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     Alberta Regulation 263/2003

     Student Financial Assistance Act
     Student Loan Act
     Students Finance Act

     STUDENT LOAN LIMITS (NEW ACT, 2003) AMENDMENT ORDER

     Filed:  August 18, 2003

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 064/2003) on July 3, 2003 pursuant
to sections 17(1) and 27(2) of Schedule 1 of the Student Financial
Assistance Regulation.


1   The Loan Limits Order (AR 309/2002) is amended by this Order.


2   The following is added above "Student Loan Act":

     Student Financial Assistance Act


3   The Title is amended by adding "STUDENT" before "LOAN".


4   The following heading is added before section 1:

     PART 1


5   Section 1 is amended by adding "(AR 298/2000)" after "Regulation".


6   Section 1(c) is amended

     (a)  by striking out

               Law  50 000
               Medicine  70 000

          and substituting

               Law  70 000
               Medicine  95 000

     (b)  by striking out "Masters 50 000" and substituting

               Masters (except MBA)     50 000
               Masters of Business Administration 60 000


7   Section 2(1) is amended

     (a)  by adding "(AR 298/2000)" after "Regulation";

     (b)  in clause (a) by striking out "$16 500 in an academic year or
$8250" and substituting "$16 950 in an academic year or $8475";

     (c)  in clause (b) by striking out "$11 000 in an academic year or
$5500" and substituting "$11 300 in an academic year or $5650".


8   Section 2(2) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "$19 500 in an academic year or
$9750" and substituting "$20 100 in an academic year or $10 050";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "$13 000 in an academic year or
$6500" and substituting "$13 400 in an academic year or $6700".


9   The following is added after section 2:

     PART 2

Maximum borrowing limits
     3   The borrowing limits established under section 17(1)(b) of the
Student Financial Assistance Act for the purposes of section 17(2) of that
Act are those set out in section 1(a) to (c).

Annual loan limits
     4   The maximum amounts established under section 17(1)(a) of the
Student Financial Assistance Act that students may receive in any one
academic year in the form of loans are those set out in section 2.

     PART 3
     GENERAL

Review
     5   This Order must be reviewed before the 5th anniversary of the
enactment of the Student Loan Limits (New Act, 2003) Amendment Order and
afterwards at least every 5 years commencing from the previous review.

Coming into force
     6   This Regulation comes into force on the commencement of section
17 of the Student Financial Assistance Act.


     Alberta Regulation 264/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     MACKENZIE REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
     COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 380/2003) on August 19,
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 Mackenzie Regional Waste
Management Commission is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

     (a)  The Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23;

     (b)  Town of High Level;

     (c)  Town of Rainbow Lake.


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 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 265/2003

     Forests Act

     TIMBER MANAGEMENT (ORIENTED STRAND BOARD)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 382/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to section 4 of the Forests Act.


1   The Timber Management Regulation (AR 60/73) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by repealing clause 14.1.


3   Section 85 is amended

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

     (4.1)  If the Minister is satisfied that deciduous timber harvested
under the authority of a coniferous timber permit is incidental to the
harvesting operations, the timber dues for the deciduous timber harvested
from the area are the base rate.

     (4.2)  If the Minister is satisfied that a percentage of timber in an
area is endangered by acts of nature or by development that is not
authorized by or under the Act, the timber dues for that percentage of
timber harvested from the area are the base rate.

     (4.3)  If the Minister is satisfied that the distance by road using a
reasonable route from the location where the timber is harvested to the
mill in which the timber is made into oriented strand board is 150
kilometres or greater, the timber dues for that timber are 50% of the rate
specified in Schedule 4.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the following:

     (5)  The timber dues for a small stem log that, after being scaled in
accordance with the Scaling Regulation (AR 195/2002), has an average gross
volume per metre of length that is less than or equal to 0.024 cubic metres
are the base rate.

     (6)  The exceptions to the general rate of timber dues set out in
subsections (2) to (5) apply only if the timber is recorded and identified
separately to the satisfaction of the Minister.


4   Section 96(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  The timber dues under a forest management agreement, timber
licence or commercial timber permit for timber that is used or will likely
be used to make oriented strand board, other than a commercial timber
permit sold by lump sum bid, are due and owing on the last day of the
quarter of the year in which the dues determination activity for that
disposition occurs.


5   Schedule 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     SCHEDULE 4

     General Rate of Timber Dues
     Timber Used to Make Oriented Strand Board

1   The timber dues for timber scaled or delivered to a mill, whichever
occurs first, in a quarter of the year are the rate set out in column 2 of
the following table that is opposite the price range in column 1, which is
the average monthly price during the same payment period for 1000 square
feet (referred to as MSF) of 7/16" oriented strand board (referred to as
OSB) as calculated under item 2 of this Schedule.


     Table

        COLUMN 1    COLUMN 2
     OSB Price Range     Timber Dues
     $ per MSF 7/16"     $ per cubic
          metre of
          roundwood

     0.00 -    329.99    0.53
     330.00    -    354.99    1.13
     355.00    -    379.99    2.02
     380.00    -    404.99    3.81
     405.00    -    429.99    7.38
     430.00    -    454.99    10.96
     455.00    -    479.99    14.53
     480.00    -    504.99    18.11
     505.00    -    529.99    21.68
     530.00    -    554.99    25.26
     555.00    -    579.99    28.83
     580.00    -    604.99    34.79
     605.00    -    629.99    40.75
     630.00    -    654.99    46.70
     655.00    -    679.99    52.66
     680.00    -    704.99    58.62
     705.00    -    729.99    64.58
     730.00    -    754.99    70.54
     755.00    -    779.99    76.50


2   The average monthly price for MSF of 7/16" OSB in a quarter of the year
is calculated by

     (a)  determining for each month in the quarter of the year the
average net F.O.B. mill price for MSF of 7/16" OSB for western Canadian
mills as shown in the publication titled Random Lengths, published by
Random Lengths Publications Inc.,

     (b)  converting each monthly average price into Canadian dollars
using the exchange rate prescribed by the Minister for each month, and

     (c)  calculating the average of those converted prices for those 3
months in the quarter of the year.


6   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 266/2003

     Forests Act

     TIMBER MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 383/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to section 4 of the Forests Act.


1   The Timber Management Regulation (AR 60/73) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 81(8) is amended by striking out "Minster" and substituting
"Minister".


3   Section 87 is amended by adding the following after subsection (6):

     (7)  If the Minister is satisfied that deciduous timber harvested
under the authority of a coniferous timber permit is incidental to the
harvesting operations, the timber dues for the deciduous timber harvested
from the area are the base rate.


4   Section 89 is amended

     (a)  by adding the following after subsection (2.1):

     (2.2)  If the Minister is satisfied that the distance by road using
the most direct route from the location where the timber is harvested to
the mill in which the timber is made into veneer is 150 kilometres or
greater, the timber dues for that timber are 50% of the rate calculated
under item 1 of Schedule 6.

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "and (2.1)" and substituting
", (2.1) and (2.2)".


5   Section 89.2(8) is amended by striking out "Minster" and substituting
"Minister".


6   Section 100(i) is amended by striking out "insure" and substituting
"ensure".


7   Section 101(1) is amended by striking out "insuring" and substituting
"ensuring".


8   Section 116 is repealed.


9   Section 117 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     117(1)  Where timber or primary timber products are to be
transported, the shipper or vendor shall, before the timber or primary
timber products are transported on a public highway, accurately complete a
Form TM 9 or a similar form approved by a forest officer for each load that
is to be transported, and give to the carrier 2 copies of the completed
form.

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a Form TM 9 is not required with
respect to the transporting of

               (a)  roundwood that is not more than 2.2 metres in
length and that was harvested from privately owned land for personal use
and not for resale,

               (b)  trees that are transplants or are to be used as
Christmas trees and were harvested from privately owned land for personal
use and not for resale, or

               (c)  primary timber products that are the subject of a
Forest Products Tag or TM 66 tag issued under section 67.

     (3)  Where a person buys timber or primary timber products from a
bona fide retailer of timber or primary timber products, a bill of sale or
invoice may be accepted in substitution for Form TM 9.


10   Section 117.1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     117.1   Unless authorized by a forest officer, a person shall not
haul on a public highway a load of trees or logs where the load consists of
a combination of

          (a)  trees or logs that were harvested from public land, and

          (b)  trees or logs that were harvested from privately owned
land.


11   Sections 117.2 and 117.3 are repealed.


12   Section 118(1)(c) is amended by adding "that is being delivered to a
mill that does not have a weigh scale" after "timber".


13   Section 142.5(4) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (4)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), no reforestation levy is payable
on a local timber permit for

               (a)  a tree that is not merchantable as defined by the
harvesting ground rules that apply to that permit,

               (b)  the portion of a log that is above the top diameter
of the utilization standard for the log,

               (c)  roundwood timber products that

                         (i)  exceed 2.4 metres but do not exceed 3
metres in length and have a peeled top diameter that does not exceed 7
centimetres, or

                         (ii) do not exceed 2.4 metres in length and
have a peeled top diameter that does not exceed 9 centimetres,

               (d)  tamarack,

               (e)  Christmas trees,

               (f)  transplant trees, or

               (g)  timber classified by the Minister as dead,
diseased, damaged or endangered or timber cleared for industrial use or on
land scheduled for agricultural development.


14   The following is added after section 174:

     175   For the purposes 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, 2008.


15   Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  by striking out "116,";

     (b)  by striking out

     "117.2                                                 Not
less than $100 nor more than $200 for each offence.

     117, 117.3(1)(a) or (b)       Not less than $200 nor more than $500
for each offence.

     117.3(1)(c) or (d)                      Not less than $100
nor more than $200 for each offence.

     117.3(2)                                          Not less
than $200 nor more than $500 for each offence."

          and substituting

     "117, 117.1                                  Not less than $200
nor more than $500 for each offence".


16   Schedule 3 is amended in clause (a) by adding "and" at the end of
subclause (ii), by repealing "and" at the end of subclause (iii) and by
repealing subclause (iv).


17   Schedule 6 is amended by repealing section 4.


18   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 267/2003

     Hospitals Act

     HOSPITALIZATION BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 386/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to section 43 of the Hospitals Act.


1   The Hospitalization Benefits Regulation (AR 244/90) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 5(1):

     (1.1)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a resident of Alberta who is
admitted to an auxiliary hospital as an in-patient for the purpose of
receiving palliative care or sub-acute care services shall not be required
to pay an accommodation charge.

     (1.2)  The exemption in subsection (1.1) ceases to apply if the
patient is assessed as no longer requiring palliative care or sub-acute
care services.


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

     Alberta Regulation 268/2003

     Traffic Safety Act

     URBAN AREA PRIMARY HIGHWAY SPEED LIMIT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 394/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to section 191 of the Traffic Safety Act.


Minister may prescribe speed limit
1(1)  In the case of a primary highway or portion of a primary highway that
is located within an urban area, the Minister may prescribe a speed limit
that is higher or lower than 50 kilometres per hour.

(2)  Where a speed limit is prescribed under section (1) it shall, for the
purposes of the Traffic Safety Act and its regulations, be deemed to be of
the same force and effect as if it had been prescribed under section 108 of
the Act.


Repeal
2   This section is repealed in accordance with section 191(2) of the
Traffic Safety Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 269/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT
      (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 395/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to sections 38, 86, 122 and 239 of the Environmental
Protection and Enhancement Act.


1   The Environmental Protection and Enhancement (Miscellaneous) Regulation
(AR 118/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 8:

Codes of practice
     8.1(1)  The following codes of practice are adopted pursuant to
section 38 of the Act and form part of this Regulation:

               (a)  the Code of Practice for Waterworks Systems Using
High Quality Groundwater, published by the Department, as amended or
replaced from time to time;

               (b)  the Code of Practice for Waterworks Systems
Consisting Solely of a Water Distribution System, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time.

     (2)  A person who carries on an activity referred to in Column A of
the Schedule shall comply with the corresponding code of practice referred
to in Column B of the Schedule in the carrying on of that activity.

     (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to a waterworks system that is
operating on the date this section comes into force until the date
specified by the Director in a notice in writing to the registration holder
advising the registration holder that the code of practice or part of the
code of practice is to apply.

     (4)  The notice referred to in subsection (3) must specify

               (a)  that all or part of the code of practice is to
apply and if only part is to apply, which part, and

               (b)  the date on which all or part of the code of
practice is to apply.

     (5)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (3) shall comply
with the notice in accordance with its terms.

     (6)  Where subsection (2) does not apply to a waterworks system as a
result of the operation of subsection (3), the registration holder shall
comply with the conditions specified in the most recent approval for the
waterworks system issued under the Act, until the date specified in the
notice referred to in subsection (3).


Transitional - codes of practice
     8.2   Where before the coming into force of the Activities
Designation Regulation a person held an approval in respect of an activity
listed in Schedule 2, Division 5 of that Regulation,

               (a)  that approval is deemed to be a registration for
the purposes of the Act, and

               (b)  the deemed registration has no expiry date.


3   Section 9 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Offences
     9   A person who contravenes

               (a)  section 8.1(2), (5) or (6) of this Regulation,

               (b)  section 2, 3, 4(1), (2) or (4), 5(1), (3) or (4),
6(1) or (3), 7(1) or (3), 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 or 17(1), (2), (3) or
(5) of the Potable Water Regulation, or

               (c)  section 2 or 5(1), (2) or (5) of the Wastewater and
Storm Drainage (Ministerial) Regulation,

     is guilty of an offence and is liable

               (d)  in the case of an individual, to a fine of not more
than $50 000, or

               (e)  in the case of a corporation, to a fine of not more
than $500 000.


4   Section 10 is amended by striking out "section 9(1)" and substituting
"section 9".


5   Section 10.1 is repealed.


6   The following is added after section 11:

     SCHEDULE 


     Column A
     Column B


Construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks system identified in
clause (a) or (c) of Schedule 2, Division 5 of the Activities Designation
Regulation
Code of Practice for Waterworks Systems Using High Quality Groundwater


Construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks system identified in
clause (b) or (d) of Schedule 2, Division 5 of the Activities Designation
Regulation, except a water distribution system serving a development that
is located on land that is included in a condominium plan registered under
the Land Titles Act, where the development is located in and receives its
potable water from a city, town, specialized municipality, village, summer
village, hamlet or settlement area as defined in the Metis Settlements Act
Code of Practice for a Waterworks System Consisting Solely  of a Water
Distribution System



7   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2003.

     Alberta Regulation 270/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     SUBSTANCE RELEASE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 396/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to sections 38 and 122 of the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.


1   The Substance Release Regulation (AR 124/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 14.1 is amended by striking out "Code" and substituting "code
of practice".


3   The Schedule is repealed and the following Schedule is substituted:

     SCHEDULE


     Column A
     Column B


asphalt paving plant
Code of Practice for Asphalt Paving Plants


concrete producing plant
Code of Practice for Concrete Producing Plants


compressor and pumping stations
sweet gas processing plant
Code of Practice for Compressors, Pumping Stations and Sweet Gas Processing
Plants


foundry
Code of Practice for Foundries


hydrostatic testing
Code of Practice for Discharge of Hydrostatic Test Water from Hydrostatic
Testing of Petroleum Liquid and Natural Gas Pipelines


hydrologic tracing analysis
Code of Practice for Hydrologic Tracing Analysis Studies


tanker truck washing facility
Code of Practice for Tanker Truck Washing Facilities



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

     Alberta Regulation 271/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     PESTICIDE SALES, HANDLING, USE AND APPLICATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 397/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to sections 86 and 166 of the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.


1   The Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation (AR
24/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended 

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

               (q)  "dispenser" means a person 18 years of age or older
who holds a dispenser certificate recognized by the Director or has other
qualifications recognized by the Director;

     (b)  in clause (u) by striking out ", but does not include
groceries";

     (c)  by repealing clause (aa)(i) and substituting the following:

               (i)  a Ministerial Order dated May 7, 1985 and made
pursuant to section 10 of the Public Lands Act (RSA 1980 cP-30), as that
Order is amended from time to time, or

     (d)  by repealing clause (cc) and substituting the following:

               (cc) "grocery store" means a store that sells primarily
food, including but not limited to

                         (i)  fresh or frozen meat,

                         (ii) fresh or frozen produce,

                         (iii)     fresh dairy products, and

                         (iv) baked goods;

     (e)  in clause (ee) by striking out " , but does not include the
exchange of agricultural production services among commercial
agriculturalists";

     (f)  in clause (ll) by adding the following after subclause (viii):

               (ix) a man-made water hazard that is located on a golf
course and has no outflow of water beyond the golf course boundary;


3   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Exemption for research and testing
     3   A researcher who is conducting research or testing in accordance
with the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) is exempt from

               (a)  section 163 of the Act,

               (b)  this Regulation, except sections 2 and 5, and

               (c)  the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 43/97),
except section 9.


