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Alberta Regulation 185/2014
Fisheries (Alberta) Act
FISHERIES (MINISTERIAL) (EXTENSION OF EXPIRY DATE) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 25, 2014
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment and Sustainable 
Resource Development (M.O. 42/2014) on September 4, 2014 pursuant to section 44 
of the Fisheries (Alberta) Act. 
1   The Fisheries (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 220/97) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "October 31, 2014" 
and substituting "October 31, 2015".


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Alberta Regulation 186/2014
Alberta Health Care Insurance Act
OPTOMETRIC BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 26, 2014
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 387/2014) 
on September 25, 2014 pursuant to section 33 of the Alberta Health Care Insurance 
Act. 
1   The Optometric Benefits Regulation (AR 202/2007) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4(d) is amended by adding "however, in the case of 
CAVF tests, retinal imaging and internal retinal photography, the 
technical and interpretation components of the test are payable as 
separate amounts" after "the technical and interpretation components 
of the optometric services".

3   Section 7(c) is amended by repealing subclause (x).

4   Section 9 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Benefits for low vision aid tests
9   An eligible resident is entitled to have benefits paid for a low 
vision aid test if the test
	(a)	is performed on the same day that an optometric service 
specified in section 7(a) or (b) is performed, and
	(b)	is performed by the same optometrist who performed that 
service.

5   Section 13(2) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(2)  A claim for benefits under subsection (1) must be accompanied 
with explanatory text unless 
	(a)	the eligible resident's illness, condition or trauma is related to 
glaucoma, retinal detachment or neurological disorder, or
	(b)	the eligible resident is 
	(i)	65 years of age or older, or
	(ii)	18 years of age or younger.

6   The following is added after section 13:
Benefits for internal retinal photography 
and retinal imaging
13.1   An eligible resident is entitled to have benefits paid for 
internal retinal photography and retinal imaging if the test is not 
included in an initial or follow-up visit.

7   Section 15(1)(b) is amended by adding "diagnostic" before 
"code".

8   Section 16 is amended
	(a)	in clause (c) by striking out "and internal";
	(b)	in clause (t) by striking out ", Heidelberg and OCT".

9   Section 18 is amended by striking out "September 30, 2017" 
and substituting "September 30, 2019".



Alberta Regulation 187/2014
Government Organization Act
DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: September 26, 2014
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 389/2014) 
on September 25, 2014 pursuant to sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Government 
Organization Act. 
1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility 
Regulation (AR 80/2012) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding the following after 
clause (b):
	(b.1)	Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife 
Foundation Act;
	(b)	by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the 
following:
(5)  The responsibility for the administration of the unexpended 
balance of the following parts of the 2015 Government 
appropriation for Tourism, Parks and Recreation is transferred 
to the Minister of Culture and Tourism:
	(a)	program 2, Tourism;
	(b)	program 4, Recreation and Physical Activity;
	(c)	program 5.1, Tourism Flood Response;
	(d)	the portions of program 1, Ministry Support Services, 
related to the parts of the appropriation transferred 
under clauses (a), (b) and (c).

3   Section 8(10) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(10)  The responsibility for the administration of the unexpended 
balance of  the 2014-15 Government appropriation for Tourism, 
Parks and Recreation, except program 2, Tourism, program 4, 
Recreation and Physical Activity, program 5.1, Tourism Flood 
Response, and the portions of program 1, Ministry Support Services, 
related to programs 2, 4 and 5.1 is transferred to the Minister of 
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.



Alberta Regulation 188/2014
Livestock Industry Diversification Act 
and Other Statutes Referred to in Section 44
DOMESTIC CERVID INDUSTRY REGULATION
Filed: September 29, 2014
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 394/2014) 
and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (M.O. 016/2014) on 
September 29, 2014 pursuant to section 34 of the Livestock Industry Diversification 
Act and sections 1 and 2 of the Domestic Cervid Industry Regulation.
Table of Contents
Introductory Provisions
	1	Establishment of some provisions by 
Lieutenant Governor in Council
	2	Establishment of remainder by the Minister
	3	Construction of Act and application of this Regulation
	4	Interpretation for Act purposes
	5	Interpretation - this Regulation 
	6	Present diversified livestock animal definition in Act
	7	Interpretation - in containment
	8	Application in relation to dead animals and meat legislation
	9	Change to wildlife status


	10	Delegation of operator powers and duties
Licences and Permits
	11	Qualifications for obtaining and holding farm licences
	12	Fees for licences and permits
	13	Form of licences and permits
	14	Stray kill permit exemption inclusions in farm licence
	15	Term of licences
	16	Applications for licences and issuable permits
	17	Permits - general provisions
	18	Term of issued permits
	19	Non-transferability of permits
	20	Stray kill permits
Registration and Identification
	21	Registration
	22	Mode of identification
	23	Separation or loss and replacement of ear-tags
	24	Dates for registration and identification
Possession and Related Incidences
	25	Minimum area for farm enclosures
	26	Exits from farm
	27	Straying
	28	Exceptions to possession prohibition
	29	Possession and confinement - zoo animals
	30	Transportation
	31	Importation
	32	Exportation
	33	Temporary holding facilities 
Records and Reports
	34	Acquisition and disposition records
	35	Transportation records
	36	Inventory and velvet antler reports
Antler Provisions
	37	Removal of velvet antler
	38	Tagging of velvet antler
	39	Tagging of hard antler with skull plate attached
	40	Tag requirements
Miscellaneous
	41	Onus of proof relative to enforcement of wildlife legislation
	42	Liability for strays
	43	Transitional provision
	44	Consequential amendments
	45	Repeals
	46	Expiry
	47	Commencement
Introductory Provisions
Establishment of some provisions by 
Lieutenant Governor in Council
1   The following provisions are established by the Lieutenant 
Governor in Council:
	(a)	this section and sections 6, 9, 44 and 45(1);
	(b)	jointly with the Minister, sections 3, 4(1), 5, 46 and 47.
