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Alberta Regulation 270/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
APPRENTICESHIP REGULATIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 3, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on October 17, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education on 
October 26, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act. 
1(1)  The Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000) 
is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c), (g) and (j); 
section 6; 
section 7; 
section 15; 
section 16.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 15.

2(1)  The Agricultural Equipment Technician Trade 
Regulation (AR 259/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

3(1)  The Appliance Service Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 260/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

4(1)  The Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 117/2002) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 4; 
section 8; 
section 13; 
section 18.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 9; 
section 14; 
section 19.

5(1)  The Automotive Service Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 262/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

6(1)  The Baker Trade Regulation (AR 263/2000) is amended 
by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

7(1)  The Boilermaker Trade Regulation (AR 264/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 5; 
section 6.

8(1)  The Bricklayer Trade Regulation (AR 265/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

9(1)  The Cabinetmaker Trade Regulation (AR 266/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

10(1)  The Carpenter Trade Regulation (AR 267/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

11(1)  The Communication Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 312/2002) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

12(1)  The Concrete Finisher Trade Regulation 
(AR 269/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

13(1)  The Cook Trade Regulation (AR 271/2000) is amended 
by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (e); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

14(1)  The Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator Trade 
Regulation (AR 272/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out and 
"journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c); 
section 4; 
section 9; 
section 16; 
section 22; 
section 24.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 10; 
section 17; 
section 25.

15(1)  The Electrical Motor Systems Technician Trade 
Regulation (AR 273/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

16(1)  The Electrician Trade Regulation (AR 274/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

17(1)  The Electronic Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 275/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

18(1)  The Elevator Constructor Trade Regulation 
(AR 276/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.

19(1)  The Floorcovering Installer Trade Regulation 
(AR 277/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.

20(1)  The Gasfitter Trade Regulation (AR 279/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 4; 
section 9; 
section 16.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 10; 
section 17.

21(1)  The Glazier Trade Regulation (AR 280/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (e); 
section 4; 
section 9; 
section 15.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 10; 
section 16.

22(1)  The Hairstylist Trade Regulation (AR 281/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5; 
section 7.

23(1)  The Heavy Equipment Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 282/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 4; 
section 9; 
section 15; 
section 21; 
section 27.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 10; 
section 16; 
section 22; 
section 28.

24(1)  The Instrument Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 283/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

25(1)  The Insulator Trade Regulation (AR 284/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

26(1)  The Ironworker Trade Regulation (AR 156/2006) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 4; 
section 9; 
section 15; 
section 20; 
section 25.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 10; 
section 16; 
section 21; 
section 26.

27(1)  The Landscape Gardener Trade Regulation 
(AR 286/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (e); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

28(1)  The Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic Trade 
Regulation (AR 287/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

29(1)  The Locksmith Trade Regulation (AR 288/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

30(1)  The Machinist Trade Regulation (AR 289/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In section 6(2),
	(a)	"journeymen" is struck out and "journeypersons" is 
substituted;
	(b)	"journeyman" is struck out and "journeypersons" is 
substituted.

31(1)  The Millwright Trade Regulation (AR 290/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

32(1)  The Motorcycle Mechanic Trade Regulation 
(AR 291/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

33(1)  The Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Trade 
Regulation (AR 47/2001) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (i); 
section 4.

34(1)  The Painter and Decorator Trade Regulation 
(AR 292/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

35(1)  The Parts Technician Trade Regulation (AR 293/2000) 
is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

36(1)  The Plumber Trade Regulation (AR 295/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

37(1)  The Power Lineman Trade Regulation (AR 296/2000) 
is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

38(1)  The Power System Electrician Trade Regulation 
(AR 297/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

39(1)  The Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Trade 
Regulation (AR 299/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

40(1)  The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic 
Trade Regulation (AR 300/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

41(1)  The Roofer Trade Regulation (AR 301/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

42(1)  The Sawfiler Trade Regulation (AR 302/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5; 
section 8; 
section 9.
(3)  In the following sections, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 10; 
section 11.

43(1)  The Sheet Metal Worker Trade Regulation 
(AR 303/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(c); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

44(1)  The Sprinkler Systems Installer Trade Regulation 
(AR 304/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

45(1)  The Steamfitter-Pipefitter Trade Regulation 
(AR 305/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

46(1)  The Structural Steel and Plate Fitter Trade Regulation 
(AR 306/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

47(1)  The Transport Refrigeration Technician Trade 
Regulation (AR 307/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

48(1)  The Tilesetter Trade Regulation (AR 308/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (f); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

49(1)  The Tool and Die Maker Trade Regulation 
(AR 43/2003) is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (e); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

50(1)  The Water Well Driller Trade Regulation (AR 310/2000) 
is amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b) and (e); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.

51(1)  The Welder Trade Regulation (AR 311/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  In the following sections, "journeyman" is struck out 
wherever it occurs and "journeyperson" is substituted:
section 1(b); 
section 5.
(3)  In the following section, "journeymen" is struck out and 
"journeypersons" is substituted:
section 6.



Alberta Regulation 271/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 3, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on October 17, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education on 
October 26, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
1   The Auto Body Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 117/2002) is amended by this Regulation.



2   Section 8 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out "one apprentice" and substituting 
"2 apprentices";
	(ii)	by striking out "one additional apprentice" and 
substituting "2 additional apprentices";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (3):
(4)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is 
engaged in an apprenticeship program in the auto body repairer 
branch of the trade who
	(a)	has completed all the requirements required or approved 
by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that 
apprenticeship program, and
	(b)	is employed to carry out any of the undertakings that 
constitute the auto body prepper branch of the trade.

3   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out "one apprentice" and substituting 
"2 apprentices";
	(ii)	by striking out "one additional apprentice" and 
substituting "2 additional apprentices";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (3):
(4)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is 
engaged in an apprenticeship program in the auto body repairer 
branch of the trade who
	(a)	has completed all the requirements required or approved 
by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that 
apprenticeship program, and
	(b)	is employed to carry out any of the undertakings that 
constitute the auto body refinisher branch of the trade.

4   Section 18(2) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "an apprentice in that branch of the trade" 
and substituting "2 apprentices in that branch of the 
trade";
	(b)	by striking out "one additional apprentice" and 
substituting "2 additional apprentices".


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Alberta Regulation 272/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRADE 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 3, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on October 17, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education on 
October 26, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
1   The Automotive Service Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 262/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6(3)(a) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(a)	has completed all the requirements required or approved by 
the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of the 
apprenticeship program,



Alberta Regulation 273/2006
Post-secondary Learning Act
PUBLIC POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS' 
TUITION FEES REGULATION
Filed: November 3, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 560/2006) 
on November 3, 2006 pursuant to section 124 of the Post-secondary Learning Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Definition of tuition fees for Act purposes, etc.
	3	Consultations
	4	Setting tuition fees for 2007-2008 academic year
	5	Setting tuition fees for subsequent academic years
	6	Manner of calculation
	7	Publication of tuition fees and fee policies
	8	Transitional
	9	Repeal
	10	Expiry


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"academic year" means the academic year of the institution, 
as set or confirmed by notice in writing given by the Minister 
to the institution;
	(b)	"Act" means the Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(c)	"Alberta CPI" means the All-items Consumer Price Index for 
Alberta published by Statistics Canada;
	(d)	"distance delivery program" means a program of study in 
which
	(i)	all or most of the courses are delivered away from any 
permanent campus of the institution, and
	(ii)	the individuals taking the courses are not in direct 
contact with each other or with the instructor on a 
regular basis for all or most of the courses;
	(e)	"institution" means the public post-secondary institution, 
other than Banff Centre, in question;
	(f)	"off-campus cost recovery instruction program" means a 
program of study for which
	(i)	instruction is wholly or predominantly delivered away 
from any permanent campus of the institution, and
	(ii)	no funding is provided by the Department of the 
Government administered by the Minister;
	(g)	"students' council" means the council of a student 
organization;
	(h)	"third party contract" means a contract between a third party 
and a board for the delivery of a program to the clients of the 
third party with the third party funding the cost for the 
delivery of the program to its clients.
Definition of tuition fees for Act purposes, etc.
2   For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, "tuition fees" in 
respect of a public post-secondary institution other than Banff Centre 
means the following:
	(a)	fees identified in the institution's calendar or in a supplement 
to its calendar as tuition fees or fees for instruction for 
courses that are part of programs approved by the Minister 
under the Approval of Programs of Study Regulation 
(AR 51/2004) or for the purposes of the Student Financial 
Assistance Act, excluding the following:
	(i)	courses taken as part of a distance delivery program by 
individuals who do not reside in Alberta;
	(ii)	apprenticeship programs under the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act;
	(iii)	off-campus cost recovery instruction programs;
	(iv)	courses provided under a third party contract;
	(v)	any differential or surcharge in fees that the board of the 
institution may set for courses taken by individuals who 
are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of 
Canada;
	(b)	mandatory fees that are payable to the institution by students 
for materials and services that facilitate instruction in the 
courses included in clause (a), excluding the following:
	(i)	fees for equipment or materials that are retained or 
leased by students;
	(ii)	fees charged in respect of work placements or practicum 
experience where the persons or unincorporated bodies 
providing the work placement or practicum experience 
do not receive funding from the Government in respect 
of it.
Consultations
3(1)  A board shall
	(a)	provide to the institution's students' council each year a 
statement of anticipated tuition fee increases for a 4-year 
period, and
	(b)	establish with the students' council a mechanism for holding 
consultations to discuss increases in tuition fees and to allow 
for ongoing input by that council to the budget process 
relative to the determination of tuition fees.
(2)  The consultation mechanism referred to in subsection (1)(b) must, 
at least,
	(a)	include an outline of the process for communications and the 
holding of consultations, and
	(b)	provide for at least 2 meetings per year.
Setting tuition fees for 2007-2008 academic year
4(1)  A board of an institution shall set tuition fees for the 2007-2008 
academic year in accordance with this section.
(2)  In setting the tuition fees for the 2007-2008 academic year, a board 
may increase tuition fees, as compared with the tuition fees that were 
set for the 2004-2005 academic year, only if the average tuition fee 
increase per student does not exceed the product of
	(a)	the average tuition fees per student in the 2004-2005 
academic year,
multiplied by
	(b)	the percentage annual change in the Alberta CPI, determined 
in accordance with subsection (3) and rounded to one 
decimal place.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), the percentage annual 
change in the Alberta CPI is the percentage determined by the formula
 
where
	X%	is the percentage annual change in the Alberta CPI;
	A   	is the sum of the 12 individual monthly Alberta CPI indexes 
for the 12-month period ending on June 30, 2006;
	B   	is the sum of the 12 individual monthly Alberta CPI indexes 
for the 12-month period ending on June 30, 2005.
Setting tuition fees for subsequent academic years
5(1)  Commencing with the 2008-2009 academic year, a board of an 
institution shall set tuition fees in accordance with this section.
(2)  In setting the tuition fees for an academic year, a board may 
increase tuition fees only if the average tuition fee increase per student 
does not exceed the product of
	(a)	the average tuition fees per student in the preceding academic 
year,
multiplied by
	(b)	the percentage annual change in the Alberta CPI, determined 
in accordance with subsection (3) and rounded to one 
decimal place.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), the percentage annual 
change in the Alberta CPI is the percentage determined by the formula
 
where
	X%	is the percentage annual change in the Alberta CPI;
	A  	is the sum of the 12 individual monthly Alberta CPI indexes 
for the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the calendar 
year that ended before the commencement of the academic 
year for which the tuition fee increase is being calculated;
	B  	is the sum of the 12 individual monthly Alberta CPI indexes 
for the 12-month period immediately preceding the 12-month 
period referred to in A.
Manner of calculation
6   The Minister may establish the manner in which institutions shall 
calculate average tuition fees per student for the purposes of this 
Regulation.
Publication of tuition fees and fee policies
7   A board shall publish its tuition fees and fee policies annually, in 
the manner and at the time established by the Minister.
Transitional
8   The tuition fees set by a board for an institution for the 2006-2007 
academic year that were in effect immediately before the coming into 
force of this Regulation continue to be in effect for that institution with 
respect to the 2006-2007 academic year.
Repeal
9   The Public Post-secondary Institutions' Tuition Fees Regulation 
(AR 55/2004) is repealed.
Expiry
10   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on August 31, 2016.


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Alberta Regulation 274/2006
Electric Utilities Act
ISOLATED GENERATING UNITS AND CUSTOMER 
CHOICE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 8, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 60/2006) on October 
31, 2006 pursuant to sections 41, 88, 99 and 108 of the Electric Utilities Act. 
1   The Isolated Generating Units and Customer Choice 
Regulation (AR 165/2003) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	by repealing clause (c) and substituting the 
following:
	(c)	"industrial area" means
	(i)	an area
	(A)	in which electric energy is provided to a 
customer by an isolated generating unit listed 
in Part B of the Schedule, and
	(B)	in which an electric distribution system 
exists,
				or
	(ii)	an area that has been designated by the Board as an 
industrial area under section 27.1;
	(b)	by repealing clause (d);
	(c)	by repealing clause (e) and substituting the 
following:
	(e)	"isolated community" means
	(i)	a community
	(A)	in which electric energy is provided to a 
customer by an isolated generating unit listed 
in Part A of the Schedule, and
	(B)	in which an electric distribution system 
exists,
				or
	(ii)	a community that has been designated by the 
Board as an isolated community under section 
27.1;
	(d)	in clause (f) by adding "or that has been designated by 
the Board as an isolated generating unit under section 27.1" 
after "Schedule";
	(e)	by repealing clause (g);
	(f)	by repealing clause (h) and substituting the 
following:
	(h)	"mobile unit" means an isolated generating unit listed in 
Part C of the Schedule or that has been designated by 
the Board as a mobile isolated generating unit under 
section 27.1.

3   The heading "Division 3 Industrial Sites and Microwave 
Sites" is struck out.

4   Sections 7 to 11 are repealed.

5   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (3) by striking out "and the Department";
	(b)	in subsection (4) by striking out "Subpart E" and 
substituting "Part C".

6   Section 14 is amended by repealing clause (b) and 
substituting the following:
	(b)	"extra-provincial supplier" means any one or more suppliers 
of electric energy that are located outside Alberta and who 
supply electric energy to an owner.

7   Section 17(1) is amended by striking out "10(3), 11(3),".

8   Section 20(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (b) by striking out "and the Department";
	(b)	in clause (c) by striking out "Subparts A to E" and 
substituting "Parts A to C".

9   Section 22 is amended
	(a)	in subsection 1(c) by striking out "and the 
Department";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "Subparts A to E" and 
substituting "Parts A to C".

10   Section 24 is repealed.

11   Section 25 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Negotiated settlement
25(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Balancing Pool must pay 
ATCO Electric Ltd. amounts determined in accordance with
	(a)	the Isolated Generating Reclamation Costs Negotiated 
Settlement approved by the Board in Decision 2002-102 
dated December 3, 2002, and
	(b)	the Isolated Generating Reclamation Costs for 
Decommissioned Sites Negotiated Settlement approved 
by the Board in Decision 2003-036 dated May 13, 2003.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not, in respect of the Decisions referred to 
in subsection (1)(a) and (b), limit or restrict any of the powers of 
the Board, including but not limited to the powers of the Board
	(a)	under the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Act, and
	(b)	under the Electric Utilities Act.

12   Section 26 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (3) by striking out "and the Department";
	(b)	in subsection (4) by striking out "Subpart A or Subpart 
B" and substituting "Part A or Part B".

