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     Alberta Regulation 115/2003

     Traffic Safety Act

     CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND TRANSITIONAL
     MATTERS REGULATION

     Filed:  May 1, 2003

Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 11/03) on April 28, 2003
pursuant to section 189(3) of the Traffic Safety Act.


Offences
1   A person who contravenes any of the following provisions is guilty of
an offence:

     (a)  the Bus Safety Regulation (AR 235/82), sections 4, 7, 8(3),
12(2), 13(1), 14(1), (2), (3), and (5), 16(2), 18, 19(1) and (2), 20, 21(1)
and (2), 22, 22.1(4), (5) and (6) and 23(2);

     (b)  the Commercial Bus Inspection, Equipment and Safety Regulation
(AR 428/91), sections 3(1), (2) and (3), 4, 9(4), 11, 12(1) and (2), 13 to
19, 21 to 24, 26, 30(1) and (2), 31(1) and (3), 33(2), 39(2) and 40(1) and
(2);

     (c)  the Commercial Vehicle Maintenance Standards Regulation (AR
118/89), sections 2 to 4, 5(1) and (2) and 6 to 10;

     (d)  the Driveaway and Towaway Regulation (AR 427/86), sections 2 to
5, 6(1) and (2), 7 to 11, 12(1) and (2) and 13 to 20;

     (e)  the Log Haul Regulation (AR 431/86), sections 2, 4, 5, 6(1),
(2) and (4) and 10(2);

     (f)  the Commercial Vehicle General Equipment and Safety Regulation
(AR 435/86), sections 1(2) and (3), 2(2), (2.1) and (3), 3(2)(a), (b),
(3)(c), (d), 4(1), (5) and (6), 5, 7, 7.1, 8 to 14, 15(1), 16(1), 18, 19(1)
and (2) and 20(3);

     (g)  the School Bus Operation Regulation (AR 437/86), sections
3(1`), 4, 5(1), 5.1(3), 6, 7(2), 8(1), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14(1) and (2),
15(1) and (2), 16(1) and (2), 17(1) and (2) and 18 to 20;

     (h)  the Transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia and Other Fertilizers
Regulation (AR 436/86), sections 2(1) and (2), 3, 3.1(a), 5(1) to (4), 6(1)
and (2), 7(1) to (4), 8 to 10 and 12 to 14.


Amends AR 235/82
2(1)  This section amends the Bus Safety Regulation (AR 235/82).

(2)  Section 1(a) and (e) are repealed.

(3)  "Director" is struck out wherever it occurs and "Registrar" is
substituted.

(4)  In section 23(1),

     (a)  "Minister" is struck out and "Registrar" is substituted;

     (b)  "under this Act" is struck out.

(5)  Section 1(2)(k) of Schedule 3 is amended by striking out "Motor
Vehicle Administration Act" and substituting "Traffic Safety Act".


Amends AR 428/91
3(1)  This section amends the Commercial Bus Inspection, Equipment and
Safety Regulation (AR 428/91).

(2)  Section 1 is amended

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

               (a)  "Act" means the Traffic Safety Act;

     (b)  by repealing clause (d);

     (c)  in clause (o) by striking out "Part 3 of".

(3)  Section 3(1)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) are amended by striking out "the
Highway Traffic Act" and substituting "the Act".

(4)  Sections 4(4), 13(b) and 16(3)(b) are amended by striking out "Board"
and substituting "Registrar".

(5)  Section 20 is amended by striking out "Public" and substituting
"Commercial".

(6)  Section 23 is amended by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act".

(7)  "Director" is struck out wherever it occurs and "Registrar" is
substituted.


Amends AR 414/91
4(1)  This section amends the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Regulation (AR
414/91).

(2)  Section 1 is amended

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

               (a)  "Act" means the Traffic Safety Act;

     (b)  in clause (b)(ii) by striking out "Public Vehicle Dimension
Regulation (AR 229/88)" and substituting "Commercial Vehicle Dimension and
Weight Regulation (AR 315/2002)";

     (c)  by repealing clause (c);

     (d)  in clause (j) by striking out "Motor Vehicle Administration
Act" and substituting "Act and the regulations under the Act".

(3)  "Director" is struck out wherever it occurs and "Registrar" is
substituted.


Amends AR 118/89
5(1)  This section amends the Commercial Vehicle Maintenance Standards
Regulation (AR 118/89).

(2)  Section 1(1) is amended

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

               (a)  "Act" means the Traffic Safety Act;

     (b)  by repealing clause (b).

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

Standards
     2   No person shall operate a commercial vehicle unless it meets the
requirements prescribed under the Act, this Regulation and the Vehicle
Equipment Regulation (AR 322/2002).

(4)  "Board" is struck out wherever it occurs and "Registrar" is
substituted.

(5)  Section 1 of the Schedule is repealed and the following is
substituted:

Definition
     1   In this Schedule, "inspector" means

               (a)  the Registrar, or

               (b)  a peace officer.

(6)  Section 6(3)(a) of the Schedule is amended by striking out "Highway
Traffic Act" and substituting "Act".


Amends AR 427/86
6(1)  This section amends the Driveaway and Towaway Regulation (AR 427/86).

(2)  Section 1(2)(a) is amended by striking out "Public Vehicle
Classification, Fees and Permit Regulation (Alta. Reg. 17/87)" and
substituting "Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (AR
320/2002)".

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

     (a)  complies with the applicable terms and conditions set out in
the Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation (AR 314/2002),
and


Amends AR 431/86
7(1)  This section amends the Log Haul Regulation (AR 431/86).

(2)  Section 3 is amended by striking out "Public Vehicle Weight Regulation
(Alta. Reg. 438/86) and the Public Vehicle Dimension Regulation (Alta. Reg.
434/86)" and substituting "Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight
Regulation (AR 315/2002)".

(3)  Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3) by striking out "Section 27 of the Highway
Traffic Act" and substituting "Section 16 of the Vehicle Equipment
Regulation (AR 322/2002)";

     (b)  in subsection (5) by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act and the regulations under that Act".

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

Exemption
     8   The Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulation (AR
315/2002) does not apply on a licence of occupation road to a vehicle that
is used to carry logs.

(5)  Section 9 is amended by striking out "the Highway Traffic Act, the
regulations under that Act or the regulations under the Motor Transport
Act" and substituting "the Traffic Safety Act or the regulations under that
Act".


Amends AR 435/86
8(1)  This section amends the Public Vehicle General Equipment and Safety
Regulation (AR 435/86).

(2)  The title of the Regulation is amended by striking out "PUBLIC" and
substituting "COMMERCIAL".

(3)  Section 3(3)(c) and (d) are amended by striking out "Act or the
Highway Traffic Act" and substituting "Traffic Safety Act and the
regulations under that Act".

(4)  Section 6 is amended by striking out "the Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act" and by striking out "Public Vehicle
Weight Regulation (Alta. Reg. 438/86)" and substituting "Commercial Vehicle
Dimension and Weight Regulation (AR 315/2002)".

(5)  Section 7(2)(h)(iii) is amended by striking out "Motor Vehicle
Administration Act" and substituting "Traffic Safety Act".

(6)  Section 15(1) is amended by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act".

(7)  Section 19(2)(f)(i) is amended by striking out "Highway Traffic Act"
and substituting "Traffic Safety Act".

(8)  Sections 1(2), 2(2) and (2.1), 3(2) and (3), 4(1), (5) and (6), 5,
7(1), 7.1(1), 8, 9, 10(1) and (2), 11, 12, 14 and 15(1) and (2) are amended
by striking out "public" wherever it occurs and substituting "commercial".


Amends AR 437/86
9(1)  This section amends the School Bus Operation Regulation (AR 437/86).

(2)  Section 3(1)(b) is amended by striking out "Board" and substituting
"Registrar".

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

Vehicle to comply with standards
     4   No person shall operate a school bus unless the school bus
complies with the requirements of the Traffic Safety Act and the
regulations under that Act, subject to any exemption set out in a special
permit issued under section 62 of the Traffic Safety Act.

(4)  Section 5 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(d)(ii) by striking out "Highway Traffic Act"
and substituting "Traffic Safety Act and the regulations under that Act";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "section 20 of the Motor
Transport Act" and substituting "section 62 of the Traffic Safety Act".

(5)  Section 5.1(2) is amended by striking out "Board" wherever it occurs
and substituting "Registrar".

(6)  Section 6(b) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (b)  remove, cover and render totally inoperable the alternately
flashing lights referred to in sections 72 and 73 of the Use of Highway and
Rules of the Road Regulation (AR 304/2002) and section 31 of the Vehicle
Equipment Regulation (AR 322/2002).

(7)  Section 8 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Alteration of school bus
     8(1)  No person shall change, reconstruct or modify the body or
seating capacity of a school bus without the written approval of the
Registrar.

     (2)  The Registrar shall not give the approval referred to in
subsection (1) unless the proposed change, reconstruction or modification
is recommended as being safe by the Director of Vehicle Safety of the
Transportation Safety Services Division of the Department of
Transportation.


Amends AR 436/86
10(1)  This section amends the Transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia and
Other Fertilizers Regulation (AR 436/86).

(2)  Section 5 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "Public Vehicle General
Equipment and Safety Regulation (Alta. Reg. 435/86)" and substituting
"Vehicle Equipment Regulation (AR 322/2002)";

     (b)  in subsection (4)(d) by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act and the regulations under that Act".

