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Alberta Regulation 78/2005
Mental Health Act
MENTAL HEALTH AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 242/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 53 of the Mental Health Act. 
1   The Mental Health Regulation (AR 19/2004) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding the following after 
clause (o):
	(p)	Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre.
	(b)	by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the 
following:
(2)  The following places are designated as facilities for the 
purposes of section 13 of the Act:
	(a)	Forensic Services Unit of the Calgary Health Region 
Peter Lougheed Centre;
	(b)	Northern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre of the 
Alberta Hospital Edmonton;
	(c)	Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre.

3   Section 1(2) is amended by repealing clause (a).

4   Section 3 of this Regulation comes into force on August 
1, 2005.



Alberta Regulation 79/2005
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
RIG TECHNICIAN TRANSITION REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 243/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 31 of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Exception
	3	Rig technician level 1
	4	Rig technician levels 2 and 3
	5	Supervision
	6	Repeal
	7	Coming into force


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act;
	(b)	"level 1 of the trade" means the undertakings that constitute 
level 1 of the trade as set out in section 4(1) of the Rig 
Technician Trade Regulation and the tasks, activities and 
functions that come within that level of the trade;
	(c)	"level 2 of the trade" means the undertakings that constitute 
level 2 of the trade as set out in section 4(2) of the Rig 
Technician Trade Regulation and the tasks, activities and 
functions that come within that level of the trade;
	(d)	"level 3 of the trade" means the undertakings that constitute 
level 3 of the trade as set out in section 4(3) of the Rig 
Technician Trade Regulation and the tasks, activities and 
functions that come within that level of the trade;
	(e)	"trade" means the occupation of rig technician designated as 
a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the Act.
Exception
2   Even though a person is not otherwise permitted under the Act to 
work in the trade, for the period commencing on June 1, 2005 and 
concluding on May 31, 2008, a person is, subject to sections 3 and 4, 
permitted to work or perform one or more tasks, activities and 
functions in the trade.
Rig technician level 1
3   Notwithstanding section 2, on or after June 1, 2006, a person shall 
not carry out work or perform tasks, activities or functions that come 
within the undertakings of level 1 of the trade unless that person
	(a)	holds a trade certificate in the trade,
	(b)	has a subsisting application under the Act to participate in the 
apprenticeship program in the trade,
	(c)	is an apprentice in the trade, or
	(d)	has a subsisting application under the Act for a trade 
certificate in the trade.
Rig technician levels 2 and 3
4   Notwithstanding section 2, on or after June 1, 2007, a person shall 
not carry out work or perform tasks, activities or functions that come 
within the undertakings of level 2 of the trade unless that person
	(a)	holds a trade certificate in level 2 of the trade or in level 3 of 
the trade,
	(b)	has a subsisting application under the Act to participate in the 
apprenticeship program in the trade,
	(c)	is an apprentice in the trade, or
	(d)	has a subsisting application under the Act for a trade 
certificate in level 2 of the trade or in level 3 of the trade.
Supervision
5(1)  Even though an employer is not otherwise permitted under the 
Act to employ an apprentice in the trade unless the employer provides 
the level and type of supervision required for an apprentice under the 
Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000), for the period 
commencing on June 1, 2005 and concluding on May 31, 2008, an 
employer is, subject to subsection (2)(a), permitted to employ an 
apprentice to work in the trade.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), during the period commencing on 
June 1, 2005 and concluding on May 31, 2008, an employer must 
ensure that
	(a)	appropriate supervision and training is provided to
	(i)	every apprentice in the trade, and
	(ii)	every person who has a subsisting application under the 
Act to participate in the apprenticeship program in the 
trade,
		and
	(b)	appropriate supervision is provided to every person who has 
a subsisting application under the Act for a trade certificate in 
the trade.
Repeal
6   This Regulation is repealed on May 31, 2008.
Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on June 1, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 80/2005
Agriculture Financial Services Act
AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 245/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 56 of the Agriculture Financial Services Act. 
1   The Agriculture Financial Services Regulation 
(AR 99/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 47 is amended
	(a)	in clause (c) by striking out "or" at the end of 
subclause (i), adding "or" at the end of subclause 
(ii) and adding the following after subclause (ii):
	(iii)	leafcutter products;
	(b)	by adding the following after clause (d):
	(d.1)	"leafcutter products" means leafcutter eggs and larvae 
existing when the loss or damage occurs and leafcutter 
nesting material in active field service;
	(d.2)	"market value loss" means the difference, due to 
wildlife excreta, between the market price of the 
production grade of crop without wildlife excreta and 
the sold market price of that crop with wildlife excreta;

3   Section 49(4) is amended by striking out "birds," and 
substituting "birds resulting in a yield loss or a market value loss,".

4   Section 50 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the 
following:
Making a claim
50(1)  A claimant who wishes to be compensated under this 
Part must provide to the Corporation, with respect to each 
claim, the information required by a request for adjuster form 
and pay to the Corporation an appraisal fee of $25 for each 
section or part of a section of land on which the damaged crop 
is located.
	(b)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out "be signed by the claimant and";
	(ii)	in clause (c) by adding "or amount of production" 
after "acres";
	(iii)	by adding the following after clause (f):
	(f.1)	in the case of market value loss, the value of the 
quality reduction and the amount of the crop 
damaged;
	(c)	in subsection (3)
	(i)	in clause (b) by adding "of yield loss" after "in the 
case";
	(ii)	by adding the following after clause (b):
	(c)	in the case of market value loss,
	(i)	the damage occurred after the crop has been 
harvested,
	(ii)	the crop has been used on-farm for feed,
	(iii)	the crop has been or will be used or sold for 
seed purposes, or
	(iv)	the compensation is for disposal costs.

5   Section 51(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Acceptance, etc. of a claim
51(1)  Subject to this Part, if the Corporation receives a request for 
an adjuster and the required information and fees, the Corporation 
must consider the claim and may accept or reject the claim.

6   Section 52 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (3):
(3.1)  The compensation payable for yield damage to an insurable 
crop, other than stacked hay, to which section 49 applies is an 
amount equal to the product of A x B x C x D.
(3.2)  The compensation payable for market value loss is an amount, 
as determined by the Corporation, equal to the quality reduction as a 
result of the damage or, if the crop has been cleaned, the cost of 
cleaning to a maximum as determined by the Corporation.


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Alberta Regulation 81/2005
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS MARKETING 
PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 246/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products 
Act. 
1   The Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Plan Regulation 
(AR 120/99) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5(1)(b) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(b)	to all persons in Alberta who produce or market or produce 
and market the regulated product, and

3   Section 6 is amended by adding the following after 
clause (g):
	(h)	to act as an agent on behalf of producers in respect of matters 
relating to the Canada Revenue Agency's Scientific Research 
and Experimental Development Program as it applies to 
pulses.

4   The following is added after section 12:
Authorization
12.1   In accordance with section 50 of the Act, the Commission 
may be authorized, with respect to the production or marketing, or 
both, of the regulated product, to perform any function or duty and 
exercise any power imposed or conferred on the Commission by or 
under the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (Canada).

5   Section 34 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (3):
(4)  Where
	(a)	in accordance with this section a person is appointed to fill a 
vacancy, and
	(b)	the term of office served by that person pursuant to that 
appointment is not greater than 18 months,
the time served as a commissioner pursuant to that appointment is 
not to be taken into consideration for the purposes of section 31.

6   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	in section 1
	(i)	by repealing clause (f) and substituting the 
following:
	(f)	County of Lethbridge;
	(ii)	by repealing clause (h) and substituting the 
following:
	(h)	Cardston County;
	(iii)	by repealing clause (i) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	Municipal District of Taber;
	(iv)	by adding the following after clause (o):
	(o.1)	Improvement District No. 4 (Waterton);
	(o.2)	Municipality of Crowsnest Pass;
	(v)	in clause (p) by striking out "(o)" and 
substituting "(o.2)";
	(b)	in section 2
	(i)	by repealing clause (a) and substituting the 
following:
	(a)	Ponoka County;
	(ii)	by repealing clause (g) and substituting the 
following:
	(g)	Red Deer County;
	(iii)	by repealing clause (l) and substituting the 
following:
	(l)	Clearwater County;
	(iv)	by adding the following after clause (o):
	(o.1)	Improvement District No. 9 (Banff);
	(o.2)	City of Calgary;
	(o.3)	Town of Drumheller;
	(v)	in clause (p) by striking out "(o)" and 
substituting "(o.1)";
	(c)	in section 3
	(i)	by repealing clause (j) and substituting the 
following:
	(j)	Brazeau County;
	(ii)	by adding the following after clause (n):
	(n.1)	Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper);
	(n.2)	Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore 
Wilderness);
	(iii)	in clause (o) by striking out "(n)" and 
substituting "(n.2)";
	(d)	in section 4
	(i)	by repealing clause (d) and substituting the 
following:
	(d)	Saddle Hills County;
	(ii)	by repealing clause (i) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	Northern Sunrise County;
	(e)	in section 5
	(i)	by repealing clause (a) and substituting the 
following:
	(a)	Beaver County;
	(ii)	by repealing clause (b) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	Smoky Lake County;
	(iii)	by repealing clause (i) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	Lamont County;
	(iv)	by adding the following after clause (m):
	(m.1)	Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
	(m.2)	Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);
	(m.3)	Improvement District No. 13 (Elk Island);
	(v)	in clause (n) by striking out "(m)" and 
substituting "(m.3)".



Alberta Regulation 82/2005
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS COMMISSION FEDERAL 
AUTHORIZATION ORDER
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 
247/2005) on May 17, 2005 and made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing 
Council on April 28, 2005 pursuant to section 50 of the Marketing of Agricultural 
Products Act. 
Definitions
1   In this Order,
	(a)	"Commission" means the commission known as the Alberta 
Pulse Growers Commission;
	(b)	"Federal Act" means the Agricultural Products Marketing 
Act (Canada);
	(c)	"Marketing Council" means the Alberta Agricultural 
Products Marketing Council.
Authorization
2   The Marketing Council hereby authorizes the Commission to 
perform all functions and duties and exercise all powers imposed or 
conferred on the Commission under the Federal Act.


