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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, MARCH 31, 1998

     Alberta Regulation 41/98

     Forest and Prairie Protection Act

     FOREST PROTECTION (PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES, VEHICLES
     AND EQUIPMENT) REGULATION

     Filed:  March 10, 1998

Made by the Minister of Environmental Protection (M.O. 48/97) pursuant to
section 40(f) and (g) of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.


Remuneration and payments for services, vehicles and equipment
1   The remuneration that is to be paid for services provided, and the
rates that are to be paid for the use of vehicles and equipment, in
wildfire suppression and other forest protection operations are to be
determined in accordance with

     (a)  Schedule 1 in respect of the provision of services, and

     (b)  Schedule 2 in respect of the use of vehicles and equipment.


Repeal
2   The Forest Protection Wage and Rental Regulation (AR 189/91) 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repealed.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 January 31, 2003.


     SCHEDULE 1

     REMUNERATION FOR SERVICES

1   In this Schedule, "certified person" means a person who is job rated
and certified by the Land and Forest Service Personnel Certification
Program for Fire Control, and "uncertified person" means a person who is
not both job rated and so certified.


2   The rates of remuneration payable to persons providing services are to
be determined in accordance with the following:


CATEGORY       HOURLY RATE 
OF SERVICE     CERTIFIED UNCERTIFIED
PROVIDED  PERSONS   PERSONS  

(1)  Command Function*

     Fire Boss I and II positions must be filled by in-service personnel.

(2)  Line Function*

     (a)  Wildland Firefighter III Member    $ 8.50    $ 7.50
     (b)  Wildland Firefighter II Member     10.50     9.50
     (c)  Wildland Firefighter I Member 12.50     11.50
     (d)  Wildland Firefighter III Sub-leader     9.50 8.50
     (e)  Wildland Firefighter II Sub-leader 11.50          10.50
     (f)  Wildland Firefighter I  Sub-leader 13.50     12.50
     (g)  Wildland Firefighter III Leader    10.50     9.50
     (h)  Wildland Firefighter II Leader     12.50     11.50
     (i)  Wildland Firefighter I Leader 14.50     13.50
     (j)  Sector Boss    15.50     14.50
     (k)  Dozer Boss     13.60     12.60
     (l)  Heavy Equipment Boss     14.60     13.60

(3)  Plans Function*

     (a)  Radio Operator $11.25    $10.25
     (b)  Intelligence Officer II  11.65     10.65
     (c)  Plans Chief II 15.50     14.50

(4)  Service Function*

     (a)  Cook's Helper  $ N/A     $ 7.15
     (b)  Cook I    10.70     9.70
     (c)  Cook II   9.00 8.00
     (d)  Time Officer   10.50     9.50
     (e)  First Aid Attendant 8.90 N/A
     (f)  Camp Officer   N/A  11.70
     (g)  Mechanic  N/A  10.55
     (h)  Stevedore N/A  7.15
     (i)  Stevedore Foreman   N/A  8.75
     (j)  Supply Officer II   13.20     12.20
     (k)  Service Chief II    15.50     14.50
     (l)  Air Transport Officer    11.70     10.70
     (m)  Surface Transport Officer     11.70     10.70
     (n)  Equipment Operator/Light N/A  10.00
     (o)  Equipment Operator/Heavy N/A  12.00
     (p)  Administrative Support   N/A  10.50
     (q)  Trainee   5.00 N/A
     (r)  Heavy Equipment Officer  11.70     10.70

(5)  Hours of Work

     (a)  Rates of remuneration are to be calculated on 8 hours per day
at straight time.

     (b)  All hours of work in excess of 8 hours per day at straight time
are to be compensated for at 1.5 times the regular rate of remuneration.

     (c)  In this subsection, "at straight time" refers to actual hours
worked, excluding breaks.

(6)  Holiday Remuneration

Holiday remuneration is to be calculated at the rate of 4% on all regular
hours (excluding overtime hours) worked.

(7)  A person serving in a category described in subsection (3)(a) or
(4)(b), (c) or (d) may be considered certified if the person provides to a
forest officer proof of satisfactory certification of proficiency or
receipt of training in the category of service. 

(8)  For personnel supplied by a forest industry company to fight a
wildfire away from its sphere of interest (Forest Management Agreement 
area or Forest Management Unit in which quota allocations are located), the
company is to be compensated for hours worked in accordance with this
Regulation at the workers' regular company remuneration rate. 

(9)  Type I Wildland Firefighting Unit members are to be paid in accordance
with subsection (2) before or after the fire season, or both.

     *All out-of-service Incident Command System (ICS) Type I Overhead
positions, regardless of function, are to  be paid at the rate of $16.30
per hour or paid according to a personal services contract. 