Establishment of remainder by the Minister
2   Subject to section 1, this Regulation, including the enactments 
referred to in section 1(b) jointly with the Lieutenant Governor in 
Council, is established by the Minister.
Construction of Act and application of this Regulation
3   This Regulation applies only to the extent that the diversified 
livestock animals in question are domestic cervids and, to the extent 
that this Regulation applies, the Act is to be construed, generally and 
except in construing this section and section 5 of this Regulation and 
section 1(1)(m.2) of the Act, as if references to diversified livestock 
animals were references only to domestic cervids.
Interpretation for Act purposes
4(1)  For the purposes of the Act, "hunt", with respect to an animal to 
which section 18.01 of the Act applies, has the meaning assigned to it 
in the Wildlife Act, but does not include the capturing or killing of a 
stray to the extent that it is done in accordance with section 27 or, with 
respect only to a domestic cervid that is lawfully in confinement, any 
activity that constitutes an accepted agricultural practice.
(2)  In section 34(1)(a.3) of the Act, 
	(a)	"consideration" does not include the receiving by an operator 
of a carcass under section 27(2)(b) or (5);
	(b)	"any person associated with an operator" means, where the 
operator is
	(i)	an individual, a member of the operator's family, 
whether related by blood, marriage or adoption or by 
virtue of an adult interdependent relationship, or
	(ii)	a corporation, a shareholder, director, officer or agent of 
the corporation or, if that person is an individual, an 
individual who is so related to that individual.
Interpretation - this Regulation
5   In this Regulation, 
	(a)	"accepted agricultural practice" means a farm practice that
	(i)	is in conformity with the Act and this Regulation, 
	(ii)	is standard in the management of traditional livestock 
operations,
	(iii)	is a reasonable and generally accepted practice of 
animal management and husbandry in the treatment of 
all domestic cervids, and
	(iv)	does not constitute any act that is directly related to the 
business of what is commonly known as hunt farming 
or the operation of a hunt farm;
	(b)	"calf" means a prospective domestic cervid that is not 
identified and is under the age of 1 year;
	(c)	"cut hard antler" means antler that would be hard antler but 
only for its having been cut without the skull or skull plate 
attached;
	(d)	"domestic cervid" means a diversified livestock animal of a 
species specified in section 6;
	(e)	"domestic cervid farm" or "farm" means a farm within the 
meaning of section 1(1)(d.02) of the Act, with "diversified 
livestock animals" being treated as replaced by the term 
"domestic cervids";
	(f)	"ear-tag" means a tag referred to in section 22(1)(a) or (c)(i) 
and includes a replacement referred to in section 23(1);
	(g)	"elk" means 
	(i)	Cervus canadensis manitobensis [Elk (Wapiti) 
(Manitoban Elk)], 
	(ii)	Cervus canadensis nannodes [Elk (Wapiti) (Tule Elk)], 
	(iii)	Cervus canadensis nelsoni [Elk (Wapiti) (Rocky 
Mountain Elk)], 
	(iv)	Cervus canadensis roosevelti [Elk (Wapiti) (Roosevelt 
Elk)], or
	(v)	Cervus canadensis asiaticus [Elk (Altai Elk)],
		and includes crossbreeds of domestic cervids specified in 
subclauses (i) to (v);
	(h)	"federal health certificate" means a certificate referred to in 
paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Health of Animals Act (Canada); 
	(i)	"federal movement permit" means a permit referred to in 
section 76 of the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada), 
(CRC, c. 296);
	(j)	"hard antler with skull plate attached" or "hard antler" means 
domestic cervid hard antler or antlers with the skull or skull 
plate, or both, attached to the antler or both antlers, as the 
case may be;
	(k)	"present domestic cervid" means a present diversified 
livestock animal that is a domestic cervid;
	(l)	"prospective domestic cervid" means a prospective 
diversified livestock animal that is a domestic cervid;
	(m)	"registration certificate" means, with respect to a registered 
domestic cervid, a valid and subsisting certificate issued 
under section 21(2);
	(n)	"resident" means an individual who is a resident within the 
meaning of the Wildlife Act;
	(o)	"tag",
	(i)	used with respect to antlers, means the tag required by 
section 38 or the tag or other form of approved 
identification required by section 39, as the case may 
be, and
	(ii)	used in the context of identification, means the ear-tag 
or ear-tags,
		and "tagged" means tagged with such a tag or tags in a form 
and manner approved by the Director;
	(p)	"temporary holding facility" means any place, including a 
farm but excluding a zoo, in any jurisdiction where live 
domestic cervids generally, or specific live domestic cervids 
in particular, are kept for some temporary purpose only 
(including slaughter at an abattoir) and that meets the 
requirements of section 14(a) of the Act.
