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     Alberta Regulation 217/99

     Brand Act

     BRAND AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 4, 1999

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development pursuant to
the Brand Act.


1   The Brand Regulation (AR 217/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(2)(a) is amended by striking out "November 1, 1999" and
substituting "November 1, 2000".


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     Alberta Regulation 218/99

     Protection of Children Involved in Prostitution Act

     PROTECTION OF CHILDREN INVOLVED IN PROSTITUTION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 5, 1999

Made by the Minister of Children's Services (M.O. 10/99) pursuant to
section 8 of the Protection of Children Involved in Prostitution Act.


1   The Protection of Children Involved in Prostitution Regulation (AR
5/99) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended by adding the following after clause (g):

     (h)  Saamis Children's Centre Protective Safe House (Medicine Hat). 


     Alberta Regulation 219/99

     Special Areas Act

     APPLICATION OF PUBLIC LANDS ACT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 6, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 416/99) pursuant to
section 5 of the Special Areas Act.



Application of Public Lands Act
1   The Public Lands Act, except for sections 59.1, 79(1), 79.1, 79.2,
79.3, 79.5, 79.6, 80 to 105, 113 and 119.1, apply in the special areas.


Repeal
2   The Application of Public Lands Act Regulation (AR 108/92) is repealed.


Expiry
3   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on September 30, 2004.


Coming into force
4   This Regulation comes into force on the date the Agricultural
Dispositions Statutes Amendment Act, 1999 comes into force.


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     Alberta Regulation 220/99

     Pipeline Act

     PIPELINE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 7, 1999

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 3 of the
Pipeline Act.


1   The Pipeline Regulation (AR 122/87) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(2)(f.1) is amended by striking out "mixture" and substituting
"mixtures".


3   Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "Systems or CSA Z169 Aluminum
Pipe and Pressure Piping Systems, insofar as these standards are" and
substituting "Systems, insofar as it is";

     (b)  in subsection (4) by striking out "appropriate."


4   Section 7 is amended by striking out "appropriate CSA standard" and
substituting "CSA Standard referred to in section 6(2)".


5   Section 8 is amended by striking out "construction procedures" and
substituting "construction, operating or maintenance procedures".


6   Sections 11 and 12 are repealed.


7   The following is added after section 14.1(3):

     (4)  In this section, "LVP" does not include multi-phase fluids or
oilfield water.


8   Section 16(1) and (2) are amended by striking out "appropriate CSA
Standard" and substituting "CSA Standard referred to in section 6(2)".


9   Section 21 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "before commencing the
disturbance or within any other mutually acceptable alternative period" and
substituting "before commencing the disturbance unless an alternative
notice procedure and period are mutually acceptable";

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

     (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply if

               (a)  the person proposing to undertake the ground
disturbance intends to carry out the locating and marking of the pipeline
and so informs the permittee or licensee, or

               (b)  the permittee or licensee agrees to alternative
locating and marking procedures.


10   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by striking out "An approval granted" and
substituting "If an approval is granted";

               (ii) by striking out "must be in writing" and
substituting "the approval must be in writing and granted within 21 days
from the date the approval is requested";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (15):

     (16)  In this section, "hand excavation" includes

               (a)  excavation by water or air jets, and

               (b)  if the pipeline is more than 1.5 metres below the
surface of the ground, excavation by a combination of hand and mechanical
excavation in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 4.


11   Section 26 is repealed.


12   Section 40 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Pressure near test head assembly
     40   The test pressure for any part of a pipeline that is within 20
metres from the connection with the test head assembly must be limited to a
hoop stress level not greater than 90% SMYS.


13   Section 41(1) is amended by striking out "appropriate".


14   Section 46(1) is amended by striking out "appropriate".


15   Section 47 is repealed.


16   Section 49 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Submission of manual to Board
     49   The licensee of a pipeline shall submit to the Board, on
request, a copy of the licensee's manual of pipeline operating and
maintenance procedures.


17   Section 50(1) is amended by striking out "In addition to the manual
required by section 49, a" and substituting "A".


18   Section 51 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (1)(b);

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

          (2)  The permittee or licensee shall submit to the Board, on
request, a copy of the records referred to in subsection (1) and the record
of all leaks recorded for the life of the pipeline system.


19   Section 52(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  The licensee shall

               (a)  record the results of the inspection or test
conducted under subsection (1),

               (b)  retain the record for a period of at least 6 years
from the date the record is made, and

               (c)  submit the record to the Board on request.


20   Section 53 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Record of internal corrosion mitigative measures
     53   A licensee shall

               (a)  record the results of any inspection or test
conducted to determine the effectiveness of internal corrosion mitigative
measures,

               (b)  retain the record for a period of at least 6 years
from the date the record is made, and

               (c)  submit the record to the Board on request.


21   Section 55(2) is amended by striking out "and an outline of the
proposed spill site rehabilitation program".


22   Section 56 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Repair of leak or break
     56   If a leak or break or contact damage occurs in a pipeline, the
Board may specify the method of repair.


23   Section 57 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Intentional release of gas
     57(1)  Subject to the requirements of the CSA Standard referred to in
section 6(2), gas containing hydrogen sulphide must not be released from a
pipeline intentionally without the consent of the Board unless the gas is
burned in an approved manner.

     (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to gas containing hydrogen
sulphide that is vented from the annulus of a lined pipeline during a
quarterly inspection.


24   Section 58 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (3);

     (b)  in subsection (4) by striking out "prescribed in subsection
(3)," and substituting "of process control devices, pressure limiting
devices and pressure relieving devices".


