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Alberta Regulation 167/2015
Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Act
FREEHOLD MINERAL RIGHTS TAX AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 17, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 262/2015) 
on November 17, 2015 pursuant to section 23 of the Freehold Minerals Rights Tax 
Act. 
1   The Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Regulation 
(AR 223/2013) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended by adding the following after 
clause (a):
	(a.1)	"applicant" means
	(i)	for the purpose of an objection under section 4(1) of the 
Act, an owner or a person prescribed under section 10, 
and
	(ii)	for the purpose of an objection under section 8.1(2) of 
the Act, a person against whom the Minister has 
assessed a penalty under section 8.1(1) of the Act;

3   The following is added after section 9:
Error in tax statement
9.1   If, after receiving a tax statement, an applicant determines 
that there is an error in the tax statement that may be corrected by 
the Minister under section 3 of the Act, the applicant may contact 
the Minister and advise the Minister of the error.

4   Section 10(2) is amended by striking out "the prescribed 
date for service on the Minister of a notice of objection is" and 
substituting "a notice of objection, in the form established by the 
Minister, must be served on the Minister on or before".

5   Section 10 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(3)  Before an objection may be made all taxes and any interest or 
penalties for the taxation year in respect of the taxable mineral right 
must have been paid.
6   The following is added after section 10:
Review of an objection
10.1(1)  The Minister must give notice of the Minister's decision 
under section 4(2.1) of the Act not later than 180 days after 
receiving a notice of objection under section 10.
(2)  The Minister may, if the applicant agrees, extend the period 
referred to in subsection (1).

7   The following is added after section 13(3):
(4)  Records must be kept until the expiration of the 7-year period 
following the end of the taxation year to which the information 
contained in the records relates unless, in the case of any particular 
records, the Minister consents in writing to their destruction before 
the end of the 7-year period.
(5)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), if the Minister is of the 
opinion that it is necessary for the administration of the Act or this 
Regulation, the Minister may give notice to any person required to 
keep records directing that those records be retained for any longer 
period that is specified in the direction.

8   The following is added after section 14:
Notice of Objection to penalty for failure to comply  
with direction
14.1(1)  For the purposes of section 8.1(2) of the Act, the date for 
service on the Minister of a notice of objection is 90 days after the 
date of issue of the notice of assessment referred to in section 
8.1(1).
(2)  Before an objection may be made under section 8.1(2) of the 
Act, all penalties assessed against the applicant must have been 
paid.
(3)  An objection must contain the following information:
	(a)	a copy of the notice issued under section 8.1(1) of the 
Act;
	(b)	a summary of the basis for the objection.
Review of an objection
14.2(1)  The Minister must give notice of the Minister's decision 
under section 8.1(4) of the Act not later than 90 days after 
receiving a complete notice of objection under section 14.1.
(2)  The Minister may, if the applicant agrees, extend the period 
referred to in subsection (1).

9   Section 18 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2018" 
and substituting "November 30, 2017".

10   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into 
force of section 2 of the Statutes Amendment Act, 2014.


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Alberta Regulation 168/2015
Mines and Minerals Act
OIL SANDS TENURE REGULATION, 2010 (EXTENSION OF EXPIRY 
DATE) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 17, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 263/2015) 
on November 17, 2015 pursuant to section 5 of the Mines and Minerals Act. 
1   The Oil Sands Tenure Regulation, 2010 (AR 196/2010) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 33 is amended by striking out "December 1, 2015" 
and substituting "December 1, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 169/2015
Mines and Minerals Act
MINES AND MINERALS ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 17, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 264/2015) 
on November 17, 2015 pursuant to sections 5 and 36 of the Mines and Minerals Act. 
1   The Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation 
(AR 262/97) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Giving of notices, etc. by the Minister
4(1)  Any notice that the Minister is required or authorized to give to 
any person under the Act, the regulations or an agreement may be 
given in any of the following ways:
	(a)	by mail addressed to that person's official service address or, 
if that person has no official service address, to that person's 
last known address according to the records of the 
Department;
	(b)	by delivery to that person's official service address or, if that 
person has no official service address, to that person's last 
known address according to the records of the Department;
	(c)	by fax transmission to that person's last known fax number 
according to the records of the Department; 
	(d)	by e-mail transmission to that person's last known electronic 
address according to the records of the Department;  
	(e)	by approved electronic transmission to that person in 
accordance with sections 23.1 to 23.6.
(2)  If a notice is given by the Minister by mail in accordance with 
subsection (1)(a), 
	(a)	section 23 of the Interpretation Act does not apply to the 
notice, and
	(b)	the notice is deemed to have been given as of the date of 
mailing.
(3)  If a notice is given by the Minister in accordance with subsection 
(1)(c) or (d), the notice is deemed to have been given on the day it 
was transmitted to the person's last known fax number or electronic 
address, as the case may be, according to the records of the 
Department.
(4)  If a notice is given by the Minister in accordance with subsection 
(1)(e), the notice is deemed to have been given on the day it was 
transmitted to the person in accordance with sections 23.1 to 23.6.
(5)  Subsections (1) to (4) also apply, with the necessary changes, to 
any letter, request, notification, invoice, demand or other document 
that the Minister is required or authorized by the Act, the regulations 
or an agreement to give, send or furnish to a designated 
representative or other person.

