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Alberta Regulation 309/2009
Fair Trading Act
ENERGY MARKETING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 18, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Service Alberta (M.O. SA:033/2009) 
on November 17, 2009 pursuant to sections 1(2), 4.1 and 12 of the Fair Trading Act.
1   The Energy Marketing Regulation (AR 246/2005) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The title is amended by adding "AND RESIDENTIAL 
HEAT SUB-METERING" after "MARKETING".

3   Section 1 is amended 
	(a)	by adding the following before subsection (1):
Definitions
1(0.1)  In this Regulation, "Act" means the Fair Trading Act.
	(b)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	by adding "Parts 1 to 4 and 5 of" before "this 
Regulation"; 
	(ii)	by repealing clause (a);
	(c)	in subsection (2) by adding "Parts 1 to 4 of" before 
"this Regulation".

4   The following is added after section 22:
Part 4.1 
Residential Heat Sub-metering
Definitions
22.1(1)  In this Part,
	(a)	"dwelling unit" means any place occupied by an individual 
as a residence;
	(b)	"energy" includes electricity as defined in the Electric 
Utilities Act and gas as defined in the Gas Utilities Act;
	(c)	"heat sub-meter" means a device that measures
	(i)	 the number of units of energy, whether by length, area, 
volume, capacity or time, or
	(ii)	any thing, including the temperature of water, for the 
purposes of calculating the number of units of energy 
		that are supplied to a dwelling unit solely for the purpose of 
heating the dwelling unit, but does not include a master 
meter;
	(d)	"master meter" means a device operated by
	(i)	the owner of an electric distribution system as defined 
in the Electric Utilities Act, or 
	(ii)	a gas distributor as defined in the Gas Utilities Act, 
		to measure the amount of electricity or gas supplied to a 
building in which one or more dwelling units are located; 
	(e)	"tenant" means a tenant within the meaning of the 
Residential Tenancies Act.
(2)  In this Part, and, subject to subsection (3), for the purposes of 
applying the provisions of the Act to the subject-matter of this Part
	(a)	the definition of "consumer" in section 1(l)(b) of the Act 
includes a tenant;
	(b)	the definition of "services" in section 1(1)(k) of the Act 
includes
	(i)	the right to use or occupy property as a dwelling unit, 
and
	(ii)	the heating of a tenant's dwelling unit, or the supply of 
water or energy for that purpose;
	(c)	the definition of "supplier" in section 1(1)(l) of the Act 
includes a landlord as defined in the Residential Tenancies 
Act and an agent or employee of the landlord.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply for the purposes of applying the 
following to the subject-matter of this Part:
	(a)	section 6(2), (3) or (4) of the Act;
	(b)	any regulations, other than this Part, made under section 
6(4)(aa) of the Act.
Application
22.2   This Part does not apply to any premises described in section 
2(2)(a) to (i) of the Residential Tenancies Act or prescribed under 
section 2(2)(j) of that Act.
Unfair practices
22.3(1)  It is an unfair practice for a supplier to charge a tenant, 
based on readings taken from a heat sub-meter, for energy used to 
heat the tenant's dwelling unit.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the heat sub-meter is approved 
for use under the Weights and Measures Act (Canada).
(3)  It is an unfair practice for a supplier to charge a tenant for energy 
based on readings taken from an approved heat sub-meter referred to 
in subsection (2), unless the supplier first discloses the following to 
the tenant in writing:
	(a)	the readings;
	(b)	the amount being charged for the energy reflected in the 
readings;
	(c)	any amount being charged for administrative or other fees;
	(d)	the method used to calculate an amount referred to in clause 
(b) or (c).
(4)  Subsections (1) and (3) do not apply in respect of any energy 
used before the coming into force of this section.
(5)  This section applies despite any contract, whether made before 
or after the coming into force of this section.
Offence
22.4   Any supplier that contravenes section 22.3(1) or (3) is guilty 
of an offence.

5   Schedules 1 and 2 are amended by striking out 
"427-4088" and substituting "780-427-4088".



Alberta Regulation 310/2009
Municipal Government Act
MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT COMPLAINTS REGULATION
Filed: November 18, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:210/09) 
on November 5, 2009 pursuant to sections 484.1 and 527.1 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Matters before Assessment Review Board
	2	Documents to be filed by complainant
Division 1 
Hearing before Local Assessment Review Board
	3	Scheduling and notice of hearing
	4	Disclosure of evidence
	5	Failure to disclose


