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Alberta Regulation 72/2005
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
EGG PRODUCTION AND MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 3, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Egg Producers Board on April 5, 2005 
pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. 
1   The Egg Production and Marketing Regulation 
(AR 293/97) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 13 is amended 
	(a)	by repealing subsection (7) and substituting the 
following:
(7)  A registered producer shall not lease a quota without 
production facilities except
	(a)	an increase in quota under section 12,
	(b)	a quota that has been transferred under the authority of 
the Board, or
	(c)	a quota that is in use by the registered producer, if the 
lease is authorized by the Board.
	(b)		by repealing subsection (8).

3   The following is added after section 28:
Appointment of attorney
28.1(1)  A person who has loaned money to a registered producer 
may apply to the Board to record an appointment of attorney in 
respect of that registered producer.
(2)  An appointment of attorney must be in a form satisfactory to 
the Board.
(3)  Only one appointment of attorney at a time may be recorded in 
respect of a registered producer.
(4)  The Board shall not record an appointment of attorney if there 
is a mortgage registered under section 28 in respect of the 
production facilities and premises of the registered producer.
(5)  The Board shall not record an appointment of attorney unless it 
is signed by the registered producer affected by it.
(6)  An appointment of attorney takes effect from the date on which 
it is recorded by the Board.
(7)  If the Board has recorded an appointment of attorney in respect 
of a registered producer, the Board shall not approve an application 
for
	(a)	the cancellation and reallotment of the registered quota,
	(b)	the lease of the registered quota, or
	(c)	the transfer of an ownership interest in the registered quota
specified in the appointment of attorney, unless the person 
appointed as the attorney signs the application.


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Alberta Regulation 73/2005
Provincial Offences Procedure Act
PROCEDURES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 3, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 230/2005) 
on May 3, 2005 pursuant to section 42 of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act. 
1   The Procedures Regulation (AR 233/89) is amended by 
this Regulation.

2   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (3) by adding "or Form 1.1" after "Form 
1";
	(b)	in subsection (4) by adding "or Form 2.1" after "Form 
2".

3   Schedule 1 is amended
	(a)	by adding Form 1.1 attached to this Regulation after 
Form 1;
	(b)	by adding Form 2.1 attached to this Regulation after 
Form 2.













Alberta Regulation 74/2005
Alberta Centennial Medal Act
ALBERTA CENTENNIAL MEDAL REGULATION
Filed: May 6, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Community Development (M.O. 
17/05) on May 2, 2005 pursuant to section 7 of the Alberta Centennial Medal Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Designated individuals and organizations
	3	Nomination forms
	4	Submission of nomination forms
	5	Submission of nominations
	6	Certificates
	7	Expiry


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Alberta Centennial Medal Act;
	(b)	"committee" means the Alberta Centennial Medal organizing 
committee established by the Minister;
	(c)	"distribution partner" means an individual or organization 
designated under section 2(1);
	(d)	"nomination form" means a nomination form sent to a 
distribution partner under section 3 or 4.
Designated individuals and organizations
2(1)  Each of the following individuals and organizations is designated 
for the purposes of section 4 of the Act as an individual or organization 
that may nominate individuals to be awarded the Alberta Centennial 
Medal:
	(a)	the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta;
	(b)	each Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta;
	(c)	each Member of the House of Commons that represents a 
constituency in Alberta;
	(d)	each Senator that represents Alberta;
	(e)	the Alberta Foundation for the Arts;
	(f)	The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation;
	(g)	the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife 
Foundation;
	(h)	the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship and 
Multiculturalism Education Fund Advisory Committee;
	(i)	The Wild Rose Foundation;
	(j)	each public post-secondary institution and non-profit private 
college under the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(k)	the Assistant Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted 
Police Headquarters - Alberta;
	(l)	the Commander of the Land Force Western Area;
	(m)	the chief of each First Nation listed in section H of A Guide 
to Aboriginal Organizations in Alberta published April 2005 
by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development;
	(n)	the settlement chair of each Metis settlement established 
under section 2 of the Metis Settlements Act.
(2)  The committee is designated for the purposes of section 4 of the 
Act as an organization that may nominate individuals to be awarded 
the Alberta Centennial Medal.
Nomination forms
3(1)  The committee shall send a nomination package to each 
distribution partner containing the nomination forms that must be used 
to nominate individuals to be awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal.
(2)  The committee shall determine the number of nomination forms 
that it will send to each distribution partner.
Submission of nomination forms
4(1)  To nominate an individual, a distribution partner must
	(a)	determine that the individual meets the criteria for 
nomination established by the Minister,
	(b)	complete a nomination form, and
	(c)	submit the nomination form to the committee before the 
deadline established by the Minister.
(2)  When the committee receives a completed nomination form the 
committee shall determine if the individual named in it
	(a)	has been named in another nomination form submitted to the 
committee by another distribution partner, or
	(b)	is included in one of the categories of persons who will be 
automatically nominated by the committee.
(3)  If the committee determines that subsection (2)(a) or (b) applies to 
an individual named in a nomination form, the committee shall discard 
that nomination form unless the other nomination form referred to in 
subsection (2)(a) is withdrawn under subsection (4), and shall send a 
new nomination form to the distribution partner to enable it to 
nominate another individual.
