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     Alberta Regulation 153/2001

     Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

     ORAL AND FACIAL SURGERY BENEFITS
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 7, 2001

Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 99/2001) on July 31, 2001
pursuant to section 7 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Act.


1   The Oral and Facial Surgery Benefits Regulation (AR 123/95) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   The title is amended by striking out "Facial" and substituting
"Maxillofacial".


3   Section 2 is amended by striking out "facial" and substituting
"maxillofacial".


4   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "facial" and substituting "maxillofacial";

     (b)  by striking out "Facial" and substituting "Maxillofacial".


5   Section 4(1) is amended by striking out "Facial" and substituting
"Maxillofacial".


6   The List of Oral and Facial Surgery Services is amended by striking out
"AND FACIAL" and substituting "AND MAXILLOFACIAL".


     Alberta Regulation 154/2001

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     DESIGNATED OCCUPATIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Minister of Learning on August 2, 2001 pursuant to section
36(1) of the  Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


1   The Designated Occupations Regulation (AR 57/99) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 1:

Steel detailer
     1.1   The occupation of steel detailer is designated as a designated
occupation.


3   Section 4 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 4(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1) by striking out "this Regulation expires" and
substituting "this Regulation, except section 1.1, expires";

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

     (2)  For the purpose of ensuring that section 1.1 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, section 1.1 expires on
January 31, 2006.


4   The following is added after section 4:

Coming into force
     5   This regulation comes into force on January 1, 2002.


     Alberta Regulation 155/2001

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PORK PRODUCERS' PLAN REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 314/2001) on August 8,
2001 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Designation    2

     Part 1
     General Operation of the Plan

     Division 1
     Plan

Continuation of Plan     3
Termination of Plan 4
Application of Plan 5
Purposes  6

     Division 2
     Operation of Plan by the Commission

Corporation continued    7
Responsibilities of the Corporation     8
Regulations to operate the Plan    9
Financing of the Plan    10
Service charges are non-refundable 11
Remuneration   12
Appointment of auditor   13
Authority from Governor in Council 14
Indemnification funds    15

     Part 2
     Governance of Plan

     Division 1
     Corporation

Directors 16
Chairperson, etc.   17
Quorum    18

     Division 2
     Directors and Delegates

Eligibility    19
Non-eligibility     20
Prohibition    21
Terms of office     22
Limitation on terms 23

     Division 3
     General District Meetings

District annual meetings 24
Special district meeting 25
Notice of meeting   26
Quorum re annual or special district meeting 27
Business re district annual meeting     28

     Division 4
     General Delegates Meetings

District delegates meetings   29
Special delegates meetings    30
Time and place of meeting     31
Notice of meeting   32
Quorum    33

     Division 5
     Nominations and Elections

Nominations    34
Eligibility to vote 35
Voting    36
Returning officers, etc. 37
Duties of returning officers  38
Election by acclamation  39
Failure to elect    40
Vacancy   41
Controverted election    42

     Division 6
     Districts

Number of districts 43
Change in districts 44
Composition of districts 45

     Part 3
     Transitional Provisions, Repeals and Review

Transitional   46
Repeal    47
Review    48


Interpretation
1(1)   In this Plan,

     (a)  "Act"     means the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act;

     (b)  "Corporation" means the commission known as the Alberta Pork
Producers' Development Corporation;

     (c)  "Council" means the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing
Council;

     (d)  "Directors" means individuals elected or appointed, as the case
may be, to serve as directors of the Corporation;

     (e)  "hog" means a hog raised, kept, prepared for slaughter or
marketed in the Province and includes pork;

     (f)  "marketing" includes buying, owning, selling, offering for
sale, storing, grading, assembling, packing, transporting, advertising or
financing;

     (g)  "Plan" means the Plan that is revised, amended, and continued
under section 3;

     (h)  "pork" means a hog that has been processed;

     (i)  "processing" means changing the nature, size, quality or
condition of hogs by mechanical means or otherwise and includes the
slaughter of hogs;

     (j)  "processor" means any party that is engaged in the business of
processing hogs or that has hogs processed on its behalf within the
Province;

     (k)  "producer" means

               (i)  a person engaged in the production of hogs for
slaughter,

               (ii) a person who takes possession of any hogs from a
producer under any security for a debt, or

               (iii)     a person who under any arrangement is entitled to a
share of the hogs raised by a producer or any portion of the revenue
derived from the sale of the hogs;

     (l)  "Province" means the Province of Alberta;

     (m)  "registered producer" means a producer who

               (i)  has paid a service charge to the Corporation in
respect of a hog marketed in the most recent 12-month period, and

               (ii) has been assigned a farm unit registration number
by the Corporation.

(2)  For the purposes of this Plan and the Act as it relates to this Plan,
"regulated product" means hogs.


Designation
2   Hogs are hereby designated as agricultural products for the purpose of
the Act.


     PART 1

     GENERAL OPERATION OF THE PLAN

     Division 1
     Plan

Continuation of Plan
3   The Alberta Hog Producers' Marketing Plan, 1968, established under
Alberta Regulation 195/68 that was amended and continued under Alberta
Regulation 141/96 is hereby revised, amended and continued under this
Regulation with the name "Alberta Pork Producers' Plan".


Termination of Plan
4   This Plan does not terminate at the conclusion of a specific period of
time and remains in force unless otherwise terminated pursuant to the Act.


Application of Plan
5   This Plan applies

     (a)  to all of Alberta,

     (b)  to all persons who produce or market or produce and market
hogs, and

     (c)  for the purposes of section 9(b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g),
to each processor.


Purposes
6(1)  The purposes of this Plan are to enable the Corporation to initiate
and carry out projects or programs to commence, stimulate, increase or
improve the production or marketing, or both, of hogs and pork.

(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Corporation may
initiate and carry out programs,

     (a)  to assist, educate and inform producers, buyers and processors
in developing and improving their production and marketing of hogs and
pork;

     (b)  to expand market awareness and demand for hogs and pork,
including the development and promotion of markets for hogs and pork and
the education of consumers;

     (c)  to generally develop and promote the hog and pork industry;

     (d)  to advise governments on matters concerning the hog and pork
industry;

     (e)  to establish, maintain and operate one or more funds under
sections 34 and 35 of the Act;

     (f)  to conduct or support studies and research relating to the
production, marketing and processing of hogs and pork, to the quality
improvement of hogs and pork and to the consumption of pork;

     (g)  to promote increased consumption by consumers of pork and
processed pork;

     (h)  to participate in Government programs;

     (i)  to encourage the improvement of methods for the assembly,
transportation and handling of hogs and pork;

     (j)  to co-ordinate and improve understanding within the hog and
pork industry and between the hog and pork industry and other related
industries;

     (k)  to work with marketing commissions and boards and other
organizations having similar objectives, including such commissions, boards
and organizations as may be established in other provinces or outside
Canada;

     (l)  to establish quality standards for hogs and pork;

     (m)  to work with others for the betterment of the Alberta hog
industry;

     (n)  to use service charges and other funds of the Corporation for
the purposes of the Corporation.

(3)  Neither the production nor the marketing of hogs and pork, nor either
of them, is to be controlled or regulated under this Plan.


     Division 2
     Operation of Plan by the Commission

Corporation continued
7(1)  The board known as the "Alberta Pork Producers' Development
Corporation" is hereby continued under this Plan as a commission known as
the "Alberta Pork Producers' Development Corporation".

(2)  The Corporation is to operate pursuant to this Plan.


Responsibili-ties of the Corporation
8   The Corporation

     (a)  is, subject to the Act, responsible for the operation,
regulation, supervision and enforcement of this Plan;

     (b)  without limiting the generality of clause (a),

               (i)  may appoint a General Manager and may prescribe the
duties and fix and provide for the remuneration of the General Manager;

               (ii) may allow the General Manager to retain other
employees or contractors, other than an auditor, and may allow the General
Manager to prescribe the duties and remuneration payable to those employees
and contractors;

               (iii)     must open one or more deposit accounts with one or
more financial institutions and may designate the officers and employees
permitted to

                         (A)  sign cheques and other negotiable
instruments,

                         (B)  transact the business of the
Corporation with its financial institutions, and

                         (C)  generally do all things incidental to
or in connection with the transaction of the business of the Corporation
with its financial institutions;

               (iv) must maintain such books and records, including
financial records,

                         (A)  as from time to time may be required
under the Act, the regulations or by virtue of any order of the Council, or

                         (B)  as may be determined by the
Corporation;

               (v)  must maintain an office in Alberta and notify each
registered producer, licensed processor and the Council of the location of
the office of the Corporation;

               (vi) subject to the Act, may issue directions governing
the internal operations of the Corporation;

               (vii)     must establish and implement policy for the
operation of the Corporation and the implementation and operation of this
Plan.


