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Alberta Regulation 32/2017
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act
APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS (MINISTERIAL) (EXPIRY DATE 
EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 1, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Community and Social Services 
(M.O. 2017-02) on February 27, 2017 pursuant to section 12(2) of the Assured 
Income for the Severely Handicapped Act. 
1   The Applications and Appeals (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 89/2007) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 11 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2017" 
and substituting "September 30, 2018".


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Alberta Regulation 33/2017
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
EGG FARMERS OF ALBERTA PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 1, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 072/2017) 
on March 1, 2017 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products 
Act. 
1   The Egg Farmers of Alberta Plan Regulation (AR 258/97) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 19 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (4.1) and substituting the 
following:
(4.1)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), a person is not eligible 
to be elected to the Board if that person
	(a)	is a processor, a designated representative of a processor 
or a member of the board of directors of a processor, or 
is otherwise involved directly or indirectly in the 
control, management or direction of a processor or an 
organization that processes eggs for other producers, or
	(b)	is a family member of a person referred to in clause (a).
(4.2)  In subsection (4.1), "family member" means the spouse, 
adult interdependent partner, child, parent, sibling, son-in-law, 
daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, first cousin, 
aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the person.
	(b)	by repealing subsection (5) and substituting the 
following:
(5)  Nominations for the purposes of an election shall be 
conducted as follows:
	(a)	the Board shall fix a date for receiving nominations for 
election to the Board;
	(b)	at least 30 days before the date referred to in clause (a), 
the Board shall send nomination forms to the registered 
producers and the date by which the nominations must 
be filed;
	(c)	the nomination forms must be 
	(i)	in the form provided by the Board under clause 
(b),
	(ii)	signed by at least 2 registered producers,
	(iii)	filed at the Board office by the date specified by 
the Board for receipt of nominations, and
	(iv)	accompanied by the written consent of the eligible 
producer being nominated.


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Alberta Regulation 34/2017
Electronic Transactions Act
ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT DESIGNATION)  
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 6, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Service Alberta (M.O. SA:001/2017) 
on February 22, 2017 pursuant to section 32(1) of the Electronic Transactions Act. 
1   The Electronic Transactions Act Designation Regulation 
(AR 35/2003) is amended by this Regulation.
2   The Schedule is amended
	(a)	under the heading EXECUTIVE COUNCIL by 
striking out the following:
?	Corporate Human Resources 
	?	Classification Appeal Board
	?	Government of Alberta Dental Plan Trust
	?	Government Employees Group Extended Medical Benefits 
		Plan Trust
	(b)	under the heading TREASURY BOARD AND 
FINANCE by adding the following after "Provincial 
Judges and Masters in Chambers Pension Plan Advisory 
Committee":
?	Public Service Commission 
	?	Classification Appeal Board
	?	Government of Alberta Dental Plan Trust
	?	Government Employees' Group Extended Medical Benefits 
		Plan and Prescription Drug Plan Trust

3   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into 
force of sections 6 and 7 of the Miscellaneous Statutes 
Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 2).


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Alberta Regulation 35/2017
Government Organization Act
RECORDS MANAGEMENT (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 8, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 078/2017) 
on March 7, 2017 pursuant to Schedule 11, section 14 of the Government 
Organization Act. 
1   The Records Management Regulation (AR 224/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 13 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2017" 
and substituting "March 31, 2018".



Alberta Regulation 36/2017
Traffic Safety Act
VEHICLE INSPECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 8, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 07/17) on 
March 3, 2017 pursuant to sections 81 and 156 of the Traffic Safety Act. 
1  The Vehicle Inspection Regulation (AR 211/2006) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is amended
	(a)	by repealing clause (b) and substituting the 
following:
	(b)	has been immersed in a liquid to the bottom of the 
dashboard or to a level affecting any of the major 
electrical system components,


	(b.1)	has been contaminated with a toxic substance that 
renders the vehicle unsafe due to the toxic hazard,
	(b)	in clause (e)(i) by striking out "cowl or A-pillar" and 
substituting "cowl and A-pillar". 

3   Section 7(2) is amended
	(a)		in clause (a)(i) by adding ", e-mail address if any" after 
"name, address";
	(b)	by repealing clause (a)(ii) and substituting the 
following:
	(ii)	the number of the insurance policy and the number of 
the claim;
	(c)	in clauses (b) and (c) by adding ", e-mail address if 
any" after "address";
	(d)	by repealing clause (d)(v).