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Alberta Regulation 83/2005
Business Corporations Act
BUSINESS CORPORATIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 249/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to sections 266 and 299 of the Business Corporations Act. 
1   The Business Corporations Regulation (AR 118/2000) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Similar and identical names
4(1)  A corporation or an extra-provincial corporation registered in 
Alberta may not have a name that is similar to the name of a 
corporate person unless that person consents in writing to the use 
of the name in whole or in part.
(2)  A corporation or an extra-provincial corporation registered in 
Alberta may not have a name that is similar to the name of a 
dissolved body corporate unless the body corporate has been 
dissolved for a period of 3 years or more.
(3)  A corporation or an extra-provincial corporation registered in 
Alberta may not have a name that is identical to the name of a 
dissolved body corporate unless the body corporate has been 
dissolved for a period of 6 years or more.
(4)  No name that is identical or similar to a name that is identified 
in a computer printed search report as "proposed" may be used by 
a corporation or extra-provincial corporation registered in Alberta 
unless it is the person who first proposed the name or unless it has 
the consent in writing of the person who first proposed the name.
(5)  For the purposes of subsections (1), (2) and (4), a name is 
similar if it is
	(a)	a name that would reasonably lead to the inference that 
the corporation or extra-provincial corporation bearing 
the name is or would be associated or affiliated with the 
corporate person, dissolved body corporate or person 
proposing the name if the corporation or 
extra-provincial corporation and the corporate person, 
dissolved body corporate or person proposing the name 
are not or will not be associated or affiliated, or
	(b)	a name whose similarity to the name of the corporate 
person or dissolved body corporate or to the proposed 
name would lead someone who has an interest in 
dealing with the corporate person, dissolved body 
corporate or person proposing the name to deal with the 
corporation or extra-provincial corporation bearing the 
name in the mistaken belief that he or she is dealing 
with the corporate person, dissolved body corporate or 
person proposing the name.

3   The following is added after section 5(1):
(1.1)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the name of a dissolved body 
corporate if the body corporate has been dissolved for a period of 6 
years or more.

4   Section 5.1(2) is amended by striking out "and" at the end 
of clause (c), by adding ", and" at the end of clause (d) and 
by adding the following after clause (d):
	(e)	the dissolved body corporate has been dissolved for a period 
of 6 years or more.

5   Section 16(b) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "or "Corporation"" and substituting 
", "Corporation" or "Unlimited Liability Corporation"";
	(b)	by striking out "or "Corp."" and substituting ", "Corp." 
or "ULC"".

6   Section 18 is amended by adding "or 15.4" after "section 
10(3)".

7   Section 19 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Securities Act forms
19   The prescribed forms for proxies, management proxy circulars 
and dissidents' proxy circulars for the purposes of sections 149(1) 
and 150(1)(a) and (b) respectively of the Act are the forms for 
proxies and information circulars prescribed for the purposes of the 
Securities Act pursuant to rules or regulations under that Act 
whether or not the corporation is a reporting issuer under that Act.

8   Section 26 is amended
	(a)		in clause (a) by striking out "7" and substituting "6";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "5" and substituting "6".

9   Section 29 is amended by striking out "2005" and 
substituting "2015".



Alberta Regulation 84/2005
Traffic Safety Act
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CARRIER PROFILE REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 255/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 191 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Establishing and maintaining carrier profiles
	3	Contents of carrier profiles
	4	Changing information in carrier profiles
	5	Notification about carrier profile changes
	6	Availability of information on the carrier profile
	7	Transitional provision
	8	Repeal
	9	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"jurisdiction outside Alberta" has the same meaning as it has 
in the Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance 
Regulation;
	(b)	"registered owner" has the same meaning as it has in the 
Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation;
	(c)	"safety fitness certificate" has the same meaning as it has in 
the Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance 
Regulation;
	(d)	"safety fitness rating" means the safety fitness rating 
assigned by the Registrar under the Commercial Vehicle 
Certificate and Insurance Regulation;
	(e)	"safety laws" has the same meaning as it has in the 
Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation.
Establishing and maintaining carrier profiles
2(1)  For the purpose of monitoring the activities and safety record of 
carriers, the Registrar
	(a)	must establish and maintain a carrier profile for each person 
who is issued a safety fitness certificate under the 
Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation, 
and
	(b)	may establish and maintain a carrier profile for any other 
person who has operated, operates or may operate a 
commercial vehicle.
(2)  The carrier profile may be maintained in electronic or paper form, 
or both.
Contents of carrier profiles
3   Subject to section 4, a carrier profile must contain at least the 
following information that is assigned by, provided to or obtained by 
the Registrar:
	(a)	a record of any conviction of safety laws by the registered 
owner or by a driver employed or engaged by the registered 
owner;
	(b)	a record of any collision involving a commercial vehicle 
owned or operated by the registered owner, including 
collisions in a jurisdiction outside Alberta;
	(c)	a record of any administrative penalty imposed on the 
registered owner, or a driver employed or engaged by the 
registered owner, in Alberta or in a jurisdiction outside 
Alberta;
	(d)	the safety fitness rating of the registered owner;
	(e)	action taken against the registered owner under an enactment 
by a jurisdiction outside Alberta;
	(f)	notices requiring the registered owner or a person employed 
or engaged by the registered owner to take an action or to 
cease engaging in conduct issued under an enactment in 
Alberta or in a jurisdiction outside Alberta;
	(g)	any other information the Registrar considers appropriate in 
order to maintain a record of safety and compliance with 
safety laws by the registered owner or a person engaged or 
employed by the registered owner, including, if the Registrar 
considers appropriate,
	(i)	written reports of occurrences or incidents recorded by a 
peace officer in Alberta or in a jurisdiction outside 
Alberta,
	(ii)	the results of an inspection conducted by a peace officer 
or the Registrar under the Act, or by a governmental 
authority in a jurisdiction outside Alberta, and
	(iii)	written records of meetings with the registered owner 
and any follow-up to the meetings.
Changing information in carrier profiles
4(1)  The Registrar may
	(a)	remove information from a carrier profile if the information 
is in error, inaccurate or no longer relevant,
	(b)	remove information from a carrier profile if the Registrar is 
satisfied that the registered owner was not responsible for the 
incident or matter that generated the information recorded on 
the profile,
	(c)	include information in two or more carrier profiles if the 
Registrar is satisfied that 2 or more persons are jointly or 
each partially responsible for the incident or matter that 
generated the information recorded on the profile, or
	(d)	add information to a carrier profile if the Registrar is satisfied 
that by association or employment, or by managerial or other 
responsibility, a person is responsible or partly responsible 
for the incident or matter that generated the information 
recorded on the profile.
(2)  In making a decision under subsection (1), the Registrar must have 
regard to the purpose of establishing and maintaining carrier profiles 
stated in section 2(1).
Notification about carrier profile changes
5(1)  When the Registrar records information in a carrier profile 
against a carrier who is not either the registered owner of a commercial 
vehicle to which the information relates or a driver employed or 
engaged by the registered owner, the Registrar must notify the carrier 
in writing, giving reasons.
(2)  The carrier notified may, in writing, request the Registrar to 
reconsider the decision and the Registrar may make any changes the 
Registrar considers necessary and notify the applicant in writing of
	(a)	the decision, with reasons, and
	(b)	the applicant's right to appeal to the Board and how to make 
the appeal.
Availability of information on the carrier profile
6(1)  A carrier is entitled to see all the information maintained by the 
Registrar on the carrier's own carrier profile.
(2)  For the purposes of section 11.1 of the Act, the Registrar may 
provide to a commercial transport official for a jurisdiction outside 
Alberta any commercial transport information in respect of any 
commercial vehicles that are described or referred to in a carrier 
profile.
Transitional provision
7   All records and other information established and maintained, in 
whatever form, under the Commercial Vehicle Carrier Profile 
Regulation (AR 305/2002) in order to establish a safety rating under 
that regulation constitute carrier profiles established by the Registrar 
under this Regulation.
Repeal
8(1)  The Commercial Vehicle Carrier Profile Regulation 
(AR 305/2002) is repealed.
(2)  This Regulation is repealed in accordance with section 191 of the 
Traffic Safety Act.
Coming into force
9   This Regulation comes into force on May 20, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 85/2005
Traffic Safety Act
INSPECTION STATION AND INSPECTION TECHNICIAN 
APPEAL REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 256/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 191 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Appeal to Board
	3	Board to conduct appeal
	4	Determination of appeal
	5	Court of Appeal
	6	Repeal
	7	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Traffic Safety Act;
	(b)	"inspection station licence" means an inspection station 
licence issued under the Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulation 
(AR 318/2002);
	(c)	"inspection technician licence" means an inspection 
technician licence issued under the Motor Vehicle Inspection 
Regulation (AR 318/2002).
Appeal to Board
2   A person whose inspection station licence or inspection technician 
licence is suspended or cancelled by a decision of the Registrar under 
section 54 or 59 of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulation may 
appeal the decision to the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.
Board to conduct appeal
3(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Alberta Transportation Safety 
Board must conduct an appeal under this Regulation as if it were an 
appeal under Part 2, Division 3 of the Act.
(2)  In the case of an appeal conducted under this Regulation, a 
quorum of the Alberta Transportation Safety Board consists of 3 
members of the Board.
Determination of appeal
4(1)  In determining an appeal under this Regulation, the Alberta 
Transportation Safety Board may
	(a)	confirm, vary or rescind the decision made by the Registrar, 
or
	(b)	set aside the decision made by the Registrar and make any 
decision that the Registrar is empowered to make under the 
Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulation (AR 318/2002).
(2)  Sections 45, 46 and 47 of the Act apply to an appeal under this 
Regulation.
(3)  Section 46 of the Act applies to a decision of the Alberta 
Transportation Safety Board made under this Regulation.
Court of Appeal
5   Sections 49 and 50 of the Act apply to a decision of the Alberta 
Transportation Safety Board made under this Regulation.
Repeal
6(1)  The Inspection Station and Inspection Technician Appeal 
Regulation (AR 306/2002) is repealed.
(2)  This Regulation, being made under section 191(1) of the Act, will 
be repealed as provided under section 191(2) of the Act.
Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on May 20, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 86/2005
Municipal Government Act
AQUATERA UTILITIES INC. REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 258/2005) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 603 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application of Act
	3	Exemption from Public Utilities Board Act
	4	Dispute resolution
	5	Provision of extra-provincial services
	6	Repeal
	7	Expiry
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)		"public utility" means a system or works used to provide the 
following for public consumption, benefit, convenience or 
use:
	(i)	water;
	(ii)	sewage disposal;
	(iii)	solid waste management;
	(iv)	steam;
	(v)	heat;
	(vi)	electric power.
Application of Act
2(1)  Subject to subsection (2), sections 43 to 47 of the Act apply in 
respect of a utility service provided by Aquatera Utilities Inc.
(2)  Section 45(3)(b) of the Act does not apply in respect of a public 
utility owned or operated by Aquatera Utilities Inc.
Exemption from Public Utilities Board Act
3  Part 2 of the Public Utilities Board Act does not apply in respect of 
a public utility that
	(a)	is owned or operated by Aquatera Utilities Inc., and
	(b)	provides a utility service within the boundaries of those 
municipalities that are shareholders of Aquatera Utilities Inc.
Dispute resolution
4   If there is a dispute between a regional services commission and 
Aquatera Utilities Inc. with respect to
	(a)	rates, tolls or charges for a service that is a public utility,
	(b)	compensation for the acquisition by the commission of 
facilities used to provide a service that is a public utility, or
	(c)	the commission's use of any road, square, bridge, subway or 
watercourse to provide a service that is a public utility,
any party involved in the dispute may submit it to the Public Utilities 
Board, and the Public Utilities Board may issue an order on any terms 
and conditions that the Public Utilities Board considers appropriate.
Provision of extra-provincial services
5   Aquatera Utilities Inc. shall not provide any utility services outside 
of Alberta without the prior written approval of the Minister.
Repeal
6   The Aquatera Utilities Inc. Regulation (AR 152/2003) is repealed.
Expiry
7   This Regulation is made under section 603(1) of the Act and is 
subject to repeal under section 603(2) of the Act.


