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Alberta Regulation 54/2013
Coal Conservation Act
COAL CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 17, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Energy Resources Conservation Board on March 
27, 2013 pursuant to section 9(1)(a), (c.1), (f.1), (i), (j), (l), (m), (n), (o) and (p.1) of 
the Coal Conservation Act. 
1   The Coal Conservation Regulation (AR 270/81) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(1) is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	"Directive 061" means Directive 061: How to Apply for 
Government Approval of Coal Projects in Alberta, 
published by the Board, as amended from time to time;
	(b)	in clause (f) by striking out "a coal exploration program" 
and substituting "an exploratory program, and, for greater 
certainty, "exploratory hole" does not include an evaluation 
well";
	(c)	by repealing clause (h) and substituting the 
following:
	(h)	"operator" includes


	(i)	the holder of a permit, licence or approval under 
the Act,
	(ii)	any person who undertakes to perform an 
operation related to a mine, mine site, coal 
processing plant or in situ coal scheme pursuant to 
an agreement with a person referred to in 
subclause (i), and
	(iii)	any person who undertakes an exploratory 
program;

3   The heading following section 1 is repealed and the 
following is substituted:
Part 1 
Applications
4   Section 2 is amended by adding "under section 10 of the 
Act" after "for a permit".

5   The heading preceding section 14 is repealed and the 
following is substituted:
Approvals Respecting Coal 
Processing Plants

6   The heading "Small Mines" after section 21 is repealed 
and the following is substituted:
Approvals Respecting In Situ  
Coal Schemes
21.1(1)  An application under section 29(a) of the Act for an 
approval for an in situ coal scheme must be made in accordance with 
Directive 061 and shall include any additional information required 
by the Board.
(2)  An application under section 29(b) of the Act for an amendment 
to an approval for a suspended in situ coal scheme to resume 
operations at the in situ coal scheme must be made in accordance 
with Directive 061 and shall include any additional information 
required by the Board.
(3)  An application under section 31.2 of the Act for an amendment 
to an approval for an in situ coal scheme to authorize an extension or 
material alteration of the program of operations for which the 
approval was granted must be made in accordance with Directive 
061 and shall include any additional information required by the 
Board.
21.2(1)  The holder of an approval for an in situ coal scheme shall 
not suspend or abandon the in situ coal scheme unless the Board 
grants an amendment to the approval for the in situ coal scheme 
authorizing the carrying out of suspension or abandonment 
operations, as the case may be.
(2)  The holder of an approval for an in situ coal scheme may apply 
for suspension or abandonment of the in situ coal scheme by making 
an application for an amendment to the approval for the in situ coal 
scheme, in accordance with Directive 061, to authorize the carrying 
out of suspension or abandonment operations, as the case may be.
(3)  If the holder of an approval for an in situ coal scheme is required 
to suspend or abandon the in situ coal scheme under section 31.4 of 
the Act, the holder shall submit an application for an amendment to 
the approval for the in situ coal scheme, in accordance with 
Directive 061, to authorize the carrying out of suspension or 
abandonment operations, as the case may be, and shall not 
commence suspension or abandonment operations or suspend or 
abandon the in situ coal scheme until the Board has granted an 
amendment to the approval to authorize the carrying out of the 
suspension or abandonment operations.
(4)  An application under subsection (2) or (3) shall include any 
additional information required by the Board.
(5)  After carrying out suspension or abandonment operations at an 
in situ coal scheme, the holder of the approval for the in situ coal 
scheme shall apply to the Board for an amendment to the approval 
for the in situ coal scheme to show the status of the in situ coal 
scheme as suspended or abandoned, as the case may be.
21.3   An application under section 31.3 of the Act to transfer an 
approval for an in situ coal scheme must be made in accordance with 
Directive 061 and shall include any additional information required 
by the Board.
21.4   If there is a change in the name of the holder of an approval 
for in situ coal scheme, the holder shall apply for an amendment to 
the approval in accordance with Directive 061 and shall include any 
additional information required by the Board.
Exploratory Holes and 
In Situ Coal Schemes
21.5(1)  Before operating an in situ coal scheme within which an 
exploratory hole is located, the holder of the approval for the in situ 
coal scheme shall abandon the exploratory hole to surface with 
thermal cement or as otherwise directed by the Board.
(2)  Before operating an in situ coal scheme within which an 
exploratory hole that has been abandoned is located, the holder of 
the approval for the in situ coal scheme shall re-abandon the 
exploratory hole to surface with thermal cement or as otherwise 
directed by the Board.

