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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, DECEMBER 15, 1997

     Alberta Regulation 225/97

     Personal Directives Act

     PERSONAL DIRECTIVES REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 532/97) pursuant to
section 33 of the Personal Directives Act.


Definition
1   In the Act and this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Personal Directives Act;

     (b)  "health care practitioner" means a person, regulated by a
professional Act, who provides health care to any person;

     (c)  "husband" includes a common law husband;

     (d)  "physician" means a registered practitioner under the Medical
Profession Act;

     (e)  "professional Act" means an Act that regulates a health care
profession;

     (f)  "psychologist" means a chartered psychologist under the
Psychology Profession Act;

     (g)  "spouse" includes a common law spouse;

     (h)  "wife" includes a common law wife.


Designation by name of office or position
2(1)  For the purposes of section 7(3) of the Act, persons who are service
providers to a maker may not be designated by the maker as agents by office
or position.

(2)  Persons referred to in subsection (1) may only be designated as agents
by their name.


Persons to contact
3(1)  For the purposes of sections 19(2) and 24(2) of the Act, if no
nearest relative can be contacted, then every reasonable effort must be
made to contact the maker's legal representative.

(2)  If none of the maker's legal representatives can be contacted, the
Public Guardian must be contacted. 


Service of originating notice
4   For the purposes of section 26(1) of the Act, the originating notice
must be served on the following persons:

     (a)  the maker's legal representatives;

     (b)  the maker's nearest relative.


Forms
5   The forms for the purposes of section 9 of the Act are set out in the
Schedule.


Expiry
6  For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing
relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its
present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on
June 30, 2002.


Coming into force
7  This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the
Personal Directives Act.


     SCHEDULE

     FORM 1

     DECLARATION OF INCAPACITY UNDER
     THE PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT
     (section 9(2)(a))

Part One

(To be completed by person named in a personal directive after consultation
with a physician or psychologist)

I, (name of person named in a personal directive to determine the maker's
capacity), after consulting with    (name of physician or psychologist
consulted)    am of the opinion that    (name of maker of the personal
directive)    is not competent to make decisions regarding the following
areas:

(Please specify either all personal matters or list specific areas:  health
care, persons with whom they may live or associate, participation in
social, educational and employment activities, legal matters or other.)

The reasons for my opinion are as follows:
(specify reasons)
     
     

Dated this    (day)    day of    (month)   ,    (year)   .

(signature of person named in a personal directive)

(printed name of person)


Part Two

(To be completed by the physician or psychologist with whom the person
named in the personal directive consulted)

I,   (name of consulted physician or psychologist)  , confirm that I was
consulted by (person named in personal directive to determine the maker's
capacity)   regarding the competency of   (name of maker of the personal
directive) .

Dated this   (day)   day of        (month)           ,   (year)  .

(signature of physician/psychologist)

(printed name of physician/psychologist)



     FORM 2

     DECLARATION OF INCAPACITY UNDER
     THE PERSONAL DIRECTIVES ACT
     (section 9(2)(b))
     (To be completed by 2 service providers,
     one of whom must be a physician or psychologist)

Part One

(To be completed by a physician or psychologist)

I,    (name of physician/psychologist)   , am of the opinion that  (name of
maker of the personal directive)    is not competent to make decisions
regarding the following areas:

(Please specify either all personal matters or list specific areas:  health
care, persons with whom they may live or associate, participation in
social, educational and employment activities, legal matters or other.)

The reasons for my opinion are as follows:
(specify reasons)
     
     

Dated this    (day)    day of    (month)   ,    (year)   .

   (signature of physician/psychologist)   

   (printed name of physician/psychologist)   


Part Two

(To be completed by 2nd service provider)

I,    (name of service provider and occupation)   , am of the opinion that  
 (name of maker of the personal directive)    is not competent to make
decisions regarding the following areas:

(Please specify either all personal matters or list specific areas:  health
care, persons with whom they may live or associate, participation in
social, educational and employment activities, legal matters or other.)

The reasons for my opinion are as follows:
(specify reasons)
     
     

Dated this    (day)    day of    (month)   ,    (year)   .

   (signature of other service provider)   

   (printed name of other service provider)  


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     Alberta Regulation 226/97

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 533/97) pursuant to
sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 398/94)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 6 is amended by renumbering it as section 6(1) and adding the
following after subsection (1):

     (2)  The Minister of Justice and Attorney General is designated as
the Minister responsible for the Victims of Crime Act.


3   Section 10 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The Minister of Family and Social Services is designated as the
Minister responsible for the Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Community Governance Act.


4   The following is added after section 21:


     22   The Minister of Environmental Protection is designated as the
Minister responsible for the Fisheries (Alberta) Act.


5(1)  The Justice Administrative Transfer Order (AR 13/93) is amended by
repealing section 1(1)(m) and (rrrr).

(2)  The Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Administrative Transfer
Order (AR 79/93) is amended in section 1(1) by striking out "Veterinary
Profession Act;".

(3)  The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Amendment Regulation
(AR 223/97) is amended in section 5 by striking out "1996-97" and
substituting "1997-98".

(4)  The Environmental Protection Administrative Transfer Order (AR 12/93)
is amended by repealing section 2(1)(a).


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     Alberta Regulation 227/97

     Forests Act
     Mines and Minerals Act
     Public Highways Development Act
     Public Lands Act

     EXPLORATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 534/97) pursuant to
section 4 of the Forests Act, section 152 of the Mines and Minerals Act,
section 54 of the Public Highways Development Act and section 9 of the
Public Lands Act.


1   The Exploration Regulation (AR 32/90) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 10(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  The Minister shall not grant an exploration approval unless the
Minister receives at the address specified by him

               (a)  5 copies of a preliminary plan described in section
11, and

               (b)  an application fee of $350 in the form of cash or a
certified cheque or money order made payable to the Provincial Treasurer.


3   Section 18(3) is amended by adding ", except that the application fee
for an amendment is only $175" after "subsection (1)".


4   Section 31 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Distance requirements
     31   The licensee or permittee for a program of exploration shall
ensure that no person performing the program under the authority of the
licence or permit, as the case may be, conducts a method of exploration

               (a)  at a distance that is closer to a structure
described in the left-hand column of Schedule 2 than the applicable
distance shown opposite that structure in that Schedule in the column for
the method in use, and

               (b)  without a consent specified in Schedule 2, where
such a consent is stated to be required by that Schedule.


5   Schedule 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     SCHEDULE 2


Structure
Explosive
Non-Explosive Distance (m)
Test Hole Distance (m)



Charge Weight (kg)     
Distance (m)





2 or less
64





Greater than 2, 
not greater than 4
90




A.  Residence, barn, cemetery, a building or structure with a concrete
base, irrigation headworks, dam, water well
Greater than 4,
not greater than 6
110





Greater than 6,
not greater than 8
     128
50
64



Greater than 8,
not greater than 10
     142





Greater than 10,
not greater than 12
     156





Greater than 12,
not greater than 20
     200





Greater than 20,
not greater than 40,
     284





Greater than 40,
not greater than 100
     450





2 or less
32





Greater than 2,
not greater than 4
45





Greater than 4,
not greater than 6
55




B.  High pressure pipeline (measured from the centre line of the pipeline),
oil or gas well
Greater than 6,
not greater than 8
64





Greater than 8,
not greater than 10
70
15
32



Greater than 10,
not greater than 12
78





Greater than 12,
not greater than 20
100





Greater than 20,
not greater than 40
142





Greater than 40,
not greater than 100
     225




C.  Driveway, gateway, survey monument, buried telephone or
telecommunica-tions line
All
2
2
2


D.  Low-pressure distribution line (measured from the centre line of the
pipeline)
All
3
3
3


E.  Irrigation canal more than 4 metres wide
All
10
10
10



F.  Buried water pipeline
All
10
10
10



     CONSENT REQUIREMENTS

1.   Consent of the owner of a structure described in Item A of the
left-hand column of this Schedule is required for any explosive exploration
or test hole that is less than 180 metres from that structure.

2.   Consent of the owner of a water well is required for any
non-explosive exploration that is closer than 100 metres from that water
well.

     NOTE:     In this Schedule, 

     (a)  "dam" means a barrier constructed for the purpose of enabling
the storage of water or water containing any other substance and having a
storage reservoir capacity of at least 30,000 cubic metres and that is at
least 2.5 metres in height when measured vertically to the top of the
barrier;

     (b)  "high pressure pipeline" means a distribution pipeline that is
designed to operate or is intended to be operated at a pressure in excess
of 700 kilopascals;

     (c)  "low pressure distribution pipeline" means a distribution
pipeline that is designed to operate or is intended to be operated at a
pressure of 700 kilopascals or less.


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     Alberta Regulation 228/97

     Amusements Act

     REGULATIONS UNDER THE AMUSEMENTS ACT
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 537/97) pursuant to
section 23 of the Amusements Act.


1   The Regulations Under the Amusements Act (AR 72/57) are amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 19 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     19(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "classified" means classified by the Censor Board
under subsection (2);

               (b)  "movie theatre" means a theatre, including a
theatre complex, at which a film is being or is to be exhibited;

               (c)  "owner" means the owner, as defined in section
1(h), of a movie theatre;

               (d)  "theatre complex" means a movie theatre that has 2
or more separate screening rooms, each of which exhibits a different film
simultaneously.

     (2)  The Censor Board may classify films for exhibition as "General"
(G), "Parental Guidance" (PG), "14A", "18A", "Restricted" (R) or "Adult"
(A).

     (3)  The Censor Board shall include the classification categories in
each of its certificates authorizing the showing of films and its stamps of
approval or other marking or identification of films under section 18(7).

     (4)  An owner may admit persons of all ages to view a film classified
as "General" or "Parental Guidance".

     (5)  An owner shall not admit a minor who is apparently under the age
of 14 years to view a film classified as "14A" unless the minor is
accompanied by an adult.

     (6)  A minor who is under the age of 14 years shall not seek or gain
admission to view a film classified as "14A" unless the minor is
accompanied by an adult.

     (7)  An owner shall not admit any person who is apparently a minor to
view a film classified as "18A" unless the minor is accompanied by an
adult.

     (8)  A minor shall not seek or gain admission to view a film
classified as "18A" unless the minor is accompanied by an adult.

     (9)  An owner shall not admit any person who is apparently a minor to
view a film classified as "Restricted" or "Adult".

     (10)  A minor shall not seek or gain admission to view a film
classified as "Restricted" or "Adult".

     (11)  Notwithstanding subsection (9), a minor may be admitted to view
a film classified as "Restricted" or "Adult" if the minor is not more than
3 years of age and is accompanied by an adult.

     (12)  An owner shall not allow any minor who is employed in the movie
theatre to enter or to be in the movie theatre while a film classified as
"Restricted" or "Adult" is being or is about to be exhibited in the movie
theatre.

     (13)  A minor who is employed in a movie theatre shall not enter or
be in the movie theatre while a film classified as "Restricted" or "Adult"
is being or is about to be exhibited in the theatre.

     (14)  In the case of a movie theatre that consists of a theatre
complex, the prohibitions in subsections (5) to (13) apply only in respect
of the particular screening room in which the movie is being exhibited and
the related projection area.

     (15)  An owner shall, when advertising a classified film, include in
the advertisement, in prominent writing,

               (a)  the film's classification category, that is, in the
words or symbols "General" (G), "Parental Guidance" (PG), "14A", "18A", 
"Restricted" (R) or "Adult" (A), as the case may be, and

               (b)  any other information that the Censor Board
considers advisable and has requested the owner to include.

     (16)  An owner shall, when advertising a program of films that have
more than one classification, include in the advertisement the most
restrictive of those classifications.

     (17)  An owner shall prominently display the film's classification
category, together with any other information about the film that the
Censor Board considers advisable and has requested the owner to display, at
the movie theatre's box office or at another location that all patrons must
pass through before gaining admission to the theatre.





     Alberta Regulation 229/97

     Safety Codes Act

     PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 539/97) pursuant to
section 61 of the Safety Codes Act.



     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Paramountcy    2
Equipment 3
Rules     4
Expiry    5
Coming into force   6

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Safety Codes Act;

     (b)  "Administrator" means an Administrator appointed pursuant to
section 14(1) of the Act with respect to private sewage disposal systems. 


Paramountcy
2   If there is a conflict between this Regulation and another regulation
under a statute of Alberta, the other regulation prevails over this
Regulation. 


Equipment
3(1)  No person may manufacture, install, sell or offer for sale any
equipment related to private sewage disposal systems for use in Alberta
unless it has been

     (a)  tested and certified by a certification organization accredited
by the Standards Council of Canada, or

     (b)  inspected and accepted by a certification organization
accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, and the equipment bears
evidence of having been accepted in the manner authorized by the
certification organization.

(2)  If a code, standard or body of rules declared in force under the Act
with respect to private sewage disposal systems refers to approved
equipment, that equipment must meet the requirements of this section.


Rules
4   The body of rules in force for private sewage disposal systems in
Alberta is the body of rules contained in the Schedule.


     Expiry

Expiry
5   For purposes of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing
relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its
present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on
November 1, 2002.


     Coming into Force

Coming into force
6   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 1997.


     SCHEDULE

     PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL

1   This Schedule applies to the installation of private sewage disposal
systems contained within the property line of privately owned developments,
including single family dwellings and duplexes, where there is no off site
disposal of sewage or effluent, but this Schedule does not apply to

     (a)  any municipal sewage collection system,

     (b)  the treatment and disposal of commercial or industrial process
wastes, or

     (c)  sewage systems serving developments for which subdivision will
occur for the purpose of establishing separate ownership of each lot.


