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Alberta Regulation 173/2013
Fair Trading Act
GIFT CARD AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 18, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Service Alberta (M.O. SA:017/2013) 
on September 13, 2013 pursuant to section 4.1 of the Fair Trading Act. 
1   The Gift Card Regulation (AR 146/2008) is amended by 
this Regulation.

2   Section 8 is amended by striking out "October 31, 2013" 
and substituting "October 31, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 174/2013
Administrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act
AUTHORITIES DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 290/2013) 
on September 18, 2013 pursuant to section 2 of the Administrative Procedures and 
Jurisdiction Act. 
1   The Authorities Designation Regulation (AR 64/2003) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended 
	(a)	by repealing clause (a) and by adding the following 
before clause (b):
	(a.1)	the Land Compensation Board;
	(b)	by repealing clauses (d) and (f).

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


Alberta Regulation 175/2013
Government Organization Act
CROWN PROPERTY (EXPIRY EXTENSION)  
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 292/2013) 
on September 18, 2013 pursuant to Schedule 11, section 13 of the Government 
Organization Act. 
1   The Crown Property Regulation (AR 125/98) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 10 is amended by striking out "October 31, 2013" 
and substituting "October 31, 2018".


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Alberta Regulation 176/2013
Safety Codes Act
ELECTRICAL CODE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 293/2013) 
on September 18, 2013 pursuant to section 65 of the Safety Codes Act. 
1   The Electrical Code Regulation (AR 209/2006) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Codes declared in force
3   The following codes are declared in force in respect of electrical 
systems:
	(a)	the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (Twenty-second 
edition), being Canadian Standards Association standard 
C22.1-12, with the variations set out in the Schedule;
	(b)	the Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 
4th Edition, 2012, published by the Safety Codes Council;
	(c)	the Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 4th Edition, 2013, 
published by the Safety Codes Council.

3   The following is added after section 5:
Schedule
1   For the purposes of section 3(a), the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 
1 (Twenty-second edition), being Canadian Standards Association 
standard C22.1-12, is varied as follows:
	(a)	section 4 is amended by adding the following after 
Rule 4-004(21):
(22)  Notwithstanding Rule 4-006, 3-wire 120/240 V and 
120/208 V service conductors for single dwellings, or feeder 
conductors supplying single dwelling units of row housing or 
apartments and similar buildings and terminating on equipment 
having a conductor termination temperature of not less than 
75§ C shall be permitted to be sized in accordance with Table 
5E.
	(b)	the following table is added after Table 5D:
Table 5E 
Minimum permitted size for 3-wire 120/240 V and  
120/208 V service conductors for single dwellings,  
or feeder conductors supplying single dwelling  
units of row housing or apartments and similar  
buildings and terminating on equipment having  
a conductor termination temperature of  
not less than 75§ C  
(See Rule 4-004 (22))

Size AWG or kcmil
Service or feeder 
rating (A)
Copper
Aluminum
60
6
6
100
4
2
125
2
1/0
150
1
2/0
200
2/0
4/0
225
3/0
250
300
250
350
400
400
600

4   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2013.


Alberta Regulation 177/2013
Health Care Protection Act
HEALTH CARE PROTECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 294/2013) 
on September 18, 2013 pursuant to section 25 of the Health Care Protection Act. 
1   The Health Care Protection Regulation (AR 208/2000) is 
amended by this Regulation. 

2   Section 24 is amended by striking out "October 31, 2013" 
and substituting "October 31, 2016".  


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Alberta Regulation 178/2013
Regional Health Authorities Act
COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCILS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 295/2013) 
on September 18, 2013 pursuant to section 23 of the Regional Health Authorities Act. 
1   The Community Health Councils Regulation (AR 202/97) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 11 is amended by striking out "October 31, 2013" 
and substituting "October 31, 2014".


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Alberta Regulation 179/2013
Private Vocational Training Act
PRIVATE VOCATIONAL TRAINING AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 301/2013) 
on September 18, 2013 pursuant to section 24 of the Private Vocational Training Act. 
1   The Private Vocational Training Regulation 
(AR 341/2003) is amended by this Regulation. 

2   Section 27 is amended by striking out "September 30, 2013" 
and substituting "September 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 180/2013
Libraries Act
LIBRARIES AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 19, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. LA:002/13) 
on September 16, 2013 pursuant to section 40 of the Libraries Act. 
1   The Libraries Regulation (AR 141/98) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Section 25(3), (4) and (5) are repealed.