7   Section 28(1) is amended by striking out "his" and 
substituting "its".

8   Section 36 is repealed and the following is substituted:
36   Each exploratory hole that is drilled must
	(a)	be described by a lithological log, from total depth to surface, 
if practicable, and
	(b)	be geophysically logged by a logging device that measures, 
from total depth to surface if practicable,
	(i)	natural radioactivity of the strata penetrated,
	(ii)	formation response to induced radioactivity of the strata 
penetrated,
	(iii)	bulk or formation density of the strata penetrated, and
	(iv)	natural resistivity of the strata and fluids penetrated.

9   The following is added after section 36:
36.1  Each well that is associated with an in situ coal scheme, 
including any evaluation well, must be geophysically logged by a 
logging device that measures,
	(a)	from total depth to surface, if practicable,
	(i)	natural radioactivity of the strata penetrated,
	(ii)	formation response to induced radioactivity of the strata 
penetrated, and
	(iii)	bulk or formation density of the strata penetrated, 
		and
	(b)	from total depth to base of surface casing,
	(i)	natural resistivity of the strata and fluids penetrated, and
	(ii)	spontaneous potential of the strata.

10   Section 38(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Submission of Data
38(1)  An operator shall submit to the Board copies of all 
lithological, geophysical and mechanical logs and related 
information in respect of each
	(a)	hole, other than a preproduction drillhole, and
	(b)	well associated with an in situ coal scheme, including any 
evaluation well. 
(1.1)  The logs and information referred to in subsection (1) must be 
submitted as soon as possible after the suspension of field 
operations, but in any event within one year after the hole or well has 
been completed.

11   The heading preceding section 42 and section 42 are 
repealed and the following is substituted:
Core Segments, Samples 
and Analyses
42(1)  If so directed by the Board, the operator of a coal mine shall 
submit to the Board core segments that are the most typical and 
representative of the mine area.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), an entire core segment or a 
portion of a core segment that is equal to at least 1/2 of the core 
segment cut axially may be submitted.
42.1(1)  The operator of an exploratory program undertaken for the 
purpose of developing an in situ coal scheme shall core each 
evaluation well and analyze each core segment.
(2)  The operator shall submit every core segment of an evaluation 
well and all analyses of the core segments to the Board.
(3)  The full length of each core segment and at least half of the 
width of each core segment cut axially must be submitted under 
subsection (2).
(4)  If a well associated with an in situ coal scheme is cored, every 
core segment and all analyses of the core segments must be 
submitted to the Board.
(5)  For the purposes of subsection (1), core segments must be taken 
of each targeted coal seam and the strata above each targeted coal 
seam.

12   The heading preceding section 44 is amended by 
striking out "and Other Materials" and substituting 
", Samples and Analyses".

13   Section 44 is amended by striking out "Samples and 
materials required under section 42(1) shall be transmitted" and 
substituting "Samples and core segments required to be submitted 
under section 42(1) or section 42.1 shall be submitted".

14   The following is added after section 46:
46.1   Analyses required by section 42.1 shall be submitted to the 
Board as soon as possible but not later than 3 months after the 
completion of the field program or any major phase of the field 
program.

15   Section 51 is amended
	(a)	by adding "or a well associated with an in situ coal scheme 
other than an evaluation well" after "a reconnaissance hole";
	(b)	by repealing clause (b) and substituting the 
following:
	(b)	cores, core segments or fragments from the 
reconnaissance hole or well, together with an indication 
of the ASTM class or classes to which coal encountered 
in the hole or well is assigned on the basis of its 
composition.

16   Section 52 is amended
	(a)	by adding "or evaluation well" after "an infill hole";
	(b)	by striking out "and" at the end of clause (a);
	(c)	by repealing clause (b) and substituting the 
following:
	(b)	in the case of an infill hole, cores, core segments or 
fragments from the infill hole, together with an 
indication of the ASTM class or classes to which coal 
encountered in the hole is assigned on the basis of its 
composition, and
	(c)	in the case of an evaluation well, cores, core segments 
or fragments from the evaluation well.

17   Section 53(b) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(b)	properties of materials encountered other than coal,

18   Section 55(b) is amended by striking out "hole".

19   The heading preceding section 58 is amended by 
striking out "and Processing Plants" and substituting 
", Coal Processing Plants and In Situ Coal Schemes".

