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     Alberta Regulation 128/99

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS COMMISSION
     AUTHORIZATION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 1, 1999

Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council pursuant to
section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "Commission" means the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission;

     (c)  "Plan" means the Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Plan
Regulation (AR 120/99);

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

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

(2)  Words defined in the Act or the Plan have the same meaning when used
in this Regulation.


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

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

     (b)  requiring all brokers, packers or processors to be licensed
under the Plan before they become engaged in the marketing or processing of
the regulated product;

     (c)  prohibiting brokers, packers or processors from engaging in the
marketing or processing of the regulated product except under the authority
of a licence issued under the Plan;

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

     (e)  providing for

               (i)  the assessment, charging and collection of service
charges 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;

     (f)  providing for the refund of service charges;

     (g)  requiring any broker, packer, processor or other person who
receives the regulated product from a producer

               (i)  to deduct from the money payable to the producer
any service charges payable by the producer to the Commission, and

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

     (h)  providing for the use of the service charges received by the
Commission for the purposes of paying its expenses and administering the
Plan and the regulations made by the Commission.


Repeal
3   The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission Authorization Regulation (AR
173/89) is repealed.


Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on January 31, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 129/99

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS MARKETING REGULATION

     Filed:  June 4, 1999

Made by the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission pursuant to section 26 of the
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Service charges     2
Variation of service charges  3
Collection of service charges 4
Refund of service charges     5
Dealer's licence required     6
Application for dealer's licence   7
Granting of dealer's licence  8
Authority of dealer's licence 9
Disposal of dealer's licence  10
Refusal to grant a dealer's licence     11
Suspension or cancellation of dealer's licence    12
Hearing   13
Report to Commission     14
Information    15
Inspection of records    16
Use of funds   17
Interest  18
Legal action   19
Transitional   20
Repeal    21
Expiry    22


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "Plan" means the Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Plan
Regulation.

(2)  Words that are defined in either the Act or the Plan have the same
meaning when used in this Regulation.


Service charges
2   A producer who sells any regulated product must pay to the Commission a
service charge in the amount of $0.005 per dollar of regulated product
sold.


Variation of service charges
3   The Commission may, from time to time, vary the service charge if the
variation of the service charge is approved by the eligible producers at an
annual Commission meeting or at a special Commission meeting called for
that purpose.


Collection of service charges
4(1)  All dealers must deduct the amount of the service charge from any
proceeds payable to or on behalf of the producer where a dealer

     (a)  purchases regulated product from a producer, or

     (b)  acquires regulated product from a producer for sale on the
producer's behalf.

(2)  Any dealer who collects a service charge must, subject to any
directions given by the Commission, pay the amount of the service charge to
the Commission within 55 days from the end of the month within which the
service charge was collected.

(3)  Where the Commission does not receive payment of the service charge
from a dealer in respect of regulated product sold by or on behalf of a
producer, the producer is liable for the payment of the appropriate service
charge to the Commission.

(4)  Any person required to collect and pay to the Commission the service
charge payable by a producer must, on payment of the service charge to the
Commission, provide to the Commission, in respect of that producer, a
summary detailing

     (a)  the amount of regulated product obtained from the producer,

     (b)  the amount of service charge being paid on behalf of the
producer, and

     (c)  the name and address of the producer.


Refund of service charges
5(1)  Any service charge that is paid by or on behalf of a producer is
refundable to the producer on request of the producer.

(2)  A request for a refund of the service charge must

     (a)  be made in writing on a form that is provided by or acceptable
to the Commission, and

     (b)  contain the following information:

               (i)  the producer's name;

               (ii) the producer's mailing address and telephone
number;

               (iii)     a copy of the original cash ticket showing the
deduction of the service charge.

(3)  Requests for refunds must be received by the Commission at its head
office

     (a)  prior to the end of August, for service charges collected
during the period commencing on the previous February 1 and ending on July
31, and 

     (b)  prior to the end of February, for service charges collected
during the period commencing on the previous August 1 and ending on January
31.

(4)  Any request for a refund that is not received by the Commission within
the time periods specified under subsection (3) must not be considered by
the Commission and the producer will not be entitled to a refund in respect
of the service charges in question.

