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     Alberta Regulation 265/98

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     POTATO GROWERS OF ALBERTA AUTHORIZATION REGULATION

     Filed:  December 16, 1998

Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council pursuant to
sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Regulations under section 26 of Act     2
Regulations under section 27 of Act     3
Repeal    4
Expiry    5


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act;

     (b)  "Board" means the Potato Growers of Alberta;

     (c)  "Plan" means the Potato Growers of Alberta Plan Regulation (AR
274/97);

     (d)  "producer" means a producer as defined in the Plan;

     (e)  "regulated product" means regulated product as defined in the
Plan.


Regulations under section 26 of Act
2   For the purposes of enabling the Board to operate the Plan, the Board
is hereby authorized under section 26 of the Act to make regulations

     (a)  requiring producers engaged in the production or marketing, or
both, of the regulated product to register their names and addresses with
the Board;

     (b)  requiring any person who produces, markets or processes the
regulated product to furnish to the Board any information or record
relating to the production, marketing or processing of the regulated
product that the Board considers necessary;

     (c)  requiring persons to be licensed under the Plan before they
become engaged in the production, marketing and processing, or any one or
more of those functions, of the regulated product;

     (d)  prohibiting persons from engaging in the production, marketing
or processing, as the case may be, of the regulated product except under
the authority of a licence issued under the Plan;

     (e)  governing the issuance, suspension or cancellation of a licence
issued under the Plan;

     (f)  providing for

               (i)  the assessment, charging and collection of service
charges and licence fees, as the case may be, from producers from time to
time for the purposes of the Plan, and

               (ii) the taking of legal action to enforce payment of
the service charges and licence fees, as the case may be;

     (g)  requiring any person who receives the regulated product from a
producer

               (i)  to deduct from the money payable to the producer
any service charges or licence fees, as the case may be, payable by the
producer to the Board, and

               (ii) to forward the amount deducted to the Board;

     (h)  providing for the use of any class of service charges, licence
fees or other money payable to or received by the Board for the purpose of
paying its expenses and administering this Plan and the regulations made by
the Board;

     (i)  providing for the payment to a Canada Board of money that is
payable under a Canada Act.


Regulations under section 27 of Act
3   For the purposes of enabling the Board to operate the Plan, the Board
is hereby authorized under section 27 of the Act to make regulations

     (a)  requiring any person who provides an agricultural product under
the Plan to furnish to the Board any information requested by the Board;

     (b)  requiring that the money payable or owing to a producer for the
regulated product be paid to or through the Board;

     (c)  providing for the payment to a producer of the money payable or
owing for the regulated product, less any service charges owing to the
Board by the producer, and fixing the time or times at which or within
which the payments shall be made;

     (d)  providing for the collection from any person by legal action of
money owing to a producer for the regulated product.


Repeal
4   The Potato Growers of Alberta Authorization Regulation (AR 260/88) is
repealed.


Expiry
5   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 266/98

     Government Organization Act

     GRANTS, DONATIONS AND LOANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 542/98) pursuant to
section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation (AR 315/83) is amended by
repealing Schedule 3 and substituting the following:

     SCHEDULE 3

     Skills Development Grants


     1(1)  In this Schedule,

               (a)  "common law spouse" means, with reference to an
applicant, a man or woman who although not legally married to the applicant
cohabits with the applicant and has, in the opinion of the Minister,
established a permanent relationship with the applicant;

               (b)  "resident" means

                         (i)  if the applicant is dependent, an
applicant whose parents have maintained permanent residence in Alberta as
of the date of enrolment in the program for which the applicant has
requested assistance,

                         (ii) if the applicant is independent, an
applicant who has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for a 12-month
period immediately before the date of the enrolment in the program for
which the applicant has requested assistance, excluding the time spent at a
post-secondary educational institution, and

                         (iii)     notwithstanding subclauses (i) and
(ii),

                                   (A)  an applicant or a member of
a class of applicants declared to be a resident of Alberta by the Minister,
or

                                   (B)  a convention refugee as
defined in the Immigration Act (Canada) who is resident in Alberta at the
date of the application for assistance.


     (2)  For the purposes of this Regulation,

               (a)  an applicant is enrolled in a full-time program if
the applicant is enrolled in not less than 60% of a full-time program as
approved by the Minister;

               (b)  an applicant is enrolled in a part-time program if
the applicant is enrolled in less than 60% of a full-time program as
approved by the Minister;

               (c)  an applicant is independent if the applicant

                         (i)  is married,

                         (ii) is widowed,

                         (iii)     is divorced,

                         (iv) is a single parent,

                         (v)  is living with a common law spouse,

                         (vi) has been employed or actively looking
for employment, or both, for 2 periods of at least 12 consecutive months
each,

                         (vii)     has been employed or in full-time
attendance at a post-secondary educational institution or any combination
of employment and full-time attendance for a period totalling 4 years, or

                         (viii)    has been declared an independent
applicant by the Minister;

               (d)  an applicant is dependent if the applicant is not
independent.



     2(1)  The Minister may provide assistance under this section in the
form of a grant to an applicant who meets the following requirements:

               (a)  the applicant is a resident;

               (b)  the applicant is participating in one of the
following programs approved by the Minister:

                         (i)  basic academic, communications or
living skills;

                         (ii) English as a second language;

                         (iii)     academic upgrading;

                         (iv) employability skills;

                         (v)  occupational and other skills training;

                         (vi) work experience;

                         (vii)     any other program that in the
Minister's opinion is intended to enhance a person's ability to participate
in further academic or vocational training, to participate in the labour
force or to become self-sufficient;

               (c)  the applicant meets one or more of the following
requirements:

                         (i)  the applicant is 18 years of age or
older and did not attend school in the immediately preceding year;

                         (ii) the applicant is a single parent or is
married;

                         (iii)     the applicant has had a social
allowance under the Social Development Act discontinued because the
applicant reached the age of 18 years;

               (d)  the applicant, in the opinion of the Minister,

                         (i)  is in financial need,

                         (ii) has identified, through appropriate
career counselling, an achievable employment goal that the applicant
intends to pursue by taking the minimum amount of training required to
secure that goal, and

                         (iii)     is making acceptable progress toward
that goal;

               (e)  the applicant satisfies the Minister that the
applicant requires assistance under this section.

     (2)  The Minister may waive any of the requirements referred to in
subsection (1)(a) or (c) in particular cases where the Minister considers
it appropriate to do so.

     (3)  The amount of the grant is to be based on the financial need of
the applicant as determined by the Minister.

     (4)  In determining the financial need of an applicant, the Minister
must consider whether funds are available to the applicant from other
sources.

     (5)  A grant under this section must be used to pay for tuition fees,
books, supplies, living expenses and any other expenses approved by the
Minister.

     (6)  The Minister may refuse to provide a grant under this section to
an applicant who makes a false or misleading statement in an application
under this Regulation or in any other document required by the Minister or
who furnishes the Minister or the government of Alberta or Canada with any
false or misleading information that, in the opinion of the Minister,
materially affects the applicant's eligibility to receive a grant under
this Schedule.


     3(1)  Unless otherwise determined by the Minister, the maximum
assistance available to an applicant under section 2 is,

               (a)  in the case of an applicant enrolled in a full-time
program,

                         (i)  $15 800 in a period of not more than 9
months, or

                         (ii) $23 700 in a period of more than 9
months but not more than 12 months,

               and

               (b)  in the case of an applicant enrolled in a part-time
program, $600 in a period of not more than 17 weeks, unless the Minister
determines that some other period is appropriate.

     (2)  The maximum length of time for which an applicant may receive
assistance under section 2 is 4 years, but the Minister may extend that
period in particular cases where the Minister considers it appropriate to
do so.



     4(1)  If the Minister provides a grant under section 2, the Minister
may impose on the recipient any one or more of the following conditions:

               (a)  that the fee or accounts payable by the grant
recipient to an educational institution or provider of an approved program
be paid on receipt of the grant;

               (b)  that the grant be paid in instalments as prescribed
by the Minister;

               (c)  that, if a grant recipient receives a grant for a
specific purpose and, in the opinion of the Minister, that grant is not
being used for that purpose, the grant recipient repay the part of the
grant that has not been used for that purpose;

               (d)  that the grant recipient advise the Minister of any
variation in the grant recipient's financial position or circumstances;

               (e)  that, if the provider of the program in which the
grant recipient is participating refunds to the grant recipient any fees or
part of fees, the refund be paid by the grant recipient to the Minister.

     (2)  Any funds repayable by a grant recipient under subsection (1)
must be paid forthwith, unless the Minister otherwise directs.

     (3)  If a grant is provided to a grant recipient to whom section 2(6)
applies, the Minister may require the grant recipient to repay forthwith
all or part of the grant to the Provincial Treasurer.



     5   The Minister may make a grant under this section to any person or
organization that provides a program or service that in the Minister's
opinion is required by program participants.


     SCHEDULE 4

     Canada/Alberta Labour Market
     Development Agreement Grants


     1   The Minister may provide grants under the Canada/Alberta Labour
Market Development Agreement.


     Alberta Regulation 267/98

     Municipal Government Act

     SLAVE LAKE AIRPORT SERVICES COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 545/98) pursuant to
section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Commission established   1
Members   2
Services  3
Transfer of property     4
Operating deficits  5
Sale of property    6
Profit and surpluses     7
Expiry    8

Schedule


Commission established
1   A regional services commission known as the Slave Lake Airport Services
Commission is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  Town of Slave Lake;

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


Services
3   The Commission is authorized to provide airport services.


Transfer of property
4   The member municipalities shall execute all documents and do all things
necessary to transfer to the Commission all land, buildings, equipment and
inventory listed in the Schedule to this Regulation.


Operating deficits
5   The Commission shall not assume operating deficits that are shown on
the books of either of its member municipalities.


Sale of property
6(1)  The Commission shall not, without the approval of the Lieutenant
Governor in Council, sell any of its land, buildings, equipment or
inventory 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,
equipment and inventory 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.