(3)  Section 6(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act and the regulations under that Act";

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

               (c)  adequate brakes that comply with the requirements
of the Traffic Safety Act and the regulations under that Act.

(4)  Section 7(4)(d) is amended by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act and the regulations under that Act".

(5)  Sections 5(1), 7(1) and 8(b) are amended by striking out "Public" and
substituting "Commercial".


Amends AR 322/2002
11   The Vehicle Equipment Regulation (AR 322/2002) is amended in section
85 by adding the following after subsection (4).

     (5)  A certificate under section 8 of the Seat Belt Regulation (AR
258/87) that is in effect on the coming into force of this section is
considered to be a letter under this section, and expires on the earlier of
the expiry date specified in the certificate or May 19, 2004.


Interpretation Act applies
12   To avoid doubt, section 36(1) of the Interpretation Act applies to the
application and interpretation of the regulations amended by this
Regulation. except where Part 9 of the Traffic Safety Act provides to the
contrary.


Coming into force
13   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which Parts 1 and 2 of
the Traffic Safety Act come into force.


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     Alberta Regulation 116/2003

     Teachers' Pension Plans Act

     TEACHERS' AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS' PENSION PLANS
     (CONTRIBUTION RATES 2003) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board on April 30, 2003
pursuant to section 14 of the Teachers' Pension Plans Act and section 12 of
the Teachers' Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation.


1   The Teachers' and Private School Teachers' Pension Plans (AR 203/95)
are amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended by sections 3 to 6 of this Regulation.


3   Section 10(2) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "5.66" and substituting "5.65";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "9.37" and substituting "9.70".


4   Section 11 is amended by striking out "0.00" and substituting "0.89".


5   Section 12 is amended by striking out "3.00" and substituting "2.93".


6   Section 13 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "6.40" and substituting "6.43";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "0.00" and substituting "0.83";

     (c)  in clause (c) by striking out "6.20" and substituting "6.05".


7   Schedule 2 is amended by sections 8 and 9 of this Regulation.


8   Section 10 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a)

               (i)  by striking out "3.78" and substituting "5.16";

               (ii) by striking out "5.66" and substituting "5.65";

     (b)  in clause (b)

               (i)  by striking out "5.40" and substituting "7.37";

               (ii) by striking out "9.37" and substituting "9.70".


9   Section 13 is amended by striking out "3.88" and substituting "5.39".


10   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 117/2003

     Justice of the Peace Act

     JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 215/2003) on May 7, 2003
pursuant to section 15 of the Justice of the Peace Act.


1   The Justice of the Peace Regulation (AR 6/99) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 3(1) is amended

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

               (p.1)     Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use Act;

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

               (v.1)     Traffic Safety Act;

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

     (ii) a provision of

               (i)  the Residential Tenancies Act, or

               (ii) a regulation made under that Act

          for which a specified penalty is set out in Schedule 2, Parts
20.1 and 20.2 of the Procedures Regulation (AR 233/89).


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     Alberta Regulation 118/2003

     Provincial Offences Procedure Act

     PROCEDURES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 218/2003) on May 7, 2003
pursuant to section 42 of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.


1   The Procedures Regulation (AR 233/89) is amended by this Regulation.


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

     (g.1)     Insurance Act, Part 7;


3   Section 6(1) is amended by adding ", including the use of
abbreviations," after "manner".


4   Section 7.1 is amended by striking out "Highway Traffic Act" and
substituting "Traffic Safety Act".


5   Section 13(4) is amended by striking out "or Form 3".


6(1)  The forms set out in Schedule 1 are repealed and the forms set out in
the Schedule to this Regulation are substituted.

(2)  The forms repealed under subsection (1) may continue to be used until
September 30, 2003.


7   Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following after Part 7.1:

     Part 7.2
     Insurance Act

     1   The specified penalty payable in respect of a contravention of
section 822(4) of the Insurance Act is $200, and proceedings with respect
to the contravention of section 822(4) may be commenced by a violation
ticket issued under either Part 2 or Part 3 of the Provincial Offences
Procedure Act.


8   Schedule 2 is amended in section 2 of Part 16 by striking out the
following:

          35        68(4),(6) and (8)(a)          150


9   Schedule 2, Part 19.1, is amended by adding "and proceedings with
respect to the contravention may be commenced by a violation ticket issued
under either Part 2 or Part 3 of the Provincial Offences Procedures Act"
after "$100".


10   Sections 4, 5 and 6 come into force on May 20, 2003.














     Alberta Regulation 119/2003

     Health Disciplines Act

     MIDWIFERY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Health Disciplines Board on March 19, 2003 and approved by the
Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 219/2003) on May 7, 2003 pursuant to
section 55 of the Health Disciplines Act.


1   The Midwifery Regulation (AR 328/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended

     (a)  in section 1(a)(v) by adding ", maternal serum biochemical
screening and varicella titre" after "cytomegalo virus antibody";

     (b)  in section 1(b)(i) by striking out "coombs" and substituting
"direct coombs, direct antiglobulin test";

     (c)  in section 1(b) by adding the following after subclause (ii):

               (iii)     serology/immunology: screen to evaluate possible
congenital syphilis, rubella and herpes simplex; blood group and type with
antibody screen.

     (d)  by adding the following after section 3:

          4   A midwife may order and perform non-stress tests and
interpret the results of non-stress tests.


3   Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "Clotrimazole", "Miconazole" and "Nystatin";

     (b)  by adding

               (i)  the following before "Calcium gluconate":

                    Antibiotics for prophylactic treatment of Group B
streptococcus and treatment of mastitis
                    Antifungal agents considered safe in pregnancy and
for newborns

               (ii) "Carboprost" after "Calcium gluconate";

               (iii)     "Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin" after "Erythromycin
ophthalmic ointment";

               (iv) "Naloxone" after "Magnesium Sulphate".


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     Alberta Regulation 120/2003

     Mines and Minerals Act

     CO2 PROJECTS ROYALTY CREDIT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 224/2003) on May 7, 2003
pursuant to sections 5 and 36 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Authority for credits    2
Approval for CO2 projects     3
Approved equipment  4
Eligible capital costs   5
Operating cost allowance 6
Eligible CO2 expenses    7
Connected persons   8
Application for and establishing of credits  9
Credit allocation and application  10
Records   11
Artificial transactions and non-compliance   12
Recovery of unauthorized credits   13
Review    14


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "approved CO2 project" means a CO2 project approved by the
Minister under section 3;

     (b)  "approved equipment" means the equipment, pipelines and
facilities specified in an approval under section 3 as approved equipment
in relation to the approved CO2 project;

     (c)  "approved process" means the injection of CO2 into an
underground formation or coal seam that the Minister is satisfied is for
the purpose of increasing the recovery of crude oil or natural gas from the
underground formation or coal seam;

     (d)  "CO2" means a gaseous mixture consisting mainly of carbon
dioxide;

     (e)  "CO2 project" means a scheme approved under the Oil and Gas
Conservation Act

               (i)  for enhanced recovery of petroleum or natural gas
from any underground formation through the injection of CO2 into the
formation, or

               (ii) for the injection of CO2 into a coal seam to
recover natural gas from the coal seam,

          where CO2 was not injected into the underground formation or
coal seam, as the case may be, for the purposes of the scheme before
January 1, 2003;

     (f)  "credit" means a credit established by the Minister under this
Regulation;

     (g)  "Crown percentage", means in relation to an approved CO2
project, the proportion of production from well events in the project that
is recovered pursuant to an agreement, as shown in the records of the
Department;

     (h)  "eligible capital costs", with reference to approved equipment,
means the eligible capital costs of that equipment determined in accordance
with section 5;

     (i)  "eligible CO2 expenses", with reference to an approved CO2
project, means the expenses determined in accordance with section 7;

     (j)  "operating cost allowance", with reference to an approved CO2
project, means the allowance for operating costs determined in accordance
with section 6;

     (k)  "operator", with reference to a CO2 project, means the operator
of the project from time to time according to the records of the
Department;

     (l)  "quarter" means each period of 3 consecutive months during a
year, each of which commences with either the month of January, April, July
or October of that year;

     (m)  "royalty client", "royalty client account" and "royalty
compensation" have the same meaning as in the Natural Gas Royalty
Regulation, 2002 (AR 220/2002);

     (n)  "well event" has the same meaning as in the Petroleum Royalty
Regulation (AR  248/90).

(2)  An application under this Regulation must

     (a)  be made in and contain all the information called for by the
form, if any, prescribed by the Minister for the application, and

     (b)  be accompanied by all the information required by that form, or
otherwise required by the Minister, to accompany the application.

(3)  For the purposes of this Regulation,

     (a)  equipment is considered to have commenced operation when the
Minister is satisfied that it has commenced operation, and

     (b)  injection of CO2 is considered to have commenced when the
Minister is satisfied injection has commenced.


Authority for credits
2(1)  The Minister is authorized, in accordance with this Regulation, to
establish credits equal to not more than 30% of any or all of the following
categories of items in relation to an approved CO2 project:

     (a)  the eligible capital costs of approved equipment;

     (b)  the operating cost allowance;

     (c)  the eligible CO2 expenses.

(2)  The Minister shall not establish credits under this Regulation
totalling more than $15 000 000 for all approved CO2 projects.

(3)  If the Minister is satisfied that any grant or benefit, other than a
credit under this Regulation, has been provided by the Government of
Alberta or the Government of Canada or any agency of either government that
is referable in whole or in part to an approved CO2 project, the Minister
may reduce by an amount that does not exceed the amount of the grant or
benefit

     (a)  any credit established under subsection (1), and

     (b)  the maximum amount of credits specified in the approval under
section 3 for the project.