(4)  A distribution partner
	(a)	may withdraw a nomination form it submitted if it is 
informed by the committee that the same individual has been 
named in a nomination form submitted by another 
distribution partner, and
	(b)	shall withdraw a nomination form it submitted if it is 
informed by the committee that the same individual has been 
named in a nomination form submitted by a Member of the 
Legislative Assembly.
(5)  If a distribution partner withdraws a nomination form under 
subsection (4), the committee shall discard that nomination form and 
send a new nomination form to the distribution partner to enable it to 
nominate another individual.
(6)  If the committee becomes aware that an individual named in a 
nomination form does not meet the criteria for nomination established 
by the Minister, the committee may discard that nomination form and 
send a new nomination form to the distribution partner to enable it to 
nominate another individual.
Submission of nominations
5(1)  The committee shall forward to the Minister for approval
	(a)	the name of each individual who is named in a nomination 
form submitted to the committee under section 4, and
	(b)	the name of each individual who is nominated by the 
committee.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1)(a), the committee shall not 
forward to the Minister the name of an individual who is named in a 
nomination form if that nomination form has been discarded by the 
committee under section 4.
Certificates
6   A certificate issued to an individual who is the recipient of the 
Alberta Centennial Medal shall be in the form established by the 
Minister and shall be personalized with the individual's name.
Expiry
7   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 December 31, 2006.


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Alberta Regulation 75/2005
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA ELK MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 12, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Elk Commission on February 11, 2004 
pursuant to section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. 
1   The Alberta Elk Marketing Regulation (AR 256/2002) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding "on or before July 15 in the 
year in which the service charges are assessed" after "by a 
producer";
	(b)	in subsection (3) by striking out "during" and 
substituting "on or before July 15 in";
	(c)	by adding the following after subsection (6):
(7)  A producer is not entitled to a refund in respect of service 
charges that are paid after July 15 in the year in which the 
charges are assessed.


Alberta Regulation 76/2005
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
RIG TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION
Filed: May 13, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on April 21, 2005 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
General Matters Respecting the Trade
	2	Constitution of the trade
	3	Tasks, activities and functions
Trade Matters Respecting Levels of the Trade
	4	Undertakings respecting levels 1, 2 and 3 of the trade
	5	Tasks, activities and functions at level 1 of the trade
	6	Tasks, activities and functions at level 2 of the trade
	7	Tasks, activities and functions at level 3 of the trade
Apprenticeship
	8	Term of apprenticeship program
	9	Trade certificates at levels 1, 2 and 3 of the trade
	10	Supervision, etc., of apprentices
Expiry and Coming into Force
	11	Expiry
	12	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"apprentice" means a person who is an apprentice in the 
trade;
	(b)	"draw-works" means the powered spool containing drilling 
line, equipped with brakes, crown block and travelling block 
used to suspend, raise and lower the drill string assembly;
	(c)	"drill string assembly" consists of drill pipe and bottom hole 
assembly and other tools used to hold, guide and turn the drill 
bit at the bottom of the well bore;
	(d)	"drilling console" means the central control system for the 
drilling rig;
	(e)	"drilling rig" means the surface equipment, including derrick, 
pipe, draw-works, drill string assembly and other mechanical 
and ancillary equipment and systems necessary to drill an oil 
or gas well;
	(f)	"technical training" means technical training as defined in the 
Apprenticeship Program Regulation;
	(g)	"trade" means the occupation of rig technician designated as 
a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the 
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.
General Matters Respecting the Trade
Constitution of the trade
2(1)  The operation and maintenance of drilling rig equipment, 
systems, pumps and engines are the undertakings that constitute the 
trade.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the trade consists of 3 levels, the 
undertakings of which are set out in section 4.
Tasks, activities and functions
3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the 
following tasks, activities and functions come within the trade:
	(a)	maintaining logs and records;
	(b)	participating in rig-in and rig-out;
	(c)	contributing to the safety environment on the drilling rig;
	(d)	monitoring inventories of fuels, lubricants and other service 
items;
	(e)	mixing fluid chemicals and additives for use in the drilling 
operation;
	(f)	monitoring and recording volumes and properties of drilling 
mud flows during drilling;
	(g)	handling pipe;
	(h)	assembling and disassembling the drill string assembly.
Trade Matters Respecting Levels of the Trade
Undertakings respecting levels 1, 2 and 3 of the trade
4(1)  Notwithstanding section 2(1), the undertakings that constitute 
level 1 of the trade are the regular maintenance of drilling rig engines, 
transmissions, heating systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, 
generators, motors and other mechanical equipment.
(2)  Notwithstanding section 2(1), the undertakings that constitute level 
2 of the trade are
	(a)	the undertakings set out in subsection (1),
	(b)	the handling of the drill string at the upper end of the drilling 
rig, and
	(c)	the maintenance of drilling fluid systems and pumps during 
drilling.
(3)  Notwithstanding section 2(1), the undertakings that constitute level 
3 of the trade are
	(a)	the undertakings set out in subsections (1) and (2),
	(b)	the operation of the draw-works, rotary equipment and 
pumps on the drilling rig, and
	(c)	the operation of the drilling console.
