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     Alberta Regulation 174/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 2, 2003

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:052/03) on May 25, 2003
pursuant to sections 322 and 370 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Matters Relating to Assessment and Taxation Regulation (AR 289/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


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


3   Section 21(b)(i) is amended by adding "or adult interdependent partner"
after "spouse".


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


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     Alberta Regulation 175/2003

     Traffic Safety Act
     Interpretation Act

     FISH CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK PARKING AND
     STOPPING REGULATION

     Filed:  June 3, 2003

Made by the Minister of Community Development (M.O. 18/03) on May 26, 2003
pursuant to section 17 of the Traffic Safety Act.


Parking prohibition
1   Unless required or permitted by or under the Act, the regulations or
any other law, a person shall not park or stop a motor vehicle at any
location on a highway that is under the direction, control and management
of the Minister responsible for the Provincial Parks Act in Fish Creek
Provincial Park and at any time that parking at that location and at that
time is prohibited by a sign referred to in section 17(a) of the Act.


Creation of offence
2   Contravention of section 1 is an offence against the Act.


Repeal
3   The Fish Creek Provincial Park Parking Control Order (AR 397/82) is
repealed.


Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on November 30, 2011.


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     Alberta Regulation 176/2003

     School Act

     SCHOOL COUNCILS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 4, 2003

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 050/2003) on June 2, 2003 pursuant
to section 22(10) of the School Act.


1   The School Councils Regulation (AR 171/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 19 is amended by striking out "2003" and substituting "2006".


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     Alberta Regulation 177/2003

     School Act

     STUDENT EVALUATION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 4, 2003

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 048/2003) on June 4, 2003 pursuant
to section 39(3)(c) of the School Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Student evaluation  2
Directives     3
Fees 4
Conduct of evaluation    5
Eviction  6
Objection to an eviction 7
Invalidity of evaluation 8
Appeals   9
Results   10
Review    11
Special Cases Committee  12
Remuneration and costs   13
Expiry    14


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the School Act;

     (b)  "applicant" means a person who applies to undergo an
evaluation, but does not include a student;

     (c)  "central marking" means marking and scoring of an evaluation by
certificated teachers at a central location under the direction of the
Executive Director;

     (d)  "evaluation" means a test, examination or other method of
evaluation established under section 2;

     (e)  "Executive Director" means the Executive Director of the
Learner Assessment Branch in the Department of Learning;

     (f)  "local marking" means marking of an evaluation by a teacher
before the evaluation is sent to the Learner Assessment Branch in the
Department of Learning for central marking;

     (g)  "school authority" means a board or the governing body of a
charter school or a private school.


Student evaluation
2   The Minister may establish tests, examinations or other methods for the
determining the ability, achievement or development of individuals,
including but not limited to provincial achievement tests, diploma
examinations and provincially-administered national and international
tests.


Directives
3   The Minister may issue directives regarding the individuals to be
evaluated, the eligibility of individuals to participate in an evaluation,
the methods of evaluation, the processes for administering the evaluation,
the place and time for the administration of the evaluation and the
marking, scoring and reporting of the evaluation.


Fees
4   The Minister may set the fees to be charged for evaluations and for
reviews of evaluations.


Conduct of evaluation
5(1)  If an evaluation is conducted in a school operated by a board, the
board is responsible for the security of the evaluation materials and for
ensuring that the evaluation is conducted in accordance with the
directives.

(2)  If an evaluation is conducted in a facility other than a school
operated by a board, the Executive Director shall appoint a person who is
to be responsible for the security of the evaluation materials and for 
ensuring that the evaluation is conducted in accordance with the
directives.


Eviction
6(1)  The person conducting an evaluation may evict a student or applicant
from the evaluation if, in that person's opinion, the student's or
applicant's conduct is disrupting other students or applicants or
contravenes the directives.

(2)  The board or the person appointed under section 5(2) shall,
immediately following the conduct of an evaluation, advise the Executive
Director in writing of

     (a)  the name of any student or applicant evicted from the place
where the evaluation was being conducted, and

     (b)  any circumstances that may affect the validity of the
evaluation results of any student or applicant.

(3)  The person conducting the evaluation shall, forthwith after an
eviction under subsection (1), notify the person evicted in writing of the
right to object under section 7(1).


Objection to an eviction
7(1)  A student or applicant who is evicted under section 6(1) may object
to the eviction in writing to the Executive Director within 7 days of the
eviction.

(2)  The Executive Director, on receiving the objection, may

     (a)  confirm the eviction,

     (b)  provide for the student or applicant to be evaluated at a place
and time set by the Executive Director, or

     (c)  provide for an evaluation result to be awarded to the student
or applicant based on the student's or applicant's prior achievement
record.


Invalidity of evaluation
8(1)  The Executive Director, on being advised under section 6(2), may
declare an evaluation invalid in respect of any student or applicant
evaluated and shall forthwith in writing inform the board or person
appointed under section 5(2), the affected student and the student's parent
or the applicant, as the case may be, of the decision.

(2)  If a student, applicant or other person, before, during or following
the evaluation, interferes with the security of the evaluation materials,
falsifies the evaluation results or commits any other act that may result
in a student's or applicant's performance being inaccurately represented,
the Executive Director may

     (a)  make any reasonable decision regarding the student's or
applicant's result,

     (b)  bar the student or applicant from evaluations for a period not
exceeding one year,

     (c)  withhold the student's or applicant's official transcript of
achievement for a period not exceeding one year,

     (d)  record the decision on the student's or applicant's official
transcript of achievement, and

     (e)  take any action that, in the Executive Director's opinion, is
appropriate against the other person including, if applicable, the
sanctions under clauses (b), (c) and (d) or any of them.

(3)  If  irregularities in the evaluation become apparent following the
evaluation, the Executive Director may require the board to conduct an
investigation of the evaluation and provide the Executive Director with a
recommendation as to the validity of the evaluation.

(4)  On receiving a recommendation under subsection (3), the Executive
Director may take any action under subsection (2) that the Executive
Director considers appropriate.


Appeals
9(1)  The student, the student's parent or the applicant may appeal in
writing a decision made under section 7 or 8 and the other person referred
to in section 8(2) may appeal in writing a decision made under section 8 to
the Assistant Deputy Minister, System Improvement and Reporting Division of
the Department of Learning, within 30 days of being notified of the
decision.

(2)  A decision made by the Assistant Deputy Minister as a result of an
appeal made under subsection (1) may be appealed in writing to the Minister
by the student, the student's parent, the applicant or the other person
referred to in section 8(2) within 60 days of notification of the decision.


Results
10   The Minister may use the results of an evaluation in whole or in part
as a basis for awarding credits, certificates, diplomas or transcripts of
achievement or for recommending a program placement for a student or
applicant.


Review
11(1)  The student, the student's parent or the applicant may request in
writing that the Executive Director review the results of an evaluation in
accordance with the process specified in the directives under section 3.

(2)  On receipt of the result of a review conducted as the result of a
request under subsection (1), the student, the student's parent or the
applicant may appeal the result in writing to the Minister.

(3)  On receipt of a decision of the Special Cases Committee under section
12, the student, the student's parent or the applicant may request in
writing that the Minister review the decision.


Special Cases Committee
12(1)  The Minister may appoint members to a Special Cases Committee which
is responsible for hearing appeals from decisions

     (a)  determining the number of high school credits to be awarded to
out-of-province students who have appealed an Alberta school evaluation,

     (b)  ruling on whether expelled students may be permitted to write
diploma examinations,

     (c)  ruling on disputed evaluations or diploma requirements,

     (d)  ruling on student evaluation or diploma requirements where no
policy or precedent exists,

     (e)  determining mature student status of individuals,

     (f)  reviewing disputed retroactive credits,

     (g)  determining permitted practice variations for students writing
diploma examinations, and

     (h)  reviewing any other decision not referred to in clauses (a) to
(g) that the Special Cases Committee considers appropriate in the
circumstances.

(2)  Individuals appealing under subsection (1) must advise the principal
of the school and, if applicable, the superintendent of the school
authority where the student received instruction.

(3)  The principal, on receiving notice under subsection (2) must submit a
written report to the Special Cases Committee outlining recommendations
related to the appeal.


Remuneration and costs 
13(1)  A person may be paid the fee determined by the Minister for 

     (a)  designing and preparing evaluation materials,

     (b)  scoring or re-scoring evaluation materials, 

     (c)  attending committee meetings for the designing and preparing of
evaluation materials, and

     (d)  performing any other functions associated with evaluation.

(2)  If a person performing the services specified in subsection (1) is
employed as a teacher, the Minister may pay the cost incurred for a
substitute teacher to carry out the teacher's normal teaching duties.

(3)  If a person performing the services specified in subsection (1) is
employed by a board but not as a teacher, the Minister may pay the board an
amount equal to the daily rate payable by the board to a substitute
teacher.


Expiry
14   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on May 31, 2009.


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     Alberta Regulation 178/2003

     School Act

     SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS REGULATION

     Filed:  June 4, 2003

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 047/2003) on June 4, 2003 pursuant
to section 115 of the School Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Qualifications 2
Minister's approval 3
Severance allowance 4
Expiry    5


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the School Act;

     (b)  "equivalent standard" means an equivalent standard of education
or experience as determined by the Minister; 

     (c)  "superintendent" means a superintendent of schools appointed in
accordance with the Act.


Qualifications
2(1)  No person may be appointed as a superintendent unless the person has 

     (a)  a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent from a university
in Alberta or from a university of equivalent standard, 

     (b)  a Master's degree from a university in Alberta or from a
university of equivalent standard,

     (c)  a certificate issued pursuant to the regulations made under
section 94(1)(a) of the Act, and 

     (d)  3 years' experience in a school system in Alberta or in a
school system of equivalent standard which is acceptable to the board that
appoints the superintendent.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person who is a secretary, a
treasurer, or a secretary-treasurer appointed under section 116 of the Act
may not hold the position of superintendent. 


