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     Alberta Regulation 282/99

     Libraries Act

     LIBRARIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 16, 1999

Made by the Minister of Community Development pursuant to section 44 of the
Libraries Act.


1   The Libraries Regulation (AR 141/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 34(2) is amended by striking out "Slave Lake" and substituting
"Swan Hills".


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     Alberta Regulation 283/99

     Government Organization Act

     ALBERTA VOCATIONAL COLLEGES REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  December 20, 1999

Made by the Minister of Learning pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Government
Organization Act.


1   The Alberta Vocational Colleges Regulation (AR 194/90) is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 284/99

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 22, 1999

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation (AR 239/97) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended in section 2 by repealing clause (l).


3   Schedule 2 is amended in section 2 by repealing clause (k).


4   Schedule 3 is amended in section 2 by repealing clause (l).


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     Alberta Regulation 285/99

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     ELECTRICIAN TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 22, 1999

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Electrician Trade Regulation (AR 98/95) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 4 is amended by repealing clause (a) and substituting the
following:

     (a)  the attainment of an Alberta high school diploma with a pass
mark in Mathematics 20 or 23 and at least 10 credits in a science, or the
equivalent of those requirements, or


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     Alberta Regulation 286/99

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     MILLWRIGHT TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 22, 1999

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Millwright Trade Regulation (AR 289/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended in section 3(k) by striking out "does include"
and substituting "does not include".


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     Alberta Regulation 287/99

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     ROOFER TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 22, 1999

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board pursuant to
section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Roofer Trade Regulation (AR 290/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 7(2)(d) is amended by striking out "90%" and substituting
"95%".


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     Alberta Regulation 288/99

     Regulations Act

     REGULATIONS ACT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 22, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 529/99) pursuant to
section 8 of the Regulations Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Filing Requirements

Filing    2
Regulation Impact Report 3
Requirement for approval 4
Information required     5

     Revised Regulations

Authority to revise 6
Revision powers     7
Approval  8
Application of provisions     9

     General
Citation  10
Availability for inspection   11
Publication    12
Corrections    13
Replacement by duplicate 14
Registrar's records 15
Discharge of filing 16
Exemptions from Act 17
Repeal    18
Expiry    19
Coming into force   20


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Regulations Act;

     (b)  "Minister" means, in sections 6, 8 and 16, the Minister of
Justice and Attorney General;

     (d)  "revised regulation" means a regulation that is consolidated
and revised in accordance with sections 6 to 8.


     Filing Requirements

Filing
2(1)  A regulation is filed under the Act when the registrar

     (a)  has endorsed on the instrument making the regulation the number
assigned, the day, month and year of filing and the word "filed", and

     (b)  has signed the instrument making the regulation.

(2)  The registrar may determine the manner of assigning members under
subsection (1).


Regulation Impact Report
3(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "regulation" means a regulation that is required to be filed
under the Act;

     (b)  "Regulation Impact Report" means the report approved by the
Chair of the Regulatory Reform Task Force for the purpose of this section.

(2)  The registrar must refuse to file a regulation if a Regulation Impact
Report for that regulation has not been submitted to and approved by the
Chair of the Regulatory Reform Task Force or the Chair's designate, unless

     (a)  the regulation is, in the opinion of the Chair or designate,
minor or non-regulatory in nature,

     (b)  the Chair or designate is satisfied that there has been an
evaluation process similar to that contained in a Regulation Impact Report,

     (c)  the regulation was consolidated and revised under section 6,

     (d)  the regulation was made under section 10 of the Act, or

     (e)  in any other case, the Chair or Acting Chair of the Executive
Council approves that the regulation may be filed without a Regulation
Impact Report being submitted and approved.

(3)  A regulation that is filed in accordance with an approval under
subsection (2)(e) expires 6 months after it is filed unless a Regulation
Impact Report for that regulation is subsequently submitted to and approved
by the Chair of the Regulatory Reform Task Force or the Chair's designate
prior to the expiry.


Requirement for approval
4(1)  If a regulation is required by law to be approved by a person or body
other than the person or body that made it, the registrar must refuse to
file the regulation if the registrar does not receive both the regulation
and the approval.

