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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, FEBRUARY 14, 1998

     Alberta Regulation 4/98

     Insurance Act

     AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 21, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 13/98) pursuant to section
313 of the Insurance Act.


1   The Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Regulations (AR 352/72) are
amended by this Regulation.


2(1)  Schedule "A" is amended by repealing Subsection 2(A) - Supplemented
Benefits Respecting Accidents Occurring in Quebec and Subsection 2(B) -
Supplemented Benefits Respecting Accidents Occurring in Ontario and
substituting the following:

     SUBSECTION 2(A) - SUPPLEMENTED BENEFITS
     RESPECTING ACCIDENTS OCCURRING OUTSIDE
     ALBERTA IN A NO-FAULT JURISDICTION

     2A(1)  In this Subsection,

               (a)  "accident" means an event resulting in bodily
injury caused by an automobile or by the use of an automobile or by the
load of an automobile, including damage caused by a trailer;

               (b)  "applicable laws" means, with respect to a no-fault
jurisdiction, the laws in force from time to time governing the system of
no-fault automobile insurance in that jurisdiction;

               (c)  "insured person" means an individual who is a
resident of Alberta and who

                         (i)  is an occupant of the described
automobile or of a newly acquired or temporary substitute automobile as
defined in this policy,

                         (ii) is an occupant of an automobile and is

                                   (A)  the named insured, or a
spouse of the named insured living in the same dwelling premises as the
named insured, or 

                                   (B)  a dependent relative of an
individual referred to in paragraph (A) living in the same dwelling
premises as the named insured,

                         (iii)     while a pedestrian, is struck by the
described automobile or a newly acquired or temporary substitute automobile
as defined in this policy,

                         (iv) while a pedestrian, is struck by an
automobile and is 

                                   (A)  the named insured, or a
spouse of the named insured living in the same dwelling premises as the
named insured, or 

                                   (B)  a dependent relative of an
individual referred to in paragraph (A) living in the same dwelling
premises as the named insured,

                         (v)  is the occupant of an automobile or a
pedestrian struck by an automobile and is

                                   (A)  an employee or partner of
the named insured who is provided with the regular use of the described
automobile, or a spouse of the employee living in the same dwelling
premises as the employee or a spouse of the partner living in the same
dwelling premises as the partner, or

                                   (B)  a dependent relative of an
individual referred to in paragraph (A) living in the same dwelling
premises as that individual,

                         or

                         (vi) is 

                                   (A)  the occupant of an
automobile, or

                                   (B)  a pedestrian struck by an
automobile

                         driven by an individual described in any of
subclauses (i) through (v),

                    but does not include an individual who is, at the
time of an accident in Quebec, the owner or occupant of an automobile
registered in Quebec;

               (d)  "no-fault jurisdiction" means the Province of
Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba or Saskatchewan;

               (e)  "pedestrian" means an individual who is not an
occupant of an automobile;

               (f)  "resident of Alberta" means an individual who

                         (i)  is authorized by law to be or to remain
in Canada and is living and ordinarily present in Alberta, and

                         (ii) meets the criteria for non-residency in
the no-fault jurisdiction established by the applicable laws of the
no-fault jurisdiction.

     (2)  The definition of "insured person" under the heading Special
Provisions, Definitions, and Exclusions of Section B does not apply to this
Subsection.

     (3)  Where an insured person suffers personal injury as a result of
an accident occurring in a no-fault jurisdiction, the insurer agrees to pay
to the insured person the amount that would be payable under the applicable
laws of the no-fault jurisdiction as if the insured person were a resident
of the no-fault jurisdiction.

     (4)  For the purposes of calculating an amount payable under (3) in
respect of an accident occurring in Quebec, references in the Automobile
Insurance Act (Quebec) to other statutes or regulations of Quebec used to
calculate an amount payable under (3) shall be read as references to
corresponding Alberta statutes or regulations or federal statutes or
regulations that apply in Alberta.

     (5)  In any claim or action in Alberta arising out of an accident in
Alberta, the insurer agrees not to exercise its right of subrogation
against a resident of Manitoba or Saskatchewan in respect of Section B -
Accident Benefits paid to a resident of Alberta under an automobile
insurance policy issued in Alberta.

     (6)  No exclusion or limitation in Section B or in the General
Provisions, Definitions and Exclusions and the Statutory Conditions of this
policy may be raised by the insurer in respect of a claim by an insured
person under (3). 

(2)  This section applies to accidents occurring on or after April 1, 1998.


3   Schedule "A" is amended in the portion following the heading Special
Provisions, Definitions, and Exclusions of Section B by numbering the
portion that begins "Notice and Proof of Claim" as (3).


4   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 1998.


     Alberta Regulation 5/98

     Financial Administration Act

     INDEMNITY AUTHORIZATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 21, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 16/98) pursuant to section
74 of the Financial Administration Act.


1   The Indemnity Authorization Regulation (AR 22/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 4:

Canadian Blood Agency indemnity
     5   The Minister of Health may on behalf of the Crown enter into one
or more agreements with other provinces or territories to provide for the
giving of indemnities by the Crown to any or all of 

               (a)  former, present and future directors and officers
of the Canadian Blood Agency,

               (b)  former, present and future members of the
Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian Blood Agency, and 

               (c)  present and future members, directors and officers
of the national  organization formed to replace the Canadian Blood Agency,
present and future members of any committee established by that national
organization and present and future members appointed on behalf of Alberta
to the transition bureau established for the purposes of the formation of
that national organization

     for anything done or not done by those persons while carrying out
duties or exercising powers in good faith in connection with the
administration of the National Blood Supply Program.


     Alberta Regulation 6/98

     Child and Family Services Authorities Act

     CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AUTHORITIES REGULATION

     Filed:  January 21, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 19/98) pursuant to section
20(1) of the Child and Family Services Authorities Act.


Eligibility for membership of an Authority
1   In order to be eligible to become or to remain a member of an
Authority, a person, in addition to meeting the requirements of the Child
and Family Services Authorities Act, must be an adult individual who is a
Canadian citizen or who has been admitted to permanent residence in Canada.

Requirement to advertise for nominations
2  Where a vacancy occurs in the membership of an Authority,  the Minister
shall advertise for nominations for the vacant membership within the region
served by that Authority.


Exemption from requirement  to advertise
3   Notwithstanding section 2, if a vacancy occurs in the membership of an
Authority and an advertisement for an earlier vacancy in the membership was
placed under section 2 within the 12 previous months, the Minister

     (a)  is not required to advertise the vacancy, and

     (b)  may fill the vacancy from the nominations received as a result
of that advertisement.


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


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     Alberta Regulation 7/98

     Pipeline Act

     PIPELINE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 21, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 3 of the
Pipeline Act.


1   The Pipeline Regulation (AR 122/87) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 1(2)(f):

     (f.01)    "Guide 56" means the Board's Guide 56, entitled the
"Energy Development Application Guide and Schedules", as amended;


3   Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Application for permit to construct, or licence to operate, pipeline
     2(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application under
Part 4 of the Act for a permit to construct, or for a licence to operate, a
pipeline (including any surface installations such as compressor stations,
pump stations, injection plants, oil loading and unloading terminals, tank
farms and other installations that are associated with the pipe) must
include the information identified in respect of such an application in
Guide 56.

     (2)  Except in the case of an application with respect to a surface
installation referred to in subsection (1), no application referred to in
subsection (1) is required

               (a)  for the replacement of parts of a pipeline if

                         (i)  the length of the replacement is less
than 100 metres,

                         (ii) the replaced pipeline is removed, and

                         (iii)     the replacement work is wholly carried
out within the existing right of way,

               (b)  if the length of the pipeline is less than 50
metres and the pipeline will not transmit gas containing more than 10 moles
of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas or any lesser hydrogen
sulphide content that the Board stipulates in a particular case, 

               (c)  if the pipeline is wholly contained within a well,
battery, satellite, gas plant or pipeline surface installation lease
boundary site, except when 

                         (i)  the pipeline is within the access road
to a well site,

                         (ii) the pipeline transmits gas containing
more  than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas or
any lesser hydrogen sulphide content that the Board stipulates in a
particular case, and

                         (iii)     the pipeline transmits an HVP liquid,

               or

               (d)  for a loading rack, meter regulator station,
regulator station, well site dehydrator unless a bond fide objection to the
installation is received by the Board.

Survey of right of way boundaries
     3(1)  The applicant for a permit referred to in section 2(1) shall
ensure that the right of way boundaries are surveyed in accordance with the
Surveys Act before the commencement of construction, unless the Board
exempts the applicant from that requirement.

     (2)  The Board may exempt an applicant from the requirement of
subsection (1) in special circumstances.

Emergency shutdown devices
     4   If an emergency shutdown device or any part of it fails on a
pipeline that transmits gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen
sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas or any lesser hydrogen sulphide
content that the Board stipulates in a particular case, the licensee shall
ensure that the emergency shutdown device closes and remains closed.

Notice to Board of failure to complete  permitted work
     5   If the Board has established an expiry date for a permit, the
permittee shall advise the Board, at least 30 days prior to the permit
expiry date, if the work for which the permit has been issued will not be
completed by the permit expiry date.

4   Sections 60 and 61 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Application to discontinue operation
     60   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application to the
Board for consent to discontinue the operation of a pipeline or a part of a
pipeline must include the information identified in respect of such an
application in Guide 56.

Discontinua-tion of pipeline
     61   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, within 6 months of the
receipt by an applicant of the Board's consent to discontinue the operation
of a pipeline or a part of a pipeline, the applicant shall ensure that the
pipeline or the part of the pipeline to be discontinued is

               (a)  physically isolated or disconnected from any
operating facility,

               (b)  cleaned, if necessary,

               (c)  purged with fresh water, air or inert gas, and

               (d)  left in a safe condition.


5   Sections 63 to 70 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Notice to Board of failure to complete discontinuation
     63   If the Board has established an expiry date for its consent to
discontinue a pipeline or a part of a pipeline, the licensee shall advise
the Board, at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the Board's consent, if
that discontinuation will not be completed by the expiry date.

Application to resume operation
     64(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application to
the Board for consent to resume the operation of a pipeline or a part of a
pipeline that has not been in normal operation within the previous 12
months must include the information identified in respect of such an
application in Guide 56.

     (2)  The Board may require a pressure test or a non-destructive
examination of the pipeline or a part of the pipeline, or both, before
granting consent to resume operation.

Notice to Board of failure to complete  resumption
     65   If the Board has established an expiry date for its consent to
resume the operation of a pipeline or a part of a pipeline, the licensee
shall advise the Board, at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the Board's
consent, if that resumption will not be completed by the expiry date.

Application to remove or abandon
     66   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application to the
Board for consent to remove or abandon a pipeline or a part of a pipeline
must include the information identified in respect of such an application
in Guide 56.

Abandonment of pipeline
     67(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, within 6 months of
the receipt by an applicant of the Board's consent to the abandonment of a
pipeline or a part of a pipeline, the applicant shall ensure that the
pipeline or the part of the pipeline to be abandoned is

               (a)  physically isolated or disconnected from any
operating facility,

               (b)  cleaned, if necessary,

               (c)  purged with fresh water, air or inert gas,

               (d)  left in a safe condition, and

               (e)  plugged or capped at all open ends.

     (2)  If the Board has established an expiry date for its consent to
remove or abandon a pipeline or a part of a pipeline, the licensee shall
advise the Board, at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the Board's
consent, if that removal or abandonment will not be completed by the expiry
date.

Responsibility for abandoned pipeline
     68   The Board's consent to an abandonment operation does not relieve
the licensee from the responsibility of further abandonment or other
operations with respect to the same pipeline or part of a pipeline, that
may become necessary.

Liner installation
     69(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application to
the Board for consent to install a liner in a pipeline or a part of a
pipeline must include the information identified in respect of such an
application in Guide 56.

     (2)  If the Board has established an expiry date for its consent to
install a liner in a pipeline or a part of a pipeline, the licensee shall
advise the Board, at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the Board's
consent, if the installation will not be completed by the expiry date.

Change in substance or pressure
     70   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application to the
Board for consent to use a pipeline for the transmission of a substance
other than the substance authorized by the licence or to provide for a
change in the licensed maximum operating pressure of a pipeline must
include the information identified in respect of such an application in
Guide 56.