Profit and surpluses
7(1)  Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the Commission shall not

     (a)  operate for the purposes of making a profit, or

     (b)  distribute any of its surpluses to its member municipalities.

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


Expiry
8   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 September 30, 2003.


     SCHEDULE

AIRPORT LAND


Legal Description
Approximate Acres
Land Owner


Lot H, Plan 647 NY
          25.98



Lot K, Plan 1070 NY
            7.85



Lot J, Plan 735 NY
          11.45



Parcel A, Plan 421 TR
          32.89



Lot M, Plan 3261 NY
            7.22



Airport Extension Plan 678 TR
          70.49



Lot R1, Plan 688 NY
            1.96



Lot R2, Plan 736 NY
            1.47



Lot R3, Plan 1052 NY
            1.64



Lot L, Plan 1070 NY
            3.89



Pt. NW1, TSP73, R6, W5
            9.53




AIRPORT BUILDINGS

Terminal Building

Year of  Construction              1972
Area                                              330 Square
Metres
Construction Type                  Ordinary Combustible Construction
                                                  Metal Siding
                                                  Tar and Gravel
Roof
Heating                                      Natural Gas Forced
Air Furnace with Air Conditioning
Type of Use                                       Office Space
                                                  Communications
Equipment
                                                  Public Areas
with Washrooms

Maintenance Shop

Year of  Construction              Approximately 1975
Area                                              232.26 Square
Metres
Construction Type                  Metal with Steel Frame
                                                  Metal Roof
Heating                                      Gas Fired Overhead
Unit Heaters
Type of Use                                       Storage of Equipment
                                                  Storage of
Spare Parts
                                                  Location of
Runway Lighting Electrical Equipment

Cold Storage Building #1

Year of  Construction              Unknown
Area                                              58 Square
Metres
Construction Type                  Metal with Steel Frame
Heating                                      Unheated
Type of Use                                       Storage of Fertilizer
                                                  Storage of
Other Miscellaneous Items

Cold Storage Dock

Year of  Construction              Unknown
Area                                              15 Square
Metres
Construction Type                  Wood Frame with Metal Siding
Heating                                      Unheated
Type of Use                                       Storage of Small
Equipment and Materials

Auxiliary Generator Shed

Year of  Construction              Unknown
Area                                              12 Square
Metres
Construction Type                  Wood Frame with Metal Siding
Heating                                      Unheated
Type of Use                                       Storage of Emergency
Auxiliary Generator


AIRPORT EQUIPMENT AND INVENTORY

Navigational Equipment                            Original Value

Distance Measuring Equipment                           $ 50 000 00
Airfield Lighting System                                          180 000 00
Radio Equipment                                                                8 000 00
                                        Sub Total                $238 000 00

Shop Equipment                                                        $ 10 000 00


Inventory                                                                  $ 22 833 33

                                        Grand Total              $270 833 33


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     Alberta Regulation 268/98

     Personal Property Security Act

     PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 546/98) pursuant to
section 71 of the Personal Property Security Act.


1   The Personal Property Security Regulation (AR 234/90) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended

     (a)  by adding the following after clause (i):

               (i.1)     "designated manufactured home" means a designated
manufactured home as defined in section 284(1)(f.1) of the Municipal
Government Act that is subject to a tax recovery lien under Part 10,
Division 8.1 of the Municipal Government Act;

     (b)  in clause (s)(i) by adding "a designated manufactured home,"
after "mobile home,".


3   Section 25.1 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 25.1(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1) by striking out "Where" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (2), where";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

          (2)  Where a financing statement is submitted for registration
in respect of a statutory charge against a designated manufactured home,
the registering party shall provide a description of the goods by serial
number in accordance with section 27 and specify the law that creates the
charge.


4   Section 27(2)(a) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (a)  a trailer, mobile home, designated manufactured home or motor
vehicle, other than an automobile or truck, is the serial number located on
the chassis,


5   Schedule 3 is amended

     (a)  in Column 1 by adding "Designated Manufactured Homes (Applies
only to registrations under Part 10, Division 8.1 of the Municipal
Government Act)" below "Trailers";

     (b)  in Column 2 by adding "MF" below "TR".


6   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1999.


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     Alberta Regulation 269/98

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 548/98) pursuant to
section 16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 398/94)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 22 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The Minister of Environmental Protection is designated as the
Minister responsible for the Drainage Districts Act, chapter D-39.1 of the
Statutes of Alberta 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 270/98

     Teachers' Pension Plans Act

     TEACHERS' AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS' PENSION
     PLANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 553/98) pursuant to
section 14 of the Teachers' Pension Plans Act.


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


2   Section 73(7) is amended by striking out "1998" and substituting
"1999".


3   Section 74(7) is amended by striking out "1998" and substituting
"1999".


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     Alberta Regulation 271/98

     Provincial Offences Procedure Act

     PROCEDURES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 556/98) pursuant to
section 41 of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.


1   The Procedures Regulation (AR 233/89) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added before section 2(d):

     (c.1)     Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act;


3   Section 2(p.1) is repealed.


4   Schedule 2, Part 21.1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     PART 21.1 - DANGEROUS GOODS
     TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING ACT

1   The specified penalty payable in respect of a contravention of a
provision of the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act shown in
Column 1 is the amount shown in Column 2 in respect of that provision.

     Column 1  Column 2
Item (Section  (Specified 
Number    Number of Penalty in
     Act) Dollars)

1    11(a)     600
2    11(b)     600
3    11(c)     600
4    11(d)     600
5    13(2)     600


5   Schedule 2, Part 21.2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     PART 21.2 - TRANSPORTATION OF
     DANGEROUS GOODS CONTROL REGULATION

1   The specified penalty payable in respect of a contravention of a
provision of the English version of  Parts II, III and  IX of the
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/85-77) (Canada), as
adopted and modified  by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control
Regulation (AR 157/97), shown in Column 1 is the amount shown in Column 2
in respect of that provision.

     Column 1  Column 2
Item (Section  (Specified 
Number     Number of     Penalty in
      Regulation)   Dollars)

1    section 2.33(a),
     (c)  600
2    section 2.33(b)     200
3    section 2.34   600
4    section 2.35   600
5    section 3.1(2) 600
6    section 3.1.1(1)    600
7    section 3.1.1(2)    400
8    section 3.7    600
9    section 9.2    600
10   section 9.5    200
11   section 9.6    200
12   section 9.8(1)(a),(b)    200
13   section 9.9(a),(b)  200
14   section 9.10(a),(b) 600
15   section 9.11(2)(d),(e)   400
16   section 9.13(1)(a)  600
17   section 9.13(1)
     (e),(f),(g)    600
18   section 9.14   200

2   The specified penalty payable in respect of a contravention of a
provision of the English version of  Part IV of the Transportation of
Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/85-77) (Canada), as adopted and modified
by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control Regulation (AR 157/97), is
$400.

3   The specified penalty payable in respect of a contravention of a
provision of the English version of  Parts V, VI, VII and VIII of the
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/85-77) (Canada), as
adopted and modified  by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control
Regulation (AR 157/97), is $600.


6   Sections 2, 3 and 4 come into force when the Dangerous Goods
Transportation and Handling Act comes into force.


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     Alberta Regulation 272/98

     Soil Conservation Act

     SOIL CONSERVATION NOTICE REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 559/98) pursuant to
section 25 of the Soil Conservation Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Content of notice   2
Form of notice 3
Repeal    4
Expiry    5

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Soil Conservation Act;

     (b)  "notice" means a notice referred to in section 4 of the Act.


Content of notice
2   A form of notice must contain at least the following:

     (a)  the name of the person to whom the notice is directed;

     (b)  the legal description of the land that is the subject of the
notice;

     (c)  the general location on the land where the remedial measures
are required;

     (d)  the cause of the soil deterioration, if known;

     (e)  the remedial measures that are required to be carried out under
the notice;

     (f)  the time within which the remedial measures are to be carried
out;

     (g)  the date on which the notice is given;

     (h)  the name, address and telephone number of the officer who
issued the notice;

     (i)  the name of the municipality;

     (j)  a statement of the right to appeal given under section 7 of the
Act.


Form of notice
3   Without restricting the actual format in which a notice may be
prepared, a notice may be in the form shown in the Schedule.


Repeal
4   The Soil Conservation Notice Regulation (AR 74/92) is repealed.


Expiry
5   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, 2003.


     SCHEDULE

     NOTICE

     (Under section 4 of the Soil Conservation Act)

To                                       of  , Alberta
You are hereby notified that the              quarter(s) of Section   
Township        Range        West of the        Meridian as indicated on
the accompanying diagram is deteriorating due to

     
     
     
and you are hereby directed to take  measures to prevent this deterioration
on or before the            hour         day of
     ,        

The Following Remedial Measures are Required:
     
     
     
                     Section
NW   NE












SW   SE

     Location on Property
      (approximate)


Date                                 (Soil Conservation Officer) 
                                                         
(Municipality)           
                                                            
(Address)             
                                                             
(Phone)               

If this notice is not complied with, action may be taken in accordance with
the provisions of the Soil Conservation Act.

You have the right to appeal this notice under section 7 of the Soil
Conservation Act.

     See appeal procedure requirements on reverse side.


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     Alberta Regulation 273/98

     Gas Utilities Act

     DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 561/98) pursuant to
section 25.1 of the Gas Utilities Act.


1   The Designation Regulation (AR 171/85) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended by repealing clause (e.1) and substituting the
following:

     (e.1)     AltaGas Utility Holdings Inc.


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     Alberta Regulation 274/98

     Public Utilities Board Act

     DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 563/98) pursuant to
section 91.1 of the Public Utilities Board Act.


1   The Designation Regulation (AR 173/85) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (e) and substituting the following:

               (e)  AltaGas Utility Holdings Inc.

     (b)  by repealing clause (m).


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     Alberta Regulation 275/98

     Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act

     GENERAL REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 564/98) pursuant to
section 16 of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Membership accreditation criteria  2
Reorganizations     3
Annual renewal of registration     4
Repeal    5
Expiry    6

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation, 

     (a)  "consulting engineering business" does not include a business
operated by

               (i)  any municipal or provincial government or the
federal government, or

               (ii) an agency of any municipal or provincial government
or the federal government;

     (b)  "professional engineer" means an individual who holds a
certificate of registration to engage in the practice of engineering under
the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act.