Approval of CO2 projects
3(1)  The Minister may, on application by the operator, approve a CO2
project for the purposes of this Regulation if the Minister is satisfied
that the project will employ an approved process and that approving the
project for the purposes of this Regulation is in the public interest.

(2)  The Minister shall, in the approval under subsection (1) for an
approved CO2 project, specify

     (a)  the maximum amount of credits that may be established for the
project, which in the case of any project shall not exceed $5 000 000,

     (b)  the maximum amount of credits that may be established for the
project for a quarter,

     (c)  the categories of items in section 2(1) in relation to which
credits may be established for the project,

     (d)  the percentage, not exceeding 30%, that will be used to
establish credits for the project in relation to the costs, allowances or
expenses, as the case may be, of the categories of items specified under
clause (c) for the project,

     (e)  the percentage, not exceeding 20%, that will be used to
determine the allowance for operating costs for the project under section
6;

     (f)  the approved equipment for the project, and

     (g)  any terms and conditions to which the approval will be subject.

(3)  Without restricting the generality of subsection (2)(g), terms and
conditions specified in an approval under that subsection may require the
operator to

     (a)  notify the Minister in writing of the removal or replacement of
any approved equipment,

     (b)  provide the Minister with written reports or other information
regarding the approved CO2 project, as required by the Minister from time
to time,

     (c)  provide the Minister with authorization to disclose the reports
and information referred to in clause (b), and

     (d)  provide the Crown with an indemnification for any claims
against the Crown arising from

               (i)  the approved CO2 project,

               (ii) the establishing and applying of credits under this
Regulation,

               (iii)     the disclosure by the Minister of information
relating to the project, and

               (iv) any other matter specified by the Minister.

(4)  Subject to subsection (5), the Minister shall not approve any CO2
project under subsection (1) after the date on which the aggregate of the
maximum amount of credits that may be established for all approved CO2
projects equals $15 000 000.

(5)  If the Minister is satisfied that the maximum amount of credits that
will be established for all approved CO2 projects will not exceed $15 000
000 because the approval for one or more projects is revoked, because
credits to be established for any projects will be less than maximum amount
of credits that may be established for those projects as specified in the
approvals for the projects, or for any other reason, the Minister may
approve further projects such that the maximum amount of credits
established for all approved CO2 projects will not exceed $15 000 000.

(6)  The Minister may amend an approval given under this section, but in
doing so, shall not increase the maximum amount of credits specified for an
approved CO2 project such that the maximum amount of credits that may be
established for all approved projects exceeds $15 000 000.


Approved equipment
4   The Minister may, for the purposes of an approval under section 3(1) or
an amendment of an approval under section 3(6), specify as approved
equipment for an approved CO2 project, any equipment, pipelines and
facilities the Minister is satisfied

     (a)  will be used in an approved process employed in the project, or

     (b)  will otherwise be necessary to carry out the project, although
not used in an approved process employed in the project.


Eligible capital costs
5(1)  Subject to this section, the eligible capital costs of approved
equipment for the purposes of this Regulation are

     (a)  the capital costs of the approved equipment, if the equipment
is new, or

     (b)  the fair market value of the approved equipment, as determined
by the Minister, if the equipment is not new.

(2)  Costs are not eligible capital costs in respect of approved equipment
for the purposes of this Regulation if

     (a)  the costs are incurred before January 1, 2003 or after June 30,
2008,

     (b)  the costs are not incurred,

     (c)  the approved equipment has not commenced operation,

     (d)  the Crown is liable for any allowable costs, as defined in the
Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 2002 (AR 220/2002), for any year in respect
of the approved equipment, or

     (e)  a credit has been established under the Gas Processing
Efficiency Assistance Regulation (AR 275/89) in respect of the approved
equipment.

(3)  For the purpose of this Regulation, the eligible capital costs of
approved equipment do not include any of the following:     

     (a)  administration, management or financing costs;

     (b)  depreciation;

     (c)  the cost of borrowed money that is deductible from income under
section 21 of the Income Tax Act (Canada);

     (d)  amounts that would be deductible under the Income Tax Act
(Canada) or the Income Tax Regulations under that Act as a capital cost of
property.

(4)  Eligible capital costs for approved equipment shall be reduced to the
extent of

     (a)  amounts reimbursed under a policy of insurance, as proceeds of
litigation or otherwise, and

     (b)  the fair market value determined by the Minister of equipment
replaced by new approved equipment.

(5)  The Minister may in respect of any approved equipment

     (a)  disallow as eligible capital costs any expenditure that the
Minister considers unreasonable,

     (b)  reduce the amount of any eligible capital costs in relation to
any item or service obtained from a person connected to the operator or any
owner of the approved CO2 project, or

     (c)  reduce the amount of any eligible capital costs to an amount
that the Minister considers reasonable.
 

Operating cost allowance
6   The allowance for operating costs for an approved CO2 project for any
period of time is the percentage of the eligible capital costs of the
project for the same period that is specified in the approval for the
project under section 3(2)(e).


Eligible CO2 expenses
7(1)  Subject to this section, the eligible CO2 expenses of an approved CO2
project are the expenses that, in the Minister's opinion, are incurred to
obtain CO2 for the project.

(2)  Expenses are not eligible CO2 expenses for the purposes of this
Regulation if the expenses are not actually incurred or if they are
incurred before January 1, 2003 or after June 30, 2008.

(3)  For the purpose of this Regulation, eligible CO2 expenses do not
include any of the following:

     (a)  administration, management or financing costs;

     (b)  expenses incurred for salaries, wages or other remuneration or
benefits paid or provided to an employee in respect of services rendered by
the employee to the extent the services are not wholly and directly related
to the obtaining of CO2.

(4)  Eligible CO2 expenses shall be reduced to the extent of amounts
reimbursed under a policy of insurance, as proceeds of litigation or
otherwise.

(5)  The Minister may in respect of any CO2,

     (a)  disallow as eligible CO2 expenses any expenditure that the
Minister considers unreasonable,

     (b)  reduce the amount of any eligible CO2 expenses in relation to
any item or service obtained from a person connected to the operator or any
owner of the approved CO2 project, or

     (c)  reduce the amount of any eligible CO2 expenses to an amount
that the Minister considers reasonable.


Connected persons
8(1)  For the purposes of sections 5(5)(b) and 7(3)(b), an operator or
owner of an approved CO2 project and another person are connected with each
other if, under subsection 1206(5) of the Income Tax Regulations under the
Income Tax Act (Canada), they are considered to be connected with each
other but, in making that determination, paragraph 1206(5)(a) shall be read
as if it were replaced by the following:

     (a)  a person and another person (in this paragraph referred to as
"that other person") are connected with each other if

               (i)  the person and that other person are not dealing at
arm's length,

               (ii) the person has an equity percentage in that other
person that is not less than 10%, or

               (iii)     where the person is a corporation, the corporation
and that other person are linked by another person who has an equity
percentage in each of them of not less than 10%.

(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, an operator or owner of an
approved CO2 project and another person do not deal at arm's length with
each other if, under the Income Tax Act (Canada), they would not be
considered to be dealing at arm's length.


Applications for and establishing of credits
9(1)  The operator of an approved CO2 project may apply to the Minister for
the establishing of credits for the project after the end of each quarter
the whole or any part of which occurs on or after the date injection of CO2
for the purposes of the project commences.

(2)  The Minister may establish credits for an approved CO2 project for a
quarter in respect of which an application has been made under subsection
(1) based on

     (a)  the percentage specified in the approval for the project under
section 3(2)(d),

     (b)  the Crown percentage of the eligible capital costs, operating
cost allowance or eligible CO2 expenses of the project, whichever is
specified in the approval under section 3(2)(c) as a category of item in
relation to which credits may be established for the project and to the
extent credits have not previously been established in relation to such
items, and

     (c)  the maximum amounts specified in the approval for the project
under section 3(2)(a) and (b).
 

Credit allocation and application
10(1)  Credits established under this Regulation may be applied in
accordance with this section against the payment of royalty or royalty
compensation owing to the Crown in right of Alberta under the Petroleum
Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90) or the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 2002
(AR 220/2002), respectively.

(2)  The operator of an approved CO2 project shall show in an application
under section 9, an allocation of

     (a)  the percentage, if any, of the credits to be applied in
satisfaction of obligations to pay royalty owing by the operator under the
Petroleum Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90), and

     (b)  the percentage, if any, of the credits to be applied in
satisfaction of obligations to pay royalty compensation owing by royalty
clients under the Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 2002 (AR 220/2002),

such that the aggregate of the percentages so allocated shall equal 100%.

(3)  If the operator has shown in an application under section 9 that any
credits established for a project are to be applied as described in
subsection (2)(b),

     (a)  the operator shall also show in the application, the royalty
clients to whom those credits are to be allocated and the percentage to be
allocated to each royalty client, and        

     (b)  the Minister shall apply the credits as they are established by
him, by including the credits in the royalty client accounts, if any, of
royalty clients in accordance with the allocation under clause (a), to be
set off against royalty compensation debited to the account.

(4)  To the extent that credits included in a royalty client account at any
time result in a net credit balance in the royalty client's favour, the
Minister shall not pay the royalty client an amount equal to the credit
balance in accordance with section 18(7) of the Natural Gas Royalty
Regulation, 2002 (AR 220/2002) but shall instead carry over the amount of
those credits in the royalty client account until they are fully set off
against royalty compensation that is subsequently debited to the account.