13   Section 27 is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(1.1)  If the Board receives an application under subsection (1), 
the Board may approve the application if, in the opinion of the 
Board, the connection of the isolated community or industrial 
area to the interconnected electric system is not economic.
	(b)	in subsection (3) by striking out "Subpart A, Subpart B 
or Subpart E" and substituting "Part A, Part B or Part C".

14   The following is added after section 27:
Designations within service areas
27.1(1)  The Board may designate an area within the service area 
of an owner of an electric distribution system as an isolated 
community or an industrial area if, in the opinion of the Board,
	(a)	the connection to the interconnected electric system of the 
customers within the designated area is not economic, and
	(b)	the designation is expected to provide the customers within 
the designated area with a more economic source of electric 
energy than customers making their own arrangements for 
electric energy.
(2)  When the Board makes a designation under subsection (1), the 
isolated community or industrial area is deemed to be included in 
Part A or Part B, as the case may be, of the Schedule until the 
Schedule is amended.
(3)  The Board may designate a generating unit as an isolated 
generating unit and may designate an isolated generating unit as
	(a)	an industrial area isolated generating unit,
	(b)	an isolated community isolated generating unit, or
	(c)	a mobile isolated generating unit.
(4)  When the Board makes a designation under subsection (3), the 
generating unit is deemed to be included in Part A, Part B or Part 
C, as the case may be, of the Schedule until the Schedule is 
amended.
(5)  If the Board approves the addition of an isolated generating 
unit under subsection (3), the Board must include the costs 
associated with the unit in the tariff approved pursuant to section 
124 of the Act.
Update to the Schedule
27.2(1)  The owner of the electric distribution system in whose 
service area an isolated generating unit is located must, once each 
calendar year, provide to the Department a written report that 
specifies all of the isolated generating units in the owner's service 
area
	(a)	that are included or have been deemed to be included as part 
of the Schedule, and
	(b)	that have been deemed to be struck from the Schedule.
(2)  Before the owner provides the report to the Department, the 
owner must obtain written confirmation from the Board that the list 
of isolated generating units and related information included in the 
Schedule is, as of the date of the report, up-to-date.

15   The Schedule is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Schedule 
 
Isolated Regulated Generating Units and 
Regions Served by those Units 
 
Part A

Isolated 
Community
Generating Unit
Fuel Type
Rating (kW)




Chipewyan Lake
CUL445
Diesel
200

CUL446
Diesel
200




Fort Chipewyan
CUL187
Diesel
800

CUL241
Diesel
1085

CUL266
Diesel
1085

CUL365
Diesel
750

CUL369
Diesel
75




Garden River
CUL436
Diesel
430

CUL437
Diesel
430

CUL438
Diesel
430




Indian Cabins
CUL 204
Diesel
30

CUL 362
Diesel
30




Jasper
CUL  5
Diesel
100

CUL 43
Natural Gas
3000

CUL 47
Natural Gas
3000

CUL 65
Hydro
500

CUL 66
Hydro
900

CUL183
Natural Gas
1000

CUL189
Natural Gas
3300

CUL190
Natural Gas
3300

CUL191
Natural Gas
1000

CUL330
Natural Gas
500

CUL368
Natural Gas
2880




Narrows Point
CUL280
Diesel
60

CUL428
Diesel
25

CUL429
Diesel
35


CUL430
Diesel
50




Peace Point
CUL439
Diesel
24

CUL440
Diesel
24




Steen River Town
CUL 441
Diesel
35

CUL 442
Diesel
35

Part B

Industrial Area
Generating Unit
Fuel Type
Rating (kW)




Chinchaga
CUL255
Natural Gas
400

CUL432
Diesel
430

CUL404
Natural Gas
425




Little Horse
CUL406
Natural Gas
1000

CUL407
Diesel
1000




Stowe Creek
CUL256
Natural Gas
400

CUL361
Diesel
500

CUL424
Natural Gas
500
Part C

Isolated Generating Units 
that are Mobile Units
Fuel Type
Rating (kW)



CUL198
Diesel
2100
CUL306
Diesel
140
CUL307
Diesel
140
CUL308
Diesel
140
CUL309
Diesel
140
CUL316
Diesel
430
CUL331
Diesel
1000
CUL338
Diesel
430
CUL360
Diesel
1400
CUL366
Diesel
430
CUL433 
Diesel
430


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Alberta Regulation 275/2006
Wildlife Act
WILDLIFE (SPECIES LISTING, 2006) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 8, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development 
(M.O. 43/06) on November 1, 2006 pursuant to section 103(1) of the Wildlife Act. 
1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Schedule 4 is amended
	(a)	in Part 5
	(i)	by striking out "Phrynosoma douglassi (Short-horned 
Lizard)" and substituting "Pituophis melanoleucus 
[Bull (Gopher) Snake]";
	(ii)	by striking out "Charadrius montanus (Mountain 
Plover)";
	(b)	in Part 6 by striking out "Pituophis melanoleucus [Bull 
(Gopher) Snake].

3   Part 1 of Schedule 6 is amended
	(a)	in Sub-part 1 by adding the following at the end:
Athene cunicularia	(Burrowing Owl)
Buteo regalis	(Ferruginous Hawk)
Charadrius montanus	(Mountain Plover)
Phrynosoma douglassi	(Short-horned Lizard)
	(b)	in Sub-part 2
	(i)	by striking out "Buteo regalis (Ferruginous Hawk)";
	(ii)	by striking out "Athene cunicularia (Burrowing 
Owl)".


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Alberta Regulation 276/2006
Widows' Pension Act
WIDOWS' PENSION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 563/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 10 of the Widows' Pension Act. 
1   The Widows' Pension Regulation (AR 166/83) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5(f) is amended by striking out "Claresholm Care 
Centre" and substituting "Claresholm Centre for Mental Health and 
Addictions".



Alberta Regulation 277/2006
Health Professions Act
CHIROPRACTORS PROFESSION REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council 
(O.C. 568/2006) on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 131 of the Health 
Professions Act and made by the Council of the College of Chiropractors of Alberta 
on October 25, 2006.
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Registers
	2	Register categories
Registration
	3	General register
	4	Equivalent jurisdiction
	5	Substantial equivalence
	6	Courtesy register
	7	Good character
	8	Liability insurance
	9	Citizenship