Membership accreditation criteria
2  To qualify for registration as a member, an applicant must

     (a)  operate a consulting engineering business that offers one or
more of the services listed in the Schedule,

     (b)  maintain permanent facilities and have employees in Alberta,
managed by one or more professional engineers,

     (c)  have at least 2 years' operating experience as a consulting
engineering business,

     (d)  employ a professional engineer in Alberta who has, after
registration as a professional engineer, at least 5 years' experience in a
consulting engineering business, and

     (e)  comply with the code of consulting engineering ethics
established by by-law.


Reorganiza-tions
3   The Board may waive compliance with section 2(c) if the Board is of the
opinion that

     (a)  the applicant's business is essentially a reorganization of an
existing consulting engineering business that would otherwise meet the
requirements of section 2(c), and

     (b)  the main elements of the existing consulting engineering
business are continued in the reorganized form.


Annual renewal of registration
4   To qualify for a renewal of membership, a member must

     (a)  satisfy the Registrar that the member 

               (i)  continues to meet the requirements of this
Regulation, and

               (ii) has been complying with the code of consulting
engineering ethics established by by-law,

     and

     (b)  state on a form provided by the Registrar that the member
undertakes to advise the Registrar promptly if the member ceases to meet
any of the requirements of this Regulation.


Repeal
5   The General Regulation (AR 138/93) is repealed.


Expiry
6   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, 2003.


     SCHEDULE

List of services related to a consulting engineering business for the
purposes of section 2(a):

     (a)  feasibility studies;

     (b)  cost estimating;

     (c)  conceptual design;

     (d)  detailed design;

     (e)  analysis;

     (f)  specifications;

     (g)  testing;

     (h)  procurement;

     (i)  contract administration;

     (j)  inspection;

     (k)  project management;

     (l)  commissioning;

     (m)  training;

     (n)  maintenance;

     (o)  advisory services;

     (p)  expert witnesses;

     (q)  research and development.


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     Alberta Regulation 276/98

     Safety Codes Act

     ELEVATING DEVICES CODES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 558/98) pursuant to
section 61 of the Safety Codes Act.


1   The Elevating Devices Codes Regulation (AR 216/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by striking out "CAN/CSA-B44-1994" and
substituting "CAN/CSA-B44-94";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(e) by striking out "CAN/CSA-B355-M94" and
substituting "CAN/CSA-B355-94";

     (c)  in subsection (2) by striking out "CAN/CSA-B44-1994" and
substituting "CAN/CSA-B44-94";

     (d)  in subsection (2) by renumbering clause (a) as clause (a.3) and
by adding the following before clause (a.3):

               (a)  by repealing the definition of "Landing zone" in
article 1.4 and substituting the following:

                    Landing zone - a zone extending from a point 250 mm
below a landing to a point 250 mm above the landing.

               (a.1)     by adding the following after article 3.5.9.1:

                    3.5.9.1.1
                    A platform guard may be used as an alternative to a
door restrictor if the platform guard

                                   (a)  meets the requirements of
Clause 3.5.9.1(a), (c) and (d), and

                                   (b)  is installed so that the
hoistway opening space below the platform guard is limited to not more than
250 mm between the floor and the bottom of the platform guard, regardless
of the location of the elevator car when it is stopped.

               (a.2)     by repealing article title 3.6.5.6 and articles
3.6.5.6.1 to 3.6.5.6.3 and substituting the following:

                    3.6.5.6   Restrictions on Opening of Hoistway Doors
and Car Doors

                    3.6.5.6.1
                    When a car is outside a landing zone, the hoistway
doors and car doors shall not be openable more than 102 mm from inside the
car.

                    3.6.5.6.2
                    When car doors are designed not to be openable from
inside the car while the car is outside the landing zone, the car doors
must be openable by hand from outside the car without the use of a special
tool.

                    3.6.5.6.3
                    Hoistway doors and car doors may be configured to
be unlocked up to 250 mm above or below a landing.


3   This Regulation comes into force on March 1, 1999.


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     Alberta Regulation 277/98

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     POTATO GROWERS OF ALBERTA MARKETING REGULATION

     Filed:  December 17, 1998

Made by the Potato Growers of Alberta pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Application    2

     Prohibitions

General   3
Marketing 4
Application for licence  5
Issue and renewal of licences 6
Refusal, cancellation, suspension and non-renewal 7

     Service Charge

Service charge 8
Exemptions from paying service charge   9

     Records and Information

Request for information  10
Licensed producer   11
Dealer or processor 12

     General

Determination of disputed marketable product 13
Use of funds   14
Legal action   15
Service   16

     Transitional, Repeal and Expiry

Transitional   17
Repeal    18
Expiry    19


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act;

     (b)  "bin run" means the entire load of potatoes, less all foreign
material, delivered by a licensed producer to a dealer;

     (c)  "Board" means the Potato Growers of Alberta;

     (d)  "culled" or "cullage" means potatoes that

               (i)  are not marketable product,

               (ii) do not meet the requirements specified in a
contract respecting potato processing between a licensed producer and a
processor, or

               (iii)     do not meet the standards respecting seed potatoes
under the Seeds Act (Canada) and the regulations made under that Act;

     (e)  "dealer" means any person engaged in the business of marketing
potatoes purchased or received from a licensed producer and includes a
packer;

     (f)  "farmer's market" means a specific location recognized by the
Alberta Department of Agriculture as a farmer's market where producers of
agricultural products assemble regularly or seasonally to sell their
agricultural products but does not include a motor vehicle from which
agricultural products are sold;

     (g)  "foreign material" means all material contained in a load of
potatoes other than potatoes whether or not the material is used for
consumption;

     (h)  "licence" means a licence issued under section 6;

     (i)  "licensed producer" means a producer who

               (i)  holds a producer's licence, and

               (ii) grows potatoes on one or more parcels of land that
in the aggregate exceeds 5 acres;

     (j)  "marketable product" means potatoes that are graded as Canada
No. 1 Grade or Canada No. 2 Grade, in accordance with the Fresh Fruit and
Vegetable Regulations, C.R.C. c.285 under the Canada Agricultural Products
Act (Canada);

     (k)  "marketing"

               (i)  means buying, owning, selling, offering for sale,
storing, grading, assembling, packing, transporting, advertising or
financing, and

               (ii) includes any other function or activity designated
as marketing by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;


     (l)  "Plan" means the Plan established by the Potato Growers of
Alberta Plan Regulation (AR 274/97);

     (m)  "processing"

               (i)  means changing the nature or form of potatoes from
their raw or natural state, and

               (ii) includes any function or activity designated as
processing by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;

     (n)  "processor" means a person engaged in the business of
processing potatoes.

(2)  Words used in this Regulation have the same meaning as they do in the
Plan.


Application
2  This Regulation applies to all persons who produce or market potatoes
unless they are exempted by

     (a)  the Plan,

     (b)  this Regulation,

     (c)  any other regulation made under the Act in respect of the Plan,

     (d)  any order or direction of the Council, or

     (e)  an order, direction or resolution of the Board.


     Prohibitions

General
3   No person shall commence or continue to engage in the production,
marketing or processing of potatoes or carry on the activity of a producer,
dealer or processor unless that person has been issued a licence for that
purpose by the Board.


Marketing
4   No licensed producer shall market potatoes to any person other than in
accordance with this Regulation.


Application for licence
5(1)  A person may apply to the Board for one or more licences to operate
as

     (a)  a licensed producer;

     (b)  a dealer;

     (c)  a processor.

(2)  An application for a licence shall contain the information required by
the Board.

(3)  The Board may require an applicant for a licence to submit any
additional information the Board considers necessary.

(4)  The Board shall consider every application that it receives.

(5)  If a person operates in more than one capacity as a licensed producer,
dealer or processor that person shall apply to the Board for a licence for
each such capacity.

(6)  An annual resolution of the Board shall fix the fees for a licence
payable by a licensed producer, dealer or processor.


Issue and renewal of licences
6(1)  Subject to section 7, the Board shall issue a licence to an
applicant.

(2)  The term of a licence is from August 1 to the next following July  31.

(3)  A licence is not transferable.

(4)  A licence issued by the Board

     (a)  is a licence to engage in the activity stated in the licence,

     (b)  is not an endorsement by the Board of the licence holder, and

     (c)  shall not be represented by the licence holder or any other
person as an endorsement by the Board.


Refusal, cancellation, suspension and non-renewal
7(1)  The Board may refuse to issue a licence

     (a)  if the applicant fails to provide information or additional
information required by the Board under section 5(2) or (3),

     (b)  if the applicant has contravened

               (i)  the Act,

               (ii) the Plan,

               (iii)     this Regulation,

               (iv) any other regulation made under the Act in respect
of the Plan, or

               (v)  an order or direction of the Council or the Board,

     or

     (c)  for any other reason that in the Board's determination is
appropriate.

(2)  The Board may cancel or suspend a licence or refuse to renew a licence

     (a)  if the licensee has contravened

               (i)  the Act,

               (ii) the Plan,

               (iii)     this Regulation,

               (iv) any other regulation made under the Act in respect
of the Plan, or

               (v)  an order or direction of the Council or the Board,

     or

     (b)  for any other reason that in the Board's determination is
appropriate.

(3)  If the Board refuses to issue, cancels, suspends or refuses to renew a
licence, the Board must advise the applicant or licensee in writing of its
decision.

(4)  The Board may

     (a)  suspend a licence for a period of time that it considers
appropriate, or

     (b)  in the case of a licence that is suspended, remove the
suspension.

(5)  Where the Board refuses to issue, cancels, suspends or refuses to
renew a licence,

     (a)  the licensee must, on receiving notice of the Board's decision,
immediately cease carrying on the activity authorized by the licence, and

     (b)  the licensee or applicant, as the case may be, may make an
application for a review under section 36 of the Act.