3   Section 5(1) is amended by adding the following after 
clause (d):
	(e)	by approved electronic transmission to the Department in 
accordance with sections 23.1 to 23.6.

4   Section 16(3) is amended by striking out "Metallic and 
Industrial Minerals Regulation (AR 66/93)" and substituting 
"Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation (AR 145/2005)".

5   The following is added after section 16:
Examinations, Amendments  
and Calculations
Prescribed matter and calendar year
16.1(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"carry forward amount" means any one or more of the 
following, as applicable:
	(i)	a net loss determined under the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008);
	(ii)	the amount by which the other net proceeds exceed the 
allowed costs for that same year, as determined pursuant 
to section 23(2)(f) and (g) of the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008);
	(iii)	the excess of royalty compensation that would 
otherwise have been paid, as determined under section 
15(2) of the Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) 
Regulation (AR 231/2008);
	(iv)	the products calculated under section 15(3) and (4) of 
the Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008);
	(v)	the excess of cumulative cost over cumulative revenue, 
as determined under section 15(7) of the Oil Sands 
Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 231/2008);
	(vi)	the cost of diluent, as determined under section 15(8)(a) 
of the Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008);
	(vii)	the excess of the cost of diluent included in the blended 
bitumen over the product of the unit price and the 
quantity of the blended bitumen, as determined under 
section 15(8)(b) of the Oil Sands Allowed Costs 
(Ministerial) Regulation (AR 231/2008);
	(viii)	a net loss as defined in section 1(k) of Schedule 2 of  the 
Coal Royalty Regulation (AR 295/92);
	(ix)	any other amount that relates to or arises from the 
calculation of royalty proceeds payable for a given 
royalty year or period, but only if that amount according 
to the regulation under which it was determined is not 
used in the calculation of royalty proceeds for that given 
year or period, excluding a prior net cumulative balance 
determined under the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 
2009 (AR 223/2008);
	(b)	"date of project payback" means the date of project payback 
determined under the Coal Royalty Regulation (AR 295/92);
	(c)	"offset compensation" means amounts that a lessee elects to 
pay to the Crown in relation to an obligation referred to in 
section 83(1)(e) of the Act;
	(d)	"Project payout date" means the Project payout date 
determined under the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 
(AR 223/2008);
	(e)	"royalty proceeds" means amounts owing
	(i)	on account of a money royalty,
	(ii)	in respect of the Crown's royalty share of a mineral 
when disposed of by an agent, or
	(iii)	on account of royalty compensation.
(2)  For the purpose of section 38(1)(b) of the Act, the prescribed 
matters are as follows:
	(a)	the Crown's royalty share of a mineral;
	(b)	any royalty proceeds;
	(c)	any credit or other deduction permitted by the Act or 
regulations from the Crown's royalty share of a mineral or 
from royalty proceeds;
	(d)	any reduction or exemption from payment permitted by the 
Act or the regulations of the Crown's royalty share of a 
mineral or of royalty proceeds;
	(e)	any amount that relates to the determination of the Project 
payout date or the date of project payback, but only if the 
Minister's ability to amend or adjust the amount is not 
otherwise limited by a regulation;
	(f)	any carry forward amount;
	(g)	any offset compensation;
	(h)	any consideration, or charges instead of consideration, 
referred to in section 36(2)(c.1), (c.2) or (c.3) of the Act that 
are made subject to section 38 of the Act by the regulations;
	(i)	any fees payable into the Post-closure Stewardship Fund 
under Part 9 of the Act;
	(j)	any interest or penalty arising or imposed under the Act or 
the regulations.
(3)  For the purposes of section 38 of the Act, a calendar year is 
determined as follows:
	(a)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in subsection 
(2)(a) or (b), the year in which
	(i)	the amount referred to in subsection (2)(b) became 
owing, or
	(ii)	the mineral that is the subject of the calculation, was 
recovered and delivered to a point where royalty is 
payable in a case to which subsection (2)(a) applies, 
		whichever is earlier;
	(b)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in subsection 
(2)(c) or (d), the year in which the amount of any credit, 
deduction, reduction or exemption referred to in subsection 
(2)(c) or (d) 
	(i)	was claimed against the Crown's royalty share or from 
royalty proceeds, or 
	(ii)	was first determined by the Minister, 
		whichever is earlier;
	(c)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in subsection 
(2)(e), the year in which the amount referred to in subsection 
(2)(e) is considered by the regulations to be incurred, or in 
any other case, could, in the opinion of the Minister, have 
been first reported by the lessee or other person on a royalty 
reporting form required by the regulations;
	(d)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in subsection 
(2)(f), the year in which the amount referred to in subsection 
(2)(f) first arose;
	(e)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in subsection 
(2)(g), (h), (i) or (j), the year in which the amount referred to 
in subsection (2)(g), (h), (i) or (j), as the case may be, became 
owing.
Audit closure notice
16.2   The Minister shall, before completing an audit referred to in 
section 38(5) of the Act, provide a notice to the reporting person 
whose record is the subject of the audit that the reporting person may 
make any final submissions relevant to the audit within the time 
specified in the notice.
Examination, amendment and calculation periods  
related to mine reclamation 
16.3(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"eligible non-producing year" means "eligible non-producing 
year" as defined in section 5.1(1)(b) of Schedule 2 of the 
Coal Royalty Regulation (AR 295/92);
	(b)	"net revenue" means "net revenue" as defined in section 1(l) 
of Schedule 2 of the Coal Royalty Regulation (AR 295/92). 
(2)  For the purposes of section 38(10) of the Act,
	(a)	subject to clauses (b) and (c), the period for conducting an 
examination, making an amendment or making a calculation 
of costs, charges, expenses, interest and penalties relating to 
reclamation in respect of a mine or mining operations is the 
same as the period set out in section 38(2) to (9) of the Act 
for the examination,  amendment or calculation of the 
prescribed matter in section 16.1(2) to which the costs, 
charges, expenses, interest or penalties relate,
	(b)	if costs, charges and expenses relating to reclamation in 
respect of a mine or mining operations are incurred in an 
eligible non-producing year, and the amount or any portion 
of the amount of those costs, charges and expenses are 
applied to the amendment of net revenue in any production 
year under section 5.1(4) of Schedule 2 of the Coal Royalty 
Regulation (AR 295/92), the period for conducting an 
examination and making a calculation of those costs, charges 
and expenses is 8 years after the end of the production year to 
which such amendment relates, and
	(c)	if as a result of the amendment of net revenue described in 
clause (b), interest, penalties or any other changes to payment 
obligations arise in relation to a production year, the period 
for conducting an examination and making a calculation of 
the interest, penalties and changes to payment obligations is 8 
years after the end of the production year to which the 
interest, penalties or any other change in payment obligations 
relates. 
Transitional
16.4   The amendments to the Act made by section 6(4), (5) and (6) 
of the Statutes Amendment Act, 2014 apply to the prescribed matters 
as follows:
	(a)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in section 
16.1(2)(a), to a mineral that was recovered in 2015 or later;
	(b)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in section 
16.1(2)(b), (g), (h), (i) or (j), to any amount that became 
owing in 2015 or later;
	(c)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in section 
16.1(2)(c) or (d), to any credit, deduction, reduction or 
exemption that was claimed against the Crown's royalty 
share or from royalty proceeds as first determined by the 
Minister in 2015 or later;
	(d)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in section 
16.1(2)(e), to any amount that is deemed by the regulations to 
be incurred in 2015 or later, or in any other case could, in the 
opinion of the Minister, have been first reported in 2015 or 
later by the lessee;
	(e)	with respect to a prescribed matter referred to in section 
16.1(2)(f), to any amount that first arose in 2015 or later.