Tasks, activities and functions at level 1 of the trade
5   Notwithstanding section 3, when practising or otherwise carrying 
out work at level 1 of the trade, the following tasks, activities and 
functions come within that level of the trade:
	(a)	maintaining equipment logs and maintenance records;
	(b)	monitoring inventories of fuels, lubricants and other service 
items;
	(c)	participating in rig-in and rig-out;
	(d)	contributing to the safety environment on the drilling rig.
Tasks, activities and functions at level 2 of the trade
6   Notwithstanding section 3, when practising or otherwise carrying 
out work at level 2 of the trade, the following tasks, activities and 
functions come within that level of the trade:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions section out in section 5;
	(b)	mixing fluid chemicals and additives for use in the drilling 
operation;
	(c)	monitoring and recording volumes and properties of drilling 
mud flows during drilling;
	(d)	handling pipe;
	(e)	handling sections of the drill string assembly.
Tasks, activities and functions at level 3 of the trade
7   Notwithstanding section 3, when practising or otherwise carrying 
out work at level 3 of the trade, the following tasks, activities and 
functions come within that level of the trade:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 5 and 6;
	(b)	assembling and disassembling the drill string assembly;
	(c)	monitoring and maintaining a record of the progress of the 
drilling operation.
Apprenticeship
Term of apprenticeship program
8(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being 
granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an 
apprenticeship program for the rig technician trade is 3 periods of not 
less than 12 months each.
(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
(3)  In the second period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
(4)  In the third period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1500 hours of on the job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
Trade certificates at levels 1, 2 and 3 of the trade
9(1)  An apprentice who successfully completes the apprenticeship 
program may be granted a trade certificate in level 3 of the trade.
(2)  A person who successfully meets the requirements established, 
approved or otherwise recognized by the Board may be granted a trade 
certificate in level 1, level 2 or level 3 of the trade.
Supervision, etc., of apprentices
10(1)  Where a person who holds a trade certificate in level 1 or level 
2 of the trade is to provide supervision to an apprentice, that person is 
eligible to supervise that apprentice only
	(a)	in respect of the undertakings that constitute the level of the 
trade at which that person is certified, and
	(b)	in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within 
the level of the trade at which that person is certified.
(2)  An apprentice is eligible to carry out work in respect of the 
undertakings and the tasks, activities and functions that come within 
the level of certification of the apprentice's supervisor.
Expiry and Coming into Force
Expiry
11   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2010.
Coming into force
12(1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on 
June 1, 2005.
(2)  Section 10 comes into force on June 1, 2008.


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Alberta Regulation 77/2005
Natural Resources Conservation Board Act
RULES OF PRACTICE OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION 
BOARD REGULATION
Filed: May 13, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Natural Resources Conservation Board on May 
9, 2005 pursuant to section 44(2) of the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application of rules
Part 1 
Proceedings
Application to Board
	3	Information
	4	Project-specific information
	5	Filing with Board
	6	Additional information
	7	Preliminary notice of application
	8	Notice of application
	9	Notice of hearing
	10	Information available
Submissions by Interveners
	11	Content of submission
	12	Filing of submissions
	13	Copies to other persons
	14	Filing of additional material
	15	Submission filed by Board employee
	16	Matters raised in submission
	17	Pre-hearing conference
	18	Alternative dispute resolution
Presentation of Evidence
	19	Presentation at proceeding
	20	Production of documents
	21	Notice to attend
	22	Evidence and argument
	23	Examination of witness
	24	Evidence not confidential
Part 2 
Costs and Funding
	25	Calculation of costs
	26	Cost of notices
	27	Inquiries and investigations
Funding for Eligible Interveners
	28	Claim for funding
	29	Comments respecting claim
	30	Appearance before the Board
	31	Award or denial of claim
	32	Payment of costs
	33	Service
	34	Review of Board decision
	35	Comments respecting review
	36	Decisions on review
	37	Advance funding
	38	Appearance before the Board
	39	Award or denial of advance funding
	40	Payment of advance funding
	41	Service of award
	42	Repayment of advance funding
Part 3 
General
	43	Board directions
	44	On-site visits
	45	Amendments
	46	Changes to prescribed times
	47	Variation in procedures
	48	Service
	49	Repeals
	50	Expiry
Definitions
1(1)  In these Rules,
	(a)	"Act" means the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act;
	(b)	"applicant" means a person who has applied for an approval 
of a reviewable project;
	(c)	"application" includes all information required to be given to 
the Board in respect of the application;
	(d)	"claim for funding" means a claim for funding made under 
section 11 of the Act;
	(e)	"Crown" means Her Majesty in right of Alberta;
	(f)	"eligible intervener" means an intervener referred to in 
section 11(1) of the Act;
	(g)	"employee of the Board" means a person employed or 
engaged by the Board, including a person appointed under 
section 23 of the Act;
	(h)	"hearing" means a hearing conducted under the Act;
	(i)	"intervener" means a person who makes a submission;
	(j)	"notice of application" means a notice under section 8;
	(k)	"notice of hearing" means a notice under section 9;
	(l)	"notice to attend" means a notice issued under section 21;
	(m)	"preliminary notice of application" means a notice under 
section 7;
	(n)	"proceedings" means the process by which the Board 
considers an application for approval of a reviewable project, 
including a hearing to review the application and a meeting 
held by the Board in place of, or preparatory to, a hearing;
	(o)	"submission" means a submission filed by a person under 
section 12.
