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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, SEPTEMBER 15, 1997

     Alberta Regulation 162/97

     Municipal Government Act

     TRANSITIONAL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 21, 1997

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:237/97) pursuant to
section 710 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Transitional Regulation (AR 372/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by repealing subsections (3) and (4) and
substituting the following:

     (3)  Despite subsection (1), the County of Ponoka must prepare
assessments for property in that municipality in accordance with the new
Act not later than for the taxation year 1998.

     (4)  Despite subsections (1) and (2),

               (a)  the City of Edmonton must prepare assessments for
property in that municipality in accordance with the new Act,

               (b)  the City of Calgary must prepare assessments for
property in that municipality in accordance with the new Act, and

               (c)  the City of Wetaskiwin must prepare assessments for
property in that municipality in accordance with the new Act,

          not later than for the taxation year 1999.


     Alberta Regulation 163/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 378/97) 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   Part 2 of Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following after item 20:


     21   The Alberta Treasury Branches.


3   This Regulation comes into force on the commencement of section 2(1) of
the Alberta Treasury Branches Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 164/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 379/97) pursuant to
Schedule 5, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


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


2   Part 2 of Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following after item
(h.1):

          (h.2)     The Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation,

          (h.3)     The Alberta Treasury Branches,


3   Section 2 ceases to have any force at the end of June 1998.

4   This Regulation,

     (a)  so far as it concerns the Alberta Pensions Administration
Corporation, comes into force on September 1, 1997, and

     (b)  so far as it concerns the Alberta Treasury Branches, comes into
force on the commencement of section 2(1) of the Alberta Treasury Branches
Act.


5   Sections 1 to 4 are repealed as at the end of July 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 165/97

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 385/97) pursuant to
section 168 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.


1   The Beverage Container Recycling Regulation (AR 128/93) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 2(3) is repealed.


3   The following is added after section 5:

Recovery of refillable containers
     5.1   A manufacturer of a beverage in a refillable container for sale
or distribution in Alberta shall

               (a)  provide a collection service capable of recovering
the manufacturer's empty refillable registered containers from all depots
and retailers accepting such containers, or

               (b)  use the common collection system referred to in
section 5 for the recovery of those containers.


4   Section 7(5) is repealed.


5   Section 8 is repealed and the following is substituted:

No refund payable
     8(1)  No depot operator or retailer shall accept a container or
provide a cash refund for a container that can reasonably be identified by
the depot operator or retailer as having been transported into Alberta.

     (2)  No person shall return to a depot or retailer for a refund a
container that the person knows or ought reasonably to know has been
transported into Alberta.

     (3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a container that has
been transported into Alberta by a manufacturer for the purposes of selling
a beverage in the container in Alberta.

     (4)  A retailer shall not accept or pay a cash refund for an empty
non-refillable container.


6   Section 19 is amended by adding "5.1," after "5(4),", by striking out
"7(5)," and by adding "8(2), 8(4)," after "8(1),".


7   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 1997.


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     Alberta Regulation 166/97

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 386/97) pursuant to
section 168 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.


1   The Beverage Container Recycling Regulation (AR 101/97) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 23 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Coming into force
     23   The Regulation comes into force on December 1, 1997.


3   The Beverage Container Recycling Regulation (AR 128/93) is repealed
effective December 1, 1997.


     Alberta Regulation 167/97

     Government Organization Act

     SCHOOL GRANTS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 393/97) pursuant to
section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The School Grants Regulation (AR 72/95) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 8:

Effect of cessation of services
     8.1   In the event of a cessation of services by teachers or other
employees of a board, other person or organization by reason of a strike or
lockout, the Minister is authorized

               (a)  to calculate the amount payable as a grant under
this Regulation to the board, other person or organization for the period
during which the cessation of services continued, and

               (b)  to reduce the amount payable as a grant under this
Regulation to the board, other person or organization by any sum up to and
including the amount calculated pursuant to clause (a), after considering
the continuing operating costs incurred by the board, other person or
organization in the period during which the cessation of services
continued.


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     Alberta Regulation 168/97

     Teaching Profession Act

     DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS BYLAW

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 394/97) pursuant to
section 27 of the Teaching Profession Act.