(2)  The approval must be endorsed on or attached to the regulation.


Information required
5(1)  The registrar may refuse to file a regulation

     (a)  if the following is not shown on the face of the regulation, 
the instrument making the regulation or the certificate referred to in
clause (b)(ii), or (iii):

               (i)  the provision of the enactment authorizing the
making of the regulation;

               (ii) the name of the person or body by whom the
regulation was made;

               (iii)     the date on which the regulation was made;

     (b)  if the regulation is not accompanied with

               (i)  the original instrument that made the regulation,

               (ii) a copy of that instrument certified by a person
referred to in subsection (2), or

               (iii)     a certificate completed by a person referred to in
subsection (2) that states that the regulation was made by the person or
body named in the certificate on the date specified in the certificate;

     (c)  if the regulation has not been reviewed by the registrar or a
person designated by the registrar before it has been made;

     (d)  if the registrar is of the opinion that the regulation or any
part of it does not conform to the drafting practices of the Legislative
Counsel Office;

     (e)  if the regulation contains a map, form or illustration

               (i)  that is in any colour other than white, black or
grey, or

               (ii) that cannot be legibly reproduced in The Alberta
Gazette.

(2)  The persons who may give a certificate for the purposes of subsection
(1)(b)(ii) or (iii) are

     (a)  in the case of a regulation made by the Lieutenant Governor in
Council, the Clerk of the Executive Council or a person designated by the
Clerk,

     (b)  in the case of a regulation made by a Minister, the Minister 
or the Minister's Deputy Minister or Assistant Deputy Minister,

     (c)  in the case of a regulation made by a corporation, board,
commission, association or other similar body, its chair, presiding officer
or secretary or the officer of that body who has charge of the records of
the body, and

     (d)  in any other case, a person who, in the opinion of the
registrar, is competent to give the certificate.


     Revised Regulations

Authority to revise
6   In accordance with this Regulation, the Chief Legislative Counsel,
under the general supervision of the Minister, may consolidate and revise
regulations.


Revision powers
7(1)  In this section, "enactment" means a regulation or part of a
regulation.

(2)  In consolidating and revising regulations, the Chief Legislative
Counsel may

     (a)  omit and provide for the repeal of any enactment that is
inoperative, obsolete, expired or otherwise ineffective or that the Chief
Legislative Counsel considers is superseded by or inconsistent with any
subsequent enactment;

     (b)  consolidate 2 or more enactments into one, divide an enactment
into 2 or more enactments and transfer provisions from one enactment to
another;

     (c)  make any minor amendments that are necessary to bring out more
clearly what is considered to be the intention of the regulation making
authority or to reconcile seemingly inconsistent enactments;

     (d)  revise and alter language so as to give better expression to
the meaning of an enactment but not so as to change the meaning of the
enactment;

     (e)  alter the numbering and arrangement of any enactment, add,
change or omit any heading in or title of any enactment and make any
alterations in language and punctuation that are desirable to obtain a
uniform mode of expression.


Approval
8(1)  When the consolidation and revision of a regulation is completed, the
Chief Legislative Counsel must submit it to the Minister for ratification. 

(2)  When ratified by the Minister, a revised regulation forms part of a
Revised Regulations Roll to be maintained by the Chief Legislative Counsel
as the originals of the revised regulations.

(3)  A copy of each regulation forming part of the Revised Regulations
Roll, certified to be a true copy by the Chief Legislative Counsel, must be
filed under the Act with the registrar and, for the purpose of section 2 of
this Regulation, the instrument making the regulation is the Chief
Legislative Counsel's certificate.


Application of provisions
9(1)  Sections 3 to 5 and 12(1) do not apply to revised regulations.

(2)  Except as provided in section 9 of the Act and this section, the Act
and this Regulation apply to each revised regulation in the same manner as
they apply to other regulations. 


     General

Citation
10   A regulation may be cited by either or both of the following:

     (a)  its title;

     (b)   "AR" followed by its number.


Availability for inspection
11   Each regulation must be made available during normal business hours
for inspection after it has been filed.


Publication
12(1)  When publishing a regulation in The Alberta Gazette, the registrar
is not required to publish the instrument making the regulation but the
registrar must  indicate

     (a)  the authority under which the regulation purports to be made,

     (b)  the person or body who made the regulation, and

     (c)  the date and identifying number, if any, of the instrument
making the regulation.