(2)  In these Rules, a reference to an applicant or intervener includes 
the agent or counsel of the applicant or intervener.
Application of rules
2(1)  Unless otherwise directed by the Board, these Rules apply
	(a)	to proceedings that arise from an application to the Board for 
an approval of a reviewable project, and
	(b)	to proceedings that are initiated by the Board on its own 
motion or at the request of the Lieutenant Governor in 
Council.
(2)  These Rules do not apply to a review conducted under the 
Agricultural Operation Practices Act.
Part 1 
Proceedings
Application to Board
Information
3(1)  An application must include the following:
	(a)	the name and address of the applicant, the type of business it 
is engaged in, the location of its head office and any other 
relevant information about its operations;
	(b)	a statement of the proposed project and the approval applied 
for;
	(c)	the provision of the enactment under which the application is 
made;
	(d)	the information required to be given to the Board under an 
enactment;
	(e)	the reasons why the applicant believes the Board should 
grant the approval;
	(f)	a list of the statutes and regulations in force in Alberta
	(i)	under which, in relation to the proposed project, a 
licence, permit, approval or other authorization must be 
issued, or
	(ii)	that impose, in relation to the proposed project, another 
requirement;
	(g)	the address in Alberta of the applicant to which notices or 
other communications may be sent;
	(h)	any other information required by the Board.
(2)  An application for the approval of a project must be signed or 
executed by the applicant.
(3)  An application that includes a technical report or material of a 
technical nature must set out the technical qualifications of the person 
signing or taking responsibility for the report or material.
Project-specific information
4(1)  The Board, from time to time, may establish guidelines for 
specific types of projects that set out the type of information that 
should be included in an application in order to establish the detailed 
information required for the review of the project.
(2)  A person who will be applying for a review of a project that 
requires an environmental impact assessment report may ask the Board 
for its project-specific information requirements before making the 
report.
(3)  The Board may provide its project-specific information 
requirements to the person referred to in subsection (2) without an 
application being made under the Act.
(4)  The Board's project-specific information requirements may be 
fulfilled by
	(a)	using them in the preparation of the environmental impact 
assessment report, and
	(b)	incorporating them in the environmental impact assessment 
report when it is submitted under the Environmental 
Protection and Enhancement Act.
Filing with Board
5(1)  An applicant must file with the Board
	(a)	12 paper copies of the application,
	(b)	12 paper copies of the information accompanying the 
application, and
	(c)	unless the Board directs otherwise, an electronic copy of both 
the application and the information accompanying it.
(2)  An applicant must pay a fee of $1000 or, if the circumstances so 
warrant, any other amount prescribed by the Board.
(3)  The fee must accompany the application when it is filed.
Additional information
6(1)  Before publishing a notice of application, the Board may request 
that an applicant provide it with any additional information that the 
Board requires.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), the Board may, at any time during the 
proceedings, request that an applicant provide it with any additional 
information that the Board requires.
(3)  If, in the Board's opinion, an applicant has not provided the 
additional information requested, the Board may give notice to the 
applicant specifying the information required and when it is to be 
provided.
(4)  If the applicant does not provide the additional information within 
the time set out in the notice under subsection (3), the Board may defer 
consideration of the application or dismiss it.
Preliminary notice of application
7(1)  The Board may publish a preliminary notice of application if
	(a)	the Board has received an application but has not yet 
determined whether the applicant will be required to provide 
further information under section 6, or
	(b)	further information has been requested or required under 
section 6 but has not been received.
(2)  A preliminary notice of application must
	(a)	briefly describe the proposed project and the purpose of the 
application,
	(b)	state that the application is not yet completed,
	(c)	state the name and address in Alberta of the applicant, and
	(d)	include any other matter that the Board considers should be 
included.
Notice of application
8(1)  On receipt of an application, including the information required 
to accompany it, the Board must publish a notice of application.
(2)  A notice of application must
	(a)	briefly describe the proposed project and the purpose of the 
application,
	(b)	state the time and place at which submissions concerning the 
application may be filed,
	(c)	state that the Board may approve the proposed project 
without a hearing if there are no submissions filed by a 
person the Board considers
	(i)	may be directly affected, or
	(ii)	has a bona fide interest in the matter,
	(d)	state that copies of the application and the information 
accompanying it
	(i)	may be obtained from the applicant, and
	(ii)	are available at a location open to the public,
	(e)	state the name and address in Alberta where the application 
and information may be obtained from the applicant,
	(f)	state the address of the public location where the application 
and information are available and the hours during which 
they may be reviewed, and
	(g)	include any other matter that the Board considers should be 
included.
(3)  A notice under subsection (1) is not required if
	(a)	a hearing is to be held in connection with the application, and
	(b)	a notice of hearing under section 9 is published.
Notice of hearing
9(1)  If a hearing is to be held in connection with an application, the 
Board must publish a notice of hearing not less than 30 days before the 
date of the hearing.