(5)  If the operator has indicated in an application under section 9 that
credits established in relation to an approved CO2 project are to be
applied in satisfaction of obligations described in subsection (2)(a), the
Minister shall apply the credits so allocated under that subsection by
refunding to the operator in accordance with subsection (6), proceeds
received by the Crown for royalty paid by the operator under the Petroleum
Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90) on the operator's own account for the
quarter for which the credits are established.

(6)  The amount to be refunded to an operator under subsection (5) for each
quarter is the lesser of

     (a)  the amount of the credits established for the approved CO2
project for the quarter, allocated in accordance with subsection (2)(a),
that have not been previously applied under this section, and

     (b)  the proceeds, calculated by multiplying the royalty on crude
oil paid by the operator under the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (AR 248/90)
on the operator's own account for the quarter by the simple average of the
par prices applicable to that royalty under that Regulation for the months
of the quarter, to the extent the proceeds so calculated have not been
previously refunded under this section.

(7)  Any credits referred to in subsection (6)(a) shall, to the extent they
are not applied in accordance with subsections (5) and (6) in relation to a
quarter, be carried over and may be applied in accordance with those
subsections in relation to the next and each subsequent quarter until they
are fully applied.

(8)  Credits not applied in accordance with this section shall expire and
shall not be applied after December 31, 2008.


Records
11(1)  Subject to subsection (2), where the operator of an approved CO2
project has made an application under this Regulation in respect of the
project and that application is approved by the Minister, all records that
relate to the application or that are otherwise specified by the Minister
and that are in the possession of the operator must be kept by the operator
until the expiration of the 5-year period following the day on which the
application is filed.

(2)  If the Minister is of the opinion that it is necessary for the
administration of the Mines and Minerals Act or this Regulation, the
Minister may, by a direction sent by registered mail or served personally,
require any person required to keep records under subsection (1) to keep
records referred to in that subsection for any longer period specified in
the direction.

(3)  A person required to keep records pursuant to this section shall, on
the request of the Minister, submit to the Minister within the time
specified by the Minister any information or record the Minister requires.


Artificial transactions and non-compliance
12(1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation, if the
Minister is of the opinion that

     (a)  one or more acts, agreements, arrangements, transactions or
operations were effected, whether before or after the coming into force of
this Regulation, for the purpose of improperly, artificially or unduly
obtaining or increasing the amount of any credits, or

     (b)  the operator of an approved CO2 project has not complied with
the terms and conditions of any approval in relation to the project, any
provision of this Regulation, or any provision of the Act in relation to
the project,

the Minister may take any or all of the actions specified in subsection
(2).

(2)  The actions the Minister may take in relation to an approved CO2
project in the circumstances described in subsection (1) are any or all of
the following:

     (a)  revoke the approval for the approved CO2 project;

     (b)  determine that all of the credits applied for are not to be
established or allocated;

     (c)  determine that the amount of credits applied for was
improperly, artificially or unduly increased and is to be reduced
accordingly;

     (d)  determine that all of the credits established or allocated
should not have been established or allocated;

     (e)  determine that the amount of credits established or allocated
was improperly, artificially or unduly increased and is to be reduced
accordingly.

(3)  If the Minister makes a determination under subsection (2), a person
in whose favour credits have been allocated or transferred is not entitled
to the credits or to the amount by which the amount of credits is or was
improperly, artificially or unduly increased, as the case may be.     


Recovery of unauthorized credits
13(1)  If any credits are applied under section 10 in satisfaction of an
obligation, and

     (a)  subsequently credits related to the same approved CO2 project
are eliminated or reduced by reason of a determination under section 12(2),
or

     (b)  it is subsequently determined by the Minister that some or all
of the credits so applied should not have been established for any reason,
the operator and royalty clients for whose benefit the credits were applied
are liable to pay to the Crown an amount equal to the credits that should
not have been so applied.

(2)  On receiving a notice of liability under subsection (1), the person to
whom it is addressed shall pay to the Crown, within the time specified in
the notice, the amount specified in the notice together with interest
computed from the date on which the credits were applied pursuant to this
Regulation until the date on which the amount is fully paid.

(3)  If interest is payable under subsection (2) in respect of any day, the
rate of interest in respect of that day is the yearly rate that is 1%
greater than the rate of interest that is established by the Province of
Alberta Treasury Branches as its prime lending rate on loans payable in
Canadian dollars and is in effect on the first day of the month in which
that day occurs.

(4)  Nothing in this Regulation operates to relieve a lessee from 

     (a)  the lessee's liability to the Crown under an agreement for the
payment of royalty refunded to an operator under section 10 in respect of
credits for which an amount is repayable to the Crown under subsection (1),
or

     (b)  the lessee's liability to the Crown under an agreement for the
payment of royalty compensation in satisfaction of which credits have been
applied for which an amount is repayable to the Crown under subsection (1).


Review
14   In compliance with the Government's ongoing regulatory review
initiative this Regulation must be reviewed on or before December 31, 2008.


     Alberta Regulation 121/2003

     Mines and Minerals Act

     ENHANCED RECOVERY OF OIL ROYALTY REDUCTION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 225/2003) on May 7, 2003
pursuant to sections 5 and 36 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Enhanced Recovery of Oil Royalty Reduction Regulation (AR 348/93)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(d) is amended by adding "or gas cycling" after "waterflood".


3   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Approval of royalty reduction
     4(1)  The Minister may approve a royalty reduction in respect of
crude oil obtained from a scheme if the Minister is of the opinion that, at
the time the information required by the Minister has been received,

               (a)  the scheme is an enhanced recovery scheme,

               (b)  more crude oil is likely to be obtained from the
enhanced recovery scheme than the base recovery scheme,

               (c)  the costs estimated by the Minister for
implementing and operating the enhanced recovery scheme would significantly
exceed the costs estimated by the Minister for implementing and operating
the base recovery scheme, and

               (d)  the royalty reduction is in the public interest,
which may include taking into consideration the extent of the impact of the
royalty reduction on the royalty ultimately payable on crude oil obtained
from the approved scheme.

     (2)  The Minister may in the approval establish terms and conditions
relating to the scheme and may add to, change or delete those terms and
conditions.

     (3)  An approval in respect of an enhanced recovery scheme is
effective on the later of

               (a)  the first day of the month that the application
contains all the information required by the Minister, and

               (b)  the first day of the month that material is
injected under the enhanced recovery scheme.


4   The following is added after section 4:

Expansion of an enhanced recovery scheme
     4.1   The Minister may amend an approval under section 4(1) in
respect of an approved scheme in order to approve a royalty reduction for
any area added to the approved scheme if

               (a)  the addition of the area was required pursuant to
section 38(a) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act or was approved pursuant
to section 39(1)(a) of that Act,

               (b)  the operator of the approved scheme submits an
application to the Minister to amend the approval in respect of the area
added, and

               (c)  the Minister is of the opinion, at the time the
application has been received by the Minister, that

                         (i)  the area added is part of the enhanced
recovery scheme,

                         (ii) more crude oil is likely to be obtained
from the enhanced recovery scheme in the area added than from the base
recovery scheme in the area added,

                         (iii)     the costs estimated by the Minister for
implementing and operating the enhanced recovery scheme in the area added
would significantly exceed the implementation and operation costs estimated
by the Minister of the base recovery scheme in the area added, and

                         (iv) the royalty reduction is in the public
interest, which may include taking into consideration the extent of the
impact of the royalty reduction on the royalty ultimately payable on crude
oil obtained from the area added.


5   Section 7 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Categories of costs and allowances
     7(1)  The Minister may establish categories of costs applicable to
approved schemes for which an allowance may be allocated for the purpose of
calculating relief and may add to, change or delete those categories of
costs.

     (2)  The Minister may, for the purpose of calculating relief,
establish allowances for costs incurred in an approved scheme that fall
within a category of costs and may add to, change or delete those
allowances.

     (3)  No allowance may be established for costs that would have been
incurred under a base recovery scheme.


6   Section 9 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  If the Minister is of the opinion that insufficient information
has been received to calculate a t-factor under subsection (1), the
Minister may, when approving a royalty reduction under this Regulation for
a scheme, establish a temporary t-factor for the scheme for each month of
the period commencing the effective date of the approval and ending when
the Minister is satisfied that sufficient information has been received to
calculate a t-factor under subsection (1) for the scheme or 2 years from
the effective date of the approval, whichever is earlier.

     (5)  A temporary t-factor established under subsection (4) in respect
of the scheme for a month shall be used to calculate relief, estimated
relief, interim actual relief or revised actual relief, as the case may be,
for that month on an interim basis until the Minister is satisfied that
sufficient information has been received to calculate a t-factor under
subsection (1) for the scheme or 2 years from the effective date of the
approval, whichever is earlier.

     (6)  Subject to subsection (8), if 2 years from the effective date of
the approval the Minister is not satisfied that sufficient information has
been received to calculate a t-factor under subsection (1), the temporary
t-factor established under subsection (4) shall cease to be effective and
the Minister shall use a temporary t-factor of zero to calculate relief,
estimated relief, interim actual relief or revised actual relief, as the
case may be, for each month thereafter.