2   In this Schedule,

     (a)  "approved" means approved by an administrator for installation
or use in a private sewage disposal system;

     (b)  "aquifer" means any porous water-bearing geologic formation
capable of yielding a supply of water;

     (c)  "assembly occupancy" means the occupancy or the use of a
building, or part thereof, by a gathering of persons for civic, political,
travel, religious, social, educational, recreational or like purposes, or
for the consumption of food or drink;

     (d)  "berm" means the outer edge of a raised area as in a treatment
mound or around a sewage lagoon;

     (e)  "building" means any structure used or intended for supporting
or sheltering any use or occupancy;

     (f)  "building drain" means the horizontal piping, including any
vertical offset, that conducts sewage or storm water to a building sewer;

     (g)  "building sewer" means a pipe that is connected to a building
drain one metre outside a wall of a building and that leads to a public
sewer or private sewage treatment and disposal system;

     (h)  "certified" means tested by a nationally recognized testing
agency and certified as conforming to a national standard of Canada;

     (i)  "contractor" means a person or organization that does or
undertakes to do, either for his own use or benefit or for that of another,
whether or not for the purpose of gain, any process or activity to which
the Act applies;

     (j)  "developed length" means the length along the centre line of a
pipe and fittings;

     (k)  "diameter" unless otherwise indicated means the nominal
diameter by which a pipe, fitting, trap or other item is commercially
designated;

     (l)  "disposal field" means a method of effluent treatment and
disposal utilizing perforated piping laid on a bed of gravel in trenches
for the purpose of distributing effluent within the trenches;

     (m)  "distribution header" means a non-perforated pipe that is
connected to an effluent line or an effluent sewer and distributes effluent
to weeping laterals;

     (n)  "drainage system" means an assembly of pipes, fittings,
fixtures, traps and appurtenances that is used to convey sewage, effluent
or storm water to a public sewer or a private sewage disposal system, but
does not include subsoil drainage pipes;

     (o)  "dwelling or dwelling unit" means a suite operated as a
housekeeping unit used or intended to be used as a domicile by one or more
persons and usually containing cooking, eating, living, sleeping and
sanitary facilities;

     (p)  "effluent" means the discharge from a septic tank;

     (q)  "effluent line" means piping for the flow of effluent other
than through the action of gravity;

     (r)  "effluent sewer" means piping for the flow of effluent through
the action of gravity;

     (s)  "field header" means a main weeping lateral which also
distributes effluent to other weeping laterals;

     (t)  "fixture" means a receptacle, appliance, apparatus or other
device that discharges sewage or clear water waste, and fixture includes a
floor drain;

     (u)  "grade" means gradient, slope, rate of ascent or descent;

     (v)  "grain or particle size analysis" means a standard hydrometer
method of establishing percentage of sand, silt or clay particles in a soil
sample;

     (w)  "gravel bed" when referring to a treatment mound, means the 15
mm to 40 mm particle size gravel in which the laterals are installed;

     (x)  "holding tank" means a receptacle designed to retain sewage or
effluent;

     (y)  "lagoon" means a shallow artificial pond for the stabilization
of sewage or effluent;

     (z)  "lateral" means the perforated piping that is connected to a
manifold within a treatment mound;

     (aa) "mottling" means a zone of chemical oxidation and reduction
activity, appearing as splotchy patches of red, brown, orange and grey in
the soil;

     (bb) "multi-lot-development" means a land development or subdivision
located outside an urban municipal boundary, and consisting of more than 2
lots, commonly referred to as a rural subdivision development;

     (cc) "nominally horizontal" means at an angle of less than 45ø  with
the horizontal;

     (dd) "off site" means not contained on the titled property on which
a private sewage disposal system has been or will be built, constructed or
installed;

     (ee) "owner" includes a lessee, a person in charge, a person who has
care and control and a person who holds himself out as having the powers
and authority of ownership or who for the time being exercises the powers
and authority of ownership;

     (ff) "percolation test" means a test performed to determine a rate
at which water will move through the soil;

     (gg) "plumbing equipment" means anything used or intended to be used
in or in conjunction with a plumbing system or private sewage disposal
system, but does not include anything excluded by the regulations from the
definition of plumbing equipment;

     (hh) "plumbing system" means the whole or any part of a drainage
system, a venting system or a potable water system, but does not include
anything excluded by regulation from the definition of plumbing system;

     (ii) "potable" means safe for human consumption;

     (jj) "private sewage disposal system" means a privately owned system
for the treatment and disposal of sewage, which may include a septic tank
and disposal field or other approved means of disposal;

     (kk) "sand" means a soil texture composed by weight of at least 85%
of soil particles varying in size from 2.0 mm to 0.05 mm, and containing
not more than 10% fines;

     (ll) "saturation percentage" means the moisture percentage of a
saturated soil paste, expressed on a dry weight basis;

     (mm) "seasonally saturated layer" (see the definition of water
table);

     (nn) "septic tank" means a digestion chamber

               (i)  in which sewage is received and retained, and

               (ii) from which the liquid effluent, which is
comparatively free from settleable and floating solids, is discharged;

     (oo) "sewage" means human excretion, the water-carried wastes from
drinking, ablutions, laundering and food processing or any other liquid
waste;

     (pp) "sewage holding tank" means a tank designed to retain sewage;

     (qq) "sewer service" means a building sewer that connects a plumbing
system to a municipal sewer or to a common sewer;

     (rr) "sewerage system" means all construction for collection,
transportation, pumping, treatment and final disposal of sewage or any part
of it;

     (ss) "size" unless otherwise indicated means the nominal size by
which a pipe, fitting, trap or other item is commercially designated;

     (tt) "sodium adsorption ratio" or "S.A.R." means a ratio for soil
extracts and waters used to express the relative activity of sodium ions in
exchange reactions with the soil;

     (uu) "storm water" means water that is discharged from a surface as
a result of rainfall or snowfall;

     (vv) "subsoil drainage pipe" means a pipe that is installed
underground to intercept and convey subsurface water;

     (ww) "treatment mound" means a system where the soil treatment area
is built above ground to overcome limits imposed by proximity to water
table or bed rock, or by highly permeable or impermeable soils;

     (xx) "water course" means

               (i)  the bed and shore of a river, stream, lake, creek,
swamp, marsh or other natural body of water, or

               (ii) a canal, ditch, reservoir or other man-made surface
feature, whether it contains or conveys water continuously or
intermittently;

     (yy) "water distribution system" means an assembly of pipes,
fittings, valves and appurtenances that conveys water from the water
service pipe or private water supply system to the water supply outlets,
fixtures, appliances and devices;

     (zz) "water source" means a man-made or natural source or potential
source of potable water;

     (aaa)     "water table" means the highest elevation in the soil where all
voids are filled with water, as evidenced by the presence of water or soil
mottling or other information;

     (bbb)     "weeping lateral" means the perforated pipe used to distribute
effluent within a disposal field trench;

     (ccc)     "working capacity of septic tank" means the liquid volume of
sewage that will remain in the settling chamber when the tank is properly
installed and is in normal use, but does not include the air space, syphon,
pumping or effluent chamber.


     PART 1

     GENERAL

3   The owner of a building must ensure that sewage from the plumbing
system is disposed of into a public sewer or into an approved private
sewage disposal system.


4   Septic, biological or other approved sewage treatment and disposal
systems may be used where no public sewerage system

     (a)  is available within 45 m of the plumbing system, or

     (b)  is likely to become available within a reasonable time.


5   Unless otherwise specified by the owner of the public sewerage system,
a private sewage disposal system may not be constructed on any property
once a public sewer is made available within 45 m of the plumbing system.


6   Private sewage disposal systems other than sewage holding tanks must
not be installed on individual lots within a multi lot development unless
the lot to receive a system contains a minimum area of 1800 m2.


7   A private sewage disposal system may serve only the titled property on
which it is placed.


8   Except for a sewage lagoon or a sewage holding tank, a private sewage
disposal system must include a septic tank, an effluent chamber and an
automatic "syphon" or a sewage effluent pump.


9   When required by a safety codes officer

     (a)  an application for a private sewage disposal permit must be
accompanied by a detailed plan and specifications,

     (b)  soils classification tests, grain or particle size analyses and
saturation percentage tests must be provided,

     (c)  a water chemical analysis report, complete with sodium
adsorption ratio, must be taken of the potable water supply serving the
property on which the disposal system is placed, and

     (d)  a private sewage disposal system must be tested as directed and
the person required to test the private sewage disposal system must supply
any equipment, material, power and labour that is necessary for testing,
and if any part of a private sewage disposal system is covered or concealed
before it is inspected or tested or before approval to cover or conceal it
is obtained from a safety codes officer, it must be uncovered if the safety
codes officer so directs.


10   Where percolation tests are required, they must be conducted in the
following manner:

     (a)  a minimum of 2 tests must be done at each subsurface effluent
disposal site;

     (b)  a round hole to a depth of 900 mm must be excavated, carefully
picking off the surface of the walls of the hole so no glazing or packing
can affect the percolation of the water through the soil interface;

     (c)  the finished diameter of the test hole must be 200 mm;

     (d)  water must be admitted to the hole slowly and carefully, so as
not to disturb the soil, and

               (i)  the bottom half of the test hole must be saturated,

               (ii) the water must be added until the rate of drop
becomes constant,

               (iii)     the hole must then be filled to 450 mm, and

               (iv) the rate of drop of the water in the test hole must
be determined and recorded in minutes per 25 mm of drop.


11   The granting of a permit, the approval of plans and specifications, or
the inspection by a safety codes officer does not in any way relieve the
owner or contractor from full responsibility for carrying out the work in
strict accordance with the Act and this Schedule.


12   Every contractor installing, renewing or altering a private sewage
disposal system or private sewage disposal equipment must obtain the prior
approval of a safety codes officer before covering or concealing any part
of the private sewage disposal system.


13   Surface water, storm water, process water, abattoir waste or other
substances that could adversely affect the operation of the private sewage
disposal system must not be put into the system.


14   Surface water and run-off water must be directed away from the
disposal area.


15   A private sewage disposal system must be designed to receive all
sewage.


16   Sewage may not bypass the septic tank where a septic tank is used as
part of the private sewage disposal system.


17   Except for sewage lagoons all components of a private sewage disposal
system must have protection from freezing.


18   At an effluent disposal field, treatment mound or lagoon site, a test
hole that is a minimum of 900 mm deeper than the bottom of the proposed
effluent disposal system must be excavated to determine the presence of a
water table or seasonally saturated layer.


19   No part of a private sewage disposal system may be located within a
vertical distance of 1500 mm from an impervious layer of rock or a water
table except

     (a)  septic tanks,

     (b)  sewage holding tanks,

     (c)  access opening extensions that are properly sealed at the
connection to the tanks and between sections, or

     (d)  effluent lines.


20   Sewage or effluent may not be discharged

     (a)  into a drilled, bored or dug well or an abandoned well, an
aquifer or any excavation that does not comply with this Schedule, or

     (b)  where there is a danger of contaminating a water supply or a
well, pond, lake or stream.


21   Sewage or effluent

     (a)  on the surface of the ground must be contained within the
property lines of the property served, and

     (b)  may not be discharged onto any vegetable garden.


     PART 2

     PIPING

22   The piping used for a building sewer, effluent sewer, distribution
header or field header must be approved.


23   A building sewer having less than 1200 mm of soil cover, or an
effluent sewer having less than 1200 mm of soil cover where it crosses
under a ditch, driveway or path, must be protected from freezing by a frost
box, culvert, or other approved means.


24   Piping for effluent sewers may not be smaller than 3-inch nominal pipe
size.


25   A building sewer or an effluent sewer must

     (a)  be laid with the barrel of the pipe evenly and continuously
supported on a bed of undisturbed earth, or tightly compacted earth, and

     (b)  be water-tight.


26   A distribution header must (between weeping lateral trenches) be laid
with the barrel of the pipe evenly and continuously supported on a bed of
undisturbed earth or tightly compacted earth.


27   A 4-inch building sewer or effluent sewer must have a minimum grade of
1% (1/8 inch per foot).


28 A 3-inch building sewer or effluent sewer must have a minimum grade of
2% (¬ inch per foot).


29   When piping, other than piping for a lateral or weeping lateral, is
installed,

     (a)  backfill must be carefully placed and tamped to a height of 300
mm above the top of the pipe, and

     (b)  this backfill must be free of stones, boulders, cinders and
frozen earth.


30   The piping used for a field header or weeping lateral must

     (a)  be of a size not smaller than the effluent sewer or
distribution header to which it is connected, and

     (b)  be approved for that purpose.


31   Any plastic piping connected to a septic tank or sewage holding tank
must be not lighter than D.W.V. piping to a point at least 1800 mm from the
tank to a solid base.


32   All piping must be laid with the certification markings on top of the
pipe.


33   A change of direction must be made only with the appropriate fitting
manufactured for that purpose.


34   Every joint between pipes and fittings of dissimilar material or sizes
must be made by adaptors, connectors or mechanical joints manufactured for
that purpose.


35   Every cleanout must be located so that the opening is readily
accessible and has sufficient clearance for effective cleaning.


36(1)  Manholes may be used as cleanouts in a private sewage disposal
system where

     (a)  the developed length from the outer face of the wall of the
building to the first manhole does not exceed 30 m, and the distance
between successive manholes does not exceed 90 m if the pipe size is less
than an 8-inch diameter, or

     (b)  the distance between successive manholes does not exceed 120 m
if the pipe size is 8-inch or larger and there is no change in slope or
direction of any sections of piping between manholes.

(2)  Where manholes are not used in a private sewage disposal system,

     (a)  extended "Y" cleanouts must be installed at intervals not
exceeding 25 m, and

     (b)  the extended branch of a "Y" used as  a cleanout may not change
direction more than 45ø.

(3)  A manhole may not have an inside diameter of less than 900 mm.


     PART 3

     SEPTIC TANKS AND SEWAGE HOLDING TANKS

37   No person may manufacture or install a septic tank or sewage holding
tank unless it

     (a)  meets or exceeds the requirements of CAN3-B66-M90 Standard and
is certified by a recognized testing agency, or

     (b)  is subject to an engineering assessment and complies with a
nationally recognized standard or test requirements acceptable to an
Administrator.


38   A septic tank must have a minimum working capacity of 1800 litres.


39   A septic tank for a single family dwelling or duplex must

     (a)  be of a size prescribed in Table 1, and

     (b)  if clause (a) does not apply, be of a size equal to the
expected volume of sewage per day as prescribed in Table 2.


     Table 1
     Septic Tanks for Houses and Duplexes


     Number of Minimum Working
     Bedrooms  Capacity of Septic
          Tanks in Litres

     3 or less 1800
     4    2700
     5    3400
     6    4000


40   Expected volume of sewage flow in litres per day must be determined in
accordance with Table 2 or by actual documented usage.


