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Alberta Regulation 28/2017
Government Organization Act
DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 16, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 059/2017) 
on February 15, 2017 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 3.1 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (5):
(6)  Notwithstanding section 3.2(8), the responsibility for that part of 
the public service associated with the parts of the appropriation 
transferred under subsection (7) is transferred from the Minister of 
Community and Social Services to the Minister of Children's 
Services.
(7)  Notwithstanding section 3.2(9), the responsibility for the 
administration of the unexpended balance of the following parts of 
the 2016-17 Government appropriation for Human Services is 
transferred from the Minister of Community and Social Services to 
the Minister of Children's Services:
	(a)	element 7.2, Child Care Subsidy and Supports, and element 
7.3, Child Care Accreditation, of program 7, Child Care;
	(b)	element 8.1, Early Intervention and Early Childhood 
Development, of program 8, Early Intervention Services for 
Children and Youth;
	(c)	the portions of program 1, Ministry Support Services, related 
to the parts of the appropriation transferred under clauses (a) 
and (b).

3   Section 3.2 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (9):
(10)  The responsibility for the Alberta Child Benefit program 
and the responsibility for the administration of the unexpended 
balance of the statutory appropriation for the Alberta Child 
Benefit is transferred to the Minister of Community and Social 
Services.


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Alberta Regulation 29/2017
Oil Sands Conservation Act
OIL SANDS CONSERVATION RULES (PEACE RIVER 
DIRECTIVE) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 22, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Energy Regulator on February 5, 2016 
pursuant to section 20(1) of the Oil Sands Conservation Act. 
1   The Oil Sands Conservation Rules (AR 76/88) are 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(2) is amended by adding the following after 
clause (d.12):
	(d.13)	"Directive 084" means Directive 084: Requirements for 
Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the 
Peace River Area;

3   Section 11.1 is amended by adding "and Directive 084, as 
applicable" after "Directive 060".


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Alberta Regulation 30/2017
Oil and Gas Conservation Act
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION RULES (PEACE RIVER 
DIRECTIVE) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 22, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Energy Regulator on February 5, 2016 
pursuant to section 10 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act. 
1   The Oil and Gas Conservation Rules (AR 151/71) are 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1.020(2) is amended by adding the following 
after definition 5.6:
		5.7.  "Directive 084" means Directive 084: Requirements for 
Hydrocarbon Emission Controls and Gas Conservation in the 
Peace River Area;

3   Section 7.035 is amended by striking out "and Directive 
039" and substituting ", Directive 039 and Directive 084, as 
applicable".