1(1)  If the executive secretary determines that a matter does not warrant
a hearing, the executive secretary may, with the consent of the
complainant, refer the matter under investigation to a single member of the
Provincial Executive Council or such other member of the Association as may
be appropriate to conduct an Invitation to which the following provisions
apply:

     (a)  the member appointed to conduct the Invitation may draw upon
the assistance of any other member of the Provincial Executive Council or a
member of the Professional Conduct Committee in conducting the Invitation;

     (b)  the Invitation shall be conducted informally and in private in
order to review the fact situation, identify concerns of the profession and
of the public and to provide appropriate advice to the member under
investigation;

     (c)  the member conducting the Invitation shall provide a report to
the executive secretary, which shall include an opinion on whether the
member displayed a negative or positive attitude, and whether the matter
should be concluded or whether a hearing committee ought to be convened;

     (d)  the executive secretary shall provide a copy of the report to
the member under investigation and the complainant for comment before
making a final decision pursuant to section 26 of Teaching Profession Act.

(2)  An Invitation by which a matter is resolved informally and all
statements disclosed during that process are without prejudice and
confidential and may not be disclosed to any person other than the
executive secretary or used in any other proceedings without the consent of
the parties.

(3)  The fees and expenses of a member conducting an Invitation are paid by
the Association.


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     Alberta Regulation 169/97

     Occupational Health and Safety Act

     CHEMICAL HAZARDS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 396/97) pursuant to
section 31 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


1  The Chemical Hazards Regulation (AR 393/88) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 41 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (7);

     (b)  in subsection (8)(c)

               (i)  by striking out "history, in the form required by a
Director of Medical Services," and substituting "history";

               (ii) by repealing subclause (vi) and substituting the
following:

                         (vi) the identity of the worker and
employer,

     (c)  by repealing subsection (13) and substituting the following:

     (13)  The physician who provides the written interpretation described
in subsection (8)(d) to the worker must ensure that the records of the
health assessment outlined in subsection (8) are maintained for a period of
not less than 30 years.


3   Section 42 is repealed.


4   Section 49 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (7);

     (b)  in subsection (8)(c)

               (i)  by striking out "history, in the form required by a
Director of Medical Services," and substituting "history";

               (ii) by repealing subclause (vi) and substituting the
following:

                         (vi) the identify of the worker and
employer,

     (c)  by repealing subsection (13) and substituting the following:

     (13)  The physician who provides the written interpretation described
in subsection (8)(d) to the worker must ensure that the records of the
health assessment outlined in subsection (8) are maintained for a period of
not less than 30 years.


5   Section 50 is repealed.


6   Section 56 is amended 

     (a)  by repealing subsection (7);

     (b)  in subsection (8)(c)

               (i)  by striking out "history, in the form required by a
Director of Medical Services," and substituting "history";

               (ii) by repealing subclause (vi) and substituting the
following:

                         (vi) the identity of the worker and
employer,

     (c)  by repealing subsection (13) and substituting the following:

     (13)  The physician who provides the written interpretation described
in subsection (8)(d) to the worker must ensure that the records of the
health assessment outlined in subsection (8) are maintained for a period of
not less than 30 years.


7   Section 57 is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 170/97

     Occupational Health and Safety Act

     NOISE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 397/97) pursuant to
section 31 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


1   The Noise Regulation (AR 314/81) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4(5) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of clause (b),
by adding "and" at the end of clause (c) and by adding the following after
clause (c):

     (d)  ensure that the records of all baseline audiograms taken under
subsection (1)(a) are retained by a designated audiometric technician for a
period of not less than 10 years.


3   Section 7 is repealed.


4   Section 8 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by striking out "and" at the end of clause (a);

               (ii) in clause (b) by striking out "shift." and
substituting "shift, together with the corresponding baseline audiograms
taken under section 4(1)(a), and";

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

                         (c)  ensure that the records of all baseline
audiograms taken under section 4(1)(a) are retained for a period of not
less than 10 years.

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

     (2)  If the physician or audiologist to whom an audiogram is
forwarded under subsection (1)(b) confirms the audiogram to be abnormal or
abnormal shift, he shall advise the worker to that effect within 30 days.

     (3)  The physician or audiologist reviewing abnormal or abnormal
shift audiograms for an employer shall advise the employer as to the
effectiveness of the hearing conservation program without divulging
individual test results.


5   Section 9 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     9(1)  The physician or audiologist to whom an audiogram is forwarded
under section 8(1)(b) shall retain records of the audiometric tests for a
period of not less than 10 years.

