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     Alberta Regulation 302/2003

     Government Organization Act

     MOTOR VEHICLE PROPANE CONVERSIONS
     ADMINISTRATION REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 463/2003) on October 21,
2003 pursuant to Schedule 10, section 2 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Motor Vehicle Propane Conversions Administration Regulation (AR
209/2001) is repealed.


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


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     Alberta Regulation 303/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     OLDMAN RIVER REGIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 464/2003) on October 21,
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 surpluses     6
Approval  7


Establishment
1   A regional services commission known as the Oldman River Regional
Services Commission is established.


Members
2   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

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

     (b)  Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;

     (c)  Municipal District of Taber;

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

     (e)  Cardston County;

     (f)  County of Lethbridge;

     (g)  Vulcan County;

     (h)  County of Warner No. 5;

     (i)  Town of Cardston;

     (j)  Town of Claresholm;

     (k)  Town of Coaldale;

     (l)  Town of Coalhurst;

     (m)  Municipality of Crowsnest Pass;

     (n)  Town of Fort Macleod;

     (o)  Town of Granum;

     (p)  Town of Magrath;

     (q)  Town of Milk River;

     (r)  Town of Nanton;

     (s)  Town of Picture Butte;

     (t)  Town of Pincher Creek;

     (u)  Town of Stavely;

     (v)  Town of Vauxhall;

     (w)  Town of Vulcan;

     (x)  Village of Arrowwood;

     (y)  Village of Barnwell;

     (z)  Village of Barons;

     (aa) Village of Carmangay;

     (bb) Village of Champion;

     (cc) Village of Coutts;

     (dd) Village of Cowley;

     (ee) Village of Lomond;

     (ff) Village of Milo;

     (gg) Village of Nobleford;

     (hh) Village of Warner.


Services
3   The Commission is authorized to provide services related to municipal
planning.


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, equipment or inventory whose purchase 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 the grants from the Government of
Alberta and outstanding debt associated with that portion of the land,
buildings, equipment or inventory 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 surpluses
6   Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the Commission may not

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

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


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

     Alberta Regulation 304/2003

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 472/2003) on October 21,
2003 pursuant to sections 16 and 18 of the Government Organization Act.


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


2   Section 3 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1.1):

     (1.2)  The responsibility for the following enactments is transferred
to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development:

               (a)  Gas Distribution Act;

               (b)  Natural Gas Rebates Act;

               (c)  Rural Electrification Loan Act;

               (d)  Rural Electrification Long Term Financing Act;

               (e)  Rural Utilities Act.

     (1.3)  The responsibility for the administration of $5 968 000
million contained within element 2.3.1 of Program 2, Resource Development
and Management of the operating expense and equipment/inventory purchases
supply vote of the 2003-04 Government appropriation for the Department of
Energy is transferred to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Development.


3   Section 7(1)(g), (p), (w), (x) and (y) are repealed.

     Alberta Regulation 305/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA WINTER WHEAT PRODUCERS MARKETING
     PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 476/2003) on October 21,
2003 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Marketing Plan Regulation (AR
112/99) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 27(2)(c) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (c)  to represent regions 2 and 6 are to be held in the year
following the year referred to in clause (b).


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     Alberta Regulation 306/2003

     Employment Pension Plans Act

     EMPLOYMENT PENSION PLANS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 477/2003) on October 21,
2003 pursuant to section 87 of the Employment Pension Plans Act.


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


2   Section 68(7) is amended by striking out "30 and 31(6)" and
substituting "38 and 39(6)".

     Alberta Regulation 307/2003

     Natural Gas Price Protection Act

     NATURAL GAS PRICE PROTECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 480/2003) on October 21,
2003 pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Price Protection Act.


