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     Alberta Regulation 6/2000

     Cancer Programs Act

     CANCER PROGRAMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 21, 2000

Made by the Minister of Health (M.O. 5/2000) on January 18, 2000 pursuant
to section 17 of the Cancer Programs Act.


1   The Cancer Programs Regulation (AR 242/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2  The Schedule is repealed and the following is substituted:

     SCHEDULE


Drug
Group
Dosage Form
Criteria


13 Cis-RETINOIC ACID
     2
capsules
Pediatrics
  restricted to the treatment of advanced stage neuroblastoma following
POG/CCG Protocols
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumor program


ALL-TRANS RETINOIC ACID
     2
capsules
 restricted to treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumor program or the pediatric tumor program


ALTRETAMINE
     2
capsules
 restricted to treatment of 2nd line ovarian cancer
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the gynecology tumor program


AMSACRINE
     2
injectable



ANASTROZOLE
     1
tablets
 2nd line hormonal therapy for postmenopausal metastatic breast cancer
 may be given first line in those patients who are at risk of a
thromboembolic event


ANAGRELIDE
     1
capsules
 for thrombocytosis due to myeloproliferative disorder
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumor program


ASPARAGINASE
     2
injectable



BCG
     1
injectable
  bladder carcinoma


BICALUTAMIDE
     1
tablets
  restricted to patients who are intolerant to Nilutamide and Flutamide


BLEOMYCIN
     1
     2
injectable
pump



BUSERELIN
     1
injectable
  prostate cancer
  Restricted to:
Stage II (T2a-T2c): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Neoadjuvant use pre radical prostatectomy (4 months pre).
Stage III (T3a-T4b): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Adjuvant use (3 years post RT).
Stage IV (N1-N3) (M1-M1c): As monotherpy in medical castration.
In total androgen blockade (medical castration and nonsteriodal
antiandrogen).
  Guidelines for LHRH use in the above stated stages include: LHRH agonists
are indicated for use in patients at risk of thromboembolic disease,
strokes (CVA), myocardial infarction and also for consideration in patients
with dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or where a patient is
considered intolerant to cyproterone acetate or megestrol acetate.


BUSULFAN
     1
tablets



CAPECITABINE
     2
oral
 advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of standard therapy
including an anthracycline and taxane
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumor program


CARBOPLATIN
     1
injectable



CARMUSTINE
     1
injectable



CHLORAMBUCIL
     1
tablets



CISPLATIN
     1
injectable



CLADRIBINE
     2
injectable
 restricted to treatment of hairy cell leukemia
 Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumor program



     3
injectable
POG Protocol 9720
prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumor program


CLODRONATE
     1
oral
 treatment of osteolytic bone lesions in metastatic breast cancer


CORTISONE ACETATE
     1
tablets
 use with Mitotane only


CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE
     1
injectable, tablets



CYPROTERONE
     1
 tablets



CYTARABINE
     1
injectable



DACARBAZINE
     1
injectable



DACTINOMYCIN
     1
injectable



DAUNORUBICIN
     1
injectable



DEXAMETHASONE
     1
injectable, tablets
  antiemetic use NOT covered


DIETHYLSTILBESTROL
     1
tablets



DIETHYLSTILBESTROL DIPHOSPHATE

     1
injectable, tablets



DOCETAXEL
     2
injectable
 restricted to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer after failure of
any previous chemotherapy regimen.





 only one taxane is to be administered to any one patient
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumor program


DOXORUBICIN
     1
injectable



DOXORUBICIN LIPOSOMAL
     2
injectable
  Kaposi's sarcoma


EPIRUBICIN
     1
injectable
 Premenopausal node positive breast cancer patients who either:

a)  are not eligible for a study and want high intensity treatment (FEC),
or
b)  have mild underlying heart disease but would benefit from an
anthracycline and who do not want high intensity treatment (EC)


ERWINIA ASPARAGINASE
     3
injectable
 restricted to use in patients hypersensitive to E. Coli asparaginase for
remission induction in acute lymphoblastic leukemia
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumor program
or the hematology/ lymphoma program


ESTRAMUSTINE
     1
capsules



ETOPOSIDE
     1
injectable, capsules



FLUDARABINE
     2
injectable
 previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia
 low grade lymphoma
 Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumor program


FLUOROURACIL
     1

     2
injectable, cream
pump



FLUOXYMESTERONE
     1
tablets



FLUTAMIDE
     1
tablets
  prostate cancer


GEMCITABINE
     2
injectable
Lung Cancer
 patients who have failed treatment with Vinorelbine or Paclitaxel
containing regimens or who are unable to tolerate treatment with these
agents.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lung tumor program



     2
injectable
Bladder Cancer
 progressive local or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the
urothelium who have failed on cisplatin or are intolerant to cisplatin
based chemotherapy due to age, performance status, renal function in
concomitant medical illness.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GU tumor program



     2
injectable
Pancreas
 locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI tumor program


GOSERELIN
     1
injectable
  prostate cancer
  Restricted to:
Stage II (T2a-T2c): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Neoadjuvant use pre radical prostatectomy (4 months pre).
Stage III (T3a-T4b): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Adjuvant use (3 years post RT).
Stage IV (N1-N3) (M1-M1c): As monotherpy in medical castration.
In total androgen blockade (medical castration and nonsteriodal
antiandrogen).
 Guidelines for LHRH use in the above stated stages include: LHRH agonists
are indicated for use in patients at risk of thromboembolic disease,
strokes (CVA), myocardial infarction and also for consideration in patients
with dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or where a patient is
considered intolerant to cyproterone acetate or megestrol acetate.



     2
injectable
  breast cancer.  2nd line hormonal therapy for recurrent or metastatic
disease in ER positive pre-perimenopausal patients after tamoxifen failure.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumor program


HYDROCORTISONE SODIUM SUCCINATE

     1

injectable

  intrathecal use only


HYDROXYUREA
     1
capsules



IDARUBICIN
     3
injectable
POG Protocol 9720
prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumor program


IFOSFAMIDE
     1
     2
injectable
pump



INTERFERON


  - alpha 2a or 2b

  - alpha 2b in new patients "98-99"
     1
injectable
  cladribine-resistant hairy cell leukemia

  Kaposi's sarcoma

  chronic myelogenous leukemia


INTERFERON
  alpha 2a ONLY
     1
injectable
 mycosis fungoides and sezary syndrome (cutaneous T-cell lymphomas)
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumor program
 metastatic renal cell carcinoma


INTERFERON
 alpha 2b ONLY
     1
injectable
 basal cell carcinoma
 adjuvant treatment of high risk melanoma
 2nd line therapy of superficial bladder cancer



     2
injectable
 maintenance therapy in multiple myeloma patients who have achieved
complete remission after high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell
transplant.
 follicular lymphoma and need for therapy as indicated by any of: mass >7
cm or 3 sites >3 cm, Bsx, splenomegaly @ umbilicus, compression syndromes
(GI, GU, orbit), effusions cytopenias, Age < 70 yo
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumor program.


