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     Alberta Regulation 45/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     REGULATED RATE OPTION REGULATION

     Filed:  March 2, 2000

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 2/2000) on February 29,
2000 pursuant to section 31.995(1) of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Requirement to prepare regulated rate tariff 2
Regulated rate tariff set by negotiation     3
Regulated rate tariff filed with Board  4
Board consideration 5
Effect of regulated rate tariff    6
Authorized wire services provider  7
Delegation of duties     8
Expiry    9


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "eligible customer" means a rate classification customer and
includes, during the first 3 years of the transition period, a person other
than a rate classification customer if

               (i)  with respect to each separate property on which
that person used electricity in 1999, the person's total annual consumption
of electric energy was less than 250 MWh, or

               (ii) it is reasonably forecasted by that person's wire
services provider that, with respect to each separate property on which
that person will use electricity during the first 3 years of the transition
period, the person's total annual consumption of electric energy will be
less than 250 MWh;

     (c)  "owner" means the owner of an electrical distribution system;

     (d)  "rate classification customer" means

               (i)  a residential rate classification customer,

               (ii) a farm rate classification customer, or

               (iii)     an irrigation rate classification customer,

          as defined in a regulated rate tariff;

     (e)  "transition period" means the period beginning on January 1,
2001 and ending at 12 midnight on December 31, 2005.

(2)  For the purposes of the Act and the regulations made under the Act,

     (a)  a regulated rate tariff approved by or filed with the Board
under this Regulation is a stable rate tariff as referred to in the Act or
other regulation, and

     (b)  a regulated rate charged to a customer under a regulated rate
tariff approved by or filed with the Board under this Regulation is a
stable rate as referred to in the Act or other regulation.


Requirement to prepare regulated rate tariff
2(1)  Each of the following owners must prepare a regulated rate tariff and
apply to the Board not later than September 1, 2000 for approval of the
tariff:

     (a)  TransAlta Utilities Corporation;

     (b)  ATCO Electric Ltd.;

     (c)  any other owner that elects to prepare a regulated rate tariff
and apply to the Board for approval of the tariff.

(2)  A regulated rate tariff prepared under this section must include

     (a)  the terms and conditions under which the owner proposes to
offer electricity services,

     (b)  the charges for electric energy to be provided pursuant to the
tariff,

     (c)  where separable and identifiable, the charges related to any
financial arrangement to manage financial risk associated with providing
the charges referred to in clause (b), and

     (d)  separate charges for providing each of the following services:

               (i)  system access service;

               (ii) distribution access service;

               (iii)     billing.

(3)  Where a charge under subsection (2)(b) is for consumption of electric
energy, the charge must be shown in the tariff as a dollar amount per
kilowatt hour.

(4)  Where a charge under subsection (2)(b) is not for consumption of
electric energy, the charge must be shown in the tariff, for each month or
other period specified in the tariff, as a dollar amount

     (a)  per kilowatt, or

     (b)  per streetlight, residence or other property on which the
charge is based.

(5)  A charge referred to in subsection (3) or (4) may not be changed after
the period to which it relates has expired.

(6)  A regulated rate tariff must describe how the tariff may change over
the period in which it is intended to have effect.


Regulated rate tariff set by negotiation
3(1)   Instead of preparing a regulated rate tariff in accordance with
section 2, an owner referred to in section 2(1) may attempt to negotiate
under Part 6 of the Act with representatives of eligible customers whose
property is located in the service area of that owner's electric
distribution system to establish a regulated rate tariff.

(2)  The Board may appoint a mediator to assist the parties in their
negotiations.

(3)  A person who is a member of the Board or has a material interest in
any one or more of the parties participating in the negotiations is not
eligible to be appointed under subsection (2).

(4)  A regulated rate tariff that is negotiated pursuant to this section
must be submitted to the Board not later than September 1, 2000 for
approval.


Regulated rate tariff filed with Board
4(1)  Each owner other than the owners referred to in section 2(1) must
provide, not later than October 1, 2000, a copy of its regulated rate
tariff to the Board for information.

(2)  Section 2(2) to (6) apply to a regulated rate tariff provided to the
Board under subsection (1) of this section.


Board consideration
5    When considering an application under section 2 or 3 for approval of a
regulated rate tariff, the Board must have regard for the principle that a
regulated rate tariff must provide the owner with a reasonable opportunity
to recover prudent costs and expenses incurred by it or on its behalf in
providing electricity services pursuant to the tariff.


Effect of regulated rate tariff
6   During the transition period, each owner must offer to eligible
customers in the service area of the owner's electric distribution system
the option of purchasing electricity services in accordance with the terms
and conditions of  the owner's regulated rate tariff instead of purchasing
electricity services from another retailer.


Authorized wire services provider
7    Any obligation imposed by this Regulation on an owner may be performed
by a wire services provider that has been authorized by the owner to act on
its behalf.


Delegation of duties
8    A wire services provider that has been authorized to act on an owner's
behalf may make arrangements with other persons to perform any or all of
the obligations of the wire services provider under this Regulation 

     (a)  if the arrangements do not lessen or remove the responsibility
or liability of the wire services provider for performing the obligations,
and 

     (b)  if the arrangements are approved 

               (i)  by the Board,  

               (ii) where the owner is a municipality, by the council
of the municipality, or

               (iii)     where the owner is a rural electrification
association, by the board of directors of the rural electrification
association.


Expiry
9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on January 31, 2005.


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     Alberta Regulation 46/2000

     Wildlife Act

     WILDLIFE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 6, 2000

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 11/2000) on February 24, 2000
pursuant to sections 15, 25 and 96 of the Wildlife Act.


1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 82 is amended by striking out "Regional Director" wherever it
occurs and substituting "Minister".


3   Schedule 15 is amended in section 9(1)(e)

     (a)  in subclause (i) by repealing the portion preceding paragraph
(A) and substituting the following:

               (i)  in Fur Management Zone 2 or in WMUs 511, 512, 516.
517. 518, 519, 529, 530 or 531

     (b)  in subclause (iv) by repealing the portion preceding paragraph
(A) and substituting the following:

               (iv) in WMU 532


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     Alberta Regulation 47/2000

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     CRANE AND HOISTING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
     TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 7, 2000

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board on December
9, 1999 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry
Training Act and approved by the Minister of Learning on March 1, 2000.



1   The Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator Trade Regulation (AR 54/97)
is amended by this Regulation.


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

     (g)  "wellhead boom truck" means a wellhead boom truck as defined in
section 1 of the Schedule.


3   Section 2 is amended by renumbering it as section 2(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  The trade consists of the following:

               (a)  the mobile crane branch;

               (b)  the tower crane branch;

               (c)  the boom truck branch consisting of 2 crafts being

                         (i)  the boom truck craft, and

                         (ii) the wellhead boom truck craft.


4   Section 7 is amended by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the
following:

     (2)  In the case of the boom truck craft, in the period that
constitutes the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less
than 500 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the formal
instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

     (3)  In the case of the wellhead boom truck craft, in the period that
constitutes the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less
than 100 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the formal
instruction that is required or approved by the Board.


5   Section 8 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Employment of apprentices
     8(1)  A person shall not employ an apprentice except in accordance
with this section.

     (2)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
mobile crane branch of the trade, a person who is a certified journeyman in
the mobile crane branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyman in
that branch may employ one apprentice in that branch of the trade and one
additional apprentice in that branch for each additional certified
journeyman that is employed by that person in that branch.

     (3)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
tower crane branch of the trade, a person who is a certified journeyman in
the tower crane branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyman in
that branch may employ one apprentice in that branch of the trade and one
additional apprentice in that branch for each additional certified
journeyman that is employed by that person in that branch.

     (4)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade, a person who is a
certified journeyman in the boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of
the trade or employs a certified journeyman in that craft may employ one
apprentice in that craft and one additional apprentice in that craft for
each additional certified journeyman that is employed by that person in
that craft.

     (5)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
wellhead boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade, a person
who is a certified journeyman in the wellhead boom truck craft of the boom
truck branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyman in that craft
may employ one apprentice in that craft and one additional apprentice in
that craft for each additional certified journeyman that is employed by
that person in that craft.

     (6)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person who is a certified
journeyman in the mobile crane branch of the trade or employs a certified
journeyman in that branch may, instead of employing an apprentice in an
apprenticeship program in the mobile crane branch of the trade, employ in
the place of that apprentice

               (a)  an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade to carry out any of
the undertakings that constitute that craft, or

               (b)  an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
wellhead boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade to carry
out any of the undertakings that constitute that craft.

     (7)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), a person who is a certified
journeyman in the boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade or
employs a certified journeyman in that craft may, instead of employing an
apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the boom truck craft of the boom
truck branch of the trade, employ in the place of that apprentice an
apprentice in an apprenticeship program of the wellhead boom truck craft of
the boom truck branch of the trade to carry out any of the undertakings
that constitute the wellhead boom truck craft.


6   Section 9(2) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by adding "in the mobile crane branch of the
trade" after "apprenticeship program" wherever it occurs;

     (b)  in clause (b) by adding "in the tower crane branch of the
trade" after "apprenticeship program" wherever it occurs;

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

               (c)  in the case of a boom truck operator in the boom
truck craft, 75% during the period that constitutes the apprenticeship
program in that craft;

               (d)  in the case of a boom truck operator in the
wellhead boom truck craft, 75% during the period that constitutes the
apprenticeship program in that craft.


7   The Schedule is amended

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

               (f)  "wellhead boom truck" means a boom truck that is
used for one or more of the following:

                         (i)  wellhead pumping operations;

                         (ii) wireline operations;

                         (iii)     perforating operations;

                         (iv) coiled tubing operations.

     (b)  in section 2(1) by repealing clause (a) and substituting the
following:

               (a)  in the case of the boom truck branch of the trade,

                         (i)  the undertakings that constitute the
boom truck craft of that branch of the trade are the operation and
servicing of boom trucks that are operated in that craft,

                         (ii) the undertakings that constitute the
wellhead boom truck craft of that branch of the trade are the operation and
servicing of wellhead boom trucks, and

                         (iii)     the undertakings that constitute the
boom truck craft include the undertakings that constitute the wellhead boom
truck craft but the undertakings that constitute only the wellhead boom
truck craft do not include the other undertakings that constitute the boom
truck craft;

     (c)  in section 3 by striking out "in the trade, the following
tasks, activities and functions come within the trade" and substituting "in
a specific branch or craft in the trade, the following tasks, activities
and functions, as they relate to that branch or craft, come within the
trade".


     Alberta Regulation 48/2000

     Occupational Health and Safety Act

     FIRST AID REGULATION

     Filed:  March 8, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 60/2000) on March 8, 2000
pursuant to section 31 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Employer responsibilities     2
Prime contractor responsibilities  3
Co-operation on responsibilities   4
Location of first aid services, equipment, supplies    5
Transportation 6
Location of first aid providers    7
Record of first aid providers 8
Duty to report accident, illness   9
Record of accident, illness   10
Access to records   11
First aid training  12
Corrosive chemicals 13
Application for acceptance    14
Transitional   15
Consequential  16
Repeal    17
Expiry    18
Coming into force   19

Schedules


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Occupational Health and Safety Act;

     (b)  "acute illness or injury" means a physical injury or sudden
occurrence of an illness that results in the need for immediate temporary
care;

     (c)  "advanced first aider" means a person who holds a certificate
in Advanced First Aid Level #1 from a training agency or who is an
Emergency Medical Responder (E.M.R.) or Emergency Medical Technician
(E.M.T.);

     (d)  "close work site" means a work site that is not more than 20
minutes' travel time from a health care facility under normal travel
conditions using the available means of transportation;

     (e)  "distant work site" means a work site that is more than 20
minutes', but less than 40 minutes', travel time from a health care
facility under normal travel conditions using the available means of
transportation;

     (f)  "emergency first aider" means a person who holds a certificate
in Emergency First Aid from a training agency;

     (g)  "Emergency Medical Responder" means a graduate of a training
course at the Emergency Medical Responder (E.M.R.) level who is a member of
the Alberta College of Paramedics;

     (h)  "Emergency Medical Technician" means a graduate of a training
course at the Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) level who is a member
of the Alberta College of Paramedics;

     (i)  "Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic" means a graduate of a
training course at the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (E.M.T.-P.)
level who is a member of the Alberta College of Paramedics;

     (j)  "first aid" means the application of accepted principles of
treatment to sustain life, prevent a condition from becoming worse, and to
promote recovery using available equipment, supplies, facilities and
services to provide immediate and temporary care to an injured or ill
worker;

     (k)  "first aider" means a person who is designated by an employer
to provide first aid to workers at a work site and who is an emergency
first aider, standard first aider or advanced first aider;

     (l)  "health care facility" means a hospital, medical clinic or
physician's office that has the capability of dispensing emergency medical
treatment 24 hours a day;

     (m)  "high hazard work" means work described in Schedule 2;

     (n)  "isolated work site" means a work site that is more than 40
minutes' travel time from the work site to a health care facility under
normal travel conditions using the available means of transportation;

     (o)  "Joint First Aid Training Standards Board" means a board

               (i)  that is established under section 7 of the
Government Organization Act by the Minister to advise the Director of
Medical Services on the standards to be adopted for the first aid training
required by this Regulation, and

               (ii) that includes representatives from the four
national first aid training standard setting agencies;

     (p)  "low hazard work" means work described in Schedule 1;

     (q)  "medium hazard work" means work that is neither low hazard work
nor high hazard work;

     (r)  "nurse" means a graduate of an approved registered nursing
program who maintains membership and good standing with the Alberta
Association of Registered Nurses and is an advanced first aider;

     (s)  "standard first aider" means a first aider who holds a
certificate in Standard First Aid from a training agency;

     (t)  "training agency" means a person or organization that enters
into an agreement with the Director of Medical Services to deliver first
aid training that meets standards that the Director of Medical Services
adopts in consultation with the Joint First Aid Training Standards Board,
for a certificate in Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid or Advanced
First Aid Level #1.


Employer responsibilities
2   Employers must, as required by this Regulation, provide first aid
services and maintain first aid equipment and supplies at the work site for
their workers and a first aid room. 


Prime contractor responsibilities
3   A prime contractor must ensure that the first aid services, first aid
equipment and supplies and a first aid room, as required by this
Regulation, for the type of work site and the total number of workers at
the work site are available at the work site.


Co-operation on respon-sibilities
4   Despite sections 2 and 3, the employers and prime contractors at a
project may enter into a written agreement to collectively provide first
aid services and maintain first aid equipment and supplies for workers in
accordance with this Regulation.


Location of first aid services, equipment, supplies
5   An employer and prime contractor must

     (a)  ensure that first aid services, first aid equipment, supplies
and the first aid room required by this Regulation are

               (i)  located at or near the work site that they are
intended to serve, and

               (ii) available and accessible during all working hours,

          and that the equipment and supplies are

               (iii)     maintained in a clean, dry and serviceable
condition,

               (iv) contained in a material that protects the contents
from the environment, and

               (v)  clearly identified as first aid equipment and
supplies,

     (b)  post, at conspicuous places on the work site, signs indicating
the location of first aid services, equipment and supplies or, if posting
of signs is not practicable, ensure that each worker knows the location of
first aid services, equipment and supplies, and 

     (c)  ensure that an emergency communication system is in place for
workers to summon first aid services.


Transportation
6(1)  An employer must ensure that, prior to the dispatch of workers to a
work site, arrangements are in place for transportation of injured or ill
workers from the work site to the nearest health care facility.

(2)  An employer must ensure that transportation is available for 
transport of injured or ill workers to a health care facility that meets
the following requirements:

     (a)  an ambulance service is available for the work site under
normal travel conditions;

     (b)  a means of transportation is available from the work site that

               (i)  is suitable, considering the distance to be
travelled and the types of acute illness or injuries that may occur at the
work site,

               (ii) affords protection against the weather,

               (iii)     is equipped with a means of communication with the
health care facility to which the injured or ill worker is being
transported and the work site, and

               (iv) is of sufficient size and suitability to
accommodate a stretcher and an accompanying person where required.

(3)  An employer must provide a means of communication to summon the
ambulance service or transportation described in subsection (2).

(4)  If a worker is acutely ill or injured, or needs to be accompanied
during transport to a health care facility, an employer must ensure that
the worker is accompanied by at least one first aider, other than the
operator of the transportation.


Location of first aid providers
7   If under this Regulation, a nurse, E.M.T.-P or advanced first aider is
required at a work site, that person must

     (a)  be based at or near the first aid room, and when elsewhere on
the work site be easy to contact or notify if first aid services are
required, and

     (b)  only perform duties that let that person remain in a fit and
clean condition to administer first aid.


Record of first aid providers
8   An employer must maintain a record of employees who are first aiders.


Duty to report accident, illness
9   A worker must, on suffering an acute illness or injury, report it to
the employer as soon as practicable.


Record of accident, illness
10(1)  An employer must create and maintain a written record, for at least
3 years, of every acute illness or injury that occurs at the work site.

(2)  A record under subsection (1) must include the following information:

     (a)  the name of the employee;

     (b)  the name and qualifications of the person giving first aid;

     (c)  the date and time of the acute illness or injury;

     (d)  the date and time the acute illness or injury was reported;

     (e)  a description of the acute illness or injury, where it occurred
and the cause;

     (f)  the first aid provided.


Access to records
11(1)  Access to first aid records is restricted to

     (a)  individuals requiring access, use and disclosure of the
information for the purpose of

               (i)  medical treatment,

               (ii) work site inspections,

               (iii)     accident and incident investigation, or

               (iv) evaluation of health and safety programs and
statistics,

          and

     (b)  the Workers' Compensation Board for the purposes of work site
health and safety programs and statistics.

(2)  Persons with access to the first aid records must keep confidential
the information contained in the records, except when using or disclosing
the information for a purpose described in subsection (1).

(3)  On request, a worker may be given a copy of first aid records
pertaining to the worker.


First aid training
12(1)  An employer must ensure that each work site has appropriately
trained first aiders as required by this Regulation.

(2)  A training agency that provides the first aid training to candidates
for a certificate in Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid or Advanced
First Aid must comply with the terms of agreement with the Director of
Medical Services to deliver first aid training.


Corrosive chemicals
13(1)  If workers are employed at a work site where corrosive or other
chemicals harmful to the eyes or skin are used in any process at that work
site, facilities must be immediately available to cleanse contaminated body
areas. 

(2)  The facilities referred to in subsection (1) must include emergency
baths, showers, eye wash equipment or similar equipment that is appropriate
to the level of exposure to the hazard at that work site.


Application for acceptance
14   The Director of Medical Services may issue an acceptance under section
26.1 of the Act with respect to this Regulation only if the application has
been made in writing.


Transitional
15(1)  On the coming into force of this Regulation a person who is a first
aid attendant, a first aider I or a first aider II under the First Aid
Regulation, 1981 (AR 299/81) is deemed to be an emergency first aider, a
standard first aider or an advanced first aider under this Regulation until
the expiry date of the person's qualifications under the First Aid
Regulation, 1981 (AR 299/81). 

(2)  On coming into force of this Regulation the first aid training
programs of first aid training agencies granted equivalency under the First
Aid Regulation, 1981 are deemed meet the requirements of this Regulation
until August 31, 2000.


Consequential
16   The Mines Safety Regulation (AR 292/95) is amended in sections 33(c)
and 39(c) by striking out "first aider 1 under the First Aid Regulation,
1981 (Alta. Reg. 299/81)" and substituting "standard first aider under the
First Aid Regulation under the Act".


Repeal
17   The First Aid Regulation, 1981 (AR 299/81) is repealed.


Expiry
18   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 February 29, 2004.


Coming into force
19   This Regulation comes into force on March 31, 2000.


     SCHEDULE 1

     LOW HAZARD WORK

Low hazard work means work at the following:

     (a)  administrative sites where the work performed is clerical or
administrative in nature;

     (b)  dispersal sites

               (i)  where a worker is based,

               (ii) where a worker is required to report for
instruction, and

               (iii)     from which a worker is transported to a work site
where the work is performed.


     SCHEDULE 2

     HIGH HAZARD WORK

High hazard work means work involving the following activities:

     (a)  construction or demolition, including

               (i)  industrial and commercial process facilities,

               (ii) pipelines and related gas or oil transmission
facilities,

               (iii)     commercial, residential and industrial buildings,

               (iv) roads, highways, bridges and related installations,

               (v)  sewage gathering systems,

               (vi) utility installations, and

               (vii)     water distribution systems;

     (b)  operation and maintenance of

               (i)  food packing or processing plants,

               (ii) beverage processing plants,

               (iii)     electrical generation and distribution systems,

               (iv) foundries,

               (v)  industrial heavy equipment repair and service
facilities,

               (vi) sawmills and lumber processing facilities,

               (vii)     machine shops,

               (viii)    metal fabrication shops,

               (ix) gas, oil and chemical process plants,

               (x)  steel and other base metal processing plants, and

               (xi) industrial process facilities not elsewhere
specified;

     (c)  woodlands operations;

     (d)  gas and oil well drilling and servicing operations;

     (e)  mining and quarrying operations;

     (f)  seismic operations;

     (g)  detonation of explosives.