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Alberta Regulation 87/2005
Fair Trading Act
TIME SHARE CONTRACTS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. 
C:007/2005) on May 12, 2005 pursuant to sections 25(3), 41 and 162(2) of the Fair 
Trading Act. 
1   The Time Share Contracts Regulation (AR 199/99) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is amended
	(a)	in clause (f) by adding ", occupy or possess" after "use";
	(b)	in clauses (g), (j) and (m)(i) by adding ", occupancy or 
possession" after "use".

3   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	by striking out "7" and substituting "10";
	(b)	by adding ", occupying or possessing" after "using";
	(c)	by adding ", occupancy or possession" after "use".

4   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which 
the Fair Trading Amendment Act, 2005 is proclaimed in 
force.


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Alberta Regulation 88/2005
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA SOFT WHEAT PRODUCERS MARKETING 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 17, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission on 
February 17, 2005 pursuant to section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products 
Act. 
1   The Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Marketing Regulation 
(AR 34/99) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 2 is amended by striking out "$1" and 
substituting "$1.50".

3   This Regulation comes into force on August 1, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 89/2005
Municipal Government Act
BUSINESS REVITALIZATION ZONE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 24, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:061/05) 
on May 17, 2005 pursuant to section 53 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Business Revitalization Zone Regulation (AR 377/94) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 14:
Non-profit organization
14.1   A board must apply all income and any profits to promoting 
the objects of the board and must not pay any dividends to any 
person.

3   Section 28.1 is amended by striking out "June 30, 2005" 
and substituting "June 30, 2011".


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Alberta Regulation 90/2005
School Act
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: May 25, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Education (M.O. 021/2005) on May 
19, 2005 pursuant to section 115 of the School Act. 
1   The Superintendent of Schools Regulation (AR 178/2003) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5 is amended by striking out "May 31, 2005" and 
substituting "May 31, 2007".