IRINOTECAN

*  NOTE:
Loperamide supplied by industry with this agent's use
     2
injectable
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
 first line (with 5FU and leucovorin).
 2nd line after 5Fu based chemo.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI tumor program.


LETROZOLE
     1
tablets
 2nd line hormonal therapy for postmenopausal metastatic breast cancer
 may be given first line in those patients who are at risk of a
thromboembolic event


LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM
     1
injectable, tablets
 rescue therapy for methotrexate only
 in combination with 5FU


LEUPROLIDE
     1
injectable
  prostate cancer
  Restricted to:
Stage II (T2a-T2c): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Neoadjuvant use pre radical prostatectomy (4 months pre).
Stage III (T3a-T4b): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Adjuvant use (3 years post RT).
Stage IV (N1-N3) (M1-M1c): As monotherpy in medical castration.
In total androgen blockade (medical castration and nonsteriodal
antiandrogen).
  Guidelines for LHRH use in the above stated stages include: LHRH agonists
are indicated for use in patients at risk of thromboembolic disease,
strokes (CVA), myocardial infarction and also for consideration in patients
with dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or where a patient is
considered intolerant to cyproterone acetate or megestrol acetate.


LOMUSTINE
     1
capsules



MECHLORETHAMINE
     1
injectable, topical



MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE
     1
tablets, injectable



MEGESTROL ACETATE
     1
tablets



MELPHALAN
     1
tablets



MERCAPTOPURINE
     1
tablets



MESNA
     1
injectable



METHOTREXATE
     1
injectable, tablets



MITOMYCIN
     1
injectable
NOTE:  3rd line for bladder cancer indication


MITOTANE
     1
tablets
 steroid replacement if required


MITOXANTRONE
     1
injectable



NANDROLONE DECANOATE
     1
injectable



NILUTAMIDE
     1
tablets
  prostate cancer


PACLITAXEL
     2
injectable
Ovarian Cancer
 first line treatment of ovarian cancer (irrespective of the stage of
disease or amount of residual disease), fallopian tube carcinoma, primary
peritoneal neoplasms
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the gynecology tumor program



     2
injectable
Lung Cancer
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lung tumor program



     2
injectable
Breast Cancer
 restricted to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer when no response
to anthracycline (doxorubicin, epirubicin, or mitoxantrone) containing
regimen. Relapse within 1 year after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy
including an anthracycline. First assessment of efficacy after 2 courses
 only one taxane is to be administered to any one patient
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumor program


PAMIDRONATE
     1
injectable
 treatment of multiple myeloma


PEG ASPARAGINASE
     3
injectable
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumor program as per POG protocols


PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE
     1
liquid
 first line agent for pediatric patients under 7 years of age
 2nd-line agent for pediatric patients 7 years and older unable to tolerate
prednisone tablets


PREDNISONE
     1
tablets



PROCARBAZINE
     1
capsules



RALTITREXED
     2
injectable
 treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer
NOTE:  Because there is a possibility that FUFA may provide slightly
superior survival, FUFA should remain the first choice for younger, fitter
patients.  Raltitrexed may be considered the treatment of choice in elderly
patients (over age 70), patients who have experienced severe mucositis with
FUFA despite one stage of dose reduction, or in patients with late relapse
after adjuvant treatment where the adjuvant 5FU based treatment was poorly
tolerated with documented reason for intolerance.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI tumor program


RITAXIMAB
     2
injectable
 relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lymphoma tumor program


STREPTOZOCIN
     1
injectable



TAMOXIFEN
     1
tablets



TENIPOSIDE
     1
injectable



THIOGUANINE
     1
tablets



THIOTEPA
     2
injectable



TOPOTECAN
     2
injectable
Ovarian
 advanced epithelial ovarian cancer as 2nd line therapy
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the gynecology tumor program
Pediatrics
  restricted to the treatment of advanced stage neuroblastoma following
POG/CCG Protocols
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumor program


TRASTUZUMAB
     2
injectable
Metastatic Breast
 restricted to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, HER 2 protein
overexpression (+3), a minimum of 6 months after an anthracycline
containing regimen
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumor program


VINBLASTINE
     1
injectable



VINCRISTINE
     1
injectable



VINDESINE
     1
injectable



VINORELBINE
     2
injectable
Lung Cancer
 restricted to the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with
an ECOG score of 2 or better.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lung tumor program



     2
injectable
Metastatic Breast
 first line therapy for elderly patients (over 65 years of age) and 2nd or
3rd line therapy for metastatic breast cancer.  Assess response after 2
cycles.
 prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumor program




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     Alberta Regulation 7/2000

     Alberta Treasury Branches Act

     ALBERTA TREASURY BRANCHES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 1/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to section 34 of the Alberta Treasury Branches Act.


1   The Alberta Treasury Branches Regulation (AR 187/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 9:

Mortgage loans re eligible borrowers
     9.1(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "eligible borrower" means

                         (i)  a corporation that is incorporated or
continued under the Business Corporations Act or the Business Corporations
Act (Canada) and has its head office located in Alberta,

                         (ii) an entity (other than a corporation
referred to in subclause (i)) that is registered with the Registrar
appointed under the Business Corporations Act and has its head office
located in Alberta, or

                         (iii)     an individual who resides in Alberta
for the purposes of the Alberta Income Tax Act;

               (b)  "head office" means the place where the chief
executive or equivalent of the corporation or entity transacts the business
of the corporation or entity.

     (2)  Alberta Treasury Branches may make a loan on the security of
improved real estate that is located outside Alberta if

               (a)  the loan is made to an eligible borrower, and

               (b)  section 9(2), (3) and (4) are complied with, where
the loan is in the form of a residential mortgage on improved real estate.


3   Section 30 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.1)  Subject to subsection (1.2), where on the coming into force of
section 9.1, there is a loan between Alberta Treasury Branches and another
person that would be in contravention of section 9.1 if it had been made
after the coming into force of section 9.1, Alberta Treasury Branches may
retain the loan but may not after that date

               (a)  increase the amount owing in respect of the loan,
or

               (b)  increase the amortization period of the loan.

     (1.2)  Alberta Treasury Branches may, by means of a loan workout
procedure, increase the amount owing in respect of a loan referred to in
subsection (1.1) or increase the amortization period of the loan.


     Alberta Regulation 8/2000

     Judicature Act

     JUSTICES OF THE PEACE COMPENSATION COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 2/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to section 32.92 of the Judicature Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Part 1
     Justices of the Peace Compensation Commission

Establishment of Commission   2
Functions of Commission  3
Lieutenant Governor in Council to review Commission Report  4
Action to be taken by the Lieutenant Governor in Council    5
When recommendations come into force    6
Period of time for which recommendations are in effect 7

     Part 2
     Inquiry, Report, Practice and Procedure

Commission to determine procedure  8
Notice of inquiry   9
Agreed facts and exhibits     10
Pre-hearing conferences  11
Requests for information 12
Production of documents  13
Written submission  14
Conduct of inquiry  15
Criteria to be considered by Commission 16
Matters on which Commission Report is based  17
Commission Report; unanimous or otherwise    18
Provision of reports     19
Amendments, alterations or variations to commission report  20
Judicial review     21
Resolution of disputes, etc   22
Party to party discussion     23
Timely notifications     24
Notice to parties   25
Expiry    26


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Commission" means the Justices of the Peace Compensation
Commission established under section 2;

     (b)  "Commission Report" means the Report of the Commission prepared
under section 18 and includes

               (i)  the recommendations contained in the Report, and

               (ii) if there has been an amendment, alteration or
variation to the Report made under section 20, the amendment, alteration or
variation.