4   Section 8 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  No person shall divert water from a river, stream, lake, natural
watercourse or other natural water body for the purposes of pesticide
application unless

               (a)  the person is an exempted agricultural user under
section 19 of the Water Act, or

               (b)  the person is diverting water such that

                         (i)  no more than 50 cubic metres of water
is drawn from any location site in a calendar year,

                         (ii) the water source is not in an area
where there is administration of the priority of water licences and
registrations under the Water Act, and

                         (iii)     the diversion of water will not result
in a significant adverse effect on the aquatic environment.


5   Section 13(b) is amended by striking out "a training course" and
substituting "training".


6   Section 17 is amended by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the
following:

     (2)  A registrant or registrant's agent must forward to the Director
within 30 days of the date of a written request from the Director

               (a)  a list of all persons in Alberta to whom the
registrant supplies any pesticides listed in Schedule 1, 2, 3 or 4, and

               (b)  the names and total quantity of pesticides sold.


7   Section 20(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  No person shall sell at retail a pesticide listed in Schedule 1
or 2 to any person unless that person

               (a)  holds the appropriate pesticide service
registration,

               (b)  is an applicator,

               (c)  is a commercial agriculturalist, or

               (d)  is a person purchasing a pesticide for acreage or
hobby greenhouse use where the pesticide is authorized for acreage or hobby
greenhouse use as defined by the latest edition of the Environmental Code
of Practice for Pesticides published by the Department.
     

8   Section 23(1) is repealed.


9   Section 25 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Display or sell
     25   No person shall display or sell

               (a)  a pesticide listed in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 in a
grocery store;

               (b)  a pesticide listed in Schedule 4 in a grocery store
where the display or sale of the pesticide has caused, is causing or may
cause an adverse effect.


10   Section 29 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Disposal of other containers or grain
     29(1)  A person disposing of

               (a)  paper, glass, cardboard material or a bag that
contained a pesticide listed in Schedule 1 or 2 or that held a container
that contained such a pesticide,

               (b)  a container that contained a pesticide listed in
Schedule 3 or 4, or

               (c)  seed or grain that has been treated or mixed with a
pesticide,

     must do so in accordance with the Waste Control Regulation (AR
192/96) unless otherwise authorized by the Director.

     (2)  Subsection (1)(a) does not limit recycling of cardboard material
that held a container that contained a pesticide listed in Schedule 1 or 2
if there is no pesticide contamination on the cardboard material.


11   Section 32(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  No person shall dispose of pesticide concentrate except in
accordance with the Waste Control Regulation (AR 192/96).

     (3)  Where a pesticide concentrate is not specified in the Waste
Control Regulation (AR 192/96), the pesticide concentrate must be disposed
in a manner that will not cause an adverse effect.


12   Section 33(b) is amended by adding "13(2)," after "12," and by
striking out "or 19" and substituting ", 19 or 20(2)".


13   The following is added after section 36:

     Review

Review
     37   In compliance with the ongoing regulatory review initiative,
this Regulation must be reviewed on or before July 31, 2008 and not less
frequently than every 5 years after that date.


     Alberta Regulation 272/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     WASTE CONTROL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 398/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to sections 175 and 187 of the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.


1   The Waste Control Regulation (AR 192/96) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in clause (s) by striking out "(SOR/85-77)" and substituting
"(SOR/2001-286)";

     (b)  by repealing clauses (cc) and (dd) and substituting the
following:

               (cc) "oilfield waste" means an unwanted substance or
mixture of substances that results from the construction, operation,
abandonment or reclamation of a facility, well site or pipeline within the
meaning of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and the regulations under that
Act but does not include an unwanted substance or mixture of substances
from such a source that is received for storage, treatment, disposal or
recycling at a facility authorized for that activity pursuant to the
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act;

               (dd) "oilfield waste management facility" means a
facility that is approved under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and the
regulations under that Act to process, treat, dispose of, store or recycle
oilfield waste;

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

               (gg) "recyclable" means a substance or mixture of
substances that is intended to be recycled;

     (d)  by repealing clause (ll) and substituting the following:

               (ll) "waste" means any solid or liquid material or
product or combination of them that is intended to be treated or disposed
of or that is intended to be stored and then treated or disposed of, but
does not include recyclables;


3   Section 17 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Application
     17(1)  Section 169 of the Act does not apply to a person consigning
for shipment less than 205 litres, or less than 205 kilograms, of hazardous
recyclables.

     (2)  Section 169(b) of the Act does not apply to a hazardous
recyclable that is being consigned for shipment to an oilfield waste
management facility.


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


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     Alberta Regulation 273/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     WASTEWATER AND STORM DRAINAGE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 399/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to sections 86, 122 and 239 of the Environmental Protection
and Enhancement Act.


1   The Wastewater and Storm Drainage Regulation (AR 119/93) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (d.1) and substituting the following:

               (d.1)     "industrial development" means any development on
the site of a plant;

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

               (g)  "municipal development" means any development that
consists of 2 or more lots, but does not include a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, privately owned development or industrial
development;

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

               (h)  "owner" of a wastewater system or storm drainage
system means

                         (i)  the local authority of a city, town,
specialized municipality, village, summer village or settlement area as
defined in the Metis Settlements Act in which the wastewater system or
storm drainage system is located;

                         (ii) for a hamlet

                                   (A)  a cooperative, as defined
in the Cooperatives Act, formed by the individual lot owners served by the
hamlet's wastewater system or storm drainage system, or

                                   (B)  if no cooperative exists,
the local authority of the municipal district, improvement district,
specialized municipality or special area in which the hamlet's wastewater
system or storm drainage system is located;

                         (iii)     for a municipal development,

                                   (A)  the local authority of the
municipal district, improvement district, specialized municipality or
special area in which the municipal development's wastewater system or
storm drainage system is located,

                                   (B)  the owner of a private
utility, or

                                   (C)  where neither paragraph (A)
nor (B) applies, the collection of individual lot owners located in the
municipal development that is served by the wastewater system or storm
drainage system;

                         (iv) for a privately owned development, the
owner of the privately owned development;

                         (v)  for a wastewater system or storm
drainage system owned by a regional services commission, the regional
services commission that owns the wastewater system or storm drainage
system;

                         (vi) for a wastewater system or storm
drainage system that is a private utility, the owner of the private
utility;

                         (vii)     for an industrial development, the
owner of the industrial development in which the wastewater system or storm
drainage system is located;

     (d)  in clause (i)

               (i)  by adding the following after subclause (iii):

                                   (iii.1)   the approval holder
or registration holder, as the case may be, for the wastewater system or
storm drainage system,

               (ii) in subclause (iv) by striking out "or (iii)" and
substituting ", (iii) or (iii.1)";

               (iii)     in subclause (v) by adding ", (iii.1)" after
"(iii)";

     (e)  by repealing clause (k) and substituting the following:

               (k)  "privately owned development" means a recreational
development, school, mobile home park, restaurant, motel, community hall,
work camp, holiday trailer park, campsite, picnic site, information centre
or other similar development, including such a development owned or
operated by the Government, that is on a parcel of land that is not
subdivided, but does not include a single family dwelling or a farmstead;

     (f)  by adding the following after clause (l):

               (l.01)    "professional engineer" means a professional
engineer or registered professional technologist (engineering) under the
Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act;

     (g)  in clause (o) by striking out "means storm" and substituting
"means" and by striking out "new town" and substituting "specialized
municipality";

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

               (s.1)     "wastewater lagoon" means a wastewater treatment
plant that consists of one or more designed and constructed surface
impoundments used for biological and physical treatment of wastewater, but
does not include such a plant that uses mechanical aeration;

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

               (t)  "wastewater treatment plant" means any structure,
thing or process used for physical, chemical, biological or radiological
treatment of wastewater, and includes a structure, thing or process used
for

                         (i)  wastewater storage,

                         (ii) treated wastewater use and disposal,
and

                         (iii)     sludge treatment, storage and disposal;


3   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Application
     2(1)  This Regulation only applies to a wastewater system or storm
drainage system as designated in

               (a)  Schedule 1, Division 2, Part 7, or

               (b)  Schedule 2, Division 2,

     of the Activities Designation Regulation, including replacements,
extensions, additions and modifications referred to in the Notes in those
provisions.


4   Section 3 is amended by striking out "ensure that this Regulation is
complied with" and substituting "comply with this Regulation".


5   The following is added after section 3:

Adoption of codes of practice
     3.1(1)  The following codes of practice are adopted pursuant to
section 38 of the Act and form part of this Regulation:

               (a)  the Code of Practice for Wastewater Systems Using a
Wastewater Lagoon, published by the Department, as amended or replaced from
time to time;

               (b)  the Code of Practice for Wastewater Systems
Consisting Solely of a Wastewater Collection System, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time.


Duty to comply with codes
     3.2(1)  A person who carries on any activity referred to in Column A
of the Schedule shall comply with the corresponding code of practice
referred to in Column B of the Schedule in the carrying on of that
activity.

     (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a wastewater system that is
operating on the date this section comes into force until the date
specified by the Director in a notice in writing to the registration holder
advising the registration holder that the code of practice or part of the
code of practice is to apply.

     (3)  The notice referred to in subsection (2) must specify

               (a)  that all or part of the code of practice is to
apply and if only part is to apply, which part, and

               (b)  the date on which all or part of the code of
practice is to apply.

     (4)  Where subsection (1) does not apply to a wastewater system as a
result of the operation of subsection (2), the registration holder shall
comply with the conditions specified in the most recent approval for the
wastewater system issued under the Act, until the date specified in the
notice referred to in subsection (2).

     (5)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (2) shall comply
with the notice in accordance with its terms.


6   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Substance release requirements
     4   A wastewater system and a storm drainage system must each be

               (a)  designed,

               (b)  operated, and

               (c)  maintained

     to achieve under all normal and foreseeable operating conditions all
substance release requirements as specified in this Regulation, an approval
or the applicable code of practice.


7   Section 5 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "each" after "must";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding ", as amended or replaced from
time to time" after "Department";

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

     (1.1)  The design of any wastewater system or storm drainage system
or any portion of it must be stamped and signed by a professional engineer.


8   The following is added after section 5:

Construction to design standards
     5.1   A wastewater system and a storm drainage system must each be
constructed according to the applicable design standard referred to in
section 5.


9   Section 6 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Extension and replacement of collection systems
     6(1)  Prior to commencing an extension of a wastewater collection
system or storm drainage collection system or a replacement of a portion of
a wastewater collection system or storm drainage collection system, the
approval holder or registration holder, as the case may be, in respect of
the wastewater system or storm drainage system shall inform the Director in
writing of the intention to undertake the extension or replacement.

     (2)  The information under subsection (1) must contain at least the
following, as applicable:

               (a)  the approval number or the registration number for
the wastewater system or storm drainage system as issued under the Act;

               (b)  the location of the proposed extension or
replacement;

               (c)  written confirmation, stamped and signed by a
professional engineer, that the increased flow associated with the
extension or replacement is within the design capacity of the existing
wastewater collection system or storm drainage collection system;

               (d)  written confirmation, stamped and signed by a
professional engineer, that the increased flow associated with the
extension or replacement is within the design capacity of the wastewater
system or storm drainage system providing treatment of the collected
wastewater or storm drainage;

               (e)  a statement of whether or not the design of the
extension or replacement meets the standards in the Standards and
Guidelines for Municipal Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems,
published by the Department, as amended or replaced from time to time;

               (f)  any other information required by the Director.

     (3)  No person shall commence

               (a)  an extension of a wastewater collection system or
storm drainage collection system, or

               (b)  a replacement of a portion of the wastewater
collection system or storm drainage collection system,

     if the design does not comply with the design standards set out in
the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm
Drainage Systems, published by the Department, as amended or replaced from
time to time, unless that person has obtained the written authorization of
the Director.

     (4)  On request, the approval holder or registration holder, as the
case may be, in respect of the wastewater system or storm drainage system
shall immediately provide to the Director or an inspector any engineering
drawings, specifications or other information regarding any aspect of the
extension or replacement to which this section applies.


Storm drainage treatment facilities
     6.1(1)  No person shall commence construction of an additional storm
drainage treatment facility or a modification of a storm drainage treatment
facility except in accordance with a written authorization from the
Director.

     (2)  The application for written authorization under subsection (1)
must contain the following as applicable:

               (a)  the approval number or the registration number for
the storm drainage system as issued under the Act;

               (b)  the location of the proposed storm drainage
treatment facility;

               (c)  engineering drawings of the addition or
modification, stamped and signed by a professional engineer;

               (d)  a description of the project including

                         (i)  the location of the immediate and
ultimate system discharge points from the proposed storm drainage treatment
facility, and

                         (ii) the nature and extent of treatment of
the storm drainage before discharge to the environment;

               (e)  predevelopment storm drainage flow and post
development storm drainage flow from the area served by the proposed storm
drainage treatment facility;

               (f)  design hydraulic capacity of the proposed storm
drainage treatment facility;

               (g)  written confirmation, stamped and signed by a
professional engineer that the increased flow associated with the proposed
storm drainage treatment facility is within the design capacity of the
existing storm drainage system;

               (h)  any other information required by the Director.

     (3)  On request, the approval holder or registration holder shall
immediately provide to the Director or an inspector any engineering
drawings, specifications or other information regarding any aspect of an
addition or modification to which this section applies.


Snow disposal
     6.2(1)  No person shall, at the same location for a period exceeding
one year, dispose of snow that has been removed from a city, town,
specialized municipality, hamlet, settlement area as defined in the Metis
Settlements Act, municipal development or privately owned development
unless the Director has been informed in writing of the intention to
dispose of snow at that location.

     (2)  The information under subsection (1) must include at least

               (a)  a description of the location of the snow disposal
site, and

               (b)  a comparison of the design of the snow disposal
site with the design guidelines in the Snow Disposal Guidelines for the
Province of Alberta, published by the Department, as amended from time to
time.


10   Section 7(1) is amended by adding "or is authorized in writing by the
Director" after "approval".


11   Section 7.1 is repealed.


12   Sections 8, 9 and 9.1 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Land application of sludge
     8(1)  Subject to subsection (2), no person shall apply sludge to land
except in accordance with the written authorization of the Director.

     (2)  Subsections (1) and (3) to (7) do not apply where an approval
provides for the proposed application of sludge or where the proposed
application of sludge is governed by a code of practice.

     (3)  A sludge application project must be developed in accordance
with

               (a)  the Guidelines for the Application of Municipal
Wastewater Sludges to Agricultural Lands, published by the Department, as
amended or replaced from time to time, and

               (b)  the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal
Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time.

     (4)  An application for authorization for a sludge application
project must contain at least the following information:

               (a)  the approval number issued under the Act for the
wastewater system from which the sludge will be taken;

               (b)  the location of the land on which the sludge is to
be applied;

               (c)  the proposed sludge application rate and how that
rate was derived;

               (d)  written consent to the proposed project from

                         (i)  all owners of land on which sludge is
to be applied, and

                         (ii) the local authorities of all
municipalities in which sludge is to be applied;

               (e)  any other information required by the Director.

     (5)  The person responsible for the wastewater system shall prepare a
report within 2 months following completion of the sludge application
project.

     (6)  The report referred to in subsection (5) shall contain

               (a)  the location of land on which sludge was applied,

               (b)  the actual sludge and lime application rate for
each application site, and

               (c)  a record of any public concerns respecting the
sludge application project.

     (7)  The person responsible for the wastewater system shall retain a
report referred to in subsection (5) for 5 years from its creation.


Wastewater irrigation
     9(1)  Subject to subsection (2), no person shall use treated
wastewater for irrigation except in accordance with the written
authorization of the Director.

     (2)  Subsections (1) and (3) to (7) do not apply where an approval
provides for the proposed irrigation or where the proposed irrigation is
governed by a code of practice.

     (3)  A treated wastewater irrigation project must be developed in
accordance with:

               (a)  the Guidelines for Municipal Wastewater Irrigation,
published by the Department, as amended or replaced from time to time, and

               (b)  the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal
Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time.

     (4)  An application for authorization for a wastewater irrigation
project must contain at least the following information:

               (a)  the approval number issued under the Act for the
wastewater system from which the treated wastewater will be taken;

               (b)  the location of the land on which the proposed
irrigation is to take place;

               (c)  the proposed treated wastewater irrigation rate and
how that rate was derived;

               (d)  the proposed method of irrigation;

               (e)  written consent to the proposed project from

                         (i)  all owners of land on which the
proposed irrigation is to take place, and

                         (ii) the local authorities of all
municipalities in which the proposed irrigation is to take place;

               (f)  any other information required by the Director.

     (5)  The person responsible for the wastewater system shall prepare a
report within 2 months following completion of the treated wastewater
irrigation project.