     Table 2
     Expected Volume of Sewage Per Day

Place     Expected Sewage flow in litres per day

Assembly Halls 32 per seat
Campsites 80 per campsite
Churches  23 per seat
Churches with kitchens   32 per seat
Construction Camps  225 per person
Day Care Centres    113 per child
Dwellings 675 per bedroom
Golf Clubs     45 per member
  with bar and restaurant add 113 per seat
Hospitals
  (no resident personnel)     900 per bed
Industrial and
  Commercial Buildings
  (does not include
  process water or cafeteria) 45 per employee
  (with showers)    90 per employee
Institutions (resident)  450 per resident
Laundries (coin operated)     1800 per machine
Liquor Licence Establishments 113 per seat
Mobile Home Parks   1350 per space
Motels/Hotels  90 per single bed
Nursing and Rest Homes   450 per resident
Office Buildings    90 per employee
Recreational Vehicle Parks    180 per space
Restaurants
  24-Hour 225 per seat
  Not 24-Hour  160 per seat
Schools
  Elementary   70 per student
  Junior High  70 per student
  High School  90 per student
  Boarding     290 per student
Service Stations
  (exclusive of cafe)    560 per fuel outlet
Swimming Pools (Public)
  based on design bathing load     23 per person


41   Septic tanks or sewage holding tanks may not be located within

     (a)  1 m from a property line,

     (b)  9 m from any water source, and

     (c)  1 m from any building.


42   The bottom of an excavation for a buried septic tank or sewage holding
tank must provide a smooth, level support base of sand or undisturbed
earth.


43   The inlet and outlet piping connected to the septic tank must be
supported to within a minimum of 1 foot from the septic tank on a solid
undisturbed base, or a base of equal quality.


44(1)  An access opening for a septic tank or sewage holding tank must be
installed so that it is not more than 600 mm below grade.

(2)  Access openings that are not protected by their location must be
equipped with child-resistant lids or covers.


45   An access opening extension must be sealed water-tight at the
connection to the septic tank or sewage holding tank and at the joints
between all sections.


     PART 4

     EFFLUENT TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL

46   Where a private sewage disposal system is installed, the following may
not be discharged into a treatment mound or disposal field:

     (a)  storm water;

     (b)  subsoil seepage;

     (c)  waste water from a hot tub, spa or hydro massage bath exceeding
a 2-person capacity;

     (d)  wastes from a swimming pool, water softener, water filter or
other commercial water treatment device;

     (e)  commercial or industrial process wastes;

     (f)  wastes from an iron filter.


47   An effluent treatment and disposal system must be

     (a)  a disposal field,

     (b)  2 or more disposal fields designated for alternate use,

     (c)  a treatment mound,

     (d)  an open discharge,

     (e)  an effluent lagoon, or

     (f)  an approved alternate system.


     Division 1
     Disposal Fields

48   At each disposal field site, a percolation test must be conducted.


49   A disposal field may have not less than 60 m of approved weeping
laterals.


50   A disposal field must be sized

     (a)  in accordance with Table 3, or

     (b)  when servicing other than a single family dwelling or a 
duplex, in accordance with section 52.   


     Table 3

     Length of Weeping Laterals for Disposal Fields
     Serving Single Family Dwellings and Duplexes

Percolation
rate in 
Mins/25 mm     Not less  over 5    over 10   over 20   over 30   over 45
     than 3    but does  but does  but does  but does  but does
     but does  not  not  not  not  not       
     not  exceed    exceed    exceed    exceed    exceed  
     exceed    10   20   30   45   60       
     5

Minimum 
Length
per bedroom     30  30    45   60   90  180      
                              metres  


51   A disposal field may not be installed where the percolation rate of
the soil is

     (a)  less than 3 minutes per 25 mm,

     (b)  less than 5 minutes per 25 mm unless sufficient test data is
provided to indicate contamination of the ground water is not likely to
occur, or

     (c)  in excess of 60 minutes per 25 mm.


52   The total length of weeping laterals serving other than a single
family dwelling or duplex must be determined from the following formula:



          

where

     m = length in metres
     L = litres/day expected volume
     P = perc. time in minutes/25 mm


53   The volume per flush must provide between 4 and 8 litres per metre of
weeping lateral.


54   Weeping laterals must be at least 1500 mm apart.


55   A weeping lateral trench must

     (a)  be a maximum of 900 mm deep,

     (b)  be a minimum of 450 mm wide,

     (c)  be a maximum of 750 mm wide,

     (d)  have a nominally level bottom,

     (e)  be backfilled with a minimum of

               (i)  300 mm of 15 mm to 40 mm particle size gravel, or

               (ii) 150 mm of clean sand covered by 150 mm of 15 mm to
40 mm particle size gravel,

          the gravel not to contain any fines, sand, silt or clay, and

     (f)  above the gravel, be backfilled with a minimum of 300 mm of
soil.


56   A weeping lateral must

     (a)  be laid nominally horizontal at a maximum depth of 600 mm as
measured from the top of the pipe to the ground surface,

     (b)  be embedded, with the top of the lateral level with the gravel,
as specified in section 55(e), and

     (c)  be covered by 75 mm of straw, or other approved fibrous
material.


57   Where T's, TY's or Y's are used to connect weeping laterals to a field
header, all piping in the disposal field must be installed at the same
elevation.


58   Where approved bi-level distribution crosses are used to connect
weeping laterals to the underside of the distribution header,

     (a)  the disposal field may be installed on sloping ground, and

     (b)  the size of the feeder holes in the underside of the
distribution header must be selected to provide distribution of effluent to
each weeping lateral.


59   Where drop boxes are used to distribute effluent to weeping laterals,

     (a)  the disposal field may be installed on sloping ground,

     (b)  the invert of the inlet piping to the drop box must be

               (i)  a minimum of 75 mm above the top of the weeping
lateral, and

               (ii) a minimum of 25 mm above the invert of the outlet
piping to the next drop box,

     (c)  the drop box serving each weeping lateral must have provision
for preventing effluent entering the weeping lateral, and

     (d)  a minimum of 50 mm difference in elevation must be provided
between successive weeping laterals.


60   A disposal field may not be located under

     (a)  a roadway or driveway,

     (b)  a paved area, or

     (c)  a vehicle parking lot.


61   No part of a disposal field measured from any part of a trench may be
located within

     (a)  1.5 m from any property line,

     (b)  15 m from any water source,

     (c)  3 m from a septic tank,

     (d)  9 m from any basement or cellar, or

     (e)  3 m from any (non-basement) building.


     Division 2
     Treatment Mounds

62   Mounds may be constructed on any soils provided that

     (a)  the soil percolation rate in all layers of the natural or fill
soil to a depth of at least 600 mm below the sand, as specified in section
72, is faster than 120 minutes per 25 mm, and

     (b)  below the sand layer there is at least one layer of soil,
either natural or fill, at least 300 mm thick, that has a percolation rate
slower than 5 minutes per 25 mm.


63   Wherever possible, mounds must be located on flat areas or crests of
slopes, and may not be located on natural slopes of more than 3% if the
percolation rate is slower than 60 minutes per 25 mm to a depth of at least
600 mm below the sand layer.


64   Mounds may not be located on slopes exceeding 6% if the soil
percolation rate is slower than 30 minutes per 25 mm to a depth of at least
600 mm below the sand layer.


65   Mounds may not be located on natural slopes exceeding 12% under any
soil percolation rate conditions.


66   Whenever mounds are located on slopes, a diversion must be constructed
immediately up slope from the mound to intercept and direct run off water
away from the mound.


67   The discharge pipe from the pump to the mound area must be installed
prior to mound construction, and the trench must be carefully backfilled
and compacted to prevent seepage of effluent from entering the trench.


68   The top area of the gravel bed must be sized on the basis of 50 litres
per m2 of effluent per day.


69   The minimum size of a gravel bed must be 36 m2 and the width may not
exceed 3 m.


70   A minimum of 300 mm of sand must be placed where the gravel bed is to
be located.


71(1)  Track type machinery must be used to move the sand into place. 

(2)  At least 150 mm of sand must be kept beneath the machinery to minimize
compaction of the soil under the sand layer.


72   The top of the sand layer on which the gravel bed is placed must

     (a)  be level,

     (b)  be a minimum of 900 mm above any seasonally saturated layer,
and

     (c)  be a minimum of 1500 mm above any impervious layer.


73   A depth of at least 225 mm of gravel must be placed over the bed area
below the laterals.


74   At least 50 mm of gravel must be placed over the laterals.


75   Straw to an uncompacted depth of 75 to 100 mm, or equivalent fibrous
material, must be placed over the gravel bed material.


76   Sandy loam fill material must be placed on the gravel bed to a depth
of 300 mm in the centre of the mound and to a depth of 150 mm at the sides.


77   Construction vehicles may not be allowed on the gravel bed until the
sandy loam fill material is placed.


78   A maximum of two 3-m wide gravel beds may be installed side by side in
a single mound if

     (a)  the soil percolation rate is between 5 and 60 minutes per 25 mm
to a depth of at least 600 mm below the sand layer, and

     (b)  the beds are separated by 1200 mm of sand.


79   When 2 beds are installed side by side, the sandy loam fill material
of the mound must be at least 450 mm deep at the centre and 150 mm deep at
the sides.


80   A minimum of 75 mm of top soil must be placed on the fill material
over the entire area of the mound.


81   A grass cover must be established over the entire area of the mound.


82   No shrubs may be planted on the top of the mound.


83   Shrubs may be placed at the foot and side slopes of the mound.


84   The side slopes on the mound may be no steeper than 4 horizontal to
one vertical.


85   The quantity of effluent delivered to the mound per pump cycle may not
exceed 25% of the estimated or measured daily sewage flow.


86   The effluent pump rate of discharge must be designed to deliver
effluent to the mound over a minimum time of 5 minutes while maintaining
head pressure in accordance with Table 4. 


87   Distribution of effluent over the gravel bed must be by perforated
pipe under pressure from a manifold.


88   The rate of discharge per perforation diameter and head pressure must
be calculated as specified in Table 4. 


     Table 4

     Table of Perforation Discharges in Litres per Minute
     
Head Pressure       Perforation Diameter
in mm     6.3 mm    7.1 mm    7.9 mm    8.7 mm    9.5 mm

 300 mma  2.75 3.45      4.27  5.16     6.16  
 450 mm   3.34 4.23      5.23  6.34     7.53  
 600 mmb  3.86 4.90      6.05  7.31     8.68  
 750 mm   4.34 5.45      6.75  8.86     9.72  
1050 mm   5.12 6.46      7.98  9.68     11.5   
1200 mm   5.45 6.93      8.53 10.35     12.28  
1350 mm   5.79 7.35      9.05 11.58     13.06  
1500 mm   6.12 7.75      9.53 11.58     13.76  

          based on q = .2Cd2h1/2
          where q = litres per minute
          C = coefficient of discharge (0.60)
          d = Diameter in mm
          h = head in metres

     a Use 300 mm of head for residential systems
     b Use 600 mm of head for other establishments.


89   Pipe perforations (holes) must be drilled straight into the pipe and
not at an angle.


90   The perforated pipe laterals must

     (a)  be connected to a manifold pipe with the ends capped,

     (b)  be spaced no further than 1000 mm on centre,

     (c)  be no further than 500 mm from the edge of the gravel bed,

     (d)  be installed level with the perforations downward, and

     (e)  be sized in accordance with Table 5. 


91   Perforation holes in laterals must be spaced in accordance with Table
5.


     Table 5

     Maximum Allowable Number of Perforations Per Lateral
     (10% discharge variation)

Perforation    Diameter       Perforation Diameters
spacing   of Lateral
in mm          6.3 mm    7.9 mm    9.5 mm

     (1 ¬ inch)

 750 mm             14   10    8
 900 mm             13    9    7
1000 mm             12    9    7
1200 mm             11    8    6
1500 mm             10    8    6

     (1 « inch)

 750 mm             18   13   10
 900 mm             17   12   10
1000 mm             16   12    9
1200 mm             15   11    9
1500 mm             14   10    8

     (2 inch)

 750 mm             28   21   16
 900 mm             26   19   15
1000 mm             25   19   14
1200 mm             23   17   13
1500 mm             22   16   12


92   The manifold pipe must be connected to the pump discharge pipe and be
sloped back toward the pump.


93(1)  No part of a treatment mound may be located within

     (a)  3 m from any property line,

     (b)  15 m from any water source,

     (c)  3 m from a septic tank,

     (d)  9 m from any basement or cellar, or

     (e)  3 m from any (non-basement) building.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), all measurements are to be taken
from the point where the side slope of the mound intersects with the
natural grade.


     Division 3
     Open Discharge System

94   Effluent

     (a)  on the surface of the ground must be contained within the
property lines of the property served, and

     (b)  may not be discharged onto any vegetable garden.


95   An effluent discharge to the ground surface may not be located within

     (a)  45 m from any water source,

     (b)  45 m from a dwelling, or

     (c)  90 m from any boundary property line, except as provided in
section 96. 


96   On a single parcel of land containing an existing effluent discharge
to the ground surface, that is to be separated from an unsubdivided quarter
section to accommodate an existing residence and other related
improvements, the distance requirements may be reduced to 45 m from any
boundary property line.


     PART 5

     LAGOONS

97   A lagoon must be relatively impervious in order to control seepage.


98(1)  A lagoon that serves a single family dwelling or duplex may not be
located within

     (a)  90 m from any water source,

     (b)  45 m from a dwelling, and

     (c)  30 m from any property line.

(2)  All measurements must be taken from the outside of the berm, where the
side slope of the berm intersects with the natural grade.


99   The installation of a lagoon to serve a single family dwelling or
duplex must             

     (a)  provide a minimum of 1-year detention,

     (b)  provide for a liquid depth of not greater than 1500 mm,

     (c)  provide a minimum berm slope of one vertical to 3 horizontal,

     (d)  be sized in accordance with Table 6, and

     (e)  provide a minimum 1800-mm wide berm at the top.


100(1)  A lagoon serving other than a single family dwelling or duplex, to
a maximum design flow of 68 000 litres per day, must be located not less
than

     (a)  90 m from a residence or assembly occupancy located in the
proposed development,

     (b)  90 m from a water source,

     (c)  30 m from a property line,

     (d)  90 m from any numbered primary or secondary road, and

     (e)  300 m from any residence or assembly occupancy located either
outside the proposed site of the development or not directly associated
with the facility.

(2)  All measurements must be taken from the outside of the berm, where the
side slope of the berm intersects with the natural grade.


101   The installation of a lagoon serving other than a single family
dwelling or duplex, to a maximum design flow of 68 000 litres per day, must

     (a)  provide a minimum of 1-year detention,

     (b)  provide for a liquid depth of not greater than 1500 mm,

     (c)  provide a minimum berm slope of one vertical to 3 horizontal,

     (d)  be sized in accordance with Table 6,

     (e)  provide a 1800-mm wide berm at the top, and

     (f)  be fenced.