	6	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 2 
Hearing before Composite Assessment Review Board
	7	Scheduling and notice of hearing
	8	Disclosure of evidence
	9	Failure to disclose
	10	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 3 
General Procedural Matters
	11	Complaint fees
	12	Joint jurisdiction
	13	Decision of assessment review board
	14	Record of hearing
	15	Postponement or adjournment of hearing
	16	Personal attendance not required
	17	Independent legal advice
Part 2 
Matters before Municipal Government Board
	18	Documents to be filed by complainant
	19	Form of complaint
Division 1 
Hearing before Municipal Government Board
	20	Scheduling and notice of hearing
	21	Disclosure of evidence
	22	Failure to disclose
	23	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 2 
General Procedural Matters
	24	Complaint fees
	25	Decision of Municipal Government Board
	26	Record of hearing
	27	Postponement or adjournment of hearing
	28	Personal attendance not required
	29	Independent legal advice
Part 3 
One-member Assessment Review Board and Municipal 
Government Board Panel
Division 1 
One-member Local Assessment Review Board
	30	One-member local assessment review board
	31	Part 1 applies
	32	Notice of hearing
	33	Disclosure of evidence
	34	Failure to disclose
	35	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 2 
One-member Composite Assessment Review Board
	36	One-member composite assessment review board
	37	Part 1 applies
	38	Notice of hearing
	39	Disclosure of evidence
	40	Failure to disclose
	41	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 3 
One-member Municipal Government Board Panel
	42	One-member Municipal Government Board panel
	43	Part 2 applies
	44	Notice of hearing
	45	Disclosure of evidence
	46	Failure to disclose
	47	Abridgment or expansion of time
Part 4 
Provincial Member
	48	Appointment of provincial member
Part 5 
Training and Qualifications
	49	Training requirements
	50	Ineligibility
Part 6 
General Matters
	51	Agent authorization
	52	Costs
	53	Supplementary assessment notice, amended assessment notice or 
any amended tax notice other than a property tax notice
	54	Complaint form must be available
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions, Repeals, Expiry and 
Coming into Force
	55	Transitional
	56	Repeals
	57	Expiry
	58	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"agent" means a person who, for a fee or potential fee, acts 
for an assessed person or a taxpayer during the assessment 
complaint process or at a hearing before an assessment 
review board or the Municipal Government Board;
	(c)	"clerk" means the designated officer appointed by a council 
under section 455 of the Act;
	(d)	"complaint" means a complaint under Part 11 or 12 of the 
Act;
	(e)	"complaint form" means,
	(i)	in the case of a complaint to be heard by an assessment 
review board, the form set out in Schedule 1;
	(ii)	in the case of a complaint to be heard by the Municipal 
Government Board, the form containing the information 
referred to in section 19.
(2)  A word that is defined in Parts 9 to 12 of the Act has the same 
meaning when used in this Regulation.
Part 1 
Matters before Assessment  
Review Board
Documents to be filed by complainant
2(1)  If a complaint is to be heard by an assessment review board, the 
complainant must
	(a)	complete and file with the clerk a complaint in the form set 
out in Schedule 1, and
	(b)	pay the appropriate complaint fee set out in Schedule 2 at the 
time the complaint is filed if, in accordance with section 481 
of the Act, a fee is required by the council.
(2)  If a complainant does not comply with subsection (1),
	(a)	the complaint is invalid, and
	(b)	the assessment review board must dismiss the complaint.
Division 1 
Hearing before Local Assessment Review 
Board
Scheduling and notice of hearing
3   If a complaint is to be heard by a local assessment review board, 
the clerk must
	(a)	provide, no later than the date the notice of hearing is 
provided to the complainant, written acknowledgement to the 
complainant that the complaint has been received,
	(b)	schedule a hearing date, and
	(c)	after a copy of the complaint form has been provided to the 
municipality in accordance with section 462 of the Act, 
notify the municipality, the complainant and any assessed 
person or taxpayer other than the complainant who is 
affected by the complaint of the date, time and location of the 
hearing and the requirements and timelines for disclosure of 
evidence not less than 35 days before the hearing date.
Disclosure of evidence
4(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person or 
taxpayer who is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the 
hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a local assessment review board, 
the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 21 days before the hearing 
date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the local assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of 
the testimonial evidence, including any signed witness 
reports, and any written argument that the complainant 
intends to present at the hearing in sufficient detail to 
allow the respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence 
at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the local assessment 
review board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the local assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of 
the testimonial evidence, including any signed witness 
reports, and any written argument that the respondent 
intends to present at the hearing in sufficient detail to 
allow the complainant to respond to or rebut the 
evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the local assessment 
review board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the respondent's evidence;
	(c)	the complainant must, at least 3 days before the hearing date, 
disclose to the respondent and the local assessment review 
board the documentary evidence, a summary of the 
testimonial evidence, including any signed witness reports, 
and any written argument that the complainant intends to 
present at the hearing in rebuttal to the disclosure made under 
clause (b) in sufficient detail to allow the respondent to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing.
Failure to disclose
5(1)  A local assessment review board must not hear any matter in 
support of an issue that is not identified on the complaint form.
(2)  A local assessment review board must not hear any evidence that 
has not been disclosed in accordance with section 4.
(3)  A local assessment review board must not hear any evidence from 
a complainant relating to information that was requested by the 
assessor under section 294 or 295 of the Act but was not provided to 
the assessor. 
(4)  A local assessment review board must not hear any evidence from 
a municipality relating to information that was requested by a 
complainant under section 299 or 300 of the Act but was not provided 
to the complainant.
Abridgment or expansion of time
6(1)  A local assessment review board may at any time, with the 
consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 3(c).
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a local 
assessment review board may at any time by written order expand the 
time specified in section 4(2)(a), (b) or (c). 
(3)  A time specified in section 4(2)(a), (b) or (c) for disclosing 
evidence or other documents may be abridged with the written consent 
of the persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 2 
Hearing before Composite  
Assessment Review Board
Scheduling and notice of hearing
7   If a complaint is to be heard by a composite assessment review 
board, the clerk must
	(a)	provide, no later than the date the notice of hearing is 
provided to the complainant, written acknowledgement to the 
complainant that the complaint has been received,
	(b)	provide the Minister with a copy of the complaint form at the 
same time that the municipality is provided with a copy,
	(c)	schedule a hearing date, and
	(d)	after a copy of the complaint form has been provided to the 
municipality in accordance with section 462 of the Act and to 
the Minister in accordance with clause (b), notify the 
municipality, the complainant and any assessed person other 
than the complainant who is affected by the complaint of the 
date, time and location of the hearing and the requirements 
and timelines for disclosure of evidence not less than 70 days 
before the hearing date.
Disclosure of evidence
8(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who is 
affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a composite assessment review 
board, the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure of 
evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 42 days before the hearing 
date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the composite assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of 
the testimonial evidence, including a signed witness 
report for each witness, and any written argument that 
the complainant intends to present at the hearing in 
sufficient detail to allow the respondent to respond to or 
rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the composite assessment 
review board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 14 days before the hearing date,
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the composite 
assessment review board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including a signed 
witness report for each witness, and any written 
argument that the respondent intends to present at the 
hearing in sufficient detail to allow the complainant to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the composite 
assessment review board an estimate of the amount of 
time necessary to present the respondent's evidence;
	(c)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
disclose to the respondent and the composite assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of the 
testimonial evidence, including a signed witness report for 
each witness, and any written argument that the complainant 
intends to present at the hearing in rebuttal to the disclosure 
made under clause (b) in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing.
Failure to disclose
9(1)  A composite assessment review board must not hear any matter 
in support of an issue that is not identified on the complaint form.
(2)  A composite assessment review board must not hear any evidence 
that has not been disclosed in accordance with section 8.
(3)  A composite assessment review board must not hear any evidence 
from a complainant relating to information that was requested by the 
assessor under section 294 or 295 of the Act but was not provided to 
the assessor. 
(4)  A composite assessment review board must not hear any evidence 
from a municipality relating to information that was requested by a 
complainant under section 299 or 300 of the Act but was not provided 
to the complainant.
Abridgment or expansion of time
10(1)  A composite assessment review board may at any time, with the 
consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 7(d).
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a 
composite assessment review board may at any time by written order 
expand the time specified in section 8(2)(a), (b) or (c). 
(3)  A time specified in section 8(2)(a), (b) or (c) for disclosing 
evidence or other documents may be abridged with the written consent 
of the persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 3 
General Procedural Matters
Complaint fees
11(1)  The fees payable by persons wishing to make a complaint or be 
involved as a party in a hearing by an assessment review board are 
those fees set out in Schedule 2.
(2)  If a complainant withdraws a complaint on agreement with the 
assessor to correct any matter or issue under complaint, any complaint 
filing fee must be refunded to the complainant.
Joint jurisdiction
12   If a property is used or designated for multiple purposes in 
circumstances where both a local assessment review board and a 
composite assessment review board have jurisdiction to hear a 
complaint with respect to the property, the complaint must be heard by 
the composite assessment review board.
Decision of assessment review board
13(1)  For the purposes of section 468 of the Act, a decision of an 
assessment review board must include 
	(a)	a brief summary of the matters or issues contained on the 
complaint form,
	(b)	the board's decision in respect of each matter or issue,
	(c)	the reasons for the decision, including any dissenting reasons, 
and
	(d)	any procedural or jurisdictional matters that arose during the 
hearing, and the board's decision in respect of those matters.
(2)  The clerk of composite assessment review board must, within 7 
days of a composite assessment review board rendering a decision, 
provide the Minister with a copy of that decision.
(3)  A municipality must retain a record of all decisions of a local 
assessment review board for at least 5 years.
Record of hearing
14(1)  An assessment review board must make and keep a record of 
each hearing in accordance with subsection (2).
(2)  A record of a hearing must include
	(a)	the complaint form,
	(b)	all documentary evidence filed in the matter,
	(c)	a list of witnesses who gave evidence at the hearing,
	(d)	a transcript or recording of the hearing or, in the absence of a 
transcript or recording, a summary of all testimonial evidence 
given at the hearing,
	(e)	all written arguments presented at the hearing,
	(f)	a written list that is prepared at the end of the hearing that  
identifies those matters or issues from the complaint form 
about which evidence was given or argument was made at 
the hearing, and
	(g)	the decision of the assessment review board referred to in 
section 13.
(3)  If evidence given at a hearing is recorded by means of a 
sound-recording machine, a party to a hearing may request a copy of 
the sound recording or the transcript of the sound recording if the party 
pays for the cost of preparing the copy or transcript.
Postponement or adjournment of hearing
15(1)  Except in exceptional circumstances as determined by an 
assessment review board, an assessment review board may not grant a 
postponement or adjournment of a hearing.
(2)  A request for a postponement or an adjournment must be in 
writing and contain reasons for the postponement or adjournment, as 
the case may be. 
(3)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, if an 
assessment review board grants a postponement or adjournment of a 
hearing, the assessment review board must schedule the date, time and 
location for the hearing at the time the postponement or adjournment is 
granted.
Personal attendance not required
16(1)  Parties to a hearing before an assessment review board may 
attend the hearing in person or may, instead of attending in person, file 
a written presentation with the clerk of the assessment review board.
(2)  A party who files a written presentation under subsection (1) must 
provide a copy of it to the other parties,
	(a)	in the case of a hearing before a local assessment review 
board, at least 3 days before the hearing;
	(b)	in the case of a hearing before a composite assessment 
review board, at least 7 days before the hearing.
Independent legal advice
17   An assessment review board may only seek legal advice from a 
lawyer who is independent from the parties to a hearing.
Part 2 
Matters before Municipal 
Government Board
Documents to be filed by complainant
18(1)  If a complaint is to be heard by the Municipal Government 
Board, the complainant must
	(a)	complete and file with the administrator a complaint 
containing the information set out in section 19, and
	(b)	pay the appropriate complaint fee set out in Schedule 2 at the 
time the complaint is filed.
(2)  If a complainant does not comply with subsection (1),
	(a)	the complaint is invalid, and
	(b)	the Municipal Government Board must dismiss the 
complaint.
Form of complaint
19   For the purposes of section 491(1) of the Act, the form of 
complaint must be in writing and contain the information described in 
section 491(2) of the Act and,
	(a)	in respect of a complaint about linear property,
	(i)	the name of the assessed person as shown on the 
assessment notice,
	(ii)	the complainant's name if different from the assessed 
person,
	(iii)	the contact information for the complainant,
	(iv)	the Linear Property Assessment Unit Identification 
number for the linear property under complaint,
	(v)	the municipality in which the linear property under 
complaint is located,
	(vi)	the matter for complaint as described in section 492(1) 
of the Act,
	(vii)	what information used in the linear property assessment 
calculation process prescribed by the Minister's 
Guidelines is incorrect,
	(viii)	in what respect that information is incorrect,
	(ix)	what the correct information is to be used in the linear 
property assessment calculation process,
	(x)	the source of that information,
	(xi)	the requested assessed value, if the complaint relates to 
an assessment, and
	(xii)	the specific issues related to the incorrect information 
that are to be decided by the Municipal Government 
Board, and the reasons in support of the complainant's 
position on those issues,
		and
	(b)	in respect of a complaint about the amount of an equalized 
assessment,
	(i)	the information described in section 491(4) of the Act, 
and
	(ii)	the specific issues related to the incorrect information 
that are to be decided by the Municipal Government 
Board, and the reasons in support of the complainant's 
position on those issues.
Division 1 
Hearing before Municipal  
Government Board
Scheduling and notice of hearing
20   If a complaint is to be heard by the Municipal Government Board, 
the administrator must
	(a)	within 7 days of receiving a complaint, provide the assessor 
designated by the Minister with a copy of the complaint 
form,
	(b)	schedule a hearing date, and
	(c)	after a copy of the complaint form has been provided to the 
municipality in accordance with section 494 of the Act and to 
the assessor designated by the Minister in accordance with 
clause (a), notify the municipality, the assessor designated by 
the Minister, the complainant and any assessed person other 
than the complainant who is affected by the complaint of the 
date, time and location of the hearing not less than 70 days 
before the hearing date.
Disclosure of evidence
21(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who 
is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.  
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by the Municipal Government Board, 
the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 42 days before the hearing 
date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the Municipal 
Government Board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including a signed 
witness report for each witness, and any written 
argument that the complainant intends to present at the 
hearing in sufficient detail to allow the respondent to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the Municipal 
Government Board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 14 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the Municipal 
Government Board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including a signed 
witness report for each witness, and any written 
argument that the respondent intends to present at the 
hearing in sufficient detail to allow the complainant to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the Municipal 
Government Board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the respondent's evidence;
	(c)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
disclose to the respondent and the Municipal Government 
Board the documentary evidence, a summary of the 
testimonial evidence, including a signed witness report for 
each witness, and any written argument that the complainant 
intends to present at the hearing in rebuttal to the disclosure 
made under clause (b) in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing.
Failure to disclose
22(1)  The Municipal Government Board must not hear any matter in 
support of an issue that is not identified on the complaint form.
(2)  The Municipal Government Board must not hear any evidence that 
has not been disclosed in accordance with section 21.
(3)  The Municipal Government Board must not hear any evidence 
from a complainant relating to information that was requested by the 
assessor under section 292, 294 or 295 of the Act but was not provided 
to the assessor. 
(4)  The Municipal Government Board must not hear evidence from a 
complainant relating to information that was requested by the Minister 
under section 319 of the Act or required to be reported under the 
Minister's Guidelines but was not provided or reported to the Minister.
Abridgment or expansion of time
23(1)  The Municipal Government Board may at any time, with the 
consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 20(c).
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 500 of the Act, the 
Municipal Government Board may at any time by written order expand 
the time specified in section 21(2)(a), (b) or (c).
(3)  A time specified in section 21(2)(a), (b) or (c) for disclosing 