     (6)  The report referred to in subsection (5) shall contain

               (a)  the location of land on which the irrigation took
place,

               (b)  the actual treated wastewater irrigation rate for
each irrigation site, and

               (c)  a record of any public concerns respecting the
wastewater irrigation project.

     (7)  The person responsible for the wastewater system shall retain a
report referred to in subsection (5) for 5 years from its creation.


Re-use
     9.1(1)  No person shall use treated wastewater in a manner or for a
purpose other than

               (a)  for irrigation to which section 9 applies, or

               (b)  a manner or purpose that is provided for in an
approval or is governed by a code of practice

     except in accordance with the written authorization of the Director.

     (2)  An application for an authorization under subsection (1) must
contain at least the following information:

               (a)  a description of the nature of the proposed use of
treated wastewater,

               (b)  information regarding all potential adverse effects
of the project, and

               (c)  any other information required by the Director.


13   Section 10 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Offence
     10   A person who contravenes section 3, 3.2(1), (4) or (5), 4, 5(1),
(1.1) or (3), 5.1, 6(1), (3) or (4), 6.1(1) or (3), 6.2(1), 7(1), 8(1),
(3), (5), (6) or (7), 9(1), (3), (5), (6) or (7) or 9.1(1) is guilty of an
offence and liable

               (a)  in the case of an individual, to a fine of not more
than $50 000, or

               (b)  in the case of a corporation, to a fine of not more
than $500 000.


14   The following is added after section 12:

     SCHEDULE

     Column A
     Column B


Construction, operation or reclamation of a wastewater system that is
described in clause (d) of Division 2 of Schedule 2 in the Activities
Designation Regulation.
Code of Practice for Wastewater Systems Using a Wastewater Lagoon


Construction, operation or reclamation of a wastewater system described in
clause (e) of Division 2 of Schedule 2 in the Activities Designation
Regulation, except a wastewater collection system serving a development
that is located on land that is included in a condominium plan registered
under the Land Titles Act, where the development is located in and the
wastewater collection is provided by a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet or settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act
Code of Practice for Wastewater Systems Consisting Solely of a Wastewater
Collection System



15   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 274/2003

     Persons with Developmental Disabilities
     Community Governance Act

     GOVERNANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 400/2003) on August 19,
2003 pursuant to section 23 of the Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Community Governance Act.


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


2   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Term of office
     2(1)  A Board member may be initially appointed for up to 3 years,
and subsequent reappointments may be for up to 3 years, but, subject to
subsection (2), a Board member may not serve for more than 6 consecutive
years.

     (2)  If the Minister considers it in the interest of the Board to do
so, a Board member may serve for up to 9 consecutive years.

     (3)  A member of a Board continues to hold office after the expiry of
the member's term of office until the member is reappointed or a successor
is appointed.


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     Alberta Regulation 275/2003

     Forest and Prairie Protection Act

     FOREST PROTECTION (PAYMENT FOR SERVICES, VEHICLES
     AND EQUIPMENT) REGULATION

     Filed:  August 22, 2003

Made by the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (M.O. 35/03) on
August 12, 2003 pursuant to section 42 of the Forest and Prairie Protection
Act.


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Forest and Prairie Protection Act;

     (b)  "Department" means the department under the Minister determined
under section 16 of the Government Organization Act as the Minister
responsible for the Act.


Remuneration and rates for services, vehicles and equipment
2(1)  The remuneration to be paid for services provided in wildfire
suppression and other forest protection operations is to be determined in
accordance with Schedule 1.

(2)  The rates to be paid for the use of vehicles and equipment in wildfire
suppression and other forest protection operations are to be determined in
accordance with Schedule 2.

(3)  The remuneration and the rates referred to in subsections (1) and (2)
are to be calculated from the date this Regulation comes into force.


Repeal
3   The Forest Protection (Payment for Services, Vehicles and Equipment)
Regulation (AR 150/2001) 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 June 30, 2013.


     Schedule 1

     Remuneration for Services

1   In this Schedule,

     (a)  "certified person" means a person who has the training and
experience necessary to be certified under the FPD Wildfire Certification
Program;

     (b)  "qualified person" means a person who meets the requirements to
be qualified under the FPD Wildfire Certification Program;

     (c)  "trainee" means a person who does not meet the requirements to
be qualified under the FPD Wildfire Certification Program but meets the
minimum requirements necessary to carry out a position until training or
experience, or both, have been acquired;

     (d)  "uncertified person" means a person who does not have the
training and experience necessary to be certified under the FPD Wildfire
Certification Program but meets the minimum requirements necessary to carry
out a position until training or experience, or both, have been acquired.


2   The remuneration payable to persons holding the positions set out in
Column 1 of the following table is to be determined in accordance with the
rates set out in Column 2 of the following table:

     TABLE

Column 1       Column 2
Category       Hourly Rate
of Service          Certified Uncertified
Provided       Person or Person
          Qualified or Trainee
          Person

(1)  Command Section*

          Wildfire Information Officer  $ 17.39   n/a 

(2)  Operations Section*

     (a)  Sustained Action Member Type 3     $10.17    $ 8.97
     (b)  Sustained Action Member Type 2     12.57      11.37
     (c)  Helitack Member Type 1   14.95     13.76
     (d)  Sustained Action Sub-leader Type 2 13.76     12.57
     (e)  Helitack Sub-Leader Type 1    16.15     14.95
     (f)  Sustained Action Leader Type 3     12.57     11.37
     (g)  Sustained Action Leader Type 2     14.95     13.76
     (h)  Helitack Leader Type 1   17.35     16.15
     (i)  Strike Team Leader  18.29     17.09
     (j)  Sector Leader  18.55     17.35
     (k)  Operations Section Chief 2    18.81     17.61
     (l)  Dozer Boss     16.27     15.07
     (m)  Heavy Equipment Group Supervisor   17.46     16.27
     (n)  Aerial Observer     17.35     16.15
     (o)  Helibase Manager    14.00     12.81
     (p)  Mixing Crew Member  10.98     9.78

(3)  Planning Section*

     (a)  Planning Section Chief 2 $18.55    $17.35
     (b)  Time Unit Leader    15.82     14.63
     (c)  Situation Unit Leader    15.82     14.63
     (d)  Resource Unit Leader     14.02     12.83
     (e)  Demobilization Unit Leader    14.02     12.83
     (f)  Documentation Unit Leader     14.02     12.83

(4)  Logistics Section*

     (a)  Cook's Helper  $ 8.56    n/a
     (b)  Cook 1    12.81     $11.61
     (c)  Cook 2    10.77     9.57
     (d)  Facility Unit Leader     14.00     12.81
     (e)  Base or Camp Manager     12.57     11.37
     (f)  Mechanic - licensed 16.29     n/a
     (g)  Mechanic   non-licensed  n/a  11.55
     (h)  Stevedore 8.56 7.36
     (i)  Stevedore Foreman   10.47     8.97
     (j)  Supply Unit Leader  15.79     14.61
     (k)  Logistics Section Chief 2     18.55     17.35
     (l)  Ground Support Unit Leader    14.00     12.81
     (m)  Driver    10.98     n/a
     (n)  Fire Administrative Support   12.57     10.47
     (o)  Course Training Rate     6.43 6.43
     (p)  Heavy Equipment Manager  14.00     12.81
     (q)  Receiving and Distribution Manager 14.00     12.81
     (r)  Ordering Manager    14.00     12.81
     (s)  Equipment Recovery Manager    14.00     12.81
     (t)  Radio Operator 1    13.48     12.30
     (u)  Radio Operator 2    12.30     11.39

     *All out-of-service Incident Command System (ICS) Type I Overhead
positions are to be paid at the rate of $20.82 per hour or paid according
to a personal services contract.  Positions include the following:

         Operations Section Chief 1,
          Planning Section Chief 1,
          Logistics Section Chief 1,
          Operations Branch Director,
          Air Operations Branch Director.

     The Incident Commander position must be filled by in-service staff.


3   Remuneration for overtime hours is to be calculated in accordance with
the Employment Standards Code and the Employment Standards Regulation (AR
14/97).


4   Holiday remuneration is to be calculated at the rate of 4% on all
regular hours worked, and is not calculated on overtime hours.


     Schedule 2

     Rates for the Use of Vehicles
     and Equipment

1   The rates prescribed in this Schedule include amounts to be paid for
the provision of fuel and remuneration for the operator, unless otherwise
specified.


2(1)  The rates to be paid for the hire of passenger cars and trucks are to
be determined in accordance with the following: 

     (a)  passenger cars (all makes)    $48/day;

     (b)  light trucks and vans (all makes): 

               (i)  up to and including 3/4 ton,
                    2-wheel drive  $114/day;
               (ii) up to and including 3/4 ton,
                    4-wheel drive  $162/day;
               (iii)     6 to 8 passenger van     $37/hr;
               (iv) 9 to 12 passenger van    $43/hr;
               (v)  13 to 15 passenger van   $53/hr;

     (c)  quads (all makes)   $128/day;

     (d)  trucks 1 ton and over (all makes):

               (i)  1 ton or more but less than 2 tons $53/hr; 
               (ii) 2 tons or more but less than 3 tons     $58/hr; 
               (iii)     3 tons or more $69/hr.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if vehicles are hired from a
commercial rental business, the rental rate of that business is the rate to
be paid.


3(1)  The rates to be paid in respect of skidders are to be determined in
accordance with the Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction
Association Equipment Rental Rates Guide.

(2)  The hourly rate is to be determined in accordance with the following:

     (a)  equipment servicing and the use of the service vehicle is to be
part of the hourly rate;

     (b)  if the skidder or nodwell hired is equipped with a water tank
and pump and hose, the rate is to be increased in accordance with this
Regulation;

     (c)  if the operator does not supply the fuel, the rate is to be
decreased by 10%.


4   The rates to be paid in respect of tracked vehicles including nodwells
are to be determined in accordance with the following:

Equipment Hourly Rate

     (a)  Bombardier

               (i)  Bombi     $ 68.00
               (ii) Model J-5 (tractor) 72.00
               (iii)     Model S-6 (3-4 tons)     72.00
               (iv) Model N-5 (3-4 tons)     72.00
               (v)  Muskeg Carrier (3-4 tons)     82.50
               (vi) Safari (3-4 tons)   82.50
               (vii)     Terrain Master (7 1/4 tons)   95.00

     (b)  Flextrack Nodwell RN or FN Models

               (i)  10, 1/2 ton    $ 64.00
               (ii) 15, 1/4 ton    74.00
               (iii)     20, 1 ton 80.00
               (iv) 30, 1 1/2 tons 83.00
               (v)  60, 3 tons     87.00
               (vi) 75, 3 3/4 tons 95.00
               (vii)     110, 6 tons    97.50
               (viii)    160, 8 tons    97.50
               (ix) 240, 12 tons   116.50
               (x)  400, 20 tons   170.00
               (xi) 600, 35 tons   201.50

     (c)  Foremost

               (i)  Surego, 1/2 ton     $ 68.00
               (ii) S200, 2 tons   79.50
               (iii)     6T, 6 tons (4 track drive)    95.00
               (iv) 8T, 8 tons (4 track drive)     106.00
               (v)  12T, 12 tons (4 track drive)  122.00

     (d)  Artco/Hillbrand/Flotation Tire Unit

               (i)  Model H   $ 83.00
               (ii) Model J   96.00
               (iii)     Model K or L, 4x4   98.00
               (iv) Model K or L, 6x6   124.00
               (v)  F.M.C. Steel Track Model 210CA     $215.00


5   The rates to be paid in respect of miscellaneous firefighting equipment
are to be determined in accordance with the following: 

(1)  Portable Fire Pumps (all types)

     (a)  Pumps with 50 mm (2") or larger discharge 
          ports, rate per hour     $ 4.75

     (b)  Pumps with 38 mm (1 1/2") discharge ports,
          rate per hour  $ 4.25

     (c)  Pumps with 25 mm (1") or smaller discharge
          ports, rate per hour     $ 3.75

    The above rates apply only if the Department supplies gasoline and
oil. 

    If the owner or operator supplies gasoline and oil, the rates are
increased by $1.00 per hour.

(2)  Power Saws (all types)

     (a)  Saws with engine size of 54 to 57 cc, rate per 
          hour $4.50

     (b)  Saws with engine size over 57 cc, rate per
          hour $5.50

    The above rates apply only if the Department supplies gasoline and
oil. 

    If the owner or operator supplies gasoline and oil, the rates are
increased by $1.00 per hour.

(3)  Fire Hose

For each 30-metre length of lined discharge fire hose supplied by the owner
or operator, the rate to be paid is $0.20 per length per hour.

(4)  Skidder and Nodwell Tanks

The rate to be paid in respect of water tanks for skidders and nodwells is
to be calculated at a rate of $0.006 per litre per hour.

    Add applicable rate per day for portable fire pump if tank is so
equipped or pump is required. 

    Add applicable rate per day for pump fuel and oil if supplied by
owner or operator.

    Add applicable rate if hose is supplied by owner or operator.

(5)  Stationary Tanks (tanks only) without a truck or pump

Imperial Gallons    Litres    Daily Rate

     100  455  $ 6.25
     200  910  8.50
     300  1364 10.50
     301-999   1365-4549 13.75
     1000 4550 22.25
     2000 9090 34.00
     3000 13 638    36.00
     4000 18 180    38.00
     5000 22 730    42.50
     6000 27 280    53.00
     7000 31 820    58.25
     8000 36 370    63.50
     9000 40 914    69.00
     10 000    45 460    74.25

    Add applicable rate per day for portable fire pump if tank is so
equipped or pump is required. 

    Add applicable rate per day for pump fuel and oil if supplied by
owner or operator.

    Add applicable rate if hose is supplied by owner or operator.

(6)  Special Units

       Municipal fire truck complete with
          5-person crew  $375.00/hr
       Rescue Unit  132.50/hr
       Tanker  132.50/hr

These rates apply unless the municipality has a published rate or the rates
are covered in an existing Fire Control Agreement.


6(1)  The rates to be paid for the hire of a school bus or coach are to be
determined on a per kilometre or hourly basis in accordance with the
following:

         School Bus Rate       Coach Rate
     $ per km  $ per hr  $ per km  $ per hr

12-25 passenger bus $1.05     $53.00    $1.22     $63.50
26-39 passenger bus 1.15 58.50     1.32 69.00
40 +  passenger bus 1.38 69.00     1.59 79.50

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if a school bus or coach is hired from
a commercial rental business, the rental rate of that business is the rate
to be paid.


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     Alberta Regulation 276/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     ACTIVITIES DESIGNATION REGULATION

     Filed:  August 25, 2003

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 48/2003) on August 20, 2003
pursuant to section 85 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Definitions - approval activities  2
Definitions - registration activities   3
Definitions - notice activities    4
Designation of activities     5
Combined authorizations  6
Notice    7
Transitional - approvals 8
Transitional - permits   9
Transitional - waste management    10
Transitional - Schedule 2, Division 2 activities  11
Transitional - Schedule 2, Division 4 activities  12
Transitional - Schedule 3 activities    13
Repeal    14
Review    15
Coming into force   16

Schedules


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation, "Act" means the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.

(2)  Where a term that is defined in the Act is used in this Regulation, it
has that defined meaning for the purposes of this Regulation except where
this Regulation gives it a different meaning.