6   Section 72 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Notice to Board regarding change in substance or pressure
     72   If the Board has established an expiry date for its consent to a
change of substance transmitted or a change in the maximum operating
pressure, the licensee shall advise the Board, at least 30 days prior to
the expiry of the Board's consent, if that change in the use of the
pipeline will not be completed by the expiry date.


7   Section 76 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Application fees
     76   Fees with respect to an application are as set out in Guide 56.


8   Schedule 3 is amended

     (a)  by repealing Item 1;

     (b)  by repealing Form PL 100.


     Alberta Regulation 8/98

     Livestock Diseases Act

     DESIGNATED COMMUNICABLE DISEASES REGULATION

     Filed:  January 21, 1998

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development pursuant to
section 11 of the Livestock Diseases Act.


Communicable diseases
1   The following communicable diseases are designated for the purposes of
section 11 of the Livestock Diseases Act:

     (a)  for cattle:                   Salmonellosis;

     (b)  for swine:                    Salmonellosis;

     (c)  for sheep:                    Foot rot;

     (d)  for poultry:             Infectious Laryngotracheitis;
                                             Salmonellosis.


Repeal
2   The Designated Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 94/82) is repealed.


Expiry
3   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.


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     Alberta Regulation 9/98

     Government Organization Act

     CORPORATE REGISTRY DOCUMENT HANDLING
     PROCEDURES REGULATION

     Filed:  January 22, 1998

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. R301/98) pursuant to
section 9 of Schedule 13 of the Government Organization Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Designation of registry  2

     Part 1
     Designated Documents, Accredited
     Persons and Service Providers

Effective date of designated documents  3
Classification of designated documents  4
Scope of authority of accredited persons     5
Accreditation of persons 6
Prohibited actions re accredited persons     7
Suspension or cancellation of accreditation  8
Reduction of level of accreditation     9
Audits, etc.   10
Service provider's I.D. code  11
Function of service provider  12
Insurance re service provider 13
Use of I.D. codes   14
Responsibility re I.D. codes  15
Responsibility re transmittals     16

     Part 2
     Document Handling Procedures and Searches

Designated documents     17
Forms     18
Court orders, etc.  19
Signatures     20
Effect of transmittal    21
Duties and functions of accredited person    22
Restriction re use of information  23
Functions of Registrar   24
Requirements for corporation re NUANS report 25
Searches  26

     Part 3
     General

Property rights     27
Fees 28
Powers of Registrar 29
Transitional   30
Expiry    31


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "accredited person" means a person accredited under section 6;

     (b)  "authorized representative" means a person who, pursuant to any
enactment under which the Corporate Registry operates or carries out duties
or functions, is authorized or required to sign and send to the Registrar,
either on the person's own behalf or on behalf of a corporation, firm or
other legal entity, a document that is a designated document;

     (c)  "Corporate Registry" means the document recording system and
information recording system maintained by the Registrar under which the
Registrar maintains documents and information under the Business
Corporations Act, the Partnership Act and any other enactment under which
the Registrar carries out duties or functions; 

     (d)  "designated document" means a designated document as defined in
section 6.1(1) of Schedule 13 and includes any attachment to the designated
document that is capable of being transmitted;

     (e)  "electronic access agreement" means,

               (i)  in the case of a person who is a registry agent, a
registry agent agreement entered into between the registry agent and the
Minister, and

               (ii) in the case of any other person, an agreement
entered into between the person and the Minister,

          under which the person is provided electronic access to the
Corporate Registry database and is authorized to transmit pursuant to this
Regulation and the terms of the agreement;

     (f)  "field" means a space, in a designated document, in which a
particular type of information is entered;

     (g)  "information" includes data in an electronic format;

     (h)  "NUANS report" means a Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search
report referred to in the Business Corporations Regulation (AR 27/82).

     (i)  "Registrar" means the Registrar as defined under the Business
Corporations Act;

     (j)  "Schedule 13" means Schedule 13 to the Government Organization
Act; 

     (k)  "service provider" means a person who has entered into an
electronic access agreement under which that person is authorized to
transmit.

(2)  Any reference in this Regulation to "transmit", "transmitted" or
"transmittal" means the sending by a service provider of a designated
document to the Registrar, using electronic means and format and completed
in a fashion, as the Registrar requires, in order to effect a registration
or a filing in the Corporate Registry.

(3)  Any reference in this Regulation to the official records of the
Corporate Registry includes the electronic database and the microfilmed
documents of the Corporate Registry.


Designation of registry
2   The Corporate Registry is hereby designated as a registry to which
section 6.1 of Schedule 13 applies. 


     PART 1

     DESIGNATED DOCUMENTS, ACCREDITED
     PERSONS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

Effective date of designated documents
3   Where the Registrar under section 6.1(2) of Schedule 13 designates a
document or information or any class of documents or information as a
designated document, the Registrar must also prescribe the date on which
the designation of the document or information or the class of documents or
information becomes effective.


Classification of designated documents
4   The Registrar shall classify designated documents as being one of the
following:

     (a)  a level 1 designated document;

     (b)  a level 2 designated document;

     (c)  a level 3 designated document.


Scope of authority of accredited persons
5(1)  In order for documents to be authorized for the purposes of section
6.1(3) of Schedule 13, the Registrar may designate accredited persons as
being one of the following:

     (a)  a level 1 accredited person;

     (b)  a level 2 accredited person;

     (c)  a level 3 accredited person.

(2)  A level 3 accredited person may authorize a designated document
classified by the Registrar as a level 1, level 2 or level 3 designated
document.

(3)  A level 2 accredited person may only authorize a designated document
classified by the Registrar as being a level 1 or level 2 designated
document.

(4)  A level 1 accredited person may only authorize a designated document
classified by the Registrar as being a level 1 designated document.

(5)  An accredited person shall not authorize a designated document  other
than a designated document that is of the classification that the
accredited person is allowed to authorize under this section. 


Accreditation of persons
6(1)  A person wishing to become an accredited person may, in a form
satisfactory to the Registrar, apply to the Registrar for accreditation
setting out

     (a)  the level of accreditation being applied for, and

     (b)  any other information required by the Registrar.

(2)  The Registrar may establish the minimum qualifications that an
applicant must have for a particular level of accreditation in order for a
person's application to be considered by the Registrar for accreditation at
that level. 

(3)  On considering an application the Registrar may

     (a)  require the applicant to challenge an examination in respect of
the level of accreditation being applied for, and 

     (b)  charge the applicant an examination fee in the amount that the
Registrar considers appropriate in the circumstances.

(4)  If a person achieves a level of achievement on the examination that is
acceptable to the Registrar, the Registrar may accredit that person at the
level for which the person challenged the examination.

(5)  Where the Registrar accredits a person, the Registrar shall

     (a)  assign to the accredited person an accredited person's I.D.
code, and

     (b)  confirm in writing to that person

               (i)  the fact that the person is an accredited person,

               (ii) the level at which the person is accredited,

               (iii)     the accredited person's I.D. code assigned to that
person, and

               (iv) those designated documents, that as of the date of
the written confirmation, are of the level of classification for which
person is accredited to authorize.

(6)  Any process under which a person is accredited, including any training
that is provided by the Registrar or any person on behalf of the Registrar,
is provided to or in respect of the person being accredited solely for the
purpose of ensuring that the appropriate functions and procedures
respecting document authorization for the Corporate Registry are carried
out, and not for the purpose of training persons to provide legal advice or
other services to the public.


Prohibited actions re accredited persons
7   An accredited person shall not directly or indirectly do the following:

     (a)  permit a service provider to use the accredited person's I.D.
code for a transmittal if that accredited person has not authorized the
designated document for transmittal;

     (b)  give legal advice to the public or otherwise carry on the
practice of law in contravention of section 103(1) of the Legal Profession
Act.


Suspension or cancellation of accreditation
8   The Registrar may suspend or cancel an accredited person's
accreditation if, in the opinion of the Registrar, the accredited person

     (a)  has failed to comply with this Regulation or any directions of
the Registrar; 

     (b)  does not meet the standards of performance or competence that
are expected of an accredited person at that level of accreditation for
which the person is accredited; 

     (c)  has been inactive or engaged in only limited activities in
carrying out any duties or functions under section 6.1 of Schedule 13 or
this Regulation; 

     (d)  has engaged in activities that are harmful to the operation or
reputation of the Corporate Registry or the Registrar.


Reduction of level of accreditation
9   The Registrar may reduce the level of the accreditation of an
accredited person to that of a lower level of accreditation if, in the
opinion of the Registrar, the accredited person has been

     (a)  inactive in carrying out any duties or functions under section
6.1 of Schedule 13 or this Regulation, or

     (b)  engaged in only limited activities in carrying out any duties
or functions under section 6.1 of Schedule 13 or this Regulation with
respect to designated documents that are of the level of classification for
which the person is accredited to authorize.


Audits, etc.
10(1)  For the purposes of determining whether an accredited person is
carrying out the accredited person's duties and functions under section 6.1
of Schedule 13 and this Regulation to a standard and in a competent manner
that is acceptable to the Registrar, the Registrar or a person on behalf of
the Registrar may conduct audits and reviews of the accredited person's
operations and of the accredited person's files, records and documents
whether maintained in paper or electronic form.

(2)  In carrying out an audit or review, the Registrar or a person on
behalf of the Registrar may make copies of material found in an accredited
person's files and of the accredited person's records and documents. 

(3)  An audit or review carried out under this section may only be carried
out in respect of the accredited person's activities as they relate to the
carrying out of any duties and functions under section 6.1 of Schedule 13
and this Regulation.


Service provider's I.D. code
11   Where a person is a service provider, the Registrar shall assign to
that person a service provider's I.D. code.


Function of service provider
12   Only a service provider is authorized to transmit under this
Regulation.


Insurance re service provider
13   The Registrar may

     (a)  require a service provider to obtain and maintain professional
errors and omission insurance coverage in an amount that the Registrar
considers satisfactory,

     (b)  require proof of that coverage, and

     (c)  require a notification of any termination of that coverage.


Use of I.D. codes
14(1)  When a service provider makes a transmittal, the service provider
must ensure that the accredited person's I.D. code and the service
provider's I.D. code are inserted into the appropriate field so as to
enable the Registrar

     (a)  to identify

               (i)  the service provider making the transmittal, and

               (ii) the accredited person who authorized the designated
document that is the subject of the transmittal,

     and

     (b)  to ensure that the accredited person is accredited to authorize
the document that is the subject of the transmittal. 

(2)  The use of a service provider's I.D. code and of an accredited
person's I.D. code in a transmittal has the same force and effect as if the
service provider and the accredited person had signed a paper document that
contained the information transmitted.


Responsibility re I.D. codes
15   Service providers and accredited persons are responsible for the
security and use of their respective I.D. codes.


Responsibility re transmittals
16   Service providers and accredited persons are responsible for all
transmittals that include their respective I.D. codes. 


     PART 2

     DOCUMENT HANDLING PROCEDURES
     AND SEARCHES

Designated documents
17(1)   Where documents that are designated documents are required or
permitted under the Business Corporations Act or the Partnership Act to be
registered or filed with or sent or delivered to the Registrar, those
documents must be registered or filed with or sent or delivered to the
Registrar by being transmitted to the Registrar by a service provider.

(2)  Any designated documents that are transmitted must be transmitted in
the manner and form established by the Registrar.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Registrar may, with respect to a
document that is a designated document, deal with that document in its
paper form where the Registrar considers it appropriate to do so in the
circumstances.

(4)  Nothing in subsection (3) shall, with respect to a document that is a
designated document, be construed so as to require the Registrar to deal
with that document in its paper form.


Forms
18   The prescribed forms for documents that are designated documents are
the electronic formats of those forms as established by the Registrar.


Court orders, etc.
19   Any court order or other document that is not a designated document
but that is authorized by an enactment to be filed, registered, sent or
delivered to the Registrar shall be filed, registered, sent or delivered to
the Registrar in a paper form, except where the Registrar directs
otherwise.


Signatures
20(1)  The signature of the authorized representative is not required in
respect of a transmittal but instead the name of the authorized
representative shall be inserted in the appropriate field in the designated
document.