Titles
	10	Titles
Practice Permit
	11	Renewal requirements
	12	Conditions
Restricted Activities
	13	Basic authorized activities
	14	Other authorized activities
	15	Restriction
	16	Students
	17	Supervision
Continuing Competence
	18	Continuing competence program
	19	Continuing professional development
	20	Program rules
	21	Rule distribution
	22	Practice visits
Alternative Complaint Resolution
	23	Process conductor
	24	Agreement
	25	Confidentiality
	26	Leaving the process
Reinstatement of Registration 
and Practice Permits
	27	Reinstatement application
	28	Consideration of application
	29	Decision
	30	Review by Council
	31	Publication of decision
Information
	32	Requested information
	33	Section 119 information
Transitional Provisions, Repeals and 
Coming into Force
	34	Transitional
	35	Repeal
	36	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Health Professions Act;
	(b)	"active practice" means the provision of the services of the 
practice of a chiropractor, within the meaning of section 3 of 
Schedule 2 to the Act, to non-family members on an ongoing 
and regular basis;
	(c)	"College" means the Alberta College and Association of 
Chiropractors;
	(d)	"Competence Committee" means the competence committee 
of the College;
	(e)	"Complaints Director" means the complaints director of the 
College;
	(f)	"Council" means the council of the College;
	(g)	"courtesy register" means the courtesy register category of 
the regulated members register;
	(h)	"general member" means a regulated member registered on 
the general register;
	(i)	"general register" means the general register category of the 
regulated members register;
	(j)	"Registrar" means the registrar of the College;
	(k)	"Registration Committee" means the registration committee 
of the College;
	(l)	"Standards of Practice" means the standards of practice 
governing the practice of chiropractic as adopted by the 
Council in accordance with the bylaws and section 133 of the 
Act.
Registers
Register categories
2   The regulated members register established by the Council under 
section 33(1)(a) of the Act has the following categories:
	(a)	general register;
	(b)	courtesy register.
Registration
General register
3(1)  An applicant for registration as a general member may be 
registered on the general register if the applicant
	(a)	has obtained a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from a 
chiropractic program approved by the Council, and
	(b)	has successfully passed
	(i)	a written cognitive skills examination approved by the 
Council,
	(ii)	a clinical competency examination approved by the 
Council, and
	(iii)	the examination in jurisprudence and ethics approved by 
the Council.
(2)  The applicant must have passed the examination referred to in 
subsection (1)(b)(ii) within one year immediately preceding the date 
the Registrar receives the complete application.
(3)  If the applicant is unable to meet the requirement in subsection (2), 
the applicant must
	(a)	within one year immediately preceding the date the Registrar 
receives the complete application, have been registered in 
good standing and carried on active practice in a jurisdiction 
recognized by the Council as a jurisdiction that regulates the 
practice of chiropractic, or
	(b)	demonstrate to the Registrar or Registration Committee that 
the applicant is currently competent to practise chiropractic.
(4)  For the purposes of subsection (3)(b), the Registrar or Registration 
Committee may require an applicant to undergo any examinations, 
testing, assessment, training or education the Registrar or Registration 
Committee considers to be advisable, including a requirement that the 
applicant successfully pass a clinical competency examination under 
subsection (1)(b)(ii).
Equivalent jurisdiction
4   An applicant for registration as a general member who is registered 
in good standing in another jurisdiction recognized by the Council 
under section 28(2)(b) of the Act as having substantially equivalent 
registration requirements as those set out in section 3 may be registered 
on the general register.
Substantial equivalence
5(1)  An applicant for registration as a general member who does not 
meet the registration requirements under section 3 may be registered 
on the general register if the applicant's qualifications have been 
determined by the Registrar or Registration Committee under section 
28(2)(c) of the Act to be substantially equivalent to the registration 
requirements set out in section 3(1) and (2).
(2)  In determining whether or not an applicant's qualifications are 
substantially equivalent to the registration requirements set out in 
section 3(1)(a), the Registrar or Registration Committee may require 
an applicant under subsection (1) to undergo examinations, testing or 
assessment activities to assist with the determination.
(3)  The Registrar or Registration Committee may direct the applicant 
to undergo any education or training activities the Registrar or 
Registration Committee considers necessary in order for the applicant 
to be registered, including a requirement that the applicant successfully 
pass a clinical competency examination approved by the Council.
Courtesy register
6(1)  A person who requires registration in Alberta as a registered 
member on a temporary basis for a purpose and term approved by the 
Registrar is eligible to be registered on the courtesy register if the 
person
	(a)	is registered as a chiropractor in good standing in another 
jurisdiction, or
	(b)	satisfies the Registrar of having the necessary competencies 
to carry out the purpose for which registration is requested.
(2)  A person who is registered on the courtesy register pursuant to 
subsection (1)(a) must maintain registration in the other jurisdiction 
while registered on the courtesy register.
(3)  A registration under this section may not exceed one year.
Good character
7(1)  An applicant for registration as a regulated member must provide 
evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of having good character and 
reputation by submitting one or more of the following:
	(a)	written references from colleagues and, if applicable, written 
references from colleagues from other jurisdictions 
recognized by the Council in which an applicant is or was 
registered with an organization responsible for the regulation 
of chiropractors, including confirmation of good standing in 
those jurisdictions;
	(b)	written references from any organization
	(i)	in which the applicant is currently registered, and
	(ii)	which is responsible for the regulation of a profession;
	(c)	a statement by the applicant as to whether the applicant
	(i)	is currently undergoing an investigation, alternative 
complaint resolution process, hearing or appeal related 
to unprofessional conduct, or
	(ii)	has previously been disciplined by an organization 
responsible for the regulation of chiropractors or of 
another profession;
	(d)	the results of a current criminal records check;
	(e)	a statement by the applicant as to whether the applicant has 
ever pleaded guilty or has been found guilty of a criminal 
offence in Canada or an offence of a similar nature in a 
jurisdiction outside Canada for which the applicant has not 
been pardoned;
	(f)	any other relevant evidence as requested by the Registrar.
(2)  If an applicant has engaged in an activity that has, in the opinion of 
the Registrar, undermined the applicant's good character and 
reputation in the past, the applicant may provide evidence to the 
Registrar of rehabilitation.
(3)  The Registrar may also consider information other than that 
provided by the applicant in determining whether the applicant is of a 
good character and reputation, but if the Registrar considers that 
information, the Registrar must give the applicant sufficient particulars 
of the information to allow the applicant to respond to that 
information.
Liability insurance
8   An applicant for registration as a regulated member must provide 
evidence of having the type and amount of professional liability 
insurance required by the Council.
Citizenship
9   An applicant for registration as a regulated member must provide 
proof of Canadian citizenship or proof of having been lawfully 
admitted to and entitled to work in Canada.
Titles
Titles
10   A regulated member registered on the general register or courtesy 
register may use the following titles, abbreviations and initials:
	(a)	Doctor of Chiropractic;
	(b)	Chiropractor;
	(c)	Registered Chiropractor;
	(d)	D.C.;
	(e)	Doctor or Dr., in connection with providing a health service 
within the practice of chiropractic.
Practice Permit
Renewal requirements
11   A general member applying for renewal of the member's practice 
permit must provide evidence of
	(a)	having met the continuing competence requirements set out 
in this Regulation,
	(b)	continuing to meet the requirements set out in sections 7 to 9, 
and
	(c)	carrying on an active practice.
Conditions
12   On issuing a practice permit to a regulated member, the Registrar 
or Registration Committee may impose conditions on the practice 
permit, including, but not limited to, the following:
	(a)	that the member practise under the supervision of another 
regulated member;
	(b)	that the member refrain from engaging in sole practice;
	(c)	that the member submit to additional practice visits.
Restricted Activities
Basic authorized activities
13   A regulated member may, in the practice of chiropractic and in 
accordance with the Standards of Practice, perform the following 
restricted activities:
	(a)	to use a deliberate, brief, fast thrust to move the joints of the 
spine beyond the normal range but within the anatomical 
range of motion, which generally results in an audible click 
or pop;
	(b)	to insert or remove instruments, devices or fingers
	(i)	beyond the cartilaginous portion of the ear canal,
	(ii)	beyond the point in the nasal passages where they 
normally narrow, and
	(iii)	beyond the anal verge;
	(c)	to reduce a dislocation of a joint;
	(d)	to order any form of ionizing radiation in
	(i)	medical radiography, and
	(ii)	nuclear medicine;
	(e)	to apply any form of ionizing radiation in medical 
radiography;
	(f)	to order non-ionizing radiation in
	(i)	magnetic resonance imaging, and
	(ii)	ultrasound imaging.
Other authorized activities
14(1)  A regulated member
	(a)	who has successfully completed an education program in 
needle acupuncture approved by the Council,
	(b)	who meets the additional requirements for continuing 
competence related to needle acupuncture set by the Council, 
and
	(c)	who has received notification from the Registrar that the 
authorization is indicated on the appropriate register
may, in the practice of chiropractic and in accordance with the 
Standards of Practice, perform the restricted activity of cutting a body 
tissue or performing other invasive procedures on body tissue below 
the dermis or mucous membrane for the purpose of needle 
acupuncture.
(2)  A regulated member
	(a)	who has successfully completed a specialty program in 
orthopaedics approved by the Council,
	(b)	who meets the additional requirements for continuing 
competence related to setting fractures set by the Council, 
and
	(c)	who has received notification from the Registrar that the 
authorization is indicated on the appropriate register
may, in the practice of chiropractic and in accordance with the 
Standards of Practice, perform the restricted activity of setting or 
resetting a simple fracture of a bone.
Restriction
15(1)  Despite any authorization to perform restricted activities, 
regulated members must restrict themselves in performing restricted 
activities to those activities that they are competent to perform and to 
those that are appropriate to the member's area of practice and the 
procedure being performed.
(2)  A regulated member who performs a restricted activity must do so 
in accordance with the Standards of Practice.
Students
16(1)  A student who is enrolled in a program of chiropractic studies 
approved by the Council is, within the program, permitted to perform 
the restricted activities described in section 13 with the consent of and 
under the supervision of a general member.
(2)  A general member who is enrolled in a program of acupuncture 
studies or a student who is enrolled in a program of chiropractic 
studies approved by the Council and who is enrolled in a program of 
acupuncture studies is permitted to perform the restricted activity 
described in section 14(1) with the consent of and under the 
supervision of a general member.
Supervision
17   The supervising general member who consents to supervise under 
section 16 must
	(a)	be authorized by this Regulation to provide the restricted 
activity being performed,
	(b)	obtain approval as a preceptor from the Registrar in 
accordance with the requirements set by the Council,
	(c)	supervise by being physically present and available to assist 
the student or a general member who is in a program of 
studies approved by the Council, related to the performance 
of restricted activities described in sections 13 and 14(1), 
who is performing a restricted activity,
	(d)	secure written consent from the patient on whom the student 
is to perform the restricted activity, and
	(e)	comply with the Standards of Practice.
Continuing Competence
Continuing competence program
18   The continuing competence program of the College comprises
	(a)	continuing professional development, and
	(b)	practice visits.
Continuing professional development
19   A general member as part of the continuing competence program 
must acquire 72 program credits every 3 years through verified 
attendance at or participation in a scientific or clinical course or an 
education activity designated to enhance the continuing competence of 
chiropractors that is approved in accordance with the rules for the 
continuing competence program.
Program rules
20(1)  The Council may make rules, in accordance with this section, 
governing the operation of the continuing competence program, 
including, but not restricted to, the following:
	(a)	respecting the eligibility of an activity to qualify for program 
credits;
	(b)	respecting the number of program credits to be earned for 
participating in each activity;
	(c)	requiring members to participate in a specified number of 
different continuing competence activities;
	(d)	requiring members to participate in continuing competence 
activities in order to maintain specific competencies;
	(e)	limiting the number of program credits that can be earned 
from different continuing competence activities;
	(f)	requiring members to participate in continuing competence 
activities in order to refresh specific competencies prior to 
renewal of their annual practice permit;
	(g)	approving courses, continuing competence activities, study 
clubs, meetings, journal sessions, and self-study or distance 
education;
	(h)	verifying attendance at and participation in activities that 
qualify for program credits;
	(i)	other matters relating to the continuing competence program.
(2)  The Registrar and the Competence Committee may recommend 
rules or amendments to the rules to the Council.
(3)  Before the Council establishes any rules or amendments to the 
rules, the rules or amendments to the rules must be distributed by the 
Registrar to all general members of the College for their review.
(4)  The Council may establish the rules or amendments to the rules 30 
or more days after distribution under subsection (3) and after having 
considered any comments received on the proposed rules or proposed 
amendments to the rules.
Rule distribution
21   The Registrar must distribute the rules and any amendments to the 
rules established under section 20(4) to the general members and 
provide copies on request to the Minister, regional health authorities 
and any person who requests them.
Practice visits
22(1)  The Competence Committee is authorized to carry out practice 
visits and may, for the purpose of assessing continuing competence, 
select individual general members or groups of general members for a 
practice visit based on the criteria for selecting members for review 
developed by the Competence Committee and approved by the 
Council.
(2)  If the results of a practice visit are unsatisfactory, the Competence 
Committee may direct a general member to undertake one or more of 
the following actions within a specified period of time:
	(a)	to complete specific continuing competence requirements 
within a specified time;
	(b)	to complete any examinations, testing, assessment, training, 
education or counselling considered by the Competence 
Committee to be advisable;
	(c)	to practise under the supervision of another general member;
	(d)	to prohibit the general member from supervising other 
general members or students providing professional services;
	(e)	to correct any problems identified in the practice visit;
	(f)	to submit to additional practice visits.
Alternative Complaint Resolution
Process conductor
23   When a complainant and an investigated person have agreed to 
enter into an alternative complaint resolution process, the Complaints 
Director must appoint a person to conduct the alternative complaint 
resolution process acceptable to both the complainant and the 
investigated person.
Agreement
24(1)  The person who conducts the alternative complaint resolution 
process must, in consultation with the complainant and the investigated 
person, establish the procedures for and the objectives of the 
alternative complaint resolution process.
(2)  The procedures and objectives referred to in subsection (1) must 
be set out in writing and signed by the complainant, the investigated 
person and the representative of the College appointed by the 
Complaints Director to participate in the alternative complaint 
resolution process.
Confidentiality
25   The complainant and the investigated person must, subject to 
sections 59 and 60 of the Act, agree to treat all information shared 
during the alternative complaint resolution process as confidential.
Leaving the process
26   The complainant or the investigated person may withdraw from 
the alternative complaint resolution process at any time.
Reinstatement of Registration and 
Practice Permits
Reinstatement application
27(1)  A person whose registration and practice permit have been 
cancelled under Part 4 of the Act may apply in writing to the Registrar 
to have the registration reinstated and the practice permit reissued.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) may be made
	(a)	not earlier than 5 years after the date of cancellation, or
	(b)	no more than once each calendar year after the refusal of an 
application under section 29.
(3)  An applicant under subsection (1) must provide evidence of 
qualifications for registration.
Consideration of application
28(1)  An application under section 27 must be reviewed by the 
Registrar or Registration Committee.
(2)  When reviewing an application under section 27, the Registrar or 
Registration Committee must
	(a)	consider the record of the hearing at which the applicant's 
registration and practice permit were cancelled, and
	(b)	consider whether
	(i)	the applicant meets the current requirements for 
registration,
	(ii)	any conditions imposed at the time the applicant's 
registration and practice permit were cancelled have 
been met,
	(iii)	the applicant is fit to practise chiropractic, and
	(iv)	the applicant poses a risk to public safety.
Decision
29   The Registrar or Registration Committee may, on completing the 
review of an application in accordance with section 28, make one or 
more of the following orders:
	(a)	an order denying the application;
	(b)	an order to reinstate the applicant's registration and to reissue 
the applicant's practice permit;
	(c)	an order to impose specified conditions on the applicant's 
practice permit;
	(d)	an order directing the applicant to pay any or all of the 
College's expenses incurred in respect of the application as 
provided for in the bylaws;
	(e)	any other order that the Registrar or Registration Committee 
considers necessary for the protection of the public.
Review by Council
30(1)  An applicant whose application for reinstatement is refused 
under section 29 or on whose practice permit terms and conditions 
have been imposed under section 29 may apply to the Council for a 
review of the decision of the Registrar or Registration Committee.
(2)  Sections 31 and 32 of the Act apply to a review under subsection 
(1).
Publication of decision
31(1)  The Registrar or Registration Committee, under section 29, and 
the Council, under section 30, may order that its decision be published 
in a manner it considers appropriate.
(2)  The College must make the decisions under sections 29 and 30 
available for 6 years to the public on request.
Information
Requested information
32(1)  A regulated member or an applicant for registration as a 
regulated member must provide the following information, in addition 
to that required under section 33(3) of the Act, to the Registrar, on the 
initial application for registration, on the request of the Registrar and 
when there are any changes to the information:
	(a)	home address, current address or mailing address, telephone 
number, e-mail address and fax number;
	(b)	business address, telephone number, e-mail address and fax 
number;
	(c)	passport photo;
	(d)	date of birth;
	(e)	college from which the regulated member graduated;
	(f)	date of graduation;
	(g)	original transcripts from college graduation;
	(h)	emergency contact number;
	(i)	required good character documents;
	(j)	proof of liability insurance;
	(k)	proof of Canadian citizenship or proof that the regulated 
member is lawfully admitted to Canada and entitled to work 
in Canada;
	(l)	continuing education or practice visit information where 
applicable;
	(m)	certification verifying completion of programs allowing an 
applicant to provide restricted activities;
	(n)	whether the member is registered with another college under 
the Act or with an organization that under another enactment 
governs a profession that provides health services;
	(o)	whether the member is registered in another jurisdiction with 
an organization that governs the practice of chiropractic.
(2)  Subject to section 34(1) of the Act, the College may disclose the 
information collected under subsection (1)
	(a)	with the consent of the regulated member whose information 
it is, or
	(b)	in a summarized or statistical form so that it is not possible to 
relate the information to any particular identifiable person.
Section 119 information
33   The periods of time during which the College is to provide 
information under section 119(4) of the Act are as follows:
	(a)	information referred to in section 33(3) of the Act entered in 
a register for a regulated member, except for the information 
referred to in section 33(3)(h) of the Act, while the named 
regulated member is registered as a member of the College;
	(b)	information referred to in section 119(1) of the Act 
respecting
	(i)	the suspension of a regulated member's practice permit, 
while the suspension is in effect,
	(ii)	the cancellation of a regulated member's practice 
permit, for 6 years after the cancellation,
	(iii)	the conditions imposed on a regulated member's 
practice permit, while the conditions are in effect,
	(iv)	the directions made that a regulated member cease 
providing professional services, while the directions are 
in effect, and
	(v)	the imposition of a reprimand or fine under Part 4 of the 
Act, for 6 years after the imposition of the reprimand or 
fine;
	(c)	information as to whether a hearing is scheduled to be held 
under Part 4 of the Act with respect to a named regulated 
member, until the hearing is concluded;
	(d)	information respecting
	(i)	whether a hearing has been held under Part 4 of the Act 
with respect to a named regulated member, for 6 years 
from the date the hearing is concluded, and
	(ii)	a decision and a record of the hearing referred to in 
section 85(3) of the Act of a hearing held under Part 4 
of the Act, for 6 years after the date the hearing tribunal 
of the College rendered its decision.
Transitional Provisions, Repeals and 
Coming into Force
Transitional
34   On the coming into force of this Regulation, a registered member 
described in section 6 of Schedule 2 to the Act is deemed to be entered 
on the general register.
Repeal
35   The Chiropractic Profession Regulation (AR 356/86) is repealed.
Coming into force
36   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
Schedule 2 to the Health Professions Act.


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Alberta Regulation 278/2006
Student Financial Assistance Act
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 575/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 22 of the Student Financial Assistance Act. 
1   The Student Financial Assistance Regulation 
(AR 298/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is amended by striking out "2012" and 
substituting "2016".

3   Schedule 1 is amended
	(a)	in section 14 by adding the following after 
subsection (3):
(4)  In construing any provision of this Schedule that relates 
directly or indirectly to the requirement of information or 
documents, audits or any other matter relating to the 
enforcement of any of its provisions, any reference to a 
student includes any person who has ever received any 
assistance.
	(b)	in section 28
	(i)	in subsection (2) by striking out "(10)" and 
substituting "(11)";
	(ii)	by adding the following after subsection (10):
(11)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, the Minister 
may not make any payment under this section to a person 
who has ever
	(a)	been declared bankrupt or filed a proposal for 
protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency 
Act (Canada) and its regulations and been 
discharged, and
	(b)	received any assistance that the Minister considers 
would, but for that discharge, have to be repaid, 
and that has not been repaid.

4   Schedule 2 is amended
	(a)	in section 8(3)(c)
	(i)	by adding "a proposal" after "filed";
	(ii)	by adding "its" before "regulations";
	(iii)	by adding "or been declared bankrupt under that 
federal legislation," after "not,";
	(b)	in section 9
	(i)	by striking out "A program of study must meet" and 
substituting "The Minister shall not approve a 
program of study under section 1(1)(m) of the Act 
unless the Minister considers that the program meets";
	(ii)	in clause (a) by striking out "direct loans are 
provided, the direct loan default" and substituting 
"loans are provided, the loan repayment";
	(iii)	by repealing clause (d) and substituting the 
following:
	(d)	where the Minister requires it, the educational 
institution has entered into an agreement with the 
Minister that addresses to the Minister's 
satisfaction any matter that the Minister considers 
necessary or appropriate for the proper 
administration of the program of study.
	(c)	in section 13(1)(c) by adding ", despite section 15.1," 
after "if";
	(d)	in section 14 by adding the following after 
subsection (4):
(5)  In construing any provision of this Schedule that relates 
directly or indirectly to the requirement of information or 
documents, audits or any other matter relating to the 
enforcement of any of its provisions, any reference to a 
student includes any person who has ever received any 
assistance.
	(e)	by adding the following after section 15:
Refunding by educational institution
15.1   Where an educational institution is to refund all or 
part of the tuition or other fees paid in respect of a student 
who the educational institution knows or ought reasonably to 
know has received assistance, it shall pay the whole of the 
refund to the Minister in favour of the Minister of Finance, 
and the Minister shall, after deducting from the refund the 
amount due to the Minister in respect of the assistance 
provided, refund to the student any excess remaining owing 
to the student.
	(f)	in section 30
	(i)	in subsection (2) by striking out "(9)" and 
substituting "(10)";
	(ii)	by adding the following after subsection (9):
(10)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, the Minister 
may not make any payment under this section to a person 
who has ever
	(a)	been declared bankrupt or filed a proposal for 
protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency 
Act (Canada) and its regulations and been 
discharged, and
	(b)	received any assistance that the Minister considers 
would, but for that discharge, have to be repaid, 
and that has not been repaid.


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Alberta Regulation 279/2006
Government Organization Act
DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 576/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 16 of the Government Organization Act. 
1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility 
Regulation (AR 44/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 12 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by repealing clause (h);
	(b)	in subsection (4) by adding the following after 
clause (c):
	(c.1)	Pharmacy and Drug Act;


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Alberta Regulation 280/2006
Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act
DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 577/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 31 of the Dangerous Goods Transportation 
and Handling Act. 
1   The Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling 
Regulation (AR 157/97) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 28 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2011".


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Alberta Regulation 281/2006
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LAPP-PSPP PORTABILITY 
ARRANGEMENT) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 582/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to Schedule 1, section 4 and Schedule 2, section 4 of 
the Public Sector Pension Plans Act. 
Part 1 
Local Authorities Pension Plan
1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is 
amended in accordance with this Part.

2   Section 69 is amended by striking out "or" at the end of 
clause (c) and by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
on a locked-in basis from the Plan to the Public Service 
Pension Plan under a portability arrangement established 
under section 16.15 of the Regulations, subject to the terms 
and conditions of that arrangement, or

3   Section 70(1) is amended by striking out "or" at the end 
of clause (b), adding ", or" at the end of clause (c) and 
adding the following after clause (c):
	(d)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
from the Plan to the Public Service Pension Plan under a 
portability arrangement established under section 16.15 of 
the Regulations, subject to the terms and conditions of that 
arrangement.

4   Section 72 is amended by striking out "or" at the end of 
clause (c) and by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
on a locked-in basis from the Plan to the Public Service 
Pension Plan under a portability arrangement established 
under section 16.15 of the Regulations, subject to the terms 
and conditions of that arrangement, or

5   Section 73(1) is amended by striking out "or" at the end 
of clause (b), adding ", or" at the end of clause (c) and 
adding the following after clause (c):
	(d)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
from the Plan to the Public Service Pension Plan under a 
portability arrangement established under section 16.15 of 
the Regulations, subject to the terms and conditions of that 
arrangement.