     Table 6

     Calculation of Sewage Lagoon Volume

Approximate         Size   Size at   Size at Size at top of Berm 600 mm
Volume         at Base     Mid Depth      1500 mm Freeboard, 2100 mm
Above
in litres        750 mm       Bottom of Lagoon

   138 106       4.57 x   4.57       9.14 x   9.14      13.72 x  13.72      17.37 x 
17.37
   184 142       6.10 x   6.10      10.67 x  10.67      15.24 x  15.24      18.90 x 
18.90
   237 260       7.62 x   7.62      12.19 x  12.19      16.76 x  16.76      18.90 x 
18.90
   297 460       9.14 x   9.14      13.72 x  13.72      18.29 x  18.29      21.95 x 
21.95
   364 743      10.67 x  10.67      15.24 x  15.24      19.81 x  19.81      23.47 x 
23.47
   439 109      12.19 x  12.19      16.76 x  16.76      21.34 x  21.34      24.99 x 
24.99
   609 086      15.24 x  15.24      19.81 x  19.81      24.38 x  24.38      28.04 x 
28.04
   807 393      18.29 x  18.29      22.86 x  22.86      27.43 x  27.43      31.09 x 
31.09
 1 034 030      21.34 x  21.34      25.91 x  25.91      30.48 x  30.48      34.14 x 
34.14
 1 883 918      30.48 x  30.48      35.05 x  35.05      39.62 x  39.62      43.28 x 
43.28
 2 592 158      36.58 x  36.58      41.15 x  41.15      45.72 x  45.72      49.38 x 
49.38
 3 866 990      45.72 x  45.72      50.29 x  50.29      54.86 x  54.86      58.52 x 
58.52
 4 514 694      53.34 x  53.34      57.91 x  57.91      62.48 x  62.48      66.14 x 
66.14
 6 558 302      60.96 x  60.96      65.53 x  65.53      70.10 x  70.10      73.76 x 
73.76
 9 957 854      76.20 x  76.20      80.77 x  80.77      85.34 x  85.34      89.0  x 
89.0
14 065 646      91.44 x  91.44      96.01 x  96.01     100.6  x 100.6 104.3  x
104.3
24 405 950     121.9  x 121.9 126.5  x 126.5 131.1  x 131.1 134.7  x
134.7

NOTE:  To calculate lagoon volumes of square or rectangular sizes not shown
above, the following formula may be used based
on an inside berm slope of 3 horizontal to 1 vertical.
                  = Volume in litres
                H=Depth of liquid - maximum of 1.5 metres
                A=Area of bottom of Lagoon in square metres
                B=Area of the mid-depth in square metres
                C=Area at the high water level (maximum 1.5 metre depth)
in square metres


     PART 6

     ALTERNATE SYSTEMS

102   An alternate system not described in this Schedule may not be
installed unless it provides equivalent or greater safety performance with
respect to persons and property and it is approved for installation and use
by an Administrator.


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     Alberta Regulation 230/97

     Electric Utilities Act

     ENTITLEMENT SHARES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 546/97) pursuant to
section 35 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Entitlement Shares Regulation (AR 223/95) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 by
striking out "the City of Edmonton" wherever it occurs and substituting
"Edmonton Power Inc.".


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     Alberta Regulation 231/97

     Electric Utilities Act

     RESERVATION PAYMENTS SHARES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 547/97) pursuant to
section 37 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Reservation Payments Shares Regulation (AR 224/95) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended

     (a)  by striking out "the City of Edmonton" and substituting
"Edmonton Power Inc.";

     (b)  by striking out the columns headed by "1998" and "1999" and
substituting the following:


     1998



     1999


18.4781%


19.4211%


15.7393%


15.8769%


15.4490%


14.9623%


  1.5516%


  1.4471%


  1.2372%


  1.2172%


42.9104%


42.4818%


  4.6344%


 4.5936%



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     Alberta Regulation 232/97

     Electric Utilities Act

     CHANGE IN LIST OF CORPORATIONS AND ENTITIES REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 548/97) pursuant to
section 71 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Electric Utilities Act is amended

     (a)  by repealing section 7(1)(d) and substituting the following:

               (d)  Edmonton Power Inc.;

     (b)  by repealing section 18(1)(d) and substituting the following:

               (d)  Edmonton Power Inc.;




     Alberta Regulation 233/97

     Electric Utilites Act

     SASKATCHEWAN INTERCONNECTION FACILITIES
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 549/97) pursuant to
section 71 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Saskatchewan Interconnection Facilities Regulation (AR 225/95) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(e) is amended by striking out "D78-14" and substituting
"D87-14".


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     Alberta Regulation 234/97

     Electric Utilities Act

     TIME EXTENSION REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 550/97) pursuant to
section 71 of the Electric Utilities Act.


Extension of time
1(1)  The Minister is authorized to extend by written order the date
specified in section 72(4) of the Electric Utilities Act.

(2)  The Minister may  not extend the date beyond August 31, 1998.


Expiry
2   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 September 1, 1998.






     Alberta Regulation 235/97

     Electric Utilities Act

     DEFICIENCY CORRECTION REGULATION, 1997

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 551/97) pursuant to
section 72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definition     1
Entitled electric distribution system   2
Regulated generating unit     3
Power Pool Council  4
Electric Transmission Council 5
Service areas  6
Application of section 40 of the Act    7
Permissible interest held by a municipality in a generating unit 8
City of Medicine Hat     9
Approval of tariffs 10
Increases and decreases in rates   11
Hearings required in 1995     12
Schedule to the Act 13
Repeals   14
Expiry    15


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Electric Utilities Act.


Entitled electric distribution system
2   For the purposes of section 1(1)(i) of the Act, subclause (iv) shall be
interpreted as if it read as follows:

     (iv) Edmonton Power Inc.;


Regulated generating unit
3   For the purposes of section 1(1)(x) of the Act, "regulated generating
unit" includes an isolated regulated generating unit listed in Part 2 of
the Schedule to the Act, as the generating unit exists on December 7, 1995.


Power Pool Council
4   The Power Pool Council may

     (a)  determine the number of its members that constitutes a quorum
at meetings of the Power Pool Council, and

     (b)  determine rules or procedures respecting the number of its
members that is required to carry out any act in order for that act to bind
all of its members and constitute an act of the Power Pool Council.


Electric Transmission Council
5   The Electric Transmission Council may

     (a)  determine the number of its members that constitutes a quorum
at meetings of the Electric Transmission Council, and

     (b)  determine rules or procedures respecting the number of its
members that is required to carry out an act in order for that act to bind
all of its members and constitute an act of the Electric Transmission
Council.


Service areas
6(1)   For the purposes of Part 4 of the Act, the service areas of the
electric distribution systems owned by the municipalities referred to in
subsection (4) and by rural electrification associations are considered to
be part of the service area of the owner of the entitled electric
distribution system with whom arrangements for the supply of electricity
existed on May 17, 1995.

(2)  Where a municipality referred to in subsection (4) or a rural
electrification association no longer wishes the service area of the
electric distribution system owned by it to be considered in accordance
with subsection (1), the municipality or rural electrification association
may give notice in writing to that effect to the owner of the entitled
electric distribution system.

(3)  If notice is given under subsection (2), section 40 of the Act applies
as if an order has been made under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act

     (a)  reducing the size of the entitled electric distribution
system's service area, and

     (b)  creating a service area for the electric distribution system
owned by the municipality or rural electrification association giving the
notice.

(4)  Notice may be given under this section by any of the following
municipalities:

     (a)  the Town of Cardston;

     (b)  the Town of Fort Macleod;

     (c)  the Town of Ponoka;

     (d)  the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.

(5)  A notice given under subsection (2) is not effective until after the
expiry of contractual arrangements existing on the date the notice was
given for the supply of electricity and made between the municipality or
rural electrification association giving the notice and the owner of the
entitled electric distribution system.


Application of section 40 of the Act
7   When section 40 of the Act becomes applicable pursuant to section 6(3)
of this Regulation or otherwise, the payments and receipts required under
that section must be made through financial settlement under section 11(b)
of the Act, unless section 40(3) of the Act applies.


Permissible interest held by a municipality in a generating unit
8   If

     (a)  a municipality had an interest in a generating unit on May 1,
1995, and

     (b)  a subsidiary of the municipality acquires the interest after
May 1, 1995,

the municipality and the subsidiary are considered to be in compliance with
section 45(2) of the Act if the generating capacity of the generating unit
does not increase significantly beyond its capacity on May 1, 1995.


City of Medicine Hat
9   The Board may determine whether

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

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

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


Approval of tariffs
10   An application under section 49 of the Act for Board approval of a
tariff is required for tariffs prepared under sections 27, 29, 31, 33, 36
and 49 of the Act.


Increases and decreases in rates
11   The increases or decreases in rates referred to in section 49(5) of
the Act may include increases or decreases in rates to correspond to

     (a)  the increases or decreases in costs occurring when the
operation of Part 4 of the Act, or any provision of it, is suspended
pursuant to regulations made under section 44(1) of the Act, and

     (b)  other related costs approved by the Board.


Hearings required in 1995
12(1)  The Board may make an interim order in respect of the matters set
out in section 76 of the Act.

(2)  Section 77 of the Act does not apply if the Board has made, before
January 1, 1996, an interim order in respect of all of the matters set out
in section 76 of the Act.


Schedule to the Act
13(1)   Brazeau #2 Generating Unit is a regulated generating unit and the
following is considered to be part of the list set out in Part 1 of the
Schedule to the Act:

          Brazeau #2                         TAU                           hydro

(2)   Part 2 of the Schedule to the Act is repealed and the Part 2 attached
to this Regulation is substituted.


Repeals
14(1)  The Deficiency Correction Regulation (AR 287/95) is repealed.

(2)  The Medicine Hat Generating Unit Regulation (AR 220/96) is repealed.


Expiry
15   This Regulation is made under section 72 of the Act and is repealed in
accordance with section 72(2) of the Act.


     PART 2

     ISOLATED REGULATED GENERATING UNITS


Generating     Owner       Type    Rating
    Unit             (kW)

     CUL 5     APL  Thermal   100
     CUL 43    APL  Thermal   3000
     CUL 47    APL  Thermal   3000
     CUL 65    APL  Hydro     500
     CUL 66    APL  Hydro     900
     CUL 144   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 145   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 146   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 147   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 148   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 153   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 154   APL  Thermal   10
     CUL 155   APL  Thermal   20
     CUL 183   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 185   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 187   APL  Thermal   750
     CUL 189   APL  Thermal   3000
     CUL 190   APL  Thermal   3000
     CUL 191   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 194   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 195   APL  Thermal   800
     CUL 198   APL  Thermal   2100
     CUL 201   APL  Thermal   50
     CUL 203   APL  Thermal   50
     CUL 204   APL  Thermal   50
     CUL 205   APL  Thermal   50
     CUL 206   APL  Thermal   50
     CUL 208   APL  Thermal   50
     CUL 213   APL  Thermal   250
     CUL 214   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 215   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 216   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 217   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 218   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 220   APL  Thermal   20
     CUL 221   APL  Thermal   20
     CUL 222   APL  Thermal   20
     CUL 226   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 228   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 231   APL  Thermal   80
     CUL 232   APL  Thermal   15
     CUL 238   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 239   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 241   APL  Thermal   1085
     CUL 242   APL  Thermal   40
     CUL 245   APL  Thermal   100
     CUL 246   APL  Thermal   100
     CUL 248   APL  Thermal   100
     CUL 250   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 251   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 252   APL  Thermal   125
     CUL 253   APL  Thermal   125
     CUL 254   APL  Thermal   400
     CUL 255   APL  Thermal   400
     CUL 256   APL  Thermal   400
     CUL 263   APL  Thermal   100
     CUL 264   APL  Thermal   60
     CUL 266   APL  Thermal   1085
     CUL 268   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 269   APL  Thermal   80
     CUL 272   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 273   APL  Thermal   40
     CUL 274   APL  Thermal   40
     CUL 280   APL  Thermal   60
     CUL 281   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 282   APL  Thermal   325
     CUL 286   APL  Thermal   165
     CUL 287   APL  Thermal   165
     CUL 291   APL  Thermal   20
     CUL 294   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 295   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 296   APL  Thermal   160
     CUL 298   APL  Thermal   165
     CUL 300   APL  Thermal   165
     CUL 301   APL  Thermal   160
     CUL 302   APL  Thermal   250
     CUL 306   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 307   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 308   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 309   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 314   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 315   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 318   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 319   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 320   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 321   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 323   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 325   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 326   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 327   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 328   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 329   APL  Thermal   200
     CUL 330   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 331   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 332   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 333   APL  Thermal   150
     CUL 334   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 335   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 336   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 337   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 338   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 339   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 340   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 342   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 351   APL  Thermal   125
     CUL 358   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 359   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 360   APL  Thermal   1400
     CUL 361   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 362   APL  Thermal   40
     CUL 363   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 365   APL  Thermal   750
     CUL 366   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 368   APL  Thermal   2880
     CUL 369   APL  Thermal   75
     CUL 373   APL  Thermal   175
     CUL 374   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 380   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 381   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 382   APL  Thermal   250
     CUL 383   APL  Thermal   250
     CUL 386   APL  Thermal   30
     CUL 387   APL  Thermal   425
     CUL 388   APL  Thermal   450
     CUL 389   APL  Thermal   71
     CUL 390   APL  Thermal   71
     CUL 391   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 392   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 393   APL  Thermal   1000
     CUL 394   APL  Thermal   425
     CUL 395   APL  Thermal   500
     CUL 396   APL  Thermal   300
     CUL 398   APL  Thermal   325
     CUL 399   APL  Thermal   350


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     Alberta Regulation 236/97

     Electric Utilities Act

     TRANSMISSION ADMINISTRATOR DEFICIENCY
     CORRECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 552/97) pursuant to
section 72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Special considerations relating to Transmission
  Administrator's tariff 2
Termination of appointment of Transmission Administrator    3
Request for review of tariff  4
Recovery tariff     5
Liability protection     6
Transitional   7
Expiry    8

Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Electric Utilities Act;

     (b)  "management fee" means a fee for carrying out the duties and
functions of the Transmission Administrator under the Act that is, in the
Board's opinion,

               (i)  commensurate with the business risk the
Transmission Administrator will assume during the period in which its
tariff is in effect, and

               (ii) reasonable compensation to the Transmission
Administrator for its services during that period;

     (c)  "notice of intention to terminate" means a written notice
delivered by either the Minister or the Transmission Administrator to the
other, that expresses an intention to bring the appointment of the
Transmission Administrator to an end;

     (d)  "recovery tariff" means a tariff of the Transmission
Administrator 

               (i)  that, when approved by the Board, varies or
replaces the Transmission Administrator's tariff then in effect,

               (ii) that is submitted and approved under section 5, and

               (iii)     that is prepared for the purpose of enabling the
Transmission Administrator to recover the amounts listed in section 5(4);

     (e)  "replacement Transmission Administrator" means any person
appointed as the successor to the Transmission Administrator or any other
person who assumes the duties and functions given to the Transmission
Administrator under the Act.