Present diversified livestock animal definition in Act
6   The following species of animals are established with reference to 
section 1(1)(m.2) of the Act:
	(a)	Odocoileus hemionus (Mule Deer); 
	(b)	Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer); 
	(c)	Alces alces (Moose); 
	(d)	elk;
	(e)	the progeny of any animal, other than elk, that, as at the end 
of July 1991, was registered as an elk under section 5 of the 
repealed Captive Wildlife (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 96/87) and was held in possession at that time on 
premises covered by a big game farm permit issued under 
that Regulation;
	(f)	any hybrid offspring resulting from the crossing of 2 animals, 
where the dam is a domestic cervid specified in any of 
clauses (a) to (e).
Interpretation - in containment
7(1)  The circumstances referred to in section 1(3) of the Act are, 
provided that the activities are performed in accordance with the laws 
of the applicable jurisdiction and the additional requirements of 
subsection (2) are met,
	(a)	in the case of a species animal other than (in Alberta) a stray, 
that it is being
	(i)	held on a domestic cervid farm or, if outside Alberta, 
held on premises that the Minister considers to be the 
equivalent in the jurisdiction in question to a domestic 
cervid farm, 
	(ii)	transported, or
	(iii)	held in a temporary holding facility, 
		and is held for purposes that are consistent with accepted 
agricultural purposes and, if it was ever outside Alberta, it 
was on each occasion lawfully imported into Alberta and 
lawfully exported from the outside jurisdiction, or
	(b)	in the case of a stray, it is 
	(i)	identified, or 
	(ii)	a calf that is accompanied by an identified female 
domestic cervid on which the calf is dependent.
(2)  The additional requirements referred to in subsection (1) are that
	(a)	the species animal has been in one or more of the conditions 
referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b) or any combination of 
those conditions, for the whole of its life, and
	(b)	the licence for the farm in which it is or was normally held 
has not been cancelled or, if the farm is being operated under 
section 9 of the Act, the period allowed by that section has 
not expired.
(3)  The period referred to in section 1(3) of the Act is, beginning with 
the time the species animal initially strayed,
	(a)	if that animal is and remains an identified domestic cervid, 
the remainder of its life,
	(b)	if that animal is a calf, the period ending at the earlier of 
	(i)	the time when it ceases to be accompanied as referred to 
in subsection (1)(b)(ii), and
	(ii)	if the accompaniment referred to in subsection (1)(b)(ii) 
remains in effect at the end of May in the year following 
the year of its birth, the end of that May,
		or
	(c)	in the case of any species animal not covered by clause (a) or 
(b), including a calf that was not so accompanied when it 
initially strayed, no time at all.
(4)  For the purposes of subsection (3), the onus of proving when the 
beginning of the straying occurred is on the operator.
Application in relation to dead animals and meat legislation
8   Nothing in this Regulation applies with respect to a dead animal 
where all applicable provisions of the Act and the Meat Inspection Act 
or the Meat Inspection Act (Canada) have been or are being met 
concerning the animal.
Change to wildlife status
9(1)  A live stray that ceases to be in containment as a result of its not 
meeting the conditions required for retaining its containment status in 
section 7 and section 1(3) of the Act becomes wildlife immediately on 
its ceasing to be in containment.
(2)  A live stray that loses its identification immediately ceases to be a 
stray and a domestic cervid and becomes wildlife.
(3)  A stray that is killed or otherwise dies retains its status as a 
domestic cervid after its death.
Delegation of operator powers and duties
10(1)  An operator may delegate any specific powers conferred (other 
than the power to kill a stray) or duties imposed on the operator by any 
provision of the Act or this Regulation to an individual 
	(a)	whom the operator has placed in charge of the farm, or
	(b)	who, if the operator is an individual, is to be in charge of the 
farm in the operator's temporary absence.
(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) relieves the operator from any liability 
imposed on operators by the Act or this Regulation.
Licences and Permits
Qualifications for obtaining and holding farm licences
11   A person is qualified to acquire or to hold a licence if, and only if, 
in addition to qualifying under section 4(2)(a), (b) or (c) of the Act, the 
Minister, after reviewing and taking into account 
	(a)	that person's licensing history,
	(b)	that person's involvement in any farm operation on behalf of 
any other licence holder, and
	(c)	any other criteria specified in a submitted application form,
considers that that person would be a fit and proper licence holder. 