4   Section 19(1)(b) is amended by striking out "the original 
copy" and substituting "a signed copy".

5   Section 21 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by striking out "original"
	(b)	in subsection (3)
	(i)	by striking out "the original of",
	(ii)	in clause (d) by striking out "the original 
certificate" and substituting "the certificate";

6   Section 22(1) is amended by striking out "of Vehicle 
Inspection Methods and Standards".

7   Section 27(5)(c) is amended by adding "access to" before 
"the proper tools".

8   Section 28 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	in clause (a) by striking out "legibly";
	(ii)	by repealing clause (b);
	(iii)	in clause (c) by striking out "original";
	(iv)	in clause (d) by striking out "original certificate" 
and substituting "signed certificate";
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "and send a copy of 
the certificate to the Registrar not more than 7 days after the 
date of inspection,".

9   Section 29 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	in clause (b) by striking out "original",
	(ii)	in clause (c) by striking out "original of the" and 
substituting "signed"; 
	(b)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	in clause (a) by striking out "original of the" and 
substituting "signed",
	(ii)	in clause (b) by striking out "of each issued record" 
and substituting "of each signed record issued".

10   Section 40(1)(e) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(e)	the applicant has access to the applicable Facility Operating 
Manual, and

11   Section 45(1) and (3) are amended by adding "a 
commercial vehicle," before "a salvage motor vehicle or an out of 
province motor vehicle".

12   Section 47(1)(d) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(d)	has access to the Vehicle Inspection Manual for the type of 
vehicle specified in the application for the licence, and

13   Section 64(2)(b) and (d) are repealed.

14   Section 92 is repealed.


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Alberta Regulation 37/2017
Mines and Minerals Act
OIL SANDS ALLOWED COSTS (MINISTERIAL) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 10, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 15/2017) on February 
17, 2017 pursuant to section 36(5.1) of the Mines and Minerals Act. 
1   The Oil Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	in clause (c)
	(A)	in subclause (i) by striking out "sections 12.6 
and 12.7" and substituting "section 12.6(1) to 
(4)";
	(B)	in subclause (ii) by striking out "sections 
12.4 and 12.7" and substituting "section 12.4";
	(ii)	in clause (d) by striking out "section 25" and 
substituting "section 1(1)(h.1);
	(iii)	in clause (e) by striking out "section 25" and 
substituting "section 1(1)(h.2)";
	(iv)	by repealing clauses (k) and (l) and 
substituting the following:
	(k)	"specifically excluded costs" means, in respect of 
costs incurred in the periods of time specified in 
section 16.1, those costs listed in, or those costs of 
activities listed in, column 2 of Schedule 1 or 
column 2 of Schedule 1.1, as the case may be;
	(l)	"specifically included costs" means, in respect of 
costs incurred in the periods of time specified in 
section 16.1, those costs listed in, or those costs of 
activities listed in, column 1 of Schedule 1 or 
column 1 of Schedule 1.1, as the case may be;
	(b)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by adding "4," after "2, 3,";
	(ii)	by adding ", 49" after "48".

3   Section 3(2) is amended by striking out "section 12.2(1)(b)" 
and substituting "section 12.2(1)(a)".

4   Section 8.1 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (9);
	(b)	by adding the following before subsection (10):
(9.1)  If the Minister disagrees with the operator's opinion that 
Schedule 2 cannot be applied, Schedule 2 must be applied in the 
manner directed by the Minister.
(9.2)  If the Minister agrees with the operator's opinion that 
Schedule 2 cannot be applied, and agrees with the methodology 
or methodologies applied by the operator in its application under 
subsection (6) and the manner in which they are applied, the 
methodology or methodologies and the manner in which they are 
to be applied shall be specified in an order issued under section 
11.1 of the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008) 
or in an instrument in writing that the Minister considers 
appropriate.
(9.3)  If the Minister agrees with the operator's opinion that 
Schedule 2 cannot be applied, but disagrees 
	(a)	with the manner in which the operator applied the 
methodology or methodologies in the allocation 
suggested in its application under subsection (6), the 
Minister may, by order under section 11.1 of the Oil 
Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008) or in an 
instrument in writing that the Minister considers 
appropriate, specify the methodology or methodologies 
suggested by the operator as the methodology or 
methodologies to be applied, and direct the manner in 
which they are to be applied, to allocate that cost, or
	(b)	with the methodology or methodologies applied by the 
operator in the allocation suggested in its application 
under subsection (6), the Minister may, by order under 
section 11.1 of the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 
(AR 223/2008) or in an instrument in writing that the 
Minister considers appropriate, specify the methodology 
or methodologies to be applied, and direct the manner in 
which they are to be applied, to allocate that cost.
	(c)	by repealing subsection (10) and substituting the 
following:
(10)  A cost referred to in subsection (6) must be allocated to the 
Project, the integrated upgrader and the integrated shared 
operations in accordance with subsection (9.1), (9.2) or (9.3), and 
any costs allocated to the integrated shared operations must be 
further allocated to the Project pursuant to Schedule 3.