(2)  When publishing a regulation that is required by law to be approved by
a person or body other than the person or body that made it, the registrar
need not publish the approval, but the registrar must publish with the
regulation a statement that indicates

     (a)  that the regulation was approved, 

     (b)  the person who approved the regulation, and

     (c)  the date on which the regulation was approved.

(3)  In the case of a revised regulation, the registrar must publish with
the regulation a statement that indicates that the regulation is a revised
regulation and the name and citation of the regulation it replaces.


Corrections
13(1)  If it appears to the registrar

     (a)  that the instrument making a regulation that is filed with the
registrar or is presented to the registrar for filing contains an error, or

     (b)  that an endorsement referred to in section 2 or 15(2) has been
omitted or has been improperly made,

the registrar may make any necessary corrections, alterations or
cancellations so that the error is corrected, or so that the endorsement
will be in accordance with the facts, as the case may be.

(2)  In making a correction, alteration or cancellation, the registrar

     (a)  must not erase or render illegible the original wording or
endorsement,

     (b)  must make a memorandum indicating the date on which the
correction, alteration or cancellation was made, and

     (c)  must initial a correction, alteration, or cancellation so made.


Replacement by duplicate
14(1)  The registrar may replace a regulation, or a document filed with a
regulation, that is worn or damaged beyond repair.

(2)  When a regulation or document is replaced, the registrar must attach
to, or endorse on, the replacement copy an affidavit made by the registrar
and stating that the replacement copy is a true copy of the original of
which it purports to be a true copy.

(3)  The registrar must preserve the original of every regulation, document
or replacement copy so replaced.


Registrar's records
15(1)  The registrar must keep on file a copy of every report made by the
registrar under section 5(2) of the Act and of every approval or order
given or made pursuant to section 5(4) or (5) of the Act.

(2)  When, pursuant to section 5(4) or (5) of the Act, a regulation is
filed on the order or with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in
Council, the registrar must endorse on the instrument making the regulation
a memorandum of the circumstances and the date and must sign it.


Discharge of filing
16   The registrar may, on the authorization of the Minister, discharge the
filing of any instrument filed with the registrar where

     (a)  the instrument is not a regulation within the meaning of the
Act,

     (b)  the Act does not apply to the instrument by reason of an
exemption or other statement to that effect in an enactment,

     (c)  there is no longer any statutory authority for the instrument,
or

     (d)  the instrument is inoperative, obsolete or expired or otherwise
has no effect.


Exemptions from Act
17(1)  The following are exempt from the application of the Act:

     (a)  by-laws made under the Provincial Health Authorities of Alberta
Act;

     (b)  all regulations and orders made under the Oil and Gas
Conservation Act, other than regulations made under sections 10(1), 22.1,
47 and 48 of that Act;

     (c)  all regulations and orders of the Energy Resources Conservation
Board made pursuant to a regulation under a provision of the Oil and Gas
Conservation Act set out in clause (b);

     (d)  all orders of the Energy Resources Conservation Board  made
under the Turner Valley Unit Operations Act;

     (e)  all orders of the Public Utilities Board  made under the Oil
and Gas Conservation Act;

     (f)  all regulations made under the Financial Administration Act,
other than regulations made under sections 2 and 74 of that Act;

     (g)  all regulations made by a producer board constituted under the
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act that relate to the determination,
fixing, alteration or cancellation of prices respecting any product
regulated by the producer board;

     (h)  all orders of the Alberta Dairy Control Board under the Dairy
Board Regulation (AR 207/96);

     (i)  all regulations made under the Public Service Act;

     (j)  all rules of the Registrar of the Metis Settlements Land
Registry made under section 60 of the Metis Settlements Land Registry
Regulation (AR 361/91);

     (k)  all regulations made under section 229(1) of the Metis
Settlements Act;

     (l)  all by-laws made under the Medical Profession Act, except
section 32, by the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the
Province of Alberta; 

     (m)  all orders made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under
section 7 of the Provincial Parks Act;