Minister's approval
3   The Minister may refuse to approve an appointment or reappointment of a
superintendent if the provisions of the employment contract relating to
that position, including any provision governing termination of the
contract, are not acceptable to the Minister.


Severance allowance
4(1)  Where

     (a)  a person ceases to be a superintendent by reason of resignation
or termination or non-renewal of the person's appointment or employment
contract, and

     (b)  the board pays a severance allowance to that person,

the severance allowance shall not exceed one year's salary.

(2)  For the purpose of subsection (1), "severance allowance" does not
include vacation pay or a reasonable relocation allowance.


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 May 31, 2005.


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     Alberta Regulation 179/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     HIGHWAY 43 EAST WASTE COMMISSION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 264/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Highway 43 East Waste Commission Regulation (AR 32/94) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended

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

               (a.1)     Alberta Beach;

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

               (h.1)     Summer Village of Val Quentin;


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     Alberta Regulation 180/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     LAKELAND REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
     COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 265/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Establishment  1
Members   2
Services  3
Operating deficits  4
Sale of property    5
Profit and surplus  6
Approval  7


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


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  Town of Lac La Biche;

     (b)  Lakeland County.


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


Profit and surplus
6   Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the Commission shall not

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

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


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


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     Alberta Regulation 181/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     NORTH 43 LAGOON COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 266/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


     Table of Contents

Establishment  1
Members   2
Services  3
Operating deficits  4
Sale of property    5
Profit and surplus  6
Conditions     7


Establishment
1   A regional services commission known as the North 43 Lagoon Commission
is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  Lac Ste. Anne County;

     (b)  Summer Village of Ross Haven;

     (c)  Summer Village of Yellowstone.


Services
3   The Commission is authorized to provide sanitary sewage services.


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


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

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

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

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

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


Profit and surplus
6   Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the Commission must not

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

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


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


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     Alberta Regulation 182/2003

     Radiation Protection Act

     RADIATION PROTECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 269/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 18 of the Radiation Protection Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1

     Part 1
     General Provisions

Prohibited radiation equipment     2
Maximum exposure limits for ionizing radiation    3
Monitoring of worker ionizing radiation exposure  4
Pregnant radiation workers    5
Minimum age for certain users 6
Maximum exposure limits for non-ionizing radiation     7

     Part 2
     Registration Certificates

Designated radiation equipment     8
Registration certificates for installation and operation    9
Obtaining of registration certificates  10
Term and renewal date for certificates  11
Restrictions for certificates 12
Posting or communication of certificates     13

     Part 3
     Protective Measures for the Use of
     Radiation Equipment

Shielding - ionizing radiation equipment     14
Ionizing radiation equipment - x-ray equipment    15
Conflict in legislation  16
Non-ionizing radiation equipment - lasers and laser
  systems 17

     Part 4
     Transitional, Consequential Amendments,
     Repeals and Expiry

Transitional - cancellation   18
Consequential amendments 19
Repeals   20
Expiry    21

Schedules


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "authorized radiation health administrative organization" means
the appropriate authorized radiation health administrative organization
within the meaning of the Radiation Health Administration Regulation (AR
49/96);

     (b)  "designated radiation equipment" means radiation equipment
designated in section 8;

     (c)  "Director" means the Director of Radiation Health appointed
under the Public Service Act and, where and to the extent that a power,
duty or function in question is delegated to an authorized radiation health
administrative organization by the Radiation Health Administration
Regulation (AR 49/96), includes that organization;

     (d)  "mSv" means a millisievert, being a unit of dose equivalent for
ionizing radiation;

     (e)  "operate" means perform a function with radiation equipment
that is in accordance with its manufacturer's intended use for that
equipment;

     (f)  "operator" means an individual who operates radiation
equipment;

     (g)  "radiation worker" means a worker who uses or is directly
involved in the use of ionizing designated radiation equipment or an
ionizing radiation source;

     (h)  "registration certificate" means any instrument issued by the
Director authorizing the installation or operation, as the case may be, of
designated radiation equipment;

     (i)  "use", in relation to radiation equipment, a radiation source
or a radiation facility, means use, operate, handle, install, calibrate,
test, demonstrate, service, repair or maintain;

     (j)  "user" means an individual who uses radiation equipment, a
radiation source or a radiation facility;

     (k)  "x-ray equipment" means a device or class of devices that is
capable of producing x-rays artificially.

(2)  All reference in this Regulation to a code or standard is to be taken
to refer to the latest version of that code or standard, or to any
subsequent replacement that ultimately succeeds that original code or
standard, as amended to date.


     Part 1
     General Provisions

Prohibited radiation equipment
2   For the purposes of section 11(1) of the Act, the use of the following
radiation equipment is prohibited:

     (a)  hand-held fluoroscopes;

     (b)  shoe fitting x-ray fluoroscopes;

     (c)  photofluorographic units (including mass miniature chest x-ray
units);

     (d)  fluoroscopic x-ray equipment without image intensification.


Maximum exposure limits for ionizing radiation
3(1)  An owner of and an employer who uses radiation equipment or a
radiation source that produces ionizing radiation shall ensure both that

     (a)  exposure of radiation workers and any other persons to ionizing
radiation is kept as low as is reasonably achievable, taking into account
economic and social factors, and

     (b)  no radiation workers or any other persons are exposed to
ionizing radiation in excess of the maximum dose limits specified in
Schedule 1.

(2)  A user of radiation equipment or a radiation source shall not expose
any individual (including himself or herself) to ionizing radiation in
excess of the maximum dose limits for ionizing radiation specified in
Schedule 1.

(3)  The maximum dose limits referred to in subsections (1)(b) and (2)
include exposure from all sources of ionizing radiation, including
radiation sources governed by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Canada)
and the regulations under that Act, but do not include exposure from

     (a)  medical or dental radiation when the individual is

               (i)  a patient, or

               (ii) a participant in an ethical research program
recognized by the Director,

     or

     (b)  natural background radiation.

(4)  In recognizing an ethical research program for the purposes of
subsection (3)(a), the Director is not required to evaluate the quality of
any program and no liability attaches to the Director or the Crown for
anything the Director did or did not do in that regard in good faith.


Monitoring of worker ionizing radiation exposure
4(1)  An employer shall ensure that

     (a)  radiation workers who use or are exposed to the use of any
ionizing radiation equipment described in subsection (2) are provided with
and use an appropriate device, provided by a dosimetry service provider
licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, to monitor their
personal exposure to ionizing radiation,

     (b)  the records obtained from the monitoring are kept for at least
5 years, and

     (c)  the workers are informed of and have access to these records.

(2)  The ionizing radiation equipment referred to in subsection (1)(a) is

     (a)  diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment used by medical,
dental, chiropractic, veterinary or other health professionals,

     (b)  particle accelerators,

     (c)  industrial x-ray equipment,

     (d)  irradiation x-ray equipment, and

     (e)  any other ionizing radiation equipment specified in the
registration certificate for the purposes of subsection (1)(a).


Pregnant radiation workers
5   A pregnant woman who is or who becomes a radiation worker shall
forthwith inform her employer of her pregnancy.


Minimum age for certain users
6   A person shall not allow an individual who has not yet reached the age
of 18 years to use ionizing designated radiation equipment or an ionizing
radiation source except where

     (a)  that individual is a student undergoing a course of instruction
involving the use of such equipment or source,  and

     (b)  the use forms part of that course and is conducted under the
direct supervision of a competent worker.


Maximum exposure limits for non-ionizing radiation
7(1)  The owner of non-ionizing radiation equipment shall ensure that

     (a)  no one is exposed to non-ionizing radiation in excess of the
maximum exposure limits specified in Table 1 of Schedule 2, and

     (b)  no worker is exposed to non-ionizing radiation in excess of the
maximum exposure limits specified in Table 2 of Schedule 2.

(2)  A user of non-ionizing radiation equipment shall ensure that
subsection (1)(a) and (b) are complied with.

(3)  An employer who uses non-ionizing radiation equipment shall ensure
that subsection (1)(a) and (b) are complied with.

(4)  Subsection (1)(a), and subsections (2) and (3), so far as they relate
to subsection (1)(a), do not apply to exposure from non-ionizing medical or
dental radiation when the person is a patient or a participant in a program
referred to in section 3(3)(a).


     Part 2
     Registration Certificates

Designated radiation equipment
8   The following items of radiation equipment are designated as requiring
a registration certificate in accordance with this Part unless they are in
transit, in storage or incapable of being energized:

     (a)  diagnostic or therapeutic x-ray equipment used by medical,
dental, chiropractic, veterinary or other health professionals;

     (b)  particle accelerators not governed by the Nuclear Safety and
Control Act (Canada) and the regulations under that Act;

     (c)  baggage inspection x-ray equipment;

     (d)  security x-ray equipment;

     (e)  cabinet x-ray equipment;

     (f)  diffraction and analytical x-ray equipment;

     (g)  industrial x-ray equipment;

     (h)  irradiation x-ray equipment;

     (i)  class 3b or 4 lasers or a laser system containing a class 3b or
4 laser as described in ANSI Standard Z136.1-2000, "American National
Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers" published by  the American National
Standards Institute.


Registration certificates for installation and operation
9   Prior to the installation or operation of designated radiation
equipment, its owner shall obtain a valid registration certificate for the
installation or operation, as the case may be, of that specific equipment.


Obtaining of registration certificates
10(1)  The Director may issue registration certificates in accordance with
this Part.

(2)  The Director may make the obtaining of a registration certificate
subject to such conditions as the Director considers necessary to ensure
the safe use of the designated radiation equipment being registered.

(3)  Without limiting subsection (2), the Director may make the obtaining
of a registration certificate covering the installation of designated
radiation equipment subject to the owner's previously providing the
shielding design information for the radiation facility that is required by
the Director.


Term and renewal date for certificates
11   The term and renewal date of a registration certificate are to be as
set by the Director.