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Alberta Regulation 31/2017
Reform of Agencies, Boards and 
Commissions Compensation Act
REFORM OF AGENCIES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 
COMPENSATION REGULATION
Filed: February 24, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 068/2017) 
on February 23, 2017 pursuant to sections 5 and 23 of the Reform of Agencies, 
Boards and Commissions Compensation Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application
	3	Designation of executive positions 
	4	Establishment and terms of  
compensation framework
	5	Base salary
	6	Variable pay
	7	Severance and termination
	8	Benefits
	9	Fixed term contracts and appointments
	10	No additional compensation
	11	Exemption or modification
	12	Sharing of information
	13	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Definitions
1   In this Regulation, 
	(a)	"Act" means the Reform of Agencies, Boards and 
Commissions Compensation Act;
	(b)	"designated executive" means a person whose position is 
designated as an executive position under section 3.
Application
2(1)  This Regulation applies 
	(a)	to those persons who are designated executives when this 
Regulation comes into force, and 
	(b)	to those persons who become or are reappointed as 
designated executives after this Regulation comes into force.
(2)  This Regulation does not apply to a designated executive who is 
paid remuneration pursuant to the Committee Remuneration Order 
(OC 466/2007).
Designation of executive positions
3(1)  The positions listed in Column 1 of Schedule 1 in respect of the 
public agencies listed opposite in Column 2 are designated as 
executive positions.
(2)  The positions of all employees of the public agencies listed in 
Column 2 of Schedule 1, other than those positions referred to in 
subsection (1) and the positions of all employees referred to in section 
1(2) of the Act, are designated as executive positions.
Establishment and terms of compensation framework
4(1)  A compensation framework is established by this Regulation.
(2)  The effective date of the compensation framework is March 16, 
2017.
(3)  Subject to section 7 of the Act, the terms of the compensation 
framework
	(a)	for designated executives whose positions are referred to in 
section 3(1) are set out in sections 5, 6(1) and (2), 7, 8, 9 and 
10;
	(b)	for designated executives whose positions are referred to in 
section 3(2) are set out in section 6.
Base salary
5(1)  A public agency or the Crown, as the case may be, may provide 
to a designated executive an annual base salary that does not exceed 
the maximum salary for that position as set out in Schedule 2.
(2)  Neither a public agency nor the Crown shall provide any type of 
market modifier to a designated executive's base salary.
Variable pay
6(1)  In this section, "variable pay" means a bonus or other incentive 
pay provided in addition to base salary.
(2)  Neither a public agency nor the Crown shall provide variable pay 
to a designated executive.
(3)  A public agency that on the effective date of the compensation 
framework is providing variable pay to a designated executive whose 
position is referred to in section 3(2) may submit to the Minister a 
proposal for the adjustment of the base salary for that designated 
executive to take effect on or after the 2nd anniversary of the effective 
date of the compensation framework.
(4)  If the Minister approves a proposal submitted under subsection (3), 
an adjustment of the base salary for the designated executive in 
accordance with that proposal is deemed to be consistent with the 
compensation framework.
Severance and termination
7(1)  In this section, 
	(a)	"continuous service" means employment without any 
interruption in service caused by a termination of that 
employment;
	(b)	"employer" means the public agency or the Crown that is 
providing severance pay to a designated executive under 
subsection (2);
	(c)	"previous employment" means a designated executive's 
continuous service with a public agency or the Crown prior 
to his or her employment with the employer;
	(d)	"severance period" means the period starting the day after 
termination and ending after the number of weeks determined 
under subsection (2) in respect of which severance is 
payable.
(2)  Subject to subsection (4), an employer may provide severance pay 
to a designated executive who is terminated without cause in an 
amount not greater than
	(a)	4 weeks of the designated executive's base salary, plus
	(b)	an amount that is equal to the cost to the employer for 
4 weeks of the benefits the designated executive was 
receiving before termination, to a maximum of 16% of the 
amount referred to in clause (a),
for every year of continuous service with the employer, to a maximum 
of 52 weeks.
(3)  For the purposes of calculating years of continuous service with 
the employer under subsection (2), the duration of the designated 
executive's previous employment, if any, is deemed to form part of the 
designated executive's years of continuous service with the employer 
if
	(a)	there was no break in service greater than 30 days 
	(i)	between periods of previous employment, and
	(ii)	between previous employment and employment with 
the employer, 
		and
	(b)	the designated executive was not provided with any 
severance, termination or separation pay in respect of that 
previous employment.
(4)  An employer shall not provide severance pay to a designated 
executive unless the designated executive agrees in writing that if the 
designated executive becomes employed with either the Crown or a 
public agency during the severance period, the designated executive 
will repay the employer a portion of that severance pay equal to the 
amount of salary, before mandatory statutory deductions and benefits, 
earned in respect of the person's new employment during the 
severance period, to a maximum of the severance pay, before 
mandatory statutory deductions, paid in respect of the portion of the 
severance period for which the person is employed.
(5)  Neither a public agency nor the Crown shall provide severance, 
termination or separation pay to a designated executive 
	(a)	in the event of termination for cause, 
	(b)	in the event of the non-renewal of a contract of employment 
or term of appointment, 
	(c)	on resignation or retirement, or
	(d)	as a direct or indirect result of the establishment of the 
compensation framework or an amendment to the 
compensation framework.
Benefits
8(1)  In this section, "benefits" means non-cash compensation that is 
offered in addition to base salary, and includes
	(a)	retirement benefits, including pension benefits, supplemental 
retirement benefits and registered retirement savings plan 