Fees for licences and permits
12   The fees for, and for any other service relating to, a licence or for 
a permit issuable under the Act are those set in writing by the Minister.
Form of licences and permits
13   Permits issuable under the Act and, subject to section 14, licences 
are to be issued in the form set by the Director, with each being 
allocated a unique number.
Stray kill permit exemption inclusions in farm licence
14(1)  Subject to subsection (2), if an operator wishes to have the 
potential to use the exemption from the requirement of a stray kill 
permit given by section 27(3), the licence must name and otherwise 
identify one (and only one) individual, being a resident who is 
identified in the licence as responsible for the day-to-day operation and 
management of the farm, as the only individual who is to be entitled to 
operate under that exemption.
(2)  The licence need not name and identify an individual who is both 
the sole operator and a resident, and such an individual is eligible for 
the exemption under section 27(3).
Term of licences
15   The term of a licence is 5 years.
Applications for licences and issuable permits
16(1)  Applications for permits issuable under the Act and for licences 
are to be submitted in the manner required by the Minister, except that 
an application for a stray kill permit may be made orally (including by 
telephone).
(2)  The Minister may issue a stray kill permit on an oral application 
only if the Minister considers that an emergency situation exists.
Permits - general provisions
17(1)   The permits issuable under the Act, for the purpose of section 
10.1(1) of the Act, are 
	(a)	import permits authorizing the importation into Alberta of 
live prospective domestic cervids of the kinds specified in the 
permits, 
	(b)	export permits authorizing the exportation from Alberta of 
the hard antler with skull plate attached of present domestic 
cervids, and
	(c)	stray kill permits authorizing the killing of strays in 
compliance with section 27.
(2)  The Minister may also issue export permits authorizing the 
exportation from Alberta of present domestic cervids, other than hard 
antler, if applied for (voluntarily) by an exporter.
(3)  For the purposes of sections 10.1(3) and 19(2)(b) of the Act, the 
combination, so far as applicable, of the following instruments 
constitute permits with respect to the exportation from Alberta 
requirements of the Act, namely,
	(a)	in the case of the exportation of a live present domestic 
cervid, the registration certificate and
	(i)	the federal movement permit in the case of exportation 
to another jurisdiction within Canada, or
	(ii)	the federal movement permit and the federal health 
certificate in the case of exportation out of Canada,
	(b)	with respect to the exportation of semen, ova, embryos, blood 
or blood by-products, hides or other non-meat parts 
incidental to slaughter or death from natural causes, written 
proof that the live animal from which it or they derived was a 
present domestic cervid and that is sufficient to establish the 
identity of that particular domestic cervid, or
	(c)	with respect to the exportation of velvet antler, written 
evidence of its tag number, the registration number of the 
live domestic cervid from which it derived and the licence 
number of the farm where that animal was normally kept, 
and, in the case of any exportation, if there are any applicable laws of 
the importing jurisdiction that require a document allowing the 
importation, a document issued by the relevant authority for that 
jurisdiction that satisfies those laws.
Term of issued permits
18   The term of a permit issued under the Act expires 30 days after 
the permit is issued.
Non-transferability of permits
19  A permit, or any right given to any person by a permit, may not be 
transferred to any other person.
Stray kill permits
20(1)  In this section, "delegate" means an individual to whom a 
current delegation has been made under section 10(1) specifically to 
act under this section.
(2)  A person is qualified to obtain or to hold a stray kill permit if, and 
only if, that person is the operator from or otherwise in relation to 
whose farm the domestic cervid has strayed or that person's delegate 
and the Minister is satisfied that
	(a)	the killing will be either
	(i)	an accepted agricultural practice, or
	(ii)	necessary in the public interest as a result of an 
emergency situation, taking into account the health and 
safety of individuals and animals potentially affected, 
the danger to property and the genetic integrity of 
wildlife,
	(b)	the applicable provisions of section 27 will be observed, and
	(c)	all persons authorized to kill under the permit are residents 
and have the ability to kill the stray in compliance with 
section 27. 
(3)  Only residents referred to in subsection (4) are authorized to kill 
strays under the stray kill permit.
(4)  A stray kill permit must include the names and addresses of all 
residents (including the permit holder or delegate, or both, if 
applicable) who are authorized to kill the stray under the authorization 
of the permit.
(5)  Residents referred to in subsection (4) are authorized to kill the 
strays only in the number, kind and manner, and during the periods, 
specified in the permit.
(6)  A stray kill permit must also specify any conditions under which 
residents named in it may act and the time when the permit expires.
Registration and Identification
Registration
21(1)  An operator applies for registration of a prospective domestic 
cervid by providing to the Director a completed registration form in the 
form and manner required by the Director.
(2)  On the animal's being registered by the Director, the Director shall 
issue a certificate acknowledging the registration.