6   Section 17 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Prescribed fees
17   The fee payable for any service described in the Schedule to this 
Regulation is the fee shown in the Schedule for that service.

7   Section 19(2) is amended by striking out "any regulation 
under the Act" and substituting "the regulations".

8   Section 22.1(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Penalty and compensation for unauthorized taking and unauthorized 
injection
22.1(1)  Where the Minister gives a direction to pay a penalty under 
section 55(1)(a) of the Act, the penalty must be in the amount 
prescribed in item 11 of the Schedule.

9   Section 23 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Application of payments
23(1)  For the purpose of this section, a person is in arrears if any 
amounts owing to the Crown by that person remain unpaid after the 
due date of those amounts, unless the Minister extends, under 
subsection (2), the due date of those amounts.
(2)  The Minister may extend the due date to a maximum of 60 days.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsections (4), (5), (6) and (7), any amounts 
paid must first be applied against all goods and services tax payable 
under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (Canada) in respect of amounts 
owing to the Crown.
(4)  Subject to subsection (8), if money is paid to the Crown by or on 
behalf of a person towards amounts owing to the Crown by that 
person and the person is not in arrears, the money must be applied as 
specified by the payor, or if the payor does not specify how the 
money is to be applied, the money must be applied in chronological 
order based on the due date, as defined in section 1, of the amounts 
owing to the Crown by the person. 
(5)  Subject to subsection (8), if money is paid to the Crown by a 
person towards amounts owing to the Crown by that person and the 
person is in arrears, the money must be applied in chronological 
order based on the due date, as defined in section 1, of each of the 
following:
	(a)	first, against amounts owing to the Crown that remain 
unpaid, in the order set out in clauses (b) to (g);
	(b)	2nd, against fees owing to the Crown by the person;
	(c)	3rd, against penalties owing to the Crown by the person;
	(d)	4th, against interest owing to the Crown by the person;
	(e)	5th, against rentals owing to the Crown by the person;
	(f)	6th, against amounts owing to the Crown by the person to 
increase a deposit or security maintained by the person;
	(g)	7th, against royalty amounts owing to the Crown by the 
person.
(6)  Subject to subsection (8), if money is paid to the Crown on 
behalf of a person towards amounts owing to the Crown by that 
person and the person is in arrears, the money must be applied as 
specified by the payor, or, if the payor does not specify how the 
money is to be applied, the money must be applied in the order set 
out in subsection (5). 
(7)  Subject to subsection (8), if money is paid to the Crown by a 
person who is directed to do so under a notice given under section 
43(2) of the Act towards amounts owing to the Crown by a debtor as 
defined in section 43(1) of the Act, the money must be applied in the 
order set out in subsection (5).
(8)  Subsections (3) to (7) do not apply if the Minister is of the 
opinion that the ability of a person to pay amounts owing to the 
Crown by the person will be affected as a result of an operation of a 
law of Alberta or Canada, or by an action that has been or is likely to 
be commenced against the debtor pursuant to a law of Alberta or 
Canada.
(9)  Section 41 of the Act applies to any circumstance not provided 
for under this section.