5   Section 8.2 is amended
	(a)	by adding the following after subsection (4):
(4.1)  If the Minister disagrees with the operator's opinion that 
Schedule 2 cannot be applied, Schedule 2 must be applied in the 
manner directed by the Minister.
	(b)	in subsection (5) by striking out "by order" and 
substituting "by order issued under section 11.1 of the Oil 
Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008) or in an 
instrument in writing that the Minister considers 
appropriate";
	(c)	by repealing subsection (6) and substituting the 
following:
(6)  If the Minister agrees with the operator's opinion that 
Schedule 2 cannot be applied but disagrees
	(a)	with the manner in which the operator applied the 
methodology or methodologies in the allocation 
suggested in its application under subsection (3), the 
Minister may, by order under section 11.1 of the Oil 
Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008) or in an 
instrument in writing that the Minister considers 
appropriate, specify the methodology or methodologies 
suggested by the operator as the methodology or 
methodologies to be applied, and direct the manner in 
which they are to be applied, to allocate that cost, or
	(b)	with the methodology or methodologies applied by the 
operator in the allocation suggested in its application 
under subsection (3), the Minister may, by order under 
section 11.1 of the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 
(AR 223/2008) or in an instrument in writing that the 
Minister considers appropriate, specify the methodology 
or methodologies to be applied, and direct the manner in 
which they are to be applied, to allocate that cost.
	(d)	by adding the following after subsection (6):
(7)  A cost referred to in subsection (3) must be allocated 
between the portion that is an allowed cost of a Project and the 
portion that is not an allowed cost of the Project in accordance 
with subsection (4.1), (5) or (6).

6   Section 8.3(3) is amended by adding "or in an instrument in 
writing that the Minister considers appropriate" after "by order".

7   Section 8.4 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Terms and conditions respecting  
determinations under section 8.3(3)
8.4(1)  An order or other written instrument made by the Minister 
pursuant to section 8.3(3) may contain any terms and conditions the 
Minister considers necessary and, in respect of an order or other 
written instrument that establishes an allocation, must contain the 
date on which the allocation is effective.
(2)  The effective date of an order or other written instrument of the 
Minister referred to in subsection (1) may be earlier than the date on 
which the order or other written instrument is made, but must not be 
earlier than January 1, 2011.

8   Section 12.1(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "during" and substituting 
"for";
	(b)	in clause (b) by striking out "first commissioned means 
the cost" and substituting "commissioned means the 
costs";
	(c)	by repealing clause (d) and substituting the 
following:
	(d)	"cumulative capital cost" in respect of a capital asset or 
engineering system for a calendar year means the 
cumulative capital cost determined in accordance with 
sections 12.2 and 12.3;
	(d)	by repealing clause (f) and substituting the 
following:
	(f)	"End Capital" in respect of a capital asset or 
engineering system for a calendar year means the End 
Capital determined in accordance with section 12.4;
	(e)	by repealing clause (g) and substituting the 
following:
	(g)	"Initial Capital" in respect of a capital asset or 
engineering system as of January 1 of a calendar year 
means the Initial Capital determined in accordance with 
section 12.4;