     (c)  "Crown" means Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta as
represented by the Minister;

     (d)  "Inquiry" means the Inquiry conducted by the Commission under
this Regulation;

     (e)  "Justices of the Peace" means

               (i)  sitting justices of the peace, and

               (ii) presiding justices of the peace,

          as defined in the Justice of the Peace Act;

     (f)  "Minister" means the Minister of Justice and Attorney General
for Alberta;

     (g)  "90-day period" means the 90 day period provided for under
section 4 and 20(4);

     (h)  "Parties" means

               (i)  the Crown, and

               (ii) the Justices of the Peace.


     PART 1
     JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
     COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Establishment of Commission
2(1)  There is hereby established a commission known as the "Justices of
the Peace Compensation Commission" consisting of the following persons:

     (a)  one member appointed by the Justices of the Peace;

     (b)  one member appointed by the Minister;

     (c)  one member appointed by the members appointed under clauses (a)
and (b).

(2)  The member appointed under subsection (1)(c) is the Chair of the
Commission.

(3)  The following persons are not eligible to be appointed to the
Commission:

     (a)  any Justice of the Court of Appeal or the Court of Queens Bench
who is still carrying out judicial functions;

     (b)  any Provincial Judge who is still carrying out judicial
functions;

     (c)  any Justice of the Peace;

     (d)  any Member of the Legislative Assembly;

     (e)  any employee appointed to a position under the Public Service
Act.

(4)  The Crown is to make available to the Commission those professional,
administrative, technical and support services that the Chair of the
Commission may determine from time to time are required in order for the
Commission to carry out its work.

(5)  The members of the Commission are to be paid remuneration in
accordance with Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order
(O.C. 162/99).


Functions of Commission
3(1)  The Commission is to review the remuneration and benefits to be paid
to Justices of the Peace and in so doing the Commission is to conduct an
Inquiry respecting the appropriate level of compensation for Justices of
the Peace who sit full time, part time or on an ad hoc basis.

(2)  The Commission must not later than February 29, 2000 complete and
deliver to the Parties the Commission Report prepared in writing with
respect to the matters considered by the Commission.

(3)  The Commission Report must include the Commission's recommendations as
to the matters considered by the Commission.


Lieutenant Governor in Council to review Commission Report
4   Within 90 days from the day that the Minister receives the Report, the
Minister must place the report before the Lieutenant Governor in Council.


Action to be taken by Lieutenant Governor in Council
5(1)  Following the Minister placing the Report before the Lieutenant
Governor in Council, the Lieutenant Governor in Council must make one or
more of the following decisions:

     (a)  accept the Commission Report in whole or in part;

     (b)  accept the Commission Report subject to any conditions or
modifications as determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;

     (c)  reject the Commission Report in whole or in part.

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council on making its decision under
subsection (1), must in an Order set out that decision and the reasons on
which the decision was made.

(3)  Within the 90-day period, the Lieutenant Governor in Council must
provide to the Parties the Order made under subsection (2).


When recommenda-tions come into force
6(1)  The recommendations contained in the Commission Report that are
accepted by the Lieutenant Governor in Council come into force on the
sooner of the following:

     (a)  on a date prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;

     (b)  at the conclusion of the 90-day period.

(2)  Subject to subsection (1), if the Lieutenant Governor in Council does
not within the 90-day period by Order reject  a recommendation contained in
the Commission Report, that recommendation comes into force at the
conclusion of the 90-day period.


Period of time for which recommenda-tions are in effect
7   Where

     (a)  the Lieutenant Governor in Council accepts a recommendation,
whether or not the recommendation is modified or subject to conditions set
by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under section 5, or

     (b)  a recommendation comes into force under section 6(2),

that recommendation is effective with respect to the period commencing
April 1, 1998 terminating on March 31, 2003.


     PART 2
     INQUIRY, REPORT, PRACTICE AND
     PROCEDURE

Commission to determine procedure
8   Subject to this Regulation, the Commission may from time to time
determine the practice and procedure respecting the Inquiry that is to be
followed in respect of matters before the Commission.


Notice of inquiry
9   The Commission must, in a manner that the Commission considers
appropriate, give notice to the Parties and the public of

     (a)  the date on which the Commission will commence its Inquiry, and

     (b)  the date by which any written submissions that are to be
considered by the Commission must be submitted to the Commission.


Agreed facts and exhibits
10   At any time before, during or after the conduct of the Inquiry, the
Parties may confer for the purposes of establishing, if possible, an Agreed
Statement of Facts and an Agreed List of Exhibits that may be utilized by
the Commission in respect of its Inquiry and the preparation of the
Commission Report.


Pre-hearing conferences
11   As soon as practicable after the appointment of all of the members to
the Commission but at least prior to the commencement of the Inquiry, the
Parties must conduct with the Commission a pre-hearing conference for the
purposes of

     (a)  addressing the scheduling of witnesses;

     (b)  addressing any preliminary matters that may arise with respect
to the Inquiry;

     (c)  addressing the general conduct of the Inquiry;

     (d)  providing to the Commissions any Agreed Statement of Facts and
any Agreed List of Exhibits;

     (e)  addressing any other matter that the Commission considers
appropriate.


Requests for information
12(1)  Any request for information made by a Party must be provided

     (a)  to each member of the Commission, and

     (b)  to the other Party.

(2)  Any response to a request for information made by a Party must be
provided

     (a)  to each member of the Commission, and

     (b)  to the other Party.


Production of documents
13(1)  A Party may, in writing, request of the other Party the production
of documents.

(2)  On receiving a request for the production of documents, the Party on
whom the request is made must, subject to any Crown privilege or
solicitor-client privilege, provide the documents to the Party making the
request within 14 days from the day that the request is made.


Written submissions
14(1)  The following may submit written submissions to the Commission:

     (a)  each Party;

     (b)  individual Justices of the Peace;

     (c)  members of the public;

     (d)  interested groups.

(2)  All written submissions must be provided

     (a)  to each member of the Commission, and

     (b)  to each Party.