10   Section 23.1(1)(e) is amended by adding "record," after 
"statement,".

11   Section 23.3(3) and (4) are amended by striking out "any 
other regulation under the Act" and substituting "the regulations".

12   Section 23.4(1) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "any other regulation under the Act" and 
substituting "the regulations";
	(b)	by striking out "a regulation under the Act" and 
substituting "the regulations".

13   Section 23.5(1) and (2) are amended by striking out "any 
other regulation under the Act" and substituting "the regulations".

14   Section 23.6(1) is amended by striking out ", this 
Regulation or any other regulation under the Act" and substituting 
"or the regulations".

15   Section 25 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Retention of records
25(1)  A person who is a lessee or a former lessee of an agreement 
shall keep all records that come into that person's possession or the 
possession of any of that person's agents and that are or were used 
for the purpose of preparing any return or report required to be given 
to or filed with the Minister by that person in relation to the 
agreement pursuant to the Act, the regulations or the agreement.
(2)  Records required to be kept by the regulations shall be kept until 
the expiration of the 7-year period following the end of the year to 
which the information contained in the records relates unless
	(a)	in the case of any particular records, the Minister consents in 
writing to their destruction before the end of the 7-year 
period,
	(b)	the regulations authorize their destruction before the end of 
the 7-year period, or
	(c)	the regulations authorize their retention for a period longer 
than 7 years.
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2),
	(a)	if the Minister is of the opinion that it is necessary for the 
administration of the Act or the regulations, the Minister may 
give notice to any person required to keep records directing 
that those records be retained for any longer period that is 
specified in the direction, or
	(b)	if the records contain information regarding costs, charges, 
expenses, interest and penalties relating to reclamation in 
respect of a mine or mining operations, the records must be 
kept until the expiration of the 8-year period following the 
end of the year to which the information contained in the 
records relates.

16   Section 26(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Disclosure of information
26(1)  The Minister may make available any records, returns or 
other information obtained under the Act, the regulations or an 
agreement
	(a)	to any person for the purpose of enforcing a law of Canada or 
a province,
	(b)	to a person employed in or acting on behalf of the 
Department, for the purpose of administering any enactment 
under the administration of the Minister or evaluating, 
formulating or administering a policy or program of the 
Department, or
	(c)	to a person employed in or acting on behalf of any 
department or agency of the Government of Alberta, for the 
purpose of administering any enactment under the 
administration of a minister or evaluating, formulating or 
administering a policy or program of a department or agency, 
subject to any terms and conditions specified by the Minister.

17   Sections 29.1 to 36 are repealed.

18   Section 38 is amended by striking out "November 30, 
2015" and substituting "November 30, 2017".

19   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	by repealing items 7 and 8 and substituting the 
following:
7
Penalty for reinstatement of an agreement 
pursuant to section 8(1)(e) of the Act
$5000
	(b)	by repealing items 11 and 12 and substituting the 
following:
11
Penalty for the contravention of section 54(1) 
of the Act
$50 000
Consequential Amendments
20   The Coal Royalty Regulation (AR 295/92) is amended by 
repealing section 5.1(4) of Schedule 2 and substituting:
(4)  The amount or any portion of the amount of allowed direct 
operating costs that remains in respect of any eligible non-producing 
year after the recovery under subsection (3)(b) of unrecovered 
accrued reclamation costs may be applied, for the purposes of 
section 1(l)(vi), in the amendment of the net revenue of any 
production year of the project in respect of which an amendment of a 
submitted record may be made under section 38 of the Act as at the 
end of the eligible non-producing year in question.

21   The Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 221/2008) 
is amended by repealing section 30.

22   The Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008) 
is amended by repealing section 46.
Coming into force
23   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into 
force of section 6(3) and (4) of the Statutes Amendment Act, 
2014.