(6)  The Board may grant a new licence to an applicant whose licence was
suspended, cancelled or not renewed pursuant to this section.


     Service Charge

Service charge
8(1)  A licensed producer who sells or transfers potatoes to any person
must pay to the Board a service charge of

     (a)  $0.12 for each 100 pounds of potatoes sold for table use or for
seed,

     (b)  $0.0725 for each 100 pounds of potatoes sold for processing,
and

     (c)  $0.05 for each 100 pounds of culled potatoes used for
processing.

(2)  A licensed producer who sells or transfers potatoes to a person other
than a dealer or processor must, no later than 30 days from the last day of
the month in which the potatoes were sold or transferred,

     (a)  pay the appropriate service charge referred to in subsection
(1) to the Board,

     (b)  provide an accounting to the Board for the service charge in a
manner prescribed by the Board, and

     (c)  provide to the Board any information that the Board requires
respecting the production, sale, marketing or processing of potatoes.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the total amount of the service
charges payable by a licensed producer during the term of the licence is
less than $100, that amount may be remitted to the Board on or before July
31 of that licence year.

(4)  A dealer or processor, as the case may be, who buys or receives
potatoes from a licensed producer must

     (a)  deduct the appropriate service charge referred to in subsection
(1) from the purchase price payable to that producer, and

     (b)  not later than 30 days from the last day of the month in which
the service charge was deducted forward to the Board the service charge and
account for the service charge in the manner prescribed by the Board.

(5)  If a dealer or processor who buys or receives potatoes from a licensed
producer fails to deduct the service charge as required by subsection (4),
the licensed producer and the dealer or processor are jointly and severally 
liable to the Board for damages in an amount equal to the service charge
which should have been deducted.

(6)  The Board shall use $0.01 of the service charge collected on each 100
pounds of potatoes sold in accordance with this section for the purposes of
carrying out or sponsoring research projects respecting potatoes as
determined by the Board.


Exemptions from paying service charge
9   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, service charges are not
payable on potatoes marketed at a farmer's market.


     Records and Information

Request for information
10(1)  The Board may request a person engaged in the production, marketing
or processing of potatoes to furnish to the Board any information relating
to the production, marketing or processing of potatoes that is specified in
the request.

(2)  A person who is required by this Regulation to keep records or other
information must

     (a)  retain the records or other information for not less than 7
years from the date the records or other information was made, and

     (b)  as requested by the Board,

               (i)  make the records or information available for
inspection by the Board during normal business hours, or

               (ii) deliver the records or information to the Board
within 15 days from the date the request is received by that person.


Licensed producer
11   A licensed producer must maintain and submit to the Board  the
following records:

     (a)  within 10 days from the completion of planting or June 30,
whichever is earlier, a record of

               (i)  total acres planted,

               (ii) total acres under irrigation, and

               (iii)     total acres dry land;

     (b)  within 10 days from the completion of planting or June 30,
whichever is earlier, a record for each variety of potatoes planted of

               (i)  the number of acres,

               (ii) the class of seed, and

               (iii)     the source or sources of seed;

     (c)  within 10 days from the completion of harvest or November 15,
whichever is earlier, a record for each variety of potatoes planted of

               (i)  the number of acres harvested,

               (ii) the number of and reason for any lost acres,

               (iii)     the average yield per acre, and

               (iv) the gross tons of potatoes produced;

     (d)  within the time prescribed by the Board in each year, a record
for stored potatoes of

               (i)  the gross tons of seed, table and processing
potatoes in storage,

               (ii) the estimated percentage of cullage,

               (iii)     the net tons of potatoes in storage, and

               (iv) the gross tons stored with each buyer, dealer or
processor;

     (e)  within 10 days from the last day of each month, a record of the
potatoes marketed to each buyer, dealer or processor of

               (i)  the gross tons marketed,

               (ii) the percentage of cullage,

               (iii)     the price per ton of potatoes,

               (iv) the gross tons of potatoes rejected, and

               (v)  the amount of payment received in accordance with
tons marketed.


Dealer or processor
12(1)  A dealer or processor must submit to the Board for each month within
30 days from the last day of the month

     (a)  a record of potatoes delivered to the dealer or processor or
its agents, including, but not limited to,

               (i)  gross tons of potatoes received,

               (ii) tons of cullage,

               (iii)     net tons of potatoes purchased,

               (iv) gross purchase price for the potatoes,

               (v)  type and amount of deduction from the gross
purchase price, and

               (vi) net purchase price,

     (b)  a record of the payment of service charges to the Board, and

     (c)  any information or record respecting the administration of a
Canada Act.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a processor is not required to submit
the information under subsection (1)(a)(iv), (v) and (vi) to the Board.

     General

Determination of disputed marketable product
13(1)  The Board must appoint a person to determine the percentage of
marketable product or foreign material, or both, in a bin run if the Board

     (a)  receives an application from a licensed producer disputing the
determination of the percentage of marketable product or foreign material,
or both, in a bin run, or

     (b)  disputes the determination of the percentage of marketable
product or foreign material, or both, in a bin run.

(2)  The person appointed under subsection (1) must, as soon as possible,

     (a)  make a determination of the percentage of marketable product or
foreign material, or both, in the bin run, and

     (b)  advise the Board and the licensed producer in writing of that
person's determination.

(3)  The licensed producer may make an application for a review within 30
days of receipt of a written determination under subsection (2) as if the
licensed producer was a person affected by an order, direction or decision
of a board or commission under section 36 of the Act.


Use of funds
14(1)  In this section, "funds" includes the following:

     (a)  service charges;

     (b)  licence fees;

     (c)  any other money received or earned by the Board;

     (d)  any interest that accrues from maintaining the money referred
to in clauses (a), (b) and (c).

(2)  Any funds received by the Board may be used by the Board for the
purpose of paying its expenses and administering and enforcing

     (a)  the Act,

     (b)  the Plan,

     (c)  this Regulation,

     (d)  any other regulations made under the Act in respect of the Plan
or Board, and

     (e)  any order or direction of the Council or the Board.


Legal action
15   The Board may recover by legal action from a licensed producer, dealer
or processor

     (a)  the amount of any service charge that is not deducted and paid
as required by this Regulation,

     (b)  the amount of any licence fee that is not paid as required by
this Regulation, and

     (c)  legal costs on a solicitor-client basis incurred in the
recovery of any amount referred to in clauses (a) and (b).


Service
16(1)  A request for information under section 10(1) must be in writing and
may be served

     (a)  by ordinary mail sent to that person's last address shown on
the records of the Board, or

     (b)  by facsimile, e-mail or other electronic means sent to that
person's last electronic address shown on the records of the Board.

(2)  A notice, order or request for information served

     (a)  under subsection (1)(a) is deemed to be received no later than
7 days from the date of mailing;

     (b)  under subsection (1)(b) is deemed to be received the same day
it is transmitted.


     Transitional, Repeal and Expiry

Transitional
17   Where, immediately prior to the coming into force of this Regulation,
a person held a licence issued under the Potato Marketing Licensing
Regulation (AR 262/88), that person shall continue to hold that licence
under this Regulation and that person and the licence are subject to this
Regulation.


Repeal
18   The Potato Marketing Licensing Regulation (AR 262/88) is repealed.


Expiry
19   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.


     Alberta Regulation 278/98

     Electric Utilities Act

     MARKET SURVEILLANCE REGULATION

     Filed:  December 18, 1998

Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 76/98) pursuant to section 16.1 of the
Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Additional surveillance duties     2
Limit on surveillance respecting Transmission Administrator 3
Complaint or referral to Market Surveillance Administrator  4
Referral of complaint or referral  5
Right to attend premises, make inquiries and demand documents    6
Refusal or failure to produce documents 7
Search warrant 8
Solicitor-client privilege    9
Confidentiality     10
Contents of report to Council 11
Referral by Council 12
Hearing before Council   13
No person excused from testifying or producing documents    14
Authority of Council     15
Written decision    16
Offence   17
Right to appeal Council's decision 18
Appeal    19
Expiry    20


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Electric Utilities Act;

     (b)  "Council" means the Power Pool Council continued under the Act; 

     (c)  "Court" means the Court of Queen's Bench;

     (d)  "document"  includes any correspondence, memorandum, book,
plan, map, drawing, diagram, pictorial or graphic work, photograph, film,
microform, sound recording, videotape, machine readable record or other
material or thing, regardless of physical form or characteristics; 

     (e)  "market participant" means any of the following:

               (i)  the Transmission Administrator;

               (ii) an owner of a generating unit, a regulated
generating unit, a transmission facility, an electric distribution system
or an electric utility;

               (iii)     a retailer;

               (iv) any other person that generates, transmits,
distributes, exchanges, purchases or sells electricity or electricity
services;

               (v)  an affiliate of a person referred to in subclauses
(i) to (iv);

     (f)  "Market Surveillance Administrator" means the member of the
Council designated under section 9.1(2) of the Act as the Market
Surveillance Administrator.

(2)  A reference in this Regulation to the Market Surveillance
Administrator includes a reference to any person referred to in section
9(2) of the Act when the Market Surveillance Administrator is making use of
that person's services.


Additional surveillance duties
2   The duty to carry out surveillance pursuant to section 9.1(1) of the
Act extends to the following additional matters:

     (a)  the conduct of market participants;

     (b)  the structure and performance of the markets for electricity
and electricity services;

     (c)  any aspect of the relationships among owners of electric
distribution systems.


Limit on surveillance respecting Transmission Administrator
3(1)  The Market Surveillance Administrator may carry out surveillance of
any matter that relates to the Transmission Administrator

     (a)  if the Market Surveillance Administrator has received the prior
written approval of the Board, or

     (b)  if the matter has been referred to the Market Surveillance
Administrator by the Board.

(2)  In the absence of an approval by or referral from the Board, the
Market Surveillance Administrator may only carry out surveillance of the
following matters that relate to the Transmission Administrator:

     (a)  exchanges of electricity by the Transmission Administrator
through the power pool;

     (b)  the effect on the markets for electricity of the Transmission
Administrator's policies relating to system support services. 