Conduct of inquiry
15   With respect to the conduct of the Inquiry the following applies:

     (a)  the Commission may accept any evidence that the Commission
considers relevant to the determination of the issues before the
Commission;

     (b)  the Commission is not bound by the rules of evidence;

     (c)  the Commission must take into consideration all oral
submissions made before the Commission and all written submissions
submitted to the Commission;

     (d)  the Commission may determine the order in which oral evidence
and rebuttal, if any, is to be presented;

     (e)  written submissions submitted by a Party may be supplemented
with oral submissions by the Party;

     (f)  written submission submitted by any persons other then a Party
may only be supplemented with oral submissions with the permission of the
Commission;

     (g)  following the conclusion of the Justices of the Peace rebuttal
evidence or, where the Justices of the Peace decline to offer rebuttal
evidence, at the conclusion of the opportunity for the Justices of the
Peace to present rebuttal evidence, the Justices of the Peace may present
their oral argument, than the Crown may present its oral argument and
following the Crown's oral argument the Justices of the Peace have the
right to give an oral reply to the Crown's argument;

     (h)  all oral evidence, submissions and arguments are to be recorded
by a court reporter and the transcripts prepared by the court reporter are,
at the request of a Party, to be provided to that Party at the Party's
expense;

     (i)  the public may attend the Inquiry;

     (j)  any person on request to the Commission is entitled to receive
copies of or to have access to, whichever the Commission considers
reasonable in the circumstances, any written submissions made to the
Commission on payment of a reasonable fee to cover the cost of making the
submission available.


Criteria to be considered by Commission
16   In preparing the Commission Report following the conduct of the
Inquiry, the Commission shall give consideration to at least the following
matters:

     (a)  the constitutional law of Canada;

     (b)  the role of the Justices of the Peace in the administration of
justice;

     (c)  the necessity to maintain the independence of the Office of
Justice of the Peace;

     (d)  the unique nature of the Office of Justice of the Peace;

     (e)  how the Alberta compensation package compares to compensation
packages in other jurisdictions, having regard to the differences between
these jurisdictions, in Canada;

     (f)  the growth or decline in real per capita income;

     (g)  the need to provide fair and reasonable compensation for
Justices of the Peace in light of prevailing economic conditions in Alberta
and the overall state of the economy;

     (h)  the cost of living index and the position of the Justices of
the Peace relative to its increases;

     (i)  the nature of the jurisdiction of the Justices of the Peace;

     (j)  the current financial position of the Government;

     (k)  the need to attract qualified candidates to be appointed as
Justices of the Peace;

     (l)  any other factor which it considers relevant to the matters in
issue.


Matters on which Commission Report is based

17   Subject to section 16, the Commission Report is to be based solely on
the evidence and submissions presented at the Inquiry.


Commission Report; unanimous or otherwise
18(1)  If the Commission is unable to provide an unanimous Commission
Report, the Report of the majority of the members of the Commission is the
Commission Report.

(2)  If the Commission is unable to provide an unanimous Commission Report,
the members of the Commission that are not included in the majority of the
members of the Commission who provided the Commission Report may provide a
Minority Report of the Commission.

(3)  If the Commission is unable to provide

     (a)  an unanimous Commission Report, or

     (b)  a majority Commission Report referred to in subsection (1),

the Report of the Chair of the Commission is the Commission Report.

(4)  Where the Commission Report is provided under subsection (3), the
members of the Commission may provide one or more minority reports.


Provisions of reports
19(1)  On the completion of any of the reports referred to in section 18,
the report must be forthwith delivered to the Parties.

(2)  On the completion of any of the reports referred to in section 18, the
report shall be made available by the Commission to any person requesting a
copy of the report.


Amendments, alterations or variations to commission reports
20(1)  Within 7 days from the day that the Commission Report is delivered
to the Parties, either Party may in writing and on notice to the other
Party apply to the Commission to have the Commission Report amended,
altered or varied.

(2)  If an application is made to the Commission under subsection (1), the
Commission may, not later than 15 days from the day that the Commission
Report was delivered to the Parties and after having provided the parties
with an opportunity to make representations to the Commission, amend, alter
or vary the Commission Report if the Commission is satisfied

     (a)  that the Commission had failed to deal with any matter properly
arising from the Inquiry, or

     (b)  that an error is apparent in the Commission Report.

(3)  Where the Commission amends, alters or varies the Commission Report
under this section, the Commission must present those amendments,
alterations or variations to the Minister within 10 days from the day that
the Commission made amendments, alterations or variations.

(4)  For the purposes of section 4, where the Commission amends, alters or
varies the Commission Report under this section, the 90-day period is
considered to commence on the day that the Minister receives the
amendments, alterations or variations.


Judicial review
21(1)  If

     (a)  the Lieutenant Governor in Council makes a decision rejecting
the Commission Report or one or more of the recommendations contained in
the Commission Report,

     (b)  the Justices of the Peace bring an application for judicial
review of that decision, and

     (c)  the application for judicial review is successful,

the Lieutenant Governor in Council, unless otherwise directed by the Court
of Queen's Bench or the Court of Appeal, has 90 days from the day that the
application is granted to reconsider the Commission Report in accordance
with the directions, if any, of the Court.

(2)  Where an application for judicial review is successful, the Commission
Report is not deemed to be binding on the Crown solely because the reasons
given by the Lieutenant Governor in Council for the rejection of the
Commission Report or one or more of the recommendations contained in the
Commission Report were found to be inadequate by the Court.


Resolution of disputes, etc
22(1)  If either of the Parties is not satisfied or is in dispute with the
other Party with respect to the practice or procedure that is to be
followed in respect of matters before the Inquiry, either of the Parties
may initiate a reference to the Commission concerning the matter giving
rise to the dissatisfaction or dispute.

(2)  A reference to the Commission under subsection (1) must be commenced
by a Party by means of an application to the Commission.

(3)  An application under subsection (2) must be made

     (a)  at any time before the commencement of that portion of the
Inquiry at which the Parties may present oral submissions, and

     (b)  on at least 3 clear days written notice to the other Party and
the Commission.


Party to party discussion
23   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, the Parties at the
request of either Party may at any time hold discussions for the purposes
of improving the Commission's inquiry process, or any practice or procedure
before the Commission.


Timely notification
24   Where the Lieutenant Governor in Council makes a decision under this
Regulation concerning any recommendation contained in the Commission Report
concerning any change to the Justices of the Peace compensation, pension,
benefits or allowances, the Minister shall advise the Counsel for the
Justices of the Peace of that decision within 7 days from the day that the
decision was made.


Notice to parties
25(1)  Each Party must in writing advise the other Party and the Chair of
the Commission of

     (a)  the municipal address of the Party or the Party's Counsel, and

     (b)  the number at which communication may be provided
electronically to the Party.

(2)  Any notice or communication to be given to a Party under this
Regulation may be given to the Party at the address or number given by the
Party under subsection (1).


Expiry
26   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, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 9/2000

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 5/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 127/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (11) by striking out "function" and substituting
"function, including the long term disability function related to the
children's services function,";

     (b)  in subsection (13) by striking out "$7 000 000" and
substituting "$7 994 000".


3   Section 9(8) is amended by adding "except the responsibility for the
administration of $417 000 of element 4.1.1 of Program 4 - Services to
Persons with Developmental Disabilities of the operating expense and
capital investment supply vote of the 1999-2000 Government appropriation
for Family and Social Services, which is transferred to the Minister of
Children's Services" after "Health and Wellness".