(2)  A notice of hearing must
	(a)	briefly describe the subject-matter of the hearing,
	(b)	state the date, time and place of the hearing,
	(c)	state that copies of the application and the information 
accompanying it
	(i)	may be obtained from the applicant, and
	(ii)	are available at a location open to the public,
	(d)	state the name of the applicant and the address in Alberta 
where the application and information may be obtained from 
the applicant,
	(e)	state the address of the public location where the application 
and information are available and the hours during which 
they may be reviewed,
	(f)	state the time and place for filing submissions,
	(g)	if the Board considers it appropriate, state a time and place 
for notifying the Board of an intention to file a submission,
	(h)	state that individuals or groups of individuals who are or may 
be directly affected by the proposed project may apply to the 
Board for funding to assist in the preparation and 
presentation of an intervention, and
	(i)	include any other matter that the Board considers should be 
included.
Information available
10(1)  From the date of publication of a notice of application until the 
later of the date provided for the filing of submissions as set out in the 
notice of application and the date for a hearing as set out in a notice of 
hearing,
	(a)	the applicant must supply a copy of the application and the 
information included with it to a person with an established 
interest in the matter who requests them, and
	(b)	the Board must deposit for examination by any person a copy 
of the application and the information included with it at the 
public location set out in the notice of application or the 
notice of hearing.
(2)  If there is a dispute as to whether a person has an established 
interest in a matter, the Board must determine whether the person has 
an established interest.
Submission by Interveners
Content of submission
11(1)  An intervener's submission must include the following:
	(a)	the name and address of the intervener;
	(b)	a statement of the disposition of the application that the 
intervener advocates, if any;
	(c)	the information the intervener proposes to present in 
evidence;
	(d)	the reasons why the intervener believes the Board should 
decide in the manner advocated by the intervener;
	(e)	whether or not the intervener proposes to confine the 
intervener's participation to cross-examination and argument 
at the hearing;
	(f)	the address in Alberta of the intervener to which notices or 
other communications may be sent;
	(g)	any other information required by the Board.
(2)  A submission must be signed by the intervener.
(3)  A submission that includes a technical report or material of a 
technical nature must set out the technical qualifications of the person 
signing or taking responsibility for the report or material.
Filing of submissions
12(1)  An intervener must file with the Board within the time specified 
in the notice of hearing
	(a)	7 paper copies of the submission,
	(b)	7 paper copies of the information accompanying the 
submission, and
	(c)	if the Board directs the intervener to do so, an electronic copy 
of both the submission and the information accompanying it.
(2)  An intervener must provide a paper copy of the submission to the 
applicant.
(3)  A submission is deemed to be filed at the time it is actually 
received at the office of the Board regardless of when or how it was 
sent.
(4)  A submission that is received at the office of the Board later in the 
day than the office's normal business hours is deemed to be filed on 
the next day that the office is open.
Copies to other persons
13(1)  The Board may direct that an intervener supply, in a manner 
specified by the Board, additional copies of the submission or the 
information accompanying it to the Board or to any other person.
(2)  The Board must deposit, for examination only, a copy of the 
intervener's submission and the information accompanying it at the 
public location set out in the notice of hearing.
Filing of additional material
14(1)  An applicant or an intervener must not file additional 
information with respect to an application or submission after the date 
referred to in the notice of hearing.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), the Board, on the request of an applicant or 
intervener, may permit additional information in respect of an 
application or submission to be filed.
(3)  If the Board permits additional information to be filed under 
subsection (2), the Board may direct that the applicant or intervener 
filing the information pay the costs to the Board or to other participants 
in the review that the Board determines are reasonable and appropriate 
to compensate for any delays, rescheduling or inconvenience caused 
by the late filing.
Submission filed by Board employee
15(1)  An employee of the Board may file a submission under these 
Rules as an intervener with respect to an application if the Board or the 
employee considers that the applicant should be made aware of an 
opinion of the Board or the employee.
(2)  An employee who files a submission under subsection (1) is an 
intervener for the purposes of these Rules.
(3)  An employee who files a submission under subsection (1) may be 
examined by the Board and may be cross-examined by the applicant, 
an intervener or the Crown.
Matters raised in submission
16(1)  If the Board is of the opinion that a matter raised by or set out 
in a submission is not a response to the particular application, the 
Board may
	(a)	direct the amendment of, deletion from or amplification of 
the application or the submission that the Board considers to 
be desirable, or
	(b)	order that the matter not be considered at the hearing of the 
application.
(2)  If the Board is of the opinion that a matter raised by or set out in a 
submission has implications of importance beyond its reference to the 
application, the Board may
	(a)	direct the amendment of, deletion from or amplification of 
the application or the submission that the Board considers to 
be desirable, or
	(b)	order that the matter not be considered at the hearing of the 
application.
(3)  If the Board makes an order under subsection (1)(b) or (2)(b), the 
matter may be
	(a)	heard separately as another application, or
	(b)	referred to the full Board for its consideration.
Pre-hearing conference
17   The Board, on its own motion or on the request of an applicant or 
intervener, may direct that the applicant and interveners attend a pre-
hearing conference to discuss procedural matters, the exchange of 
documents, witness statements or similar matters in order to promote 
the efficient use of hearing time.
Alternative dispute resolution
18   The Board may direct that the applicant and interveners 
participate in alternative methods of dispute resolution before a hearing 
or other proceeding.