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Alberta Regulation 91/2005
Pipeline Act
PIPELINE REGULATION
Filed: May 30, 2005
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board on May 26, 
2005 pursuant to section 3 of the Pipeline Act. 
Table of Contents
Part 1 
Administration
	1	Interpretation
	2	Notification
	3	Application for licence to construct and operate pipeline
	4	Survey of right of way boundaries
	5	Notice to Board of delay or failure to complete licensed work
	6	Commencement of construction
	7	Operations, maintenance and integrity management manuals
	8	Emergency response plans
Part 2  
Materials and Design
	9	Codes and standards
	10	Approval of non-standard materials or methods
	11	Polymeric or fibre-reinforced pipe
	12	Exemption from standard
	13	Emergency shutdown devices and check valves
	14	Control systems in blended gas streams
	15	Equipment pressure ratings
	16	Stress level limitations
	17	Maximum noise levels
	18	Casing under highway, road or railway
	19	Modifications due to highway, road or railway
	20	Minimum earth cover
	21	Surface pipelines
	22	Operating pressure
Part 3 
Pressure Testing
	23	Placing pipeline into operation
	24	Notice to Board of pressure test
	25	Conditions for pressure testing
	26	Protection of persons and property
	27	Report of leak or break
	28	Maximum length of pipe to be pressure tested
	29	Recording pressure test results
	30	Unsatisfactory test
	31	Alternative methods for establishing pipeline integrity
	32	Pressure testing above 100% SMYS
	33	Pressure near test head assembly
	34	Minimum test pressure
	35	Approval of liquid test media
	36	Approval of gaseous test media
	37	Gases used in testing
	38	Release of gaseous test media
	39	Hydrogen sulphide gas prohibited in test medium
	40	Duration of test
	41	Pressure testing of vessels or manifolds
	42	Retest
Part 4 
Inspection and Records
	43	Right of way inspection
	44	Additional inspections
	45	Surface construction activity
	46	No fees for inspection and supervision
	47	Records of inspection and supervision
	48	Material balance inspection
	49	Material balance calculations
	50	Shutdown device inspection
	51	Materials to be provided to Board
	52	Records of data
	53	Annual inspection for external corrosion mitigation
	54	Annual evaluation for internal corrosion mitigation
	55	Exemption for lined metallic pipelines
	56	Records of evaluation
	57	Notice of maintenance activity
Part 5 
Ground Disturbance
	58	Ground disturbance in absence of pipeline right of way
	59	Alberta One-Call
	60	Preparation for ground disturbance
	61	Erection of temporary fencing
	62	Approval of ground disturbance
	63	Duties of licensee and person undertaking ground disturbance
	64	Safety of adjacent pipeline
	65	Exposing pipeline
	66	Vehicles crossing pipeline
	67	No fees for ground disturbance activities
Part 6 
Warning Signs
	68	Pipeline warning signs
	69	HVP product
	70	Group pipeline signs
	71	Identification of pipeline installations
Part 7 
Changes to Pipeline
	72	Liner installation
	73	Liner installation in sour service
	74	Change in substance or pressure
	75	Testing requirements for change in substance or pressure
Part 8 
Release of Product
	76	Report of leak, break or contact damage
	77	Containment of leak or break
	78	Repair of leak, break or contact damage
	79	Intentional release of gas
Part 9 
Relocation or Alteration of Pipeline or  
Other Board Direction
	80	Application for direction under section 33 of the Act
	81	Notice to Board
Part 10 
Discontinuance, Abandonment, Removal or Resumption
	82	Discontinuance or abandonment of pipeline
	83	Responsibility for discontinued or abandoned pipeline
	84	Removal of pipeline
	85	Resumption of pipeline operation
Part 11 
Transitional Provisions, Repeal, Expiry and Coming into 
Force
	86	Transitional
	87	Repeal
	88	Expiry
	89	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Part 1 
Administration
Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Pipeline Act;
	(b)	"Alberta One-Call" means the non-profit corporation called 
Alberta One-Call that transmits a notification from a person 
who intends to disturb the ground to its members whose 
buried facilities might be affected by the ground disturbance;
	(c)	"Board Pipeline Base Map" means the plan produced by the 
Board on a township or smaller area basis showing pipelines 
currently licensed under the Act;
	(d)	"break" means the escape of substance from a pipeline in a 
manner that immediately impairs the operation of the 
pipeline;
	(e)	"contact damage" means damage to a pipeline that occurs 
during a ground disturbance and results in
	(i)	a puncture or crack in the pipeline,
	(ii)	a scratch, gouge, flattening or dent on the pipeline 
surface, or
	(iii)	damage to the pipeline's protective coating that 
compromises the functionality of the coating, with the 
exception of minor damages that may occur during final 
hand excavation and external cleaning;
	(f)	"corporate emergency response plan" means a general 
emergency response plan that applies to all wells, pipelines 
and facilities of a licensee;
	(g)	"Directive 56" means Directive 56: Energy Development 
Applications and Schedules as published by the Board and 
amended from time to time;
	(h)	"Directive 60" means Directive 60: Upstream Petroleum 
Industry Flaring Directive as published by the Board and 
amended from time to time;
	(i)	"Directive 71" means Directive 71: Emergency Preparedness 
and Response Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum 
Industry as published by the Board and amended from time 
to time;
	(j)	"distribution specification gas" means natural gas that does 
not contain more than an average of 7 milligrams of 
hydrogen sulphide gas per cubic metre of natural gas at an 
absolute pressure of 101.325 kilopascals at a temperature of 
15 degrees Celsius, equivalent to 5 parts per million;
	(k)	"emergency" means a present or imminent event, outside the 
scope of normal operations, that requires prompt 
co-ordination of resources to protect the health, safety or 
welfare of people or to limit damage to property and the 
environment;
	(l)	"emergency response plan" means a comprehensive plan to 
protect the public that includes criteria for assessing an 
emergency and procedures for mobilizing response personnel 
and agencies, establishing communications and ensuring 
coordination of the emergency response;
	(m)	"facility surface lease" means the area leased by a licensee 
for a well, installation or facility connected to a pipeline, but 
does not include an access road to the well, installation or 
facility;
	(n)	"hand excavation" means excavation of a pipeline or part of a 
pipeline by hand and includes excavation by water or air jets 
and, if the pipeline is more than 1.5 metres below the surface 
of the ground, excavation by a combination of hand and 
mechanical means in accordance with the procedure set out 
in Schedule 3;
	(o)	"HVP product" means hydrocarbons or a hydrocarbon 
mixture as defined in CSA Z662;
	(p)	"Interim Directive 99-8" means Interim Directive 99-8: 
Noise Control Directives as published by the Board and 
amended from time to time;
	(q)	"leak" means the escape of substance from a pipeline in a 
manner that does not immediately impair the operation of the 
pipeline;
	(r)	"LVP product" means hydrocarbons or a hydrocarbon 
mixture as defined in CSA Z662;
	(s)	"occupant" means
	(i)	a person, other than the owner, who is in actual 
possession of land,
	(ii)	a person who is shown on a certificate of title or by 
contract as having an interest in land,
	(iii)	an operator granted a right of entry as defined in the 
Surface Rights Act in respect of land pursuant to a right 
of entry order as defined in that Act,
	(iv)	in the case of Crown land, a person shown on the 
records of the department or other body administering 
the land as having an interest in the land, or
	(v)	the holder of a permit for a coal mine;
	(t)	"owner" means
	(i)	the person in whose name a certificate of title has been 
issued pursuant to the Land Titles Act, or
	(ii)	if no certificate of title has been issued, the Crown or 
other body administering the land;
	(u)	"% SMYS" means the hoop stress level expressed as a 
percentage of the specified minimum yield strength of the 
pipe based on nominal wall thickness;
	(v)	"polymeric" means consisting of either thermoplastic or 
thermoset polymer engineering materials;
	(w)	"surface construction activity" means construction activity 
that is concentrated at the surface of the ground or at a depth 
of less than 30 centimetres and that does not result in a 
reduction of the earth cover over a pipeline to a depth that is 
less than the cover provided when the pipeline was installed;
	(x)	"surface development" means occupied permanent or 
part-time dwellings, publicly used facilities, including 
campgrounds, places of business and any other structures 
used by the public on a regular basis;
	(y)	"Uniform Color Code" means the Uniform Color Code set 
out in the American Public Works Association publication 
Recommended Marking Guidelines for Underground 
Utilities.
(2)  Words and expressions used but not defined in this Regulation 
have the meanings assigned to them in the Act and in the codes and 
standards referred to in section 9(2).
(3)  For the purposes of section 1(1)(e) of the Act, the controlled area 
is
	(a)		a strip of land 30 metres wide on each side of the pipeline, 
measured from the pipe centreline, or
	(b)	the distance from the pipe centreline to the edge of the right 
of way,
whichever is wider.
(4)  For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, if piping or a 
pipeline that conveys gas, steam or HVP product is contained wholly 
within the boundary of a facility surface lease or wholly within the 
boundaries of adjacent and abutting facility surface leases, it is not 
considered a pipeline.
(5)  A natural gas pipeline that conveys distribution specification gas at 
pressures of 700 kilopascals or less, but that is used for the purposes of 
providing fuel or gas in connection with a facility, scheme or other 
matter authorized under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act or the Oil 
Sands Conservation Act is a pipeline within the meaning of the Act.
Notification
2(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee who is 
required to notify the Board under this Regulation shall send the notice 
electronically through the Board's digital data submission system.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a licensee who is required to 
notify the Board of a pipeline leak, break, test failure or contact 
damage shall immediately do so by telephoning the appropriate 
regional field centre of the Board.
Application for licence to construct and operate pipeline
3(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application under 
Part 4 of the Act for a licence to construct and operate a pipeline, 
including any applicable installation, must be in accordance with the 
requirements of Directive 56.
(2)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, and in addition to the 
requirements of subsection (1), for a steam distribution pipeline having 
an internal aggregate capacity greater than 0.5 cubic metres, the 
licensee shall
	(a)	confirm in its application to the Board that it has registered 
the design of the pipeline and any mechanical coupling with 
the Alberta Boilers Safety Association in accordance with the 
Design, Construction and Installation of Boilers and 
Pressure Vessels Regulations (AR 227/75), and
	(b)	obtain all required approvals from the Alberta Boilers Safety 
Association prior to putting the pipeline into operation.
(3)  No application is required
	(a)	for the replacement of parts of a pipeline or parts of a 
pipeline liner if
	(i)	the length of each individual replacement section is less 
than 100 metres,
	(ii)	the replacement sections are equivalent to the original 
material or exceed the requirements and suitability for 
purpose of the original material,
	(iii)	the replaced sections of pipeline or pipeline liner are 
removed, and
	(iv)	the replacement work is carried out wholly within the 
existing right of way;
	(b)	if the pipeline, regardless of length, is contained wholly 
within the boundary of a facility surface lease or wholly 
within the boundaries of adjoining facility surface leases;
	(c)	for a short-term temporary pipeline in accordance with 
Directive 56.
Survey of right of way boundaries
4(1)  The applicant for a licence shall ensure that right of way 
boundaries for the pipeline are surveyed in accordance with the 
Surveys Act before the commencement of construction.
(2)  An applicant or licensee is exempt from the requirements of 
subsection (1) with respect to repairs or modifications to a pipeline 
within the existing right of way unless the repairs or modifications 
require an additional right of way.
(3)  The Board may exempt an applicant or licensee from the 
requirements of subsection (1) or (2) in exceptional circumstances.
Notice to Board of delay or failure to complete licensed work
5(1)  If the work on a pipeline for which a licence has been issued will 
not be commenced prior to an expiry date set out in the licence, the 
licensee shall notify the Board at least 30 days prior to the expiry date 
in accordance with the requirements of Directive 56.
(2)  If the work on a pipeline for which a licence has been issued will 
not be commenced or completed, the licensee shall notify the Board in 
accordance with the requirements of Directive 56.
Commencement of construction
6   At least 24 hours prior to the commencement of construction of a 
pipeline, the licensee shall notify the Board in accordance with section 
2(1) of the location of the construction and the proposed time of 
commencement.
Operations, maintenance and integrity management manuals
7(1)  A licensee shall prepare and maintain a manual or manuals 
containing procedures for pipeline operation, corrosion control, 
integrity management, maintenance and repair and shall on request file 
a copy of each manual with the Board for review.
(2)  A licensee shall include in the appropriate manual referred to in 
subsection (1) provision for evaluation and mitigation of stress 
corrosion cracking when the licensed pipeline has disbonded or 
non-functional external coatings.
(3)  A licensee shall
	(a)	update the manuals referred to in subsection (1) as necessary 
to ensure that their contents are correct, and
	(b)	be able to demonstrate that the procedures contained in the 
manuals are being implemented.
Emergency response plans
8(1)  A licensee of a pipeline shall prepare and maintain a corporate 
emergency response plan in accordance with the requirements of 
Directive 71 and shall submit a copy to the Board for review on 
request.
(2)  A licensee of a pipeline conveying HVP product shall prepare a 
site-specific emergency response plan in accordance with Directive 71 
and shall,
	(a)	in the case of a pipeline that is not yet in operation, submit 
the plan to the Board and obtain the Board's approval of the 
plan before putting the pipeline into operation, and
	(b)	in the case of a pipeline already in operation, submit the 
current site-specific emergency response plan for the pipeline 
to the Board for review.
(3)  For a pipeline conveying a product that contains hydrogen 
sulphide gas in the gas phase when the pipeline is operating at the 
licensed conditions, a licensee shall calculate the emergency planning 
zone in accordance with Directive 71 and determine whether any 
surface development exists or is taking place within the emergency 
planning zone.
(4)  If any surface development exists or is taking place within the 
calculated emergency planning zone of a pipeline referred to in 
subsection (3), the licensee shall prepare a site-specific emergency 
response plan in accordance with Directive 71, and shall,
	(a)	in the case of a pipeline that is not yet in operation, submit 
the plan to the Board and obtain the Board's approval of the 
plan before putting the pipeline into operation, and
	(b)	in the case of a pipeline already in operation, submit the 
current site-specific emergency response plan for the pipeline 
to the Board for review.
(5)  If there is no surface development within the calculated emergency 
planning zone of a pipeline referred to in subsection (3), the licensee 
shall prepare and maintain a corporate emergency response plan in 
accordance with Directive 71 and shall submit a copy to the Board for 
review on request.
(6)  A licensee of a pipeline shall, in accordance with Directive 71,
	(a)	update all emergency response plans for the pipeline, as 
necessary,
	(b)	conduct training exercises in carrying out emergency 
response plans, and
	(c)	ensure that it is capable of adequately responding to spills.
Part 2 
Materials and Design
Codes and standards
9(1)  A reference in this Regulation to a code or standard is to the 
latest published edition of the code or standard issued by the Canadian 
Standards Association (CSA).
(2)  Except as otherwise specified by this Regulation, the following 
standards are in force:
	(a)	CSA Z245.11, Steel Fittings;
	(b)	CSA Z245.12, Steel Flanges;
	(c)	CSA Z245.15, Steel Valves;
	(d)	CSA Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.
(3)  Except as otherwise specified by this Regulation, the minimum 
requirements for the design, construction, testing, operation, 
maintenance, repair and leak detection of pipelines are set out in 
CSA Z662.
(4)  The leak detection requirements contained in Annex E of 
CSA Z662 are mandatory for liquid hydrogen pipelines.
Approval of non-standard materials or methods
10(1)  Notwithstanding section 9, if an applicant or licensee proposes 
to use a polymeric or fibre-reinforced composite material for pipeline 