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Alberta Regulation 170/2015
Mines and Minerals Act
MINES AND MINERALS DISPUTE RESOLUTION REGULATION
Filed: November 17, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 265/2015) 
on November 17, 2015 pursuant to sections 5 and 36 of the Mines and Minerals Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Interpretation
Part 1 
Objections
	2	Objections
	3	Contents of objection
	4	Requests for information by Minister
	5	Review of an objection
	6	Review of an oil sands objection
Part 2 
Oil Sands Dispute Review Committee
	7	Establishment of committee
	8	Powers and duties of a committee
	9	Committee recommendations
	10	Amendment to decision
	11	Costs
Part 3 
Transitional, Consequential, Repeal, 
Expiry and Coming into Force
	12	Transitional
	13	Consequential
	14	Repeal
	15	Expiry
	16	Coming into force
Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Mines and Minerals Act;
	(b)	"affiliate" means, with respect to an applicant, a person, 
including a firm, trust, partnership or joint venture, affiliated 
with an applicant pursuant to section 2 of the Oil Sands 
Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008); 
	(c)	"applicant" means
	(i)	an authorized person as defined in section 39(1) of the 
Act, and
	(ii)	a lessee as defined in the Act, 
		and includes an agent of an authorized person or lessee;
	(d)	"committee" means a committee established under Part 2;
	(e)	"objection" means, subject to subsection (3), an objection 
referred to in section 39 of the Act;
	(f)	"Oil Sands Regulation" means the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 1997 (AR 185/97), the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008), the Oil Sands Allowed 
Costs (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 231/2008) or the Bitumen 
Valuation Methodology (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 232/2008);
	(g)	"prescribed matter" means an amount, item or matter 
prescribed by section 16.1(2) of the Mines and Minerals 
Administration Regulation (AR 262/97);
	(h)	"prescribed matter Regulation" means any regulation under 
the Act in respect of a prescribed matter;
	(i)	"Statement of No Resolution" means a Statement of No 
Resolution issued pursuant to section 6(6).
(2)  Where any question arises pertaining to the interpretation or 
application of this Regulation, the Minister is the sole judge of the 
question and there is no appeal from the Minister's decision.
(3)  An objection must not include an objection with respect to any 
decision made by the Minister within the Minister's discretion or 
opinion under a prescribed matter Regulation.
Part 1 
Objections
Objections
2(1)  An applicant may make an objection related to a prescribed 
matter referenced in a prescribed matter Regulation in accordance with 
this Regulation.
(2)  Only one objection may be made in respect of the same dispute of 
a prescribed matter.
(3)  Before an objection may be made, all amounts calculated by the 
Minister that are payable under the Act and the regulations, including 
penalties and interest, that relate to the objection must be paid.
(4)  An objection must be made in writing to the Minister only after the 
applicant has contacted the Department for the purpose of resolving 
the matter in dispute.
(5)  The objection must be received by the Minister within 90 days 
from the end of the month in which a notice was issued under section 
38(7) of the Act.
(6)  The Minister may, in exceptional circumstances, extend the period 
referred to in subsection (5).
Contents of objection
3(1)  An objection must contain the following information:
	(a)	a copy of the notice issued under section 38(7) of the Act;
	(b)	a summary of the basis for the objection;
	(c)	evidence showing that section 2(3) has been complied with.
(2)  If the information required under subsection (1) has been provided 
to the satisfaction of the Minister and section 2 has been complied 
with, the Minister must give a notice in writing to the applicant that the 
Minister will review the objection.
Requests for information by Minister
4(1)  Subject to subsection (2), for the purpose of conducting a review 
of an objection, the Minister may request any relevant information in 
addition to the information provided under section 3.
(2)  The Minister shall not request or consider any information that 
was not considered by the Department when conducting an 
examination or audit of the subject-matter of the objection.
Review of an objection
5(1)  This section applies to an objection in respect of a prescribed 
matter Regulation other than an Oil Sands Regulation.
(2)  The Minister, after considering the merits of the objection, must 
issue a final decision not later than 180 days after the date the Minister 
gave the notice under section 3(2) by sending a copy of the Minister's 
decision to the applicant and the Department.
(3)  The Minister may, if both the Department and the applicant agree, 
extend the period referred to in subsection (2).
Review of an oil sands objection
6(1)  This section applies to an objection in respect of an Oil Sands 
Regulation.
(2)  The Minister, after considering the merits of the objection, must 
propose a resolution to the objection not later than 180 days after the 
date the Minister gave the notice under section 3(2) by sending a copy 
of the proposed resolution to the applicant and the Department.
(3)  The Minister may, if both the Department and the applicant agree, 
extend the period referred to in subsection (2).
(4)  The applicant and the Department must, not later than 60 days 
after receiving a copy of the proposed resolution, respond to the 
Minister on the proposed resolution referred to in subsection (2).
(5)  The Minister may, in exceptional circumstances, extend the period 
referred to in subsection (4).
(6)  If the Department or the applicant does not accept the resolution 
proposed by the Minister, the Minister must issue a Statement of No 
Resolution to the Department and the applicant indicating the matters 
that remain in dispute.
(7)  If either the applicant or the Department accepts the resolution 
proposed by the Minister and the other party does not respond within 
the period referred to in subsection (4) or (5), the resolution proposed 
by the Minister is deemed to have been accepted by the party that did 
not respond.
Part 2 
Oil Sands Dispute Review Committee
Establishment of committee
7(1)  Where a Statement of No Resolution has been issued under 
section 6(6) with respect to one or more matters in dispute, an 
applicant may request the establishment of an oil sands dispute review 
committee to provide recommendations to the Minister regarding a 
resolution to the matters in dispute.
(2)  The request must be made in writing to the Minister by the 
applicant and received by the Minister not later than 90 days after the 
date the Statement of No Resolution was issued by the Minister.
(3)  The Minister may, in exceptional circumstances, extend the period 
referred to in subsection (2).
(4)  A request must contain the following information:
	(a)	a copy of the Statement of No Resolution;
	(b)	a brief summary of the applicant's position with respect to 
the matters in dispute.
(5)   After the Minister determines that a request contains all of the 
information required under subsection (4), the Minister must provide 
written notice to the applicant indicating that the request meets those 
requirements.
(6)   The Department and the applicant must, not later than 30 days 
after being requested by the Minister, unless the Minister extends that 
period, each nominate 3 individuals who have consented to participate 
as members of a committee.
(7)  An individual shall not be nominated if the individual is an 
employee of
	(a)	the Department,
	(b)	the applicant, or
	(c)	an affiliate of the applicant.
(8)  The Minister may request that additional nominations be submitted 
by the Department or the applicant or both.
(9)  Subject to subsections (10) to (12), not later than 90 days after the 
date the Minister receives the names of all of the nominees provided 
under subsections (6) and (8), unless the Minister extends the period, 
