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     Alberta Regulation 144/2000

     Local Authorities Election Act

     BALLOT BOX REGULATION

     Filed:  July 24, 2000

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:221/00) on July 18, 2000
pursuant to section 160(2)(b) of the Local Authorities Election Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Permanent ballot boxes   2
Cardboard ballot boxes   3
Repeal    4
Expiry    5


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Local Authorities Election Act;

     (b)  "tape" means tape with adhesive on one side and which is of
sufficient strength that it cannot be removed from a cardboard ballot box
without being cut or without defacing the cardboard ballot box;

     (c)  "seal" means a closure applied to a ballot box in accordance
with the Act that must be broken to be opened.


Permanent ballot boxes
2   Each ballot box must be made of durable material and constructed so
that ballots can be deposited into the ballot box and cannot be withdrawn
unless the ballot box is opened and the seal broken.


Cardboard ballot boxes
3(1)  An elected authority may use cardboard ballot boxes if each box 

     (a)  is constructed of a minimum 175-pound test cardboard,

     (b)  meets the following minimum dimensions as shown in the
Schedule: 

               (i)  width, 22 centimetres;

               (ii) length, 36 centimetres;

               (iii)     height, 36 centimetres;

     (c)  has 4 flaps at 2 ends, as shown in the Schedule, which meet or
overlap when closed and taped, so as to prevent the removal of ballots
unless the ballot box is opened by cutting the tape, and

     (d)  has one slot for the deposit of ballots, the width of which is
0.5 centimetre and the length of which is discretionary.

(2)  A cardboard ballot box being used at an election must be closed and
sealed by closing the flaps and placing a piece of tape over the entire
adjoining edges and the ends of the closed flaps, such that the tape
prevents the flaps from being opened without first cutting the tape.


Repeal
4   The Ballot Box Regulation (AR 271/91) is repealed.


Expiry
5   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2003.



     SCHEDULE

     MINIMUM DIMENSIONS OF A CLOSED
     CARDBOARD BALLOT BOX

Slot location and slot length are discretionary.
Slot width is 0.5 centimetre.







     Alberta Regulation 145/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     ENTITLEMENT SHARES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 272/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 35 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Entitlement Shares Regulation (AR 223/95) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Part 4 of the Schedule is amended by striking out "TransAlta Utilities
Corporation" wherever it occurs and substituting "860023 Alberta Ltd.".


3(1)  In this section, "share purchase agreement" means the share purchase
agreement made as of February 7, 2000 between

     (a)  TransAlta Energy Corporation,

     (b)  TransAlta Utilities Corporation,

     (c)  Utilicorp Canada Corp., and

     (d)  Utilicorp United Inc.

(2)  This Regulation comes into force on the closing date of the share
purchase agreement, as published in The Alberta Gazette not later than 10
days after its occurrence.


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     Alberta Regulation 146/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     RESERVATION PAYMENTS SHARES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 273/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 37 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Reservation Payments Shares Regulation (AR 224/95) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended by striking out "TransAlta Utilities
Corporation" and substituting "860023 Alberta Ltd.".


3(1)  In this section, "share purchase agreement" means the share purchase
agreement made as of February 7, 2000 between

     (a)  TransAlta Energy Corporation,

     (b)  TransAlta Utilities Corporation,

     (c)  Utilicorp Canada Corp., and

     (d)  Utilicorp United Inc.

(2)  This Regulation comes into force on the closing date of the share
purchase agreement, as published in The Alberta Gazette not later than 10
days after its occurrence.


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     Alberta Regulation 147/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ASSOCIATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 274/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 71 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Rural Electrification Association Regulation (AR 161/99) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is repealed and the following is substituted:


Definitions
     1   In this Regulation,

               (a)  "ATCO Electric Limited contract" means a contract
between an REA and Alberta Power Limited that

                         (i)  describes the customers of the REA, and

                         (ii) existed on April 30, 1998 and
terminates on or after December 31, 2000;

               (b)  "contract" means

                         (i)  an ATCO Electric Limited contract, or

                         (ii) a TransAlta Utilities Corporation
contract;

               (c)  "customer" means a person in a class, type or other
category described in a contract for whom the REA that is a party to the
contract serves as the electric distribution system;

               (d)  "REA" means rural electrification association;

               (e)  "TransAlta Utilities Corporation contract" means a
contract between an REA and TransAlta Utilities Corporation or 860023
Alberta Ltd. that

                         (i)  describes the customers of the REA, and

                         (ii) existed on April 30, 1998 as a contract
with TransAlta Utilities Corporation and terminates on or after December
31, 2000.


3(1)  In this section, "share purchase agreement" means the share purchase
agreement made as of February 7, 2000 between

     (a)  TransAlta Energy Corporation,

     (b)  TransAlta Utilities Corporation,

     (c)  Utilicorp Canada Corp., and

     (d)  Utilicorp United Inc.

(2)  This Regulation comes into force on the closing date of the share
purchase agreement, as published in The Alberta Gazette not later than 10
days after its occurrence.


     Alberta Regulation 148/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     CUSTOMER CHOICE DEFICIENCY CORRECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 275/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Section 1(h) of the Act  2
Section 5 of the Act     3
Agreements between owners and customers 4
Owner duty to notify customers     5
Regulatory authority jurisdiction  6
Obligations re electric energy supply   7
Immunity from suit  8
Repeal    9


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "affiliated retailer" has the meaning given to it in the Code
of Conduct Regulation under the Act;

     (c)  "agreement" means an agreement entered into for the provision
of electricity and electricity services, but does not include

               (i)  an agreement entered into pursuant to the Regulated
Rate Option Regulation (AR 45/2000);

               (ii) an agreement entered into pursuant to section 11 or
12 of the Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation (AR
86/2000);

               (iii)     an agreement entered into pursuant to the Direct
Sales Regulation (AR 180/99);

               (iv) an agreement between an owner and a customer that
is not connected to the interconnected electric system;

               (v)  an agreement between a retailer other than an
affiliated retailer and a customer;

               (vi) an agreement between the affiliated retailer of an
owner and a customer if the customer is not located in the service area of
the owner's electric distribution system;

               (vii)     an agreement between an affiliated retailer and a
customer if

                         (A)  the agreement was entered into before
the coming into force of this Regulation,

                         (B)  the customer is located in the service
area of the owner's electric distribution system, and

                         (C)  the agreement contains a statement that
customers have the ability to choose a retailer for the provision of
electricity and electricity services after December 31, 2000;

               (viii)    an agreement entered into by an affiliated
retailer and a customer after the coming into force of this Regulation;

     (d)  "Board" means the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
established under the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Act;

     (e)  "electric energy supply" means the provision of electric energy
and those electricity services referred to in section 1(1)(g.1)(i) and (ii)
of the Act;

     (f)  "existing agreement" means an agreement that was entered into
before the coming into force of this Regulation and extends beyond December
31, 2000;

     (g)  "owner" means the owner of an electric distribution system;

     (h)  "regulatory authority" means

               (i)  in respect of a municipality or a subsidiary of a
municipality that owns an electric distribution system, the council of the
municipality;

               (ii) in respect of a rural electrification association,
the board of directors of the rural electrification association;

               (iii)     in respect of any other owner of an electric
distribution system, the Board.


Section 1(h) of the Act
2   The following clause is added after clause 1(h)(vii) of the Act:

               (viii)    a person that meets the requirements of the
Power Pool Council to exchange electric energy through the power pool;


Section 5 of the Act
3   After December 31, 2000 section 5 of the Act does not apply and the
following applies instead:

     5(1)  A person wishing to obtain electricity for use on property must
make arrangements for the purchase of distribution access service from the
owner of the electric distribution system in whose service area the
property is located unless section 18 of the Roles, Relationships and
Responsibilities Regulation (AR 86/2000) applies.

     (2)  No person other than the owner of the electric distribution
system or a wire service provider that is authorized to act on behalf of
the owner may provide distribution access service on the electric
distribution system within the service area of the owner.


Agreements between owners and customers
4(1)  Any rights and obligations under an existing agreement between an
owner or an affiliated retailer and a customer for electric energy supply
do not apply after December 31, 2000.

(2)  On the coming into force of this Regulation, no owner shall enter into
an agreement with a customer if the owner's rights and obligations for
electric energy supply under the agreement extend beyond December 31, 2000.


Owner duty to notify customers
5(1)  No later than September 1, 2000, each owner or affiliated retailer
that is a party to an existing agreement must provide written notification
to each customer that is a party to the existing agreement

     (a)  that any rights and obligation under the existing agreement for
electric energy supply will not apply after December 31, 2000,

     (b)  of the process or method the owner or affiliated retailer
proposes to use to amend the existing agreement in order to bring it into
compliance with section 4(1), and

     (c)  that, if an owner or affiliated retailer and a customer cannot
agree on the necessary amendments to the existing agreement, the customer
or owner or affiliated retailer may apply to the applicable regulatory
authority to bring the agreement into compliance with section 4(1).

(2)  A written notification made pursuant to subsection (1) must be in a
form acceptable to the person holding the office of the Executive Director
of the Electricity Branch of the Department of Resource Development or a
successor office.

(3)  This section does not apply to rural electrification associations.


Regulatory authority jurisdiction
6(1)  The regulatory authority, on its own motion or on an application of a
person having an interest in an existing agreement, may determine how the
provisions under an existing agreement, including the rights and
obligations for payments resulting from those provisions, will be applied
after December 31, 2000.

(2)  A determination by the regulatory authority under subsection (1) may

     (a)  specify the goods or services that provisions or payments are
to be attributed to;

     (b)  specify that all or some of the provisions or payments may be
attributed to goods or services;

     (c)  specify to whom all or some of the provisions apply or to whom
the payments are payable;

     (d)  determine that certain provisions or payments must not apply;

     (e)  specify provisions or payments that replace existing provisions
or payments, including replacement of any or all provisions and payments;

     (f)  determine that an agreement in its entirety no longer applies.


Obligations re electric energy supply
7(1)  Despite any provision in an existing agreement whereby an owner or
municipality has granted a right, exclusive or otherwise, to a person to
provide electricity or electricity services to customers in an area, the
rights and obligations for electric energy supply do not apply after
December 31, 2000.

(2)  Despite any provision in an existing agreement whereby a rural
electrification association has granted a right, exclusive or otherwise, to
a person to provide electricity or electricity services to its members, the
rights and obligations for electric energy supply do not apply after
December 31, 2000.

(3)  On the coming into force of this Regulation, an owner or a
municipality must not enter into an agreement that grants a right,
exclusive or otherwise, to a person to provide electricity or electricity
services to customers in an area if that agreement includes rights and
obligations for electric energy supply after December 31, 2000.

(4)  On the coming into force of this Regulation, a rural electrification
association must not enter into an agreement that grants a right, exclusive
or otherwise, to a person to provide electricity or electricity services to
its members if that agreement includes rights and obligations for electric
energy supply after December 31, 2000.

(5)  Subsection (3) does not apply if the owner or the municipality is
entering into an arrangement with a person for the provision of electricity
or electricity services for that owner's or municipality's own use.


Immunity from suit
8   No action may be instituted against an owner, affiliated retailer,
municipality, rural electrification association, customer or regulatory
authority based on any claim or cause of action for compensation or for
loss or damages for cancellation of any rights or obligations connected
with or arising from an existing agreement as a result of this Regulation.


Repeal
9   This Regulation is made under section 72(1) of the Act and is repealed
in accordance with section 72(2) of the Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 149/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     TRANSALTA UTILITIES CORPORATION DEFICIENCY
     CORRECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 276/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definition     1
Section 1(1)(i)(ii) of Act    2
Section 31.5 of Act 3
Section 31.6 of Act 4
Coming into force   5
Repeal    6


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Electric Utilities Act.


Section 1(1)(i)(ii) of Act
2   Section 1(1)(i)(ii) of the Act is to be interpreted as if it were a
reference to "860023 Alberta Ltd.".


Section 31.5 of Act
3   In section 31.5 of the Act, any reference to "TransAlta Utilities
Corporation" is to be interpreted as if it were a reference to "860023
Alberta Ltd.".


Section 31.6 of Act
4   In section 31.6 of the Act, any reference to "TransAlta Utilities
Corporation" is to be interpreted as if it were a reference to "860023
Alberta Ltd.".


Coming into force
5(1)  In this section, "share purchase agreement" means the share purchase
agreement made as of February 7, 2000 between

     (a)  TransAlta Energy Corporation,

     (b)  TransAlta Utilities Corporation,

     (c)  Utilicorp Canada Corp., and

     (d)  Utilicorp United Inc.

(2)  This Regulation comes into force on the closing date of the share
purchase agreement, as published in The Alberta Gazette not later than 10
days after its occurrence.


Repeal
6   This Regulation is made under section 72(1) of the Act and is repealed
in accordance with section 72(2) of the Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 150/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     TRANSMISSION MATTERS DEFICIENCY CORRECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 277/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definition     1
Operation of sections of Act suspended  2
Section 21 of Act   3
Section 26 of Act   4
Section 58 of Act   5
Section 64(a)(ii) of Act 6
Board order    7
Effect of Board order    8
Limitation on Board 9
Repeal    10
Expiry    11


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Electric Utilities Act.


Operation of sections of Act suspended
2   The operation of the following sections of the Act is suspended:

     (a)  section 18;

     (b)  section 19;

     (c)  section 20;

     (d)  section 28(3);

     (e)  section 65(3).


Section 21 of Act
3   Section 21 of the Act is to be interpreted as if it read as follows:

     21   The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint a qualified
person or persons to act as the Transmission Administrator.


Section 26 of Act
4(1)  Section 26(a) of the Act is to be interpreted as if it read as
follows:

     (a)  make prudent financial arrangements so that adequate
transmission facilities are available to enable the Transmission
Administrator to provide system access service and shall ensure that those
financial arrangements are carried out,

(2)  Section 26(d) of the Act is to be interpreted as if it read as
follows:

     (d)  set reasonable standards and requirements for system support
services and make prudent financial arrangements so that system support
services are available and shall ensure that those financial arrangements
are carried out,

(3)  Section 26(a) and (d) are not to be interpreted as requiring the
Transmission Administrator to satisfy or perform the obligations of any
person with whom the Transmission Administrator has entered  into a
financial arrangement described in those clauses.


