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     Alberta Regulation 138/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     POWER PURCHASE ARRANGEMENT AUCTION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 10, 2000

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 42/2000) on July 5, 2000
pursuant to section 45.97 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Power Purchase Arrangement Auction Regulation (AR 85/2000) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 7(3) is amended by striking out "at the auction plus 393
megawatts" and substituting "at the auction plus 537.3 megawatts".


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     Alberta Regulation 139/2000

     Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

     EXTENDED HEALTH SERVICES BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 10, 2000

Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 59/2000) on July 6, 2000
pursuant to section 7 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act.


1   The Extended Health Services Benefits Regulation (AR 383/94) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended by striking out "Schedule of Dental and Dental
Mechanic Extended Health Benefits" and substituting "Schedule of Dental
Extended Health Benefits".

     Alberta Regulation 140/2000

     Professional and Occupational
     Associations Registration Act

     ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING MANAGEMENT
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 12, 2000

Made by the Alberta Institute Purchasing Management Association of Canada
on June 15, 1998 and approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C.
259/2000) on July 12, 2000 pursuant to section 14 of the Professional and
Occupational Associations Registration Act.


1   The Alberta Institute of Purchasing Management Regulation (AR 131/89)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended 

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

               (a)  "accreditation program" means a program of studies
of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada; 

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

               (e.1)     "continuing education credit" means a credit
assigned to an educational activity by the Practice Review Committee;

     (c)  in clause (i) 

               (i)  by striking out "provide" and substituting "provide
or acquire, or both,";

               (ii) by striking out "services to" and substituting
"services to or for".


3   Section 4(1) is amended by repealing clause (c) and substituting the
following: 

     (c)  defer approval until the applicant has completed any further
type and term of studies or work experience required by the Registration
Committee. 


4   Section 8 is amended 

     (a)  in subsection (1)

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

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

                         (a.1)     who has in each 3-year period completed
30 continuing education credits or has been granted an extension, partial
exemption or waiver by the Registration Committee, and 

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

     (3)  If the decision made by the Registration Committee is to refuse
registration renewal, the Registration  Committee must notify the applicant
in writing of the decision with written reasons for the decision. 

     (4)  An applicant whose application for registration renewal is
refused by the Registration Committee may appeal the refusal to the Board.

     (5)  Section 5 applies to an appeal under this section.


5   Section 9 is repealed and the following is substituted: 

Registration as certified professional purchaser
     9(1)  Subject to subsection (2), an applicant is entitled to be
registered as a certified professional purchaser if the applicant 

               (a)  produces documentation satisfactory to the
Registration Committee 

                         (i)  of having successfully completed the
Purchasing Management Association of Canada Level 4 Accreditation Program
or substantially equivalent studies, or  

                         (ii) of having achieved the competencies
equivalent to those required to successfully complete the Purchasing
Management Association of Canada Level 4 Accreditation Program,

               (b)  has successfully completed the Purchasing
Management Association of Canada Written Final Certification Examination,
and

               (c)  is of good character and reputation.

     (2)  This section does not apply to a person who is a registered
member on the coming into force of this section until that person applies
to renew the person's annual membership for the 2003 calendar year or a
subsequent year.


6   Section 10 is amended 

     (a)  by striking out "who" and substituting "who, regardless of
being enrolled in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada
Accreditation Program,";

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

               (b.1)     has paid the annual membership fee, 

     (c)  by repealing clause (c).


7   Section 12 is amended by striking out "and" at the end of clause (a),
by adding "and" at the end of clause (b) and by adding the following after
clause (b): 

     (c)  must develop and maintain a continuing competency program for
certified professional purchasers. 


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     Alberta Regulation 141/2000

     Dairy Board Act

     DAIRY BOARD AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 12, 2000

Made by the Alberta Dairy Board on June 13, 2000 and approved by the
Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 260/2000) on July 12, 2000 pursuant to
section 11 of the Dairy Board Act.


1   The Dairy Board Regulation (AR 207/96) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding "and that is not contracted
export milk" after "sub-class 1a milk";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by adding the following after clause (e):

               (e.1)     "contracted export milk" means milk delivered
pursuant to an agreement between a producer and a processor or other
person, where that milk and the dairy products made from that milk are
exported from Canada by that processor or other person in accordance with
the agreement;


3   Section 3 is amended by striking out "O.C. 769/93" whenever it occurs
and substituting "O.C. 108/2000".


4   Section 20(1) is amended by striking out "9(4)" and substituting "9.1".


5   Section 21 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "The Dairy" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (1.1), the Dairy";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

          (1.1)  Subsection (1) does not apply to contracted export milk.