     (7)  When the Minister calculates a t-factor under subsection (1)
upon being satisfied that sufficient information has been received to do so
and the t-factor is less than the temporary t-factor established under
subsection (4), the Minister shall

               (a)  for each month from the effective date of the
approval up to and including the month that the t-factor is calculated,
continue to use the temporary t-factor to calculate relief, estimated
relief, interim actual relief or revised actual relief, as the case may be,
and

               (b)  for each month thereafter, use the t-factor to
calculate relief, estimated relief, interim actual relief or revised actual
relief, as the case may be.

     (8)  The Minister may extend the 2 years referred to in subsections
(4) and (6) to 3 years if 

               (a)  the operator of the approved scheme submits an
application to the Minister for such extension that contains the
information required by the Minister, and

               (b)  the Minister is of the opinion, at the time the
information required by the Minister has been received, that exceptional
circumstances exist.


7   Section 11(3) is amended by adding "otherwise" before "be".


8   Section 27(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Penalty - information
     27(1)  If an operator of an approved scheme fails to file a report or
provide information under section 12 within the time limits under section
12, the operator is liable to pay a penalty of $1000 for each month or part
of a month during which the failure continues.


9   The following is added after section 37:

Review
     37.1   In compliance with the ongoing regulatory review initiative,
this Regulation must be reviewed on or before December 31, 2013.


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     Alberta Regulation 122/2003

     Gaming and Liquor Act

     GAMING AND LIQUOR AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 229/2003) on May 7, 2003
pursuant to section 129 of the Gaming and Liquor Act.


1   The Gaming and Liquor Regulation (AR 143/96) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by adding the following after subsection (1)(l):

               (l.01)    "relationship of interdependence" means a
relationship of interdependence as defined in the Adult Interdependent
Relationships Act;

     (b)  by repealing clause (l.1)(ii) and substituting the following:

               (ii) by marriage,

               (ii.1)    by virtue of an adult interdependent
relationship, or

     (c)  by repealing subsection (4);

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

     (6)  For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, a reference to
an applicant's employees, a licensee's employees or a registrant's
employees means

               (a)  in the case of an application, licence or
registration relating to a facility or premises, the manager of the
facility or premises and the spouse of the manager or a person with whom
the manager is living in a relationship of interdependence, and

               (b)  the person holding a position or performing duties
or functions specified by the board in the business of the applicant,
licensee or registrant and the spouse of that person or a person with whom
that person is living in a relationship of interdependence.

     (e)  by repealing subsection (7) and substituting the following:

     (7)  For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, a reference to
an applicant's associates, a licensee's associates or a registrant's
associates means

               (a)  any person that has a financial interest in the
applicant, licensee or registrant, in the applicant's business, the
licensee's business or the registrant's business or in the facility or
premises to which the application, licence or registration relates and the
spouse of the person or a person with whom the person is living in a
relationship of interdependence,

               (b)  if the applicant, licensee or registrant is an
individual or a partnership in which one or more of the partners is an
individual,

                         (i)  the spouse of the individual or a
person with whom the individual is living in a relationship of
interdependence,

                         (ii) any relative of the individual and of
the spouse or person referred to in subclause (i) if the relative resides
with the individual, spouse or person,

                         (iii)     any corporation controlled by the
individual,

                         (iv) an officer or director of, and any
person with a financial interest in, a corporation controlled by the
individual, and the spouse of the officer, director or person or a person
with whom the officer, director or person is living in a relationship of
interdependence, and

                         (v)  any corporation that is affiliated with
the corporation referred to in subclause (iv), the affiliated corporation's
officers and directors and any person having a financial interest in the
affiliated corporation, and the spouse of the officer, director or person
or a person with whom the officer, director or person is living in a
relationship of interdependence,

               and

               (c)  if the applicant, licensee or registrant is a
corporation or a partnership in which one or more of the partners is a
corporation,

                         (i)  an officer or director of the
corporation,

                         (ii) the spouse of the officer or director
of the corporation or a person with whom the officer or director is living
in a relationship of interdependence,

                         (iii)     any relative of the officer or director
referred to in subclause (i) and any relative of the spouse or of a person
referred to in subclause (ii), if the relative resides with the officer,
director, spouse or person,

                         (iv) any corporation affiliated with the
applicant, licensee or registrant,

                         (v)  an officer or director of an affiliated
corporation and the spouse of the officer or director of an affiliated
corporation or a person with whom the officer or director is living in a
relationship of interdependence, and

                         (vi) any person who has a financial interest
in the affiliated corporation and the spouse of the person or a person with
whom the person is living in a relationship of interdependence.


3   Section 9 is amended by adding ", including a records check," before
"conducted".


4   Section 10(1) is amended by striking out "or any of the applicant's
associates" and substituting "or associates or any other person with
connections to the applicant".


5   Section 11 is amended by striking out "or any of the applicant's
associates" and substituting "or associates or any other person with
connections to the applicant".


6   Section 12(2) is amended by striking out "or any of the applicant's
associates" and substituting "or associates or any other person with
connections to the applicant".


7   Section 68(4) is repealed and the following is substituted:
     (4)  If a liquor licensee serves liquor for consumption in licensed
premises in a container that is not the original container used to hold the
liquor purchased under the licence, the container must be satisfactory to
the Board.


8   Section 87(2) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by adding "or person with whom the individual is
living in a relationship of interdependence" after "spouse";

     (b)  in clause (b) by adding "or person" after "spouse" and by
adding ", spouse or person" after "individual".


9   Section 93(2) is amended by adding ", adult interdependent partner"
after "spouse".


10   Section 94(2)(a) and (d) and (7)(b)(i) and (ii) are amended by adding
", adult interdependent partner" after  "spouse".


11   Schedule 1 is amended by repealing section 11.


12   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 123/2003

     Amusements Act

     REGULATIONS UNDER THE AMUSEMENTS ACT
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 230/2003) on May 7, 2003
pursuant to section 27 of the Amusements Act.


1   The Regulations Under the Amusements Act (AR 72/57) are amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 24:

     25   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 March 31, 2008.


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     Alberta Regulation 124/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA CHICKEN PRODUCERS MARKETING
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Alberta Chicken Producers on January 15, 2003 pursuant to
sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Chicken Producers Marketing Regulation (AR 3/2000) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(l) is amended by striking out "common-law husband, common-law
wife,".


3   Section 18(7)(b) is amended by adding ", including an adult
interdependent partner" after "family".


4   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 125/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     HATCHING EGGS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Alberta Hatching Egg Producers on February 18, 2003 pursuant to
sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Hatching Eggs Regulation (AR 280/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (c) by striking out "common-law husband, common-law
wife,";

     (b)  in clauses (d) and (e) by adding ", including an adult
interdependent partner of a member" after "same family".


3   Section 16(2) is amended by adding ", including an adult interdependent
partner of a member," after "of the family".


4   Section 22(3)(a) is amended by adding ", including an adult
interdependent partner of a member," after "members".


5   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 126/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     SUGAR BEET PRODUCTION AND MARKETING
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers on March 13, 2003 pursuant to
sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Sugar Beet Production and Marketing Regulation (AR 287/97) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (g)(iv) by adding "or adult interdependent partner"
after "spouse";

     (b)  by repealing clause (n).


3   Section 35(1) is amended by adding ", including an adult interdependent
partner of a member," after "member".


4   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 127/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     TURKEY MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Alberta Turkey Producers on February 24, 2003 pursuant to
sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Turkey Marketing Regulation (AR 113/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(g) is amended by striking out "common-law husband, common-law
wife,".


3   Section 3(2)(c)(i) is amended by adding ", including the person's adult
interdependent partner" after "family".


4   Section 17(5) is amended by adding "including an adult interdependent
partner of a person," after "family,".


5   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 128/2003

     Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

     PARTS TECHNICIAN TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 7, 2003

Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board on April 14,
2003 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Act.


1  The Parts Technician Trade Regulation (AR 293/2000) is amended by this
Regulation.


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

     (c)  "parts" means any part, assembly or accessory pertaining to

               (i)  automobiles and trucks;

               (ii) aviation;

               (iii)     electronics;

               (iv) heavy duty vehicles and equipment;

               (v)  agricultural equipment;

               (vi) industrial equipment;

               (vii)     motorcycles;

               (viii)    outdoor power equipment;

               (ix) recreational vehicles and equipment;

               (x)  marine equipment;

               (xi) turf equipment.


3   Section 3 is amended in clause (a) by striking out "problems to
determine" and substituting "providing".


     Alberta Regulation 129/2003

     Public Trustee Act

     LIMITATIONS (MINORS) REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General (M.O. 14/03) on May 8,
2003 pursuant to sections 5.1(15) and 6.1(2) of the Limitations Act and the
Public Trustee Act respectively.


Notice to proceed
1(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a notice to proceed for the purposes of
section 5.1 of the Limitations Act must be in Form 1.

(2)  If the minor does not, to the knowledge of the potential defendant,
have a guardian, the notice to proceed must be in Form 2.

(3)  A notice to proceed must be

     (a)  served personally on the minor's guardian before it is
delivered to the Public Trustee, if the minor has a guardian, and

     (b)  delivered to the Public Trustee by registered mail at the
address shown in Form 1 and Form 2.


Notice delivered by Public Trustee
2(1)  A notice referred to in section 5.1(6)(a) of the Limitations Act must
be in Form 3.

(2)  A notice referred to in section 5.1(6)(b) of the Limitations Act must
be in Form 4.

(3)  A notice referred to in section 5.1(6) of the Limitations Act may be
delivered by registered mail.