Mode of identification
22(1)   A domestic cervid is identified, for the purposes of the Act,
	(a)	where the animal is a stray, if it is tagged in at least one of its 
ears with a tag that meets the requirements of clause (c)(i) or 
if another method of identification that is approved by the 
Minister and notified to the operator in writing by the 
Director is met, 
	(b)	if it was imported into Alberta and is to be or is being 
transported directly to its farm in accordance with all 
applicable laws, or
	(c)	in the case of any other domestic cervid, if 
	(i)	it is tagged in each ear with a tag and the identifying 
figures or letters on neither of the ear-tags is defaced or 
altered and other tags, brands or recognition methods, if 
any, on the animal do not interfere with either of the 
ear-tags, or
	(ii)	if another method of identification that is approved by 
the Minister and notified to the operator in writing by 
the Director is met.
(2)  A domestic cervid remains identified if an ear-tag has become 
accidentally lost or separated from the ear and the 30-day period 
referred to in section 23(1) has not expired without the operator's 
having notified the Director under that subsection.
(3)  The onus of proving that a domestic cervid is identified lies on the 
person claiming that it is identified, and if the identification cannot be 
proved, the animal is not identified.
Separation or loss and replacement of ear-tags
23(1)  Subject to subsection (3), where an ear-tag becomes separated 
from a domestic cervid or is otherwise lost, the operator shall notify 
the Director of that fact within 30 days of discovery of the separation 
or loss and the Director, if so notified and if satisfied that the 
separation or loss has occurred, shall forthwith provide the operator 
with a replacement tag in the form decided by the Director.
(2)  On receipt of the replacement ear-tag, the operator shall re-tag the 
domestic cervid forthwith.
(3)  Where the domestic cervid referred to in subsection (1) is a stray,
	(a)	if only one of the 2 ear-tags has become separated or is lost 
and the animal is captured, the operator shall ensure that that 
ear-tag is replaced and the ear re-tagged within 30 days after 
the animal's capture, or
	(b)	if it is the sole remaining ear-tag that is separated or lost, that 
ear-tag may not be replaced and, consequently, the stray 
immediately ceases to be identified.
(4)  If a replacement tag is issued for the purposes of subsection (3)(a), 
the stray remains identified during the period between the notification 
under subsection (1) and the re-tagging under that clause.
Dates for registration and identification
24   The dates prescribed for the purposes of section 11(2) of the Act 
are, where the mother is 
	(a)	an elk, January 1, and
	(b)	any other domestic cervid, April 1
following the birth.
Possession and Related Incidences
Minimum area for farm enclosures
25  The aggregate area to be enclosed by a farm's enclosures, pens and 
handling facilities referred to in section 14 of the Act must be not less 
than 10 acres. 
Exits from farm
26   With respect to section 15(1) of the Act, an operator may allow a 
live prospective domestic cervid to leave the farm if 
	(a)	the animal is identified or is a calf,
	(b)	the animal is being lawfully transported directly
	(i)	for a lawful sale in or exportation from Alberta, or
	(ii)	to a temporary holding facility to be lawfully held there,
	(c)	the operator has recorded in writing the date and purpose of 
the exit from the farm and the animal's destination, and
	(d)	the individual actually transporting the animal out of the farm 
is in compliance with section 30(2).
Straying
27(1)  Where a domestic cervid strays, the operator 
	(a)	shall forthwith report the fact of the straying (with the 
number of domestic cervids straying) to the Director, 
	(b)	shall then make every reasonable attempt, at the earliest 
possible time following the reporting under clause (a), to 
ensure
	(i)	its capture in accordance with subsection (7),
	(ii)	its killing under the authorization of a stray kill permit 
or, if applicable, the exemption under subsection (3) and 
otherwise in accordance with this section, or
	(iii)	both such lawful capture followed by such lawful 
killing,
		and
	(c)	shall, if applicable, report the fact of the killing to the 
Director forthwith after the killing.
(2)  A resident named in a stray kill permit as authorized to kill a stray
	(a)	is subject to all the terms and conditions of that permit, and
	(b)	shall, if that resident does kill the stray and forthwith after the 
killing, ensure that the carcass, with the complete hide, skull 
plate and antlers intact, is delivered to the operator. 
(3)  A stray kill permit is not required to have a stray whose straying 
has been reported under subsection (1)(a) killed if 
	(a)	the killing will be and is an accepted agricultural practice, 
	(b)	one (and only one) resident has been named under section 
14(1) or the killing will be and is done by the resident 
referred to in section 14(2),
	(c)	that resident has the ability to kill the stray in compliance 
with this section,
	(d)	the attempt to kill and the killing will be and are done by, and 
only by, that resident, 
	(e)	that resident kills strays only in the number reported under 
subsection (1)(a), and
	(f)	that resident complies with subsection (7).
(4)  Only one resident, under either section 14(1) or (2), is entitled to 
operate under the subsection (3) exemption.
(5)  A resident who kills a stray pursuant to subsection (3) shall, 
forthwith after the killing, ensure that the carcass, with the complete 
hide, skull plate and antlers intact, is delivered to the operator.
(6)  The operator, on receiving the carcass under subsection (2)(b) or 
(5), shall 
	(a)	forthwith report the killing (unless already reported) and the 
dead domestic cervid's tag number to the Director, and
	(b)	ensure that none of the carcass is given to or received by any 
other person who in any way assisted in the killing.