1   The Natural Gas Price Protection Regulation (AR 157/2001) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

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

                         (a.1)     "agricultural consumer" means an
eligible consumer who operates

                                   (i)  a commercial greenhouse,

                                   (ii) a grain dryer,

                                   (iii)     a forage dehydrator, or

                                   (iv) an irrigation system for
agricultural purposes;

               (ii) in clause (d) by striking out "the Schedule" and
substituting "Schedule 1";

               (iii)     in clause (e) by repealing subclauses (i), (ii) and
(iii);

               (iv) in clause (g) by striking out "the Schedule" and
substituting "Schedule 1";

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

                         (h.1)     "rebate period" means

                                   (i)  in the case of an eligible
consumer other than an agricultural consumer, the periods of

                                             (A)  November 1,
2003 to March 31, 2004,

                                             (B)  November 1,
2004 to March 31, 2005, and

                                             (C)  November 1,
2005 to March 31, 2006;

                                   (ii) in the case of an
agricultural consumer, a total period of 5 calendar months elected by the
consumer that occurs within each of the 12-month periods running from April
1, 2003 to March 31, 2004, from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005 and from
April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006, and is either

                                             (A)  a single period
of 5 consecutive calendar months within the 12-month period, or

                                             (B)  a total period
of months within the 12-month period consisting of any one of the
following:

                                                       (I)  April and December of the first calendar year in the 12-month period and
January, February and March of the 2nd calendar year;

                                                       (II) April and May of the first calendar year in the 12-month period and
January, February and March of the 2nd calendar year;

                                                       (III)     April, May and June of the first calendar year in the 12-month period and
February and March of the 2nd calendar year;

                                                       (IV) April, May, June and July of the first calendar year in the 12-month period
and March of the 2nd calendar year;

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

     (3)  An agricultural consumer must make the election referred to in
subsection (1)(h.1)(ii) by notice in writing to the Minister, given not
later than

               (a)  December 31, 2003 in the case of the 12-month
period running from April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004,

               (b)  March 31, 2004 in the case of the 12-month period
running from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005, and

               (c)  March 31, 2005 in the case of the 12-month period
running from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006.


3   The following is added after section 1:

Eligibility for rebate
     1.1   Subject to this Regulation, eligible consumers are eligible for
rebates under this Regulation in respect of

               (a)  marketable gas consumed or used, and

               (b)  other substances purchased and received

     in calendar months during the applicable rebate periods.


4   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Determination of Alberta Price
     2(1)  The Alberta Price in respect of a particular calendar month is
the second highest gas cost recovery rate for marketable gas approved by
the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board for that month for the following gas
distributors or their default supply providers:

               (a)  ATCO Gas North and ATCO Pipelines North, operating
divisions of ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.;

               (b)  ATCO Gas South and ATCO Pipelines South, operating
divisions of ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.;

               (c)  AltaGas Utilities Inc.

     (2)  Where 2 or more of the gas cost recovery rates referred to in
subsection (1) are the same, that rate is the Alberta Price for the
calendar month.


5   Section 3 is amended by striking out "in this Regulation".


6   Section 4 is repealed.


7   Section 5 is amended by striking out "Part" and substituting
"Regulation".


8   Section 6(a)(iii) is repealed and the following is substituted:

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


9   Section 7 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Amount of rebate
     7(1)  The amount of a rebate payable under this Part is the amount
determined in accordance with Schedule 2.

     (2)  In no case may the amount of the rebate for a calendar month
exceed the cost of marketable gas consumed or used by the eligible consumer
for that calendar month.

     (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the cost of marketable gas
is

               (a)  the gas cost recovery rate charged to the eligible
consumer, or

               (b)  where the vendor's charges are not based on the gas
cost recovery rate, the cost charged to the eligible consumer, exclusive of

                         (i)  distribution charges relating to the
gas,

                         (ii) franchise fees relating to the gas,

                         (iii)     taxes relating to the gas, and

                         (iv) other charges specified by the
Minister.

     (4)  Where there is more than one cost of marketable gas with respect
to an eligible consumer's meter in a calendar month, the cost of marketable
gas for the purposes of subsection (2) is the weighted average of those
costs of marketable gas.


10   Section 8(3) is repealed.


11   Section 9 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "calendar" before "month";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by repealing clause (b), by adding "or" at
the end of clause (c) and by adding the following after clause (c):

               (d)  where the eligible consumer is an agricultural
consumer.

     (c)  in subsections (4) and (5) by adding "calendar" before "month";

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

     (6.1)  An application under subsection (2) or (4) must be made not
later than June 30 following the applicable rebate period.

     (6.2)  Documentation satisfactory to the Minister establishing
entitlement to the rebate applied for under subsection (2) or (4) must be
provided to the Minister not later than August 31 following the applicable
rebate period.