Public Trustee fee when notice to proceed delivered
3   The fee payable to the Public Trustee by a potential defendant under
section 5.1(3)(b) of the Limitations Act is $500 for each minor in respect
of whom the potential defendant serves a notice to proceed.


Public Trustee compensation for acting as next friend for minor
4(1)  For the purpose of this section,

     (a)  a minor's claim is considered to be resolved before discovery
if it is settled or a judgment is obtained

               (i)  after the Public Trustee delivers a notice under
section 5.1(6)(b) of the Limitations Act or is directed by a judge to act
as the minor's next friend, and

               (ii) before any examinations for discovery are conducted
in a proceeding relating to the minor's claim;

     (b)  a minor's claim is considered to be resolved before trial if it
is not resolved before discovery but is settled or a judgment is obtained
before the commencement of a trial relating to the minor's claim;

     (c)  a minor's claim is considered to be resolved after trial if it
is settled or a judgment is obtained after the commencement of a trial
relating to the minor's claim;

     (d)  the amount recovered for a minor includes the cost of funding a
structured settlement.

(2)  The compensation payable to the Public Trustee under section 6.1(1)(b)
of the Public Trustee Act out of money recovered for a minor is the
aggregate of the following:

     (a)  $500;

     (b)  any amount paid or payable by the Public Trustee to a third
party for the purpose of pursuing the minor's claim;

     (c)  one of the following amounts:

               (i)  1% of the amount recovered for the minor, if the
minor's claim is resolved before discovery;

               (ii) 2% of the amount recovered for the minor, if the
minor's claim is resolved before trial;

               (iii)     3% of the amount recovered for the minor, if the
minor's claim is resolved after trial.


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 April 30, 2013.


Coming into force
6   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of section 7
of the Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2002.



     SCHEDULE

     Form 1

     Province of Alberta, Canada
     Notice to Proceed under the Limitations Act
     (Minor in custody of a guardian)

Date:          (date of notice)

To:       (name of guardian), guardian of the minor, (full name of minor)
                           (residential address of guardian)     
               

Copy:     Public Trustee for the Province of Alberta
          400 South, 10365 - 97 Street
          Edmonton, AB    T5J 3Z8


1         This notice is delivered by or on behalf of the following
person or persons --

                        (name(s) of potential defendant(s)) 

          -- who is or are referred to below as the potential defendant.

2         This notice concerns the minor, (name of minor), who, to the
best of the potential defendant's knowledge, was born on (minor's date of
birth).  The minor might have a claim against the potential defendant
arising out of the following:

          (brief description of the events that might give rise to a
claim, including location and time or period at or during which events
occurred) 

3         There is a deadline for starting legal proceedings against the
potential defendant.  The minor could lose the opportunity to enforce a
claim against the potential defendant if you do not start legal proceedings
on the minor's behalf before the deadline.  You should contact a lawyer to
get advice regarding the minor's claim if you have not already done so.

4         The potential defendant will deliver a copy of this notice to
the Public Trustee, as required by section 5.1 of the Limitations Act.  The
Public Trustee will contact you to determine what steps you plan to take on
the minor's behalf.

          Signed:

               (signature of potential defendant or representative)   
                             (printed name of signer)  
                       (relationship to potential defendant,     
                          if not the potential defendant)   



     Additional information for the Public Trustee

[The following is to be completed on the copy of this notice that is
delivered to the Public Trustee]

5         The potential defendant is aware of the following information
that may assist the Public Trustee to contact the minor's guardian:

          Guardian's telephone number (if known):      

          Other (e.g. guardian's e-mail address, if known):      
               

6         The Public Trustee may send notices to the potential defendant
at the following address:

               (address of potential defendant or representative)     
               

7         The potential defendant or the defendant's representative may
be contacted at the following telephone numbers during regular business
hours:    

     Statutory declaration of service on guardian

I, (name of declarant), solemnly declare that (describe manner, place and
time of personal service of notice to proceed on guardian), and I make this
solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that
it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.

Declared before me at                             )
  (municipality)  , Alberta, this       )    (signature of
declarant)
  (day)   of   (month)  , 20            )

(signature of Commissioner for Oaths)
    (printed name of Commissioner)    
A Commissioner for Oaths
My commission expires (expiration date of commission, if applicable)


          Form 2

     Province of Alberta, Canada
     Notice to Proceed under the Limitations Act
     (Minor not in custody of a guardian)

Date:          (date of notice)

To:       Public Trustee for the Province of Alberta
          400 South, 10365 - 97 Street
          Edmonton, AB    T5J 3Z8


1         This notice is delivered by or on behalf of the following
person or persons --

                        (name(s) of potential defendant(s)) 

          -- who is or are referred to below as the potential defendant.

2         This notice concerns the minor, (full name of minor), who, to
the best of the potential defendant's knowledge, was born on (minor's date
of birth).  The minor might have a claim against the potential defendant
arising out of the following:

          (brief description of the events that might give rise to a
claim, including location and time or period at or during which events
occurred) 

3         To the best of the potential defendant's knowledge, the minor
has no guardian as defined by section 5.1(1) of the Limitations Act.

4         The potential defendant is aware of the following information
that may assist the Public Trustee to contact the minor:

          Minor's residential address (if known):      
               
               

          Minor's telephone number (if known):         

          Other (e.g. e-mail address, if known):       

5         The Public Trustee may send notices to the potential defendant
at the following address:

                           (address of potential defendant) 
               
               
          Signed:

               (signature of potential defendant or representative)   
                              (printed name of signer) 
                       (relationship to potential defendant,     
                          if not the potential defendant)   

6         The potential defendant or the defendant's representative may
be contacted at the following telephone numbers during regular business
hours:    


          Form 3

     Province of Alberta, Canada
     Office of the Public Trustee
     Notice of Decision not to Intervene
     Limitations Act, section 5.1(6)(a)

Date:          (date of notice)

To:       (name of potential defendant), potential defendant  

                          (address of potential defendant)  
               

To:       (name of guardian), guardian of the minor, (name of minor)

                               (address of guardian)   
               

This notice relates to the notice to proceed dated (date of notice to
proceed) regarding a possible claim of the minor, (name of minor), against
the potential defendant.

The Public Trustee is satisfied that the guardian has the ability and
intends to act in the best interest of the minor regarding the minor's
possible claim against the potential defendant.  Accordingly, the Public
Trustee has decided not to intervene in this matter.

In accordance with section 5.1(4) of the Limitations Act, the limitation
period applicable to the minor's possible claim against the potential
defendant began to run on the date the Public Trustee received the notice
to proceed, which was (date notice to proceed received by Public Trustee).

  (signature of officer)  
Acting under the authority of the Public Trustee
pursuant to the Public Trustee Act

Note:          The Public Trustee's decision not to intervene in this matter
does not affect the provisions of section 15 of the Minors Property Act or
section 6 of the Public Trustee Act.


          Form 4

     Province of Alberta, Canada
     Office of the Public Trustee
     Notice of Intention to act as Next Friend
     Limitations Act, section 5.1(6)(b)

Date:          (date of notice)

To:       (name of potential defendant), potential defendant  

                          (address of potential defendant)  
               

To:       (name of guardian), guardian of the minor, (name of minor)

                               (address of guardian)   
               

This notice relates to the notice to proceed dated (date of notice to
proceed) regarding a possible claim of the minor, (name of minor), against
the potential defendant.

The Public Trustee intends to act as next friend of the minor in relation
to the claim.

The Public Trustee received the notice to proceed on (date notice to
proceed received by Public Trustee).

  (signature of officer)  
Acting under the authority of the Public Trustee
pursuant to the Public Trustee Act

     Consent of Guardian

I, (name of guardian), guardian of the minor, (name of minor), consent to
the Public Trustee acting as next friend to the minor in relation to the
minor's claim against the potential defendant.

  (signature of guardian)  


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     Alberta Regulation 130/2003

     Social Development Act

     SOCIAL ALLOWANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 237/2003) on May 14, 2003
pursuant to section 30 of the Social Development Act.


1   The Social Allowance Regulation (AR 213/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (f);

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

               (g.1)     "household unit" means an applicant or recipient
and

                         (i)  the person

                                   (A)  who is the spouse of the
applicant or recipient,

                                   (B)  with whom the person has
entered into an adult interdependent partner agreement under section 7 of
the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act,

                                   (C)  with whom, in the opinion
of the Director, the applicant or recipient is living in a relationship of
interdependence as defined in the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act,

                                   (D)  with whom the applicant or
recipient is living and has a child or has adopted a child, or

                                   (E)  with whom the applicant or
recipient has a relationship described in paragraph (A), (B), (C) or (D)
and has a financial interdependency, other than for the support of child,
but does not reside with the applicant or recipient,

                              but does not include a person who is
related by blood or adoption to the applicant or recipient unless the
person has entered into an adult interdependent partner agreement under
section 7 of the Adult Interdependent Relationships Act, and

                         (ii) the dependent children, if any, who are
living with the applicant or recipient or with the applicant or recipient
and the person referred to in subclause (i),

                    but does not include a foster child and, for the
purposes of determining the amount of a standard allowance or shelter
allowance, does not include a child in respect of whom the maximum
financial support payments referred to in section 49 of the Adoption
Regulation (AR 37/2002) are being made, and does not include a child on
whose behalf income support is being received from the child financial
support program through a Child and Family Services Authority;


3   Section 5(1)(d) is amended by striking out "family unit's" and
substituting "household unit's".


4   Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in clause (e.2) by striking out "family" and substituting
"household unit";

     (b)  in clause (e.4) by adding "or adult interdependent partner"
after "spouse".