Regulations to operate the Plan
9   For the purpose of enabling the Corporation to operate this Plan, the
Corporation may be empowered by the Council with the approval of the
Minister, to make regulations pursuant to section 26 of the Act

     (a)  requiring producers engaged in the production or marketing, or
both, of hogs to register their names and addresses with the Corporation;

     (b)  requiring any person who produces, markets or processes hogs to
furnish to the Corporation any information or record relating to the
production, marketing or processing of hogs that the Corporation considers
necessary;

     (c)  requiring persons to be licensed under this Plan before they
become engaged in the marketing or processing of hogs;

     (d)  prohibiting persons from engaging in the marketing or
processing, as the case may be, of the hogs except under the authority of a
licence issued by the Corporation;

     (e)  governing the issuance, suspension or cancellation of a licence
issued under this Plan;

     (f)  providing for

               (i)  the assessment, charging and collection of service
charges from producers from time to time for the purposes of this Plan,

               (ii) the assessment, charging and collection of licence
fees from persons engaged in the assembly, transportation or processing of
hogs, and

               (iii)     the taking of legal action to enforce payment of
the service charges and licence fees, as the case may be;

     (g)  requiring any person who receives any hogs from a producer

               (i)  to deduct from the money payable to the producer
any service charges payable by the producer to the Corporation, and

               (ii) to forward the amount deducted to the Corporation;

     (h)  providing for the use of any class of service charges, licence
fees or other money payable to or received by the Corporation for the
purpose of paying its expenses and administering this Plan and regulations
made by the Corporation;

     (i)  permitting the Corporation to exercise any one or more of the
powers that are vested in a co-operative association under the Co-operative
Associations Act.


Financing of the Plan
10   This Plan is to be financed by the charging and collection of service
charges and licence fees.


Service charges are non-refundable

11   Service charges are not refundable on the request of a producer.


Remuneration
12   The remuneration to be paid to the chairperson of the Corporation, the
Directors and the delegates is to be fixed by a vote of the delegates at an
annual or special meeting of the delegates.


Appointment of auditor
13   The delegates are to appoint an auditor for the Corporation at an
annual or special meeting of the delegates.


Authority from Governor in Council
14   In accordance with section 50 of the Act, the Corporation may, with
respect to the production or marketing, or both, of the regulated product,
be authorized to perform any function or duty and exercise any power
imposed or conferred on the Corporation by or under the Agricultural
Products Marketing Act (Canada) or the Farm Products Agencies Act (Canada),
or both of them.


Indemnifica-tion funds
15(1)  The Corporation may establish one or more funds under section 34 or
35 of the Act.

(2)  In order to finance the funds, the Corporation may raise amounts in
accordance with sections 34 and 35 of the Act.


     PART 2

     GOVERNANCE OF PLAN

     Division 1
     Corporation

Directors
16   The Corporation consists of 9 Directors.


Chairperson, etc.
17(1)  The Directors are to elect from among themselves

     (a)  a registered producer to be the chairperson of the Corporation,
and

     (b)  a registered producer to be the vice-chairperson of the
Corporation.

(2)  The election of the chairperson and vice-chairperson is to take place
at the first meeting of the Directors held in each year after the election
for Directors has been concluded.

(3)  The chairperson and vice-chairperson serve during the year at the
pleasure of the Directors.


Quorum
18   A quorum for a meeting of the Directors is not fewer than 6 Directors.


     Division 2
     Directors and Delegates

Eligibility
19   In order to be elected to serve as a Director or a delegate a person

     (a)  must be an individual who is

               (i)  a registered producer,

               (ii) an officer of a company that is a registered
producer,

               (iii)     a partner in a partnership that is a registered
producer,

               (iv) an officer of a company that is a partner in a
partnership that is a registered producer,

               (v)  a co-venturer in a joint venture that is a
registered producer, or

               (vi) an officer of a company that is a co-venturer in a
joint venture that is a registered producer,

     (b)  must be elected at a meeting of registered producers called for
the purpose of, among other things, electing a Director and delegates, as
the case may be, to represent that district for which the meeting was
called, and

     (c)  must have

               (i)  paid the service charge payable to the Corporation
on all hogs marketed by that person, and

               (ii) marketed at least 50 hogs or 10 sows,

          within the 12 months prior to the election in which that person
was a candidate for election as a Director or a delegate.


Non-eligibility
20(1)   A person is not eligible to be a Director or delegate if that
person

     (a)  as of the date of the election is less than 18 years of age;

     (b)  is a dependent adult as defined in the Dependent Adults Act, or
is the subject of a certificate of incapacity under that Act;

     (c)  is a formal patient as defined in the Mental Health Act;

     (d)  has been found to be a person of unsound mind by a court
elsewhere than in Alberta;

     (e)  has the status of a bankrupt;

     (f)  is not a resident of Alberta;

     (g)  is not an individual;

     (h)  has failed to pay any service charge payable to the Corporation
in respect of any hog marketed by that person during that person's term of
office as a Director or delegate.

(2)  A Director or delegate who is no longer eligible under subsection (1)
to hold office as a Director or delegate is deemed to have resigned from
that office at the time that the ineligibility arose.


Prohibition
21(1)  An individual is not eligible at any one time to be a candidate for
election as a Director and a candidate for election as a delegate.

(2)  Where a registered producer is not an individual, that registered
producer is not eligible to nominate more than one person to be its
representative as a candidate for election under this Plan.

(3)  An individual shall not at any one time serve as both a Director and a
delegate.


Terms of office
22(1)  The term of office of a Director is 2 years.

(2)  The term of office of a delegate is 2 years.


Limitation on terms
23(1)  No person may be elected to serve more than 3 consecutive terms as a
Director.

(2)  No person may be elected to serve more than 3 consecutive terms as a
delegate.

(3)  For the purposes of this section, any portion of a term of office
served by a person as a Director or a delegate appointed under section 41
is not to be considered to be a term of office.


     Division 3
     General District Meetings

District annual meetings
24(1)  The Corporation must in each year designate the date, time and place
for at least one, but not more than 5, local meetings within each district.

(2)  The local meetings referred to in subsection (1) constitute the
district annual meeting of registered producers of the district.

(3)  A district annual meeting must be commenced within 15 months from the
conclusion of the preceding district annual meeting.


Special district meeting
25(1)  The Corporation must call a special district meeting of registered
producers of a district whenever requested to do so in writing by

     (a)  at least 25 registered producers of the district, or

     (b)  the Council.

(2)  A special district meeting called under subsection (1) may consist of
one meeting for the entire district.


Notice of meeting
26(1)  Notice of any meeting to be called pursuant to this Division must be
given by the Corporation at least 14 days prior to the day proposed for the
meeting.

(2)  A notice given under subsection (1) must be sent by mail to each
registered producer at the registered producer's last address as shown in
the records of the Corporation.


Quorum re annual or special district meeting
27    The quorum for any one of the meetings that constitute a district
annual meeting or a special district meeting is not fewer than 6 registered
producers.


Business re district annual meeting
28   The registered producers attending a district annual meeting of
registered producers are to do the following:

     (a)  elect one Director;

     (b)  elect 3 delegates;

     (c)  receive a report from the Director representing the district as
to the operations and activities of the Corporation;

     (d)  receive a certified copy of the auditor's report concerning the
operations of the Corporation for the preceding year;

     (e)  consider such other matters not referred to in clauses (a) to
(d), as the Corporation or the district annual meeting itself may deem
advisable.


     Division 4
     General Delegates Meetings

District delegates meetings
29(1)  In each year there must be an annual meeting of all the delegates in
Alberta.

(2)  The annual meeting of the delegates must be held not later than 15
months following the date of the conclusion of the last annual meeting of
the delegates.


Special delegates meetings
30(1)  Special meetings of delegates

     (a)  may be called by the Corporation at any time, and

     (b)  must be called by the Corporation on

               (i)  the written request of the Council, or

               (ii) the written request of at least 1/3 of the
delegates.

(2)  A Director may, at any time, call a meeting of the delegates for the
district that the Director represents.


Time and place of meeting
31    The date, time and place of all meetings held pursuant to this
Division are to be fixed by the Corporation.


Notice of meeting
32   At least 14 days' notice in writing, specifying the date, time and
place of annual meetings or special meetings of delegates, must be given by
the Corporation to all delegates by mailing the notice to their address on
record with the Corporation.


Quorum
33   The quorum for an annual or special meeting of the  delegates is not
fewer than 9 delegates.


