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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, MARCH 14, 1998

     Alberta Regulation 36/98

     Insurance Act

     REGULATION TO AMEND THE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
     INSURANCE BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 56/98) pursuant to section
313 of the Insurance Act.


1   The Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Amendment Regulation (AR
4/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(2) is amended by striking out "April 1, 1998" and
substituting "June 1, 1998".


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     Alberta Regulation 37/98

     Public Health Act

     COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 62/98) pursuant to section
75 of the Public Health Act.


1   The Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended by adding "Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Infections" after "Hepatitis A, B, Non-A, Non-B".


3   This Regulation comes into force on May 1, 1998.


     Alberta Regulation 38/98

     Government Organization Act

     RADIATION HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 71/98) pursuant to
Schedule 10, section 2 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Radiation Health Administration Regulation (AR 49/96) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Schedule 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:


     SCHEDULE 2

     AGENCIES

    ROW
COLUMN 1
COLUMN 2
COLUMN 3

1
X-Radiation Q.C. Services
Box 2001,
Lethbridge, AB
T1K 3V9
Diagnostic x-ray equipment;
Class 3b and 4 lasers
Installed or operated within dental, medical, chiropractic and veterinary
facilities

2
L. Murray Pack
Box 1533
Cardston, AB
T0K 0K0
Diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment
Installed or operated within dental, medical, chiropractic and veterinary
facilities

3
Radman
11139 Southdale Rd. SW
Calgary, AB
T2W 0X5
Diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment
Installed or operated within dental, medical, chiropractic and veterinary
facilities

4
Fred Anderson and Associates
19 Donald Place
St. Albert, AB
T8N 6H3
Diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment;
Particle accelerators;
Baggage inspection x-ray equipment;
Security x-ray equipment;
Cabinet x-ray equipment;
Diffraction and analysis x-ray equipment;
Industrial radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray equipment;
Irradiation x-ray equipment;
Class 3b and 4 lasers

Installed or operated within dental, medical, chiropractic, veterinary,
industrial, commercial, educational and entertainment facilities
5
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4
Particle accelerators;
Cabinet x-ray equipment;
Diffraction and analysis x-ray equipment;
Industrial radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray equipment;
Irradiation x-ray equipment;
Class 3b and 4 lasers

Installed or operated within educational, research and veterinary
facilities
6
Calgary Regional Health Authority
Diagnostic Imaging
1820 Richmond Rd. SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 5C7
Diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment;
Cabinet x-ray equipment

Installed or operated within medical and dental facilities


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     Alberta Regulation 39/98

     Occupational Health and Safety Act

     EXPLOSIVES SAFETY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 73/98) pursuant to section
31 of the Occupation Health and Safety Act.


1   The Explosives Safety Regulations (AR 272/76) are amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended by repealing clause 3 and substituting the
following:

     3.   "blaster" means a worker who holds a valid permit issued under
section 12;


3   The following is added after section 1.1:

     1.11   For the purposes of the Act, a blasting area is a hazardous
work site.


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

     (2)  The employer shall ensure that a blasting area is under the
direction and control of a blaster who has a valid permit issued under
section 12 before blasting operations are allowed to commence or continue.


5   Section 6(b) is amended by adding ", if any, and the issuer" after
"number".


6   Section 8 is amended by striking out "who is named on a permit issued
to the employer".


7   Section 10 is amended by striking out "10" and substituting "9".


8   Section 11(a) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (a)  the worker is authorized to do so by name in a permit issued
under section 12, or


9   Sections 12, 13 and 14 are repealed and the following are substituted:

     12(1)  A worker who handles, prepares or fires an explosive must hold
a valid permit issued by either

               (a)  the Director of Inspection, or

               (b)  an organization acceptable to the Director of
Inspection.

     (2)  The Director of Inspection may issue a permit to handle, prepare
and fire an explosive in the Province of Alberta to a worker who has
submitted an application if

               (a)  the application has been completed in duplicate on
an approved form,

               (b)  the application is accompanied by a fee of $50 or,
if the processing of the application is requested to be completed within
one work day, a fee of $75,

               (c)  the worker

                         (i)  is at least 18 years of age, and

                         (ii) has the ability to communicate,

               and

               (d)  the application is accompanied by written proof
that the worker

                         (i)  has, within the previous 36 months, at
least 6 months' experience in the handling, preparing and firing of
explosives or as an assistant to a blaster, and is, in the opinion of the
employer, competent to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a
blaster,

                         (ii) has successfully completed a course and
examination acceptable to the Director of Inspection, or

                         (iii)     has such other qualifications
acceptable to the Director of Inspection.