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

     (7)  In this section, "direct seller" means a person who sells
marketable gas to an eligible consumer, but does not include

               (a)  a person selling in the capacity of

                         (i)  a gas distributor or default supply
provider as defined in Part 2.1 of the Gas Utilities Act,

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

                         (iii)     a distributor as defined in section 31
of the Municipal Government Act,

               or

               (b)  any other person prescribed by the Minister.


12   Section 10(a) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (a)  display on the bill the total amount of the rebate and the name
of the rebate in a form acceptable to the Minister, and


13   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 11(1);

     (b)  by repealing subsection (1)(c) and substituting the following:

               (c)  provide to the Minister, not later than 12 months
after the end of each rebate period, written confirmation from its auditor
in a form acceptable to the Minister that the benefit has been passed on in
accordance with this Regulation, and

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

     (2)  On and from the date when the Minister receives and approves a
written confirmation under subsection (1)(c) in respect of a rebate period

               (a)  the obligation of a vendor to pass on the benefit
of a rebate in respect of marketable gas consumed or used during that
rebate period terminates, and

               (b)  no vendor is entitled to any further reimbursement
for having passed on the benefit of a rebate in respect of that rebate
period.


14   The following is added after section 11:

Reimburse-ment of vendor's administrative costs
     11.1   The Minister may, on application by a vendor in a form
acceptable to and supported by information required by the Minister,
reimburse the vendor for its reasonable costs of administering the rebate
program, as determined by the Minister.


15   Section 12 is amended by striking out "Part" and substituting
"Regulation".


16   Section 13(a) is repealed and the following is substituted:

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

               (i)  consumes or uses the propane, heating oil or
kerosene

                         (A)  outside Alberta,

                         (B)  as a motive fuel, or

                         (C)  in the exploration for or the
production, processing, re-processing, refining, upgrading, storage or
transport of natural gas, petroleum or oil sands, or for feedstock
purposes,

               or

               (ii) resells the propane, heating oil or kerosene,

     or


 17   Section 15 is amended

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

Amount of rebate
     15(1)  The amount of a rebate payable under this Part is the amount
determined in accordance with Schedule 2.

     (1.1)  In no case may the amount of the rebate for a calendar month
exceed the cost of the other substance charged to the eligible consumer for
that calendar month.

     (b)  in subsection (2)(c) by striking out "148 000" and substituting
"133 000";

     (c)  in subsection (2)(d) by striking out "650" and substituting
"600";

     (d)  in subsection (2)(a), (b), (c) and (d) by adding "calendar"
before "month".


18   Section 16 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Application
     16(1)  An eligible consumer must apply for a rebate for an other
substance not later than June 30 immediately following the applicable
rebate period.

     (2)  Where an eligible consumer applies for a rebate under subsection
(1), receipts evidencing the purchase of the other substance by the
eligible consumer must be provided to the Minister not later than August 31
following the applicable rebate period.


19   Section 20 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.1)  Where a vendor's bill for marketable gas or an other substance
covers a period other than a calendar month, the Minister may determine the
manner in which the amount of marketable gas consumed or used, or the
amount of the other substance purchased, in a calendar month is calculated
for the purposes of this Regulation.

     (1.2)  If the meter reading on which a vendor's bill is based
includes a period of not more than 5 days before or after a calendar month,
the Minister may, for the purpose of paying rebates under this Regulation,
include that period in the calendar month.


20   Part 5 is repealed.


21   The Schedule is renumbered as Schedule 1 and is amended under the
heading "Manufacturing, Processing and Packaging"

     (a)  by striking out


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


     and substituting


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


     (b)  by repealing


249901
24900
Wearing Apparel - Mfg./Repair


     and substituting


249901
24900
Wearing Apparel - Mfg/Repair


     (c)  by adding


254902
42147
Finishing Carpentry


     after


254902
25401
Wood Products - Mfg.