     Division 5
     Nominations and Elections

Nominations
34(1)  Nominations for Directors to be elected at district annual meetings
of registered producers are to be made in writing prior to the district
annual meeting.

(2)  Nominations for delegates to be elected at district annual meetings of
registered producers are to be made in writing prior to the district annual
meeting.

(3)  Where the Corporation provides forms for the purposes of nominations,
the nominations must be in writing on those forms.

(4)  Any person who is eligible to serve as a Director or a delegate may be
nominated for election as a Director or delegate if

     (a)  the person resides within the district that the person is to
represent, and

     (b)  the person has consented to the nomination.

(5)  The nomination of a candidate for election may be made by any person
who

     (a)  is a registered producer or the designate of a registered
producer, and

     (b)  resides within the district that the candidate is being
nominated to represent.

(6)  Where a registered producer is a partnership, corporation or joint
venture, the designated representative thereof is entitled to allow the
designated representative's name to stand in nomination and hold office as
a Director or delegate, as the case may be, if elected.


Eligibility to vote
35(1)  Subject to this section and section 36, any producer is entitled to
vote in any election for a Director or a delegate where the producer

     (a)  is a registered producer,

     (b)  resides within the district that the delegate or Director is to
represent, and

     (c)  has not voted at a previous local meeting within the district
during the current election.

(2)  Where a registered producer

     (a)  does not reside within the district in which the producer
wishes to vote for a delegate or Director, but

     (b)  resides in an area or district that is adjacent to the district
in which the registered producer wishes to vote,

the producer may apply in writing to the Corporation, not less than 10 days
prior to the day of the election in which the producer desires to cast a
ballot, to be registered for the purposes of voting in that adjacent
district.

(3)  On receipt of the written approval of the Corporation, the producer
may vote in the adjacent district only if that producer does not vote in
the district in which the producer resides.

(4)  Where a registered producer has received approval pursuant to
subsection (3) to vote in a district in which the producer does not reside,
the producer may for a future election apply in writing to the Corporation
to change and once more be approved to vote in the district in which the
producer resides.

(5)  Notwithstanding that a producer has been approved pursuant to an
application made under subsection (4) to once more in future elections be
permitted to vote in the district in which the producer resides, the
producer, in respect of the election that is next held following the
granting of that approval,

     (a)  is not eligible to vote in the district in which the producer
resides, but

     (b)  remains eligible to vote in the district referred to in
subsection (3).


Voting
36(1)  Voting for the election of Directors and delegates is to occur at
each district annual meeting and is to be by secret ballot.

(2)  At each district annual meeting, each registered producer is to
receive one ballot for a Director and one ballot for delegates on
presentation of the registered producer's farm unit registration card.

(3)  There is to be only one vote per farm unit registration number.

(4)  A registered producer is entitled to not more than one vote,
notwithstanding that the registered producer may have been issued more than
one farm unit registration number.

(5)  A registered producer is entitled to vote in not more than one
district, notwithstanding that the registered producer may have separately
registered premises in more than one district.

(6)  Where the registered producer is a partnership, co-venturer or 
corporation, the designated representative thereof is entitled to vote on
behalf of the registered producer.

(7)  Possession by an individual of the farm unit registration card
applicable to a partnership, corporation or co-venture is considered as
proof of proper designation of the individual as a representative of the
registered producer.

(8)  Where

     (a)  the name of a producer who is eligible to vote does not appear
on the voters list, or

     (b)  the producer is not able to present the farm unit registration
card supplied to the producer by the Corporation,

or both, the producer is nevertheless entitled to vote if the producer
signs a declaration stating that

     (c)  the producer

               (i)  is a registered producer, or

               (ii) in the case of an unregistered producer, has
completed an application for farm unit registration,

     (d)  the producer

               (i)  resides in the district in which the producer
desires to vote,

               (ii) has paid the service charge payable to the
Corporation in respect of a hog marketed in the most recent 12-month
period, and

               (iii)     has not previously voted in the election for this
or any other district,

     and

     (e)  the farm unit that the registered producer represents has not
previously received a ballot.


Returning officers, etc.
37(1)  The General Manager of the Corporation, or the designate of the
General Manager, is the chief returning officer and responsible for all
administrative procedures relating to the conduct of elections.

(2)  The Corporation is to appoint one district returning officer for each
district, and the district returning officer is responsible to the chief
returning officer and is to take direction from the chief returning
officer.

(3)  A person is not eligible to be appointed as a district returning
officer if that person

     (a)  is a candidate for election, or

     (b)  is an incumbent Director or delegate.


Duties of returning officers
38(1)  The chief returning officer is to prepare and distribute to each
district returning officer a list of eligible voters for each district, and
that list is to contain

     (a)  the names of the eligible voters,

     (b)  their addresses, and

     (c)  their farm unit registration numbers.

(2)  The district returning officer is to

     (a)  ensure that each person who votes in an election is on the
voters list or has signed a declaration pursuant to section 36(8), and

     (b)  forward to the chief returning officer, within 5 days from the
date of the election, a report of the results of the election together with
all voters lists, declarations, ballots and other documents pertaining to
the election.


Election by acclamation
39(1)  Where only one registered producer has been nominated for the
position of Director for a district, the chief returning officer is to
declare the person nominated as being elected by acclamation.

(2)  Where only 3 registered producers have been nominated for the position
of delegate for a district, the chief returning officer is to declare those
persons nominated as being elected by acclamation as delegates.


Failure to elect
40(1)  Where the registered producers at a district annual meeting fail to
elect a Director or the required number of delegates, the Corporation must,
not later than 7 days from the day of that meeting,

     (a)  designate a date, time and place for another meeting of the
district, and

     (b)  mail a notice at least 10 days prior to the day of the meeting
to each registered producer who is eligible to vote in that district.

(2)  Where another meeting is held pursuant to a notice given under
subsection (1) in the area of a district that failed to elect a delegate
and the eligible voters attending that other meeting fail to elect a
delegate, the remaining delegates for that district are to appoint to that
position a registered producer who is eligible to hold that position and on
being appointed to that position that registered producer holds that
position as if elected to the position.


Vacancy
41   Where

     (a)  the position of a Director becomes vacant due to the death,
resignation or other incapacity of a Director, or

     (b)  the position of a delegate becomes vacant due to the death,
resignation or other incapacity of a delegate,

the remaining delegates of the district for which there is a vacancy are to
appoint to that position a registered producer who is eligible to hold that
position and that registered producer holds that position until the
expiration of the term of office of the person whose vacant position was
filled.


Controverted election
42(1)  Where a registered producer seeks to have an election declared
invalid on the basis of

     (a)  lack of a quorum at meetings at which the election was held,

     (b)  non-compliance with any provision providing for election of a
Director or delegate with respect to

               (i)  the eligibility of candidates,

               (ii) the eligibility of voters, or

               (iii)     the counting of the ballots,

     or

     (c)  any other irregularity,

the registered producer must, as a condition precedent to seeking any other
remedy, apply to Council within 30 days from the day of the election for a
declaration that the election is invalid.

(2)  Where an election is contested pursuant to subsection (1), the Council
may declare the election to be invalid if it is satisfied that the alleged
irregularities did in fact occur and that they were sufficient to
materially affect the result of the election.

(3)  Where

     (a)  the validity of an election is contested by application to
Council pursuant to subsection (1), and

     (b)  it appears to Council that the election was conducted
substantially in accordance with the requirements of this Plan and the Act,
and that the non-compliance, violation, mistake or irregularity did not
materially affect the result of the election,

the Council may adjudge the election to be valid.

(4)  Where an election is contested pursuant to subsection (1)(b) or (c)
and is declared invalid, the Council is to declare the position in question
to be vacant and order that another election be called within 60 days to
settle the question of who is to be admitted to office.

(5)  Where a new election is called pursuant to subsection (4), the Council
may

     (a)  authorize the remaining validly elected persons of the district
to appoint a registered producer to act as Director or delegate, as the
case may be, until the time that the new  election is held, and

     (b)  in the case where fewer than 2 delegates in a district were
validly elected, appoint a registered producer or registered producers to
act as delegate or delegates until the time that the new election is held.

(6)  The Council may require the Corporation to provide to Council the
ballot papers, books, voters lists, declarations, reports and the other
records of the election with respect to any election as the Council
considers necessary.

(7)  Unless otherwise directed by the Council, the Corporation is not to
destroy any records connected with any election until 90 days have elapsed
from the day of the election.

(8)  An application to Council to have an election declared invalid
pursuant to this section is not to be considered by the Council after 30
days have elapsed from the day of the election, and if no such application
is received within 30 days from the day of an election, the election is
deemed to be valid.