Section 58 of Act
5(1)  In section 58(1)(a) and (b) of the Act, "service" means, in respect
of the Transmission Administrator,

     (a)  the providing and maintaining of system access service pursuant
to sections 23 and 24 of the Act, and

     (b)  the carrying out of the duties described in sections 26 and 27
of the Act.

(2)  The Transmission Administrator's duties under section 58(1) of the Act
are met if the Transmission Administrator arranges for those duties to be
carried out.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply where the Transmission Administrator
uses a generating unit or a transmission facility that is owned or leased
by it to carry out its duties under section 58(1) of the Act.


Section 64(a)(ii) of Act
6   Section 64(a)(ii) of the Act is to be interpreted as if it read as
follows:

     (a)  "issue" means any issue relating to

               (ii) the Transmission Administrator or the transmission
system,


Board order
7(1)  In this section and in sections 8 and 9, "agreement" means an
agreement or arrangement entered into by a person or persons holding the
office of Transmission Administrator relating to a duty or function of the
Transmission Administrator.

(2)  Where in the opinion of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board it is
just and reasonable to do so, the Board may make an order stating that a
person or persons holding the office of Transmission Administrator after
the date of the order are bound by an agreement entered into by a person or
persons holding the office of Transmission Administrator on or before the
date of the order.

(3)  The Board may make an order under subsection (2) in respect of an
agreement that, as of the date of the order,

     (a)  has not been entered into, or

     (b)  has been entered into subject to Board approval and is not yet
effective

if the Board is satisfied that the agreement will commence and become
effective within a reasonable time after the order is made.


Effect of Board order
8(1)  The person or persons who are the subject of an order made under
section 7(2) are bound by the agreement to which the order relates as if
they had been a party to the agreement.

(2)  The person or persons who are the subject of an order made under
section 7(3) are bound by the agreement to which the order relates as if
they had been a party to the agreement only if the agreement commences and
becomes effective within a reasonable time after the order was made.


Limitation on Board
9   The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board shall not rescind an order made
under section 7 during the term of the agreement to which the order
relates.


Repeal
10   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Transmission Administrator Deficiency Correction Regulation (AR
163/98);

     (b)  Transmission Administrator Clarification Deficiency Correction
Regulation (AR 41/99);

     (c)  Electric Transmission Council Suspension of Operations
Regulation (AR 93/99).


Expiry
11   This Regulation is made under section 72(1) of the Electric Utilities
Act and is repealed in accordance with section 72(2) of the  Electric
Utilities Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 151/2000

     Rural Utilities Act

     RURAL UTILITIES REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 278/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 52 of the Rural Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Forms and fees 2
By-laws   3
Corporate name 4
Registered office   5
Functions and duties of the auditor     6
Auditor at meetings 7
Minimum amount of reserve     8
Uses of reserve     9
Investment of reserve    10
Distribution of reserve  11
Loans to Gas Alberta Inc.     12
Change in service status 13
REA grants     14
Sale of works  15
Amalgamation agreements  16
Approval of agreement    17
Amalgamation   18
Federations    19
Expiry    20
Repeal    21

Schedules


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "board" means the board of directors of an association;

     (c)  "Director" means the appropriate Director as defined in the
Act;

     (d)  "reserve account" includes the deposit reserve account of a
rural electrification association.


Forms and fees
2(1)  The forms in Schedule 1 are the forms prescribed for the purposes of
the Act.

(2)  The fees in Schedule 2 are the fees payable to the Registrar for
services under the Act.


By-laws
3   The by-laws in Schedule 3 are the standard by-laws for associations.


Corporate name
4   In addition to complying with the Act, the name of an association must
comply with the requirements of the Name Regulation (AR 200/84).


Registered office
5(1)  An association must at all times have a registered office in Alberta.

(2)  Notice of the address of the registered office must be given to the
Director at the time of application for incorporation.

(3)  The board of an association may change the address of the registered
office and notice of the change must be filed with the Director within 15
days from the day that the change becomes effective.

(4)  The address for service by mail on an association is the latest
address of the registered office filed with the Director.


Functions and duties of the auditor
6(1)  The auditor is to make a report to the members on the financial
statement of the association and that report must be laid before the
membership at an annual meeting of the association.

(2)  The auditor's report must include the auditor's opinion as to whether
the financial statement referred to in the report presents fairly, in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a basis
consistent with that of the preceding period, if any, the financial
position of the association and the results of the association's operations
for the period under review.

(3)  The auditor, in the auditor's report, must also make any statements
the auditor considers necessary in any case where

     (a)  a financial statement is not in agreement with the accounting
records,

     (b)  a financial statement is not in accordance with the
requirements of the Act,

     (c)  the auditor has not received all the information or
explanations that the auditor has required, or

     (d)  the auditor's examination indicates that proper accounting
records have not been kept.


Auditor at meetings
7(1)  The person responsible for giving notice of meetings of an
association must notify the auditor of all general and special general
meetings of the association.

(2)  If

     (a)  at least 10% of the members of an association notify the
association in writing at least 7 days before a meeting of its members that
they wish the auditor of the association to attend the meeting, or

     (b)  the Director advises the association that the Director wishes
the auditor of the association to attend the next meeting of the
association's members,

the association must forthwith request the auditor to attend the meeting,
and on being so requested the auditor must attend the meeting.


Minimum amount of reserve
8   The Minister may, for each association, establish the minimum amount to
be maintained in the reserve account required under the Act for the
purposes of replacement, extension or increase in capacity of the works of
the association.


Uses of reserve
9(1)  The reserve account may be used for the following purposes:

     (a)  to provide funds for the partial or total replacement of the
association's works; 

     (b)  to provide funds for the extension, improvement or upgrading of
the association's works as required from time to time; 

     (c)  to meet any demand under an agreement made pursuant to
subsection (2);

     (d)  any purpose not referred to in clauses (a) to (c) that is
prescribed by a supplemental by-law.

(2)  On terms and conditions approved by the Director, an association may
enter into a reciprocal agreement with one or more other associations
supplying the same type of utility service whereby a portion of each
reciprocating association's reserve account is available to the other
reciprocating association as an emergency fund for the replacement or
reconstruction of works damaged by abnormal weather or other natural
causes.


Investment of reserve
10(1)  Where an association maintains its own reserve account, the board
must invest the money in the account in the following:

     (a)  bonds, debentures and other forms of indebtedness of or
guaranteed by the Government of Canada or the government of any province;

     (b)  bonds, debentures and other forms of indebtedness of an agent
of the Crown in right of Alberta;

     (c)  certificates of deposit, deposit receipts and other deposit
instruments offered by a bank, treasury branch, trust company or credit
union in Alberta;

     (d)  any form of investment not referred to in clauses (a) to (c)
that is approved by a supplemental by-law.

(2)  The board must annually cause an audit of the reserve account to be
carried out and must

     (a)  report the results of that audit with respect to the reserve
account either as a note within the general financial statement of the
association or in a separate financial statement, and

     (b)  present the results of the audit to the membership at the
annual general meeting of the association.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an association that owns a rural gas
utility may invest money referred to in subsection (1) in shares and
subordinated debt instruments, or either of them, issued by Gas Alberta
Inc.


Distribution of reserve
11(1)  The board may, with the approval of the Director, authorize the
distribution of all or part of the reserve account

     (a)  subject to clause (b), equally among the members of the
association, or

     (b)  if the by-laws of the association provide for a distribution of
the reserve account, in accordance with those by-laws.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), in the event of the sale of all the
works of an association, the amount in the reserve account must be
distributed among the members on the basis of the number of utility service
contracts held and that distribution must be awarded

     (a)  subject to clause (b), equally for each service contract held,
or

     (b)  if a method of distribution is approved by the membership at a
special general meeting of the association called to authorize the sale of
the works, in accordance with that method.


Loans to Gas Alberta Inc.
12   An association may make loans or guarantees to Gas Alberta Inc.


Change in service status
13(1)  When an association 

     (a)  ceases to provide utility service to a member because of a
change in the member's service status, and 

     (b)  sells the part of its works that provided the service to that
member to the utility company that assumes the provision of that service to
the member,

the proceeds of the sale must be applied in accordance with this section.

(2)  In the case of a rural electrification association the proceeds must
be applied

     (a)  first, in payment of any money owing by that member to the
association in respect of lien notes under the Rural Electrification Loan
Act or the Rural Electrification Long Term Financing Act, 

     (b)  second, in payment of any money owing by the member to the
association for utility services, and

     (c)  third, in payment to the member to the extent permitted by
subsection (3), 

and any balance remaining must be deposited in and forms part of the
association's reserve account. 

(3)  A payment under subsection (2)(c) shall not exceed the greater of 

     (a)  the original cost to the association of the works sold, and

     (b)  the capital contribution the member is required to make to the
utility company to receive the utility service from the utility company.

(4)  In the case of a natural gas, water or sewage association, the net
proceeds of the sale must be deposited in and form part of the
association's general account.

(5)  In this section, "member" includes a person who ceases to be a member
of the association because of the change in the member's service status.


REA grants
14(1)  Where a rural electrification association administers its own
deposit reserve account, the board

     (a)  must deposit all grants to the association under Schedule 3 of
the Energy Grant Regulation (AR 309/86) in a grant reserve account separate
from any other reserve account of the association,

     (b)  must invest the money in the grant reserve account in
investments authorized by section 10(1)(a) to (c) and deposit any income
from the investment in that account, and

     (c)  shall not disburse any of the money in the grant reserve
account without the approval of the Director, except in payment to the
Provincial Treasurer when so required by the terms of the grant.

(2)  Where a grant reserve account exists, the board must annually cause an
audit of the grant reserve account to be carried out and must

     (a)  report the results of the audit with respect to the grant
reserve account either as a note within the general financial statement of
the association or in a separate financial statement, and

     (b)  present the results of the audit to the membership at the
annual general meeting of the association.

(3)  Sections 8 to 13 do not apply to a grant reserve account established
under this section.


Sale of works
15   When an association sells all its works, the sale proceeds shall be
distributed among the members on the basis of the number of utility service
contracts held, and the distribution must be divided

     (a)  equally for each service contract held, or

     (b)  according to a method approved by the membership at a special
general meeting of the association called to authorize the sale of the
works.


Amalgamation agreements
16(1)  Any associations proposing to amalgamate may enter into an
amalgamation agreement.

(2)  An amalgamation agreement must

     (a)  prescribe the terms and conditions of the amalgamation and the
mode of carrying the amalgamation into effect, and

     (b)  set out at least the following:

               (i)  the corporate name of the amalgamated association; 

               (ii) the terms of membership; 

               (iii)     the objects of the amalgamated association; 

               (iv) the number of directors, until changed by the
by-laws of the amalgamated association;

               (v)  the names and respective terms of office of the
first directors; 

               (vi) any other matters that may be necessary to effect
the amalgamation and to provide for the subsequent management and working
of the amalgamated association. 

(3)  An amalgamation agreement may

     (a)  provide for the adoption of the supplementary by-laws of one of
the amalgamating associations as being the by-laws of the amalgamated
association, or

     (b)  have annexed to the agreement new supplementary by-laws for the
amalgamated association. 

(4)  The amalgamation agreement must be submitted to the members of each
amalgamating association for approval by extraordinary resolution and, if
so approved, the amalgamation agreement must be presented to the Director
for the Director's approval together with the following:

     (a)  a copy of the extraordinary resolution of each amalgamating
association, certified to be a true copy by the chairman and secretary of
each amalgamating association;

     (b)  notice of the location of the registered office of the
amalgamated association; 

     (c)  if the name of the amalgamated association is not to be
identical to the name of one of the amalgamating associations, the
documents required by section 13 of the Name Regulation (AR 200/84);

     (d)  the fee payable to the Registrar; 

     (e)  a copy of the supplementary by-laws, if any.


Approval of agreement
17(1)  The Director may

     (a)  approve an amalgamation agreement as presented, or

     (b)  approve an amalgamation agreement subject to compliance with
any terms and conditions that the Director thinks fit having regard to the
public interest and the rights and interests of all parties, including
dissenting members and creditors of the amalgamating associations. 

(2)  If the Director approves the amalgamation agreement, the Director
must, subject to proof of compliance with any terms and conditions imposed,
deliver the documents and fee to the Registrar.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the Director does not approve the
amalgamation agreement or if the terms and conditions are not complied
with, the Director must return the documents and fees to the persons from
whom the Director received them. 


Amalgamation
18(1)  On receipt of the documents and fee, the Registrar must register the
amalgamation agreement and issue a certificate of amalgamation in a form
determined by the Registrar.

(2)  On the issuance of the certificate of amalgamation,

     (a)  the amalgamating associations are amalgamated and are continued
as one association,

     (b)  the amalgamated association possesses all the property, rights,
privileges and franchises and is subject to all the liabilities, contracts
and debts of each of the amalgamating associations, and 

     (c)  all the provisions of the amalgamation agreement are deemed to
constitute the memorandum of association of the amalgamated association. 

(3)  If the amalgamation agreement does not provide for the adoption of the
supplementary by-laws of one of the amalgamating associations or for new
supplementary by-laws for the amalgamated association, the amalgamated
association may make supplementary by-laws in accordance with the Act.


Federations
19(1)  In this section, "federation" means 

     (a)  the Alberta Union of Rural Electrification Associations
Co-operative Limited that is continued as a corporation under the Act and
that is now known as the Alberta Federation of REAs Ltd.,

     (b)  the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-operatives Ltd. that is
continued as a corporation under the Act, or

     (c)  a corporation incorporated pursuant to subsection (2). 

(2)  The Minister may, on application to the Minister, authorize the
incorporation of a corporation, membership in which is limited to
associations or to associations of a specified class or type.

(3)  The provisions of the Act and this Regulation apply, with all
necessary modifications, with respect to federations as if they were
associations, except that a federation may not do any of the following:

     (a)  own any works;

     (b)  engage in the business of supplying to member associations or
to any other person any of the utility services for which an association
may be incorporated under the Act to provide;

     (c)  borrow money from a member association;

     (d)  lend money to a member association or to any other person.

(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), the Federation of Alberta Gas
Co-operatives Ltd. may hold a special share issued by Gas Alberta Inc.