Complaint or referral to Market Surveillance Administrator
4(1)  Any person or body may make a complaint or refer a matter to the
Market Surveillance Administrator. 

(2)  A complaint or referral must be in writing and must include

     (a)  the name and address of the person or body making it, 

     (b)  the particulars of the complaint or referral, and

     (c)  any information or facts supporting the complaint or referral. 

(3)  The complaint or referral must be signed by the individual making it
and, where it is made by a corporation or other body, the complaint or
referral must be signed by an authorized representative of the corporation
or other body.

(4)  The Market Surveillance Administrator shall, on the written request of 

     (a)  a person or body making a complaint or referral, or 

     (b)  a person who is the subject of an investigation by the Market
Surveillance Administrator, 

inform the person making the request as to the progress of the
investigation.


Referral of complaint or referral
5(1)  If at any time after receiving a complaint or referral the Market
Surveillance Administrator determines that the complaint or referral 

     (a)  is frivolous, vexatious, trivial or otherwise not material, or

     (b)  is within the jurisdiction of a body referred to in subsection
(2), (3) or (4), whether or not that body has previously dealt with the
matter, 

the Market Surveillance Administrator shall stop the investigation and
prepare and deliver the report required under section 9.4 of the Act. 

(2)  If the complaint or referral relates to a matter that is within the
jurisdiction of a body referred to in section 9.5(2)(a) or (c) of the Act,
the report prepared under subsection (1) must contain a recommendation that
the complaint or referral be referred to that body. 

(3)  If the complaint or referral relates to a matter dealt with in section
9, 11 or 12 of the Act, the report prepared under subsection (1) must
contain a recommendation that the complaint or referral be referred to the
Board.

(4)  If

     (a)  the complaint or referral relates to a matter that is within
the jurisdiction of a body other than the bodies referred to in subsections
(2) and (3), and

     (b)  in the opinion of the Market Surveillance Administrator, the
other body has the ability to provide a more effective remedy than the
Market Surveillance Administrator or the Power Pool Council can provide
under the Act or this Regulation,

the report prepared under subsection (1) must contain a recommendation that
the complaint or referral be referred to that body.


Right to attend premises, make inquiries and demand documents
6(1)  The Market Surveillance Administrator may, for the purpose of
carrying out an investigation under section 9.2(1) of the Act, during
normal business hours of a market participant, do any or all of the
following:

     (a)  attend at the business premises of the market participant;

     (b)  make reasonable inquiries of any person at those premises;

     (c)  by notice in writing demand the production of any documents
that are or may be relevant to the investigation;

     (d)  on giving a receipt for them, remove any of the documents
produced for the purpose of making copies of them.

(2)  A notice under subsection (1)(c) must be in writing and must specify

     (a)  the documents to be produced,

     (b)  the time within which the Market Surveillance Administrator
considers it reasonable for the market participant to produce the
documents, and

     (c)  the particulars of the complaint or referral, if any, that gave
rise to the investigation, without identifying the person or body that made
the complaint or referral.

(3)  A person who removes any documents may make copies of them and shall
return them to the premises from which they were removed within a
reasonable time after removing them.

(4)  A person acting under the authority of this section shall carry
identification in the form determined by the Council or the Market
Surveillance Administrator and present it on request to the person in
charge of the market participant's premises.

(5)  Documents provided to the Market Surveillance Administrator pursuant
to this section must be certified under oath or statutory declaration by
the person to whom a notice under subsection (1)(c) is directed or, in the
case of a corporation, by an officer of the corporation, as being correct
and complete to the best of that person's knowledge.

(6)  A person to whom a notice under subsection (1)(c) is directed under
this section shall cooperate reasonably with the Market Surveillance
Administrator.

(7)  The Market Surveillance Administrator shall not exercise any power
under this section in respect of a matter that, in the opinion of the
Market Surveillance Administrator, is being or has been dealt with by a
body referred to in section 5(2), (3) or (4).


Refusal or failure to produce documents
7(1)  Where a person refuses or fails, without reasonable justification, to
comply with a notice under section 6(1)(c), the Market Surveillance
Administrator shall forthwith prepare a report to that effect and forward
the report to the Council. 

(2)  On receiving a report under subsection (1), the Council may hold a
hearing.


Search warrant
8(1)  If any person

     (a)  obstructs the Market Surveillance Administrator in the exercise
of any authority under section 6,

     (b)  refuses or fails to comply with a notice under section 6(1)(c),
or 

     (c)  refuses to permit the removal of a document under section
6(1)(d), 

the Market Surveillance Administrator may apply to of the Court by notice
of motion for an order under subsection (2). 

(2)  If the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable and probable
grounds to believe that access to  premises or the production or removal of
documents is necessary for the purpose of carrying out an investigation
under section 9.2(1) of the Act, the Court may make any order it considers
necessary to enforce compliance with section 6.

(3)  Where authorized to do so by an order under subsection (2), the Market
Surveillance Administrator may

     (a)  enter and search any premises of the market participant, 

     (b)  operate or cause to be operated any computer system of the
market participant to search any data contained in or available to the
system and produce a document from the data, and 

     (c)  seize and make copies of any documents of the market
participant that are or may be relevant to the investigation.

(4)  An application for an order under this section may be made ex parte
unless the Court orders otherwise. 

(5)  The Market Surveillance Administrator shall return any documents
seized pursuant to a court order within 60 days after the conclusion of the
investigation that gave rise to the seizure, including any hearing or
appeal. 

(6)  If the person from whom documents are seized pursuant to a court order
requires the original documents to be returned before the end of the time
period set out subsection (5), the person shall send a written request to
the Market Surveillance Administrator to that effect.

(7)  Promptly on receiving a request under subsection (6), the Market
Surveillance Administrator shall

     (a)  make copies of the requested documents, and

     (b)  return the originals to the person from whom they were seized.

(8)  Copies of documents returned pursuant to subsection (7) are admissible
in proceedings under the Act and this Regulation if they are certified by
the Market Surveillance Administrator as being true copies of the original
documents.


Solicitor-client privilege
9(1)  If the Market Surveillance Administrator is about to examine or seize
any document in respect of which the person having possession of the
document, or that person's lawyer, claims that solicitor-client privilege
exists, the Market Surveillance Administrator shall, without examining or
copying the document, 

     (a)  require the person from whom the document is to be seized to
seal the document in an identifiable marked package,

     (b)  seize the package containing the document, and

     (c)  place the package in the custody of

               (i)  the clerk of the Court, or

               (ii) a person that the parties agree on.

(2)  Within 7 days of the seizure, the Market Surveillance Administrator
shall apply to the Court for an order determining whether the claim of
privilege is proper.

(3)  Notice of the application and any supporting material must be served
on the Market Surveillance Administrator, the person having custody of the
package and the parties to the application other than the applicant, at
least 3 days before the date the application is to be heard. 

(4)  On being served with notice of the application, the person having
custody of the package shall promptly deliver the package to the custody of
the clerk of the Court.

(5)  In determining the application, the Court may open the package and
inspect its contents after which the Court shall reseal the contents in the
package.

(6)  The Court shall hear the application in private and if the Court
determines

     (a)  that the claim of privilege is proper, it shall order that the
document be returned forthwith to the person from whom it was seized, or

     (b)  that the claim of privilege is not proper, it shall order that
the document be delivered forthwith to the person who seized it.

(7)  If the application is not made within 7 days of the seizure, the
package must forthwith be returned to the person from whom the document was
seized.


Confidentiality
10(1)  Subject to subsection (2) and except as otherwise provided for in
the Act or this Regulation, the information contained in a document
examined or seized pursuant to section 6 or 8 must be kept confidential and
must be used only for the purposes provided for in the Act and this
Regulation. 

(2)  Where in the opinion of the Council it is in the public interest to do
so, the Council may at any time, in writing and subject to any terms and
conditions considered by the Council to be appropriate, authorize the
release of any information contained in a document  examined or seized
pursuant to section 6 or 8 to any of the following:

     (a)  the Minister;

     (b)  the Transmission Administrator;

     (c)  the Board;

     (d)  the person or persons responsible for administering the
Competition Act (Canada);

     (e)  any other body that, in the opinion of the Council, has
jurisdiction in respect of the matter that is the subject of the
investigation and has the ability to provide a more effective remedy than
the Market Surveillance Administrator or the Power Pool Council can provide
under the Act or this Regulation.


Contents of report to Council
11   In addition to the matters specified in section 9.4(b) of the Act, a
report of the Market Surveillance Administrator must set out 

     (a)  whether, in the view of the Market Surveillance Administrator,
an investigation has disclosed any activity that substantially affects the
establishment, maintenance or operation of a competitive and efficient
market for electricity and electricity services, and

     (b)  any other information relating to the matters specified in
section 9.1(1)(f), (g) and (h) of the Act that the Market Surveillance
Administrator considers appropriate.


Referral by Council
12   On receiving a report of the Market Surveillance Administrator, the
Council shall refer any matter contained in the report, with or without
recommendations, 

     (a)  to the Transmission Administrator if, in the opinion of the
Council, the matter is within the jurisdiction of the Transmission
Administrator, 

     (b)  to the Board if the matter is dealt with in section 9, 11 or 12
of the Act,

     (c)  to the person or persons responsible for administering the
Competition Act (Canada) if, in the opinion of the Council, the matter
relates to an activity that may be contrary to, or may constitute conduct
that is reviewable under, the Competition Act (Canada), or

     (d)  to a body other than the bodies referred to in clauses (a) to
(c) if, in the opinion of the Council, the matter is within the
jurisdiction of another body and the other body has the ability to provide
a more effective remedy than the Market Surveillance Administrator or the
Power Pool Council can provide under the Act or this Regulation.


Hearing before Council
13(1)  Where the Council decides to hold a hearing pursuant to section 7(2)
of this Regulation or section 9.5(1)(b) of the Act, the Council shall
provide notice of the time and location of the hearing, in writing, at
least 21 days or any shorter period as determined under subsection (3)
before the date of the hearing

     (a)  to any person who may be the subject of an order resulting from
the hearing, and

     (b)  to any other person who, in the opinion of the Council, has a
significant interest in the hearing. 