Special considerations relating to Transmission Administrator's tariff
2(1)  This section applies when the Transmission Administrator has applied
to the Board under section 49(2) of the Act for approval of its tariff.

(2)  The Board shall not decide that a tariff referred to in subsection (1)
fails to satisfy the requirements of section 51(1) of the Act simply
because the tariff provides for the flow through, including by the use of
deferral accounts, real time pricing or other mechanisms, of some or all of
the Transmission Administrator's prudent costs and expenses of carrying out
the duties and functions given to it under the Act.

(3)  When an application under section 49 of the Act relates to a tariff of
the Transmission Administrator, the tariff must provide the Transmission
Administrator with a reasonable opportunity to recover the following in
addition to the costs specified in section 52(1) of the Act:

     (a)  prudent costs and expenses incurred by or on behalf of the
Transmission Administrator prior to the date of its appointment, for the
purpose of preparing to carry out the duties and functions given to it
under the Act;

     (b)  a management fee, in respect of a period commencing prior to
the date of the Transmission Administrator's appointment but not prior to
the date specified for the purposes of subsection (4), for the purpose of
preparing to carry out the duties and functions given to the Transmission
Administrator under the Act;

     (c)  a management fee in respect of a period commencing after the
date of the Transmission Administrator's appointment, during which the
tariff is in effect.

(4)  The Transmission Administrator is not entitled to recover through its
tariff

     (a)  any costs and expenses referred to in subsection (3)(a), or

     (b)  any management fee referred to in subsection (3)(b) or (c)

relating to a period prior to a date specified by the Minister.

(5)  The Minister shall advise the Board in writing of the date specified
for the purposes of subsection (4).

(6)  In determining whether a management fee is reasonable compensation to
the Transmission Administrator, the Board shall consider the extent to
which the Transmission Administrator's tariff provides for

     (a)  incentives for efficiencies that result in cost savings or
other benefits that can be shared in an equitable manner between the
Transmission Administrator and its customers, and

     (b)  incentives for performance by the Transmission Administrator.


Termination of appointment of Transmission Administrator
3(1)  In this section

     (a)  "assets" means the assets that are needed for the continued
proper and efficient operation of the Transmission Administrator function
and that the replacement Transmission Administrator requests the former
Transmission Administrator provide it;

     (b)  "information" means the information that is needed for the
continued proper and efficient operation of the Transmission Administrator
function, including historical information related to

               (i)  billing,

               (ii) system access service,

               (iii)     system support services, and

               (iv) transmission line losses,

          but does not include the expertise or experience of the former
Transmission Administrator or training by the former Transmission
Administrator.

(2)  On receiving or delivering a notice of intention to terminate, the
Transmission Administrator shall provide a copy of the notice to the Board.

(3)  The Transmission Administrator shall, during the period commencing on
the date of delivery of a notice of intention to terminate and expiring on
the date on which the termination of the appointment of the Transmission
Administrator is effective, co-operate with the Minister or any person that
may be designated as the replacement Transmission Administrator, or both,
in good faith to facilitate the replacement of the Transmission
Administrator.

(4)  On the termination of the appointment of the Transmission
Administrator taking effect, the former Transmission Administrator shall
provide to the replacement Transmission Administrator all of the former
Transmission Administrator's assets and information, including a generating
unit or transmission facility, if any, built by the Transmission
Administrator.

(5)  In the event of a dispute between a former Transmission Administrator
and the replacement Transmission Administrator as to the assets or
information required to be provided under subsection (4), the dispute shall
be settled by the decision of a person appointed by the Minister for the
purposes of settling that dispute.

(6)  The former Transmission Administrator and the replacement Transmission
Administrator shall negotiate in good faith as to the value of the assets
and information to be provided under subsection (4) and the terms on which
they are to be provided, and in the event of a dispute as to the value or
terms, the dispute shall be settled by a decision of the Board.

(7)  The former Transmission Administrator may register and maintain a
lien, charge, mortgage, security interest or other encumbrance, as
applicable, in favour of the former Transmission Administrator in respect
of the assets and information provided under subsection (4) until such time
as the former Transmission Administrator is fully reimbursed for the assets
and information, at which time the encumbrance shall be discharged by the
former Transmission Administrator.


Request for review of tariff
4(1)  On receiving or delivering a notice of intention to terminate, the
Transmission Administrator may ask the Board to review the Transmission
Administrator's tariff.

(2)  The receipt or delivery of a notice of intention to terminate is a
circumstance, in addition to those circumstances set out in section 57(2)
of the Act, that entitles the Board to review the Transmission
Administrator's tariff if requested to do so under subsection (1).

(3)  On completing its review, the Board may approve, vary or rescind the
tariff or direct the Transmission Administrator to prepare a recovery
tariff under section 5.


Recovery tariff
5(1)  On receiving or delivering a notice of intention to terminate, the
Transmission Administrator may prepare a recovery tariff and apply to the
Board for approval of the tariff. 

(2)  On giving notice to interested parties, the Board must consider an
application under subsection (1). 

(3)  Section 50(2) of the Act applies to the Board when considering an
application under subsection (1). 

(4)  When considering an application under subsection (1), the Board shall
have regard for the principle that a recovery tariff approved by it must
provide the Transmission Administrator with a reasonable opportunity to
recover 

     (a)  a management fee, 

     (b)  all unrecovered capital costs and investments of the
Transmission Administrator, with due allowance made for the cost of
capital, 

     (c)  the costs and expenses incurred by the Transmission
Administrator to end its duties and functions under the Act, including

               (i)  costs and expenses of disengaging from all prudent
financial or contractual arrangements entered into by the Transmission
Administrator,

               (ii) prudent demobilization costs and expenses, and

               (iii)     outstanding amounts owed to the Transmission
Administrator from any deferral account,

     (d)  any losses arising, during the period commencing on the date of
delivery of the notice of intention to terminate and expiring on the date
on which the termination of the appointment of the Transmission
Administrator is effective, as a result of the tariff in effect during that
period being insufficient to cover the costs and expenses of the
Transmission Administrator, 

     (e)  any other prudent costs and expenses incurred by the
Transmission Administrator for which it has not been reimbursed, and

     (f)  interest, if any, accrued on the amounts described in clauses
(a) to (e), at a reasonable rate, from the date on which the termination of
the appointment of the Transmission Administrator is effective to the date
those amounts are fully recovered. 

(5)  If the notice period in a notice of intention to terminate is less
than 365 days and does not give the Transmission Administrator sufficient
time to submit a recovery tariff to the Board before the notice is
effective, the replacement Transmission Administrator shall, at the request
of the former Transmission Administrator, submit the recovery tariff to the
Board on behalf of and for the benefit of the former Transmission
Administrator if the request is made within 90 days after the termination
of the appointment of the former Transmission Administrator is effective.

(6)  A recovery tariff submitted to the Board by the replacement
Transmission Administrator under subsection (5) shall be deemed to be part
of the replacement Transmission Administrator's tariff.

(7)  If, after the termination of the appointment of the  Transmission
Administrator is effective the former Transmission Administrator is
entitled to receive additional revenue through the operation of section 4
or 5 or through any other applicable tariff, that revenue shall be deemed
to be part of the tariff of the replacement Transmission Administrator and
the replacement Transmission Administrator shall pay the additional revenue
to the former Transmission Administrator as soon as reasonably possible and

     (a)  within 12 months after the termination is effective, or

     (b)  in the event that a recovery tariff has been submitted by or on
behalf of the former Transmission Administrator pursuant to subsection (5),
within 3 months after the approval of the recovery tariff by the Board,

whichever is later.


Liability protection
6(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "affiliate" has the meaning given to it in the Business
Corporations Act;

     (b)  "direct loss or damage" does not include loss of profits, loss
of revenue, loss of production, loss of earnings, loss of contract or any
other indirect, special or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising
out of or in any way connected with the act or omission done or purportedly
done by a transmission person in connection with the carrying out of the
duties or functions of the Transmission Administrator;

     (c)  "transmission person" means

               (i)  the Transmission Administrator or any person named
in an Order in Council to become the Transmission Administrator,

               (ii) a director, officer or employee of a person
referred to in subclause (i),

               (iii)     an affiliate of a person referred to in subclause
(i), and

               (iv) a director, officer or employee of a person
referred to in subclause (iii).

(2)  A transmission person is not liable for any act or omission done or
purportedly done in connection with the carrying out of the duties or
functions of the Transmission Administrator under the Act.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply where the act or omission was caused by
the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of a transmission person.

(4)  Where, as a result of the operation of subsection (3), a transmission
person is liable to a person for an act or omission done or purportedly
done in connection with the carrying out of the duties or functions of the
Transmission Administrator under the Act, the transmission person is liable
only for direct loss or damage suffered or incurred by that person.

(5)  A transmission person is not liable for any act or omission of a
predecessor in the office of the Transmission Administrator.

(6)  Where

     (a)  a legal action has been commenced against a transmission person
for an act or omission done or purportedly done by the transmission person
in connection with the carrying out of the duties or functions of the
Transmission Administrator under the Act, and

     (b)  the transmission person is not liable, as a result of the
operation of subsection (2) or otherwise, for the act or omission,

the Board shall allow recovery of the transmission person's costs of
defending the legal action, including all reasonable legal expenses, where
prudent, in future tariffs of the Transmission Administrator.

(7)  No duties or functions of the Transmission Administrator under the Act
and no responsibility or liability in respect of those duties or functions
are transferred to any other person by operation of this Regulation.


Transitional
7(1)  When considering whether to approve the Transmission Administrator's
tariff that is intended to be effective for the first 24 months of ESBI
Alberta Ltd.'s appointment as the Transmission Administrator, the Board
shall, if requested by ESBI Alberta Ltd., have regard for the principle
that a tariff approved by it must provide ESBI Alberta Ltd. with a
reasonable opportunity to recover, on a flow through basis, including by
the use of deferral accounts, real time pricing or other mechanisms, all
prudent costs and expenses incurred by the Transmission Administrator in
connection with the carrying out of its duties and functions under the Act
during that 24 month period, if the tariff otherwise provides for 

     (a)  incentives for efficiencies that result in cost savings or
other benefits that can be shared in an equitable manner between ESBI
Alberta Ltd. and its customers, or

     (b)  transitional milestones that will aid in the development of the
incentives referred to in clause (a) in the future.

(2)  Despite section 2(5), the date for the purposes of section 2(4) is
July 21, 1997 in respect of ESBI Alberta Ltd.

(3)  Where ESBI Alberta Ltd. has been named in an Order in Council to
become the Transmission Administrator, a reference to "Transmission
Administrator" or "former Transmission Administrator" in this Regulation
includes ESBI Alberta Ltd.

(4)  Where ESBI Alberta Ltd. has been named in an Order in Council to
become the Transmission Administrator and that appointment is deemed,
pursuant to an agreement between the Minister and ESBI Alberta Ltd., to
terminate before the appointment becomes effective,

     (a)  the Grid Company of Alberta Inc. shall, at the request of ESBI
Alberta Ltd., ask the Board to review the Transmission Administrator's
tariff and on being asked to do so, the Board may review the tariff for the
purpose of giving effect to this subsection,

     (b)  section 5(5) applies as if

               (i)  a notice of intention to terminate has been
delivered or received by the Minister or by the Transmission Administrator,
and

               (ii) the notice period is less than 365 days and does
not enable the Transmission Administrator to reasonably submit a recovery
tariff to the Board while in office,

     (c)  ESBI Alberta Ltd. is deemed to be the former Transmission
Administrator for the purposes of section 5(5) and (7), and

     (d)  the Grid Company of Alberta Inc. is deemed to be the
replacement Transmission Administrator for the purposes of section 5(5),
(6) and (7).

(5)  For the purposes of section 6, "affiliate" includes ESBI Energy
Company, a body corporate organized under the laws of Delaware.


Expiry
8   This Regulation is made under section 72(1) of the Act and is repealed
in accordance with section 72(2) of the Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 237/97

     Brand Act

     BRAND AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 20, 1997

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (M.O.
25/96)  pursuant to section 21 of the Brand Act.


1   The Brand Regulation (AR 266/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(2) is amended by striking out "The form set out in".


3   The following is added after section 7:


Expiry
     7.1   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed
for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this
Regulation expires on December 31, 2002.




     Alberta Regulation 238/97

     School Act

     CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS REGULATION

     Filed:  November 20, 1997

Made by the Minister of Education (M.O. 074/97) pursuant to section 42 of
the School Act.


     Table of Contents


Definition     1
Closure of schools, etc.  2
Policy and procedures for closure of schools 3
Notification of proposed closure   4
Public meetings     5
Decision on closure 6
Closure within school year    7
Expiry    8
Coming into force   9


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "closure" means any action referred to in section
2.


Closure of schools, etc.
2   A board may

     (a)  close a school permanently or for a specified period of time,

     (b)  close entirely 3 or more consecutive grades in an elementary
school,

     (c)  close the entire junior high school program or the entire high
school program in a school, or

     (d)  transfer all students from one school to one or more other
schools.


Policy and procedures for closure of schools
3   A board shall develop, keep current and implement policies and
procedures with respect to closure of schools that are consistent with this
Regulation.


Notification of proposed closure
4(1)  Where a board is considering the closure of a school, the board shall

     (a)  raise the matter through a notice of motion at a regular
meeting of the board, and

     (b)  in writing notify the parents of every child and student
enrolled in the school who, in the opinion of the board,  will be
significantly affected by the closure of the school.