6   Part 1 of Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following 
names to the list in their appropriate alphabetical order:
Alberta First.com Ltd.
Badlands Ambulance Services Society
Camrose & District Support Services Board
Drumheller & District Solid Waste Management Association
Edson Public Library Board
Mackenzie Regional Waste Management Commission
North Peace Regional Landfill Commission
Part 2 
Public Service Pension Plan
7   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended 
in accordance with this Part.

8   Section 69 is amended by striking out "or" at the end of 
clause (c) and by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
on a locked-in basis from the Plan to the Local Authorities 
Pension Plan under a portability arrangement established 
under section 16.15 of the Regulations, subject to the terms 
and conditions of that arrangement, or

9   Section 70(1) is amended by striking out "or" at the end 
of clause (b), adding ", or" at the end of clause (c) and 
adding the following after clause (c):
	(d)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
from the Plan to the Local Authorities Pension Plan under a 
portability arrangement established under section 16.15 of 
the Regulations, subject to the terms and conditions of that 
arrangement.

10   Section 72 is amended by striking out "or" at the end of 
clause (c) and by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
on a locked-in basis from the Plan to the Local Authorities 
Pension Plan under a portability arrangement established 
under section 16.15 of the Regulations, subject to the terms 
and conditions of that arrangement, or

11   Section 73(1) is amended by striking out "or" at the end 
of clause (b), adding ", or" at the end of clause (c) and 
adding the following after clause (c):
	(d)	if applicable, to have those pension entitlements transferred 
from the Plan to the Local Authorities Pension Plan under a 
portability arrangement established under section 16.15 of 
the Regulations, subject to the terms and conditions of that 
arrangement.


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Alberta Regulation 282/2006
Disaster Services Act
GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY PLANNING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 592/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 6 of the Disaster Services Act. 
1   The Government Emergency Planning Regulation 
(AR 62/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2006" 
and substituting "December 31, 2007".



Alberta Regulation 283/2006
Safety Codes Act
AMUSEMENT RIDES STANDARDS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 9, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 594/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 65 of the Safety Codes Act. 
1   The Amusement Rides Standards Regulation 
(AR 223/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is amended by striking out "December 1, 2006" 
and substituting "December 1, 2012".