     Division 6
     Districts

Number of districts
43   For the purposes of this Plan, Alberta is divided into 9 districts as
set out in section 45.


Change in districts
44   The boundaries of the districts may be altered by the Corporation, on
the recommendation of the delegates.


Composition of districts
45(1)  District No. 1 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Cypress No. 1;

     (b)  Improvement District No. 4;

     (c)  Improvement District No. 5;

     (d)  Improvement District No. 6;

     (e)  Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;

     (f)  Municipal District of Cardston No. 6;

     (g)  Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9;

     (h)  Municipal District of Taber No. 14;

     (i)  Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26;

     (j)  County of Vulcan No. 2;

     (k)  County of Newell No. 4;

     (l)  County of Forty Mile No. 8;

     (m)  County of Warner No. 5;

     (n)  County of Lethbridge No. 26;

     (o)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (n).

(2)  District No. 2 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Special Area No. 2;

     (b)  Special Area No. 3;

     (c)  Special Area No. 4;

     (d)  Municipal District of Big Horn No. 8;

     (e)  Improvement District No. 9;

     (f)  Municipal District of Foothills No. 31;

     (g)  Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;

     (h)  Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44;

     (i)  Municipal District of Starland No. 47;

     (j)  Municipal District of Kneehill No. 48;

     (k)  Municipal District of Badlands No. 7;

     (l)  County of Wheatland No. 16;

     (m)  County of Mountain View No. 17;

     (n)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (m).

(3)  District No. 3 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Provost No. 52;

     (b)  Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61;

     (c)  County of Stettler No. 6;

     (d)  County of Paintearth No. 18;

     (e)  County of Camrose No. 22;

     (f)  County of Flagstaff No. 29;

     (g)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (f).

(4)  District No. 4 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Clearwater No. 99;

     (b)  County of Ponoka No. 3;

     (c)  Lacombe County;

     (d)  County of Red Deer No. 23;

     (e)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (d).

(5)  District No. 5 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  County of Beaver No. 9;

     (b)  County of Two Hills No. 21;

     (c)  County of Vermilion No. 24;

     (d)  County of Minburn No. 27;

     (e)  County of Lamont No. 30;

     (f)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (e).

(6)  District No. 6 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94;

     (b)  Municipal District of Sturgeon No. 90;

     (c)  Municipal District of Brazeau No. 77;

     (d)  County of Wetaskiwin No. 10;

     (e)  Strathcona County;

     (f)  County of Leduc No. 25;

     (g)  Parkland County;

     (h)  Improvement District No. 12;

     (i)  Improvement District No. 25;

     (j)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (i).

(7)  District No. 7 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87;

     (b)  County of Thorhild No. 7;

     (c)  County of Athabasca No. 12;

     (d)  County of Smoky Lake No. 13;

     (e)  County of St. Paul No. 19;

     (f)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (e).

(8)  District No. 8 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Woodlands No. 15;

     (b)  Municipal District of Westlock No. 92;

     (c)  County of Barrhead No. 11;

     (d)  County of Lac Ste. Anne No. 28;

     (e)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (d).

(9)  District No. 9 consists of that land included in the following:

     (a)  Municipal District of Greenview No. 16;

     (b)  Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17;

     (c)  Municipal District of Big Lakes;

     (d)  Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124;

     (e)  Municipal District of East Peace No. 131;

     (f)  Municipal District of Birch Hills No. 19;

     (g)  Municipal District of Saddle Hills No. 20;

     (h)  Municipal District of Clear Hills No. 21;

     (i)  Municipal District of Northern Lights No. 22;

     (j)  Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23;

     (k)  Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130;

     (l)  Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133;

     (m)  Municipal District of Peace No. 135;

     (n)  Municipal District of Fairview No. 136;

     (o)  County of Grande Prairie No. 1;

     (p)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or a
combination of 2 or more of the municipalities referred to in clauses (a)
to (o).


     PART 3

     TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS, REPEALS AND REVIEW

Transitional
46(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "continued Corporation" means the Corporation continued under
this Regulation;

     (b)  "previous Plan" means the Alberta Pork Producers' Plan
Regulation (AR 141/96) as it read immediately before the coming into force
of this Regulation.

(2)  The persons who, immediately before the coming into force of this
Regulation, were Directors of the Corporation under the previous Plan
shall, on the coming into force of this Regulation, continue as Directors
of the continued Corporation until

     (a)  the terms of office to which those Directors were elected
expire, or

     (b)  those Directors are sooner elected or replaced under this
Regulation.


Repeal
47   The Alberta Pork Producers' Plan Regulation (AR 141/96) is repealed.


Review
48   In compliance with the on-going regulatory review initiative, this
Regulation must be reviewed on or before December 31, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 156/2001

     Mines and Minerals Act
     Natural Gas Marketing Act

     NATURAL GAS ROYALTY REGULATION, 1994
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 318/2001) on August 8,
2001 pursuant to sections 5 and 37 of the Mines and Minerals Act and
section 13 of the Natural Gas Marketing Act.


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


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in clause (b.1) by striking out "into a gathering system" and
substituting "to another facility or into a pipeline";

     (b)  in clause (f) by striking out "or petroleum rights" and
substituting ", petroleum rights or oil sands rights";

     (c)  in clause (r.2) by adding "by order" after "designated by the
Minister";

     (d)  by adding the following after clause (ee):

               (ee.1)    "receipt meter station" means each place on a
pipeline at which natural gas or residue gas can be received and the
quantity so received can be measured;


3   Section 6 is amended

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

          (2.1)  The Minister shall, by order, prescribe an amount per
gigajoule as the adjusted intra-Alberta transportation deduction for July,
2001 and each subsequent month.

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (8):

          (8.1)  The Minister may, by order, in respect of July, 2001 and
each subsequent production month, prescribe a meter station factor for a
receipt meter station.


4   Section 12 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by repealing clause (a) and substituting the
following:

                         (a)  subject to subsection (2), on natural
gas or residue gas that is consumed as a fuel in operations for gathering,
processing or reprocessing natural gas that is subject to the payment of
royalty to the Crown if

                                   (i)  the natural gas so consumed
is recovered from the same pool as the natural gas that is gathered,
processed or reprocessed, or

                                   (ii) the residue gas so consumed
is obtained from natural gas recovered from the same pool as the natural
gas that is gathered, processed or reprocessed,

                              as the case may be, including
consumption as a fuel for the purpose of generating electricity and steam
in a power plant that is provided for such operations in exchange for the
fuel;

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

                         (b.1)     unless the Minister otherwise directs
in any case, on natural gas or residue gas consumed as a fuel in operations
for the recovery or processing of oil sands pursuant to a Project as
defined in the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 (AR 185/97) if

                                   (i)  the consumed natural gas,
or the natural gas from which the consumed residue gas was obtained,
respectively, was recovered under an agreement under which oil sands are to
be recovered pursuant to the Project, and

                                   (ii) the oil sands so recovered
or processed were recovered from the development area, as defined in the
Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 (AR 185/97) of the Project;

                         (b.2)     unless the Minister otherwise directs
in any case, on natural gas or residue gas consumed as a fuel in operations
for the recovery or processing of oil sands that is subject to the payment
of royalty under the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1984 (AR 166/84) where
the consumed natural gas, or the natural gas from which the consumed
residue gas is obtained, respectively, and the oil sands recovered or
processed in such operations, are recovered pursuant to the same agreement;

                         (b.3)     unless the Minister otherwise directs
in any case, on natural gas, or residue gas that is obtained from natural
gas, recovered pursuant to an experimental project as defined in the
Experimental Oil Sands Royalty Regulation (AR 347/92) where the natural gas
or residue gas is consumed as a fuel in the operation of the experimental
project;

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

          (1.1)  Despite subsection (1), in respect of natural gas or
residue gas consumed in a month in accordance with clause (b) or (c) of
that subsection,

               (a)  an amount equal to the royalty compensation that
would be payable on the gas in the absence of subsection (1) shall be paid
to the Minister as if subsection (1) did not apply in respect of the gas,
and

               (b)  the Minister shall credit an equivalent amount to
the royalty client account of the royalty client who made the payment, no
later than the last day of the month following the month in which the
Minister receives from the royalty client a report satisfactory to the
Minister concerning the consumption of the gas.


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

     (2)  On receipt of a royalty invoice in respect of a production
month, the royalty client shall pay the Minister the net amount shown in
the invoice on or before

               (a)  the last day in which the offices of the Department
are open during the 3rd month following the production month, where the
production month to which the invoice relates is December, or

               (b)  the last day of the 3rd month following the
production month, in any other case.