(2)  A notice to a person referred to in subsection (1)(a) must set out the
particulars of any allegation made against that person.

(3)  If the Council considers it necessary to shorten the notice period
specified in subsection (1), it may do so by order and shall provide a copy
of the order with the notice required under subsection (1). 

(4)  Any person to whom the Council provides notice pursuant to subsection
(1) is entitled to a reasonable opportunity to present evidence and make
submissions to the Council at the hearing.

(5)  The Council has the same powers as a commissioner under the Public
Inquiries Act

     (a)  to compel the attendance of witnesses, and

     (b)  to compel witnesses to produce documents.

(6)  The Council is not bound by the rules of evidence applicable in court
proceedings.

(7)  The Council may provide for the recording of evidence at a hearing.

(8)  Any person whose conduct is the subject of a hearing may be
represented by legal counsel.

(9)  A hearing before the Council must be open to the public unless the
Council determines that it is in the public interest for the hearing or
part of it to be held in private. 


No person excused from testifying or producing documents
14   No person is excused 

     (a)  from attending and giving evidence at a hearing before the
Council, or 

     (b)  from complying with a notice under section 6(1)(c), 

on the ground that the oral evidence or documents to be provided by the
person may tend to incriminate the person or subject the person to any
proceeding or penalty, but no oral evidence or document provided by an
individual may be used or received against that individual in any criminal
proceedings other than a prosecution under section 132 or 136 of the
Criminal Code (Canada).


Authority of Council
15(1)  If,  on concluding a hearing, the Council decides that a market
participant 

     (a)  has contravened a provision of the Act, this Regulation, the
rules of the power pool or any arrangement entered into under the Act or
this Regulation,

     (b)  has contravened an order of the Council, or 

     (c)  has refused or failed to comply with a notice under section
6(1)(c),

the Council may, by order, do one or more of the following: 

     (d)  impose a fine on the market participant in an amount that,  in
the opinion of the Council, is sufficient to deter the market participant
from engaging in similar conduct in the future; 

     (e)  impose any terms and conditions the Council considers
appropriate on the market participant's activities as they relate to the
generation, transmission, distribution, exchange, purchase or sale of
electricity or electricity services;

     (f)  direct the market participant not to engage in the activity
specified in the order; 

     (g)  direct the market participant to pay the costs of the
investigation and hearing, including legal fees on a full-indemnity basis
and any fees paid to a witness.

(2)  Where the Council makes an order against a corporation, any officer,
director or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to,
acquiesced in or participated in the activity giving rise to the order is
jointly and severally liable with the corporation for the penalty or other
sanction imposed by the order.

(3)  An order of the Council made under this section may be filed with the
Court of Queen's Bench and on filing has the same effect as an order of the
Court of Queen's Bench.


Written decision
16(1)  Within 60 days after the conclusion of a hearing, the Council shall
deliver a written decision that includes reasons.

(2)  The Council shall provide a copy of the decision to each person who
presented evidence or made submissions at the hearing.

(3)  Except to the extent that a hearing was held in private, a decision of
the Council is a matter of public record and must be kept at the offices of
the Council, and copies of the decision must be made available to the
public on payment of a reasonable fee.


Offence
17(1)  A person who fails to comply with an order of the Council is guilty
of an offence.

(2)  A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable to
a fine of not more than $100 000 a day for every day during which the
non-compliance continues.


Right to appeal Council's decision
18(1)  Any person directly affected by a decision of the Council may appeal
the decision to the Board by 

     (a)  filing a notice of appeal with the Board, and 

     (b)  providing a copy of the notice of appeal to the Council

 within 21 days after receiving the decision of the Council.

(2)  A notice of appeal must specify 

     (a)  the name of the appellant, 

     (b)  the decision that is the subject of the appeal, and 

     (c)  the grounds for the appeal.

(3)  Pending the outcome of an appeal to the Board, the Council may stay
any order made by it subject to any terms and conditions it considers
appropriate.


Appeal
19(1)  Before hearing an appeal, the Board may direct the Council to
provide the Board with copies of any documents in the possession of the
Council that are relevant to the appeal.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), the Board may confirm, vary or reverse any
decision of the Council or refer the matter back to the Council with
directions to re-hear the matter. 

(3)  The Board shall not vary or reverse any decision of the Council unless
it finds that the Council has acted unfairly, patently unreasonably or
otherwise beyond its jurisdiction.

(4)  The Council may appear and make submissions at the appeal.

(5)  The Board may make any award as to the costs of the appeal that it
considers appropriate. 


Expiry
20   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, 2000.


     Alberta Regulation 279/98

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     EGG PRODUCTION AND MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 21, 1998

Made by the Alberta Egg Producers Board pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of
the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Egg Production and Marketing Regulation (AR 293/97) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 10:

Deemed production quota
     10.1   For the purpose of determining the production quota of a
registered producer, one hen is deemed to produce 24 dozen eggs per quota
year.


3   Section 19 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "section 24(3)" and
substituting "section 10.1";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  A registered producer must forward a copy of the record made
under subsection (1)(b) to the Board in time to reach the office of the
Board not later than the Friday of the week following the week in which the
eggs were marketed.


4   Section 24 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Service charges for registered producers
     24(1)  A registered producer must pay an annual service charge of
$4.56 per hen to the Board for the number of hens prescribed in that
registered producer's possession quota.

     (2)  A registered producer must 

               (a)  pay to the Board each month

                         (i)  1/12 of the total annual service charge
assessed under subsection (1), or 

                         (ii) a portion of the total annual service
charge assessed under subsection (1), in an amount determined by the Board,

               and

               (b)  forward the amount under clause (a)(i) or (ii), as
the case may be, to the Board in time to reach the office of the Board by
the first day of every month.

     (3)  If a registered producer fails to pay the service charge in
accordance with subsection (2), a processor who buys or receives eggs from
the registered producer must, on request of the Board, 

               (a)  deduct any service charge owing to the Board by
that registered producer from the purchase price payable to that producer,
and

               (b)  forward the service charge to the Board in time to
reach the office of the Board not later than the Friday of the week
following the week in which the service charge was deducted.

     (4)  If a processor fails to deduct the service charge as required by
subsection (3)(a), the processor is liable to the Board for the damages in
an amount equal to the service charge which should have been deducted.

     (5)  On application by a registered producer, the Board may abate the
annual service charge assessed under subsection (1).

Service charges for producers
     24.1(1)  A producer, other than a registered producer, who sells or
transfers eggs to a processor must pay to the Board a service charge of
$0.19 per dozen eggs sold or transferred.

     (2)  A processor who buys or receives eggs from a producer other than
a registered producer must

               (a)  deduct the service charge specified in subsection
(1) from the purchase price payable to that producer, and

               (b)  forward the service charge to the Board and account
for the service charge in a manner prescribed by the Board, not later than
the Friday of the week following the week in which the service charge was
deducted.

     (3)  A processor must keep service charges deducted under subsection
(2)(a) in a separate trust account for that purpose.

     (4)  If a processor fails to deduct the service charge as required by
subsection (2)(a), the processor is liable to the Board for the damages in
an amount equal to the service charge which should have been deducted.

Recovery of service charges
     24.2  The Board may recover by legal action from a registered
producer, a producer other than a registered producer or a processor

               (a)  the amount of any service charge that is not
deducted and paid as required by this Regulation, and

               (b)  legal costs on a solicitor-client basis incurred in
the recovery of any amount referred to in clause (a).


5   This Regulation comes into force on December 27, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 280/98

     Municipal Government Act

     ASSESSMENT EQUALIZATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 23, 1998

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:545/98) pursuant to
section 322(h) of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Assessment Equalization Regulation (AR 366/94) is amended by this
Regulation.


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

     (b)  "assessment level" for a specified group of properties means
the overall ratio of assessments to indicators of market value;


3   The following is added after section 1:

Information provided by municipality under section 319(1) of the Act
     1.1(1)  On receiving information from a municipality pursuant to
section 319(1) of the Act, the Minister must assess the information and
determine if the information is acceptable.

     (2)  If the Minister determines that the information is acceptable,
the Minister may use and rely on the information when preparing the
equalized assessment for the municipality.

     (3)  If the Minister determines that the information is not
acceptable, the Minister must prepare the equalized assessment using
whatever information is available about the municipality.

     (4)  The information provided pursuant to section 319(1) of the Act
must include assessment levels.


4   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Preparation of equalized assessment
     2(1)  In this section, "regulated property" means property in respect
of which an assessment is prepared using the valuation standard referred to
in section 2(1)(b), 5, 6 or 7 of the Standards of Assessment Regulation (AR
365/94).

     (2)  In preparing the equalized assessment for a municipality,

               (a)  the assessments for regulated property, reported in
accordance with section 319(1) of the Act or derived from information in
accordance with section 319(2) of the Act or section 1.1(3) of this
Regulation, must be adjusted to reflect a common year by applying factors
that the Minister considers appropriate, and

               (b)  the assessments for property other than regulated
property, reported in accordance with section 319(1) of the Act or derived
from information in accordance with section 319(2) of the Act or section
1.1(3) of this Regulation, must be adjusted in the manner the Minister
considers appropriate

                         (i)  to reflect a common year,

                         (ii) to reflect an assessment level of 1.00,
and

                         (iii)     to compensate for differences between
the Standards of Assessment Regulation (AR 365/94) and the applicable
assessment legislation and regulations that were in force when assessments
were last prepared for all property in the municipality.


5   Section 2.1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Limit on increases in equalized assessments
     2.1(1)  Pursuant to section 325 of the Act, the Minister may by order
limit the amount by which equalized assessments for any class of property
listed in section 297 of the Act may increase from one year to the next.

     (2)  Subsection (1) applies only to equalized assessments being
prepared for 1999 or a subsequent year.