(5)  The memorandum of association or supplementary by-laws of a federation
may contain provisions

     (a)  authorizing the representation of member associations by
delegates;

     (b)  establishing the basis for determining the number of delegates
each member association is entitled to;

     (c)  respecting the time and method of electing or appointing
delegates and their terms of office. 

(6)  Except as provided in this section, the memoranda of association and
the supplementary by-laws

     (a)  of the federation referred to in subsection (1)(a) continue in
effect as the memoranda of association and the supplementary by-laws of
that federation, and

     (b)  of the federation referred to in subsection (1)(b) continue in
effect as the memoranda of association and the supplementary by-laws of
that federation. 


Expiry
20   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 May 1, 2005.


Repeal
21(1)  The Rural Utilities Regulation (AR 253/86) is repealed.

(2)  The Standard By-laws (AR 254/86) are repealed.


     SCHEDULE 1

     FORM 1

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

     Name Address   Occupation

WE,   1.                                          

      2.                                          

      3.                                          

      4.                                          

      5.                                          

      6.                                          

      7.                                          

      8.                                          

      9.                                          

      10.                                         

desire to form an association under the Rural Utilities Act. 

The corporate name of the Association is to be     .

The objects for which the Association is to be formed are: 


There is to be no share capital.  The terms of the membership are the
payment of a membership fee of $1.00 and the entering into a contract with
the Association for the purchase of           and the payment of the
contribution to construction and extension line costs as required in the
contract.  The contract is to be in a form approved by the directors.  The
directors have the right to refuse membership to any person.

The number of directors who are to direct and supervise the concerns of the
Association are             or such other number as may from time to time
be determined by the by-laws of the Association.  The names of such
directors, until their successors are elected under the by-laws of the
Association, are:

     

     

The name of the place at which the head office or principal place of
business is to be situated is      , Alberta.

Date:                                         

WITNESS:

                               1.  

      2.  

      3.  

      4.  

      5.  

      6.  

      7.  

      8.  

      9.  

      10.      


     FORM 2

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF IDLE SERVICE


To:         (owner of land)                   

Re:         (description of land)             

                                       (hereinafter referred to as the
"Association") is no longer supplying                                 
service to the above land and, under the Rural Utilities Act, the
association is empowered, after giving you notice, to enter the above land
and remove its idle works.  The Act provides that you first be given the
opportunity of entering into either one of the following types of
agreements:

     1.  The idle works may be removed, in which case, your contract and
membership with the Association is terminated.  At some later date, should
you re-apply for service at this location, you will have to pay either the
installation cost paid by other members of the Association or the actual
cost of the installation, whichever is the greater.

     2.  You may, if you wish, agree in writing to pay the basic operating
charges plus any levies assessed by the Association on its regular billing. 
Should you fail to meet the payments agreed to in due course, the idle
works will be removed as set out in paragraph 1. 

If you wish to enter into one of the attached agreements, please complete
it in duplicate and forward it to  ,
Alberta without delay.

If you fail to enter into agreement with the Association within 60 days
from this date, the above service may be removed at the discretion of the
Association.

Please note: Removal of the idle works will not affect any indebtedness
under any lien note registered against the title to the land pursuant to
the Rural Utilities Act, the Rural Electrification Loan Act or the Rural
Electrification Long Term Financing Act. 

Dated:                                                           
     (name of Association)

     per                                    


     FORM 3

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     REMOVAL OF IDLE SERVICE AGREEMENT

Between: 
     
     (hereinafter referred to as "the owner")
and
     
     (hereinafter referred to as "the Association") 

With respect to the works owned by the Association that are situated on and
intended to provide       service to

     
     (hereinafter referred to as the "owner's land") 

but which is not now being used to provide that service to that land, IT IS
AGREED as follows:

     1(1)  The service contract, if any, with respect to the owner's land
is terminated.

     (2)  The owner's membership, if any, in the Association is
terminated.

     2   The Association may, through its employees or agents, enter on
the owner's land at any reasonable time and remove all or any part of the
idle works. 

Note - include only the paragraph 3 that is appropriate. 

     3   The proceeds from the removal and sale of the works are the
property of the Association and the owner has no further claim on the
Association.

     OR

     3   The net proceeds from the removal and sale of the works, after
all outstanding indebtedness has been paid, are to be paid to the owner and
the owner has no further claim on the Association.

     4   If the owner hereafter applies to the Association to have the
utility service to the owner's land re-established, the owner shall pay

          (a)  the average installation cost paid by other members of
the Association, as determined by its board of directors at the time of
application, or

          (b)  the actual cost of installation,

     whichever is the greater amount.


     5   The Association is hereby granted and has a right of way for
erecting, maintaining and removing its distribution system and the line
extensions, including the right to carry out the necessary trimming and
cutting of trees and brush, on and over any part of the right of way on the
owner's land as may be necessary to complete the connection or branch from
any extension as the Association, for its reasonable convenience, requires
to enable it to serve other consumers.

Dated:                           

                                             
     (witness)      (member)

               
               (name of Association)

                                   per ___________________
     (witness)      chairman

                                        
     (witness)           secretary


     FORM 4

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     MAINTENANCE OF IDLE SERVICE AGREEMENT

Between:
     
     (hereinafter referred to as "the owner")
and
     
     (hereinafter referred to as "the Association")

With respect to the works owned by the Association that are situated on and
intended to provide                         service to 

     
     (hereinafter referred to as "the owner's land")

but which are not now being used to provide that service to that land, IT
IS AGREED as follows:

     1.  The Association will not remove the idle works from the owner's
land and will maintain them in good order during the term of this
agreement.

     2.  For the maintenance of the idle works the owner will pay to the
Association, when due, the basic operation and maintenance charges payable
under a service contract, plus any deposit reserve or other levy made under
the Rural Utilities Act.

     3.  If the owner defaults in any payment due pursuant to paragraph 2,
and after its normal procedures for the collection of arrears have been
followed, the Association may terminate this agreement and proceed under
the Rural Utilities Act to authorize the removal of all or part of the
works from the owner's land.

     4.  This agreement, except paragraph 5, terminates if the provision
of the utility service to the owner's land is resumed.

     5.  The Association is hereby granted and has a right of way for
erecting, maintaining and removing its distribution system and the line
extensions, including the right to carry out the necessary trimming and
cutting of trees and brush, on and over any part of the right of way on the
owner's land as may be necessary to complete the connection or branch from
any extension as the Association, for its reasonable convenience, requires
to enable it to serve other consumers.

Dated:                             

                                             
     (witness)      (owner)

               
               (name of Association)

                                   per ___________________  
     (witness)      chairman

                                        
     (witness)           secretary


     FORM 5

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     MEMBER'S LIEN NOTE

I/We,                          of   in
the Province of Alberta, a member of the     ,
promise to pay to the    , within        years
from the         day of                   ,      , being the day from which
interest shall be computed, the sum of  
dollars (hereinafter called the principal) with interest at the  
prime interest rate established from time to time at its head office
located at                       and published as such, plus     % per
annum, the principal to be repayable in instalments as follows:

     1st  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     2nd  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     3rd  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     4th  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     5th  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     6th  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     7th  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     8th  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     9th  instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   
     10th instalment               dollars on the       day of    20   

together with accrued interest on the unpaid principal on each of the above
dates.

I shall pay instalments when due to      at
      in the Province of Alberta.

DESCRIPTION OF LAND:


Dated at                          in the Province of Alberta, this          
  

The above was made and signed in my presence

by the said                        )    
this      day of              ,    )    (Signature of Member)         
          )    
                         )    (Joint Tenants, Both Sign)    
    WITNESS    )    
     )    (Name of Association)        
     )    
     )    (Signature of Officer)       


     FORM 6

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     NOTICE OF LIEN

To the Registrar:
     Alberta Land Registration District

TAKE NOTICE that the      (hereinafter referred
to as "the Association") of    in the Province
of Alberta, under the Rural Utilities Act (hereinafter referred to as "the
Act") holds a lien note executed and made by 
     
and that, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the Association has a lien
on the interest of  
in the land described as follows:

for the total indebtedness, including interest, owing in respect of that
lien note.

Dated:                        
                             
     Director of           


     FORM 7

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     DISCHARGE OF LIEN

     Loan                           
To the Registrar:
      Alberta Land Registration District

Re:   of
     
TAKE NOTICE that    
of   , Alberta has repaid in full
the amounts owing on a lien note under the Rural Utilities Act, notice of
which note was endorsed by memorandum on the title to the following land,
namely:


and therefore the memorandum is to be cancelled forthwith.

Dated:               
                              
     Director of         

Lien Registered as No.


     FORM 8

     RURAL UTILITIES ACT

     ASSIGNMENT OF LIEN

To the Registrar:
      Alberta Land Registration District

TAKE NOTICE that the      of                        in
the Province of Alberta has assigned its interest in the following member's
lien note described as: 

to Her Majesty the Queen in right of Alberta, as represented by the
Provincial Treasurer, whose address for service is:

Dated:                     
                               
     Director of            


     SCHEDULE 2

The fees payable for services under the Act are the same fees as the fees
that are payable under the Fee Regulation (AR 77/92) for similar services
that are provided in respect of co-operative associations.  



     SCHEDULE 3

     STANDARD BY-LAWS

     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
First general meeting    2
Annual meetings     3
Special general meetings 4
Notice of meetings  5
Quorum    6
Voting and order of business  7
Composition and election of board  8
Powers and duties of board    9
Meetings of board   10
Proceedings at board meetings 11
Vacating director's office    12
Corporate seal 13
Execution of certain documents     14
Fiscal year    15
Auditor   16
Membership     17
Expulsion of members     18
Security  19


Interpretation
1   In these By-laws, "board" means the board of directors of the
association.


First general meeting
2   The first general meeting of the association must, within 2 months
after the date of the incorporation of the association, be held on a day
and at an hour and place decided by the provisional board.


Annual meetings
3(1)  Annual meetings of the association must, within 120 days after the
conclusion of each fiscal year of the association, be held on a day and at
an hour and place decided by the board.

(2)  The primary purpose of the annual meeting of the association is to do
the following:

     (a)  to review and approve financial and other pertinent reports;

     (b)  to appoint an auditor for the ensuing year;

     (c)  to elect directors.


Special general meetings
4(1)  A special general meeting of the association may be called at any
time by the board when the board considers it necessary or advisable.

(2)  The board must call a special general meeting of the association when
requested to do so by at least 25% of the members.

(3)  A request under subsection (2) must be in writing and state clearly
the nature of the business to be transacted at the meeting.

(4)  Where the board receives a request in accordance with subsections (2)
and (3),

     (a)  if the board does not issue a call for the meeting within 14
days from the day of receiving the request, or

     (b)  if the meeting called is not to be held within 60 days from the
day of the board receiving the request,

the members making the request, or any other 25% or more of the members,
may call a meeting of the association.


Notice of meetings
5(1)  The board or members calling a general meeting of the association
must give at least 10 days' notice of the meeting

     (a)  by mailing to each member of the association, at the member's
address last registered in the office of the association, a notice stating
the hour, day and place of the meeting, or

     (b)  by advertising the hour, day and place of the meeting in a
newspaper circulating throughout the association's locality.

(2)  If the addition or repeal of or amendment to any provision of the
By-laws of the association or its memorandum of association is to be
proposed at the meeting, the intent of the proposed change must be included
in the notice of meeting.


Quorum
6(1)  Subject to subsection (2), at a meeting of the association, not less
than 10% of the members of the association constitutes a quorum.

(2)  If the association has a membership of more than 500 members, not
fewer than 50 members constitute a quorum at a meeting of the association.

(3)  If at the time appointed for any general meeting of the association a
quorum is not present,

     (a)  in the case of a meeting called by members, the meeting is
dissolved, and

     (b)  in the case of a meeting called other than by members, the
chairman of the meeting may call for a resolution to the effect that those
present at that time constitute a quorum and be empowered to transact the
business to be brought before the meeting.

(4)  If the resolution referred to in subsection (3)(b) is passed by a
majority vote of members present and recorded in the minutes, the meeting
may then proceed and those members present constitute a quorum.


Voting and order of business
7(1)  At a general meeting of the association, a majority vote of the
members casting votes may decide all questions, except when an
extraordinary resolution is required.

(2)  Subject to section 17(3) and (4), each member in good standing has one
vote on any question.


Composition and election of board
8(1)  The board is to consist of an odd number of directors, not being
fewer than 5.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if an association has fewer than 50
members, the board is to consist of an odd number of Directors, not being
fewer than 3.

(3)  Any member in good standing or the representative of a corporation
that is a member in good standing is eligible to be elected as a director.

(4)  Candidates for election to the office of director must be nominated
openly at a general meeting of the association.

(5)  At the first general meeting of the association,

     (a)  there is to be elected to hold office until the first annual
meeting of the association

               (i)  1/3 of the total number of directors to be elected,
or

               (ii) if 1/3 of the number referred to in subclause (i)
is not a whole number, the next highest whole number;

     (b)  there is to be elected to hold office until the 2nd annual
meeting of the association

               (i)  1/2 of the remaining number of directors to be
elected after applying clause (a), or

               (ii) if 1/2 of the remaining number referred to in
subclause (i) is not a whole number, the next highest whole number of
directors;

     (c)  there is to be elected to hold office until the 3rd annual
meeting of the association the remaining number of directors to be elected
after applying clauses (a) and (b).

(6)  Subject to subsection (5), the term of office of a director is 3
years.

(7)  Retiring directors are eligible for re-election.


Powers and duties of board
9(1)  The board is to direct and supervise the business of the association,
and may exercise all the powers of the association that are not required to
be exercised by the membership in a general meeting.

(2)  The board may appoint an executive committee from among its number and
prescribe the committee's duties.


Meetings of board
10(1)  Immediately after the first general meeting of the association and,
subsequently, at the first meeting of the newly elected board after each
annual meeting of the association, the board is to meet and elect from its
own number

     (a)  a chairman or president, and

     (b)  a vice-chairman or vice-president,

and any reference in these By-laws to the chairman or vice-chairman is to
be read as also referring to a president or vice-president respectively.

(2)  At each meeting at which a chairman is elected, the board must appoint

     (a)  a secretary and a treasurer, or

     (b)  a secretary-treasurer having the duties of both secretary and
treasurer.

(3)  The secretary and the treasurer or, where there is a
secretary-treasurer, the secretary-treasurer, may, but need not, be a
director or a member.