contributions,
	(b)	health benefits, including dental insurance, medical insurance 
and prescription drug insurance,
	(c)	health spending accounts,
	(d)	parking,
	(e)	vehicle and vehicle allowance,
	(f)	travel and living expenses reimbursement, and
	(g)	leave days.
(2)  A public agency or the Crown, as the case may be, may provide 
benefits to a designated executive or payments in lieu of benefits if 
those benefits and payments are consistent with
	(a)		any guidelines established by the Minister as amended or 
replaced from time to time, or
	(b)	in the case of a public agency, a policy of the public agency, 
if the policy has been approved by the Minister responsible 
for the public agency.
(3)  Any guidelines established by the Minister under subsection (2)(a) 
form part of the compensation framework.
(4)  Where the Minister establishes guidelines, the Minister must 
publish the guidelines on the website of the Minister's department.
(5)  A policy referred to in subsection (2)(b) must provide the same 
benefits to the designated executive as are provided to all other 
employees of the public agency who
	(a)	exercise managerial functions, and
	(b)	report directly to one or more designated executives of that 
public agency.
(6)  An approval under subsection (2)(b) may be for any period 
specified by the Minister responsible for the public agency to a 
maximum of 5 years.
Fixed term contracts and appointments
9(1)  The employment contract or term of appointment for every 
designated executive shall be for a fixed term of not more than 6 years.
(2)  The employment contract or term of appointment of a person who 
is a designated executive on the effective date of the compensation 
framework whose employment contract or term of appointment 
provides for an indefinite term of employment or appointment expires 
2 years after the effective date of the compensation framework.
No additional compensation
10(1)  Neither a public agency nor the Crown shall provide to a 
designated executive any form of compensation that is not expressly 
authorized by the compensation framework.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of statutory benefits, 
including statutory holidays and employer contributions in respect of 
the Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance premiums.
Exemption or modification
11(1)  The Minister may by order 
	(a)	exempt a designated executive or a class of designated 
executives from the application of one or more provisions of 
the compensation framework, or
	(b)	modify one or more provisions of the compensation 
framework in respect of a designated executive or a class of 
designated executives.
(2)  An exemption or modification under subsection (1) may be for any 
period specified by the Minister.
(3)  Where the Minister makes an order under subsection (1), the 
Minister must make the order public in any manner the Minister 
considers appropriate. 
Sharing of information
12(1)  For the purpose of requesting approval of a policy under section 
8, the head of a public agency may disclose to the Minister responsible 
for the public agency personal information as the Minister responsible 
for the public agency considers necessary to consider the request.
(2)  For the purpose of considering a request for approval of a policy 
under section 8, the Minister responsible for a public agency may
	(a)	collect and use personal information as the Minister 
responsible for the public agency considers necessary,
	(b)	collect information referred to in clause (a) indirectly, 
without the consent of the designated executive to which the 
information relates, and
	(c)	disclose personal information as the Minister responsible for 
the public agency considers necessary to the Minister, the 
Treasury Board or the Executive Council, and the Minister, 
the Treasury Board and the Executive Council may collect 
that personal information from the Minister responsible for 
the public agency.
(3)  The head of a public agency may disclose to the Minister personal 
information as the Minister considers necessary to consider a proposal 
under section 6(3) or an exemption or modification under section 11.
(4)  For the purpose of considering a proposal under section 6(3) or an 
exemption or modification under section 11, the Minister may
	(a)	collect and use personal information as the Minister 
considers necessary,
	(b)	collect information referred to in clause (a) indirectly, 
without the consent of the designated executive to which the 
information relates, and
	(c)	disclose personal information as the Minister considers 
necessary to the Treasury Board or the Executive Council, 
and the Treasury Board and the Executive Council may 
collect that personal information from the Minister.
Coming into force
13   This Regulation comes into force on March 16, 2017.
Schedule 1 
Designated Executives
Column 1 
Position
Column 2 
Public Agency
President and Managing Director
Agriculture Financial Services 
Corporation
Chief Executive Officer 
Alberta Energy Regulator
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Enterprise Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Gaming and Liquor 
Commission 
Chief of the Commission and Tribunals
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Member
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Innovates
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Local Authorities Pension Plan 
Corp.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Pensions Services Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Petroleum Marketing 
Commission
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Alberta  Securities Commission
Chair
Alberta Utilities Commission
Vice-chair
Alberta Utilities Commission
Member
Alberta Utilities Commission
Chief Appeals Commissioner
Appeals Commission under the 
Workers' Compensation Act
Vice-chair
Appeals Commission under the 
Workers' Compensation Act
Appeals Commissioner 
Appeals Commission under the 
Workers' Compensation Act
Chief Executive Officer
Balancing Pool
Chief Executive Officer
Credit Union Deposit Guarantee 
Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Alberta 
Chief Executive Officer
Health Quality Council of Alberta
Chair 
Labour Relations Board
Vice-chair 
Labour Relations Board 
Chair 
Land Compensation Board
Vice-chair
Land Compensation Board
Member
Land Compensation Board
Market Surveillance Administrator
Market Surveillance Administrator
Chair 
Natural Resources Conservation Board
Member
Natural Resources Conservation Board
Chair 
Surface Rights Board
Vice-chair
Surface Rights Board
Member
Surface Rights Board
Chief Executive Officer
Travel Alberta 
President of the Board
The Workers' Compensation Board