20   Section 58 is repealed and the following is substituted:
58   Subject to section 59, a member of the public may, with the 
permission of the Board, at any time after commencement of 
commercial operations, view information and data relating to
	(a)	the operation of a mine or coal processing plant and the coal 
produced or processed in a mine or coal processing plant 
except information or data that includes specific reference to 
costs of operation, production, processing or product pricing, 
and
	(b)	the operation of an in situ coal scheme, the coal converted by 
in situ coal gasification or in situ coal liquefaction and the 
synthetic coal gas or synthetic coal liquid produced or 
processed at an in situ coal scheme except information or 
data that includes specific reference to costs of operation, 
production, processing or product pricing.

21   Section 59(1) and (2) are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
59(1)  An operator using an untried or unproven mining, coal 
processing or in situ coal conversion method, in whose opinion 
premature disclosure of information respecting the method may 
seriously prejudice the operator's competitive position, may apply to 
the Board for an order designating the mine, coal processing plant, or 
in situ coal scheme at which the method is being used as an 
experimental scheme.
(2)  Where the Board grants an application under subsection (1), it 
shall hold all information and data submitted to or otherwise 
acquired by the Board concerning the experimental scheme 
confidential for 5 years.

22   Section 62 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "full and";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "file with" and 
substituting "submit to".

23   The following is added after section 62:
62.1   The holder of an approval for an in situ coal scheme shall 
keep complete records of operations in a form satisfactory to the 
Board.

24   The following is added after section 66:
66.1   The holder of an approval for an in situ coal scheme shall
	(a)	provide reports in accordance with the directions of the 
Board respecting gases and liquids injected into and 
produced from the in situ coal scheme,
	(b)	submit to the Board, by March 31 of each year, a 
comprehensive report on the in situ coal scheme operation 
for the preceding calendar year that includes any information 
required by the Board, and
	(c)	make reports to the Board by presentation when required by 
the Board.

25   The heading to Part 6 is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Part 6 
Board Registers and Designation of 
Coal Seams and Coal Fields
26   Section 74(1) is amended by striking out "or processing 
plant" and substituting ", coal processing plant or in situ coal 
scheme".

27   Section 75 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "and" at the end of 
subclause (ii), and by repealing subclause (iii) and 
substituting the following:
	(iii)	coal processing plants, and
	(iv)	in situ coal schemes,
		and
	(b)	in clause (b) 
	(i)	in subclause (i) by striking out "and processing 
plant" and substituting ", coal processing plant and 
in situ coal scheme";
	(ii)	by repealing subclause (iii) and substituting 
the following:
	(iii)	the unique identifier of each coal seam, 
	(A)	in a mine where more than one coal seam has 
been or is being worked, and
	(B)	in an in situ coal scheme where more than 
one coal seam has been or is being converted 
by in situ coal gasification or in situ coal 
liquefaction,
	(iii)	in subclause (iv) by striking out "and processing 
plant" and substituting ", coal processing plant and 
in situ coal scheme";
	(iv)	in subclause (v) by striking out "his" and 
substituting "the holder's".

28   Section 76 is amended by striking out "or licence" and 
substituting ", licence or approval".

29   Section 79(1) is amended by adding "converted by in situ 
coal gasification or in situ coal liquefaction," after "processed,".

30   The following is added after section 81:
81.1   If the measurement of gas or liquid injected into or produced 
from a well associated with an in situ coal scheme is required for any 
purpose under the Act or this Regulation or an order or direction of 
the Board, the measurement shall be made in accordance with the 
directions of the Board.