construction or repair, the applicant or licensee shall ensure that the 
Board has been provided with sufficient technical information 
concerning the material to allow the Board to determine whether the 
material is acceptable for the proposed use.
(2)  If an applicant or licensee proposes to use pipeline materials, 
pipeline components, joining methods, construction methods, repair 
methods or maintenance methods other than those that are included in 
CSA Z662, the applicant or licensee shall ensure that the Board has 
been provided with sufficient technical information concerning the 
materials, components or methods to allow the Board to determine 
whether the materials, components or methods are acceptable for the 
proposed use.
(3)  If the Board is satisfied that the materials, components or methods 
referred to in subsections (1) and (2) are acceptable for the proposed 
use, the Board may approve the use of the materials, components or 
methods, subject to any restrictions on or conditions regarding their 
use that the Board considers necessary.
(4)  An applicant or licensee who proposes to use materials, 
components or methods referred to in subsections (1) or (2) must have 
received the Board's approval of the use of the materials, components 
or methods before proceeding.
(5)  If an engineering assessment is required by CSA Z662 and is used 
by the applicant or licensee to support the acceptability of the material, 
components or methods referred to in subsection (1) or (2), it must be 
submitted to the Board on request.
Polymeric or fibre-reinforced pipe
11   Unless authorized by the Board, a licensee shall not install 
polymeric or fibre-reinforced composite pipe as either freestanding 
liner inside a steel pipeline or a freestanding pipe for the purpose of 
conveying natural gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen 
sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas.
Exemption from standard
12   If CSA Z662 requires a pipeline to be altered because of a change 
in its surroundings, the Board may, on application, determine whether 
the pipeline is suitable and safe for continued service under the original 
standards to which it was built and if satisfied may exempt the licensee 
from any or all of the requirements of CSA Z662.
Emergency shutdown devices and check valves
13(1)  A licensee shall ensure that a pipeline conveying gas containing 
more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of natural 
gas, or any lesser hydrogen sulphide content that the Board stipulates 
in a particular case, is equipped with automatically actuated emergency 
shutdown devices or check valves, in a manner that will isolate the 
pipeline into segments whose volumes are in accordance with those 
specified in the licence.
(2)  A licensee shall ensure that an automatically actuated emergency 
shutdown device referred to in subsection (1)
	(a)	is designed to close on the failure of any control or operating 
component,
	(b)	remains closed once the device has closed due to actuation or 
failure, and
	(c)	requires on-site human intervention to reopen once it has 
closed unless it was closed due to a planned pipeline 
shutdown.
Control systems in blended gas streams
14(1)  If gas streams are blended for the purpose of maintaining a 
lower hydrogen sulphide content in the final blended stream, and any 
inlet stream conveys gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen 
sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas, or any lesser hydrogen 
sulphide content that the Board stipulates in a particular case, the 
licensee shall ensure that there are 2 independent safety systems to 
prevent a greater hydrogen sulphide content in the blended stream than 
permitted in the licence.
(2)  A licensee shall ensure that one of the 2 independent safety 
systems referred to in subsection (1) provides, as a minimum, the 
process control to achieve the blend ratio and that the other system 
provides, as a minimum, monitoring and automatic shutdown.
Equipment pressure ratings
15(1)  A licensee shall ensure that any valve, flange, fitting or other 
component connected to a pipeline has a manufacturer's rating that is 
equal to or greater than the maximum operating pressure authorized by 
the Board. 
(2)  In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), a licensee shall 
ensure that the pressure ratings for all valves
	(a)	do not exceed those specified in CSA Z245.15, and
	(b)	are derated for service temperatures above 120 degrees 
Celsius as specified by CSA Z662.
(3)  In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), a licensee shall 
ensure that the pressure ratings for all flanges
	(a)		do not exceed those specified in CSA Z245.12,
	(b)	are derated for service temperature in accordance with the 
applicable manufacturing standard or specification for that 
flange, and
	(c)		are derated for service temperature in accordance with CSA 
Z662 if the applicable manufacturing standard or 
specification does not address the proposed service 
temperature.
(4)  A licensee shall ensure that the pressure ratings for all other 
components are derated for service temperatures above 120 degrees 
Celsius in accordance with CSA Z662 if the applicable manufacturing 
standard or specification does not address the proposed service 
temperature.
(5)  Subsections (2) to (4) apply only in respect of licences granted 
after the coming into force of this Regulation.
Stress level limitations 
16   For pipelines designed to convey gas with a content of more than 
10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas, the 
design stress levels may not be greater than
	(a)		60% SMYS for all underground piping, and
	(b)		50% SMYS for all above ground piping.
Maximum noise levels
17   A licensee shall operate pipeline facilities and conduct pipeline 
construction and operations in accordance with the maximum noise 
level limitations specified by the Board in Interim Directive 99-8.
Casing under highway, road or railway
18   If casing or thicker-wall pipe required by CSA Z662 is installed 
under a highway, road or railway, the casing or thicker-wall pipe must 
extend for the full width of the right of way of the highway, road or 
railway.
Modifications due to highway, road or railway
19   If the construction of a new highway, road or railway or the 
modification of an existing highway, road or railway requires the 
upgrading of an existing pipeline, the required casing, thicker-wall 
pipe or other load-bearing structures allowed by CSA Z662 must 
extend for the full width of the right of way of the highway, road or 
railway.
Minimum earth cover
20(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, and subject to 
subsection (3), the minimum earth cover for any pipeline must at all 
times be the greater of the minimum earth cover specified in CSA 
Z662 and, as the case may be,
	(a)	1.4 metres within the right of way of a highway,
	(b)	1.1 metres within the right of way of a road, and
	(c)	0.8 metres in any other place.
(2)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, the minimum earth 
cover set out in subsection (1) must be maintained for all operating and 
discontinued pipelines.
(3)  Unless otherwise specified by the Board, for a pipeline existing at 
the time that this Regulation comes into force, if lesser earth cover was 
permitted by the construction standards and regulatory requirements in 
place at the time of construction, that lesser cover is acceptable.
Surface pipelines
21(1)  A licensee of an existing pipeline, well or facility who intends 
to install a surface pipeline for temporary service shall do so in 
accordance with the requirements set out in this section and in 
Directive 56.
(2)  A licensee shall install
	(a)	a form of pressure-relieving device if any possibility of a 
pressure increase above the allowable maximum operating 
pressure exists due to a rise in ambient air temperature or 
solar heating,
	(b)	a system to allow for adequate expansion or contraction due 
to temperature change,
	(c)	temperature monitoring equipment if the pipeline material 
has temperature limitations,
	(d)	suitable restraints to adequately control lateral or vertical 
movement, and
	(e)	any other safety or operational systems the Board considers 
appropriate.
(3)  A licensee shall bury the pipeline at all road and trail crossings and 
shall install pipeline warning signs at the point of pipeline entry and 
exit of each crossing.
(4)  A licensee shall take additional precautions, including adding extra 
pipeline warning signs or providing other warnings to indicate the 
presence of a surface line, when 
	(a)		equipment may be working in the vicinity of the pipeline,
	(b)	off-road vehicular traffic may endanger the pipeline, or
	(c)		any conditions may obscure or endanger the pipeline.
Operating pressure
22(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee shall 
design, operate and maintain its pipeline in accordance with the 
maximum operating pressure permitted in the licence.
(2)  If 2 or more pipelines are connected and their licensed maximum 
operating pressures differ by more than 5% of the lowest licensed 
maximum operating pressure, a pressure control system and 
overpressure protection must be installed in accordance with CSA 
Z662 to ensure that the pipeline with the lowest maximum operating 
pressure will not be subjected to a pressure greater than its licensed 
maximum operating pressure.
(3)  In addition to subsection (2), a licensee shall install a pressure 
control system and overpressure protection at any point in a pipeline 
where supply from any source makes it possible to increase the 
pressure in the pipeline above its licensed maximum operating 
pressure.
(4)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, the operating pressure 
of a pipeline at all points along the pipeline must not exceed the 
maximum operating pressure permitted in the licence.
(5)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, the maximum operating 
pressure of a section of a pipeline must be determined using the test 
pressure recorded or calculated at the highest point in the section.
Part 3 
Pressure Testing
Placing pipeline into operation
23   A licensee shall not place a pipeline into operation until
	(a)		a pressure test satisfactory to the licensee has been completed 
in accordance with CSA Z662 and this Regulation,
	(b)		the pipeline test pressure has been reduced to a level no 
greater than the proposed maximum operating pressure and, 
if necessary, the pipeline has been purged, and
	(c)	all tie-ins have been completed and inspected.
Notice to Board of pressure test
24   A licensee shall notify the Board at least 48 hours prior to the 
commencement of any pressure test.
Conditions for pressure testing
25   A licensee shall pressure test a pipeline that will be buried during 
operation with the full depth of earth cover applied.
Protection of persons and property
26   A licensee shall conduct a pressure test in a manner that will 
ensure the protection of persons and property in the vicinity of the 
pipeline.
Report of leak or break
27   A licensee shall immediately notify the Board of any leak or break 
that occurs in a pipeline during pressure testing.
Maximum length of pipe to be pressure tested
28   The Board may specify the maximum length of pipe to be tested 
in any test.
Recording pressure test results
29(1)  A licensee's record or chart of a pressure test must be 
continuous and legible over the full test period, with the 
commencement and termination points of the test identified.
(2)  A licensee may use electronic pressure-recording instruments if
	(a)	a permanent paper copy of the test data is retained, and
	(b)	the sampling rate and instrument sensitivity are sufficient to 
properly identify the expected deviations from normal test 
pressure.
(3)  The instrument used to record the pressure during a test must be 
selected so that the pressure reading occurs between 25% and 90% of 
the full range of the instrument.
(4)  The range of the pressure-recording instrument referred to in 
subsection (3) must be recorded on the chart face or on the permanent 
paper copy of the test data. 
(5)  Each pressure-recording instrument must be periodically calibrated 
to maintain accuracy to within 2% of its range, and the Board may 
require verification of such calibration.
Unsatisfactory test
30   If evidence of satisfactory testing is not provided to the Board on 
request, the Board may order that the pipeline be
	(a)		depressured,
	(b)		purged, if necessary, and
	(c)	pressure tested as directed by the Board.
Alternative methods for establishing pipeline integrity
31   A licensee may apply to the Board for approval to establish the 
integrity of the pipeline by methods other than pressure testing.
Pressure testing above 100% SMYS
32   If a pipeline is to be tested at a pressure that would cause a hoop 
stress greater than 100% SMYS, the licensee shall
	(a)	use liquid test media,
	(b)	develop a detailed test procedure and submit a copy of it to 
the Board on request,
	(c)	plot a pressure-volume curve starting at 80% SMYS, and
	(d)	prior to pressure testing, develop a detailed plan for spill 
containment and cleanup that can be implemented 
immediately in the event of a leak or break and submit a copy 
of the plan to the Board on request.
Pressure near test head assembly
33   The test pressure for any part of a pipeline that is within 20 metres 
of the connection with the test head assembly must be limited to a 
hoop stress level not greater than 90% SMYS.
Minimum test pressure
34   Notwithstanding CSA Z662, a licensee shall use a minimum test 
pressure of
	(a)	not less than 700 kilopascals for any pipeline, unless the 
Board approves a lower test pressure, and
	(b)	not less than 1.4 times the maximum operating pressure in all 
class locations for pipelines conveying gas containing more 
than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of 
natural gas.
Approval of liquid test media
35(1)  A licensee shall obtain Board approval to test a pipeline using 
any liquid test medium other than fresh water if
	(a)	the volume of the test section exceeds 500 cubic metres,
	(b)	the hoop stress level during the test is expected to exceed 
100% SMYS, or
	(c)	the pipeline crosses or is within 100 metres of flowing water.
(2)  An application for the Board's approval under subsection (1) must 
include
	(a)	descriptions of
	(i)	the proposed test medium,
	(ii)	the proposed containment methods, including control 
points and available equipment in the event of a spill,
	(iii)	the time expected to be required to initiate containment 
procedures, and
	(iv)	the method of disposal of the test medium,
		and
	(b)	any other information requested by the Board.
Approval of gaseous test media
36(1)  If a licensee proposes to use air or another gaseous medium to 
pressure test a pipeline section that has an internal volume larger than 
125 cubic metres, the licensee shall first submit to the Board for 
approval a detailed proposal for the test, including a fully documented 
engineering evaluation that demonstrates that the proposed testing 
procedure is safe and sufficiently sensitive to detect leaks.
(2)  If the licensee proposes to use air or another gaseous medium to 
pressure test a pipeline section where there is known or suspected to be 
corrosion or any other condition that could potentially cause the 
pipeline to break during testing, the licensee shall first submit to the 
Board for approval a detailed proposal for the test, including a fully 
documented engineering evaluation that demonstrates that the 
proposed testing procedure complies with the requirements of CSA 
Z662 and this Regulation and that appropriate measures will be 
implemented to ensure the protection of people and property in the 
vicinity of the pipeline.
Gases used in testing
37   A licensee may use non-toxic gases other than those specified in 
CSA Z662 to pressure test a pipeline within CSA Z662 Class 1 areas if 
the testing complies with all other requirements of CSA Z662 and this 
Regulation regarding gaseous media pressure testing.
Release of gaseous test media
38   After the completion of a pressure test, any gaseous medium to be 
released must be vented or flared in accordance with Directive 99-8 
and Directive 60.
Hydrogen sulphide gas prohibited in test medium
39   No gas containing hydrogen sulphide may be used as a test 
medium.
Duration of test
40(1)  Notwithstanding the test durations specified in CSA Z662, a 
licensee may pressure test a pipeline or section of a pipeline less than 
75 metres in length or a pipeline permanently located above ground for 
a minimum of one hour.
(2)  In exceptional circumstances, a licensee may apply to the Board to 
pressure test a pipeline or section of a pipeline other than one referred 
to in subsection (1) for a shorter period than the minimum specified in 
CSA Z662.
Pressure testing of vessels or manifolds
41   An in-line pressure vessel or prefabricated manifold on a pipeline 
does not require a field pressure test if it has been shop pressure tested.
Retest
42   The Board may require a pipeline to be retested if, in the opinion 
of the Board, it may be unsafe for the pipeline to continue to be 
operated at the licensed operating pressure.
Part 4  
Inspection and Records
Right of way inspection
43(1)  The licensee of a pipeline that crosses water or unstable ground 
shall at least once annually inspect the pipeline right of way to assess
	(a)	the surface conditions on and adjacent to the right of way,
	(b)	indications of any leak in the pipeline,
	(c)	any construction activity performed by others,
	(d)	any encroachment or development near the pipeline right of 
way, or
	(e)	any other condition affecting the operation of the pipeline.
(2)  The licensee of a pipeline other than one referred to in subsection 