Presentation of Evidence
Presentation at proceeding
19(1)  At a proceeding in which evidence is presented in writing, 
unless the Board otherwise provides, the evidence must be presented 
by a witness who
	(a)	prepared it,
	(b)	supervised or participated substantially in its preparation, or
	(c)	has special knowledge of the evidence.
(2)  A witness must testify only to matters the Board considers are 
adequately set out in the written evidence, unless the Board otherwise 
directs.
(3)  Witnesses must state their technical qualifications when they first 
appear before the Board if they are presenting technical reports or 
technical evidence.
Production of documents
20(1)  The Board may direct that a document be provided to the Board 
by the person in possession of the document if, in the Board's opinion, 
the production of the document would assist the Board.
(2)  If the Board directs that a person produce a document, it may also 
require the person to name an individual who is a suitable witness to 
speak to the content of the document.
Notice to attend
21(1)  The Board may cause a person to be served with a notice to 
attend before the Board if it considers the attendance of the person at a 
proceeding to be desirable.
(2)  A notice to attend before the Board must be signed by a member of 
the Board.
Evidence and argument
22(1)  Evidence given to the Board by a person at a hearing must
	(a)	be given only to support the allegations in the application or 
in a submission filed with respect to the proceedings, or
	(b)	arise from evidence presented in cross-examination in the 
proceedings.
(2)  Argument given in proceedings must be based on the evidence 
given in the proceedings and properly before the Board.
Examination of witness
23   A witness in proceedings before the Board may be
	(a)	examined by the Board or an employee of the Board, and
	(b)	cross-examined by the parties or the Crown.
Evidence not confidential
24(1)  Subject to subsection (5), evidence or information submitted by 
an applicant, intervener or the Crown with respect to an application at 
any time before the application is disposed of by the Board is not 
confidential and must not be withheld from persons interested in the 
application.
(2)  A person may request a determination from the Board that some or 
all of the information that will be submitted to the Board must be 
treated as confidential.
(3)  The person requesting the determination must provide the Board 
with the following:
	(a)	a statement designating the information that the person 
wishes to be kept confidential, together with an explanation 
as to why that information should be kept confidential;
	(b)	a summary of the information to be kept confidential in 
sufficient detail to convey a reasonable understanding of the 
substance of the information.
(4)  The person requesting the determination must provide the 
summary referred to in subsection (3) to all other parties to the 
proceedings.
(5)  The Board may make a determination that all or part of the 
information referred to in subsection (3) be kept confidential and must 
be withheld.
Part 2 
Costs and Funding
Calculation of costs
25(1)  The Board may, in determining the amount of costs or advance 
funding for costs to be awarded in a proceeding,
	(a)	prescribe the maximum hourly rate allowable for legal, 
expert or consulting costs,
	(b)	prescribe a maximum amount of reimbursement for 
disbursements, or
	(c)	prescribe any other costs to be eligible or ineligible.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), a witness attending as a result of a notice to 
attend is entitled to be paid fees and allowances in accordance with the 
tariff of fees provided under the Alberta Rules of Court.
(3)  In addition to fees and allowances referred to in subsection (2), the 
Board may award a special allowance
	(a)	to a skilled witness, or
	(b)	in respect of professional tests or inspections carried out by 
the witness.
Cost of notices
26   The expense of publishing a notice of application, a preliminary 
notice of application or a notice of hearing must be borne by the 
applicant.
Inquiries and investigations
27   If the Board initiates an inquiry or investigation, whether on its 
own motion or at the request of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, 
the Board may provide or arrange for funding to assist interveners in 
preparing and presenting submissions to the Board.
Funding for Eligible Interveners
Claim for funding
28(1)  Individuals or groups of individuals who claim to be interveners 
to whom section 11 of the Act applies may make a claim for funding in 
accordance with this section to the Board in respect of costs that are 
reasonable and are directly and necessarily related to the preparation 
and presentation of the intervener's submission.
(2)  The claim must be made to the Board and a copy provided to the 
applicant
	(a)	within 30 days after the final day of a public hearing 
respecting an application, or
	(b)	within 30 days after the Board gives notice that a proceeding, 
other than a public hearing, respecting an application is 
closed.
(3)  The claim must be set out in the form provided by the Board.
(4)  The claim must set out the following:
	(a)	subject to subsection (5), the name of the intervener and the 
mailing address in Alberta for the intervener;
	(b)	the proceedings in which the intervener's submission was 
presented;
	(c)	a description of how the intervener is or may be directly 
affected by the proposed project;
	(d)	details of the costs, including receipts, invoices, statements or 
other documents that are evidence of the expense incurred;
	(e)	the extent to which the intervener undertook the preparation 
and presentation of the intervener's submission;
	(f)	any other information required by the Board.
(5)  If the intervener is a group of individuals, the claim must set out
	(a)	the names of the directors and officers of the group or, if the 
group does not have any directors and officers, the name of 
each member of the group, and
	(b)	the address for the intervener's representative in Alberta.
(6)  The Board may direct the intervener who makes a claim for 
funding to provide additional information with respect to the costs 
claimed.
(7)  An intervener who makes a claim for funding must provide a copy 
of the claim to the applicant.
Comments respecting claim
29(1)  Within 14 days after receiving a copy of a claim for funding, 
the applicant must provide to the Board and the intervener any 
comments the applicant may have respecting the claim.