4   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding the following after clause (q):

               (r)  section 12(4) of the Colleges Act;

               (s)  section 10(3) of the Technical Institutes Act;

               (t)  section 20(3) of the Universities Act.

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (7):

          (8)  The responsibility for the administration of that part of
the public service consisting of position number 00022871 is transferred
from the Minister of Learning to the Minister of Infrastructure.

          (9)  The responsibility for the administration of the
post-secondary infrastructure support function is transferred from the
Minister of Learning to the Minister of Infrastructure.

          (10)  The responsibility for the administration of $100 000 of
element 2.7.1 and $60 600 000 of element 2.7.6 of Program 2 - Support for
Adult Learning of the operating expense and capital investment supply vote
of the 1999-2000 Government appropriation for Advanced Education and Career
Development, previously transferred to the Minister of Learning, is
transferred to the Minister of Infrastructure, and the responsibility for
the administration of $38 000 000 of element 3.7.4 of Program 3 - Support
for Adult Learning of the operating expense and capital investment supply
vote of the supplementary 1999-2000 Government appropriation for Learning
is transferred to the Minister of Infrastructure.


5   Section 12(13) is amended by adding ", but the powers, duties and
functions of the Minister in sections 2(a), 3, 4 and 5 of that Regulation
are transferred in common to the Minister of Innovation and Science, the
Minister of Learning and the Minister of Infrastructure" after "of
Learning".


6   Section 15 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  in clause (e) by adding ", except sections 10(2),
11(3), 12 and 17.1" after "Act";

               (ii) in clause (f) by adding ", except sections 12(4),
17, 17.1, 34, 35, 38.1, 40 and 41" after "Act";

               (iii)     in clause (g) by striking out "1" and substituting
"1, except section 3,";

               (iv) in clause (q) by adding ", except sections 10(3),
16, 20, 21(2), 22 and 27.1" after "Act";

               (v)  in clause (r) by striking out "section 52(4) and
(5)" and substituting "sections 20(3), 28, 29(3), 30, 52(4) and (5), 66 and
68";

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

          (2.1)  The responsibility for the administration of the
following is transferred to the common responsibility of the Minister of
Learning and the Minister of Infrastructure:

               (a)  sections 10(2), 11(3), 12 and 17.1 of the Banff
Centre Act;

               (b)  sections 17, 17.1, 34, 35, 38.1, 40 and 41 of the
Colleges Act;

               (c)  section 3 of Schedule 1 of the Government
Organization Act;

               (d)  sections 16, 20, 21(2), 22 and 27.1 of the
Technical Institutes Act;

               (e)  sections 28, 29(3), 30, 66 and 68 of the
Universities Act.


7   Section 18 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding ", except section 26.41" after
"Act";

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

          (2.1)  The responsibility for the administration of section
26.41 of the Alberta Corporate Tax Act is transferred to the common
responsibility of the Provincial Treasurer and the Minister of Resource
Development.


     Alberta Regulation 10/2000

     Mines and Minerals Act

     COAL ROYALTY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 8/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to sections 5 and 37 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Coal Royalty Regulation (AR 295/92) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 2 is amended by sections 3 to 5. 


3   Section 1(l) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of subclause
(iv), adding ", and" at the end of subclause (v) and adding the following
after subclause (v):

     (vi) the amount or portion of an amount calculated under section
5.1(3) that is applied for the production year under section 5.1(4);


4   Section 5 is amended by striking out "and" at the end of clause (j),
adding ", and" at the end of clause (k) and adding the following after
clause (k):

     (l)  the category of allowed direct operating costs whose available
amount is calculated in accordance with section 5.1(3). 


5   The following is added after section 5:

     5.1(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "accrued reclamation costs" means the amount by
which the total amount allowed by the Minister before July 1, 1992 for the
purpose of reclaiming the site in an eligible project of the mine referred
to in subsection (2) exceeded the amount actually spent on that reclamation
before that date;

               (b)  "eligible non-producing year" means each of the 3
years of an eligible project next following the year in which production
ceases from the mine in the eligible project; 

               (c)  "eligible project" means a project in respect of
which royalties were paid under the Coal Royalty Regulations (AR 193/76)
before July 1, 1992;

               (d)  "unrecovered accrued reclamation costs" means the
portion of accrued reclamation costs that, at the commencement of  an
eligible non-producing year referred to in subsection (2), has not yet been
recovered through the application under subsection (3)(b) of reduced
allowed direct operating costs.

     (2)  The amount of allowed direct operating costs in respect of an
eligible non-producing year is the portion of the aggregate of the amounts
specified in section 5(a) to (k) that is determined by the Minister to have
been spent in that year for reclamation of the site of the mine.

     (3)  The amount of allowed direct operating costs determined for an
eligible non-producing year that is available for application in accordance
with subsection (4)  shall be calculated

               (a)  first, by reducing the amount of allowed direct
operating costs determined for the eligible non-producing year by the total
amount received or receivable in the eligible non-producing year from
product revenues and other net proceeds and recoveries, and 

               (b)  2nd, by applying the reduced amount of allowed
direct operating costs determined under clause (a) to recover the amount of
unrecovered accrued reclamation costs of the project until that reduced
amount has been entirely applied in the recovery of unrecovered accrued
reclamation costs.

     (4)  The amount or any portion of the amount of allowed direct
operating costs that remains in respect of any eligible non-producing year
after the recovery under subsection (3)(b) of unrecovered accrued
reclamation costs may be applied, for the purposes of section 1(l)(vi), in
the recalculation of the net revenue of any production year of the project
in respect of which a recalculation of royalty may be made under section
39(3)(a) of the Act as at the end of the eligible non-producing year in
question.

     (5)  No portion of the amount of allowed direct operating costs that
is available for application under subsection (4) may be deducted more than
once in the recalculation of net revenue.


     Alberta Regulation 11/2000

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS TENURE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 9/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to sections 5 and 93 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Petroleum and Natural Gas Tenure Regulation (Alta. Reg. 263/97) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

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

               (m.1)     "minimum depth" means

                         (i)  150 metres of measured depth in the
Plains Region or the Northern Region and 300 metres of measured depth in
the Foothills Region, or

                         (ii) a lesser depth approved by the Minister
in any particular case;

     (b)  in clause (n)(ii) by striking out "laterally".


3   Section 2 is amended by adding the following after clause (g):

     (h)  a Crown spacing unit adjoins a freehold spacing unit if the
surface areas of the Crown spacing unit and the freehold spacing unit are
laterally or diagonally adjoining.


4   The following is added after section 3:

     Applications for and Rights under Agreements

Rules re applications
     3.1(1)  Notwithstanding Parts 1 and 2, an application that may be
made by a lessee or licensee under a provision of either Part may, if the
application is in respect of more than one agreement, only be made by one
person who is a person authorized to make the application under section 6
of the Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation (AR 262/97).