     (n)  all regulations made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
under sections 3.1 and 12.1 of the Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves
and Natural Areas Act;

     (o)  all orders of the Minister under sections 3(1), 7, 14(1) and
28(1) of the Public Highways Development Act;

     (p)  all orders of the Lieutenant Governor in Council under section
25(1) of the Public Works Act;

     (q)  all orders of a Minister prescribing a maximum speed under the
Highway Traffic Act;

     (r)  all orders of the Minister under section 6 of the Natural Gas
Royalty Regulation, 1994 (AR 351/93);

     (s)  all orders of the Minister under section 1.1 of the Petroleum
Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90);

     (t)  all orders of the Minister under section 5.2(3) of the Alberta
Corporate Tax Regulation (AR 105/81);

     (u)  all by-laws made under the Teaching Profession Act, except
by-laws referred to in section 27(1);

     (v)  all rules and resolutions made under the Legal Profession Act;

     (w)  all regulations made under section 18(1)(b) of the Court of
Queen's Bench Act.

(2)  A reference in subsection (1) to the Energy Resources Conservation
Board or the Public Utilities Board is to be interpreted as including the
Alberta Energy and Utilities Board where the relevant power or duty is
being exercised under that name.

(3)  An order or regulation referred to in subsection (1)(m) or (n) must be
published in Part I of The Alberta Gazette.

(4)  An order or regulation referred to in subsection (1)(m) or (n) that
was made before the coming into force of this subsection and was published
in Part II of The Alberta Gazette is considered to have been published
within the meaning of subsection (3).


Repeal
18   The Regulations Act Regulation (AR 282/89) 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 June 30, 2005.


Coming into force
20   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 289/99

     Municipal Government Act

     MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION REGULATION

     Filed:  December 22, 1999

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:243/99) pursuant to
sections 322 and 370 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Part 1
     Standards of Assessment

Definitions    2
Valuation standard for a parcel of land 3
Valuation standard for improvements     4
Valuation standard for railway     5
Valuation standard for linear property  6
Valuation standard for machinery and equipment    7
Valuation standard for a parcel and improvements  8
Actions under the Municipal Government Act   9
Assessment based on July 1 value of property 10
Quality standards   11
Mass appraisal 12
Duty to record information    13
Duty to provide information to Minister 14
Assessable property 15

     Part 2
     Assessment Equalization

Definitions    16
Information provided by municipality under
  section 319(1) of the Act   17
Preparation of equalized assessment     18
Limit on increases in equalized assessments  19
City of Lloydminster     20

     Part 3
     Property Tax Exemption

Definitions    21
Exemptions from property tax  22

     Part 4
     Repeals and Expiry

Repeals   23
Expiry    24

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "agricultural use value" means the value of a parcel of land
based exclusively on its use for farming operations;

     (c)  "farm building" means any improvement other than a residence,
to the extent it is used for farming operations;

     (d)  "farming operations" means the raising, production and sale of
agricultural products and includes

               (i)  horticulture, aviculture, apiculture and
aquaculture,

               (ii) the production of livestock as defined in the
Livestock and Livestock Products Act, and

               (iii)     the planting, growing and sale of sod.


     PART 1

     STANDARDS OF ASSESSMENT

Definitions
2   In this Part,

     (a)  "assessment year" means the year in which assessments are
prepared for property in a municipality to be used for taxation in the
following year;

     (b)  "machinery and equipment" means materials, devices, fittings,
installations, appliances, apparatus and tanks other than tanks used
exclusively for storage, including supporting foundations and footings and
any other thing prescribed by the Minister that forms an integral part of
an operational unit intended for or used in

               (i)  manufacturing,

               (ii) processing,

               (iii)     the production or transmission by pipeline of
natural resources or products or byproducts of that production, but not
including pipeline that fits within the definition of linear property in
section 284(1)(k)(iii) of the Act,

               (iv) the excavation or transportation of coal or oil
sands, as defined in the Oil Sands Conservation Act,

               (v)  a telecommunications system, or

               (vi) an electric power system,

          whether or not the materials, devices, fittings, installations,
appliances, apparatus, tanks, foundations, footings or other things are
affixed to land in such a manner that they would be transferred without
special mention by a transfer or sale of the land;

     (c)  "mass appraisal" means the process of preparing assessments for
a group of properties using standard methods and common data and allowing
for statistical testing.