Definitions - approval activities
2(1)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 1 of
Schedule 1:

     (a)  "buried valley" means a valley containing coarse-grained
fluvial or glacial fluvial deposits covered by glacial fill;

     (b)  "combustion unit" means industrial furnaces, boilers and
process heaters;

     (c)  "compost facility" means a waste management facility where
waste, not including hazardous waste, is decomposed through a controlled
bio-oxidation process that results in a stable humus-like material, but
does not include a residential composter or a compost facility that
receives only sludge as defined in the Wastewater and Storm Drainage
Regulation (AR 119/93);

     (d)  "dispose", when used with reference to the disposal of waste at
a landfill, means the intentional placement of waste on or in land as its
final resting place;

     (e)  "empty container" means a container that contains less than 2.5
centimetres of the original contents or less than 3% of the original
contents, whichever is the lesser amount;

     (f)  "hazardous recyclable" means hazardous recyclable within the
meaning of the Waste Control Regulation (AR 192/96);

     (g)  "hazardous waste" has the meaning given to it in the Waste
Control Regulation (AR 192/96);

     (h)  "land treatment" means the controlled application of a
substance on the soil surface and incorporation of the substance into the
upper soil zone in such a manner that physical, chemical or biological
degradation of the substance takes place, but does not include land
treatment of sludge as defined in the Wastewater and Storm Drainage
Regulation (AR 119/93);

     (i)  "landfill" means a waste management facility at which waste is
disposed of by placing it on or in land, but does not include a land
treatment facility, a surface impoundment, a salt cavern or a disposal
well;

     (j)  "oil production site" means the field production facilities for
recovering oil or oil sands by drilling or other in-situ methods, including
any injection or pumping facilities and any associated infrastructure,
where

               (i)  the site is located within the area illustrated in
the Guide For Oil Production Sites, published by the Department, as amended
or replaced from time to time, and

               (ii) an environmental impact assessment report is
required in respect of the proposed activity or was required under the Land
Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act;

     (k)  "oilfield waste" means an unwanted substance or mixture of
substances that results from the construction, operation, abandonment or
reclamation of a facility, well site or pipeline as defined in the Oil and
Gas Conservation Act and the regulations under that Act, but does not
include an unwanted substance or mixture of substances from such a source
that is received for storage, treatment, disposal or recycling at a
facility authorized for that activity pursuant to the Environmental
Protection and Enhancement Act;

     (l)  "oilfield waste management facility" means a facility that is
approved under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act and the regulations under
that Act to process, treat, dispose of, store or recycle oilfield waste;

     (m)  "processing" when used with reference to hazardous recyclables
includes, but is not limited to,

               (i)  the incorporation of hazardous recyclables into a
product without pretreating them, and

               (ii) processing by means of physical, chemical, thermal
or biological processes;

     (n)  "prohibited debris" means any inflammable waste that, when
burned, may result in the release to the atmosphere of dense smoke,
offensive odours or toxic substances and includes but is not limited to

               (i)  animal manure,

               (ii) pathological waste,

               (iii)     non-wooden material,

               (iv) waste material from building or construction sites,
excluding wooden materials that do not contain wood preservatives,

               (v)  combustible material in automobile bodies,

               (vi) tires,

               (vii)     rubber or plastic, or anything containing or coated
with rubber or plastic or similar substances, except rubber or plastic
attached to shredded scrap steel,

               (viii)    solid waste from sawmills or planing mills
with an annual production in excess of 9500 cubic metres of lumber,

               (ix) used oil,

               (x)  wood or wood products containing substances for the
purpose of preserving wood;

     (o)  "recyclable" means a substance or mixture of substances that is
intended to be recycled;

     (p)  "residential composter" means a composter that

               (i)  is located at a residence,

               (ii) is used to decompose manure, food scraps or
vegetative matter resulting from gardening, horticulture, landscaping or
land clearing, and

               (iii)     uses a controlled bio-oxidation process that
results in a stable humus-like material;

     (q)  "soil containing hydrocarbon" means soil that contains refined
petroleum hydrocarbon products that are used or could be used as fuel or
lubricants, but does not include soil that contains benzene, toluene, ethyl
benzene or xylene, or any combination of any of them, as the sole
contaminant;

     (r)  "space heater" means an oil fired heater used for heating the
interior of a structure;

     (s)  "surface impoundment" means a facility that consists of an
excavation or diked area that is formed primarily of earthen materials and
is used for the storage of waste;

     (t)  "waste" means any solid or liquid material or product or
combination of them that is intended to be treated or disposed of or that
is intended to be stored and then treated or disposed of, but does not
include recyclables.

(2)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 2 of
Schedule 1:

     (a)  "biotechnology products manufacturing plant" means a plant that
produces products using the application of science and engineering in the
direct or indirect use of living organisms or parts or products of living
organisms in their natural or modified form, but does not include a
facility that engages solely in research;

     (b)  "brine processing plant" means a plant that produces or
processes brine products, including common table salt;

     (c)  "brine storage pond" means a pond that is used for the storage
of water that contains more than 5000 milligrams per litre of chlorides;

     (d)  "building products manufacturing plant" means a plant that
manufactures asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, bricks or tiles;

     (e)  "bulk petroleum storage facility" means a facility that has the
capacity to store 10 000 cubic metres or more of petroleum products;

     (f)  "cement plant" means a plant that manufactures Portland cement;

     (g)  "chemical manufacturing plant" means a plant that manufactures
organic or inorganic chemicals, but does not include an oil refinery, a
sugar refinery, a gas processing plant, a petrochemical manufacturing
plant, a food processing plant or a plant that only blends or packages
chemicals;

     (h)  "chemical storage facility" means a facility that has a storage
capacity for organic or inorganic chemicals of 5000 cubic metres or more;

     (i)  "coke or carbon manufacturing plant" means a plant that
produces or processes coke or carbon products;

     (j)  "crude bitumen" means a naturally occurring viscous mixture,
mainly of hydrocarbons heavier than pentane, that may contain sulphur
compounds and that, in its naturally occurring viscous state, will not flow
to a well;

     (k)  "crude oil" means a mixture mainly of pentanes and heavier
hydrocarbons that

               (i)  is recovered or is recoverable at a well from an
underground reservoir, and

               (ii) is liquid at the conditions under which its volume
is measured or estimated,

          and includes all other hydrocarbon mixtures so recovered or
recoverable except raw gas condensate or crude bitumen;

     (l)  "distillery" means a plant for

               (i)  the extraction of alcoholic liquors for commercial
purposes, or

               (ii) the production of fuel grade ethanol

          that has a design production capacity of greater than 1 000 000
litres per year of 100% alcohol or the equivalent;

     (m)  "domestic wastewater" means wastewater that is the composite of
liquid and water-carried wastes associated with the use of water for
drinking, cooking, cleaning, washing, hygiene, sanitation or other domestic
purposes, together with any infiltration and inflow wastewater, that is
released into a wastewater collection system;

     (n)  "electrical and electronic components plant" means a plant that
manufactures electrical and electronic components including but not limited
to semiconductors, electronic crystals or luminescent materials, and that

               (i)  releases industrial wastewater to the environment
other than to a wastewater treatment plant,

               (ii) has an industrial wastewater release greater than
0.05 cubic metres per second, or

               (iii)     emits volatile organic compounds in an amount
greater than 10 tonnes per year;

     (o)  "electroplating plant" means a plant that carries out metal
electroplating, anodizing or galvanizing processes and releases industrial
wastewater to the environment other than to a wastewater treatment plant;

     (p)  "enhanced recovery in-situ oil sands or heavy oil processing
plant" means a plant that processes or recovers heavy oil or crude bitumen
by thermal or solvent in-situ recovery methods, but does not include any
production facilities that are connected by pipeline to the plant;

     (q)  "explosives manufacturing plant" means a plant that
manufactures dynamite, nitroglycerin, ammonium nitrate, cyclotrimethylene
trinitramine (RDX), cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX) or
trinitrotoluene (TNT), but does not include

               (i)  blending and mixing facilities located on sites,
including mine sites, where explosives are being used, or

               (ii) fertilizer manufacturing plants;

     (r)  "fertilizer manufacturing plant" means a plant that
manufactures a substance or a mixture of substances that contains one or
more compounds of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium or other plant food and
is sold or represented for use as a plant nutrient;

     (s)  "fertilizer storage facility" means a facility that has the
capacity to store fertilizer in quantities of

               (i)  1000 tonnes or more of anhydrous ammonia,

               (ii) 10 000 tonnes or more of granular or prilled
ammonium phosphate or ammonium nitrate or urea fertilizer products, or

               (iii)     5000 cubic metres or more of liquid fertilizer;

     (t)  "forage drying facility" means a plant that removes water, in a
gaseous or liquid state, from forage crops including but not limited to
alfalfa, brome, timothy, clovers, fescues or any combination of those
crops, but does not include a facility that does not conduct fossil fuelled
thermal drying prior to the cube or pellet formation stage;

     (u)  "foundry" means a facility that produces metal products through
thermal melting and casting or moulding of metals, including reclaimed
metals, and that has a nominal melting rate of greater than 5 tonnes per
hour of metal;

     (v)  "glass manufacturing plant" means a plant that manufactures
glass or glass products by using a fossil fuelled furnace or an electric
furnace and that is designed to produce more than 5 tonnes of glass or
glass products per day;

     (w)  "hamlet" means an unincorporated community that has been
designated as a hamlet in accordance with the Municipal Government Act;

     (x)  "hydrostatic testing" means hydrostatic testing of vessels,
impoundments or pipes that generate greater than 1000 cubic metres of
water, but does not include hydrostatic testing of petroleum liquid
pipelines or gas pipelines;

     (y)  "industrial development" means any development on the site of a
plant;

     (z)  "industrial runoff" means surface water resulting from
precipitation that falls on a plant;

     (aa) "industrial wastewater" means the composite of liquid wastes
and water-carried wastes, any portion of which results directly from an
industrial process carried on at a plant;

     (bb) "in-situ surface water treatment" means the in-situ application
of a substance other than a pesticide to surface water, except in a dugout,
for restoration, enhancement or other purposes;

     (cc) "insulation manufacturing plant" means a plant that
manufactures thermal insulation products;

     (dd) "iron and steel mill" means a facility that manufactures iron
and steel through the use of heating or thermal melting other than welding,
but does not include a facility that fabricates secondary products from
iron or steel;

     (ee) "lead smelter" means a plant that processes lead bearing ores,
concentrates or reclaimed lead into lead products and uses thermal reaction
or thermal melting processes;

     (ff) "lime plant" means a plant that manufactures lime or other
calcium carbonate derivatives as a saleable product;

     (gg) "liquid fertilizer" means a mixture of fertilizer materials,
including fillers or additives, that is dissolved or suspended in a liquid;

     (hh) "malting plant" means a plant that produces barley malt;

     (ii) "meat plant" means a plant that

               (i)  processes into saleable products

                         (A)  fish, molluscs or crustaceans, or

                         (B)  carcasses or primal cuts of meat,

               (ii) annually produces more than

                         (A)  1500 tonnes live weight of red meat,

                         (B)  1300 tonnes live weight of poultry, or

                         (C)  130 tonnes of fish, and

               (iii)     releases industrial wastewater into the
environment,

          and includes an abattoir and a mobile butcher operation;

     (jj) "metal manufacturing plant" means a plant, other than a
foundry, that produces metals;

     (kk) "methane" means, in addition to its normal scientific meaning,
a gaseous mixture composed mainly of methane and which may contain ethane,
nitrogen, helium or carbon dioxide;

     (ll) "milk products plant" means a plant that

               (i)  processes more than 5000 cubic metres per year of
raw milk to produce a milk product, including but not limited to cheese,
milk powder, butter milk powder, and whey powder, and

               (ii) releases industrial wastewater into the
environment;

     (mm) "municipal development" means any development that consists of
2 or more lots, but does not include a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, privately owned development or industrial
development;

     (nn) "oil" means condensate or crude oil, or a constituent of raw
gas, condensate or crude oil that is recovered in processing and that is
liquid at the conditions under which its volume is measured or estimated;

     (oo) "oil refinery" means a plant for manufacturing hydrocarbon
products from oil, heavy oil, crude bitumen or synthetic crude oil;

     (pp) "oil sands processing plant" means a plant for

               (i)  the recovery from oil sands of crude bitumen, sand
and other substances, or

               (ii) the extraction from crude bitumen of crude oil,
natural gas and other substances;

     (qq) "oil seed processing plant" means a plant for the commercial
production of edible oil products;

     (rr) "paper product" means paper, coated paper, paperboard,
hardboard, boxboard, linerboard, insulating board, building board,
corrugating medium, tissue, moulded cellulose product and any other product
directly derived from pulp, but does not include viscose, rayon, cellophane
or any other cellulose derivative;

     (ss) "pesticide manufacturing plant" means a plant that manufactures
pesticides;

     (tt) "petrochemical manufacturing plant" means a plant that
manufactures organic chemical substances produced from petroleum-based
materials, but does not include an oil refinery, a gas processing plant or
a plant that only blends or packages petrochemicals;

     (uu) "plant" means all buildings, structures, process equipment,
pipelines, vessels, storage and material handling facilities, roadways and
other installations, used in and for any activity listed in section 2 of
the Schedule of Activities in the Act, including the land, other than
undeveloped land, that is used for the purposes of the activity;

     (vv) "power plant" means a plant that produces steam or thermal
electrical power and has a rated production output of greater than one
megawatt under peak load, but does not include a production facility for
space heating;

     (ww) "private utility" means a wastewater system or storm drainage
system that is owned and operated by a person other than a local authority,
municipal development, industrial development or privately owned
development, but does not include a system that services only a single
family dwelling or a farmstead;

     (xx) "privately owned development" means a recreational development,
school, mobile home park, restaurant, motel, community hall, work camp,
holiday trailer park, campsite, picnic site, information centre or other
similar development, including such a development owned or operated by the
Government that is on a parcel of land that is not subdivided, but does not
include

               (i)  a single family dwelling, or

               (ii) a farmstead;

     (yy) "pulp" means processed cellulose fibres that are derived from
wood, other plant material or recycled paper products;

     (zz) "pulp manufacturing plant" means a plant that manufactures pulp
products;

     (aaa)     "pulp and paper manufacturing plant" means a plant that
manufactures pulp and paper products;

     (bbb)     "rail car washing facility" means a commercial facility for the
interior cleaning of rail cars;

     (ccc)     "raw gas" means a mixture

               (i)  that contains methane, and may also contain other
paraffinic hydrocarbons, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide,
helium and minor impurities,

               (ii) that is recovered or is recoverable at a well from
an underground reservoir, and

               (iii)     that is gaseous at the conditions under which its
volume is measured or estimated;

     (ddd)     "red meat" means any meat other than poultry or fish or
molluscs or crustaceans;

     (eee)     "rendering plant" means a plant that renders meat or animal or
poultry products with or without oil refining;

     (fff)     "sewer" means any system of pipes, drains, pumping works,
equipment, structures and other things used for the collection,
transportation or disposal of storm drainage or wastewater, but does not
include any building drain, plumbing or building sewer;

     (ggg)     "sludge" means the accumulated wet or dry solids that are
separated from wastewater during treatment, including the precipitate
resulting from the chemical or biological treatment of wastewater;

     (hhh)     "sour gas processing plant" means a plant that processes raw
gas and separates and removes sulphur compounds from the raw gas stream;

     (iii)     "storm drainage" means drainage, including industrial runoff,
resulting from precipitation;

     (jjj)     "storm drainage collection system" means any system of sewers,
valves, fittings, pumping stations and appurtenances that is used to
collect storm drainage, up to and including the service connection;

     (kkk)     "sugar refinery" means a plant that receives sugar beets or
other naturally occurring plants and processes them into marketable sugar
products for human consumption and other by-products that can be used for
animal consumption;

     (lll)     "sulphur manufacturing or processing plant" means a plant that
manufactures or processes compounds containing elemental sulphur in
quantities greater than 1.0 tonne per day;

     (mmm)     "sulphur storage facility" means a facility that has a storage
capacity for sulphur of greater than 100 tonnes;

     (nnn)     "sweet gas processing plant" means a plant that

               (i)  processes raw gas,

               (ii) does not separate any sulphur compounds from the
raw gas stream, and

               (iii)     releases industrial wastewater to the environment
other than by evaporation, by injection into an approved deep well
facility, or by directing the industrial wastewater to a wastewater
treatment plant;

     (ooo)     "synthetic crude oil" means a mixture, mainly of pentanes and
heavier hydrocarbons, that may contain sulphur compounds, that is derived
from crude bitumen and that is liquid at the conditions under which its
volume is measured or estimated, and includes all other hydrocarbon
mixtures derived from crude bitumen;

     (ppp)     "tannery" means any plant that receives more than 2000 animal
hides or skins per month and processes those hides into leather or leather
products;

     (qqq)     "vegetable plant" means a plant that

               (i)  processes more than 7500 tonnes per year of
vegetables by slicing, cooking, dehydrating or freezing in preparation for
sale and distribution, and

               (ii) releases industrial wastewater into the
environment;

     (rrr)     "wastewater" means domestic wastewater and may include
industrial wastewater;

     (sss)     "wastewater collection system" means a system of sewers,
valves, fittings, pumping stations and appurtenances that is used to
collect wastewater, up to and including the service connection;

     (ttt)     "wastewater lagoon" means a wastewater treatment plant that
consists of one or more designed and constructed surface impoundments used
for biological and physical treatment of wastewater, but does not include
such a plant where it uses mechanical aeration;

     (uuu)     "wastewater treatment plant" means any structure, thing or
process used for physical, chemical, biological or radiological treatment
of wastewater, and includes a structure, thing or process used for

               (i)  wastewater storage,

               (ii) treated wastewater use and disposal, and

               (iii)     sludge treatment, storage and disposal;

     (vvv)     "wood processing plant" means a plant that produces

               (i)  lumber at an annual capacity greater than 20
million foot board measures, or

               (ii) plywood, oriented strand board, particle board or
other panel board products made from organic material at an annual capacity
greater than the equivalent of 30 million square feet of 3/8 inch panel;

     (www)     "wood treatment plant" means a plant that preserves or protects
wood or wood products through the use of wood treatment chemicals.

