     2
Tasks, activities and functions    3
Educational requirements of an apprentice    4
Term of the apprenticeship program - mobile cranes     5
Term of the apprenticeship program - tower cranes 6
Term of the apprenticeship program - boom trucks  7
Employment of apprentices     8
Wages     9
Repeal    10

Schedule

Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "apprentice" means a person who is an apprentice in the trade;

     (b)  "boom truck" means a boom truck as defined in section 1 of the
Schedule;

     (c)  "certified journeyman" means a certified journeyman as defined
in the Apprenticeship Program and Certificate Recognition Regulation (AR
1/92);

     (d)  "mobile crane" means a mobile crane as defined in section 1 of
the Schedule;

     (e)  "tower crane" means a tower crane as defined in section 1 of
the Schedule;

     (f)  "trade" means the occupation of Crane and Hoisting Equipment
Operator that is designated as a compulsory certification trade pursuant to
section 57 of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


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


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


Educational requirements of an apprentice
4   The educational requirement for an apprentice is

     (a)  the completion of an Alberta grade 10 education or equivalent,
or

     (b)  the successful completion of one or more examinations that are
set or recognized by the Board.


Term of the apprenticeship program - mobile cranes
5(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certificate
Recognition Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for
the mobile crane branch of the trade shall consist of 3 periods of not less
than 12 months each.

(2)  In the  first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1300 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1300 hours of on the job training.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1300 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.


Term of the apprenticeship program - tower cranes
6(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certificate
Recognition Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for
the tower crane branch of the trade shall consist of 2 periods of not less
than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1000 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1000 hours of on the job training.


Term of the apprenticeship program - boom trucks
7(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certificate
Recognition Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for
the boom truck branch of the trade shall consist of one period of not less
than 12 months.

(2)  In the period that constitutes the apprenticeship program an
apprentice must acquire not less than 500 hours of on the job training and
successfully complete the formal instruction that is required or approved
by the Board.


Employment of apprentices
8(1)  A person shall not employ an apprentice except in accordance with
this section.

(2)  A person who is a certified journeyman or employs a certified
journeyman may employ one apprentice and one additional apprentice for each
additional certified journeyman that is employed by that person.


Wages
9(1)  A person shall not pay wages to an apprentice that are less than
those provided for under subsection (2).

(2)   Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an
apprentice shall pay wages to an apprentice that are at least equal to the
following percentages of the wages paid to employees who are certified
journeymen in the trade:

     (a)  in the case of an operator of a mobile crane,

               (i)  70% in the first period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (ii) 80% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (iii)     90% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship
program;

     (b)  in the case of an operator of a tower crane,

               (i)  70% in the first period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (ii) 85% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship
program;

     (c)  in the case of an operator of a boom truck, 75% during the
period that constitutes the apprenticeship program.

     Repeal

Repeal
10   The Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator Trade Regulation (AR 246/88)
is repealed.


     SCHEDULE

1   In this Schedule,

     (a)  "boom truck" means a hydraulically driven structure or device
that

               (i)  is mounted on a turret that is affixed to a truck
or other similar chassis to provide mobility,

               (ii) is designed to incorporate a power driven drum and
cable or rope,

               (iii)     is equipped with a variable length boom that is
capable of moving

                         (A)  in the vertical plane,

                         (B)  in the horizontal plane, and

                         (C)  in both the vertical and horizontal
planes at the same time,

               (iv) is used exclusively for raising, lowering or moving
material, and

               (v)  has a lifting capacity that is greater than 5 tons
(4.5 tonnes);

     (b)  "crane and hoisting equipment" means a boom truck, mobile crane
or tower crane but does not include

               (i)  an overhead bridge-type crane that operates on a
fixed runway;

               (ii) a crane that meets the requirements of and is
operated in accordance with the Canada Labour Code and the regulations
under that Act;

               (iii)     a crane that is used exclusively for raising,
lowering or towing motor vehicles;

               (iv) a crane that is mounted on a motor vehicle that is
used exclusively for fire fighting;

               (v)  a crane that is mounted on a motor vehicle and used
exclusively for loading or unloading loads carried by that motor vehicle
but not for any further positioning of the load;

               (vi) a machine, commonly known as a side-boom, that is
used for pipeline work to lower pipes into a trench;

               (vii)     an aerial device that is commonly known as a
personnel lift or personnel hoist;

               (viii)    a machine used for drilling holes or
installing poles;

               (ix) earth moving equipment;

               (x)  a boom truck that is used for the maintenance or
construction of telephone or power lines;

               (xi) a crane that is operated at a coal mine and that
meets the requirements of and is operated in accordance with the
Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations under that Act;

     (c)  "mobile crane" means any mechanical or hydraulic structure that

               (i)  is designed to incorporate a power driven drum and
cable or rope that is capable of moving

                         (A)  in the vertical plane,

                         (B)  in the horizontal plane, and

                         (C)  in the vertical and horizontal planes
at the same time,

               (ii) is mounted on a crawler or wheeled chassis,

               (iii)     is used exclusively for raising, lowering or moving
material, and

               (iv) has a lifting capacity of 15 tons (13.6 tonnes) or
greater;

     (d)  "tower crane" means any mechanical device or structure that

               (i)  is designed to incorporate a power driven drum and
cable or rope and a vertical mast or tower and a jib,

               (ii) is of the travelling, fixed or climbing type, and

               (iii)     is used exclusively for raising, lowering or moving
material;

     (e)  "truck" means a truck that is equipped with a deck for carrying
loads or a 5th wheel for pulling loads or with both a deck and a 5th wheel.