(7)  An attempt to capture or kill a stray under this section must be 
made by means not involving trapping within the meaning of the 
Wildlife Act, and the actions involved in the attempt must 
	(a)	be reasonable and effected efficiently and in accordance with 
all applicable laws,
	(b)	use reasonable and generally accepted methods of humane 
capture or killing, as the case may be, that constitute accepted 
agricultural practices, 
	(c)	be done in a manner that does not cause, or is not likely to 
cause, danger to wildlife, 
	(d)	not involve the entering on to privately owned land without 
the prior consent of the person in possession of that land, and
	(e)	otherwise be such that, if the stray were wildlife, 
	(i)	the methodology used would not involve anything that 
would constitute a contravention of any of sections 27, 
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 40, 44 or 45, or any 
applicable provision of any such section, of the Wildlife 
Act, and 
	(ii)	no part of the action would be in an area where section 
38 or 39 of the Wildlife Act establishes a prohibition.
(8)  With respect to the killing or capturing of a stray, 
	(a)		an operator shall not receive any consideration from any 
person, and
	(b)	a person associated with an operator shall not receive any 
consideration from any person other than from the operator.
(9)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, a person shall not 
capture or kill a stray calf unless
	(a)	the calf is accompanied by an identified female domestic 
cervid on which the calf is dependent, and
	(b)	that female domestic cervid is captured or killed at or around 
the same time.
(10)  If a person in possession of land finds a stray on that land and 
reports that finding to the Director, the Director shall forthwith notify 
the operator of that finding and, if the operator does not deal with the 
stray in accordance with this Regulation, may then 
	(a)	capture or kill or attempt to capture or kill the stray,
	(b)	take all necessary steps to remove it from the land, and 
	(c)	assess against the operator the costs directly or indirectly 
incurred by the Crown in capturing or killing or attempting to 
capture or kill and removing or attempting to remove it, 
including any damage caused by the stray or by efforts to 
capture, kill or remove it.
(11)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, any person who kills a 
stray shall report the killing to the Director forthwith after the killing.
(12)  Where a stray is killed under the circumstances set out in section 
53.1 of the Wildlife Act, the operator, forthwith after learning about the 
killing, shall have the domestic cervid's carcass collected and dealt 
with according to law.
Exceptions to possession prohibition
28   With respect to section 18.02(1) of the Act, a person may be in 
possession of
	(a)	a live domestic cervid that is lawfully held in containment,
	(b)	velvet antler or hard antler with skull plate attached that is 
held by 
	(i)	the operator who has removed or otherwise taken 
possession of it, or
	(ii)	a person other than that operator if
	(A)	the antler is tagged, and 
	(B)	that person has proof that the antler derives from a 
domestic cervid whose identity can be specifically 
determined by its ear-tags and registration numbers 
and by reference to the licence number of the farm 
where the domestic cervid was kept, 
	(c)	other non-meat parts if the person has the proof of their 
derivation specified in clause (b)(ii)(B), 
	(d)	a former stray, if that person has complied with section 27, or
	(e)	a domestic cervid that has died in circumstances where, in 
the period leading up to its death, it was being held and 
otherwise treated lawfully and where the manner of its death 
did not involve any illegal activities on the part of anyone.
Possession and confinement - zoo animals
29(1)  Notwithstanding section 28 or any other provision of this 
Regulation, an operator shall not take possession of, or have in 
confinement,
	(a)	a domestic cervid if that operator knows or has reason to 
suspect that that animal has ever been held in a zoo anywhere 
in the world, or
	(b)	a species animal held in such a zoo.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), an animal is deemed not to be 
or have been in a zoo if its only presence in a zoo is or was in a vehicle 
transporting it without its ever being let out of that vehicle.
Transportation
30(1)  Section 18.1 of the Act does not apply to cut hard antler.
(2)  The individual actually transporting a domestic cervid shall be in 
physical possession of a true copy of the report referred to in section 
35.
Importation
31(1)  An import permit may be obtained or held only by
	(a)	the operator on whose farm the live prospective domestic 
cervid is to be held,
	(b)	a resident who is legally authorized to possess such an animal 
in Alberta on its importation, or
	(c)	a non-resident or a non-resident alien who is authorized by 
the laws of the jurisdiction from which such an animal is to 
be exported to possess the animal in, and to export it from, 
that jurisdiction.
(2)  In subsection (1)(c), "non-resident" and "non-resident alien" have 
the respective meanings assigned to them in section 3 of the Wildlife 
Regulation (AR 143/97).
(3)  A person shall not import into Alberta a live prospective domestic 
cervid unless that animal has been in containment for the whole of its 
life and has never been held in a zoo anywhere.
(4)  A person shall not import into Alberta the hard antler with skull 
plate attached or the velvet antler of a prospective domestic cervid 
unless
	(a)	the animal was in containment on premises referred to in 
section 7(1)(a)(i),
	(b)	in the case of hard antler, that person produces a document 
that is the equivalent of an export permit from the jurisdiction 
from which the animal was exported, and
	(c)	the antler bears what the Director considers is the equivalent 
of an identification of it under this Regulation or, if such an 
equivalent does not exist, the person receives from the 
Director some form of labelling created by the Director that 
the Director regards as the equivalent of an antler tag.