Restrictions for certificates
12   A person who holds a registration certificate shall comply with all
restrictions under section 10(3) of the Act.


Posting or communica-tion of certificates
13   A person who holds a registration certificate shall

     (a)  if practicable, ensure that a copy or a record of the
certificate is posted at the work site, or

     (b)  if it is not practicable to post the certificate, communicate
to the workers who will use the equipment the restrictions contained in the
certificate.


     Part 3
     Protective Measures for the Use of
     Radiation Equipment

Shielding - ionizing radiation equipment
14   The owner of radiation equipment or a radiation source that produces
ionizing radiation shall ensure that the structural shielding design for
the radiation facility is adequate to ensure that the maximum dose limits
specified in Schedule 1 are not exceeded.


Ionizing radiation equipment - x-ray equipment
15   The owner shall ensure that the installation, and the employer shall
ensure that the use, of

     (a)  x-ray equipment for use in medical diagnosis comply with Safety
Code 20A, (Revised 1999), "X-ray Equipment in Medical Diagnosis Part A: 
Recommended Safety Procedures for Installation and Use" published by Health
Canada,

     (b)  computed tomography x-ray equipment for use in medical
diagnosis, in addition to complying with clause (a), comply with Safety
Code 31, (1994), "Radiation Protection in Computed Tomography
Installations" published by Health Canada,

     (c)  x-ray equipment used in a dental practice comply with Safety
Code 30, (Revised 2000), "Radiation Protection in Dentistry: Recommended
Safety Procedures for the Use of Dental X-Ray Equipment" published by
Health Canada,

     (d)  x-ray equipment used in a veterinary practice comply with
Safety Code 28, (1991), "Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine:
Recommended Safety Procedures for Installation and Use of Veterinary X-Ray
Equipment" published by Health Canada,

     (e)  diffraction and analytical x-ray equipment comply with Safety
Code 32, (1994), "Safety Requirements and Guidance for Analytical X-Ray
Equipment" published by Health Canada,

     (f)  industrial x-ray equipment comply with Safety Code 27, (1987),
"Requirements for Industrial X-Ray Equipment: Use and Installation",
published by Health Canada, and

     (g)  baggage inspection x-ray equipment comply with Safety Code 29,
(1993), "Requirements for the Safe Use of Baggage X-Ray Inspection Systems"
published by Health Canada.


Conflict in legislation
16   If there is a conflict between this Regulation and any code referred
to in section 15, this Regulation prevails, and if there is a conflict
between any such code and the Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations
(Canada) CRC, Vol. XIV, c.1370, those federal regulations prevail.


Non-ionizing radiation equipment - lasers and laser systems
17(1)  In this section, "health care facility" means a facility where laser
radiation is intentionally administered for diagnostic, therapeutic or
research purposes by medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinary or other
health professionals.

(2)  The owner shall ensure that the installation of, and the employer
shall ensure that the use of, lasers and laser systems

     (a)  in a health care facility comply with CAN/CSA-Z386-01, "Laser
Safety in Health Care Facilities" published by the Canadian Standards
Association, and

     (b)  other than in a health care facility comply with ANSI Standard
Z136.1-2000, "American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers"
published by  the American National Standards Institute.


     Part 4
     Transitional, Consequential Amendments,
     Repeals and Expiry

Transitional - cancellation
18   All registration certificates issued prior to June 30, 1997 are
cancelled.


Consequential amendments
19   The Radiation Health Administration Regulation (AR 49/96) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "(Alta. Reg. 162/90)" wherever it occurs;

     (b)  in section 2(1) by striking out "10(2)" and substituting
"10(1)(b), (2)";

     (c)  in section 2(2) by striking out "section 9(b)" and substituting
"sections 10 and 11".


Repeals
20(1)  The Radiation Protection Regulation (AR 162/90) is repealed.

(2)  Section 18 of this Regulation is repealed one day after it comes into
force.


Expiry
21   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, 2013.


     Schedule 1
     (Sections 3 and 14)

     Maximum Dose Limits
     for Ionizing Radiation
     (in millisieverts, mSv)
Applicable Body                                   Any other
Organ or Tissue               Radiation Workers (a) (b)     Persons

Whole body                                                    20 mSv
(c)  1 mSv
Lens of the eye                                             150 mSv   15 mSv
Skin                                                        500
mSv  50 mSv
Hands and feet                                         500 mSv   50 mSv

     (a)  in the case of a pregnant radiation worker, once pregnancy has
been declared, a supplementary equivalent dose limit of 2 mSv for the
remainder of the pregnancy is applied to the surface of the worker's
abdomen,

     (b)  in the case of a student referred to in section 6, the maximum
dose limits for "any other persons" apply, and

     (c)  a dose equivalent to 50 mSv is allowed in the current calendar
year provided that a total limit of 100 mSv over the current calendar year
and in the 4 preceding full calendar years is not exceeded.


     Schedule 2
     (Section 7)

     Maximum Exposure Limits for
     Non-Ionizing Radiation

     Table 1
     Maximum Exposure Limits for
     Laser Radiation for Any Persons

Type of Radiation                                           Maximum
Exposure Limit

Laser                                                       As set in
ANSI Standard Z136.1-2000, the "American National Standard for the Safe Use
of Lasers".


     Table 2
     Maximum Exposure Limits for
     Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
     In the Range from 3 Khz to 300 Ghz
     for Occupationally Exposed Persons



Frequency (MHz)
Electric Field Strength; rms (V/m)
 Magnetic Field  Strength;  rms (A/m)
Power Density (W/m2)
Averaging Time (min)


0.003-1
600
4.9

6


1-10
600/f
4.9/f

6


10-30
60
4.9/f

6


30-300
60
0.163
10*
6


300-1500
3.54f 0.5
0.0094f 0.5
f/30
6


1500-15 000
137
0.364
50
6


15 000-150 000
137
0.364
50
616 000/f 1.2


150 000-300 000
0.354f 0.5
9.4 x 10-4f 0.5
3.33 x 10-4f
616 000/f 1.2


f =  frequency, in megahertz (MHz)
rms (V/m) =  root mean square, volts per metre
rms (A/m) =  root mean square, amperes per metre
W/m2 =  watts per square metre
* Power density limit is applicable at frequencies greater than 100 MHz

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

     Alberta Regulation 183/2003

     Gas Utilities Act

     CODE OF CONDUCT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 277/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 28.1 of the Gas Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

     Part 1
     Interpretation

Definitions    1
Definition of affiliated retailer  2

     Part 2
     Conduct of Gas Distributors, Default
     Supply Providers and Retailers

Behaviour of gas distributors, default supply providers
  and retailers     3

     Division 1
     Equality of Treatment for Customers

Tying prohibited    4
Transfer of customers    5
Representations     6
Advertising    7
Meetings by gas distributor or default supply provider
  with retailers and customers     8

     Division 2
     Confidentiality of Customer Information

Confidentiality rule     9
Disclosure of customer information with consent   10
Disclosure to 2 or more retailers  11
Conditions on disclosure by gas distributor or default
  supply provider   12
Historical gas consumption    13
Aggregated customer information    14

     Division 3
     Equality of Treatment of Retailers

Equal treatment     15
Equal notice of changes  16

     Division 4
     Business Practices of Gas Distributors, Default
     Supply Providers and Retailers

Conditions of access to written communications with customers    17
Prohibitions   18

     Part 3
     Relationship between Gas Distributors, Default
     Supply Providers and their Affiliated Retailers

     Division 1
     Preventing Unfair Competitive Advantage

Efficiency without unfair competition   19
Non-disclosure of customer information for marketing
  or sales purposes 20
Customer information from employees and others    21
Joint acquisitions, research and dispositions     22
Goods and services transactions to be at fair market value  23
Financial transactions   24
Access to publicly available information     25

     Division 2
     Separate Records and Accounts

Records and accounts     26
Written financial transactions     27
Transaction records 28
Maintaining records 29

     Part 4
     Compliance Requirements

     Division 1
     Compliance Plans and Reports

Compliance plan     30
Approval by Board   31
Changes to compliance plan    32
Quarterly and annual compliance reports 33
Information about Board  34
Publication of plans and reports   35
No release from obligations under Regulation 36

     Division 2
     Compliance Audit

Appointment of auditor   37
Approval of audit plan required    38
Audit     39
Audit report   40

     Part 5
     Exemptions and Exceptions

Alternative compliance arrangements     41
Emergency exceptions     42

     Part 6
     Expiry and Coming into Force

Expiry    43
Coming into force   44


     Part 1
     Interpretation

Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "auditor" means an auditor appointed by a gas distributor,
default supply provider or affiliated retailer under section 37;

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

     (d)  "CICA Handbook" means the handbook published by the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Accountants as amended from time to time;

     (e)  "compliance plan" means a compliance plan of a gas distributor
or default supply provider or its affiliated retailer approved by the Board
under this Regulation, as amended from time to time;

     (f)  "customer information" means information that is not available
to the public and that

               (i)  is uniquely associated with a customer,

               (ii) could be used to identify a customer, or

               (iii)     is provided by a customer to the gas distributor or
default supply provider;

     (g)  "fair market value" means the price available in an open and
unrestricted market between informed and prudent parties, acting at arm's
length and under no compulsion to act, expressed in terms of money;

     (h)  "provide" includes sell;

     (i)  "regulated gas services" means gas services and gas
distribution service

               (i)  that are provided by a gas distributor or default
supply provider the access to which or the use of which is controlled by
the gas distributor or default supply provider, and

               (ii) the costs of which are recoverable under a tariff
approved by the Board.

(2)  Where a gas distributor, a default supply provider or a retailer
authorizes another person to perform functions on its behalf, a reference
in this Regulation to the gas distributor, default supply provider or
retailer is also to be read as a reference to that other person.

(3)  Terms used in this Regulation that are defined in the Act have the
same meaning as they have in the Act.