     (2)  An application that may be made under Part 1 or 2 in respect of
an agreement may not be made in relation to or on the basis of a well that
is not on the location of the agreement, unless

               (a)  the applicant is authorized to do so by the
designated representative, as defined in the Mines and Minerals
Administration Regulation, for the agreement on the location of which the
well has been or will be drilled, or

               (b)  the Minister is satisfied that the applicant is
authorized to do so by the person who holds the licence for the well issued
under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


5   The heading "Rights Granted" preceding section 4 is repealed.


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

Validating wells
     9(1)  Subject to section 6(3) and subsection (5) of this section, the
following qualify as validating wells in respect of a licence:

               (a)  a well that is drilled in the location of the
licence during its initial term to at least the minimum depth for the
purpose of evaluating petroleum and natural gas rights in the location of 
the licence;

               (b)  a well drilled in the location of the licence if

                         (i)  the well is re-entered during its
initial term,

                         (ii) the well is either

                                   (A)  drilled to at least the
minimum depth beyond the total measured depth of the well prior to the
re-entry, or

                                   (B)  whipstocked from a point in
the well-bore and drilled beyond that point to at least the minimum depth,

               and

                         (iii)     the well is drilled for the purpose of
evaluating petroleum and natural gas rights in the location of the licence;

               (c)  a well drilled outside the location of the licence
in a spacing unit only part of which is in the location of the licence if

                         (i)  no part of the remainder of the area of
the spacing unit is within the location of any other licence that is still
in its initial term,

                         (ii) the well is drilled during the initial
term of the licence to at least the minimum depth, and

                         (iii)     the well, in the opinion of the
Minister, will evaluate petroleum and natural gas rights in the location of
the licence;

               (d)  a well approved by the Minister as a validating
well pursuant to subsection (2), (3)  or (4).


7   Section 10 is amended

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

               (a)  is drilled in the location of one of the grouped
licences, and

     (b)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "both" and substituting
"all of the grouped";

     (c)  by repealing subsections (2) and (3) and substituting the
following:

          (2)  The Minister may, on application, approve the grouping of
a licence with one or more other licences if

               (a)  the application is received by the Minister not
later than one month following the rig release date of the grouping well
and while all of the grouped licences are in their initial terms,

               (b)  all of the licences are in their initial terms when
the drilling of the well referred to in the application for approval of the
group commences,

               (c)  the applicant satisfies the Minister that the well
referred to in the application for approval of the group is or will be a
grouping well, and

               (d)  the location of each licence in the group is
separated from the location of the licence containing the grouping well by
not more than one intervening section at their closest points.

     (d)  by adding the following after subsection (5):

          (5.1)  A licence may be included in more than one group at the
same time.

     (e)  by repealing subsection (6) and substituting the following:

          (6)  A licence ceases to be included in a group approved under
this section

               (a)  on the expiry of the initial term of the licence if
that term expires before drilling of the well referred to in the
application for approval of the group is commenced, or

               (b)  on the date specified in a notice given by the
Minister to the person who applied for approval of the group that indicates
that the Minister is of the opinion that the well referred to in the
application for approval of the group does not evaluate petroleum and
natural gas rights in the location of the licence.

     (f)  in subsection 7(a) by striking out "before the earlier of the
expiration dates of the initial terms of the grouped licenses," and
substituting "while all of the grouped licenses are in their initial
terms,";

     (g)  in subsection (7)(b) by striking out "the expiration" and
substituting "expiry" and by striking out "both" and substituting "more".


8   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (2)(d) and (e) and substituting the
following:

               (d)  show the licensee's selection of the land requested
for validation, which shall not exceed the number of sections that may
remain in the location of the licence at the commencement of the
intermediate term in accordance with Schedule 2, and

               (e)  show how much of the land requested for validation
is selected by the licensee from each group in which the licence is
included.

     (b)  in subsection (4) by striking out "subsection (1)" and
substituting "this section".

     (c)  in subsection (5)

               (i)  by striking out "both" and substituting "any of
the";

               (ii) in clause (a) by striking out "either or both" and
substituting "any one or more";

     (d)  by adding the following after subsection (7):

          (8)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, where
an application is made under this section in respect of a licence issued
after December 31, 2001, the rights that may be validated under this
section shall include any part of the location that consists of

               (a)  a zone that is fully penetrated by the validating
well or grouping well, as the case may be, and

               (b)  a zone that is penetrated by more than 15 metres by
the validating well or grouping well, as the case may be.


9   Section 14(8)(a) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (a)  an application authorized by this Part and made in accordance
with this Regulation,


10   Section 15(1) is amended by striking out clause (c) and substituting
the following:

     (c)  a spacing unit adjoining the spacing unit for a freehold well
if

               (i)  in accordance with this Regulation and before the
expiry of the term of the lease, the lessee has notified the Minister in
writing that the lessee elects to pay offset compensation in respect of the
location or the part of the location within the spacing unit, and

               (ii) offset compensation is being paid in respect of the
location or the part of the location within the spacing unit;


11   Section 16 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding the following after clause (a):

               (a.1)     the "qualifying area", in relation to a qualifying
well, is

                         (i)  the location of the lease in respect of
which  the well is a qualifying well by virtue of clause (a)(i) or (iii),
and

                         (ii) the portion of the location of each
lease

                                   (A)  in respect of which the
well is a qualifying well by virtue of clause  (a)(ii) or (iv), and

                                   (B)  that is contained within a
section that either adjoins the section containing the well or that is less
than one intervening section from the section containing the well, at the
points at which those sections are nearest to each other on the surface,

                    but does not include the part of a location in
respect of which an application is made for approval of continuation under
section 15 or 17(2)(a);

     (b)  in subsection (3)

               (i)  in clause (a) by adding "and no application based
on a single qualifying well may be made more than once" after "combination
of both";

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

                         (b)  the application may, if it is based on
a qualifying well, seek approval of continuation for any portions of the
locations of one or more leases where the portions are within the
qualifying area of the well and the portions do not exceed in aggregate 5
sections in area;


12   Section 19 is amended

     (a)  in subsection 1(a) by striking out "drilling";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (1)(c) and substituting the following:

               (c)  "offset well" means a well required to be put on
production of petroleum or natural gas by a lessee pursuant to an offset
notice;

     (c)  in subsection (3) by striking out "laterally".


13(1)  Section 20(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "laterally" and by striking out
"and" at the end of clause (a);

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "same" and substituting "offset"
and by adding "and" at the end of clause (b);

     (c)  by adding the following after clause (b):

               (c)  the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit is not
subject to a unit agreement or gas storage agreement.

(2)  Section 20(2) is amended by repealing clauses (b) and (c) and
substituting the following:

     (b)  require the lessee within the 3-month notice period

               (i)  to put a well on production of petroleum or natural
gas from the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit and notify the Minister
that the lessee has done so, or

               (ii) to prove to the Minister's satisfaction that the
offset zone in the Crown spacing unit is not productive,

     and

     (c)  describe the lessee's alternative courses of action under
subsection 3(a) and (b) and the circumstances described in subsection 3(c)
in which the lessee's offset obligation need not be fulfilled.