31   The heading to Part 8 is amended by adding 
", Security" after "Performance Bonds".

32   The following is added after section 85:
Security
85.1(1)  The holder of an approval for an in situ coal scheme shall 
provide a security to the Board in the amount required by the Board 
to guarantee the proper and safe suspension and abandonment of the 
in situ coal scheme and the carrying out of any other activities 
necessary to ensure the protection of the public and the environment 
with respect to the in situ coal scheme.
(2)  If the Board considers that the amount of a security provided 
under subsection (1) is not sufficient to guarantee the proper and safe 
suspension and abandonment of an in situ coal scheme or the 
carrying out of any other activities necessary to ensure the protection 
of the public and the environment with respect to the in situ coal 
scheme, the holder of the approval for the in situ coal scheme shall 
provide a security to the Board for any additional amount that the 
Board considers necessary.
(3)  A security provided under this section must be in one of the 
following forms, as determined by the Board:
	(a)	cash;
	(b)	an irrevocable letter of credit in a form acceptable to the 
Board.
(4)  If, in the opinion of the Board, the holder of an approval for an 
in situ coal scheme has not properly and safely suspended or 
abandoned the in situ coal scheme or carried out an activity 
necessary to ensure the protection of the public or the environment 
with respect to the in situ coal scheme, the Board may use all or any 
part of the security provided under subsection (1) by the holder of 
the approval to defray all direct and incidental costs of properly and 
safely suspending or abandoning the in situ coal scheme or carrying 
out the activity.
(5)  On the request of the holder of an approval for an in situ coal 
scheme, the Board shall return all of a security provided under 
subsection (1) by the holder, together with any earned interest, if the 
Board is satisfied that the holder
	(a)	has fully met all of the obligations and carried out all of the 
activities in respect of which the security was provided, and
	(b)	has met any other requirements of the Board for the security 
to be returned in full.
(6)  On the request of the holder of an approval for an in situ coal 
scheme, the Board may return part of a security provided under 
subsection (1) by the holder, if the Board is satisfied that the holder
	(a)	has partially met the obligations and carried out the activities 
in respect of which the security was provided, and
	(b)	has met any other requirements of the Board for the security 
to be returned in part.

33   The following heading is added before section 89:
Part 9 
Repeal and Expiry

34   Section 90 is amended by striking out "June 30, 2014" 
and substituting "June 30, 2019".

35   The following sections are amended by striking out "file 
with" and substituting "submit to":
section 65(1), (2), (3); 
section 66.


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Alberta Regulation 55/2013
Oil and Gas Conservation Act
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 17, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Energy Resources Conservation Board on March 
27, 2013 pursuant to section 10(1)(a), (x) and (yy.1) of the Oil and Gas Conservation 
Act. 
1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations (AR 151/71) 
are amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1.020(2) is amended
	(a)	in definition 5. "control well" by striking out "or" at 
the end of clause (i) and substituting "and";
	(b)	by repealing definition 8. "gas well" and 
substituting the following:
		8.  "gas well" means
	(i)	a well that produces primarily gas from 
	(A)	a pool or portion of a pool in which the 
hydrocarbon system is gaseous or exhibits a 
dew point on reduction of pressure, or
	(B)	coal by in situ gasification,
				and
	(ii)	any well designated as a gas well by the Board;
	(c)	by adding the following after definition 9.:
		9.1.  "in situ coal scheme evaluation well" means an 
evaluation well as defined in the Coal Conservation 
Act;
	(d)	by repealing definition 12. "oil well" and 
substituting the following:
		12.  "oil well" means
	(i)	a well that produces primarily liquid hydrocarbons 
from a pool or portion of a pool in which the 
hydrocarbon system is liquid or exhibits a bubble 
point on reduction of pressure, and
	(ii)	any well designated as an oil well by the Board;
	(e)	by repealing definition 13. "operator of a battery" 
and substituting the following:
		13.  "operator of a battery" includes 
	(i)	a person who has control of the operation of the 
wells or equipment at a battery,
	(ii)	a person permitted to keep records or file reports 
on a battery or group basis under section 92 of the 
Act,
	(iii)	the holder of an approval issued under section 
7.001, and
	(iv)	a person who receives from a well or battery a part 
of the production that requires separate handling, 
including, without limitation, a tank bottom, so 
that it may be disposed of;

3   Section 2.030 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding ", in situ coal scheme 
evaluation wells" after "oil sands evaluation wells";
	(b)	in subsection (4)
	(i)	by adding ", in situ coal scheme evaluation wells" 
after "oil sands evaluation wells" wherever it 
occurs;
	(ii)	by striking out "he" and substituting "the 
licensee";
	(c)	in subsection (5) by adding ", in situ coal scheme 
evaluation well" after "oil sands evaluation well".

4   The following is added after the heading "Part 4 Drilling 
Spacing Units and Target Areas":
Application
4.005   This Part does not apply in respect of any wells associated 
with an in situ coal scheme.

5   The following is added after section 6.190:
6.191   An in situ coal scheme evaluation well must be drilled 
through the target coal seam in a manner and location acceptable to 
the Board.
6.192   Unless otherwise approved by the Board, a well associated 
with an in situ coal scheme, other than an in situ coal scheme 
evaluation well, must be drilled only to the base or above the base of 
the target coal seam.

6   Section 7.025 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "A licensee" and 
substituting "Subject to subsection (5), a licensee";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (4):
(5)  Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a licensee 
producing synthetic coal gas from coal in an in situ coal 
scheme for which the licensee holds an approval under the 
Coal Conservation Act.