(1) shall inspect the pipeline right of way in accordance with that 
subsection at least once annually or in accordance with the inspection 
intervals determined in the integrity management component of the 
licensee's manual or manuals referred to in section 7.
(3)  The licensee shall conduct the inspections required under 
subsections (1) and (2)
	(a)	at times of the year judged by the licensee to be the most 
appropriate to achieve a satisfactory inspection, and
	(b)	so as to reasonably minimize disturbance or damage to 
affected surface property.
Additional inspections
44(1)  Notwithstanding the frequency of inspections required by 
section 43, a licensee shall carry out additional inspections in 
accordance with section 43(1)(a) to (e) as follows:
	(a)	monthly for any CSA Z662 Class 1 LVP product gathering 
segments;
	(b)	once every 2 weeks for any Class 1 LVP product 
transmission segments, Class 1 HVP product segments or 
Class 2 segments conveying gas containing more than 10 
moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas;
	(c)	once every week for any Class 2, 3 or 4 LVP product 
gathering or transmission segments, Class 2, 3 or 4 HVP 
product segments, or Class 3 or 4 segments conveying gas 
containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per 
kilomole of natural gas.
(2)  For the purposes of this section and section 45, "LVP product" 
does not include multiphase fluids or oilfield water.
Surface construction activity
45   If a licensee detects or becomes aware of any current or proposed 
surface construction activity within the controlled area of a pipeline 
conveying LVP product, HVP product or gas containing more than 10 
moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole of natural gas, the 
licensee shall
	(a)	if the surface construction activity has not commenced, meet 
with the party proposing to carry it out to determine what 
safety measures, if any, are necessary to ensure the safety of 
the pipeline,
	(b)	if the surface construction activity has commenced, meet 
immediately with the party carrying it out on the site of the 
activity for the purpose set out in clause (a),
	(c)	if there is uncertainty concerning the depth of the pipeline, 
confirm the depth of the pipeline prior to any further or 
proposed surface construction activity,
	(d)	identify and mark on the ground the location of the pipeline 
and the limits of the controlled area, and
	(e)	supervise the surface construction activity at least once each 
day on which the surface construction activity is taking place 
to ensure that all necessary safety measures are being 
implemented.
No fees for inspection and supervision
46   A licensee shall perform inspections or supervision as required 
under this Part without charging any fee to the party carrying out the 
surface construction activity.
Records of inspection and supervision
47   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee shall 
maintain a record of all inspection and supervision required under this 
Part for a period of 2 years from the date the record is made and shall 
submit a copy of the record to the Board on request.
Material balance inspection
48   A licensee shall interpret material balance records in accordance 
with Appendix E of CSA Z662 to determine whether a leak trend is 
established.
Material balance calculations
49   A licensee who performs material balance calculations shall use 
sound engineering practices to derive measurement uncertainties and 
alarm tolerances.
Shutdown device inspection
50   A licensee shall at least once annually inspect and test the 
emergency shutdown devices referred to in sections 13 and 14 to 
ensure that they are operating properly. 
Materials to be provided to Board
51   A licensee shall submit to the Board on request
	(a)		samples of materials used in the construction of a pipeline,
	(b)		cut-outs from the pipeline, and
	(c)	samples of defective materials.
Records of data
52(1)  A licensee shall maintain
	(a)	a record of data recorded by the operator and by the 
supervisory control and data acquisition system, including 
actions taken on field-investigated alarms, for a period of 3 
months from the time of the observations, and
	(b)	a record of all leaks, breaks and contact damage until the 
pipeline is removed.
(2)  The licensee shall submit a copy of the records referred to in 
subsection (1) to the Board on request.
Annual inspection for external corrosion mitigation
53(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee shall 
conduct an inspection or test on all steel and aluminum lines in a 
pipeline system to determine the effectiveness of external corrosion 
mitigation procedures
	(a)	annually, and
	(b)	prior to the resumption of operation of a discontinued or 
abandoned pipeline.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an inspection or test for external 
corrosion mitigation is not required for a pipeline being used as a 
conduit for a pulled-through freestanding liner unless the outer pipeline 
is being used as a secondary containment vessel.
Annual evaluation for internal corrosion mitigation
54(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee shall 
conduct and document an evaluation of any operating or discontinued 
metallic pipelines in a pipeline system to determine the necessity for, 
and the suitability of, internal corrosion mitigation procedures
	(a)	annually,
	(b)	prior to the commencement of operation of a new pipeline, 
and
	(c)	prior to the resumption of operation of a discontinued or 
abandoned pipeline.
(2)  The evaluation for internal corrosion mitigation shall include, as 
necessary, an evaluation of production records, operating experience, 
monitoring data and inspection data.
Exemption for lined metallic pipelines
55(1)  The evaluation for internal corrosion mitigation referred to in 
section 54 is not required for metallic pipelines containing a 
full contact polymeric liner unless there is reason to believe that 
corrosive fluids have entered the annular space between the liner and 
the pipe.
(2)  If there is reason to believe that corrosive fluids have entered the 
annular space between the liner and the pipe of a metallic pipeline 
referred to in subsection (1), the evaluation set out in section 54 must 
be performed to confirm whether the existing condition of the pipeline 
is acceptable and determine the necessity for internal corrosion 
mitigation procedures.
Records of evaluation
56   A licensee shall maintain a record of the inspections and 
evaluations required under sections 53, 54 and 55 and their results for a 
period of at least 6 years from the date the record is made and shall 
submit a copy of the record to the Board on request.
Notice of maintenance activity
57(1)  The licensee of a pipeline conveying HVP product or natural 
gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per 
kilomole of natural gas shall notify the Board at least 48 hours prior to 
commencing
	(a)	the replacement of short portions of pipeline allowed by 
section 3(3)(a),
	(b)	instrumented internal inspections of the pipeline, and
	(c)	any activity that may result in welding on an in-service 
pipeline.
(2)  If the requirement for 48 hours' notice referred to in subsection (1) 
cannot be met due to the need for emergency pipeline repairs to restore 
service, the licensee shall notify the Board at the earliest opportunity. 
Part 5 
Ground Disturbance
Ground disturbance in absence of pipeline right of way
58   No person shall undertake a ground disturbance within 5 metres 
of the centreline of a pipeline where there is no pipeline right of way 
without the approval of
	(a)	the licensee of the pipeline, or
	(b)	the Board, if approval cannot reasonably be obtained from 
the licensee.
Alberta One-Call
59   Every licensee shall register with the Alberta One-Call service 
and shall
	(a)	register every licensed pipeline with Alberta One-Call 
regardless of the operational status of the pipeline, and
	(b)	for new construction, register the pipeline prior to putting it 
into operation.
Preparation for ground disturbance
60(1)  For the purposes of section 32(1)(a)(i)(B) of the Act, the 
distance from the perimeter of the area in which a person proposes to 
undertake a ground disturbance within which the person shall take all 
precautions reasonably necessary to ascertain whether a pipeline exists 
before commencing any work, operation or activity is 30 metres.
(2)  A person proposing to undertake a ground disturbance within the 
controlled area of a pipeline shall notify the licensee of the pipeline 
and Alberta One-Call at least 2 days and not more than 10 days, 
excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, prior to commencing the 
ground disturbance so that Alberta One-Call may notify the licensee of 
any buried pipeline of the intent to disturb the ground and request that 
the licensee identify and mark the location of the pipeline.
(3)  The identifying and marking referred to in subsection (2) must be 
provided no later than 2 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and 
holidays, after the licensee is notified of the proposed ground 
disturbance unless a longer time period is agreed to by the licensee and 
the person proposing to undertake the ground disturbance.
(4)  If the licensee has notice of a proposed ground disturbance in the 
controlled area of a pipeline, the licensee shall, prior to the 
commencement of the ground disturbance, accurately mark on the 
surface of the ground the horizontal position and alignment of the 
pipeline with clearly distinguishable warning signs and markers at 
adequate intervals in accordance with the Uniform Color Code, and 
provide documentation of the markings to the person proposing to 
undertake the ground disturbance.
(5)  A person shall not proceed with a ground disturbance within the 
controlled area of a pipeline until the locating and marking of the 
pipeline has been completed.
(6)  If the person proposing to undertake the ground disturbance wishes 
to carry out the identifying and marking of the pipeline in accordance 
with the requirements of subsection (4) and obtains the prior 
agreement of the licensee to do so, the licensee may delegate its 
responsibility under subsection (4) to the person.
(7)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), alternative methods of locating 
and marking a pipeline may be used if agreed to by the licensee and 
the person proposing to undertake the ground disturbance.
(8)  Subsections (4) and (5) do not apply if
	(a)	the ground disturbance is proposed to be undertaken in the 
controlled area outside the right of way of an existing 
pipeline,
	(b)	the right of way or pipeline is clearly separated from the 
proposed ground disturbance by a fence, highway, road or 
other visible improvement, and
	(c)	the exemption from the requirements of subsections (4) and 
(5) is agreed to by the licensee of any affected pipeline.
(9)  The requirement for 2 days' notice in subsection (2), and all the 
requirements of subsections (3), (4) and (5), do not apply if a ground 
disturbance is undertaken in connection with the restoration of 
essential public services in an emergency or containment of an 
environmental emergency and the alternative notification, location and 
excavation procedures are agreed to by the licensee of any affected 
pipeline.
Erection of temporary fencing
61(1)  Before commencing a ground disturbance in the controlled area 
of a pipeline where uncontrolled access over the pipeline by equipment 
may cause damage to the pipeline, the person responsible for the 
proposed ground disturbance shall erect temporary fencing of the 
pipeline right of way to limit access.
(2)  When necessary, the temporary fencing shall allow for crossings 
of the pipeline right of way.
(3)  The location of crossings and the precautions to be taken to protect 
pipelines from damage at those locations shall be determined and 
agreed to by the licensee and the person responsible for the proposed 
ground disturbance, and failing agreement, either party may apply to 
the Board for a decision.
Approval of ground disturbance
62(1)  When approval for a ground disturbance is requested from a 
licensee pursuant to section 42 of the Act or section 58 of this 
Regulation, the licensee shall respond in writing within 21 days from 
the date the approval is requested. 
(2)  An approval granted by the Board pursuant to section 42 of the 
Act or section 58 of this Regulation may contain terms and conditions 
the Board considers appropriate in the circumstances.
Duties of licensee and person undertaking ground disturbance
63(1)  A licensee of an existing pipeline who has been notified under 
section 32(1)(b) of the Act of a proposed ground disturbance shall
	(a)	have a representative inspect the pipeline before the 
commencement of the ground disturbance to ensure that the 
identifying and marking referred to in section 60(4) have 
been properly carried out,
	(b)	ensure that its representative has in his or her possession 
when on the site of the ground disturbance a copy of the 
written approval for the ground disturbance,
	(c)	ensure that its representative has completed a supervisory 
level training course in ground disturbance practices and is 
currently certified to supervise a ground disturbance, and
	(d)	carry out any inspections of the ground disturbance that are 
necessary to ensure the continued safety of the pipeline.
(2)  The person responsible for a ground disturbance shall keep all 
pipeline warning signs or markers referred to in section 60(4) visible 
and legible for the duration of the ground disturbance and shall replace 
or relocate them if necessary.
(3)  A person undertaking a ground disturbance who exposes any part 
of a pipeline shall notify the licensee at least 24 hours prior to 
backfilling the pipeline, and on being so notified, a representative of 
the licensee shall inspect without delay the exposed part of the pipeline 
before backfilling to ensure that no damage has occurred.
(4)  A licensee shall retain a record of any inspections conducted under 
subsection (3) for a period of 2 years from the date the record is made 
and shall submit a copy of the record to the Board on request.
Safety of adjacent pipeline
64   If in the opinion of the Board it is desirable to do so, the Board 
may require that an existing pipeline located adjacent to a ground 
disturbance in the controlled area of a pipeline be depressured, 
operated at a reduced pressure or otherwise protected throughout the 
period of the ground disturbance. 
Exposing pipeline
65(1)  An excavation conducted for the purpose of locating a pipeline 
shall be done by hand excavation until the pipeline is sufficiently 
exposed to enable it to be identified.
(2)  A representative of the licensee shall be present at the time the 
pipeline is being exposed, unless the licensee and the person 
undertaking the ground disturbance agree otherwise.
(3)  A person proposing to undertake a ground disturbance that will 
cross or be carried out within 5 metres of an existing pipeline shall, 
before commencing any mechanical excavation, locate and expose the 
existing pipeline by hand excavation.
(4)  Hand excavation procedures must be acceptable to the licensee of 
the pipeline.
(5)  After a pipeline has been located in accordance with this section, 
no person shall use or cause to be used mechanical excavation 
equipment within 600 millimetres of the pipeline or within any 
distance beneath a pipeline, except under the direct supervision of a 
representative of the licensee of the existing pipeline.
(6)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), an existing pipeline need not be 
exposed if
	(a)	it has been located, marked and inspected in accordance with 
sections 60 and 63, and hand excavated to a distance of 5 
metres on each side of the located and marked position, with 
the hand excavation being made to a depth at least 150 
millimetres greater than that required for the ground 
disturbance, or
	(b)	its position has been verified to the satisfaction of the 
licensee by comparison with recorded measurements of the 
pipeline taken during a previous exposure.
(7)  If a proposed ground disturbance will be parallel to and within 5 
metres of a pipeline, the pipeline may be exposed at intervals along the 
pipeline, with the length of the intervals being at the discretion of the 
licensee of the existing pipeline or at the Board's direction.
(8)  If a pipeline is to be exposed by the licensee of the pipeline, the 
licensee may make written application to the Board for approval to use 
pipeline exposure procedures other than those referred to in subsection 
(6) or (7).
Vehicles crossing pipeline
66   No person shall operate a vehicle or equipment across a pipeline 
at a point that is not within the upgraded and traveled portion of a 
highway or public road without obtaining approval from the licensee 
of the pipeline unless
	(a)	the vehicle or equipment is used for farming operations,
	(b)	the vehicle is an off-highway vehicle as defined in section 
117(a)(iii) to (viii) of the Traffic Safety Act, or
	(c)	the vehicle is a private passenger vehicle as defined in 
section 1(1)(jj) of the Traffic Safety Act and has a nominal 
chassis rating of not greater than 3/4 of a ton.
No fees for ground disturbance activities
67   A licensee shall locate and mark a pipeline, perform inspections 
and supervise a ground disturbance as required under this Part without 
charging any fee to the party undertaking the ground disturbance.
Part 6 
Warning Signs
Pipeline warning signs 
68(1)  A licensee shall install pipeline warning signs 
	(a)	at each side of the crossing where a pipeline crosses a 
highway, road, railway or watercourse,