Valuation standard for a parcel of land
3(1)  The valuation standard for a parcel of land is

     (a)  market value, or

     (b)  if the parcel is used for farming operations, agricultural use
value.

(2)  In preparing an assessment for a parcel of land based on agricultural
use value, the assessor must follow the procedures set out in the Alberta
Farm Land Assessment Minister's Guidelines established and maintained by
the Department of Municipal Affairs, as amended from time to time.

(3)  Despite subsection (1)(b), the valuation standard for the following
property is market value:

     (a)  a parcel of land containing less than one acre;

     (b)  a parcel of land containing at least one acre but not more than
3 acres that is used but not necessarily occupied for residential purposes
or can be serviced by using water and sewer distribution lines located in
land that is adjacent to the parcel;

     (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;

     (d)  an area of 3 acres that

               (i)  is located within a parcel of land, and

               (ii) can be serviced by using water and sewer
distribution lines located in land that is adjacent to the parcel;

     (e)  any area that

               (i)  is located within a parcel of land,

               (ii) is used for commercial or industrial purposes, and

               (iii)     cannot be serviced by using water and sewer
distribution lines located in land that is adjacent to the parcel;

     (f)  an area of 3 acres or more that

               (i)  is located within a parcel of land,

               (ii) is used for commercial or industrial purposes, and

               (iii)     can be serviced by using water and sewer
distribution lines located in land that is adjacent to the parcel.

(4)  An area referred to in subsection (3)(c), (d), (e) or (f) must be
assessed as if it is a parcel of land.

(5)  The valuation standard for strata space, as defined in section 87 of
the Land Titles Act, is market value.


Valuation standard for improvements
4(1)  The valuation standard for improvements is

     (a)  the valuation standard set out in section 5, 6 or 7, for the
improvements referred to in those sections, or

     (b)  for other improvements, market value.

(2)  In preparing an assessment for a farm building, the assessor must
determine its value based on its use for farming operations.


Valuation standard for railway
5(1)  The valuation standard for railway is that calculated in accordance
with the procedures referred to in subsection (2).


(2)  In preparing an assessment for railway, the assessor must follow the
procedures set out in the Alberta Railway Assessment Minister's Guidelines
established and maintained by the Department of Municipal Affairs, as
amended from time to time.


Valuation standard for linear property
6(1)  The valuation standard for linear property is that calculated in
accordance with the procedures referred to in subsection (2).

(2)  In preparing an assessment for linear property, the assessor must
follow the procedures set out in the Alberta Linear Property Assessment
Minister's Guidelines established and maintained by the Department of
Municipal Affairs, as amended from time to time.


Valuation standard for machinery and equipment
7(1)  The valuation standard for machinery and equipment is that calculated
in accordance with the procedures referred to in subsection (2).

(2)  In preparing an assessment for machinery and equipment, the assessor
must follow the procedures set out in the Alberta Machinery and Equipment
Assessment Minister's Guidelines established and maintained by the
Department of Municipal Affairs, as amended from time to time.


Valuation standard for a parcel and improvements
8   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 3(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.


Actions under the Municipal Government Act
9   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 3(3) applies.


Assessment based on July 1 value of property
10   Any assessment prepared in accordance with the Act must be an estimate
of the value of a property on July 1 of the assessment year.


Quality standards
11   Assessments for property other than

     (a)  land, based on agricultural use value,

     (b)  railway,

     (c)  linear property, and

     (d)  machinery and equipment

must be prepared having regard to the quality standards required by the
Schedule.


Mass appraisal
12   An assessment of property based on market value 

     (a)  must be prepared using mass appraisal,

     (b)  must be an estimate of the value of the fee simple estate in
the property, and

     (c)  must reflect typical market conditions for properties similar
to that property.


Duty to record information
13(1)  In addition to the information that must be obtained for the purpose
of preparing an assessment roll under section 303 of the Act, the assessor
must obtain the following information and maintain it in a record:

     (a)  for each parcel of land where the assessment is based on a
valuation standard other than agricultural use value, the legal
description, parcel size, land use bylaw code and actual use;

     (b)  for each improvement, the quality rating, classification, size,
effective year built and condition;

     (c)  for each property that is sold, the sale price, adjustments and
date of sale, and where a parcel of land is sold, the certificate of title.