(4)  The board must hold a meeting not less than once every 3 months as
required by the Act and, subject to subsection (1), the board may hold
other meetings on days and at places and times decided on by the board.

(5)  The chairman must call a special meeting of the board on the written
request of a majority of the directors or if the chairman considers it to
be necessary.

(6)  The secretary must give each director written notice of a special
meeting,

     (a)  stating the time and place at which it is to be held, and

     (b)   stating, in general terms, the nature of the business to be
transacted at the meeting.

(7)  A notice given under subsection (6) must be given to each director

     (a)  by mailing the notice to the director's address at least 5 days
before the day on which the special meeting is to be held, or

     (b)  by personally delivering the notice to the director, or in the
director's absence from the director's residence, to any adult person
there, not less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

(8)  Notwithstanding this section, if all the directors are present at a
director's meeting, it is deemed to have been properly called whether or
not the notice of the meeting has been given or properly given.


Proceedings at board meetings
11(1)  A majority of the directors constitutes a quorum for the transaction
of business at a meeting of the board.

(2)  The chairman may vote on any question, but having done so, the
chairman does not have a casting vote in the event of a tie.

(3)  If there is not a majority in favour of a motion, the motion is lost.

(4)  At the meeting of the board held before the annual meeting of the
association, the directors are to adopt a report covering all the
activities of the association for the preceding year for presentation to
the annual meeting.


Vacating director's office
12(1)  Where a director fails to attend 3 consecutive meetings of the board
of which the director has been duly notified, the director's office may be
declared vacant by the board if the director's absence has not been
explained to the satisfaction of the board.

(2)  Where

     (a)  a director, or

     (b)  a corporation whose representative is a director,

ceases to be a member of the association, the office of that director is to
be declared vacant by the board.

(3)  Where a director's office is vacated under this section, the board may
forthwith fill the vacancy in accordance with the Act.


Corporate seal
13(1)  The association is to have a corporate seal in a form approved by
the board.

(2)  The seal is not to be affixed to any documents except those kinds of
document that are authorized by resolution of the board as documents to
which the seal is to be affixed.

(3)  The use of the seal must be authenticated by the signature of a
director, the secretary or some other person authorized by the board.


Execution of certain documents
14   The board may authorize by a motion of the board the persons who have
signing authority for the cheques, notes, bills of exchange  and other
financial documents of the association.



Fiscal year
15   The fiscal year of the association is the year beginning on January 1
and ending on the following December 31 unless otherwise provided for by
supplemental by-law.


Auditor
16(1)  No person holding office in or employed by the association is
eligible to be appointed as the auditor of or to perform any of the duties
of the auditor of the association.

(2)  The auditor is to be appointed by resolution passed at an annual
meeting of the association or at a special general meeting of the
association called for that purpose.

(3)  Where

     (a)  the reserve account of the association exceeds $100 000 and is
administered by the association, or

     (b)  the operating revenues of the association exceed $100 000,

the auditor must be a member in good standing of an association of
accountants recognized by the Director.


Membership
17(1)  On the approval of the board, a person may become a member of the
association if that person

     (a)  owns or has an interest in land,

     (b)  enters into a contract with the association for the provision
of utility service to that land and for the payment of the required
contribution to construction and extension of works costs, if any, and

     (c)  pays the membership fee.

(2)  Subject to subsection (1), a person who is 16 years of age or older
may become a member as provided for under the Act.

(3)  Subject to subsection (1), 2 or more persons who own or have an
interest in land, jointly or in common, may jointly become a member, and in
that case

     (a)  the rights of a member to receive notices, to attend meetings
of the association and to be a director is vested in only one of those
persons, and

     (b)  those persons must, in accordance with subsection (6), furnish
the association with a designation of one of themselves as the person who
is to have those rights of membership.

(4)  Subject to subsection (1), a corporation may be a member of the
association.

(5)  Where a corporation becomes a member of the association, the
corporation must, in accordance with subsection (6), furnish the
association with a designation of a person who is to be the corporation's
representative with the right to attend meetings of the association, to
vote and to be a director.

(6)  A designation under subsection (3) or (5)

     (a)  must be in a form acceptable to the association,

     (b)  must be furnished to the association at the time the utility
service contract is executed, and

     (c)  may be changed from time to time by a like designation.

(7)  A member withdrawing from the association is entitled to be repaid the
member's membership fee, but any contribution by the member toward
construction and extension of works costs becomes and remains the sole
property of the association.


Expulsion of members
18(1)  The board may expel any member from the association for actions that
in the board's opinion are harmful to the association or for failing to
patronize the business of the association to a minimal amount.

(2)  On expelling a member, the board shall return to that person the
person's membership fee.

(3)  Before ordering the expulsion, the board must invite the member to
attend a board meeting at which the reasons for the expulsion are to be
discussed and the member allowed to present the member's arguments against
expulsion.

(4)  The board must forthwith give written notice of an expulsion order to
the member whose expulsion has been ordered.

(5)  A member whose expulsion has been ordered may, within 14 days from the
day of receiving notice of the expulsion, give written notice to the board
of the member's intension to appeal the expulsion to the next general
meeting of the association.

(6)  Where an expulsion is appealed to a general meeting of the
association, the association may confirm the expulsion or order the
reinstatement of the former member.


Security
19(1)  This section applies only to an association that owns works.

(2)  The association shall carry blanket position bonding for all
directors, officers and employees of the association.

(3)  The association shall at all times carry comprehensive public
liability and property damage insurance, including standard non-owned
automobile liability coverage and contingent employer's liability coverage.


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     Alberta Regulation 152/2000

     Court of Appeal Act
     Court of Queen's Bench Act

     ALBERTA RULES OF COURT AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 279/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 15 of the Court of Appeal Act and section 18 of the
Court of Queen's Bench Act.


1   The Alberta Rules of Court (AR 390/68) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Rule 87(a) is amended by adding "on the front page and the backer"
after "and the number thereof".


3   Rule 158.1 is amended

     (a)  in subrule (3) by striking out "An applicant for judgment under
this Division shall file and serve with the notice of motion, notice of any
of the following material on which the applicant intends to rely:" and
substituting "Unless otherwise ordered, an applicant for judgment under
this Division shall file and serve with the notice of motion any of the
following material on which the applicant intends to rely:";

     (b)  in subrule (4) by striking out "or notice" and substituting "or
material".


4    Rule 158.2 is amended by striking out "A party who receives notice of
motion for judgment in a summary trial procedure shall, at least 7 days
before the hearing of the summary trial, give a reply to the notice of
motion specifying the matters on which that party intends to rely,
including" and substituting "Unless otherwise ordered, a party who receives
notice of motion for judgment in a summary trial procedure shall, at least
7 days before the hearing of the summary trial, file and serve any of the
following material on which that party intends to rely:"


5   Rule 158.3 is amended by striking out "have filed a notice requiring"
and substituting "have obtained an order directing".


6   Rule 158.4 is amended

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

               (a)  give advice and directions respecting the
determination of a summary trial that are not inconsistent with these
Rules, including, without determining the merits of a summary trial
procedure, a determination, subject to 158.6(1),  whether any issue raised
in the notice of motion is suitable for disposition under this Division;

     (b)  in subrule (2)(a) by adding "that was the subject of an order
under Rule 158.1(3) or Rule 158.2 and" after "any of the evidence".


7   Rule 323.1(3) is amended by adding the following after clause (d):

     (e)  where the Court directs that the approval of the form of the
judgment or order by the opposing solicitor or party pursuant to clause (d)
is not required;

     (f)  where the opposing solicitor or party waives the approval of
the form of the judgment or order.


8   Rule 515 is amended by adding the following after subrule (4):

     (4.1)  An agreement as to the contents of an appeal book made in
accordance with this Rule must be filed forthwith after it is made or
deemed to have been made.


9   The following is added after Rule 529:

Appeal number
     529.1   All documents filed with the Court of Appeal must specify the
appeal number on the front page and the backer of the document.


10   Rule 530 is amended

     (a)  in subrule (10)(c) by striking out "and" at the end of
subclause (ii), adding ", and" at the end of subclause (iii) and adding the
following after subclause (iii):

               (iv) the electronic file name of the appeal book.

     (b)  by repealing subrule (12) and substituting the following:

     (12)  Subject to subrules (13) and (13.1)(a), an appeal book that
does not conform to subrules (1) to (11) requires a fiat from a judge, the
Registrar or the Deputy Registrar and the fiat must be obtained 

               (a)  where there is consent, by providing a letter to
the Registrar that sets out the discrepancies and requests that a fiat be
granted;

               (b)  where there is no consent, by filing and serving a
notice of motion, supporting affidavit and memorandum returnable before a
judge.

     (c)  by adding the following after subrule (13):

     (13.1)  If subrule 13 applies and the evidence is 

               (a)  100 pages or less, the electronic version of the
appeal book is not required;

               (b)  101 pages or more, the electronic version of the
appeal book is required, unless otherwise ordered by a judge.

     (d)  by adding the following after subrule (14):

     (15)  Appeal books must be filed within 12 weeks from the date on
which the agreement as to contents was filed or fixed or the appeal will be
struck by the Registrar unless otherwise ordered by a judge.

     (16)  An appeal that has been struck and has not been restored within
6 months from the date the case was struck is deemed to be abandoned.


11   Rule 607 is amended by adding "forthwith" after "be paid".


12   Rule 616(2)(f)(ii) is amended by adding "in accordance with subclause
(iv)" after "taxable costs payable to the lawyer".


13   Rule 719 is amended by adding the following after clause (l):

     (m)  in accordance with the directions of the Court, record and keep
a detailed log of proceedings of the Court and ensure that the tape and log
are properly and securely stored along with any record that is capable of
being represented or reproduced visually or by sound, or both.


14   Part 59 is repealed.


15   Schedule A is amended by repealing Form R and substituting the
following:

     FORM R

     Appeal #

     IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF ALBERTA


Between:
     A.B.
     Respondent (Plaintiff)

     and

     C.D.
     Appellant (Respondent)

     

     Appeal from the Judgment/Order of
     The Honourable Mr./Madam Justice
                                    

     Dated the        day of                 ,      

     Filed the             day of            ,      

     

     Title of Book, volume number, brief description of contents and
     page numbers included in volume.

     

Counsel's name for the Appellant
address, telephone and fax number

Counsel's name for the Respondent
address, telephone and fax number


     Name and address of individual or organization
     that prepared the Books

The Books have been prepared in      electronic format
       document format
     

16   Schedule C is amended by striking out 
     
     "4   Notice to admit facts or      200  400  800  1200  1600
          admission of facts resulting 
          in a significant admission, 
          or both, which in the opinion 
          of the Court, expedited the 
          case or better defined the
          matters in question."

and substituting the following:

     "4   Notice to admit facts,   200  400  800  1200  1600
     opinion or non-adverse 
     inference or the admission
     of any of these where, in the
     opinion of the Court, the 
     notice or admission resulted in
     expediting the case or better 
     defining the matters in question."


17   Schedule E is amended

     (a)  in Number 3

               (i)  in the heading preceding section 1 by striking out
", Jurors and Interpreters" and substituting "and Jurors";

               (ii) by repealing section 2;

               (iii)     in sections 3 and 4 by striking out ", juror or
interpreter" and substituting "or juror";

               (iv) by repealing section 5.1;

     (b)  in Number 8, in the Tariff of Fees Payable for Court Reporting
Services

               (i)  by repealing section 1 and the heading preceding
section 1;

               (ii) in section 2

                         (A)  in clauses (a)(i) and (b)(i) by
striking out "2.60" and substituting "2.20";

                         (B)  in clause (b)(ii) by striking out
"4.10" and substituting "3.70"; 

                         (C)  in clause (c)(i) by striking out "3.35"
and substituting "2.95";

                         (D)  in clause (c)(ii) by striking out
"5.60" and substituting "5.20";

                         (E)  in clause (d)(i) by striking out "4.35"
and substituting "3.95";

                         (F)  in clause (d)(ii) by striking out
"7.10" and substituting "6.70";

                         (G)  in clause (e) by striking out ".35" and
substituting ".20";

               (iii)     by repealing section 3 and substituting the
following:

               3    For appeal books in the Court of Appeal of Alberta
bound                         (a)  for indexes and certificates for Appeal
Books, and for viva voce evidence, per page



     $ 3.70

                         (b)  for pleadings and exhibits, per page



     2.00
                         (c)  for each additional copy of any part of
the Appeal Book, per page


     .20

                         Parties may purchase the original Appeal Book
only, and reproduce additional copies at their expense





                         (d)  for each copy of an ASCII disk, per
page


     .20

                         (e)  for a disk in an electronic format
approved by the Court, per page




     .40


     (d)  in Number 8, in the Tariff of Fees Payable for Court Reporting
Services, by repealing section 8 and the heading preceding section 8.


18(1)  Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 come into force on September 1, 2000.

(2)  Sections 13 and 17 come into force on August 1, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 153/2000

     Feeder Associations Guarantee Act

     FEEDER ASSOCIATIONS GUARANTEE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 282/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to section 5 of the Feeder Associations Guarantee Act.


1   The Feeder Associations Guarantee Regulation (AR 75/98) is amended by
this Regulation.


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

     (a.1)     "contract due date" means, in respect of a feeder agreement,
the date by which the livestock covered by that feeder agreement must, in
accordance with the terms of the feeder agreement, be sold by the feeder on
behalf of the feeder association;


3   Section 5(c) is amended by striking out "17(c)" and substituting
"18.1(1)".


4   Section 8(a) is amended by adding "or, in the event that the livestock
have been weighed and appraised by a qualified appraiser, does not exceed
100% of the appraised value" after "time of purchase".


5   Section 13 is amended by striking out "section 17(a) or (b)" and
substituting "one or more feeder agreements between the feeder and the
feeder association".


6   Section 16(1) is amended by striking out "exceeded the loan" and
substituting "not been paid by the contract".


7   Section 17 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Association powers
     17(1)  A feeder association may, at the request of a feeder, agree in
writing to extend a contract due date, but the period of extension shall
not be longer than 3 months beyond the original contract due date.

     (2)  Where a feeder has only one feeder agreement covering livestock
purchased by a feeder association in respect of that feeder, the contract
due date shall not exceed one year from the date on which the livestock
were purchased.