9   Section 12.2(3) to (11) are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(3)  For the purposes of determining cost of service, the Minister 
may require the operator to propose the amount of the cumulative 
capital cost and the amount of the Initial Capital of a capital asset or 
engineering system.
(4)  A proposal provided under subsection (3) must
	(a)	be provided in accordance with the directions of the Minister,
	(b)	contain information satisfactory to the Minister supporting 
the operator's proposal, and
	(c)	adhere to the provisions of this Regulation in respect of the 
determination of the cumulative capital cost and Initial 
Capital of a capital asset and an engineering system.
(5)  The Minister may agree or disagree with the operator's 
proposals for the cumulative capital cost or the Initial Capital of a 
capital asset or engineering system made under subsection (3), or 
both.
(6)  Subject to subsection (11),
	(a)	a proposed cumulative capital cost of a capital asset or 
engineering system agreed to by the Minister is the 
cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or engineering 
system, and
	(b)		a proposed Initial Capital of a capital asset or engineering 
system agreed to by the Minister is the Initial Capital of a 
capital asset or engineering system.
(7)  Subject to subsection (11), if the Minister disagrees with a 
proposal provided under subsection (3), the Minister may 
	(a)	require the operator to provide additional information in the 
form and manner and within the time specified by the 
Minister, or
	(b)	refrain from determining the cumulative capital cost or Initial 
Capital of the capital asset or engineering system, or both.
(8)  Subject to subsection (11), after reviewing any additional 
information provided under subsection (7), the Minister may 
determine the cumulative capital cost or Initial Capital of the capital 
asset or engineering system, or both, as the case may be.
(9)  Subject to subsection (11), if in the Minister's opinion,
	(a)	the information provided is not satisfactory to support the 
determination of the cumulative capital cost or Initial Capital 
of the capital asset or engineering system, or both, as the case 
may be, or
	(b)	the information was not provided within the time specified
the Minister may 
	(c)	deem the cumulative capital cost and Initial Capital of the 
capital asset or engineering system to be the net book value 
of the capital asset or engineering system
	(i)	as of December 31, 2010, in the case of a capital asset 
or engineering system referred to in section 12.3(1)(a), 
or
	(ii)	as of the first day of the calendar year in which the 
capital asset or engineering system was commissioned, 
in the case of a capital asset or engineering system 
referred to in section 12.3(1)(b),
		or
	(d)	refrain from determining the cumulative capital cost or Initial 
Capital of the capital asset or engineering system, or both, as 
the case may be. 
(10)  If under subsection (7) or (9) the Minister does not agree with 
the operator's proposal and refrains from determining the cumulative 
capital cost or Initial Capital of a capital asset or engineering system, 
no portion of the capital unit charge or annual capital charge of the 
capital asset or engineering system is an allowed cost for the 
purposes of the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008).
(11)  The making of a determination by the Minister under this 
section in relation to the cumulative capital cost or Initial Capital of 
a capital asset or engineering system does not preclude the making of 
a further determination by the Minister pursuant to an audit, or other 
process, of the cumulative capital cost or Initial Capital in relation to 
the same capital asset or engineering system. 