5   Section 7(d.2) is amended by adding "or adult interdependent partner"
after "spouse".


6   Section 14(4) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a)(i) by adding "or by virtue of an adult
interdependent relationship" after "marriage";

     (b)  in clause (b)(i) by striking out "marriage or adoption" and
substituting "adoption or marriage or by virtue of an adult interdependent
relationship".


7   Section 21 is amended by  adding "or by virtue of an adult
interdependent relationship" after "marriage".


8   Section 30.3(2)(b)(iii) is amended by adding "or common-law partner"
after "spouse".


9   In sections 13(3) and 14(5) "Family Unit" is struck out and "Household
Unit" is substituted.


10   In the Regulation "family unit" is struck out wherever it occurs and
"household unit" is substituted.


11   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 131/2003

     Provincial Court Act
     Court of Queen's Bench Act

     PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGES AND MASTERS IN CHAMBERS
     COMPENSATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 238/2003) on May 14, 2003
pursuant to sections 16 and 9.52 of the Court of Queen's Bench Act and the
Provincial Court Act respectively.


1   The  Provincial Court Judges and Masters in Chambers Compensation
Regulation (AR 176/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 4(2) is amended by striking out "33.5" and substituting "38".


3   This Regulation is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 132/2003

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 240/2003) on May 14, 2003
pursuant to section 16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 44/2001)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 12(1)(aa) and (jj) is repealed.


3   Section 19(2) is amended by striking out "and section 14(1)(b) of the
Highway Traffic Act".


4   Section 24 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by repealing clauses (d), (e), (g) and (h);

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

                         (j)  Traffic Safety Act, except for sections
2(1), 8 and 64(a), (d), (f), (g), (m), (s) and (u)(i) to (iv).

     (b)  by repealing subsections (2) and (3);

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (4):

     (5)  The responsibility for sections 2(1), 8 and 64(a), (d), (f),
(g), (m), (s) and (u)(i) to (iv) of the Traffic Safety Act is transferred
to the common responsibility of the Minister of Transportation and the
Minister of Government Services.


5   Sections 3 and 4 come into force on May 20, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 133/2003

     Employment Pension Plans Act

     EMPLOYMENT PENSION PLANS (FINANCIAL HARDSHIP
     WITHDRAWAL - 2003) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 243/2003) on May 14, 2003
pursuant to section 87 of the Employment Pension Plans Act.


1   The Employment Pension Plans Regulation (AR 35/2000) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(3) is amended by adding a comma at the end of clause (d) and
by adding at the end, on the line following after clause (d), "but money is
not to be regarded as unlocked or unlockable by reason only of the
potential for its withdrawal, surrender or commutation pursuant to any
exemption expressly provided for in the Act or this Regulation or any
alternative provision made under section 87(1)(q) of the Act".


3   Section 39(10)(b) is amended by striking out "section 45(2)" and
substituting "sections 41.1 and 45(2)".


4   Sections 40(3)(b) and 41(3)(b) are amended by adding ", and that,
subject to sections 39(11) and (12), as incorporated by subsection (2) of
this section, and 41.1 and 45(2), no withdrawal, commutation or surrender
of money is permitted at all" at the end.


5   The following is added after section 41:

Withdrawals from LIRAs, etc., on ground of financial hardship
     41.1(1)  A LIRA, LIF or LRIF must provide for the right of its owner
to withdraw, on application to the financial institution that administers
it, the whole or part of the money held in that vehicle if the
Superintendent has previously given written consent, pursuant to Schedule
4, to the owner's application for the withdrawal on the grounds of being in
circumstances of financial hardship and need.

     (2)  RRSPs containing money to which section 35(2) of the Act applies
are deemed to provide for the withdrawal of money from them provided for in
subsection (1) and those RRSPs are exempted from section 35(1) and (5) of
the Act with respect to such withdrawals.


6   Until the end of May 2003, all references in Schedule 4 of the
Regulation being amended to a pension partner are deemed instead to refer
to a spouse.


7   The following is added before section 73:

Transitional provision
          72.1   The amendments contained in sections 3, 5 and 6, and the
words "41.1 and" in section 4, of the Employment Pension Plans (Financial
Hardship Withdrawal - 2003) Amendment Regulation, expire 3 years after they
came into force.


8   The following is added after Schedule 3:

     SCHEDULE 4
     (Section 41.1)

     CONSENT TO WITHDRAWAL ON GROUNDS
     OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AND NEED

Interpretation
     1(1)  In this Schedule,

               (a)  "application" means an application to the
Superintendent for consent;

               (b)  "consent" means consent referred to in section 41.1
of this Regulation for a withdrawal;

               (c)  "consented gross amount" means the aggregate
maximum amount withdrawable under section 3(2);

               (d)  "consented net amount" means the consented gross
amount less the contractual payment and the withholding tax;

               (e)  "contractual payment" means the aggregate amount,
if any, that is payable on a withdrawal to the financial institution under
the contract for the retirement savings vehicle, but does not include the
withholding tax;

               (f)  "disability" means an illness, disability or
incapacity that may reasonably be expected to last for a continuous period
of at least one year;

               (g)  "financial institution" means the financial
institution that administers the retirement savings vehicle in question;

               (h)  "medical expenses" means, in relation to an
individual, expenses for goods and services for treatment of a condition
pertaining to that individual that the Superintendent considers to be of a
medical or dental nature;

               (i)  "old RRSP" means an RRSP containing money to which
section 35(2) of the Act applies;

               (j)  "owner" means an owner within the meaning of
section 39(2), 40(2) or 41(2) of this Regulation or the owner of an old
RRSP, as the case may be;

               (k)  "pension partner" means the owner's pension
partner, if any;

               (l)  "principal residence" means, in relation to an
owner, pension partner or dependant as the case may be, a home, of whatever
nature,

                         (i)  that is ordinarily inhabited by that
individual in the calendar year in which the application was signed or in
the following calendar year, and

                         (ii) in which any of them has an estate or
interest;

               (m)  "retirement savings vehicle" means a LIRA, LIF,
LRIF or an old RRSP, as the case may be;

               (n)  "withdrawal" means a withdrawal provided for in
section 41.1 of this Regulation of money held in a retirement savings
vehicle;

               (o)  "withholding tax" means the amount that the
financial institution is required to withhold on account of the owner's
income tax liability to comply with the institution's legal obligations in
that regard.

     (2)  For the purposes of this Schedule, an individual

               (a)  may have only one principal residence, and

               (b)  is a dependant if he or she is not that
individual's pension partner but was dependent on the owner or the pension
partner for support at some time during the calendar year in which the
application was signed or during the previous calendar year.


Consent
     2   The Superintendent may give a consent subject to the provisions
of this Schedule.


Application for withdrawal
     3(1)  An application must be completed in the form required by the
Superintendent.

     (2)  The application must request that the consent authorize the
withdrawal of an amount not exceeding the aggregate of

               (a)  the amount specified in the application, being an
amount whose withdrawal is allowed by this Schedule,

               (b)  any contractual payment, and

               (c)  the withholding tax.

     (3)  Notwithstanding anything in this Schedule, an application may
not be made for a consented net amount of less than

               (a)  $500, if payment is to be made as a lump sum, or

               (b)  $200 per instalment, if payment is to be made in
the form of instalments that are allowed by the consent.

     (4)  Where this Schedule allows payment by instalment and the owner
wishes payment in that form, the application must request that the consent
authorize payment in that form.

     (5)  The owner of a LIRA, LIF or LRIF who has a pension partner may
make an application only if it is accompanied by a statement by the pension
partner, in the form required by the Superintendent, that

               (a)  states that the pension partner is aware of the
pension partnership entitlements under that retirement savings vehicle,

               (b)  states that the pension partner is aware of the
consequences of withdrawing the money but nevertheless agrees to the
withdrawal, and

               (c)  was signed by the pension partner in the presence
of a witness and outside the presence of the owner.

     (6)  An owner who acquired the money as a result of a transfer from
another individual's retirement savings vehicle and who has a pension
partner may make an application only if it is accompanied by a statement by
the owner, in the form required by the Superintendent, that attests to the
fact that none of the money in the owner's retirement savings vehicle is
derived, directly or indirectly, from a pension benefit provided in respect
of any employment of the owner.

     (7)  An application must be accompanied by the owner's signed
statement acknowledging the understanding that money released as a result
of the consent will not be exempt from execution, seizure or attachment.

     (8)  Each application must relate to only one retirement savings
vehicle.

     (9)  An application must be accompanied by a copy of the most recent
statement on the retirement savings vehicle issued by the financial
institution.

     (10)  Before deciding whether or not to give consent, the
Superintendent may require  the owner to submit, along with the
application, such documents and information as the Superintendent considers
necessary to verify the owner's claim for the withdrawal.

     (11)  The Superintendent is entitled to rely on the information
provided in or with the application and the accompanying documents as well
as on any additional evidence and other information provided to the
Superintendent and the Superintendent and the Government have no liability
with respect to the giving or withholding of a consent.

     (12)  A signed document is void if signed

               (a)  more than 60 days before the Superintendent
receives it, in the case of a document that requires the signature of the
owner or pension partner, or

               (b)  more than 12 months before the Superintendent
receives it, in all other cases.