the Minister must, by order, establish a committee in accordance with 
section 7 of the Government Organization Act consisting of 3 members 
as follows:
	(a)	a chair;
	(b)	a nominee of the Department;
	(c)	a nominee of the applicant.
(10)  The Minister must specify the matters in dispute to be reviewed 
by a committee and exclude any matter that
	(a)	is based on a position set out by the applicant under 
subsection 4(b) that is frivolous, vexatious or without merit,
	(b)	relates to a decision made by the Minister within the 
Minister's discretion or opinion under an Oil Sands 
Regulation, or
	(c)	was dealt with by a previous committee.
(11)  If a committee has been established under subsection (9) in 
respect of any other dispute, the Minister may delay establishing a 
further committee until such time that
	(a)	the Minister makes a decision in respect of a previously 
established committee, or
	(b)	the terms and conditions of a decision made in respect of  a 
previously established committee have been fully satisfied.
(12)  If the Minister receives multiple requests to establish a committee 
from the same or any other applicant under subsection (1), the Minister 
may determine the order in which to establish those committees.
Powers and duties of a committee
8(1)  A committee must
	(a)	conduct a confidential, fair, expeditious and impartial review 
of the matters in dispute specified by the Minister under 
section 7(10), and
	(b)	subject to this section, establish procedures for dealing with 
matters before it.
(2)  Two members of the committee constitute a quorum.
(3)  Subject to subsection (4), the committee may determine the 
admissibility, relevance and weight of any written or oral evidence.
(4)  The committee shall not consider any information that was not 
considered by the Minister when conducting a review of the objection 
that gave rise to the establishment of the committee.
(5)  The committee must make its decision based solely on written 
submissions, unless it decides to hold an oral hearing.
(6)  If the committee decides to hold an oral hearing,
	(a)	oral evidence is not admissible, unless otherwise directed by 
the committee,
	(b)		any oral evidence permitted by the committee must be taken 
down in writing or recorded by electronic means, 
	(c)	the committee may require any individual giving evidence 
before it to do so under oath, and
	(d)	the hearing must be held in private.
(7)  Interveners are not permitted to participate in any written 
submissions or oral hearings.
(8)  In establishing procedures for reviewing a dispute, the committee 
must, unless the Department and the applicant otherwise agree,
	(a)	provide the applicant with at least 28 days to prepare written 
submissions to be filed with the committee by a date 
specified by the committee,
	(b)	provide the Department with at least 42 days to prepare a 
response to the written submissions referred to in clause (a) 
to be filed with the committee by a date specified by the 
committee,
	(c)	provide the applicant with at least 14 days to prepare a 
rebuttal to the response referred to in clause (b) to be filed 
with the committee by a date specified by the committee, but 
that date must not be later than 14 days before the date the 
matters in dispute are to be reviewed by the committee, and
	(d)	require the Department and the applicant to provide a copy of 
the documents filed pursuant to clauses (a) to (c) to each 
other at the same time as those documents are filed with the 
committee.
(9)  Documents filed under subsection (8) must include the following:
	(a)	a summary of the facts, evidence and arguments supporting 
the position of the party filing the document;
	(b)	the name and contact information of the lawyer or other 
agent acting on behalf of the party to the dispute;
	(c)	any other information specified by the committee.
Committee recommendations
9(1)  The committee must provide the Minister and the Department 
and the applicant
	(a)	with written recommendations, and reasons for its 
recommendations, not later than 45 days after the completion 
of the review, unless the Minister extends that period, and
	(b)	any supporting documentation on request of the Minister.
(2)  The Minister, after having reviewed the recommendations and 
reasons, must make a decision to accept, reject or vary the 
recommendations of the committee.
(3)  A decision under subsection (2) must be made within 45 days of 
the date the committee issued its written recommendations and 
reasons, unless the Minister extends that period.
(4)  The Minister must, not later than 14 days after having made a 
decision,
	(a)	provide a copy of the decision to the Department and the 
applicant, and
	(b)	publish or otherwise make available the recommendations 
and reasons of the committee and the decision of the 
Minister, or a summary of them, in a manner the Minister 
considers appropriate.
Amendment to decision
10(1)  A decision of the Minister made under section 9(2) may be 
amended by the Minister on application by a party or on the Minister's 
own initiative
	(a)	to clarify the decision, or
	(b)	to correct any of the following:
	(i)	a clerical or typographical error;
	(ii)	an accidental or inadvertent error, omission or other 
similar mistake;
	(iii)	an arithmetical error made in a computation.
(2)  The Minister shall not amend a decision other than in those 
circumstances described in subsection (1).
(3)  Within 30 days after the date the Minister provides the parties with 
a copy of a decision under section 9(4)(a),
	(a)	a party may make an application under subsection (1) to 
amend the decision, and
	(b)	the Minister may, if acting on the Minister's own initiative 
under subsection (1), amend the decision.
(4)  A party must submit an application under subsection (1) to the 
Minister and provide a copy of the application to the other party at the 
same time as submitting it to the Minister.
(5)  The Minister must decide on an application to amend a decision 
within 45 days of receiving the application, unless the Minister extends 
that period.
(6)  If the Minister decides to amend a decision under this section, the 
Minister must, not later than 14 days after making the amendment,
	(a)	provide a copy of the amendment to the Department and the 
applicant, and
	(b)	publish or otherwise make available the amendment, or a 
summary of it, in a manner the Minister considers 
appropriate.
Costs
11(1)  A committee must obtain the prior approval of the Minister 
before incurring any costs in the performance of its duties.
(2)  The Department and the applicant must share equally in any costs 
incurred by the committee in the performance of its duties, including 
the remuneration and expenses of committee members.
Part 3 
Transitional, Consequential, Repeal, 
Expiry and Coming into Force
Transitional
12   This Regulation applies to an outstanding objection made under 
	(a)	section 39 of the Act prior to the coming into force of section 
6(3) and (4) of the Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, and 
	(b)	the Oil Sands Dispute Resolution Regulation (AR 247/2007).
Consequential
13(1)   The Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 2009 
(AR 221/2008) is amended by repealing section 21(4) and 
substituting the following:
(4)  A royalty client is authorized to make an objection to the 
Minister under section 39 of the Act.
(2)  The Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008) is 
amended by repealing sections 47 and 48 and substituting 
the following:
Objections
47   The operator of a reporting entity is authorized to make an 
objection under section 39 of the Act, with respect to the 
reporting entity.
(3)  The Petroleum Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 222/2008) 
is amended by adding the following after section 10:
Objections
10.1   An operator is authorized to make an objection under 
section 39 of the Act.
Repeal
14   The Oil Sands Dispute Resolution Regulation (AR 247/2007) is 
repealed.
Expiry
15   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on November 30, 2017.
Coming into force
16   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 6(3) and (4) of the Statutes Amendment Act, 2014.