     SCHEDULE 3

     FIRST AID EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

1   A No. 1 Kit consists of the following:

     (a)  10 - antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

     (b)  25 - sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged;

     (c)  10 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile gauze pads, individually packaged;

     (d)  2 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile compress dressings, with ties,
individually packaged;

     (e)  2 - 15 cm x 15 cm sterile compress dressings, with ties,
individually packaged;

     (f)  2 - conform gauze bandages - 7.5 cm;

     (g)  3 - cotton triangular bandages;

     (h)  5 - safety pins - assorted sizes;

     (i)  1 - pair of scissors;

     (j)  1 - pair of tweezers;

     (k)  1 - 25 mm x 4.5  m roll of adhesive tape;

     (l)  1 - crepe tension bandage - 75 mm;

     (m)  1 - artificial resuscitation barrier device with a one-way
valve;

     (n)  4 - pairs of disposable surgical gloves;

     (o)  1 - first aid instruction manual (condensed);

     (p)  1 - inventory of kit contents;

     (q)  1 - waterproof waste bag.


2   A No. 2 Kit consists of the following:

     (a)  10 - antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

     (b)  50 - sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged;

     (c)  20 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile gauze pads, individually packaged;

     (d)  3 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile compress dressings, with ties,
individually packaged;

     (e)  3 - 15 cm x 15 cm sterile compress dressings, with ties,
individually packaged;

     (f)  1 - 20 cm x 25 cm sterile abdominal dressing;

     (g)  2 - conform gauze bandages -  7.5 cm;

     (h)  4 - cotton triangular bandages;

     (i)  8 - safety pins - assorted sizes;

     (j)  1 - pair of scissors;

     (k)  1 - pair of tweezers;

     (l)  1 - 25 mm x 4.5 m rolls of adhesive tape;

     (m)  2 - crepe tension bandages - 75 mm;

     (n)  1 - artificial resuscitation barrier device with a one-way
valve;

     (o)  6 - pairs of disposable surgical gloves;

     (p)  1 - sterile, dry eye dressing;

     (q)  1 - first aid instruction manual (condensed);

     (r)  1 - inventory of kit contents;

     (s)  1 - waterproof waste bag.


3   A No. 3 Kit consists of the following:

     (a)  24 - antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

     (b)  100 - sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged;

     (c)  50 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile gauze pads, individually packaged;

     (d)  6 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile compress dressings, with ties,
individually packaged;

     (e)  6 - 15 cm x 15 cm sterile compress dressings, with ties,
individually packaged;

     (f)  4 - 20 cm x 25 cm sterile abdominal dressings, individually
packaged;

     (g)  6 - conform gauze bandages - 7.5 cm;

     (h)  12 - cotton triangular bandages;

     (i)  12 - safety pins - assorted sizes;

     (j)  1 - pair of scissors;

     (k)  1 - pair of tweezers;

     (l)  2 - 25 mm x 4.5 m rolls of adhesive tape;

     (m)  4 - crepe tension bandages - 75 mm;

     (n)  1 - artificial resuscitation barrier device with a one-way
valve;

     (o)  12 - pairs of disposable surgical gloves;

     (p)  2 - sterile, dry eye dressings, individually packaged;

     (q)  1 - tubular finger bandage with applicator;

     (r)  1 - first aid instruction manual (condensed);

     (s)  1 - inventory of kit contents;

     (t)  2 - waterproof waste bags.


4   A Type P Kit consists of the following:

     (a)  10 - sterile adhesive dressings, assorted sizes, individually
packaged;

     (b)  5 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile gauze pads, individually packaged;

     (c)  1 - 10 cm x 10 cm sterile compress dressing, with ties;

     (d)  5 - antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

     (e)  1 - cotton triangular bandage;

     (f)  1 - waterproof waste bag;

     (g)  1 - pair of disposable surgical gloves.


     SCHEDULE 4

     FIRST AID ROOM REQUIREMENTS

1   If the employer is required to provide a first aid room by this
Regulation, the employer must ensure that it is

     (a)  located near the work area or areas it is to serve,

     (b)  easily accessible to workers at all times,

     (c)  able to accommodate a stretcher,

     (d)  close to bathroom facilities,

     (e)  of adequate size,

     (f)  kept clean and sanitary,

     (g)  provided with adequate lighting, ventilation and heating,

     (h)  designated as non-smoking,

     (i)  under the supervision of a nurse or Emergency Medical
Technician-Paramedic,

     (j)  clearly identified as a first aid facility and appropriately
marked with how and where to access the first aider,

     (k)  used only to administer first aid or health related services,
and

     (l)  equipped with

               (i)  a communication system,

               (ii) a permanently installed sink with hot and cold
running water,

               (iii)     the supplies required by section 2 of Schedule 3,

               (iv) a cot or bed with a moisture-protected mattress and
2 pillows,

               (v)  6 towels and 3 blankets, 

               (vi) eye wash equipment,

               (vii)     a shower, or is close to a shower facility if it is
a work site described in section 13 of the Regulation, and

               (viii)    a No. 3 Kit.


2   A first aid room must contain the following supplies:

     (a)  space blanket;

     (b)  hot and cold packs;

     (c)  spine board and straps;

     (d)  adjustable cervical collar or set of different sized cervical
collars;

     (e)  stretcher;

     (f)  splint set;

     (g)  waterproof waste bag;

     (h)  sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff);

     (i)  stethoscope;

     (j)  disposable drinking cups;

     (k)  oxygen unit;

     (l)  flashlight;

     (m)  bandage scissors.


     SCHEDULE 5

     FIRST AID ROOM REQUIREMENTS FOR A
     TEMPORARY OR MOBILE FIRST AID ROOM

1   If a first aid room is a temporary or mobile facility, the requirements
are the same as in Schedule 4, except that

     (a)  the room may be used for other services if maintained
appropriately to provide first aid, and

     (b)  where it is not possible or practicable to provide a supply of
hot and cold potable water, a supply of cold potable water is acceptable.


     SCHEDULE 6

     FIRST AID REQUIREMENTS FOR A LOW HAZARD SITE


Number of Workers at Work Site per Shift
Close
Work
Site
Distant
Work
Site
Isolated
Work
Site


1
Type P Kit
Type P Kit
Type P Kit


2 - 10



No. 1 Kit
1 emergency first aider

No. 2 Kit
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit


11 - 49
     1 emergency first aider

No. 1 Kit
1 emergency first aider

No. 2 Kit
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit




50 - 99
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit
2 standard first aiders



No. 2 Kit




100 - 199
1 emergency first aider
2 standard first aiders

No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services
1 emergency first aider
2 standard first aiders

No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services, 3
blankets, stretcher and splints
3 standard first aiders


No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services, 3
blankets, stretcher and splints


200 or more
1 emergency first aider
2 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of  1 to 100 workers
1 emergency first aider
2 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers
3 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers






No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services
No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services, 3
blankets, stretcher and splints
No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services, 3
blankets, stretcher and splints


NOTE:  Number of first aiders is for a shift at all times.


     SCHEDULE 7

     FIRST AID REQUIREMENTS FOR A
     MEDIUM HAZARD SITE



Number of Workers at Work Site per Shift
Close
Work
Site
Distant
Work
Site
Isolated
Work
Site


1
Type P Kit
Type P Kit
Type P Kit


2 - 9
1 emergency first aider


No. 1 Kit
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit,
3 blankets
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit,
3 blankets



10 - 19
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets
2 standard first aiders



No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets





20 - 49
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit,
3 blankets
2 standard first aiders



No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets




50 - 99
2 emergency first aiders
1 standard first aider

No. 3 Kit
2 emergency first aiders
1 standard first aider

No. 3 Kit, 
3 blankets
3 standard first aiders



No. 3 Kit, 
3 blankets




100 - 199
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders

No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders

No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services, 3
blankets, stretcher and splints
3 standard first aiders
1 advanced first aider

No. 3 Kit,
designated area for first aid services, 
3 blankets, stretcher and splints




200 or more
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers
1 nurse or 
1 E.M.T.-P.
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers
1 nurse or 1 E.M.T.-P.
4 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers
1 nurse or 1 E.M.T.-P.






first aid room
first aid room
first aid room


NOTE:  Number of first aiders is for a shift at all times.



     SCHEDULE 8

     FIRST AID REQUIREMENTS FOR A HIGH HAZARD SITE


Number of Workers at Work Site per Shift
Close
Work
Site
Distant
Work
Site
Isolated
Work
Site


1
Type P Kit
Type P Kit
Type P Kit


2 - 9
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit
2 standard first aiders


No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets
2 standard first aiders


No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets



10 - 19
1 emergency first aider
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets
2 standard first aiders



No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets, stretcher and splints
2 standard first aiders



No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets, stretcher and splints



20 - 49
2 emergency first aiders
1 standard first aider

No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets
3 standard first aiders



No. 3 Kit, 
3 blankets, stretcher and splints
3 standard first aiders


No. 3 Kit,  
3 blankets, stretcher and splints




50 - 99
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders


No. 2 Kit, 
3 blankets
2 emergency first aiders
3 standard first aiders


No. 3 Kit,
3 blankets, stretcher and splints
4 standard first aiders
1 advanced first aider


No. 3 Kit,
3 blankets, stretcher and splints




100 - 199
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders
1 advanced first aider

first aid room
4 standard first aiders
1 advanced first aider



first aid room
4 standard first aiders
1 advanced first aider



first aid room





200 or more
2 emergency first aiders
2 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 
1 to 100 workers
1 nurse or 
1 E.M.T.-P.
4 emergency first aiders 
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers
1 nurse or 1 E.M.T.-P.
4 standard first aiders
plus
1 standard first aider for every additional increment of 1 to 100 workers
1 advanced first aider
1 nurse or 1 E.M.T.-P.




first aid room
first aid room
first aid room


NOTE:  Number of first aiders is for a shift at all times.


     Alberta Regulation 49/2000

     Municipal Government Act

     TWO HILLS REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
     COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  March 8, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 72/2000) on March 8, 2000
pursuant to section 602.01 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Establishment  1
Members   2
Services  3
Operating deficits  4
Sale of property    5
Profit and surpluses     6
Approval  7
Transfer of assets  8

Schedule


Establishment
1   A regional services commission known as the Two Hills Regional Waste
Management Commission is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  the County of Two Hills No. 21;

     (b)  the Town of Two Hills;

     (c)  the Village of Derwent;

     (d)  the Village of Myrnam;

     (e)  the Village of Willingdon.


Services
3   The Commission is authorized to provide solid waste management
services.


Operating deficits
4   The Commission may not assume operating deficits that are shown on the
books of any of the member municipalities.


Sale of property
5(1)  The Commission may not, without the approval of the Minister, sell
any of its land, buildings, equipment or inventory whose purchase has been
funded wholly or partly by grants from the Government of Alberta.

(2)  The Minister may not approve a sale under subsection (1) unless the
Minister is satisfied

     (a)  as to the repayment of grants from the Government of Alberta
and outstanding debt associated with that portion of the land, buildings,
equipment or inventory to be sold,

     (b)  that the sale would not have a significant adverse effect on
the services the Commission provides, and

     (c)  that the sale will be properly reflected in the rates
subsequently charged to the customers of the Commission.


Profit and surpluses
6   Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the Commission may not

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

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


Approval
7   The Minister may make an approval under section 5 or 6 subject to any
terms or conditions the Minister considers appropriate.


Transfer of assets
8   The member municipalities shall execute all documents and do all things
necessary to transfer to the Commission the following property, assets and
liabilities:

     (a)  the personal property listed in the Schedule;

     (b)  the interest of the County of Two Hills No. 21 in Miscellaneous
Lease No. MLL890121 dated March 9, 1990 between Her Majesty the Queen in
the right of the Province of Alberta, as represented by the Minister of
Forestry, Lands and Wildlife and the County of Two Hills No. 21, as renewed
by a Renewal Agreement dated November 29, 1999;

     (c)  all buildings, fixtures, paper-catching structures, bins and
chemical storage tanks located on the land described in Miscellaneous Lease
No. MLL890121;

     (d)  the rights and obligations of the member municipalities on
behalf of the County of Two Hills Regional Waste Management Authority under
Agreement 900298 between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta as
represented by the Minister of the Environment and the County of Two Hills
No. 21, the Town of Two Hills, the Village of Willingdon, the Village of
Hairy Hill, the Village of Myrnam and the Village of Derwent, as amended;

     (e)  employment contracts with the member municipalities on behalf
of the County of Two Hills Regional Waste Management Authority;

     (f)  operating and reserve funds of the member municipalities on
behalf of the County of Two Hills Regional Waste Management Authority,
totalling approximately $327 114.00.


     SCHEDULE

     PERSONAL PROPERTY

Inventory Supply and Equipment List

1.   Fridge
2.   Coffeemaker - Procter Silex
3.   Radio
4.   Telus Rental Call Display phone and 1 GE phone
5.   Couch
6.   Padded office chair
7.   Polaroid Instamatic camera
8.   Battery-operated Zep Deodorizer Mist Sprayer
9.   Knight Security System
10.  Scale and Printer, Western Scale Co. Ltd., Cap 50 000 kg., Model -
5035103 PLE, Serial 3318
11.  Sharp Printer Calculator with power pac Eisi mate el-1611H
12.  Desk
13.  Office miscellaneous - paper, pens, etc.
14.  Scale intercom system
15.  File cabinet
16.  Hand cleaner and dispenser
17.  Paper towel and dispenser
18.  First Aid kit
19.  Flashlight

Shop

1.   5 Hard hats
2.   5 Fire extinguishers
3.   2 Welding helmets, grinding goggles
4.   1 Bucksaw
5.   1 24" goose neck
6.   2 hammers
7.   Skil Cordless 12 volt 2 batteries and charger, Model - HD222745,
Serial - FA-914442
8.   Service Station Drive-over Bell and Hose Assembly
9.   29-piece Drill bit set
10.  15 Westward standard and metric wrench set 10mm 3/8" to 23mm 7/8"
11.  5 large standard Westward 15/16 - 11/4
12.  18" pipe wrench
13.  Bolt cutters
14.  4-6 pliers
15.  12" crescent
16.  Utility knives
17.  Measure tape
18.  20-piece screwdriver set
19.  12" punch
20.  Westward 1/2 socket, ratchet and strong arm set, extension 10m 3/8" -
32m 11/4
21.  Assorted sockets and adapters
22.  Solar 230A ac/dc arm welder - serial D127648
23.  First Aid kit
24.  6" work bench press
25.  Waterproof flashlight
26.  Tiger torch
27.  Bench stool
28.  3 shop flashlights
29.  1 HP air compressor - Sanborn, model - 64B100 - 10C, Serial -
g3170228
30.  Fuel gas can containers
31.  Mallet
32.  Axe
33.  2-gal chemical sprayer and chemical sprayer mask
34.  1 Echo grass trimmer, model - SRM-3000, Serial - 031242
35.  Toro Whirlwind lawnmower
36.  Craftsman 6 HP lawnmower, model 944.365630, Serial - 050895M 000750
37.  6 x 8 utility trailer
38.  Lawn sprinkler
39.  24' ladder
40.  21 plastic barrels
41.  4 - 50' hoses
42.  2 oil filter wrenches
43.  Hotsy pressure washer and metal cover, model 770, Serial - C82948
1090
44.  Ice scraper
45.  Push broom
46.  3 corn brooms
47.  1 rake
48.  1 spade
49.  1 Squeegee
50.  2 metal scoop shovels
51.  2 plastic snow shovels
52.  9 metal chairs
53.  16 bags heat-treated peat moss
54.  Honda 2" trash pump W720X
     2 - 20' suction hoses
     2 - 100' pump hoses
55.  2 grease guns
56.  Oxygen propane cutting torch and tanks
57.  10 gal shop vac
58.  2 - 20' logging chains
59.  1 20' cable
60.  1 booster cable

Miscellaneous

oils, grease, garbage bags, extension cords, sterilizers, deodorants, air
fresheners

1990 953 Cat, Serial 20203844

1.   2-way radio and antenna
2.   radio and antenna
3.   flashing strobe light
4.   4 ripper shanks and teeth
5.   Bucket teeth, pins, etc. 10

1991 Honda pump and trailer, Serial WZAY 4819142


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     Alberta Regulation 50/2000

     Mines and Minerals Act

     OIL SANDS TENURE REGULATION

     Filed:  Match 8, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 75/2000) on March 8, 2000
pursuant to section 5 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Designation as producing and non-producing   2
Minimum level of evaluation   3

     Part 1
     Oil Sands Agreements

Rights conveyed     4
Maximum area   5
Rental    6
Term of permit 7
Application for lease issued out of permit   8
Grounds for issuing lease     9
Notice of refusal to issue lease   10
Application for primary lease out of first term oil sands lease  11
Term 12

     Part 2
     Continued Leases

Continuation of primary leases and deemed primary leases    13
Continuation of existing oil sands leases    14
Liability to pay escalating rental 15
Determination of escalating rental 16
Research costs 17
Exploration costs   18
Development costs   19
Upgrader credits    20
Change of designation to producing 21
Change of designation to non-producing  22

     Part 3
     Ministerial Notices and Directions

Notice respecting production  23
Obligation to comply     24
Other minerals in oil sands   25

     Part 4
     Consequential Amendments, Repeals and Expiry

Consequential amendment  26
Repeal    27
Expiry    28

Schedules


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Mines and Minerals Act;

     (b)  "bitumen" means an oil sands product that results from the
application of a process or treatment to crude bitumen;

     (c)  "Board" means the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board;

     (d)  "continued lease" means a primary lease or deemed primary lease
that is continued under section 13, or a lease that is continued under
section 14;

     (e)  "deemed primary lease" means

               (i)  a second term oil sands lease, other than a second
term oil sands lease that is subject to a development plan approved under
section 9 of the former Oil Sands Regulation,

               (ii) an oil sands lease issued pursuant to the former
Oil Sands Regulation out of a permit, or

               (iii)     an oil sands development lease issued pursuant to
section 13 of the former Oil Sands Regulation;

     (f)  "escalating rental" means the portion of annual rental of a
continued lease that is calculated in accordance with Part 2;

     (g)  "existing oil sands lease" means a first term oil sands lease,
second term oil sands lease or a third term oil sands lease;

     (h)  "first term oil sands lease" means a lease of oil sands rights
that is in force at the time this Regulation comes into force and has been
issued pursuant to one of the following repealed regulations, but does not
include a lease issued on the renewal of a lease:

               (i)  the Oil Sands Regulation, 1978 (AR 317/78);

               (ii) the Oil Sands Regulations, 1969 (AR 298/69);

               (iii)     the Oil Sands Regulations, 1962 (AR 378/62);

               (iv) the Bituminous Sands Regulations, 1962 (AR 342/62);

               (v)  The Oil Sands Regulations (AR 144/61);

               (vi) Regulations Governing Disposition of Bituminous
Sands Rights the Property of the Crown (AR 333/57);

     (i)  "former Oil Sands Regulation" means the Oil Sands Regulation
(AR 228/91) that is repealed by this Regulation;

     (j)  "lease" means an agreement issued in the form of a lease that
grants rights in respect of oil sands;

     (k)  "lessee" means the holder of a lease according to the records
of the Department;

     (l)  "oil sands agreement" means a permit or a lease;

     (m)  "oil sands products" means crude bitumen, bitumen, synthetic
crude oil or any other product obtained from oil sands by processing,
reprocessing or any other means;

     (n)  "permit" means an agreement issued in the form of a permit that
grants rights in respect of oil sands;

     (o)  "permittee" means the holder of a permit according to the
records of the Department;

     (p)  "primary lease" means

               (i)  a lease issued in accordance with this Regulation
out of a permit,

               (ii) a lease issued as a result of an application under
section 11, or

               (iii)     any other lease that is issued under section 16 of
the Act after this Regulation comes into force,

          but does not include a deemed primary lease;

     (q)  "producing", in relation to a  lease, means that oil sands are,
in the opinion of the Minister, being produced from a zone or zones in the
location of the lease;

     (r)  "second term oil sands lease" means a lease of oil sands rights
that, at the time this Regulation comes into force, has been issued on the
renewal of a first term oil sands lease and is in force;

     (s)  "third term oil sands lease" means a lease of oil sands rights
that, at the time this Regulation comes into force, has been issued on the
renewal of a second term oil sands lease and is in force;

     (t)  "upgrader" means a facility for upgrading that is located in
Alberta;

     (u)  "upgrading" means any process that improves the quality of
bitumen solely by the increase in the degrees of gravity of the product
that is not attributable to the use of diluent.