(2)  No record is required to be kept under subsection (1) for the
following property:

     (a)  railway;

     (b)  linear property;

     (c)  machinery and equipment.


Duty to provide information to Minister
14   A municipality must provide to the Minister, in the manner required by
the Minister, information and statistics about

     (a)  the municipality, and

     (b)  similar properties in the municipality.


Assessable property
15(1)  For the purposes of section 298(1)(y) of the Act, an assessment must
be prepared for any farm building located in a city, town, village or
summer village.

(2)  For the purposes of section 298(1)(z) of the Act an assessment must be
prepared

     (a)  for machinery and equipment that is part of linear property as
described in section 284(1)(k) of the Act, and the assessment must reflect
100% of its value, and

     (b)  for machinery and equipment that is not part of linear property
as described in section 284(1)(k) of the Act, and the assessment must
reflect 77% of its value.


     PART 2

     ASSESSMENT EQUALIZATION

Definitions
16   In this Part,

     (a)  "assessment level" has the meaning given to it in the Schedule;

     (b)  "assessment ratio" has the meaning given to it in the Schedule;

     (c)  "overall ratio" means the weighted ratio for a group of
properties, calculated using the median assessment ratios for subgroups of
properties within that group.


Information provided by municipality under section 319(1) of the Act
17(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.


Preparation of equalized assessment
18(1)  In this section, "regulated property" means property in respect of
which an assessment is prepared using the valuation standard referred to in
section 3(1)(b), 5, 6 or 7.

(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 17(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 17(3)
of this Regulation, must be adjusted in the manner the Minister considers
appropriate

               (i)  to reflect a common year, and

               (ii) to reflect an assessment level of 1.00.


Limit on increases in equalized assessments
19   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.


City of Lloydminster
20   The equalized assessment for the portion of the City of Lloydminster
that is in Alberta must reflect assessments as if they were prepared in
accordance with the Act.


     PART 3

     PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Definitions
21   In this Part,

     (a)  "farm unit" means any number of parcels of land or parts of
parcels, or both, that are

               (i)  owned by a farm unit operator,

               (ii) held by that farm unit operator under a lease,
licence or permit from the Crown or a municipality, or

               (iii)     occupied by that farm unit operator with the
consent of a person holding the parcel, or part of a parcel under a lease,
licence or permit from the Crown or a municipality

          on December 31 of the year preceding the year in which the
exemption in section 22 applies;

     (b)  "farm unit operator" means

               (i)  the person who is registered under the Land Titles
Act as the owner of the fee simple estate in a farm unit, or the spouse of
that person,

               (ii) a person who holds a farm unit under a lease,
licence or permit from the Crown or a municipality, or a person who
occupies the farm unit with the consent of that holder, and

               (iii)     a person who is purchasing a farm unit from the
person referred to in subclause (i).


Exemptions from property tax
22   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 10 of
the Act:

     (a)  one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is

               (i)  situated in a county, municipal district,
improvement district or special area, and

               (ii) situated on a parcel of not less than one acre,

          to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of $61 540;

     (b)  each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is

               (i)  situated in a county, municipal district,
improvement district or special area,

               (ii) situated on a parcel of not less than one acre, and

               (iii)     used chiefly in connection with farming operations,

          to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the exemption is
made under clause (a), to a maximum of $30 770 for each additional
residence;

     (c)  any farm building in a city, town, village or summer village,
to the extent of 50% of its assessment.


     PART 4

     REPEALS AND EXPIRY

Repeals
23   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Standards of Assessment Regulation (AR 365/94);

     (b)  Assessment Equalization Regulation (AR 366/94);

     (c)  Assessable Property Regulation (AR 367/94);

     (d)  Property Tax Exemption Regulation (AR 368/94).


Expiry
24   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 November 30, 2004.