Definition of affiliated retailer
2(1)  For the purposes of the Act and regulations made under the Act,
"affiliated retailer" means a retailer that is an affiliate of a gas
distributor or default supply provider.

(2)  For the purposes of the Act and the regulations made under the Act, a
retailer is an affiliate of a gas distributor or default supply provider

     (a)  if the retailer

               (i)  is a corporation of which the gas distributor or
default supply provider legally or beneficially owns or controls, directly
or indirectly,

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

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

               (ii) is a member of a joint venture with the gas
distributor or default supply provider or in partnership with the gas
distributor or default supply provider, including a general partner of a
limited partnership,

               (iii)     shares office space or office equipment with the
gas distributor or default supply provider,

               (iv) accesses or uses the gas distributor's or default
supply provider's computer system or the gas distributor's or default
supply provider's information system, or

               (v)  jointly employs or engages persons with the gas
distributor or default supply provider,

     or

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


     Part 2
     Conduct of Gas Distributors or Default
     Supply Providers and Retailers

Behaviour of gas distributors, default supply providers and retailers
3(1)  Gas distributors, default supply providers and retailers must conduct
themselves and their activities so as to comply with and ensure compliance
with this Regulation.

(2)  Gas distributors, default supply providers and affiliated retailers
must conduct themselves and their activities so as to comply with and
ensure compliance with their respective compliance plans.


     Division 1
     Equality of Treatment for Customers

Tying prohibited
4   Neither a gas distributor or default support provider nor its
affiliated retailer may require or induce customers to acquire goods or
services from the affiliated retailer or any other retailer by making or
appearing to make regulated gas services conditional on the acquisition of
those goods or services.


Transfer of customers
5   Neither a gas distributor nor a default supply provider may, without
the customer's consent,

     (a)  transfer the customer to another retailer, or

     (b)  transfer the customer to another retail gas services tariff.


Representa-tions
6   Neither a gas distributor or default supply provider nor its affiliated
retailer may represent that customers of any retailer receive treatment
from the gas distributor or default supply provider that is different from
the treatment that customers of other retailers receive from the gas
distributor or default supply provider.


Advertising
7   If the name and logo of a gas distributor or default supply provider
and its affiliated retailer do not clearly indicate that they are separate
entities, the affiliated retailer must, in any internet text or written
material published or sent that markets retail gas services, include
conspicuous statements to the following effect:

     (a)  that customers are not required to acquire gas or other goods
or services from the affiliated retailer in order to receive regulated gas
services from the gas distributor or default supply provider;

     (b)  the place where customers may obtain the current list of
licensed retailers maintained in accordance with the Fair Trading Act and
the regulations under that Act.


Meetings by gas distributor or default supply provider with retailers and
customers
8   A gas distributor and a default supply provider must make a reasonable
effort to be equally available to all retailers for joint meetings with the
retailer and the retailer's customers.



     Division 2
     Confidentiality of Customer Information

Confidentiality rule
9   Gas distributors, default supply providers and retailers must, in
accordance with this Regulation, protect the confidentiality of customer
information.


Disclosure of customer information with consent
10(1)  Neither a gas distributor or default supply provider nor a retailer,
nor an officer, employee, contractor or agent of any of them, may disclose
customer information to any person without the consent of the person that
is the subject of the information unless

     (a)  the information is aggregated customer information disclosed in
accordance with section 14,

     (b)  the disclosure is solely for the purpose of preventing
interruption of gas services or gas distribution service, or

     (c)  the disclosure is permitted under subsection (3).

(2)  A consent by a customer has no effect unless the consent

     (a)  itemizes the customer information that is authorized to be
disclosed,

     (b)  states the period of time that the consent is in effect, and

     (c)  states whether the customer information may be released to one,
some or all retailers.

(3)  Customer information may be disclosed without the customer's consent,
to the following specific persons or for any of the following purposes:

     (a)  to the customer's retailer;

     (b)  to the customer's default supply provider;

     (c)  for the purpose of an audit under Part 4;
 
     (d)  for the purpose of a court proceeding or a proceeding before a
quasi-judicial body to which the customer is a party;

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

     (f)  to a peace officer for the purpose of investigating an offence,
if the disclosure is not contrary to the express request of the customer;

     (g)  if required by law or by an order of a government agency having
jurisdiction over the gas distributor, default supply provider or retailer;

     (h)  if required by the Board or person authorized by the Board;

     (i)  for the purpose of billing customers;

     (j)  for the purpose of collecting a customer's unpaid bill.


Disclosure to 2 or more retailers
11   If a customer authorizes that customer's information to be disclosed
by a gas distributor or default supply provider to 2 or more retailers, the
gas distributor or default supply provider must disclose the information to
those retailers at the same time and in the same manner.


Conditions on disclosure by gas distributor or default supply provider
12   If a retailer obtains the consent of a customer for the release of
that customer's customer information from a gas distributor or default
supply provider, the gas distributor or default supply provider

     (a)  must within 7 days of a request by the retailer and receipt of
the customer's consent, disclose the information to the retailer, and

     (b)  must not inform any other person that the customer information
has been requested or was disclosed.


Historical gas consumption
13   If a customer consents to historical gas consumption being disclosed,
the gas distributor or default supply provider must, within 15 days of
receipt of a written disclosure request, give the applicant the historical
information

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

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


Aggregated customer information
14   A gas distributor or default supply provider may make available to a
retailer, at not more than its cost to do so, aggregated customer
information if

     (a)  the aggregation service is available to all retailers under the
same terms and conditions,

     (b)  customer information has been aggregated to such a degree that
the information of an individual customer or retailer cannot be readily
identified, and

     (c)  at least 24 hours before aggregated customer information is
made available to a retailer, the gas distributor or default supply
provider places on its website a notice containing a clear description of
the information and the cost of obtaining the information, and then keeps
the notice on its website for a least 30 days.


     Division 3
     Equality of Treatment of Retailers

Equal treatment
15   Unless otherwise permitted by the Act or the regulations made under
the Act, a gas distributor must not, in the terms and conditions that
govern regulated gas services provided by the gas distributor,

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

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


Equal notice of changes
16   If a gas distributor intends to make changes

     (a)  in its regulated gas services, or

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

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


     Division 4
     Business Practices of Gas Distributors,
     Default Supply Providers and Retailers

Conditions of access to written communica-tions with customers
17   When a gas distributor or default supply provider allows a retailer to
access the gas distributor's or default supply provider's written
communications, including billing envelopes, with customers for sales or
marketing purposes, the communications by the retailer must conspicuously

     (a)  state that customers are free to choose other retailers, and

     (b)  refer the customer to a source where the customer may obtain
the current list of licensed retailers maintained in accordance with the
Fair Trading Act and the regulations under that Act.


Prohibitions
18(1)  A gas distributor or default supply provider must not

     (a)  give information about retail gas services in a manner that
encourages a customer to contact one retailer in preference to other
retailers;

     (b)  solicit business of behalf of a retailer;

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

     (d)  give customers advice or assistance about a retailer, except to
refer a customer to a source where the customer may obtain the current list
of licensed retailers maintained in accordance with the Fair Trading Act
and the regulations under that Act;

     (e)  permit website users to access web pages relating to retail gas
services from web pages relating to regulated gas services, or vice versa,
unless a warning is displayed immediately when one website is accessed from
the other that conspicuously

               (i)  states that customers are free to choose other
retailers, and

               (ii) refers the customer to a source where the customer
may obtain the current list of licensed retailers maintained in accordance
with the Fair Trading Act and the regulations under that Act.

(2)  If a customer requests information about retail gas services from a
gas distributor or default supply provider, the gas distributor or default
supply provider must refer the customer to a source where the customer may
obtain the current list of licensed retailers maintained in accordance with
the Fair Trading Act and regulations under that Act.

(3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to information contained in a gas
distributor's or default supply provider's billing envelope if the
information complies with section 19.


     Part 3
     Relationship Between Gas Distributors or
     Default Supply Providers and their
     Affiliated Retailers

     Division 1
     Preventing Unfair Competitive Advantage

Efficiency without unfair competition
19   A gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer may make arrangements to create cost efficiencies in their
operations but, in doing so, must not create an unfair competitive
advantage for the affiliated retailer.


Non-disclos-ure of customer information for marketing or sales purposes
20(1)  Arrangements between a gas distributor or default supply provider
and its affiliated retailer do not create an unfair competitive advantage
if

     (a)  no customer information is disclosed that could be used by the
affiliated retailer for marketing or sales purposes, and the gas
distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated retailer each

               (i)  describe in their compliance plans how the
disclosure is prevented, and

               (ii) have in place appropriate data management and
information access protocols to ensure customer information is not
improperly disclosed,

     or

     (b)  the gas distributor or default supply provider and its
affiliated retailer each

               (i)  include in their compliance plans systems, policies
and mechanisms to ensure that no customer information received by the
affiliated retailer from the gas distributor or default supply provider is
used by the affiliated retailer for marketing or sales purposes, and

               (ii) have in place appropriate data management and
information access protocols to ensure customer information is not
improperly used.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to any customer information that is
permitted to be disclosed under this Regulation.


Customer information from employees and others
21   A retailer that seeks or receives customer information from a current
or former officer, employee, agent or contractor of a gas distributor or
default supply provider for sales or marketing purposes seeks or obtains an
unfair competitive advantage unless this Regulation permits the retailer to
have that customer information.


Joint acquisitions, research and dispositions
22   The following arrangements between a gas distributor or default supply
provider and its affiliated retailer create an unfair competitive advantage
for the affiliated retailer if, without appropriately allocating and
recording the economic benefits or costs between the gas distributor or
default supply provider and its affiliated retailer in a manner that is in
accordance with the economic benefits or costs attributable to each party,

     (a)  a gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer make joint acquisitions,

     (b)  a gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer share costs or expenses associated with research and development
or investment in research and development, or

     (c)  a gas distributor or default supply provider or its affiliated
retailer separately or jointly sells, leases, gives or otherwise disposes
of, jointly acquired property.