3   Section 48 is amended by striking out "September 30, 2013" 
and substituting "September 30, 2018".


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Alberta Regulation 181/2013
Personal Directives Act
PERSONAL DIRECTIVES (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 23, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Human Services (M.O. 2013-035) on 
September 17, 2013 pursuant to section 33 of the Personal Directives Act. 
1   The Personal Directives (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 26/98) is amended by this Regulation. 

2   Section 6 is amended by striking out "September 30, 2013" 
and substituting "March 31, 2016".


Alberta Regulation 182/2013
Occupational Health and Safety Act
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY  
AMENDMENT REGULATION, 2013
Filed: September 25, 2013
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 305/2013) 
on September 25, 2013 pursuant to section 40 of the Occupational Health and Safety 
Act. 
1   The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 
(AR 62/2003) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended


	(a)	in clause (d) by striking out "referred to in section 17" 
and substituting "for non-mining operations referred to in 
section 17(1)";
	(b)	in clause (i) by adding ", instruments" after 
"machinery";
	(c)	in clause (o) by striking out "Part 2" and substituting 
"Part 3";
	(d)	by adding the following after clause (o):
	(o.1)	"professional engineer" means a professional engineer 
within the meaning of the Engineering and Geoscience 
Professions Act;
	(e)	by repealing clause (p);
	(f)	in clause (q) by striking out ", cristobalite, tridymite and 
tripoli" and substituting "and cristobalite";
	(g)	by adding the following after clause (s):
	(t)	"working face" means the surface from which mineable 
material, overburden or waste material is being 
removed.

3   Section 5 is amended by striking out "restricted area and a 
blasting area" and substituting "blasting area and an area of a work 
site where there is a reasonable chance that the airborne concentration 
of asbestos, silica, coal dust or lead exceeds or may exceed the 
occupational exposure limit for one or more of the substances under an 
adopted code".

4   Section 6 is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after clause (e):
	(e.1)	any other kind of asbestos-induced cancer;
	(b)	by repealing clause (h) and substituting the 
following:
	(h)	elevated blood lead level, that is, a worker's blood lead 
level greater than 0.5 micromoles per litre (æmol/L);

5   Section 8 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Critical documents
8(1)  If an employer is required to make a report or plan under the 
Act, the regulations or the adopted code, the employer shall ensure 
that a paper or downloaded electronic copy of it is readily available 
for reference by workers at the work site affected by it. 
(2)  If an employer is required to develop procedures or to put 
procedures in place under the Act, the regulations or the adopted 
code, the employer shall ensure that a paper or downloaded 
electronic copy of the current procedures is readily available for 
reference by workers at the work site affected by the procedures.
(3)  An employer shall ensure that current paper or downloaded 
electronic copies of the Act, this Regulation and the adopted code 
are readily available for reference by workers.

6   The following is added after section 11:
Service of orders and administrative penalty notices
11.1(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"addressee" means the person referred to in section 44(1.1) 
of the Act;
	(b)	"document" means the notice or order referred to in section 
44(1.1) of the Act;
	(c)	"receipt" means the standard instrument or electronic 
signature pad device that is in normal use in the service 
deliverer's business, a signature on which indicates a 
person's acceptance of recorded mail handled by that service 
deliverer;
	(d)	"service deliverer" means the entity that provides the mail or 
courier service referred to in section 44(1) of the Act.
(2)  For the purposes of applying section 44(1) of the Act, the written 
acknowledgment of the document must include the signature on the 
applicable receipt of the addressee or another individual present at 
the addressee's address.
(3)  The electronic method referred to in section 44(1.1)(c) of the Act 
consists of transmission by facsimile machine to the addressee's 
facsimile number or by e-mail to the addressee's e-mail address.
(4)  For the purposes of this section, service of a document is 
presumed to be effected, 
	(a)	if the document is sent by recorded mail, on the date the 
receipt is signed in accordance with this section, unless the 
contrary is proved, or
	(b)	if the document is transmitted by facsimile machine or 
e-mail, when it is transmitted, unless it is proved that the 
facsimile or e-mail containing the document was not received 
at the addressee's facsimile number or e-mail address, as the 
case may be.
(5)  This section does not apply to documents served in court 
proceedings.

7   Section 12(2) is amended by adding ", the regulations or the 
adopted code" after "Act".

8   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (3) by adding "personal" before 
"protective";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (3):
(3.1)  Where a worker makes a report under section 14(2.1), the 
employer shall review the situation and take any necessary 
corrective action in a timely manner.