(2)  Within 14 days after receiving the applicant's comments, the 
intervener must provide to the Board and the applicant any reply the 
intervener may have respecting the comments of the applicant.
Appearance before the Board
30(1)  The Board may require an intervener who makes a claim for 
funding to appear before the Board for the purpose of considering
	(a)	the status of the intervener as an eligible intervener, or
	(b)	the particulars of the costs claimed.
(2)  The applicant must be given an opportunity to question an 
intervener who appears before the Board under subsection (1).
Award or denial of claim
31(1)  The Board may determine that an intervener is an eligible 
intervener whether or not a claim for funding is made by the 
intervener.
(2)  The Board may make an award of costs to an eligible intervener in 
respect of costs that, in the Board's opinion, are reasonable and are 
directly and necessarily related to the preparation and presentation of 
the eligible intervener's submission.
(3)  The Board may deny a claim for funding, in whole or in part,
	(a)	if the Board determines that the intervener is not an eligible 
intervener,
	(b)	if the claim does not comply with the requirements of section 
28,
	(c)	if the Board is not satisfied that the costs were reasonable and 
directly and necessarily related to the preparation and 
presentation of the eligible intervener's submission,
	(d)	if the Board is not satisfied that the eligible intervener was in 
need of legal or technical assistance in the preparation and 
presentation of the eligible intervener's submission,
	(e)	if the Board is not satisfied that the intervention was 
conducted economically,
	(f)	if, in the Board's opinion,
	(i)	the intervention and its presentation were unnecessary, 
irrelevant, improper or intended to delay the 
proceedings with respect to an application, or
	(ii)	the claim is excessive, having regard to the nature of the 
application and the intervention,
		or
	(g)	for any other reason the Board considers appropriate.
(4)  The Board, when considering a claim for funding, may have 
regard to the following:
	(a)	any comments, replies or information that is provided by the 
intervener or the applicant;
	(b)	whether the intervention was presented by or on behalf of an 
eligible intervener;
	(c)	whether the eligible intervener represents an interest that 
should have been represented before the Board;
	(d)	whether the representation of such an interest contributed to 
the proceedings;
	(e)	whether the interest was adequately represented by other 
interveners;
	(f)	whether the eligible intervener attempted to bring related 
interests together and pool resources;
	(g)	any other thing the Board considers appropriate.
Payment of costs
32(1)  Unless the Board otherwise orders, costs awarded under section 
11 of the Act to an eligible intervener must be paid by the applicant.
(2)  The Board, in making an award of costs, may provide that the 
payment be made to any person that the eligible intervener designates.
Service
33(1)  An award of costs made under section 11 of the Act must be 
served
	(a)	on the eligible intervener making the claim for funding, and
	(b)	on the person liable for the payment of the costs.
(2)  If the Board denies a claim for funding, it must serve a copy of its 
decision on the intervener making the claim.
Review of Board decision
34(1)  If the Board makes an award of costs or denies a claim for 
funding, the intervener who made the claim or the person liable for the 
payment of costs awarded may make a request to the Board to review 
the decision and vary the existing award or make an award.
(2)  A request to review a decision must set out the following:
	(a)	the name of the party requesting the Board to review the 
decision;
	(b)	the Board number of the award, if an award was made;
	(c)	the nature of the variation being sought;
	(d)	the grounds for the request.
(3)  A person who requests a review of a decision must make the 
request to the Board and provide a copy of the request to the other 
party to the claim for funding within 30 days after the date of service 
of the decision under section 33.
Comments respecting review
35(1)  Within 14 days after receiving a request for a review, the other 
party must provide to the Board and to the person making the request 
any comments the party may have respecting the request.
(2)  The Board, in determining whether it will review the decision, 
may have regard to the comments received under subsection (1).
Decisions on review
36(1)  The Board may either deny the request or conduct the review.
(2)  If the Board conducts a review, it may confirm the decision 
reviewed or vary the decision in any manner it considers appropriate.
(3)  A copy of the Board's decision must be served on the person 
making the request and on the other party to the claim for funding.
Advance funding
37(1)  An intervener who claims to be an eligible intervener may make 
a request to the Board for an advance of funds in respect of costs that 
are reasonably anticipated to be incurred in the preparation and 
presentation of the intervener's submission.
(2)  A request for advance funding must be made to the Board and a 
copy provided to the applicant.
(3)  A request for advance funding must include the following:
	(a)	the information required under section 28(4)(a) and (5);
	(b)	a detailed budget ;
	(c)	the extent to which the intervener will be undertaking on the 
intervener's own behalf the preparation and presentation of 
the intervener's submission;
	(d)	the controls the intervener has in place with respect to the 
expenditure of any advance funding received;
	(e)	if the intervener is a group of individuals, the background of 
the group and its commitment to the interest that is the 
subject of the application before the Board;
	(f)	reasons why funds are required in advance;
	(g)	any other information required by the Board.
(4)  A detailed budget referred to in subsection (3) must
	(a)	outline all expenses, the nature of those expenses and how 
the advance funding will be used,
	(b)	identify legal expenses, including estimated hours and hourly 
rates,
	(c)	identify expenses for experts, including estimated hours and 
hourly rates, and
	(d)	outline all proposed disbursements.