(3)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 3 of
Schedule 1:

     (a)  "borrow excavation" means an excavation in the surface made
solely for the purpose of removing, opening up or proving borrow material
for

               (i)  the construction of the sub-base for a specific
roadway project, or

               (ii) the construction of a dam, canal, dyke, structure
or erosion protection works associated with a provincial water management
infrastructure project

          and includes any associated infrastructure connected with the
borrow excavation;

     (b)  "coal", in addition to its ordinary meaning, includes
manufactured chars, cokes and any manufactured solid coal product that is
used or useful as a reductant or energy source or for conversion into a
reductant or energy source;

     (c)  "coal processing plant" means a coal processing plant as
defined in the Coal Conservation Act and any associated infrastructure
connected with the coal processing plant;

     (d)  "crude bitumen" means a naturally occurring viscous mixture,
mainly of hydrocarbons heavier than pentane, that may contain sulphur
compounds and that, in its naturally occurring viscous state, will not flow
to a well;

     (e)  "Green Area" means that part of Alberta shown outlined and
coloured green on the map annexed to

               (i)  Ministerial Order 71/85 dated May 7, 1985 and made
pursuant to the Public Lands Act, as that order is amended from time to
time, or

               (ii) any order made in substitution for the order
referred to in subclause (i), as amended from time to time;

     (f)  "infrastructure" means any works, buildings, structures,
facilities, equipment, apparatus, mechanism, instrument or machinery
belonging to or used in connection with a mine, oil production site,
pipeline, quarry, pit, peat operation, coal processing plant or
transmission line, and includes any storage site or facility, disposal site
or facility, access road, haul road, railway or telecommunication line;

     (g)  "oil production site" means the field production facilities for
recovering oil or oil sands by drilling or other in-situ methods, including
any injection or pumping facilities and any associated infrastructure,
where

               (i)  the site is located within the area illustrated in
the Guide For Oil Production Sites, published by the Department, as amended
or replaced from time to time, and

               (ii) an environmental impact assessment report is
required in respect of the proposed activity or was required under the Land
Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act;

     (h)  "peat operation" means any opening or excavation in, or working
of, the surface or subsurface of the ground for the purpose of working,
recovering, opening up or proving any peat or peaty substance and in
respect of which an environmental impact assessment report is required, and
includes any associated infrastructure connected with the peat operation;

     (i)  "pipeline" means a pipeline as defined in the Act and any
infrastructure in connection with that pipeline, but does not include the
following:

               (i)  a pipeline or part of a pipeline located in a city,
town, specialized municipality, village, summer village, hamlet or
settlement area as defined in the Metis Settlements Act;

               (ii) a pipeline or part of a pipeline located in a plant
site at which an activity that requires an approval under this Regulation
is carried on;

               (iii)     a pipeline with a length in kilometres times
outside diameter in millimetres resulting in an index number of less than
2690;

               (iv) a pipeline regulated pursuant to the National
Energy Board Act (Canada);

               (v)  a pipeline that is a rural gas utility as defined
in the Gas Protection Act;

               (vi) a pipeline that is part of a waterworks system,
wastewater system or storm drainage system that has a length in kilometres
times outside diameter in millimetres resulting in an index number of less
than 2690;

               (vii)     a pipeline that is ploughed in;

               (viii)    a pipeline that is used solely for the
purposes of an agricultural operation and is located wholly on land that is
used for the purposes of an agricultural operation;

               (ix) a pipeline that is abandoned in the ground;

               (x)  a pipeline located in the Green Area;

     (j)  "pit" means an opening or excavation in or working of the
surface or subsurface for the purpose of removing any sand, gravel, clay or
marl, where the area of the pit and any associated infrastructure,
including stockpiles, connected with the pit is greater than or equal to 5
hectares (12.5 acres), but does not include

               (i)  a mine, quarry or borrow excavation,

               (ii) a pit on public land,

               (iii)     a pit, or a portion of a pit, where the surface or
subsurface of the land has not been disturbed by pit operations since
August 15, 1978, or

               (iv) a pit, or a portion of a pit, on which a waste
management facility is operating or operated pursuant to a valid approval
or registration under the Act;

     (k)  "public land" means land of the Crown in right of Alberta to
which the Public Lands Act applies;

     (l)  "quarry" means an opening or excavation in, or working of, the
surface or subsurface for the purpose of working, recovering, opening up or
proving

               (i)  any mineral other than coal, a coal bearing
substance, oil sands or an oil sands bearing substance, or

               (ii) ammonite shell,

          and in respect of which an environmental impact assessment
report is required, and includes any associated infrastructure connected
with the quarry;

     (m)  "transmission line" means a transmission line as defined in the
Act, and any infrastructure in connection with that transmission line, with
a voltage of 130 kilovolts or more and in respect of which an environmental
impact assessment report is required.

(4)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 5 of
Schedule 1:

     (a)  "hamlet" means an unincorporated community that has been
designated as a hamlet in accordance with the Municipal Government Act;

     (b)  "high quality groundwater" means groundwater that

               (i)  does not require treatment to comply with the
applicable physical, chemical and radiological Maximum Acceptable
Concentration or Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration, except for
fluoride, specified in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality,
published by Health Canada, as amended or replaced from time to time, for
the parameters listed in the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal
Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time,

               (ii) contains a concentration of naturally occurring
fluoride of less than or equal to 2.4 milligrams per litre, and

               (iii)     is not under the direct influence of surface water;

     (c)  "industrial development" means any development on the site of a
plant referred to in section 2 of the Schedule of Activities in the Act;

     (d)  "municipal development" means a development that consists of 2
or more lots, but does not include a city, town, specialized municipality,
village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined in the Metis
Settlements Act, privately owned development or industrial development;

     (e)  "private utility" means a waterworks system that is owned and
operated by a person other than a local authority, municipal development,
industrial development or privately owned development, but does not include
a system that services only a single family dwelling or a farmstead;

     (f)  "privately owned development" means a recreational development,
school, mobile home park, restaurant, motel, community hall, work camp,
holiday trailer park, campsite, picnic site, information centre or other
similar development, including such a development owned or operated by the
Government, that is on a parcel of land that is not subdivided, but does
not include

               (i)  a single family dwelling, or

               (ii) a farmstead;

     (g)  "water treatment plant" means the physical components of the
waterworks system that are used to produce potable water, and includes
components associated with the management of any wastes generated during
treatment;

     (h)  "watering point" means a waterworks system that provides
potable water in bulk to the public;

     (i)  "waterworks system" means any system providing potable water to
a city, town, specialized municipality, village, summer village, hamlet,
settlement area as defined in the Metis Settlements Act, municipal
development, industrial development, privately owned development or private
utility, and includes any or all of the following components:

               (i)  water wells connected to water supply lines,
surface water intakes or infiltration galleries that constitute the water
supply;

               (ii) water supply lines;

               (iii)     on-stream and off-stream water storage facilities;

               (iv) water pumphouses;

               (v)  water treatment plants;

               (vi) potable water transmission mains;

               (vii)     potable water storage facilities;

               (viii)    potable water pumping facilities;

               (ix) water distribution systems;

               (x)  watering points.


Definitions - registration activities
3(1)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 1 of
Schedule 2:

     (a)  "alternate fuel" means a liquid capable of being pumped that is
derived from waste that may contain, without limitation, any of the
following:

               (i)  oils that include automotive lubricating oil,
compressor oil, fuel oil, gear oil or hydraulic oil;

               (ii) fuels that include diesel, naphtha, gasoline or
kerosene;

               (iii)     condensate that contains less than 0.2 ppm of
hydrogen sulphide;

               (iv) antifreeze;

               (v)  glycols;

               (vi) refined or synthetic based oil, fuel or alcohol;

               (vii)     non-halogenated solvents that contain less than 0.2
ppm of hydrogen sulphide;

               (viii)    a mixture of the substances listed in
subclauses (i) to (vii);

     (b)  "combustion unit" means an industrial furnace, a boiler or a
process heater;

     (c)  "compost facility" means a waste management facility where
waste, not including hazardous waste, is decomposed through a controlled
bio-oxidation process that results in a stable humus-like material, but
does not include a residential composter or a compost facility that
receives only sludge as defined in the Wastewater and Storm Drainage
Regulation (AR 119/93);

     (d)  "land treatment" means the controlled application of a
substance on the soil surface and incorporation of the substance into the
upper soil zone in such a manner that physical, chemical or biological
degradation of the substance takes place, but does not include land
treatment of sludge as defined in the Wastewater and Storm Drainage
Regulation (AR 119/93);

     (e)  "landfill" means a waste management facility at which waste is
disposed of by placing it on or in land, but does not include a land
treatment facility, a surface impoundment, a salt cavern or a disposal
well;

     (f)  "petroleum based oil" means petroleum based oil that includes
polyalphaolefins and diesters synthetic oils, but does not include

               (i)  any other synthetic oils,

               (ii) metal working oils,

               (iii)     fire resistant fluids,

               (iv) brake fluids,

               (v)  emulsions of water and any other organic solvent,

               (vi) halogenated compounds,

               (vii)     solvents containing greater than 0.2 ppm of
hydrogen sulphide, or

               (viii)    oil or fluid containing toxic substances;

     (g)  "residential composter" means a composter that

               (i)  is located at a residence,

               (ii) is used to decompose manure, food scraps or
vegetative matter resulting from gardening, horticulture, landscaping or
land clearing, and

               (iii)     uses a controlled bio-oxidation process that
results in a stable humus-like material;

     (h)  "small incinerator" means a device that is used to destroy
waste by burning and includes

               (i)  a fixed incinerator that treats not more than 10
tonnes of waste per month, and

               (ii) a mobile incinerator that treats waste that
contains

                         (A)  halogenated organic compounds in an
amount of not more than 1000 milligrams per kilogram of waste,

                         (B)  lead in an amount of not more than 100
milligrams per kilogram of waste, or

                         (C)  mercury in an amount of not more than
20 milligrams per kilogram of waste;

     (i)  "soil containing hydrocarbon" means soil that contains refined
petroleum hydrocarbon products that are used or could be used as fuel or
lubricants, but does not include soil that contains benzene, toluene, ethyl
benzene or xylene, or any combination of any of them, as the sole
contaminant;

     (j)  "space heater" means an oil fired heater used for heating the
interior of a structure;

     (k)  "surface impoundment" means a facility that consists of an
excavation or diked area that is formed primarily of earthen materials and
is used for the storage of hazardous waste;

     (l)  "used oil" means a petroleum based oil that has been used
primarily as lubricating oil in, without limitation, combustion engines,
turbines, transmissions, gear boxes and hydraulic equipment.

(2)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 2 of
Schedule 2:

     (a)  "asphalt paving plant" means a plant that manufactures asphalt
through the mixing of aggregate and asphalt oil or recycled asphalt
material, but does not include hot in-place recycling equipment;

     (b)  "compressor and pumping station" means a facility for the
movement of a fluid by means of compression and pumping of the fluid and
that has a total oxides of nitrogen emission rate of greater than 16
kilograms per hour;

     (c)  "concrete producing plant" means a stationary plant that
manufactures concrete and has a designed production rate of at least 120
tonnes of concrete per hour or 50 cubic meters of concrete per hour;

     (d)  "domestic wastewater" means the wastewater that is the
composite of liquid and water-carried wastes associated with the use of
water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, washing, hygiene, sanitation or
other domestic purposes, together with any infiltration and inflow
wastewater, that is released into a wastewater collection system;

     (e)  "foundry" means a plant that

               (i)  produces metal products through thermal melting and
casting or moulding of metals, including reclaimed metals, and

               (ii) has a nominal melting rate of not more than 5
tonnes per hour of metal;

     (f)  "hydrologic tracing analysis study" means a study in which
dissolved or suspended material such as salts, radioisotopes or fluorescent
dyes are used to determine the path or rate of movement and dispersion of a
substance;

     (g)  "hydrostatic testing" means hydrostatic testing of petroleum
liquid pipelines or gas pipelines;

     (h)  "industrial development" means any development on the site of a
plant;

     (i)  "industrial runoff" means surface water resulting from
precipitation that falls on a plant;

     (j)  "industrial wastewater" means the composite of liquid wastes
and water-carried wastes, any portion of which results directly from an
industrial process carried on at a plant;

     (k)  "municipal development" means any development that consists of
2 or more lots, but does not include a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, privately owned development or industrial
development;

     (l)  "plant" means all buildings, structures, process equipment,
pipelines, vessels, storage and material handling facilities, roadways and
other installations, used in and for any activity listed in section 2 of
the Schedule of Activities in the Act, including the land, other than
undeveloped land, that is used for the purposes of the activity;

     (m)  "private utility" means a wastewater system or storm drainage
system that is owned and operated by a person other than a local authority,
municipal development, industrial development or privately owned
development, but does not include a system that services only a single
family dwelling or a farmstead;

     (n)  "privately owned development" means a recreational development,
school, mobile home park, restaurant, motel, community hall, work camp,
holiday trailer park, campsite, picnic site, information centre or other
similar development, including such a development owned or operated by the
Government that is on a parcel of land that is not subdivided, but does not
include

               (i)  a single family dwelling, or

               (ii) a farmstead;

     (o)  "sewer" means any system of pipes, drains, pumping works,
equipment, structures and other things used for the collection,
transportation or disposal of storm drainage or wastewater, but does not
include any building drain, plumbing or building sewer;

     (p)  "sludge" means the accumulated wet or dry solids that are
separated from wastewater during treatment, including the precipitate
resulting from the chemical or biological treatment of wastewater;

     (q)  "storm drainage" means drainage, including industrial runoff,
resulting from precipitation;

     (r)  "storm drainage collection system" means any system of sewers,
valves, fittings, pumping stations and appurtenances that is used to
collect storm drainage, up to and including the service connection;

     (s)  "sweet gas processing plant" means a plant that processes raw
gas and

               (i)  does not separate any sulphur compounds from the
raw gas stream,

               (ii) emits more than 16 kilograms per hour of oxides of
nitrogen, and

               (iii)     does not release industrial wastewater to the
environment other than by evaporation, by injection into an approved deep
well facility, or by directing the industrial wastewater to a wastewater
treatment plant;

     (t)  "tanker truck washing facility" means a commercial facility for
cleaning the interior of the tanks of tanker trucks;

     (u)  "wastewater" means domestic wastewater and may include
industrial wastewater;

     (v)  "wastewater collection system" means a system of sewers,
valves, fittings, pumping stations and appurtenances that is used to
collect wastewater, up to and including the service connection;

     (w)  "wastewater lagoon" means a wastewater treatment plant that
consists of one or more designed and constructed surface impoundments used
for biological and physical treatment of wastewater, but does not include
such a plant where it uses mechanical aeration;

     (x)  "wastewater treatment plant" means any structure, thing or
process used for physical, chemical, biological or radiological treatment
of wastewater, and includes a structure, thing or process used for

               (i)  wastewater storage,

               (ii) treated wastewater use and disposal, and

               (iii)     sludge treatment, storage and disposal.

(3)  In Division 3 of Schedule 2, "exploration operation" means any
investigation, work or act to determine the presence of coal or oil sands
by test drilling, excavation or other means that results in surface
disturbance or that may cause an adverse effect, but excludes any
exploration that is the subject of a permit, license or approval under the
Exploration Regulation (AR 214/98).

(4)  The following definitions apply for the purposes of Division 5 of
Schedule 2:

     (a)  "hamlet" means an unincorporated community that has been
designated as a hamlet in accordance with the Municipal Government Act;

     (b)  "high quality groundwater" means groundwater that

               (i)  does not require treatment to comply with the
applicable physical, chemical and radiological Maximum Acceptable
Concentration or Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration, except for
fluoride, specified in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality,
published by Health Canada, as amended or replaced from time to time, for
the parameters listed in the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal
Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time,

               (ii) contains a concentration of naturally occurring
fluoride of less than or equal to 2.4 milligrams per litre, and

               (iii)     is not under the direct influence of surface water;

     (c)  "industrial development" means any development on the site of a
plant referred to in section 2 of the Schedule of Activities in the Act;

     (d)  "municipal development" means a development that consists of 2
or more lots but does not include a city, town, specialized municipality,
village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined in the Metis
Settlements Act,  privately owned development or industrial development;

     (e)  "private utility" means a waterworks system that is owned and
operated by a person other than a local authority, municipal development,
industrial development or privately owned development, but does not include
a system that services only a single family dwelling or a farmstead;

     (f)  "privately owned development" means a recreational development,
school, mobile home park, restaurant, motel, community hall, work camp,
holiday trailer park, campsite, picnic site, information centre or other
similar development, including such a development owned or operated by the
Government, that is on a parcel of land that is not subdivided, but does
not include

               (i)  a single family dwelling, or

               (ii) a farmstead;

     (g)  "watering point" means a waterworks system that provides
potable water in bulk to the public;

     (h)  "waterworks system" means any system providing potable water to
a city, town, specialized municipality, village, summer village, hamlet,
settlement area as defined in the Metis Settlements Act, municipal
development, industrial development, privately owned development or private
utility, and includes any or all of the following components:

               (i)  water wells connected to water supply lines,
surface water intakes or infiltration galleries that constitute the water
supply;

               (ii) water supply lines;

               (iii)     on-stream and off-stream water storage facilities;

               (iv) water pumphouses;

               (v)  water treatment plants;

               (vi) potable water transmission mains;

               (vii)     potable water storage facilities;

               (viii)    potable water pumping facilities;

               (ix) water distribution systems;

               (x)  watering points.