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Alberta Regulation 284/2006
Forests Act 
Mines and Minerals Act 
Public Highways Development Act 
Public Lands Act
EXPLORATION REGULATION
Filed: November 10, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 565/2006) 
on November 8, 2006 pursuant to section 4 of the Forests Act,  sections 108 and 108.1 
of the Mines and Minerals Act, section 54 of the Public Highways Development Act 
and section 9 of the Public Lands Act.
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Exploration Directives
	2	Adoption of Exploration Directives
	3	Duty to comply
	4	Condition of licence or permit
Part 2 
General
	5	Liability of delegatees
	6	Powers of inspectors and investigators
	7	Authority to conduct exploration
	8	Consents required
	9	Exploration on certain land
	10	Right to enter on leased or closed road
	11	Prohibited exploration and other activities
	12	Reviews by Minister
	13	Release of program information
	14	Administrative penalty amounts
	15	Offences
Part 3 
Licences and Permits
	16	Applications for licence or permit
	17	Return of deposit
	18	Deposits - transitional
	19	Disposition of deposit
	20	Inactive licences and permits
	21	One licence or permit per person
	22	Related corporations
	23	Application for exploration approval
	24	Notification of decision
	25	Waiver of fee on resubmission
	26	Notice to permittee
	27	Security deposits
	28	Forfeiture of security deposit
	29	Return of security deposit
	30	Amendment of approved program
	31	Temporary field authorizations
	32	Duties of licensee and permittee
	33	Expiry of exploration approval
	34	Duty on completion of exploration
	35	Deficiencies in final plan
	36	Approval of final plan
Part 4 
Notices
	37	Notice to relevant Department authority
	38	Notice to other persons
	39	Notice of temporary cessation of operations
Part 5 
Exploration Field Operations
	40	Change in designation of program permittee
	41	Operation of exploration equipment
	42	Use of products in exploration
	43	Pipeline crossing
	44	Distance requirements
	45	Contamination of water and damage to aquifers
	46	Flowing holes
	47	Encountering gas
	48	Subsidence
	49	Charges in shot holes and depths of shot holes 
and test holes
	50	Temporary abandonment of shot holes and test holes
	51	Abandonment of shot holes and test holes
	52	Alternate shot hole abandonment
	53	Damage to plugging
	54	Minister's powers
	55	Display of permit tag
	56	Clearing of vegetation on road allowances
	57	Debris, refuse and other material
	58	Letter of clearance
	59	Exploration on road allowances
	60	Damage to highways, public roads, etc.
	61	Directions re damage
	62	General duty of care
	63	Damage to survey monuments and survey markers
	64	Assistance in dispute resolution
Part 6 
Transfer of Programs
	65	Transfer of program of exploration
	66	Cancellation of licence or permit
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions, Repeals, 
Expiry and Coming into Force
	67	Transitional
	68	Repeals
	69	Expiry
	70	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Mines and Minerals Act;
	(b)	"approved permit tag" means a permit tag that is approved 
within the meaning of section 42;
	(c)	"business day" means a day on which the offices of the 
particular board or corporation or the Government are open 
for business;
	(d)	"centre source point" means,
	(i)	in relation to an explosive energy source used in the 
conduct of a program of exploration, a centre point 
around which a number of shot points are shot in a 
pattern in order to obtain data from that source point, 
and
	(ii)	in relation to a non-explosive energy source used in the 
conduct of a program of exploration, a point attributed 
on the earth's surface from which energy is being 
created and which is the centre point of the array of a 
sweep area for that non-explosive energy source;
	(e)	"closed road" means
	(i)	a public road in a municipal district, other than a leased 
road, that is closed by the council of the municipal 
district pursuant to section 22 or 24 of the Municipal 
Government Act,
	(ii)	a road, trail or bridge in a special area that is closed by 
order of the Minister of Municipal Affairs under the 
Special Areas Act,
	(iii)	a highway, other than a leased road, that is closed by 
order of the Minister of Infrastructure and 
Transportation pursuant to section 47 of the Public 
Highways Development Act, or
	(iv)	a highway, other than a leased road, that is closed by the 
council of a city, town, village or summer village 
pursuant to section 22 or 24 of the Municipal 
Government Act;
	(f)	"constructed road" means a public road or highway that has a 
travelled portion, a shoulder and a slope of the shoulder;
	(g)	"date of commencement" means the date on which the 
process, including ground or vegetation disturbance, to 
establish the shot points or receiver points to be used in any 
line in a program of exploration commences;
	(h)	"date of completion" means the date on which the recording 
phase of an approved exploration program is completed;
	(i)	"Department" means the Department of Sustainable 
Resource Development;
	(j)	"energy source" means a method that is used to generate 
energy for the purpose of obtaining exploration data;
	(k)	"exploration" means
	(i)	any operation on or over land or water to determine 
geologic conditions underlying the surface of land or 
water, and
	(ii)	any operations or activities that are preparatory to or 
otherwise connected with the operations described in 
subclause (i) that, in the opinion of the Minister, have 
the potential to cause surface disturbance,
		but does not include operations exempted from Part 8 of the 
Act by the Minister under section 109(2) of the Act;
	(l)	"Exploration Directive" means an Exploration Directive 
adopted under section 2;
	(m)	"final plan" means a final plan filed under section 34;
	(n)	"harmful contaminant" means a substance that, by its nature 
or the concentration in which it is used, is toxic or harmful to 
humans, plants or animals;
	(o)	"highway" means highway within the meaning of Part 17 of 
the Municipal Government Act;
	(p)	"hole plug" means a device for plugging shot holes or test 
holes;
	(q)	"inspector" means a person designated as an inspector under 
section 108.3 of the Act and section 6 of this Regulation;
	(r)	"investigator" means a person designated as an investigator 
under section 108.3 of the Act and section 6 of this 
Regulation;
	(s)	"leased road" means
	(i)	the whole or any part of a highway that is closed by 
order of the Minister of Infrastructure and 
Transportation under section 47 of the Public Highways 
Development Act and leased under an order or 
regulation made under section 54(d) of that Act, or
	(ii)	the whole or any part of a public road that is closed by 
the council of a municipality other than a city pursuant 
to section 22 or 24 of the Municipal Government Act 
and leased by bylaw or resolution made by the council 
and approved by the Minister of Infrastructure and 
Transportation;
	(t)	"letter of clearance" means a letter of clearance issued under 
section 58;
	(u)	"licence of occupation road" means a road within a licensed 
area as defined in the Dispositions and Fees Regulation 
(AR 54/2000) and a road held under a licence of occupation 
issued pursuant to the Special Areas Disposition Regulation 
(AR 137/2001);
	(v)	"Minister" means the Minister of Sustainable Resource 
Development;
	(w)	"municipal authority" means municipal authority within the 
meaning of the Municipal Government Act;
	(x)	"municipality" means a city, town, village, summer village, 
municipal district or specialized municipality;
	(y)	"occupied public land" means public land that is the subject 
of a disposition under the Public Lands Act, the Special 
Areas Act or any other enactment that conveys an estate or 
interest sufficient to enable the holder of the disposition to 
exclude persons from entering on the land, but does not 
include a leased road;
	(z)	"operations manager" means an employee of the Government 
of Alberta who is the district manager responsible for matters 
pertaining to highways and the right of way of highways 
situated in a highways district;
	(aa)	"pipeline" means a pipe used to convey a substance or 
combination of substances, and includes installations 
associated with the pipe;
	(bb)	"predecessor regulation" means the Exploration Regulation 
(AR 423/78), the Exploration Regulation (AR 32/90) and the 
Exploration Regulation (AR 214/98);
	(cc)	"preliminary plan" means a preliminary plan for a program 
of exploration submitted under section 23;
	(dd)	"private land" means land that is owned by a person other 
than the Crown in right of Alberta or Canada or an agent of 
the Crown in right of Alberta or Canada;
	(ee)	"program licensee" means,
	(i)	with respect to a particular program of exploration, the 
licensee by whom or on whose behalf the application 
for the exploration approval is made,
	(ii)	with respect to a particular approved program of 
exploration, the licensee under whom the approved 
exploration program is conducted,
	(iii)	a licensee to whom a program of exploration is 
transferred under section 65, and
	(iv)	a successor licensee, being a licensee that is a successor 
corporation to a licensee described in subclause (i), (ii) 
or (iii) or is a successor to such a successor corporation, 
by any of the following means, to the extent that it is 
recorded with a department of the Government:
	(A)	a change of name;
	(B)	an acquisition of assets or shares;
	(C)	a merger or amalgamation;
	(ff)	"program permittee" means, with respect to a particular 
program of exploration,
	(i)	the person designated as program permittee as required 
by this Regulation, and
	(ii)	a successor permittee, being a permittee that is a 
successor corporation to a permittee described in 
subclause (i) or is a successor to such a successor 
corporation, by any of the following means, to the 
extent that is recorded with a department of the 
Government:
	(A)	a change of name;
	(B)	an acquisition of assets or shares;
	(C)	a merger or amalgamation;
	(gg)	"public land" means land that is owned by the Crown in right 
of Alberta, but does not include mines and minerals or land 
within a road allowance;
	(hh)	"public road" means
	(i)	a road or a road allowance that is subject to the 
direction, control and management of a municipality or 
of a Minister of the Crown in right of Alberta, or
	(ii)	a licence of occupation road that is not closed pursuant 
to the Dispositions and Fees Regulation (AR 54/2000) 
or otherwise,
		but does not include a highway;
	(ii)	"recording" means the process by which exploration data is 
obtained or retrieved from an energy source;
	(jj)	"relevant Department authority" means the branch of the 
division of the Department that is designated in the 
Exploration Directives as the relevant Department authority 
for the purposes of the provision of this Regulation in which 
the term is used;
	(kk)	"road allowance" means
	(i)	the right of way of a highway or public road, and
	(ii)	any other right of way established or surveyed under the 
Surveys Act, whether or not it contains an existing 
thoroughfare;
	(ll)	"sealing product" means a substance or material used for the 
purpose of sealing shot holes or test holes;
	(mm)	"shot hole" means a hole drilled in a program of exploration 
for the purpose of detonating an explosive charge for the 
primary purpose of obtaining, designing or evaluating 
technical parameters for obtaining seismic information;
	(nn)	"survey marker" means a device used in the surveying of a 
program of exploration to establish or produce the program;
	(oo)	"survey monument" or "monument" means a post, stake, pin, 
mound of rock or other material, pit, trench or any other 
thing used to mark a triangulation point or the surveyed 
corner of a quarter section or a section, and includes a 
witness post indicating the position of such a corner;
	(pp)	"tenant" means a person who holds a lease in respect of a 
leased road;
	(qq)	"test hole" means a hole drilled in a program of exploration 
for the primary purpose of obtaining geological information 
and in which no explosive charge will be detonated but in 
which logs may be run.
(2)  The definitions in the Forests Act, the Public Highways 
Development Act and the Public Lands Act do not apply to this 
Regulation, except where this Regulation specifically makes such a 
definition applicable.
(3)  Section 23 of the Interpretation Act does not apply to a notice 
given pursuant to this Regulation.
(4)  Except where this Regulation specifically provides to the contrary, 
this Regulation does not apply to exploration for
	(a)	metallic and industrial minerals as defined in the Metallic 
and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation (AR 145/2005), 
or
	(b)	ammonite shell as defined in the Ammonite Shell Regulation 
(AR 152/2004).
Part 1 
Exploration Directives
Adoption of Exploration Directives
2(1)  The Exploration Directives listed in Schedule 1, as amended 
from time to time, are adopted and form part of this Regulation.
(2)  A reference in this Regulation to "this Regulation" includes the 
Exploration Directives adopted under subsection (1).
(3)  Exploration Directives and changes to them must be made in 
accordance with the procedure set out in the applicable Exploration 
Directive.
Duty to comply
3   In conducting exploration, a program permittee and a program 
licensee shall comply with, and shall ensure that anyone operating 
under their authorization complies with, all applicable Exploration 
Directives.
Condition of licence or permit
4   Compliance with
	(a)	section 3, and
	(b)	directions of the Minister under section 108.2 of the Act,
is a condition of the exploration licence and associated exploration 
approval or the exploration permit, as the case may be.
Part 2 
General
Liability of delegatees
5   If
	(a)	a provision of this Regulation or a condition of an 
exploration approval imposes a duty on a program licensee or 
program permittee, whether or not the provision specifically 
refers to a program licensee or program permittee, as the case 
may be,
	(b)	a program licensee or program permittee delegates, by 
whatever manner, the performance of the duty to another 
person, or that other person performs the duty under the 
authority of the licence or permit of the program licensee or 
program permittee, and
	(c)	that provision or that condition is actually contravened by 
that other person,
then, for the purpose of this Regulation, that provision or condition is 
to be treated as having been contravened not only by the program 
licensee or program permittee but also by that other person.
Powers of inspectors and investigators
6(1)  A designation of a person as an inspector or investigator under 
section 108.3 of the Act must indicate
	(a)	whether the person designated may exercise his or her 
powers throughout Alberta or only in a part of Alberta 
specified in the designation, and
	(b)	whether the person designated is authorized to act in respect 
of Part 8 of the Act and this Regulation generally or only in 
respect of particular provisions specified in the designation.
(2)  In the designation of an inspector the Minister may authorize the 
inspector to do any or all of the following in the area of Alberta for 
which he or she is designated:
	(a)	conduct inspections in relation to programs of exploration;
	(b)	advise as to the terms and conditions to which exploration 
approvals should be subject;
	(c)	carry out the powers and duties with respect to the 
administration of exploration approvals that are not assigned 
to investigators under the Act or this Regulation.
(3)  An investigator may, in the area of Alberta for which he or she is 
designated,
	(a)	conduct investigations where it appears that there may have 
been a contravention of Part 8 of the Act, this Regulation or a 
term or condition of a licence, permit or exploration 
approval, and
	(b)	determine contraventions of Part 8 of the Act, this Regulation 
and terms and conditions of licences, permits and exploration 
approvals and advise as to the appropriate enforcement action 
to be imposed in respect of such contraventions.
Authority to conduct exploration
7   Subject to this Regulation, an exploration approval authorizes the 
program licensee and any person conducting a program of exploration 
under the authority of the program licensee to use the land designated 
in the exploration approval in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the approval.
Consents required
8(1)  No person shall conduct exploration
	(a)	on private land, except with the consent of the owner of the 
land or a person authorized by the owner to give that consent;
	(b)	on land owned or occupied by the Crown in right of Canada, 
except with the consent of the appropriate Minister or agency 
of the Government of Canada or of a person authorized by 
the appropriate Minister or agency to give the consent;
	(c)	on land, other than public land, of which the Crown in right 
of Alberta is in lawful possession, except with the consent of 
the appropriate Minister or agency of the Government of 
Alberta;
	(d)	on occupied public land that is not the subject of an 
agricultural lease within the meaning of the Exploration 
Dispute Resolution Regulation (AR 227/2003), except with 
the consent of the person in possession of the public land 
under and by virtue of the disposition;
	(e)	on occupied public land that is the subject of an agricultural 
lease within the meaning of the Exploration Dispute 
Resolution Regulation (AR 227/2003), except in accordance 
with the requirements, processes and procedures set forth in 
that Regulation;
	(f)	on public land under the administration of a Minister of the 
Crown in right of Alberta other than the Minister of 
Sustainable Resource Development, except with the consent 
of the Minister who has the administration of the public land;
	(g)	on public land under the administration of a corporation that 
is an agent of the Crown in right of Alberta, except with the 
consent of that corporation;
	(h)	on land within the boundaries of
	(i)	a city, town, village or summer village,
	(ii)	an urban service area of a specialized municipality, or
	(iii)	a rural service area of a specialized municipality, where 
an order in council under the Municipal Government 
Act deems the rural service area to be a city for the 
purposes of enactments affecting roads, culverts, 
ditches, drains and highways in the rural service area,
		except with the consent of the council of the city, town, 
village, summer village or specialized municipality or an 
employee of the city, town, village, summer village or 
specialized municipality who is authorized to give the 
consent;
	(i)	on land within the boundaries of a Metis settlement, except 
with the consent of the settlement council and the Metis 
Settlements General Council;
	(j)	on a part of a highway that is under construction, except with 
the consent of the operations manager in the Department of 
Infrastructure and Transportation for the region of Alberta in 
which that part of the highway is located or an employee of 
the Crown in right of Alberta authorized by the operations 
manager to give that consent;
	(k)	on a part of a public road as defined in section 1(1)(hh)(i) 
that is under construction within the geographical area of a 
municipal authority, except with the consent of the municipal 
authority.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where
	(a)	the exploration to be conducted on land referred to in that 
subsection involves the conduct of an activity or the 
commission of waste, and
	(b)	the person from whom consent must be obtained under that 
subsection does not have the right to give the consent in 
respect of the activity or the commission of waste, as the case 
may be,
the consent must be obtained from the person who has the right to give 
it or from a person who is authorized by that person to give it.
(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) shall not be construed as removing the 
necessity to obtain a consent to conduct exploration on any land from 
any person not referred to in those subsections, if that person's consent 
is required by law.
(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), where an exploration approval is 
granted in respect of land that is or includes a road allowance located 
in a municipal district, improvement district, special area, specialized 
municipality or town under the Parks Towns Act, exploration may be 
conducted in the road allowance under the exploration approval 
without the need for any consent from the council of the municipal 
district, improvement district, special area, specialized municipality or 
town in addition to consent that may be required under subsection (1) 
or section 59.
Exploration on certain land
9   No person shall conduct exploration
	(a)	on land within that part of the location of an agreement 
issued under the Act in which the holder of the agreement 
has been granted surface access to the mineral rights granted 
by the agreement under a disposition granted under the 
Public Lands Act unless that person is the holder of the 
agreement or a person authorized by the holder of the 
agreement to conduct the exploration;
	(b)	on land within the area of a permit for a mine site or mine 
granted under the Coal Conservation Act unless that person 
is the holder of the permit or a person authorized by the 
holder of the permit to conduct the exploration;
	(c)	on land within the area of an approval for a scheme or 
operation granted under the Oil Sands Conservation Act 
unless that person is the holder of the approval or a person 
authorized by the holder of the approval to conduct the 
exploration;
	(d)	on land that is within the area of a metallic and industrial 
minerals lease issued under the Metallic and Industrial 
Minerals Tenure Regulation (AR 145/2005) and is the 
subject of an authorization under section 50 of that 
Regulation, unless that person is the holder of the lease or a 
person authorized by the holder of the lease to conduct the 
exploration;
	(e)	on land that is being used for the operation of a quarry as 
defined in the Activities Designation Regulation 
(AR 276/2003) unless that person is the person who will be 
primarily responsible for carrying on the quarrying operation 
or is a person authorized by that person to conduct the 
exploration.
Right to enter on leased or closed road
10(1)  The program licensee or program permittee for a program of 
exploration that is to be conducted, in whole or in part, on a leased 
road shall, prior to the date of commencement of the program, make a 
reasonable effort to negotiate the right to enter on the leased road with 
the tenant.
(2)  If a right to enter cannot be negotiated in accordance with 
subsection (1), entry may be made on the leased road for the purpose 
of conducting the program of exploration if, not less than 48 hours 
prior to the date of entry, the program licensee or program permittee 
gives notice in writing of the entry to the tenant.
(3)  The program licensee or program permittee for a program of 
exploration that is to be conducted, in whole or in part, on a closed 
road shall, prior to the commencement of the program, attempt to 
negotiate the right to enter on the closed road with
	(a)	the council for the municipal district in which entry is to be 
made, if entry relates to a public road described in section 
1(1)(e)(i),
	(b)	the Special Areas Board, if entry relates to a road, trail or 
bridge described in section 1(1)(e)(ii),
	(c)	the operations manager for the transportation district in 
which entry is to be made, if entry relates to a highway 
described in section 1(1)(e)(iii), or
	(d)	the council for the city, town, village or summer village in 
which entry is to be made, if entry relates to a highway 
within the meaning of section 1(1)(e)(iv).
(4)  If a right to enter cannot be negotiated in accordance with 
subsection (3)(a), (b) or (d), entry may be made on the closed road for 
the purpose of conducting the program of exploration if, not less than 
48 hours prior to the date of entry, the program licensee or program 
permittee gives notice in writing of the entry to the person, board or 
corporation with whom the licensee or permittee attempted to negotiate 
the right to enter under subsection (3)(a), (b) or (d).
(5)  A notice given under subsection (2) or (4) must
	(a)	state the intent to conduct the program of exploration on the 
leased road or closed road,
	(b)	indicate the point or points where entry will be made on the 
leased road or closed road for the purpose of conducting the 
program,
	(c)	indicate the anticipated date of entry on, and the expected 
date of departure from, the leased road or closed road by the 
person or persons conducting the program, and
	(d)	contain an undertaking by the licensee or permittee for the 
program that the licensee or permittee will be liable for any 
damage resulting from the conduct of the program on the 
leased road or closed road.
(6)  Nothing in this section relieves any person from the requirement to 
obtain any applicable consent under section 8.
Prohibited exploration and other activities
11(1)  No person shall conduct exploration in any area of Alberta 
described in an Exploration Directive as an area in which exploration 
is prohibited by the Exploration Directive.
(2)  No person shall
	(a)	operate a type of energy source,
	(b)	operate a type of exploration equipment, or
	(c)	conduct a method of exploration
in an area of Alberta described in an Exploration Directive as an area 
in which such an activity is prohibited by the Exploration Directive.
(3)  No person shall
	(a)	operate a type of energy source,
	(b)	operate a type of exploration equipment, or
	(c)	conduct a method of exploration
in an area of Alberta described in an Exploration Directive during a 
period specified in the Exploration Directive in which such an activity 
is prohibited by the Exploration Directive.
(4)  Where an Exploration Directive indicates that, in an area of 
Alberta described in the Exploration Directive, a person must
	(a)	operate a type of energy source,
	(b)	operate a type of exploration equipment, or
	(c)	conduct a method of exploration
in accordance with conditions specified in the Exploration Directives, 
no person may carry on such an activity except in accordance with 
such conditions.
(5)  No person shall, in an area of Alberta described in an Exploration 
Directive, drill shot holes or test holes to a depth greater than the 
maximum depth specified by the Exploration Directive for shot holes 
or test holes in that area.
(6)  If any discrepancy exists between a description of an area of 
Alberta in an Exploration Directive and the area as shown on a map in 
the Exploration Directive, the description of the area prevails.
Reviews by Minister
12(1)  The Minister may,
	(a)	on application by a program licensee or program permittee or 
a person authorized by the program licensee or program 
permittee, or
	(b)	on the Minister's own initiative,
as provided in the Exploration Directives, review a decision of the 
Minister in respect of a program of exploration if the decision relates 
to a matter that is specified by the Exploration Directives as a matter 
that is reviewable under this section.
(2)  The Minister may refuse to consider an application under 
subsection (1)(a) if the program licensee, program permittee or 
authorized person has not complied with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives in respect of the application.
(3)  In conducting a review the Minister shall give an opportunity to 
the program licensee, program permittee or authorized person to make 
representations in respect of the subject-matter of the review.
(4)  On having conducted a review under this section the Minister may
	(a)	confirm the decision, or
	(b)	vary the decision or revoke it and make a new decision,
and the Minister's decision on the review is final.
Release of program information
13(1)  Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of 
Privacy Act as it relates to the release of personal information, on the 
request in writing made by any person to the relevant Department 
authority, the Minister may release and make available to that person 
information that is held in the records of the Department in relation to 
an approved exploration program and is of a nature or type specified in 
the Exploration Directives for the purposes of this section.
(2)  A release of information described in subsection (1)
	(a)	may be made
	(i)	at any time after 2 years following the date of 
completion, or
	(ii)	at any time during that 2-year period if the Minister is 
satisfied that the licensee has consented to the release,
		and
	(b)	must be made in accordance with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives.
(3)  At any time after the approval by the Minister of a final plan for a 
program of exploration, information as to the location of lines in the 
programs that are specified and described in the Exploration Directives 
for the purposes of this subsection may be released by the relevant 
Department authority to a branch or division of the Department 
designated in the Exploration Directives for the purpose of identifying 
the location of those lines on access maps to which persons involved in 
the conduct of exploration in Alberta will have access.
Administrative penalty amounts
14   The maximum amounts of administrative penalties that may be 
imposed for the purposes of section 112 of the Act are as set out in 
Schedule 2.
Offences
15   A person who contravenes section 3, 8(1) or (2), 11, 32, 44, 45(1), 
46(1)(b), 50(b), 51, 59(1), or (2), 60(2)(d), (f) or (g), 62 or 63(1)(b) or 
(c) is guilty of an offence.
Part 3 
Licences and Permits
Applications for licence or permit
16(1)  A person may apply to the Minister in writing for an 
exploration licence or an exploration permit.
(2)  The application must be in the form and contain the information 
required by the Exploration Directives and must be accompanied by
	(a)	an application fee of $100 in the form of cash or a certified 
cheque or money order,
	(b)	a deposit in the form of cash or a certified cheque or money 
order in the amount of $10 000 if the applicant is applying 
for an exploration licence or $5000 if the applicant is 
applying for an exploration permit, and
	(c)	if the applicant is a corporation, proof satisfactory to the 
Minister that the applicant is entitled to carry on business in 
Alberta.
Return of deposit
17   The Minister shall return a deposit to the applicant if the 
exploration licence or exploration permit is not issued.
Deposits - transitional
18   A person who is a licensee or permittee on the date this 
Regulation comes into force shall ensure that, not more than 3 months 
following that date, there is on account with the Department in respect 
of its exploration licence or exploration permit a deposit that meets the 
requirements of section 16(2)(b).
Disposition of deposit
19(1)  The Minister may expend any portion of a deposit
	(a)	to remedy or redress any matter related to a contravention of 
Part 8 of the Act or of this Regulation or to a failure to 
comply with the terms or conditions of an exploration 
approval,
	(b)	as provided for in section 46(5), 54(b), 60(3)(b) or 63(3)(b) 
or (4)(b),
	(c)	to restore or repair damage to public land or to a renewable 
resource, structure, improvement, installation, facility or 
other property on public land that has been damaged or 
adversely affected through the conduct of a program of 
exploration by the licensee or permittee, or
	(d)	to pay any money owing by the licensee or permittee to the 
Government under Part 8 of the Act or under this Regulation.
(2)  If all or part of the deposit is expended by the Minister, the 
licensee or permittee, as the case may be, shall, within 3 months after a 
request from the Minister, pay a sufficient amount of money to the 
Minister so that the deposit is again in the amount prescribed by 
section 16(2)(b).
(3)  If the Minister cancels an exploration licence or exploration permit 
pursuant to section 110(1) of the Act,
	(a)	the deposit held by the Minister in respect of that licence or 
permit is forfeited to the Crown in right of Alberta, and
	(b)	the Minister may expend the deposit or any portion of the 
deposit as described in subsection (1).
(4)  If the Minister cancels an exploration licence or exploration permit 
at the request of the licensee or permittee, the Minister shall return to 
the licensee or permittee the portion of the deposit that has not been 
expended as described in subsection (1) if the Minister is satisfied that
	(a)	all money owing to the Government by the licensee or 
permittee under any enactment under the Minister's 
administration has been paid, and
	(b)	all duties and obligations of the licensee or permittee under 
any enactment under the Minister's administration have been 
discharged.
Inactive licences and permits
20(1)  The Minister may declare a deposit forfeited to the Crown in 
right of Alberta if,
	(a)	for a period of at least 3 years, the licensee or permittee has 
not conducted exploration under the exploration licence or 
exploration permit and has not advised the Minister of its 
intention to so conduct exploration, or
	(b)	where the licensee or permittee is a corporation, the licensee 
or permittee has, for a period of at least 3 years, ceased to be 
entitled to carry on business in Alberta.
(2)  If the Minister declares a deposit forfeited under subsection (1), 
the exploration licence or exploration permit in respect of which the 
deposit was furnished is automatically cancelled.
One licence or permit per person
21   No person shall hold more than one exploration licence or 
exploration permit at any time.
Related corporations
22(1)  In this section, "group of related corporations" means
	(a)	bodies corporate that are affiliates of one another or affiliated 
bodies corporate as described and defined in section 2 of the 
Business Corporations Act, or
	(b)	bodies corporate that are related to or associated with each 
other in any of the ways described and defined in section 2 of 
the Business Corporations Act.
(2)  Where more than one body corporate in a group of related 
corporations holds an exploration licence or an exploration permit, the 
Minister may
	(a)	by notice in writing require the group of related corporations 
to designate a body corporate as the body corporate that is to 
be the licensee or permittee, and
	(b)	issue one licence or permit to the body corporate designated 
under clause (a), cancel all other licences or permits held by 
bodies corporate in the group of related corporations and 
transfer all programs listed in the records of the Department 
under those licences or permits to the licence or permit of the 
designated body corporate.
Application for exploration approval
23(1)  A licensee or a person authorized by the licensee may apply to 
the Minister in writing for an exploration approval.
(2)  The application must be submitted to the relevant Department 
authority and must be accompanied by
	(a)	a preliminary plan as described in the Exploration Directives 
and any other information required by the Exploration 
Directives, and
	(b)	an application fee of $350 in the form of cash or a certified 
cheque or money order or paid through an account 
established with the Government.
Notification of decision
24(1)  The Minister shall notify the applicant in writing as to the 
disposition of the application for an exploration approval not later than 
10 business days after the day on which the application was received 
by the Minister.
(2)  If the Minister refuses an application for an exploration approval, 
the Minister shall specify the reasons for the refusal.
Wavier of fee on resubmission
25   Where an application must be resubmitted because of a deficiency 
with the application, the Minister may waive the fee payable under 
section 23(2)(b) if the Minister considers that, in the circumstances, it 
would be appropriate to do so.
Notice to permittee
26(1)  If the Minister accepts an application for an exploration 
approval, the program licensee shall deliver a copy of the exploration 
approval to the program permittee prior to the date of commencement 
of the program.
(2)  The program permittee shall post a copy of the exploration 
approval in a conspicuous place at its field headquarters until the 
program of exploration is completed.
Security deposits
27(1)  The Minister may require a program licensee to provide a 
security deposit in an amount and form specified by the Minister
	(a)	before an exploration approval is granted for the program of 
exploration, or
	(b)	after the granting of the exploration approval and before the 
program licensee has obtained, in respect of the program of 
exploration,
	(i)	a letter of clearance referred to in section 58(3), in the 
case of a program of exploration conducted on public 
land or within a road allowance, or
	(ii)	a release from the owner of the land or the owner's 
agent, in the case of a program of exploration conducted 
on private land.
(2)  The Minister may, at any time after payment of a security deposit 
under subsection (1), increase the amount of the security deposit 
required under subsection (1) if the Minister discovers or identifies any 
matter or thing connected with the program of exploration that, in the 
Minister's opinion, justifies increasing the amount.
(3)  If the Minister requires a security deposit for a program of 
exploration before the granting of the exploration approval, the 
Minister shall not grant an exploration approval unless the Minister has 
received the security deposit.
(4)  If the Minister requires a security deposit for a program of 
exploration after the granting of an exploration approval or increases 
the amount of a security deposit under subsection (2), no person shall 
perform any operation or activity in connection with the program of 
exploration after the date specified by the Minister for payment of the 
security deposit or the increased amount unless, before that date, the 
Minister receives the deposit or increased amount.
Forfeiture of security deposit
28   If the Minister is of the opinion that
	(a)	a program of exploration for which a security deposit has 
been furnished under this Part is not being or has not been 
conducted in compliance with Part 8 of the Act, this 
Regulation or the terms or conditions of the exploration 
approval, or
	(b)	land, any renewable natural resource or any structure, 
improvement, installation, facility or other property located 
on land is being or has been damaged or adversely affected 
through the conduct of such a program,
the Minister may declare the security deposit forfeited to the Crown in 
right of Alberta and may
	(c)	expend on the location of the program of exploration the 
security deposit and any additional funds that are necessary 
to remedy the non-compliance or to restore or repair the 
damage to the land, renewable natural resource, structure, 
improvement, installation, facility or other property, and
	(d)	recover the additional funds referred to in clause (c) in an 
action in debt against the program licensee.
Return of security deposit
29(1)  Where the Minister declares a security deposit to be forfeited 
under section 28, the Minister shall, after complying with section 
28(c), forthwith return to the licensee any part of the security deposit 
that remains.
(2)  The Minister shall forthwith return a security deposit to the 
program licensee where the Minister is satisfied that section 28 does 
not apply.
Amendment of approved program
30(1)  The Minister may, on application in writing by a program 
licensee or a person authorized by the program licensee, and on 
payment of a fee of $175, amend an exploration approval.
(2)  An application for an amendment may not be made after the 
exploration approval has expired.
(3)  Sections 23(2)(a) and 24 apply to an application for an amendment 
to an exploration approval.
(4)  Subject to section 8(1)(a) and the Exploration Directives, the 
program licensee may move a seismic line in an approved exploration 
program being conducted on private land without obtaining an 
amendment to the exploration approval if the line is moved
	(a)	within the quarter section in which it is located as shown on 
the preliminary plan approved for the program, or
	(b)	to an adjoining quarter section if the location of a line in that 
quarter section is shown on the preliminary plan approved for 
the program or in an amendment to the exploration approval.
Temporary field authorizations
31   After an exploration approval has been granted for a program of 
exploration on public land, the Minister may, in accordance with the 
Exploration Directives, authorize
	(a)	the use of any existing cut lines or the cutting of new lines 
that were not shown on the preliminary plan, or
	(b)	any other activities associated with the conduct of the 
program.
Duties of licensee and permittee
32   The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that all 
exploration in an approved exploration program is conducted in 
accordance with
	(a)	the preliminary plan approved for the program,
	(b)	the terms and conditions of the exploration approval, and
	(c)	any authorizations given by the Minister under section 31.
Expiry of exploration approval
33(1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an exploration approval 
expires
	(a)	on the date specified in the exploration approval for the 
expiry of the exploration approval, or
	(b)	if no such date is specified in the exploration approval, on 
April 30 of the fiscal year of the Government next following 
the fiscal year in which the exploration approval was granted.
(2)  On the date of completion of an approved exploration program, the 
exploration approval granted in respect of the program is deemed to 
have expired.
(3)  In accordance with the Exploration Directives, the Minister may 
extend the term of an exploration approval if the program licensee or a 
person authorized by the program licensee makes a written request to 
the relevant Department authority.
(4)  The Minister may grant the extension for any period and subject to 
any terms and conditions that the Minister considers appropriate.
Duty on completion of exploration
34(1)  Within 90 days after the date of completion, the program 
licensee shall
	(a)	file with the relevant Department authority a final plan for 
the program of exploration in accordance with the 
Exploration Directives, and
	(b)	in the case of a program of exploration that was conducted in 
whole or in part on land that is within the location of or 
subject to a forest management agreement or timber licence 
within the meaning of section 38(1)(a), provide a copy of the 
final plan to the holder of the forest management agreement 
or timber licence.
(2)  If
	(a)	no exploration field operations are conducted under an 
approved exploration program before its expiry date as 
determined under section 33(1) or (3), or
	(b)	the program licensee cancels an approved program of 
exploration without having conducted any exploration field 
operations under it,
the program licensee shall, not later than 30 days after the expiry date, 
file with the relevant Department authority a written statement that no 
exploration field operations were conducted under the program.
(3)  A final plan must be accompanied with copies of all authorizations 
in respect of the program given by the Minister under section 31.
Deficiencies in final plan
35(1)  The Minister may by notice in writing require the program 
licensee to
	(a)	correct any deficiencies in a final plan filed under section 34, 
or
	(b)	refile the final plan where the Minister considers it 
appropriate to do so due to the nature of the deficiencies.
(2)  A program licensee who receives a notice under subsection (1) 
shall comply with it in accordance with its terms.
(3)  A program licence who refiles a final plan under subsection (1)(b) 
shall forthwith provide a copy of the refiled final plan to the holder of 
a forest management agreement or timber licence referred to in section 
34(1)(b), where applicable.
Approval of final plan
36   The Minister is considered to have approved a final plan on the 
expiry of 90 days after receipt of it unless the Minister gives the 
program licensee a notice under section 35 before the expiry of the 
90-day period.
Part 4 
Notices
Notice to relevant Department authority
37(1)  Not more than 5 business days prior to the date of 
commencement or, if the Minister has agreed in writing to a different 
time or period of time for the purpose of this subsection, at or before 
that time or within that period of time, the program licensee and 
program permittee shall ensure that the relevant Department authority 
is provided with a notice containing the particulars about the proposed 
program of exploration that are required in the Exploration Directives.
(2)  Not more than 5 business days after the date of completion, the 
program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that the relevant 
Department authority is provided with a notice containing the 
particulars about the completed program of exploration that are 
required in the Exploration Directives.
(3)  A notice under subsection (1) or (2) must be given in the form and 
manner required by the Exploration Directives.
Notice to other persons
38(1)  In this section and section 39,
	(a)	"forest management agreement" and "timber licence" mean 
respectively a forest management agreement and a timber 
licence in respect of public land pursuant to the Forests Act 
and the regulations under that Act;
	(b)	"relevant land authority" means,
	(i)	in relation to a program of exploration conducted 
wholly or partially in a special area, other than on a 
highway, the Special Areas Board,
	(ii)	in relation to a program of exploration conducted 
wholly or partially in a municipality, other than on a 
highway, the council of the municipality, and
	(iii)	in relation to a program of exploration conducted 
wholly or partially on a highway that pursuant to an 
enactment of the Government is subject to the direction, 
control and management of the Minister of 
Infrastructure and Transportation, the operations 
manager for the region in Alberta in which the program 
has been or is to be conducted.
(2)  Not less than 2 business days nor more than 15 business days prior 
to the date of commencement, or if the relevant land authority has 
agreed in writing to a different time or period of time for the purpose 
of this subsection, at or before that time or within that period of time, 
the program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that the 
relevant land authority is provided with
	(a)	written notice of the date of commencement in the form 
required by the Exploration Directives, and
	(b)	a copy of the exploration approval and of the approved 
preliminary plan for the program of exploration.
(3)  If the Minister approves an amendment to the exploration approval 
for an approved exploration program at any time after the earlier of
	(a)	compliance by the program licensee or program permittee 
with subsection (2), and
	(b)	the time or period of time specified for compliance by the 
program licensee or program permittee pursuant to 
subsection (2),
and the relevant land authority is the Special Areas Board or the 
council of a municipality, the program licensee and program permittee 
shall, not more than 2 business days after the approval of the 
amendment, ensure that written notice of the amendment is provided to 
the relevant land authority.
(4)  Not more than one business day after the date of completion of an 
approved exploration program that was conducted in whole or in part 
in a municipality or special area or on a highway referred to in 
subsection (1)(b)(iii), the program licensee and program permittee 
shall ensure that written notice of the date of completion is provided to 
the relevant land authority.
(5)  In the case of a program of exploration conducted in whole or in 
part on land that is within the location of or subject to a forest 
management agreement or timber licence,
	(a)	the program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that, 
not less than 2 business days nor more than 15 business days 
prior to the date of commencement, the holder of the forest 
management agreement or timber licence is provided with
	(i)	written notice of the date of commencement in the form 
required by the Exploration Directives, and
	(ii)	a copy of the approved preliminary plan for the program 
of exploration,
		and
	(b)	subsections (3) and (4) apply, with necessary modifications, 
as if the references to a relevant land authority in those 
subsections were references to the holder of the forest 
management agreement or timber licence.
(6)  A notice that is required to be given pursuant to this section must 
be given in the form and manner required by the Exploration 
Directives.
Notice of temporary cessation of operations
39(1)  If, before the date of completion, the crew and equipment 
conducting a program of exploration are to be removed from the 
location of the program as shown in the preliminary plan, the program 
licensee and program permittee shall, before the removal, ensure that 
the relevant Department authority and the relevant land authority are 
provided with notice in writing of the date on which exploration field 
operations under the program are to cease and of the approximate date 
on which those operations are to be resumed.
(2)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that the 
relevant Department authority and the relevant land authority are 
provided with notice in writing of any change in the date on which 
exploration field operations under the program are to be resumed.
(3)  The exploration approval granted in respect of the program of 
exploration is deemed to have expired and the conduct of exploration 
under the program is deemed to have been completed
	(a)	on the date on which the crew and equipment are removed 
from the location of the program, in a case where no removal 
notice is given under subsection (1), or
	(b)	on the date on which exploration field operations under the 
program were to be resumed, in a case where a resumption 
notice is given under subsection (1) or (2) and operations are 
not resumed on the date set out in the notice.
(4)  In the case of a program of exploration conducted in whole or in 
part on land that is within the location of or subject to a forest 
management agreement or timber licence, subsections (1) to (3) apply, 
with necessary modifications, as if the holder of the forest management 
agreement or timber licence were a relevant land authority.
Part 5 
Exploration Field Operations
Change in designation of program permittee
40   A designation of program permittee made in a notice given under 
section 37(1) may, in accordance with the Exploration Directives, be 
changed by notice in writing from the program licensee to the relevant 
Department authority.
Operation of exploration equipment
41(1)  The program permittee shall ensure that one of the following 
identification numbers appears conspicuously, and in characters not 
less than 10 cm high, on both sides of units of exploration equipment 
and vehicles that are specified in the Exploration Directives and are 
used by or on behalf of the permittee in circumstances described in the 
Exploration Directives in the conduct of the program of exploration:
	(a)	the words "PERMIT NO." followed by the number of the 
permit of the permittee who owns or has leased the unit or 
vehicle or under the authority of whose permit the unit or 
vehicle is being used in or in connection with the program;
	(b)	the letter "U" followed by the unique identification number 
obtained by the owner or lessee of the unit or vehicle 
pursuant to an application under subsection (4) and the 
Exploration Directives.
(2)  The program licensee shall ensure that one of the following 
identification numbers appears conspicuously, and in characters not 
less than 10 cm high, on both sides of vehicles that are specified in the 
Exploration Directives and are used by or on behalf of the licensee on 
the location or site of the program of exploration in circumstances 
described in the Exploration Directives:
	(a)	the words "LIC NO." followed by the number of the licence 
of the licensee who owns or has leased the vehicle or under 
the authority of whose licence the vehicle is being used in or 
in connection with the program;
	(b)	the letter "U" followed by the unique identification number 
obtained by the owner or lessee of the vehicle pursuant to an 
application under subsection (4) and the Exploration 
Directives.
(3)  No person shall operate a unit of exploration equipment or vehicle 
in a manner described in subsection (1) or (2) unless the unit or vehicle 
bears an identification number as required by subsection (1) or (2).
(4)  The Minister may grant a unique identification number to a person 
who applies to the relevant Department authority and pays a fee in the 
amount of $100.
Use of products in exploration
42(1)  In this section, "product" means
	(a)	a permit tag,
	(b)	a hole plug,
	(c)	a sealing product, and
	(d)	any other thing specified in the Exploration Directives as a 
product for the purposes of this section.
(2)  A program licensee and a program permittee shall, in the conduct 
of a program of exploration, use only products that are
	(a)	listed as approved products in the Exploration Directives, or
	(b)	approved by the Minister for use pursuant to an application 
that is made in the manner and contains the information 
required by the Exploration Directives.
Pipeline crossing
43(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"low pressure distribution pipeline" means a distribution 
pipeline that is designed to operate or is intended to be 
operated at a pressure of 700 kilopascals or less;
	(b)	"rural gas utility" means rural gas utility as defined in the 
Gas Distribution Act.
(2)  The program licensee and program permittee for a program of 
exploration that is to be conducted on, over or across a pipeline that is 
subject to the provisions of the Pipeline Act shall comply with the 
relevant provisions of the Pipeline Regulation (AR 91/2005).
(3)  The program licensee and program permittee for a program of 
exploration that is to be conducted on, over or across a low pressure 
distribution pipeline or a pipeline that is part of a rural gas utility shall 
ensure that the owner or operator of the low pressure distribution 
pipeline or rural gas utility is notified in writing that the program is to 
be so conducted not less than 2 business days nor more than 15 
business days before the day on which the crossing will occur.
Distance requirements
44   The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that all 
persons conducting a program of exploration comply with the set-back 
distance requirements and consent requirements specified in the 
Exploration Directives for methods of exploration conducted in 
relation to structures described in the Exploration Directives.
Contamination of water and damage to aquifers
45(1)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that 
no shot hole or test hole
	(a)	is drilled or abandoned using fluids or materials that contain 
harmful contaminants,
	(b)	is drilled where temporary water has collected on the land 
surface, except with the prior approval of the Minister and in 
accordance with the requirements of the Exploration 
Directives, or
	(c)	is drilled or abandoned in a manner that would, in the opinion 
of the Minister, permit the movement of water from one 
aquifer or formation to another or from the surface of land to 
an aquifer or other formation.
(2)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that the 
drilling of shot holes through water bodies is in compliance with the 
requirements of the Exploration Directives.
(3)  If, in the opinion of the Minister, damage to or disturbance of an 
aquifer or obstruction of the flow of water within or from an aquifer 
has been caused during the conduct of a program of exploration,
	(a)	the Minister may direct the program licensee or program 
permittee to take the action or do the work the Minister 
considers appropriate in relation to the damage, disturbance 
or obstruction, and
	(b)	the program licensee or program permittee, as the case may 
be, shall comply with the Minister's directions under clause 
(a).
Flowing holes
46(1)  If water is released from an aquifer or stratum and comes to the 
surface as a result of the drilling of a test hole or the drilling or 
detonation of a shot hole, the program licensee and program permittee 
shall ensure that
	(a)	all drilling that is in progress is discontinued and that no 
explosive charge is loaded in a shot hole,
	(b)	the flow of water from the shot hole or test hole is confined 
to the aquifer or stratum of origin
	(i)	as set out in the Exploration Directives,
	(ii)	as directed by an inspector, or
	(iii)	in another manner that is determined by the program 
licensee or permittee and is acceptable to the Minister,
	(c)	the requirements of the Exploration Directives in relation to 
the subsequent drilling of shot holes and test holes in the 
program of exploration are complied with, and
	(d)	a report on the flowing hole is forthwith submitted to the 
relevant Department authority as required by the Exploration 
Directives.
(2)  If, after reasonable attempts, the flow of water from a shot hole or 
test hole cannot be confined as set out in subsection (1)(b), the 
program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that a plan for the 
control and management of the flow of water from the flowing hole is 
developed and is agreed to by the owner of the land on which the 
flowing hole is located.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply where the flow of water in a flowing 
hole is confined and contained by the completion and operation of the 
flowing hole as a water well in accordance with the Water 
(Ministerial) Regulation (AR 205/98).
(4)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that the 
Minister is forthwith provided with
	(a)	a copy of an agreement referred to in subsection (2), or
	(b)	where the flowing hole is completed as a water well, a copy 
of the agreement to that effect between the program licensee 
or permittee and the landowner.
(5)  If the program licensee and program permittee do not comply with 
subsection (1), (2) or (3), as applicable, the Minister may do one or 
more of the following:
	(a)	take the action or do the work or engage a person to do the 
work that is necessary to remedy the non-compliance;
	(b)	expend all or any part of the deposit furnished by the 
program licensee or program permittee under section 16 to 
remedy the non-compliance;
	(c)	recover the cost to the Government of remedying the 
non-compliance in an action in debt, which may be brought 
on a joint and several basis.
Encountering gas
47   If gas is encountered in the drilling of a shot hole or test hole, the 
program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that
	(a)	the gas is immediately confined to its source or place of 
origin in a manner that prevents an adverse effect on the 
environment, human health, property or public safety,
	(b)	immediately after the gas has been confined in accordance 
with clause (a), a report on the flowing hole is submitted to 
the relevant Department authority as required by the 
Exploration Directives, and
	(c)	the procedures and precautionary measures to avoid an 
explosion that are set forth in the Occupational Health and 
Safety Code adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety 
Code Order (AR 321/2003) are carried out.
Subsidence
48(1)  If the ground surrounding a shot hole or test hole drilled in a 
program of exploration subsides or collapses, the program licensee and 
program permittee shall ensure that the necessary action is promptly 
taken
	(a)	to fill the area of the subsidence so that the ground level is 
the same as it was before the shot hole or test hole was 
drilled, and
	(b)	to minimize any further subsidence.
(2)  All material used as fill under subsection (1) must be free of 
noxious weeds and restricted weeds as defined in the Weed Control Act 
and of harmful contaminants.
Charges in shot holes and depths of shot holes 
and test holes
49(1)  If the size of the explosive charge proposed to be detonated in a 
shot hole drilled in the conduct of a program of exploration exceeds 
the maximum charge size permitted for shot holes by the Exploration 
Directives, the program licensee and program permittee shall
	(a)	ensure that the Minister is provided with an explanation and 
reasons to justify exceeding that maximum charge size, and
	(b)	ensure that no explosive charge is loaded in the shot hole 
without the prior written approval of the Minister.
(2)  If a shot hole or test hole drilled in the conduct of a program of 
exploration is proposed to be drilled to a depth exceeding the 
maximum allowable depth for shot holes or test holes permitted by the 
Exploration Directives in the area of Alberta in which the program is 
being conducted, the program licensee and program permittee shall
	(a)	ensure that the Minister is provided with an explanation and 
reasons to justify exceeding that maximum allowable depth, 
and
	(b)	ensure that the shot hole or test hole is not drilled beyond that 
maximum allowable depth without the prior written approval 
of the Minister.
(3)  If a program of exploration will involve the use of an explosive 
energy source that is not in a shot hole, the program licensee and 
program permittee shall ensure that written approval is obtained from 
the Minister before using that energy source.
Temporary abandonment of shot holes and test holes
50   The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that a 
shot hole or test hole drilled in a program of exploration to a depth of 
20 metres or less that has not been permanently abandoned as required 
under this Regulation
	(a)	is temporarily abandoned
	(i)	in a manner that is in accordance with the requirements 
of the Exploration Directives for shot holes or test holes 
drilled in the operations, under the conditions, within 
the area or at or within the location in which or at or 
under which the shot hole or test hole was drilled, and
	(ii)	in a manner, if any, prescribed by the Minister under 
section 52,
		and
	(b)	is not left unattended until it is temporarily abandoned under 
clause (a).
Abandonment of shot holes and test holes
51(1)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that a 
shot hole drilled in a program of exploration to a depth of 20 metres or 
less is permanently abandoned
	(a)	immediately after the detonation of the charge in the hole, 
subject to the Exploration Directives,
	(b)	in a manner that is in accordance with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives for shot holes drilled in the 
operations, under the conditions, within the area or at or 
within the location in which or at or under which the shot 
hole was drilled, and
	(c)	in a manner, if any, prescribed by the Minister under section 
52.
(2)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that a 
test hole drilled in a program of exploration to a depth of 20 metres or 
less is permanently abandoned
	(a)	within 30 days after the day on which the drilling of the hole 
is completed,
	(b)	in a manner that is in accordance with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives for test holes drilled in the operations, 
under the conditions, within the area or at or within the 
location in which or at or under which the test hole was 
drilled, and
	(c)	in a manner, if any, prescribed by the Minister under section 
52.
(3)  If a shot hole is drilled in a program of exploration to a depth of 
more than 20 metres, the program licensee and program permittee shall 
ensure that
	(a)	before permanently abandoning the shot hole, the Minister is 
advised of the proposed abandonment and of the proposed 
procedure for abandonment and that the Minister's approval 
for that proposed procedure for abandonment is obtained, and
	(b)	the procedure for abandonment of the shot hole approved by 
the Minister under clause (a) is followed.
(4)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that a 
test hole drilled in a program of exploration to a depth greater than 20 
metres is abandoned in accordance with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives that apply to such test holes.
Alternate shot hole abandonment
52(1)  The Minister may extend the time periods under section 51(1) 
and (2) and may prescribe directions, instructions or provisions with 
respect to the temporary or permanent abandonment of shot holes or 
test holes that differ or vary from the requirements of the Exploration 
Directives or of the exploration approval for the program.
(2)  Directions, instructions and provisions prescribed by the Minister 
under subsection (1) shall, to the extent that they conflict with, modify 
or replace the requirements of the Exploration Directives or the 
exploration approval, supersede and prevail over those requirements.
Damage to plugging
53   A person who, in the conduct of any activity other than the 
construction or upgrading of a highway or public road, intentionally 
damages or destroys the plugging of a flowing hole or the plugging of 
a shot hole or test hole shall repair the damage to the plug or replug the 
hole in accordance with the directions of, and to the satisfaction of, the 
Minister.
Minister's powers
54   If a person to whom a direction is given under section 45(3), 52(1) 
or 53 fails to comply with the direction, the Minister may do any or all 
of the following:
	(a)	take the action or do the work or engage a person to take the 
action or do the work that is necessary to remedy the 
non-compliance;
	(b)	in the case of a failure by a program licensee or program 
permittee, expend all or any part of the deposit furnished by 
the program licensee or program permittee under section 16 
to remedy the non-compliance;
	(c)	recover in an action in debt against the person all or any 
portion of the cost to the Government of remedying the 
non-compliance.
Display of permit tag
55(1)  If an explosive energy source is used in the conduct of a 
program of exploration, the program licensee and program permittee 
shall, to the extent possible, ensure that, before the drilling rig is 
initially removed from the location of the last of the shot holes drilled 
to obtain data from a centre source point, an approved permit tag that 
contains the number of the exploration approval for the program and 
the permit number of the program permittee clearly and conspicuously 
impressed or engraved on it is securely affixed in a location that is 
readily visible and is
	(a)	facing the centre source point and on the same side of the 
highway or public road as the centre source point, and
	(b)	not more than 10 metres from each centre source point.
(2)  If a non-explosive energy source is used in the conduct of a 
program of exploration, the program licensee and program permittee 
shall, to the extent possible, ensure that, before the equipment used for 
recording the program is initially removed from the site or location of 
the program, an approved permit tag that contains the number of the 
exploration approval for the program and the permit number of the 
program permittee clearly and conspicuously impressed or engraved 
on it is securely affixed in a location that is readily visible and is
	(a)	facing the centre source point and on the same side of any 
highway or public road as the centre source point, and
	(b)	not more than 10 metres from each centre source point or, 
with the written approval of the Minister, not more than that 
distance from each second such centre source point.
Clearing of vegetation on road allowances
56   The program licensee and program permittee for a program of 
exploration in which the clearing of trees, shrubs, bushes or other 
vegetation is or is proposed to be conducted on a road allowance shall 
ensure that
	(a)	the consent of the relevant Department authority is obtained 
prior to the clearing operation,
	(b)	the surface of the ground from which the vegetation is 
cleared and the surface of the ground in the immediate 
vicinity of the clearing is left in a condition that will prevent 
the occurrence of erosion, and
	(c)	the terms and conditions of the exploration approval and the 
requirements of the Exploration Directives that relate to the 
clearing of vegetation on the road allowance are complied 
with.
Debris, refuse and other material
57   The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure
	(a)	that, in the case of a program of exploration being conducted 
on public land or within a road allowance,
	(i)	the terms and conditions of the exploration approval 
relating to debris, refuse and other material resulting 
from the conduct of the program of exploration are 
complied with, and
	(ii)	debris, refuse and other material are cleaned up and 
disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives, to the extent that they are not in 
conflict with terms and conditions referred to in 
subclause (i) or if there are no such terms or conditions,
		and
	(b)	that, in the case of a program of exploration being conducted 
on private land where the authorization to enter the land that 
was given by the owner does not address the cleanup and 
disposal of debris, refuse and other material resulting from 
the conduct of the program, the clean up and disposal is 
carried out in accordance with the requirements of the 
Exploration Directives.
Letter of clearance
58(1)  The program licensee for a program of exploration
	(a)	must, in the case of a program of exploration conducted on 
public land under the administration of the Minister, and
	(b)	may, in the case of a program of exploration conducted 
within a road allowance
apply to the Minister for a letter of clearance in respect of the program 
within 2 years after the date of completion or within any longer period 
allowed by the Minister pursuant to a request in writing from the 
program licensee.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) must be made in accordance 
with the Exploration Directives.
(3)  The Minister shall issue a letter of clearance if the Minister is 
satisfied that the surface of the public land or road allowance has been 
reclaimed and restored in a satisfactory manner.
(4)  A letter of clearance does not release the program licensee from 
the obligation to comply with the terms and conditions of the 
exploration approval or the provisions of this Regulation respecting the 
conduct of the program of exploration.
Exploration on road allowances
59(1)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that, 
during the course of the conduct of a program of exploration, no 
person drills a shot hole or test hole
	(a)	on the surface, the shoulder or the slope of the shoulder of a 
constructed road, or
	(b)	in the case of a road allowance that does not contain a 
constructed road but contains a travelled portion, on or within 
2 metres of the travelled portion.
(2)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that 
written consent is obtained under subsection (3) before any of the 
following operations are carried out:
	(a)	the operation of a non-explosive energy source on a 
constructed road;
	(b)	the operation of a non-explosive energy source on or within 2 
metres of the travelled portion of a road allowance that does 
not contain a constructed road but contains a travelled 
portion;
	(c)	the operation of exploration equipment on a constructed road 
where the equipment is in the process of drilling a shot hole 
or test hole in the ditch;
	(d)	the operation of exploration equipment on or within 2 metres 
of the travelled portion of a road allowance that does not 
contain a constructed road but contains a travelled portion, 
where the equipment is in the process of drilling a shot hole 
or test hole beyond 2 metres from the travelled portion.
(3)  The consent referred to in subsection (2) must be obtained from
	(a)	the council of the municipality that has direction, control and 
management of the road allowance pursuant to the Municipal 
Government Act,
	(b)	the Special Areas Board, if the road allowance is in a special 
area and is subject to the direction, control and management 
of the Minister of Municipal Affairs,
	(c)	the disposition holder, if the road allowance is held under a 
disposition issued under the Public Lands Act, or
	(d)	the operations manager for the region in which the road 
allowance is located, if the road allowance is subject to the 
direction, control and management of the Minister of 
Infrastructure and Transportation.
(4)  The program licensee or program permittee shall ensure that a 
written consent obtained under subsection (2) to operate an energy 
source or exploration equipment is available for inspection at the 
location of the program of exploration at all times during the conduct 
of the program of exploration.
(5)  The requirement to obtain consent under this section is in addition 
to any other requirement under this Regulation to obtain consent.
Damage to highways, public roads, etc.
60(1)  In this section, "property related to a highway or public road" 
means
	(a)	a bridge or culvert forming part of a highway or public road, 
or
	(b)	a sign, signal, structure or traffic control device on a highway 
or public road that is used in connection with the construction 
or maintenance of, or the control of traffic on, the highway or 
public road.
(2)  If, in the course of the conduct of a program of exploration, any 
person
	(a)	causes damage to or the destruction of any property related to 
a highway or public road,
	(b)	damages or ruts the travelled portion, the shoulder, the slope 
of the shoulder or the ditch of a highway or public road, or
	(c)	causes any damage within the right of way of a highway or 
public road,
the program licensee and program permittee shall
	(d)	ensure that the operations or activities that caused the 
damage or destruction are immediately discontinued,
	(e)	ensure that notice of the damage or destruction is given to
	(i)	the relevant Department authority,
	(ii)	the council of the municipality, in respect of a public 
road that is subject to the direction, control and 
management of a municipality pursuant to the 
Municipal Government Act,
	(iii)	the Special Areas Board, in respect of a public road that 
is in a special area and is subject to the direction, 
control and management of the Minister of Municipal 
Affairs,
	(iv)	the operations manager for the region of Alberta in 
which the damage or destruction occurred, or an officer 
of the region designated by the operations manager, if 
the damage or destruction occurred in relation to a 
highway, and
	(v)	the holder of the licence of occupation, if the damage or 
destruction occurred in relation to a licence of 
occupation road,
	(f)	ensure that the damage is repaired or that the damaged or 
destroyed property is repaired or replaced at its own cost or 
pay the cost of the repair or of the replacement to the 
Government or to the municipality, corporation or individual 
that has direction, control and management of, or is 
responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of, the highway 
or public road, and
	(g)	comply with all directions given pursuant to section 61.
(3)  If the program licensee and program permittee fail to comply with 
subsection (2)(f) or (g), the Minister may do any or all of the 
following:
	(a)	repair the damage or replace the damaged or destroyed 
property or engage a person to do so;
	(b)	expend any or all of the deposit furnished by the program 
licensee or program permittee under section 16 to repair the 
damage or replace the damaged or destroyed property;
	(c)	recover the cost to the Government of repair or replacement 
under clause (b) in an action in debt, which may be brought 
on a joint and several basis.
Directions re damage
61   An inspector or an investigator may direct the program licensee or 
program permittee for a program of exploration in which any of the 
matters described in section 60(2)(a), (b) or (c) occur to take the 
actions and follow the procedures that the inspector or investigator 
considers necessary or appropriate for the purposes of complying with 
section 60(2) or for the purpose of repairing the damage or replacing 
the damaged or destroyed property.
General duty of care
62   The program licensee and program permittee shall take reasonable 
care to ensure that the operation of exploration equipment on the 
travelled portion of a highway or public road in the conduct of a 
program of exploration is conducted in a safe manner and in 
accordance with the requirements of the Exploration Directives.
Damage to survey monuments and survey markers
63(1)  If a survey monument or survey marker is damaged, destroyed, 
moved or altered during the conduct of a program of exploration, the 
program licensee and program permittee shall
	(a)	ensure that the matter is immediately reported in writing to 
the relevant Department authority and to the Director of 
Surveys and that the report includes the course of action that 
will be followed with respect to the survey monument or 
survey marker,
	(b)	ensure that an Alberta land surveyor registered under the 
Land Surveyors Act is engaged to restore, replace or 
re-establish the survey monument or survey marker and pay 
the costs and expenses of the restoration, replacement or 
re-establishment, and
	(c)	follow any directions given by the Minister or the Alberta 
land surveyor regarding the restoration, replacement or 
re-establishment of the survey monument or survey marker.
(2)  If the Minister becomes aware of the damage, destruction, 
movement or alteration of a survey monument or survey marker and 
the Minister has not received a report in accordance with subsection 
(1)(a), the Minister may
	(a)	order the program licensee or program permittee for a 
program of exploration that was conducted in the immediate 
vicinity of the survey monument or survey marker to restore, 
replace or re-establish the monument or marker or to pay the 
costs and expenses of doing so, or
	(b)	if more than one program of exploration was conducted in 
the immediate vicinity of the survey monument or survey 
marker, order the program licensees or permittees for those 
programs of exploration to restore, replace or re-establish the 
monument or marker or to share the costs and expenses of 
doing so.
(3)  If a survey monument or survey marker is not restored, replaced or 
re-established as required by subsection (1) to the satisfaction of the 
Minister, the Minister may
	(a)	engage an Alberta land surveyor registered under the Land 
Surveyors Act to restore, replace or re-establish the survey 
monument or survey marker,
	(b)	pay the costs and expenses of the restoration, replacement or 
re-establishment under clause (a) from the deposits furnished 
under section 16 by the licensee and permittee in the 
proportion that the Minister considers appropriate, and
	(c)	recover any portion of the cost to the Government of 
restoration, replacement or re-establishment under clause (a) 
that cannot be recovered from the deposit or deposits 
pursuant to clause (b) in an action in debt, which may be 
brought on a joint and several basis.
(4)  If a survey monument or survey marker is not restored, replaced or 
re-established as required by subsection (2) to the satisfaction of the 
Minister, the Minister may
	(a)	engage an Alberta land surveyor registered under the Land 
Surveyors Act to restore, replace or re-establish the survey 
monument or survey marker,
	(b)	pay the costs and expenses of the restoration, replacement or 
re-establishment from the deposits furnished under section 16 
by the persons against whom the order was made, in the 
proportion that the Minister considers appropriate, and
	(c)	recover any portion of the cost to the Government for 
restoration, replacement or re-establishment under clause (a) 
that cannot be recovered from the deposit or deposits 
pursuant to clause (b) in an action in debt against the persons 
against whom the order was made.
Assistance in dispute resolution
64(1)  At the request of any person having an interest that is directly 
affected by the conduct of a program of exploration on private land, an 
inspector or investigator may cooperate in facilitating a resolution of 
any matter, issue or dispute related to the program of exploration and, 
for that purpose, may gather or assemble any information related to the 
program.
(2)  For the purpose of assisting an inspector or investigator who is 
acting under subsection (1), the program licensee and program 
permittee shall
	(a)	render all reasonable assistance requested by the inspector or 
investigator in respect of the program or the conduct of the 
program,
	(b)	answer all reasonable inquiries made by an inspector or 
investigator pertaining to the program or to the conduct of the 
program, and
	(c)	supply the information reasonably requested by an inspector 
or investigator if it is available for the program.
(3)  The program licensee and program permittee shall ensure that all 
persons conducting a program of exploration under the authority of its 
licence or permit comply with subsection (2).
Part 6 
Transfer of Programs
Transfer of program of exploration
65(1)  The Minister may transfer a program of exploration from the 
licence that it is listed under in the records of the Department to 
another licence if both the current program licensee and the 
prospective program licensee apply to the relevant Department 
authority for the transfer, and the application is accompanied by the 
documents and materials required by the Exploration Directives.
(2)  If a licensee becomes a successor licensee to a licensee within the 
meaning of section 1(1)(ee)(iv)
	(a)	the successor licensee shall forthwith notify the Minister of 
that fact, and
	(b)	all programs that are listed in the records of the Department 
under the former licensee's licence automatically become 
programs under the license of the successor licensee whether 
or not the Minister has been notified under clause (a).
Cancellation of licence or permit
66(1)  If the licence of a program licensee is cancelled before 
exploration in a program of exploration is completed, no person shall 
conduct exploration under that program from the time of the 
cancellation until a person with a valid and subsisting licence has 
applied to the relevant Department authority for and obtained
	(a)	an exploration approval in respect of that program, or
	(b)	a transfer of the program to its licence pursuant to section 65.
(2)  If the permit of a program permittee is cancelled or suspended 
before exploration in a program of exploration is completed, no person 
shall operate exploration equipment under that program from the time 
of the cancellation or suspension until a person with a valid and 
subsisting permit has been designated as program permittee by a 
written notice to the relevant Department authority in accordance with 
the Exploration Directives.
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions, Repeals, Expiry 
and Coming into Force
Transitional
67(1)  An exploration licence, exploration permit or exploration 
approval that was issued or granted under a predecessor regulation and 
is in force on the coming into force of this Regulation is continued and 
is deemed to have been issued or granted under this Regulation.
(2)  An application for an exploration licence, exploration permit or 
exploration approval that was made under the Exploration Regulation 
(AR 214/98) and is not concluded on the coming into force of this 
Regulation shall be dealt with under this Regulation.
(3)  A deposit or security deposit that was provided to the Minister 
under the Exploration Regulation (AR 214/98) and is in effect on the 
coming into force of this Regulation is continued as a deposit or 
security deposit under this Regulation.
(4)  For the purposes of section 20, the 3-year period referred to in 
section 20(1) includes time that has elapsed before the coming into 
force of this Regulation.
(5)  Where on the coming into force of this Regulation, a flowing hole 
or escaping gas exists as a result of drilling that took place before the 
coming into force of this Regulation, the procedure in section 46 or 47, 
as the case may be, applies for the purpose of dealing with the flowing 
hole or escaping gas.
(6)  Section 53 applies in respect of damage or destruction that 
occurred before the coming into force of this Regulation and has not 
been repaired on the coming into force of this Regulation.
Repeals
68   The Exploration Regulation (AR 32/90) and the Exploration 
Regulation (214/98) are repealed.
Expiry
69   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on June 30, 2020.
Coming into force
70   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which section 
3(2) of the Administrative Penalties and Related Matters Statutes 
Amendment Act, 2002 comes into force.
Schedule 1 
 