6   Section 16 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (2.1)  In determining royalty compensation under subsection (2)(b),
if

               (a)  natural gas or a gas product is injected during a
production month into a gas injection facility for which the operator has
indicated a receiving facility for that month in a report furnished under
section 23(4) or (7), and

               (b)  the Minister is satisfied that natural gas, or gas
products obtained from natural gas, recovered from the receiving pool of
the gas injection facility during the month could be delivered to the
receiving facility,

     the Minister shall, in addition to treating the natural gas or gas
products received at the gas injection facility as having been recovered,
or obtained from natural gas recovered, respectively, from the receiving
pool in that month, and for the purpose of determining the place under
section 8(5) at which the Crown's royalty share of the natural gas or gas
products is calculated and the royalty trigger factor for the purposes of
section 1.1 of Schedule 1 for that place, also treat the natural gas or gas
products as having been delivered to the receiving facility after being so
recovered or obtained.

     (2.2)  In determining royalty compensation under subsection (2)(b),
if

               (a)  natural gas or a gas product is injected during a
production month into a gas injection facility,

               (b)  the operator of the gas injection facility
indicates in a report furnished under section 23(4) or (7) that there is no
receiving facility for that month in respect of the gas injection facility,
and

               (c)  the Minister is satisfied there is no receiving
facility to which natural gas, or gas products obtained from natural gas,
recovered from the receiving pool of the gas injection facility during the
month could be delivered,

     the royalty trigger factor for the purpose of applying section 1.1(1)
of Schedule 1 in respect of the natural gas or gas products shall, despite
subsections (2) and (3) of section 1.1 of that Schedule, be 1.

     (2.3)  In determining royalty compensation under subsection (2)(b),
if natural gas or a gas product is injected during a production month into
a gas injection facility and the operator of the facility has not furnished
a report under section 23(4) or (7) in respect of the facility that applies
in respect of that month, the royalty trigger factor for the purposes of
applying section 1.1(1) of Schedule 1 in respect of the natural gas or gas
product shall, despite subsections (2) and (3) of that Schedule but subject
to subsection (2.4) of this section, be 2.

     (2.4)  If royalty compensation is determined under subsection (2)(b)
in accordance with subsection (2.3) in respect of natural gas or a gas
product injected into a gas injection facility during a production month
and the operator of the gas injection facility subsequently furnishes the
Minister with a report under section 23(4) or (7) that applies in respect
of that month, the Minister shall recalculate the royalty compensation in
accordance with subsection (2.1) or (2.2), as the case may be, and

               (a)  if the royalty compensation is increased as a
result, the Minister shall establish additional injection credits for a
subsequent month or months to reflect the increase in royalty compensation,
or

               (b)  if the calculation decreases the royalty
compensation, the royalty clients identified by the Minister as having
received excessive injection credits in respect of the natural gas or gas
products shall repay the excessive injection credits to the Minister on the
due date of the invoice or invoices issued by the Minister reflecting the
excessive injection credits.


7   Section 17 is amended

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

Allowable costs
          17(1)  The costs and allowances to which the Minister consents
and that are incurred

               (a)  in gathering, processing or reprocessing the
Crown's royalty share of natural gas and gas products, and

               (b)  in handling the Crown's royalty share within a gas
processing plant or reprocessing plant after the place in the plant where
the Crown's royalty share is calculated

          shall, subject to this section, be deducted from the
compensation calculated under section 14(4) in respect of the Crown's
royalty share, in determining the royalty compensation payable to the Crown
in respect of the royalty share.

     (b)  by repealing subsections (4) and (5) and substituting the
following:

          (4)  Subject to subsection (5), the Minister may for the
purposes of this section

               (a)  estimate the amount of the allowable costs
calculated for a royalty client for a year and, subject to clause (b)(ii),
consent to that estimated amount, and

               (b)  after the end of the year determine the actual
allowable costs calculated for that royalty client for that year, and

                         (i)  if the actual costs exceed the
estimated amount referred to in clause (a), consent to further costs equal
to the difference, or

                         (ii) if the estimated amount referred to in
clause (a) exceeds the actual allowable costs, invoice the royalty client
for the difference.

          (5)  The allowable costs consented to under this section in
respect of a royalty client for a year may not exceed the compensation
calculated under section 14(4) in respect of that royalty client for that
year.

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (6):

          (6.1)  If credits have been established pursuant to a
regulation made under the Act

               (a)  on the basis of costs the Minister estimates may be
saved in the gathering, processing or reprocessing of the Crown's royalty
share of natural gas or gas products, and

               (b)  that may be applied against the payment of money
owing to the Crown under this Regulation,

          the Minister may, in determining the amount of costs and
allowances under subsection (3) in relation to such gathering, processing
or reprocessing, reduce the costs and allowances by such an amount or
amounts as the Minister considers necessary to ensure that an amount equal
to the present value, as of the date the credits are established, of the
estimated costs savings is recovered by the Crown.


8   Section 18(4) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (4)  If a royalty client pays a deposit to the Minister under
subsection (1) or (3) during a year, the Minister

               (a)  shall in each subsequent year, recalculate the
deposit to be maintained by the royalty client, as an amount equal to the
lesser of

                         (i)  1/6 of the Minister's estimate of the
aggregate amount of royalty compensation for which the royalty client was
liable in respect of the preceding year after deducting allowable costs,
and

                         (ii) the product of the amount of deposit
maintained by the royalty client immediately prior to the recalculation,
and

                                   (A)  in the case of the
recalculation occurring under this clause in 2001, the amount determined by
dividing the long term Gas Reference Price on the date on which the
recalculation occurs by the average Gas Reference Price for 1999, or

                                   (B)  in the case of each
subsequent recalculation under this clause, the amount determined by
dividing the long term Gas Reference Price on the date on which the
recalculation occurs by the long term Gas Reference Price on the date on
which the immediately preceding recalculation under this clause occurred,

               and

               (b)  may, despite clause (a) and at any time,
recalculate the deposit in an amount determined by the Minister where the
Minister considers the recalculation is warranted in the circumstances.

     (4.1)  For the purposes of subsection (4)(a)(ii), the long term Gas
Reference Price on the date on which a recalculation occurs is the
Minister's estimate as of that date of the average Gas Reference Price for
the period commencing the first day of the year in which the recalculation
occurs and ending on a future date specified from time to time by the
Minister.


9   Section 21(2)(a) is amended by striking out "other than a field
straddle plant".


10   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (5) by striking out "facility owner" and
substituting "facility operator";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (6):

          (7)  Despite section 25, where

               (a)  provisional royalty compensation owing by a
facility operator in respect of unallocated or excess quantities available
for sale is included in a royalty invoice, and

               (b)  the provisional royalty compensation is reduced as
a result of a recalculation under subsection (5) where the facility
operator furnished the amended owner activity statement or reports
submitted to Board by the 15th day of the month following the month in
which the invoice was issued,

          no interest is payable by the facility operator under section
25(2)(b) in respect of the provisional royalty compensation to the extent
it is so reduced.


11   Section 23 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  The operator of a gas injection facility must furnish to the
Minister a report indicating, for the purposes of section 16(2.1) and
(2.2),

               (a)  the facility to which natural gas, or gas products
obtained from natural gas, that may be recovered from the receiving pool of
the gas injection facility can be delivered, if there is only one such
facility when the report is required to be furnished, or indicating one of
those facilities if there is more than one, or

               (b)  indicating that there is no facility to which such
natural gas or gas products can be delivered at that time.

     (5)  The operator of a facility shall furnish a report to the
Minister

               (a)  respecting the pipelines to which natural gas or
gas products can be delivered from the facility without first passing
though an intervening facility, and the meter stations through which such
natural gas or gas products can be so delivered, or

               (b)  indicating that there is no pipeline to which such
natural gas or gas products can be delivered at that time.

     (6)  A report referred to in subsection (4) or (5) shall be furnished
to the Minister

               (a)  on or before September 30, 2001 if operation of the
gas injection facility or facility commences before September 1, 2001, or

               (b)  on or before the last day of the month following
the month in which operation of the gas injection facility or facility
commences, if operation commences on or after September 1, 2001.

     (7)  If any change occurs in respect of the information contained in
a report furnished to the Minister under subsection (4) or (5), the
operator of the gas injection facility or facility in respect of which the
report was furnished shall furnish the Minister with a further report
respecting the change on or before the last day of the month following the
month in which the change occurs.


12   Section 24 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (2.01)  Despite subsection (2), if

               (a)  a person who is required to furnish a report to the
Minister under section 4(1) or (2) of Schedule 3 in respect of a month
fails to do so by the prescribed deadline, and

               (b)  before furnishing the report or without having
furnished the report, furnishes a report to the Minister under section 4(4)
of Schedule 3 in respect of the year containing that month,

     the person is not liable for a penalty under subsection (2) in
relation to the report referred to in clause (a) in respect of any month
occurring after the month following the month in which the report referred
to in clause (b) is furnished to the Minister.


