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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, APRIL 15, 1997

     Alberta Regulation 58/97

     Electric Energy Marketing Act Repeal Act

     DEFICIENCY REGULATION

     Filed:  March 18, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 120/97) pursuant to
section 13 of the Electric Energy Marketing Act Repeal Act.


Definitions
1  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Agency" has the meaning given to it in the former Act;

     (b)  "Board" means the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board;

     (c)  "former Act" means the Electric Energy Marketing Act, SA 1981
cE-4.1;

     (d)  "General Regulation" means the General Regulation (Alta. Reg.
405/84) made pursuant to the former Act;

     (e)  "owners" means Alberta Power Limited, TransAlta Utilities
Corporation and the City of Edmonton.

Adjustment order for 1995
2   Despite section 17.4(1) of the General Regulation, if an adjustment
order for the year 1995 is made by the Board on or before May 31, 1997, the
Agency and the owners shall in 1997 make any payments among themselves that
may be necessary to give effect to that adjustment order.


Effect of order being made after December 31, 1996
3   Rights arising from or obligations imposed by the former Act, the
General Regulation or the Electric Energy Marketing Act Repeal Act shall
not be adversely affected by the Board's making an adjustment order for the
year 1995 after December 31, 1996 and before June 1, 1997.


     Expiry

Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 1999.


     Alberta Regulation 59/97

     Insurance Act

     FEES, FORMS AND CERTIFICATES EXPIRY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 18, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 124/97) pursuant to
section 22 of the Insurance Act.


1   The Fees, Forms and Certificates Expiry Regulation (AR 478/81) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 1:

     1.1  An insurer that

               (a)  is licensed on July 1 of each year shall, subject
to clause (c), pay the Alberta Insurance Council a fee of $600 on July 1 of
that year;

               (b)  becomes licensed after July 1 of that year but
before July 1 of the following year shall pay a fee of $600 to the Alberta
Insurance Council on the date that it becomes licensed;

               (c)  becomes licensed between April 1 and June 30 and
pays the fee required under clause (b) is not required to pay a fee on July
1 of that year.


3   Section 4 is amended

     (a)  in clauses (a) and (b) by striking out "$75" and substituting
"$60";

     (b)  by repealing clause (i).


4   Section 5 is amended by striking out "$75" and substituting "$60".


5   Section 14 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     14   The fee payable by a transportation company, travel agency or
automobile dealer for a restricted certificate under section 509 of the Act
is as follows and is based on the number of employees soliciting insurance
on behalf of the  company, agency or dealer

               (a)  1 - 4 employees     $100

               (b)  5 - 10 employees    $175

               (c)  11 - 15 employees   $325

               (d)  16 - 20 employees   $450

               (e)  21 - 99 employees   $600

               (f)  100 - 249 employees $1000

               (g)  250 - 499 employees $2500

               (h)  500 - or more  $5000.


6   Section 17.1 is amended by repealing subsections (3) and (4).


7(1)  This Regulation except for section 5 comes into force on April 1,
1997.

(2)  Section 5 comes into force on the coming into force of section 1(89)
of the Financial Institutions Statutes Amendment Act, 1996.


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     Alberta Regulation 60/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 18, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 126/97) pursuant to
Schedule 2, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


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


2   Section 2(1)(p) is amended by striking out "to whom the Management
Employees Pension Plan applied by virtue of section 118 of that Plan and
who ceased to be a participant of the Management Employees Pension Plan at
the end of 1996 on the expiry of that provision" and substituting
"described in section 3(5.3)".


3   The following is added after section 3(5.1):

     (5.2)  In subsection (5.3),

               (a)  "ASC" means the Alberta Securities Commission;

               (b)  "ASC management position" means a position with ASC
such that, if ASC were a full participating employer for all purposes under
MEPP, occupation of that position would render the person a participant of
and within the meaning of MEPP;

               (c)  "MEPP" means the Management Employees Pension Plan
or the Management Employees Pension Plan, as the case may be.

     (5.3)  The following persons engaged to work for ASC are not
employees:

               (a)  a person to whom MEPP applied by virtue of section
118 of MEPP and who ceased to be a participant of  MEPP at the end of 1996
on the expiry of that provision;

               (b)  a person appointed after the end of March 1996 to
an ASC management position;

               (c)  a person who, if ASC were a full MEPP participating
employer, as referred to in subsection (5.2)(b), would not be an employee
under and within the meaning of MEPP or in an ASC management position
because only of his being excluded from the established policy for pension
coverage referred to in section 2(1)(p)(ii) of MEPP.