25   The following is added after Schedule 3:


     SCHEDULE 4

     EXCAVATION PROCEDURE FOR EXPOSING
     A PIPELINE THAT IS MORE THAN
     1.5 METRES BELOW THE SURFACE
     OF THE GROUND (SECTION 22)


Steps:

1. Using electronic or other depth location devices, determine the
location, alignment and approximate depth of cover of the pipeline to be
exposed.  A minimum of 3 readings spaced a minimum of 3 m apart must be
taken and the alignment marked.

2. Add 25 cm to the maximum depth recorded.  This sum is labelled C on
Figures 1 and 2.

3. Using hand excavation, dig a trench of length 2C to a depth not
exceeding 1.5 m at right angles to the alignment marked in Step 1.

4. If no pipeline is found, dig a square of side 2C centred on the
hand-excavated trench, as shown in Figure 1, using mechanical excavation to
a depth of 0.5 m less than the trench depth.

5. Decrease the dimension of C by the depth of the mechanical excavation.

6. Repeat the procedure from Step 3, using a new value for C each time
until the pipeline is found.

7. If the pipeline is very deep, check the alignment and depth after the
2nd mechanical excavation and adjust C if necessary.

This procedure is based on the assumption that an electronic depth location
device gives a reasonably accurate alignment and depth of pipeline to be
exposed.  The addition of 25 cm to the indicated depth is intended as a
precautionary measure to accommodate inaccuracy in depth and alignment.








Figure 1   Plan View










Figure 2   Cross-section (along cutline AA in Figure 1)


     Alberta Regulation 221/99

     Pipeline Act

     PIPELINE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 7, 1999

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 3 of the
Pipeline Act.


1   The Pipeline Regulation (AR 122/87) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 22:

Vehicles crossing pipeline
     22.1   No person shall operate a vehicle or equipment across a
pipeline at a point that is not within the travelled portion of a highway
or public road unless

               (a)  approval is obtained from the permittee or licensee
of the pipeline, or

               (b)  the vehicle or equipment is used for agricultural
purposes.


3   Section 33 is repealed.


4   Section 35 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the
following:

Recording pressure test results
          35(1)  The chart record required by the CSA Standard for a
pressure test of a pipeline shall be continuous and legible over the full
test period, with the commencement and termination points of the test
identified.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

          (5)  Each pressure-recording instrument shall be periodically
calibrated to maintain accuracy within 2% of its range, and the Board may
require verification of such calibration.


5   Section 38 is repealed.


6   Section 43(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Board approval of test medium
     43(1)  Board approval of the test medium is required if any liquid
other than fresh water is to be used as the test medium in any pipeline and

               (a)  the volume of the test section exceeds 500 cubic
metres,

               (b)  the hoop stress level during the test exceeds 100%
SMYS, or

               (c)  the volume of the test section exceeds 3 cubic
metres, the pipeline crosses or is within 100 metres of flowing water, and
the hoop stress level during the test exceeds 30% SMYS.


7   Section 44 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Application for Board approval of test medium
     44   An application for the Board's approval under section 43(1)
shall include

               (a)  a statement that describes

                         (i)  the proposed test medium,

                         (ii) the proposed containment methods,
including control points and available equipment in the event of a spill,

                         (iii)     the period of time anticipated to
initiate containment procedures, and

                         (iv) the method of disposal of the test
medium, 

               and

               (b)  any other information the Board requires.


8   Section 50(1) is amended by striking out "more than 10 moles" and
substituting "10 or more moles".


9   Section 73(1)(a) is amended by striking out "3 copies of a plan or
plans showing" and substituting "one copy of the most recent Board Pipeline
Base Map showing".


     Alberta Regulation 222/99

     School Act

     REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  October 8, 1999

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 029/99) pursuant to sections 6 and
61 of the School Act.


1   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  the French Language Regulation (AR 490/82);

     (b)  the Insurance Regulation (AR 78/89).


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     Alberta Regulation 223/99

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE
     PROVISIONS) AMENDMENT REGULATION   

     Filed:  October 13, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 417/99) pursuant to
Schedule 2, section 12 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation (AR
365/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following after section 4.1:

Indemnificia-tion of Investment Committee members
     4.2(1)  In addition to indemnifications under section 8.1 in the
portion of this Regulation preceding Schedule 1, the Plan indemnifies an
individual

               (a)  who, in the opinion of the Board, possesses
specialized skills, and

               (b)  who is appointed a member of the Investment
Committee of the Board by the Board,

     for any damages or legal and other expenses incurred in defending an
administrative or civil claim against that individual.

     (2)  Subject to subsection (1), an indemnification under that
subsection covers anything done by the individual in good faith in the
exercise of his duties as a member of the Investment Committee.

     (3)  The costs of an indemnification under this section are to be
paid from the plan fund.


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     Alberta Regulation 224/99

     Government Organization Act

     PUBLIC WORKS, SUPPLY AND SERVICES GRANTS
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 13, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 420/99) pursuant to
section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Public Works, Supply and Services Grants Regulation (AR 195/84) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added before section 1:

     0.1   In this Regulation, "Minister" means the Minister of
Infrastructure.


3   Section 1 is amended by striking out "Schedule" and substituting
"Schedules".


4   The following is added after Schedule 3:

     SCHEDULE 4

     Board Grants for School Buildings

1   The definitions in the School Act apply to this Schedule.


2   The Minister of Infrastructure may make grants to a board for purposes
related to the construction, leasing or renewal of school buildings.