9   Section 14 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(2.1)  A worker who believes that an unsafe or harmful work site 
condition or act exists or has occurred shall immediately report it to 
the employer.

10   Section 16 is amended by striking out "representative of 
each of the 4" and substituting "selected from among the".

11   The headings "Permits and Certificates" and "Blaster's 
Permits" at the beginning of Part 2 are repealed and the 
following is substituted:
Non-mining Blasting Operations 
and Blasters' Permits
Application of Part 2
16.1   This Part applies with respect to non-mining blasting 
operations.

12   Sections 18 and 19 are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Expiry
18(1)  The term of a blaster's permit is that stipulated by a Director 
of Inspection in the permit, which term is to have an expiry date not 
later than 5 years after the date of the issue of the permit.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a blaster's permit issued to an 
applicant who qualifies for it by virtue of section 17(4)(d) expires at 
the time that the documentation referred to in that clause expires or 
otherwise terminates. 
Suspension and cancellation
19(1)  Subject to this section, a Director of Inspection may, by 
notice in writing, cancel a blaster's permit or suspend it for the 
period specified in the notice if there is reason to believe that its 
holder
	(a)	has contravened the Act, the regulations or an adopted code,
	(b)	has otherwise used explosives, detonators or equipment in a 
manner that constitutes a hazard to the holder or other 
workers,
	(c)	is or was the holder of documentation referred to in section 
17(4)(d) and that documentation is suspended or cancelled, 
	(d)	provided false information to a Director of Inspection or an 
officer, or
	(e)	has done or has failed to do anything that, in the Director's 
opinion, warrants the cancellation or suspension.
(2)  An officer may suspend a blaster's permit for a period not 
exceeding 72 hours if any of the conditions in subsection (1) are met.
(3)  A Director of Inspection may for any reason reassess the 
competency of the holder of a blaster's permit or require any 
specified training to be undertaken, or both.
(4)  A person who suspends or cancels a blaster's permit issued by 
an organization referred to in section 17(2)(b) shall notify that 
organization of the suspension or cancellation.
(5)  A person who suspends or cancels a blaster's permit shall give 
written reasons for the suspension or cancellation to the worker and 
the worker's employer.
(6)  The holder of a blaster's permit shall surrender the permit 
immediately to an officer on request if it is suspended or cancelled.

13   Section 20 is amended
	(a)	by adding "or an officer" after "Director of Inspection";
	(b)	by striking out "the Director", wherever it occurs, and 
substituting "that person".

14   The following is added after section 23:
Part 3 
Mining Operations and 
Mining Certificates

15   Section 24 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and 
substituting the following:
Board of Examiners
24(1)  The Minister may establish a Board of Examiners 
comprising members appointed by the Minister.
	(b)	in subsection (3) by striking out "a term" and 
substituting "the fixed term";
	(c)	by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the 
following:
(5)  The Board of Examiners may regulate its own procedure and 
business, including the fixing of a quorum.

16   Section 25 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Duties of Board of Examiners
25(1)  The functions of the Board of Examiners are to provide 
Directors of Inspection with any advice requested of it with respect 
to matters related to mining operations and mining certificates.
(2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a Director of Inspection may 
request the Board of Examiners specifically
	(a)	to advise as to the eligibility and qualification requirements 
for candidates applying for mining certificates,
	(b)	to conduct examinations of candidates seeking mining 
certificates,
	(c)	to recommend the candidates to whom mining certificates 
should be issued,
	(d)	to provide technical support pertaining to mining operations 
and certificates, and
	(e)	to advise on any other matter referred to in subsection (1) 
requested by a Director of Inspection.  

17   Sections 26(3)(a) and 27(3)(a) are amended
	(a)	in subclause (i) by striking out "not less than" and 
substituting "at least";
	(b)	in subclause (iii) by adding "of Inspection" after 
"Director".

18   Sections 28 and 29 are repealed. 

19   Section 30(2) to (5) are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(2)  A Director of Inspection may issue an underground coal mine 
manager's certificate to a worker
	(a)	if the worker is a professional engineer in the mining 
discipline, has experience in underground coal mining 
totalling at least 5 years, including at least one year of 
working at the working face, and has demonstrated 
knowledge of the Act, the regulations and the relevant 
portions of the adopted code and underground mine rescue 
acceptable to a Director of Inspection,
	(b)	if a Director of Inspection is satisfied that the worker has 
sufficient knowledge and experience in underground coal 
mining to manage underground coal mine activities safely, or
	(c)	if the worker satisfies a Director of Inspection that the worker 
holds valid and current documentation from an equivalent 
certifying authority in another jurisdiction of Canada that is 
an underground coal mine manager's certificate in that 
jurisdiction or that is recognized by that Director as the 
equivalent in that jurisdiction of an underground coal mine 
manager's certificate issuable under this section.

