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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, MAY 30, 1998

     Alberta Regulation 78/98

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 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 3.020 is amended by repealing subsections (2) and (3).


3   Section 12.020 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     12.020(1)  Following any period of testing a well, the licensee shall
file with the Board on the approved formatted media, not later than the
18th day of the month or the first business day following the 18th day of
the month, a report of the test production obtained from the well during
the preceding month, unless otherwise directed by the Board.

     (2)  The report referred to in subsection (1) shall be specific as to
the amounts of crude oil, condensate, crude bitumen, gas, water or other
substance produced from the well and the number of hours during which the
well produced.

     (3)  The licensee of a new oil well or a new gas well shall notify
the Board on the approved formatted media of

               (a)  the date on which the oil well first produced, or

               (b)  the date on which the gas well was first placed on
regular production,

     as the case may be, within 14 days of that event occurring.

     (4)  The licensee of a new injection well or a new disposal well
shall notify the Board on the approved formatted media of

               (a)  the date on which the injection well was first
placed on injection, or

               (b)  the date on which the disposal well was first used
for disposal purposes,

     as the case may be, within 14 days of that event occurring.

     (5)  The licensee of a well at which production, injection or
disposal operations are shut in may suspend the well by notifying the Board
on the approved formatted media of the date of the suspension.

     (6)  The licensee of a well at which production, injection or
disposal is resumed after a suspension shall notify the Board on the
approved formatted media within 14 days of the resumption of production,
injection or disposal operations.

     (7)  The licensee of a producing oil or gas well at which commingling
of 2 or more zones occurs shall notify the Board on the approved formatted
media within 14 days of the commencement of commingled production.

     (8)  The licensee of a well at which a zone has been abandoned shall
notify the Board on the approved formatted media within 14 days of the zone
abandonment.

     (9)  The licensee of a well that has a change in status that is not
otherwise referred to in this section shall notify the Board on the
approved formatted media within 14 days of the change in status.


4   Section 12.030 is amended by repealing subsections (3) to (5) and
substituting the following:

     (3)  The licensee of a well that, during the preceding month,
produced crude oil, condensate, crude bitumen, gas, water or other
substance, or into which crude oil, gas, solvent, water, air or other
substance was injected or disposed of, shall file with the Board on the
approved formatted media, not later than the 18th day of the month or the
first business day following the 18th day of the month, a report for the
preceding month setting out

               (a)  the amounts of crude oil, condensate, crude
bitumen, gas, water or other substance produced from the well,

               (b)  the amounts of crude oil, gas, solvent, water, air
or other substance injected or disposed of into the well,

               (c)  the number of hours during which the well produced,
was injected or was used for disposal purposes,

               (d)  the particulars of any receipts, inventories,
dispositions or deliveries of crude oil, condensate, crude bitumen, gas,
solvent, water, air or other substance associated with the production,
injection or disposal operations, and

               (e)  any further particulars the Board requires.

     (4)  The licensee of a well that, during the entire preceding month
was shut in, shall file with the Board on the approved formatted media, not
later than the 18th day of the month or the first business day following
the 18th day of the month, a report for the preceding month setting out
only the unique well identifier, and shall continue to do so in each
subsequent month until such time as production, injection or disposal
operations have been resumed or the well has been suspended or abandoned.

     (5)  The operator of a battery or an injection or disposal facility
at which all wells were shut in, suspended or abandoned or where no wells
were associated with the battery or the injection or disposal facility
during the entire preceding month shall file with the Board on the approved
formatted media, not later than the 18th day of the month or the first
business day following the 18th day of the month, a report for the
preceding month setting out the particulars of any receipts, inventories,
dispositions or deliveries of crude oil, condensate, crude bitumen, gas,
solvent, water, air or other substance associated with the production,
injection or disposal operations, and shall continue to do so in each
subsequent month until such time as there are no receipts, inventories,
dispositions or deliveries.


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     Alberta Regulation 79/98

     Oil Sands Conservation Act

     OIL SANDS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 21 of
the Oil Sands  Conservation Act.


1   The Oil Sands Conservation Regulation (AR 76/88) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 43 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Report of well status
     43(1)The licensee of a new crude bitumen well shall notify the Board
on the approved formatted media of the date on which the well was first
placed on production, within 14 days of that event occurring.

     (2)  The licensee of a new injection well or a new disposal well
shall notify the Board on the approved formatted media of 

               (a)  the date on which the injection well was first
placed on injection, or

               (b)  the date on which the disposal well was first used
for disposal purposes, 

     as the case may be, within 14 days of that event occurring.

     (3)  The licensee of a well at which production, injection or
disposal operations are shut in may suspend the well by notifying the Board
on the approved formatted media of the date of the suspension.