(3)  Section 20(3) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "drilling";

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

               (b)  may, within the 3-month notice period, submit to
the Minister a surrender of the lease, the part of the location of the
lease within the Crown spacing unit or the part of the location down to the
base of the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit, excepting

                         (i)  each zone in which a producing well is
completed, and

                         (ii) each zone that is subject to a unit
agreement or a gas storage agreement;

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

               (c)  need not fulfil the lessee's offset obligation if,
within the 3-month notice period,

                         (i)  the freehold well is abandoned,

                         (ii) the freehold well is abandoned in the
zone or zones to which the offset notice relates,

                         (iii)     the Board makes an order that reduces
the size of the spacing unit for the freehold well with the result that the
reduced spacing unit containing the freehold well no longer adjoins the
Crown spacing unit, or

                         (iv) the offset zone underlying the location
or part of the location within the Crown spacing unit becomes subject to a
unit agreement or gas storage agreement.

(4)  Section 20(4) and (5) are repealed and the following is substituted:

     (4)  Where at the end of the 3-month notice period in respect of an
offset notice

               (a)  the lessee has not complied with the notice,

               (b)  the lessee's offset obligation is not deferred
pursuant to subsection 3(a),

               (c)  the Minister does not have a surrender from the
lessee in accordance with subsection 3(b), and

               (d)  the lessee is not excused from fulfilling the
lessee's offset obligation by reason of subsection 3(c),

     the Minister may, subject to subsection (5), cancel the lease with
respect to the part of the location of the lease within the Crown spacing
unit in one or more of the zones down to the base of the offset zone.

     (5)  The Minister may not cancel a lease under subsection (4) or
accept a surrender under subsection 3(b) in respect of a zone in the Crown
spacing unit

               (a)  in respect of which, during the 3-month notice
period, a well has commenced production of petroleum or natural gas, or

               (b)  that, during the 3-month notice period, becomes
subject to a unit agreement or a gas storage agreement.

(5)  Section 20(6) is amended by striking out "laterally".

(6)  The following is added after subsection (6):

     (7)  The Minister may at any time withdraw an offset notice

               (a)  in its entirety,

               (b)  with respect to part of the spacing unit to which
the notice relates, or

               (c)  with respect to part of the subsurface in the
spacing unit to which the notice relates.


14   Section 21 is amended

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

Review of offset notice
          21(1)  A lessee to whom an offset notice is given may apply to
the Minister for a review of the decision to give the notice, or of any
requirement contained in the notice, if, when the application for review is
made, the lessee

               (a)  notifies or has notified the Minister under section
20(3)(a) of the lessee's election to pay offset compensation, or

               (b)  submits or has submitted a surrender under section
20(3)(b).

     (b)  in subsection (2) by adding "in respect of an offset notice
must be made before the end of the 3-month notice period and" before "must
show either";

     (c)  in subsection (3)

               (i)  by adding "or" at the end of clause (c);

               (ii) by repealing clauses (d) and (e);

               (iii)     in clause (f) by striking out "excepted zones
referred to in section 20(3)(b)(i) and (ii)" and substituting "zones
referred to in section 20(3)(b)(i) and (ii) and (5)".


15(1)  Section 22(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  Where

               (a)  a lessee has fulfilled the lessee's offset
obligation by putting a well on production of petroleum or natural gas from
the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit and has notified the Minister
that it has done so, or

               (b)  the lessee's liability to pay offset compensation
has terminated in accordance with subsection (5)(a) by virtue of a well
producing from the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit,

     the Minister may give a notice to a lessee requiring the lessee to
pay offset compensation where

               (c)  the well has not produced petroleum or natural gas
from the offset zone for a period of at least 3 consecutive months, or

               (d)  the Minister is of the opinion that the production
of petroleum or natural gas from that well from the offset zone over a
specified period is unduly or unjustifiably less than the production of
petroleum or natural gas from the offset zone in the freehold spacing unit
during the same period.

(2)  Section 22(3) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (3)  A lessee to whom a notice is given pursuant to subsection (2)
may apply to the Minister within the period specified in the notice for a
review of the Minister's decision to give the notice and, on concluding the
review, the Minister may

               (a)  confirm the decision,

               (b)  withdraw the  notice if the Minister, on the basis
of the evidence provided by the applicant, considers the withdrawal of the
notice warranted in the circumstances, or

               (c)  specify a period longer than the period specified
in the notice for the purposes of subsection (4)(b).

(3)  Section 22(4)(b) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (b)  the month in which the period specified in the notice under
subsection (2) expires, where the liability arises under subsection (1)(b).

(4)  Section 22(5) and (6) are repealed and the following is substituted:

     (5)  The liability of a lessee to pay offset compensation ends if any
of the following events occur and the Minister receives and approves an
application from the lessee for such termination that satisfies the
Minister as to the occurrence of the event:

               (a)  a producing well commences producing petroleum or
natural gas from the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit, and the lessee
notifies the Minister that the well is doing so;

               (b)  the Minister receives from the lessee a surrender
that is accepted by the Minister and that surrenders

                         (i)  the lease or the part of the location
of the lease containing the Crown spacing unit, or

                         (ii) the part of the location of the lease
within the Crown spacing unit down to the base of the offset zone,
excepting each zone lying stratigraphically above the offset zone that is
either productive or is subject to a unit agreement or gas storage
agreement;

               (c)  the Board issues an order that reduces the area of
the spacing unit for the freehold well with the result that the spacing
unit for the freehold well no longer adjoins the Crown spacing unit;

               (d)  the offset zone in the Crown spacing unit becomes
subject to a unit agreement or a gas storage agreement.

     (5.1)  The liability of a lessee to pay offset compensation  ends on
the first day of the month in which the Minister receives an application
under subsection (5) if the Minister subsequently approves the application.

     (5.2)  The liability of a lessee to pay offset compensation ends as
of the day on which either of the following occurs:

               (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the freehold well
has, for a period of at least 6 consecutive months, ceased to produce
petroleum or natural gas, as the case may be, from the offset zone in the
freehold spacing unit and that the offset zone is no longer productive, or

               (b)  the freehold well, according to the Board's
records, is abandoned in its entirety or in the offset zone.

     (6)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, the lessee may apply
to the Minister, at any time after the liability for offset compensation
commences, to have the lessee's liability terminated and, on considering
the application and the lessee's evidence, the Minister may by notice
direct that the liability be terminated as of the date specified in the
notice or may refuse to grant the application.

(5)  Section 22(7) is amended by striking out "laterally".


16   Section 23 is amended

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

               (a)  the value of the Crown's royalty share of petroleum

                         (i)  for any month prior to February, 2000
shall, in respect of crude oil, be calculated by using the new oil par
price prescribed for that month under the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (AR
248/90), and

                         (ii) for any month from and after February,
2000 shall, in respect of crude oil, be calculated using the par price
prescribed for that month under the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (AR
248/90) that would apply to the petroleum produced from the freehold well
if the well had instead produced the petroleum from the offset zone in the
Crown spacing unit,

               and

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

          (5)  If

               (a)  a lessee is liable to pay offset compensation in
respect of petroleum for any month prior to February, 2000 the value of
which was calculated in respect of crude oil using the new oil par price
referred to in subsection (2)(a)(i), and

               (b)  within 3 months after the date of the invoice sent
under subsection (4) setting out the offset compensation the lessee
provides proof satisfactory to the Minister that the average price received
in the month for crude oil produced from the freehold well in connection
with which the liability arose is less than that new oil par price,

     the value of the offset compensation shall be calculated using that
average price instead of that new oil par price.