2(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the operation and servicing of cranes and
hoisting equipment are the undertakings that constitute the trade and

     (a)  in the case of the boom truck branch of the trade, the
undertakings that constitute that branch of the trade are the operation and
servicing of boom trucks;

     (b)  in the case of the mobile crane branch of the trade, the
undertakings that constitute that branch of the trade are the operation and
servicing of mobile cranes and boom trucks;

     (c)  in the case of the tower crane branch of the trade, the
undertakings that constitute that branch of the trade are the operation and
servicing of tower cranes.

(2)  The installation, testing or repairing of cranes and hoisting
equipment by persons other than the operators of cranes and hoisting
equipment are matters that do not constitute undertakings that come within
the trade.


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

     (a)  using hand tools, power tools and specialized equipment while
maintaining and operating cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (b)  recognizing and identifying malfunctions relating to cranes and
hoisting equipment or their operation and the proper procedures related
thereto;

     (c)  recognizing and identifying conditions that are potentially
hazardous to safe machine operation;

     (d)  interpreting and applying visual and audio communications;

     (e)  communicating with management, signallers and riggers using
visual and audio systems;

     (f)  inspecting and maintaining cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (g)  performing rigging;

     (h)  carrying out pre-lift planning and pre-lift tasks when
preparing for lifts;

     (i)  assembling cranes and hoisting equipment for lifts;

     (j)  disassembling cranes for transport.


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     Alberta Regulation 55/97

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     PRINTING AND GRAPHIC ARTS CRAFTSMAN
     TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 21, 1997

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Printing and Graphic Arts Craftsman Trade Regulation (AR 144/94) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 5(1) is amended by repealing clauses (b), (c) and (d) and
substituting the following:

     (b)  the term of an apprenticeship program for the press craft shall
consist of 4 periods of not less than 12 months each, and

     (c)  the term of an apprenticeship program for the bindery craft
shall consist of 3 periods of not less than 12 months each.


3   The Schedule is amended

     (a)  in section 1

               (i)  by striking out ""printed products" means any
material that is printed" and substituting "printing and graphic arts
products" means any material that is printed, produced or reproduced";

               (ii) in clause (k) by striking out "printed" and
substituting "printing and graphic arts";

               (iii)     by adding the following after clause (k):

                         (l)  computer disks, CD ROMs and any other
similar electronic media products.

     (b)  in section 2

               (i)  by striking out "printed products constitute" and
substituting "printing and graphic arts products constitute";

               (ii) in clause (a) by striking out "printed" and
substituting "printing and graphic arts";

               (iii)     in clause (e) by striking out "using" and
substituting ", including the use of";

     (c)  in section 3 by repealing clause (e) and substituting the
following:

               (e)  using binding and finishing equipment;

               (f)  the packaging of printing and graphic arts
products.


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     Alberta Regulation 56/97

     Real Estate Act

     REAL ESTATE (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 21, 1997

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:010/97) pursuant to
section 83(2) of the Real Estate Act.


1   The Real Estate (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 113/96) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Sections 12 and 13 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Maximum payments
     12   The maximum payments that may be made from the Fund under
section 59 of the Act are as follows:

               (a)  with respect to applicants who have obtained
judgments against an industry member based on a finding of fraud or breach
of trust that occurred before October 1, 1996,

                         (i)  $25 000 per applicant, and

                         (ii) $250 000 for all claims against the
industry member arising, in the Council's opinion, from one event;

               (b)  with respect to applicants who have obtained
judgments against an industry member based on a finding of fraud or breach
of trust that occurred on or after October 1, 1996,

                         (i)  $35 000 per applicant, and

                         (ii) $350 000 for all claims against the
industry member arising, in the Council's opinion, from one event.

Pro rata payment
     13   If all claims under section 59 of the Act against an industry
member exceed the maximum amount that may be paid under section 12,
applicants shall be paid on a pro rata basis.


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     Alberta Regulation 57/97

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNT (PETROLEUM ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 28, 1997

Made by the Deputy Minister of Energy (M.O. 4/97) pursuant to section 1.1
of the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (Alta. Reg. 248/90).


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


2   Section 53 is amended by adding the following after clause (d):

     (d.1)     the new oil par price is $199.83 per cubic metre;


3   The following is added after section 53:

     54   The following are prescribed for the month of April, 1997:

               (a)  the old non-heavy oil par price is $183.91 per
cubic metre;

               (b)  the old heavy oil par price is $146.70 per cubic
metre;

               (c)  the new non-heavy oil par price is $183.91 per
cubic metre;

               (d)  the new heavy oil par price is $146.70 per cubic
metre;

               (e)  the third tier non-heavy oil par price is $183.91
per cubic metre;

               (f)  the third tier heavy oil par price is $146.70 per
cubic metre;

               (g)  the old non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.040848;

               (h)  the old heavy oil royalty factor is 3.126571;

               (i)  the new non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.145217;

               (j)  the new heavy oil royalty factor is 2.783839;

               (k)  the third tier non-heavy oil royalty factor is
3.177079;

               (l)  the third tier heavy oil royalty factor is
3.258298;

               (m)  the old non-heavy oil select price is $26.36 per
cubic metre;

               (n)  the old heavy oil select price is $26.36 per cubic
metre;

               (o)  the new non-heavy oil select price is $83.99 per
cubic metre;

               (p)  the new heavy oil select price is $56.65 per cubic
metre;

               (q)  the third tier non-heavy oil select price is
$120.55 per cubic metre;

               (r)  the third tier heavy oil select price is $120.55
per cubic metre;

               (s)  the adjustment factor for old non-heavy oil is
1.030000;

               (t)  the adjustment factor for old heavy oil is
1.018505.