10   Sections 12.3 and 12.4 are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Determination of cumulative capital cost
12.3(1)  The cumulative capital cost of a capital asset or engineering 
system is determined as follows:
	(a)	subject to section 12.2(9), in the case of a capital asset or 
engineering system that was commissioned prior to January 
1, 2011, the cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or 
engineering system on January 1, 2011, is the sum of
	(i)	the costs incurred prior to January 1, 2011
	(A)	to construct or acquire the capital asset or 
engineering system, and
	(B)	to complete the capital asset or engineering system 
after it was commissioned, if any,
			and
	(ii)	the costs incurred prior to January 1, 2011
	(A)	to construct or acquire each capital addition to the 
capital asset or engineering system that was 
commissioned prior to January 1, 2011, and
	(B)	to complete a capital addition referred to in 
paragraph (A) after the capital addition was 
commissioned, if any,
		less the sum of
	(iii)	the costs incurred to construct or acquire each part of 
the capital asset or engineering system that was placed 
into retirement prior to January 1, 2011, and
	(iv)	the costs incurred to construct or acquire each part of 
each capital addition to the capital asset or engineering 
system that was placed into retirement prior to January 
1, 2011;
	(b)	subject to section 12.2(9), in the case of a capital asset or 
engineering system that is commissioned on or after January 
1, 2011, the cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or 
engineering system on the first day of the calendar year in 
which it is commissioned is the costs incurred prior to that 
day to construct or acquire the capital asset or engineering 
system less the costs incurred to construct or acquire each 
part of the capital asset or engineering system that was placed 
into retirement prior to that day.
(2)  A reference to "costs incurred" in subsection (1)(a) means
	(a)	the costs incurred according to the records of the Department, 
or
	(b)	if the Department does not have a record of the costs 
incurred, the costs incurred, as approved by the Minister, 
according to the records of the lessee, operator or another 
person.
(3)  If, on or after the date as of which the cumulative capital cost of 
a capital asset or engineering system is determined under subsection 
(1)(a) or (b), costs are incurred during a calendar year to complete 
the construction or acquisition of the capital asset or engineering 
system, those costs shall, on January 1 of the next calendar year, be 
added to the cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or 
engineering system.
(4)  If a capital addition is made to a capital asset or engineering 
system and the capital addition is commissioned during a calendar 
year that includes or follows the date as of which the cumulative 
capital cost of that capital asset or engineering system is determined 
under subsection (1)(a) or (b), the costs to construct or acquire that 
capital addition incurred prior to the date of such commissioning and 
the costs incurred to complete the capital addition incurred on or 
after that date and prior to the end of that calendar year shall be 
added to the cumulative capital cost of that capital asset or 
engineering system on January 1 of the next calendar year unless 
those costs are deemed by section 12.7(1.1) to be costs to operate the 
capital asset or engineering system.
(5)  If, following the calendar year in which a capital addition to a 
capital asset or engineering system is commissioned as described in 
subsection (4), further capital costs are incurred in a calendar year to 
complete that capital addition, the capital costs shall be added to the 
cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or engineering system on 
January 1 of the next calendar year unless those costs are deemed by 
section 12.7(1.2) to be costs to operate the capital asset or 
engineering system.
(6)  If, during a calendar year following the date as of which the 
cumulative capital cost of a capital asset or engineering system is 
determined under subsection (1)(a) or (b),
	(a)	a part of the capital asset or engineering system is placed into 
retirement, or
	(b)	a part of a capital addition to the capital asset or engineering 
system is placed into retirement,
the sum of the costs incurred to construct or acquire
	(c)	the retired part of the capital asset or engineering system, or
	(d)	the retired part of the capital addition to the capital asset or 
engineering system
shall, on January 1 of the next calendar year, be subtracted from the 
cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or engineering system.
Determination of Initial Capital, End Capital,  
and return on capital 
12.4(1)  In the case of a capital asset or engineering system that was 
commissioned prior to January 1, 2011, the Initial Capital of the 
capital asset or engineering system on January 1, 2011 is an amount 
equal to the net book value of the capital asset or engineering system 
on December 31, 2010.
(2)  In the case of a capital asset or engineering system 
commissioned on or after January 1, 2011, the Initial Capital of the 
capital asset or engineering system on January 1 of the calendar year 
in which it is commissioned is an amount equal to the cumulative 
capital cost of the capital asset or engineering system determined 
under section 12.3(1)(b).
(3)  Subject to subsection (4), the Initial Capital of a capital asset or 
engineering system on January 1 of a calendar year following the 
calendar year in which the Initial Capital of the capital asset or 
engineering system is first determined under subsection (1) or (2) is 
the sum of
	(a)	the End Capital of the capital asset or engineering system for 
the preceding calendar year, 
	(b)	the costs incurred during the preceding calendar year to 
complete the construction or acquisition of the capital asset 
or engineering system, as determined under section 12.3(3), 
and
	(c)	the costs to construct or acquire each capital addition to the 
capital asset or engineering system commissioned during the 
preceding calendar year, as determined under section 12.3(4), 
unless those costs are deemed by section 12.7(1.1) to be costs 
to operate the capital asset or engineering system
less the sum of
	(d)	the net book value of each part of the capital asset or 
engineering system that was placed into retirement during the 
preceding calendar year, and
	(e)	the net book value of each part of each capital addition to the 
capital asset or engineering system that was placed into 
retirement during the preceding calendar year.
(4)  If, following the calendar year in which a capital addition to a 
capital asset or engineering is commissioned, further capital costs are 
incurred in a calendar year to complete the capital addition, such 
capital costs shall be added to the Initial Capital of the capital asset 
or engineering system on January 1 of the next calendar year unless 
those costs are deemed by section 12.7(1.2) to be costs to operate the 
capital asset or engineering system.
(5)  If the Initial Capital of a capital asset or engineering system on 
January 1 of a calendar year would otherwise be less than zero, the 
Initial Capital is zero.
(6)  The End Capital of a capital asset or engineering system for a 
calendar year is the greater of
	(a)	the difference between the Initial Capital of the capital asset 
or engineering system for the calendar year and the 
depreciation charge on the capital asset or engineering 
system for the calendar year, and
	(b)	zero.
(7)  Subject to section 12.7(8) and (9), return on capital in respect of 
a capital asset or engineering system for a calendar year is 
determined in accordance with the following formula:
(IC + EC) x RRC  x  number of days  
      2                                    365 
 
where
	EC        	is the End Capital of the capital asset or engineering 
system for the calendar year;
	IC         	is the Initial Capital of the capital asset or engineering 
system for the calendar year;
number of days is
	(a)	in respect of a capital asset or engineering system 
in service immediately prior to January 1, 2011, 
for a calendar year in which the capital asset or 
engineering system is not in retirement, 365,
	(b)	in respect of a capital asset or engineering system 
that is commissioned on or after January 1, 2011, 
for the calendar year in which the capital asset or 
engineering system is commissioned, the number 
of days in the calendar year following the day the 
capital asset or engineering system is 
commissioned, provided that the capital asset or 
engineering system continued to provide service 
for the balance of the calendar year, 
	(c)	in respect of a capital asset or engineering system 
that is in service at the beginning of a calendar 
year and is placed into retirement during the 
calendar year, the number of days in the calendar 
year prior to the capital asset or engineering 
system being placed into retirement, and
	(d)	in respect of a capital asset or engineering system 
commissioned on or after January 1, 2011 that is 
also placed into retirement during the same 
calendar year, the number of days in the calendar 
year following the day the capital asset or 
engineering system was commissioned to the date 
the capital asset or engineering system was placed 
into retirement;
	RRC     	is the rate of return on capital for the calendar year.