evidence or other documents may be abridged with the written consent 
of the persons entitled to that evidence or documents.
Division 2 
General Procedural Matters
Complaint fees
24(1)  The fees payable by a person wishing to make a complaint or to 
be involved as a party or intervener in a hearing by the Municipal 
Government Board in respect of linear property or an equalized 
assessment are those fees set out in Schedule 2.
(2)  If
	(a)	a complainant withdraws a complaint on agreement with the 
assessor designated by the Minister or the Minister, as the 
case may be, to correct any matter or issue under complaint,
	(b)	the Municipal Government Board makes a decision in favour 
of the complainant, or
	(c)	the Municipal Government Board makes a decision that is 
not in favour of the complainant, but on appeal the Court of 
Queen's Bench makes a decision in favour of the 
complainant,
any complaint filing fee must be refunded to the complainant.
Decision of Municipal Government Board
25   For the purposes of section 500 of the Act, a decision of the 
Municipal Government Board must include
	(a)	a brief summary of the matters and issues contained on the 
complaint form,
	(b)	the Municipal Government Board's decision in respect of 
each matter or issue,
	(c)	the reasons for the decision, including any dissenting reasons, 
and
	(d)	any procedural or jurisdictional matters that arose during the 
hearing, and the Municipal Government Board's decision in 
respect of those matters.
Record of hearing
26(1)  The Municipal Government Board must make and keep a 
record of each hearing in accordance with subsection (2). 
(2)  A record of a hearing must include
	(a)	the complaint form,
	(b)	all documentary evidence filed in the matter,
	(c)	a list of witnesses who gave evidence at the hearing,
	(d)	a transcript or recording of the hearing or, in the absence of a 
transcript or recording, a summary of all testimonial evidence 
given at the hearing,
	(e)	all written arguments presented at the hearing,
	(f)	a written list that is prepared at the end of the hearing that  
identifies those matters or issues from the complaint form 
about which evidence was given or argument was made at 
the hearing, and
	(g)	the decision of the Municipal Government Board referred to 
in section 25.
(3)  If evidence given at a hearing is recorded by means of a 
sound-recording machine, a party to a hearing may request a copy of 
the sound recording or the transcript of the sound recording, if the 
party pays for the cost of preparing the copy or transcript.
Postponement or adjournment of hearing
27(1)  Except in exceptional circumstances as determined by the 
Municipal Government Board, the Municipal Government Board may 
not grant a postponement or adjournment of a hearing.
(2)  A request for a postponement or an adjournment must be in 
writing and contain reasons for the postponement or adjournment, as 
the case may be.
(3)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 500 of the Act, if the 
Municipal Government Board grants a postponement or adjournment, 
the Municipal Government Board must schedule the date, time and 
location for the hearing at the time the postponement or adjournment is 
granted.
Personal attendance not required
28(1)  Parties to a hearing before the Municipal Government Board 
may attend the hearing in person or may, instead of attending in 
person, file a written presentation with the administrator of the 
Municipal Government Board.
(2)  A party who files a written presentation under subsection (1) must 
provide a copy of it to the other parties at least 7 days before the 
hearing.
Independent legal advice
29   The Municipal Government Board may only seek legal advice 
from a lawyer who is independent from the parties to a hearing.
Part 3 
One-member Assessment Review Board 
and Municipal Government Board Panel
Division 1 
One-member Local Assessment  
Review Board
One-member local assessment review board
30(1)  Pursuant to section 454.1(2) of the Act, a council may establish 
a local assessment review board consisting of only one member.
(2)  A one-member local assessment review board may hear and decide 
one or more of the following matters:
	(a)	a complaint about a matter shown on a tax notice, other than 
a property tax notice;
	(b)	a complaint about a matter shown on an assessment notice, 
other than an assessment;
	(c)	a procedural matter, including, without limitation, the 
scheduling of a hearing, the granting or refusal of a 
postponement or adjournment, an expansion of time and an 
issue involving the disclosure of evidence;
	(d)	an administrative matter, including, without limitation, an 
invalid complaint;
	(e)	any matter, other than an assessment, where all of the parties 
consent to a hearing before a one-member assessment review 
board.
Part 1 applies
31   Subject to this Division, Part 1 applies to a one-member local 
assessment review board. 
Notice of hearing
32   If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member local assessment 
review board, the clerk must, after a copy of the complaint has been 
provided to the municipality, notify the municipality, the complainant 
and any assessed person or taxpayer other than the complainant who is 
affected by the complaint of the date, time and location of the hearing 
not less than 15 days before the hearing date.
Disclosure of evidence
33(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person or 
taxpayer who is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the 
hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member local assessment 
review board, the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure 
of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the one-member local 
assessment review board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including any 
signed witness reports, and any written argument that 
the complainant intends to present at the hearing in 
sufficient detail to allow the respondent to respond to or 
rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the one-member local 
assessment review board an estimate of the amount of 
time necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the one-member local 
assessment review board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including any 
signed witness reports, and any written argument that 
the respondent intends to present at the hearing in 
sufficient detail to allow the complainant to respond to 
or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the one-member local 
assessment review board an estimate of the amount of 
time necessary to present the respondent's evidence.
Failure to disclose
34(1)  A one-member local assessment review board must not hear 
any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the complaint 
form.
(2)  A one-member local assessment review board must not hear any 
evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with section 33.
(3)  A one-member local assessment review board must not hear any 
evidence from a complainant relating to information that was requested 
by the assessor under section 294 or 295 of the Act but was not 
provided to the assessor.
(4)  A one-member local assessment review board must not hear any 
evidence from a municipality relating to information that was 
requested by a complainant under section 299 or 300 of the Act but 
was not provided to the complainant.
Abridgment or expansion of time
35(1)  A one-member local assessment review board may at any time, 
with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 32.
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a 
one-member local assessment review board may at any time by written 
order expand the time specified in section 33(2)(a) or (b). 
(3)  A time specified in section 33(2)(a) or (b) for disclosing evidence 
or other documents may be abridged with the written consent of the 
persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 2 
One-member Composite Assessment 
Review Board
One-member composite assessment review board
36(1)  Pursuant to section 454.2(3) of the Act, a council may establish 
a composite assessment review board consisting of only one member.
(2)  A one-member composite assessment review board may hear and 
decide one or more of the following matters:
	(a)	a complaint about a matter shown on an assessment notice, 
other than an assessment;
	(b)	a procedural matter, including, without limitation, the 
scheduling of a hearing, the granting or refusal of a 
postponement or adjournment, an expansion of time and an 
issue involving the disclosure of evidence;
	(c)	an administrative matter, including, without limitation, an 
invalid complaint;
	(d)	any matter, other than an assessment, where all of the parties 
consent to a hearing before a one-member composite 
assessment review board.
Part 1 applies
37   Subject to this Division, Part 1 applies to a one-member 
composite assessment review board. 
Notice of hearing
38   If a complaint is to be heard before a one-member composite 
assessment review board, the clerk must, after a copy of the complaint 
has been provided to the municipality, notify the municipality, the 
complainant and any assessed person other than the complainant who 
is affected by the complaint of the date, time and location of the 
hearing not less than 15 days before the date of the hearing is 
scheduled.
Disclosure of evidence
39(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who 
is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member composite 
assessment review board, the following rules apply with respect to the 
disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the one-member 
composite assessment review board the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the complainant intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the one-member 
composite assessment review board an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the complainant's 
evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the one-member 
composite assessment review board the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the respondent intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
complainant to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the one-member 
composite assessment review board an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the complainant's 
evidence.
Failure to disclose
40(1)  A one-member composite assessment review board must not 
hear any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form.
(2)  A one-member composite assessment review board must not hear 
any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with section 
39.
(3)  A one-member composite assessment review board must not hear 
any evidence from a complainant relating to information that was 
requested by the assessor under section 294 or 295 of the Act but was 
not provided to the assessor.
(4)  A one-member composite assessment review board must not hear 
any evidence from a municipality relating to information that was 
requested by a complainant under section 299 or 300 of the Act but 
was not provided to the complainant.
Abridgment or expansion of time
41(1)  A one-member composite assessment review board may at any 
time, with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in 
section 38. 
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a 
one-member composite assessment review board may at any time by 
written order expand the time specified in section 39(2)(a) or (b).
(3)  A time specified in section 39(2)(a) or (b) for disclosing evidence 
or other documents may be abridged with the written consent of the 
persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 3 
One-member Municipal  
Government Board Panel
One-member Municipal Government Board panel
42(1)  One member of the Municipal Government Board may sit as a 
panel of the Municipal Government Board to hear and decide on one 
or more of the following matters:
	(a)	a complaint about a matter shown on an assessment notice, 
other than an assessment; 
	(b)	a procedural matter, including, without limitation, the 
scheduling of a hearing, the granting or refusal of a 
postponement or adjournment, an expansion of time and an 
issue involving the disclosure of evidence;
	(c)	an administrative matter, including, without limitation, an 
invalid complaint;
	(d)	any matter where all of the parties consent to a hearing 
before a one-member Municipal Government Board panel.
Part 2 applies
43   Subject to this Division, Part 2 applies to a one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel. 
Notice of hearing
44   If a complaint is to be heard before a one-member Municipal 
Government Board panel, the administrator must, after a copy of the 
complaint form has been provided to the municipality and to the 
assessor designated by the Minister in accordance with section 20(a), 
notify the assessor designated by the Minister, the municipality, the 
complainant and any assessed person other than the complainant who 
is affected by the complaint of the date, time and location of the 
hearing not less than 15 days before the date of the hearing is 
scheduled.
Disclosure of evidence
45(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who 
is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member Municipal 
Government Board panel, the following rules apply with respect to the 
disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the complainant intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the complainant's 
evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the respondent intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
complainant to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the respondent's 
evidence.
Failure to disclose
46(1)  A one-member Municipal Government Board panel must not 
hear any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form.
(2)  A one-member Municipal Government Board panel must not hear 
any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with section 
45.
(3)  A one-member Municipal Government Board panel must not hear 
any evidence from a complainant relating to information that was 
requested by the assessor under section 292, 294 or 295 of the Act but 
was not provided to the assessor. 
Abridgment or expansion of time
47(1)  A one-member Municipal Government Board panel may at any 
time, with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in 
section 44.
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 500 of the Act, a 
one-member Municipal Government Board panel may at any time by 
written order expand the time specified in section 45(2)(a) or (b).
(3)  A time specified in section 45(2)(a) or (b) for disclosing evidence 
or other documents may be abridged with the written consent of the 
persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Part 4 
Provincial Member
Appointment of provincial member
48(1)  When a council has established a composite assessment review 
board, the municipality must, within 30 days, provide written notice of 
that fact to the Minister.
(2)  The Minister may, after receiving written notice from the 
municipality that the council has established a composite assessment 
review board, appoint a provincial member to the composite 
assessment review board.
(3)  Despite subsection (2), the Minister must, after receiving a copy of 
the complaint form, appoint a provincial member to the composite 
assessment review board prior to the notice of hearing being provided 
to the parties under section 7(d).
(4)  The Minister may only appoint as a provincial member a current 
member of the Municipal Government Board.
Part 5 
Training and Qualifications
Training requirements
49(1)  Every clerk and administrator must 
	(a)	successfully complete a training program set or approved by 
the Minister, and
	(b)	every 3 years successfully complete a refresher training 
program set by the Minister. 
(2)  In order for a member of an assessment review board or a panel of 
the Municipal Government Board to be qualified to participate in a 
hearing, the member must successfully complete a training program set 
or approved by the Minister.
Ineligibility
50   A person may not be a member of an assessment review board or 
the Municipal Government Board if the person
	(a)	is an assessor,
	(b)	is an employee of the municipality for which the assessment 
review board is established, or
	(c)	is an agent.
Part 6 
General Matters
Agent authorization
51   An agent may not file a complaint or act for an assessed person or 
taxpayer at a hearing unless the assessed person or taxpayer has 
prepared and filed with the clerk or administrator an assessment 
complaints agent authorization form set out in Schedule 4.
Costs
52(1)  Any party to a hearing before a composite assessment review 
board or the Municipal Government Board may make an application to 
the composite assessment review board or the Municipal Government 
Board, as the case may be, at any time, but no later than 30 days after 
the conclusion of the hearing, for an award of costs in an amount set 
out in Schedule 3 that are directly and primarily related to matters 
contained in the complaint and the preparation of the party's 
submission.
(2)  In deciding whether to grant an application for the award of costs, 
in whole or in part, the composite assessment review board or the 
Municipal Government Board may consider the following: 
	(a)	whether there was an abuse of the complaint process;
	(b)	whether the party applying for costs incurred additional or 
unnecessary expenses as a result of an abuse of the complaint 
process.
(3)  A composite assessment review board or the Municipal 
Government Board may on its own initiative and at any time award 
costs.  
(4)  Any costs that the composite assessment review board or the 
Municipal Government Board award are those set out in Schedule 3. 
(5)  If the complainant is
	(a)	the assessed person or the taxpayer of the property under 
complaint,
	(b)	an employee or representative of that assessed person or 
taxpayer, or
	(c)	an agent for that assessed person or taxpayer,
the assessed person or the taxpayer is responsible for any costs 
awarded by a composite assessment review board. 
(6)  If the complainant is
	(a)	the assessed person or the taxpayer of property other than the 
property under complaint,
	(b)	an employee or representative of that assessed person or 
taxpayer, or
	(c)	an agent for that assessed person or taxpayer, 
the complainant is responsible for any costs awarded by a composite 
assessment review board. 
(7)  If the complainant is
	(a)	the assessed person of linear property under complaint,
	(b)	an employee or representative of that assessed person, or
	(c)	an agent for that assessed person, 
the assessed person is responsible for any costs awarded by the 
Municipal Government Board.
(8)  The municipality in which the property under complaint is located 
is responsible for any costs awarded by a composite assessment review 
board against an employee or representative of the municipality. 
(9)  The municipality that files a complaint about an equalized 
assessment or linear property is responsible for any costs awarded by 
the Municipal Government Board against an employee or 
representative of the municipality.
(10)  The Minister is responsible for any costs awarded by the 
Municipal Government Board against an employee or representative of 
the Minister.
Supplementary assessment notice, amended assessment notice or any 
amended tax notice other than a property tax notice
53   For the purposes of section 468(2) of the Act, an assessment 
review board must render its decision and provide reasons for that 
decision, including any dissenting reasons,
	(a)	within 160 days from the date that a complaint was filed, in 
the case of a hearing before a local assessment review board;
	(b)	within 210 days from the date that a complaint was filed, in 
the case of a hearing before a composite assessment review 
board;
	(c)	within 110 days from the date the complaint was filed, in the 
case of a hearing before a one-member assessment review 
board.
Complaint form must be available
54   A municipality must ensure that copies of the complaint form set 
out in Schedule 1 and the assessment complaints agent authorization 
form set out in Schedule 4 are readily available to the public.
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions, Repeals, Expiry 
and Coming into Force
Transitional 
55(1)  Despite the repeal of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals 
Regulation (AR 238/2000) and the Assessment Complaints Fee 
Regulation (AR 243/2008), those regulations continue to apply to all 
appeals and complaints filed with respect to the 2009 and previous 
taxation years.
(2)  This Regulation applies to complaints with respect to the 2010 and 
subsequent taxation years. 
Repeals
56   The following regulations are repealed:
	(a)	Assessment Complaints and Appeals Regulation 
(AR 238/2000);
	(b)	Assessment Complaints Fee Regulation (AR 243/2008).
Expiry
57   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 November 30, 2012.
Coming into force
58   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2010.
Schedule 1
 	Assessment Review Board Complaint
Municipality Name (as shown on your assessment notice or tax notice) 