(2)  Where the name of the authorized representative is inserted in the
appropriate field of a designated document under subsection (1), the
insertion of the name in the field has the same force and effect as if the
authorized representative had signed the document in its paper form. 


Effect of transmittal
21   A transmittal constitutes a request to the Registrar that the
Registrar, in accordance with the Business Corporations Act or the
Partnership Act as modified pursuant to Schedule 13 and this Regulation,
file, register, maintain or otherwise deal with the designated document so
transmitted.


Duties and functions of accredited person
22   It is the responsibility of an accredited person who carries out
functions respecting document authorization to ensure 

     (a)  that the designated document is completed in a manner that
complies with the requirements of the Business Corporations Act or the
Partnership Act, as the case may be, as modified pursuant to Schedule 13
and this Regulation;

     (b)  that the designated document complies with the policies and
procedures of the Registrar;

     (c)  that where a NUANS report is required, the report has been
reviewed and its number inserted in the appropriate field of the designated
document;

     (d)  that the designated document is in the electronic format
established by the Registrar and indicates in the appropriate fields the
name of the authorized representative and the accredited person's
I.D.January 23, 1998 code;

     (e)  that, unless the accredited person personally knows the
authorized representative, the identity of the authorized representative is
confirmed by

               (i)  the authorized representative's motor vehicle
operator's licence number, or

               (ii) in the absence of an operator's licence, some other
form of identification that is acceptable to the Registrar. 


Restriction re use of information
23   Any information set out under section 22(e) for the purpose of
identifying an authorized representative 

     (a)  does not form a part of the designated document nor a part of
the official records of the Corporate Registry, 

     (b)  is not eligible to be the subject of a search, and 

     (c)  must be held in confidence by any person who is in possession
of that information.


Functions of Registrar
24(1)  On receipt of a transmittal, the Registrar must, if the designated
document is authorized,

     (a)  issue by electronic or other means the appropriate certificate
or other document authorized by the Business Corporations Act or the
Partnership Act, and

     (b)  maintain in the electronic database of the Corporate Registry
the information contained in the transmittal and the certificate or other
document referred to in clause (a). 

(2)  A certificate or other document referred to in subsection (1)(a) may
be printed out by the service provider at the service provider's office.

(3)  Where a certificate or other document is issued under subsection
(1)(a) and provided to a service provider, the service provider must
provide that certificate or other document to the authorized representative
who is entitled to receive that certificate or other document.

(4)  The information referred to in subsection (1)(b) forms part of the
official records of the Corporate Registry.


Requirements for corporation re NUANS report
25   Whenever a NUANS report is required in conjunction with any designated
document, the corporation on whose behalf that report was obtained shall,
after the report has been reviewed by an accredited person, maintain the
original of the report and provide it to the Registrar on request by the
Registrar. 


Searches
26(1)  Subject to any restrictions provided for in this or any other
enactment, a service provider or other person authorized by the Registrar
may, in accordance with the search criteria established by the Registrar,
perform searches of the official records of the Corporate Registry.

(2)  The results of any search carried out under subsection (1) may be
printed out by the service provider at the service provider's office. 


     PART 3

     GENERAL

Property rights
27   The official records of the Corporate Registry remain at all times the
property of the Government of Alberta. 


Fees
28   The fees payable to the Registrar with respect to a transmittal, a
search, the issuance of a certificate or other document and any other
related services are those set out in or under enactments, Ministerial
Orders or the electronic access agreement. 


Powers of Registrar
29   Nothing in this Regulation shall be construed so as to restrict any of
the powers of the Registrar under the Business Corporations Act, the
Partnership Act or Schedule 13.


Transitional
30   For the purposes of implementing procedures, processes and functions
respecting

     (a)  the accreditation of persons and the provision of services by
accredited persons and service providers, 

     (b)  the designation of documents,

     (c)  document handling procedures, and

     (d)  the carrying out of transmittals and searches,

the Registrar may take such actions and give such directions as the
Registrar considers appropriate to deal with transitional matters.


Expiry
31   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 January 31, 2002.


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     Alberta Regulation 10/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 23, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 10 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 17.010(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (k):

     (l)  for tracing each report where the report is not filed by the
date specified under section 12.030(3) or (5), 12.040(2), 12.051, 12.053,
12.057 or 12.070




     $500;

     (m)  for reprocessing to correct each error on a report referred to
in clause (a) that is specified in the most recent edition of Guide G-7
"Production Accounting Handbook", published by the Board






     $100;

     (n)  for follow-up when data or information has not been supplied as
specified under section 11.102, 11.110, 11.120




     $1000;

     (o)  for processing reports that are not submitted on electronic
media in accordance with Interim Directive I.D. 92-3 published by the Board




     $1000.



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     Alberta Regulation 11/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 23, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 10 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 2.010(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     2.010(1)  An application for a licence shall

               (a)  be made on the form prescribed for that purpose by,
and obtainable from, the Board, and

               (b)  include the documentation required by Guide G-56,
"Energy Development Application Guide and Schedules", published by the
Board.


3   Section 2.020 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3)(d)(iv) by striking out "and the approximate
depth and fluid level of each,";

     (b)  in subsection (3.1)

               (i)  by repealing  clause (a);

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

                         (d)  certified by the Surveyor.

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

          (4)  An applicant under this section shall

               (a)  notify any landowners or residents as necessary of
the applicant's plans to drill a well, in accordance with Guide G-56,
"Energy Development Application Guide and Schedules", published by the
Board, and

               (b)  provide to the Board such further particulars
concerning the well or proposed surface location of the well as the Board,
after examination of the application, may require.


4   Section 2.100 is amended

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

          2.100(1)  If the applicant for a licence intends to drill
through a bed or seam of coal, the applicant shall notify in writing the
lessee of the coal lease.

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

          (2)  Where an applicant intends to drill through a bed or seam
of coal, then, before a licence may be granted, the applicant shall satisfy
the Director of Mines that it is practicable to drill through the bed or
seam.


5   Section 11.010(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     11.010(1)  The licensee of a well shall take samples of drill
cuttings in accordance with Guide G-56, "Energy Development Application
Guide and Schedules", published by the Board.


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     Alberta Regulation 12/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 23, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 10 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation. 


2   Section 3.010 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by repealing clauses (b), (c) and (d);

               (ii) by adding the following after clause (e):

                         (f)  abandon or plug back the well with a
mechanical well bore problem;

                         (g)  undertake remedial operations for the
purposes of eliminating a vent flow, gas migration or leaking open-hole
abandonment.

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

     (2)  An application under subsection (1)(e) shall be made on a form
prescribed for that purpose by, and obtainable from, the Board.

     (c)  by repealing subsection (6) and substituting the following:

     (6)  If the well is an experimental well, the Board's approval of the
experimental scheme is sufficient approval of any operation referred to in
subsection (1) that is part of the performance of the scheme.

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

     (7)  Abandonment operations, including well abandonment, casing
removal, zone abandonments and plug backs, shall be conducted in accordance
with the current edition of Guide G-20 "Well Abandonment", published by the
Board.


3   The heading preceding section 3.070 and section 3.070 are repealed.


4   Section 3.080(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     3.080(1)  On application by a licensee, the Board may approve a
departure from or variation of a program of operations approved or
prescribed by the Board.


5   Section 4.010 is amended by renumbering it as section 4.010(1) and by
adding the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  A drilling spacing unit does not include the area of a road
allowance.


6   Section 4.030(3) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (3)  Legal subdivisions shall be divided into quarters by lines
described as follows:

               (a)  each east-west line shall be parallel to the south
boundary of the legal subdivision and shall pass through a point on the
east boundary of the legal subdivision, 200 metres north of the south-east
corner of the legal subdivision; 

               (b)  each north-south line shall be parallel to the east
boundary of the legal subdivision and shall pass through a point on the
south boundary of the legal subdivision, 200 metres west of the south-east
corner of the legal subdivision.


7   Section 4.060 is amended 

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "sections 4.070 and 4.080"
and substituting "section 4.070";

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

     (3)  If a drilling spacing unit exists that is smaller than one
quarter legal subdivision, but is similar in configuration as to shape and
target area as to the larger drilling spacing units, and where an
off-target well exists in the smaller drilling spacing unit, the Board, in
order to determine the off-target penalty factor, may use and adapt the
figures referred to in Schedule 14 to fit the boundary and area of the
smaller drilling spacing unit.

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

     (5)  Where a well is spudded on or after 1 April 1994 and is the
first well in a new pool, the off-target penalty factor prescribed for the
well under section 4.070 shall not  apply.

     (6)  For the purposes of this section, 

               (a)  "capable", when the term is used in connection with
a first well, means

                         (i)  an oil well that is placed on
production within 6 months of the spud date, and

                         (ii) a gas well that is completed and a
suitable test has demonstrated to the Board's satisfaction that the well
has the ability to produce gas at commercial rates on a sustained basis; 

               (b)  "first well" means the well in a new pool with the
earliest spud date that is capable of production. 


8   Section 4.070 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     4.070(1)  If a well is completed outside of its target area, its base
allowable shall be reduced by a penalty factor determined in accordance
with Schedule 14.

     (2)  The point at which the off-target penalty factor is determined
is the minimum horizontal distance, measured in metres, from any portion of
the well bore within the oil or gas productive part of the producing pool
to the nearest boundary of the drilling spacing unit.

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a well drilled prior to 1 April
1994, with an off-target penalty that is less than the off-target penalty
factor determined by Schedule 14, shall retain its current penalty factor.


9   The heading preceding section 4.080 and section 4.080 are repealed.


10   Section 11.010(2)(b) is amended by striking out "3507-33 Street, N.W."
and substituting "3545 Research Way N.W.".


11   Section 11.030(3)(b) is amended by striking out "3507-33 Street N.W."
and substituting "3545 Research Way N.W.".


12   Section 11.102 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     11.102(1)  The licensee of a well or the representative of the
licensee shall conduct and report to the Board tests for all gas and oil
wells in accordance with the current edition of Guide G-40, "Pressure and
Deliverability Testing Oil and Gas Wells - Minimum Requirements and
Recommended Practices", published by the Board.

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Board may, upon application
by the licensee of a well or the representative of the licensee, grant
relief from any or all of the requirements of the Guide.


13   Section 11.103 is repealed.


14   Section 11.110 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     11.110   The operator of a well shall use instruments that meet the
following requirements:

               1.   any dead weight gauge that is used to calibrate
wire line instruments for taking subsurface pressure measurements shall be
compared annually with the Board's primary dead weight gauge;

               2.   the calibration shall be obtained using an approved
dead weight gauge at a minimum frequency

                         (i)  within 3 months prior to use in any
survey,

                         (ii) twice after repairs or abnormal
stresses, and 

                         (iii)     once annually under the necessary
conditions to check temperature sensitivity.


15   Section 11.130 is repealed.


16   The following is added after Schedule 13:


     SCHEDULE 14

     Figure 1
     Off-Target Penalty Factors

     SCHEDULE 14

     Figure 2
     Off-Target Penalty Factors


     One Half Section Spacing

































     SCHEDULE 14

     Figure 3
     Off-Target Penalty Factors



     One Quarter Section Spacing




     Two Legal Subdivisions Spacing


     SCHEDULE 14

     Figure 4
     Off-Target Penalty Factors






     Alberta Regulation 13/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 23, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 10 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1    The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 8.010 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     8.010   Earthen structures or excavations shall not be used as
receptacles for crude bitumen, liquid hydrocarbon, process chemicals or
water produced from a well or associated facility, either by design or
normal operating practice, without the written approval of the Board.


3   Section 8.020 is repealed.


4   Section 8.040 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     8.040(1)  The licensee of a well or the operator of a battery or
processing plant or associated facility shall store and dispose of all
water produced from a well in a manner satisfactory to the Board.

     (2)  No water produced from a well shall be discharged into an
earthen structure or excavation, either by design or normal operating
practice, without the written approval of the Board.

     (3)  All water produced to a battery, produced at a well not
connected to a battery or produced at a processing plant shall be disposed
of in accordance with a scheme approved by the Board pursuant to section 26
of the Act.