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Alberta Regulation 171/2015
Municipal Government Act
DEBT LIMIT (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 19, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:147/15) on November 15, 2015 pursuant to section 271 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1   The Debt Limit Regulation (AR 255/2000) is amended by 
this Regulation.

2   Section 8 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2015" 
and substituting "December 31, 2020".


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Alberta Regulation 172/2015
Franchises Act
FRANCHISES ACT EXEMPTION (EXTENSION OF EXPIRY DATE) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 19, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Service Alberta (M.O. SA:022/2015) 
on November 18, 2015 pursuant to section 6(1) of the Franchises Act. 
1   The Franchises Act Exemption Regulation (AR 312/2000) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2016".


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Alberta Regulation 173/2015
Municipal Government Act
MAJOR CITIES INVESTMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 24, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:124/15) on November 18, 2015 pursuant to section 250 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1   The Major Cities Investment Regulation (AR 249/2000) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended by striking out clause (b) and 
substituting the following:
	(b)	"municipality" means The City of Calgary, the City of 
Edmonton and the City of Medicine Hat;


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Alberta Regulation 174/2015
Municipal Government Act
MUNI FUNDS INVESTMENT (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 24, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:148/15) on November 18, 2015 pursuant to section 250(4) of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Muni Funds Investment Regulation (AR 22/2010) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2020".



Alberta Regulation 175/2015
Municipal Government Act
COMMUNITY AGGREGATE PAYMENT LEVY (EXPIRY DATE 
EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 25, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:154/15) on November 23, 2015 pursuant to section 409.3 of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Community Aggregate Payment Levy Regulation 
(AR 263/2005) is amended by this Regulation.



2   Section 10 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2015" 
and substituting "December 31, 2017".


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Alberta Regulation 176/2015
Drainage Districts Act
DRAINAGE DISTRICTS (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 25, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment and Parks 
(M.O. 36/2015) on November 19, 2015 pursuant to sections 9(6), 17 and 54 of the 
Drainage Districts Act. 
1   The Drainage Districts Regulation (AR 5/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 10 is amended by striking out "December 1, 2015" 
and substituting "December 1, 2020".



Alberta Regulation 177/2015
Drainage Districts Act
COMPENSATION (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 25, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment and Parks 
(M.O. 35/2015) on November 19, 2015 pursuant to section 34 of the Drainage 
Districts Act. 
1   The Compensation Regulation (AR 29/2002) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Section 13 is amended by striking out "December 1, 2015" 
and substituting "December 1, 2020".


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Alberta Regulation 178/2015
Provincial Court Act 
Court of Queen's Bench Act
PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGES AND MASTERS IN CHAMBERS 
COMPENSATION (2013-2017) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 268/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 9.52 of the Provincial Court Act and 
section 16 of the Court of Queen's Bench Act. 
1   The Provincial Court Judges and Masters in Chambers 
Compensation Regulation (AR 176/98) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Sections 1 and 1.01 are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Salaries for full-time non-administrative judges
1(1)  This section does not apply to the administrative judges.
(2)  For the period from the beginning of April 2013 to the end of 
March 2014, the salary to be paid to judges who are appointed on a 
full-time basis is $273 000.
(3)  For the period from the beginning of April 2014 to the end of 
March 2015, the salary to be paid to full-time judges is $279 825.
(4)  For the period from the beginning of April 2015 to the end of 
March 2016, the salary to be paid to full-time judges is $286 821.
(5)  For the period from the beginning of April 2016 to the end of 
March 2017, the salary to be paid to full-time judges is $293 991.
Salaries for administrative judges
1.01   For the period from the beginning of April 2013 to the end of 
March 2017, the annual salaries to be paid to the administrative 
judges are to be calculated by applying the appropriate following 
percentage multiple to the annual salary for the year in question of a 
full-time judge arrived at under section 1:
	(a)	1.1% for the Chief Judge;
	(b)	1.075% for the Deputy Chief Judge;
	(c)	1.05% for an Assistant Chief Judge.