11   Section 12.6 is renumbered as section 12.6(1) and is 
amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) 
	(i)	by striking out "first" wherever it occurs;
	(ii)	in clause (b) by striking out ", so that the End 
Capital for that capital asset or engineering system for 
that calendar year is zero";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(2)  Subject to subsection (3), if, prior to January 1, 2011, a 
capital asset or engineering system has been depreciated, 
according to the records of the Department, on a basis other than 
as described in subsection (1), the capital asset or engineering 
system shall continue to be depreciated on that basis for the 2011 
and subsequent calendar years.
(3)  If a capital addition to a capital asset or engineering system 
referred to in subsection (2) is commissioned on or after January 
1, 2011, and as of end of the calendar year in which the capital 
addition is commissioned the costs to construct, acquire and 
complete the capital addition equal or exceed 10% of the 
cumulative capital cost of the capital asset or engineering system 
for that calendar year, the depreciation charge in respect of the 
capital asset or engineering system shall be determined in 
accordance with subsection (1)(b) for calendar years subsequent 
to the calendar year in which the capital addition is 
commissioned.
(4)  In determining the depreciation charge in respect of a capital 
asset or engineering system, the cost of land is not included in 
the determination.

12   Section 12.7 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding "the cumulative capital cost 
of," after "of determining";
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(1.1)  If the costs of any capital addition to a capital asset or 
engineering system as determined under section 12.3(4) or 
12.4(3)(c) or the costs of any capital addition to a capital asset or 
engineering system referred to in section 12.6(3)
	(a)	are less than 10% of the cumulative capital cost of the 
capital asset or engineering system at the time the 
capital addition is commissioned, and 
	(b)	would otherwise satisfy the eligibility requirements 
under this Regulation as an allowed cost had the capital 
asset or engineering system formed part of the Project 
receiving the service,
the costs of the capital addition are deemed to be costs to operate 
the capital asset or engineering system, as the case may be, and 
are not included in the Initial Capital or the cumulative capital 
cost of the capital asset or engineering system.
(1.2)  If the costs to complete any capital addition to a capital 
asset or engineering system as determined under section 12.3(5) 
or 12.4(4)
	(a)	are less than 10% of the cumulative capital cost of the 
capital asset or engineering system in respect of the 
calendar year in which the further completion costs are 
incurred, and
	(b)	would otherwise satisfy the eligibility requirements 
under this Regulation as an allowed cost had the capital 
asset or engineering system formed part of the Project 
receiving the service,
the costs to complete the capital addition are deemed to be costs 
to operate the capital asset or engineering system, as the case 
may be. 
	(c)	by repealing subsections (2) to (7);
	(d)	in subsection (8) by striking out "Subject to subsections 
(4) and (5), if" and substituting "If";
	(e)	by adding the following after subsection (9):
(10)  If there is any dispute between the Minister and the 
operator
	(a)	as to whether a capital asset, engineering system or 
capital addition has been commissioned, or
	(b)	as to the calendar year in which a capital asset, 
engineering system or capital addition was 
commissioned,
the Minister may in the Minister's discretion make such 
determination.

13   The heading to Part 4 is amended by striking out 
"Expiry" and substituting "Application of Schedules 1 and 
1.1".

14   The following is added after the heading to Part 4:
Application of Schedules 1 and 1.1
16.1(1)   Schedule 1 is effective in respect of costs incurred in the 
period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2016.
(2)  Schedule 1.1 is effective in respect of costs incurred in the 
period beginning January 1, 2017.

15   Section 17 is repealed.

16   Schedule 1 is amended by adding "(Effective in respect 
of costs incurred in the period January 1, 2009 to December 
31, 2016)" after "Schedule 1".

17   The following is added after Schedule 1:
Schedule 1.1 
(Effective in respect of costs incurred in  
the period beginning January 1, 2017)
Item
Description  
(for convenience 
of reference 
only)
Column 1
Specifically Included Costs
Column 2
Specifically Excluded Costs
1
Abandonment 
and reclamation
Abandonment, reclamation and 
decommissioning as a result of 
Project operations as follows:
-	cash payments to the Crown, 
Regulator, or another person 
approved by the Minister, which 
are required by the Crown or 
Regulator to provide security to 
ensure the proper reclamation of 
Project lands
Cost of abandonment of 
non-Project wells (PNG, etc.), 
regardless of whether such 
activities promote crude bitumen 
recovery and regardless of 
whether required by the 
Regulator
The cost of levies imposed by 
the Regulator in respect of 
orphan wells and orphan 
facilities