Exploration Directives
ED2006-01 Development of Exploration Directives 
ED2006-02 Restricted Exploration Areas 
ED2006-03 Review of Program Approvals and 
                   Conditions 
ED2006-04 Release of Program Information 
ED2006-05 Application for Licence or Permit 
ED2006-06 Application for Exploration Approval 
ED2006-07 Temporary Field Authorization 
ED2006-08 Extension to an Exploration Approval 
ED2006-09 Final Plan Submissions 
ED2006-10 Notice to Relevant Department Authority 
ED2006-11 Notice to Relevant Land Authorities and 
                   Holders of Forest Management Agreements 
                   and Timber Licence 
ED2006-12 Change in Designated Program Permittee 
ED2006-13 Operation of Exploration Equipment 
ED2006-14 Authorization for Testing and Use of  
                    Products in Exploration  
ED2006-15 Distance Requirements 
ED2006-16 Surface Water and Aquifers 
ED2006-17 Flowing Holes and Encountering Gas 
ED2006-18 Charges in Shot Holes and Depth of Shot 
                    Holes and Test Holes That Exceed 
                    Maximum Levels 
ED2006-19 Temporary Abandonment of Shot Holes 
                    and Test Holes 
ED2006-20 Permanent Abandonment of Shot Holes 
                    and Test Holes 
ED2006-21 Clearing of Vegetation on Road Allowances 
ED2006-22 Cleanup of Debris, Refuse and Other Material 
ED2006-23 General Duty of Care 
ED2006-24 Request for Transfer of Licence 
ED2006-25 Cancellation of Licence or Permit 
ED2006-26 Letter of Clearance
Schedule 2 
 