(5)  The Commission must refund the service charge to the producer within
90 days from the end of the period in which the request for a refund of the
service charges is received, if the request complies with this Regulation.


Dealer's licence required
6(1)  No person shall carry on the business of a dealer in the regulated
product unless that person is licensed as a dealer under this Regulation.

(2)  No person, other than a producer, shall engage in the marketing or
processing of the regulated product unless that person is licensed as a
dealer under this Regulation.


Application for dealer's licence
7(1)  Every person, other than a producer, who wishes to market or process
the regulated product must apply for and obtain a dealer's licence from the
Commission.

(2)  An application under subsection (1) must be in a form prescribed by
the Commission and include

     (a)  the name, telephone number and mailing address of the
applicant,

     (b)  the address of the applicant, if it is different from the
mailing address, and

     (c)  such other information as the Commission may require.


Granting of dealer's licence
8   If the Commission is satisfied that a dealer's licence should be
granted to the applicant, the Commission must grant the applicant a
dealer's licence in a form prescribed by the Commission.


Authority of dealer's licence
9   A dealer's licence is authority for the dealer to receive, market or
process the regulated product in accordance with this Regulation.


Disposal of dealer's licence
10   A dealer's licence becomes void when it is sold, transferred, assigned
or otherwise disposed of.


Refusal to grant a dealer's licence
11   The Commission may refuse to grant a dealer's licence

     (a)  if it is satisfied that the applicant will not comply with the
Act, the Plan, this or other regulations that apply to the applicant or
orders or directions of the Council or the Commission, or

     (b)  for any other lawful reason the Commission considers proper.


Suspension or cancellation of dealer's licence
12   The Commission may suspend or cancel a dealer's licence if the
Commission is of the opinion that a holder of a dealer's licence has

     (a)  failed to comply with the Act, the Plan or any regulation under
the Act, or

     (b)  failed to comply with any order or direction of the Council or
the Commission.


Hearing
13(1)  The Commission must give written notice of its decision to any
person who is refused a licence or whose licence is suspended or cancelled,
as the case may be.

(2)  Where a person receives a notice under subsection (1), that person may
make application to the Commission for a hearing to show cause why the
dealer's licence should not be refused, suspended or cancelled, as the case
may be.

(3)  Where the Commission receives an application under subsection (2), it
must give notice to the person who made the application of the date, place
and time that a hearing into the matter will be held.

(4)  At the hearing referred to in subsection (3), the person who made the
application under subsection (2) must be given an opportunity

     (a)  to show cause why a dealer's licence should be granted, or

     (b)  to show cause why that person's dealer's licence should not be
suspended or cancelled,

as the case may be.

(5)  Following a hearing under this section, the Commission must give
written notice of its decision to the person in respect of whom the hearing
was held.

(6)  A dealer who receives a notice of suspension or cancellation under
this section must, on receipt of the notice, immediately cease receiving
the regulated product.


Report to Commission
14   A dealer must

     (a)  record for each month

               (i)  the total volume of regulated product purchased by
the dealer from producers, and

               (ii) the total amount paid by the dealer to producers
for that regulated product so purchased,

     and

     (b)  at the conclusion of the month report to the Commission the
amounts so recorded for that month.


Information
15   The Commission may request from a producer or a dealer the following
information:

     (a)  the amount of regulated product grown by a producer or to which
the producer is entitled under a crop share arrangement;

     (b)  the amount of regulated product marketed or processed by a
producer and the details of the marketing;

     (c)  the amount of regulated product marketed or processed by a
person and the manner in which it is marketed;

     (d)  such other general information relating to production,
marketing or processing of the regulated product that the Commission
requires to carry out its purpose under the Act and the Plan.


Inspection of records
16(1)  Where the Commission is of the opinion that circumstances warrant
it, the Commission may request in writing that a dealer produce for the
Commission's inspection any record in the possession or under the control
of the dealer that relates to the collection of service charges by the
dealer.

(2)  Where a dealer receives a request in writing under subsection (1), the
dealer must comply with the request in accordance with its terms.


Use of funds
17   Any funds received by the Commission under the Plan must be used by
the Commission for purposes of paying its expenses and administering the
Plan and the regulations.