-	administration fees paid to a 
financial institution to obtain a 
letter of credit which is used to 
provide security, as required by 
the Crown or the Regulator, to 
ensure the proper reclamation of  
Project lands
-	performing reclamation work on 
Project lands
-	abandoning and 
decommissioning surface and 
subsurface facilities
Payments required by the 
Regulator
in respect of the Licensee 
Liability Rating Program, Large 
Facility Liability Management 
Program, and the Oilfield Waste 
Liability Program
2
Accounts 
receivable losses

Any loss arising as a result  
of a disposition of accounts 
receivable
Uncollected portions of any 
account receivable
3
Audit
External audits required for the 
purposes of reporting as required 
by the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008)
Audits other than those required 
under the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 2009 (AR 223/2008)
4
Bonuses
Bonuses given to a Project 
employee, based on that employee 
or the Project achieving or 
exceeding specific, pre-defined 
performance criteria for the 
employee or the Project, as the case 
may be, to the extent and in the 
same proportion as that 
Bonuses and stock options other 
than as set forth in Column 1 of 
this item


employee's salary, wages and 
benefits are an allowed cost 
pursuant to this Regulation



Signing bonus or retention bonus 
payments given to a Project 
employee, to the extent and in the 
same proportion as that employee's 
salary, wages and benefits are an 
allowed cost pursuant to this 
Regulation
Cash payments made in the 
settlement year, to an employee 
performing Project Operations, 
other than to an executive or 
management employee, to settle 
stock option plans to the extent of, 
and in the 



same proportion as, that 
employee's salary, wages and 
benefits are an allowed cost 
pursuant to this Regulation
Cash payments made in the 
settlement year, to an executive or 
management employee, solely 
performing Project operations, to 
settle stock option plans

5
Common to 
in-situ and  
mining - 
facilities and 
equipment 
The construction, acquisition and 
operation of the following 
equipment and facilities used on 
Project lands:
-	ecology pits, land fill sites, waste 
management, waste water 
treatment, sewage systems and 
hazardous waste storage 
buildings



- closed sewer system, separators 
for oil-contaminated water, slop oil 
tanks, settling tanks, sewage 
treatment system and sour water 
treatment system to treat waste 
water



-	fire hall, fire prevention and 
suppression systems
-	emergency health and safety 
systems and buildings
-	maintenance shops and fuelling 
stations
-	truck loading and offloading 
facilities



-	air and heating utilities
-	cogeneration plants
-		non-cogeneration electricity 
generation equipment, including 
backup and emergency 
generation equipment
-	power transmission lines and 
substations
-	control rooms and buildings
-	instrumentation, monitoring and 
control systems
-	camps, including food services 
facilities
-	equipment trailers



-	road use charges paid to third 
parties to access Project lands
-	buildings, equipment and service 
complexes, used for maintaining 
heavy equipment
-	roads and bridges included in the 
description of the Project, 
connecting Project facilities
-	airstrips and associated facilities 
included in the description of the 
Project

6
Common to 
in-situ and 
mining -  
recovering 
bitumen
In relation to recovering oil sands 
products, the following activities 
on Project land:
-	treating raw water, de-oiling 
produced water and bitumen and 
recycling produced water
-	installing and operating flare 
systems composed of flare 
headers, knock-out drums and 
flare stacks
-	constructing and operating 
surface disposal pits 

7
Common to 
in-situ and 
mining - 
utilities and 
engineering 
systems 
In relation to utilities required for 
Projects, the construction, 
acquisition and operation of the 
following equipment and facilities 
on Project lands:
-	boiler feed water system, 
including water clarifying, 
filtering and treatment facilities, 
softeners and demineralization 
units, boiler feed water pumps 
and distribution system, and 
de-aerators if not a dedicated part 
of a boiler



-	raw water system, including raw 
water pump houses and pumps, 
flow lines and valves, tanks and 
basins, raw water filtering and 
treatment facilities
-	cooling water system, including 
cooling water pump houses and 
pumps, flow lines, cooling water 
towers, cooling water filtering 
and chemical treatment facilities



-	steam generation system, 
including main boilers, once 
through steam generators, back 
pressure steam turbine 
generators, gas turbine waste 
heat boilers, steam distribution 
systems and other heat recovery 
steam generator system 
cogeneration units
-	backup steam units used as 
standby steam production units



-	fuel gas system providing fuel 
and natural gas to fired heaters 
and steam methane reformers, 
composed of flow lines, valves, 
odorizers, knockout and mixing 
drums and pressure reducers



-	electricity transmission system, 
including transmission lines, 
insulating and support structures, 
substations, transformers and 
switchgear, operational 
telecommunication and control 
devices