     Alberta Regulation 14/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 23, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 10 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 7.001 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     7.001   No person shall commence construction of or modification to a
battery, other than a battery receiving production from a single well which
produces gas containing less than 0.01 moles per kilomole of hydrogen
sulphide, waste management facility or compressor station, unless the Board
has, on application, approved the location and construction of or
modification to the battery, waste management facility or compressor
station.


3   Section 7.002 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "sections 15.210 and 15.211"
and substituting "section 15.210";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "processing and disposal" and
substituting "management".


4   Section 7.003 is amended by striking out "processing and disposal" and
substituting "management".


5   Section 9.020 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out ", section 3(1)(a) or 4(1) of
the Clean Air Act or section 3(1)(e) or 4(1) of the Clean Water Act"; 

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2);

     (c)  by repealing subsections (3) and (4) and substituting the
following:

     (3)  On the filing of a completed application for approval, or a
major amendment of approval, of a scheme for the processing of gas and
where it appears to the Board that its decision on the application

               (a)  may directly and adversely affect the rights of any
person, the Board shall hold a public hearing or publish notice of the
application, or

               (b)  would not directly and adversely affect the rights
of any person, the Board may process the application without notice or
hearing.


6   Section 15.050 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     15.050   An application under section 9.020 for approval of a new
scheme or an amendment to an existing scheme for the processing of gas
shall include 

               (a)  a completed form prescribed for that purpose and
obtained from the Board entitled "Schedule 2 Production Facility
Application" and the appropriate documentation to support the information
provided on that form, as detailed in Guide 56 "Energy Development
Application Guide and Schedules", and

               (b)  any other information that the Board may require. 


7   Section 15.210 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     15.210   An application under section 7.002 for approval of a new
battery or compressor station, or modification to an existing battery or
compressor station, shall include

               (a)  a completed form prescribed for that purpose and
obtained from the Board entitled "Schedule 2 Production Facility
Application" and the appropriate documentation to support the information
provided on that form, as detailed in Guide 56 "Energy Development
Application Guide and Schedules", and

               (b)  any other information that the Board may require. 


8   Section 15.211 is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 15/98

     Municipal Government Act

     BOW VALLEY WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 22/98) pursuant to section
602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Establishment  1
Members   2
Services  3
Operating deficits  4
Sale of property    5
Non-profit corporation   6
Coming into force   7


Establishment
1   A regional services commission known as the Bow Valley Waste Management
Commission is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  The Town of Banff; 

     (b)  Town of Canmore;

     (c)  The Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8.


Services
3   The Commission is authorized to provide solid waste management
services.


Operating deficits
4   The Commission may not assume operating deficits that are shown on the
books of any of the member municipalities.


Sale of property
5(1)  The Commission may not, without the approval of the Lieutenant
Governor in Council, sell any of its land, buildings or personal property
whose purchase has been funded wholly or partly by grants from the
Government of Alberta.

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may give approval under subsection
(1) if satisfied

     (a)  as to the repayment of grants from the Government of Alberta
and outstanding debt associated with that portion of the land, buildings
and personal property to be sold,

     (b)  that the sale would not have a significant adverse effect on
the services the Commission provides, and

     (c)  that the sale will be properly reflected in the rates
subsequently charged to the customers of the Commission.


Non-profit corporation
6(1)  The Commission must operate as a non-profit corporation unless
otherwise approved by the Minister.

(2)  The Minister's approval may contain any terms or conditions that the
Minister considers appropriate.


Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on February 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 16/98

     Municipal Government Act

     LESSER SLAVE LAKE REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
     SERVICES COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 23/98) pursuant to section
602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Establishment  1
Members   2
Services  3
Operating deficits  4
Sale of property    5
Non-profit corporation   6
Coming into force   7


Establishment
1   A regional services commission known as the Lesser Slave Lake Regional
Waste Management Services Commission is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  Town of Slave Lake;

     (b)  Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124.


Services
3   The Commission is authorized to provide solid waste management
services.


Operating deficits
4   The Commission may not assume operating deficits that are shown on the
books of any of the member municipalities.


Sale of property
5(1)  The Commission may not, without the approval of the Lieutenant
Governor in Council, sell any of its land, buildings or personal property
whose purchase has been funded wholly or partly by grants from the
Government of Alberta.

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may give approval under subsection
(1) if satisfied

     (a)  as to the repayment of grants from the Government of Alberta
and outstanding debt associated with that portion of the land, buildings
and personal property to be sold,

     (b)  that the sale would not have a significant adverse effect on
the services the Commission provides, and

     (c)  that the sale will be properly reflected in the rates
subsequently charged to the customers of the Commission.


Non-profit corporation
6(1)  The Commission must operate as a non-profit corporation unless
otherwise approved by the Minister.

(2)  The Minister's approval may contain any terms or conditions that the
Minister considers appropriate.


Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on February 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 17/98

     Municipal Government Act

     EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VICINITY PROTECTION
     AREA AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 24/98) pursuant to section
693 of the Municipal Government Act.



1   The Edmonton International Airport Vicinity Protection Area Regulation
(AR 63/81) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.1)  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in Block 2, Plan
1277 HW and Lots 1A and 1B in Block 1, Plan 792 0910 are moved from the
Airport Residential District, designated as A-R to the Airport Industrial
District, designated as A-M.


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     Alberta Regulation 18/98

     Regulations Act

     MISCELLANEOUS REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 27/98) pursuant to section
10 of the Regulations Act.


1   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Family Life and Substance Abuse Foundation Regulation  (AR
81/92);

     (b)  Alberta Civil Service Welfare Fund Dissolution Regulation  (AR
341/87);

     (c)  Manual of Class Specifications and Official Pay Plan (AR
273/61);

     (d)  Classification and Pay Schedules (AR 274/61);

     (e)  Dispute Resolution Process By-law (AR 241/96);

     (f)  Regulations Relating to the Implementation of Controls on the
Production of Poultry and Eggs (AR 239/77);

     (g)  Eden Brook Memorial Gardens Exemption Regulation (AR 99/85);

     (h)  Senior Citizens Homes Rates Regulation (AR 135/81);

     (i)  Second Annual Election Regulation (AR 174/91);

     (j)  General Regulation (AR 317/84);

     (k)  Ministerial Order Fixing Maximum Speed Limits (AR 98/58);

     (l)  Speed Limit  Regulation (AR 405/59);

     (m)  Alberta Stock Savings Plan Regulation (AR 337/86);

     (n)  Fuel Oil Grants Regulation (AR 3/86);

     (o)  Schedule of Fees (AR 102/65).


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     Alberta Regulation 19/98

     Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

     ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE AMENDMENT REGULATI ON

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 28/98) pursuant to section
6 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act.


1   The Alberta Health Care Insurance Regulation (AR 216/81) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 28.01(2), (3), (4) and (5) are repealed and the following is
substituted:

     (2)  The OOCHSC shall consist of the following members:

               (a)  4 physicians, to be appointed by the Minister;

               (b)  the person who is the Out-of-Province Claims Team
Leader in the Department of Health.

     (3)  The term of the members referred to in subsection (2)(a) shall
be not more than 3 years, and those members are eligible for reappointment.

     (4)  The person referred to in subsection (2)(b) shall be the Chair
of the OOCHSC.

     (4.1)  The Minister may designate an employee of the Government under
the administration of the Minister as an alternate for the member referred
to in subsection (2)(b) to act in the place of that member when that member
is temporarily absent or unable to act.

     (5)  The quorum for the purpose of meetings of the OOCHSC is 3
members, one of whom must be the Chair or the Chair's alternate.


3   Section 28.02(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  The Chair and the Chair's alternate are non-voting members of
the OOCHSC.

     (2.1)  A tie vote on a matter shall be considered to be a vote 
against the matter.


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     Alberta Regulation 20/98

     Persons with Developmental Disabilities Foundation Act

     TRUSTEE REMUNERATION REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 33/98) pursuant to section
14 of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Foundation Act.


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Persons with Developmental
Disabilities Foundation Act.


Rate
2   For the purpose of section 7 of the Act, remuneration and expenses
payable to trustees are to be paid at a rate that is in accordance with
Schedule 2, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC 769/93).


Expiry
3   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 1, 2002.


     Alberta Regulation 21/98

     Livestock Diseases Act

     SHEEP FOOT ROT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 34/98) pursuant to section
10 of the Livestock Diseases Act.



     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Quarantine required 2
Restrictions imposed by veterinary inspector 3
Sale or removal of sheep prohibited     4
Treatment of affected sheep   5
Prohibition    6
Bringing sheep into Alberta   7
Veterinary certificate required    8
Repeal    9
Expiry    10


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "affected" means affected with foot rot;

     (b)  "animal processing plant" includes an abattoir, a packing plant
and a frozen food locker plant;

     (c)  "foot rot" means the contagious disease of sheep caused by the
bacterium Dichelobactor nodosus;

     (d)  "owner" means, with respect to sheep, the owner of the sheep or
a person who is in possession or control of the sheep;

     (e)  "quarantine" means, with respect to sheep, isolating sheep from
other sheep to prevent exposure to the bacterium Dichelobactor nodosus;

     (f)  "sheep" means domestic sheep of all ages.


Quarantine required
2(1)  Where sheep are suspected of being affected or are confirmed as being
affected, the owner shall quarantine the sheep and the flock in which the
sheep are found.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), a quarantine under subsection (1) must
remain in effect during the period that the sheep are affected.  
(3)  A veterinary inspector may, if the veterinary inspector is of the
opinion that it is proper to do so, order that a quarantine remain in
effect for a period after the sheep that were affected are cured.

(4)  Where a veterinary inspector orders that the quarantine remain in
effect after the sheep that were affected are cured, the veterinary 
inspector shall notify the owner of the sheep of the number of days that
the quarantine is to remain in effect.


Restrictions imposed by veterinary inspector
3(1)   In order to facilitate the control and eradication of foot rot, a
veterinary inspector may impose any restrictions that the veterinary
inspector considers appropriate on the entrance, exit and use of any
premises or areas.

(2)  Where a veterinary inspector imposes a restriction pursuant to
subsection (1), the veterinary inspector shall prescribe the number of days
that the restriction is to remain in effect.


Sale or removal of sheep prohibited
4(1)  No person shall offer for sale, sell or remove sheep that are
quarantined without the written permission of a veterinary inspector.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the owner of sheep that are
quarantined may

     (a)  destroy the sheep, or

     (b)  consign the sheep directly to an animal processing plant for
slaughter

without the written permission of the veterinary inspector.

(3)  When the owner of sheep disposes of the sheep pursuant to subsection
(2), the owner shall 

     (a)  advise the veterinary inspector of that fact, and

     (b)  advise the person receiving the sheep on behalf of the animal
processing plant that the sheep are under quarantine.

(4)  When an animal processing plant receives sheep consigned to it
pursuant to subsection (2), it shall keep the sheep quarantined and
slaughter them forthwith.


Treatment of affected sheep
5(1)  A veterinary inspector may prescribe the method of treating affected
sheep.

(2)  When a method of treatment is prescribed pursuant to subsection (1),
the owner shall treat the sheep in accordance with the prescribed method.


Prohibition
6   No person shall put into a grazing reserve or a community pasture a
sheep or a flock of sheep that is affected, suspected of being affected or
quarantined.


Bringing sheep into Alberta
7   No person shall bring a sheep into Alberta if the sheep or the flock of
sheep from which the sheep came is affected or was affected at any time
during the preceding 6 months.


Veterinary certificate required
8(1)  The first person to receive a sheep brought into Alberta must obtain
a certificate issued by a veterinarian familiar with the sheep and the
flock from which it originated, certifying that the sheep and the flock
from which it originated are not affected and have not been affected during
the preceding 6 months.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where sheep are brought into Alberta
for which there is no veterinarian who is familiar with the sheep and the
flock from which it originated, the first person to receive the sheep in
Alberta shall have the sheep examined by a veterinary inspector forthwith.


Repeal
9   The Sheep Foot Rot Regulations (AR 383/72) are repealed.