6   Sections 4 and 5 are repealed.


7   The Schedule is repealed.


9   This Regulation comes into force on December 31, 1998.


     Alberta Regulation 281/98

     Municipal Government Act

     COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PROPERTY
     TAX EXEMPTION REGULATION

     Filed:  December 23, 1998

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:544/98) pursuant to
section 370(c) of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1

     Part 1
     General Rules

Application    2
Part of a property  3
Primary use of property  4
Holding property    5
Non-profit organization  6
Meaning of restricted    7
Gaming and liquor licences    8

     Part 2
     Qualifications for Exemptions 
     under Section 362(1)(n)(ii) to (v)

Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(ii) of the Act  9
Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(iii) of the Act 10
Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(iv) of the Act  11
Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(v) of the Act   12

     Part 3
     Other Property Exempt under
     Section 362(1)(n)

Definitions    13
Exemption for other property  14
Day cares, museums and other facilities 15
Conditions for exemption 16
Waiver of application requirement  17
Retail commercial areas  18

     Part 4
     Transitional Matters

Application for 1999 exemption     19
Requirements for 1999 exemption    20
Waiver of application requirement in 1999    21

     Part 5
     Repeal and Review

Repeal    22
Expiry    23


Interpretation
1(1)   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Municipal Government Act;

     (b)  "charitable or benevolent purpose" means the relief of poverty,
the advancement of education, the advancement of religion or any other
purpose beneficial to the community;

     (c)  "general public" means pertaining to the general community,
rather than a group with limited membership or a group of business
associates;

     (d)  "professional sports franchise" means a professional sports
franchise operating in the National Hockey League, the Canadian Football
League, the National Professional Soccer League or the Pacific Coast
League;

     (e)  "taxation" means taxation under Division 2 of Part 10 of the
Act.

(2)  For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, "community
association" means an organization where membership is voluntary, but
restricted to residents of a specific area, and that is formed for the
purpose of

     (a)  enhancing the quality of life for residents of the area or
enhancing the programs, public facilities or services provided to the
residents of the area, or

     (b)  providing non-profit sporting, educational, social,
recreational or other activities to the residents of the area.

(3)  The definitions in sections 1 and 284 of the Act apply to this
Regulation. 


     PART 1

     GENERAL RULES

Application
2   This Regulation applies to taxation in 1999 and later years.


Part of a property
3   An exemption under section 362(1)(n)(i) to (v) of the Act or Part 3 of
this Regulation applies only to the part of a property that qualifies for
the exemption.


Primary use of property
4(1)  Property is not exempt from taxation under section 362(1)(n)(iii),
(iv) or (v) of the Act or Part 3 of this Regulation unless the property is
primarily used for the purpose or use described in those provisions.

(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a property is primarily used for
a purpose or use if the property is used for the specified purpose or use
at least 60% of the time that the property is in use.


Holding property
5   When section 362(1)(n)(i) to (v) of the Act or Part 3 of this
Regulation requires property to be held by a non-profit organization, a
society as defined in the Agricultural Societies Act or a community
association for the property to be exempt from taxation, the property is
not exempt unless

     (a)  the organization, society or association is the owner of the
property and the property is not subject to a lease, licence or permit, or

     (b)  the organization, society or association holds the property
under a lease, licence or permit.


Non-profit organization
6   When section 362(1)(n)(i) to (v) of the Act or Part 3 of this
Regulation requires property to be held by a non-profit organization or
community association for the property to be exempt from taxation, the
property is not exempt unless

     (a)  the organization or association is a society incorporated under
the Societies Act, or

     (b)  the organization or association is

               (i)  a corporation incorporated in any jurisdiction, or

               (ii) any other entity established under a federal law or
law of Alberta

          that is prohibited, by the laws of the jurisdiction governing
its formation or establishment, from distributing income or property to its
shareholders or members during its existence.



Meaning of restricted
7(1)  In this Regulation, a reference to the use of property being
restricted means, subject to subsections (2) and (3), that individuals are
restricted from using the property on any basis, including a restriction
based on

     (a)  race, culture, ethnic origin or religious belief,

     (b)  the ownership of property,

     (c)  the requirement to pay fees of any kind, other than minor
entrance or service fees, or

     (d)  the requirement to become a member of an organization.

(2)  The requirement to become a member of an organization does not make
the use of the property restricted so long as

     (a)  membership in the organization is not restricted on any basis,
other than the requirement to fill out an application and pay a minor
membership fee, and

     (b)  membership occurs within a short period of time after any
application or minor fee requirement is satisfied.

(3)  Not permitting an individual to use a property for safety or liability
reasons or because the individual's use of the property would contravene a
law does not make the use of the property restricted.


Gaming and liquor licences
8(1)  For the purposes of section 365(2) of the Act, property described in
section 362(1)(n) of the Act and Part 3 of this Regulation in respect of
which a bingo licence, casino licence, pull ticket licence, Class C liquor
licence or a special event licence is issued under the Gaming and Liquor
Regulation (AR 143/96) is exempt from taxation if the requirements of
section 362(1)(n) and this Regulation in respect of the property are met.

(2)  Despite subsection (1), property in respect of which a bingo facility
licence or casino facility licence is issued is not exempt from taxation.


     PART 2

     QUALIFICATIONS FOR EXEMPTIONS
     UNDER SECTION 362(1)(n)(ii) TO (v)

Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(ii) of the Act
9(1)  The following property is not exempt from taxation under section
362(1)(n)(ii) of the Act:

     (a)  property to the extent that it is used in the operation of a
professional sports franchise;

     (b)  property that is used solely for community games, sports,
athletics or recreation if, for more than 40% of the time that the property
is in use, the majority of those participating in the activities held on
the property are 18 years of age or older.

(2)  Property is not exempt from taxation under section 362(1)(n)(ii) of
the Act if, for more than 30% of the time that the property is in use, the
use of the property is restricted within the meaning of section 7 as
modified by subsection (3).

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), limiting the participation in
activities held on a property to persons of a certain age does not make the
use of the property restricted.


Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(iii) of the Act
10(1)  Property referred to in section 362(1)(n)(iii) of the Act is not
exempt from taxation unless

     (a)  the charitable or benevolent purpose for which the property is
primarily used is a purpose that benefits the general public in the
community in which the property is located, and

     (b)  the resources of the non-profit organization that holds the
property are devoted chiefly to the charitable or benevolent purpose for
which the property is used.

(2)  Property is not exempt from taxation under section 362(1)(n)(iii) of
the Act if, for more than 30% of the time that the property is in use, the
use of the property is restricted within the meaning of section 7.


Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(iv) of the Act
11   Property referred to in section 362(1)(n)(iv) of the Act is not exempt
from taxation unless the accommodation provided to senior citizens is
subsidized accommodation as defined in the General Regulation (AR 213/94).


Exemption under section 362(1)(n)(v) of the Act
12(1)  The following property is not exempt from taxation under section
362(1)(n)(v) of the Act:

     (a)  property to the extent that it is used in the operation of a
professional sports franchise;

     (b)  property if, for more than 40% of the time that the property is
in use, the majority of those participating in the activities held on the
property are 18 years of age or older;

     (c)  property in Calgary or Edmonton that is held by and used in
connection with a community association if the association is not a member
of the Federation of Calgary Communities or the Edmonton Federation of
Community Leagues.

(2)  Property is not exempt from taxation under section 362(1)(n)(v) of the
Act if, for more than 30% of the time that the property is in use, the use
of the property is restricted within the meaning of section 7 as modified
by subsection (3).

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), limiting the participation in
activities held on a property to persons of a certain age does not make the
use of the property restricted.


     PART 3

     OTHER PROPERTY EXEMPT
     UNDER SECTION 362(1)(n)

Definitions
13   In this section, 

     (a)  "arts" means theatre, literature, music, painting, sculpture or
graphic arts and includes any other similar creative or interpretive
activity;

     (b)  "chamber of commerce" means a chamber of commerce that is a
non-profit organization and is a member of the Alberta Chamber of Commerce;

     (c)  "ethno-cultural association" means an organization formed for
the purpose of serving the interests of a community defined in terms of the
racial, cultural, ethnic, national or linguistic origins or interests of
its members;

     (d)  "linguistic organization" means an organization formed for the
purpose of promoting the use of English or French in Alberta;

     (e)  "museum" means a facility that is established for the purpose
of conserving, studying, interpreting, assembling and exhibiting, for the
instruction and enjoyment of the general public, art, objects or specimens
of educational and cultural value or historical, technological,
anthropological, scientific or philosophical inventions, instruments,
models or designs;

     (f)  "retail commercial area" means property used to sell food,
beverages, merchandise or services;

     (g)  "sheltered workshop" means a facility designed to provide an
occupation for and to promote the adjustment and rehabilitation of persons
who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining employment because of
physical, mental or developmental disabilities;

     (h)  "thrift shop" means a retail outlet operated for a charitable
or benevolent purpose that sells donated clothing, appliances, furniture,
household items and other items of value at a nominal cost to people in
need.


Exemption for other property
14   This Part describes property that is exempt from taxation under
section 362(1)(n) of the Act that is not exempt under section 362(1)(n)(i)
to (v) of the Act.


Day cares, museums and other facilities
15   A non-profit organization that holds property on which any of the
following facilities are operated may apply to the municipality within
whose area the property is located for an exemption from taxation:

     (a)  a facility used for sports or recreation to the extent that the
facility is not used in the operation of a professional sports franchise;

     (b)  a facility used for fairs or exhibitions, including 
agricultural exhibitions;

     (c)  a facility used for the arts or a museum;

     (d)  a facility used for the care and supervision of children and
that is

               (i)  a day care facility as defined in the Day Care
Regulation (AR 333/90), and 

               (ii) licensed under that Regulation;

     (e)  a facility used by a linguistic organization if

               (i)  the use of the property by the general public is
actively encouraged, and

               (ii) a sign is prominently posted in the facility
indicating the hours that the whole  or part of the facility is accessible
to the public;

     (f)  a facility used by an ethno-cultural association for sports,
recreation or education or for charitable or other benevolent purposes if

               (i)  the use of the property by the general public is
actively encouraged, and

               (ii) a sign is prominently posted in the facility
indicating the hours that the whole or part of the facility is accessible
to the public;

     (g)  a facility in a municipality operated and used by an
organization for a charitable or benevolent purpose where the majority of
the organization's beneficiaries do not reside in the municipality;

     (h)  a facility used as a thrift shop;

     (i)  a facility used as a sheltered workshop;

     (j)  a facility operated and used by a chamber of commerce;

     (k)  a facility used for a charitable or benevolent purpose that is
for the benefit of the general public if

               (i)  the charitable or benevolent purpose for which the
facility is primarily used is a purpose that benefits the general public in
the community in which the facility is located, and

               (ii) the resources of the non-profit organization that
holds the facility are devoted chiefly to the charitable or benevolent
purpose for which the facility is used.