     SCHEDULE 2

     RATES FOR VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT USE

1   The rates prescribed in this Schedule include amounts to be paid for
the provision of fuel and remuneration for the operator, unless otherwise
specified. 


2(1)  The rates to be paid for passenger cars and trucks hired are to be
determined in accordance with the following: 

     (a)  passenger cars (all makes):

               (i)  compact   $30/day plus   $0.26/km;

               (ii) full-size $35/day plus   $0.27/km;

     (b)  light delivery trucks, including vans and panel trucks (all
makes): 

               (i)  less than « ton, 2-wheel drive     $30/hr;

               (ii) « ton or more but less than   ton, 
                    2-wheel drive  $35/hr;

               (iii)       ton or more but less than 1 ton, 
                    2-wheel drive  $40/hr;

               (iv) 1 ton or more but less than 2 tons, 
                    2-wheel drive  $50/hr;

     (c)  for 4-wheel drive units add $10/hr;

     (d)  trucks 2 tons and over:

               (i)  2 tons or more but less than 3 tons     $55/hr; 

               (ii) 3 tons or more $65/hr.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where vehicles are hired from a
commercial rental business, the rental rate of that business is to be the
rate payable. 

(3)  Only under exceptional circumstances may a Land and Forest Service
driver be employed to operate a vehicle hired under subsection (1). 

(4)  All permanent Land and Forest Service personnel using their own
vehicles for the purpose of firefighting are to be paid the vehicle rate in
accordance with the Subsistence, Travel and Moving Expenses Regulation made
under the Public Service Act. 


3(1)  The rate to be paid for any heavy equipment not included in section
2, or specifically provided for in this Regulation, is to be determined in
accordance with the Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction
Association Equipment Rental Rates Guide, but

     (a)  if the operator does not supply the fuel, that rate is to be
decreased by 10%, and 

     (b)  if tractors hired are wide pad models, that rate is to be
increased by 10%. 

(2)  If a crawler tractor is hired, there is to be an additional 10%
payable for the winch.


4   The rate to be paid with respect to skidders, depending on the
horsepower classification, is to be determined in accordance with the
Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association Equipment Rental
Rates Guide.


5   The rate to be paid in respect of tracked vehicles where the Alberta
Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association Equipment Rental Rates
Guide is not applicable is to be determined in accordance with the
following: 

     HOURLY RATE

     (a)  Bombardier

               (i)  Bombi     $ 44.00

               (ii) Model J-5 (tractor) 48.00

               (iii)     Model S-6 (3-4 tons)     48.00

               (iv) Model N-5 (3-4 tons)     48.00

               (v)  Muskeg Carrier (3-4 tons)     58.00

               (vi) Safari (3-4 tons)   58.00

               (vii)     Terrain Master (7¬ tons) 70.00

     (b)  Flextrack Nodwell RN or FN Models

               (i)  10, « ton $ 40.00

               (ii) 15, ¬ ton 50.00

               (iii)     20, 1 ton 55.00

               (iv) 30, 1« tons    58.00

               (v)  60, 3 tons     62.00

               (vi) 75, 3  tons    70.00

               (vii)     110, 6 tons    72.00

               (viii)    160, 8 tons    75.00

               (ix) 240, 12 tons   90.00

               (x)  400, 20 tons   140.00

               (xi) 600, 35 tons   170.00

     (c)  Foremost

               (i)  Surego, « ton  $ 44.00

               (ii) S200, 2 tons   55.00

               (iii)     6T, 6 tons (4 track drive)    70.00

               (iv) 8T, 8 tons (4 track drive)     80.00

               (v)  12T, 12 tons (4 track drive)  95.00

     (d)  Ardco/Hillbrand/Flotation Tires ATV (does not include operator)

               (i)  Model H   $ 46.00

               (ii) Model J   58.00

               (iii)     Model K or L, 4x4   60.00

               (iv) Model K or L, 6x6   85.00

     (e)  F.M.C. Steel Track Model 210CA     $170.00


6   The rates to be paid in respect of miscellaneous firefighting equipment
are to be determined in accordance with the following: 

(1)  Portable Fire Pumps (all types)

     (a)  Pumps with 50 mm (2") or larger discharge 
          port(s) per calendar day $ 35.00

     (b)  Pumps with 38 mm (1«") discharge port(s)
          per calendar day    $ 30.00

    Above rates apply where Land and Forest Service supplies gasoline and
oil only. 

    When owner/operator supplies gasoline and oil, add $15.00 per
calendar day.

    When pump accessories kit, as per the Land and Forest Service Kit
List, is supplied by owner/operator, add $15.00 per calendar day.