Expiry
10   This Regulation expires on December 31, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 22/98

     Motor Transport Act

     PUBLIC VEHICLE CERTIFICATE AND INSURANCE REGULATION

     Filed:  January 29, 1998

Made by the Alberta Motor Transport Board pursuant to section 35 of the
Motor Transport Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Part 1
     Public Vehicle Operator's Safety Rating

Definition     2
Application of Part 3
Fee  4
Rating of carrier   5
Determination of rating  6
Criteria for satisfactory rating   7
Unsatisfactory rating    8
Changing of rating  9
Prohibition    10
Obligations of carrier   11
Operating authority certificate    12

     Part 2
     Public Vehicles Other Than Buses

     Division 1
     Operation of Freight Trucks

Definitions    13
Safety fitness certificate to be in cab 14
Responsibility of owner  15
Substitution of vehicles 16
Insurance 17
Liability insurance 18
Reduction, etc. of insurance coverage   19

     Division 2
     Operation of Other Public Vehicles

Definition     20
Livery business     21
Insurance re livery 22
Restrictions re drive-yourself vehicles 23
Insurance re drive-yourself vehicles    24
Insurance re trucks registered for less than 18 000 kg 25

     Part 3
     Buses

     Division 1
     Operation of Commercial Buses

Definitions    26
Exceptions     27
Restrictions   28
Route service certificate     29
Charter certificate 30
Private bus certificate  31
Application    32
Bus inspection certificate    33
Passenger hazard insurance    34
Temporary substitution of buses    35
Timetable 36
Service re animals  37
Inland transportation insurance    38
Tariff re charter service     39
Recurring service re charter service    40
Rates re private bus     41

     Division 2
     Obtaining of Operating Authority Certificates

Definitions    42
Filing    43
Application    44
Summary rejection of application   45
Notice of application    46
Objection 47
Intervention   48
Summary rejection of objection or intervention    49
Consideration of application  50
Formal public hearing    51
Additional material 52
Decision resulting from formal public hearing     53
Issuance of certificate for bus    54
Withdrawal from proceedings   55
Hearing with another body     56
Extension of time   57
Non-compliance 58
Service   59

     Part 4
     Repeals, Transitional, Expiry and Coming into Force

Repeals   60
Transitional   61
Expiry    62
Coming into force   63

Schedules



Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Motor Transport Act;

     (b)  "Board" means the Motor Transport Board;

     (c)  "bus" means a motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 10
persons, including the driver of the vehicle, that is used or intended to
be used for the transportation of persons, and includes any other motor
vehicle designated by order of the Board as a bus;

     (d)  "carrier" means a person who is engaged in the business of
operating a freight truck or a bus;

     (e)  "Director" means an employee of the Government who is under the
administration of the Minister and is designated by the Minister as the
Director or acting on behalf of the Director;

     (f)  "disabled" means, in respect of a freight truck or a bus, a
vehicle that can no longer continue to operate due to

               (i)  a mechanical failure, or

               (ii) a collision;

     (g)  "driver" means a person who drives a public vehicle;

     (h)  "drive-yourself vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is kept for
the purpose of being rented without a driver;

     (i)  "freight truck" means, other than a bus, a public vehicle that

               (i)  is used or is intended to be used for the
transportation of goods whether or not at any particular time the vehicle
is actually transporting goods, and

               (ii) is registered for a gross weight of not less than
18 000 kilograms;

     (j)  "public vehicle" includes a combination of public vehicles that
are attached to each other;

     (k)  "registered" means, in reference to a vehicle, registered to
operate on a highway in Alberta pursuant to the laws of Alberta.

(2)  Subject to subsection (1), where a term used in this Regulation is
defined in the Act, that term has the same meaning as defined in the Act.


     PART 1

     PUBLIC VEHICLE OPERATOR'S SAFETY RATING

Definitions
2   In this Part,

     (a)  "dangerous goods" means dangerous goods as defined in the
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control Act;

     (b)  "driver's abstract" means an abstract of a driving record
referred to in section 66 of the Motor Vehicle Administration Act;

     (c)  "intra-provincial bus undertaking" means a work or undertaking
for the transport of passengers or passengers and goods by a bus solely in
Alberta;

     (d)  "safety laws" means those laws governing

               (i)  the transportation of dangerous goods;

               (ii) the control of traffic on highways;

               (iii)     the operation of freight trucks and buses on
highways;

               (iv) equipment and motor vehicle safety standards as
they apply to freight trucks and buses;

               (v)  the weight of freight trucks and buses;

               (vi) the dimensions of freight trucks and buses;

               (vii)     the loading and carrying of loads by freight trucks
and buses.


Application of Part
3(1)  Where a carrier operates or engages in a bus undertaking, this Part
applies to that carrier and to any bus operated by that carrier for that
bus undertaking.

(2)  Where a carrier operates or engages in a freight truck undertaking,
this Part applies to that carrier and to any freight truck operated by that
carrier.

(3)  This Part does not apply to the following:

     (a)  a freight truck that is being used primarily to transport an
agricultural product where the driver of the vehicle

               (i)  is a bona fide farmer who owns or produced that
agricultural product, or

               (ii) is an employee of a bona fide farmer who owns or
produced that agricultural product;

     (b)  a 2- or 3-axle freight truck that is primarily used for the
transportation of primary products of a forest, lake or river, where the
driver or the driver's employer is the producer of those primary products.


Fee
4   A carrier must pay an application fee prescribed in Schedule 2 to the
Board before the carrier is rated pursuant to this Part.


Rating of carrier
5   For the purpose of promoting the safe operation of a freight truck or
bus undertaking, the Board shall rate a carrier as being one of the
following:

     (a)  satisfactory;

     (b)  satisfactory unaudited;

     (c)  conditional;

     (d)  unsatisfactory.


Determination of rating
6   For the purpose of determining the rating of a carrier, the following
must be considered:

     (a)  for a period of time that the Board considers appropriate in
the circumstances, not to exceed the 5 years immediately preceding the date
on which the rating is made,

               (i)  any action that, in the opinion of the Board,
constitutes a failure by the carrier to comply with a safety law in any
jurisdiction in which the carrier operates,

               (ii) any conviction of the carrier for contravening a
safety law in any jurisdiction in which the carrier operates, and

               (iii)     the motor vehicle collision record of the carrier;

     (b)  whether the carrier meets the criteria set out in section 7; 

     (c)  any actions taken by the carrier that demonstrate the measures
taken to meet the criteria set out in section 7;

     (d)  whether any of the persons managing the carrier are or have
been associated with another carrier that has received an unsatisfactory
rating;

     (e)  in the case of a carrier that is a corporation, whether any of
the directors of the corporation are or have been associated with another
carrier that has received an unsatisfactory rating.


Criteria for satisfactory rating
7(1)  To be rated as satisfactory, a carrier

     (a)  must, in the opinion of the Board, demonstrate a comprehensive
knowledge of and compliance with the safety laws in force in all
jurisdictions in which the carrier operates that are applicable

               (i)  to the operations of all freight trucks and buses,
as the case may be, that are registered in the name of the carrier, and

               (ii) to all drivers who operate freight trucks and buses
that are registered in the name of the carrier,

     (b)  must, in the opinion of the Board, have substantially complied
with the safety laws in force in Alberta that are applicable 

               (i)  to the operations carried out by the carrier, and

               (ii) to the vehicles to which this Part applies that are
operated by or on behalf of that carrier,

     (c)  must have the minimum insurance coverage required by the laws
of Alberta,

     (d)  must designate a person who shall be responsible to promote, to
the satisfaction of the Board, the safe operation of freight trucks or
buses, as the case may be, that are registered in the name of the carrier,
and

     (e)  must, with respect to all drivers who operate freight trucks or
buses that are registered in the name of the carrier, maintain records that
are relevant to those drivers' carrying out their duties as drivers,
including at least the following:

               (i)  the driver's completed application form with the
carrier;

               (ii) a copy of the driver's current operator's licence;

               (iii)     the employment history of the driver for the 3
years immediately preceding the time at which the driver commenced working
for the carrier;

               (iv) an annual driver's abstract for the driver;

               (v)  a record of convictions of the driver under all
provincial and federal legislation that relates to the operation of a motor
vehicle;

               (vi) a record of all collisions involving a motor
vehicle operated by the driver that are required under any legislation to
be reported to a peace officer;

               (vii)     a record of all training respecting the operation
of a motor vehicle that has been successfully completed by the driver;

               (viii)    a copy of any training certificate issued to
the driver under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control Regulations
under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada);

               (ix) a copy of a current medical certificate for the
driver.

(2)  Where a carrier does not meet the requirement of subsection (1)(a) but
the carrier is informed by the Board of those laws, that carrier is, at the
discretion of the Board, deemed to have met the requirement of subsection
(1)(a).

(3)  Where

     (a)  in the opinion of the Board, a carrier does not meet the
requirements of subsection (1)(a), (b) or (d), or

     (b)  the Board is unable to form an opinion as to whether a carrier
meets the requirements of subsection (1)(a) or (b),

the Board may rate the carrier as satisfactory unaudited, conditional or
satisfactory, as the case may be, if the carrier

     (c)  meets the requirements of subsection (1)(c),

     (d)  undertakes with the Board that the carrier

               (i)  will establish and maintain a safety program that
meets the criteria set out in the application for a safety fitness
certificate,

               (ii) will maintain at the carrier's principal place of
business in Alberta a document setting out the safety program,

               (iii)     will ensure that drivers operating any freight
truck or bus registered in the name of the carrier will comply with the
National Safety Code For Motor Carriers, Medical Standards for Drivers, and

               (iv) will maintain at the carrier's principal place of
business in Alberta the records required under the Commercial Vehicle
Maintenance Standards Regulation (AR 118/89),

     (e)  designates a person for the purposes of subsection (1)(d), and

     (f)  satisfies the Board that the carrier will substantially comply
with the safety program referred to in clause (d)(ii).

(4)  Where a person

     (a)  is in the process of commencing business as a carrier,

     (b)  has applied to the Board to be rated in accordance with this
Part, and

     (c)  has not yet acquired the minimum insurance coverage required by
the laws of Alberta,

the Board may, notwithstanding subsection (1)(c), rate the carrier as
satisfactory unaudited, conditional or satisfactory, as the case may be, if
the carrier

     (d)  meets the requirements of subsection (3)(d) and (e), and

     (e)  gives to the Board an undertaking that the carrier

               (i)  is in the process of acquiring the required
insurance coverage, and

               (ii) will not commence the actual transportation of
goods or persons without having acquired the required insurance coverage.

(5)  Where a carrier is rated satisfactory unaudited, conditional or
satisfactory under subsection (4), the carrier shall not commence the
actual transportation of goods or persons until the carrier 

     (a)  has acquired the required insurance coverage, and 

     (b)  provides to the Board proof, satisfactory to the Board,
establishing that the carrier has acquired the required insurance coverage.


Unsatisfactory rating
8   Where a carrier is not rated as satisfactory unaudited, conditional or
satisfactory, the carrier shall be rated as unsatisfactory.


Changing of rating
9   Where a carrier is currently rated under this Part and, in the opinion
of the Board, that rating is no longer applicable, the Board may change the
rating of the carrier to a rating that, in the opinion of the Board, is the
appropriate rating for that carrier.


Prohibition
10   A carrier shall not engage in a freight truck or bus undertaking
unless in respect of that undertaking the carrier is rated as satisfactory
unaudited, conditional or satisfactory.


Obligations of carrier
11   A carrier shall ensure the following:

     (a)  that any records that are required by law to be maintained by
that carrier are preserved by the carrier for the current year and the 4
previous calendar years in a manner so as to be accessible for inspection
and audit purposes by the Board;

     (b)  that the records referred to in clause (a) are kept at the
carrier's principal place of business in Alberta unless otherwise
authorized, in writing, by the Board;

     (c)  that the records referred to in clause (a) are, on request of
the Board or a peace officer, made available for inspection during regular
business hours at the carrier's principal place of business in Alberta;

     (d)  that a person does not alter, deface, destroy or otherwise
falsify any of the records referred to in clause (a);

     (e)  that a person does not obstruct the Board or a peace officer
from entering that carrier's principal place or other places of business in
Alberta for the purposes of inspecting that carrier's records or any of the
carrier's freight trucks or buses;

     (f)  that a person does not drive a freight truck or bus without
carrying in the cab of that vechicle the original or a photocopy of the
safety fitness certificate issued in respect of that vehicle;

     (g)  that any driver who drives a freight truck or bus for the
carrier provide the safety fitness certificate issued in respect of that
vehicle to the Board or a peace officer on the request of the Board or
peace officer.