Definitions - notice activities
4   The following definitions apply for the purposes of Schedule 3:

     (a)  "Class II compost facility" means a waste management facility
where only vegetative matter or manure is decomposed through a controlled
bio-oxidation process that results in a stable humus-like material, but
does not include a residential composter or a compost facility that
receives only sludge as defined in the Wastewater and Storm Drainage
Regulation (AR 119/93);

     (b)  "residential composter" means a composter that

               (i)  is located at a residence,

               (ii) is used to decompose manure, food scraps or
vegetative matter resulting from gardening, horticulture, landscaping or
land clearing, and

               (iii)     uses a controlled bio-oxidation process that
results in a stable humus-like material;

     (c)  "storage site" means a waste management facility where waste,
other than hazardous waste, is

               (i)  stored,

               (ii) sorted, compacted, shredded, ground or processed,
or

               (iii)     collected and held for removal to another waste
management facility.


Designation of activities
5(1)  The activities listed in Schedule 1 are designated as activities in
respect of which an approval is required.

(2)  The activities listed in Schedule 2 are designated as activities in
respect of which a registration is required.

(3)  The activities listed in Schedule 3 are designated as activities in
respect of which notice to the Director under Part 3 of the Act must be
given.

(4)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3), an activity undertaken at an
oilfield waste management facility as defined in section 2(1)(l) does not
require an approval, a registration or the provision of notice under Part 3
of the Act.


Combined authorizations
6(1)  Where an operation or undertaking consists of or includes more than
one activity listed in Schedule 1, the applicant may submit one or more
applications to the Director relating to those activities and the Director
may issue one or more approvals authorizing those activities.

(2)  Where an operation or undertaking consists of or includes more than
one activity listed in Schedule 2, the applicant may submit one or more
applications to the Director relating to those activities and the Director
may issue one or more registrations authorizing those activities.

(3)  Where an operation or undertaking consists of or includes

     (a)  at least one activity listed in Schedule 1, and

     (b)  at least one activity listed in Schedule 2,

the applicant may submit one or more applications to the Director relating
to those activities and the Director may issue one or more approvals
authorizing those activities.


Notice
7   A notice for the purposes of Part 3 of the Act must be in a form
acceptable to the Director and must contain the following information:

     (a)  name and address of the person responsible for the activity;

     (b)  location and description of the activity;

     (c)  proposed dates for construction commencement, construction
completion and commencement of operation of the activity;

     (d)  any other information required by the Director in respect of
the activity.


Transitional - approvals
8   A deemed approval that was continued under section 4 of the Activities
Designation Regulation (AR 110/93) and section 8 of the Activities
Designation Regulation (AR 211/96) expires

     (a)  in the case of an approval referred to in section 4(14) of the
Activities Designation Regulation (AR 110/93), in accordance with section
243(6) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, SA 1992
cE-13.3, or

     (b)  in any other case, on the date on which the licence, permit or
approval would have expired had the Activities Designation Regulation (AR
110/93) not been made.


Transitional - permits
9(1)  Where before the coming into force of the Activities Designation
Regulation (AR 211/96) a person held a permit to operate that was issued
under the Public Health Act and was in respect of

     (a)  an activity listed in Schedule 1, Division 1 of this
Regulation, that permit is deemed to be an approval for the purposes of the
Act, or

     (b)  an activity listed in Schedule 2, Division 1 of this
Regulation, that permit is deemed to be a registration for the purposes of
the Act.

(2)  Unless cancelled sooner, a deemed approval under subsection (1)(a)
expires

     (a)  on the expiry date specified in the permit, if the permit
contained an expiry date and the expiry date was on or before September 12,
2006, or

     (b)  on September 12, 2006, if the permit contained no expiry date
or the expiry date was after September 12, 2006.


Transitional - waste management
10(1)  A permit to operate that is referred to in section 243.1 of the
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, SA 1992 cE-13.3 and that was
in respect of

     (a)  an activity listed in Schedule 1, Division 1 of this Regulation
is deemed to be an approval for the purposes of the Environmental
Protection and Enhancement Act, RSA 2000 cE-12, or

     (b)  an activity listed in Schedule 2, Division 1 of this Regulation
is deemed to be a registration for the purposes of the Environmental
Protection and Enhancement Act, RSA 2000 cE-12.

(2)  Unless cancelled sooner, a deemed approval under subsection (1)(a)
expires

     (a)  on the expiry date specified in the permit, if the permit
contained an expiry date and the expiry date was on or before September 12,
2006, or

     (b)  on September 12, 2006, if the permit contained no expiry date
or the expiry date was after September 12, 2006.


Transitional - Schedule 2, Division 2 activities
11(1)  Where before the coming into force of the Activities Designation
Regulation (AR 211/96) a person held an approval that was in respect of an
activity listed in clause (a), (b) or (c) of Division 2 of Schedule 2 of
this Regulation,

     (a)  that approval is deemed to be a registration for the purposes
of the Act,

     (b)  the holder of that approval must apply under the Act for a
registration in respect of that activity within the time prescribed by the
Director, and

     (c)  the approval expires on the date on which it would have expired
had the Activities Designation Regulation (AR 211/96) not come into force,
unless it is sooner cancelled or is replaced by a registration obtained
pursuant to subsection (2).

(2)  Where before the coming into force of this Regulation a person held an
approval that was in respect of an activity listed in clause (d), (e) or
(f) of Division 2 of Schedule 2 of this Regulation,

     (a)  that approval is deemed to be a registration for the purposes
of the Act, and

     (b)  the deemed registration has no expiry date.



Transitional - Schedule 2, Division 4 activities
12   Where before the coming into force of the Activities Designation
Regulation (AR 211/96) a person held an approval that was in respect of an
activity listed in Schedule 2, Division 4 of this Regulation, that approval

     (a)  is deemed to be a registration for the purposes of the Act, and

     (b)  expires on the date on which it would have expired had the
Activities Designation Regulation (AR 211/96) not come into force, unless
it is sooner cancelled.


Transitional - Schedule 3 activities
13   Where before the coming into force of the Activities Designation
Regulation (AR 211/96) a person held a permit to operate that was issued
under the Public Health Act and was in respect of an activity listed in
Schedule 3 of this Regulation, that permit is deemed to be notice for the
purposes of the Act.


Repeal
14   The Activities Designation Regulation (AR 211/96) is repealed.


Review
15   In compliance with the ongoing regulatory review initiative, this
Regulation must be reviewed on or before September 30, 2011 and not less
frequently than every 10 years after that date.


Coming into force
16   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2003.


     Schedule 1

     Division 1
     Waste Management

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a fixed facility
where more than 10 tonnes per month of waste is treated by physical,
chemical, thermal or biological processes, but does not include

               (i)  an analytical laboratory, or

               (ii) a facility that engages in research;

     (b)  the operation of a mobile incinerator that treats waste that
contains

               (i)  more than 1000 mg of halogenated organic compounds
per kilogram of waste,

               (ii) more than 100 mg of lead per kilogram of waste, or

               (iii)     more than 10 mg of mercury per kilogram of waste;

     (c)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility for
the collection and blending of hydrocarbons and organics to produce fuel
that is derived from waste where more than 10 tonnes of waste per month is
used for those purposes;

     (d)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility where
more than 10 tonnes per month of fuel that is derived from waste is burned
in a combustion unit or a space heater, if the fuel is from a source other
than a facility described in clause (c);

     (e)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility that
is engaged in the storage of hazardous recyclables and at which

               (i)  a hazardous recyclable is stored for a continuous
period of more than 365 days, or

               (ii) more than 10 tonnes of hazardous recyclables is
stored at any one time;

     (f)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility that
is engaged in the storage of hazardous waste and at which

               (i)  a hazardous waste is stored for a continuous period
of more than 365 days, or

               (ii) more than 10 tonnes of hazardous waste is stored at
any one time;

     (g)  notwithstanding clause (f), the construction, operation or
reclamation of a facility where hazardous waste is stored and some or all
of the hazardous waste is produced by a person other than the owner of the
facility;

     (h)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a fixed facility
for processing hazardous recyclables, except a facility for processing

               (i)  spent process and lube oil filters for volume
reduction and liquid removal by compaction or draining, or

               (ii) hazardous recyclables in an amount of less than 10
tonnes per month;

     (i)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a landfill where

               (i)  hazardous waste is disposed of,

               (ii) more than 10 000 tonnes per year of waste is
disposed of, or

               (iii)     the landfill is located in a ravine, gully or
coulee or over a buried valley;

     (j)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility for
cleaning empty containers where the nominal capacity of the facility is
greater than 10 000 litres per day of combined container volume;

     (k)  the burning of prohibited debris by means of an open fire;

     (l)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a compost
facility that accepts more than 20 000 tonnes of waste per year for
composting.

     NOTE:  The exemption provided in clause (a) in respect of a facility
that engages in research does not apply to the facility's carrying out of a
technology demonstration to determine the suitability of a waste treatment
process prior to its commercial application if

               (a)  the technology used in the treatment process has
not been used in Alberta before,

               (b)  the operating period, excluding construction,
set-up time and decommissioning but including down time, exceeds 3 months,
or

               (c)  the total amount of waste that is processed during
the operating period exceeds 500 tonnes.


     Division 2
     Substance Release

Part 1: Agriculture

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a forage drying
facility;

Part 2: Chemical

     (b)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  a chemical manufacturing plant;

               (ii) a chemical storage facility;

               (iii)     a sulphur manufacturing or processing plant;

               (iv) a sulphur storage facility;

               (v)  a fertilizer manufacturing plant;

               (vi) a fertilizer storage facility;

               (vii)     an explosives manufacturing plant;

               (viii)    a pesticide manufacturing plant;

               (ix) a petrochemical manufacturing plant;

               (x)  a coke or carbon manufacturing plant;

               (xi) a brine processing plant;

Part 3: Construction

     (c)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  a building products manufacturing plant;

               (ii) an insulation manufacturing plant;

               (iii)     a cement plant;

Part 4: Food or Animal By-Products

     (d)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  a rendering plant;

               (ii) a meat plant;

               (iii)     a tannery;

               (iv) a sugar refinery;

               (v)  a vegetable plant;

               (vi) a distillery;

               (vii)     an oil seed processing plant;

               (viii)    a malting plant;

               (ix) a milk products plant;

Part 5: Metals

     (e)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  an electroplating plant;

               (ii) a foundry;

               (iii)     a lead smelter;

               (iv) a metal manufacturing plant;

               (v)  an iron and steel mill;

Part 6: Mineral Processing

     (f)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  a glass manufacturing plant;

               (ii) a lime plant;

Part 7: Wastewater

     (g)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a wastewater
system that uses a wastewater treatment plant other than a wastewater
lagoon, and

               (i)  that

                         (A)  serves a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, industrial development, municipal development
or privately owned development,

                         (B)  is owned by a regional services
commission, or

                         (C)  is a private utility, and

               (ii) that

                         (A)  discharges wastewater off the site of
the development, or

                         (B)  is designed to treat more than 25 cubic
metres of wastewater per day;

     NOTE: Clause (g) does not apply to

               (i)  the extension of the wastewater collection system
forming part of a wastewater system,

               (ii) replacement of a portion of the wastewater
collection system forming part of a wastewater system,

               (iii)     irrigation using treated wastewater from a
wastewater system, or

               (iv) application of sludge from a wastewater system to
land,

     where the wastewater system is approved or registered under the Act.

Part 8: Oil and Gas

     (h)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  an oil refinery;

               (ii) an oil sands processing plant;

               (iii)     an enhanced recovery in-situ oil sands or heavy oil
processing plant;

               (iv) a sour gas processing plant;

               (v)  a sweet gas processing plant;

               (vi) a bulk petroleum storage facility;

               (vii)     a brine storage pond;

Part 9: Power Plants

     (i)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a power plant;

Part 10: Services

     (j)  the operation of a rail car washing facility;

     (k)  hydrostatic testing;

     (l)  in-situ surface water treatment;

Part 11: Wood Products

     (m)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  a wood processing plant;

               (ii) a wood treatment plant;

               (iii)     a pulp and paper manufacturing plant;

               (iv) a pulp manufacturing plant;

Part 12: Biotechnology

     (n)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a biotechnology
products manufacturing plant;

Part 13: Manufacturing

     (o)  the construction, operation or reclamation of an electrical and
electronic components plant.


     Division 3
     Conservation and Reclamation

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a mine;

     (b)  the construction, operation or reclamation of an oil production
site;

     (c)  the construction or reclamation of a pipeline;

     (d)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a transmission
line;

     (e)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a quarry;

     (f)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a peat operation;

     (g)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a coal processing
plant;

     (h)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a pit.


     Division 4
     Miscellaneous

     (a)  subject to the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 127/93),
the application of pesticides in, on or within 30 horizontal metres of an
open body of water.


     Division 5
     Potable Water

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks
system

               (i)  that

                         (A)  serves a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, industrial development, municipal development
or privately owned development,

                         (B)  is a private utility or a watering
point, or

                         (C)  is owned by a regional services
commission, and

               (ii) that uses as the source of its water supply

                         (A)  surface water, or

                         (B)  groundwater other than high quality
groundwater.

     NOTE:  Clause (a) does not apply to

               (i)  the extension of the water distribution system
forming part of a waterworks system;

               (ii) replacement of a portion of the water distribution
system forming part of a waterworks system, or

               (iii)     the addition or modification of treated water
storage, forming part of a waterworks system,

     where the waterworks system is approved or registered under the Act.


     Schedule 2

     Division 1
     Waste Management

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility where
land treatment of waste is carried out;

     (b)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a small
incinerator;

     (c)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a landfill where
not more than 10 000 tonnes per year of waste is disposed;

     (d)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a facility where
alternate fuel is burned in a combustion unit or where used oil is burned
in a space heater;

     (e)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a compost
facility that accepts not more than 20 000 tonnes of waste per year for
composting;

     (f)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a fixed facility
for the land treatment of soil containing hydrocarbon.


     Division 2
     Substance Release

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of

               (i)  an asphalt paving plant;

               (ii) a compressor and pumping station;

               (iii)     a concrete producing plant;

               (iv) a foundry;

               (v)  a sweet gas processing plant;

               (vi) a tanker truck washing facility;

     (b)  hydrologic tracing analysis;

     (c)  hydrostatic testing;

     (d)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a wastewater
system that uses a wastewater lagoon as the wastewater treatment plant, and

               (i)  that

                         (A)  serves a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, industrial development, municipal development
or privately owned development,

                         (B)  is owned by a regional services
commission, or

                         (C)  is a private utility, and

               (ii) that

                         (A)  discharges wastewater off the site of
the development, or

                         (B)  is designed to treat more than 25 cubic
metres of wastewater per day;

     (e)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a wastewater
collection system,

               (i)  that

                         (A)  serves a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined
in the Metis Settlements Act, industrial development, municipal development
or privately owned development,

                         (B)  is owned by a regional services
commission, or

                         (C)  is a private utility, and

               (ii) that discharges into a wastewater system that holds
a current approval or registration under the Act;

     (f)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a storm drainage
system for storm drainage in a city, town, specialized municipality,
village, summer village, hamlet, settlement area as defined in the Metis
Settlements Act, municipal development or privately owned development, but
does not include a storm drainage system that collects, stores or disposes
of storm drainage solely from agricultural land or land on which farms are
located.

     NOTE:  Clauses (d), (e) and (f) do not apply to

               (i)  the extension of a storm drainage collection system
forming part of a wastewater system,

               (ii) the replacement of a portion of a storm drainage
collection system forming part of a wastewater system,

               (iii)     the extension of a wastewater collection system
forming part of a wastewater system,

               (iv) the replacement of a portion of a wastewater
collection system forming part of a wastewater system,

               (v)  the addition or modification of a storm drainage
treatment facility forming part of a wastewater system,

               (vi) irrigation using treated wastewater from a
wastewater system, or

               (vii)     application of sludge from a wastewater system to
land,

     where the wastewater system is approved or registered under the Act.


     Division 3
     Conservation and Reclamation

     (a)  the conduct of an exploration operation.


     Division 4
     Pesticides

     (a)  subject to the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 127/93),

               (i)  storing or selling pesticides listed in Schedules
1, 2 or 3 of the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 127/93) as a
wholesale vendor;

               (ii) selling pesticides listed in Schedules 1 or 2 of
the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 127/93) as a retail vendor;

               (iii)     offering a pesticide service involving the use and
application of pesticides listed in Schedules 1, 2 or 3 of the Pesticide
(Ministerial) Regulation (AR 127/93).