Interest
18   Interest must be paid to the Commission by the dealer for any late
payment of service charges at the rate of 1.5% per month calculated on the
balance due.


Legal action
19   The Commission may commence and maintain any legal action that is
necessary to enforce the payment of service charges that are payable under
the Plan and this Regulation.


Transitional
20   On the coming into force of this Regulation, a person who holds a
licence under the Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Regulation (AR 176/89)
that comes within the definition of a licence under this Regulation
continues to hold that licence under this Regulation.


Repeal
21   The Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Regulation (AR 176/89) is
repealed.


Expiry
22   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on January 31, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 130/99

     Electric Utilities Act

     COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE COAL COST
     INFORMATION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 4, 1999

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 22/99) pursuant to
section 45.97 of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Discretion to accept information   2
Process for reviewing commercially sensitive
  coal cost information  3
Report    4
Disclosure by independent assessment team    5
Disclosure by Board 6
Return or destruction of commercially sensitive
  coal cost information  7
Expiry    8


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "agreement" means an agreement between the owner of a
generating unit and other persons relating to

               (i)  the ownership of coal reserves from which coal may
be produced for use as fuel in the generating unit,

               (ii) the ownership or operation of a coal mine from
which coal is produced for use as fuel in the generating unit, or

               (iii)     the purchase and sale or other supply of coal for
use as fuel in the generating unit;

     (c)  "commercially sensitive coal cost information" means an
agreement or other document or information that is related to the costs of
supplying coal for use as fuel in a generating unit and that the owner of
the generating unit

               (i)  has consistently treated as confidential, and

               (ii) provides to the independent assessment team
explicitly in confidence;

     (d)  "report" means the report of the independent assessment team
referred to in section 45.9(1) of the Act.


Discretion to accept information
2   The independent assessment team may accept in respect of a proposal
under section 45.4 of the Act commercially sensitive coal cost information
from the owner of a generating unit listed in Part 1 of the Schedule to the
Act, and must maintain the confidentiality of that information.


Process for reviewing commercially sensitive coal cost information
3   The independent assessment team must provide the interested parties
referred to in section 45.5(1)(d) of the Act with a description of the
process that the independent assessment team has undertaken or will
undertake to review commercially sensitive coal cost information.


Report
4(1)  The report of the independent assessment team must identify any
determination in the report that is based on commercially sensitive coal
cost information.

(2)  The economic analysis in the report in support of a determination that
is based on commercially sensitive coal cost information must include a
description of the process the independent assessment team used to review
that information in order to make that determination.


Disclosure by independent assessment team 
5   Notwithstanding anything in the Act or this Regulation, the independent
assessment team must not disclose commercially sensitive coal cost
information to any person other than the Board pursuant to section 6(1). 


Disclosure by Board
6(1)  The Board may require the independent assessment team to provide it
with commercially sensitive coal cost information for the purpose of making
a decision under section 45.91(2) of the Act. 

(2)  The Board must not disclose commercially sensitive coal cost
information to any person unless in the Board's opinion disclosure is
necessary in the public interest.


Return or destruction of commercially sensitive coal cost information
7(1)  On completing the approvals or variations that it considers necessary
under section 45.91 of the Act, the Board and the independent assessment
team must destroy or return to the owner of a generating unit any
commercially sensitive coal cost information provided by the owner.

(2)  Where leave is obtained under section 20(5) of the Alberta Energy and
Utilities Board Act to appeal a decision of the Board to the Court of
Appeal, the information referred to in subsection (1) shall not be
destroyed or returned before

     (a)  the decision of the Court of Appeal is rendered and the time
for appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada has expired, or

     (b)  the appeal has been abandoned.

(3)  Where leave to appeal a decision of the Board to the Court of Appeal
is not applied for or is applied for but not granted, the information
referred to in subsection (1) must be destroyed or returned on the
expiration of the leave period described in section 20(5) of the Alberta
Energy and Utilities Board Act.


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 May 31, 2004. 


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     Alberta Regulation 131/99

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 7, 1999

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 56.2 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 16.540 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     16.540   For the 1999/2000 fiscal year of the Board, the abandonment
fund levy is $65.00 for each inactive well in each class.