     (3)  Where a feeder has more than one feeder agreement, the contract
due date for each feeder agreement shall, subject to subsection (4), be
within one year from the date on which the livestock were purchased under
the first feeder agreement entered into.

     (4)  A feeder association may at any time, on the request of the
feeder, establish a 2nd account for that feeder for the purposes of this
section, and in that event,

               (a)  for the purposes of this section only, the 2
accounts of the feeder shall be treated as if they were accounts of
different feeders,

               (b)  the feeder shall, prior to entering into a feeder
agreement, advise the feeder association of which account the feeder
agreement is to be recorded under, and

               (c)  the feeder shall observe a different branding
location for the 2nd account and shall not attempt to substitute livestock
between the accounts.


8   The following is added after section 18:

Custom feeding
     18.1(1)  A feeder association may purchase cattle for a feeder to be
custom fed only if the feeding contract between the member feeder and the
custom feeder is approved by the local supervisor and on file with the
secretary-treasurer.

     (2)  A feeder association may, if a feeder has cattle in a custom
feeding arrangement, cause the cattle to be sold at any time if the member
feeder has an overdue account with the custom feeder.


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     Alberta Regulation 154/2000

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA TURKEY PRODUCERS FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION ORDER

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council on July 19,
2000 and approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 283/2000) on
July 26, 2000 pursuant to section 50 of the Marketing of Agricultural
Products Act.


Definitions
1   In this Order,

     (a)  "Board" means the board known as the Alberta Turkey Producers;

     (b)  "Federal Orders" means the Orders, Proclamations and
Regulations made under the Canada Act.


Authorization
2   The Council hereby authorizes the Board to perform all functions and
duties and exercise all powers imposed or conferred on the Board under the
Canada Act and the Federal Orders.


Repeal
3   The Alberta - Canada Turkey Marketing Regulations (AR 63/75) are
repealed.


Expiry
4   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 April 30, 2005.


     Alberta Regulation 155/2000

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE
     PROVISIONS) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 292/2000) on July 26, 2000
pursuant to sections 4(6.1) and 12 of Schedules 1 to 5 of the Public Sector
Pension Plans Act.


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


2   Sections 2.1 of Schedules 1 and 2 are amended by striking out "of any
Plan".


3   Schedule 3 is amended by adding the following after section 2:


Application of plan rules from prior date
     2.1   A provision of the plan rules that deals with

               (a)  participation, including who are or are not
employees,

               (b)  salaries,

               (c)  reciprocal agreements, and

               (d)  any provision required by the tax rules

     may be made to apply with effect from a date specified in those plan
rules that is prior to that on which they are filed under the Regulations
Act.


4   Sections 2.1 of Schedules 4 and 5 are amended by striking out "of any
Plan".


     Alberta Regulation 156/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     CODE OF CONDUCT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 43/2000) on July 20,
2000 pursuant to sections 16.1 and 31.995(1) of the Electric Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

     Part 1
     Introductory Matters

Interpretation 1
Purpose and objects 2

     Part 2
     Duty to Act without Discrimination

Equal treatment     3
Equal notice of change   4
Equal access to written communications  5
Tying prohibited    6
Transfer of customer     7

     Part 3
     Separation of Owner from its Affiliated Retailer

Sharing of facilities and resources     8
Use and disclosure of information  9
Joint employment or temporary secondment     10
Separate records and accounts 11
Sharing of corporate oversight and governance     12
Joint purchases and research and development 13
Transfer to be at fair market value     14

     Part 4
     Marketing and Advertising

Representations     15
Name and logo  16
Meetings with retailers and customers   17
Customer request for information about retail services 18
Prohibited business practices 19
Education 20

     Part 5
     Information

Disclosure of customer information with consent   21
Disclosure of customer information without consent     22
Disclosure to retailer with consent     23
Disclosure to retailer without consent  24
Fee  25

     Part 6
     Compliance Plan

Compliance plan     26
Awareness of compliance plan  27
Updates to compliance plan    28
Public access to compliance plan   29
No release from obligations under Regulation 30

     Part 7
     Records and Audit

Records   31
Audit of records within 15 months  32
Annual report of complaints   33
Subsequent audits   34

     Part 8
     Enforcement

Complaint 35
Voluntary resolution of complaint  36
Orders    37
Availability of order    38
Enforcement of order by Court 39
Non-compliance with order     40
Appeal    41

     Part 9
     General Matters

Exemption 42
Action in emergency 43
Repeal    44
Expiry    45
Coming into force   46


     PART 1

     INTRODUCTORY MATTERS

Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "affiliated retailer" means an entity that provides retail
services to customers and is an affiliate of an owner;

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

     (d)  "customer information" means information that

               (i)  is uniquely associated with a customer, or

               (ii) could be used to identify a customer

          and is not available to the public;

     (e)  "Market Surveillance Administrator" means the member of the
Power Pool Council designated under section 9.1(2) of the Act as the Market
Surveillance Administrator and includes any person referred to in section
9.2(2) of the Act when the Market Surveillance Administrator is making use
of that person's services;

     (f)  "owner" means

               (i)  the owner, operator, manager or lessee of an
electric distribution system, or

               (ii) where the owner referred to in subclause (i) has
authorized a wire services provider to act on its behalf, that owner and
the wire services provider;

     (g)  "provide" includes sell;

     (h)  "regulated rate tariff" means a tariff prepared under the
Regulated Rate Option Regulation (AR 45/2000);

     (i)  "regulated services" means electricity services

               (i)  that are provided by an owner or the access to
which or the use of which is controlled by an owner, and

               (ii) the costs of which are recoverable under a rate
approved

                         (A)  by the council of a municipality,

                         (B)  by the board of directors of a rural
electrification association, or

                         (C)  by the Board;

     (j)  "retailer" means an affiliated or other retailer;

     (k)  "retail services" means electricity services that are provided
by a retailer, but does not include regulated services;

     (l)  "supervisory authority" means

               (i)  in respect of a municipality or a subsidiary of a
municipality that owns an electric distribution system, the council of the
municipality, or

               (ii) in respect of any other owner of an electric
distribution system, the Board.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) and section 12(1)(d), an entity
is an affiliate of an owner

     (a)  if the entity is

               (i)  a corporation of which the owner legally or
beneficially owns or controls, directly or indirectly,

                         (A)  at least 10% of the voting shares or
securities that are convertible into at least 10% of the voting shares, or

                         (B)  an exercisable option or right to
purchase at least 10% of the voting shares or securities that are
convertible into at least 10% of the voting shares,

               (ii) a unit or division of the owner, or

               (iii)     a member of a partnership or joint venture with the
owner,

     or

     (b)  if another person legally or beneficially owns or controls,
directly or indirectly, at least a 10% interest in the entity and in the
owner, by way of voting shares, securities that are convertible into voting
shares, an exercisable option or right to purchase voting shares or
securities that are convertible into voting shares or otherwise.


Purpose and objects
2(1)  This Regulation establishes a code of conduct governing the behaviour
of owners and their affiliated retailers

     (a)  that ensures that 

               (i)  retailers and customers have equal access to
regulated services,

               (ii) owners protect the confidentiality of customer
information, 

               (iii)     retailers have equal access to information
disclosed by owners, and 

               (iv) customers are dealt with fairly by affiliated
retailers, 

     and

     (b)  that prevents the use of revenue obtained from the provision of
regulated services for the subsidization of retail services provided by
affiliated retailers.

(2)  The objects of this Regulation are

     (a)  to further the development of competitive electricity markets
in Alberta,

     (b)  to foster fair competition for all participants in those
electricity markets, and

     (c)  to benefit customers by enabling owners and their affiliated
retailers to pursue practices

               (i)  that create cost efficiencies in their operations,
and

               (ii) that do not create unfair competition.


     PART 2

     DUTY TO ACT WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION

Equal treatment
3   Unless otherwise permitted by the Act or the regulations made under the
Act, an owner must not, in the terms and conditions that govern the
provision of regulated services by the owner,

     (a)  provide preferential treatment to its affiliated retailer or to
customers of its affiliated retailer, or

     (b)  discriminate against any retailer or against customers of any
retailer.


Equal notice of change
4   Where an owner intends to make changes

     (a)  in the regulated services it provides, or

     (b)  to the terms and conditions that apply to the provision of
those regulated services,

it must inform all retailers at the same time and in the same manner of the
intended changes.


Equal access to written communi-cations
5   Where an owner allows its affiliated retailer access to the owner's
written communications with customers, including billing envelopes, it must
make access to those communications available to other retailers at the
same time and under the same terms and conditions.


Tying prohibited
6   An owner must not require or induce customers to purchase any goods or
services from the owner's affiliated retailer or any other retailer by
making or appearing to make the provision of regulated services conditional
on those purchases.


Transfer of customer
7(1)  An owner that is providing electricity services to a consumer
pursuant to the owner's regulated rate tariff must not

     (a)  transfer the customer to another retailer, or

     (b)  transfer the customer to another tariff or rate

unless the customer consents to the transfer.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not prevent an owner from appointing its
affiliated retailer as a default retailer or supplier of last resort and
transferring a customer to that retailer in accordance with the Roles,
Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation (AR 86/2000).


     PART 3

     SEPARATION OF OWNER FROM
     ITS AFFILIATED RETAILER

Sharing of facilities and resources 
8(1)  Unless otherwise permitted by this Regulation, an owner must not
share office space, office equipment, services or computer or information
systems with its affiliated retailer.

(2)  To accomplish the physical separation required by subsection (1),

     (a)  the owner must occupy office space in a separate building, or

     (b)  where the owner and its affiliated retailer occupy office space
in the same building, the owner must maintain its office space and
equipment in a separate, secure, controlled-access area in the building.  

(3)  An owner must not permit its affiliated retailer to have access to its
computer or information systems unless appropriate computer data management
and data access protocols are in place to ensure that access by the
affiliated retailer is not contrary to or inconsistent with this Regulation
or the settlement system code established under the Roles, Relationships
and Responsibilities Regulation (AR 86/2000).

(4)  Subsection (3) does not prevent an affiliated retailer from having
unrestricted access to a computer or information system that is available
to the public. 


Use and disclosure of information
9   An officer, employee, agent or contractor of an owner who becomes an
officer, employee, agent or contractor of a retailer must not use or
disclose to the retailer any customer information obtained as a result of
the employment, agency or contract with the owner.


Joint employment or temporary secondment
10   Notwithstanding sections 12 and 13,

     (a)  an owner and its affiliated retailer must not jointly employ or
contract with any person having access to or knowledge of customer
information in the possession of the owner, and

     (b)  neither an owner nor its affiliated retailer may initiate the
rotation or transfer from one to the other, for any period less than one
year, of any person having access to or knowledge of customer information
in the possession of the owner.


Separate records and accounts
11(1)  In this section and in sections 12 to 14, "owner" does not include a
wire services provider that has been authorized to act on behalf of the
owner.

(2)  An owner must maintain records and accounts that are separate from
those of its affiliated retailer.

(3)  The records must be kept in accordance with any guidelines or uniform
system of record keeping required by the applicable supervisory authority.

(4)  The accounts must be kept in accordance with

     (a)  generally accepted accounting principles, and

     (b)  any guidelines or uniform system of accounting required by the
applicable supervisory authority.

(5)  An owner must maintain sufficient information in its records and
accounts to enable an independent audit of its transactions with its
affiliated retailer to be conducted under Part 7.

(6)  The owner must maintain the records and accounts for a minimum of 3
years.


Sharing of corporate oversignt and governance
12(1)  The following entities may share corporate oversight and governance,
including common officers, employees, agents and contractors and common
support systems, with an owner:

     (a)  a corporation that, directly or indirectly, owns or controls
the owner;

     (b)  a corporation created solely to perform corporate support
services for the owner;

     (c)  an affiliated retailer of the owner;

     (d)  any other affiliate of the owner. 

(2)  The sharing of services pursuant to subsection (1) must not permit or
provide a means for

     (a)  the disclosure of information, in a manner contrary to or
inconsistent with this Regulation, or

     (b)  the frustration or circumvention of this Regulation.


Joint purchases and research and development
13(1)  An owner and its affiliated retailer

     (a)  may make joint purchases, and

     (b)  may share costs, fees or payments associated with research and
development activities or investment in advanced technology research.

(2)  Any expenses incurred jointly or shared in accordance with subsection
(1) must be priced, reported and conducted in a manner that clearly
distinguishes the expenses borne by the owner from the expenses borne by
the affiliated retailer.


Transfer to be at fair market value
14(1)  Goods and services must not be transferred

     (a)  from an owner to its affiliated retailer at a value that is
less than fair market value, or

     (b)  from the affiliated retailer to the owner at a value that is
more than fair market value.

(2)  Where the price of a good or service is regulated by a municipal,
provincial or federal agency, the value at which it is transferred under
subsection (1) is deemed to be fair market value.

(3)  An owner must maintain a record

     (a)  of goods and services transferred between an owner and its
affiliated retailer, and

     (b)  of the value at which the goods and services are transferred.

(4)  The owner must maintain the record for a minimum of 3 years.


     PART 4

     MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

Represen-tations
15   An owner must not represent that customers of any retailer receive
treatment from the owner that is different from the treatment that
customers of other retailers receive from the owner.


Name and logo
16   An owner must not use or allow the use of its name, logo or other
distinguishing characteristics in a manner that would  encourage customers
to believe

     (a)  that the terms and conditions that apply to the provision of
retail services by a retailer are subject to the same regulatory scrutiny
and control that the terms and conditions that apply to the provision of
regulated services by the owner are subject to,

     (b)  that customers of any retailer receive preferential access to
regulated services provided by the owner, or

     (c)  that any retailer receives treatment from the owner that is
different from the treatment that other retailers receive from the owner.


Meetings with retailers and customers
17   An owner must make a reasonable effort to be equally available to all
retailers for joint meetings with customers.


Customer request for information about retail services
18   Where a customer requests information about retail services from an
owner or from any person acting on behalf of the owner for the purpose of
implementing the owner's regulated rate tariff, the owner or other person
must refer the customer to the list of retailers that is available from the
Department of Resource Development. 


Prohibited business practices
19  An owner must not

     (a)  provide information about retail services in a manner that
encourages a customer to contact one retailer in preference to other
retailers,

     (b)  solicit business on behalf of a retailer,

     (c)  give the appearance that it speaks on behalf of a retailer or
that a retailer speaks on its behalf, or

     (d)  unless otherwise permitted by this Regulation, provide
customers with advice or assistance with regard to a retailer.