7  The following is added before section 10.020:
10.011  Unless the Board otherwise directs, this Part does not apply 
in respect of any wells associated with an in situ coal scheme.
8   Section 11.030 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (4):
(5)  This section does not apply in respect of in situ coal scheme 
evaluation wells.

9  Section 11.040 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (3):
(4)  This section does not apply in respect of in situ coal scheme 
evaluation wells.

10   Section 11.140 is amended by adding the following 
after subsection (3):
(4)  This section does not apply in respect of any wells associated 
with an in situ coal scheme.

11   Section 12.140 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	by adding "and each holder of an approval for an in 
situ coal scheme" after "oil sands scheme";
	(ii)	in clause (a) 
	(A)	by adding ", in situ coal scheme" after 
"facility";
	(B)	by adding ", approval holder" after "licensee";
	(iii)		in clause (c) by adding ", in situ coal scheme" after 
"well, facility";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "a the well, facility" 
and substituting "the well, facility, in situ coal scheme".


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Alberta Regulation 56/2013
Government Organization Act
ENERGY GRANTS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 17, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 89/2013) 
on April 17, 2013 pursuant to section 13 of the Government Organization Act. 
1   The Energy Grants Regulation (AR 103/2003) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 6(7) is amended by striking out "under this section" 
and substituting "under this Regulation".

3   Section 11 is amended by striking out "April 30, 2013" and 
substituting "April 30, 2023".


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Alberta Regulation 57/2013
Traffic Safety Act
ACCESS TO MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 24, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 91/2013) 
on April 24, 2013 pursuant to section 8 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
1   The Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation 
(AR 140/2003) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5(1) is amended by adding "and" at the end of 
clause (a), striking out "and" at the end of clause (b) and 
repealing clause (c).

3   Section 8 is amended by striking out "April 30, 2013" and 
substituting "April 30, 2018".


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Alberta Regulation 58/2013
Teachers' Pension Plans Act
TEACHERS' AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS' PENSION PLANS 
(CONTRIBUTION RATES 2013) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 25, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board on 
April 24, 2013 pursuant to section 16(2) of the Teachers' Pension Plans Act. 
1   The Teachers' and Private School Teachers' Pension 
Plans (AR 203/95) are amended by this Regulation.

2   Schedule 1 is amended by sections 3 to 5 of this 
Regulation.

3   Section 10(2) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "5.88%" and 
substituting "6.33%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "10.00%" and 
substituting "11.23%".

4   Section 11 is amended by striking out "3.72%" and 
substituting "5.11%".

5   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "7.15%" and 
substituting "7.85%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "3.49%" and 
substituting "4.80%".

6   Schedule 2 is amended by sections 7 to 9 of this 
Regulation.
7   Section 10 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a)
	(i)	by striking out "7.24%" and substituting 
"7.80%";
	(ii)	by striking out "5.87%" and substituting 
"6.33%";
	(b)	in clause (b)
	(i)	by striking out "11.23%" and substituting 
"12.18%";
	(ii)	by striking out "9.74%" and substituting 
"11.23%".

8   Section 11 is amended by striking out "2.07%" and 
substituting "2.42%".

9   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "8.12%" and substituting 
"8.74%";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "1.92%" and 
substituting "2.25%".

10   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 
2013.


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Alberta Regulation 59/2013
Energy Resources Conservation Act
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION BOARD ADMINISTRATION 
FEES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: April 29, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Energy Resources Conservation Board on April 
23, 2013 pursuant to section 27.2 of the Energy Resources Conservation Act. 
1   The Energy Resources Conservation Board 
Administration Fees Regulation (AR 114/2008).

2   Section 2(2) is amended by striking out "2012-13 fiscal year 
is December 31, 2011" and substituting "2013-14 fiscal year is 
December 31, 2012".

3   Section 3(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(2)  For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the annual adjustment factor is 
2.279718.

4   Section 4 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "2011" and 
substituting "2012";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "$0.072014" and 
substituting "$0.087985".

5   Section 5 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (4) by striking out "1.229147" and 
substituting "2.395203";
	(b)	in subsection (5) by striking out "2.863215" and 
substituting "3.907532";
	(c)	in subsection (6) by striking out "2.145199" and 
substituting "2.280521";
	(d)	in subsection (7) by striking out "1.307779" and 
substituting "1.442944";
	(e)	in subsection (8) by striking out "7.991624" and 
substituting "10.077213".

6   Section 11 is amended by striking out "August 1, 2013" 
and substituting "August 1, 2014".