17   Section 34 is amended by adding "section 10 or" before "sections 28 to
33" wherever it occurs.


18  Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  in section 1 by adding "or grouping well" after "validating
well";

     (b)  by striking out the Table and substituting the following:

     TABLE

Column 1  Column 2  Column 3  Column 4  Column 5
MEASURED  PLAINS    NORTHERN  FOOTHILLS INCREMENTAL
DEPTH     REGION    REGION    REGION    FACTOR
(in metres)    (sections)     (sections)     (sections)     (sections per metre)

Minimum
Depth*    3    5    8    0.0033**
600  3    6    9    0.0033
900  4    7    10   0.0033
1200 5    8    11   0.0033
1500 6    9    12   0.0033
1800 7    10   13   0.0033
2100 8    11   14   0.0050***
2400 9.5  12.5 16   0.0050***
2700 11   14   18   0.0066
3000 13   16   20   0.0066
3300 15-- 18   22   0.0066****
3600 15-- 20   24   0.0066****
3900 15-- 22   26   0.0066****
4200 15-- 24   28   0.0100****
4500 15-- 27   31   0.0100****
4800 15-- 30   34   0.0100****
5000 15-- 32-- 36

*     See section 1(m.1) for definition of "minimum depth";
**   As to the Plains Region, read nil instead of 0.0033;
*** As to the Plains Region, read nil instead of 0.0050;
      As to the Foothills Region, read 0.0066 instead of 0.0050;
****As to the Plains Region, read nil instead of the number shown in column
5;
--   Maximum.


19   If this Regulation comes into force after an application for a
grouping (the "original grouping") has been approved by the Minister under
section 10 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Tenure Regulation (AR 263/97)
as it read before this Regulation came into force, and if the rig release
date of the well referred to in that application occurred after December 1,
1999, the applicant for the grouping may, by notice in writing to the
Minister, terminate the original grouping and apply for a grouping based on
the well referred to in the application under section 10 of the Petroleum
and Natural Gas Tenure Regulation (AR 263/97) as amended by this
Regulation, in which case the original grouping will be considered never to
have been approved.


     Alberta Regulation 12/2000

     Natural Gas Rebates Act

     NATURAL GAS REBATES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 11/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to sections 4 and 10 of the Natural Gas Rebates Act.


1   The Natural Gas Rebates Regulation (AR 105/92) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 14 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2000" and substituting
"March 31, 2003".


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     Alberta Regulation 13/2000

     Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act

     HUMAN RIGHTS, CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURALISM
     EDUCATION FUND GRANT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 15/2000) on January 26,
2000 pursuant to section 13.1(2) of the Human Rights, Citizenship and
Multiculturalism Act.


     Table of Contents

Authority of Minister    1
Application    2
Residency requirement    3
Agreements     4
Payment of grant    5
Use of grant   6
Accounting for grant expenditure   7
Report    8
Repeals   9
Expiry    10


Authority of Minister
1(1)  The Minister of Community Development is authorized to make grants in
accordance with this Regulation with respect to projects that in the
opinion of the Minister are related to the purposes of the Human Rights,
Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act.

(2)  The Minister may, either generally or with regard to any particular
case, delegate to any employee of the Government any power conferred on the
Minister by this Regulation or under section 13.1 of the Human Rights,
Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act.


Application
2   An application for a grant must be submitted to the Minister in the
form and manner determined by the Minister.


Residency requirement
3   In addition to the other requirements of this Regulation, in order for
an individual to receive a grant

     (a)  the individual must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
of Canada,

     (b)  the individual must be ordinarily in Alberta, and

     (c)  the individual's home must be in Alberta.


Agreements
4(1)  The Minister may enter into an agreement with an applicant in respect
of any matter relating to the payment of a grant.

(2)  The Minister may withhold a grant from an applicant who does not enter
into an agreement referred to in subsection (1).


Payment of grant
5   The Minister may provide for the payment of a grant in a lump sum or by
way of instalments at the times the Minister considers appropriate.


Use of grant
6(1)  The recipient of the grant must use the grant

     (a)   only for the purpose for which the grant was made, or

     (b)  for any variation of that purpose approved by the Minister.

(2)  If the recipient of the grant does not use all the grant for the
purpose for which the grant was made, the Minister may require the
recipient to return the unused portion of the grant to the Provincial
Treasurer for deposit into the Human Rights, Citizenship and
Multiculturalism Education Fund.

(3)  If the recipient of the grant does not meet the conditions on which
the grant was made or if the information provided by the recipient to
obtain the grant is determined by the Minister to be false, misleading or
inaccurate, the Minister may require the recipient to pay all or part of
the grant to the Provincial Treasurer for deposit into the Human Rights
Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund.


Accounting for grant expenditure
7(1)  The Minister may at any time require the recipient of the grant

     (a)  to report in writing on the work and activity in respect of
which the grant was made and provide proof of all expenditures made, to the
satisfaction of the Minister, or

     (b)  to provide an audited or unaudited financial statement, as
determined by the Minister, of how the grant is being or was spent.

(2)  The recipient of a grant must permit the Minister or the Minister's
representative, authorized in writing, to examine, during regular business
hours, the books or records relating to the expenditure of the grant to
determine if  the grant has been properly spent.


Report
8(1)  The recipient of a grant must provide the Minister with a report
within 3 months after completion of the project.

(2)  The report referred to in subsection (1) must include

     (a)  a description of the project,

     (b)  an evaluation of the success and impact of the project, and

     (c)  a financial report showing all income received and expenditures
made pertinent to the project in a format acceptable to the Minister.


Repeals
9  The Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund Grant
Regulation (AR 175/88) is repealed.


Expiry
10   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.


     Alberta Regulation 14/2000

     Social Work Profession Act

     EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 2000

Made by the Minister of Alberta Human Resources and Employment (M.O. 5/00)
on January 24, 2000 pursuant to section 9.2 of the Social Work Profession
Act.


1   The Exemption Regulation (AR 43/99) is amended by adding the following
after section 2(b):

     (c)  individuals employed by the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Commission who provide addictions counselling services.


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     Alberta Regulation 15/2000

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     ACTIVITIES DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  January 28, 2000

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 07/2000) on January 21, 2000
pursuant to section 81(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.


1   The Activities Designation Regulation (AR 211/96) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(3) is amended

     (a)  by renumbering clause (a) as clause (a.1) and by adding the
following before clause (a.1):

               (a)  "borrow excavation" means an excavation in the
surface made solely for the purpose of removing, opening up or proving
borrow material for the construction of the sub-base for a specific roadway
project, and includes any associated infrastructure connected with the
borrow excavation;

     (b)  in clause (d) by adding "borrow excavation," after "pit,";

     (c)  in clause (i)(i) by striking out "or quarry" and substituting
", quarry or borrow excavation".