Designation as producing and non-producing
2   A reference in this Regulation to a lease

     (a)  that has been designated as producing includes a lease that is
deemed to have been designated as producing, and

     (b)  that has been designated as non-producing includes a lease that
is deemed to have been designated as non-producing.


Minimum level of evaluation
3(1)  For the purpose of sections 9(2) and 13(2), the minimum level of
evaluation of the oil sands in a permit or lease is the level of evaluation
that the Minister considers appropriate under subsection (2), (3) or (6).

(2)  For the purpose of this subsection, the minimum level of evaluation
consists of

     (a)  the drilling of one well (referred to as an evaluation well) in
each section or part of a section within the location of the permit or
lease, to evaluate the oil sands zone or zones,

     (b)  the evaluation wells being located in a pattern that, in the
opinion of the Minister, is sufficiently even and uniform, and

     (c)  obtaining data from the oil sands zone or zones from at least
25% of the evaluation wells

               (i)  by coring through the oil sands zone or zones
within the locations of those wells, or 

               (ii) by coring through the oil sands zone or zones
within the locations of not less than 15% of the evaluation wells and, in
the balance of the evaluation wells being used to obtain data for the
purposes of this clause, obtaining data respecting the oil sands zone or
zones through the use of down hole tools that produce data that, in the
opinion of the Minister, is equivalent to the data obtained by coring,

          and submitting that data to the Department.

(3)  For the purpose of this subsection, the minimum level of evaluation
consists of

     (a)  the drilling of wells (referred to as evaluation wells) in not
less than 60% of the sections, the whole or part of which is within the
location of the permit or lease, to evaluate the oil sands zone or zones,

     (b)  the evaluation wells being located in a pattern that, in the
opinion of the Minister, is sufficiently even and uniform,

     (c)  obtaining data from the oil sands zone or zones from at least
25% of the evaluation wells by coring through the oil sands zone or zones
within the location of those wells and submitting that data to the
Department, and

     (d)  obtaining seismic data in accordance with subsection (4) or
electromagnetic data in accordance with subsection (5), in respect of each
section or part of a section contained in the location of the permit or
lease in which an evaluation well was not drilled and submitting that data
to the Department.

(4)  Seismic data referred to in subsection (3)(d) must be obtained in
accordance with the  following requirements:

     (a)  there must be 3.2 kilometres of seismic line for each section
referred to in subsection (3)(d) and a length of seismic line for each
portion of a section that is in the same ratio to 3.2 kilometres that the
portion of the section is in area to a section;

     (b)  the seismic lines must have a fold and a station and group
interval adequate to image the bitumen reservoir and the Devonian subcrop;

     (c)  the seismic lines must be tied to the evaluation wells in a
manner and to an extent that the Minister considers adequate.

(5)  Electromagnetic data referred to in subsection (3)(d) must be obtained
in accordance with the following requirements:

     (a)  the section or part of a section from which it is obtained must
be within an area that the Board has determined to be an area in which
surface mining is possible or must be approved by the Minister as a site
where or from which electromagnetic data may be obtained;

     (b)  each section or part of a section must be evaluated by the
electromagnetic data to the base of the deepest oil sands zone in the
section or the part of a section.

(6)  The Minister may, for the purpose of an application under section 9 or
13, prescribe a minimum level of evaluation that differs from the minimum
level described under subsection (2) or (3) by waiving or varying any of
the requirements set forth in subsection (2) or (3) or by imposing
requirements that are additional to those requirements.


     PART 1

     OIL SANDS AGREEMENTS

Rights conveyed
4   An oil sands agreement conveys the exclusive right to drill for, win,
work, recover and remove oil sands that are the property of the Crown

     (a)  within the location, or

     (b)  if the agreement relates to one or more specified zones, in the
specified zone or zones within the location,

in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement.


Maximum area
5   The maximum area of the location of an oil sands agreement is 22 000
hectares and the boundaries of the area are in the discretion of the
Minister.


Rental
6   The annual rental for a year of the term of an oil sands agreement is

     (a)  the amount payable at the rate prescribed in the Mines and
Minerals Administration Regulation (AR 262/97), and

     (b)  any escalating rental payable under Part 2 of this Regulation.


Term of permit
7   The term of a permit is 5 years.


Application for lease issued out of permit
8(1)  A permittee may, during the term of the permit, apply for a primary
lease of oil sands rights in the location of the permit.

(2)  If the Minister approves an application for a primary lease under
subsection (1) after the term of the permit has expired, the term of the
permit is deemed to be continued until the term of the primary lease
commences.


Grounds for issuing lease
9(1)  The Minister shall not issue a primary lease out of a permit unless
the application for the lease is accompanied by a technical report
containing the information and data required by the Minister.

(2)  The Minister shall determine whether a primary lease will be issued
out of a permit and the portion or portions of the permit that will be
contained in the primary lease based on the extent and degree to which, in
the opinion of the Minister, the permittee has attained the minimum level
of evaluation of the oil sands in the permit required under section 3.


Notice of refusal to issue lease
10(1)  If the Minister refuses to issue a primary lease out of a permit
pursuant to section 9, the Minister shall forthwith give to the applicant a
written notice advising the applicant of the reasons for the refusal and
specifying the period of time within which the permittee is entitled to
respond to the notice.

(2)  If

     (a)  the permittee does not respond to a notice given by the
Minister under subsection (1) within the period of time specified in the
notice, or

     (b)  the Minister disagrees with a response given by a permittee,

the Minister's decision to refuse to issue a primary lease out of a permit
is final.


Application for primary lease out of first term oil sands lease
11(1)  A lessee of a first term oil sands lease may,

     (a)  within the last year of the term of the lease, or

     (b)  with the consent of the Minister, at any time before the last
year of the term of the lease,

apply to the Minister for a primary lease of oil sands rights in the
location of the first term oil sands lease.

(2)  If the Minister receives an application under subsection (1), the
Minister shall issue the primary lease with a term that begins at the end
of the term of the first term oil sands lease.


Term
12(1)  The term of a primary lease is 15 years.

(2)  The term of a deemed primary lease that is an oil sands development
lease issued under section 13 of the former Oil Sands Regulation is
extended from 10 years to 15 years.

(3)  The term of any other deemed primary lease is not changed by this
Regulation, except that if its term would otherwise expire during the
period from the coming into force of this Regulation to and including May
30, 2002, its term is extended to May 31, 2002.

(4)  The term of a first term oil sands lease is not changed by this
Regulation.


     PART 2

     CONTINUED LEASES

Continuation of primary leases and deemed primary leases
13(1)  A lessee of a primary lease or a deemed primary lease may

     (a)  within the last year of the term of the lease, or

     (b)  with the consent of the Minister, at any time before the last
year of the term of the lease,

apply to the Minister for approval of the continuation of the lease
pursuant to this section.

(2)  Where a lessee has made an application under subsection (1), the
Minister shall determine whether the lease will be continued after the
expiration of its term and the portion or portions of the lease that will
be continued based

     (a)  on the extent and degree to which, in the opinion of the
Minister, the lessee has attained the minimum level of evaluation of the
oil sands in the lease required by section 3, and

     (b)  on whether the lease is producing.

(3)  When the Minister makes a determination under subsection (2), the
Minister shall designate

     (a)  the portion or portions of the lease that are continued, and

     (b)  whether the portion or portions that are continued are
producing or non-producing.

(4)  On having made a determination under subsection (2), the Minister
shall advise the lessee of the determination, and the lease ceases, after
the expiration of its term, to include any part of the location or any
subsurface area in all or part of the location that is not approved for
continuation by reason of the determination.

(5)  If a lessee of a primary lease or deemed primary lease does not apply
to continue the lease before its term expires, the lease expires at the end
of its term and any right of renewal is extinguished.


Continuation of existing oil sands leases
14(1)  Second term oil sands leases that are subject to a development plan
approved under section 9 of the former Oil Sands Regulation and third term
oil sand leases are, on the coming into force of this Regulation,

     (a)  continued leases, and

     (b)  deemed to be designated as producing.

(2)  If the lessee of a lease continued under subsection (1) that is
subject to a development plan fails to comply with and meet the milestones
in the development plan or alters or reduces the development plan without
the prior written consent of the Minister, the Minister may cancel any part
or parts of the location of those leases then being held as a result of the
attribution of bitumen reserves to the development plan.


Liability to pay escalating rental
15(1)  The lessee of a continued lease that is designated as non-producing
is liable to pay to the Crown an escalating rental calculated under section
16.

(2)  Escalating rental for a year of the term of a lease is due and payable
30 days after the last day of that year.

(3)  Section 20 of the Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation (AR
262/97) does not apply to escalating rental.


Determination of escalating rental
16(1)  For the purposes of this section,

     (a)  "Area A" means those areas defined by the Board as the Peace
River Oil Sands Area and the Athabasca Oil Sands Area, excepting from the
Athabasca Oil Sands Area

               (i)  the lands identified by the Board as surface mining
areas, and

               (ii) that block of land that is between ranges 16 and 26
inclusive and townships 76 and 86 inclusive, west of the 4th Meridian;

     (b)  "Area B" means the area defined by the Board as the Cold Lake
Oil Sands Area, those lands identified by the Board as the surface mining
areas of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area and that block of land that is
between ranges 16 and 26 inclusive and townships 76 and 86 inclusive, west
of the 4th Meridian.

(2)  Subject to sections 17 to 20, the escalating rental is,

     (a)  in respect of each year of the first 3-year period of a
continued lease that is not designated as a producing lease, an amount
calculated at the rate set out in subsection (3) for each hectare in the
area of the location of the lease, and

     (b)  in respect of each year of each subsequent 3-year period of a
continued lease that is not designated as a producing lease, an amount for
each hectare in the area of the location of the lease that is the lesser of

               (i)  an amount calculated at a rate that is double the
amount per hectare for the immediately preceding 3-year period of the
continued lease, and

               (ii) $96, where the hectare or part of the hectare is in
Area A or $224, where the hectare or part of the hectare is in Area B.

(3)  The rate referred to in subsection (2)(a) is

     (a)  $3.00 per hectare where the hectare or part of the hectare is
in Area A, and

     (b)  $7.00 per hectare where the hectare or part of the hectare is
in Area B.

(4)  The escalating rental payable in respect of a continued lease

     (a)  that has been designated under section 21 as producing, and

     (b)  that is then designated as non-producing under section 22

is an amount calculated at, and based on, the rate per hectare that was
being paid during the period when the lease was non-producing that preceded
the effective date of the designation under section 21.


Research costs
17(1)  A project is not a research project for the purpose of this
Regulation unless the particulars of the project have been set out to the
satisfaction of the Minister in a corporate budgetary document that has
been accepted and approved by the Minister.

(2)  In this section, the term of a research project is

     (a)  the actual number of years that the project is in effect up to
a maximum of 5 years, and

     (b)  if the research project is operated for more than 5 years, any
5 consecutive years of the project that is selected by the lessee for the
purposes of this section.

(3)  A lessee may apply research costs described in Schedule 1 to reduce
the escalating rental calculated under section 16 in respect of continued
leases subject to the following rules:

     (a)  the lessee of the continued lease or leases in respect of which
the research costs will be applied pursuant to this section must identify
the leases to the Minister before a reduction in escalating rental is made;

     (b)  if the research costs pertain to research conducted off the
location of the continued lease, the lessee must provide the Minister with
written reasons satisfactory to the Minister supporting the technical
rationale for conducting the research off the location;

     (c)  research costs incurred in a year of the term of a research
project may be applied to reduce the escalating rental in any year of a
continued lease that falls in whole or in part within the term of the
research project or the 2 years next following the term of the research
project;

     (d)  if the research costs incurred in a year of the term of a
research project pertain to research that has a direct connection and
application to one or more continued leases that are subject to a
development plan ("total yearly development plan research costs"), the
portion of those research costs that may be available for allocation among
continued leases that have been acquired after the coming into force of
this Regulation shall not exceed an amount equal to the difference between

               (i)  the total yearly development plan research costs,
and

               (ii) the total of the escalating rentals that would have
been payable under section 16 in respect of continued leases subject to the
development plan from the location of which no production was obtained
during that year of the term of the research project, calculated in respect
of the year or years of those continued leases that fall within that year
of the term of the research project and as if those continued leases had
been designated by the Minister under this Regulation as non-producing;

     (e)  subject to clause (f), the research costs applied to reduce the
escalating rental must be incurred after the lease is continued;

     (f)  costs incurred on research conducted during the last 5 years of
a primary lease or deemed primary lease that would, in relation to that
lease, have been research costs if that lease had then been a continued
lease may be applied to reduce the escalating rental of any of the first 10
years of the lease after it is continued under section 13;

     (g)  two or more continued leases may be designated as being pooled
for allocation of research costs from a research project and, if the
Minister approves the pooling, research costs incurred in a year of the
research project may be allocated

               (i)  to any year or years of any of the leases so pooled
that fall in whole or in part within the term of the research project or
within the 2 years next following the term of the research project, and

               (ii) to reduce the escalating rental attributed to those
years of the pooled leases;

     (h)  no item or portion of research costs may reduce escalating
rental more than once.


Exploration costs
18   A lessee may apply exploration costs described in Schedule 1 to reduce
the escalating rental calculated under section 16 in respect of a continued
lease subject to the following:

     (a)  exploration costs incurred in a year of a continued lease may
be applied only to reduce the escalating rental attributed to that year of
the continued lease;

     (b)  exploration costs can be applied to reduce the escalating
rental attributed to a year of a continued lease only if, in the opinion of
the Minister, the costs have been physically incurred on the location of
the lease;

     (c)  no item or portion of exploration costs may reduce escalating
rental more than once.


Development costs
19   A lessee may apply development costs as described in Schedule 1 to
reduce the escalating rental calculated under section 16 in respect of a
continued lease subject to the following:

     (a)  development costs incurred in a year of a continued lease may
be applied only to reduce the escalating rental attributed to that year of
the continued lease;

     (b)  development costs can be applied to reduce the escalating
rental attributed to a year of a continued lease if the costs have been
physically incurred on the location of the lease or, in the opinion of the
Minister, for the development of the oil sands in the location of the
lease;

     (c)  development costs physically incurred on the location of or, in
the opinion of the Minister, for the development of the oil sands within
the location of a primary lease or deemed primary lease during the last 5
years of the lease may be applied to reduce the escalating rental of any of
the first 10 years of the lease after it is continued under section 13;

     (d)  no item or portion of development costs may reduce escalating
rental more than once.


Upgrader credits
20(1)  A lessee who is upgrading bitumen or crude bitumen derived from the
oil sands within the location of the lessee's lease using either the
lessee's upgrader or, under written contract, another person's upgrader may
apply to the Minister for upgrader credit.

(2)  The Minister may award upgrader credits determined in accordance with
the formula in Schedule 2 to a lessee who has submitted an application
under subsection (1) and the lessee may reduce the hectares of a continued
lease subject to an escalating rental in an amount equal to the number of
upgrader credits awarded.

(3)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, bitumen or crude bitumen
produced from a lease that was a second term oil sands lease that is
subject to a development plan approved under section 9 of the former Oil
Sands Regulation is not eligible for upgrader credits unless it is bitumen
or crude bitumen that exceeds the level of production approved by the
development plan for the lease.

(4)  Subject to subsection (5), a lessee may apply the lessee's upgrader
credits to any year of any continued lease held by the lessee.

(5)  A lessee may apply the lessee's upgrader credits to more than one
lease only if

     (a)  the escalating rental of all of the leases to which the credits
are applied is reduced to zero, or

     (b)  the escalating rental of all but one of the leases to which the
credits are applied is reduced to zero.

(6)  No portion of upgrader credits may be applied more than once to reduce
the hectares subject to an escalating rental.


Change of designation to producing
21(1)  The lessee of a continued lease that has been designated as
non-producing may apply to the Minister to have the designation of the
lease changed to producing.

(2)  The Minister may change the designation of the lease to producing by
giving notice in writing to the lessee if

     (a)  the lessee applies for the change in designation in accordance
with subsection (1), and

     (b)  the lease is producing.

(3)  A change in the Minister's designation of a lease to producing is
effective on the anniversary of the term commencement date of  the lease
that follows the date on which the Minister changes the designation.

(4)  From the effective date of a change in designation under subsection
(3), the lease ceases to be subject to the payment of escalating rental
until the Minister changes the designation of the lease back to
non-producing.


Change of designation to non-producing
22(1)  If, at any time after the continuation of a lease, oil sands have,
in the opinion of the Minister, ceased to be produced from the location of
the lease for a period of 3 years or more, the Minister may change the
designation of the lease to non-producing by giving notice in writing of
the change to the lessee.

(2)  A change in the Minister's designation of a lease to non-producing is
effective on the anniversary of the term commencement date of the lease
that follows the date on which the Minister changes the designation.

(3)  From the effective date of a change in designation under subsection
(1), the lease is subject to the payment of escalating rental until the
Minister changes the designation of the lease back to producing.


     PART 3

     MINISTERIAL NOTICES AND DIRECTIONS

Notice respecting production
23   The Minister may, if the Minister considers that it is warranted in
the circumstances and notwithstanding that a lease has been designated as
producing, at any time during the term or continuation of a lease give
notice to the lessee requiring the lessee, within the time specified in the
notice, to commence production or recovery of, or to increase the existing
production or recovery of, bitumen or other oil sands products from the oil
sands within the location of the lease.


Obligation to comply
24   If a lessee fails to comply with a notice given under section 23
within the time specified by the notice, the Minister may, pursuant to
section 44 of the Act, cancel the lease as to all or part of its location
or as to any zone or subsurface area underlying all or part of its
location.


Other minerals in oil sands
25   The Minister may direct a lessee to test for, evaluate and extract
from oil sands any mineral substance in association with the oil sands
within and under the location of the lessee's lease and the lessee must
comply with that direction.


     PART 4

     CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS,
     REPEALS AND EXPIRY

Amends AR 185/97
26(1)  The Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 (AR 185/97) is amended by
this section.

(2)  Section 3 of Schedule 1 is amended by adding the following after
clause (c):

     (c.1)     if it is an escalating rental paid under the Oil Sands Tenure
Regulation,

(3)  Section 3 of Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following after
clause (c):

     (c.1)     if it is an escalating rental paid under the Oil Sands Tenure
Regulation,


Repeal
27   The Oil Sands Regulation (AR 228/91) is repealed.


Expiry
28   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 1, 2004.


     SCHEDULE 1

1   A cost is a "research cost" for the purpose of section 17 of this
Regulation

     (a)  if it is incurred in respect of any research project that, in
the opinion of the Minister,

               (i)  has a direct connection and application to a
continued lease,

               (ii) is incurred to solve or overcome economic,
environmental or technical problems or obstacles associated with the
recovery of oil sands from a  continued lease, and

               (iii)     is being done with the intention or the purpose of
fostering or promoting the development of a continued lease or with the
intention of obtaining an approval from the Crown for a proposed
development project that could include the lease,

     and

     (b)  if it qualifies as an allowable cost under section 4 of this
Schedule.

2   A cost is an "exploration cost" for the purpose of section 18 of this
Regulation

     (a)  if it is incurred in respect of any exploration work that, in
the opinion of the Minister,

               (i)  has a direct connection and application to a
continued lease, and

               (ii) is incurred to evaluate the lease, or to bring the
lease into production,

     and

     (b)  if it qualifies as an allowable cost under section 4 of this
Schedule.

3   A cost is a "development cost" for the purpose of section 19 of this
Regulation

     (a)  if it is incurred in respect of any development work that, in
the opinion of the Minister,

               (i)  has a direct connection and application to a
continued lease, and

               (ii) is incurred to develop the lease, or to bring the
lease into production,

     and

     (b)  if it qualifies as an allowable cost under section 4 of this
Schedule.

4(1)  In order for a cost to qualify as an "allowable cost",

     (a)  the lessee must provide documentation satisfactory to the
Minister showing that the cost is a real financial transaction, and

     (b)  the cost must be reasonable, in nature and amount, in relation
to the circumstances under which it is incurred and must not exceed the
fair value of the matter in relation to which the cost arises.

(2)  A cost is not an "allowable cost" to the extent that

     (a)  any credits or discounts that are intended to reduce or offset
the cost are actually received by the lessee or the operator or owner of
the project in which the cost was incurred or an affiliate of any of them,
or

     (b)  any economic assistance (other than economic assistance in the
form of a reduction in income tax payable) that is intended to reduce or
offset the cost is provided by the Province of Alberta or the Government of
Canada, or any agency of either of them, to the lessee or the operator or
owner of the project in which the cost was incurred or to an affiliate of
any of them.