Tax Year
Section 1 - Notice Type
Assessment notice:   ? Annual Assessment     
                                  ? Amended Annual Assessment
                                  ? Supplementary Assessment
                                  ? Amended Supplementary Assessment
Tax Notice:   ? Business Tax
                      ? Other Tax (excluding property tax and business tax)        	 
	Name of Other Tax          
Section 2 - Property Information
Assessment Roll or Tax Roll Number

Property Address
Legal Land Description (i.e. Plan, Block, Lot or ATS 1/4 Sec-Twp-Rng-Mer)
Property Type               ? Residential property with 3 or less dwelling units
(check all that apply)    ? Residential property with 4 or more dwelling units
                 ? Farm land 
                 ? Non-residential property
                                      ? Machinery and equipment
Business Name (if pertaining to business tax)

Business Owner(s)
Section 3 - Complainant Information
Is the complainant the assessed person or taxpayer for the property under complaint? 
       ? Yes      ? No
Note:  If this complaint is being filed on behalf of the assessed person or taxpayer by an agent for a 
fee, or a potential fee, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form must be completed by 
the assessed person or taxpayer of the property and must be submitted with this complaint form.
Complainant Name  (if the complainant, assessed person or taxpayer is a company, enter the 
complete legal name of the company)
Mailing Address (if different from above)              City/Town                Province           Postal Code
Telephone number (include area code)
Fax Number (include area code)
Email Address
Section 4 - Complaint Information
Check the matter(s) that apply to the 
complaint  (see reverse for coding)
 ? 1      ? 2      ? 3       ? 4      ? 5      ? 6      ? 7      ? 8       ? 9      ? 10
Note:  Some matters or information may be corrected by contacting the municipal 
assessor prior to filing a formal complaint.
If information was requested from the municipality pursuant to section 299 or 300 of the Municipal 
Government Act, was the information provided?                ? Yes      ? No
Section 5 - Reason(s) for Complaint
Note: An assessment review board must 
not hear any matter in support of an issue  

that is not identified on the complaint form
The reasons for a complaint must accompany the complaint form, including: 
?  what information shown on an assessment notice or tax notice is incorrect; 
?  in what respect that information is incorrect, including identifying the specific issues related to 
the incorrect information that are to be decided by the assessment review board, and the grounds in 
support of these issues; 
?  what the correct information is;
?  if the complaint relates to an assessment, the 
requested assessed value.
Requested assessed 
value:


 

	(a)	include a statement that the complainant and the respondent have discussed the matters for 
complaint, specifying the date and outcome of that discussion, including the details of any 
issues or facts agreed to by the parties, or
	(b)	include a statement, if the complainant and the respondent have not discussed the matters for 
complaint, specifying why no discussion was held.
NOTE:  If necessary, additional pages or documentation required to complete this 
section may be submitted with this complaint form.
Section 6 - Complaint Filing Fee
If the municipality has set filing fees payable by persons wishing to make a complaint, the filing fee 
must accompany the complaint form or the complaint will be invalid and returned to the person 
making the complaint. 
If the assessment review board makes a decision in favour of the complaint, or if all issues under 
complaint are corrected by agreement between the complainant and the assessor, and the complaint is 
withdrawn prior to the hearing, the filing fee will be refunded.
Section 7 - Complainant Signature
                                                                                                                                                                  
       Signature                   Printed name of signatory person and title                Date  (mm/dd/yyyy)   
Important Notice:  Your completed complaint form and any supporting attachments, 
the agent authorization form and the prescribed filing fee must be submitted to the 
person and address with whom a complaint must be filed as shown on the 
assessment notice or tax notice prior to the deadline indicated on the assessment 
notice or tax notice.  Complaints with an incomplete form, complaints submitted after 
the filing deadline or complaints without the required filing fee are invalid.
Assessment Review Board Clerk Use Only
Was the complaint filed on time?	? Yes          ? No
Is the required information included  
on or with the complaint form?                        ? Yes          ? No
Was the required filing fee included?	? Yes          ? No     ? N/A
Was a properly completed agent authorization                                                     Date Received _____ 
form attached?	? Yes          ? No      ? N/A
Complaint to be heard by:	? LARB      ? CARB
MATTERS FOR A COMPLAINT
A complaint to the assessment review board may be about any of the following matters shown on an 
assessment notice or on a tax notice  (other than a property tax notice). 
1  the description of the property or business
2  the name or mailing address of an assessed person or taxpayer
3  an assessment amount 
4  an assessment class
5  an assessment sub-class 
6  the type of property
7  the type of improvement 
8  school support
9  whether the property or business is assessable
10  whether the property or business is exempt from taxation 
Note: To eliminate the need to file a complaint, some matters or information shown on an assessment 
notice or tax notice may be corrected by contacting the municipal assessor. It is advised to discuss any 
concerns about the matters with the municipal assessor prior to filing this complaint.
If a complaint fee is required by the municipality, it will be indicated on the assessment notice. Your 
complaint form will not be filed and will be returned to you unless the required complaint fee 
indicated on your assessment notice is enclosed. 
ASSESSMENT REVIEW BOARDS
A Local Assessment Review Board will hear complaints about residential property with 3 or less 
dwelling units, farm land or matters shown on a tax notice (other than a property tax notice). 
A Composite Assessment Review Board will hear complaints about residential property with 4 or 
more dwelling units or non-residential property. 
DISCLOSURE
Disclosure must include:
All relevant facts supporting the matters of complaint described on this complaint form.
All documentary evidence to be presented at the hearing. 
A list of witnesses who will give evidence at the hearing. 
A summary of testimonial evidence. 
The legislative grounds and reason for the complaint. 
Relevant case law and any other information that the complainant considers relevant. 
Disclosure timelines: 
For a complaint about any matter other than an assessment, the parties must provide full disclosure 
at least 5 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
For a complaint about an assessment - Local Assessment Review Board: 
Complainant must provide full disclosure at least 21 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Respondent must provide full disclosure at least 7 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Complainant must provide rebuttal at least 3 days before the scheduled hearing data. 
For a complaint about an assessment - Composite Assessment Review Board: 
Complainant must provide full disclosure at least 42 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Respondent must provide full disclosure at least 14 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Complainant must provide rebuttal at least 7 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
DISCLOSURE RULES 
Timelines for disclosure must be followed.
Information that has not been disclosed will not be heard by an assessment review board.
Disclosure timelines can be reduced if the disclosure information is provided at the time the complaint 
form is filed.
Both the complainant and the assessor must agree to reduce the timelines. 
PENALTIES
A Composite Assessment Review Board may award costs against any party to a complaint that has 
not provided full disclosure in accordance with the regulations. 
IMPORTANT NOTICES 
Your completed complaint form and any supporting attachments, the agent authorization form and the 
prescribed filing fee must be submitted to the person and address with whom a complaint must be 
filed as shown on the assessment notice or tax notice, prior to the deadline indicated on the assessment 
notice or tax notice. Complaints with an incomplete complaint form, complaints submitted after the 
filing deadline or complaints without the required filing fee are invalid. 
An assessment review board must not hear any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on 
the complaint form. 
The assessment review board clerk will notify all parties of the hearing date and location. 
For more details about disclosure please see the Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints 
Regulation. 
To avoid penalties, taxes must be paid on or before the deadline specified on the tax notice even if a 
complaint is filed. 
The personal information on this form is being collected under the authority of the Municipal 
Government Act, section 460, as well as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 
section 33(c). The information will be used for administrative purposes and to process your complaint. 
For further information, contact your local Assessment Review Board. 
Schedule 2 
 
Complaint Fees
Category of Complaint
Complaint Fee
Residential 3 or fewer dwellings and farm 
land
Up to
$ 50
Residential 4 or more dwellings
Up to
$650
Non-residential
Up to
$650
Business tax
Up to
$ 50
Tax notices (other than business tax)
Up to
$ 30
Linear property-power generation
Flat fee
$650 per facility
Linear property-other
Flat fee
$ 50 per LPAUID *
Equalized assessment
Flat fee
$650
*  Linear Property Assessment Unit Identification
Schedule 3 
 
Table of Costs
Where the conduct of the offending party warrants it, a composite assessment review board or the 
Municipal Government Board may award costs up to the amounts specified in the appropriate column 
in Part 1.
Where a composite assessment review board or the Municipal Government Board determines that a 
hearing was required to determine a matter that did not have a reasonable chance of success, it may 
award costs, up to the amounts specified in the appropriate column in Part 2 or 3, against the party 
that unreasonably caused the hearing to proceed.

Assessed Value
 
 
 
 
Category
 
 
Up to and 
including 
$5 million
Over $5 
million up 
to and 
including 
$15 million
Over $15 
million up 
to and 
including 
$50 million
 
 
 
Over $50 
million
Part 1 - Action committed by a party
Disclosure of irrelevant evidence that has 
resulted in a delay of the hearing process. 
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
A party attempts to present new issues 
not identified on the complaint form or 
evidence in support of those issues.
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
A party attempts to introduce evidence 
that was not disclosed within the 
prescribed timelines.
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
A party causes unreasonable delays or 
postponements. 
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
At the request of a party, a board expands 
the time period for disclosure of evidence 
that results in prejudice to the other party.
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
Part 2 - Merit  Hearing
Preparation for hearing 
$1000
$4000
$8000
$10 000
For first 1/2 day of hearing or portion 
thereof. 
$1000
$1500
$1750
$2000
For each additional 1/2 day of hearing. 
$500
$750
$875
$1000
Second counsel fee for each 1/2 day or 
portion thereof (when allowed by a 
board). 
$250
$500
$750
$1000
Part 3 - Procedural Applications
Contested hearings before a one-member 
board (for first 1/2 day or portion 
thereof).(i.e. request for adjournment) 
$1000
$1500
$1750
$2000
Contested hearings before a one-member 
board (for each additional 1/2 day or 
portion thereof). 
$500
$750
$875
$1000

Schedule 4 
 
Assessment Complaints 
Agent Authorization
 
Section 1 - Assessed Person/Taxpayer Information
          Tax Year

Assessed Person(s) or Taxpayer(s) (if the assessed person or taxpayer is a company, enter the 
complete legal name of the company)
Business Name (if pertaining to business tax)
Business Owner(s)
Section 2 - Municipal and Property Information
(for linear property go to Section 3)
Municipality Name (as shown on your assessment notice or  
tax notice)
Assessment Roll or  
Tax Roll Number
Property Address
Legal Land Description (i.e. Plan, Block, Lot or ATS 1/4 Sec-Twp-Rng-Mer)
Property Type               ? Residential property with 3 or less dwelling units
(check all that apply)    ? Residential property with 4 or more dwelling units
                              ? Farm land 
                              ? Non-residential property
                              ? Machinery and equipment
Section 3 - Agent Information
Note:  Agent means a person or company who for a fee or potential fee acts for an assessed person or 
taxpayer during the assessment complaint process or at a hearing before an assessment review board 
or the Municipal Government Board.
Agent Name  
Contact Name (if different) and Position Held
Mailing Address (if different from above)              City/Town                Province           Postal Code
Telephone number (include area code)
Fax Number (include area code)
Email Address
Section 4 - Acknowledgment and Certification
By signing below, I acknowledge and certify that: 
1   I am the assessed person or taxpayer identified in section 1, or a legally authorized 
officer of the assessed person or taxpayer. 
2   To initiate the processing of this agent authorization, I am attaching this agent 
authorization form to
	(a)	 the complaint form if the agent is authorized to file the complaint on my behalf, or 
	(b)	a letter, signed by me on my personal or company letterhead, and the letter is 
submitted to the municipality's assessment review board clerk or to the Municipal 
Government Board administrator, as the case may be, before the hearing of the 
complaint. 
3   I provide authority to the agent, as identified in section 3, to represent the assessed 
person or taxpayer, identified in section 1, to
	(a)	file a complaint on behalf of the assessed person or taxpayer for the property 
described on this form, 
	(b)	discuss the issues or matters of the complaint with the municipality's assessor (or 
the assessor designated by the Minister, in the case of linear property),
	(c)	prepare and submit disclosure regarding the complaint, 
	(d)	represent the assessed person or taxpayer at hearings before the assessment review 
board (or before the Municipal Government Board, in the case of linear property), 
	(e)	reach an agreement with the assessor to correct a matter under complaint, and
	(f)	withdraw the complaint at any time.
4   I understand that the assessed person or taxpayer continues to be subject to all 
provisions required by the Municipal Government Act and its attendant regulations, and 
any authorization of agency is not a substitute for any of those provisions. 
5   I understand that this document does not act as an authorization of agency for the 
purposes of section 299 or 300 of the Municipal Government Act.
6   I understand that the assessed person or taxpayer is liable for any costs awarded against 
the agent by an assessment review board (or by the Municipal Government Board, in the 
case of linear property) or for any change in assessment that may result from a hearing. 
7   I understand that this authorization is only applicable to the tax year entered on this 
form. 
8   The agent has disclosed the qualifications, professional designations, certifications or 
affiliations of the agent, if any, with respect to property assessment or appraisal. 
9   I may revoke authorization at any time in writing to the assessment review board clerk 
or the Municipal Government Board administrator. 
                                                                                        
      Signature of the Assessed Person or Taxpayer
                                                                                                                                                                    
     Printed name of signatory person and title                                                Date  (mm/dd/yyyy)


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Alberta Regulation 311/2009
Income and Employment Supports Act
TRAINING PROVIDER AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Employment and Immigration 
(M.O. 70/2009) on November 23, 2009 pursuant to section 26 of the Income and 
Employment Supports Act.
1   The Training Provider Regulation (AR 384/2003) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(1)(h) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(h)	"learner start date" means the first day of the academic term 
of the approved training program in which the full-time 
learner is enrolled;

3   Section 4(1)(b) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation 
(AR 315/83)" and substituting "Employment and 
Immigration Grant Regulation (AR 94/2009)";
	(b)	by striking out "Grants, Donations and Loans Regulation" 
and substituting "Employment and Immigration Grant 
Regulation".