6   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "Milk is" and substituting
"Milk, other than contracted export milk, is";

     (b)  in subsection (2)

               (i)  by striking out "Milk is" and substituting "Milk,
other than contracted export milk, is";

               (ii) in clause (d) by adding the following after
subclause (iv):

                         (v)  sub-class 4m milk, which means milk
used for sleeve production, structural surplus and over-quota production,
within the meaning of the national plan;

               (iii)     in clause (e) by repealing subclause (v).


7   Section 26 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding ", but not for the contracted
export milk trade," after "milk trade";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1.1):

     (1.2)  Contracted export milk is exempt from the Dairy Board's
levies, charges, fees and assessments but is subject to grade price
adjustments under Part 3 of the Dairy Industry Regulation (AR 139/99).


8   The following is added after section 26:

Reclass-
ification of contracted export milk

     26.1  If contracted export milk is delivered to a processor who does
not deliver that milk, or an equivalent amount of milk or dairy product
made from that amount of milk, for export, that milk or the equivalent
amount of milk is deemed to have been used by the processor as sub-class 1a
milk and the processor must pay to the appropriate pool the price of that
milk as sub-class 1a milk and pay the Dairy Board the levies, charges, fees
and assessments with respect to that milk.

Export milk audit

     26.2(1)   For the purposes of ensuring that the requirements of the
Act and regulations in respect of contracted export milk produced in
Alberta are complied with, the Dairy Board or a person authorized by the
Dairy Board may, during regular business hours and on reasonable notice,
enter a processor's premises or any premises where a processor keeps
records pertaining to contracted export milk in order to inspect and audit
the records.

     (2)  The Dairy Board or person carrying out the inspection and audit
under subsection (1) may make copies of the records and may temporarily
remove the records from the premises for that purpose.

     (3)  The processor must pay the Dairy Board for the actual cost of
the inspection and audit under subsection (1) in  an amount determined by
the Dairy Board.


9   Section 27 is amended by adding ", other than contracted export milk,"
before "received in the previous month".


10   Section 28(2) is amended by adding "under subsection (1)"  after "milk
delivered".


11   Section 32(1) is amended by adding "and by contracted export milk"
after "classes of milk".


12   Section 38 is amended by adding "or it is contracted export milk"
after "section 22".


13   Section 42(1) is amended by striking out "cow's milk unless the person
holds a producer licence and is registered with the Canadian Dairy
Commission" and substituting "milk unless the person holds a producer
licence".




     Alberta Regulation 142/2000

     Students Finance Act
     Student Loan Act

     STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION


     Filed:  July 12, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 265/2000) on July 12, 2000
pursuant to section 11 of the Students Finance Act and section 11 of the
Student Loan Act.


1   The Student Financial Assistance Regulation (AR 215/99) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 21 is amended

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

          (3)  The Minister may establish the conditions, criteria and
award amounts under which scholarships, fellowships, prizes, grants or
bursaries will be awarded under this section.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (5).


3   The following is added after section 21:

Alberta Opportunities Bursary
     21.1(1)  The Minister may award assistance, in the form of an Alberta
Opportunities Bursary, to full-time students who meet the minimum financial
need threshold determined by the Minister.

     (2)  The maximum amount of an Alberta Opportunities Bursary is $1 500
in an academic year.

Northern Student Supplement
     21.2(1)  The Minister may award assistance, in the form of a Northern
Student Supplement, to full-time students who originate from within the
boundaries of the Northern Alberta Development Council.

     (2)  The maximum amount of a Northern Student Supplement is $1 500 in
an academic year.


4   Section 35 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (3)(a);

     (b)  in subsection (4) by striking out "(3)(b) or (c)" and
substituting "(3)";

     (c)  in subsection (7) by striking out "No more" and substituting
"Subject to section 35.1, no more".


5   The following is added after section 35:

Further interest relief
     35.1   Where 60 months have not elapsed since the day on which a
borrower ceased to be a full-time student and the borrower has already been
granted 30 months of interest relief, the Minister may grant the borrower
further interest relief periods under section 35 if

               (a)  in the case of a student loan with a repayment
period of 15 years or more, the borrower is unable to make the installment
payments due, and

               (b)  in the case of a student loan with a repayment
period of less than 15 years, the borrower would not be able to make the
installments payments due even if the payment period were extended to 15
years.


6   Section 2 of the Schedule is repealed and the following is substituted:


     2   The maximum loan limits for the loan year commencing on August 1,
2000 are as follows:

               (a)  $10 400 in an academic year or $5 200 in a
semester;

               (b)  in the case of a student who is enrolled in an
accelerated program, $15 600 in an academic year or $7 800 in a semester;

               (c)  in the case of a student who is a dependent student
and who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Minister that a similar
program to the one being taken is not available at a post-secondary
educational institution in the student's community or within reasonable
commuting distance from the student's parental home,

                         (i)  $12 400 in an academic year or $6 200
in a semester, or

                         (ii) if the student is enrolled in an
accelerated program, $18 600 in an academic year or $9 300 in a semester.