(2)  A notice referred to in subsection (1)(b) shall set out the following:

     (a)  how the closure would affect the attendance area defined for
that school;

     (b)  how the closure would affect the attendance at other schools;

     (c)  the number of students who would need to be relocated as a
result of the closure;

     (d)  the need for, and extent of, busing;

     (e)  program implications for other schools and for the students
when they are attending other schools;

     (f)  the educational and financial impact of closing the school,
including the effect on operational costs and capital implications;

     (g)  the educational and financial impact if the school were to
remain open;

     (h)  the capital needs of the schools that may have increased
enrolment as a result of the closure;

     (i)  if the entire school is to be closed, the proposed use of the
school building;

     (j)  the time and location of the public meeting referred to in
section 5(1)(a).


Public meetings
5(1)   Where a board is considering the closure of a school, the board

     (a)  shall organize and convene a public meeting for the purpose of
discussing

               (i)  the closure and the implications of the closure for
the students, for the community and for the school system,

               (ii) implementation plans for the closure, and

               (iii)     alternatives to the closure,

     (b)  shall provide an opportunity for the council of the
municipality in which the school is located to provide a statement to the
board of the impact the closure may have on the community, and

     (c)  may hold other meetings with respect to the closure at times
and places as the board may determine.

(2)  The date and place of the public meeting referred to in subsection
(1)(a) shall be 

     (a)  posted in 5 or more conspicuous places in the area or areas of
the school or schools affected by the closure, for a period of at least 14
days before the date of the public meeting, and

     (b)  advertised in a newspaper circulating within the area or areas
of the school or schools affected by the proposed closure, on at least 2
occasions as close as is practicable to the date of the meeting.

(3)  At least 2 trustees of the board shall attend the public meeting
referred to in subsection (1)(a).

(4)  A board shall ensure that minutes of all public meetings held under
this section are prepared.


Decision on closure
6(1)  A board shall not make a final decision on the proposed closure until
at least 3 weeks have passed since the date of the public meeting referred
to in section 5(1)(a).

(2)  A board shall give due consideration to any submissions on the
proposed closure that it receives after the public meeting referred to in
section 5(1)(a).

(3)  A board

     (a)  shall by resolution decide whether to close the school, and

     (b)  if the decision is to close the school, shall forthwith notify
the Minister in writing of the decision.


Closure within school year
7   All school closure procedures shall be initiated and completed within
the school year in which the decision to close the school is made.


Expiry
8   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on November 1, 2002.


Coming into force
9   This Regulation comes into force on the date that section 12 of the
School Amendment Act, 1997 comes into force.


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     Alberta Regulation 239/97

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION

     Filed:  November 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 apprenticeship program
  re collision and refinishing     5
Term of the apprenticeship program re collision   6
Term of the apprenticeship program re refinishing 7
Employment of apprentices     8
Wages     9
Previous trade certificates and apprentices  10
Repeal    11

Schedules


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

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

     (c)  "trade" means the occupation of Auto Body Mechanic that is
designated as a compulsory  certification trade pursuant to section 57 of
the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act and that is known under this
Regulation as the trade of Auto Body Technician.


Constitution of the trade
2   The following undertakings constitute the following branches of the
trade:

     (a)  in the case of the Auto Body Technician (Collision and
Refinishing) branch of the trade, the undertakings set out in section 1 of
Schedule 1 constitute that branch of the trade;

     (b)  in the case of the Auto Body Technician (Collision) branch of
the trade, the undertakings set out in section 1 of Schedule 2 constitute
that branch of the trade;

     (c)  in the case of the Auto Body Technician (Refinishing) branch of
the trade, the undertakings set out in section 1 of Schedule 3 constitute
that branch of the trade.


Tasks, activities and functions
3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade,

     (a)  in the case of the Auto Body Technician (Collision and
Refinishing) branch of the trade, the tasks, activities and functions set
out in section 2 of Schedule 1 come within that branch of the trade,

     (b)  in the case of the Auto Body Technician (Collision) branch of
the trade, the tasks, activities and functions set out in section 2 of
Schedule 2 come within that branch of the trade, and

     (c)  in the case of the Auto Body Technician (Refinishing) branch of
the trade, the tasks, activities and functions set out in section 2 of
Schedule 3 come within that branch of 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 apprenticeship program re  collision and refinishing
5(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certification
Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for Auto Body
Technician (Collision and Refinishing) branch of the trade shall consist of
4 periods of not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1600 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 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(5)  In the 4th period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1700 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 re collision
6(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certification
Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for Auto Body
Technician (Collision) branch of the trade shall consist of 4 periods of
not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1600 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 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(5)  In the 4th period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training.


Term of the apprenticeship program re refinishing
7(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certification
Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for Auto Body
Technician (Refinishing) 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 1600 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 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1700 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 in one of the branches of the trade may  employ in that branch
of the trade one apprentice and one additional apprentice for each
additional certified journeyman that is employed by that person in that
branch of the trade.

(3)  Where a person holds a trade certificate in the Auto Body Technician
(Collision and Refinishing) branch of the trade, that person is, for the
purposes of subsection (2), a certified journeyman in all branches of the
trade.


Wages
9   Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an
apprentice in a branch of the trade 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 that branch of the trade

     (a)  in the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in
the Auto Body Technician (Collision and Refinishing) branch of the trade,

               (i)  55% in the first period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (ii) 70% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (iii)     80% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (iv) 90% in the 4th period of the apprenticeship
program;

     (b)  in the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in
the Auto Body Technician (Collision) branch of the trade,

               (i)  55% in the first period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (ii) 70% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (iii)     80% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (iv) 90% in the 4th period of the apprenticeship
program;

     (c)  in the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in
the Auto Body Technician (Refinishing) branch of the trade,

               (i)  55% in the first period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (ii) 70% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship
program;

               (iii)     80% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship
program.


Previous trade certificates and apprentices
10(1)  Where a person, immediately prior to September 1, 1997, held a trade
certificate in the trade, that person

     (a)  has met the requirements under this Regulation to be granted a
trade certificate in the Auto Body Technician (Collision and Refinishing)
branch of the trade, and

     (b)  for the purposes of this Regulation is a certified journeyman
in the Auto Body Technician (Collision and Refinishing) branch of the
trade.

(2)  Where a person immediately prior to September 1, 1997 was an
apprentice under the Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation (AR 120/94),

     (a)  the Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation (AR 120/94) applies
to that apprentice and that apprentice's employer in the same manner as if
that regulation had not been repealed by this Regulation, and

     (b)  that person on successfully completing the requirements
provided for under the Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation (AR 120/94) is
eligible to be granted a trade certificate as a certified journeyman in the
Auto Body Technician (Collision and Refinishing) branch of the trade.


Repeal
11   The Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation (AR 120/94) is repealed.


     SCHEDULE 1

     AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN (COLLISION AND
     REFINISHING) BRANCH OF THE TRADE

1   The undertakings that constitute the Auto Body Technician (Collision
and Refinishing) branch of the trade are the repairing, painting and
refinishing of motor vehicle bodies and the repairing of collision damage
to motor vehicles and without limiting the generality of the foregoing
include the following:

     (a)  straightening and aligning frames and unitized structures;

     (b)  motor vehicle body construction;

     (c)  painting motor vehicles;

     (d)  repairing, replacing and aligning chassis components;

     (e)  repairing or replacing drive line support systems;

     (f)  repairing or replacing structural and non-structural motor
vehicle sections.


2   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the Auto Body
Technician (Collision and Refinishing) branch of the trade, the following
tasks, activities and functions come within that branch of the trade:

     (a)  using hand, power and auto body tools while carrying out the
undertakings referred to in section 1;

     (b)  using measuring and pulling equipment to repair and align
damaged frames or unitized bodies;

     (c)  damage analysis;

     (d)  welding and cutting;

     (e)  metal shrinking, patching, dinging, bumping, forging and
filing;

     (f)  surface preparation;

     (g)  plastic repair;

     (h)  using refinishing equipment;

     (i)  applying paint and associated materials;

     (j)  handling volatile liquids and disposing of hazardous waste;

     (k)  preparing and interpreting estimates;

     (l)  cleaning and detailing motor vehicle bodies;

     (m)  troubleshooting electrical and electronic equipment;

     (n)  removing or replacing supplemental restraint systems;

     (o)  removing and installing glass;

     (p)  removing and replacing components of air conditioning systems;

     (q)  performing wheel alignments;

     (r)  colour matching, tinting and blending paint;

     (s)  using any new innovative trade related technological changes
with respect to

               (i)  methods of construction and materials, and

               (ii) carrying out the tasks, activities and functions
referred to in this section.


     SCHEDULE 2

     AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN (COLLISION)
     BRANCH OF THE TRADE

1   The undertakings that constitute the Auto Body Technician (Collision)
branch of the trade are the repairing of motor vehicle bodies and the
repairing of collision damage to motor vehicles and without limiting the
generality of the foregoing include the following:

     (a)  straightening and aligning frames and unitized structures;

     (b)  motor vehicle body construction;

     (c)  applying primers, primer surfaces and corrosion proofing
materials;

     (d)  repairing, replacing and aligning chassis components;

     (e)  repairing or replacing drive line support systems;

     (f)  repairing or replacing structural and non-structural motor
vehicle sections.


2   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the Auto Body
Technician (Collision) branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities
and functions come within that branch of the trade:

     (a)  using hand, power and auto body tools while carrying out the
undertakings referred to in section 1;

     (b)  using measuring and pulling equipment to repair and align
damaged frames or unitized bodies;

     (c)  damage analysis;

     (d)  welding and cutting;

     (e)  metal shrinking, patching, dinging, bumping, forging and
filing;

     (f)  surface preparation;

     (g)  plastic repair;

     (h)  applying primers, primer surfaces and corrosion proofing
materials;

     (i)  handling volatile liquids and disposing of hazardous waste;

     (j)  preparing and interpreting estimates;

     (k)  cleaning and detailing motor vehicle bodies;

     (l)  troubleshooting electrical and electronic equipment;

     (m)  removing or replacing supplemental restraint systems;

     (n)  removing and installing glass;

     (o)  removing and replacing components of air conditioning systems;

     (p)  performing wheel alignments;

     (q)  using any new innovative trade related technological changes
with respect to

               (i)  methods of construction and materials, and

               (ii) carrying out the tasks, activities and functions
referred to in this section.


     SCHEDULE 3

     AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN (REFINISHING)
     BRANCH OF THE TRADE

1   The undertakings that constitute the Auto Body Technician (Refinishing)
branch of the trade are the repairing, painting and refinishing of motor
vehicle bodies and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
include the following:

     (a)  motor vehicle construction;

     (b)  painting motor vehicles;

     (c)  repairing or replacing non-structural body sections.


2   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the Auto Body
Technician (Refinishing) branch of the trade, the following tasks,
activities and functions come within that branch of the trade:

     (a)  using hand, power and auto body tools while carrying out the
undertakings referred to in section 1;

     (b)  paint and non-structural damage analysis;

     (c)  masking;

     (d)  metal dinging;

     (e)  surface preparation;

     (f)  repairing plastic components;

     (g)  using refinishing equipment and materials;

     (h)  applying paint and associated materials;

     (i)  colour matching, tinting and blending paint;

     (j)  handling volatile liquids and disposing of hazardous waste;

     (k)  preparing and interpreting estimates;

     (l)  cleaning and detailing of motor vehicle bodies;

     (m)  using any new innovative trade related technological changes
with respect to

               (i)  methods of refinishing and materials, and

               (ii) carrying out any tasks, activities and functions
referred to in this section.


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     Alberta Regulation 240/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 565/97) pursuant to
Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


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


2   The following provisions are amended by striking out "1997" wherever it
occurs and substituting "1998":

     (a)  section 117.1(1) and (7);

     (b)  section 117.2(1) and (8);

     (c)  section 117.3(8).


3   Section 117.3(1) is amended by striking out "December 1997" and
substituting "December 1998".


4   Section 117.1(8) is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 241/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 566/97) 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   The following provisions are amended by striking out "1997" wherever it
occurs and substituting "1998":

     (a)  section 117.2(1) and (8);

     (b)  section 117.3(8);

     (c)  section 117.4(8).


3   Sections 117.3(1) and 117.4(1) are amended by striking out "December
1997" and substituting "December 1998".


4   Section 118 is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 242/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE
     PROVISIONS) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 567/97) pursuant to
Schedules 1 to 5, sections 3 and 12 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation (AR
365/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4 is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 243/97

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 568/97) 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   The following provisions are amended by striking out "1997" wherever it
occurs and substituting "1998":

     (a)  section 117.1(1) and (7);

     (b)  section 117.2(1) and (8);

     (c)  section 117.3(8);

     (d)  section 117.4(8).


3   Sections 117.3(1) and 117.4(1) are amended by striking out "December
1997" and substituting "December 1998".


4   Section 117.1(8) is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 244/97

     Young Offenders Act (Canada)
     Young Offenders Act (Alberta)

     DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 574/97) pursuant to
sections 2 and 7 of the Young Offenders Act (Canada) and section 32 of the
Young Offenders Act (Alberta).


1   The Designation Regulation (AR 36/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 6 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Open custody
     6   The following are designated as places of open custody:

               (a)  the home of Philip and Alice Hoff of Lethbridge,
Alberta;

               (b)  the home of Edward and Linda Bensler of Pincher
Creek, Alberta;

               (c)  the home of Connie Visser of Lethbridge, Alberta;

               (d)  the home of Garth and Verna Lee Bruneau of
Lethbridge, Alberta

               (e)  the home of Jacqueline Hudon of Lethbridge,
Alberta;

               (f)  the home of Brian and Chris Egland of Coaldale,
Alberta;

               (g)  the home of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Edmonton,
of Edmonton, Alberta;

               (h)  Enviros Base Camp;

               (i)  Northern Alberta Young Offender Camp.