20   Section 31 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	in clause (a)
	(A)	by striking out "not less than" and 
substituting "at least";
	(B)	by adding "at least" after "including";
	(ii)	in clause (b) by adding "and underground rescue 
procedures" after "procedures";
	(iii)	in clause (c) by striking out "aider certificate from 
a training agency" and substituting "aid certificate";
	(iv)	by repealing clause (d) and substituting the 
following:
	(d)	who satisfies a Director of Inspection that the 
applicant is competent to hold an underground coal 
mine foreman's certificate
	(b)	by repealing subsection (3).

21   Section 32(2) is amended
	(a)	by repealing clause (a) and substituting the 
following:
	(a)	a worker who is a professional engineer in the electrical 
discipline and has experience in underground coal 
mining totalling at least 2 years and has demonstrated 
knowledge of the Act, the regulations and the relevant 
portions of the adopted code acceptable to a Director of 
Inspection,
	(b)	in clause (b)
	(i)	by striking out "and has" and substituting 
", demonstrates to a Director of Inspection satisfactory 
knowledge of the Act, the regulations and the relevant 
portions of the adopted code and has at least";
	(ii)	in subclause (ii) by adding "at least" after 
"including";
	(c)	in clause (c) by striking out "the Board of Examiners" 
and substituting "a Director of Inspection".

22   The following is added after section 32:
Expiry of mining certificate
32.1(1)  The term of a mining certificate is that stipulated by a 
Director of Inspection in the certificate, which term is to have an 
expiry date not later than 5 years after the date of the issue of the 
certificate.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a mining certificate issued to an 
applicant who qualifies for it by virtue of section 26(3)(b), 27(3)(b), 
30(2)(c), the portion of section 31(2) occurring after clause (d) or 
section 32(2)(d), as the case may be, expires at the time that the 
documentation referred to in that provision expires or otherwise 
terminates. 
Suspension and cancellation, etc., of mining certificates
32.2(1)  Subject to this section, a Director of Inspection may, by 
notice in writing, cancel a mining certificate or suspend it for the 
period specified in the notice if there is reason to believe that its 
holder
	(a)	has contravened the Act, the regulations or an adopted code,
	(b)	has otherwise used explosives, detonators or equipment in a 
manner that constitutes a hazard to the holder or other 
workers,
	(c)	is or was the holder of documentation referred to in section 
32.1(2) and that documentation is suspended or cancelled,
	(d)	provided false information to a Director of Inspection or an 
officer, or
	(e)	has done or has failed to do anything that, in the Director's 
opinion, warrants the cancellation or suspension.
(2)  An officer may suspend a mining certificate for a period not 
exceeding 72 hours if any of the conditions in subsection (1) are met.
(3)  A Director of Inspection may for any reason reassess the 
competency of the holder of a mining certificate or require any 
specified training to be undertaken, or both.
(4)  A person who suspends or cancels a mining certificate shall give 
written reasons for the suspension or cancellation to the worker and 
the worker's employer.
(5)  The holder of a mining certificate shall surrender the certificate 
immediately to an officer on request if it is suspended or cancelled.

23   Section 33 is repealed.

24   Section 34 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)(c) by striking out "regulations and 
adopted codes" and substituting "the regulations and the 
relevant portions of the adopted code";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by adding "and" at the end of 
clause (a) and by repealing clause (b).

25   The heading "Fees" preceding section 35 is repealed 
and the following is substituted:
Part 4 
Records, Fees and Expiry 
Employer records of certificates and permits
34.1(1)  An employer shall maintain records of the mining 
certificates and blasters' permits and their holders at a work site and 
have them readily available for inspection by an officer.  
(2)  The record for each mining certificate or blaster's permit must 
include its holder's name and its issuer, number and expiry date.

26   Section 36 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsections (1) and (2);
	(b)	in subsection (3) by striking out "this section" and 
substituting "subsection (4)";
	(c)	in subsection (4) by striking out "application is 
accepted" and substituting "examination is required".

27   The headings "Part 3" and "Transitional, Coming into 
Force and Expiry" following section 36 are repealed.

28   Sections 37, 38 and 39 are repealed.

29   Section 40 is amended by striking out "September 30, 
2013" and substituting "September 30, 2022".

30   This Regulation, except section 29, comes into force on 
October 1, 2013.