     SCHEDULE 2

     Formula for Determining Upgrader Credits

1   In this Schedule, "API" means the American Petroleum Institute.


2   The formula for determining upgrader credits is as follows:

     UC = BI x 0.1 x AF

     where

     UC   is the amount of upgrader credits expressed in hectares for a
year of a lease;

     BI   is the average barrels per day of feedstock bitumen inputted to
the upgrader during that year of the lease;

     AF   is the allocation factor determined by the level of upgrading
of bitumen during that year based on the difference in API gravity between
the feedstock bitumen and the upgraded product in accordance with the
following table:

     TABLE

API Gravity    Allocation
of   Factor     
Upgraded Bitumen
     
10ø or less    0.00
11ø       0.02
12ø       0.04
13ø       0.06
14ø       0.08
15ø       0.10
16ø       0.12
17ø       0.14
18ø       0.16
19ø       0.18
20ø       0.20
21ø       0.24
22ø       0.28
23ø       0.32
24ø       0.36
25ø       0.40
26ø       0.52
27ø       0.64
28ø       0.76
29ø       0.88
30ø or more         1.00

NOTE:     The above Table assumes the API Gravity of the feedstock
bitumen is 10ø API or less.  Where the gravity of the feedstock bitumen is
greater than 10ø API, credit is granted only for the incremental
improvement in gravity by subtracting the Allocation Factors for the
feedstock and upgraded bitumen respectively.


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     Alberta Regulation 51/2000

     Mines and Minerals Act

     NATURAL GAS ROYALTY REGULATION, 1994
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 8, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 76/2000) on March 8, 2000
pursuant to sections 5 and 37 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (AR 351/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended

     (a)  by adding the following after clause (r.2):

               (r.3)     "new ethane" means ethane obtained from new gas;

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

               (t.1)     "old ethane" means ethane other than new ethane;


3   Section 6 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  The Minister shall by order prescribe an amount per gigajoule
as the Ethane Reference Price for February, 2000 and for each subsequent
production month.

     (3.2)  The Minister shall by order prescribe an amount per gigajoule
as the Ethane Par Price for February, 2000 and for each subsequent
production month.

     (3.3)  The Minister shall, by order, prescribe an amount per
gigajoule as

               (a)  the new ethane select price, and

               (b)  the old ethane select price

     in respect of the period of time specified in the order.


4   Section 8(3) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "and ethane" wherever it occurs;

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

               (a.1)     with respect to ethane, the royalty reserved is the
percentage of the ethane calculated in accordance with Schedule 1.1;


5   Section 14(4) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "and ethane";

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

               (a.1)     in accordance with Schedule 1.1, with respect to
ethane;

     (c)  in clause (d) by adding "(a.1)," after "clauses (a),".


6   Section 22(4)(b) is amended

     (a)  in subclause (i) by striking out ", residue gas or ethane" and
substituting "or residue gas";

     (b)  by adding the following after subclause (i):

               (i.1)     the Ethane Reference Price for the production
month, where the quantities consist of ethane,


7   Section 23(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  A person designated by the Minister as a reporter for the
purposes of this section shall furnish to the Minister, on or before the
10th day of the 2nd month following each production month, any one or more
of the following in accordance with the designation:

               (a)  a report respecting the volumes of propane, butanes
and pentanes plus purchased by the person in that production month at
points in Alberta specified by the Minister, and the purchase prices of the
propane, butanes and pentanes plus;

               (b)  a report respecting the volumes of propane, butanes
and pentanes plus sold by the person in that production month at points in
Alberta specified by the Minister, and the selling prices of the propane,
butanes and pentanes plus;

               (c)  a report respecting the volumes of ethane purchased
by that person in that production month at points in Alberta specified by
the Minister, and the purchase prices of the ethane;

               (d)  a report respecting the volumes of ethane sold by
that person in that production month at points in Alberta specified by the
Minister, and the selling prices of the ethane.


8   Section 25(4)(b) is amended by striking out "Province of".


9   Section 27(1)(b) is amended

     (a)  in subclause (i) by striking out "6(2)," and substituting
"6(1), (2), (3.1), (3.2),";

     (b)  in subclause (ii) by adding "or an amount prescribed as an
Ethane Reference Price pursuant to section 6(3.1)" after "section 6(1)".


10   Schedule 1 is amended

     (a)  by striking out ", RESIDUE GAS AND ETHANE" in the title and
substituting "AND RESIDUE GAS";

     (b)  in section 1(b) by striking out ", residue gas or ethane" and
substituting "or residue gas";

     (c)  in section 3(2)

               (i)  by striking out "residue gas and ethane obtained"
and substituting "residue gas obtained";

               (ii) by striking out ", residue gas or ethane that is"
and substituting "or residue gas that is";

               (iii)     by striking out ", residue gas and ethane
expressed" and substituting "and residue gas expressed";

     (d)  in section 4(1)(b) by striking out "gas royalty" and
substituting "royalty compensation";

     (e)  in section 6(2) by adding "and ethane" after "gas" wherever it
occurs;

     (f)  in the following provisions by adding "and ethane" after
"corporate average price for gas" wherever it occurs:

               section 1(a);
               section 4(1)(b);
               section 5(1), (5).


11   The following is added after Schedule 1:


     SCHEDULE 1.1

     ETHANE

interpretation
     1   In this Schedule,

               (a)  "corporate average price" or "CAP" in relation to a
royalty client and a year has the same meaning as in Schedule 1;

               (b)  "gas" means natural gas or residue gas.

Determination of royalty quantity
     2(1)  Subject to subsection (2) and section 3 of this Schedule, the
royalty reserved to the Crown on ethane in respect of a production month is
the greater of

               (a)  15% of the ethane obtained in that production month
that is quantities available for sale, and

               (b)  the percentage of the ethane that is obtained in
that production month and that is quantities available for sale, calculated
in accordance with the following equation:
     where

          R%   is the Crown's royalty share of ethane expressed as a
percentage of the ethane on which the royalty is payable;

          SP   is the new ethane select price or the old ethane select
price for the period in which the production month occurs, according to
whether the ethane is new ethane or old ethane;

          EPP  is the Ethane Par Price for the production month.

     (2)  The royalty on ethane calculated under subsection (1) shall not
exceed

               (a)  30% of the ethane, if the ethane is new ethane, or

               (b)  35% of the ethane, if the ethane is old ethane.

Royalty for low productivity wells
     3(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "average daily production" with respect to any
production month means,

                         (i)  in respect of natural gas recovered
from a well event, the volume of natural gas recovered in a month from the
well event in m3, or

                         (ii) in respect of oil recovered from an oil
well event, the volume of oil recovered in a month from the well event in
m3,

                    divided by the number of hours of operation of the
well in the production month and multiplied by 24;

               (b)  "oil well event" means a well event that is
classified as an oil well event by the Board.

     (2)  Subject to subsection (3), where in a production month the
average daily production of natural gas from a well event is less than 16
900 m3, the royalty reserved to the Crown on the ethane obtained from
natural gas recovered from that well event is the percentage of the ethane
that is quantities available for sale, calculated in accordance with the
following equation:

     where

          R%        is the Crown's royalty share of the ethane
expressed as a percentage of the ethane on which the royalty is payable;

          RC        is the royalty rate that would apply for the
production month if the royalty were calculated under section 2 of this
Schedule;

          ADP  is the average daily production of natural gas from the
well event for the production month divided by 1000 m3.

     (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply where the well event is an oil
well event with an average daily production of oil of 0.15 m3 or greater in
the production month.

Calculation of royalty compensation
     4(1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the royalty compensation
payable to the Crown in respect of the Crown's royalty share of ethane for
a production month, other than ethane that is light-ends, is

               (a)  an amount calculated by multiplying the quantity of
the royalty share by the Ethane Reference Price for that production month,
or

               (b)  if the royalty client is, in relation to gas,
eligible under section 5 of Schedule 1 to calculate royalty compensation
for the production month on the basis of the client's corporate average
price, an amount calculated by multiplying the quantity of the royalty
share of ethane by the royalty client's annual corporate average price for
gas and ethane for the year in which the production month occurs.

     (2)  Where

               (a)  ethane is delivered pursuant to a contract under
which the total consideration for sale of the ethane is paid on or before
the date of commencement of deliveries of ethane under the contract, and

               (b)  the Minister determines that the contract is a
prepayment contract for the purposes of this section,

     the royalty compensation payable in respect of the Crown's royalty
share of the ethane delivered under the prepayment contract shall be
calculated in accordance with subsection (1)(a).

     (3)  Despite any other provision of this Schedule, the royalty
compensation payable to the Crown in respect of the Crown's royalty share
of ethane for a production month that is light-ends is nil.


12   Schedule 5 is amended

     (a)  in the title by adding ", NEW ETHANE" after "NEW GAS";

     (b)  in section 1(9) by adding "and new ethane, respectively," after
"ethane qualify as new gas".


13   This Regulation applies in respect of production months commencing on
or after February 1, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 52/2000

     Mines and Minerals Act

     OIL SANDS ROYALTY REGULATION, 1997 AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  March 8, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 77/2000) on March 8, 2000
pursuant to section 37 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 (AR 185/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


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

     (d.1)     "cogeneration plant" means a plant that is approved under the
Hydro and Electric Energy Act and produces electric energy concurrently
with thermal energy;


3   Section 7(4) and (5) are repealed.


4   The following is added after section 7:

Application and interpretation for cost rules
     7.1(1)  This section and sections 7.2 to 7.4 apply to a cost
described in section 7(1) in relation to a capital asset, good or service,
other than a capital asset, good or service obtained from a person who is
not affiliated with the Project owner, operator or an affiliate of either.

     (2)  In this section and sections 7.2 to 7.4, 

               (a)  "amount charged to the Project" means, in relation
to a capital asset, good or service, the lesser of any of the following
that apply:

                         (i)  the price that a Project owner or
operator charges other Project owners in relation to the capital asset,
good or service;

                         (ii) the amount charged to a Project owner,
operator or affiliate of either, by the person who provided  the capital
asset, good or service to the Project owner, operator or affiliate;

                         (iii)     the amount reported by the Project
owner or operator to the Crown in relation to the capital asset, good or
service as an

                                   (A)  allowed cost in relation to
the capital asset, good or service, or

                                   (B)  amount deducted in relation
to the capital asset, good or service in the calculation of the unit price
of an oil sands product;

               (b)  "basic service" means, in relation to a Project, a
service performed 

                         (i)  in order for

                                   (A)  oil sands or oil sands
products to be recovered or obtained pursuant to the Project, or

                                   (B)  cleaned crude bitumen to be
obtained from oil sands products obtained pursuant to the Project, whether
the obtaining of the cleaned crude bitumen occurs pursuant to the Project
or otherwise,

                         and

                         (ii) utilizing a capital asset that is not
part of the Project;

               (c)  "cost of service" means, in respect of a service
performed by any person, the actual cost to the person to perform the
service, except that the portion of the actual cost attributable to the use
of a capital asset to perform the service is

                         (i)  an amount determined in accordance with
the Minister's directions in respect of  depreciation of the capital asset,
and 

                         (ii) a rate of return determined in
accordance with subsection (3) on the undepreciated portion of the cost of
the capital asset.

     (3)  Unless otherwise specified by the Minister in any particular
case, the rate of return referred to in subsection (2)(c)(ii) is

               (a)  the return allowance rate provided for in section
125.1(7) of the Mines and Minerals Act that is applicable from time to
time, in the case of a capital asset utilized to perform a basic service in
relation to a Project, or

               (b)  the return allowance rate referred to in clause (a)
plus an additional amount, if any, specified by the Minister from time to
time by order or otherwise in respect of the capital asset or the
applicable class of capital asset, in the case of a capital asset utilized
to perform any other kind of service.

     (4)  For the purposes of this section and sections 7.2 to 7.4, 

               (a)  the providing of thermal energy for the purposes of
a Project is a service,

               (b)  the transmission and distribution of electricity
and the provision of system support services as defined in the Electric
Utilities Act are services, and

               (c)  electricity is a good.


Cost of goods and services
     7.2(1)  The cost of a good or service, other than a basic service,
is,
 
               (a)  where the Minister is satisfied that a fair market
value can reasonably be determined for the good or service, the lesser of 

                         (i)  the amount charged to the Project for
the good or service, and

                         (ii) the fair market value of the good or
service,

               or

               (b)  where the Minister is satisfied that a fair market
value cannot reasonably be determined for the good or service, and that the
service is performed without utilizing a capital asset, the lesser of 

                         (i)  the amount charged to the Project for
the good  or service,

                         (ii) the actual cost incurred by the Project
owner, operator or affiliate of either to produce the good or perform the
service, if it is not obtained by the Project owner, operator or affiliate
from another person, and

                         (iii)     the actual cost incurred by the person
from whom the good or service was obtained by the Project owner, operator
or affiliate of either to produce the good or perform the service.

     (2)  The cost of 

               (a)  a basic service, or

               (b)  any other service for which the Minister is
satisfied that a fair market value cannot reasonably be determined and that
is performed utilizing a capital asset

     is the lesser of the amount charged to the Project for the service
and the cost of service of the person who performs the service.

     (3)  If a service is performed in order to produce a good referred to
in subsection (1)(b) and that service is performed utilizing a capital
asset, the portion of the actual cost incurred to produce the good that is
attributable to the service is 

               (a)  the fair market value of the service, if the
Minister is satisfied that a fair market value can reasonably be determined
for the service, or

               (b)  the cost of service of the person who performed the
service, in any other case.

Fair market value
     7.3(1)  Subject to this section, in determining for the purposes of
section 7.2(1)(a) the fair market value of a good or service, other than
the transporting of an oil sands product by means of a pipeline, the
Minister may, without limiting any other method of determining fair market
value, adopt

               (a)  the price of comparable goods or services, if that
price is published and generally adopted by buyers and sellers of such
goods or services,

               (b)  a price for comparable goods or service prescribed
by the Minister pursuant to a regulation under the Act other than this
Regulation, or

               (c)  an average of the prices paid for comparable goods
or services in transactions in which the buyers and sellers of the goods or
services are not affiliates of each other.

     (2)  The Minister may adjust a price or average of prices referred to
in subsection (1) to reflect the cost, if any, of delivery to the surface
area of the Project from the place at which the price is determined.

     (3)  Subject to this section, in determining for the purposes of
section 7.2(1)(a) the fair market value of transporting an oil sands
product by means of a pipeline, the Minister may, without limiting any
other method of determining fair market value, adopt

               (a)  a tariff charged for the service, if the tariff is
fixed or approved for such service by a regulatory authority having
jurisdiction to do so,

               (b)  the tariff charged for the service by the owner of
the pipeline if, in the Minister's opinion,

                         (i)  clause (a) does not apply,

                         (ii) the pipeline is subject to regulation
on a complaints basis,

                         (iii)     the tariff is generally agreed to and
paid by persons who obtain the service of the pipeline and are not
affiliated with the owner of the pipeline,

                         (iv) the tariff is just and reasonable in
the circumstances,

                         (v)  all tariffs charged for transporting
oil sands products by means of the pipeline are published, and

                         (vi) no tariff or any other term for
transporting oil sands products by means of the pipeline unjustly
discriminates among persons seeking to obtain or obtaining such service,

               or

               (c)  the weighted average of the prices paid by persons
who are not affiliated with the owner of the pipeline for comparable
service, or if the Minister is satisfied no comparable service is provided,
for transporting oil sands products by means of the pipeline, if, in the
Minister's opinion,

                         (i)  clauses (a) and (b) do not apply,

                         (ii) the pipeline is subject to regulation
on a complaints basis,

                         (iii)     not less than 2/3 of the quantities of
oil sands products transported by means of the pipeline during the period
the weighted average is adopted are owned by persons who are not affiliated
with the owner of the pipeline, and

                         (iv) the weighted average of prices is just
and reasonable in the circumstances.

     (4)  The Minister may adjust a tariff or weighted average of prices
referred to in subsection (3) to reflect differences between the terms of
service applicable in respect of the tariff or weighted average of prices
and the terms of service applicable in respect of the transportation
service actually provided.

     (5)  For the purposes of subsection (3), "subject to regulation on a
complaints basis" means subject to a process pursuant to legislation
whereby a customer or potential customer for the transportation service can
complain regarding the charge for or terms of such service, or both, to a
regulatory authority having jurisdiction to hear such a complaint and to
fix the charge and terms of service.

     (6)  Subject to subsection (7), a price, an average of prices or a
tariff may be adopted by the Minister pursuant to subsection (1) or (3) for
such period or periods as the Minister may specify from time to time.

     (7)  A price, average of prices or tariff adopted by the Minister
pursuant to subsection (1) or (3) ceases to apply prior to the end of the
period or periods specified under subsection (6) if any requirement
specified in subsection (1) or (3) with respect to the adoption of the
price, average of prices or tariff ceases to be met.


Cost of capital assets
     7.4(1)  The cost of a capital asset is the lesser of

               (a)  the amount charged to the Project for the capital
asset, 

               (b)  the fair market value of the asset, where the
Minister is satisfied that a fair market value can reasonably be
determined, and

               (c)  the net book value of the asset 

                         (i)  to the Project owner or operator, as
the case may be, if the asset is not obtained by either from another
person, or

                         (ii) to any other person from whom the asset
is obtained by the Project owner or operator,

     when the asset is delivered to the Project site.

     (2)  The net book value of an asset for the purposes of this section
is the undepreciated portion of the cost to the Project owner, operator or
other person for whom net book value is being determined, according to the
records of 

               (a)  the Department, if any amount payable or that would
otherwise be payable, as the case may be, to the Crown under the Mines and
Minerals Act, other than under this Regulation, has been reduced,
satisfied, exempted from payment, waived or remitted on the basis of the
whole or any portion of that cost, or

               (b)  the Project owner, operator or other person,
respectively, in any other case.


5   Section 10 is amended by deleting "or" at the end of clause (b)(i),
adding ", or" at the end of clause (b)(ii) and adding the following after
clause (b)(ii):

     (iii)     contracts that hedge price risk specifically in relation to
allowed costs of a Project or currency required to pay such costs.


6   Section 17 is amended

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

     (2)  If the ownership of a processing plant is held by one or more
Project owners of a Project along with one or more persons who are not
Project owners, the Minister may include in the facilities of the Project a
proportion of the plant that is the same as the proportion of the ownership
of the plant that is held by Project owners.

     (2.1)  Subject to subsection (2.2), the Minister may include in the
facilities of a Project the whole or any part of a cogeneration plant or a
proportion of the plant or part of the plant.

     (2.2)  In making a decision under subsection (2.1), the Minister
must, without limiting any other factors that the Minister may consider,
take into consideration the following:

               (a)  the extent to which thermal energy, electricity or
both, produced from the plant will, in the Minister's opinion, be utilized
for the purposes of the Project;

               (b)  the proportionate ownership of the plant by Project
owners and persons who are not Project owners, where the plant is owned by
both kinds of persons.

     (b)  in subsection (3) by adding the following after clause (e):

               (f)  the impact of the proposed description of the
Project or of the proposed amended description of the Project on royalty
payable to the Crown.


7   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2)(b)(i) by striking out "if the insurance
premiums" and substituting "to the extent of the proportion of the proceeds
that is the same as the proportion of the corresponding insurance premiums
that";

     (b)  by striking out subsection (2)(c) and substituting the
following:

               (c)  any consideration received or receivable during the
Period for transporting, or for granting the right to transport, by means
of the transportation facilities of the Project, oil sands or oil sands
products not owned by or on behalf of the Project owners;

               (c.1)     any consideration received or receivable during the
Period for

                         (i)  processing, or granting the right to
process, in a processing plant, the whole or a proportion of which is
included in the facilities of the Project, oil sands or oil sands products
not owned by or on behalf of the Project owners, or

                         (ii) producing steam in a cogeneration
plant, or a part of a cogeneration plant, the whole or a proportion of
which is included in the facilities of the Project, that is not utilized
for the purposes of the Project, 

                    to the extent that such processing or production
utilizes any part of the capacity of the plant or of the part of the plant,
as the case may be, that corresponds to the proportion of the plant or
part, respectively, included in the facilities of the Project;

     (c)  in subsection (3) by repealing clauses (c) and (d).


8   Schedule 1 is amended in section 3 by adding "or" at the end of clause
(i), by striking out "or" at the end of clause (j) and by repealing clause
(k).


9   Schedule 2 is amended in section 3 by adding "or" at the end of clause
(i), by striking out "or" at the end of clause (j) and by repealing clause
(k).