Operating authority certificate
12(1)  A carrier shall not be issued an operating authority certificate
unless the carrier is rated as satisfactory unaudited, satisfactory or
conditional.

(2)  Where

     (a)  a carrier holds an operating authority certificate, and

     (b)  the carrier is rated as unsatisfactory,

that operating authority certificate is suspended until the carrier is
rated as satisfactory unaudited, satisfactory or conditional.

(3)  A carrier is not entitled to be issued an operating authority
certificate by reason only of the carrier's being rated as satisfactory
unaudited, satisfactory or conditional.

(4)  If a carrier is rated as conditional or unsatisfactory, any permit
issued to the carrier under section 20 of the Act may be revoked by virtue
of the carrier's being rated as conditional or unsatisfactory.


     PART 2

     PUBLIC VEHICLES OTHER THAN BUSES

     Division 1
     Operation of Freight Trucks

Definition
13   In this Division, "carrier" means a carrier who operates a freight
truck engaged in the intra-provincial or extra-provincial transportation of
goods for which a safety fitness certificate is required for the
transportation of those goods.


Safety fitness certificate to be in cab
14(1)  When, under the authority of a safety fitness certificate, a person
operates

     (a)  one freight truck, that person shall carry in the cab of that
vehicle the original or a photocopy of the safety fitness certificate, or

     (b)  more than one freight truck, that person shall carry in the
cabs of each of those vehicles either the original or a photocopy of the
safety fitness certificate.

(2)  Where the original or a photocopy of the safety fitness certificate is
required to be carried in the cab of a freight truck, the carrier that
operates the freight truck or the driver of the freight truck shall produce
the certificate on the request of a peace officer.


Responsibility of owner
15(1)  For the purpose of this section, a person is the owner of a freight
truck if that person is

     (a)  the registered owner of that vehicle,

     (b)  the lessee of a freight truck under a lease having a term of
not more than 30 days and

               (i)  the leased vehicle is in the lessee's possession
and under the lessee's complete control,

               (ii) the leased vehicle is operated by a person who is
under the control, direction and supervision of the lessee,

               (iii)     there is no contractual or other business or
commercial relationship between the operator of the vehicle and the lessor
of the vehicle, and

               (iv) the lease is in writing and

                         (A)  sets out the obligations and rights of
the lessor and lessee,

                         (B)  sets out the term of the lease,

                         (C)  is signed by the lessor and lessee at
the time that the lease is entered into, and

                         (D)  sets out the date that the lease is
entered into,

     or

     (c)  the lessee of a freight truck under a lease having a term
greater than 30 days and

               (i)  the leased vehicle is registered in the name of the
lessee,

               (ii) the lessee carries the necessary public liability
insurance required by law,

               (iii)     the leased vehicle is leased on an exclusive use
basis, and

               (iv) the lease is in writing and

                         (A)  sets out the obligations and rights of
the lessor and lessee,

                         (B)  sets out the term of the lease,

                         (C)  is signed by the lessor and lessee at
the time that the lease is entered into, and

                         (D)  sets out the date that the lease is
entered into.

(2)  A person who is the owner of a freight truck assumes responsibility
for

     (a)  the contravention of any law arising out of the operation of
that vehicle, and

     (b)  any collision caused by the negligence of the driver of the
freight truck.


Disabled vehicle
16(1)  When a freight truck is disabled the operator or owner of the
vehicle shall forthwith make arrangements so that the goods being
transported on that vehicle will be transported to their intended
destination

     (a)  without additional charge to the shipper or receiver of the
goods, and

     (b)  as expeditiously as possible in the circumstances.

(2)  When a freight truck is disabled, the operator or owner of the
disabled freight truck may substitute another freight truck for the
disabled freight truck if

     (a)  the licence plates and certificate of registration of the
disabled freight truck are carried in the cab of the substituted freight
truck while the substituted freight truck is being used in the place of the
disabled freight truck,

     (b)  the substituted freight truck is registered in Alberta, and

     (c)  the substituted freight truck is insured as required by law.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person shall not operate a
substituted freight truck for a period in excess of 7 days.


Insurance
17(1)  A carrier shall not engage in the transportation of goods unless the
carrier maintains inland transportation insurance against loss of or damage
to those goods.

(2)  A carrier who maintains inland transportation insurance shall maintain
in the carrier's possession the policy issued in respect of that insurance.

(3)  The amount of inland transportation insurance that is to be maintained
under subsection (1) must be in the following amounts:

     (a)  for each freight truck engaged in the transportation of farm
produce other than dairy products, at least $600;

     (b)  for each freight truck engaged only in the transportation of
unprocessed milk or cream, an amount equal to the actual cash value of the
goods;

     (c)  for each freight truck having a maximum registered gross weight
of at least 18 000 kilograms but not exceeding 21 000 kilograms, at least
$20 000;

     (d)  for each freight truck having a maximum registered gross weight
exceeding 21 000 kilograms but not exceeding 37 000 kilograms, at least $27
000;

     (e)  for each freight truck having a maximum registered gross weight
exceeding 37 000 kilograms, at least $32 000.

(4)  In subsection (3), "maximum registered gross weight" means the weight
specified on the certificate of registration issued in respect of the truck
under the Motor Vehicle Administration Act.

(5)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), when a carrier is engaged in the
transportation of a mobile home, the carrier shall maintain, in respect of
the mobile home, insurance acceptable to the Board that,

     (a)  in the case of a single wide mobile home,

               (i)  provides coverage against loss or damage in the
amount of

                         (A)  $10 000, or

                         (B)  the cash value of the mobile home and
its contents, if any,

                    whichever is the greater amount, and

               (ii) provides for collision coverage on the mobile home,

     and

     (b)  in the case of a double wide mobile home,

               (i)  provides coverage against loss or damage in the
amount of the cash value of the 2 halves and their contents, if any,

               (ii) provides that if one of the halves is damaged to
the extent that it is not practicable to repair it the other half will be
deemed to have been also destroyed, and

               (iii)     provides for collision coverage on the mobile home.

(6)  Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply to a carrier that engages only in
the transportation of one or more of the items shown in Schedule 1.


Liability insurance
18   An owner of a freight truck shall not engage in the transportation of
goods unless that person maintains, on each freight truck in respect of any
one accident, insurance against liability resulting from bodily injury to
or the death of one or more persons and loss of or damage to property of
others, other than cargo, in the amount of at least

     (a)  $2 000 000 in the case of transportation of dangerous goods set
out in Schedule XII of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada), in the quantities
indicated in Column IV of that Schedule, in respect of which an emergency
response plan is required to be filed with the Director General pursuant to
Part VII of those Regulations, or

     (b)  $1 000 000 in all other cases.


Reduction, etc. of insurance coverage
19   Notwithstanding section 17, the Board may

     (a)  permit a carrier to reduce the amount of insurance maintained
by the carrier under section 17 to an amount equivalent to a maximum value
of the goods being transported, or

     (b)  exempt a carrier from maintaining insurance under section 17 in
respect of goods if the shipper of the goods agrees in writing that the
carrier is not liable for any loss or damage to those goods while they are
being transported by the carrier.


     Division 2
     Operation of Other Public Vehicles

Definition
20   In this Division, "drive-yourself business" means the rental of motor
vehicles without drivers.


Livery business
21   Where

     (a)  a person wishes to operate a livery business in a municipality,
and

     (b)  the Board is satisfied that the person meets the requirements
of the municipality with respect to the operation of a livery business,

the Board shall issue an operating authority certificate to that person
authorizing that person to operate a livery business.


Insurance re livery
22   Every vehicle used by a livery business shall be covered by

     (a)  a motor vehicle liability policy that complies with the
Insurance Act, and

     (b)  an automobile insurance policy that provides for passenger
hazard coverage in an amount of not less than $1 000 000 for liability
resulting from bodily injury to or the death of one or more persons as a
result of any single accident.


Restrictions re drive-yourself vehicles
23   Where a vehicle is designated to carry more than 15 passengers,

     (a)   a person shall not use that vehicle as a drive-yourself
vehicle, and

     (b)  an operator of a drive-yourself business shall not permit that
vehicle to be used as a drive-yourself vehicle.


Insurance re drive-yourself vehicles
24   The owner of a drive-yourself business shall maintain in respect of
the drive-yourself vehicles operated in connection with that business a
contract of automobile insurance that insures, in respect of any one
accident, to the limit of not less than $1 000 000, exclusive of interest
and costs against liability resulting from bodily injury to or the death of
one or more persons and loss of or damage to property.


Insurance re trucks registered for less than 18 000 kg
25(1)  A carrier who operates a public vehicle, other than a bus, that

     (a)  is used to transport goods, and

     (b)  is registered for a gross weight of less than 18 000 kilograms

shall not engage in the transportation of goods unless the carrier
maintains inland transportation insurance against loss of or damage to
those goods.

(2)  A carrier who maintains inland transportation insurance shall maintain
in the carrier's possession the policy issued in respect of that insurance.

(3)  The amount of inland transportation insurance that is to be maintained
under subsection (1) must be in the following amounts:

     (a)  for each public vehicle having a maximum registered gross
weight not exceeding 12 700 kilograms, at least $15 000;

     (b)  for each public vehicle having a maximum registered gross
weight exceeding 12 700 kilograms but not exceeding 18 000 kilograms, at
least $20 000.

(4)  In subsection (3), "maximum registered gross weight" means the weight
specified on the certificate of registration issued in respect of the
public vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Administration Act.

(5)  Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply to a carrier that engages only in
the transportation of one or more of the items shown in Schedule 1.


     PART 3

     BUSES

     Division 1
     Operation of Commercial Buses

Definitions
26   In this Division,

     (a)  "charter trip" means a trip on a public bus taken by a group of
passengers travelling for a common purpose from a common point of origin to
a common destination, and may include return to the point of origin;

     (b)  "private bus" means a bus that is used to transport

               (i)  employees or members of the person or organization
that owns the bus, or

               (ii) other persons authorized by the Board,

          and in respect of which the owner does not receive financial
support from any level of government;

     (c)  "public bus" means a bus that is operated pursuant to an
operating authority certificate issued under section 29 or 30.


Exceptions
27(1)  This Division does not apply to

     (a)  a school bus as defined in section 1 of the School Bus
Operation Regulation (AR 437/86), or

     (b)  a transit bus owned and operated by a municipality when the
transit bus is being operated within the boundaries of that municipality.

(2)  An operating authority certificate is not required to provide any of
the following services by means of a bus:

     (a)  funeral service;

     (b)  school bus service;

     (c)  transit bus service operated by a municipality.

(3)  An operating authority certificate is not required for the operation
of a bus for a single conveyance of passengers when there is an operating
authority permit in respect of that conveyance issued pursuant to section
20 of the Motor Transport Act.


Restrictions
28   Where a bus is operating under the authority of an operating authority
certificate issued under section 54 authorizing the holder of the
certificate to engage in corridor operations or a non-Alberta based charter
bus operation, that bus shall not be used to carry any goods or engage in
any operations not authorized under that certificate.


Route service certificate
29   The Board may issue an operating authority certificate for the
operation of a public bus over a specified route or routes.


Charter certificate
30   The Board may issue the following operating authority certificates to
an operator of a bus charter service authorizing the operation of a public
bus on a charter trip:

     (a)  a certificate authorizing the provision of charter services
using a bus that is owned by a person who receives, with respect to the
provision of the charter services, financial support

               (i)  from a level of government, or

               (ii) directly or indirectly from the public through
contributions, solicitations or other fund-raising means;

     (b)  a certificate authorizing the provision of general charter
services;

     (c)  a certificate authorizing the provision of charter services
through the use of buses that are owned by a municipality or the board of a
school district or division.


Private bus certificate
31   The Board may issue an operating authority certificate for the
operation of a private bus.


Application
32   The application for a certificate under section 29, 30 or 31, and the
certificate itself, shall be in a form acceptable to the Board.