Goods and services transactions to be at fair market value
23(1)  The sale, lease, exchange, transfer or other disposition of goods or
services between a gas distributor or default supply provider and its
affiliated retailer is an unfair competitive advantage for the affiliated
retailer if the transaction is for other than fair market value.

(2)  If the value of the transaction for goods or service is regulated by a
municipal, provincial or federal government or government agency, the
regulated value is to be considered the fair market value.


Financial transactions
24   A loan, guarantee, security or other financial transaction by a gas
distributor or default supply provider to, or on behalf of its affiliated
retailer on terms more favourable to the affiliated retailer than the
affiliated retailer could obtain on the open market constitutes an unfair
competitive advantage for the affiliated retailer.


Access to publicly available information
25   If information in a gas distributor's or default supply provider's
information system is available to the public, nothing in this Regulation

     (a)  prevents the gas distributor or default supply provider from
giving a retailer unrestricted access to the same information, or

     (b)  prevents a retailer from obtaining or using that information.


     Division 2
     Separate Records and Accounts

Records and accounts
26(1)  A gas distributor or default supply provider and an affiliated
retailer must each keep records and accounts that are separate from each
other.

(2)  An affiliated retailer must

     (a)  keep sufficient records and accounts to enable an audit to be
conducted under Part 4, and

     (b)  keep accounts in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles.

(3)  A gas distributor or default supply provider must

     (a)  keep sufficient records and accounts to enable an audit to be
conducted under Part 4,

     (b)  comply with any guidelines or uniform system of record keeping
required by the Board, and

     (c)  keep accounts

               (i)  in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, and

               (ii) in accordance with any guidelines or uniform system
of accounting required by the Board.


Written financial transactions
27   Every financial transaction between a gas distributor or default
supply provider and an affiliated retailer must be in writing.


Transaction records
28(1)    Each gas distributor or default supply provider and each
affiliated retailer must maintain a record of

     (a)  goods and services sold, leased, exchanged, given or otherwise
disposed of between a gas distributor or default supply provider and its
affiliated retailer, and

     (b)  the value of the transaction expressed in terms of money.

(2)  All transactions for goods or services between a gas distributor or
default supply provider and its affiliated retailer when the total cost of
those transactions exceeds $500 000 annually, must be documented by an
agreement and must be supported by written evidence of fair market value.


Maintaining records
29   A gas distributor or default supply provider and an affiliated
retailer must keep the records, accounts, financial transactions, reports
and plans required by this Regulation or a compliance plan for at least 6
years.


     Part 4
     Compliance Requirements

     Division 1
     Compliance Plans and Reports

Compliance plan
30(1)  Before an affiliated retailer begins to provide retail gas services
to customers, the affiliated retailer and its gas distributor or default
supply provider must each

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

     (b)  file the compliance plan with the Board,

     (c)  receive approval of the compliance plan from the Board, and

     (d)  send a copy of the compliance plan, as soon as it has been
approved,

               (i)  in the case of the gas distributor's or default
supply provider's compliance plan, to its affiliated retailers,

               (ii) in the case of an affiliated retailer's compliance
plan, to its gas distributor or default supply provider, and

               (iii)     in the case of a gas distributor's or default
supply provider's or affiliated retailer's compliance plan, to its
respective officers, employees, agents and contractors affected by the
plan.

(2)  A compliance plan must include at least

     (a)  in the case of the gas distributor's or default supply
provider's compliance plan, a list of the gas distributor's or default
supply provider's affiliated retailers;

     (b)  the systems, policies and mechanisms in place to ensure
compliance with this Regulation;

     (c)  a description of how the gas distributor's or default supply
provider's or affiliated retailer's officers, employees, agents and
contractors will become informed about this Regulation, the compliance plan
and their duties and responsibilities;

     (d)  a description of how compliance with this Regulation and the
compliance plan will be internally monitored by the gas distributor,
default supply provider or affiliated retailer and how contraventions of
this Regulation and the compliance plan will be enforced and internally
resolved, including the name or names of the persons accountable for

               (i)  development of the plan;

               (ii) implementing and monitoring the plan and
recommending changes as required;

               (iii)     internally ensuring compliance with and enforcement
of the plan and this Regulation;

     (e)  a description of the contents of quarterly reports to the board
of directors of the gas distributor, default supply provider or affiliated
retailer and the annual report to the Board required by section 33;

     (f)  a description of the means to ensure that auditors have
sufficient access to officers, employees, agents and contractors, and
information systems, of the gas distributor or default supply provider and
affiliated retailer to perform the audit required under this Part;

     (g)  a description of how the communication to the public about the
role of the Board required by section 34 will be carried out;

     (h)  a procedure for the voluntary resolution of complaints about
non-compliance with the compliance plan and this Regulation.


Approval by Board
31   The Board may approve a compliance plan, with or without changes and
with or without conditions, and the plan remains in effect for the period
prescribed by or until revoked by the Board.


Changes to compliance plan
32(1)  Each gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer must keep its compliance plan up to date and must make changes to
the compliance plan to reflect changes in circumstances and changes to this
Regulation.

(2)  A change to a compliance plan must be submitted to the Board for
approval

     (a)  within 60 days following a change in circumstances that
requires a change to a compliance plan, or

     (b)  as soon as practicable, when a change in the compliance plan is
made for a reason other than a change in circumstances.

(3)  On receipt of a proposed change to a compliance plan, the Board may
approve it, with or without changes, and with or without conditions, and
may direct other changes to be made to the compliance plan.

(4)  As soon as practicable after a change to a compliance plan has been
approved

     (a)  the gas distributor or default supply provider must send a copy
of the change to its affiliated retailer,

     (b)  the affiliated retailer must send a copy of the change to its
affiliated gas distributor or default supply provider, and

     (c)  the gas distributor, default supply provider or affiliated
retailer, as the case may be, must notify its respective officers,
employees, agents and contractors who are affected by it of the change.


Quarterly and annual compliance reports
33(1)  At least quarterly, compliance reports must be given to the board of
directors by the senior management of each gas distributor or default
supply provider and its affiliated retailer describing at least

     (a)  any non-compliance with this Regulation or the compliance plan,

     (b)  the action taken to remedy the non-compliance, and

     (c)  any complaints of non-compliance with this Regulation and the
compliance plan and how the complaints have been dealt with.

(2)  Within 30 days following the end of each calendar year, a gas
distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated retailer must
each send to the Board an annual compliance report, approved by the board
of directors, describing for the calendar year the matters referred to in
subsection (1).


Information about Board
34(1)  A gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer must, in accordance with their respective compliance plans, each
give notice to the public that complaints about contraventions of this
Regulation may be made to the Board.

(2)  The notice must

     (a)  be given so that the greatest number of people will become
aware of it,

     (b)  make clear that the Board is independent of gas distributors,
default supply providers and affiliated retailers, and

     (c)  be approved by the Board before it is given to the public.


Publication of plans and reports
35   The Board may make available to the public some or all of the contents
of a compliance plan of a gas distributor, default supply provider or
affiliated retailer or the annual compliance report of a gas distributor,
default supply provider or affiliated retailer.


No release from obligations under Regulation
36   Compliance by a gas distributor, default supply provider or 
affiliated retailer with its compliance plan does not release the gas
distributor, default supply provider or affiliated retailer from complying
with this Regulation.


     Division 2
     Compliance Audit

Appointment of auditor
37   A gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer must each appoint an independent auditor to perform an audit,
composed of an independent examination of the gas distributor or default
supply provider or its affiliated retailer for the purpose of expressing an
opinion in accordance with this Regulation.


Approval of audit plan required
38(1)  Before the audit is undertaken, the auditor must

     (a)  be approved by the Board,

     (b)  submit a work plan to the Board describing the audit, the
review procedures to be used and the scope of the work, and

     (c)  receive approval of the work plan from the Board.

(2)  If, in the opinion of the Board, the auditor selected by the gas
distributor or default supply provider or its affiliated retailer is not 
appropriate or the nature and scope of the work plan is not adequate, the
Board may appoint another auditor to conduct the audit.

(3)  As part of its approval, the Board may require changes or additions to
the work plan, including additional specific audit procedures.


Audit
39(1)  An auditor must conduct an audit

     (a)  not later than 6 months after the end of the calendar year in
which a gas distributor's or default supply provider's affiliated retailer
begins to provide retail gas services to customers, and

     (b)  within 3 months following the end of each ensuing calendar year
during which that affiliated retailer provides retail gas services to
customers.

(2)  The gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer must give the auditor access to whatever information the auditor
requires to conduct the audit.

(3)  The auditor's costs and expenses are to be paid by the gas
distributor, default supply provider or affiliated retailer whose records
and accounts are audited under this Regulation.


Audit report
40(1)  The auditor's report must be prepared as follows:

     (a)  the auditor must give a report in accordance with section 5815
of the CICA Handbook with respect to the following sections:

          section 7;
          section 17;
          sections 22 to 24;
          sections 26 to 29;

     (b)  the auditor must give a report in accordance with section 8600
of the CICA Handbook with respect to all other sections of this Regulation
that require compliance with the regulation by a gas distributor, default
supply provider or affiliated retailer.

(2)  If the auditor identifies contraventions of this Regulation or a
compliance plan, the auditor must prepare a separate detailed report
setting out the contravention and any action that has been taken by the gas
distributor, default supply provider or affiliated retailer to address the
contravention and prevent further contraventions.

(3)  A gas distributor or default supply provider and its affiliated
retailer must each send their audit report to the Board as soon as
practicable after receiving it.


     Part 5
     Exemptions and Exceptions

Alternative compliance arrangements
41(1)  A gas distributor or default supply provider or its affiliated
retailer may apply to the Board

     (a)  for an exemption from all or any provision of this Regulation,

     (b)  for approval of an alternative compliance plan that meets the
objectives of this Regulation but in a way that is different from the
requirements of this Regulation, or

     (c)  for an exemption from some provisions of this Regulation and an
alternative compliance plan for others.