10   This Regulation is effective on and from July 1, 1997.


     Alberta Regulation 53/2000

     Forest and Prairie Protection Act

     NON-PERMIT AREAS REGULATION

     Filed:  March 8, 2000

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 20/2000) on March 6, 2000
pursuant to section 40(k) of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.



Designation of areas
1   The lands described in the Schedule are designated as non-permit areas.


Repeal
2   The Non-Permit Area Regulation (AR 251/94) is repealed.


Expiry
3   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on January 31, 2005.


     SCHEDULE
     Non-Permit Areas

FIRST:

All those parcels or tracts of land, situate, lying and being west of the
4th meridian, in the Province of Alberta, Canada, and being composed of:

TOWNSHIP 50 RANGE 24
The west halves of sections 18 and 19 and the southwest quarter of section
30

TOWNSHIP 50 RANGE 25
Sections 13 and 24
The south half and northeast quarter of section 25
The east half of section 36
Those portions of sections 14 and 23 that lie to the east of the easterly
limit of a road, as shown on a plan of record in the Land Titles Office at
Edmonton for the North Alberta Land Registration District as No. 7722310
Those portions of the northwest quarter of section 25, the east half of
section 26 and the west half of section 36 which lie to the east of the
easterly limit of a railway right-of-way, as shown on a plan of survey on
file in the Department of the Environment at Edmonton as No. 387 R and of
record in the Land Titles Office at Edmonton for the North Alberta Land
Registration District as No. 103K

SECOND:

All those parcels or tracts of land, situate, lying and being west of the
5th meridian, in the Province of Alberta, Canada, and being composed of:

TOWNSHIP 34 RANGE 4
Sections 18 to 20 inclusive and sections 28 to 33 inclusive
Parts of sections 8, 16, 17 and 21 lying generally west of the left bank of
the Red Deer River

TOWNSHIP 35 RANGE 4
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive, sections 16 to 21 inclusive and sections 28 to
33 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 36 RANGE 4
Sections 4 to 6 inclusive and sections 31 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 37 RANGE 4

TOWNSHIP 38 RANGE 4
Sections 1 to 23 inclusive and sections 26 to 35 inclusive
The west half of sections 24, 25 and 36

TOWNSHIP 39 RANGE 4
Sections 2 to 11 inclusive, sections 14 to 23 inclusive and sections 27 to
33 inclusive
The west half and southeast quarter of section 34

TOWNSHIP 40 RANGE 4
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive, sections 16 to 20 inclusive and sections 29 to
32 inclusive
The west half of sections 3 and 10

TOWNSHIP 41 RANGE 4
Sections 5 to 10 inclusive, sections 15 to 22 inclusive, sections 27 to 30
inclusive and sections 32 and 33
The west half of sections 11, 14, 23 and 26
Part of section 31 lying generally south of local road

TOWNSHIP 34 RANGE 5
Sections 19 to 36 inclusive
The north half of sections 13 to 16 inclusive
The northeast quarter of section 17

TOWNSHIP 35 RANGE 5
Sections 1 and 2, sections 11 to 16 inclusive and sections 19 to 36
inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 36 to 40 inclusive RANGE 5

TOWNSHIP 41 RANGE 5
Sections 1 to 30 inclusive
The south half of sections 31, 32, 35 and 36
Part of the southwest quarter of section 33 lying generally south of main
local road
Part of the southeast quarter of section 34 lying generally south of main
local road

TOWNSHIPS 36 to 38 inclusive RANGE 6
Parts of the above townships lying generally east of the left bank of the
Clearwater River

The whole of TOWNSHIP 39 RANGE 6

TOWNSHIP 40 RANGE 6
Sections 1 to 5 inclusive, sections 8 to 17 inclusive, sections 20 to 27
inclusive and sections 34 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 38 RANGE 7
Parts of the above township lying generally east of the left bank of the
Clearwater River

TOWNSHIP 39 RANGE 7
Parts of the above township lying generally east of the left bank of the
Clearwater River and east of the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River

TOWNSHIP 40 RANGE 7
Part of section 4 lying generally south of Highway No. 11 and east of the
right bank of the North Saskatchewan River

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 19
Sections 29 to 32 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 19
Sections 5 to 8 inclusive, sections 17 to 20 inclusive and sections 29 and
30
Part of section 31 lying generally south of Highway No. 49
Part of section 32 lying generally south of the Canadian National Railroad

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 20
Sections 3 to 9 inclusive and section 18
The south half of section 17

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 75 to 77 inclusive RANGE 20

TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 20
Sections 2 to 11 inclusive, sections 14 to 23 inclusive and sections 27 to
32 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 20
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive, sections 16 to 21 inclusive and sections 28 to
33 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 20
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive, sections 16 to 23 inclusive and sections 26 to
35 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 20
Sections 2 to 11 inclusive, sections 14 to 23 inclusive and sections 26 to
35 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 20
Sections 2 to 6 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 20
Sections 5 to 8 inclusive, sections 17 to 20 inclusive and sections 29 to
32 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 20
Sections 5 to 8 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 95 RANGE 20
Sections 29 to 32 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 96 RANGE 20
Sections 5 to 8 inclusive

TOWNSHIPS 68 AND 69 RANGE 21
Parts of the above townships lying generally west of the right bank of the
Little Smoky River

TOWNSHIP 70 RANGE 21
Sections 18 to 20 inclusive and sections 29 and 30
Parts of sections 6 to 8 inclusive, sections 15 to 17 inclusive and
sections 21, 22 and 28 lying generally west of the right bank of the Little
Smoky River

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 21
Sections 1 to 3 inclusive, sections 10 to 20 inclusive and sections 29 to
31 inclusive
Parts of sections 4 and 9 lying east of Highway No. 34
Parts of sections 21 and 28 lying west of Highway No. 34

TOWNSHIP 75 RANGE 21
Section 1, sections 12 to 15 inclusive, sections 20 to 29 inclusive and
sections 31 to 36 inclusive
Part of section 2 lying north and east of Highway No. 2

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 76 to 81 inclusive RANGE 21

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 21
Sections 1 to 35 inclusive.
Part of section 36 lying generally south and west of Highway No. 2

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 21
Sections 1 to 17 inclusive, sections 20 to 29 inclusive and sections 32 to
36 inclusive
Parts of sections 18, 19, 30 and 31 lying east of the left bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 21
Sections 1 to 4 inclusive and sections 9 to 12 inclusive
Parts of sections 5, 6 and 8 lying east of the right bank of the Peace
River

TOWNSHIP 91 RANGE 21
Sections 30 and 31

TOWNSHIP 92 RANGE 21
Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31

TOWNSHIP 95 RANGE 21
Sections 5 to 9 inclusive, sections 16 to 18 inclusive, sections 20 to 22
inclusive, sections 25 to 29 inclusive and sections 32 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 96 RANGE 21
Sections 1 to 3 inclusive and sections 10 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 67 RANGE 22
Part of section 36 lying generally north of the Little Smoky River

TOWNSHIP 68 RANGE 22
Sections 3 to 5 inclusive, sections 8 to 11 inclusive, sections 14 to 17
inclusive, sections 20 to 23 inclusive, sections 26 to 29 inclusive and
sections 32 to 35 inclusive
Parts of sections 1, 2, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36 lying generally west of the
right bank of the Little Smoky River

TOWNSHIP 69 RANGE 22
Sections 2 to 5 inclusive, sections 8 to 17 inclusive, sections 20 to 22
inclusive, sections 27 to 29 inclusive and sections 32 to 35 inclusive
Part of sections 1, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 36 lying generally west of the right
bank of the Little Smoky River

TOWNSHIP 70 RANGE 22
Sections 2 to 30 inclusive
Part of section 1 lying generally west of the right bank of the Little
Smoky River

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 22
Sections 13 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 75 RANGE 22
Sections 1 to 11 inclusive, sections 14 to 22 inclusive and sections 29 and
32 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 22
Sections 12 to 14 inclusive, sections 22 to 28 inclusive and sections 31 to
36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 77 to 81 inclusive RANGE 22

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 22
Parts of the above township lying generally east of the right bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 22
Section 1, sections 17 to 22 inclusive, sections 27 to 29 inclusive and
sections 31 to 35 inclusive
Parts of sections 2, 3, 4, 11 and 12 lying generally east of the right bank
of the Peace River
The west half of sections 7, 23 and 26
The northwest quarter of section 16
The north half and southwest quarter of section 30

TOWNSHIP 89 RANGE 22
Sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 26 to 35 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 90 RANGE 22
Sections 2 to 11 inclusive, sections 14 to 23 inclusive and sections 29 to
32 inclusive
Part of section 13 lying west of a local main road
Parts of sections 26 to 28 inclusive lying generally south of a main road
locally known as the "Sunny Valley Road"

TOWNSHIP 91 RANGE 22
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive, sections 17 to 20 inclusive and sections 25 to
36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 92 RANGE 22
Sections 1 to 14 inclusive, sections 23 to 27 inclusive and sections 34 to
36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 93 RANGE 22
Sections 6 to 8 inclusive, sections 16 to 21 inclusive and sections 28 to
30 inclusive
Part of section 31 lying generally west of Highway No. 35

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 23
Sections 13, 24, 25, 34, 35 and 36

TOWNSHIP 75 RANGE 23
Sections 1 and 2, sections 8 to 17 inclusive and sections 21 to 24
inclusive

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 23
Section 1, sections 12 to 14 inclusive, sections 23 to 27 inclusive and
sections 34 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 78 to 81 inclusive RANGE 23

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 23
Parts of the above township lying generally south and east of the right
bank of the Peace River
Section 19 and sections 28 to 33 inclusive
The north half of section 18
The northwest quarter of section 20

The whole of TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 23

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 23
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive and sections 16 to 21 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 89 RANGE 23
Sections 13 and 14, sections 23 to 27 inclusive and sections 34 to 36
inclusive

TOWNSHIP 90 RANGE 23
Sections 1 to 3 inclusive, sections 10 to 15 inclusive, sections 22 to 29
inclusive and sections 32 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 91 RANGE 23
Sections 1 to 4 inclusive, sections 9 to 17 inclusive and sections 20 to 36
inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 92 RANGE 23

TOWNSHIP 93 RANGE 23
Sections 1 to 6 inclusive, sections 11 to 14 inclusive, sections 22 to 27
inclusive and sections 34 to 36 inclusive
The north half of section 15

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 24
Sections 19 and sections 28 to 33 inclusive
Parts of sections 20, 21, 22, 27, 34 and 35 lying generally west of the
right bank of the Smoky River

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 78 to 80 inclusive RANGE 24

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 24
Parts of the above township lying generally east of the right bank of the
Peace River
The north half of sections 31 and 32

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 24
Sections 4 to 11 inclusive and sections 14 to 36 inclusive
The northwest quarter of section 2
The north half of sections 3 and 13

The whole of TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 24

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 24
Sections 1 to 24 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 25
The north half of sections 7 and 8
Parts of sections 8, 17, 18 and 19 lying generally west of Highway No. 34

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 25
Sections 18 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 25

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 25
Sections 1 to 26 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 25
Section 8, sections 16 to 23 inclusive and sections 25 to 36 inclusive 
The north half of sections 7, 9, 15 and 24
The northwest quarter of section 14

The whole of TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 25

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 25
Sections 1 to 28 inclusive and sections 33 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 25
Sections 1 to 4 inclusive, sections 9 to 13 inclusive and section 24

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 26
Sections 13 to 17 inclusive, sections 19 to 23 inclusive and sections 27 to
32 inclusive
The north half of sections 9 to 12 inclusive
Parts of sections 24, 25, 26, 33 and 34 lying generally west of Highway No.
34

TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 26
Section 6
Parts of sections 4 and 5 lying generally west and south of Highway No. 34

Fractional TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 26
Sections 13 to 17 inclusive, sections 20 to 29 inclusive and sections 32 to
36 inclusive

The whole of fractional TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 26

Fractional TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 26
Sections 1 to 4 inclusive, sections 9 to 16 inclusive and sections 21 to 24
inclusive

Fractional TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 26
Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 and 34
The northwest quarter of sections 15 and 26
The north half of section 16
The west half of section 35

Fractional TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 26
Sections 3 and 4, sections 9 to 11 inclusive, sections 13 to 16 inclusive,
section 22, sections 24 to 26 inclusive and sections 35 and 36
The west half of sections 1, 12, and 23
The north half and southeast quarter of sections 2 and 34

Fractional TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 26
Sections 1, 2 and 4, sections 9 to 16 inclusive, sections 21 to 28
inclusive and sections 33 to 36 inclusive
The south half and northeast quarter of section 3

Fractional TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 26
Sections 1 and 2, sections 12 to 14 inclusive and
sections 23 and 24
The north half and southwest quarter of section 11

THIRD:

All those parcels or tracts of land, situate, lying and being west of the
6th meridian, in the Province of Alberta, Canada, and being composed of:

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 1
Sections 31 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 1

TOWNSHIP 73 RANGE 1
Sections 2 to 11 inclusive, sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 27 to
34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 1
Sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 27 to 34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 1
Sections 25 to 27 inclusive and sections 31 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 1

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 1
Sections 1 to 18 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 1
Sections 1 to 3 inclusive, sections 10 to 15 inclusive and sections 22 to
24 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 2
Sections 35 and 36

TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 2
Sections 1 and 2, sections 11 to 14 inclusive, sections 23 to 26 inclusive
and sections 35 and 36

TOWNSHIP 73 RANGE 2
Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 2
Sections 6 and 7 and sections 11 to 36 inclusive
Parts of sections 1 and 2 lying generally north of the left bank of the
Smoky River
Parts of sections 2, 5, 8, 9 and 10 lying generally north of the Heart
River

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 2
Sections 28 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 2

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 2
Sections 1 to 6 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 3
Sections 27 to 34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 3
Sections 3 to 10 inclusive, sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 27 to
34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 73 RANGE 3
Sections 3 to 10 inclusive and sections 13 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 3
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 3
Sections 1 to 5 inclusive, sections 8 to 17 inclusive and sections 19 to 36
inclusive

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 3
Sections 2 to 6 inclusive and sections 25 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 3

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 3
Sections 1 to 9 inclusive and sections 16 to 21 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 4
Sections 25 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 72 and 73 RANGE 4

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 4
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 4
Sections 19 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 4
Sections 1 to 10 inclusive, sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 25 to
36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 4

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 4
Sections 1 to 24 inclusive, sections 28 to 30 inclusive and sections 32 to
34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 4
Parts of the above township lying generally west of Highway No. 64

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 4
Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31
Part of section 5 lying generally west of Highway No. 64

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 5
Section 7, sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 25 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 72 and 73  RANGE 5

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 5
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 5
Sections 19 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 77 to 79 inclusive RANGE 5

TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 5
Parts of the above township lying generally south of the right bank of the
Peace River

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 83 and 84 RANGE 5

TOWNSHIP 85 RANGE 5
Sections 2 to 4 inclusive and sections 10 and 11
Parts of sections 5, 6, 8 and 9 lying east of the right bank of the
Montagneuse River

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 6
Sections 3 to 36 inclusive 

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 72 and 73 RANGE 6

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 6
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 6
Sections 15 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 6
Sections 1 to 17 inclusive, sections 22 to 29 inclusive and sections 32 to
36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 6
Sections 1 to 5 inclusive and sections 8 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 6

TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 6
Parts of the above township lying generally west of the right bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 6
Sections 3 to 10 inclusive
Parts of sections 2 and 11 lying generally west of the right bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 6
Sections 25 to 28 inclusive and sections 32 to 36 inclusive
Parts of sections 29 to 31 inclusive lying generally east of the right bank
of the Peace River

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 6
Sections 1 to 30 inclusive and sections 33 to 36 inclusive
Parts of sections 31 and 32 lying south of the right bank of the
Montagneuse River

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 6
Parts of the above township lying generally east of the right bank of the
Montagneuse River

TOWNSHIP 86 RANGE 6
Sections 18, 19, 30 and 31

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 71 to 73 inclusive RANGE 7

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 7
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 76 RANGE 7
Sections 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 36

TOWNSHIP 77 RANGE 7
Sections 25 to 27 inclusive and sections 34 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 7

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 7
Sections 1 to 29 inclusive and sections 32 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 7

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 7
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 7
Part of section 36 lying east of the right bank of the Peace River

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 7
Parts of the above township lying generally east of the right bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 85 RANGE 7
Sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 27 to 34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 86 RANGE 7
Sections 3 to 10 inclusive and sections 13 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 87 RANGE 7
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 71 to 73 inclusive RANGE 8

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 8
Sections 1 to 33 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 75 RANGE 8
Sections 4 to 9 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 8
Sections 1 and 2, sections 11 to 16 inclusive, sections 21 to 28
inclusive and sections 33 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 8
Sections 1 to 3 inclusive, sections 7 to 12 inclusive, sections 14 to 23
inclusive and sections 26 to 35 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 8
Sections 3 to 10 inclusive, sections 15 to 22 inclusive and sections 27 to
34 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 85 RANGE 8
Sections 13 to 27 inclusive and sections 34 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 86 RANGE 8
Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36

TOWNSHIP 87 RANGE 8
Sections 1 to 4 inclusive and sections 9 to 12 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 71 to 74 inclusive RANGE 9

TOWNSHIP 75 RANGE 9
Sections 1 to 12 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 9
Sections 6 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 9

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 9
Parts of the above township lying generally north of the left bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 9
Parts of the above township lying generally west of the left bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 85 RANGE 9
Sections 1 to 13 inclusive and section 24

TOWNSHIP 70 RANGE 10
Sections 19 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 71 to 74 inclusive RANGE 10

TOWNSHIP 75 RANGE 10
Sections 1 to 5 inclusive and sections 8 to 12 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 10

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 10
Sections 1 to 28 inclusive and sections 33 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 10
Parts of the above township lying generally north of the left bank of the
Peace River

The whole of TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 10

TOWNSHIP 85 RANGE 10
Parts of the above township lying generally south of Highway No. 64

TOWNSHIP 69 RANGE 11
Sections 25 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 70 RANGE 11

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 11
Sections 1 to 28 inclusive and sections 33 to 36 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 11
Sections 1 to 4 inclusive and sections 7 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 73 RANGE 11

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 11
Sections 1 to 18 inclusive and sections 20 to 24 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 11
Sections 18, 19, 30 and 31
Part of section 7 lying north of Highway No. 49

TOWNSHIP 80 RANGE 11
Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31

The whole of TOWNSHIP 81 RANGE 11

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 11
Sections 1 to 24 inclusive

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 11
Parts of the above township lying north of the left bank of the Peace River

TOWNSHIPS 84 and 85 RANGE 11
Parts of the above townships lying generally south of Highway No. 64

TOWNSHIP 69 RANGE 12
Sections 25 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 70 RANGE 12

TOWNSHIP 71 RANGE 12
Sections 1, 12 and 13

TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 12
Sections 4 to 36 inclusive

The whole of TOWNSHIP 73 RANGE 12

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 12
Sections 1 to 10 inclusive, section 12 and sections 17 and 18
Part of section 13 lying generally south and east of Whitham Lake shoreline
Parts of sections 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21 and 30 lying generally south
of Highway No. 2

TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 12
Parts of the above township lying generally north of Highway No. 49

The whole of TOWNSHIPS 80 and 81 RANGE 12

TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 12
Sections 1 to 18 inclusive and sections 23 and 24
Parts of sections 30 to 32 inclusive lying generally north of the left bank
of the Peace River

TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 12
Parts of the above township lying generally north of the left bank of the
Peace River

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 12
Parts of the above township lying generally south of Highway No. 64

TOWNSHIP 72 RANGE 13
Sections 1 and 2, sections 11 to 14 inclusive, sections 23 to 25 inclusive
and section 36

TOWNSHIP 73 RANGE 13
Sections 1, 12, 13, 24, 25 and 36

TOWNSHIP 74 RANGE 13
Sections 12, 13 and 24
South half of section 1
Part of section 25 lying generally south of Highway No. 2

Fractional TOWNSHIP 78 RANGE 13
Parts of the above township lying generally north of Highway No. 49

Fractional TOWNSHIP 79 RANGE 13
Parts of the above township lying generally north of Highway No. 49

The whole of fractional TOWNSHIPS 80 and 81 RANGE 13

Fractional TOWNSHIP 82 RANGE 13
Sections 3 to 5 inclusive, sections 8 to 10 inclusive, sections 15 to 17
inclusive, sections 20 to 22 inclusive, sections 27 to 29 inclusive and
sections 32 to 36 inclusive
Parts of sections 25 and 26 lying generally north of the left bank of the
Peace River

The whole of fractional TOWNSHIP 83 RANGE 13

TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 13
Parts of the above township lying generally south of Highway No. 64


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     Alberta Regulation 54/2000

     Public Lands Act
     Government Fees and Charges Review Act

     DISPOSITIONS AND FEES REGULATION

     Filed:  March 15, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 86/2000) on March 15, 2000
pursuant to sections 8 and 9 of the Public Lands Act and section 1 of the
Government Fees and Charges Review Act.