	(b)	within the land acquired for the pipeline and facing the 
highway, road, railway or watercourse,
	(c)	if the pipeline right of way adjoins the right of way of a 
highway, road or railway, on the common boundary of the 
rights of way but not within the right of way of the highway, 
road or railway, and
	(d)	if the pipeline is
	(i)	located in a ditch or unpaved area in the right of way of 
a highway or road, or
	(ii)	conveying HVP product in an urban area,
		at intervals that will clearly and continuously mark the 
location of the pipeline.
(2)  A licensee shall install warning signs as required by subsection (1)
	(a)	prior to the commencement of operation of the pipeline,
	(b)	in accordance with either format set out in Schedule 1, 
provided that the format is consistent for the entire pipeline 
that is the subject of the licence,
	(c)		no more than 300 millimetres from a fence line, if one exists,
	(d)	as close to the centreline of the pipeline as possible without 
risking striking the pipeline,
	(e)	so that each sign is not obscured by brush or any other thing, 
and
	(f)	as independent, free-standing structures that must not be 
attached to any other structures except the fencing 
surrounding the licensee's facilities.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2)(b), a licensee may install 
temporary warning signs not in accordance with Schedule 1 while 
surface restoration activities are in progress but shall install permanent 
warning signs in accordance with Schedule 1 as soon as surface 
restoration activities are completed.
(4)  A licensee shall, regardless of the operational status of the pipeline 
and for all pipelines, including abandoned pipelines, maintain pipeline 
warning signs and shall replace any pipeline warning sign that 
becomes defaced, worn out or illegible or that is missing or destroyed.
(5)  A licensee shall, regardless of the operational status of a pipeline 
and for all pipelines, including abandoned pipelines, update all 
warning signs by replacing them with new signs or applying durable 
permanent adhesive decals bearing the updated information
	(a)	before a telephone number indicated on the warning sign 
becomes invalid, and
	(b)	within 180 days of a change in any of the other information 
required by Schedule 1 unless otherwise authorized by the 
Board.
(6)  If a pipeline or part of a pipeline has been removed, any existing 
warning signs in the area from which the pipeline or part of the 
pipeline has been removed shall also be removed.
(7)  A licensee may apply to the Board for permission to install 
warning signs otherwise than in accordance with Schedule 1 in 
exceptional circumstances.
(8)  A licensee shall not indicate on a pipeline sign that a pipeline is 
abandoned.
HVP product
69   Warning signs for a pipeline conveying HVP product must clearly 
indicate the name of the highest vapour pressure HVP product that 
may be conveyed.
Group pipeline signs
70(1)  A licensee may install group pipeline warning signs for a group 
of pipelines in the same right of way, rather than a separate sign for 
each pipeline, if
	(a)	the licensee is the same for each pipeline in the group,
	(b)	each pipeline in the group conveys the same product,
	(c)	the warning sign, in accordance with Schedule 1, identifies 
that there are other pipelines close by, and
	(d)	none of the pipelines in the group convey HVP product or 
gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas 
per kilomole of natural gas.
(2)  The warning signs for a group of pipelines must be placed on both 
sides of the right of way containing the group of pipelines and must not 
be more than 60 metres apart.
Identification of pipeline installations
71(1)  A licensee shall install pipeline warning signs in accordance 
with Schedule 2 adjacent to all pipeline installations, including meter 
regulator stations and regulator stations, valves, field manifolds and 
line heaters.
(2)  A licensee shall install a large facility identification sign at the 
entrance to any gas compressor station and oil pumping station 
showing the name of the facility, legal location of the facility, the 
name of the licensee, an emergency telephone number and a warning 
symbol as set out in Schedule 2.
(3)  Warning symbols identifying the hazard at a pipeline installation 
referred to in subsection (2) shall be limited to
	(a)		Category I: Flammable (gas or liquid), or
	(b)		Category II: Poisonous Gas.
(4)  A Category I symbol must be used unless an installation conveys a 
poisonous substance, in which case a Category II symbol must be used.
(5)  No warning symbols may be used that do not conform to the 
requirements set out in this section and Schedule 2.
Part 7  
Changes to Pipeline
Liner installation 
72   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application to the 
Board for approval to install a liner in a pipeline or part of a pipeline 
shall be in accordance with the requirements of Directive 56.
Liner installation in sour service
73   If a liner is to be installed in a pipeline to be used in sour service, 
as defined in CSA Z662, and the hoop strength capability of the lined 
system depends on the strength of the exterior pipeline pipe, the 
exterior pipeline pipe must be in accordance with the sour service 
requirements of CSA Z662 and this Regulation.
Change in substance or pressure
74   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, an application for 
approval to convert a pipeline to convey a substance other than the 
substance authorized by the licence or to provide for a change in the 
licensed maximum operating pressure of a pipeline must be in 
accordance with the requirements of Directive 56.
Testing requirements for change in substance or pressure
75   The Board may establish testing requirements it considers 
necessary for the approval of a change in substance conveyed or 
licensed maximum operating pressure. 
Part 8  
Release of Product
Report of leak, break or contact damage
76   If a leak, break or contact damage has been reported to the Board 
in accordance with section 35 of the Act or section 27 of this 
Regulation, the licensee shall on request submit to the Board a written 
report indicating
	(a)	the time the leak, break or contact damage occurred,
	(b)	the approximate quantity of substance lost, if any,
	(c)	the method of repair, if applicable,
	(d)	the conditions that caused or contributed to the leak, break or 
contact damage and any substantiating reports,
	(e)	the steps to be taken to prevent similar occurrences in the 
future,
	(f)	information regarding the spill containment and recovery 
techniques, and
	(g)	any other information that the Board may request.
Containment of leak or break 
77   If oil, salt water or other deleterious liquids escape from a leak or 
break in a pipeline, the licensee shall, on detection of the leak or break, 
take immediate steps to stop the source of release and contain and 
clean up the spill.
Repair of leak, break or contact damage
78   If a leak, break or contact damage occurs in a pipeline, the Board 
may specify the method of repair.
Intentional release of gas
79(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee shall not 
intentionally release from a pipeline into the atmosphere any 
non-distribution specification gas unless the gas is burned in an 
approved manner or otherwise treated to meet the required 
specifications.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply when the gas referred to in 
subsection (1) is vented intermittently
	(a)	from the annulus of a lined pipeline during a liner inspection,
	(b)	during the removal of corrosion coupons, provided that the 
coupon loop or fitting has been purged with gas not 
containing hydrogen sulphide gas at a concentration higher 
than acceptable for distribution specification gas, and the 
coupon loop or fitting is then depressurized to flare, 
hydrogen sulphide removal treatment or other process before 
opening, or
	(c)	from a pig sender or receiver that has been purged with gas 
not containing hydrogen sulphide gas at a concentration 
higher than acceptable for distribution specification gas, and 
the pig sender or receiver is then depressurized to flare, 
hydrogen sulphide removal treatment or other process before 
opening.
(3)  Gas vented intermittently in accordance with subsection (2)
	(a)		does not require an approval under Directive 60,
	(b)		must not be vented continuously, and
	(c)	must not cause off-lease odours.
(4)  Any other gas vented from a pipeline must be vented in 
accordance with the requirements of Directive 60.
Part 9  
Relocation or Alteration of Pipeline or 
Other Board Direction 
Application for direction under section 33 of the Act
80(1)  An application for a direction under section 33 of the Act must 
include
	(a)		one copy of the most recent Board Pipeline Base Map 
showing
	(i)	the present location of the pipeline where the alteration, 
relocation or addition is proposed,
	(ii)	the name of the licensee and the licence number of the 
pipeline,
	(iii)	the proposed pipeline alteration, relocation or addition, 
and
	(iv)	details of any surface work or improvement at the 
pipeline location if the alteration, relocation or addition 
is to accommodate the surface work or improvement;
	(b)	the specifications of the pipeline and any associated casing;
	(c)		a statement concerning
	(i)	the purpose of the pipeline alteration, relocation or 
addition and the reason the applicant considers it to be 
in the public interest,
	(ii)	any documented evidence relating to prior knowledge 
by either party of the surface work or improvement 
affecting the pipeline, and
	(iii)	the opinion of the applicant about allocation of costs 
necessary to complete the pipeline alteration, relocation 
or addition and the reasons for it;
	(d)	an estimate of total costs for the alteration, relocation or 
addition;
 	(e)		a list of owners and occupants of property affected by the 
pipeline alteration, relocation or addition and the status of 
acquisition of right of way, working space and consents of 
owners and occupants.
(2)  On receipt of the application referred to in subsection (1), the 
Board may require written comments from the persons affected by the 
pipeline alteration, relocation or addition.
(3)  The Board may require the licensee to perform any testing that it 
considers necessary prior to making an order under section 33 of the 
Act.
Notice to Board 
81(1)  A licensee shall notify the Board when the work pursuant to a 
direction under this Part has been completed.
(2)  After receiving a notice referred to in subsection (1), the Board 
may amend the licence.
Part 10 
Discontinuance, Abandonment, Removal 
or Resumption
Discontinuance or abandonment of pipeline
82(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee shall 
discontinue, abandon or return to active flowing service a pipeline that 
has not seen active flowing service within the last 12 months.
(2)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee required 
under subsection (1) to discontinue or abandon a pipeline or part of a 
pipeline shall do so in accordance with the requirements of Directive 
56 and notify the Board in accordance with the requirements of 
Directive 56 within 90 days of the completion of the discontinuance or 
abandonment operations.
(3)  When a pipeline or part of a pipeline is discontinued, the licensee 
shall ensure that the pipeline or the part of the pipeline that is 
discontinued is
	(a)	physically isolated or disconnected from any operating 
facility or other pipeline,
	(b)	cleaned, if necessary,
	(c)	purged with fresh water, air or inert gas, any of which may 
include the addition of internal corrosion inhibitors if the 
licensee is prepared to mitigate the environmental effects that 
could occur as a result of accidental release or spillage,
	(d)	protected by suitable internal and external corrosion control 
measures,
	(e)	not isolated or disconnected in a manner that results in an 
adjoining operating pipeline having fittings or connection 
points remaining that would create stagnant fluid traps or 
dead legs, unless
	(ii)	those locations are permanently accessible and subject 
to a scheduled inspection program, or
	(ii)	the contained fluids are confirmed and documented as 
being non-corrosive,
		and
	(f)	left in a safe condition.
(4)  If a pipeline or part of a pipeline cannot be physically isolated or 
disconnected from an operating facility or pipeline, it must not be 
discontinued or abandoned but must be maintained as an operating 
pipeline and its integrity must be taken into account in the licensee's 
overall pipeline integrity management program.
(5)  When a pipeline or part of a pipeline is abandoned, the licensee, in 
addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (3), shall
	(a)	remove any surface equipment, including pig traps, risers, 
block valves and line heaters, unless they are located within 
the boundaries of a facility that will continue to have other 
licensed equipment operating after the pipeline abandonment,
	(b)	cut off the pipeline or the part of the pipeline to be 
abandoned below surface at pipeline level, except when it is 
located within the boundaries of a facility that will continue 
to have other licensed equipment operating after the pipeline 
abandonment,
	(c)	purge the pipeline with fresh water, air or inert gas, none of 
which may contain added chemicals or corrosion inhibitors,
	(d)	remove cathodic protection from the pipeline,
	(e)	permanently plug or cap all open ends by mechanical means 
or welded means, and
	(f)	identify all ends with a permanent tag that indicates the 
licensee, licence and line number, other end points, date of 
abandonment and abandonment media left inside the 
pipeline.
(6)  When an existing pipeline is exposed for any purpose and reveals a 
stagnant fluid trap or dead leg in an operating segment of the pipeline 
that resulted from a previous discontinuance or abandonment, the 
licensee shall remedy the stagnant fluid trap or dead leg by
	(a)	removing and replacing the affected parts of the pipeline,
	(b)	establishing permanent access to the affected parts of the 
pipeline and subjecting them to a scheduled inspection 
program,
	(c)	confirming and documenting that the contained fluids are 
non-corrosive, or
	(d)	some other method acceptable to the Board.
(7)  If the pipeline or the part of the pipeline to be discontinued or 
abandoned is either polymeric in composition or contains a polymeric 
liner, the licensee shall monitor the internal atmosphere for a period of 
time sufficient to determine that the polymeric materials are not 
evolving any hazardous gaseous constituents that would prevent the 
pipeline from complying with subsection (3)(c) and (f).
(8)  Subsection (6) applies to all pipelines including those that were 
discontinued or abandoned prior to the coming into force of this 
Regulation.
Responsibility for discontinued or abandoned pipeline
83  Notification to the Board of discontinuance or abandonment 
operations does not relieve the licensee from the responsibility for 
further discontinuance or abandonment or other operations with 
respect to the same pipeline or part of a pipeline that may become 
necessary.
Removal of pipeline
84   Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee intending to 
remove an entire pipeline or any part of a pipeline shall submit an 
application to the Board for approval in accordance with the 
requirements of Directive 56.
Resumption of pipeline operation
85(1)  Unless otherwise authorized by the Board, a licensee intending 
to resume the operation of a pipeline or part of a pipeline that has been 
discontinued, abandoned or that has not been in active flowing service 
within the last 12 months shall make an application to the Board for 
approval in accordance with the requirements of Directive 56.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) shall include comprehensive 
information as set out in Directive 56 about the pipeline materials and 
their condition and the Board may require pressure testing, non-
destructive examination, material testing or other examination of the 
pipeline before rendering a decision on the application.
Part 11  
Transitional Provisions, Repeal, Expiry 
and Coming into Force
Transitional
86   A licence or approval granted by the Board before the coming into 
force of this Regulation remains in force according to its terms until it 
expires or is amended, suspended or cancelled or a subsequent licence 
or approval is granted under the Act or this Regulation.
Repeal
87   The Pipeline Regulation (AR 122/87) is repealed.
Expiry
88   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 January 31, 2015.
Coming into force
89(1)  Subject to subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5), this Regulation 
comes into force on May 31, 2005.
(2)  Section 44(1)(b), in respect of Class 2 segments conveying gas 
containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide gas per kilomole 
of natural gas, and section 44(1)(c), in respect of Class 3 or 4 segments 
conveying gas containing more than 10 moles of hydrogen sulphide 
gas per kilomole of natural gas, come into force on November 30, 
2005.
(3)  Sections 45, 68(2)(b) and (f), 68(4), (5), (6) and (8) and 71(2) 
come into force on November 30, 2005.
(4)  Sections 7, 43, 54, 59, 63(1)(b) and (c) and 82(1) come into force 
on May 31, 2006.
(5)  With respect to licences granted before the coming into force of 
this Regulation, including amendments to those licences whether 
granted before or after the coming into force of this Regulation, section 
82(4) comes into force on May 31, 2006.
(6)  With respect to licences granted after the coming into force of this 
Regulation, section 15(2) to (4) come into force on November 30, 
2005.
Schedule 1 
 