(2)  The Board must not approve an exemption or an alternative compliance
plan unless the Board is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do
so and that

     (a)  any exemption does not significantly affect the obligations of
the applicant, or that the obligations can be or will be met in other ways,
and

     (b)  any alternative compliance plan

               (i)  contains overall, requirements and responsibilities
that are at least as stringent as this Regulation,

               (ii) is enforceable,

               (iii)     is in the best interests of customers, and

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

(3)  The Board may approve an exemption or alternative compliance plan with
or without changes and with or without conditions and the exemption or
alternative compliance plan remains in effect for the period of time
specified by, or until revoked by, the Board.


Emergency exceptions
42   Any action taken by a gas distributor or default supply provider or an
affiliated retailer in response to an emergency that threatens public
safety, the safety of its officers, employees, agents or contractors, the
physical integrity of its facilities or system reliability does not
contravene this Regulation or a compliance plan.


     Part 6
     Expiry and Coming into Force

Expiry
43   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
44   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of Part 2.1
of the Gas Utilities Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 184/2003

     Gas Utilities Act

     DEFAULT GAS SUPPLY REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 278/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 28.1 of the Gas Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Authorization of default supply provider     2
Default rate tariffs     3
Conditions on flow-through rate    4
Board consideration 5
Options for customers    6
Deemed election by customer   7
Delegation by default service provider  8
Information on bills to customers  9
Expiry    10
Coming into force   11


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "franchise fee" has the same meaning as it has in the Natural
Gas Billing Regulation.

(2)  Terms used in this Regulation that are defined in the Act have the
same meaning as they have in the Act.


Authorization of default supply provider
2   Subject to section 28.1(2) of the Act, a gas distributor may, with the
approval of the Board, authorize a person to act as default supply provider
in the gas distributor's service area in accordance with this Regulation.


Default rate tariffs
3(1)  A default supply provider must prepare a default rate tariff for the
purpose of recovering the prudent costs and expenses of providing gas
services to customers.

(2)  The default supply provider must apply to the Board for approval of
its default rate tariff.

(3)  The default supply provider may recover in its default rate tariff its
prudent billing costs of

     (a)  gas distribution tariff billing for the default rate tariff,
and

     (b)  billing to customers for the default rate tariff, including
taxes and municipal charges.

(4)  An application for approval of a default rate tariff must

     (a)  include the terms and conditions under which the default supply
provider proposes to offer gas services, and

     (b)  state how the following information will each be shown
separately in the tariff and on customer's bills:

               (i)  the gas charge, shown as a dollar amount per
gigajoule;

               (ii) the administrative charge, which may include a
billing charge, shown as a dollar amount for each period specified in the
tariff;

               (iii)     the delivery charge for gas distribution service,
shown as a fixed delivery charge and a variable delivery charge;

               (iv) rate riders, if applicable;

               (v)  franchise fees, if applicable;

               (vi) any other fees or amounts prescribed by the Board.

(5)  The gas charge under subsection (4)(b)(i) must be calculated on a
monthly flow through basis, as determined by the Board.


Conditions on flow-through rate
4   A default supply provider must not, either in the default rate tariff
or by other means,

     (a)  collect fees related to the entry to, or exit from, the default
rate tariff, or

     (b)  require notice periods greater than 30 days for entry to, or
exit from, the default rate tariff.


Board consideration
5   When considering an application for approval of a default rate tariff,
the Board must

     (a)  have regard for the principle that a default rate tariff must
provide the default supply provider with a reasonable opportunity to
recover the prudent costs and expenses incurred by the default supply
provider and a reasonable return on costs deemed eligible by the Board,
excluding the cost of gas that is provided and delivered, and

     (b)  examine the reasonableness of the default supply provider's
billing costs, and other costs the Board considers appropriate in the
prevailing circumstances, without regard to any overall increase in costs
due to the separation of gas distribution service and the provision of gas
services.


Options for customers
6   Each default supply provider must make available to customers in the
gas distributor's service area the option of purchasing gas services in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the default supply provider's
default rate tariff instead of purchasing gas services from a retailer.


Deemed election by customer
7(1)  If a customer who is in a gas distributor's service area is not
enrolled with a retailer, the customer is deemed to have elected to
purchase gas services under the default supply provider's default rate
tariff.

(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a gas distributor's sales rates
are deemed to be its default rate tariff until a default rate tariff under
section 3 is in effect.


Delegation by default service provider
8(1)  Subject to section 28.1(2) of the Act, a default supply provider may
authorize other persons to perform any or all of the functions of the
default supply provider under this Regulation.

(2)  A reference in this Regulation to a default supply provider is also to
be read as a reference to the person acting on the default supply
provider's behalf under subsection (1).


Information on bills to customers
9   A default supply provider must show on every bill sent to a customer at
least the following information, showing separately:

     (a)  the gas charge;

     (b)  the customer's consumption of natural gas on which the charge
in clause (a) is based;

     (c)  the administrative charge, which may include a billing charge,
shown as a dollar amount for each period specified in the bill;

     (d)  the delivery charge for gas distribution service, shown as a
fixed delivery charge and a variable delivery charge;

     (e)  rate riders, if applicable;

     (f)  franchise fees, if applicable;

     (g)  any other fees or amounts prescribed by the Board;

     (h)  the gas distributor's emergency contact phone number.


Expiry
10   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
11   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of Part 2.1
of the Gas Utilities Act.


     Alberta Regulation 185/2003

     Gas Utilities Act

     NATURAL GAS BILLING REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 279/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 28.1 of the Gas Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Arrangements re billing  2
Billing by gas distributor    3
Contents of bill    4
Security requirement     5
Adjustment for credit rating  6
Appeal to Board     7
Security to be maintained     8
Default by retailer 9
Billing costs and gas distribution tariff    10
Expiry    11
Coming into force   12


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "bill" or "billing" means an account for charges arising from
the provision of gas services and gas distribution services to a customer,
including applicable taxes, franchise fees, and other charges;

     (c)  "business day" means any day other than Saturday or a holiday
as defined in the Interpretation Act;

     (d)  "credit rating" means a bond rating according to Standard and
Poor's bond rating service or an equivalent bond rating from Dominion Bond
Rating Service or Moody's Investors Service;

     (e)  "franchise fee" means the payment payable by a gas distributor
to a municipality pursuant to an agreement entered into between that gas
distributor and the municipality pursuant to section 45 of the Municipal
Government Act.

(2)  Terms used in this Regulation that are defined in the Act have the
same meaning as they have in the Act.


Arrangements re billing
2(1)  Except as is otherwise provided in this section, only a retailer or a
default supply provider may bill a customer.

(2)  A retailer or default supply provider may, with the gas distributor's
consent, authorize a gas distributor to bill customers under the gas
distributor's gas distribution tariff.

(3)  The authorization shall not restrict the manner in which the gas
distributor charges customers under its gas distribution tariff.

(4)  A gas distributor is authorized to bill customers on behalf of a
retailer or default supply provider if

     (a)  the retailer or default supply provider requests the gas
distributor to do so, and

     (b)  the billing is carried out in accordance with an agreement
between the gas distributor and the retailer or default supply provider.

(5)  The Board shall determine a reasonable date or dates for compliance
with this section, subject to completion of a settlement system code and
allowing for time to implement changes to billing systems.


Billing by gas distributor
3(1)  If a gas distributor

     (a)  establishes a new service line or connection for gas
distribution service, or

     (b)  provides a customer, at the customer's request, with gas
distribution service

and not all of the costs of the service are recoverable from the customer's
retailer under the gas distributor's gas distribution tariff, the gas
distributor may charge a customer or any of the other persons referred to
in subsection (2) directly for the difference between

     (c)  the costs of establishing the service line or connection or of
providing gas distribution service, and

     (d)  the amount of those costs that is recoverable by the gas
distributor from the customer's retailer under the gas distributor's gas
distribution tariff.

(2)  The gas distributor may send a bill for the difference referred to in
subsection (1) directly to any of the following:

     (a)  a customer purchasing gas distribution service through a new
service line or connection or a retailer or other person purchasing gas
distribution service on behalf of the customer;

     (b)  a developer of land on which a new service line or connection
is established;

     (c)  a retailer providing gas services through a new service line or
connection;

     (d)  a person requesting gas distribution service in the 
circumstances described in subsection (1).


Contents of bill
4   A bill prepared by or on behalf of a retailer for a customer must

     (a)  indicate separately the following credits or charges:

               (i)  the amount charged by the retailer for gas, in
dollars;

               (ii) the amount charged by the retailer for
administration of the customer's account;

               (iii)     the amount paid to the gas distributor under the
gas distributor's gas distribution tariff for the account of the customer,
in dollars;

               (iv) the franchise fee paid or payable by the retailer
to the gas distributor for the account of the customer;

     (b)  specify the customer's consumption of gas on which the charge
in clause (a)(i) is based;

     (c)  specify the periods for which each of the amounts referred to
in clause (a) is calculated;

     (d)  indicate the name and telephone number of the gas distributor,
or a person authorized by the gas distributor to act on its behalf, to
answer customer inquiries about gas distribution service;

     (e)  include the customer's site identification number or numbers,
if applicable;

     (f)  indicate the gas distributor's emergency contact phone number.


Security requirement
5(1)  A gas distributor must require a retailer to provide a security
deposit before the gas distributor provides service to the retailer under
the gas distributor's gas distribution tariff.

(2)  The security deposit must be in an amount equal to the value, as
projected by the retailer, of the retailer's payments under the gas
distributor's gas distribution tariff over a period equal to the lesser of 

     (a)  75 days, or

     (b)  the total of 

               (i)  20 days, plus

               (ii) the number of days between consecutive bills issued
by the gas distributor to the retailer, plus

               (iii)     the number of days from the issuance of a bill by a
gas distributor until payment is due from the retailer.