     Table of Contents

Definition     1

     Part 1
     General

Dispositions   2
Sale of public land 3
Exchange of public land  4
Amounts payable under disposition  5
Ineligibility  6
Application for disposition   7
Duties of holder    8
Contravention by holder  9
Additional security 10
Reclamation of land 11
Renewal   12
Registration of assignment    13
Indemnification     14
Waiver of condition 15
Retrospective disposition     16
Fences, etc.   17
Interest on money owing  18
Fees 19

     Part 2
     Grazing Dispositions

Definition     20

     Division 1
     General

Application for grazing disposition     21
Information by holder    22
Limitation re corporate holder     23
Range management    24
Statement to Minister    25
Other livestock     26
Cultivation    27
Grazing area   28
Use of hay     29
Minister not liable 30
     Division 2
     Grazing Leases

Issue of grazing lease   31
Annual rent    32
Grazing lease to assignee     33
Assignment     34
Cutting timber 35
Trapping  36

     Division 3
     Grazing Licences

Definitions    37
Issue of grazing licence 38
Exclusivity    39
Minister's powers   40
Licensee's duties   41
Licence not assignable   42
Grazing licence in forest management area    43
Limitation of holder's rights 44

     Division 4
     Grazing Permits

Issue of grazing permit  45
Expiry    46
Exclusivity    47

     Division 5
     Head Tax Grazing Permits

Issue of permits    48
Permit not assignable    49

     Part 3
     Grazing Land Range Improvement

Definitions    50
Approval for range improvements    51
Application for assistance    52
Agreements re assistance 53
Effect of agreement 54
Duties of holder    55
Assignments    56
Improvements belong to Crown  57
Rental credits 58
Waiving additional rent  59

     Part 4
     Farm Development

Definitions    60
Lease for farm development    61
Eligibility    62
Rent applied to purchase price     63
Obligations under agreement to purchase 64
Cultivation permits 65

     Part 5
     Licence of Occupation

Definitions    66
Issuing of licence  67
Withdrawal of land  68
No compensation     69
Right to construct roads 70
Holder's duty re roads   71
Closing roads  72
Commercial use of road   73
Minister's order for use of road   74

     Part 6
     Mineral Surface Leases

Definition     75
Issuing of lease    76
Term of lease  77
Application    78
Crossing roadway    79

     Part 7
     Surface Material Dispositions

Definitions    80

     Surface Material Licences

Issuing of licence  81
Effect of licence   82
Amounts payable     83
Term 84
Licence not assignable   85

     Surface Material Leases

Issuing of lease    86
Effect of lease     87
Term 88
Detailed operating plan  89
Annual return  90
Payment of royalty  91
Removal of surface material by others   92

     General

Operator's duties   93
Exploration program 94
Records   95
Information to Minister  96
Surface materials auditor     97
     Part 8
     Pipeline Disposition

Definitions    98

     Agreements

Agreements by Minister   99
Other dispositions  100
Access over public land  101
Additional pipeline 102
Removal of material 103
Completion of work  104

     Leases

Issuing leases 105
Term of lease  106
Crossing roadway    107
Sale of land under lease 108

     Part 9
     Commercial Trail Riding Dispositions

Definitions    109
Permit required     110
Offence   111
Trail ride management areas   112
Issuance of permit  113
Single operator     114
Eligibility    115
Term of permit 116
Authority of permit 117
Operating season    118
Camping   119
Operator's duties   120
Grazing   121
Base camp lease     122

     Part 10
     Miscellaneous Dispositions

Miscellaneous dispositions    123
No disposition required  124

     Part 11
     Transitional Provisions, Repeals and Expiry

Transitional   125
Repeals   126
Expiry    127


Schedules


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Public Lands Act.


     PART 1

     GENERAL

Dispositions
2   The Minister may issue and renew dispositions of public land in
accordance with this Regulation.


Sale of public land
3(1)  The Minister may, subject to the Act, sell public land by public
auction, private sale or tender, on the terms and conditions prescribed by
the Minister and at a price not less than the fair value of the land.

(2)  In determining the price at which the land will be sold, the Minister
may take into consideration the purposes for which the land will be used.


Exchange of public land
4   The Minister may, subject to the Act, exchange public land for other
land if, in the opinion of the Minister, adequate compensation is obtained
for the public land.


Amounts payable under disposition
5  The Minister may prescribe the rent, rates and royalties payable under
any disposition.


Ineligibility
6   A person is not eligible to apply for a disposition if that person has
a debt owing to the Crown, or owes arrears of taxes to a municipality in
respect of any public land.


Application for disposition
7(1)    An application for a disposition

     (a)  must be made in a form and manner acceptable to the Minister;

     (b)  must contain an accurate description, acceptable to the
Minister, of the land to which the application relates;

     (c)  must be accompanied with the fees and other charges, if any,
prescribed in Schedule 2;

     (d)  where there is a valid and subsisting disposition under the Act
that conflicts with the disposition for which the application is made, must
be accompanied with a statement from the holder of the conflicting
disposition in a form acceptable to the Minister consenting to the issuing
of the disposition applied for;

     (e)  where required by the Minister, must be accompanied with a
security deposit in an amount and form acceptable to the Minister,

               (i)  to ensure restoration and reclamation of the land,
or

               (ii) for any other purpose specified by the Minister;

     (f)  must contain or be accompanied with any other information the
Minister requests.

(2)  Where

     (a)  an application is for a disposition under Part 5, 6 or 8 for a
purpose for which the Surface Rights Board may make a right of entry order
under the Surface Rights Act, and

     (b)  all or a part of the land to which the application relates is
subject to a timber disposition under the Forests Act,

the applicant shall provide to the Minister in a form acceptable to the
Minister the written consent of the holder of that timber disposition to
the issuing of the disposition applied for.


Duties of holder
8   The holder of a disposition shall

     (a)  pay promptly and regularly, as they become due and payable, any
tax, rate or assessment that is duly assessed and charged against the
holder of the disposition or against the land under the disposition;

     (b)  pay promptly and regularly any rent, rate, royalty, charge or
fee that is payable by the holder under the disposition or this Regulation;

     (c)  observe and carry out the terms and conditions of the
disposition;

     (d)  not commit or permit waste on the land under the disposition;

     (e)  not allow the accumulation of waste material, debris, refuse or
garbage on the land under the disposition unless authorized under the
disposition;

     (f)  not use a structure or building on the land under the
disposition as a dwelling place or an office unless the Minister consents
in writing to that use;

     (g)  keep and maintain in a good and serviceable state of repair any
building or other improvement that the holder is authorized to occupy or
use and that is on the land under the disposition;

     (h)  not erect any buildings or improvements on the land under the
disposition other than those authorized under the disposition or by the
Minister.


Contravention by holder
9(1)    Where the Minister considers that a holder has contravened

     (a)  section 8(d), (e), (g) or (h), or

     (b)  a term or condition of the disposition,

the Minister may issue an order to the holder requiring the holder to carry
out the work specified in the order in the manner and within the time
specified in the order.

(2)  Where the holder fails to comply with an order under subsection (1) to
the Minister's satisfaction, the Minister may

     (a)  do the work or cause it to be done, and

     (b)  order the forfeiture of all or part of the security deposit, if
any, paid by the holder, in an amount equal to the reasonable costs of
doing the work, as determined by the Minister.

(3)  If there is no security deposit or if the amount of the security
deposit is insufficient to cover the costs, the Minister may recover the
costs or the excess amount, as the case may be, from the holder as a debt
owing to the Crown.


Additional security
10   Where the Minister considers it appropriate to do so, the Minister may
at any time require a holder to provide additional security to the Minister
in the amount and form acceptable to the Minister.


Reclamation of land
11(1)   Where a disposition expires, is cancelled or is abandoned by the
holder, the holder shall restore and reclaim the land under the disposition
in a manner and within the time that is acceptable to the Minister.

(2)  If the holder contravenes subsection (1), the Minister may, despite
the fact that the disposition has expired or has been cancelled or
abandoned, issue an order in writing requiring the holder to do any work
that the Minister considers to be necessary to properly restore and reclaim
the land.

(3)  Section 9(2) and (3) apply where the holder fails to comply with an
order under subsection (2) of this section.

(4)  This section applies in addition to the applicable requirements,  if
any, of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and regulations in
respect of conservation and reclamation.


Renewal
12(1)    Where the holder is in compliance with the Act, this Regulation
and the terms and conditions of the disposition, the Minister may

     (a)  renew the disposition, or

     (b)  issue a new disposition to that holder, instead of renewing the
disposition.

(2)  The Minister

     (a)  may, subject to this Regulation, renew or issue a disposition
under subsection (1) for any period of time the Minister considers
appropriate, and

     (b)  on renewing or issuing a disposition under subsection (1), may
add to, vary or delete the terms and conditions to which the previous
disposition was subject.


Registration of assignment
13   The Minister shall not accept the assignment of a disposition for
registration unless the Minister is satisfied that

     (a)  the assignee is eligible to hold the disposition, and 

     (b)  no party to the assignment is in arrears in respect of any debt
owing to the Crown or in respect of any taxes owing to a municipality in
respect of public land.


Indemnifica-tion
14   The holder of a disposition under Part 5, 6 or 8 shall keep the
Minister indemnified against all actions, claims and demands brought or
made against the Minister by reason of anything done by the holder in the
exercise or purported exercise of the duties rights, powers and privileges
imposed or granted under the disposition.


Waiver of condition
15   A waiver by the Minister of the strict performance or observance by
the holder of a condition to which a disposition is subject is not binding
on the Minister unless it is in writing, and the waiver does not abrogate
any condition or operate so as to waive any subsequent breach of the same
or any other condition.


Retrospective disposition
16   If a disposition is issued subsequent to an authorization granted
under section 19 of the Act and in place of it and in relation to the same
land, the disposition shall be given the same effective date as was given
to the authorization.


Fences, etc.
17   The holder of a disposition shall erect fences and cattle guards as
directed by the Minister.


Interest on money owing
18(1)    The interest on money payable as the whole or part of the
consideration under a disposition leading to title, the payment of which is
deferred to a date subsequent to the date of the disposition, is payable at
the following rates:

     (a)  6% per year with respect to dispositions issued on or after
December 1, 1973, but before July 1, 1982;

     (b)  12% per year with respect to dispositions issued on or after
July 1, 1982, but before April 30, 1984;

     (c)  8% per year with respect to dispositions issued on or after
April 30, 1984.

(2)  The interest on money payable under any disposition that is not paid
within one month from the date it is due is payable at the following rates:

     (a)  6% per year with respect to dispositions leading to title that
were issued on or after December 1, 1973, but before July 1, 1982;

     (b)  12% per year with respect to dispositions leading to title that
were issued on or after July 1, 1982;

     (c)  12% per year with respect to dispositions other than
dispositions leading to title, whenever issued.


Fees
19   The fees set out in Schedule 2 are the fees that are payable for the
services and things referred to in that Schedule.


     PART 2

     GRAZING DISPOSITIONS

Definition
20   In this Part, "grazing disposition" means a grazing lease, a grazing
licence, a grazing permit and a head tax grazing permit.


     Division 1
     General

Application for grazing disposition
21(1)    An application for a grazing disposition may be made by

     (a)  a person who is at least 18 years of age and is a Canadian
citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act
(Canada), or

     (b)  a corporation.

(2)  If an applicant is a corporation, it shall submit with its application

     (a)  a copy of its certificate of incorporation or other evidence of
its corporate status;

     (b)  a list from an officer of the corporation of the names,
addresses and citizenship status of the persons who hold shares in the
corporation and the number of shares held by each person;

     (c)  where the corporation is not incorporated in Alberta, evidence
that it is entitled to carry on business in Alberta;

     (d)  where the corporation is incorporated under the Societies Act
or the Co-operative Associations Act, a copy of the corporation's bylaws;

     (e)  where the corporation is a grazing association, a list of its
current members.


Information by holder
22   If the holder of a grazing disposition is a corporation, it shall, on
the written request of the Minister, provide the information referred to in
section 21(2) within the time specified in the request.


Limitation re corporate holder
23   No grazing dispositions may be issued to a corporation with share
capital unless 

     (a)  the majority of the corporation's shares are beneficially owned
by residents of Alberta who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
within the meaning of the Immigration Act (Canada), and 

     (b)  those shares are owned for the exclusive use and benefit of the
shareholders and not in the interests of or for the benefit of any other
person.


Range management
24(1)  The holder of a grazing disposition

     (a)  shall use the land under the disposition in accordance with
proper range management and conservation practices, and

     (b)  shall not allow the land under the disposition to be grazed at
a level greater than the level established by the Minister  for that
disposition.

(2)  The Minister may at any time by notice in writing to the holder adjust
the number of livestock authorized to graze the land under a grazing
disposition.

(3)  The grazing disposition holder has no right to compensation for
anything done under subsection (2).


Statement to Minister
25   The holder of a grazing disposition shall, on the written request of
the Minister, submit to the Minister a statement in a form acceptable to
the Minister setting out the number of livestock owned by the holder and
maintained on the land under the disposition.


Other livestock
26(1)  The holder of a grazing disposition shall not graze livestock of
which the holder is not the owner, or allow such livestock to graze, on the
land under the disposition without the written consent of the Minister.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the members of a grazing association
may, without the written consent of the Minister, graze livestock owned by
them on the land under a grazing disposition issued to the grazing
association.


Cultivation
27   The holder of a grazing disposition shall not clear, break, plough,
cultivate or disturb the land under the disposition, or permit any person
to do so, without written consent from the Minister.


Grazing area
28(1)  The holder of a grazing disposition shall confine his livestock to
the land under the disposition and any other land that is controlled by the
holder and grazed in conjunction with the land under the disposition.

(2)  The holder of a grazing disposition shall erect any fences and cattle
guards that are necessary to permit the holder to comply with subsection
(1).


Use of hay
29(1)  A holder of a grazing lease or grazing permit may, without any
charge, cut hay from the land under the grazing lease or grazing permit for
the purpose of feeding the holder's own livestock.

(2)  A holder may cut hay under subsection (1) in an amount determined by
the Minister, not to exceed 3 tons per year per head of the holder's
livestock that is allowed to graze on the land.


Minister not liable
30   The Minister is not liable for any claims or demands of any nature
whatsoever arising from injury to or loss of livestock placed on land under
a grazing disposition.


     Division 2
     Grazing Leases

Issue of grazing lease
31(1)  The Minister may issue grazing leases permitting grazing of
livestock on public land.

(2)  A grazing lease may be issued for a term not exceeding 20 years.


Annual rent
32   For the purposes of section 107(1)(a) of the Act, an amount equal to
the percentages, set out in Schedule 1, of the forage value of the land
comprised in grazing leases located in the zones designated on that
Schedule, is established as annual rent payable by the lessees under those
grazing leases.


Grazing lease to assignee
33   When a grazing lease is assigned in respect of part of the land under
the grazing lease, the Minister shall issue a new grazing lease to the
assignee for a term equal to the unexpired portion of the term of the
grazing lease held by the assignor.


Assignment
34(1)  The Minister shall not accept the assignment of a grazing lease for
registration unless the assignor has held the disposition in respect of at
least   of the land being assigned for a period of at least 3 years
immediately before the assignment.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the following assignments:

     (a)  an assignment between one or more of a husband, wife, son,
daughter, father, mother, brother, sister, son-in-law, daughter-in-law,
father-in-law or mother-in-law, being members of the same family;

     (b)  an assignment of a deceased lessee's interest in a lease by the
lessee's personal representative;

     (c)  an assignment of an interest in a lease that was inherited by
the assignor;

     (d)  an assignment lawfully made on behalf of a mentally
incapacitated person;

     (e)  an assignment made by a person who is certified by a medical
doctor as being unable to carry on farming due to a physical disability;

     (f)  an assignment made between persons who are already parties to
the lease;

     (g)  an assignment to a corporation all of the issued shares of
which are held by

               (i)  the assignor, or

               (ii) the assignor and members of the assignor's family
described in clause (a), or

               (iii)     members of the assignor's family described in
clause (a);

     (h)  an assignment from a corporation in which all of the issued
shares are held by members of a family described in clause (a) to
shareholders of the corporation in their personal capacity or to members of
the family of the shareholders;

     (i)  in exceptional circumstances on compassionate grounds in any
case where the Minister is satisfied that the assignor should be allowed to
assign the assignor's interest in the lease.

Cutting timber
35(1)   Where the Minister issues a timber permit or licence under the
Forests Act and the permit or licence is in respect of land that is in
whole or part in a grazing lease, the holder of the permit or licence, or a
person under the holder's direction and control, may

     (a)  enter on land under the grazing lease, and

     (b)   cut and remove the timber on that land.

(2)  A timber permit or licence referred to in subsection (1) may contain
any terms and conditions that the Minister considers necessary to protect
the interests of the holder of the grazing lease.


Trapping
36(1)  The holder of a registered fur management licence issued under the
Wildlife Act may

     (a)  with the consent of the holder of a grazing lease, or

     (b)  if the holder of the grazing lease refuses consent, with the
consent of the Minister,

enter on land under a grazing lease for the purpose of trapping fur bearing
animals on the land.

(2)  In giving consent under subsection (1)(b), the Minister may impose on
the holder of the registered fur management licence any terms and
conditions that the Minister considers necessary to protect the interests
of the holder of the grazing lease.


     Division 3
     Grazing Licences

Definitions
37   In this Division,

     (a)  "forest management area" means public land in respect of which
a forest management agreement under the Forests Act has been entered into;

     (b)  "licensed area" means the public land that is the subject of a
grazing licence.


Issue of grazing licence
38(1)  The Minister may issue grazing licences permitting grazing of
livestock on public land.

(2)  A grazing licence may be issued for a term not exceeding 10 years.


Exclusivity
39   A grazing licence gives the licensee the exclusive right to graze
livestock in the licensed area.


Minister's powers
40(1)  The Minister may

     (a)  direct the holder of a grazing licence to exclude livestock
from a defined part of the licensed area or to move livestock to other
public land provided by the Minister, and

     (b)  amend the grazing licence to increase or decrease the size of
the licensed area.

(2)  The holder of a grazing licence has no right to compensation for
anything done under subsection (1).


Licensee's duties
41   The holder of a grazing licence shall

     (a)  exercise rights under the grazing licence with due regard for
the rights of other authorized users of the licensed area, and

     (b)  not cause damage to trees that are located on the licensed area
without the consent in writing of the Minister.


Licence not assignable
42(1)   A grazing licence is not assignable.

(2)  When

     (a)  the holder of a grazing licence sells or leases land that
supported the holder's livestock during those periods when grazing was not
permitted on the holder's licensed area, and

     (b)  the purchaser or lessee of the land applies for a grazing
licence in respect of the licensed area,

the Minister, in deciding whether to issue the grazing licence, may give
that applicant preference over other applicants, if any.


Grazing licence in forest management area
43(1)  Where a licensed area is located in a forest management area, the
holder of the forest management agreement may use existing roads or trails
and construct new roads or trails through the licensed area in order to
carry on the holder's forest management program, without paying any
compensation to the holder of the grazing licence.

(2)  If the Minister is satisfied that grazing on a licensed area that is
located in a forest management area has caused significant damage to
regeneration established by or improvements created by the holder of the
forest management agreement, the Minister may do one or both of the
following:

     (a)  direct that grazing be discontinued on all or part of the
licensed area;

     (b)  direct the holder of the grazing licence to pay compensation to
the holder of the forest management agreement in the form and amount and
within the time specified by the Minister.


Limitation of holder's rights
44(1)  Subject to the Surface Rights Act, if the Minister authorizes a
person other than the holder of the grazing licence to enter onto and make
a different use of the licensed area, the holder of the grazing licence is
not entitled to compensation from the Minister or the other person for

     (a)  the entry onto or use of the licensed area, or

     (b)  loss of grazing capacity owing to the entry onto or use of the
licensed area.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not limit the right of the licensee to claim
compensation for loss of or damage to the licensee's personal property or
improvements on the licensed area.


     Division 4
     Grazing Permits

Issue of grazing permit
45   The Minister may issue grazing permits authorizing the grazing of
livestock on public land.


Expiry
46   A grazing permit terminates on December 31 next following the date of
its issue.


Exclusivity
47   A grazing permit gives the holder the exclusive right to graze
livestock on the land under the permit.


     Division 5
     Head Tax Grazing Permits


Issue of permits
48   The Minister may issue head tax grazing permits for the grazing of
livestock on public land for any period of time within a calendar year not
exceeding 12 months.