     Division 5
     Potable Water

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks
system

               (i)  that

                         (A)  serves a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village or settlement area as defined in the
Metis Settlements Act,

                         (B)  is a private utility, or

                         (C)  is owned by a regional services
commission, and

               (ii) that uses high quality groundwater as the source of
its water supply;

     (b)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks
system

               (i)  that

                         (A)  serves a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village or settlement area as defined in the
Metis Settlements Act,

                         (B)  is a private utility, or

                         (C)  is owned by a regional services
commission, and

               (ii) that consists solely of a water distribution system
that uses as the source of its water supply potable water from a waterworks
system that holds a current approval or registration under the Act;

     (c)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks
system

               (i)  that serves a hamlet or a municipal development,

               (ii) that uses high quality groundwater as the source of
its water supply, and

               (iii)     that has

                         (A)  15 or more service connections, or

                         (B)  3 or more kilometres of water
distribution system;

     (d)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a waterworks
system

               (i)  that serves a hamlet or a municipal development,

               (ii) that consists solely of a water distribution system
that uses as the source of its water supply potable water from a waterworks
system that holds a current approval or registration under the Act, and

               (iii)     that has

                         (A)  15 or more service connections, or

                         (B)  3 or more kilometres of water
distribution system.

     NOTE:  Clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) do not apply to

               (i)  the extension of the water distribution system
forming part of a waterworks system,

               (ii) replacement of a portion of the water distribution
system forming part of a waterworks system, or

               (iii)     the addition or modification of treated water
storage in a waterworks system,

     where the waterworks system is approved or registered under the Act.


     Schedule 3

     (a)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a Class II
compost facility;

     (b)  the construction, operation or reclamation of a storage site.


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     Alberta Regulation 277/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     POTABLE WATER REGULATION

     Filed:  August 25, 2003

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 49/2003) on August 20, 2003
pursuant to sections 85 and 153 of the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.


     Table of Contents

Interpretation 1
Duty to comply with Regulation     2
Water treatment requirements  3
Design standards    4
Extension, replacement or modification  5
Potable water quality    6
Performance standards    7
Addition of treatment chemicals    8
Operation and maintenance requirements  9
Conservation and responsible use   10
Malfunction reports 11
Fluoridation   12
Prohibitions re: waterworks system 13
Certified operator required   14
Certification of operators    15
Returns and reports 16
Sampling  17
Repeal    18
Review    19
Coming into force   20


Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation and, in the case of the definitions referred to in
clauses (g), (h), (k) and (l), for the purposes of the Act,

     (a)  "Act" means the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act;

     (b)  "approved laboratory" means a laboratory approved by the
Director;

     (c)  "certified operator" means a person who holds a valid
certificate of qualification of the appropriate level issued under section
15;

     (d)  "Director" means the person designated by Ministerial Order as
Director for the purposes of this Regulation;

     (e)  "hamlet" means an unincorporated community that has been
designated as a hamlet in accordance with the Municipal Government Act;

     (f)  "high quality groundwater" means groundwater that

               (i)  does not require treatment to comply with the
applicable physical, chemical and radiological Maximum Acceptable
Concentration or Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration, except for
fluoride, specified in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality,
published by Health Canada, as amended or replaced from time to time, for
the parameters listed in the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal
Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time,

               (ii) contains a concentration of naturally occurring
fluoride of less than or equal to 2.4 milligrams per litre, and

               (iii)     is not under the direct influence of surface water;

     (g)  "industrial development" means any development on the site of a
plant referred to in section 2 of the Schedule of Activities in the Act;

     (h)  "municipal development" means a development that consists of 2
or more lots but does not include a city, town, specialized municipality,
village, summer village, settlement as defined in the Metis Settlements
Act, hamlet, privately owned development or  industrial development;

     (i)  "owner" with respect to a waterworks system means

               (i)  the local authority of a city, town, specialized
municipality, village, summer village or settlement as defined in the Metis
Settlements Act in which the waterworks system is located;

               (ii) for a hamlet,

                         (A)  a cooperative, as defined in the
Cooperatives Act, formed by the individual lot owners served by the
hamlet's waterworks system, or

                         (B)  if no cooperative exists, the local
authority of the municipal district, improvement district, specialized
municipality or special area in which the hamlet's waterworks system is
located;

               (iii)     for a municipal development,

                         (A)  the local authority of the municipal
district, improvement district, specialized municipality or special area in
which the municipal development's waterworks system is located,

                         (B)  the owner of a private utility, or

                         (C)  where neither (A) nor (B) applies, the
collection of individual lot owners located in a municipal development that
is served by the waterworks system;

               (iv) for a privately owned development, the owner of the
privately owned development;

               (v)  for a waterworks system owned by a regional
services commission, the regional services commission that owns the
waterworks system;

               (vi) for a waterworks system that is a private utility,
the owner of the private utility;

               (vii)     for an industrial development, the owner of the
industrial development in which the waterworks system is located;

               (viii)    for a waterworks system that is a watering
point, the owner of the watering point;

     (j)  "person responsible for a waterworks system" means

               (i)  the owner of the waterworks system,

               (ii) the operator of the waterworks system,

               (iii)     the local authority that contracts to obtain
potable water from the waterworks system,

               (iv) the local authority that grants a franchise for the
supply of potable water by the waterworks system,

               (v)  the approval holder or registration holder, as the
case may be, for the waterworks system,

               (vi) any successor, assignee, executor or administrator,
receiver, receiver-manager or trustee of a person referred to in subclause
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v), and

               (vii)     any person who acts as the principal or agent of a
person referred to in subclause (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) or (vi);

     (k)  "privately owned development" means a recreational development,
school, mobile home park, restaurant, motel, community hall, work camp,
holiday trailer park, campsite, picnic site, information centre or other
similar development, including such a development owned or operated by the
Government, that is on a parcel of land that is not subdivided, but does
not include

               (i)  a single family dwelling, or

               (ii) a farmstead;

     (l)  "private utility" means a waterworks system that is owned and
operated by a person other than a person referred to in clause (i)(i),
(ii), (iii)(A) and (C), (iv), (v), (vii) and (viii), but does not include a
waterworks system that services only a single family dwelling or a
farmstead;

     (m)  "professional engineer" means a professional engineer or
registered professional technologist (engineering) under the Engineering,
Geological and Geophysical Professions Act;

     (n)  "service connection" means the potable water service line from
a water distribution main to the property being serviced, but for the
purposes of section 5, means the potable water service line from a water
distribution main to a building;

     (o)  "water distribution system" means a system of pipes, valves,
fittings and appurtenances, including associated pressure reducing
stations, that is used to convey potable water in a waterworks system to a
service connection;

     (p)  "water treatment plant" means the physical components of the
waterworks system that are used to produce potable water including
components associated with the management of any wastes generated during
treatment;

     (q)  "watering point" means a waterworks system that provides
potable water in bulk to the public.

(2)  This Regulation only applies to waterworks systems referred to in
Schedule 1, Division 5 and Schedule 2, Division 5 of the Activities
Designation Regulation, including additions, replacements, extensions and
modifications referred to in the Notes in those Divisions.


Duty to comply with Regulation
2   Except where this Regulation provides otherwise, a person responsible
for a waterworks system shall comply with this Regulation.


Water treatment requirements
3   A waterworks system must be

     (a)  designed,

     (b)  operated, and

     (c)  maintained

to achieve under all normal and foreseeable operating conditions all water
quality requirements specified in this Regulation, an approval or the
applicable code of practice.


Design standards
4(1)  A waterworks system must be designed so that it meets as a minimum

     (a)  the standards and design requirements set out in the Standards
and Guidelines for Municipal Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage
Systems, published by the Department, as amended or replaced from time to
time, or

     (b)  any other standards and design requirements specified by the
Director.

(2)  The design of a waterworks system or a portion of a waterworks system
must be stamped and signed by the professional engineer who designed the
system or portion of the system.

(3)  Where

     (a)  a waterworks system is operating on the date this Regulation
comes into force and does not meet the standards and design requirements
referred to in subsection (1)(a), or

     (b)  a waterworks system does not meet a change made to the
standards and design requirements referred to in subsection (1)(a) made
after the date this Regulation comes into force,

subsection (1)(a) does not apply to the waterworks system until the date
specified by the Director in a notice in writing given to a person
responsible for the waterworks system.

(4)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (3) shall comply with
the notice in accordance with its terms.


Extension, replacement or modification
5(1)  Prior to commencing

     (a)  an extension of a water distribution system,

     (b)  a replacement of a portion of a water distribution system, or

     (c)  a modification of potable water storage,

the registration holder or approval holder, as the case may be, shall
inform the Director in writing of the intent to undertake the extension,
replacement or modification.

(2)  The information referred to in subsection (1) must contain at least
the following, where applicable:

     (a)  the registration or approval number for the waterworks system
as issued under the Act;

     (b)  the location of the proposed extension, replacement or
modification;

     (c)  written confirmation, stamped and signed by a professional
engineer, that the increased water flow associated with the extension is
within the design capacity of the existing water distribution system;

     (d)  written confirmation, stamped and signed by a professional
engineer, that the increased water demand associated with the extension is
within the design capacity of the authorized waterworks system providing
potable water to the water distribution system;

     (e)  any other information required by the Director.

(3)  No person shall commence

     (a)  the extension of a water distribution system,

     (b)  the replacement of a portion of a water distribution system, or

     (c)  the modification of potable water storage,

where

     (d)  the waterworks system design does not comply with the design
standards set out in the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal Waterworks,
Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the Department, as
amended or replaced from time to time, or

     (e)  the water distribution system will service a portion of a city,
town, specialized municipality, village, summer village, settlement area as
defined in the Metis Settlements Act, hamlet, privately owned development,
municipal development or industrial development that is not serviced by a
wastewater system in respect of which a current approval or registration
has been issued under the Act,

unless that person has obtained written authorization of the Director.

(4)  On request, the registration holder or approval holder, as the case
may be, shall immediately provide to the Director or inspector any
engineering drawings, specifications or other information regarding any
aspect of the extension of a water distribution system, the replacement of
a portion of a water distribution system or the modification of potable
water storage.


Potable water quality
6(1)  The physical, microbiological, chemical and radiological
characteristics of the potable water in a waterworks system must be
maintained to meet as a minimum

     (a)  the applicable Maximum Acceptable Concentration or Interim
Maximum Acceptable Concentration specified in the Guidelines for Canadian
Drinking Water Quality, published by Health Canada, as amended or replaced
from time to time, for the parameters listed in the Standards and
Guidelines for Municipal Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems,
published by the Department, as amended or replaced from time to time, and

     (b)  any additional or other limits established by the Director in
an approval or a code of practice.

(2)  Where

     (a)  a waterworks system is operating on the date this Regulation
comes into force and does not meet the limits referred to in subsection
(1)(a), or

     (b)  a waterworks system does not meet a change made to the limits
referred to in subsection (1)(a) made after the date this Regulation comes
into force,

subsection (1)(a) does not apply to the waterworks system until the date
specified by the Director in a notice in writing given to a person
responsible for the waterworks system.

(3)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (2) shall comply with
the notice in accordance with its terms.


Performance standards
7(1)  A waterworks system must meet at least the minimum waterworks
performance standards set out in the Standards and Guidelines for Municipal
Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems, published by the
Department, as amended or replaced from time to time.

(2)  Where

     (a)  a waterworks system is operating on the date this Regulation
comes into force and does not meet the standards referred to in subsection
(1), or

     (b)  a waterworks system does not meet a change made to the
standards referred to in subsection (1) made after the date this Regulation
comes into force,

subsection (1) does not apply to the waterworks system until the date
specified by the Director in a notice in writing given to a person
responsible for the waterworks system.

(3)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (2) shall comply with
the notice in accordance with its terms.


Addition of treatment chemicals
8   No person shall use or permit the use of a chemical for the treatment
of water unless

     (a)  the chemical is listed as a direct or indirect additive in
Standard 60 or Standard 61, published by the National Standards Institute
and National Sanitation Foundation (ANSI/NSF), as amended or replaced from
time to time,

     (b)  the chemical is listed in the approval, or

     (c)  the person has obtained written authorization of the Director
for use of the chemical.


Operation and maintenance requirements
9(1)  The equipment and controls for

     (a)  filtration,

     (b)  disinfection, and

     (c)  all other required treatment

in a waterworks system must be operated in a manner that achieves the
potable water quality required by this Regulation, an approval or a code of
practice.

(2)  In order to ensure continuous operation at a water treatment plant, 

     (a)  spare parts that are required to maintain the equipment used
for disinfection of water or that are critical components of the waterworks
system must be reasonably available, or

     (b)  a back up water treatment system must be installed and
maintained in operating condition.


Conservation and responsible use
10   A waterworks system must be designed and operated so as to conserve
and ensure the responsible use of water.


Malfunction reports
11   Any failure or shut-down of the equipment used for disinfection must
be reported immediately

     (a)  to the Director, and

     (b)  to the appropriate Regional Health Authority.


Fluoridation
12  Where fluoride is added to a waterworks system, the

     (a)  application of fluoride,

     (b)  monitoring of fluoride,

     (c)  reporting of fluoride,

     (d)  design of the fluoridation equipment, and

     (e)  operation of the fluoridation equipment

must be in accordance with the requirements specified in the Standards and
Guidelines for Municipal Waterworks, Wastewater and Storm Drainage Systems,
published by the Department, as amended or replaced from time to time.


Prohibitions re: waterworks system
13(1)  Subject to section 8 or except where permitted by an approval, no
person shall use or permit the use of any chemical or any commercial
product in circumstances such that the chemical or commercial product may
come into contact with water in any part of a waterworks system.

(2)  No person shall cause or permit any connection in a waterworks system
that allows a substance that may cause an adverse effect to enter into the
waterworks system.


Certified operator required
14(1)  At all times, the operation of the

     (a)  water treatment plant, and

     (b)  water distribution system

in a waterworks system must be performed by, or under the direction of, a
person who holds a valid certificate of qualification at the applicable
level as set out in an approval or the applicable code of practice.

(2)  A person responsible for a waterworks system shall at no time permit
the number of certified operators available to operate or direct the
operation of the water treatment plant or water distribution system to fall
below the applicable number as set out in an approval or the applicable
code of practice.

(3)  A person responsible for a waterworks system shall notify the Director
in writing

     (a)  forthwith of the names of all certified operators referred to
in this section, and

     (b)  within 30 days of any change of certified operators referred to
in this section.


Certification of operators
15(1)  The Director may issue the following kinds of certificate of
qualification:

     (a)  water treatment operator certificate of qualification;

     (b)  water distribution operator certificate of qualification

at any level described in the Water and Wastewater Operator's Certification
Guidelines, published by the Department, as amended or replaced from time
to time, to persons who meet the requirements of subsection (2).

(2)  An applicant for any level of certificate of qualification referred to
in subsection (1) must

     (a)  apply to the Director on a form acceptable to the Director,

     (b)  meet the qualification requirements as set out in the
guidelines referred to in subsection (1) for that level of certificate of
qualification, and

     (c)  be at least 18 years of age.

(3)  An applicant for renewal of any level of certificate of qualification
referred to in subsection (1) must meet the qualifications for renewal set
out in, and make the application in accordance with, the guidelines
referred to in subsection (1).


Returns and reports
16(1)  A person responsible for a waterworks system shall submit returns
and reports respecting the construction, operation or reclamation of the
system

     (a)  as required in an approval or the applicable code of practice,
or

     (b)  as required by the Director, by a notice in writing.

(2)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (1)(b) shall comply
with the notice in accordance with its terms.


Sampling
17(1)  A person responsible for a waterworks system shall

     (a)  obtain water samples, and

     (b)  submit the samples for physical, microbiological, radiological
or chemical analysis by an approved laboratory,

in accordance with an approval, the applicable code of practice or a notice
in writing from the Director.

(2)  With respect to any sample required to be taken pursuant to this
Regulation, an approval, the applicable code of practice or a notice in
writing from the Director,

     (a)  sample collection,

     (b)  sample preservation,

     (c)  sample storage,

     (d)  sample handling, and

     (e)  sample analysis

must be conducted in accordance with

     (f)  the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and
Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, the
American Waterworks Association and the Water Environment Federation, as
amended or replaced from time to time,

     (g)  the Methods Manual for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes,
published by the Alberta Research Council, as amended or replaced from time
to time, or

     (h)  a method authorized in writing by the Director;

(3)  Unless the Director specifies otherwise in an approval, the minimum
number of water samples to be obtained for analysis of bacteriological
quality must be

     (a)  obtained in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian
Drinking Water Quality, published by Health Canada, as amended or replaced
from time to time, and

     (b)  evenly distributed through the sampling period.