(3)  Subject to section 6, the security must be provided in the form of a
financial deposit, a bond, an irrevocable letter of credit or an
irrevocable guarantee from a person, other than the retailer, with a credit
rating.

(4)  If one or more persons provide an irrevocable guarantee under
subsection (3),

     (a)  the amount of each guarantee must not exceed the amount by
which the retailer would have its security deposit reduced under section
6(3) if the retailer had the same credit rating as the person providing the
guarantee, and

     (b)  the total of the guarantees must not exceed the maximum amount
of the largest single guarantee that is allowed under clause (a).

(5)  A gas distributor must confirm the amount of security required to be
provided by a retailer within 20 business days of receipt of the retailer's
complete application for service under the gas distributor's gas
distribution tariff.

(6)  If a retailer's actual outstanding charges under the gas distributor's
gas distribution tariff are materially greater than the value projected by
the retailer under subsection (2), the gas distributor must update the
projection under subsection (2) and, if additional security is required
based on the updated projection, require the retailer to provide the
additional security.

(7)  A retailer that is required under subsection (6) to provide additional
security must provide the additional security to the gas distributor within
5 business days of the gas distributor's requiring the additional security.

(8)  A gas distributor must use reasonable diligence to advise a retailer
if additional security is required in accordance with subsection (6).

(9)  All costs incurred by a retailer in providing the security required
under this Regulation are the responsibility of the retailer.


Adjustment for credit rating
6(1)  A retailer may provide its current credit rating to the gas
distributor.

(2)  If a retailer has obtained more than one credit rating, the retailer
must provide the lowest credit rating to the gas distributor under
subsection (1).

(3)  A retailer that provides its credit rating must have the security
deposit required under section 5 reduced as follows:

     (a)  by $25,000,000 if the credit rating is AAA- or higher;

     (b)  by $20,000,000 if the credit rating is between AA- and AA+
inclusive;

     (c)  by $15,000,000 if the credit rating is between A- and A+
inclusive;

     (d)  by $10,000,000 if the credit rating is between BBB- and BBB+
inclusive.

(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), the security deposit must not be less
than $0.

(5)  A retailer must advise the gas distributor of any downgrading of its
credit rating within 2 business days of the downgrading and must provide
any additional security required as a result of the downgrading within 5
business days of the downgrading.

(6)  A retailer may advise the gas distributor of any upgrading of its
credit rating.

(7)  If the amount of security required from a retailer is reduced as a
result of an upgraded credit rating, the gas distributor must return any
financial deposit no longer required to the retailer within 20 business
days of being advised by the retailer of the upgraded credit rating.


Appeal to Board
7(1)  A retailer may appeal to the Board the amount of security required by
a gas distributor under this Regulation.

(2)  In determining an appeal commenced pursuant to this section, the Board
may confirm or vary the amount of the security deposit to be provided by
the retailer to the gas distributor.

(3)  If the Board varies the amount of the security deposit, the amount
must be consistent with the requirements of sections 5 and 6.


Security to be maintained
8(1)  A retailer that is required to provide security under section 5 must
maintain that amount of security until all obligations of the retailer
under the gas distribution tariff are satisfied.

(2)  A gas distributor is entitled to retain the security provided by the
retailer until all obligations of the retailer under the gas distribution
tariff are satisfied.


Default by retailer 
9(1)  Subject to subsection (4), if a retailer defaults in its payments
under a gas distribution tariff, the gas distributor must provide the
retailer with a notice in writing 

     (a)  stating that the retailer is in default in its payments to the
gas distributor under the tariff, and

     (b)  advising that the gas distributor may make a claim against the
retailer's security if the arrears are not paid within 3 business days
after the date of the notice.

(2)  If after the expiry of the period set out in subsection (1)(b), the
retailer's arrears remain unpaid, the gas distributor may make a claim
against the retailer's security to recover the arrears.

(3)  If the retailer has provided security in the form of a financial
deposit, the gas distributor may deduct from that deposit the amount of the
unpaid arrears.

(4)  If, in the opinion of the gas distributor, the giving of notice in
accordance with subsection (1) would impair the gas distributor's ability
to make a claim against a retailer's security or to deduct the unpaid
arrears from a retailer's financial deposit, the gas distributor may make
the claim or deduct the unpaid arrears without notice.

(5)  A gas distributor is entitled to recover as part of its gas
distribution tariff any costs not covered by a claim against the retailer's
security under this section.


Billing costs and gas distribution tariff
10   When considering a gas distributor's application for approval of its
gas distribution tariff, the Board must examine the reasonableness of the
gas distributor's billing costs, and other costs the Board considers
appropriate in the prevailing circumstances, without regard to any overall
increase in costs due to the separation of gas distribution service and the
provision of gas services.


Expiry
11   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
12   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of Part 2.1
of the Gas Utilities Act.


     Alberta Regulation 186/2003

     Gas Utilities Act

     ROLES, RELATIONSHIPS AND RESPONSIBILITIES REGULATION

     Filed:  June 10, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 280/2003) on June 10, 2003
pursuant to section 28.1 of the Gas Utilities Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Functions of Gas Distributors

Delegation of distributor's functions   2
Limitations    3
Functions of gas distributor  4

     Functions of Retailers and
     Default Supply Providers

Functions of retailers and default supply providers    5
Ability of customer to carry out functions of retailer 6

     General Matters

Duty to act promptly and efficiently    7
Settlement system code   8
Repeal    9
Expiry    10
Coming into force   11


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "gas distribution losses" means unaccounted for gas on the gas
distribution system;

     (c)  "metering" means the purchase, installation, operation and
reading of a meter that measures and records the amount of gas consumed by
a customer;

     (d)  "settlement system code" means a settlement system code
established or approved under section 8.

(2)  Terms used in this Regulation that are defined in the Act have the
same meaning as they have in the Act.


     Functions of Gas Distributors

Delegation of distributor's functions
2(1)  Subject to section 28.1(2) of the Act, a gas distributor may
authorize other persons to perform any or all of the functions of the gas
distributor under this Regulation.

(2)  A reference in this Regulation to a gas distributor is to also be read
as a reference to the person acting on the gas distributor's behalf
pursuant to subsection (1).


Limitations
3   A gas distributor shall not carry out any function required or
permitted by the Act or this Regulation to be carried out by a retailer
except

     (a)  when a gas distributor is authorized to bill customers pursuant
to section 2 of the Natural Gas Billing Regulation, or

     (b)  in respect of gas services provided under a default rate 
tariff when the gas distributor acts as a default supply provider to
customers pursuant to the Default Gas Supply Regulation.


Functions of gas distributor
4(1)  A gas distributor must do the following:

     (a)  provide gas distribution service that is not unduly
discriminatory;

     (b)  make decisions about building, upgrading and improving the gas
distribution system for the purpose of providing safe, reliable and
economic delivery of gas to customers in the service area served by the gas
distribution system;

     (c)  arrange for adequate upstream transmission capacity for the
purposes of clause (b);

     (d)  operate and maintain the gas distribution system in a safe and
reliable manner;

     (e)  carry out gas distribution tariff billing for gas distribution
service under the gas distributor's approved gas distribution tariff;

     (f)  connect and disconnect customers in accordance with the gas
distributor's approved gas distribution tariff;

     (g)  perform metering, including verifying meter readings and
verifying accuracy of meters;

     (h)  maintain information systems relating to the consumption of gas
by customers;

     (i)  perform load balancing for the gas distribution system;

     (j)  perform functions that a settlement system code requires a gas
distributor to perform;

     (k)  distribute public safety information;

     (l)  provide to a retailer or the gas distributor's default supply
provider sufficient, accurate and timely information about the retailer's
or default supply provider's customers, including metering information
about the gas consumed by those customers, in order to enable the retailer
or default supply provider to bill and to respond to inquiries and
complaints from customers concerning billing for gas services;

     (m)  act as a default supply provider to customers who pay a default
rate for gas;

     (n)  respond to inquiries and complaints from customers respecting
gas distribution service;

     (o)  if a customer makes an inquiry related to the functions of
retailers or default supply providers, direct the customer to the
customer's retailer or default supply provider;

     (p)  on the request of a customer, direct the customer to a source
where the customer may obtain the current list of licensed retailers
maintained in accordance with the Fair Trading Act and the regulations made
under that Act.

(2)  Each gas distributor must maintain records relating to the functions
set out in subsection (1) and make the records or the information in them
available, or otherwise provide the records or information, as required by
the Act and the regulations.

(3)  A gas distributor is entitled to recover in its tariffs the prudent
costs as determined by the Board that are incurred by the gas distributor
to meet the requirements of subsection (1).


     Functions of Retailers and
     Default Supply Providers

Functions of retailers and default supply providers
5(1)  Retailers and default supply providers must do the following:

     (a)  provide gas services to their customers;

     (b)  respond to inquiries and complaints from their customers about
gas services;

     (c)  if a customer makes an inquiry related to the functions of gas
distributors, direct the customer to the gas distributor in whose service
area the customer resides;

     (d)  acquire gas associated with gas distribution system losses;

     (e)  perform functions that a settlement system code requires
retailers and default supply providers to perform;

     (f)  maintain records and accounts of their customers respecting the
provision of gas services;

     (g)  in the case of a default supply provider, carry out billing
pursuant to a default rate tariff approved by the Board;

     (h)  make a reasonable effort to collect amounts owing for gas
services before discontinuing gas services to a customer.

(2)  Subject to section 28.1(2) of the Act, a retailer may authorize other
persons to perform any or all of the functions of the retailer under this
Regulation.

(3)  A reference in this Regulation to a retailer is to also be read as a
reference to the person acting on the retailer's behalf pursuant to
subsection (2).


Ability of customer to carry out functions of retailer

6   A customer may carry out the functions of a retailer to obtain gas for
the customer's own use.


     General Matters

Duty to act promptly and efficiently
7(1)  A duty referred to in section 4(1)(e), (f), (n), (o) or (p) or
section 5(1)(b) or (c) must be carried out in a prompt and efficient
manner.