4   Section 7 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Acceptable attendance
7(1)  A full-time learner meets the requirements for acceptable 
attendance if the learner meets the requirements determined by the 
Minister.
(2)  An absence from class of more than 3 consecutive weeks will 
not be considered acceptable attendance. 
(3)  A director may waive the application of subsection (2) in 
extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the learner.

5   This Regulation comes into force on January 4, 2010.


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Alberta Regulation 312/2009
Municipal Government Act
CAPITAL REGION ASSESSMENT SERVICES COMMISSION 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 566/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Capital Region Assessment Services Commission 
Regulation (AR 77/96) is amended by this Regulation.

2   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after clause (d):
	(d.1)	Summer Village of Golden Days
	(b)	by repealing clause (g).


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Alberta Regulation 313/2009
Municipal Government Act
HIGHWAY 3 REGIONAL WATER SERVICES COMMISSION REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 567/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definition
	2	Establishment 
	3	Member municipalities
	4	Services
	5	Operating deficits
	6	Sale of property
	7	Profit and surpluses
	8	Approval
	9	Transfer of assets
	10	Assumption of debts, etc. 
 
Schedule
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "member municipality" means a municipality 
referred to in section 3.
Establishment
2   A regional services commission known as the Highway 3 Regional 
Water Services Commission is established.
Member municipalities
3   The following municipalities are members of the Commission:
	(a)	Municipal District of Taber;
	(b)	The County of Forty Mile No. 8;
	(c)	Town of Bow Island.
Services
4   The Commission is authorized to provide water treatment and 
transmission services.
Operating deficits
5   The Commission may not assume operating deficits that are shown 
on the books of any of the member municipalities.
Sale of property
6(1)  The Commission may not, without the approval of the Minister, 
sell any of its land, buildings, equipment or inventory whose purchase 
has been funded wholly or partly by grants from the Government of 
Alberta.
(2)  The Minister may not approve a sale under subsection (1) unless 
the Minister is satisfied
	(a)	as to the repayment of the grants from the Government of 
Alberta and outstanding debt associated with that portion of 
the land, buildings, equipment or inventory to be sold,
	(b)	that the sale will not have a significant adverse effect on the 
services the Commission provides, and
	(c)	that the sale will be properly reflected in the rates 
subsequently charged to the customers of the Commission.
Profit and surpluses
7   Unless otherwise approved by the Minister, the Commission may 
not
	(a)	operate for the purposes of making a profit, or
	(b)	distribute any of its surpluses to its member municipalities.
Approval
8   The Minister may make an approval under section 6 or 7 subject to 
any terms or conditions the Minister considers appropriate.
Transfer of assets
9   The member municipalities shall execute all documents and do all 
things necessary to transfer to the Commission the land, buildings and 
other property listed in the Schedule.
Assumption of debts, etc.
10   All debts and liabilities, all titles, easements, and rights of way 
and crossing and all service, construction and consulting agreements 
incurred, held or entered into by any of the member municipalities 
with respect to the applicable land, buildings and other property listed 
in the Schedule are assumed by the Commission, and the Commission 
shall enter into any agreements, execute any documents and do any 
other things that are necessary to assume those debts, liabilities, titles, 
easements, rights of way and crossing and agreements.
Schedule
1   Town of Bow Island Water Treatment Plant and the land legally 
described as follows: 
Plan 7510104 
Block B, containing 0.441 ha (1.09 ac) more or less, excepting thereout 
subdivision plan 0711429 containing 0.220 ha (0.54 ac) more or less 
Excepting thereout all mines and minerals
2   Town of Bow Island Raw Water Reservoir and the land legally 
described as follows: 
Plan 8210567 
Block 1 
Lot 1 
Excepting thereout all mines and minerals
3   Town of Bow Island Water Distribution Plant and the land legally 
described as follows: 
Plan 8111818 
Block 5 
Lot 55 
Excepting thereout all mines and minerals
4   Main waterline between the Town of Bow Island Water 
Distribution Plant and the Hamlet of Grassy Lake 
5   Branch waterline between the main waterline referred to in section 
4 of this Schedule and the Hamlet of Burdett
6   Raw water pipeline between the Town of Bow Island Raw Water 
Reservoir and the Town of Bow Island Water Treatment Plant
7   Raw water pipeline between the St. Mary Irrigation District Lateral 
20 pipeline and the Town of Bow Island Water Treatment Plant


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Alberta Regulation 314/2009
Municipal Government Act
AQUATERA UTILITIES INC. REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 568/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 603 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application of Act
	3	Exemption from Public Utilities Act
	4	Dispute resolution
	5	Provision of extra-provincial services
	6	Expiry
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)		"public utility" means a system or works used to provide the 
following for public consumption, benefit, convenience or 
use:
	(i)	water or steam;
	(ii)	sewage disposal;
	(iii)	electric power;
	(iv)	heat;
	(v)	solid waste management.
Application of Act
2(1)  Subject to subsection (2), sections 43 to 47 of the Act apply in 
respect of a utility service provided by Aquatera Utilities Inc.
(2)  Section 45(3)(b) of the Act does not apply in respect of a public 
utility owned or operated by Aquatera Utilities Inc.
Exemption from Public Utilities Act
3   Part 2 of the Public Utilities Act does not apply in respect of a 
public utility that
	(a)	is owned or operated by Aquatera Utilities Inc., and
	(b)	provides a utility service within the boundaries of a 
municipality that is a shareholder of Aquatera Utilities Inc.
Dispute resolution
4   If there is a dispute between a regional services commission and 
Aquatera Utilities Inc. with respect to
	(a)	rates, tolls or charges for a service that is a public utility,
	(b)	compensation for the acquisition by the commission of 
facilities used to provide a service that is a public utility, or
	(c)	the commission's use of any road, square, bridge, subway or 
watercourse to provide a service that is a public utility,
any party involved in the dispute may submit it to the Alberta Utilities 
Commission, and the Alberta Utilities Commission may issue an order 
on any terms and conditions that the Alberta Utilities Commission 
considers appropriate.
Provision of extra-provincial services
5   Aquatera Utilities Inc. shall not provide any utility services outside 
of Alberta without the prior written approval of the Minister.
Expiry
6   This Regulation is made under section 603(1) of the Act and is 
subject to repeal under section 603(2) of the Act.



Alberta Regulation 315/2009
Municipal Government Act
EQUALIZED ASSESSMENT VARIANCE REGULATION, 2010
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 569/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 603 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definition
	2	Variations of equalized assessment
	3	Prohibition of appeal
	4	Repeal
	5	Coming into force
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act.
Variations of equalized assessment
2   In any year, the Minister may, by order, vary the equalized 
assessment prepared for a municipality under Part 9, Division 5 of the 
Act for the purposes of school requisitions required by and under 
sections 164 and 174 of the School Act.
Prohibition of appeal
3   Where the Minister varies an equalized assessment under section 2, 
the Municipal Government Board has no jurisdiction under section 
488(1) of the Act to hear an appeal relating to the varied equalized 
assessment.
Repeal
4   This Regulation, being made under section 603(1) of the Act, will 
be repealed by and as provided for in section 603(2) of the Act.
Coming into force
5   This Regulation comes into force on December 31, 2009.



Alberta Regulation 316/2009
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN (ADDITIONAL  
EMPLOYERS, 2009) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 572/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension 
Plans Act. 
1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Part 1 of Schedule 2 is amended by adding the following 
in their appropriate alphabetical order:
Aspen Regional Water Services Commission
M.D. of St. Paul Foundation
Newell Regional Services Corporation


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Alberta Regulation 317/2009
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
MEPP AND PSPP (ALBERTA LIVESTOCK AND MEAT AGENCY) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 573/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to Schedule 2, section 4 and Schedule 5, section 4 of 
the Public Sector Pension Plans Act. 
Part 1 
Management Employees  
Pension Plan

1   The Management Employees Pension Plan (AR 367/93) is 
amended by this Part.

2   Schedule 2 is amended in Part 2 by adding the following 
after clause (c):
	(c.1)	Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd.,
Part 2 
Public Service Pension Plan

3   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended 
by this Part.

4   Schedule 2 is amended in Part 2 by adding the following 
after item 11:
11.1   Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd.,
Part 3 
General

5   This Regulation is deemed to have come into force on 
September 1, 2009.


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Alberta Regulation 318/2009
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS) 
(CLOSED MANAGEMENT PLAN, 2009) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 574/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to Schedule 6, section 12 of the Public Sector 
Pension Plans Act. 
1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) 
Regulation (AR 365/93) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 21(1)(l) is amended by striking out ", or a spouse or 
former spouse in the case of the Closed Management Plan," and 
substituting "(within the meaning of the rules of the Closed 
Management Plan (as affected by section 2(3) of Schedule 6) in the 
case of that Plan)".

3   Schedule 6 is amended by adding the following after 
section 1:
Spousal and pension partner references
2(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"Act" means the Public Service Management Pension Plan 
Act, SA 1984 cP-34.1 (repealed),
	(b)	"legislation" means the Act, the Principal Regulation and the 
Ministerial Regulation,
	(c)	"Ministerial Regulation" means the Public Service 
Management Pension Plan (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 312/85) (repealed), and
	(d)	"Principal Regulation" means the Public Service 
Management Pension Plan Regulation (AR 311/85) 
(repealed),
as those enactments had been saved and were applicable to the Plan 
before and as at the end of January 22, 2002.
(2)  The legislation is to be treated as having been changed, applying 
this section.
(3)  The whole of the legislation is to be treated as changed by 
deleting "spouse", " "spouse" ", "Spouse", "SPOUSE'S", 
"Spouse's" and "Spousal" and further grammatical variants of any of 
them, if any, wherever they occur in the legislation and replacing 
those terms with "pension partner", " "pension partner" ", "Pension 
Partner", "PENSION PARTNER'S", "Pension Partner's" and 
"Pension partner" and the appropriate grammatical variants, 
respectively.
(4)  Section 1(1)(s)(ii) of the Act is to be treated as changed by 
deleting "of the opposite sex".
(5)  Section 34 of the Act is to be treated as changed by inserting 
"and to the extent applicable" after "section 42".

4(1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation is deemed to 
have come into force on January 23, 2002.
(2)  Section 2 is deemed to have come into force on June 
24, 2003.



Alberta Regulation 319/2009
Workers' Compensation Act
MEDICAL PANELS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 575/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 46.1 of the Workers' Compensation Act. 
1   The Medical Panels Regulation (AR 290/2006) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 12:
Immunity
12.1   No action may be maintained or brought against the panels 
commissioner or an employee of the panels commissioner in respect 
of any act or decision done or made in the honest belief that it was 
within the panel commissioner's jurisdiction.


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Alberta Regulation 320/2009
Dairy Industry Act
DAIRY INDUSTRY AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 576/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 39 of the Dairy Industry Act. 
1   The Dairy Industry Regulation (AR 139/99) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 82 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2010" 
and substituting "January 31, 2015".



Alberta Regulation 321/2009
Fur Farms Act
FUR FARMS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 578/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 18 of the Fur Farms Act. 
1   The Fur Farms Regulation (AR 299/96) is amended by 
this Regulation.