13   Section 28 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3) by adding " or over such longer period
commencing with January, 1994 as the Minister may specify in any particular
case," after "1994";

     (b)  in subsection (4) by striking out "72 production months
commencing with January, 1994," and substituting "production months of the
amortization period referred to in subsection (3),".


14   Schedule 1 is amended

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

               (c)  "Net Gas Reference Price" means, in respect of the
Crown's royalty share of any gas for a production month, the Gas Reference
Price for the production month minus the Transportation Allowance for that
gas;

               (d)  "Transportation Allowance" means, in respect of any
gas for a production month, the amount per gigajoule determined in
accordance with section 1.1, which may be a positive or negative amount or
zero;

     (b)  by adding the following after section 1:

Determination of transportation allowance
          1.1(1)  The Transportation Allowance for any gas for a
production month is the amount determined in accordance with the following
formula:

               TA = (RTF-1)(AIATD)

               where

               TA                  means the Transportation
Allowance for the gas for the production month;

               RTF                 means the royalty trigger factor
calculated in accordance with subsection (2) or (3) for the production
month for the place determined under section 8(5) of this Regulation at
which the Crown's royalty share of the gas is calculated;

               AIATD          means the adjusted intra-Alberta
transportation deduction for the month.

          (2)  Subject to subsection (4), the royalty trigger factor for
a production month for the place determined under section 8(5) of this
Regulation at which the Crown's royalty share of gas is calculated is,

               (a)  if the gas can only be delivered into a single
pipeline through a single receipt meter station for which the Minister has
prescribed a meter station factor for the month under section 6(8.1) of
this Regulation, that meter station factor, or

               (b)  if the gas can be delivered into one or more
pipelines through more than one receipt meter station and the Minister has
prescribed meter station factors for the month under section 6(8.1) of this
Regulation for some or all of the meter stations, the average of the meter
station factors so prescribed,

                         (i)  weighted according to the firm service
contract demand established by the Minister in respect of the meter
stations for which meter station factors have been so prescribed, and

                         (ii) rounded to the nearest hundredth.

          (3)  Subject to subsection (4), the royalty trigger factor for
a production month for the place determined under section 8(5) of this
Regulation at which the Crown's royalty share of any gas is calculated is
1, in any case to which subsection (2) does not apply.

          (4)  Subject to subsection (5), if the place determined under
section 8(5) of this Regulation at which the Crown's royalty share of gas
for a month is calculated is the outlet of a facility and the operator of
the facility has not furnished a report under section 23(5) or (7) of this
Regulation in relation to the facility that applies in respect of the
month, the royalty trigger factor for the purposes of applying subsection
(1) in respect of the royalty share is 0.0.

          (5)  If royalty compensation in respect of the Crown's royalty
share of gas for a month is calculated using a royalty trigger factor of
0.0 in accordance with subsection (4), and the operator of the facility
subsequently furnishes the Minister with a report under section 23(5) or
(7) of this Regulation in relation to the facility that applies in respect
of the month, the Minister shall recalculate the royalty compensation in
accordance with subsection (2) or (3), as the case may be.

     (c)  in section 4(1)(a) by adding "Net" after "share by the".


15   Schedule 1.1 is amended

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

               (c)  "Net Ethane Reference Price" means, in respect of
the Crown's royalty share of any ethane for a production month, the Ethane
Reference Price for the production month minus the Transportation Allowance
for that month for the Crown's royalty share of gas obtained at the same
gas processing plant or reprocessing plant as the ethane.

     (b)  in section 4(1)(a) by adding "Net" after "share by the".


16   The Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1997 (AR 185/97) is amended in
section 1(q) by adding ", but does not include natural gas" after
"otherwise".


17   The Natural Gas Marketing Regulation (AR 358/86) is amended in section
26 by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  The Commission may classify types of information obtained under
this Part as non-confidential and may authorize the release to the public
of information classified as non-confidential.


18   The Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 1984 (AR 166/84) is amended by
adding the following after section 1:

     1.1   This Regulation does not apply to natural gas recovered from a
well event pursuant to an agreement granting oil sands rights.


19   The Experimental Oil Sands Royalty Regulation (AR 347/92) is amended
by repealing section 1(2) and substituting the following:

     (2)  This Regulation applies with respect to

               (a)  oil sands recovered after September 30, 1992 from
the location of an agreement granting rights in respect of oil sands of the
Crown as a result of an experimental project on that location, and

               (b)  all products obtained from such oil sands,

     but does not apply with respect to natural gas.


20(1)  Subject to this section, this Regulation comes into force on
September 1, 2001.

(2)  Sections 2(d), 3, 6, 14 and 15 apply in respect of production months
commencing on or after July 1, 2001.

(3)  Section 4 applies in respect of production months commencing on or
after January 1, 1994.

(4)  Sections 2(b), 16, 18 and 19 apply in respect of months commencing on
or after July 1, 1997.


     Alberta Regulation 157/2001

     Natural Gas Price Protection Act

     NATURAL GAS PRICE PROTECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 319/2001) on August 8,
2001 pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Price Protection Act.


     Table of Contents

     Part 1
     Introductory Matters

Interpretation 1
Determination of Alberta price     2
Prescribed amount   3
When rebates are not payable  4

     Part 2
     Rebate Relating to Cost of Marketable Gas

Authorization to pay rebate   5
Person not an eligible consumer    6
Amount of rebate    7
Rebate payable on metered marketable gas     8
Application and cap on rebate 9
Duty of issuer of gas bill    10
Duty of vendor and other entity    11

     Part 3
     Rebate Relating to Cost of Other Substances

Authorization to pay rebate   12
Person not an eligible consumer    13
Exception to section 13(b)(i) 14
Amount of rebate    15
Application    16
Direct payment 17

     Part 4
     General Provisions

Application for rebate   18
Authority of Minister    19
Minister's discretion    20
Manner of payment   21
Confidentiality     22

     Part 5
     Coming into Force and Expiry

Coming into force   23
Expiry    24

Schedule


     PART 1

     INTRODUCTORY MATTERS

Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Natural Gas Price Protection Act; 

     (b)  "eligible consumer" means 

               (i)  in respect of marketable gas, a person who
purchases marketable gas, unless Part 2 indicates otherwise, and 

               (ii) in respect of an other substance, a person who
purchases the other substance, unless Part 3 indicates otherwise; 

     (c)  "heating oil" includes diesel fuel;

     (d)  "industrial purpose" means a purpose identified in the
Schedule;

     (e)  "meter" means a meter used to measure the consumption or use of
marketable gas for billing purposes

               (i)  that is installed before May 1, 2001,

               (ii) that is installed on or after May 1, 2001, where
the design load is 500 gigajoules per month or less, or

               (iii)     that is installed on or after May 1, 2001, where
the design load is more than 500 gigajoules per month if, in the Minister's
opinion, the installation of the meter is operationally required;

     (f)  "Minister" means the Minister of Infrastructure unless this
Regulation indicates otherwise;

     (g)  "non-industrial purpose" means a purpose other than a purpose
identified in the Schedule; 

     (h)  "other substance" means any of the following when used for
heating purposes:

               (i)  propane;

               (ii) heating oil;

               (iii)     kerosene;

               (iv) electricity; 

     (i)  "vendor" means any person to whom a rebate is paid for the
benefit of an eligible consumer.

(2)  In the Act, "vendor" has the meaning given to it in subsection (1).


Determination of Alberta price
2   The Alberta price is determined by the Minister of Energy based on a
forecast of the annual average of the Gas Reference Prices prescribed under
section 6(1) of the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (AR 351/93).


Prescribed amount
3   The amount to be prescribed in this Regulation for the purpose of
section 2 of the Act is $5.50 per gigajoule.


When rebates are not payable
4   No rebate is payable under this Regulation in respect of a month if, on
the day before the month begins, the Alberta price is equal to or less than
the amount prescribed in section 3.


     PART 2

     REBATE RELATING TO COST
     OF MARKETABLE GAS

Authorization to pay rebate
5   The Minister may, in accordance with this Part, pay a rebate to or for
the benefit of eligible consumers to assist in the cost of marketable gas.


Person not an eligible consumer
6   A person who purchases marketable gas is not an eligible consumer in
relation to that gas for the purposes of this Part

     (a)  if the person consumes or uses the marketable gas

               (i)  outside Alberta,

               (ii) as a motive fuel, or

               (iii)     in the production, processing, re-processing,
refining, upgrading, storage or transport of natural gas, petroleum or oil
sands, 

     or

     (b)  if the person re-sells the marketable gas. 