Permit not assignable
49   A permit is not assignable.


     PART 3

     GRAZING LAND RANGE IMPROVEMENT

Definitions
50   In this Part,

     (a)  "additional rent" means any additional rent prescribed by the
Minister pursuant to the Act;

     (b)  "grazing disposition" means grazing disposition within the
meaning of section 20;

     (c)  "range" means public land that is the subject of a grazing
disposition;

     (d)  "range development plan" means a plan that outlines range
improvements that are required in respect of a grazing disposition to
ensure its proper use and to increase or maintain the grazing capacity of
the disposition;

     (e)  "range improvement" means any modification to the range that
will enhance its value or utility, or adjust it for new or further
purposes;

     (f)  "range management plan" means a plan that outlines how the
grazing disposition is to be managed.


Approval for range improvements
51   A holder of a grazing disposition shall not commence any work in
respect of a range improvement project unless the holder

     (a)  has received an authorization for that purpose from the
Minister under section 19(1)(c) of the Act, or

     (b)  has entered into a range improvement agreement.


Application for assistance
52   The holder of a grazing disposition may apply to the Minister in the
form and manner prescribed by the Minister for assistance under this Part.


Agreements re assistance
53   As a condition of providing any assistance under this Part, the
Minister may require the applicant to do one or both of the following:

     (a)  assist the Minister in the preparation of a range development
plan or range management plan;

     (b)  enter into a range improvement agreement on any terms and
conditions that the Minister prescribes.


Effect of agreement
54   A range improvement agreement forms part of the grazing disposition to
which the range improvement agreement refers.


Duties of holder
55(1)  A holder of a grazing disposition shall conduct all range
improvements in respect of which assistance is provided under this Part in
accordance with any terms and conditions specified by the Minister and in
accordance with any range improvement agreement or authorization under
section 19(1)(c) of the Act.

(2)  Where assistance is granted under this Part in respect of range
improvements, the grazing disposition holder shall

     (a)  maintain the improvements to the satisfaction of the Minister,
and

     (b)  comply with any directions of the Minister with respect to the
maintenance of the improvements.

(3)  If a holder contravenes subsection (1) or (2), the Minister may do any
or all of the following:

     (a)  discontinue providing any assistance under this Part to the
holder;

     (b)  cancel the grazing disposition;

     (c)  conduct any improvements to the range that in the opinion of
the Minister are necessary, without obtaining the consent of the holder;

     (d)  rescind the range improvement agreement, if any.


Assignments
56   The Minister may, in approving any assignment of a grazing
disposition, specify conditions on which the approval is granted, including
but not limited to the following:

     (a)  if the assignor does not assign the entire grazing disposition,
that the assignor enter into a range improvement agreement with the
Minister amending any previous range improvement agreements entered into;

     (b)  that the assignee enter into a range improvement agreement with
the Minister.


Improvements belong to Crown
57   All range improvements in respect of which assistance is provided
under this Part belong to the Crown.


Rental credits
58(1)  The Minister may, by means of a credit, grant assistance to a holder
of a grazing disposition in an amount determined by the Minister, and the
credit may be applied toward the payment of any rent payable under the
disposition for range improvement projects approved by the Minister.

(2)  Rental credits are non-refundable but the Minister may transfer rental
credits to an assignee of a grazing disposition.


Waiving additional rent
59(1)  The Minister may provide assistance to a holder of a grazing
disposition by waiving the payment of any additional rent for a period not
exceeding 10 years in respect of any range that has been cleared, broken
and prepared at the expense of the holder for the purpose of establishing
forage crops to pasture livestock.

(2)  The Minister may authorize the holder of a grazing disposition to use
a range referred to in subsection (1) for the purpose of growing up to 5
cereal or oil seed crops during the years in which payment of additional
rent is waived.


     PART 4

     FARM DEVELOPMENT

Definitions
60   In this Part,

     (a)  "agreement to purchase" means an agreement to purchase issued
under the Farm Development and Homestead Regulation (AR 234/85) or under
the Farm Development and Homestead Regulation (AR 57/73);

     (b)  "cultivation permit" means a cultivation permit issued under
this Part;

     (c)  "lease" means a lease issued under this Part;

     (d)  "lease with option to purchase" means a lease with option to
purchase issued under the Farm Development and Homestead Regulation (AR
234/85) or under the Farm Development and Homestead Regulation (AR 57/73).


Lease for farm development
61(1)  The Minister may lease any available public land for the purpose of
farm development.

(2)  A lease may be issued for a term not exceeding 10 years.


Eligibility
62   Only a corporation or a person who is a Canadian citizen or permanent
resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act (Canada) and is at least
18 years of age may apply for a lease.


Rent applied to purchase price
63   With respect to a lease with option to purchase, all of the rent paid
by the holder of the lease for the first 5 years of the lease shall be
applied to the purchase price when the option is exercised.


Obligations under agreement to purchase
64(1)  If more than one person is named as the purchaser in an agreement to
purchase, each person named is jointly and severally liable for the
performance of all the purchaser's obligations under the agreement to
purchase, this Regulation and the Act, regardless of the nature of their
tenure under the agreement to purchase.

(2)  The purchase price must be paid in full before title can issue under
an agreement to purchase.


Cultivation permits
65(1)  The Minister may issue cultivation permits in respect of public land
that authorize the permit holder to cultivate or crop the land described in
the permit. 

(2)  A cultivation permit may also authorize the holder to graze livestock
on that part of the land described in the permit that is not cultivated.

(3)  Subject to subsection (4), a cultivation permit expires on December 31
following the date on which it is issued.

(4)  If a person who applies for a cultivation permit undertakes to summer
fallow the land described in the permit during the year in which the permit
is to be issued, the permit expires on December 31 of the year following
the year in which the permit is issued.


     PART 5

     LICENCE OF OCCUPATION

Definitions
66   In this Part,

     (a)  "commercial user" means a person engaged in a commercial or
business undertaking, but does not include a person engaged in a public
works project or farming;

     (b)  "licence" means a licence of occupation;

     (c)  "licensed area" means public land that is the subject of a
licence.


Issuing of licence
67(1)  The Minister may issue licences with respect to public lands
authorizing the holder to use the licensed area for the purpose specified
in the licence.

(2)  A licence granted under subsection (1) must be for a term prescribed
by the Minister.


Withdrawal of land
68   The Minister may, by a notice in writing to the holder of a licence,
withdraw land from the licensed area.


No compensation
69   The holder of a licence is not entitled to compensation from the
Minister in respect of

     (a)  anything done under section 68, or

     (b)  the cancellation of a licence.


Right to construct roads
70   Where a licence authorizes the holder to construct a road, the holder
may, subject to this Part and the licence, construct, maintain and repair
the road in any manner the licensee considers to be appropriate for the
licensee's own use and requirements.


Holder's duty re roads
71   If any or all of a licensed area is a road, the holder shall

     (a)  keep the road in a condition satisfactory to the Minister,

     (b)  provide, in accordance with the Minister's instructions,  gates
that are equipped with locks, and 

     (c)  subject to sections 72 to 74, permit other persons to travel
without charge along and across the road.


Closing roads
72(1)  The Minister may, with the consent of the holder of a licence, close
a road referred to in section 71 for any period of time that the Minister
considers appropriate to all vehicles except

     (a)  vehicles operated on behalf of the licensee, and

     (b)  vehicles operated on behalf of a commercial user entitled to
use the road under section 73.

(2)  If a road is closed pursuant to subsection (1), the holder of the
licence shall erect prominent signs at each access point to the licensed
area and at any other point prescribed by the Minister advising of the
closure and the reason for it.


Commercial use of road
73   A commercial user who requires use of a road in a licensed area for
the purposes of the commercial user's commercial or business undertaking
may use the road only

     (a)  by agreement with the holder of the licence, or

     (b)  in the absence of an agreement with the holder of the licence,
pursuant to an order under section 74.


Minister's order for use of road
74(1)  If a commercial user and a holder of a licence cannot reach an
agreement under section 73, the commercial user may apply to the Minister
for an order under this section.

(2)  An application under subsection (1) must be in a form acceptable to
the Minister and contain the information required by the Minister.

(3)  A commercial user who applies to the Minister under subsection (1)
shall forthwith provide a copy of the application to the holder of the
licence.

(4)  On receiving an application under subsection (1), the Minister shall
set a date and place for the hearing of the application and shall notify
the commercial user and the holder of the licence of the date and place of
the hearing.

(5)  At the hearing, the Minister shall hear and consider the
representations of the commercial user and the holder of the licence in
relation to the application.

(6)  Notwithstanding subsection (5), representations may be made in
writing, and if the Minister is in possession of such written
representations, the Minister shall allow the party opposed in interest, if
that party is present at the hearing, to read and answer the
representations.

(7)  The decision of the Minister as to whether the applicant is a
commercial user is final.

(8)  The Minister shall, as soon as is practicable after the hearing, make
an order

     (a)  refusing the application, or

     (b)  allowing the commercial user to enter on and use the road  for
the purposes of the commercial user's commercial or business undertaking.

(9)  An order under subsection (8)(b) may prescribe

     (a)  the compensation to be paid by the commercial user to the
holder of the licence for the use of the road, and the manner of payment,

     (b)  any terms and conditions to which the right granted to the
commercial user is subject, and

     (c)  the duration of the right granted to the commercial user.

(10)  There is no appeal from an order made under subsection (8).

(11)  The Minister may amend or revoke an order made under this section on
any notice to the parties, and on any terms and conditions, that the
Minister considers appropriate.


     PART 6

     MINERAL SURFACE LEASES

Definition
75   In this Part, "mineral producer" means a person who has the right to,
or the right to work, minerals in or under land in Alberta.


Issuing of lease
76   The Minister may issue mineral surface leases of public land to
mineral producers who require the land for purposes in connection with or
incidental to the recovery and production of mines and minerals.


Term of lease
77   A mineral surface lease may not be issued for a term that is greater
than 25 years.


Application
78   The Minister may require an applicant for a mineral surface lease to
produce proof of the applicant's right to work the mines and minerals, the
recovery and production of which are the subject of the application.


Crossing roadway
79   If the whole or part of land under a mineral surface lease is used as
an access roadway, the lessee shall permit any person who is in possession
of the land on either side of the roadway to cross the roadway without
charge at all reasonable times and at the place or places designated for
that purpose by the lessee.


     PART 7

     SURFACE MATERIAL DISPOSITIONS

Definitions
80   In this Part,

     (a)  "lease" means a surface material lease;

     (b)  "licence" means a surface material licence;

     (c)  "operations" means the clearing, stripping, excavating,
processing and removal of surface material from, and the reclamation of,
public land described in a lease or licence;

     (d)  "operator" means a person who holds a lease or licence;

     (e)  "public pit" means a pit that is on public land and is
designated for use by one or more operators under a licence;

     (f)  "surcharge" means an amount of money prescribed by the Minister
to be paid by an operator for the purpose of the development,
administration, management or reclamation of public pits;

     (g)  "surface material" means clay, marl, sand, gravel, topsoil,
silt and peat.


     Surface Material Licences

Issuing of licence
81   The Minister may issue surface material licences in respect of public
land.


Effect of licence
82   A licence entitles the licensee to enter on the public land under the
licence to remove surface material by surface excavation.


Amounts payable
83   In addition to any other application requirements, an applicant for a
licence shall submit with the application

     (a)  a sum equal to the royalty prescribed by the Minister for the
amount of surface material the applicant intends to remove, and

     (b)  if the area to which the application relates is a public pit, a
surcharge in an amount prescribed by the Minister.


Term
84    A licence may not be issued for a term greater than one year.


Licence not assignable
85   A licence is not assignable.


     Surface Material Leases

Issuing of lease
86   The Minister may issue surface material leases in respect of public
land.


Effect of lease
87   A lease entitles the lessee to occupy the public land under the lease
for the purpose of removing surface material by surface excavation.


Term
88   A lease may not be issued for a term that is greater than 25 years.


Detailed operating plan
89(1)  Before commencing active operations on the land under a lease, the
lessee shall submit to the Minister for the Minister's approval a detailed
operating plan on a scale of not less than 1:5000 showing the area or areas
of land from which the lessee intends to remove surface material and the
methods the lessee proposes to employ for removal of the surface material.

(2)  A lessee must conduct operations in accordance with the approved
detailed operating plan.

(3)  The Minister may, by notice in writing to the lessee, require the
lessee 

     (a)  to commence work in accordance with the approved detailed
operating plan, and 

     (b)  to remove the amount of surface material specified in the
notice within 6 months from the date of the notice.


Annual return
90(1)  A lessee shall yearly, within 30 days after the end of the
anniversary month of the lease, file with the Minister a surface materials
return in a form prescribed by the Minister that states the quantity of
surface material removed from the land under the lease in the preceding
12-month period.

(2)  If a lessee fails to file a return within the time specified in
subsection (1), the lessee is liable, on notice by the Minister, to pay a
late filing fee of $25.


Payment of royalty
91   A lessee shall remit with the return filed under section 90(1) the
royalty on all surface material removed during the preceding 12-month
period, at the rates prescribed by the Minister.


Removal of surface material by others
92(1)  The Minister may, by order, authorize the Minister of Infrastructure
or any other person to enter the land under a lease and remove surface
material required for the construction or maintenance of public roads or
other public works.

(2)  Where an order under subsection (1) is in respect of the Minister of
Infrastructure, the lessee has no claim for compensation in respect of
surface material removed, but the Minister of Infrastructure may pay the
lessee any compensation that the Minister considers appropriate.

(3)  Where an order under subsection (1) is in respect of a person other
than the Minister of Infrastructure,

     (a)  the Minister of Environment may require that person to pay to
the lessee compensation in an amount that the Minister considers
appropriate, and

     (b)  the Minister of Environment may require that person to pay to
the Minister a deposit, before that person enters on the land, to cover all
or part of the compensation to which the lessee may be entitled.


     General

Operator's duties
93(1)  An operator shall not

     (a)  disturb any road, bridge, ferry, pipeline, dam, causeway or
other work, or

     (b)  do anything that is likely to cause damage to or adversely
affect the interest of other persons.

(2)  Where the Minister is satisfied that an operator has contravened
subsection (1), the Minister may issue an order in writing to the operator
directing the operator

     (a)  to cease the contravention specified in the order,

     (b)  to take any action that the Minister considers advisable to
repair the damage caused by the contravention within the time specified in
the order, or

     (c)  to do both (a) and (b).

(3)  Where the operator fails to comply with an order under subsection (2)
to the Minister's satisfaction, the Minister may do any or all of the
following:

     (a)  take any action that the Minister considers necessary to remedy
the failure;

     (b)  carry out any action referred to in subsection (2)(b);

     (c)  deduct the reasonable costs of the action, as determined by the
Minister, from the security deposit, if any, paid by the operator;

     (d)  cancel the operator's lease or licence.

(4)  If there is no security deposit or if the amount of the security
deposit is insufficient to cover the costs, the Minister may recover the
costs or the excess amount, as the case may be, from the operator as a debt
owing to the Crown.


Exploration program
94   The Minister may require an operator to conduct an exploration program
in order to provide proof of the existence of surface material on public
land to which an application for a lease or licence relates.


Records
95(1)  An operator shall

     (a)  keep and maintain for each lease or licence complete and
accurate books and records relating to the removal, sale and delivery of
surface material from the land under the lease or licence, and

     (b)  make the books and records available to the Minister for the
purpose of auditing.

(2)  An operator shall keep the information in books and records referred
to in subsection (1) for a period of at least 3 years after the expiry or
cancellation of the lease or licence.


Information to Minister
96   An operator shall, on the written request of the Minister,

     (a)  provide to the Minister at any time during the term of a  lease
or licence an affidavit showing the information the Minister requests
relating to the work performed on the land under the lease or licence,

     (b)  provide to the Minister copies of invoices, bills of lading and
other records in respect of the removal, sale and delivery of surface
material, and

     (c)  provide to the Minister any other returns, documentation and
information in respect of the work performed on the land that the Minister
requests.


Surface materials auditor
97(1)  It is a condition of a lease or licence that a surface materials
auditor designated by the Minister may enter the premises or place of
business of the operator or former operator where surface materials records
are kept to

     (a)  audit or examine any books or records referred to in section 95
that relate or may relate to the royalty payable on surface materials
removed under the lease or licence, and

     (b)  examine any property, process or matter that may, in the
auditor's opinion, provide assistance in determining the accuracy of an
inventory or in ascertaining the information that is or should be in the
books or records of the operator or in ascertaining the amount of royalty
that is payable.

(2)  The condition referred to in subsection (1) survives the cancellation
or expiration of the lease or licence.


     PART 8

     PIPELINE DISPOSITION

Definitions
98   In this Part,

     (a)  "agreement" means an agreement referred to in section 99(1);

     (b)  "lease" means a lease referred to in section 105(1);

     (c)  "operator" means a person who is authorized under any Act of
the Legislature or under any Act of the Parliament of Canada

               (i)  to construct a pipeline or to undertake any
operations preparatory to its construction, or

               (ii) to operate a pipeline;

     (d)  "pipeline" means a pipeline for the transmission of fluid or
gaseous substances;

     (e)  "pipeline installation" means any equipment, apparatus,
mechanism, machinery or instrument that is incidental to the operation of a
pipeline, including, without limitation,

               (i)  a separator, pumping station, metering facility,
tank, pump, rack, storage facility or loading or other terminal facility or
other structure connected to the pipeline for treating the substance being
or to be transmitted, and

               (ii) any other installation that the Minister considers
to be a pipeline installation,

          but does not include a refinery, processing plant, marketing
plant or a right of way installation;

     (f)  "right of way" means the public land that is the subject of an
agreement;

     (g)  "right of way installation" means any equipment, apparatus,
mechanism, machinery or instrument that is incidental to the operation of a
pipeline and is within a right of way, including, without limitation,

               (i)  a valve, valve box, drip, blow-down, connection,
foundation, bridge or support structure for a pipeline above the surface,
scraper trap and cathodic protection apparatus, and

               (ii) any other installation that the Minister considers
to be a  right of way installation.


     Agreements

Agreements by Minister
99(1)  The Minister may enter into an agreement with an operator who
requires public land

     (a)  for the purposes of a pipeline that the operator is authorized
to construct, and

     (b)  for the purposes of a right of way installation that is
incidental to the pipeline.

(2)  The Minister may require an applicant for an agreement to produce
proof that the applicant is an operator and that the land applied for is
required as a right of way or as a site for a right of way installation in
connection with the operator's pipeline.


Other dispositions
100(1)  Every agreement is subject to an easement in favour of the Crown
and, if the Crown makes or has made a disposition of land and that
disposition is made subject to the agreement, the person to whom the
disposition is made may use the surface layer of the right of way

     (a)  to grow crops and graze livestock,

     (b)  to erect fences, if they are necessary extensions of those
already erected to enclose or partition the land adjoining the right of
way, and

     (c)  for the purposes of a road crossing the right of way.

(2)  Despite the existence of an agreement, the Minister may include part
of a right of way that is required for a road crossing in land in respect
of which a licence of occupation for a roadway is issued under Part 5.

(3)  Where a right of way contains an installation, subsections (1)(a) to
(c) and (2) do not apply in respect of the right of way.

(4)  Nothing in subsections (1) and (2) derogates from the right of the
operator to enter the right of way for any of the purposes for which the
agreement was entered into.

(5)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), an operator who enters the right of
way is liable to pay compensation to the Crown or any person entitled to it
in respect of damage caused to

     (a)  crops, whether standing or cut, and livestock on the right of
way,

     (b)  fencing erected on the right of way, or

     (c)  roads crossing the right of way.

(6)  An operator may, instead of paying compensation under subsection
(5)(b) or (c), agree with the Crown or other person to repair the fencing
or recondition the roads.


Access over public land
101(1)  Every agreement grants the operator the right of access to and from
the right of way over any public land on either side of the right of way
from the nearest public highway, road or road allowance, whether there is
an occupant on the public land or not.

(2)  If an operator exercises any rights of access under subsection (1),
the operator shall compensate the Minister and the occupant, if any, of the
public land, for any damage caused in the course of exercising the right of
access.


Additional pipeline
102(1)  An operator may, with the consent of the Minister, lay down,
construct and install more than one pipeline within the limits of the right
of way and, on obtaining the consent, has the same rights with respect to
the additional pipeline as with respect to the original pipeline.

(2)  If an additional pipeline is laid down, constructed and installed
under subsection (1), the operator shall compensate the Minister and the
occupant, if any, of the right of way for any damage caused in the course
of laying down, constructing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, altering,
removing, replacing, reconstructing or repairing the additional pipeline
and the right of way installations that are incidental to the pipeline.