Conditions for exemption
16(1)  A municipality must grant a non-profit organization an exemption
from taxation in a taxation year in respect of property referred to in
section 15 that is held by the organization if 

     (a)  the non-profit organization makes an application for an
exemption to the municipality by November 30 of the year preceding the
taxation year and supplies the municipality with the following by February
15 in the taxation year:

               (i)  any information the municipality requires to
determine if the organization meets the conditions for the exemption, and 

               (ii) a description of any retail commercial areas in the
facility,

     (b)  the facility on the property is one of the facilities described
in section 15 and the non-profit organization operates the facility on a
non-profit basis,

     (c)  the funds of the non-profit organization are chiefly used for
the purposes of the organization and not for the benefit of the
organization's directors and employees, 

     (d)  the property is not disqualified by virtue of subsection (2) or
(3), and

     (e)  the requirements of subsections (4) and (5), if applicable, are
met.

(2)  Property referred to in section 15(a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (j) or (k)
is not exempt from taxation if, for more than 30% of the time that the
property is in use, the use of the property is restricted within the
meaning of section 7.

(3)  Property referred to in section 15(d) or (g) to (i) is not exempt from
taxation if an individual is not permitted to use the property because of
the individual's race, culture, ethnic origin or religious belief.

(4)  Before granting an exemption under this section in respect of a
property that is held by a non-profit organization, the municipality may
require that an agreement between the organization and the municipality be
in force that sets out that

     (a)  the organization will provide the municipality with a report by
a time and in a manner specified in the agreement that sets out the
information the municipality requires to determine if the organization met
the conditions for the exemption during the taxation year, and

     (b)  if the organization does not comply with the provisions
referred to in clause (a), the organization will pay the municipality an
amount equivalent to the property taxes that would be payable in respect of
the property for the taxation year if the property was not exempt.

(5)  Before granting an exemption under this section in respect of a
property that is owned by a non-profit organization, the municipality may
require that an agreement between the organization and the municipality be
in force that sets out that

     (a)  no disposition of the property may be made without the approval
of the municipality, and

     (b)  if the organization is being wound-up and dissolved, the
organization must, if required by the municipality, transfer the property
to the municipality.

(6)  If a municipality grants an exemption to a non-profit organization and
later determines that the organization did not meet the conditions that
applied to the organization for the exemption for all or part of the
taxation year, the municipality may in the taxation year cancel the
exemption for all or part of the taxation year, as the case may be, and
require the organization to pay property tax in respect of the property for
the period that the exemption is cancelled.


Waiver of application requirement
17(1)  If a municipality has granted a non-profit organization an exemption
from taxation under section 16 in respect of a property,  the municipality
may grant the non-profit organization an exemption from taxation in the
following taxation year under section 16 in respect of the property without
requiring the organization to apply for the exemption.

(2)  A municipality that has waived an application requirement under
subsection (1) in respect of a property for a taxation year may

     (a)  require the non-profit organization that holds the property to
provide any information that the organization may be required to provide if
it was applying for an exemption, and

     (b)  if the non-profit organization does not provide the
information, cancel in that taxation year the exemption for all or part of
that taxation year and require the organization to pay property tax in
respect of the property for the period that the exemption is cancelled.

(3)  A municipality may not waive the application requirement under
subsection (1) in respect of a property for more than 3 consecutive
taxation years.


Retail commercial  areas
18(1)  In this section, "exempt facility" means a facility or part of a
facility held by a non-profit organization, a society as defined in the
Agricultural Societies Act or a community association that is exempt from
taxation under section 362(1)(n)(i) to (v) of the Act or section 16 of this
Regulation.

(2)  A retail commercial area that is located within an exempt facility is
exempt from taxation if

     (a)  the non-profit organization, society as defined in the
Agricultural Societies Act or community association that holds the exempt
facility also holds and operates the retail commercial area, and

     (b)  the net income from the retail commercial area is used

               (i)  to pay all or part of the operational or capital
costs of the exempt facility, or

               (ii) to pay all or part of the operational or capital
costs of any other facility that is held by the non-profit organization,
society or community association and that is exempt from taxation under
section 362 of the Act or section 16 of this Regulation.


     PART 4

     TRANSITIONAL MATTERS

Application for 1999 exemption
19(1)  For the 1999 taxation year, a municipality may grant a non-profit
organization an exemption from taxation in respect of property under
section 16 if the organization makes an application for the exemption to
the municipality by April 30, 1999 and supplies the information described
in section 16(1)(a)(i) and (ii) by May 31, 1999.

(2)  A municipality may, in respect of a non-profit organization, establish
dates that are later than those referred to in subsection (1) for making an
application or supplying information.


Requirements for 1999 exemption
20(1)  This section applies to the 1999 taxation year.

(2)  A municipality may grant a non-profit organization an exemption from
taxation in respect of property referred to in section 15 that is held by
the organization only if

     (a)  the facility on the property or any retail commercial area in
the facility does not provide significant competition with one or more
taxable businesses in the municipality or surrounding area, and

     (b)  the municipality is satisfied that the operations of the
non-profit organization on the property provide significant benefits.

(3)  Despite subsection (2), a municipality may, in respect of a non-profit
organization, waive either or both of the requirements in subsection (2)(a)
and (b).


Waiver of application requirement in 1999
21   For the 1999 taxation year, the power of a municipality to waive an
application requirement under section 17(1) also applies when the
municipality has granted an exemption from taxation under section 15 of the
Community Organization 1998 Property Tax Exemption Regulation (AR 289/97).


     PART 5

     REPEAL AND REVIEW

Repeal
22(1)  The Community Organization 1998 Property Tax Exemption Regulation
(AR 289/97) is repealed.

(2)  Despite the repeal of the Community Organization 1998 Property Tax
Exemption Regulation (AR 289/97), that Regulation continues to apply to
taxation in 1998.


Expiry
23   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, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 282/98

     Municipal Government Act

     STANDARDS OF ASSESSMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 23, 1998

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:546/98) pursuant to
section 322 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Standards of Assessment Regulation (AR 365/94) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(d) is repealed.


3   Section 2(3) is amended

     (a)  in clause (b) by striking out "occupied" and substituting "used
but not necessarily occupied";

     (b)  by repealing clause (c) and substituting the following:

               (c)  an area of 3 acres located within a larger parcel
of land where any part of the larger parcel is used but not necessarily
occupied for residential purposes;

     (c)  in clause (d)(ii) by striking out "is not occupied for any
purpose but".


4   Section 3 is amended

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

               (b)  for other improvements, market value.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2).


5   Section 4 is repealed.


6   Section 7 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The assessor must elect to comply with Appendix III or  Appendix
IV to the guidelines referred to in subsection (2) and on making the
election must prepare all assessments for machinery and equipment in the
municipality in accordance with that election.

     (4)  Where the assessor elects to comply with Appendix III to the
guidelines referred to in subsection (2), the assessor must notify the
Minister of that election.

     (5)  Subsections (3) and (4) have no effect after December 31, 1999.


7   The following is added after section 7:

Valuation standard for a parcel and improvements
     7.1   When an assessor is preparing an assessment for a parcel of
land and the improvements to it, the valuation standard for the land and
improvements is market value

                         (a)  unless the land is a parcel used for
farming operations, in which case the valuation standard in section 2(1)(b)
applies to the land, and

                         (b)  unless the improvement is railway,
linear property or machinery and equipment, in which case the valuation
standard in section 5, 6 or 7, as the case may be, applies to the
improvement.


8   Section 8 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Actions under the Municipal Government Act
     8   When a property is used for farming operations or residential
purposes and an action is taken under Part 17 of the Act that has the
effect of permitting or prescribing for that property some other use, the
assessor must determine its value

               (a)  in accordance with its residential use, for that
part of the property that is occupied by the owner or the purchaser or the
spouse or dependant of the owner or purchaser, and is used exclusively for
residential purposes, or

               (b)  based on agricultural use value, if the property is
used for farming operations, unless section 2(3) applies.


9   Section 11 is amended by striking out "or depreciated replacement
cost".


10   This Regulation comes into force on December 31, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 283/98

     Municipal Government Act

     TRANSITIONAL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 23, 1998

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:547/98) pursuant to
section 710 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Transitional Regulation (AR 372/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (3);

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (4):

          (5)  Despite subsections (1) and (2), the County of Red Deer
and Yellowhead County must prepare assessments in accordance with the new
Act for property in those municipalities that falls within class 3 as set
out in section 297(1)(c) of the new Act not later than for the taxation
year 2000.


3   Section 3 is amended by repealing subsections (3) and (4).


4   The following sections are repealed:

     section 6;
     sections 8 to 13;
     sections 14 and 15;
     sections 19, 20 and 20.1.


5   This Regulation comes into force on December 31, 1998.


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     Alberta Regulation 284/98

     Safety Codes Act

     EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 31, 1998

Made by the Minister of Labour (M.O. 29/98) pursuant to section 2(2) of the
Safety Codes Act.


1   The Exemption Regulation (AR 199/96) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(a) is amended by striking out "installed in a private
residence" and substituting "serving a privately owned single family
dwelling unit".


3   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "clause 5.2.2.4.(1)(a) of the Alberta Fire
Code, 1992" and substituting "clause 5.8.1.4.(1)(a) of the Alberta Fire
Code 1997";

     (b)  in clause (d) by striking out "Alberta Fire Code, 1992" and
substituting "Alberta Fire Code 1997". 


4   Section 8 is amended by striking out "December 31, 1998" and
substituting "December 31, 2003".