     13(1)  A permit to handle, prepare and fire explosives issued by the
Director of Inspection expires 5 years from its date of issue.

     (2)  The Director of Inspection may suspend or cancel a permit issued
under section 12 if the holder of the permit has contravened these
regulations.

     (3)  The Director of Inspection may suspend or cancel a permit issued
under section 12(1)(a), if the holder of the permit has contravened the
laws of another jurisdiction relating to the handling, preparing and firing
of explosives.

     (4)  If the Director of Inspection suspends or cancels a permit
issued under section 12(1)(b), the suspension or cancellation applies only
to the handling, preparing and firing of explosives in Alberta.

     (5)  If the Director of Inspection suspends or cancels a permit
issued under section 12(1)(b), the Director must notify the organization
that issued the permit of the suspension or cancellation.

     (6)  On the suspension or cancellation of a permit, the holder of the
permit must surrender it to the Director of Inspection.

     (7)  An unexpired permit issued in the name of a worker to the
employer by the Director of Inspection before this section comes into force
continues as a valid permit issued under this section until it expires.

     14   When the Director of Inspection suspends or cancels any permit
issued under section 12 at a work site where explosives are used, all other
permits issued under section 12 at the work site are suspended until the
employer submits proof in writing to the Director of Inspection that action
has been taken to correct the conditions that made the suspension or
cancellation necessary.


10   Section 15 is amended by adding "the issuer of the permit," after
"name,".


11   Section 16(e) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (e)  the name and permit number, if any, of the blaster and the
issuer of the permit; and


12   Section 17 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     17   When a blasting operation is in progress the blaster shall have
in his possession evidence that he holds a permit issued under section 12.


13   Section 105 that follows section 102 is renumbered as section 103.


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     Alberta Regulation 40/98

     Electric Utilities Act

     POWER POOL COUNCIL DEFICIENCY CORRECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 74/98) pursuant to section
72(1) of the Electric Utilities Act.



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


Additional members of Power Pool Council
2   In addition to the members of the Power Pool Council that may be
appointed under section 7(2) of the Act, the Minister may appoint such
corporations, municipalities, organizations or individuals as may, in the
opinion of the Minister, enhance the performance of the Power Pool Council
in carrying out its duties and functions under the Act.


Liability protection
3(1)  In this section,

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

     (b)  "direct loss or damage" does not include loss of profits, loss
of revenue, loss of production, loss of earnings, loss of contract or any
other indirect, special or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising
out of or in any way connected with a power pool act;

     (c)  "power pool act" means any act or omission done or purportedly
done by a power pool person in carrying out

               (i)  duties and functions under the Act, or

               (ii) any other duties and functions relating to the
power pool;

     (d)  "power pool person" means

               (i)  the Power Pool Council,

               (ii) each member of the Power Pool Council and each
individual who serves as a representative of a member of the Power Pool
Council,

               (iii)     each officer and employee of the Power Pool
Council,

               (iv) each person that acts at the direction of, or is an
agent or contractor of, the Power Pool Council,

               (v)  each affiliate of a person referred to in subclause
(iv),

               (vi) each person appointed under section 9(1)(b) and (c)
of the Act,

               (vii)     each officer and employee of the persons appointed
under section 9(1)(b) and (c) of the Act,

               (viii)    each person that acts at the direction of, or
is an agent or contractor of, each of the persons appointed under section
9(1)(b) and (c) of the Act, and

               (ix) each affiliate of a person referred to in subclause
(viii).

(2)  No action lies against a power pool person 

     (a)  for a power pool act carried out in good faith by that power
pool person, or 

     (b)  for a power pool act by any other power pool person whether or
not carried out in good faith.

(3)  Despite subsection (2), a power pool person who is liable for a power
pool act carried out in good faith is liable only for direct loss or
damage.

(4)  Where

     (a)  a legal action has been commenced against a power pool person
for a power pool act, and 

     (b)  the power pool person is not liable, as a result of the
operation of subsection (2) or otherwise,

the Power Pool Council shall indemnify that power pool person for, and pay
to that power pool person, all of that power pool person's costs of
defending the legal action, including all reasonable legal expenses and
legal fees on a solicitor and client basis, and the amounts so paid to or
on behalf of that power pool person shall be recovered by the Power Pool
Council through charges fixed in accordance with section 11(c) of the Act
and payable by eligible persons exchanging electric energy through the
power pool.

(5)  The protection from liability given to a power pool person under this
section is in addition to, and not in substitution for, the protection from
liability a power pool person may have under section 7(5) of the Act or
otherwise.


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