Education
20   An owner must educate the following persons as to their
responsibilities under this Regulation:

     (a)  officers, employees, agents and contractors of the owner who
are likely to come into contact with customers;

     (b)  officers, employees, agents and contractors who are involved in
marketing or advertising on behalf of the owner or its affiliated retailer.


     PART 5

     INFORMATION

Disclosure of customer information with consent
21(1)  Neither an owner nor a retailer may disclose customer information to
any person without the consent of the customer that is the subject of the
information, unless section 22 applies.

(2)  Where an owner intends to disclose customer information to a retailer
and has received a consent from the customer that  is the subject of the
information, the owner must, at the same time it discloses the information
to that retailer, disclose the information to other retailers to which the
customer has, in its consent, authorized the owner to disclose the
information.

(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not prevent an owner from disclosing
customer information to its affiliated retailer to the extent necessary to
permit the sharing of corporate oversight and governance pursuant to
section 12.

(4)  Where historical electricity consumption information about a customer
is disclosed pursuant to a request for the information and the consent of
the customer, that information must be provided

     (a)  for the 12-month period preceding the date of the request, or

     (b)  where that information has not been collected for a 12-month
period, for any period preceding the date of the request for which that
information has been collected.


Disclosure of customer information without consent
22   An owner or a retailer may disclose customer information without the
consent of the customer that is the subject of the information

     (a)  to the customer's retailer,

     (b)  for the purpose of an independent audit required under Part 7,

     (c)  for the purpose of a court proceeding or a proceeding before a
quasi-judicial body to which the customer is a party,

     (d)  for the purpose of complying with a subpoena, warrant or order
issued or made by a court, person or body having jurisdiction to compel the
production of information or with a rule of court that relates to the
production of information,

     (e)  to a municipal or provincial police service for the purpose of
investigating an offence involving the customer, if the disclosure is not
contrary to the express request of the customer,

     (f)  where required by law or by an order of a government or agency
having jurisdiction over the owner,

     (g)  where required by the Market Surveillance Administrator to
carry out the duties of the Market Surveillance Administrator,

     (h)  for the purpose of carrying out billing, or

     (i)  for the purpose of collecting unpaid accounts of the customer.


Disclosure to retailer with consent
23   An owner must not disclose to a retailer information relating to

     (a)  any other existing or potential retailer, or

     (b)  an existing or potential customer of a retailer described in
clause (a),

without the consent of the person that is the subject of the information,
unless section 22 or 24 applies.


Disclosure to retailer without consent
24   An owner may disclose the information referred to in section 23
without the consent of the person that is the subject of the information if
the disclosure

     (a)  is only to a supplier of last resort appointed by the owner,
and

     (b)  is only for the purpose of preventing an interruption of
electricity services to customers.


Fee
25   Owners may establish a reasonable fee for providing information
pursuant to this Part.


     PART 6

     COMPLIANCE PLAN

Compliance plan
26(1)  Before an owner's affiliated retailer begins to provide retail
services to customers, the owner must

     (a)  prepare a compliance plan setting out the mechanisms and
procedures that it intends to use to ensure that it and its officers,
employees, agents and contractors comply with this Regulation, and

     (b)  file the compliance plan for information with

               (i)  the Market Surveillance Administrator, and

               (ii) the applicable supervisory authority.

(2)  A compliance plan is insufficient if it consists of general statements
that policies are in effect and that officers, employees, agents and
contractors have been instructed to comply with the policies.

(3)  A compliance plan must include a procedure for the voluntary
resolution of complaints about non-compliance with this Regulation.


Awareness of compliance plan
27   An owner

     (a)  must ensure that its officers, employees, agents and
contractors are aware of their responsibilities under the compliance plan,
and

     (b)  must provide its affiliated retailer with a copy of the
compliance plan.


Updates to compliance plan
28(1)  An owner must update its compliance plan to reflect any change in
circumstances that may affect the owner's relationship with its affiliated
retailer.

(2)  An update to a compliance plan must be made within a reasonable time
following a change in circumstances.

(3)  An owner must provide notice of each update

     (a)  to the Market Surveillance Administrator,

     (b)  to the applicable supervisory authority,

     (c)  to its officers, employees, agents and contractors, and

     (d)  to its affiliated retailer.


Public access to compliance plan
29   An owner must make its compliance plan, and any updates to the plan,
available for inspection by the public.


No release from obligations under Regulation
30   Compliance by an owner with its compliance plan does not release the
owner from the obligation to comply with this Regulation.


     PART 7

     RECORDS AND AUDIT

Records
31(1)  An owner must maintain

     (a)  a detailed log that tracks and documents the movement of
officers, employees, agents and contractors between the owner and its
affiliated retailer, and

     (b)  a log of pending and resolved complaints about non-compliance
with this Regulation

               (i)  by the owner, and

               (ii) by the owner's affiliated retailer.

(2)  The log referred to in subsection (1)(b) must specify

     (a)  the nature of each complaint,

     (b)  the date each complaint was made,

     (c)  if and how each complaint was resolved, and

     (d)  a description of any remedial action taken.

(3)  The owner must make the logs available, on request,

     (a)  to the Market Surveillance Administrator, and

     (b)  to the applicable supervisory authority.

(4)  The owner must maintain the logs for a minimum of 3 years.


Audit of records within 15 months
32(1)  Not later than 15 months after an owner's affiliated retailer begins
to provide retail services to customers,

     (a)  the owner must have an audit prepared by an independent auditor
in accordance with subsection (3)(a), and

     (b)  the auditor must prepare the report referred to in subsection
(3)(b) and provide the report to the entities referred to in subsection
(5)(a).

(2)  The Market Surveillance Administrator may appoint an auditor to
perform the audit if in the opinion of the Market Surveillance
Administrator the auditor selected by the owner is not appropriate.

(3)  The independent auditor

     (a)  may examine the following for the purpose of determining
whether the owner and its affiliated retailer have complied with this
Regulation:

               (i)  any records and accounts maintained pursuant to
sections 11, 14 and 31; 

               (ii) computer data management and data access protocols
established pursuant to section 8;

               (iii)     reports of expenses prepared pursuant to section
13,

     and

     (b)  must prepare a detailed report setting out

               (i)  incidents that, in the auditor's opinion, are
contraventions of this Regulation, and

               (ii) any action that has been taken by the owner to
prevent further contraventions of this Regulation.

(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), no owner is required to have an audit
prepared earlier than one year after the coming into force of this
Regulation.

(5)  The auditor's report must be

     (a)  provided to the Market Surveillance Administrator and to the
applicable supervisory authority, and

     (b)  made available to the public by the applicable supervisory
authority.


Annual report of complaints
33(1)  An owner must prepare an annual report of complaints about
non-compliance with this Regulation

     (a)  by the owner, and

     (b)  by the owner's affiliated retailer

that are pending or that have been resolved in the year for which the
report is prepared.

(2)  The report must specify

     (a)  the nature of each complaint,

     (b)  the date each complaint was made,

     (c)  if and how each complaint was resolved, and

     (d)  a description of any remedial action taken.

(3)  Not later than 30 days after the end of each calendar year, the owner
must provide a copy of the annual report

     (a)  to the Market Surveillance Administrator, and

     (b)  to the applicable supervisory authority.

(4)  The annual report must be made available to the public by the
applicable supervisory authority.


Subsequent audits
34(1)  At any time after the expiry of the 15-month period referred to in
section 32, the Market Surveillance Administrator may order an owner to
have an audit prepared by an independent auditor in accordance with
subsection (3)(a).

(2)  The Market Surveillance Administrator may appoint an auditor to
perform the audit if in the opinion of the Market Surveillance
Administrator the auditor selected by the owner is not appropriate.

(3)  The independent auditor

     (a)  may examine the following for the purpose of determining
whether the owner and its affiliated retailer have complied with this
Regulation:

               (i)  any records and accounts maintained pursuant to
sections 11, 14 and 31;

               (ii) computer data management and data access protocols
established pursuant to section 8:

               (iii)     reports of expenses prepared pursuant to section
13,

     and

     (b)  must prepare a detailed report setting out

               (i)  incidents that, in the auditor's opinion, are
contraventions of this Regulation, and

               (ii) any action that has been taken by the owner to
prevent further contraventions of this Regulation.

(4)  The auditor's report must be

     (a)  completed within the period set by the Market Surveillance
Administrator,

     (b)  provided to the Market Surveillance Administrator and to the
applicable supervisory authority, and

     (c)  made available to the public by the applicable supervisory
authority.


     PART 8

     ENFORCEMENT

Complaint
35(1)  Any person may make a complaint about non-compliance with this
Regulation by an owner or its affiliated retailer

     (a)  to the Market Surveillance Administrator, or

     (b)  to the applicable supervisory authority.

(2)  The complaint must be in writing.

(3)  The Market Surveillance Administrator

     (a)  must investigate the complaint in accordance with the Market
Surveillance Regulation (AR 278/98), and

     (b)  on completion of an investigation, must submit a copy of the
report required under section 9.4(b) of the Act to the Power Pool Council.

(4)  On receipt of the report, the Power Pool Council must in the following
circumstances refer the complaint to another body: 

     (a)  where the complaint relates to section 11, 12, 13 or 14, the
complaint must be referred to the applicable supervisory authority; 

     (b)  where the complaint relates to another section of this
Regulation and, in the opinion of the Power Pool Council, the complaint is
within the jurisdiction of another body and that body has the ability to
provide a more effective remedy than the Power Pool Council can provide,
the complaint must be referred to one of the following bodies: 

               (i)  the applicable supervisory authority;

               (ii) the Board;

               (iii)     the Department of Government Services of the
Government of Alberta;

               (iv) the person or persons responsible for administering
the Competition Act (Canada);

               (v)  any other body that the Power Pool Council
considers appropriate.

(5)  Where subsection (4) does not apply, the Power Pool Council must deal
with the complaint in accordance with sections 9.5 to 9.9 of the Act.


Voluntary resolution of complaint
36(1)  A complainant may request that a complaint be dealt with in
accordance with the procedure set out in the owner's compliance plan for
the voluntary resolution of complaints.

(2)  Where the complainant makes a request under subsection (1), either the
complainant or the owner that is the subject of the complaint may request
that the Market Surveillance Administrator participate in the voluntary
resolution of the complaint.

(3)  Where the complainant or the owner that is the subject of the
complaint requests the Market Surveillance Administrator's participation
under subsection (2), the Market Surveillance Administrator must
participate in the voluntary resolution of the complaint.


Orders
37(1)  Where the body that is dealing with a complaint is the Power Pool
Council or a supervisory authority and that body determines that an owner
or an affiliated retailer has contravened this Regulation, the Power Pool
Council or the supervisory authority may, by order, do one or both of the
following:

     (a)  impose a fine on the owner or the affiliated retailer, after
considering the matters set out in subsection (2);

     (b)  impose any terms and conditions the Power Pool Council or the
supervisory authority considers appropriate on the owner's activities or
the affiliated retailer's activities as they relate to the generation,
distribution, purchase or sale of electricity or electricity services.

(2)  In determining the appropriate amount of a fine to be imposed, the
Power Pool Council or the supervisory authority must consider the
following:

     (a)  the nature and severity of the contravention;

     (b)  the conduct of the owner or affiliated retailer in preventing,
detecting, disclosing and remedying the contravention;

     (c)  the financial resources of the owner or affiliated retailer;

     (d)  the actual or potential injury to customers or to retailers
other than affiliated retailers or to the competitiveness of the market for
electricity resulting or likely to result from the contravention;

     (e)  the desirability of deterring owners and affiliated retailers
from engaging in similar conduct;

     (f)  any other factor the Power Pool Council or the supervisory
authority considers appropriate.

(3)  An order made under this section must be accompanied by written
reasons.


Availability of order
38(1)  A copy of an order made under section 37 and the reasons must be
provided to each person who presented evidence or made submissions in
respect of the matter.

(2)  Copies of the order and the reasons must be made available to the
public on payment of a reasonable fee.


Enforcement of order by Court
39   An order made under section 37 may be filed with the Court of Queen's
Bench and on filing has the same effect as an order of the Court of Queen's
Bench.


Non-compliance with order
40   A person who fails to comply with an order made under section 37 is
guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $100 000 a
day for every day during which the non-compliance continues.


Appeal
41   An order made under section 37

     (a)  by the Power Pool Council may be appealed to the Board in
accordance with the Market Surveillance Regulation (AR 278/98), 

     (b)  by the Board may be appealed in accordance with the Alberta
Energy and Utilities Board Act, and 

     (c)  by the council of a municipality may be appealed in accordance
with the Municipal Government Act. 


     PART 9

     GENERAL MATTERS

Exemption
42(1)  An owner may apply to the Board for an exemption from the
application of one or more provisions of this Regulation.

(2)  An exemption may be granted if the Board is satisfied that the
exemption

     (a)  is in the best interests of customers,

     (b)  would not have any appreciable anti-competitive effects.

(3)  An exemption is subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the
Board and remains in effect until revoked by the Board.

(4)  Prior to granting an exemption under this section, the Board must
provide notice of the application for an exemption to interested parties
and provide those parties with an opportunity to respond to the
application.


Action in emergency
43   Any action taken by an owner in response to an emergency that
threatens public safety, the safety of its officers, employees, agents or
contractors, the physical integrity of its facilities or system reliability
does not constitute a contravention of this Regulation.


Repeal
44   Section 21 of the Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation
(AR 86/2000) is repealed.


Expiry
45   For the purposes of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be retained in
its existing or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on June 30, 2005.


Coming into force
46   Sections 8, 10 and 11 come into force on January 1, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 157/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     MARKET SURVEILLANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Minister of Resource Development (M.O. 44/2000) on July 20,
2000 pursuant to section 16.1 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Market Surveillance Regulation (AR 278/98) is amended by this
Regulation. 


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

     (d)  the conduct of owners of generating units to which power
purchase arrangements apply, in meeting their obligations as set out in
those power purchase arrangements;

     (e)  the voluntary resolution of complaints where the Market
Surveillance Administrator has been requested to participate pursuant to
section 36 of the Code of Conduct Regulation.