Amount of rebate
7(1)  The amount of a rebate payable under this Part is the lesser of

     (a)  $0.00  per gigajoule, and

     (b)  the cost of marketable gas charged to the eligible consumer per
gigajoule.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), the following are not included
in the cost of marketable gas:

     (a)  distribution charges relating to the gas;

     (b)  franchise fees relating to the gas;

     (c)  taxes relating to the gas;

     (d)  other charges specified by the Minister.


Rebate payable on metered marketable gas
8(1)  A rebate under this Part is payable in respect of marketable gas
consumed or used by an eligible consumer, as measured by a meter.

(2)  Where an eligible consumer consumes or uses marketable gas for
industrial and non-industrial purposes that is measured by a single meter,
all the marketable gas measured by that meter is considered to be consumed
or used for an industrial purpose unless the eligible consumer installs an
additional meter for the purpose of having one meter that measures the
marketable gas consumed or used for an industrial purpose and a separate
meter that measures the marketable gas consumed or used for a
non-industrial purpose.

(3)  Where an eligible consumer installs an additional meter as described
in subsection (2), the eligible consumer must 

     (a)  provide evidence satisfactory to the Minister that one of the
meters referred to in subsection (2) measures only the marketable gas
consumed or used for a non-industrial purpose, and 

     (b)  apply for a rebate in respect of the marketable gas measured by
that meter.


Application and cap on rebate
9(1)  A rebate under this Part is payable in respect of the first 5000
gigajoules of marketable gas measured by each meter in each month.

(2)  An eligible consumer must apply for a rebate referred to in subsection
(1) 

     (a)  where the marketable gas is purchased from a direct seller  and
used for purposes not related to a residence, 

     (b)  where an eligible consumer installs an additional meter
pursuant to section 8, or 

     (c)  where the Minister makes a request under subsection (6).

(3)  A vendor must apply for a rebate referred to in subsection (1) where
the benefit of the rebate is to be passed on to an eligible consumer.

(4)  Where marketable gas is consumed or used for a non-industrial purpose,
a rebate in addition to the rebate referred to in subsection (1) is
payable, on application by an eligible consumer, in respect of marketable
gas measured by a meter in excess of 5000 gigajoules per month.

(5)  Where marketable gas is consumed or used for an industrial purpose, no
additional rebate is payable in respect of marketable gas measured by a
meter in excess of 5000 gigajoules per month.

(6)  The Minister may, at any time, request an eligible consumer to submit
an application for a rebate.

(7)  In this section, "direct seller" means a person who sells marketable
gas to an eligible consumer other than in the capacity of 

     (a)  an owner of a gas utility as defined in the Gas Utilities Act,

     (b)  a distributor as defined in the Gas Distribution Act, or 

     (c)  a distributor as defined in section 31 of the Municipal
Government Act.


Duty of issuer of gas bill
10   Where a rebate is paid to a vendor for the benefit of an eligible
consumer, the person who issues a bill to the eligible consumer for
marketable gas consumed or used by the consumer must, in accordance with
the instructions of the Minister, 

     (a)  display the amount of the rebate on the bill, and 

     (b)  include with any statement, receipt or invoice issued by that
person to the eligible consumer the information specified by the Minister
relating to the cost of marketable gas to consumers in Alberta, including
the national residential gas reference price.


Duty of vendor and other entity
11   Where a rebate is paid to a vendor for the benefit of an eligible
consumer, the vendor and each entity to which the vendor has passed on the
benefit of the rebate must, in accordance with the instructions of the
Minister,

     (a)  pass on the benefit of the rebate to the eligible consumer,

     (b)  maintain records relating to the benefit that are sufficient to
enable its auditor to perform the duty set out in clause (c),

     (c)  provide to the Minister, on request but not more than once in a
12-month period, written confirmation from its auditor that the benefit has
been passed on in accordance with this Regulation, and 

     (d)  provide to the Minister, on request, any records and
information maintained by it relating to the benefit.


     PART 3

     REBATE RELATING TO COST
     OF OTHER SUBSTANCES

Authorization to pay rebate
12   The Minister may, in accordance with this Part, pay a rebate to
eligible consumers to assist in the cost of other substances.


Person not an eligible consumer
13   A person who purchases an other substance is not an eligible consumer
in relation to that substance for the purposes of this Part

     (a)  in respect of propane, heating oil or kerosene, if the person
consumes or uses the propane, heating oil or kerosene

               (i)  outside Alberta,

               (ii) as a motive fuel, or

               (iii)     in the production, processing, re-processing,
refining, upgrading, storage or transport of natural gas, petroleum or oil
sands, 

     or

     (b)  in respect of electricity,

               (i)  if there is an existing natural gas line to the
residence where the electricity is delivered, unless section 14 applies, or 

               (ii) if the person applies for a rebate in respect of
electricity used to heat anything other than a residence.


Exception to section 13(b)(i)
14   Despite section 13(b)(i), in circumstances where the Minister
considers it appropriate to do so, the Minister may pay a rebate in respect
of electricity where there is an existing natural gas line to the
applicant's residence.


Amount of rebate
15(1)  The amount of a rebate payable under this Part for each of the
following other substances is

     (a)  in respect of propane, $0.00 per litre,

     (b)  in respect of heating oil, $0.00 per litre,

     (c)  in respect of kerosene, $0.00 per litre, and

     (d)  in respect of electricity, $0.00 per kilowatt hour.

(2)  Where the application for a rebate relates

     (a)  to propane consumed or used for an industrial purpose, no
rebate is payable in respect of more than 195 000 litres purchased by the
applicant in a month,

     (b)  to heating oil consumed or used for an industrial purpose, no
rebate is payable in respect of more than 130 000 litres purchased by the
applicant in a month,

     (c)  to kerosene consumed or used for an industrial purpose, no
rebate is payable in respect of more than 148 000 litres purchased by the
applicant in a month, or 

     (d)  to electricity, no rebate is payable in respect of the first
650 kilowatt hours consumed or used by the applicant at each residence in a
month.

(3)  Where more than one residence is located in a building, the limit on a
rebate set out in subsection (2)(d) applies in respect of each meter
measuring the consumption or use of electricity in the building.


Application
16(1)  An eligible consumer must apply for a rebate in respect of an other
substance within 12 months after the purchase of the other substance.

(2)  If this Part ceases to have effect within the 12-month period referred
to in subsection (1), the eligible consumer must apply for a rebate within
3 months after the date this Part ceases to have effect. 

(3)  An application under this Part must be accompanied by receipts
evidencing the purchase of the other substance by the eligible consumer.

(4)  No rebate is payable in respect of any receipt to the extent it
evidences the purchase of the other substance

     (a)  before July 1, 2001, or

     (b)  after June 30, 2003.


Direct payment
17   A rebate under this Part must be paid directly to an eligible
consumer.


     PART 4

     GENERAL PROVISIONS

Application for rebate
18(1)  An application for a rebate under this Regulation 

     (a)  must be in writing,

     (b)  must be signed by the applicant, 

     (c)  must be in a form satisfactory to the Minister, and 

     (d)  must be accompanied by the documents and other information
required by the Minister.

(2)  On receiving an application, the Minister may require the applicant to
provide additional documents and information.


Authority of Minister
19   The Minister

     (a)  may approve an application for a rebate, or

     (b)  may refuse to approve an application for a rebate where the
Minister is satisfied that

               (i)  the applicant does not qualify for the rebate in
accordance with the Act or this Regulation,

               (ii) the applicant has previously, in respect of another
rebate paid to it, contravened

                         (A)  the Act or a predecessor to the Act,

                         (B)  this Regulation or a predecessor to
this Regulation, or

                         (C)  a condition that applied to the rebate,

               or

               (iii)     a rebate has previously been paid in respect of the
marketable gas or other substance that is the subject of the application.


Minister's discretion
20(1)  Where the Minister considers it appropriate to do so, the Minister
may, with respect to a particular eligible consumer or vendor, 

     (a)  adjust the volume of marketable gas or other substance in
respect of which a rebate is payable, or

     (b)  terminate the payment of a rebate.

(2)  The Minister may, with respect to a particular eligible consumer or
vendor, attach conditions to the payment of a rebate. 


Manner of payment
21   A rebate may be paid in any manner determined by the Minister.


Confidentiality
22(1)  Except as provided in this Regulation, a person who is or was
employed or engaged in the administration or enforcement of this Regulation
must not

     (a)  communicate or allow to be communicated any record or other
information obtained by the Minister under this Regulation to a person not
legally entitled to that record or other information, or

     (b)  allow any person not legally entitled to any record or other
information obtained by the Minister under this Regulation to have access
to it.