(4)  Where, in the Director's opinion, a sample or analysis is
unsatisfactory, the Director may require a person responsible for a
waterworks system

     (a)  to resubmit the same sample for analysis or reanalyze the same
sample,

     (b)  to take and analyze additional samples, or 

     (c)  to take and analyze samples at a greater frequency.

(5)  A person responsible for a waterworks system shall comply

     (a)  with a notice under this section in accordance with its terms,
and

     (b)  with the Director's requirements under subsection (4).


Repeal
18  The Potable Water Regulation (AR 122/93) is repealed.


Review
19   In compliance with the ongoing regulatory review initiative, this
Regulation must be reviewed on or before September 30, 2011 and not less
frequently than every 10 years after that date.


Coming into force
20   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 278/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     WASTEWATER AND STORM DRAINAGE (MINISTERIAL)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 25, 2003

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 50/2003) on August 20, 2003
pursuant to section 85 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.


1   The Wastewater and Storm Drainage (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 120/93)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (a);

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

               (b.1)     "approved sampling and analytical method" means

                         (i)  sample collection,

                         (ii) sample preservation,

                         (iii)     sample storage,

                         (iv) sample handling, and

                         (v)  sample analysis

                    that are conducted in accordance with

                         (vi) the latest edition of Standard Methods
for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American
Public Health Association, American Waterworks Association and the Water
Environment Federation,

                         (vii)     the latest edition of Methods Manual
for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes, published by the Alberta
Research Council, or

                         (viii)    a method authorized in writing by
the Director;

     (c)  in clause (c) by striking out "section 2" and substituting
"section 3".


3   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Certified operators required
     2(1)  At all times, the operation of the wastewater treatment plant
or wastewater collection system in a wastewater system must be performed
by, or under the direction of, a person who holds a valid certificate at
the applicable level as set out in an approval or the applicable code of
practice.

     (2)  The person responsible for the wastewater system shall at no
time permit the number of certified operators available to perform or
direct the operation of the wastewater treatment plant or wastewater
collection system to fall below the applicable number as set out in an
approval or the applicable code of practice.

     (3)  The person responsible for the wastewater system shall notify
the Director in writing

               (a)  forthwith, of the names of all certified operators
referred to in this section, and

               (b)  within 30 days after any change of certified
operators referred to in this section.


4   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Returns and reports
     4(1)  The person responsible for a wastewater system or storm
drainage system shall submit returns and reports respecting the
construction, operation or reclamation of the system

               (a)  as required in this Regulation, an approval or the
applicable code of practice, or

               (b)  as required by the Director, by a notice in
writing.

     (2)  A person who receives a notice under subsection (1)(b) shall
comply with it in accordance with its terms.


5   Section 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Sampling requirements
     5(1)  The person responsible for a wastewater system or storm
drainage system shall

               (a)  obtain samples,

               (b)  submit the samples for physical, microbiological,
radiological or chemical analysis by an approved laboratory, and

               (c)  submit the analytical results

     in accordance with an approval, the applicable code of practice or a
notice in writing from the Director.

     (2)  The person responsible for a wastewater system or storm drainage
system shall ensure that any monitoring required pursuant to

               (a)  this Regulation,

               (b)  an approval,

               (c)  the applicable code of practice, or

               (d)  a notice in writing from the Director

     is conducted in accordance with an approved sampling and analytical
method.

     (3)  Notwithstanding any other requirement under this Regulation, an
approval or the applicable code of practice, the Director may, by notice in
writing, require the person responsible for a wastewater system or storm
drainage system to

               (a)  obtain additional samples,

               (b)  analyze the samples, and

               (c)  report the results of the analyses.

     (4)  Where, in the Director's opinion, a sample or analysis is
unsatisfactory, the Director may by notice in writing require the person
responsible for a wastewater system or storm drainage system to

               (a)  resubmit the same water sample for analysis or
reanalyze the same sample,

               (b)  take and analyze additional samples, or

               (c)  take and analyze samples at a greater frequency.

     (5)  The person responsible for a wastewater system or storm drainage
system who receives a notice under subsection (3) or (4) shall comply with
it in accordance with its terms.


6   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 279/2003

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     PESTICIDE (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 25, 2003

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 51/2003) on August 20, 2003
pursuant to sections 85 and 165 of the Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act.


1   The Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 43/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


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

     (a)  "cultivated land" means land that has been cleared, improved
and prepared to raise agricultural crops or livestock, and includes
pastures, improved rangeland and areas that have been landscaped for
managed turf and ornamental plantings;


3   Section 3(2) is amended 

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "or where the use or application
of pesticides takes place as part of the exchange of agricultural
production services among commercial agriculturalists"; 

     (b)  in clause (b) by adding "who has purchased the pesticides"
after "for acreage or hobby greenhouse use".


4   Section 4(1)(b) is amended by adding "or have qualifications" after
"examination".


5   Section 7 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding "listed in Schedule 1, 2 or 3"
after "use or application of a pesticide";

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

     (3)  Subsection (1)(a) does not apply in respect of a person who
advertises a service that is offered by another person and that other
person holds the required pesticide service registration.


6    Section 8 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(c) by adding "corresponding to the classes of
pesticide applicator certificates listed in Schedule 5 that" after "nature
of the service";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "or" at the end of clause (b)
and by adding the following after clause (c):

               (d)  the applicant does not employ applicators with the
appropriate class of certificate for the pesticide service that is offered
or provided by the applicant, or

               (e)  the applicant does not have insurance coverage in
accordance with the latest edition of the Environmental Code of Practice
for Pesticides published by the Department.

     (3)  A pesticide service registration is automatically cancelled when
the pesticide service registration holder

               (a)  does not employ applicators with the appropriate
class of certificate for the pesticide service that is offered or provided
by the pesticide service registration holder, or

               (b)  does not maintain insurance  in accordance with the
latest edition of the Environmental Code of Practice for Pesticides
published by the Department.


7   Section 14 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "or a retail vendor registration"
after "a wholesale vendor registration";

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

     (1.1)  A person who sells at wholesale a pesticide listed in Schedule
1 or 2 is deemed to hold a wholesale vendor registration if the person
holds an Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association Certificate of
Compliance issued by the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association.

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

     (3)  A person who sells at retail a pesticide listed in Schedule 1 or
2 is deemed to hold a retail vendor registration if the person holds an
Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association Certificate of Compliance
issued by the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association.


8   The following is added after section 14:

Dispenser required
     14.1(1)  No person shall sell at retail a pesticide listed in
Schedule 1, 2 or 3 unless the person is or employs a dispenser.

     (2)  A retail vendor registration is automatically cancelled when the
holder of the registration does not employ a dispenser.


9   Section 16 is amended by striking out "or" at the end of clause (a) and
by adding the following after clause (b):

     (c)  a storage facility listed in the application is not certified
by the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association, or 

     (d)  the outlet locations where the applicant will sell pesticides
at retail do not employ a dispenser.


10   Section 17(1)(d) is amended by striking out "or" at the end of
subclause (ii) and by adding the following after subclause (ii):

     (iii)     is a person to whom section 14(1.1) or (3) applies, the
appropriate Certificate of Compliance number, or


11   Section 18 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 18(1);

     (b)  by striking out "and" at the end of subsection (1)(c) and by
adding the following after subsection (1)(c):

               (c.1)     the qualifications of the purchaser to purchase the
pesticide, and

     (c)  in subsection (1)(d) by repealing subclauses (iii) and (v), by
striking out "or" at the end of subclause (iv) and by adding the following
after subclause (iv): 

               (v)  is a commercial agriculturalist, the purchaser's
legal land description, the Canadian Wheat Board number, the Alberta Farm
Fuel Benefit number or other information that would verify that the
purchaser is a commercial agriculturalist, or

               (vi) is an acreage owner or hobby greenhouse owner
purchasing  a Schedule 2 pesticide in accordance with section 20 of the
Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation (AR 24/97), a
rural land location or other identification that would verify that the
purchaser is an acreage owner or hobby greenhouse owner.

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

     (2)  Where a pesticide is available for purchase only by a commercial
agriculturalist who has successfully completed training recognized by the
Director in the use and application of pesticides in accordance with
section 13 of the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation
(AR 24/97), the record must verify that the purchaser has completed the
recognized training.


12   The following is added after section 23:

     Review

Review
     24   In compliance with the ongoing regulatory review initiative,
this Regulation must be reviewed on or before July 31, 2008 and not less
frequently than every 5 years after that date.


13   Schedule 1, section 1 is amended 

     (a)  in clause (c) by striking out the following:

          DNB DINOSEB

     (b)  in clause (d) by striking out the following:

          AMC AMINOCARB
          FOM FORMENTATE HYDROCHLORIDE
          SFL SODIUM FLUORIDE 

     (c)  by repealing clause (f).


14   Schedule 2, section 3 is amended by striking out the following:

          PMA PHENYLMERCURIC ACETATE
          SID SIDURON


15   Schedule 4, section 1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding "DFL DIFETHALION"  after "CPD          3-CHLORO-1,2-PROPANEDIOL":

     (b)  in subsection (1)(e) by striking out "dilutent" and
substituting "diluent";

     (c)  by repealing subsection (2)(d) and substituting the following: 

          (d) algaecide (ALG)      all       all D formulations
                                                                           all C and R formulations of copper for use in wholly
contained bodies of water on private land, including farm, fire and fish
ponds, dugouts, industrial ponds and ponds used in connection with
municipal water treatment

     (d)  by repealing subsection (2)(m)(iii) in COLUMN III and
substituting the following:

               (iii)     all D formulations of RTU insect baits and insect
bait-stations

     (e)  by adding the following after subsection (2)(m)(xi) in COLUMNS
II and III: 

               (xii)     all       all D and C formulations for use on
domestic pets

     (f)  by adding "DFL," after "CPD," in subsection (2)(s)(ii) in
Column II;

     (g)  by adding the following after subsection (2)(u): 

               (u.1)     water soluble dye                  all  all D, C
and R
     formulations


16   Schedule 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:

     SCHEDULE 5

     Classes of Pesticide Applicator Certificates

1   Aerial: This class includes the use of pesticides applied by aircraft.


2   Agriculture: This class includes the use of pesticides by ground
application for livestock and agricultural crops.


3   Aquatic Vegetation: This class includes the use of herbicides by ground
application for the control of aquatic weeds in water bodies as defined in
the Water Act.


4   Forestry: This class includes the use of pesticides by ground
application in forest management operations or silviculture, forest seed
orchards, outdoor nurseries and plantations.


5   Fumigation: This class includes the use of all fumigants within
enclosed structures or the use of fumigant gases under sheets or tarps.


6   Greenhouse: This class includes the use of pesticides in greenhouses
and mushroom houses during the storage, display or production of
agricultural crops, including vegetables, ornamentals and mushrooms, as
well as forest tree seedlings.


7   Industrial: This class includes the use of herbicides by ground
application for controlling weeds on industrial areas including roadsides,
power lines, pipelines, rights of way, easements, railways, petroleum well
sites and equipment yards.

In addition, this class includes herbicide applications to parking lots and
landscaped areas surrounding industrial facilities for the control of
designated noxious or restricted weeds.


8   Landscape: This class includes the use of pesticides (other than
fumigants) by ground application for the maintenance of ornamental trees,
shrubs, flowers and turf on outdoor residential, commercial (e.g., golf
courses and cemeteries), recreational and public land.

In addition, this class includes herbicide applications to parking lots and
roads for the control of designated noxious or restricted weeds within
urban areas, but does not include herbicide applications for brush control.


9   Biting Flies: This class includes the use of insecticides into water or
on land, by ground application only, for the control of mosquitoes and
other biting flies.


10   Structural: This class includes the use of pesticides for the
prevention or control of pests that impact a structure or its inhabitants.


11   Special: This class includes the application of a pesticide for a
specific use not covered by other classes, including but not limited to,
the following:

          - seed,
          - interior plantscapes,
          - plant roots in sewer systems, and
          - vertebrate toxicants.


12   Restricted: This class includes the application of pesticides
restricted to a limited number of activities within one of the classes of
certificates listed.


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     Alberta Regulation 280/2003

     Water Act

     WATER (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 25, 2003

Made by the Minister of Environment (M.O. 52/2003) on August 20, 2003
pursuant to section 169(2) of the Water Act.


1  The Water (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 205/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended

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

               (p)  "Green Area" means that part of Alberta shown
outlined and coloured green on the map annexed to

                         (i)  Ministerial Order 71/85 dated May 7,
1985 and made pursuant to section 10 of the Public Lands Act (RSA 1980
cP-30), as that order is amended from time to time, or

                         (ii) any order made in substitution for the
order referred to in subclause (i), as amended from time to time;

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

               (t.1)     "outfall structure" means a pipe or structure in,
on, under or adjacent to a water body that is constructed for the discharge
of

                         (i)  precipitation that has fallen and been
collected, or

                         (ii) liquid and water-carried wastes

                    to a water body, and includes any associated
structure that is required for the installation, maintenance or protection
of the outfall structure;


3   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Approval exemptions subject to Code
     3(1)  The placing, constructing, installing, maintaining, replacing
or removing of a pipeline crossing or telecommunication line crossing is
designated as an activity that does not require an approval, but the
activity must be

               (a)  commenced,

               (b)  continued, and

               (c)  carried out

     in accordance with the Code of Practice for Pipelines and
Telecommunication Lines Crossing a Water Body, published by the Department
and dated December 1, 1999, as amended or replaced from time to time.

     (2)  The Code of Practice for Pipelines and Telecommunication Lines
Crossing a Water Body referred to in subsection (1) is adopted and forms
part of this Regulation.

     (3)  The placing, constructing, installing, maintaining, replacing or
removing of a watercourse crossing is designated as an activity that does
not require an approval, but the activity must be

               (a)  commenced,

               (b)  continued, and

               (c)  carried out

     in accordance with the Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossings,
published by the Department and dated December 1, 1999, as amended or
replaced from time to time.

     (4)  The Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossings referred to in
subsection (3) is adopted and forms part of this Regulation.

     (5)  The placing, constructing, installing, maintaining, replacing or
removing of an outfall structure that discharges to a water body, as
defined in the Code of Practice for Outfall Structures on Water Bodies,
published by the Department and as amended or replaced from time to time,
is designated as an activity that does not require an approval, but the
activity must be

               (a)  commenced,

               (b)  continued, and

               (c)  carried out

     in accordance with the Code of Practice for Outfall Structures on
Water Bodies.

     (6)  The Code of Practice for Outfall Structures on Water Bodies
referred to in subsection (5) is adopted and forms part of this Regulation.


4   Schedule 3 is amended in section 1 by adding the following after clause
(h):

     (i)  a diversion of water for the purposes of pesticide application
in accordance with section 8(4) of the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and
Application Regulation (AR 24/97).

     Alberta Regulation 281/2003

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN (CONTRIBUTION RATE
     INCREASE) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  August 29, 2003

Made by the Public Service Pension Board on August 28, 2003 pursuant to
Schedule 2,  section 5(2) of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 13 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "percentage rate of his
pensionable salary set for employees by the Board's plan rules under
section 5(2) of the Act Schedule" and substituting the following:

          rate, based on pensionable salary or any portion of the
participant's pensionable salary

               (a)  that does not exceed the year's maximum pensionable
earnings, of 6.17%, and

               (b)  that does exceed those earnings, of 8.81%.

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

     (1.1)  For the purpose of implementing subsection (1), the amount of
the contributions for current service based on pensionable salary up to the
year's maximum pensionable earnings shall be determined by reference to the
salary periods in the year, and for any salary period shall be based on the
year's maximum pensionable earnings divided by the number of salary periods
in the year.


3   Section 15 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "percentage rate of the
participant's pensionable salary set for employers by the Board's plan
rules under section 5(2) of the Act Schedule" and substituting the
following:

          rate, based on pensionable salary or any portion of the
participant's pensionable salary

               (a)  that does not exceed the year's maximum pensionable
earnings, of 6.17%, and

               (b)  that does exceed those earnings, of 8.81%.

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

     (1.1)  For the purpose of implementing subsection (1), the amount of
the contributions for current service based on pensionable salary up to the
year's maximum pensionable earnings shall be determined by reference to the
salary periods in the year, and for any salary period shall be based on the
year's maximum pensionable earnings divided by the number of salary periods
in the year.


4   Section 113 is repealed.


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


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     Alberta Regulation 282/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA MILK PLAN MINIMUM PRICE FOR
     SUB-CLASS 1A MILK ORDER

     Filed:  August 29, 2003

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board on August 28, 2003 pursuant
to section 5(4) of the Alberta Milk Plan Regulation (AR 150/2002).



1   The minimum milk price for sub-class 1a milk to be paid by processors
for a hectolitre of sub-class 1a milk is $72.05.



2   The Alberta Milk Plan Minimum Price for Sub-class 1a Milk Order (AR
218/2003) is repealed.



3   This Order comes into force on September 16, 2003.