    Standby rate is to be 50% of daily operating rates. 

    Operator - see Equipment Operator/Light, Schedule 1, section 2(4)(n).

(2)  Power Saws (all types)

     (a)  Saws with engine size of 54-57 cm3 rate per 
          calendar day   $35.00

     (b)  Saws with engine size over 57 cm3 rate per
          calendar day   $45.00

    Above rates apply where Land and Forest Service supplies gasoline and
oil only. 

    If owner/operator supplies gasoline and oil, add $15.00/calendar day. 

    Standby rate is to be 50% of daily operating rates. 

    Operator - see Equipment Operator/Light, Schedule 1, section 2(4)(n). 

(3)  Fire Hose

     (a)  Where 38 mm (1«") diameter, 30 metre length of lined discharge
fire hose is supplied by owner/operator, add $2.00 per length per day. 

     (b)  Where less than 38 mm (1«") diameter, 30 metre length of lined
discharge fire hose is supplied by owner/operator, add $1.50 per length per
day. 

(4)  Slip-on, Trailer Mounted or Stationary Tanks (tanks only)

IMPERIAL GALLONS    LITRES    DAILY RATE

     100  455  $ 6.00
     200  910  8.00
     300  1364 10.00
     301-999   1365-4549 13.00
     1000 4550 21.00
     2000 9090 32.00
     3000 13 638    34.00
     4000 18 180    36.00
     5000 22 730    40.00
     6000 27 280    50.00
     7000 31 820    55.00
     8000 36 370    60.00
     9000 40 914    65.00
     10 000    45 460    70.00

    Use the above rates for tanks only, hired without a truck or pump. 

    Skidder tanks - $0.05 per litre, per day.  Minimum $15.00 per day. 

    Custom skidder tanks, complete with fabricated frame adapter, $0.06
per litre, per day. Minimum $25.00 per day. 

    Add applicable rate per day for portable fire pump if tank is so
equipped or pump is required. 

    Add applicable rate per day for pump fuel and oil if supplied by
owner/operator.

    Add applicable rate per day if attachments are supplied by
owner/operator. 

    Add applicable rate per day if hose is supplied by owner/operator. 

(5)  Municipal fire truck complete with 5-person crew  $350.00/hr
       Rescue Unit  125.00/hr
       Tanker  125.00/hr

     These rates apply unless the municipality has a published rate.


7(1)  Rates are to be paid for a school bus or coach on either a per
kilometre or hourly basis.  The rate is to be determined in accordance with
the following and is to include the provision of a driver and fuel:

     SCHOOL BUS RATE      COACH RATE
     $ per km  $ per hr  $ per km  $ per hr

12-25 passenger bus $1.00     $50.00    $1.15     $60.00
26-39 passenger bus 1.10 55.00     1.25 65.00
40 +  passenger bus 1.50 65.00     1.30 75.00

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a bus or coach is hired from a
commercial rental business, the rental rate of that business is to be the
rate payable.


8   Rates are to be paid for all-terrain vehicles in accordance with the
following: 

     DAILY RATE

     (a)  Prairie Bobcat 
          Model 440G     $ 75.00
          Model 2000 Turbo    95.00

     (b)  Argo 
          (6-wheel) 100.00
          (8-wheel) 130.00

     (c)  3-wheeled all-terrain cycle, up to 190 cm3   65.00

     (d)  3-wheeled all-terrain cycle, over 190 cm3    65.00

     (e)  4-wheeled all-terrain cycles
          2-wheel drive  85.00
          4-wheel drive  95.00


     Alberta Regulation 42/98

     Tobacco Tax Act

     TOBACCO TAX MINISTERIAL REGULATION

     Filed:  March 11, 1998

Made by the Provincial Treasurer (M.O. 01/98) pursuant to section 19 of the
Tobacco Tax Act.


Date for returns
1(1)   A tax collector must, in respect of each collection period,

     (a)  submit to the Minister a return in the form provided by the
Minister, and

     (b)  remit the amount of the tax required to have been collected by
the tax collector as computed in the return.

(2)  The return and the tax collected must be received by the Minister on
or before the 28th day after the end of the collection period.


Records
2   Every wholesaler, importer and retailer must keep records and books of
account in a form and containing information that will readily enable the
Minister to make an accurate determination of taxes collected or to be
collected for the purposes of the Act.


Security
3   The Minister may require a tax collector to furnish a surety bond, bank
guarantee or evidence of other financial arrangements satisfactory to the
Minister in an amount satisfactory to the Minister but not exceeding an
amount equal to 3 times the amount of the estimated tax that would be
collected by the tax collector for each collection period.


Repeal
4   The Tobacco Tax Ministerial Order (AR 271/83) is repealed.