     Alberta Regulation 245/97

     Mines and Minerals Act

     NATURAL GAS ROYALTY REGULATION, 1994
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 577/97) pursuant to
sections 5 and 37 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (AR 351/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (c) and substituting the following:

               (c)  "Board" means the Energy Resources Conservation
Board or the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board;

     (b)  by repealing clause (k) and substituting the following:

               (k)  "field straddle plant" means a reprocessing plant
designated by the Minister as a field straddle plant for the purposes of
this Regulation in a designation that has not been revoked by the Minister;

               (k.1)     "fractionation plant" means a plant that processes
gas products other than residue gas or sulphur;

     (c)  by renumbering clause (l) as clause (b.1);

     (d)  by adding the following after clause (r):

               (r.1)     "light-ends" means a gas product that is obtained
at a gas processing plant, reprocessing plant or fractionation plant and
that is given by the owner of the product to another person for no
consideration because the product is, in the Minister's opinion, not of a
kind or quantity sufficient for the owner of the product to dispose of by
way of sale;

               (r.2)     "mainline straddle plant" means a plant designated
by the Minister as a mainline straddle plant for the purposes of this
Regulation in a designation that has not been revoked by the Minister;

     (e)  in clause (ee)

               (i)  in subclause (ii) by adding ", reprocessing plant"
after "gas processing plant";

               (ii) in subclause (iii) by adding "the" before
"quantities";

               (iii)     in subclause (iv) by adding "the" before
"quantities" and "or reprocessing plant" after "gas processing plant";

     (f)  by repealing clause (ff) and substituting the following:

               (ff) "reprocessing plant" means a plant that processes
residue gas for the purpose of obtaining other gas products from the
residue gas, but does not include a mainline straddle plant;

     (g)  by adding the following after clause (ll):

               (ll.1)    "special pentanes" means pentanes plus
designated by the Minister as special pentanes for the purposes of this
Regulation;


3   Section 2 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "this Regulation" and
substituting "the provisions of this Regulation that refer to persons being
associated with each other";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "this Regulation" and
substituting "the provisions of this Regulation that refer to persons
dealing at arm's length with each other";

     (c)  in subsection (5) by adding "a fractionation plant," after
"battery,";

     (d)  in subsection (6)

               (i)  in clause (a) by striking out "other than a field
straddle plant";

               (ii) by repealing clause (c) and substituting the
following:

                         (c)  the operator of a gathering system is
responsible for quantities available for sale for a production month if
they are delivered from that gathering system in that production month

                                   (i)  other than to a gas
processing plant or reprocessing plant or to another gathering system, or

                                   (ii) to a delivery point outside
Alberta;


4   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Fees
     3   The Minister may prescribe fees for information, materials or
documents, and  training  and  other  services,  provided  by  the 
Department  under  this Regulation.


5   Section 4 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2)(f) by striking out "tenth of a";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (4)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  in accordance with the "Table of Physical Constants
of Paraffin Hydrocarbons and Other Components of Natural Gas" in the SI
Engineering Data Book published from time to time by the Gas Processors
Association, and


6   Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (7) by adding the following after clause (c):

               (c.1)     the Special Pentanes Processing Allowance,
expressed as an amount per cubic metre;

     (b)  by repealing subsection (9).


7   Section 8 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

Royalty share of natural gas and gas products
          8(1)  If natural gas is recovered from a well event pursuant to
a Crown lease and the natural gas is

               (a)  disposed of,

               (b)  consumed as a fuel,

               (c)  delivered from a gathering system to a mainline
straddle plant, or

               (d)  removed from Alberta

          without having first been processed at a gas processing plant
or reprocessing plant, then,  subject  to  this  Regulation,  the  royalty 
reserved  to the Crown on that natural gas shall be that portion of the
natural gas so recovered calculated in accordance with Schedule 1.

     (b)  in subsection (2)(b) by striking out "or consumed as a fuel"
and substituting ", consumed as a fuel or removed from Alberta";

     (c)  in  subsection  (3)  by  striking  out  "without having first
been disposed of" and substituting "or reprocessing plant without having
first been disposed of, delivered to a mainline straddle plant or removed
from Alberta";

     (d)  by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

          (4)  The Royalty reserved to the Crown on field condensate
shall be determined in accordance with subsection (4.1) as though the field
condensate were non-heavy oil.

          (4.1)  For the purposes of subsection (4), the royalty reserved
to the Crown on field condensate shall be determined

               (a)  under Schedule 3 of the Petroleum Royalty
Regulation (AR 248/90), if

                         (i)  the natural gas from which it is
obtained is new gas pursuant to Schedule 5 of this Regulation,

                         (ii) the crude oil from which it is
separated when it is obtained from petroleum is new oil by reason of
section 5(2) of the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90), or

                         (iii)     the Minister determines that the
royalty reserved on it should be determined under Schedule 3 of the
Petroleum Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90) in a particular case,

               or

               (b)  under Schedule 2 of the Petroleum Royalty
Regulation (AR 248/90) in any other case.


     (e)  in subsection (5) by repealing clauses (c) and (d) and
substituting the following:

               (c)  where natural gas is processed at a gas processing
plant or reprocessing plant in accordance with subsection (3) and

                         (i)  the gas products obtained as a result
of the processing are disposed of, removed from Alberta or consumed as a
fuel without being reprocessed, or

                         (ii) the residue gas obtained as a result of
the processing is reprocessed at a field straddle plant or mainline
straddle plant,

                    the royalty share of the gas products obtained as a
result of the processing shall be calculated at the plant gate of the gas
processing plant or reprocessing plant, as the case may be, at which the
natural gas is processed;

               (d)  where natural gas is processed in accordance with
subsection (3) and gas products obtained as a result of the processing are
then reprocessed at one or more reprocessing plants other than a field
straddle plant before the gas products are disposed of, removed from
Alberta, delivered to a mainline straddle plant or consumed as a fuel, the
royalty share of the gas products obtained as a result of the reprocessing
shall be calculated

                         (i)  in the case of residue gas, at the
plant gate of the last of those reprocessing plants at which the residue
gas is obtained, and

                         (ii) in the case of other gas products, at
the plant gate of the reprocessing plant in which the gas product is
obtained from residue gas;


8   Section 9(a) is amended by striking out ", those wells" and
substituting "event, the group of well events".


9   Section 12 is amended

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

     (2.1)  The Minister may, by written notice given to the person
identified by the Minister as the operator of a commercial oil sands scheme
referred to in subsection (1)(b), withdraw an approval referred to in that
subsection that relates to the scheme.

     (2.2)  Subsection (1)(b) ceases to apply to natural gas and residue
gas consumed in a commercial oil sands scheme on or after the date
indicated in a notice given under subsection (2.1) as the effective date of
withdrawal of the approval referred to in subsection (1)(b) in respect of
the scheme.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following:

     (3)   If any natural gas or residue gas that is subject to the
payment of royalty to the Crown is consumed as a fuel without having first
been disposed of, then, unless the Minister otherwise directs, the Crown's
royalty share of the natural gas or residue gas may, subject to the other
provisions of this Regulation that prescribe the royalty payable with
respect to the natural gas or residue gas, be consumed for the same
purpose.


10   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(b) by adding "or reprocessing plant" after
"gas processing plant" wherever it occurs;

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2).


11   Section 15 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "60th day" and substituting
"last day of the 2nd month";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "90th day" and substituting
"last day of the 3rd month";

     (c)  in subsection (4) by striking out "and reflecting, among other
things, the amounts debits" and substituting "that reflects the amounts
debited";

     (d)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

          (5)  If the royalty client account for a royalty client shows a
net credit balance in the client's favour as of the end of a month,  then, 
unless  the  Minister  or  the  royalty  client directs otherwise, the
Minister shall pay the royalty client an amount equal to that credit
balance.

     (e)  in subsection (6)

               (i)  in clause (b)(i) by striking out "not";

               (ii) by repealing clause (e) and substituting the
following:

                         (e)  a person is not liable for a penalty
under section 24(1) or (2)(a) or (b) with respect to the failure to furnish
owner activity statements or reports relating to a production month
preceding the later of the operational month or another month specified by
the Minister, if the statements or reports are furnished before the
commencement of the operational month or the month specified by the
Minister, as the case may be;

               (iii)     in clause (f) by striking out "operational month"
and substituting "later of the operational month  and another month
specified by the Minister".


12   Section 16 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "an injection facility" and
substituting "a gas injection facility";

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

               (a)  determining the quantity of the Crown's royalty
share of the natural gas or gas products received at the gas injection
facility for the purposes of injection for the account of or for the
benefit of the royalty client (without deducting any part of the gas or gas
products that are subsequently lost or used as fuel in conducting
injection) that would have been payable for that production month if

                         (i)  the natural gas had instead been
recovered from that receiving pool in that production month, or

                         (ii) the gas products had instead been
obtained in that production month from natural gas recovered from that
receiving pool,

                    as the case may be, and


13   Section 17 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

Allowable costs
          17(1)  The Crown is liable for the costs and allowances to
which the Minister consents and that are incurred

               (a)  in gathering, processing or reprocessing the
Crown's royalty share of natural gas and gas products, and

               (b)  in handling the Crown's royalty share within a gas
processing plant or reprocessing plant after the place in the plant where
the Crown's royalty share is calculated.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (7) and substituting the following:

          (7)  The operator of a facility that commences operations in a
year after December 31, 1993 must furnish to the Minister by March 1 of the
following year a report respecting the facility, its owners and their
respective percentage interests, as of December 31 of the year in which the
facility commences operations.

          (7.1)  If one or more changes occur in the owners of a facility
or their respective percentage interests during a year, other than the year
in which the facility commences operations, the operator of the facility
must furnish a report to the Minister by the next March 1 respecting the
owners and their respective percentage interests as of the end of the year.

          (7.2)  Despite subsection (7.1), the operator of a facility
must, on written notice from the Minister, furnish to the Minister, within
the time indicated in the notice, a report respecting the owners of the
facility and their respective percentage interests as of the date indicated
in the notice.

          (7.3)  A person replaced as operator of a facility shall
furnish to the Minister a report respecting the change in operators by the
last day of the month following the month in which the change occurs.

     (c)  in subsection (9)

               (i)  by striking out "January 1, 1994" and substituting
"December 31, 1993";

               (ii) by striking out "(7)(a)"  and substituting "(7)";

     (d)  by repealing subsection (10) and substituting the following:

          (10)  A royalty client must furnish to the Minister in respect
of 1994 and each subsequent year a report respecting the consideration
given by that client for custom processing fees for that year and, to the
extent approved by the Minister, preceding years, for processing,
reprocessing or gathering natural gas and gas products during that year or
preceding years, as the case may be, and the report must be furnished on or
before May 15 of the year following the latest year to which the report
relates.

     (e)  in subsection (11) by striking out "April 30" and substituting
"May 15".


14   Section 20(3) is amended by striking out "submitted pursuant to" and
substituting "that conforms with".


15   Section 21 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

          (5)  If natural gas or a gas product is received at a gas
injection facility or commercial storage facility in a production month for
the account of a royalty client for the purpose of injection, the operator
of the facility shall furnish to the Minister an owner activity statement
respecting the quantities so received at that facility in that production
month.

     (b)  in subsection (6) by striking out "45th day" and substituting
"15th day of the 2nd month".


16   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3)(a) by striking out "purchased" and
substituting "received at the facility";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (4)(b) and substituting the following:

               (b)  the provisional royalty compensation payable in
respect of the Crown's royalty share of those quantities shall be
calculated by multiplying those quantities by

                         (i)  the Gas Reference Price for the
production month, where the quantities consist of natural gas, residue gas
or ethane,

                         (ii) 95% of the Pentanes Reference Price for
the production month, where the quantities consist of

                                   (A)  pentanes plus, or

                                   (B)  a mixture comprising any
two or more of pentanes plus, propane or butanes, where the relative
proportions of each such gas product in the mixture has not been reported
to the Minister for the purposes of this Regulation in accordance with the
Minister's directions,

                         (iii)     95% of the Propane Reference Price for
the production month, where the quantities consist of propane,

                         (iv) 95% of the Butanes Reference Price for
the production month, where the quantities consist of butanes, or

                         (v)  the price determined by the Minister
for the production month in accordance with subsections (4.1) and (4.2),
where the quantities consist of sulphur;

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (4):

          (4.1)  The price referred to in subsection (4)(b)(v) shall be
determined for each production month by dividing

               (a)  the total net revenue for sales of sulphur by all
royalty clients in the month to persons at arm's length with the clients
and reported to the Minister for the production month pursuant to section
4(1) or (2) of Schedule 3, 

          by

               (b)  the total number of tonnes of sulphur sold in the
month under the sales referred to in clause (a).

          (4.2)  In determining the total net revenue referred to in
subsection (4.1)(a), the net revenue from any sale included in the
determination shall not be less than zero.

     (d)  in subsection (6) by adding ", but will refund any interest
received by it in respect of those amounts to the extent those amounts are
so reduced" after "subsection (5)".


17   Section 23 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "30th day" and
substituting "last day of the month";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3).


18   The following is added after section 23:

Keeping of records
     23.1(1)   A person who is or was required or permitted by this
Regulation or the pre-1994 Regulation to submit or furnish to the Minister
any return, report, statement or other document or information shall keep
all records that come or came into that person's possession or the
possession of any of that person's agents and that are, were or could be
used for the purpose of preparing the return, report, statement or
information.

     (2)  If information furnished to the Minister by one or more persons
for the purposes of this Regulation is inconsistent with information
furnished to the Minister by any other person or persons for the purposes
of this Regulation, the Minister may disclose the information to any or all
of those persons to the extent the Minister considers necessary to resolve
the inconsistency.


19   Section 24 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2)

               (i)  in clause (a) by adding ", other than subsection
(7.2) of that section" after "section 17";

               (ii) in clause (c) by striking out "CAP" and
substituting "corporate average price";

               (iii)     by repealing clause (e) and substituting the
following:

                         (e)  a report required to be furnished under
section 4 of Schedule 3.

     (b)  in subsection (3)

               (i)  by striking out "30th day" wherever it occurs and
substituting "last day of the month";

               (ii) by adding "or part of a month" after "succeeding
month".


20   Section 25 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2)(a) by striking out "90th day" and
substituting "last day of the 3rd month";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following:

          (3)  Interest is payable by the Crown to a royalty client in
accordance with this section on an overpayment of royalty compensation
payable by the royalty client in respect of a production month, where the
overpayment results from a recalculation by the Minister of the amount of
royalty compensation payable in respect of that production month, with the
interest being computed from the day after the last day of the 3rd month 
following the end of that production month to the issue date of the invoice
in which the overpayment and interest are credited.

     (c)  In subsection (4), by adding "and" at the end of clause (b) and
by adding the following after clause (b):

          (c)  interest computed under subsection (1) or (3) shall,
unless the Minister directs otherwise, be compounded monthly in respect of
the period for which it is computed.