3   The following is added after section 2:

Criteria relating to owners' duty to comply with power purchase arrangement
     2.1(1)  The Market Surveillance Administrator must establish and may
modify surveillance criteria to assist in monitoring the conduct of owners
in meeting their obligation to provide for the generating capacity of
generating units as set out in a power purchase arrangement, which criteria
must include the following:

               (a)  whether reduced generating capacity of a generating
unit is abnormal having regard to historical information relating to the
generating unit;

               (b)  whether reduced generating capacity of a generating
unit could have resulted in the owner of the generating unit or its
affiliate realizing an increased profit.

     (2)  The Market Surveillance Administrator must make the surveillance
criteria referred to in subsection (1) available to the public.


4   Section 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Decision not to investigate complaint or referral
     5(1)  If at any time after receiving a complaint or referral the
Market Surveillance Administrator determines that the complaint or referral
is frivolous, vexatious, trivial or otherwise not material, the Market
Surveillance Administrator

               (a)  may choose not to investigate the complaint or
referral, and

               (b)  where a decision is made not to investigate, must
notify the person or body that made the complaint or referral and the
Council of that decision.

     (2)  Within 30 days of receiving a notice under subsection (1)(b),
the person or body that made the complaint or referral may appeal the
decision of the Market Surveillance Administrator to the Council by a
written notice directed to the Council.

     (3)  The Council must

               (a)  review the decision of the Market Surveillance
Administrator, and

               (b)  notify the person or body that made the complaint
or referral of its decision.

Determination that another body should deal with matter
     5.1(1)  If at any time after starting an investigation, whether
pursuant to a complaint or referral or as the result of a decision by the
Market Surveillance Administrator to investigate a matter, the Market
Surveillance Administrator determines that the matter is within the
jurisdiction of

               (a)  a body referred to in section 9.5(2)(a) to (c) of
the Act, or

               (b)  another body,

     the Market Surveillance Administrator must notify the body and the
Council of that determination.

     (2)  On receiving a notice under subsection (1), the Council may
direct the Market Surveillance Administrator to do one or more of the
following:

               (a)  to discontinue any investigation already started by
the Market Surveillance Administrator, where the matter appears to be
solely within the jurisdiction of the body or bodies notified;

               (b)  to continue any investigation already started by
the Market Surveillance Administrator, 

                         (i)  where more than one body has been
notified under subsection (1), 

                         (ii) where there may be a need for the
Council to make an interim decision under section 9.6 of the Act and the
Council requires more information to make that decision, or

                         (iii)     where the Market Surveillance
Administrator requires more information to make appropriate recommendations
to the Council under section 9.4(a) of the Act;

               (c)  to collaborate with any body notified under
subsection (1) where collaboration has been requested by that body.

     (3)  The Council must notify the person or body that made a complaint
or referral where it makes a direction under subsection (2)(a) to
discontinue an investigation relating to the complaint or referral.

Disclosure of identity
     5.2   The Market Surveillance Administrator,

               (a)   at the time a body is notified under section
5.1(1) or a report is prepared and delivered to the Council, may choose not
to disclose the identify of a person or body that made a complaint or
referral to the Market Surveillance Administrator, and

               (b)  at any time on the direction of the Council or the
Board, must disclose the identity of that person or body.


5   Section 6(1) is amended

     (a)  in the words preceding clause (a) by striking out "an
investigation under section 9.2(1) of" and substituting "his functions
under";

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "to the investigation" and
substituting "to an investigation or to the decision to start an
investigation".


6   Section 8 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "may apply to of the Court"
and substituting "may apply to the Court";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "for the purpose of carrying
out an investigation under section 9.2(1) of the Act" and substituting "for
the Market Surveillance Administrator to carry out his functions under the
Act";

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

     (2.1)  If the Market Surveillance Administrator believes that
providing the notice referred to in section 6(1)(c) will result in the
removal or destruction of documents that are or may be relevant to an
investigation or to the decision to start an investigation, the Market
Surveillance Administrator may apply to the Court by notice of motion for
an order under subsection (2.2).

     (2.2)  If the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable and
probable grounds to believe that the production of documents is necessary
for the Market Surveillance Administrator to carry out his functions under
the Act and that the documents may be removed or destroyed if notice is
given under section 6(1)(c), the Court may make an order requiring the
production and allowing the removal of documents without the requirement of
the notice referred to in section 6(1)(c).

     (d)  in subsection (3) by striking out "subsection (2)" and
substituting "subsection (2) or (2.2)".


7   The following is added after section 14:

Evidence taken outside of Alberta
     14.1(1)  The Council or the Market Surveillance Administrator may
apply to the Court for an order

               (a)  appointing a person to take the evidence of a
witness outside of Alberta for use in an investigation or hearing before
the Council, and

               (b)  providing for the issuance of a written request
directed to the judicial authorities of the jurisdiction in which the
witness is to be found for the issuance of any process as is necessary

                         (i)  to compel the witness to attend to give
testimony on oath or otherwise before the person appointed under clause
(a), and

                         (ii) to produce documents and things
relevant to the subject-matter of the investigation or hearing.

     (2)  The practice and procedure in connection with

               (a)  an appointment under this section,

               (b)  the taking of evidence, and

               (c)  the certifying and return of the appointment

     must, to the extent possible, be the same as those that govern
similar matters in civil proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench in
Alberta.

     (3)  Unless the Court otherwise provides, the making of an order
under subsection (1) does not determine whether evidence obtained pursuant
to the order is admissible in a hearing before the Council.

     (4)  Nothing in this section is to be construed so as to limit any
power that the Council or the Market Surveillance Administrator may have to
obtain evidence outside of Alberta by any other means including under any
other enactment or by the operation of law.


Evidence taken in Alberta by body regulating electricity market
     14.2(1)  Where

               (a)  a body is empowered by statute to carry out
surveillance in respect of any activity related to the operation of the
electricity market in a jurisdiction outside of Alberta, and

               (b)  the Court of Queen's Bench in Alberta is satisfied
that a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction in a jurisdiction
outside of Alberta has properly authorized that body to obtain testimony
and evidence in Alberta from a witness located in Alberta,

     the Court may

               (c)  order the attendance of the witness for the purpose
of being examined,

               (d)  order the production of any document or thing
mentioned in the order, and

               (e)  give directions as to the time and place of the
examination and all other matters with respect to the examination as the
Court considers appropriate.

     (2)  In making an order under subsection (1), the Court may, insofar
as the Court considers appropriate, order that the examination of the
witness

               (a)  be before a person appointed in accordance with the
directions of, and

               (b)  be carried out in the manner provided for by,

     the court or tribunal of the jurisdiction outside of Alberta that
authorized the obtaining of the testimony and evidence in Alberta.


8   Section 15(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (a):

               (a.1)     has failed to meet its obligations as set out in a
power purchase arrangement,


9   Section 20 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2000" and
substituting "June 30, 2005".


     Alberta Regulation 158/2000

     Municipal Government Act

     FINANCIAL INFORMATION RETURN REGULATION

     Filed:  July 26, 2000

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:228/00) on July 25, 2000
pursuant to section 277 of the Municipal Government Act.


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "financial information return" means the financial information
return referred to in section 277 of the Act;

     (b)  "Financial Information Return Manual" means the Financial
Information Return Manual prepared by the Department of Municipal Affairs.


Content of return
2   The content of the financial information return is set out in the
Financial Information Return Manual.


Accounting principles
3(1)  The financial information return must be prepared in accordance with

     (a)  the generally accepted accounting principles for municipal
governments recommended by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants,
and

     (b)  the standards and principles set out in the Financial
Information Return Manual.

(2)  If there is a conflict between the principles referred to in
subsection (1)(a) and the standards or principles in subsection (1)(b), the
standards and principles referred to in subsection (1)(b) prevail.


Repeal
4   The Financial Information Return Regulation (AR 376/94) is repealed.


Expiry
5   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on July 1, 2004.


     Alberta Regulation 159/2000

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 27, 2000

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board on June 26,
2000 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Act and approved by the Minister of Learning on July 25, 2000.


1   The Appliance Service Technician Regulation (AR 143/94) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   The title to the Regulation is amended by adding "TRADE" after
"TECHNICIAN".


3   The Schedule is amended

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

     1   In this Schedule, "appliance" means a device or machine operated
by electricity or gas that is designed and used or intended to be used for

               (a)  the cooling of food or of a space,

               (b)  the cooking or baking of food,

               (c)  the washing or drying of dishes, utensils and
cooking and baking equipment,

               (d)  the washing or drying of clothes,

               (e)  the disposal of garbage, or

               (f)  the making of ice,

     and without limiting the generality of the foregoing includes the
following:

               (g)  electric and gas ranges;

               (h)  hood fans;

               (i)  microwave ovens;

               (j)  electric and gas refrigerators;

               (k)  ice makers;

               (l)  electric and gas freezers;

               (m)  dishwashers;

               (n)  waste compactors and waster disposers;

               (o)  clothes washers;

               (p)  electric and gas clothes dryers;

               (q)  air conditioners;

               (r)  electronic air filters;

               (s)  electric hot water heaters;

               (t)  humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

     (b)  in section 2 by renumbering section 2 as section 2(1) and by
adding the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the installation, maintenance,
service, alteration and repair of refrigerators, freezers, ice makers,
dehumidifiers and air conditioners that are manufactured for commercial use
are undertakings which do not constitute the trade.


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


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     Alberta Regulation 160/2000

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     CRANE AND HOISTING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRADE REGULATION

     Filed:  July 27, 2000

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board on June 26,
2000 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Act and approved by the Minister of Learning on July 25, 2000.


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Definitions    1

     Part 1
     General Matters Respecting the Trade

Constitution of the trade     2
Tasks, activities and functions    3
Educational requirements of an apprentice    4

     Part 2
     Mobile Crane Branch of the Trade

Definitions    5

     Division 1
     Trade Matters Respecting the Mobile Crane Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch    6
Tasks, activities and functions    7

     Division 2
     Apprenticeship Program

Term of the apprenticeship program - mobile cranes     8
Employment of apprentices     9
Wages     10
Trade certificates re mobile crane crafts    11

     Part 3
     Tower Crane Branch of the Trade

Definitions    12

     Division 1
     Trade Matters Respecting the Tower Crane Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch    13
Tasks, activities and functions    14

     Division 2
     Apprenticeship Program

Term of the apprenticeship program - tower cranes 15
Employment of apprentices     16
Wages     17

     Part 4
     Boom Truck Branch of the Trade

Definitions    18

     Division 1
     Trade Matters Respecting the Boom Truck Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch    19
Tasks, activities and functions    20

     Division 2
     Apprenticeship Program

Term of the apprenticeship program - boom trucks  21
Employment of apprentices re heavy boom truck craft    22
Employment of apprentices re medium boom
   truck craft 23
Employment of apprentices re wellhead boom 
   truck craft 24
Wages     25

     Part 5
     Transitional Provisions, Repeals and Coming into Force

Transitional   26
Repeal    27
Coming into force   28


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "apprentice" means a person who is an apprentice in the trade;

     (b)  "boom truck" means a boom truck as defined in Part 4;

     (c)  "certified journeyman" means a certified journeyman as defined
in the Apprenticeship Program and Certification Regulation (AR 1/92);

     (d)  "conventional mobile crane" means a conventional mobile crane
as defined in Part 2; 

     (e)  "crane and hoisting equipment" means a boom truck, mobile crane
or tower crane, but does not include

               (i)  an overhead bridge-type crane that operates on a
fixed runway;

               (ii) a crane that meets the requirements of and is
operated in accordance with the Canada Labour Code and the regulations
under that Code;

               (iii)     a crane that is used exclusively for raising,
lowering and towing motor vehicles;

               (iv) a crane that is mounted on a motor vehicle that is
used exclusively for fire fighting;

               (v)  a crane that is mounted on a motor vehicle and used
exclusively for loading or unloading loads carried by that motor vehicle
but not for any further positioning of the load;

               (vi) a machine, commonly known as a side-boom, that is
used for pipeline work to lower pipes into a trench;

               (vii)     an aerial device that is commonly known as a
personnel lift or personnel hoist;

               (viii)    a machine used for drilling holes or
installing poles;

               (ix) earth moving equipment;

               (x)  a boom truck that is used for the maintenance or
construction of telephone or power lines; 

               (xi) a crane that is operated at a mine site and that
meets the requirements of and is operated in accordance with the
Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations under that Act; 

     (f)  "heavy boom truck" means a heavy boom truck as defined in Part
4;

     (g)  "hydraulic mobile crane" means a hydraulic mobile crane as
defined in Part 2; 

     (h)  "medium boom truck" means a medium boom truck as defined in
Part 4; 

     (i)  "mobile crane" means a mobile crane as defined in Part 2; 

     (j)  "tower crane" means a tower crane as defined in Part 3; 

     (k)  "trade" means the occupation of Crane and Hoisting Equipment
Operator that is designated as a compulsory certification trade pursuant to
section 57 of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act; 

     (l)  "wellhead boom truck" means a wellhead boom truck as defined in
Part 4. 


     PART 1

     GENERAL MATTERS RESPECTING THE TRADE

Constitution of the trade
2(1)  The undertakings set out in sections  6, 13 and 19 constitute the
trade. 

(2)  The trade is made up of the following:

     (a)  the mobile crane branch consisting of 2 crafts being

               (i)  the hydraulic mobile crane craft, and

               (ii) the conventional mobile crane craft;

     (b)  the tower crane branch;

     (c)  the boom truck branch consisting of 3 crafts being

               (i)  the heavy boom truck craft, 

               (ii) the medium boom truck craft, and 

               (iii)     the wellhead boom truck craft. 

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the installation or repairing of crane
and hoisting equipment by persons other than the operators of crane and
hoisting equipment are matters that do not constitute undertakings that
come within the trade.


Tasks, activities and functions
3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the tasks,
activities and functions set out in sections 7, 14 and 20 come within the
trade.


Educational requirements of an apprentice
4   The educational requirement for an apprentice is

     (a)  the completion of an Alberta grade 10 education or equivalent,
or

     (b)  the successful completion of one or more examinations that are
set or recognized by the Board.