Removal of material
103   An operator shall not remove from the right of way any sand, gravel,
clay, marl, topsoil, silt or peat found within it.


Completion of work
104(1)  Except where the pipeline is constructed above the surface of the
right of way, an operator shall

     (a)  bury the pipeline, and

     (b)  restore the right of way as nearly as possible to the condition
it was in when the application for the original agreement was made

within one year after the date of execution of the agreement, in the case
of the first pipeline in the right of way, or within one year after the
date of the Minister's consent under section 102(1), in the case of an
additional pipeline in the right of way.

(2)  The Minister may extend the period of time under subsection (1) where
the Minister considers it appropriate to do so.

(3)  The operator shall restore the right of way under subsection (1) to
the Minister's satisfaction.

(4)  If an operator fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3), the
Minister may by notice in writing direct the operator to remove structures,
fill excavations and do all other things the Minister considers necessary
in order to effect compliance with subsection (1) or (3).

(5)  If an operator fails to comply with the Minister's direction under
subsection (4), the Minister may do or have done the things directed to be
done, and the reasonable costs of doing so, as determined by the Minister,
are recoverable from the operator as a debt owing to the Crown.


     Leases

Issuing leases
105(1)  The Minister may issue a lease to an operator who requires public
land as a site for the operator's pipeline installation.

(2)  The Minister may require an applicant for a lease to produce proof
that the applicant is an operator and that the land applied for is required
as a site for a pipeline installation.


Term of lease
106   A lease may not be issued for a term that is greater than 25 years.


Crossing roadway
107   If the whole or part of land under a lease is used as an access
roadway, the lessee shall permit any person who is in possession of the
land on either side of the roadway to cross the roadway without charge at
all reasonable times and at the place or places designated for that purpose
by the lessee.


Sale of land under lease
108(1)  If, after a lease is issued, land that is located in the same
quarter section as all or part of the land under the lease is located is
disposed of under the Act by way of a homestead sale or an agreement for
sale, the Minister may by notice in writing require the lessee to

     (a)  have the leased land surveyed,

     (b)  register the plan of survey under the Land Titles Act, and

     (c)  deliver to the Minister a registered plan of survey that is
certified to be a true copy by the Registrar under the Land Titles Act,

in a manner and within the time specified in the notice.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the land under the lease is described
in the lease by its legal description.


     PART 9

     COMMERCIAL TRAIL RIDING DISPOSITIONS

Definitions
109   In this Part,

     (a)  "base camp" means the base of operations for which a lease is
granted;

     (b)  "commercial trail riding operation" means a business enterprise
that provides recreational horseback riding trips of varying duration;

     (c)  "day use trail ride management area" means an area designated
by an order of the Minister as adaptable for commercial trail riding use
where no overnight camping is permitted as part of the operation;

     (d)  "lease" means a lease granted for a base camp;

     (e)  "multiple operator trail ride management area" means an area
designated by an order of the Minister as adaptable for commercial trail
riding by more than one operator;

     (f)  "operator" means a person to whom a lease or permit is granted;

     (g)  "permit" means a permit issued under section 113;

     (h)  "recreational horseback riding trips" does not include
horseback riding trips for the purpose of hunting;

     (i)  "single operator trail ride management area" means an area
designated by an order of the Minister as adaptable for commercial trail
riding by one operator only;

     (j)  "trail ride management area" means an area of land within which
a commercial trail riding operation is permitted.


Permit required
110   No person shall conduct a commercial trail riding operation on public
land without a permit.


Offence
111   A person who contravenes section 110 is guilty of an offence.


Trail ride management areas
112   The Minister may, for any reason the Minister considers appropriate,
close an area that has been designated as a trail ride management area.


Issuance of permit
113(1)  The Minister may issue permits to persons authorizing the
conducting of commercial trail riding operations. 

(2)  An applicant for a permit shall provide to the Minister an annual
operating plan in a form and manner acceptable to the Minister.


Single operator
114   In the case of a single operator trail ride management area, the
Minister may, in any manner the Minister considers appropriate, advertise
for persons to apply for a permit to operate in the area.


Eligibility
115   An applicant for a permit must

     (a)  provide a bond in a form and amount acceptable to the Minister,
and

     (b)  satisfy the Minister that

               (i)  the applicant has an insurance policy providing
public liability and property damage insurance in respect of the
applicant's trail riding operation in an amount of at least $1 000 000,

               (ii) the applicant owns or has a rental agreement for
sufficient horses and equipment for the trail riding operation, and

               (iii)     the applicant has guided in a commercial trail
riding operation in Alberta for at least 3 of the 5 years preceding the
application or has equivalent commercial trail riding operation experience
satisfactory to the Minister. 


Term of permit
116(1)  A permit may be issued for a term not exceeding one year.

(2)  The Minister shall not renew a permit unless the operator provides to
the Minister an annual operating plan in a form and manner acceptable to
the Minister.


Authority of permit
117   A permit may allow the operator to operate in one or more trail ride
management areas.


Operating season
118   Unless otherwise authorized by the Minister, an operator shall only
operate during the period from May 15 to September 30 each year.


Camping
119(1)  No operator shall camp in a single operator trail ride management
area that has been assigned to another operator unless

     (a)  the other operator consents in writing to the camping, or

     (b)  if the other operator does not consent, the Minister authorizes
the camping.

(2)  An operator may pass through a trail ride management area that has
been assigned to another operator where it is necessary to do so in order
to enter or leave a trail ride management area that has been assigned to
the first mentioned operator.


Operator's duties
120   An operator shall

     (a)  conduct operations in accordance with the annual operating plan
referred to in section 113(2) or 116(2), as the case may be, and

     (b)  provide service on a continual basis during the operating
period referred to in section 118.


Grazing
121(1)  Subject to The Forest Reserves Regulations (AR 604/65) and to
subsection (2), an operator shall not permit horses under the operator's
control to graze on public land within a trail ride management area.

(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) prohibits grazing that is incidental to the
passage of horses over land in the course of normal operations under a
permit.


Base camp lease
122(1)  The Minister may issue to an operator a lease for the purpose of
establishing a base camp in a single operator trail ride management area.

(2)  A lease may not be issued for a term exceeding 5 years.


     PART 10

     MISCELLANEOUS DISPOSITIONS

Miscellaneous dispositions
123(1)  The Minister may issue

     (a)  a lease,

     (b)  a permit,

     (c)  an easement,

     (d)  a right of way agreement, or

     (e)  a restrictive covenant

in respect of public land for any other purpose for which no disposition is
specifically provided in the Act or this Regulation.

(2)  No lease may be issued under subsection (1) for a term exceeding 25
years.

(3)  No permit may be issued under subsection (1) for a term exceeding one
year.


No disposition required
124   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation, a person who
is the holder of a registered fur management licence issued under the
Wildlife Act does not require a disposition under the Public Lands Act to
construct and occupy a cabin if

     (a)  the cabin is located within the registered fur management area
to which the registered fur management licence relates,

     (b)  the holder occupies the cabin fewer than 180 days in a calendar
year, and

     (c)  the holder occupies the cabin only while engaged in hunting
pursuant to the registered fur management licence.


     PART 11

     TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS, REPEALS AND EXPIRY


Transitional
125   On the coming into force of this Regulation

     (a)  a subsisting sale of land under the Conveyance and Payment
Regulation (AR 352/84) is continued as a sale under section 3;

     (b)  a subsisting grazing lease under The Public Lands Grazing Lease
Regulations (AR 432/66) is continued as a grazing lease under Part 2
Division 2;

     (c)  a subsisting forest grazing licence under The Forest Grazing
Licence Regulations (AR 309/71) is continued as a grazing licence under
Part 2 Division 3;

     (d)  a subsisting grazing permit under the Grazing Permit
Regulations (AR 64/70) is continued as a permit under Part 2 Division 4;

     (e)  a subsisting head tax grazing permit under The Head Tax Grazing
Permit Regulations (AR 121/63) is continued as a head tax grazing permit
under Part 2 Division 5;

     (f)  assistance provided, range development plans and range
management plans created and range improvement agreements entered into
under the Public Grazing Lands Range Improvement Regulation (AR 221/80) are
continued under Part 3;

     (g)  a subsisting cultivation permit or lease under the Farm
Development and Homestead Regulation (AR 234/85) or a predecessor of that
regulation is continued as a cultivation permit or lease under Part 4;

     (h)  a subsisting licence within the meaning of the Licence of
Occupation Regulation, 1981 (AR 448/81) is continued as a licence of
occupation under Part 5; 

     (i)  a subsisting lease within the meaning of The Mineral Surface
Lease Regulations (AR 228/58) is continued as a mineral surface lease under
Part 6;

     (j)  a subsisting lease or licence within the meaning of the Surface
Materials Regulations (AR 11/78) is continued as a surface material lease
or surface material licence under Part 7;

     (k)  a subsisting lease under The Public Lands Miscellaneous Lease
Regulations (AR 376/61) is continued as a lease under Part 10;

     (l)  a subsisting miscellaneous permit under the Regulations
Governing the Issue of Miscellaneous Permits on Public Lands (AR 269/57) is
continued as a permit under Part 10;

     (m)  a subsisting easement under the Order Authorizing the Issue of
Easements for Rights of Way Other than for Oil and Gas Pipe Lines (AR
550/57) is continued as an easement under Part 10;

     (n)  an easement under the Order Authorizing the Issue of Rural
Electrification Easements (AR 549/57) is continued as an easement under
Part 10;

     (o)  a subsisting agreement or lease under The Public Lands Pipe
Line Regulations (AR 246/58) is continued as an agreement or lease under
Part 8; 

     (p)  a subsisting lease or permit under the Commercial Trail Riding
Regulation (AR 292/79) is continued as a lease or permit under Part 9; 

     (q)  a subsisting recreational lease under the Regulations Governing
the Issue of Recreational Leases on Public Lands (AR 548/57) is continued
as a lease under Part 10.


Repeals
126   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Conveyance and Payment Regulation (AR 352/84);

     (b)  The Public Lands Grazing Lease Regulations (AR 432/66);

     (c)  The Forest Grazing Licence Regulations (AR 309/71);

     (d)  Grazing Permit Regulations (AR 64/70);

     (e)  The Head Tax Grazing Permit Regulations (AR 121/63);

     (f)  Public Grazing Lands Range Improvement Regulation (AR 221/80);

     (g)  Farm Development and Homestead Regulation (AR 234/85);

     (h)  Licence of Occupation Regulation, 1981 (AR 448/81);

     (i)  The Mineral Surface Lease Regulations (AR 228/58);

     (j)  Surface Materials Regulations (AR 11/78);

     (k)  The Public Lands Miscellaneous Lease Regulations (AR 376/61);

     (l)  Regulations Governing the Issue of Miscellaneous Permits on
Public Lands (AR 269/57);

     (m)  Order Authorizing the Issue of Easements for Rights of Way
Other than for Oil and Gas Pipe Lines (AR 550/57);

     (n)  Order Authorizing the Issue of Rural Electrification Easements
(AR 549/57);

     (o)  The Public Lands Pipe Line Regulations (AR 246/58);

     (p)  Commercial Trail Riding Regulation (AR 292/79);

     (q)  Interest Regulation (AR 312/82);

     (r)  Fees Regulation (AR 78/88);

     (s)  Grazing Lease Rental Regulation (AR 117/80);

     (t)  Grazing Lease Assignment Regulations (AR 155/76);

     (u)  Forms Regulation (AR 485/81);

     (v)  Grazing Reserve Tariff Regulation (AR 343/87);

     (w)  Public Lands Surface Reclamation Regulations (AR 301/69);

     (x)  Technical Services Fee Regulation (AR 255/78);

     (y)  Hay Permit Regulations (AR 221/76);

     (z)  The Metis Lease Regulations (AR 376/73);

     (aa) Regulations Governing the Issue of Recreational Leases on
Public Lands (AR 548/57).


Expiry
127   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 1

     FORAGE VALUE PERCENTAGES



     SCHEDULE 2

     FEES

     NOTE:  With the exception of the fee set out in item 9(d) of this
Schedule, the fees and charges that are set out in this Schedule and the
services and things to which they relate are the same as the fees and
charges and the services and things to which they relate that are set out
in Schedule 2 of the Government Fees and Charges Review Act in respect of
the regulations under the Public Lands Act.  The fee in item 9(d) of this
Schedule has been reduced from the $5 amount set out in Schedule 2 of the
Government Fees and Charges Review Act.


1(1)  The fees with respect to applications are as follows:

     (a)  the fee for an application for a lease, licence of occupation
or pipeline agreement is $50;

     (b)  the fee for an application for a grazing lease is the greater
of $50 and $5 for every quarter section or part of a quarter section for
which application is made;

     (c)  the fee for an application for the purchase of public land is
$50;

     (d)  the fee for an application for renewal of a lease (except a
grazing lease) is $50;

     (e)  the fee for an application for an easement (except applications
by associations as defined in the Rural Utilities Act) is $25;

     (f)  the fee for an application for a gift of public land under
section 18 of the Public Lands Act is $25;

     (g)  the fee for an application for renewal of a grazing lease is
$25;

     (h)  the fee for an application for a surface material licence is
$20.

(2)  The application fees under subsection (1) (except the fees for
applications for a surface material lease, a surface material licence, a
licence of occupation, a pipeline agreement and a renewal of a grazing
lease) are non-refundable.

2   The fee for an application for a cultivation permit, a grazing permit,
a hay permit or a grazing licence is $10.

3   The fee for issuing a permit or licence is $10.

4   The fee payable on the exercise of an option to purchase is $10.

5   The fee for the consolidation of 2 or more leases is $25.

6   The fee for the reinstatement of a disposition is $25.

7   The fees with respect to amendments are as follows:

     (a)  the fee for amendment of a disposition is $25;

     (b)  the fee for amendment of an application for a disposition is
$10.

8  The fees with respect to registration of assignments are as follows:

     (a)  the fee for assignment of a disposition for agricultural
purposes other than livestock grazing is the greater of 

               (i)  $0.30 per acre of the area assigned, and

               (ii) $25;

     (b)  the fee for assignment of a grazing permit

               (i)  to a spouse, son, daughter, father, mother,
brother, sister, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law or
mother-in-law of the permit holder, or

               (ii) to a corporation, all of the shares of which are
held by the permit holder or by one or more of the persons referred to in
subclause (i) or by any of them

          is the greater of

               (iii)     a sum equal to the current year's rent on the area
assigned, and

               (iv) the minimum annual rent for a grazing permit;

     (c)  the fee for assignment of a grazing permit other than an
assignment referred to in clause (b) is the greater of

               (i)  a sum equal to twice the current year's rent on the
area assigned, and

               (ii) the minimum annual rent for a grazing permit;

     (d)  the fee for assignment of any disposition from the executor,
administrator or committee of an estate to a person entitled to it on
distribution of the estate is

               (i)  $25 for the first quarter section or part of a
quarter section assigned, and

               (ii) $5 for each additional quarter section or part of a
quarter section assigned;

     (e)  the fee for assignment of dispositions other than grazing
leases and those referred to in clauses (a) to (d) is

               (i)  $25 for the first quarter section or part of a
quarter section assigned, and

               (ii) $5 for each additional quarter section or part of a
quarter section assigned.

9   Subject to sections 10 and 11, the fees for registration of an
assignment of a grazing lease are determined in accordance with the
following:

     (a)  $99.80 for each animal unit month where the land that is the
subject of the grazing lease is located in Zone A2 in Schedule 1;

     (b)  $48.53 for each animal unit month where the land that is the
subject of the grazing lease is located in Zone A1 in Schedule 1;

     (c)  $47.19 for each animal unit month where the land that is the
subject of the grazing lease is located in Zone B in Schedule 1;

     (d)  $3.84 for each animal unit month where the land that is the
subject of the grazing lease is located in Zone C in Schedule 1.

10   The minimum registration fee is $50.

11(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "assignor" means a grazing lessee who makes an assignment;

     (b)  "family corporation" means a corporation, the shares of which
are held by the assignor and the assignor's next of kin or by a corporation
whose shares are held by the assignor and the assignor's next of kin or by
both;

     (c)  "next of kin" means, with reference to any person, that
person's spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law,
daughters-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law or any of them.

(2)  The registration fee is $50 when the assignment is made in favour of

     (a)  a beneficiary of the deceased lessee's estate,

     (b)  the assignor's next of kin,

     (c)  a family corporation, 

     (d)  the next of kin of the shareholders of a family corporation, 

     (e)  the assignor and the assignor's next of kin, 

     (f)  the assignor and the assignor's family corporation, 

     (g)  the assignor and the next of kin of the shareholders of the
assignor's family corporation, 

     (h)  a corporation, all of the shares of which are owned
beneficially by

               (i)  one or more of the shareholders of,

               (ii) one or more of the shareholders and the next of kin
of the shareholders of, or

               (iii)     the next of kin of the shareholders of,

          an assignor that is a corporation, if all of the shareholders
of both corporations are related with each other as next of kin, 

     (i)  one or more of the shareholders of an assignor that is a
corporation, where the shareholders of that corporation are related to each
other as next of kin and were shareholders of that corporation at the time
that corporation obtained the grazing lease, or

     (j)  a corporation, all of the shares of which are owned by another
corporation the shares of which are owned by one or more shareholders of an
assignor that is a corporation, if all of the shareholders of the assignor
and the corporation that is the shareholder of the assignee corporation are
related to each other as next of kin.

12   The fee for a search of documents or records is the greater of

     (a)  $18 per hour, and

     (b)  $15.

13   The fee for registration of a conditional surrender of a disposition
is $50.

14   The fee for requesting a public lands reservation review or a general
lands classification review is

     (a)  $25 for up to the first 2 quarter sections, and

     (b)  $5 for each additional quarter section or part of a quarter
section.

15   The non-refundable fee for submitting a land disposition request form
is

     (a)  $50 for up to the first 4 quarter sections, and

     (b)  $5 for each additional quarter section or part of a quarter
section.

16(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the fee for requesting the preparation of
township plots showing the availability of public land

     (a)  for agricultural purposes, for each township plot in excess of
4 plots, is $3 per plot;

     (b)  for non-agricultural purposes, is the greater of

               (i)  $3 per plot, and

               (ii) $5.

(2)  The maximum number of plots per request is 10.

17   The fee for computerized land standing reports is as follows:

     (a)  for a Public Standing Report (LSPC 1100), Land Standing Summary
Report (LSRC 1110) or Standard Land Standing Report (LSRC 1130), $1 per
parcel with a minimum fee of $5;

     (b)  for a Land Standing Summary by Parcel (LSRC 1120), $2 for the
first parcel and $1 for each additional parcel with a minimum fee of $5.

18   The fee for a computer report other than a land standing report is the
greater of

     (a)  the actual cost of the computer run plus 25% of that cost, and

     (b)  $10.

19(1)  The fee for photocopies of dispositions and uncertified accounts is

     (a)  $1 for the first page plus $0.25 for each succeeding page or
part of a page, and

     (b)  $0.50 for postage and handling if the photocopies are mailed.

(2)  The fee for photocopying of material other than documents referred to
in subsection (1)

     (a)  for each copy of each page of an original up to and including
10 duplicate copies is the greater of

               (i)  $0.10 per copy, and

               (ii) $1;

     (b)  for each duplicate copy in excess of 10 copies is $0.05 for
each copy.

20   The certification fee for any document certified as a true copy is
$10.

21   The fee for a replacement of a lost transfer or notification is $25.

22   The fee for filing a certificate of change of personal name or company
name is $10.

23   The exchange of land fee per quarter section of public land is $25.

24   The fee for disbursing funds collected on the sale of improvements
created on public land by the former holder of a disposition on the land is
the amount equal to 5% of the amount collected on the sale, but the minimum
amount that may be charged is $25 and the maximum amount is $100.

25   The fee for transferring equity from a disposition leading to title to
another disposition that leads to title is $25 for each quarter section to
which the original disposition applies.


26(1)  No fee is payable under this Schedule for the application, issuance
or assignment of a disposition (other than a surface material lease or
surface material licence under Part 7) where the applicant for the
disposition, the applicant for registration of the assignment of the
disposition or the disposition holder, as the case may be, is a party to a
forest management agreement under the Forests Act and the disposition

     (a)  is in respect of public land that is in the forest management
agreement area relative to the agreement, and

     (b)  is, in the Minister's opinion, required by the applicant or
holder for necessary works that are incidental to the operations of the
applicant or holder under the agreement.

(2)  In subsection (1), "forest management agreement area" means the public
land within the outermost boundaries of the contiguous areas of land
comprising the forest management areas or portions of forest management
areas under the forest management agreement between the Crown and the
applicant or holder.

27   The fees set out in this Regulation do not apply to transactions
initiated by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta or a
municipality in Alberta.