(2)  A person who knowingly receives records or other information
communicated to the person under subsection (1) holds the records or other
information subject to the same restrictions under subsection (1) that
apply to the person from whom the records or other information were
received.

(3)  Notwithstanding any other Act or law, no person who is or was employed
or engaged in the administration or enforcement of this Regulation is
required, other than in proceedings relating to the administration or
enforcement of this Regulation, to give evidence relating to any record or
other information obtained under this Regulation or to produce anything
containing that record or other information.


     PART 5

     COMING INTO FORCE AND EXPIRY

Coming into force
23   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2001.


Expiry
24   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on June 30, 2003.


     SCHEDULE

1   Marketable gas consumed or used in any of the following industries, as
listed in the Workers' Compensation Board Classification Manual on the date
this Regulation comes into force, is considered to be consumed or used for
an industrial purpose: 


MINING AND PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT



Rate Group
Industry
Industry Title


063201
06100
Mining - Underground


063201
06110
Mining - Open Pit


063201
06111
Overburden Removal


063201
08701
Refine - Sand/Coal


063201
34101
Cement Mfg. Including Quarrying


063201
34300
Lime Mfg. Including Quarrying


071100
06501
Sulphur Process


071100
73702
Land/Permit Man Services *


071200
07700
Mine/Refine - Salt


091200
09200
Seismic Survey


092101
42130
Drilling - Water Well/Deep Core


092101
42150
Procuring Soil Samples







     MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING AND PACKAGING



Rate Group
Industry
Industry Title


101100
01103
Poultry Loading Services


101100
10100
Meat Processing


101100
10104
Rendering Plants


104100
10500
Dairy Products Processing


104100
11202
Fruit Juice Processing


104100
13300
Beet Sugar Processing


104100
13500
Vegetable Oils/Yeast Mfg.


104100
37402
Medicine/Vitamins Mfg.


105305
02101
Seed Cleaning Plants


105305
12301
Feed Mills


105305
12400
Flour Mills


105305
13900
Malt Mfg.


105306
07900
Peat Moss - Harvest/Process


105306
12304
Forage Processing


107200
02112
Egg Grading



107200
12900
Bakeries


107200
13100
Food Process - Misc.


107200
13101
Candy Mfg.


107200
13904
Pasta Manufacture


107200
13905
Vegetables Process/Grade


111100
14100
Soft Drinks/Water/Ice - Mfg.


113100
14300
Liquor/Wine - Mfg.


113100
14500
Breweries


169903
29600
Aluminum/Metal Extrusion


169903
37301
Plastic Products - Mfg.


249901
17900
Leather Goods - Mfg./Repair


249901
21300
Rope/Carpet - Mfg./Repair


249901
22900
Crests/Pennants - Mfg./Repair


249901
22901
Drapes/Linens - Mfg./Repair/
Installation


249901
24900
Wearing Apparel - Mfg./Repair


251200
25100
Sawmills/Planing Mills


251200
25900
Peel/Point - Posts


251200
25901
Treating of Timber


254902
25401
Wood Products - Mfg.


261200
26101
Upholstered Furniture - Mfg./Repair


261200
26104
Furniture Refinishing


271100
27102
Pulp Mills


271401
27103
Panel Board - Mfg.


273100
27300
Cardboard Box/Tubing/Bag - Mfg.


279200
16900
Rubber Stamps/Stencils - Mfg.


279200
17901
Vinyl Goods - Mfg./Repair


279200
33500
Phone Equipment - Mfg./Installation


279200
33900
Light Fixtures - Mfg./Assembly


279200
33902
Electrical Components - Mfg.


279200
38100
Instrumentation - Mfg.


279200
38200
Jewelry - Mfg.


279200
38201
Lapidary Services *


279200
39300
Sporting Equipment/Brooms - Mfg.


279200
69903
Pottery - Mfg.


279200
89916
Taxidermists


281901
27402
Envelope Manufacturing


281901
28600
Printing/Book Binding


281901
28800
Publish without Printing *


281901
28900
Publish with Printing


281901
86202
Newspaper/Flyer Distribution +


281901
86301
Electronic Print/Photofinishing +


291200
29102
Foundries, Iron & Steel


291200
62700
Scrap/Salvage Dealers


292100
29200
Steel Pipe Mfg.


292100
62500
Steel Service Centre - No Salvage


303900
26401
Metal Furniture Mfg.


303900
29100
Steel Mfg. - Exclude Foundries


303900
30100
Steel/Metal Fabrication


303900
30101
Heat Treating/Stress Relieving


303900
30407
Pipe Cleaning/Coating


303900
33606
Industrial Electric Equipment - Mfg.


303900
89401
Welding


304900
30412
Sheet Metal Shops


304900
30700
Heat/Cooling Equipment Mfg.


304900
33602
Switchboard/Electrical Panel - Mfg.


308101
30403
Metal/Porcelain Products - Coating


308101
30801
Machining


351100
16901
Tires/Rubber Products - Mfg.


351100
17200
Tanneries


351100
27200
Asphalt Roofing Products - Mfg.


351100
34100
Pre-Mixed Cement - Mfg.


351100
34500
Gypsum Board - Mfg.


351100
35200
Clay Bricks - Mfg.


351100
35401
Fibreglass Insulation - Mfg.


354900
29700
Foundry - Non Ferrous


354900
34700
Concrete Products Mfg.


354900
34702
Artificial Stone Products - Mfg.


354900
38500
Fibreglass Reinforced Products - Mfg.


355100
34800
Transit Mix Operations


371100
36500
Refine - Crude/Used Oil


371100
37201
Fertilizer Mfg./Nickel Refine


371100
37801
Petrochemicals - Mfg.


371100
37805
Industrial Gases - Mfg.


397100
28603
Signs/Advertising Displays - Mfg.


397100
39901
Picture Frame, Case, Casket - Mfg.


397100
86201
Window/Store Display Ad Services *


397101
22101
Awnings/Tents/Tarps - Mfg./Repair



397101
39701
Outdoor Advertising


579900
16902
Industrial Belting - Install/Service


579900
62304
Compressors/Power Unit - Mfg.







TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION AND UTILITIES


Rate Group
Industry
Industry Title


491100
57200
Utility - Electric


492101
57400
Utility - Natural Gas







* Voluntary Industry



+ Includes both Compulsory and Voluntary Industries



     ------------------------------

     Alberta Regulation 158/2001

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PORK PRODUCERS' AUTHORIZATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council on June 21,
2001 pursuant to section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Pork Producers' Authorization Regulation (AR 281/96) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(d) is amended by striking out "(Alta. Reg. 141/96)".


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

     (f)  providing for

               (i)  the assessment, charging and collection of service
charges from producers from time to time for the purposes of the Plan,

               (ii) the assessment, charging and collection of licence
fees from persons engaged in the assembly, transportation or processing of
hogs, and

               (iii)     the taking of legal action to enforce payment of
the service charges and licence fees, as the case may be;


4   Section 3 is repealed.


5   Section 5 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2001" and
substituting "February 28, 2007".


6   This Regulation comes into force on the date the Alberta Pork
Producers' Plan Regulation (AR 141/96) is repealed.


     ------------------------------

     Alberta Regulation 159/2001

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     HOG MARKETING REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation on June 14, 2001
pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products
Act.


1   The Hog Marketing Regulation (AR 284/96) is repealed.


2   This Regulation comes into force on the date the Alberta Pork
Producers' Plan Regulation (AR 141/96) is repealed.




     Alberta Regulation 160/2001

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     HOG REGISTRATION, LICENSING AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE
     CHARGE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 8, 2001

Made by the Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation on June 14, 2001
pursuant to section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Hog Registration, Licensing and Universal Service Charge Regulation
(AR 285/96) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 12:

Production certificates
     12.1(1)  Except where the Corporation has granted an exemption, every
producer shall, with respect to each delivery by that producer of hogs to
be sold, prepare a production certificate in writing signed by the producer
or the producer's agent certifying that the producer has followed the
manufacturers' instructions for all products containing one or more
medicating feed ingredients, injectable medicants, water administrated
medicants or other form of medical substances fed to, injected into or
otherwise ingested by the hogs to be sold.

     (2)  A producer shall keep a production certificate referred to in
subsection (1) for at least 12 months after the date of the sale and shall
make the production certificate available to the board for inspection on
request.


3   The Production Certificates Regulation (AR 103/88) is repealed.


4   This Regulation comes into force on the date the Alberta Pork
Producers' Plan Regulation (AR 141/96) is repealed.