     (4)  The licensee of a well at which production, injection or
disposal is resumed after a suspension shall notify the Board on the
approved formatted media within 14 days of the resumption of production,
injection or disposal operations.

     (5)  The licensee of a producing crude bitumen well at which
commingling of 2 or more zones occurs shall notify the Board on the
approved formatted media within 14 days of the commencement of commingled
production.

     (6)  The licensee of a well at which a zone has been abandoned shall
notify the Board on the approved formatted media within 14 days of the zone
abandonment.

     (7)  The licensee of a well that has a change in status that is not
otherwise referred to in this section shall notify the Board on the
approved formatted media within 14 days of the change in status.


3   Section 44 is amended by repealing subsections (3) to (5) and
substituting the following:

     (3)  The licensee of a well that, during the preceding month,
produced crude bitumen, gas, water or other substance, or into which steam,
water, air or other substance was injected or disposed of, shall file with
the Board on the approved formatted media, not later than the 18th day of
the month or the first business day following the 18th day of the month, a
report for the preceding month setting out

               (a)  the amounts of crude bitumen, gas, water or other
substance produced from the well,

               (b)  the amounts of steam as water equivalent, water,
air or other substance injected or disposed of into the well, including a
measurement or estimation of steam quality,

               (c)  the number of hours during which the well produced,
was injected or was used for disposal purposes,

               (d)  the particulars of any receipts, inventories,
dispositions or deliveries of crude bitumen, gas, water or other substance
associated with the production, injection or disposal operations, and

               (e)  any further particulars the Board requires.

     (4)  The licensee of a well that, during the entire preceding month
was shut in, shall file with the Board on the approved formatted media, not
later than the 18th day of the month or the first business day following
the 18th day of the month, a report for the preceding month setting out
only the unique well identifier, and shall continue to do so in each
subsequent month until such time as production, injection or disposal
operations have been resumed or the well has been suspended or abandoned.

     (5)  The operator of a battery or an injection or disposal facility
at which all wells were shut in, suspended or abandoned or where no wells
were associated with the battery or the injection or disposal facility
during the entire preceding month shall file with the Board on the approved
formatted media, not later than the 18th day of the month or the first
business day following the 18th day of the month, a report for the
preceding month setting out the particulars of any receipts, inventories,
dispositions or deliveries of crude oil, condensate, crude bitumen, gas,
solvent, water, air or other substance associated with the production,
injection or disposal operations, and shall continue to do so in each
subsequent month until such time as there are no receipts, inventories,
dispositions or deliveries.


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     Alberta Regulation 80/98

     Provincial Court Judges Act

     PAYMENT TO PROVINCIAL JUDGES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 183/98) pursuant to
section 17 of the Provincial Court Judges Act.


1   The Payment to Provincial Judges Regulation (AR 27/80) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 4(2) is amended by striking out "27" and substituting "30".


3   This Regulation is deemed to have come into force on  March 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 81/98

     Health Disciplines Act

     EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 1998

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 194/98) pursuant to
section 27 of the Health Disciplines Act.


1   The Emergency Medical Technicians Regulation (AR 48/93) is amended by
this Regulation. 


2   Section 12(1) is amended by adding the following:

     (h)  administer D50W.



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     Alberta Regulation 82/98

     Health Disciplines Act

     MIDWIFERY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 1998

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 195/98) pursuant to
section 27 of the Health Disciplines Act.


1   The Midwifery Regulation (AR 328/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 2, section 1 is amended by adding "Erythromycin ophthalmic
ointment" after "Ergometrine maleate".




     Alberta Regulation 83/98

     Pharmaceutical Profession Act

     PRESCRIPTION OF DRUGS BY AUTHORIZED
     PRACTITIONERS REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 196/98) pursuant to
section 1(1)(v) of the Pharmaceutical Profession Act.


Prescription of drugs by midwives
1   A midwife within the meaning of the Midwifery Regulation (AR 328/94) is
authorized to prescribe drugs in accordance with that Regulation.


Prescription of drugs by nurses
2   A registered health nurse providing extended health services within the
meaning of the Registered Nurse Providing Extended Health Services
Regulation (AR 224/96) is authorized to prescribe drugs for the purposes of
and in accordance with that Regulation.


Expiry
3   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 August 31, 2002.


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     Alberta Regulation 84/98

     Teachers' Pension Plans Act

     TEACHERS' AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS'
     PENSION PLANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 6, 1998

Made by the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board pursuant to section 14
of the Teachers' Pension Plans Act and section 12 of the Teachers' Pension
Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation.


1   The Teachers' and Private School Teachers' Pension Plans (AR 203/95)
are amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 2 is amended by sections 3 and 4 of this Regulation.