(5)  The Board may direct that the intervener who made the request 
provide the Board with any additional information with respect to the 
request that it requires.
Appearance before the Board
38(1)  The Board may require an intervener who makes a request for 
advance funding to appear before the Board for the purpose of 
considering
	(a)	the status of the intervener as an eligible intervener,
	(b)	the particulars of the costs claimed, or
	(c)	the reasons for the request for advance funding of the costs.
(2)  The applicant must be given an opportunity to question an 
intervener who appears before the Board under subsection (1).
Award or denial of advance funding
39(1)  The Board may award advance funding for costs to an 
intervener if the Board is satisfied that
	(a)	the intervener is an eligible intervener,
	(b)	the eligible intervener has demonstrated that the advance 
funding requested is necessary before any proceeding is held, 
and
	(c)	the costs claimed are reasonably anticipated to be incurred in 
the preparation and presentation of the eligible intervener's 
submission.
(2)  The Board may deny a request for advance funding, in whole or in 
part,
	(a)	if the Board determines that the intervener is not an eligible 
intervener,
	(b)	if the request for advance funding does not comply with the 
requirements of section 37,
	(c)	if the Board is not satisfied that the anticipated costs are 
reasonable and directly and necessarily related to the 
preparation and presentation of the eligible intervener's 
submission,
	(d)	if the Board is not satisfied that the eligible intervener is in 
need of legal or technical assistance in the preparation and 
presentation of its submission,
	(e)	if the Board is not satisfied that the intervention will be 
conducted economically,
	(f)	if, in the Board's opinion,
	(i)	the intervention and its presentation are unnecessary, 
irrelevant, improper or intended to delay the 
proceedings with respect to an application, or
	(ii)	the claim is excessive, having regard to the nature of the 
application and the intervention,
		or
	(g)	for any other reason the Board considers appropriate.
(3)  The Board, when considering a request for advance funding, may 
have regard to the following:
	(a)	any comments, replies or information that is provided by the 
intervener or the applicant;
	(b)	whether the intervention was presented by or on behalf of an 
eligible intervener;
	(c)	whether the eligible intervener represents an interest that 
should be represented before the Board;
	(d)	whether the representation of the interest will contribute to 
the proceedings;
	(e)	whether the interest will be adequately represented by other 
interveners;
	(f)	whether the eligible intervener attempted to bring related 
interests together and pool resources;
	(g)	whether the eligible intervener has a clear proposal for the 
funding;
	(h)	whether the eligible intervener has adequate controls in place 
for the expenditure of any funding received;
	(i)	any other thing the Board considers appropriate.
Payment of advance funding
40(1)  Unless the Board otherwise orders, advance funding of costs 
awarded to an eligible intervener must be paid by the applicant.
(2)  The Board, in awarding advance funding of costs, may provide 
that payment may be made to a person the eligible intervener 
designates.
Service of award
41(1)  An award of advance funding of costs must be served
	(a)	on the eligible intervener making the request, and
	(b)	on the person liable for the payment of costs.
(2)  If the Board denies a request for advance funding of costs, it must 
serve a copy of its decision on the intervener making the request.
Repayment of advance funding
42(1)  If the Board awards advance funding of costs, it may impose 
conditions for the repayment of the advance funding by the eligible 
intervener in the event that the final award of costs is less than the 
advance funding paid.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), if the Board awards advance funding and 
pays it from the Board's funds, the Board, at the time of the final 
award of costs in the proceedings, may direct the person who received 
the advance funding to reimburse the Board, in whole or in part, for the 
funds advanced by the Board.
Part 3 
General
Board directions
43   At any time before the disposition of an application, the Board 
may issue any directions that it considers necessary for the proper 
consideration and disposition of any issue related to the application.
On-site visits
44   The Board may direct that an on-site visit of the proposed project 
be conducted to better determine any matter relevant to the disposition 
of an application.
Amendments
45   The Board, at any time, may allow or may order to be amended or 
struck out any matter that, in the Board's opinion,
	(a)	is irrelevant to an application or a proceeding, or
	(b)	may tend to prejudice, embarrass or delay a fair hearing of an 
application on its merits.
Changes to prescribed times
46   The Board, on any conditions it considers proper, may change the 
times prescribed by these Rules for doing anything.
Variation in procedures
47   The Board, at any time, may vary the procedures set out in these 
Rules.
Service
48(1)  A document may be served under these Rules on an applicant, 
intervener or other person by sending it by ordinary mail to the mailing 
address in Alberta of the applicant, intervener or other person that is 
provided to the Board by the applicant, intervener or other person.
(2)  The time of service is deemed to be 5 days after the date on which 
a document is sent by ordinary mail under subsection (1).
Repeals
49(1)  The following regulations are repealed:
	(a)	Funding for Eligible Interveners Regulation (AR 278/91);
	(b)	Rules of Practice of the Natural Resources Conservation 
Board (AR 345/91).
(2)  Despite the repeal of the Funding for Eligible Interveners 
Regulation (AR 278/91) and the Rules of Practice of the Natural 
Resources Conservation Board (AR 345/91), those regulations 
continue to apply to an application to the Board made before the 
coming into force of this Regulation.
Expiry
50   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on May 31, 2015.





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