21  Section 26(d) is amended by striking out "18(4)(c)" and substituting
"18(5)(b)".


22   Section 27(1)(b) and (c) are repealed and the following are
substituted:

     (b)  the conducting by the independent auditor from time to time of
audits or examinations of

               (i)  records of the Department to the extent that they
relate to the method and calculations by which the Minister determines any
amount prescribed under section 6(2), (5), (6) or (7), the method and
calculations by which allowable costs are determined by the Minister or the
method and calculations by which any other amounts are determined by the
Minister under this Regulation, and

               (ii) records of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing
Commission to the extent that they relate to the method and calculations by
which the Commission determined at the Minister's request an amount to be
prescribed as a Gas Reference Price pursuant to section 6(1);

     (c)  the matters arising out of an audit or examination on which the
auditor may report to the organization or organizations, the Minister and
the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission;

     (d)  the disclosure by the Minister of matters reported to the
Minister under clause (c) to any other organization that

               (i)  is determined by the Minister to have a legitimate
interest in those matters, and

               (ii) has paid or agrees to pay to the organization or
organizations appointing the auditor, the amount specified by the Minister.


23   Section 28 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1)(c) and substituting the following:

               (c)  "royalty-paid gas and gas products", in relation to
a royalty client, means the natural gas and gas products allocated to the
royalty client in December, 1993 or any previous month and in respect of
which any liability to pay the amount of money owing to the Crown as a
result of the disposal of the Crown's royalty share of the natural gas and
gas products has been discharged;

     (b)  by repealing subsection (4)(a) and substituting the following:

               (a)  shall determine for each royalty client for each
production month an amount as the royalty bank credit for that month by
calculating the royalty compensation that would be payable under this
Regulation if natural gas or a gas product, as the case may be, was
recovered or obtained in that production month from the underground
formation or subsurface cavern in quantities equal to the royalty client's
respective monthly amortized quantities for the month, and

     (c)  in subsection (6)(a) by adding "what would be the Crown's
royalty share of" after "attributable to".


24   The heading to Part 5 is amended by striking out "COMMENCEMENT" and
substituting "EXPIRY AND COMING INTO FORCE".


25   The following is added before section 30:

Expiry
     29.1   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed
for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this
Regulation expires on December 31, 2002.


26   Section 30(2) is repealed.


27   Schedule 1 is amended

     (a)  in section 1 by repealing clauses (c) and (d);

     (b)  in section 2

               (i)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding "that is quantities
available for sale" after "production month";

               (ii) in subsection (1)(b)

                         (A)  by striking out "recovered or obtained
in that production month" and substituting "that is recovered or obtained
in that production month and that is quantities available for sale,";

                         (B)  by striking out "select price for the
production month" and substituting "select price for the year in which the
production month occurs";

     (c)  in section 3

               (i)  by repealing subsection (1)(b) and substituting the
following:

                         (b)  "oil well event" means

                                   (i)  with respect to production
months during 1995, a well event that, in the opinion of the Board,
initially produces natural gas with oil at a gas-oil ratio of less than
1800 to one, and

                              (ii) with respect to production months
after 1995, a well event that is classified as an oil well event by the
Board.

               (ii) in subsection (2) by adding "that is quantities
available for sale," after "natural gas, residue gas or ethane";

     (d)  in section 4

               (i)  in subsection (1) by striking out "(2) and (3)" and
substituting "(2), (2.1), (3) and (4)";

               (ii) in subsection (2)

                         (A)  by repealing clause (a) and
substituting the following:

                                   (a)  consumed as a fuel, or
delivered from a gathering system to a mainline straddle plant, in a
production month without having first been processed at a gas processing
plant or reprocessing plant, or

                         (B)  in clause (b) by adding "or
reprocessing plant" after "gas processing plant" and by striking out "or
injected";

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

                    (2.1)  Subject to subsection (2), if natural gas

                                   (a)  is removed from Alberta in
a production month without having first been processed at a gas processing
plant or reprocessing plant,

                                   (b)  is subsequently processed,
and

                                   (c)  royalty compensation in
respect of the Crown's royalty share of that natural gas would in the
absence of this subsection be calculated in accordance with subsection
(1)(b),

                    then, unless the Minister otherwise determines in a
particular case, the royalty compensation payable to the Crown in respect
of the Crown's royalty share of the natural gas is 80% of the amount that
would, in the absence of this subsection, be calculated as the royalty
compensation in respect of that royalty share under subsection (1)(b).

               (iv) by adding the following after subsection (3):

                    (4)  Despite any other provision of this Schedule,
the royalty compensation payable to the Crown in respect of the Crown's
royalty share of gas for a production month that is light-ends is nil.

     (e)  in section 5

               (i)  in subsection (2)(b) by striking out "45th day
after the end of" and substituting "15th day of the 2nd month after";

               (ii) by repealing subsection (8) and substituting the
following:

                    (8)  A royalty client may, on or before March 1 of
a year, notify the Minister in writing that the royalty client's CAP
election, if any, for the preceding year will not apply to that preceding
year and in that event the CAP elections of the royalty client and all
other royalty clients associated with the royalty client are inapplicable
to that preceding year and all subsequent years.

     (f)  by repealing section 6(2) and substituting the following:

          (2)  A royalty client shall determine the client's CAP for 1994
and for each subsequent year as the weighted average unit value of the
royalty client's sales of gas in that year, as determined by the Minister,
adjusted, in the case of each such price that is determined at a place that
is different from the place where the Crown's royalty share of the gas that
is sold is transferred pursuant to section 14(1) of this Regulation, by
increasing or decreasing the price to reflect the reasonable costs, as
approved by the Minister, of transportation.

     (g)  in section 7(4)(b) by adding "or is exceeded by" after
"exceeds".


28   Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  in section 1 by adding "that is quantities available for sale,"
before "calculated";

     (b)  in section 2

               (i)  in subsection (1) by adding ", other than pentanes
plus that is light-ends," after "share of pentanes plus for a production
month";

               (ii) in subsection (2) by striking out "and" at the end
of clause (b), adding ", and" at the end of clause (c) and adding the
following after clause (c):

                         (d)  the Special Pentanes Processing
Allowance for the month, if the pentanes plus is special pentanes.

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

          (3)  The amount of royalty compensation payable to the Crown in
respect of the Crown's royalty share of pentanes plus for a production
month that is light-ends is nil.


29   Schedule 3 is amended

     (a)  by repealing section 1 and substituting the following:

          1  In this Schedule,

               (a)  "corporate average price for sulphur" or "S-CAP",
in relation to a royalty client and a year, is the corporate average price
for sulphur established for that royalty client for that year pursuant to
section 3 of this Schedule;

               (b)  "Sulphur Default Price", in relation to a year, is
the price determined from time to time by the Minister for the year
pursuant to section 5 of this Schedule.

     (b)  in section 2 by adding "that is quantities available for sale"
after "obtained";

     (c)  in section 3

               (i)  by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the
following:

                    3(1)  Subject to this section, a royalty client
shall determine the client's corporate average price for sulphur for 1994
and each subsequent year if

                                   (a)  the royalty client is
required to furnish a report under section 4(4) of this Schedule, or elects
to furnish a report under section 4(5) of this Schedule, in respect of the
year, and

                                   (b)  the quantity of sulphur
disposed of by the client in the year to persons at arm's length from the
client is not less than 10% of the total quantity of sulphur allocated to
the client in that year.

                    (1.1)  The corporate average price determined by a
royalty client for a year is the amount calculated by dividing

                                   (a)  the royalty client's total
net revenue for sales of sulphur for the year calculated in accordance with
the Minister's directions

                    by

                                   (b)  the total number of tonnes
of sulphur sold in the same year under sales referred to in clause (a).

               (ii) in subsection (4) by striking out "and any person
associated with that royalty client" and substituting "required under
subsection (1) to determine the client's S-CAP for a year, and any person
associated with that royalty client,";

               (iii)     by repealing subsection (6);

     (d)  by repealing section 4 and substituting the following:

Report of sulphur disposition
          4(1)  A royalty client shall furnish to the Minister for each
production month of 1997 and of each subsequent year a report regarding the
quantities of sulphur disposed of by the client in each month if the
Minister determines that the quantity of sulphur allocated to the client in
the preceding year was 30,000 tonnes or more.

          (2)  A royalty client who is not required to furnish reports to
the Minister under subsection (1) in respect of the production months of
1997 or a subsequent year, shall nonetheless furnish those reports for the
2nd and each subsequent production month of the year if the client elects
to do so by furnishing the report in respect of the first production month
of the year by the 15th day of the 2nd month following that first
production month.

          (3)  A report furnished by a royalty client pursuant to
subsection (1) or (2) in respect of a production month may, to the extent
consented to by the Minister, include information regarding the quantities
of sulphur disposed of by the client in any preceding production month.

          (4)  A royalty client shall furnish a report to the Minister

               (a)  for each year commencing on or after January 1,
1994 and ending on or before December 31, 1996, and

               (b)  for each year after December 31, 1996 in respect of
which the client is required to furnish reports to the Minister under
subsection (1) or (2) in relation to production months of the year,

          respecting the total quantity of sulphur disposed of by the
client in the year.

          (5)  A royalty client who is not required to furnish a report
under subsection (4) in respect of a year may nonetheless elect to furnish
a report under subsection (4) by furnishing the report to the Minister by
the 15th day of April of the following year.

          (6)  A report required to be furnished

               (a)  under subsection (1) or (2) in respect of a
production month shall be furnished to the Minister by the 15th day of the
2nd month following the production month, and

               (b)  under subsection (4) in respect of a year, shall be
furnished to the Minister by the 15th day of April of the following year.

Sulphur royalty compensation
          5(1)  The amount of royalty compensation payable to the Crown
by a royalty client in respect of the Crown's royalty share of sulphur
allocated to the client in a production month is an amount calculated by
multiplying the quantity of the royalty share

               (a)  by the royalty client's S-CAP for the year
containing the month, in any case where clause (b) does not apply, or

               (b)  by the Sulphur Default Price for the year
containing the month if

                         (i)  the quantity of sulphur disposed of by
the royalty client in the year containing the month to persons at arm's
length from the client is less than 10% of the total quantity of sulphur
allocated to the client in that year,

                         (ii) the Minister determines that less than
30,000 tonnes of sulphur were allocated to the royalty client in the year
preceding the year containing the month, and the client is not required to
furnish a report under section 4(4) of this Schedule, and does not elect to
furnish a report under section 4(5) of this Schedule, in respect of the
year  containing the month, or

                         (iii)     the royalty client was given a
direction under subsection (5) and the direction applies to the month.

          (2)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the Sulphur Default
Price for a year is the price determined by dividing

               (a)  the total net revenue for sales of sulphur by all
royalty clients in the year to persons at arm's length with the clients,
calculated in accordance with the Minister's directions,

          by

               (b)  the total number of tonnes of sulphur sold in the
same year under sales referred to in clause (a).

          (3)  In determining the total net revenue referred to in
subsection (2)(a), the net revenue from any sale included in the
determination shall not be less than zero.

          (4)  Subject to section 39 of the Act, the Minister may from
time to time recalculate the Sulphur Default Price for a year. 

          (5)  If a royalty client or a person associated with the
royalty client refuses to give consent to an audit or examination pursuant
to section 3(4)(a) of this Schedule or fails to comply with section 3(4)(b)
of this Schedule with respect to an audit or examination conducted under
that section, the Minister may direct that the royalty compensation payable
in respect of the Crown's royalty share of sulphur allocated to the royalty
client in that year be calculated in accordance with subsection (1)(b).

          (6)  Subject to subsection (7), if a royalty client who is
required to furnish a report under section 4(4) of this Schedule in respect
of a year fails to furnish the report by the 15th day of April of the
following year, the Minister may direct that the royalty compensation
payable in respect of the Crown's royalty share of sulphur allocated to the
royalty client in that year be calculated in accordance with subsection
(1)(b).

          (7)  Subject to section 39 of the Act, if a royalty client for
whom the calculation of royalty compensation is subject to a direction by
the Minister under subsection (6) subsequently furnishes the report
required to be filed by it under section 4(4) of this Schedule in respect
of a year, the Minister may recalculate in accordance with subsection
(1)(a), the royalty compensation payable in respect of the Crown's royalty
share of sulphur allocated to the royalty client in that year. 


30   Schedule 4 is amended

     (a)  in section 1 by adding "that are quantities available for sale"
after "obtained";

     (b)  in section 2(1) by adding ", other than propane that is
light-ends," after "share of propane for a production month";

     (c)  in section 3(1) by adding ", other than butanes that are
light-ends," after "share of butanes for a production month";

     (d)  by repealing section 4 and substituting the following:

Royalty compensation for other gas products
          4   The royalty compensation payable to the Crown in right of
Alberta is nil in respect of

               (a)  propane or butanes that are light-ends, and

               (b)  gas products other than residue gas, ethane,
pentanes plus, sulphur, propane and butanes.


31   Schedule 5 is amended in section 1(6)(a)(iii) by striking out  ", (b)
or (c)" and substituting "or (b)".


32   Schedule 6 is amended in

     (a)   section 1(2) by striking out "and gas products" and
substituting  ", gas products and field condensate";

     (b)  in section 11 by adding the following after subsection (4):

          (5)  After February 28, 1994, the Minister may approve an
exemption under section 12 without an application.


33   In the following provisions, "gas battery" is struck out wherever it
occurs and "battery" is substituted:

     section 1(b.1), (i)(i) and (ee)(iii);
     section 2(5) and (6)(d);
     section 19(1);
     section 21(2)(d).


34   In the following provisions, "gas batteries" is struck out wherever it
occurs and "batteries" is substituted:

          section 21(2)(a), (b) and (c).


35   In the following provisions, "royalty account" is struck out wherever
it occurs and "royalty client account" is substituted:

     section 1(hh);
     section 15(4);
     section 16(3);
     section 18(5)(c) and (6)(a);
     section 22(5);
     section 26;
     section 28(4)(b);
     Schedule 1, sections 5(7)(c) and 7(4)(b).


36(1)  This Regulation, except sections 2(a), (c) and (g), 4, 6(a), 10(b),
11(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)(iii),  13(b) and (c), 17, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26,
27(c)(i) and (e)(i), 28(b)(ii), 31, 32(b), 33, 34 and 35, is effective from
January 1, 1994.

(2)  Section 2(a) is effective from February 15, 1995.

(3)  Section 11(a) is effective from the first day of the operational month
specified under section 15(6)(a) of the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation,
1994.

(4)  Section 27(c)(i) is effective from January 1, 1995.

(5)  Section 32(b) is effective from March 1, 1994.

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     Alberta Regulation 246/97

     Bee Act

     BEE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 1997

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (M.O.
10/97)  pursuant to section 13 of the Bee Act.


1   The Bee Regulation (AR 42/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended by repealing item 1 and substituting the
following:

     1   British Columbia.