2   Section 4 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2010" and 
substituting "March 31, 2015".


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Alberta Regulation 322/2009
Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada) 
Youth Justice Act (Alberta)
YOUTH JUSTICE DESIGNATION REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 585/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 35 of the Youth Justice Act and sections 
18, 19, 53, 85 and 88 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada). 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Provincial directors
	3	Youth workers
	4	Youth custody
	5	Temporary detention, secure custody and open custody
	6	Temporary detention and secure custody
	7	One level of custody
	8	Youth Justice Committees
	9	Rules for conferences
	10	Fine surcharge
	11	Repeal
	12	Expiry
	13	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"federal Act" means the Youth Criminal Justice Act 
(Canada);
	(b)	"provincial Act" means the Youth Justice Act.
Provincial directors
2   For the purposes of the provincial Act and the federal Act, the 
following are designated as provincial directors:
	(a)	an employee, under the administration of the Solicitor 
General and Minister of Public Security, who holds a 
position with a title as follows:
	(i)	Assistant Deputy Minister, Correctional Services;
	(ii)	Executive Director, Young Offender Branch;
	(iii)	Director, Partnerships and Community Programs;
	(iv)	Director, Temporary Absence Program;
	(v)	Centre Director;
	(vi)	Chief Probation Officer;
	(vii)	Assistant Chief Probation Officer;
	(viii)	Community Corrections Manager;
	(ix)	Deputy Director, Edmonton Young Offender Centre;
	(x)	Deputy Director, Calgary Young Offender Centre;
	(b)	an employee of the City of Calgary, Community and 
Neighbourhood Services, who holds a position with a title as 
follows:
	(i)	Director, Community and Neighbourhood Services;
	(ii)	Manager, Children and Youth Services Division;
	(iii)	Supervisor, Children and Youth Services Division;
	(c)	a director at a place of custody of a private agency that is 
under contract with the Solicitor General and Minister of 
Public Security to provide place of custody services.
Youth workers
3   For the purposes of the provincial Act and the federal Act, the 
following are designated as youth workers:
	(a)	an employee, under the administration of the Solicitor 
General, who holds a position in the Correctional Services 
Division of the Department of Solicitor General and Public 
Security with a classification as follows:
	(i)	Correctional Peace Officer I, II or III;
	(ii)	Correctional Services Worker I, II or III;
	(iii)	Human Service Worker IV;
	(iv)	Manager I or II;
	(v)	Senior Manager I or II;
	(vi)	Psychologist I or II;
	(vii)	Nurse I, II or III;
	(b)	a staff member of a place of custody that is designated as a 
place of open custody;
	(c)	a probation officer in the Community and Neighbourhood 
Services, Children and Youth Services Division, City of 
Calgary;
	(d)	a health practitioner employed or retained by a regional 
health authority to provide a health service to inmates in a 
place of custody designated as a place of temporary 
detention, secure custody or open custody.
Youth custody
4(1)  The following are the levels of custody in Alberta:
	(a)	secure custody, which provides secure containment or 
restraint of a young person and which provides a young 
person only restricted community access under the direct and 
constant supervision of a youth worker or a peace officer;
	(b)	open custody, which provides some containment or restraint 
of a young person and which provides community access that 
may be under the supervision of a youth worker or a peace 
officer.
(2)  In Alberta, pursuant to section 88 of the Youth Criminal Justice 
Act (Canada), the power to make determinations of the level of custody 
for young persons and to review those determinations must be 
exercised in accordance with the Young Offenders Act (Canada), 
Chapter Y-1 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985.
Temporary detention, secure custody and open custody
5   The following are places of custody designated as places of 
temporary detention, secure custody and open custody:
	(a)	Edmonton Young Offender Centre, Edmonton, Alberta;
	(b)	Calgary Young Offender Centre, Calgary, Alberta;
	(c)	Young Offender Forensic Unit, Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, 
Alberta.
Temporary detention and secure custody
6   Any area of a police holding cell or holding room
	(a)	that is operated by a police service as defined in the Police 
Act, and
	(b)	in which no adult prisoner is located
is designated as a place of temporary detention and secure custody.
One level of custody
7   Pursuant to section 85(2)(a) of the federal Act, the Solicitor General 
and Minister of Public Security shall designate youth custody facilities 
with only one level of custody.
Youth Justice Committees
8   Pursuant to section 18 of the federal Act, the Solicitor General and 
Minister of Public Security is designated to establish one or more 
committees of citizens to be known as Youth Justice Committees.
Rules for conferences
9   Pursuant to section 19(3) of the federal Act, the Solicitor General 
and Minister of Public Security is designated to establish rules for the 
convening and conducting of conferences other than conferences 
convened or caused to be convened by a youth justice court or a justice 
of the peace.
Fine surcharge
10(1)  Pursuant to section 53(1) of the federal Act, the percentage of a 
fine to provide assistance to victims of offences is 15%.
(2)  The amount of a fine collected under subsection (1) may be used 
to provide assistance in accordance with the Victims of Crime Act.
Repeal
11   The Youth Justice Designation Regulation (AR 69/2003) is 
repealed.
Expiry
12   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, 2017.
Coming into force
13(1)  Section 3(d) comes into force on April 1, 2010 and on the 
coming into force of section 3(d), section 3(a)(vi) and (vii) are 
repealed.
(2)  Subject to subsection (1), this Regulation comes into force on 
November 26, 2009.


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Alberta Regulation 323/2009
Judgment Interest Act
JUDGMENT INTEREST AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 588/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 4 of the Judgment Interest Act. 
1   The Judgment Interest Regulation (AR 364/84) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 25:
26   The interest rate from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 
is prescribed at 0.825% per year.


Alberta Regulation 324/2009
Maintenance Enforcement Act
MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 589/2009) 
on November 25, 2009 pursuant to section 45 of the Maintenance Enforcement Act. 
1   The Maintenance Enforcement Regulation (AR 2/86) is 
amended by repealing section 21(1) and substituting the 
following:
Notice of licence suspension
21(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Director must serve notice on 
a debtor at least 21 days before giving notice to the Registrar under 
section 22(3) of the Act to suspend any operator's licence issued to 
the debtor.

2   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into 
force of section 8 of the Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 
2009.


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Alberta Regulation 325/2009
Agricultural Pests Act
PEST AND NUISANCE CONTROL AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 27, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 
(M.O. 27/2009) on November 23, 2009 pursuant to section 2(2) of the Agricultural 
Pests Act. 
1   The Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation (AR 184/2001) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is amended by renumbering it as section 3(1) 
and adding the following after subsection (1):
(2)  A horse (Equus caballus) is declared to be a nuisance where it 
is at large in any of the following wildlife management units, as 
described in Schedule 9 to the Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97):
Wolf River Wildlife Management Unit (340);
McLeod River Wildlife Management Unit (342);
Wildhay Wildlife Management Unit (344);
Shiningbank Wildlife Management Unit (346);
Coalspur Wildlife Management Unit (438);
Solomon Wildlife Management Unit (439);
Adams Creek Wildlife Management Unit (440).