     Alberta Regulation 143/2000

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 12, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 270/2000) on July 12, 2000
pursuant to Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(1) is amended by adding the following before clause (tt):

     (ss.2)    "vested" means, in relation to a participant, having

               (i)  completed a period of, or periods aggregating, at
least 2 years' participation as a participant with any  probationary
service that is pensionable service included, or

               (ii) accumulated at least 2 years' pensionable service;


3   Section 11(c) is amended by striking out from "and insufficiency" to
the end and substituting ", cannot, under any circumstances that could
happen, become vested,".


4   Section 30(1) is amended by repealing clause (0b).


5   The following is added after section 30:

Interpretation of whole Part
     30.1 In this Part, subject to section 34.2, "employee contribution
excess" means an amount equal to the excess, if any, of the employee
contributions within the meaning of section 29(1)(a) and 30(1)(a) combined,
other than additional contributions, over half the commuted value on all
service, as at the date provided for in this Plan.


6   Section 34.1 is amended

     (a)  in subsections (2) and (4) by striking out "(i)";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (7).


7   The following is added after section 34.1:

Recalculation of "employee contribution excess" for prior, etc. service
contributions
     34.2(1)  Where a pension is to be paid to any person under this Part,
the amount of any employee contributions referred to in section 29(1) or
30(1) paid to establish any prior service under section 20(1)(d) and any
leave without pay or salary in respect of which the participant paid
employer contributions pursuant to section 15(3) or pursuant to the former
Act shall be excluded from the computation of employee contributions in the
calculation of the employee contribution excess.

     (2)  Service represented by the employee contributions excluded by
virtue of applying subsection (1) is not to be taken into account in
calculating the commuted value component of the employee contribution
excess.


8   Section 36 is amended 

     (a)  in subsection (3),

               (i)  in clause (a) by striking out "of, or periods
aggregating, 5 years" and substituting "or periods";

               (ii) in clause (b) by striking out "of, or those periods
aggregating, 5 years" and substituting "or those periods";

     (b)  by adding the following at the end:

               (6)  In addition, the person is entitled to receive or
transfer the employee contribution excess.


9   Section 39 is amended by renumbering it as section 39(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  In addition, the person is entitled to receive or transfer the
employee contribution excess.


10   Section 39.1 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  A person who receives a pension under subsection (1) is
additionally entitled to any employee contribution excess that he would
have been entitled to receive or transfer under section 39(2) or 69(d)(ii)
had he chosen to receive the pension under section 39(1) or 69(d), as the
case may be.


11   Section 40 is amended by renumbering it as section 40(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  In addition, the person is entitled to receive or transfer the
employee contribution excess.


12   Section 41 is amended by adding the following after subsection (4):

     (5)  In addition, the person is entitled to receive or transfer the
employee contribution excess.


13   Section 43 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  In addition, the person is entitled to receive or transfer the
employee contribution excess.


14   Section 47 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3),

               (i)  in clause (a) by striking out "of, or periods
aggregating, 5 years" and substituting "or periods";

               (ii) in clause (b) by striking out "of, or those periods
aggregating, 5 years" and substituting "or those periods";

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

     (6)  Section 36(6) applies.


15   Section 50(2) is repealed.


16   Section 50.1(2) is repealed.


17   Section 51(2) is repealed.


18   Section 52(5) is repealed.


19   Section 54(4) is repealed.


20   Section 58(1) is amended by striking out "in respect of service in
1992 or 1993".


21   Section 59 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Interpretation for Subdivision
     58.1   In this Subdivision, the deceased's accrued benefits that are
to be taken into account in determining commuted value are to be taken to
be what his accrued benefits would have been under Subdivision A of
Division 3 had the deceased terminated rather than dying.

Benefit on death before commence-ment of pension - spouse's entitlements
     59   Where there is a surviving spouse, the spouse may choose,

               (a)  if the deceased was vested,

                         (i)  both

                                   (A)  the pension that would have
been payable if the deceased, immediately before dying, had terminated
under the circumstances referred to in section 41(1) and had exercised the
joint life option specified in section 38(1)(c)(i), with the surviving
spouse as the designated nominee or, if the spouse so selects as an
alternative, a guaranteed term pension, payable for

                                             (I)  whichever term,
being 5, 10 or 15 years, is selected by the spouse, or

                                             (II) the life of the
spouse,

                                        whichever is the longer, in
an amount that is the actuarial equivalent of that deemed joint life
pension, and

                                   (B)  to receive the employee
contribution excess or to have it transferred from the Plan,

                         or

                         (ii) to have an amount equal to the commuted
value transferred from the Plan to a locked-in retirement account and
either to receive the employee contribution excess or to have it
transferred from the Plan,

               or

               (b)  if the deceased was not vested,

                         (i)  to receive an amount equal to the
employee contributions, or

                         (ii) to have that amount transferred from
the Plan.