     SCHEDULE

     QUALITY STANDARDS

1   In this Schedule,

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

     (b)  "assessment ratio" means the ratio of the assessment to an
indicator of market value for a property;

     (c)  "coefficient of dispersion" means the average percentage
deviation of the assessment ratios from the median assessment ratio;

     (d)  "median assessment ratio" means the middle assessment ratio
when the assessment ratios for a group of properties are arranged in order
of magnitude;

     (e)  "property" means property other than

               (i)  land, where the assessment is based on agricultural
use value,

               (ii) railway,

               (iii)     linear property, and

               (iv) machinery and equipment.


2   The following quality standards must be met in the preparation of
assessments of property:

     PROPERTY     MEDIAN  COEFFICIENT
        TYPE   ASSESSMENT     OF DISPERSION
             RATIO

     Residential         .90 - 1.10          0 - 15.0
     Income properties
        Cities      .90 - 1.10          0 - 20.0
        Other municipalities       .90 - 1.10          0 - 20.0
     Vacant property          .90 - 1.10          0 - 20.0


3   The median assessment ratio of any group must be within 5% of the
assessment level.


     Alberta Regulation 290/99

     Electric Utilities Act

     BILLING REGULATION

     Filed:  December 23, 1999

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 66/99) pursuant to
section 31.995(1) of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Responsibility for billing after December 31, 2000     2
Direct charges by wire services provider     3
Contents of account 4
Expiry    5


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "distribution tariff" means a tariff approved by or filed with
the Board pursuant to the Distribution Regulation (AR 168/98).


Responsibility for billing after December 31, 2000
2(1)  Unless subsection (2) or (4) applies, only retailers may carry out
billing after December 31, 2000.

(2)  A retailer and a wire services provider may enter into a contract that
authorizes the wire services provider to carry out on behalf of the
retailer the services related to billing that are specified in the
contract.

(3)  A wire services provider that carries out services related to billing
pursuant to a contract with a retailer must do so in accordance with the
terms of the contract.

(4)  A retailer may authorize a wire services provider to charge customers
directly under the wire services provider's distribution tariff.

(5)  An authorization under subsection (4) must not restrict the manner in
which the wire services provider charges customers under its distribution
tariff.


Direct charges by wire services provider
3(1)  Notwithstanding section 2(1), where a wire services provider 

     (a)  establishes a new line or connection for electricity services,
or

     (b)  provides a customer, at the customer's request, with
electricity services and not all of the costs of the services are
recoverable from the customer's retailer under the wire services provider's
distribution tariff,

the wire services provider may charge a customer directly for the
difference between

     (c)  the costs of establishing the line or connection or of
providing the services, and

     (d)  the amount of those costs that is recoverable by the wire
services provider from the customer's retailer under the wire services
provider's distribution tariff.

(2)  The wire services provider may send an account for the difference
referred to in subsection (1) directly to any of the following:

     (a)  a customer purchasing electricity services through a new line
or connection or a retailer or other person purchasing those services on
behalf of the customer;

     (b)  a developer of land on which a new line or connection is
established;

     (c)  a retailer providing electricity services through a new line or
connection;

     (d)  a person requesting

               (i)  electricity services through a new line or
connection, or

               (ii) electricity services where not all of the costs of
the services are recoverable from a retailer under the wire services
provider's distribution tariff.


Contents of account
4   An account prepared by a retailer or a wire services provider for a
customer

     (a)   must indicate the following as separate charges:

               (i)  the amount paid by the retailer to the wire
services provider under the wire service provider's distribution tariff for
the account of the customer, in dollars;

               (ii) the franchise fee paid by the retailer to the wire
services provider for the account of the customer, in dollars;

               (iii)     the balancing pool credit or charge, in dollars,
allocated to the customer by the balancing pool administrator appointed
under the Balancing Pool Regulation (AR 169/99);

     (b)  must indicate the name and telephone number of the customer's
wire services provider, and

     (c)  must specify the period for which each of the amounts referred
to in clause (a) is calculated.


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 November 30, 2004.



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     Alberta Regulation 291/99

     Animal Protection Act

     TARIFF OF EXPENSES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 31, 1999

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (M.O.
42/99) pursuant to section 15.1 of the Animal Protection Act.


1   The Tariff of Expenses Regulation (AR 307/96) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 3 is amended by striking out "December 31, 1999" and
substituting "March 31, 2005".