Administrative Penalty Amounts
1(1)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 107 of the Act is $50 000.
(2)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 3, 8(1) or (2), 11, 32, 44, 
45(1), 46(1)(b), 50(b), 51, 59(2), 60(2)(d), (f) or (g) or 62 of this 
Regulation or section 108.2(2) of the Act is $25 000.
(3)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 63(1)(b) or (c) of this 
Regulation is $10 000.
(4)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 37 or 46(1)(a) or (c) of 
this Regulation is $5000.
(5)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 49, 55, 56 or 57 of this 
Regulation is $2500.
(6)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 38, 60(2)(e) or 63(1)(a) of 
this Regulation is $2000.
(7)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 34 or 39(1) or (2) of this 
Regulation is $1500.
(8)  The maximum administrative penalty that may be ordered to be 
paid in respect of a contravention of section 26(2), 41(3), 46(1)(d), 
47(b), 58(1)(a) or 59(1) or (4) of this Regulation is $1000.
(9)  In the case of a contravention of section 46(1)(b) that is of a 
continuing nature, the administrative penalty referred to in subsection 
(2) may be ordered to be paid for each day on which the contravention 
occurs.
(10)  The administrative penalty referred to in subsection (8) with 
respect to a contravention of section 59(1) is a penalty per hole drilled 
in contravention of that provision.