     PART 2

     MOBILE CRANE BRANCH OF THE TRADE

Definitions
5   In this Part, 

     (a)  "conventional mobile crane" means any mechanical device or
structure that

               (i)  incorporates a power driven drum and cable or rope
used for raising, lowering or moving material,

               (ii) is equipped with a lattice boom capable of moving
in the vertical plane,

               (iii)     is mounted on a base or chassis, either crawler or
wheel mounted, to provide mobility, 

               (iv) incorporates a sliding gantry with a ring assembly
or a strand jacking system to hoist, and 

               (v)  has a lifting capacity of 15 tons (13.6 tonnes) or
greater;

     (b)  "hydraulic mobile crane" means any hydraulically driven
hoisting device or structure that

               (i)  incorporates a power driven drum and cable or rope
used for raising, lowering or moving material,

               (ii) is equipped with a telescoping boom capable of
moving in the vertical plane,

               (iii)     is mounted on a base or chassis, either crawler or
wheel mounted, to provide mobility, and

               (iv) has a lifting capacity of 15 tons (13.6 tonnes) or
greater;

     (c)  "mobile crane" means a conventional mobile crane or a hydraulic
mobile crane.


     Division 1
     Trade Matters Respecting the Mobile Crane Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch
6(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the operation, testing and servicing of
mobile cranes and boom trucks are the undertakings that constitute the
mobile crane branch of the trade. 

(2)  The operation, testing and servicing

     (a)  of hydraulic mobile cranes are the undertakings that constitute
the hydraulic mobile crane craft; 

     (b)  of conventional mobile cranes are the undertakings that
constitute the conventional mobile crane craft. 


Tasks, activities and functions
7   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in a craft in the mobile
crane branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions
come within that craft: 

     (a)  using hand tools, power tools and specialized equipment while
maintaining and operating cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (b)  recognizing and identifying malfunctions relating to cranes and
hoisting equipment or their operation and the proper procedures related
thereto;

     (c)  recognizing and identifying conditions that are potentially
hazardous to safe machine operation;

     (d)  interpreting and applying visual and audio communications;

     (e)  communicating with management, signallers and riggers using
visual and audio systems;

     (f)  inspecting and maintaining cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (g)  performing rigging;

     (h)  carrying out pre-lift planning and pre-lift tasks when
preparing for lifts;

     (i)  assembling cranes and hoisting equipment for lifts;

     (j)  disassembling cranes for transport.


     Division 2
     Apprenticeship Program

Term of the apprenticeship program - mobile cranes
8(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and Certification
Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program for the mobile
crane branch of the trade consists of 3 periods of not less than 12 months
each.

(2)  In the  first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board. 


Employment of apprentices
9(1)  In respect of the mobile crane branch of the trade, a person shall
not employ an apprentice except in accordance with this section.

(2)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), a person who is a certified
journeyman or employs a certified journeyman in the mobile crane branch of
the trade may employ one apprentice and one additional apprentice in that
branch of the trade for each additional certified journeyman that is
employed by that person in that branch of the trade.

(3)  For purposes of subsection (2), where the certified journeyman is a
certified journeyman in only one of the crafts of the mobile crane branch
of the trade, that journeyman is eligible to  supervise an apprentice only
in respect of the craft in which that certified journeyman holds a trade
certificate.

(4)  For the purposes of subsection (2) in respect of undertakings that
constitute the boom truck 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, instead of employing an apprentice in an
apprenticeship program in the mobile crane branch of the trade, employ 

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

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

     (c)  an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the heavy, medium
or wellhead boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade to carry
out any of the undertakings that constitute wellhead boom truck craft.


Wages
10(1)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
mobile crane branch of the trade, a person shall not pay wages to an
apprentice that are less than those provided for under subsection (2).

(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an
apprentice referred to in subsection (1) must pay wages to the apprentice
that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to
employees who are certified journeymen in that branch of the trade:

     (a)  70% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

     (b)  80% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;

     (c)  90% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program. 

(3)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the boom
truck branch of the trade, a person employing an apprentice under section
9(4) shall not pay wages to an apprentice that are less than those provided
for under section 25.


Trade certificates re mobile crane crafts
11   Even though an apprentice has not qualified to be granted a trade
certificate in the mobile crane branch of the trade whereby the apprentice
is qualified in both the hydraulic mobile crane craft and the conventional
mobile crane craft of the mobile crane branch of the trade, an apprentice
is eligible to be granted

     (a)  a trade certificate in the hydraulic mobile crane craft if 

               (i)  the apprentice has completed the apprenticeship
program in the mobile crane branch of the trade and has successfully
completed an examination as it relates to the hydraulic mobile crane craft,
or

               (ii) the apprentice has successfully met the
requirements established, approved or otherwise recognized by the Board in
respect of the hydraulic mobile crane craft, 

     or

     (b)  a trade certificate in the conventional mobile crane craft if 

               (i)  the apprentice has completed the apprenticeship
program in the mobile crane branch of the trade and has successfully
completed an examination as it relates to the conventional mobile crane
craft, or 

               (ii) the apprentice has successfully met the
requirements established, approved or otherwise recognized by the Board in
respect of the conventional mobile crane craft.


     PART 3

     TOWER CRANE BRANCH OF THE TRADE

Definitions
12   In this Part, "tower crane" means any mechanical device or structure
that

     (a)  is designed to incorporate a power driven drum and cable or
rope and a vertical mast or tower and a jib,

     (b)  is of the travelling, fixed or climbing type, and

     (c)  is used exclusively for raising, lowering or moving material. 


     Division 1
     Trade Matters Respecting the Tower Crane Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch
13   The operation, testing and servicing of tower cranes are the
undertakings that constitute the tower crane branch of the trade. 


Tasks, activities and functions
14   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the tower crane
branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come
within that branch: 

     (a)  using hand tools, power tools and specialized equipment while
maintaining and operating cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (b)  recognizing and identifying malfunctions relating to cranes and
hoisting equipment or their operation and the proper procedures related
thereto;

     (c)  recognizing and identifying conditions that are potentially
hazardous to safe machine operation;

     (d)  interpreting and applying visual and audio communications;

     (e)  communicating with management, signallers and riggers using
visual and audio systems;

     (f)  inspecting and maintaining cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (g)  performing rigging;

     (h)  carrying out pre-lift planning and pre-lift tasks when
preparing for lifts;

     (i)  assembling cranes and hoisting equipment for lifts;

     (j)  disassembling cranes for transport.


     Division 2
     Apprenticeship Program

Term of the apprenticeship program - tower cranes
15(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and
Certification Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program
for the tower crane branch of the trade consists of 2 periods of not less
than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1000 hours of on the job training and successfully
complete the formal instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must
acquire not less than 1000 hours of on the job training.


Employment of apprentices
16(1)  In respect of the tower crane branch of the trade, a person shall
not employ an apprentice except in accordance with this section.

(2)  A person who is a certified journeyman or employs a certified
journeyman in the tower crane branch of the trade may employ one apprentice
and one additional apprentice in that branch of the trade for each
additional certified journeyman that is employed by that person in that
branch of the trade.


Wages
17(1)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
tower crane branch of the trade, a person shall not pay wages to an
apprentice that are less than those provided for under subsection (2).

(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an
apprentice referred to in subsection (1) must pay wages to the apprentice
that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to
employees who are certified journeymen in that branch of the trade:

     (a)  70% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

     (b)  85% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program.


     PART 4

     BOOM TRUCK BRANCH OF THE TRADE

Definitions
18   In this Part, 

     (a)  "boom truck" means a heavy boom truck or a medium boom truck;

     (b)  "heavy boom truck" means a truck that is equipped with a
hydraulically driven structure or device that

               (i)  is mounted on a turret that is affixed to the
truck,

               (ii) is supported to provide mobility,

               (iii)     is equipped with

                         (A)  a boom that is capable of swinging,
hoisting and booming up and down, or

                         (B)  an articulating boom,

               and

               (iv) has a lifting capacity of 20 tons (18.0 tonnes) or
greater;

     (c)  "medium boom truck" means a truck that is equipped with a
hydraulically driven structure or device that

               (i)  is mounted on a turret that is affixed to the
truck,

               (ii) is supported to provide mobility,

               (iii)     is equipped with a boom that is capable of
swinging, hoisting and booming up and down, and

               (iv) has a lifting capacity of less than 20 tons (18.0
tonnes) but greater than 5 tons (4.5 tonnes);


     (d)  "truck" means a truck that is equipped with a deck for carrying
loads or a fifth wheel for pulling loads or with both a deck and a fifth
wheel; 

     (e)  "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.


     Division 1
     Trade Matters Respecting the Boom Truck Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch
19(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the operation, testing and servicing of
boom trucks are the undertakings that constitute the boom truck branch of
the trade. 

(2)  The operation, testing and servicing

     (a)  of heavy boom trucks are the undertakings that constitute the
heavy boom truck craft; 

     (b)  of medium boom trucks are the undertakings that constitute the
medium boom truck craft; 

     (c)  of wellhead boom trucks are the undertakings that constitute
the wellhead boom truck craft.


Tasks, activities and functions
20   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in a craft in the boom
truck branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions
come within that craft: 

     (a)  using hand tools, power tools and specialized equipment while
maintaining and operating cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (b)  recognizing and identifying malfunctions relating to cranes and
hoisting equipment or their operation and the proper procedures related
thereto;

     (c)  recognizing and identifying conditions that are potentially
hazardous to safe machine operation;

     (d)  interpreting and applying visual and audio communications;

     (e)  communicating with management, signallers and riggers using
visual and audio systems;

     (f)  inspecting and maintaining cranes and hoisting equipment;

     (g)  performing rigging;

     (h)  carrying out pre-lift planning and pre-lift tasks when
preparing for lifts;

     (i)  assembling cranes and hoisting equipment for lifts;

     (j)  disassembling cranes for transport.


     Division 2
     Apprenticeship Program

Term of the apprenticeship program - boom trucks
21(1)  Subject to section 11 of the Apprenticeship Program and
Certification Regulation (AR 1/92), the term of an apprenticeship program
for the boom truck branch of the trade, 

     (a)  in the case of the heavy boom truck craft, consists of 2
periods of not less than 12 months each, 

     (b)  in the case of the medium boom truck craft, consists of one
period of not less than 12 months, and 

     (c)  in the case of the wellhead boom truck craft, consists of one
period of not less than 12 months.

(2)  In the case of the heavy boom truck craft,

     (a)  in the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice
must acquire not less than 1000 hours of on the job training and
successfully complete the formal instruction that is required or approved
by the Board, and

     (b)  in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice
must acquire not less than 1000 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 medium boom truck craft, in the period that
constitutes the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less
than 1000 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the formal
instruction that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  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.


Employment of apprentices re heavy boom truck craft
22(1)  In respect of the heavy boom truck craft of the trade, a person
shall not employ an apprentice except in accordance with this section.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), a person who is a certified journeyman in
the heavy 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.

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2) in respect of undertakings that
constitute the medium boom truck craft or the wellhead boom truck craft, a
person who is a certified journeyman in the heavy 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 heavy boom truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade, employ 

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


Employment of apprentices re medium boom truck craft
23(1)  In respect of the medium boom truck craft of the trade, a person
shall not employ an apprentice except in accordance with this section.

(2)   Subject to subsection (3), a person who is a certified journeyman in
the medium 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.

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2) in respect of undertakings that
constitute the wellhead boom truck craft, a person who is a certified
journeyman in the medium 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 medium boom
truck craft of the boom truck branch of the trade, employ 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 the wellhead boom truck craft.


Employment of apprentices re wellhead boom truck craft
24(1)  In respect of the wellhead boom truck craft of the trade, a person
shall not employ an apprentice except in accordance with this section.

(2)  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.


Wages
25(1)  In the case of an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in the
heavy boom truck branch and medium boom truck branch of the trade, a person
shall not pay wages to an apprentice that are less than those provided for
under subsection (2).

(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an
apprentice referred to in subsection (1) must pay wages to the apprentice
that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to
employees who are certified journeymen in the respective boom truck craft
of the trade:

     (a)  in the case of an operator of a heavy boom truck,

               (i)  70% in the first period of the apprenticeship
program in the heavy boom truck craft;

               (ii) 85% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program
in the heavy boom truck craft;

     (b)  in the case of an operator of a medium boom truck, 70% during
the period that constitutes the apprenticeship program in the medium boom
truck craft. 


     PART 5

     TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS, REPEALS
     AND COMING INTO FORCE

Transitional
26(1)  In this section, 

     (a)  "existing apprentice" means a person who immediately before the
coming into force of this Regulation was an apprentice in a previous
apprenticeship program;

     (b)  "new apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program
under this Regulation;

     (c)  "previous apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship
program under the previous Regulation; 

     (d)  "previous Regulation" means the Crane and Hoisting Equipment
Operator Trade Regulation (AR 54/97). 

(2)  An existing apprentice is entitled to complete the previous
apprenticeship program as if the previous Regulation had not been repealed.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), if an existing apprentice in a
previous apprenticeship program in the boom truck craft under the previous
Regulation does not complete that previous apprenticeship program before
August 1, 2001, that existing apprentice must, in order to continue to be
an apprentice in an apprentice program in the boom truck branch of the
trade, transfer into a new apprenticeship program in either the heavy boom
truck craft or the medium boom truck craft of the trade.


Repeal
27   The Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator Trade Regulation (AR 54/97)
is repealed.


Coming into force
28   This Regulation comes into force on August 1, 2000.


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     Alberta Regulation 161/2000

     Fair Trading Act

     DIRECT SALES CANCELLATION AND EXEMPTION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 28, 2000

Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:020/00) on July 25,
2000 pursuant to sections 25(3) and 36 of the Fair Trading Act.


1   The Direct Sales Cancellation and Exemption Regulation (AR 191/99) is
amended by this Regulation.


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

     (3)  Where an instrument that is a direct marketing contract of a
kind referred to in section 8(2)(a) of the Natural Gas Direct Marketing
Regulation (AR 186/99) or a marketing contract of a kind referred to in
section 9(c) of the Electricity Marketing Regulation (AR 109/2000) is also
a direct sales contract, that contract is exempt from the requirements of
subsection (1)(a) and (b) provided that the statements of cancellation
rights required by section 8(2)(a)(ii) and (v) or section 9(c)(ii) and (v),
respectively, of that Regulation comply with subsections (1)(c) and (d) and
that subsection (2) is complied with.