     (d)  by striking out


279200
33500
Phone Equipment - Mfg./Installation


     and substituting


279200
33500
Phone Equipment - Mfg/Instal


     (e)  by striking out


279200
33900
Light Fixtures - Mfg./Assembly


     and substituting


279200
33900
Light Fixtures - Mfg/Asmb


     (f)  by striking out


292100
62500
Steel Service Centre - No Salvage


     and substituting


292100
62500
Steel Svce Centre - No Salvage


     (g)  by striking out


308101
30403
Metal/Porcelain Products - Coating


     and substituting


308101
30403
Metal/Porcelain Prod - Coating


     (h)  by striking out


579900
16902
Industrial Belting - Install/Service


     and substituting


579900
16902
Industrial Belting - Install/Svce



22   The following is added after Schedule 1:


     Schedule 2


     Rebates for Marketable Gas and Other Substances




Column 1
Alberta Price $/GJ
Column 2
Marketable gas
$/GJ
Column 3
Propane
cents/litre
Column 4
Kerosene
cents/litre
Column 5
Heating oil
cents/litre
Column 6
Electricity
cents/Kwh


Row 1
0.000-5.500
     No rebate
     No rebate
No rebate
No rebate
     No rebate


Row 2
5.501-7.500
     1.50
     3.83
     5.65
     5.80
     0.54


Row 3
7.501-9.000
     2.50
     6.38
     9.42
     9.67
     0.90


Row 4
9.001-12.000
     3.25
     8.30
     12.25
     12.57
     1.17



over 12.000
see Note 2
see Note 2
see Note 2
see Note 2
see Note 2


Notes:
1.  When the Alberta Price for marketable gas for a calendar month in a
rebate period is in one of the ranges set out in a Row in Column 1, the
rebate payable for marketable gas consumed or used or an other substance
purchased during that month is the amount calculated based on the amount
shown in the corresponding Column in Columns 2 to 6.



2.  Where the Alberta Price is over $12.000/GJ, the rebate for the
marketable gas or other substance is the total of the amount calculated
under Note 1 and

     (a)  in the case of marketable gas, an additional amount per GJ that
is equal to the amount by which the Alberta Price exceeds $12.000/GJ, and

     (b)  in the case of an other substance, an additional amount per
litre or Kwh, as the case may be, calculated on a heat equivalent basis as
determined by the Minister and based on the amount by which the Alberta
price exceeds $12.000/GJ.


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     Alberta Regulation 308/2003

     Gaming and Liquor Act

     GAMING AND LIQUOR AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  October 21, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 481/2003) on October 21,
2003 pursuant to section 129 of the Gaming and Liquor Act.


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


2   Section 47 is amended by adding the following after subsection (f):

     (g)  commercial caterers licence: authorizes the licensee

               (i)  to purchase liquor from the Commission or as
otherwise directed by the board,

               (ii) to possess and store liquor in premises approved by
the Commission, and

               (iii)     subject to any conditions established by the board,
to provide, serve and sell liquor for consumption at catered functions.


3   The following is added after section 67:

Wine brought by patron
     67.1(1)  The board may, on application by a licensee, authorize the
licensee, subject to conditions established by the board, to serve for
consumption in licensed premises wine taken into the licensed premises by a
patron.

     (2)  A patron may, subject to conditions established by the board,
bring wine into a licensed premises authorized under subsection (1).

     (3)  A patron who takes wine into licensed premises authorized under
subsection (1) may remove from the premises any of the wine that is not
consumed.


4   Section 68(2), (3) and (4) are repealed and the following substituted:

     (2)  A liquor licensee may

               (a)  sell or provide for consumption in licensed
premises liquor dispensed only from the original container used to hold the
liquor purchased under the licence, and

               (b)  if authorized under section 67.1, serve for
consumption in licensed premises wine dispensed only from the original
container used to hold the wine taken into the licensed premises by a
patron.

     (3)  If a liquor licensee serves liquor for consumption in licensed
premises in the original container used to hold the liquor purchased under
the licence or used to hold the wine taken into the licensed premises by a
patron, the container must be open when the liquor or wine is served.

     (4)  If a liquor licensee serves liquor for consumption in licensed
premises in a container that is not the original container used to hold the
liquor purchased under the licence or used to hold the wine taken into the
licensed premises by a patron, the container must be satisfactory to the
Board.


5   Section 91.1(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  No liquor licensee or employee or agent of a liquor licensee may
allow a person to remove liquor from the licensed premises except a
partially consumed bottle of wine sold or provided to that person by the
licensee.


6   Schedule 1, section 7 is amended by adding the following after clause
(e):

     (f)  Commercial caterers licence   $200