Exportation
32(1)  A person shall not export from Alberta a live present domestic 
cervid unless the importation requirements of the jurisdiction to which 
that animal is being exported have been complied with.
(2)  A person shall not export from Alberta the hard antler with skull 
plate attached of a present domestic cervid unless the operator has 
obtained an export permit with respect to that hard antler.
(3)  A person who intends to export from Alberta a live present 
domestic cervid shall submit to the Director all the applicable 
documents comprising the permit and allowing that exportation 
forthwith after the time when all those documents have been obtained.
(4)  The individual actually exporting a domestic cervid from Alberta 
shall be in physical possession of the original or a true copy of the 
documents comprising the permit and allowing that exportation.
Temporary holding facilities
33   An operator shall not have a live domestic cervid held in a 
temporary holding facility for a period exceeding 30 days unless the 
operator has submitted to the Director a written report indicating that 
intention and specifying
	(a)	the animal's registration certificate and tag numbers,
	(b)	the licence number for the farm where it is normally kept, 
and
	(c)	the contact information for the operator and the owner of the 
temporary holding facility.
Records and Reports
Acquisition and disposition records
34(1)  With respect to section 16(1) of the Act, an operator shall, in 
respect of domestic cervids normally kept on the farm, keep up-to-date 
records, in the manner and form required by the Director, of all 
acquisitions and dispositions, including births, deaths, importations, 
exportations and strayings (including deaths and captures of strays), 
and shall keep all receipts evidencing, or any other written evidence of, 
any such transactions or events.
(2)  The operator shall keep the records referred to in subsection (1) for 
a period of at least 10 years from the time they are made.
Transportation records
35   The operator of a farm where live domestic cervids are or were 
normally held who has had live domestic cervids moved or transported 
anywhere outside a farm shall report to the Director in writing, with 
respect to each trip in the movement or transportation and within 7 
days after each such trip,
	(a)	the date or the beginning and end dates,
	(b)	the name, address and telephone number of the operator and 
of any agent who arranged the trip,
	(c)	the name and address of the consignor,
	(d)	the place where those animals were picked up and received, 
including the farm licence number if either such place is a 
farm and the legal land description if either is not,
	(e)	the licence number of the farm where the animals are or were 
normally kept,
	(f)	the number of those animals transported,
	(g)	a statement that none of them were subject to any quarantine 
order that prohibited or restricted their movement,
	(h)	their ear-tag number (if and so far as applicable), and
	(i)	in the case of a prospective domestic cervid, 
	(i)	the animal's birth date and sex, and
	(ii)	if the animal is a calf, that fact and the ear-tag number 
of its mother,
		and
	(j)	if and so far as applicable, proof of their identification,
Inventory and velvet antler reports
36(1)   An operator shall submit to the Director a completed report, in 
the manner and form required by the Director,
	(a)	subject to clause (b), itemizing inventories of domestic 
cervids (other than strays) normally kept on the farm, 
wherever currently kept,
	(i)	in the case of elk and velvet antler, as of the end of the 
calendar year, on or before January 31 in the following 
year, and
	(ii)	in the case of all other domestic cervids, as of the end of 
March, on or before April 30 following,
and
	(b)	if the operator has live domestic cervids held in a facility 
where animal semen is or ova and embryos are collected or 
processed, specifically itemizing inventories of those 
domestic cervids, as of and on or before the relevant dates, 
depending on the kind of domestic cervid, referred to in 
clause (a)(i) or (ii).
(2)  Where there is any change in a farm inventory previously reported 
under this section, the operator shall report the change to the Director 
within 90 days after the change.
Antler Provisions
Removal of velvet antler
37(1)  A person shall not remove velvet antler from a domestic cervid 
unless 
	(a)	that person is a registered veterinarian within the meaning of 
the Veterinary Profession Act or a person under the direct 
supervision of a registered veterinarian, or
	(b)	that person is an operator who has been certified by Alberta 
Elk and the domestic cervid is an animal from that operator's 
farm.
(2)  A person removing velvet antler shall ensure that it is removed 
humanely in accordance with the standards set out in the Velvet Antler 
Removal Certification Program as developed and approved by Alberta 
Elk and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.
(3)  An operator referred to in subsection (1)(b) shall comply with all 
the terms and conditions of the certification referred to in that clause or 
on which that certification was given.
Tagging of velvet antler
38(1)  Where an operator proposes to transfer possession of velvet 
antler from a present domestic cervid or to move velvet antler out of 
the farm, the operator shall ensure that the velvet antler is tagged with 
a tag affixed to it immediately before the earlier of the transfer and the 
movement from the farm.
(2)  A person shall not remove a tag affixed in accordance with 
subsection (1) before the velvet antler
	(a)	is exported from Alberta, or
	(b)	is lawfully altered in accordance with the Food and Drugs 
Act (Canada).