Bus inspection certificate
33   The Board may refuse to issue or renew an operating authority
certificate under this Part if the Board knows or has reasonable grounds
for believing that a subsisting inspection certificate does not exist in
respect of a bus that is operating under that operating authority
certificate.


Passenger hazard insurance
34(1)  A person shall not operate a public bus or a private bus or a
drive-yourself vehicle as a public bus or a private bus unless it is
covered by a policy of automobile insurance providing passenger hazard
coverage in at least the following amounts:

     (a)  where the capacity of the bus is 10 or fewer persons, including
the driver,

               (i)  $400 000 for bodily injury or death of any one
person as a result of any single accident, and

               (ii) $1 000 000 for bodily injury or death of 2 or more
persons as a result of any single accident;

     (b)  where the capacity of the bus is more than 10 persons,
including the driver,

               (i)  $400 000 for bodily injury or death of any one
person as a result of any single accident, and

               (ii) $2 000 000 for bodily injury or death of 2 or more
persons as a result of any single accident.

(2)  The maximum coverage for bodily injury or death per person that is
offered in an insurance policy referred to in subsection (1)(a)(ii) or
(b)(ii) must not exceed the maximum coverage for bodily injury or death
that is offered in the policy under subsection (1)(a)(i) or (b)(i), as the
case may be.

(3)  When requested to do so by the Board, the holder of an operating
authority certificate issued in respect of a bus referred to in subsection
(1) shall ensure that the insurer files evidence of the current policy
referred to in subsection (1) with the Board.

(4)  The insurance required by this section is in addition to the minimum
limit of automobile insurance required by the Insurance Act.


Temporary substitution of buses
35(1)  When a bus becomes temporarily disabled, arrangements may be made on
an emergency basis for substituting another bus.

(2)  Where a bus is substituted for a temporarily disabled bus, the
certificate of registration and the licence plates issued for the disabled
bus must be carried in the cab of the substituted bus at all times during
which the substituted bus is being used in that capacity.


Timetable
36(1)  The holder of an operating authority certificate referred to in
section 29 shall not operate a public bus over a specified route unless a
minimum frequency for that route has been approved by the Board.

(2)  No major change shall be made to a timetable unless notice has been
given in accordance with this section and the change has been approved by
the Board.

(3)  Applications for approval of a major change to a timetable shall be
submitted to the Board at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the
period of public notice provided for under subsection (6).

(4)  The 48-hour period referred to in subsection (3) shall not include
Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

(5)  The Board may hold a public hearing with respect to the proposed major
change to a timetable.

(6)  Public notice of the proposed major change to a timetable shall

     (a)  be posted in a form and at the stopping places along the route,
as prescribed by the Board, for at least 15 consecutive days immediately
prior to the effective date of the change, and

     (b)  be published in at least 2 issues of a newspaper circulating in
the area affected by the change.

(7)  The Board may approve a timetable or vary it and approve it as varied.

(8)  For the purposes of this section,

     (a)  a reference to a "minimum frequency" is the minimum number of
trips per week that a holder of a certificate is to operate over a
specified route, and

     (b)  a reference to a "major change" in respect of a timetable is a
reference to a change that

               (i)  reduces the number of trips to less than the
minimum frequency for a route,

               (ii) results in the total discontinuance of service in
respect of a route,

               (iii)     results in a routing change that affects those
communities on a route that have significant populations in the area, or

               (iv) is of such significance that it is a fundamental
alteration to the service being provided in respect of the route.


Service re animals
37   The operator of a public bus operated pursuant to an operating
authority certificate referred to in section 29, 30 or 31 shall not refuse
to carry an animal that             

     (a)  is required by a person for assistance, and

     (b)  is certified as having been trained to assist a person with one
or more disabilities.


Inland transportation insurance
38   The holder of an operating authority certificate referred to in
section 29 who carries express shipments shall 

     (a)  take out and keep in force a policy of inland transportation
insurance in the sum of at least $500 to cover loss of or damage to any
freight and express shipment, and 

     (b)  deposit with the Board evidence of the current policy when
required by the Board.


Tariff re charter service
39   Where a person operates a charter bus pursuant to an operating
authority certificate referred to in section 30(a), that person shall not
charge a tariff that is in excess of that authorized by the Board.


Recurring service re charter service
40   A holder of an operating authority certificate referred to in section
30 shall not conduct charter trips in such a manner so as to constitute a
recurring service.


Rates re private bus
41(1)  When a private bus is used to transport passengers who are not
employees or members of the organization that owns the bus, the operator of
the private bus may charge for the service in accordance with a tariff
authorized by the Board.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Board may authorize the charging
of rates in excess of those prescribed under subsection (1) if the Board
considers it appropriate to do so.


     Division 2
     Obtaining of Operating Authority Certificates

Definitions
42   In this Division,

     (a)  "applicant" means a person who files an application;

     (b)  "application" means an application for an operating authority
certificate filed with the Board under section 44;

     (c)  "intervenor" means a person who files an intervention;

     (d)  "intervention" means an intervention to an application filed
with the Board under section 48;

     (e)  "objection" means an objection to an application filed with the
Board under section 47;

     (f)  "objector" means a person who files an objection;

     (g)  "operating authority certificate" means an operating authority
certificate that authorizes the operation of a bus;

     (h)  "temporary operating authority certificate" means an operating
authority certificate that authorizes the operation of a bus on a temporary
basis.


Filing
43   When a document or material is to be filed with the Board under this
Division, the document or material shall be filed with the Board by
depositing the material with the Secretary of the Board at a location
designated by the Board.


Application
44(1)  A person may with respect to a bus apply to the Board for the
following:  

     (a)  an operating authority certificate authorizing the applicant to
operate a bus to transport persons and goods;

     (b)  an operating authority certificate authorizing the applicant to
engage in either or both of the following services:

               (i)  corridor operations;

               (ii) a non-Alberta based charter bus operation where the
trips carried out are such that the bus returns with the same group of
passengers; 

     (c)  an amendment to an operating authority certificate referred to
in clause (a); 

     (d)  an amendment to an operating authority certificate referred to
in clause (b); 

     (e)  a renewal of an operating authority certificate; 

     (f)  an approval of a transfer of an operating authority certificate
issued in respect of a bus;

     (g)  a temporary operating authority certificate.  

(2)  A person applying under subsection (1) shall file with the Board 

     (a)  the original copy of the completed application as prescribed by
the Board, and 

     (b)  one copy of the material supporting the application.  

(3)  An application shall

     (a)  set forth 

               (i)  the nature of the application, and

               (ii) an address in Alberta for service on the applicant, 

     (b)  be supported by the material containing the information as
specified by the Board, and

     (c)  be accompanied by the fee prescribed in Schedule 2 in respect
of the application.


Summary rejection of application
45(1)  The Board may refuse to consider an application if,

     (a)  on reviewing the application and any material supporting the
application, the Board is of the opinion that the application is without
merit or is frivolous or vexatious, or

     (b)  the application or any material supporting the application is
prepared in a manner that is not satisfactory to the Board.

(2)  Where the Board refuses to consider an application, the Board shall
advise the applicant of the Board's refusal to consider the application.


Notice of application
46(1)  On receiving an application referred to in section 44(1)(a) or (c),
the Board may

     (a)  publish a notice of the application in a publication designated
by the Board, or

     (b)  give notice of the application in a manner as determined by the
Board.

(2)  A notice under subsection (1) shall specify 

     (a)  the date by which any objection or intervention must be filed
with the Board, and

     (b)  the date by which any objection or intervention must be served
on the applicant.


Objection
47(1)  Where an application referred to in section 44(1)(a) or (c) is filed
with the Board, a person

     (a)  who holds an operating authority certificate that authorizes
the operation of a bus for the same purposes in whole or in part as those
for which the application has been filed, and

     (b)  whose interests may be affected by the granting of the
application,

may file with the Board an objection to the application.

(2)  An objection shall 

     (a)  set forth

               (i)  the name and address of the objector, and

               (ii) the address in Alberta for service on the objector, 

     (b)  be supported by the material containing the information as
specified by the Board, and

     (c)  be accompanied by the fee prescribed in Schedule 2 in respect
of the objection.

(3)  The objector shall file with the Board

     (a)  the original copy of the objection,

     (b)  one copy of the material supporting the objection, and

     (c)  proof of service on the applicant of a copy of the objection
and the supporting material.


Intervention
48(1)  Where an application referred to in section 44(1)(a) or (c) is filed
with the Board, a person who

     (a)  does not hold an operating authority certificate that
authorizes the operation of a bus for the same purposes in whole or in part
as those for which the application has been filed, and

     (b)  wishes to make representations to the Board as to the effect of
the application or the granting of the operating authority certificate on
the public interest, 

may file with the Board an intervention to the application.

(2)  An intervention shall 

     (a)  set forth

               (i)  the name and address of the intervenor, and

               (ii) the address in Alberta for service on the
intervenor, 

     (b)  be supported by the material containing the information as
specified by the Board, and

     (c)  be accompanied by the fee prescribed in Schedule 2 in respect
of the intervention.

(3)  The intervenor shall file with the Board

     (a)  the original copy of the intervention,

     (b)  one copy of the material supporting the intervention, and

     (c)  proof of service on the applicant of a copy of the intervention
and the supporting material.


Summary rejection of objection or intervention
49(1)  The Board shall not consider an objection or an intervention unless

     (a)  it is filed with the Board, and

     (b)  the objector or intervenor, as the case may be, serves a copy
of it and the supporting material, if any, on the applicant, 

not later than the date specified in the notice published or given under
section 46.

(2)  The Board may refuse to consider an objection or an intervention if, 

     (a)  on reviewing the objection or intervention, as the case may be,
and any material supporting the objection or intervention, the Board is of
the opinion that the objection or intervention is without merit or is
frivolous or vexatious, or

     (b)  the objection or the intervention, as the case may be, or any
material supporting the objection or intervention is prepared in a manner
that is not satisfactory to the Board.

(3)  Where the Board refuses to consider an objection or an intervention,
the Board shall advise the objector or intervenor, as the case may be, of
the Board's refusal to consider the objection or intervention.


Consideration of application
50(1)  Subject to sections 45 and 51, where an application referred to in
section 44(1)(a) or (c) is filed with the Board and

     (a)  no objection or intervention is filed with the Board in respect
of the application, or

     (b)  pursuant to section 49, the Board refuses to hear any objection
or intervention filed with the Board in respect of the application,

the Board shall in a summary manner and without conducting a formal public
hearing consider the application at a time, place and date specified by the
Board.

(2)  Subject to section 45, the Board, or a person designated by the Board,
shall consider each application filed with the Board under section
44(1)(b), (d), (e) or (f).


Formal public hearing
51(1)  The Board shall conduct a formal public hearing in respect of an
application referred to in section 44(1)(a) or (c) if

     (a)  requested to do so by the applicant, unless the Board refuses
to consider the application pursuant to section 45,

     (b)  an objection or an intervention is filed with the Board in
respect of the application, unless the Board refuses to consider the
application pursuant to section 49, or

     (c)  the Board is of the opinion that a formal public hearing should
be held.

(2)  When an application is filed with the Board in respect of which a
formal public hearing is to be held, the Board shall 

     (a)  set the time, place and date of the formal public hearing, and

     (b)  notify the following persons of the time, place and date of the
formal public hearing:

               (i)  the applicant;

               (ii) any objector whose objection is to be considered;

               (iii)     any intervenor whose intervention is to be
considered.


Additional material
52(1)  The Board may for the purpose of considering a matter under this
Division require an applicant, objector or intervenor, as the case may be,
to provide further material or information to the Board.

(2)  Where an applicant, objector or intervenor does not provide further
material or information as required under subsection (1), the Board may

     (a)  refuse to further consider the application, objection or
intervention, as the case may be, until the material or information is
provided to the Board, or

     (b)  dismiss the application, objection or intervention, as the case
may be.


Decision resulting from formal public hearing
53   The Board shall, within 30 days from the day that it concludes the
formal public hearing held in respect of the application, notify the
following persons of the Board's decision and the reason or reasons
therefor:

     (a)  the applicant;

     (b)  every objector;

     (c)  every intervenor;

     (d)  the Director.