NOTE:   The title of a position listed in Column 1 includes any other title or name 
that is or may be used for that position.

 
Schedule 2 
Base Salary
Public Agency
Position
Level
Minimum 
Salary ($)
Mid-point 
Salary ($)
Maximum 
Salary ($)
Alberta Securities Commission
Chair & CEO
7
333 280
416 600
499 920
Alberta Energy Regulator
CEO
6
264 480
330 600
396 720
Alberta Innovates 
CEO
6
264 480
330 600
396 720
Alberta Utilities Commission
Chair
6
264 480
330 600
396 720
The Workers' Compensation Board
President of 
the Board
6
264 480
330 600
396 720
Agriculture Financial Services 
Corporation
President and 
Managing Director 
5
223 040
262 400
301 760
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
CEO
5
223 040
262 400
301 760
Alberta Pensions Services Corporation
President & CEO
5
223 040
262 400
301 760
Alberta Petroleum Marketing 
Corporation
CEO
5
223 040
262 400
301 760
Credit Union Deposit Guarantee 
Corporation
CEO
5
223 040
262 400
301 760
Alberta Enterprise Corporation
President & CEO
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Chief of the 
Commission  
and Tribunals
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Alberta Local Authorities Pension Plan 
Corp.
President & CEO
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Alberta Utilities Commission
Vice-chair
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Appeals Commission under the 
Workers' Compensation Act
Chief Appeals 
Commissioner
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Health Quality Council of Alberta
CEO
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Labour Relations Board
Chair
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Land Compensation Board
Chair
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Natural Resources Conservation Board
Chair
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Surface Rights Board
Chair
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Travel Alberta
CEO
4
184 365
216 900
249 435
Alberta Utilities Commission
Member
3
153 595
180 700
207 805
Balancing Pool
CEO
3
153 595
180 700
207 805
Energy Efficiency Alberta
CEO
3
153 595
180 700
207 805
Market Surveillance Administrator
Market Surveillance 
Administrator
3
153 595
180 700
207 805
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Member
2
130 135
153 100
176 065
Appeals Commission under the 
Workers' Compensation Act
Vice-chair
2
130 135
153 100
176 065
Labour Relations Board
Vice-chair
2
130 135
153 100
176 065
Land Compensation Board
Vice-chair
2
130 135
153 100
176 065
Natural Resources Conservation Board
Member
2
130 135
153 100
176 065
Surface Rights Board
Vice-chair
2
130 135
153 100
176 065
Appeals Commission under the 
Workers' Compensation Act
Appeals 
Commissioner
1
111 775
131 500
151 225
Land Compensation Board
Member
1
111 775
131 500
151 225
Surface Rights Board
Member
1
111 775
131 500
151 225