Tagging of hard antler with skull plate attached
39(1)  This section does not apply to cut hard antler.
(2)  Except where section 31(4) applies, an operator who takes 
possession of, or who transfers to another person possession of, hard 
antler with skull plate attached from a domestic cervid shall ensure that 
the hard antler is immediately tagged with a tag affixed to the hard 
antler or otherwise identified with some other method of identification 
that is approved by the Minister and notified to the operator in writing 
by the Director.
(3)  A person who has possession of hard antler that has been tagged 
under subsection (2) shall ensure that it remains so tagged until 
	(a)	it is exported from Alberta or is lawfully altered in 
accordance with the Food and Drugs Act (Canada),
	(b)	that person lawfully ceases to be in possession of it, or 
	(c)	the Director allows otherwise.
Tag requirements
40  Each tag must 
	(a)	be provided by, or be issued in Alberta and in the form 
approved by, the Director for the purpose covered by section 
22, 38 or 39, as the case may be, and
	(b)	be given a unique Alberta number.
Miscellaneous
Onus of proof relative to enforcement of 
wildlife legislation
41   Section 151.4 of the Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) applies.
Liability for strays
42(1)  In this section,
	(a)	references to damage being done include any injury or other 
harm caused; 
	(b)	"person" includes, subject to section 25 of the Act, the 
Crown and any individual acting on the Crown's behalf.
(2)  If a domestic cervid strays and
	(a)	damage is done to property (including wildlife)
	(i)	by the stray, or 
	(ii)	by any person who is attempting to capture or kill the 
stray, 
or
	(b)	expense is reasonably incurred in lawfully attempting to 
capture or kill or in maintaining or transporting the stray,
the operator is, and if the operator did not own the animal immediately 
before it strayed, the operator and the owner of the animal at that time 
are jointly and severally, liable for that damage or expense or for both, 
except to the extent that it is due to the fault of the person suffering the 
damage or incurring the expense.
(3)  In determining whether liability for any damage or expense is 
excluded by subsection (2), the damage or expense is not to be treated 
as due to the fault of the person suffering or incurring it by reason only 
that the person could have prevented it by fencing the person's land.
(4)  If a person
	(a)	opens and does not close or properly close a gate, or
	(b)	tampers with, damages or destroys a gate or fence,
as a result of which a domestic cervid strays, the person is liable for 
any damage or expense referred to in subsection (2).
(5)  Nothing in subsection (4) restricts any liability under subsections 
(2) and (3) and the liability may be apportioned among persons liable 
under this section.
(6)  Where section 27(10)(c) applies, the operator and, if applicable the 
owner of the stray, have the liability referred to in subsection (2) to the 
Crown with respect to the costs referred to in section 27(10)(c).
(7)  A person has a right of action under this section for damage or 
expense suffered by the person.
Transitional provision
43(1)  A species animal that strayed before November 1, 2014 and that 
is proved to have borne at least one ear-tag issued under, and 
complying with, section 5 of the Livestock Industry Diversification 
(Ministerial) Regulation (AR 256/91) (repealed) is a domestic cervid 
for the purposes of this Regulation.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if the straying of the animal 
referred to in that subsection was reported to the Director before 
November 1, 2014, the animal is a wildlife animal for the purposes of 
this Regulation.
Consequential amendments
44(1)  Pursuant to the Agriculture Financial Services Act, 
section 1(1)(q) of the Agriculture Financial Services 
Regulation (AR 99/2002) is amended by striking out 
"game-production animals as defined in the Livestock Industry 
Diversification Act" and substituting "domestic cervids within the 
meaning of the Domestic Cervid Industry Regulation".
(2)  Pursuant to the Alberta Personal Property Bill of Rights, 
the Exemption Regulation (AR 125/99) is amended by 
adding the following after section 4(h):
	(i)	section 33(2)(c) of the Livestock Industry Diversification Act, 
section 9 of the Domestic Cervid Industry Regulation and, 
generally, the acquisition by the Crown of ownership of a 
stray within the meaning of and as a result of that legislation.
(3)  Pursuant to the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 
section 1(k) of the Alberta Elk Plan Regulation 
(AR 210/2002) is amended by striking out "Game Farm 
Licence" and substituting "licence authorizing the operation of a 
domestic cervid farm".
(4)  Pursuant to the Meat Inspection Act, section 6(2)(b) of 
the Meat Inspection Regulation (AR 42/2003) is amended by 
striking out "but is not a present or prospective domestic cervid 
within the meaning of the Livestock Industry Diversification Act".
(5)   Pursuant to the Veterinary Profession Act, section 2(c) 
of the Exemption Regulation (AR 43/86) is repealed and the 
following is substituted:
	(c)	the removal of velvet antler in accordance with the Domestic 
Cervid Industry Regulation from a domestic cervid within the 
meaning of that Regulation
Repeals
45(1)  The Livestock Industry Diversification (Principal) Regulation 
(AR 255/91) is repealed.
(2)  The Livestock Industry Diversification (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 256/91) is repealed.
Expiry
46   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on October 31, 2024.
Commencement
47   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 2014.