     (2)  The physician or audiologist referred to in subsection (1)
shall, with the written consent of the worker, provide to the worker's
physician results of the audiometric tests conducted under section 4.


6   Form A is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 171/97

     Radiation Protection Act

     RADIATION PROTECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 27, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 398/97) pursuant to
section 18 of the Radiation Protection Act.


1   The Radiation Protection Regulation (AR 162/90) is amended by this
Regulation.


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

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1) or (2), in the case of a pregnant
worker, once pregnancy has been declared, the conceptus/embryo/fetus shall
be protected by applying a supplementary equivalent exposure limit to the
surface of the woman's abdomen (lower trunk) of 2 mSv for the remainder of
the pregnancy.


3   Section 5(2)(b) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (b)  notwithstanding clause (a), the conceptus/embryo/fetus is
protected from external exposure to ionizing radiation by applying a
supplementary equivalent exposure limit to the surface of the woman's
abdomen (lower trunk) of  2 mSv for the remainder of the pregnancy.


4   Section 12 is amended by renumbering it as section 12(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), sections 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 8.1(8)
and (11) of Safety Code 20A are subject to the exposure limits outlined in
Schedule 1.


5   Section 13 is amended by striking out "Safety Code 22, (80-EHD-66),
"Radiation Protection in Dental Practice - Recommended Safety Procedures
for Installation and Use of Dental X-ray Equipment" published by the
Department of National Health and Welfare (Canada), except the Appendices
of that Code." and substituting "Safety Code 30, (H46-2/94-177E),
"Radiation Protection in Dentistry: Recommenced Safety Procedures for the
Use of Dental X-Ray Equipment" published by the Department of Health
(Canada)."


6   Section 14 is repealed and the following is substituted:

X-ray equipment for veterinary practice
     14   The owner shall ensure that the installation of and the employer
must ensure that the operation of, x-ray equipment used in a veterinary
practice complies with Safety Code 28, (EHD-TR-151), "Radiation Protection
in Veterinary Medicine: Recommended Safety Procedures for Installation and
Use of Veterinary X-Ray Equipment" published by the Department of Health
(Canada).


7   Section 15 is amended by striking out "complies with section 3 and
Appendix B of N.C.R.P. Report No. 35, "Dental X-ray Protection" published
by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements,
Washington, D.C., except table 1 of that Report." and substituting
"complies with Appendix II, Safety Code 30, "Radiation Protection in
Dentistry: Recommended Safety Procedures for the Use of Dental X-Ray
Equipment" published by the Department of Health (Canada).".


8   Section 16 is amended

     (a)  by re-numbering it as section 16(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1), by striking out "and veterinary";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  The owner of a veterinary x-ray installation shall ensure that
the structural shielding design for the veterinary x-ray installation
complies with Appendix II, Safety Code 28, (EHD-TR-151), "Radiation
Protection in Veterinary Medicine: Recommended Safety Procedures for
Installation and Use of Veterinary X-Ray Equipment" published by the
Department of Health (Canada).


9   Section 17 is amended by striking out "Safety Code 19, (84-EHD-111),
"Recommended Safety Procedures for the Selection, Installation and Use of
X-ray Diffraction Equipment", published by the Department of National
Health and Welfare (Canada)." and substituting "Safety Code 32,
(94-EHD-186), "Safety Requirements and Guidance for analytical X-Ray
Equipment" published by the Department of Health (Canada).".


10   Section 19 is amended by striking out "Safety Code 21, (78-EHD-20),
"Recommended Safety Procedures for the Selection, Installation and Use of
Baggage Inspection X-ray Equipment" published by the Department of National
Health and Welfare (Canada)." and substituting "Safety Code 29,
"Requirements for the Safe Use of Baggage X-Ray Inspection Systems"
published by the Department of Health (Canada).".


11   Schedule 1 is repealed and the following is substituted:


     SCHEDULE 1

     ANNUAL MAXIMUM EXPOSURE LIMITS
     FOR IONIZING RADIATION
     (in millisieverts, mSv)

     
Applicable Body          Member of
Organ or Tissue     Radiation Workers   the Public 
     

Whole body     20 mSv*   1 mSv
Lens of the eye     150 mSv   15 mSv
Skin 500 mSv   50 mSv
Hands     500 mSv   50 mSv
     

     * A dose equivalent to 50 mSv is allowed in a single year provided
that a total limit of 100 mSv over a 5-year period is maintained.  This
translates into an average limit of 20 mSv per year.