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     Alberta Regulation 61/97

     Provincial Offences Procedure Act

     PROCEDURES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 18, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 128/97) pursuant to
section 41 of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.


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


2   Schedule 2, Part 6, is amended by adding the following after section 1:

     1.1   Notwithstanding item 64 in section 2, with respect to the
failure to keep and maintain a school bus and all equipment of the school
bus in a condition of conformity with the standards and specifications
prescribed in Schedule 4 of the Bus Safety Regulation, the specified
penalty payable for a contravention of section 55(1) is $300.


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     Alberta Regulation 62/97

     Highway Traffic Act

     BUS SAFETY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 18, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 129/97) pursuant to
sections 7, 8 and 12 of the Highway Traffic Act.


1   The Bus Safety Regulation (AR 235/82) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The heading to Part 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     PART 3

     COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY STANDARDS


3   The following is added immediately before section 13:

     12.1(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "bus" means a bus other than a bus used exclusively
for personal transportation;

               (b)  "equipment" means the equipment referred to in
Schedule 4.

     (2)  The owner of a bus shall keep and maintain the bus and all its
equipment in a condition of conformity with the standards and
specifications prescribed in Schedule 4.


4   The Schedule to this Regulation entitled Schedule 4 is added after
Schedule 3:


     SCHEDULE 4


1   A bus as defined in section 12.1 of this Regulation must meet the
following standards and specifications:

     (a)  the main and emergency exits must operate easily and must close
securely;

     (b)  the emergency door must be unobstructed, and must be easily
opened from inside and outside the vehicle;

     (c)  in the case of a friction brake,

               (i)  the bonded lining must not be thinner than 2
millimetres when measured at the thinnest point;

               (ii) a riveted lining surface must not be closer than 2
millimetres to any rivet head or bolt;

               (iii)     a disc pad must not be less than 2 millimetres in
thickness when measured at its thinnest point to a rivet head or to a
backing plate of a bonded lining and a wear indicator must not be in
contact with a disc;

     (d)  in the case of an emergency brake or a parking brake,

               (i)  the brake while set but not held by hand in the
fully applied position must hold the bus;

               (ii) the brake drum disc or facing must not be broken
nor worn thinner than 2 millimetres in thickness when measured at its
thinnest point to the rivet head or shoe;

     (e)  in the case of an air system, the low pressure warning light or
buzzer must operate;

     (f)  in the case of a dual braking system, the brake failure warning
light must function in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications;

     (g)  the steering column and steering box must be securely mounted
to the body and frame;

     (h)  in the case of wheels, 

               (i)  a wheel must not be bent or cracked;

               (ii) the bolts, lugs, spacers, lock rings and nuts must
not be defective or missing;

               (iii)     the rims must not be bent or cracked;

     (i)  in the case of tires,

               (i)  a tire must not be worn so that

                         (A)  the tread wear indicators contact the
road, or

                         (B)  less than 2 millimetres of the tread
remains on 2 adjacent treads;

               (ii) on vehicles of 4500 kilograms gross vehicle weight
or more, the front tire tread depth must not be less than 2 millimetres;

               (iii)     a tire must not have exposed cord at worn spots;

               (iv) a recap tire must not be used on front wheels;

     (j)  in the case of first aid, fire and road side emergency
equipment, the bus must be equipped with the following:

               (i)  a fire extinguisher that meets the requirements of
the CSA Std;

               (ii) a first aid kit that meets the requirements of CSA
Std;

               (iii)     flares and flags that meet the requirements of CSA
Std;

               (iv) triangles that meet the requirements of CSA Std.


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     Alberta Regulation 63/97

     Meat Inspection Act

     MEAT INSPECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 18, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 132/97) pursuant to
section 11 of the Meat Inspection Act.


1   The Meat Inspection Regulation (Alta. Reg. 51/73) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 3 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.1)  Meat and meat products obtained from wild game donated to an
organization for distribution by that organization without charge is exempt
from the Act and this Regulation, if that organization has obtained a
waiver under the Waiver Regulation (Alta. Reg. 249/85) that waives the
application of section 19(e) of the Food Regulation (Alta. Reg. 240/85) to
that meat and those meat products.