Alberta Regulation 285/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
DESIGNATION OF OCCUPATIONS REGULATION
Filed: November 15, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Advanced Education on November 8, 
2006 pursuant to section 36(1) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act. 
Designation
1   The following occupations are designated as designated 
occupations:
	(a)	construction craft labourer;
	(b)	gas utility operator;
	(c)	oil and gas transportation services;
	(d)	snubbing services;
	(e)	steel detailer;
	(f)	warehousing;
	(g)	well testing services supervisor.
Repeal
2   The Designated Occupations Regulation (AR 57/99) is repealed.
Expiry
3   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 October 31, 2016.
Coming into force
4   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2007.



Alberta Regulation 286/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
SNUBBING SERVICES OCCUPATION REGULATION
Filed: November 15, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on October 17, 2006 pursuant to section 37(2) of the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education on 
October 26, 2006 pursuant to section 37(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Constitution of the occupation
	3	Tasks, activities and functions
	4	Expiry
	5	Coming into force


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"completion" means the assembly and insertion of tubing 
into a well to enable well production;
	(b)	"fishing" means using specialized tools and equipment to 
remove tools, debris, sand or fill from a well;
	(c)	"lubricating" means fitting and removing pressure-control 
equipment to the wellhead to enable specialized tools to be 
used in the well;
	(d)	"snubbing services occupation" means the occupation of 
snubbing services that is designated as a designated 
occupation pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act;
	(e)	"staging" means isolating a specialized tool between blowout 
preventers to enable the tool to be used in the well;
	(f)	"stripping on or off" means placing specialized equipment 
over tubing to enable specialized equipment or tools to be 
used in the well;
	(g)	"tubing" means production pipe used to bring products to the 
surface;
	(h)	"well" means a producing oil or gas well under pressure;
	(i)	"wellbore" means the rock face that bounds an opening to a 
well;
	(j)	"zone" means a producing section or formation of a well.
Constitution of the occupation
2   The use of snubbing equipment to insert or remove drill pipe, 
tubing or specialized equipment into or from a well when the blowout 
preventers are closed while containing well pressure is the undertaking 
that constitutes the snubbing services occupation.
Tasks, activities and functions
3(1)  When practising or otherwise carrying out the undertaking in the 
snubbing services occupation as an assistant operator, the following 
tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:
	(a)	contributing to the health and safety of the work 
environment;
	(b)	contributing to the control of critical and emergency 
situations;
	(c)	contributing to the management of spills and waste products;
	(d)	operating, inspecting and maintaining equipment and 
motorized vehicles;
	(e)	identifying wellbore hydraulic parameters;
	(f)	assisting with job operations.
(2)  When practising or otherwise carrying out the undertaking in the 
snubbing services occupation as a level one operator, the following 
tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (1);
	(b)	crew training;
	(c)	arranging job travel and logistics;
	(d)	performing wellbore hydraulic calculations;
	(e)	pre-job and post job operations;
	(f)	single string completions in one or 2 zones;
	(g)	applying industry recognized practices;
	(h)	operating a sweet well with a surface pressure less than 
10 MPa.
(3)  When practising or otherwise carrying out the undertaking in the 
snubbing services occupation as a level 2 operator, the following tasks, 
activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (2);
	(b)	applying safety criteria for sour wells;
	(c)	lubricating;
	(d)	fishing;
	(e)	staging;
	(f)	stripping on or off;
	(g)	multiple string completions in 2 or more zones;
	(h)	operating a sweet or sour well with a surface pressure less 
than 21 MPa.
(4)  When practising or otherwise carrying out the undertaking in the 
snubbing services occupation as a level 3 operator, the following tasks, 
activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (3);
	(b)	operating a sweet, sour or critical sour well with a surface 
pressure equal to or greater than 21 MPa.
(5)  When practising or otherwise carrying out the undertaking in the 
snubbing services occupation as a level one supervisor, the following 
tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsection (3);
	(b)	ensuring the health and safety of the work environment and 
work practices;
	(c)	implementing environmental policy;
	(d)	identifying and utilizing wellbore hydraulic parameters;
	(e)	supervising operations on a sweet or sour well with a surface 
pressure less than 21 MPa.
(6)  When practising or otherwise carrying out the undertaking in the 
snubbing services occupation as a level 2 supervisor, the following 
tasks, activities and functions come within that level of the occupation:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions listed in subsections (4) and 
(5);
	(b)	supervising operations on a sweet, sour or critical sour well 
with a surface pressure equal to or greater than 21 MPa.
Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on March 31, 2012.
Coming into force
5   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2007.

THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, NOVEMBER 30, 2006