Consent by Super-intendent
     4(1)  A consent authorizes the financial institution to pay to the
owner in accordance with the consent, the lowest of

               (a)  the consented net amount,

               (b)  such amount as the owner ultimately requests the
financial institution in writing to pay, and

               (c)  such amount as is realizable from the retirement
savings vehicle.

     (2)  The amount payable must be paid in the form of

               (a)  a lump sum payment, or

               (b)  instalments,

     as specified in the consent, unless the owner and the financial
institution agree otherwise.

     (3)  The financial institution shall make the payment or the first
payment, as the case may be, within 30 days after receiving the consent.

     (4)  The consent is void if the financial institution receives it
more than 12 months after the date the Superintendent signed it.


Circumstances constituting financial hardship
     5(1)  Any one or more of the following constitute circumstances that
the Superintendent may treat as circumstances of financial hardship for the
purposes of section 41.1 of this Regulation if the Superintendent otherwise
determines the owner to be in financial need:

               (a)  the owner or pension partner has received a written
demand in respect of arrears in the payment of rent on either's principal
residence, and either is facing legal eviction if the debt remains unpaid;

               (b)  the owner or pension partner has received a written
demand in respect of a default on a debt that is secured against either's
principal residence, and either is facing legal eviction or forced sale of
the residence if the debt remains unpaid;

               (c)  the owner or pension partner requires money to pay
up to 2 months' rent or one month's rent plus a security deposit to obtain
a home for either;

               (d)  the owner or pension partner or a dependant has
incurred or will incur medical expenses for the treatment of any of them,
to the extent that the expenses claimed are reasonable and are not paid by
or subject to reimbursement from any other source;

               (e)  the owner or pension partner or a dependant has
incurred or will incur expenses for renovations or other alterations to, or
additional expenses in the construction of, the principal residence of any
of them made necessary by the disability of any of them, to the extent that
the expenses claimed are reasonable and are not paid by or subject to
reimbursement from any other source;

               (f)  the owner's expected total income from all sources
before taxes for the one-year period following the date of signing the
application is 66 2/3 per cent or less of the Year's Maximum Pensionable
Earnings for the year in which the application is signed;

               (g)  the owner is in arrears as to a payment of income
tax and legal proceedings for the debt have been commenced by the Canada
Customs and Revenue Agency;

               (h)  any other circumstances that the Superintendent,
having regard to the individual circumstances of the owner and the pension
partner (including those of a dependant), considers to be circumstances of
financial hardship.

     (2)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(a), the consented
net amount may not exceed the aggregate of

               (a)  an amount sufficient to pay the rent arrears and
otherwise to reinstate the tenancy to good standing, and

               (b)  enough money to cover the rent payments for one
year.

     (3)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(b), the consented
net amount may not exceed the aggregate of

               (a)  an amount sufficient to pay the debt and otherwise
to bring the debt into good standing, and

               (b)  enough money to cover the debt payments for one
year.

     (4)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(c), the consented
net amount may not exceed the amount sufficient to pay 2 months' rent or
one month's rent plus the security deposit, as the case may be.

     (5)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(d), the consented
net amount may not exceed the aggregate of

               (a)  an amount sufficient to pay the medical expenses
incurred or to be incurred, and

               (b)  enough money to cover the medical expenses for one
year.

     (6)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(e), the consented
net amount may not exceed the aggregate of the expenses for labour and
materials involved in the work.

     (7)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(f), expected total income
from all sources before taxes does not include

               (a)  the consented gross amount,

               (b)  a refund or repayment of taxes paid to a Canadian
jurisdiction or interest thereon,

               (c)  a refundable tax credit,

               (d)  a payment received by a foster parent under the
Child Welfare Act, or

               (e)  child support payments received under a court order
or an agreement.

     (8)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(f), the consented
net amount may not exceed the amount by which "E" exceeds "F" where,

               "E"  is 50% of the Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings
for the year in which the application is signed, and

               "F"  is 75% of the owner's expected total income from
all sources (but taking into account subsection (7)) before taxes for the
one-year period following the date of signing the application.

     (9)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(g), the consented
net amount may not exceed the amount of the debt that is claimed in the
legal proceedings.

     (10)  In an application relating to subsection (1)(h), the consented
net amount may not exceed the amount that the Superintendent considers
necessary given the circumstances of the case.

     (11)  Payments under subsections (2)(b), (3)(b), (5)(b) and (8)(b)
may be made as lump sum payments or in instalments.


9   Section 6 is repealed on June 2, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 134/2003

     Persons with Developmental Disabilities
     Community Governance Act

     GOVERNANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 247/2003) on May 14, 2003
pursuant to section 23 of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Community Governance Act.


1   The Governance Regulation (AR 208/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 3(2) is amended by striking out "6 previous months" and
substituting "12 previous months".


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     Alberta Regulation 135/2003

     School Act

     CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 14, 2003

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 043/2003) on May 14, 2003 pursuant
to section 58 of the School Act.


1   The Closure of Schools Regulation (AR 238/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 1:

Non-application of sections
     1.1   Sections 4 to 7 do not apply if a closure occurs as a result of
the transfer by one board to another board of the ownership of real
property on which a school building is located and the school building will
continue to be used for the instruction or accommodation of students.


     Alberta Regulation 136/2003

     Traffic Safety Act

     COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CERTIFICATE AND INSURANCE
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 15, 2003

Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 18/03) on May 12, 2003
pursuant to section 156 of the Traffic Safety Act.


1   The Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation (AR
314/2002) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (3) by adding the following after clause (c):

               (d)  a commercial vehicle that is exempted by the
Registrar under subsection (4).

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

          (4)  The Registrar may exempt a commercial vehicle from the
requirement of a safety fitness certificate under subsection (1) subject to
any terms and conditions the Registrar considers appropriate.


3   Section 10 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by adding the following after clause (f):

               (g)  is a commercial vehicle that is exempted by the
Registrar under subsection (2.1).

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

          (2.1)  The Registrar may exempt a commercial vehicle from the
requirement of an operating authority certificate under subsection (1)
subject to any terms and conditions that the Registrar considers
appropriate.


4   The following is added after section 22:

Temporary safety fitness certificate
     22.1   Despite sections 20 and 21, when a person becomes the
registered owner of a commercial vehicle for which a safety fitness
certificate is required under section 19(1), the Registrar may issue, with
terms and conditions, a safety fitness certificate for not more than 60
days, in which case the registered owner must be assigned a conditional
safety fitness rating.


5   Section 26(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (e) by striking out "11" and substituting "10";

     (b)  in clause (f) by striking out "more than 11 passengers" and
substituting "11 passengers or more".


6   Section 55 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "section 53(3)" and substituting "section
53(1), (3)";

     (b)  by striking out "section 55";

     (c)  by adding "section 57" after "section 56".


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     Alberta Regulation 137/2003

     Traffic Safety Act

     OPERATOR LICENSING AND VEHICLE CONTROL
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 15, 2003

Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 21/03) on May 14, 2003
pursuant to sections 18(2), 64, 81, 100 and 116 of the Traffic Safety Act.


1   The Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (AR 320/2002) is
amended by this Regulation.


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

     (i.1)     "facial recognition software" means software that measures the
unique invariable characteristics of a person's face;


3   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "may" and substituting
"must";

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

     (3)  The Registrar may, without limiting the use of other means of
identity verification, use facial recognition software for the purpose of
the identification of, or the verification of the identity of, a person who
has applied for an operator's licence.


4   Section 32(6) is amended by adding "or a moped" after "motor cycle".


5   Section 94 is amended by adding the following after subsection (4):

     (4.1)  The fee for reissuing an operator's licence pursuant to an
application under section 20 is $13.


6   Section 123(1) is amended

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


               (g.1)     for photocopies of

                         (i)  carrier profiles, per page    $2

                         (ii) public profiles, each    $15;

     (b)  in clause (h) by striking out "clause (f)" and substituting
"clause (g) or (g.1)".


7   Schedule 1 is amended

     (a)  in the Form titled "NOTICE OF SUSPENSION" by striking out

          Novice Driver - Zero Alcohol Tolerance Program
          1 month suspension starting in 7 days   

          and substituting

          Novice Driver - Zero Alcohol Tolerance Program
          1 month suspension starting in 7 days   
          1 month suspension effective immediately     


     (b)  in the Form titled "NOTICE OF SUSPENSION/DISQUALIFICATION
Alberta Administrative Licence Suspension or Novice Driver - Zero Alcohol
Tolerance Program" in the text following the heading "Novice Driver - Zero
Alcohol Tolerance Program" by adding

                 1 month term effective immediately

           after

                 1 month term starting in 7 days.


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     Alberta Regulation 138/2003

     Traffic Safety Act

     VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 15, 2003

Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 16/03) on May 12, 2003
pursuant to section 81 of the Traffic Safety Act.


1   The Vehicle Equipment Regulation (AR 322/2002) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 47(5)(b) is amended by striking out "15" and substituting "150"
and by striking out "30" and substituting "300".


3  Section 81(2) is amended by striking out "Section 78(3)" and
substituting "Section 78(1)".


4  Section 82 is amended by striking out "Section 78(1)" and substituting
"Section 78(2)(a)".


5  Section 87(6) is repealed.


6  Section 100 is amended

     (a)  by striking out

          section 30(2) except subsection (2)

          and substituting 

          section 30(2)
          section 31

     (b)  by striking out

          section 51
          section 51

          and substituting 

          section 51
          section 52


     (c)  by striking out "section 77".