3   Section 2(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:
Remuneration and benefits for supernumeraries
2(1)  For the period from the beginning of April 2013 to the end of 
March 2017, the remuneration to be paid to a supernumerary judge 
for holding a sitting or otherwise acting as a supernumerary judge, 
for each day or partial day, is 1/207.5 of a full-time judge's salary 
under section 1 for the relevant year.

4   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Subsistence and travelling allowances
4(1)  In this section, "the Expenses Regulation" means the repealed 
Public Service Subsistence, Travel and Moving Expenses Regulation 
made under the Public Service Act, as it existed immediately prior to 
its repeal, as saved or reinstated by subsection (2).
(2)  For the purposes only of this section, the Expenses Regulation is 
saved or reinstated as if it were still in force, and a judge shall be 
paid subsistence and travelling allowances in accordance with the 
Expenses Regulation. 
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2) and the Expenses Regulation, a 
judge who is authorized to use the judge's own motor vehicle on 
official business shall be reimbursed the entire cost of any additional 
insurance premium payable by the judge as a result of using the 
judge's own motor vehicle for official business.

5   Section 4.1 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsections (3) and (4) and 
substituting the following:
(3)  The amount of the allowance referred to in subsections (1) 
and (2), for the period from the beginning of April 2013 to the 
end of March 2017, is up to a maximum of $3750 per year.
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (5):
(6)  Notwithstanding subsection (5), any excess over $1875 per 
year of the expenditures referred to in that subsection and 
incurred by a part-time judge or a half-time master between April 
1, 2013 and March 31, 2015 may be carried forward under that 
subsection for payment until March 31, 2017.

6   This Regulation is deemed to have come into force on 
April 1, 2013.


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Alberta Regulation 179/2015
Safety Codes Act
MOTOR VEHICLE PROPANE CONVERSIONS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 269/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 65 of the Safety Codes Act. 
1   The Motor Vehicle Propane Conversions Regulation 
(AR 210/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   The title is repealed and the following is substituted:
MOTOR VEHICLE GAS 
CONVERSION REGULATION

3   Section 1(d) is repealed and the following is substituted:
	(d)	"gas equipment" means gas equipment intended to provide 
an alternate or the principal fuel system for a motor vehicle;
4   Section 2 is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "propane";
	(b)	by repealing clause (b)(iii) and substituting the 
following:
	(iii)	a gasfitter (A).

5   Section 10 is repealed.

6   Section 12 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2020".


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Alberta Regulation 180/2015
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
EMISSIONS TRADING (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 270/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to sections 37, 122 and 239 of the Environmental 
Protection and Enhancement Act. 
1   The Emissions Trading Regulation (AR 33/2006) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 59 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2017".



Alberta Regulation 181/2015
Expropriation Act
EXPROPRIATION ACT RULES OF PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE 
(EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 271/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to sections 28, 60 and 72 of the Expropriation Act. 
1   The Expropriation Act Rules of Procedure and Practice 
Regulation (AR 187/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 20 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2017".


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Alberta Regulation 182/2015
Expropriation Act
EXPROPRIATION ACT FORMS (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 272/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 72 of the Expropriation Act. 
1   The Expropriation Act Forms Regulation (AR 188/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2017".



Alberta Regulation 183/2015
Forests Act 
Mines and Minerals Act 
Public Lands Act
METALLIC AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS EXPLORATION (EXPIRY 
DATE EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 273/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 4 of the Forests Act, section 5 of the Mines 
and Minerals Act and section 9 of the Public Lands Act.
METALLIC AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS EXPLORATION 
(EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
1   The Metallic and Industrial Minerals Exploration 
Regulation (AR 213/98) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 46 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2017".


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Alberta Regulation 184/2015
Water Act
WATER (OFFENCES AND PENALTIES) (EXPIRY DATE 
EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 274/2015) 
on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 169 of the Water Act. 
1   The Water (Offences and Penalties) Regulation 
(AR 193/98) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "December 1, 2015" 
and substituting "December 1, 2017".



Alberta Regulation 185/2015
Water Act
WATER (MINISTERIAL) (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT ACT
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment and Parks 
(M.O. 39/2015) on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 169(2) of the Water Act.
1   The Water (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 205/98) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 76 is amended by striking out "December 1, 2015" 
and substituting "December 1, 2017".


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Alberta Regulation 186/2015
Surface Rights Act
SURFACE RIGHTS ACT GENERAL (EXPIRY DATE 
EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: November 26, 2015
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment and Parks 
(M.O. 40/2015) on November 26, 2015 pursuant to section 41 of the Surface Rights 
Act. 
1   The Surface Rights Act General Regulation 
(AR 195/2007) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 16 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2015" 
and substituting "November 30, 2017".