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Alberta Regulation 326/2009
Highways Development and Protection Act
HIGHWAYS DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION REGULATION
Filed: November 27, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 22/09) on 
November 16, 2009 pursuant to sections 13 and 61 of the Highways Development and 
Protection Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Other approvals unaffected
	3	Classes of provincial highways
	4	Permit required for development, display of equipment
	5	Special requirements for prescribed freeway developments
	6	Funding assistance
	7	Permit required for utility lines, vegetation
	8	Application for permit
	9	Considerations
	10	Removal of freeway access
	11	Permit required for signs
	12	Application for permit
	13	Considerations
	14	Flashing or rotating lights prohibited
	15	Prohibited signs
	16	Permit re physical means of access
	17	Application for permit re physical means of access
	18	Considerations
	19	Temporary physical means of access to freeway
	20	Considerations
	21	Term of temporary physical means of access
	22	Cancellation of temporary physical means of access
	23	Permit for recommencement of commercial use
	24	Changes to permits
	25	Exemption power
	26	Section 18 notice
	27	Section 50 consent
	28	Consent re section 5 highways
	29	Exemption from consent requirement
	30	Irrigation bridge structures
	31	Leasing of unused and closed highways
	32	Granting of lease
	33	City transportation systems
	34	Use of provincially funded highways
	35	Offences
	36	Administrative penalties
	37	Cancellation of endorsement under City Transportation Act
	38	Repeals
	39	Expiry
	40	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Highways Development and Protection Act;
	(b)	"designated access location" means a location on a freeway 
that is designated in an order under section 4(2) of the Act;
	(c)	"development" means
	(i)	the placing, construction or erection of a building, 
structure, fixture, road (other than a physical means of 
access), airstrip, well, dugout, excavation or other 
undertaking, installation or object, whether it is on, 
above or below ground,
	(ii)	the enlargement, extension, replacement, renovation or 
repair of a development referred to in subclause (i), and
	(iii)	a change to the original purpose or use of a 
development referred to in subclause (i) on the parcel of 
land containing the development that may cause an 
intensification of the type or volume of vehicles that 
may
	(A)	enter onto the provincial highway from that parcel, 
or
	(B)	exit from the provincial highway onto that parcel;
	(d)	"display of equipment" or "display equipment" means the 
display of a motor vehicle, trailer, machinery or other thing, 
whether for purposes of storage, wrecking, advertising or 
sale;
	(e)	"municipality" means an urban municipality or a rural 
municipality;
	(f)	"parcel of land" means a parcel of land within the meaning of 
Part 17 of the Municipal Government Act;
	(g)	"physical means of access" means
	(i)	the roadway portion of a highway, road or street that is 
under the direction, control and management of a 
municipality and provides vehicle access to a provincial 
highway, and
	(ii)	any other means of access that provides vehicle access 
between a parcel of land and a provincial highway;
	(h)	"sign" means any device that is used for conveying 
information and is affixed to the ground or is attached to or 
painted on a building, structure or fixture that is affixed to the 
ground;
	(i)	"utility line" means
	(i)	an electric transmission line,
	(ii)	an electric distribution line,
	(iii)	a pipeline other than a pipeline to which the Pipeline 
Act applies, and
	(iv)	a drainage ditch, irrigation canal or ditch;
	(j)	"vegetation" means a tree, hedge or shrub;
	(k)	"well" means a well within the meaning of the Oil and Gas 
Conservation Act and a water well within the meaning of the 
Water Act.
Other approvals unaffected
2   Nothing in this Regulation shall be construed as eliminating the 
need to acquire any approval, consent or other authorization that is 
required under any federal, provincial or municipal enactment, 
regulation or bylaw or under any agreement.
Classes of provincial highways
3(1)  The following classes of provincial highways, as shown in the 
Roadside Management Classification Map as amended from time to 
time and published on the website of the Minister's Department, are 
established:
	(a)	freeways;
	(b)	multi-lane provincial highways that are not freeways;
	(c)	major provincial highways;
	(d)	minor provincial highways.
(2)  Any change in the classification of a highway under subsection (1) 
comes into force on
	(a)	the effective date of the change as specified in the 
amendment to the Roadside Management Classification Map 
that is published on the website, or
	(b)	if no effective date is specified as set out in clause (a), the 
date on which the amendment to the Roadside Management 
Classification Map is published on the website.
(3)  In addition to being classified under subsection (1), a provincial 
highway may be identified on the Roadside Management 
Classification Map by a name or route number, or both.
Permit required for development, display of equipment
4(1)  No person shall, without a permit, commence a development or 
display equipment or cause a development to be commenced or 
equipment to be displayed,
	(a)	in the case of a freeway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 300 metres beyond the 
limit of the freeway, or
	(ii)	within 800 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the freeway and another highway,
	(b)	in the case of a multi-lane provincial highway other than a 
freeway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 300 metres beyond the 
limit of the highway, or
	(ii)	within 800 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the highway and another highway,
	(c)	in the case of a major provincial highway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 300 metres beyond the 
limit of the highway, or
	(ii)	within 800 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the highway and another highway,
		or
	(d)	in the case of a minor provincial highway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 150 metres beyond the 
limit of the highway, or
	(ii)	within 400 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the highway and another highway that is 
not a freeway, a multi-lane provincial highway or a 
major provincial highway.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a wire fence that is located or to 
be located outside the right of way of the highway.
Special requirements for prescribed freeway developments
5(1)  In this section, "prescribed freeway development" means a 
development described in clause (a), (b) or (c) that is or is to be located 
within the distances from a freeway set out in section 4(1)(a):
	(a)	the placing, construction or erection of a building, structure 
or fixture for industrial purposes, commercial purposes, 
institutional purposes, recreational purposes, multi-residential 
purposes or country residential purposes;
	(b)	the enlargement, extension, replacement, renovation or repair 
of a development referred to in clause (a);
	(c)	a change to the original purpose or use of a development 
referred to in clause (a) on the parcel of land containing the 
development that may cause an intensification of the type or 
volume of vehicles that may
	(i)	enter onto the freeway from that parcel, or
	(ii)	exit from the freeway onto that parcel.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1),
	(a)	a development is for multi-residential purposes if it consists 
of or includes 3 or more single-family residences on a parcel 
of land, whether or not the residences are located in one or 
more buildings, and
	(b)	a development is for country residential purposes if it is 
developed for country residential purposes within the 
meaning of the land use bylaw of the relevant municipality, 
or for purposes that the Minister considers to be similar in 
nature to such purposes.
(3)  The Minister shall not issue a permit under section 4 in respect of a 
prescribed freeway development unless
	(a)	the municipality in which the development is located or 
proposed submits to the Minister a plan that sets out a system 
of local roads that will provide an adequate physical means 
of access from the parcel of land on which the development 
is located to the nearest designated access locations on the 
freeway in both directions from the development,
	(b)	the Minister approves the plan referred to in clause (a), and
	(c)	the municipality in which the development is located or 
proposed agrees to remove, within the time and in the 
manner prescribed by the Minister,
	(i)	any existing roadways specified by the Minister that 
provide physical means of access from the parcel of 
land on which the development is located to the 
freeway, and
	(ii)	any other roadways that are located between the 
accesses referred to in clause (a) and provide physical 
means of access to the freeway.
Funding assistance
6   Where, under the Municipal Government Act, a municipality 
approves a change in land use designation, a subdivision or a 
development in respect of a prescribed freeway development to which 
section 5(3) applies, the Minister may, on application, provide funding 
to the municipality to assist in the cost of either or both of the 
following:
	(a)	constructing the system of local roads referred to in section 
5(3)(a);
	(b)	removing roadways referred to in section 5(3)(c).
Permit required for utility lines, vegetation
7(1)  In this section, "construct", in respect of a utility line, includes
	(a)	the enlargement, extension, replacement, renovation or repair 
of the utility line, and
	(b)	any change in the original purpose or use of the utility line or 
the parcel of land on which it is located that may cause an 
intensification of the type or volume of vehicles that may 
enter onto the provincial highway from that parcel or exit 
from the provincial highway onto that parcel.
(2)  No person shall, without a permit,
	(a)	place vegetation or cause vegetation to be placed, or
	(b)	construct a utility line or cause a utility line to be constructed
within a permit area described in subsection (3).
(3)  The permit areas for the purposes of subsection (2) are as follows:
	(a)	in the case of a freeway,
	(i)	within the right of way, and
	(ii)	within 115 metres from the centre line of the roadway 
or 30 metres beyond the limit of the freeway, whichever 
is greater;
	(b)	in the case of a multi-lane provincial highway other than a 
freeway,
	(i)	within the right of way, and
	(ii)	within 60 metres from the centre line of the roadway or 
30 metres beyond the limit of the highway, whichever is 
greater;
	(c)	in the case of a major provincial highway,
	(i)	within the right of way, and
	(ii)	within 60 metres from the centre line of the roadway or 
30 metres beyond the limit of the highway, whichever is 
greater;
	(d)	in the case of a minor provincial highway,
	(i)	within the right of way, and
	(ii)	within 50 metres from the centre line of the roadway or 
30 metres beyond the limit of the highway, whichever is 
greater.
Application for permit
8(1)  In this section and section 9, "proposal" means the proposed 
development, display of equipment, placement of vegetation or 
construction of a utility line to which an application for a permit 
relates.
(2)  An application for a permit that is required under section 4 or 7 
must be made to the Minister and must be in a form acceptable to and 
contain the information required by the Minister.
(3)  Without restricting the generality of subsection (2), the Minister 
may require an applicant for a permit to provide any or all of the 
following information, as applicable:
	(a)	any maps, plans, designs and specifications relating to the 
proposal;
	(b)	the location, use and dimensions of the development, display 
of equipment, vegetation or utility line that is the subject of 
the proposal;
	(c)	the type of vegetation that is the subject of the proposal;
	(d)	the location and design of the existing physical means of 
access, if any, to the provincial highway affected by the 
proposal, and the volume and type of vehicle traffic using the 
physical means of access;
	(e)	the location and design of any new physical means of access 
to the provincial highway affected by the proposal that will 
be required, and the expected volume and type of vehicle 
traffic that will be using the new physical means of access;
	(f)	the anticipated type and intensity of vehicle traffic that may 
be generated during the carrying out of the proposal, and the 
plan to accommodate the anticipated traffic;
	(g)	an engineering study pertaining to the topography, soil 
condition, highway geometrics, traffic and related 
information relevant to the proposal;
	(h)	the location, direction, nature and intensity of any light that 
will be emitted from the proposal;
	(i)	if the applicant has made an application for approval of the 
proposal to the appropriate municipality, a copy of that 
application and the decision of the municipality, if the 
decision is available;
	(j)	if the applicant has not made an application referred to in 
clause (i), an indication as to when the application will be 
made, or why an application will not be made;
	(k)	if the proposed development, display of equipment or utility 
line is temporary in nature,
	(i)	the proposed dates for the commencement and the 
termination of the development, display of equipment or 
utility line, and
	(ii)	the proposed site restoration plan;
	(l)	any other information the Minister considers to be relevant.
Considerations
9   In determining whether to issue a permit under section 4 or 7, the 
Minister may consider any or all of the following, as applicable:
	(a)	the classification of the provincial highway affected by the 
proposal;
	(b)	the posted speed limit, sightlines, highway geometrics, 
current and projected traffic volumes of the provincial 
highway affected by the proposal and the type of vehicles 
using the provincial highway;
	(c)	the type or volume of vehicle traffic to and from the 
provincial highway affected by the proposal that will be 
generated by the proposal, and the potential impact of such 
traffic on the functional integrity and safety of the provincial 
highway;
	(d)	whether the location, dimension, site characteristics and 
physical means of access implications of the proposal are 
consistent with the planned future use of the provincial 
highway;
	(e)	whether the design and characteristics of the proposal could 
create a visual obstruction or distraction to the motoring 
public;
	(f)	any other matters that the Minister considers to be relevant 
for the assessment of the application.
Removal of freeway access
10(1)  In this section, "interchange" means a bridge structure that 
forms part of a freeway and is used to separate intersecting traffic 
vertically and to provide a physical means of access to the freeway 
from high speed directional merge ramps.
(2)  All interchanges shall be constructed within 800 metres of the 
location designated in an order under section 4(2) of the Act.
(3)  Where an interchange is constructed on a freeway at a designated 
access location, the Minister shall, prior to opening the interchange to 
traffic, remove any roadway that provides a physical means of access 
to the freeway and is located within 4 kilometres from the centre point 
of the interchange.
Permit required for signs
11(1)  No person shall, without a permit under this section, place a 
sign or cause a sign to be placed, or enlarge, extend, replace, renovate 
or repair a sign,
	(a)	in the case of a freeway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 300 metres beyond the 
limit of the freeway, or
	(ii)	within 800 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the freeway and another highway,
	(b)	in the case of a multi-lane provincial highway other than a 
freeway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 300 metres beyond the 
limit of the highway, or
	(ii)	within 800 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the highway and another highway,
	(c)	in the case of a major provincial highway,
	(i)	within the right of way or within 300 metres beyond the 
limit of the highway, or
	(ii)	within 800 metres from the centre point of the 
intersection of the highway and another highway,
		or
	(d)	in the case of a minor provincial highway, within the right of 
way of the highway.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a sign if
	(a)	the purpose of the sign is to identify a business activity that is 
located on the parcel of land on which the sign is located,
	(b)	a permit has been issued under this Regulation in respect of 
the business activity to which the sign relates, and
	(c)	the sign is located
	(i)	not closer to the highway than the building that is on the 
parcel and in which the primary business activity is 
being or will be carried on, and
	(ii)	not farther than 30 metres from either side of the  
building referred to in subclause (i).
Application for permit
12(1)  An application for a permit required under section 11 must be 
made to the Minister and must be in a form acceptable to and contain 
the information required by the Minister.
(2)  Section 8(3)(a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), (k) and (l) apply, with 
necessary modifications, to an application under subsection (1).
(3)  In addition to the requirements of subsections (1) and (2), the 
Minister may require an applicant for a permit under section 11 to 
provide any or all of the following information:
	(a)	the information that will be displayed on the sign, including 
words, graphics, pictures and symbols;
	(b)	the materials that will be used to make the sign;
	(c)	the colour of the sign;
	(d)	the nature of the paint materials that will be used on the sign;
	(e)	the nature of any illumination that will be used on the sign;
	(f)	the size of the sign;
	(g)	the materials, dimension and nature of the sign 
superstructure;
	(h)	a dimensional plan showing the location of the sign.
Considerations
13   Section 9(a), (b), (d), (e) and (f) apply, with necessary 
modifications, for the purposes of the Minister's decision as to whether 
to issue a permit under section 11.
Flashing or rotating lights prohibited
14(1)  No person shall display or permit to be displayed a flashing or 
rotating light within the distances prescribed in section 4.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not prohibit the use of flashing or rotating 
lights on a vehicle in accordance with any enactment of Alberta.
Prohibited signs
15   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, the Minister shall 
not issue a permit under section 11 in respect of a sign that
	(a)	displays an intermittent flashing, rotating or moving light,
	(b)	is flood-lighted in such a manner as to cause a visual 
distraction for the motoring public,
	(c)	has any moving or rotating part,
	(d)	bears a legend giving a command to stop, stop ahead, look or 
exercise caution, or gives a similar command, or
	(e)	bears a legend that in any way imitates a standard or 
commonly used highway traffic sign.
Permit re physical means of access
16   No person shall enlarge, extend or replace a physical means of 
access referred to in section 22(2)(c) or 23(2)(c) of the Act without a 
permit.
Application for permit re physical means of access
17(1)  An application for a permit required under section 22(2)(a) of 
the Act or section 16 of this Regulation must be made to the Minister 
and must be in a form acceptable to and contain the information 
required by the Minister.
(2)  Section 8(3)(a) and (d) to (l) apply, with necessary modifications, 
to an application referred to in subsection (1).
Considerations
18   In determining whether to issue a permit required under section 
22(2)(a) of the Act or section 16 of this Regulation,
	(a)	section 9 applies, with necessary modifications, and
	(b)	in the case of a proposal for the construction or maintenance 
of a physical means of access that enters or leaves a freeway, 
the Minister may consider whether the physical means of 
access
	(i)	is at a designated access location, or
	(ii)	was in existence prior to the designation of the highway 
as a freeway under section 4 of the Act and has not 
subsequently been removed by the Minister pursuant to 
a former Act or section 20 of the Act.
Temporary physical means of access to freeway
19(1)  The Minister may grant to a person a temporary physical means 
of access to a freeway designated under section 4 of the Act.
(2)  An application for a temporary physical means of access must be 
made to the Minister and must be in a form acceptable to and contain 
the information required by the Minister.
(3)  Without restricting the generality of subsection (2), section 8(3)(a) 
and (d) to (l) apply in respect of an application for a temporary 
physical means of access.
Considerations
20   In determining whether or not to grant a temporary physical 
means of access under section 19,
	(a)	section 9 applies, with necessary modifications, and
	(b)	the Minister may consider the duration of the proposed 
temporary physical means of access and the time of the year 
when the temporary physical means of access is proposed to 
be operational.
Term of temporary physical means of access
21   A temporary physical means of access may be granted for an 
initial term not exceeding 60 days and may be extended for one 
additional period not exceeding 30 days.
Cancellation of temporary physical means of access
22   The Minister may cancel a temporary physical means of access 
for any reason that the Minister considers appropriate.
Permit for recommencement of commercial use
23   In a case where section 16 of the Act applies, the application for 
the permit for the commercial purposes must be made and dealt with in 
accordance with sections 8 and 9 of this Regulation.
Changes to permits
24   The Minister may, on application or on the Minister's own 
initiative, add to, delete or change the terms and conditions of a permit 
under this Regulation.
Exemption power
25(1)  The Minister may, subject to any terms and conditions the 
Minister considers appropriate, exempt a development, display of 
equipment, utility line, type of vegetation or sign from the requirement 
of a permit under this Regulation.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a permit referred to in section 16 
that is in respect of a physical means of access to a freeway designated 
under section 4 of the Act.
(3)  An exemption referred to in subsection (1) may be granted
	(a)	in respect of a particular location or more than one location,
	(b)	in respect of a particular highway or a class or classes of 
highways, and
	(c)	in respect of a particular development, equipment, utility 
line, type of vegetation or sign or a class of development, 
equipment, utility line, vegetation or sign.
(4)  A person to whom an exemption is granted shall comply with all 
terms and conditions imposed by the Minister.
Section 18 notice
26(1)  The Minister is not required to give a notice under section 18(1) 
of the Act where the thing that is the subject of section 18(1) is located 
in the right of way of the controlled highway.
(2)  In a case where subsection (1) applies, the Minister may carry out 
whatever work the Minister considers to be necessary and may recover 
the cost of carrying out that work from the owner in an action in debt.
Section 50 consent
27(1)  A person who wishes to obtain the Minister's consent with 
respect to an activity referred to in section 50 of the Act must apply to 
the Minister.
(2)  The application for consent must be in a form acceptable to and 
contain the information required by the Minister.
(3)  Section 8(3)(a), (b) and (f) to (l) apply, with necessary 
modifications, to the application.
(4)  Section 9(b), (e) and (f) apply, with necessary modifications, for 
the purposes of the Minister's decision as to whether to give the 
consent.
(5)  The Minister may give consent subject to any terms and conditions 
that the Minister considers appropriate.
(6)  A person to whom consent is given shall comply with all terms 
and conditions imposed under subsection (5).
Consent re section 5 highways
28(1)  No person shall, without the prior consent of the Minister,
	(a)	on a highway or road that is under the direction, control and 
management of the Minister by reason of section 5 of the 
Act,
	(i)	commence a development or display equipment or 
cause a development to be commenced or equipment to 
be displayed,
	(ii)	place vegetation or cause vegetation to be placed,
	(iii)	construct a utility line or cause a utility line to be 
constructed within the meaning of section 7(1), or
	(iv)	place a sign or cause a sign to be placed, or enlarge, 
extend, replace, renovate or repair such a sign,
		or
	(b)	construct or maintain a physical means of access to a 
highway or road referred to in clause (a).
(2)  An application for consent must be in a form acceptable to and 
contain the information required by the Minister.
(3)  Sections 8(3) and 12(3) apply, with necessary modifications, to the 
application.
(4)  Sections 9 and 20(b) apply, with necessary modifications, for the 
purposes of the Minister's decision as to whether to give consent.
(5)  The Minister may give consent subject to any terms and conditions 
the Minister considers appropriate.
(6)  A person to whom consent is given shall comply with all terms 
and conditions imposed under subsection (5).
Exemption from consent requirement
29   Section 25(1) and (3) apply, with necessary modifications, in 
respect of the requirement for consent under sections 27 and 28.
Irrigation bridge structures
30(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"bridge structure" means
	(i)	a structure having a hydraulic capacity equal to or 
greater than that of a 1500 mm diameter corrugated 
metal pipe, or
	(ii)	a corrugated metal pipe with a diameter of at least 
1500 mm
		and includes head slope protection and backfill of abutments, 
in the case of a structure, and slope protection and backfill, in 
the case of a corrugated metal pipe;
	(b)	"culvert" means a structure of lesser capacity than a bridge 
structure;
	(c)	"irrigation canal" means an artificial channel or ditch 
constructed for the purpose of
	(i)	carrying water for irrigation or domestic use, or
	(ii)	draining land that otherwise would not be drained by 
natural means;
	(d)	"irrigation district" means an irrigation district within the 
meaning of the Irrigation Districts Act.
(2)  In determining under section 46 of the Act who is to have 
responsibility for
	(a)	the construction of a bridge structure that is made necessary 
by
	(i)	the construction of a new highway, or
	(ii)	the construction of a new irrigation canal that intersects 
a highway,
		or
	(b)	bridge structure work related to
	(i)	the widening, raising or realignment of a highway of 
which the bridge forms part, or
	(ii)	the deepening, widening or realignment of an irrigation 
canal that intersects a highway,
the Minister shall give consideration to any factors the Minister 
considers are relevant, including, without limitation, which highway 
authority or irrigation district is initiating or undertaking the 
construction, widening, raising, deepening or realignment, as the case 
may be.
(3)  After completion of the construction or work referred to in 
subsection (2), the highway authority having direction, control and 
management of the relevant highway is responsible for the ongoing 
maintenance and reconstruction of the bridge structure.
(4)  Where a bridge structure is being constructed, rehabilitated, 
replaced, reconstructed or maintained by or under the direction of a 
person other than the relevant highway authority, that person shall 
comply with all reasonable requirements of the highway authority in 
respect of standards and specifications for the bridge structure.
(5)  Subsections (2) to (4) apply with all necessary modifications in 
respect of construction of and work on a culvert that forms part of a 
highway.
(6)  Subsections (2), (3) and (5) are subject to any agreement that 
provides otherwise.
(7)  If there is a dispute between a highway authority and any other 
person responsible for the construction, rehabilitation, replacement, 
reconstruction or maintenance of a bridge structure or culvert in 
respect of any matter under this section, the highway authority or 
person may refer the dispute to the Minister, whose decision is final.
Leasing of unused and closed highways
31(1)  In this section and section 32, "unused or closed highway" 
means a highway or a portion of a highway referred to in section 61(b) 
of the Act that is under the direction, control and management of the 
Minister.
(2)  The Minister may lease an unused or closed highway for 
agricultural purposes to an owner or occupier of land adjacent to the 
highway.
Granting of lease
32(1)  A person who wishes to obtain a lease under section 31 shall 
submit an application to the Minister in a form acceptable to and 
containing the information required by the Minister.
(2)  If the Minister considers that the unused or closed highway is 
appropriate for leasing, the Minister may require the applicant to 
publish in a form and manner specified by the Minister a notice that
	(a)	describes the location of the unused or closed highway and 
the proposed agricultural use, and
	(b)	contains any other information specified by the Minister.
(3)  The Minister may grant the lease if the Minister considers that it is 
appropriate to do so, considering the comments and recommendations, 
if any, that were received in respect of the notice.
(4)  The term of a lease is one year and the Minister may renew the 
lease for additional one-year periods.
(5)  The Minister may grant a lease subject to any terms and conditions 
the Minister considers appropriate.
City transportation systems
33(1)  In this section, "project" means the studies, analysis, planning, 
design, construction, physical elements or apparatus that form part of 
or contribute to the development of a transportation facility for a 
transportation system under section 32 of the Act.
(2)  In setting terms of reference governing the preparation of a 
transportation study report for the purposes of section 32 of the Act, 
the Minister may address the following matters:
	(a)	project criteria;
	(b)	procedures governing the submissions and approval of 
transportation system bylaws under section 33(4) of the Act 
and applications for funding in respect of the transportation 
study report;
	(c)	accounting statements;
	(d)	tendering;
	(e)	notification to the Minister of the intent to undertake a 
project;
	(f)	participation by the Minister's representative in projects;
	(g)	the form and contents of transportation system bylaws;
	(h)	submission to the Minister of information relating to a 
project at any time during implementation of a project;
	(i)	any other matter the Minister considers appropriate.
(3)  Before planning a transportation facility forming part of a city 
transportation system, the city shall notify the Minister of its intention 
to do so.
(4)  On being notified under subsection (3), the Minister shall inform 
the city as to whether the Minister wishes to participate in the planning 
of the project.
Use of provincially funded highways
34(1)  Where the Minister provides financial assistance in respect of 
the construction or maintenance of a controlled street that provides 
continuity or continuance of a provincial highway within the 
boundaries of a city, the city shall not, without the consent of the 
Minister, prohibit or restrict the use of that controlled street or any 
portion of it by any vehicle that may be lawfully operated on that 
provincial highway.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of vehicles transporting 
dangerous goods as defined in the Dangerous Goods Transportation 
and Handling Act where the city provides an alternative route through 
or around the city that is satisfactory to the Minister.
(3)  Nothing in this section affects a city's authority under any 
enactment to close a road under its direction, control and management.
Offences
35(1)  A person who contravenes any of the following sections of this 
Regulation is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more 
than $500 for each day on which the offence occurs or continues:
	(a)	section 4(1),
	(b)	section 7(2), 
	(c)	section 14(1),
	(d)	section 16,
	(e)	section 25(4),
	(f)	section 27(1) or (6),
	(g)	section 28(1)(a)(i), (ii), (iii), (1)(b) or (6), or
	(h)	section 30(4).
(2)  A person who contravenes section 11(1) or section 28(1)(a)(iv) is 
guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $25 for 
each day on which the offence occurs or continues.
Administrative penalties
36(1)  The Minister may give a notice of administrative penalty under 
section 55 of the Act
	(a)	in respect of the following provisions of the Act:
	(i)	the contravention of section 19(1), except where the 
notice relates to a sign;
	(ii)	the contravention of an order under section 40(1) or 
41(1);
	(iii)	the contravention of section 45(4), 50, 51(1), 52(1) or 
53(1);
	(b)	in respect of the contravention of the following sections of 
this Regulation:
	(i)	section 4(1),
	(ii)	section 7(2),
	(iii)	section 14(1),
	(iv)	section 16,
	(v)	section 25(4),
	(vi)	section 27(1),
	(vii)	section 27(6),
	(viii)	section 28(1)(a)(i), (ii) or (iii),
	(ix)	section 28(1)(b),
	(x)	section 28(6),
	(xi)	section 30(4).
(2)  A notice of administrative penalty must contain the following 
information:
	(a)	the name of the person on whom the notice of administrative 
penalty is served;
	(b)	the provision of the Act or this Regulation that is alleged to 
have been contravened;
	(c)	a brief description of the nature of the contravention;
	(d)	the date on which the notice of administrative penalty was 
issued;
	(e)	the total amount of the administrative penalty that must be 
paid and an indication of whether the administrative penalty 
is a fixed amount or accumulates for each day or part of a 
day on which the contravention occurs;
	(f)	the date by which the administrative penalty must be paid;
	(g)	a statement of the right to appeal the notice of administrative 
penalty to the Alberta Transportation Safety Board under 
section 58 of the Act, and particulars as to how the appeal is 
to be taken and the time within which it must be taken.
Cancellation of endorsement under City Transportation Act
37   Notwithstanding the repeal of the City Transportation Act, section 
13 of that Act continues to apply where a city bylaw abandons a 
transportation protection area that was designated before the repeal of 
that Act.
Repeals
38   The following regulations are repealed:
	(a)	the Highway Development Control Regulation (AR 242/90);
	(b)	the Leasing of Closed Highways Regulation (AR 36/86);
	(c)	the City Transportation Regulation (AR 301/80);
	(d)	the Irrigation Districts Bridge Structures and Culverts 
Regulation (AR 245/90).
Expiry
39   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 November 30, 2016.
Coming into force
40   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which the 
Highways Development and Protection Act is fully proclaimed in 
force.