(2)  If the circumstances may present a danger to public safety, the duty
referred to in section 5(1)(c) must be carried out immediately.


Settlement system code
8(1)  The Board may establish or approve a settlement system code regarding
the provision of gas services and gas distribution service in Alberta.

(2)  The Board may review and change the settlement system code if the
Board considers it appropriate.

(3)  If the Board establishes or approves a settlement system code, gas
distributors, default supply providers and retailers involved in the
delivery and exchange of gas in Alberta must comply with the settlement
system code on and from the date prescribed by the Board.

(4)  A gas distributor may recover its prudent costs related to complying
with the settlement system code

     (a)  under its gas distribution tariff, or

     (b)  directly from users of load settlement information.


Repeal
9(1)  The Gas Utilities Core Market Regulation (AR 44/95) is repealed.

(2)  The repeal of the Gas Utilities Core Market Regulation (AR 44/95) does
not affect the operation of agreements entered into under that regulation
respecting the supply of gas from a direct seller to a consumer that are in
effect when the repeal takes effect, and that regulation continues to apply
in respect of those agreements and the persons to whom those agreements
apply until the agreements expire or are otherwise terminated.


Expiry
10   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
11   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of Part 2.1
of the Gas Utilities Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 187/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS MARKETING
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 11, 2003

Made by the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission on April 10, 2003 pursuant to
section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Regulation (AR 129/99) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by striking out "$0.005" and substituting
"$0.010".


3   This Regulation comes into force on August 1, 2003.

     Alberta Regulation 188/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     EGG PRODUCTION AND MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 11, 2003

Made by the Alberta Egg Producers Board on May 28, 2003 pursuant to
sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Egg Production and Marketing Regulation (AR 293/97) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 29 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Space density for hens
     29(1)  The minimum cage density for hens in a production facility
shall be 67 square inches or 432 square centimetres per hen.

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), but subject to subsection (3),
all existing production facilities are exempt from the cage density
requirement set out in subsection (1) until those facilities are materially
renovated or new production facilities are constructed.

     (3)  Production facilities that are materially renovated or newly
constructed must provide for a minimum cage density of 67 square inches or
432 square centimetres per hen.

     (4)  Registered producers whose production facilities have cage
density of less than 64 square inches or 413 square centimetres per hen are
not entitled to house additional quota acquired by purchase or otherwise in
those facilities.

     (5)  Registered producers whose production facilities have cage
density of 64 square inches or 413 square centimetres per hen or greater
and who acquire additional quota by purchase or otherwise must have the
additional quota housed in cages with a minimum cage density of 67 square
inches or 432 square centimetres per hen.

     (6)  Where a registered producer's production facilities have a cage
density of less than 67 square inches or 432 square centimetres per hen,
and the producer purchases or otherwise acquires additional quota, that
producer, with the approval of the Board, may lease the additional quota to
another registered producer whose production facilities meet the
requirements under subsection (1) for a period of no more than 5 years.

     (7)  If at the end of the 5-year period referred to in subsection
(6), the production facilities of the registered owner fail to meet the
requirements under subsection (1), the additional quota shall revert to the
Board.


     Alberta Regulation 189/2003

     Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act

     FACILITIES, INSTITUTIONS, HEALTH BENEFITS
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 11, 2003

Made by the Minister of Human Resources and Employment (M.O. 57/03) on June
9, 2003 pursuant to section 18(2) of the Assured Income for the Severely
Handicapped Act.


1   The Facilities, Institutions, Health Benefits Regulation (AR 209/99) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended by adding "or cohabiting partners" after
"spouses".


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     Alberta Regulation 190/2003

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 12, 2003

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board on June 10, 2003 pursuant to
section 10 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   The heading before section 8.010 is amended by striking out "PREVENTION
OF LOSSES, INJURIES, DAMAGES AND FIRES" and substituting "EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE".


3   The following is added before the heading "Storage":

     8.001   In this Part,

               (a)  "cavern" means a cavern used for hydrocarbon
storage;

               (b)  "corporate ERP" means a general ERP that applies to
all wells, pipelines and facilities of a licensee;

               (c)  "emergency" means a present or imminent event,
outside the scope of normal operations, that requires prompt co-ordination
of resources to protect the health, safety or welfare of people or to limit
damage to property and the environment;

               (d)  "ERP" means a comprehensive emergency response plan
to protect the public that includes criteria for assessing an emergency and
procedures to mobilize response personnel and agencies and to establish
communications and ensure coordination of the emergency response;

               (e)  "gathering system" means a network of pipelines,
pumps, tanks and other equipment that carries oil and gas to a processing
plant or to other separation equipment;

               (f)  "sour gas" means natural gas, including solution
gas, containing hydrogen sulphide;

               (g)  "sour production facility" means a facility that
processes sour gas;

               (h)  "sour well" means an oil or gas well expected to
encounter sour gas-bearing formations during drilling or any oil or gas
well capable of producing sour gas.

     8.002(1)  A licensee of a well or facility shall prepare a corporate
ERP in accordance with Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response
Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to
Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall on request file
its corporate ERP with the Board for review by the Board.

     8.003(1)  A licensee of a sour well shall prepare a specific ERP for
each sour well in accordance with Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and
Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any
amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall submit a specific
ERP for each sour well to the Board for approval as required by Guide 71,
Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum
Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     8.004(1)  A licensee of a sour production facility and associated
gathering system shall prepare a specific ERP for each sour production
facility and associated gathering system in accordance with Guide 71,
Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum
Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall submit a specific
ERP for each sour production facility to the Board for approval as required
by Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the
Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published
by the Board.

     8.005   A licensee of a cavern shall prepare a specific ERP for the
cavern in accordance with Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response
Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to
Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall submit a specific
ERP for a cavern to the Board for approval as required by Guide 71,
Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum
Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     8.006   A licensee referred to in section 8.002, 8.003, 8.004 or
8.005 shall

               (a)  update the ERP and undertake training exercises, in
accordance with Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements
for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as
published by the Board, and

               (b)  in case of an emergency, report the emergency to
the Board and implement the ERP, in accordance with Guide 71, Emergency
Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry,
and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.


4   Section 8.052 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     8.052(1)  A licensee of a well or facility shall prepare a spill
response contingency plan when required by Guide 71 and in accordance with
Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream
Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the
Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall conduct spill
training exercises and complete a training exercise report, in accordance
with Guide 71 Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the
Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published
by the Board.

     (3)  If in the opinion of the Board a well or facility is a risk to a
water body due to its location near the water body, the Board may require
the licensee of the well or facility to demonstrate that the licensee has
the equipment and the ability to implement a spill response contingency
plan.


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     Alberta Regulation 191/2003

     Oil Sands Conservation Act

     OIL SANDS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 12, 2003

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board on June 10, 2003 pursuant to
section 20 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act.


1   The Oil Sands Conservation Regulation (AR 76/88) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 47 is repealed and the following is substituted:

In situ scheme reports
     47   An operator of an in situ scheme shall, unless otherwise
stipulated by the Board, report the progress, performance and efficacy of
the scheme in accordance with Interim Directive ID 2002-03 entitled
Performance Presentations for In Situ Oil Sands Schemes published by the
Board and any amendments made to the interim directive.


3   Section 62 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2003" and
substituting "June 30, 2009".


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     Alberta Regulation 192/2003

     Pipeline Act

     PIPELINE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  June 12, 2003

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board on June 10, 2003 pursuant to
section 3 of the Pipeline Act.


1   The Pipeline Regulation (AR 122/87) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 50 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Definitions
     50   In sections 50.1 to 50.3,

               (a)  "corporate ERP" means a general ERP that applies to
all wells, pipelines and facilities of a licensee;

               (b)  "emergency" means a present or imminent event,
outside the scope of normal operations, that requires prompt co-ordination
of resources to protect the health, safety or welfare of people or to limit
damage to property and the environment;

               (c)  "ERP" means a comprehensive emergency response plan
to protect the public that includes criteria for assessing an emergency and
procedures to mobilize response personnel and agencies and to establish
communications and ensure co-ordination of the emergency response;

               (d)  "HVP pipeline" means a pipeline transporting HVP
liquid;

               (e)  "sour multiphase pipeline" means a pipeline that
transmits a multiphase product that contains more than 10 moles of hydrogen
sulphide per kilomole of natural gas in the gas phase;

               (f)  "sour pipeline" means a gas pipeline that transmits
gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of
natural gas.


Corporate ERP
     50.1(1)  A licensee of a pipeline shall prepare a corporate ERP in
accordance with Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements
for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as
published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall on request file
its corporate ERP with the Board for review by the Board.

Sour pipeline, sour multiphase pipeline, HVP pipeline
     50.2(1)  A licensee of a sour pipeline, sour multiphase pipeline, HVP
pipeline or any other pipeline specified by the Board shall prepare a
specific ERP for each pipeline in accordance with Guide 71, Emergency
Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry,
and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall submit a specific
ERP for each pipeline to the Board for approval as required by Guide 71,
Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum
Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (3)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall

               (a)  update the ERP and undertake training exercises, in
accordance with Guide 71, Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements
for the Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as
published by the Board, and

               (b)  in case of an emergency, report the emergency to
the Board and implement the ERP, in accordance with Guide 71, Emergency
Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry,
and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.


Spill response contingency plan
     50.3(1)  A licensee of a pipeline shall prepare a spill response
contingency plan when required by Guide 71 and in accordance with Guide 71,
Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum
Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published by the Board.

     (2)  A licensee referred to in subsection (1) shall conduct spill
training exercises and complete a training exercise report, in accordance
with Guide 71 Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the
Upstream Petroleum Industry, and any amendments to Guide 71, as published
by the Board.

     (3)  If in the opinion of the Board a pipeline is a risk to a water
body because it crosses the water body, the Board may require the licensee
of the pipeline to demonstrate that the licensee has the equipment and the
ability to implement a spill response contingency plan.