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 Repeal 2 The Forest Protection Wage and Rental Regulation (AR 189/91) is repealed.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.