22   Sections 60 and 61 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Idem - where no spouse
     60(1)  Where there is no surviving spouse and the deceased was
vested, the person entitled to receive any benefit on the death is entitled
to receive an amount equal to the aggregate of the commuted value and the
employee contribution excess.

     (2)  Where there is no surviving spouse and the deceased was not
vested, the person entitled to receive any benefit on the death is entitled
to receive an amount equal to the employee contributions.


23   Section 64 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "had at least 5 years' pensionable service
accumulated" and substituting "was vested";

     (b)  in clause (a),

               (i)  in subclause (i)(B) by adding "or to have it
transferred from the Plan" after "excess";

               (ii) in subclause (ii) by adding "or" after "excess";

     (c)  in clause (b) by striking out "had less than 5 years'
pensionable service accumulated" and substituting "was not vested".


24   Section 65 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "had at least 5 years' pensionable service
accumulated" and substituting "was vested";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "had less than 5 years'
pensionable service accumulated" and substituting "was not vested".


25   Section 67(1) is amended by striking out "in respect of service in
1992 or 1993".


26   Section 69 is amended by repealing clauses (a) to (d) and substituting
the following:

     (a)  to have an amount equal to the commuted value transferred from
the Plan to a locked-in retirement account and to receive the employee
contribution excess,

     (b)  to have an amount equal to the commuted value transferred from
the Plan to a locked-in retirement account and to have the employee
contribution excess transferred from the Plan,

     (c)  subject to section 71, to have his pension entitlements
transferred on a locked-in basis from the Plan to a registered pension plan
operated by the other party to a reciprocal agreement in the amount
required by that other party, not exceeding, however, the amount which,
taken together with the amount to be transferred under section 72(c) is
specified in section 84(2)(a), or

     (d)  to

               (i)  receive a pension in the form of a normal pension
and in the amount that is equal to a pension under section 36 or 39, as the
case may be, having reached the date when he would have been entitled to
receive a pension under that section had he continued to be an employee
until that time, but taking into account only pensionable service 
accumulated at the actual date of termination, and actual highest average
salary, and

               (ii) receive or transfer the employee contribution
excess.


27   Section 70 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Termination before vesting
     70   A person who is not vested may choose

               (a)  to receive an amount equal to the employee
contributions,

               (b)  to have the amount specified in clause (a)
transferred from the Plan, or

               (c)  subject to section 71, to have his pension
entitlements transferred from the Plan to a registered pension plan
operated by the other party to a reciprocal agreement in the amount
required by that other party, not exceeding, however, the amount which,
taken together with the amount to be transferred under section 73(c), is
specified in section 84(2)(a).


28   Section 72(d) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "receive" preceding subclause (i);

     (b)  in subclause (i) by adding "receive" at the beginning before "a
pension";

     (c)  in subclause (ii) by adding "receive or transfer" before "the".


29   Section 73 is amended 

     (a)  by striking out "has accumulated less than 5 years' pensionable
service" and substituting "is not vested";

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "70 (as it relates to section
69(c))" and substituting "70(c)".


30   Section 84(2) is amended by repealing clause (a) and substituting the
following:

     (a)  for pension entitlements under the Plan, based on all
pensionable service, whether accumulated before or after January 1, 1992,
to be transferred from the Plan in an amount that is not greater than the
commuted value, based on all such service and determined as of the date
when the application for the transfer is received by the Minister, and

               (i)  in the case of a person who is vested, the employee
contribution excess, with any amount that exceeds the employee contribution
excess being transferred only on a locked-in basis, or

               (ii) in the case of a person who is not vested, the
amount, if any, by which the employee contributions exceed the commuted
value, based on all such service,


31   Section 97(2)(a) is amended by striking out

     (a)  "the maximum of the aggregate of", and

     (b)  all the words from "and in addition" to "Minister".


32   The following provisions are amended by striking out "has accumulated
at least 5 years' pensionable service" wherever it occurs and substituting
"is vested":

     section 36(1)(b);
     section 39(1)(b);
     section 40;
     section 41(1)(a) and (2)(a);

     section 69;
     section 72.


33   The following is added after section 116.1:

Transitional - commuted value
     116.2   The amendments dealing with commuted values on all service
and employee contribution excesses and made by the Local Authorities
Pension Plan Amendment Regulation that came into force on September 1, 2000
apply to, in addition to the persons to whom they would apply but for this
section, persons who terminated before September 1, 2000 and who, as at the
end of August 2000, remained entitled to a pension under section 69(d) as
that clause was at the end of August 2000.


34   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2000.