Issuance of certificate for bus
54(1)  Where a person applies to the Board under section 44(1)(a) or (c) in
respect of an operating authority certificate authorizing that person to
operate a bus, the Board may, after considering, subject to this Division,
all the objections and interventions filed with the Board in respect of the
application, issue or amend, as the case may be, that operating authority
certificate if that person satisfies the Board

     (a)  that the person meets the requirements of this Division, and

     (b)  that, for those operations that the Board considers
appropriate, it would meet the public need and convenience to issue or
amend, as the case may be, the operating authority certificate.

(2)  Where a person applies to the Board under section 44(1), other than
under section 44(1)(a), (c) or (f), in respect of an operating authority
certificate authorizing a person to operate a bus, the Board shall, subject
to this Division, approve the application if that person satisfies the
Board that that person meets the requirements of this Division.

(3)  Where a person applies to the Board under section 44(1)(f) in respect
of an operating authority certificate authorizing a person to operate a
bus, the Board shall, subject to

     (a)  this Division, and

     (b)  section 22 of the Act,

grant the application if the person to whom the transfer is to be made
meets the requirements of this Division.


Withdrawal from proceedings
55(1)  If an application, objection or intervention is withdrawn prior to
commencement of a formal public hearing, the applicant, objector or
intervenor, as the case may be, shall 

     (a)  serve the Board and the other parties to the matter with a
notice of withdrawal not later than 7 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays
and holidays, prior to the commencement of the hearing, and

     (b)  forthwith file with the Board proof of service on the other
parties to the matter of the notice of withdrawal.

(2)  Where a person fails to comply with the requirements of subsection
(1), the Board may award costs against that person in an amount that the
Board considers proper in the circumstances.


Hearing with another body
56   If the Board decides to hold outside of Alberta a public hearing
conducted jointly with a similar body of another province, the Board may,
notwithstanding anything in this Division, vary the Board's procedure so
that it will be substantially in compliance with the procedures applicable
to the jurisdiction where the evidence is heard.


Extension of time
57(1)  The Board may on any terms that the Board considers proper in the
circumstances make an order increasing or decreasing the time prescribed
under this Division for

     (a)  the doing of an act,

     (b)  the serving of a document, or

     (c)  the filing of a document.

(2)  An order may be made under subsection (1) notwithstanding that the
period of time for the doing of the act or the serving or filing of the
document has expired.

(3)  This section does not apply to the obligations of the Board under
section 53.


Non-compliance
58   Unless the Board otherwise directs, non-compliance with the
requirements of this Division renders a proceeding void.


Service
59(1)  Any document or material required to be served under this Division
may be served as follows:

     (a)  in the case of an individual, 

               (i)  by personal service,

               (ii) by registered mail sent to the address for service
provided by that individual under this Division, or

               (iii)     as the Board may otherwise direct;

     (b)  in the case of a corporation operating under the Business
Corporations Act, subject to section 247 of that Act, by registered mail
sent to the address for service provided under this Division;

     (c)  in the case of a corporation operating under the Companies Act,
subject to section 308 of that Act, by registered mail sent to the address
for service provided under this Division.

(2)  When, in respect of a corporation, an address for service is required
under this Division, the address for service provided by the corporation
shall be the address for service of the corporation prescribed under the
statute under which the corporation is incorporated.


     PART 4

     REPEALS, EXPIRY AND COMING INTO FORCE

     Repeals

Repeals
60(1)   The following Regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Commercial Bus and Freight Truck Operating Authority
Certificate Regulation (AR 491/87);

     (b)  Drive-yourself Regulation (AR 428/86);

     (c)  Livery Regulation (AR 430/86);

     (d)  Freight Truck Operation Regulation (AR 429/86);

     (e)  Commercial Bus Operation Regulation (AR 426/86);

     (f)  Public Vehicle Operator's Safety Rating Regulation (AR 121/89).

(2)  The Public Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation (AR 291/97) is
repealed.


     Transitional

Transitional
61   A person to whom section 22 or 34 applies has until October 1, 1998 to
comply with those requirements, and until that time the  predecesors of
those sections in the applicable regulations referred to in section 60(1)
apply as if they had not been repealed.


     Expiry

Expiry
62   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.


     Coming into Force

Coming into force
63   This Regulation, except section 60(2), comes into force on April 1,
1998.


     SCHEDULE 1

     GOODS EXEMPTED FROM INLAND
     TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE

alfalfa (raw or pelletised)   loam
animal feed and related concentrates    logs
   and supplements (not for human  lumber
   consumption)     newspapers
asphalt mix (bituminous) organic manure
brick     peat moss
cement (dry or wet) propane
clay salt
coal sand
concrete products   sawdust
condensate     scrap iron
crude oil septic tank refuse
crushed glass  snow
dead animals   stone
drilling mud   sugar beets (raw or 
fodder      pelletised)
garbage   sulphur
grain     topsoil
granite   water
granulite woodchips
gravel
herculite
lime


     SCHEDULE 2

     FEES

1   Application for

     (a)  an extra-provincial operating authority certificate

     $180

     (b)  an intra-provincial operating authority certificate

     50

2   Application for an operating authority permit
     15

3   Application for an amendment to

     (a)  an extra-provincial operating authority certificate



     180

     (b)  an intra-provincial operating authority certificate

     50

4   Application for approval of a transfer of 

     (a)  an extra-provincial operating authority certificate



     180

     (b)  an intra-provincial operating authority certificate

     50

5   Application for a renewal of 

     (a)  an extra-provincial operating authority certificate



     60

     (b)  an intra-provincial operating authority certificate

     50

6   For filing an objection
     120

7   For filing an intervention
     120

8   Application for extra-provincial temporary 
operating authority certificate

     35

9   Application for intra-provincial temporary 
operating authority certificate

     35

10   Application to change a name on an operating authority certificate
     50

11   Application for a safety fitness certificate

     50

12   Application for an amendment to a safety fitness certificate

     50

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     Alberta Regulation 23/98

     Motor Transport Act

     CERTIFICATE TIME EXTENSION REGULATION

     Filed:  January 29, 1998

Made by the Alberta Motor Transport Board pursuant to section 35 of the
Motor Transport Act.


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "certificate" means an operating authority
certificate or a safety fitness certificate that was issued by the Board in
respect of a freight truck and is subsisting on the coming into force of
this Regulation.


Expiry
2   Notwithstanding anything in a certificate that indicates that it
expires on an earlier date, all certificates expire on August 1, 1998
unless they are sooner cancelled or suspended.


Repeal
3   This Regulation is repealed on August 2, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 24/98

     Motor Transport Act

     BILL OF LADING AND CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 29, 1998

Made by the Alberta Motor Transport Board pursuant to section 35 of the
Motor Transport Board.


1   The Bill of Lading and Conditions of Carriage Regulation (AR 424/86) is
amended by this Regulation.


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

     (b)  a bus parcel express shipment, except to the extent provided
for in section 5.1 and Schedule 3.1;


3   The following is added after section 5:

Conditions of carriage re express shipments on buses
     5.1(1)  Express shipments carried on public buses that are operated
pursuant to an operating authority certificate are subject to the terms and
conditions contained in the conditions of carriage set out in Schedule 3.1.

     (2)  The holder of an operating authority certificate referred to in
subsection (1) shall ensure that a statement is prepared that contains the
following information in relation to each express shipment carried on a bus
covered by the certificate:

               (a)  particulars of the nature of the shipment;

               (b)  the name and mailing address of the consignor;

               (c)  the point of origin of the shipment;

               (d)  the name and mailing address of the consignee;

               (e)  the destination of the shipment;

               (f)  the names of connecting carriers, if any;

               (g)  whether the charges are prepaid or collect;

               (h)  the date of the consignment.

     (3)  The operator of a bus referred to in subsection (2) shall keep
the statement referred to in subsection (2) in the operator's possession
while the operator is operating the bus.


4   The following is added after Schedule 3:


     SCHEDULE 3.1

     CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE
     (EXPRESS SHIPMENTS ON
     PUBLIC BUSES)

1   Every agreement entered into between the shipper and the carrier

     (a)  shall extend to and be binding on the shipper and all persons
in privity with him who claim or assert any right to the ownership or
possession of the shipment, and the benefit of every such agreement shall
enure to every person or carrier

               (i)  to whom the shipment is delivered for the
performance of any act or duty in respect of it,

               (ii) in whose custody or charge the shipment lawfully
is, or

               (iii)     on whose vehicles the shipment is being carried
under the agreement, 

     and

     (b)  shall apply to any re-consignment or return of the shipment.

2   Subject to sections 3 and 4, the liability of the carrier for a
shipment is limited to the value declared by the shipper and embodied in
the agreement, but in no case shall the liability exceed the actual value
of the shipment at the time of the receipt of the shipment by the carrier,
including express and other charges if paid, and duty if payable or paid
and not refunded.

3   If the shipper does not declare the value of the shipment, liability is
limited to $50.

4   If the shipper desires the carrier to assume liability in excess of
$50, the carrier may impose an additional charge in respect of the extra
coverage.

5   The carrier is not liable for the following:

     (a)  loss or damage resulting from differences in weight or quantity
due to shrinkage, leakage or evaporation, except where the loss or damage
is caused by the negligence of the carrier or the carrier's agents;

     (b)  loss or damage occurring more than 48 hours after notice of the
arrival of the shipment at destination or at point of delivery has been
mailed to the address of the consignee, except where the loss or damage is
caused by the negligence of the carrier or the carrier's agents;

     (c)  loss, damage or delay caused by

               (i)  an act of God,

               (ii) the Queen's enemies,

               (iii)     the authority of the law,

               (iv) quarantine,

               (v)  riots,

               (vi) strikes,

               (vii)     a defect or inherent vice in the goods, or

               (viii)    the act or default of the shipper or owner;

     (d)  loss or damage caused by delay of or injury to, or loss or
destruction of, the shipment or any part of it due to conditions beyond the
control of the carrier, except loss or damage caused by the negligence of
the carrier on whose motor vehicle or property the shipment was at the time
the loss or damage occurred;

     (e)  loss or damage occurring while the shipment is in a customs
warehouse under the Customs Act (Canada);

     (f)  loss, damage or delay resulting from improper or insufficient
packing, securing or addressing, or from chafing when packed in bales;

     (g)  damage to or loss of

               (i)  fragile articles, or

               (ii) shipments consisting wholly or in part of or
contained in glass,

          unless the article or shipment is so described on the package
containing it, except where the damage or loss is due to the negligence of
the carrier or the carrier's agents; 

     (h)  loss or damage caused by 

               (i)  delays beyond the carrier's control, or

               (ii) the refusal of any railway or other transportation
line to receive or forward the property due to any unusual or unforeseen
movements of or interference with traffic;

     (i)  loss or damage occurring to shipments addressed to a point at
which there is no agent of the carrier, after the shipments have been left
at that point;

     (j)  non-delivery, loss or destruction of the shipment, unless
written notice thereof is given at any office of the carrier within 30 days
after the time delivery should have been made;

     (k)  damage, partial loss or shortage, unless written notice thereof
is given at any office of the carrier within 30 days after delivery.

6   Payment of duty and customs warehouse expenses shall be guaranteed by
the shipper.

7   At points where the carrier has delivery services, tender of the
shipment for delivery to the consignee shall be made at any address given
that is within those delivery limits.

8   At points where the carrier has no delivery service, the carrier shall
forthwith notify the consignee at the address given of the arrival of the
shipment at that point.

9   If a carrier does not have an office at the place to which the shipment
is addressed then, unless the shipment is otherwise routed, the carrier
shall deliver the shipment to a connecting carrier for furtherance to the
shipment's destination.

10   If any sum of money, other than the charges for transportation, is to
be collected from the consignee on the delivery of the shipment and that
sum is not paid within 10 days of tender for delivery, the carrier may
return the shipment and collect the charges for transportation both ways
from the consignor, and the liability of the carrier is that of
warehouseman only while the shipment remains in his possession for the
purpose of making collection.


5   The Bill of Lading and Conditions of Carriage Amendment Regulation (AR
292/97) is repealed.


6   This Regulation, except section 5, comes into force on  April 1, 1998.