     Alberta Regulation 132/99

     Social Development Act

     SOCIAL ALLOWANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 9, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 248/99) pursuant to
section 30 of the Social Development Act.


1   The Social Allowance Regulation (AR 213/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 13 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3) by repealing the table and substituting the
following table:



Ages of Children
in Family Unit
Monthly Standard
Allowance


Number of Children in Family Unit
0-11
years
12-17
years
one
adult
two
adults


0
0
0
  $229
  $426


1
1
0
   321
   485



0
1
   354
   518


2
2
0
   403
   579



1
1
   436
   612



0
2
   469
   645


3
3
0
   504
   675



2
1
   537
   708



1
2
   570
   741



0
3
   603
   774


4
4
0
   599
   770



3
1
   632
   803



2
2
   665
   836



1
3
   698
   869



0
4
   731
   902



5
5
0
   695
   866



4
1
   728
   899



3
2
   761
  932



2
3
   794
965



1
4
   827
  998



0
5
   860
  1031



     (b)  by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

          (4)  In the case of a family unit with more than 5 children,
for the 6th child and for each additional child, the standard allowance may
be increased by adding

               (a)  $96 per month for a child 0 to 11 years of age, and 

               (b)  $129 per month for a child 12 to 17 years of age.

     (c)  in subsection (5)

               (i)  in clause (a) by striking out "$111" and
substituting "$96"; 

               (ii) in clause (b) by striking out "$144" and
substituting "$129";

     (d)  by repealing subsection (5.1); 

     (e)  in subsection (9) by repealing the table and substituting the
following table:


Unit
Amount


individual adult
   $143


each adult in 2-person family unit
    137


each adult in 3-person or larger family unit
    130


1st child under 12 years of age
     59


1st child 12 to 17 years of age
     88


2nd child under 12 years of age
     71


2nd child 12 to 17 years of age
    100


3rd child under 12 years of age and for each additional child under 12
years of age
     76


3rd child 12 to 17 years of age and for each additional child 12 to 17
years of age
    106



3   Section 30.1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Eligibility for benefits in addition to National Child Benefit Supplement
     30.1(1)  In this section, "former recipient" means a person  who is
ineligible to receive a social allowance under section 2 as a result of 

               (a)  receiving a National Child Benefit Supplement in
the month preceding August 1, 1999, 

               (b)  ceasing to be eligible to receive a payment in an
amount equal to the Working Income Supplement under section 30.2(2), or 

               (c)  ceasing to be eligible on August 1, 1999 to receive
a payment calculated by the Director under section 30.5(1)(d) and (e) or
section 30.6(2).

     (2)  The Director may provide to a former recipient, in the period
beginning on August 1, 1999 and ending on the following July 31,

               (a)  health benefits, and

               (b)  a monthly payment of $1.

     (3)  If within the one-year period described in subsection (2) the
former recipient

               (a)  again becomes eligible to receive a social
allowance under section 2, and

               (b)  later becomes ineligible to receive a social
allowance under section 4,

     the Director may provide the benefits referred to in subsection
(2)(a) and (b) to the former recipient for the one-year period described in
that subsection.


4   Section 30.4(1)(b) is amended by striking out "$27" and substituting
"$42". 


5   Section 30.5(1)(e) is amended by adding "that the applicant or
recipient is eligible for" after "Supplement".


6   Section 30.6(2) is amended by striking out "$27" and substituting
"$42". 


7   This Regulation comes into force on August 1, 1999.


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     Alberta Regulation 133/99

     Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

     PAYMENT FOR OUT-OF-PROVINCE MEDICAL
     CLAIMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 11, 1999

Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 45/99)  pursuant to
section 7 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act.


1   The Payment for Out-of-Province Medical Claims Regulation (AR 282/85)
is amended by this Regulation.


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

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1) and the Claims for Benefits
Regulation (AR 204/81) but subject to section 21 of the Alberta Health Care
Insurance Regulation (AR 216/81), if there is a disruption in hospital
services arising from a labour dispute and the Minister is of the opinion
that it is necessary to transfer a registrant outside Canada to receive
insured services, the Minister may pay benefits in respect of the insured
services in an amount as charged by the physician or organization rendering
the service.