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     Alberta Regulation 64/97

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (NATURAL GAS ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 19, 1997

Made by the Branch Head, Gas Royalty and Mineral Tax (M.O. 5/97) 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 (25):

     (26)  The following prices are prescribed for the January, 1997
production month:

             Item        Price

     Gas Reference Price $2.77 per gigajoule
     Gas Par Price  $2.36 per gigajoule
     Pentanes Reference Price $212.77 per cubic metre
     Pentanes Par Price  $206.41 per cubic metre
     Propane Reference Price  $209.60 per cubic metre
     Butanes Reference Price  $167.93 per cubic metre


3   Section 5 is amended by adding the following after subsection (25):

     (26)   The following allowances per cubic metre are prescribed for
the January, 1997 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)




     $4.27     $5.72     $9.17     $7.42


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







     $6.87     $3.21     $4.51     $3.46

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






     $6.70     $7.82     $11.53    $11.91

     Storage Allowance for pentanes plus, propane and butanes



     $ 0.00



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     Alberta Regulation 65/97

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 21, 1997

Made by the Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development pursuant
to section 33(1) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Apprenticeship Training Regulation (AR 2/92) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Sections 11 and 12 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Replacement of documents
     11   On receipt of an application the Minister may replace any
document issued pursuant to the Act or the regulations if the Minister or
the Executive Director is satisfied that there is a valid reason to replace
the document.


3   The following is added after section 14:

Fees
     15   The Minister may charge fees for services provided under the Act
or the regulations.


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     Alberta Regulation 66/97

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     WAREHOUSING AND OCCUPATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 21, 1997

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


1   The Warehousing Occupation Regulation (AR 127/96) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 5 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "not later than August 1,
1997" and substituting "apply to the Minister to";

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

     (2.1)  In order to be granted an occupational certificate pursuant to
an application made under subsection (2), the application must be made to
the Minister not later than December 31, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 67/97

     Alberta Corporate Tax Act

     ROYALTY TAX CREDIT REFERENCE PRICE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 26, 1997

Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 6/97) pursuant to section 5.2(3) of
the Alberta Corporate Tax Regulation (Alta. Reg. 105/81).


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


2   The following is added after section 8:

Price to March 31, 1997
     9   The royalty tax credit reference price for the period ending
March 31, 1997 is $143.57.

Price to June 30, 1997
     10   The royalty tax credit reference price for the period ending
June 30, 1997 is $187.54.



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     Alberta Regulation 68/97

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (PETROLEUM ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 27, 1997

Made by the Deputy Minister of Energy (M.O. 7/97) 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 54 is amended by adding the following after clause (d):

     (d.1)     the new oil par price is $178.95 per cubic metre;


3   The following is added after section 54:

     55   The following are prescribed for the month of May, 1997:

               (a)  the old non-heavy oil par price is $166.80 per
cubic metre;

               (b)  the old heavy oil par price is $127.58 per cubic
metre;

               (c)  the new non-heavy oil par price is $166.80 per
cubic metre;

               (d)  the new heavy oil par price is $127.58 per cubic
metre;

               (e)  the third tier non-heavy oil par price is $166.80
per cubic metre;

               (f)  the third tier heavy oil par price is $127.58 per
cubic metre;

               (g)  the old non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.093948;

               (h)  the old heavy oil royalty factor is 3.127813;


               (i)  the new non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.150427;

               (j)  the new heavy oil royalty factor is 2.813253;

               (k)  the third tier non-heavy oil royalty factor is
3.198195;

               (l)  the third tier heavy oil royalty factor is
3.634438;

               (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
0.994731.

     ERRATA

Alberta Regulation 243/96 as published in The Alberta Gazette of November
15, 1996 (vol. 92 no. 21) is incomplete.  The NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT set
out on page 800 should end as follows:


And whose address for services is c/o the said
Solicitor and is addressed to the Defendant 
whose residence so far as known to the
Plaintiff is                  , Alberta.

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Alberta Regulation 40/97 as published in The Alberta Gazette of February
28, 1997 (vol. 93 no. 4 p. 151) contains a typographical error in the title
of the Regulation.  The title should read: "SOCIAL HOUSING ACCOMMODATION
AMENDMENT REGULATION".