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Alberta Regulation 327/2009
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
LAPP (2010-12 CONTRIBUTION RATE INCREASES) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 30, 2009
For information only:   Made by the Local Authorities Pension Plan Board of Trustees 
on November 20, 2009 pursuant to section 5(2) of Schedule 1 of the Public Sector 
Pension Plans Act. 
1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 13(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "7.46%" and substituting 
"8.06%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "10.66%" and 
substituting "11.53%".

3   Section 15(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "8.46%" and substituting 
"9.06%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "11.66%" and 
substituting "12.53%".

4   Section 13(1), as amended by section 2, is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "8.06%" and substituting 
"8.49%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "11.53%" and 
substituting "12.13%".

5   Section 15(1), as amended by section 3, is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "9.06%" and substituting 
"9.49%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "12.53%" and 
substituting "13.13%".

6   Section 13(1), as amended by section 4, is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "8.49%" and substituting 
"8.91%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "12.13%" and 
substituting "12.74%".

7   Section 15(1), as amended by section 5, is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "9.49%" and substituting 
"9.91%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "13.13%" and 
substituting "13.74%".

8(1)  Sections 2 and 3 come into force on January 1, 2010.
(2)  Sections 4 and 5 come into force on January 1, 2011.
(3)  Sections 6 and 7 come into force on January 1, 2012.