3   Section 10 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "6.45" and substituting "0.00";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "9.21" and substituting "0.00".


4   Section 13 is amended by striking out "6.58" and substituting "0.00".


5   Sections 3 and 4 come into force on September 1, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 85/98

     Pipeline Act

     PIPELINE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 13, 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   Section 1(2)(f.1) is amended by striking out "Reid vapour pressure in
excess of 240 kilopascals (gauge)" and substituting "vapour pressure
greater than 110 kilopascals (absolute)".


3   Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "CAN/CSA Z183 Oil Pipeline
Systems, CAN/CSA Z184 Gas Pipeline Systems" and substituting "CSA Z662 Oil
and Gas Pipeline Systems";

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

          (3)  The minimum requirements for leak detection procedures on
liquid pipelines other than multi-phase or oilfield water pipelines shall
be in accordance with Appendix E of CSA Z662 Standard, insofar as it is not
inconsistent with this Regulation.


4   The following is added after section 14:


Right of way inspection
     14.1(1)  A permittee or licensee shall patrol its pipeline right of
way and inspect

               (a)  surface conditions on and adjacent to the right of
way,

               (b)  indications of any leak in the pipeline,

               (c)  any construction activity performed by others, and

               (d)  any other condition affecting the safety or
operation of the pipeline.

     (2)  An inspection under subsection (1) shall be conducted

               (a)  once each week for

                         (i)  Class 2, 3 and 4 LVP gathering
segments,

                         (ii) Class 2, 3 and 4 LVP transmission
segments, and

                         (iii)     Class 2, 3 and 4 HVP segments,

               (b)  once each two weeks for

                         (i)  Class 1 LVP transmission segments, and

                         (ii) Class 1 HVP segments,

               and

               (c)  once each month for Class 1 LVP gathering segments.

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), a permittee or licensee shall
conduct

               (a)  a daily inspection of any area of construction
activity that is in close proximity to a pipeline right of way, and

               (b)  a continuous inspection of any area of construction
activity that

                         (i)  is occurring on a pipeline right of
way, and

                         (ii) may affect the safety of the pipeline.


Material balance inspection
     14.2(1)  A permittee or licensee shall interpret material balance
records as specified in Appendix E of CSA Z662 Standard at the appropriate
intervals to determine if a leak trend is established.

     (2)  A permittee or licensee who performs material balance
calculations shall use sound engineering practices to derive measurement
uncertainties and alarm tolerances.


Device inspection
     14.3   A permittee or licensee shall annually inspect and confirm the
proper operation of all pipeline transportation system control and
monitoring devices.


5   Section 15 is repealed.


6   Section 16 is amended by striking out "highway or road" wherever it
occurs and substituting "highway, road or railway".


7   The following is added after section 23(5):

     (5.1)  A permittee or licensee may erect a pipeline warning sign
concerning a group of pipelines in the same right of way rather than
erecting a sign concerning each pipeline if

               (a)  the permittee or licensee is the same for each
pipeline in the group,

               (b)  each pipeline in the group transports the same
product,

               (c)  the warning sign, in accordance with Schedule 1,
identifies that there are other pipelines close by, and

               (d)  none of the pipelines in the group transport HVP
liquid or gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per
kilomole of natural gas.

     (5.2)  Warning signs erected under subsection (5.1) must be placed on
both sides of the right of way containing the group of pipelines and must
not be more than 60 metres apart.


8   Section 39 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "90%" and substituting
"100%";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2).


9   Section 45(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:


Gases used in testing
     45(1)  Pipelines within Class 1 areas as defined by CSA Z662 Standard
may be tested up to 95% SMYS with non-toxic gases.


10   That part of section 51(1) preceding clause (a) and clause (a) are
repealed and the following is substituted:

Records retention
     51(1)  A permittee or licensee shall retain

               (a)  a record of observations, including visual
inspections and patrols, made during right of way inspections and leakage
surveys for a period of 2 years from the date the record is made,


11   In the following provisions "CAN/CSA" is struck out and "CSA" is
substituted:

     section 6(1);
     section 7;
     section 41(1);
     section 46(1).


12   Schedule 1 is repealed and the following is substituted:








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     Alberta Regulation 86/98

     Dairy Board Act

     MINIMUM MILK PRICE ORDER

     Filed:  May 15, 1998

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 12 of
the Dairy Board Act.


Minimum price
1   All Class 1 milk shall be purchased on a hectolitre basis and where
that milk has a butterfat content of 3.60 kilograms per hectolitre the
minimum price for that Class 1 milk shall be $63.81 per hectolitre.


Repeal
2   The Minimum Milk Price Order (AR 131/97) is repealed.


Coming into force
3   This Order comes into force May 15, 1998.