Approved Pipeline Warning Signs
 
Schedule 2 
 
Facility Identification Signs 

 
Schedule 3 
 
Excavation Procedures for Exposing 
a Pipeline that is More Than 1.5 Metres 
Below the Surface of the Ground 
(section 65)
Steps:
1   Using electronic or other depth location devices, determine the 
location, alignment and approximate depth of cover of the pipeline to 
be exposed.  A minimum of 3 readings spaced a minimum of 3 m apart 
must be taken and the alignment marked.

2   Add 25 cm to the maximum depth recorded.  This sum is labelled C 
on Figures 1 and 2.

3   Using hand excavation, dig a trench of length 2C to a depth not 
exceeding 1.5 m at right angles to the alignment marked in Step 1.

4   If no pipeline is found, dig a square of side 2C centred on the 
hand-excavated trench, as shown in Figure 1, using mechanical 
excavation to a depth of 0.5 m less than the trench depth.

5   Decrease the dimension of C by the depth of the mechanical 
excavation.

6   Repeat the procedure from Step 3, using a new value for C each 
time until the pipeline is found.

7   If the pipeline is very deep, check the alignment and depth after the 
2nd mechanical excavation and adjust C, if necessary.
This procedure is based on the assumption that an electronic depth 
location device gives a reasonably accurate alignment and depth of 
pipeline to be exposed.  The addition of 25 cm to the indicated depth is 
intended as a precautionary measure to accommodate inaccuracy in 
depth and alignment.

 
 
Figure 1 - Plan View
  
 
Figure 2 - Cross-section (along cutline AA in Figure 1)





THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, JUNE 15, 2005