-	electrostatic precipitator units
-	utilities plant flue gas 
desulphurization units
-	hot water pipelines
-	natural gas pipelines
-	diesel pipelines
-	recycled water pipelines
-	instrument air system, including 
instrument air compressors, air 
treatment facilities and air 
distribution systems



-	other utility distribution systems 
including potable water lines, 
waste water lines, sewer lines, 
sour water lines and slop oil lines
-	fire water system, comprising 
fire water tank and basins, fire 
hydrants and monitors, fire water 
mains and distribution system, 
fire water pumps and fire water 
pump building



-	emergency power system, 
including backup and emergency 
generation equipment, dedicated 
transformers, cables, controls and 
switchgear
-	control system, including control 
room equipment (panels, 
cabinets, operator interface), 
field instruments, junction boxes, 
multiplex, cables and cable trays, 
control room building and field 
auxiliary rooms



-	flare systems composed of flare 
headers, knock-out drums and 
flare stacks
-	boiler water feed pumps
-	water storage and distribution 
systems, fire water systems and 
potable water systems



-	pumping stations and pump 
houses
-	gas fired package boiler facilities
-	compressor building



-	steam distribution systems
-	air systems
-	waste water systems
-	waste heat recovery systems, 
cooling towers and ponds
-	oil spill preparedness systems
-	natural gas import pipeline and 
distribution pipelines

8
Communication 
Infrastructure
Communications infrastructure 
located on Project lands
Equipment used for remote control 
of Project facilities or Project 
operations

9
Construction off 
Project lands
Construction of those facilities or 
assets located off Project lands and 
specifically listed within the 
description of the Project as being a 
Project facility or asset

10
Construction on 
Project lands
Construction of facilities or assets 
on Project lands, including well 
pads, access roads and containment 
berms

11
Consultation
Amounts paid for consulting with 
stakeholders in respect of proposed 
or current Project operations, 
limited to:
-	Travel costs of operator 
personnel and stakeholders
-	Notifying stakeholders of the 
consultation initiative or meeting
-	Meeting facilities rental
-	Conducting meetings of 
stakeholders, including hosting
Consultation initiatives or 
studies concerning regional 
matters
Any amount paid in relation to 
stakeholder consultation other 
than as set forth in Column 1 of 
this item: 



Costs of consultation with, 
contributions to, or of  
membership or participation 
in, the following associations, 
organizations or corporations



	business or industry 
associations or organizations, 
including but not limited to:
    Canadian Association of 
Petroleum Producers (CAPP), 
Small Explorers and 
Producers Association of 
Canada (SEPAC), the Oil 
Sands Developers Group, 
Canadian Oil Sands Network 
for  Research and 
Development (CONRAD), 
Petroleum	Technology 
Alliance of Canada (PTAC), 
Alberta Chamber of Resources 
(ACR), the In-Situ Oil Sands 
Alliance or the Conference 
Board of Canada, Canada's 
Oil Sands Innovation Alliance 
(COSIA), Solvent Heat 
Assisted Recovery Process 
Research Consortium 
(SHARP) or  
Canadian Crude Quality 
Technical Association 
(CCQTA)



-	local or community 
organizations, regional 
organizations or interest 
groups, including but not 
limited to: the Cumulative 
Effects Management 
Association (CEMA), the 
Lakeland Industry and 
Community Association 
(LICA) and the Athabasca 
Tribal Council (ATC)
12
Contractual 
penalties 
Penalties or other compensation 
paid to an arm's length party, not 
including any government, that are 
required to be paid under a written 
contractual obligation when the 
operator is unable to complete the 
terms of a contract in respect of the 
Project
Penalties for late or deficient 
payment on any borrowing 
charge
13
Delineation and 
exploration 
drilling
Exploration and delineation 
drilling, geophysical surveys on 
Project lands
Evaluating data acquired with 
respect to Project lands
Costs of exploration or 
delineation drilling, geophysical 
surveys outside Project lands or 
evaluating the data acquired in 
respect to those lands
14
Depreciation

Depreciation, except as 
specifically permitted in this 
Regulation
Any depreciation on land
15
Diluent
Diluent used by a Project, provided 
the diluent does not form part of 
handling charges in determining 
unit price

16
Environmental 
requirements - 
greenhouse gas
Acquiring, modifying or installing, 
operating and maintaining 
equipment on Project lands to 
reduce, or capture and dispose of, 
greenhouse gas emissions

17
Environmental 
requirements - 
monitoring
Complying with Regulator or 
Alberta Environment and Parks 
requirements regarding Project 
specific air and water quality, soil 
and wildlife monitoring
A contribution, whether 
monetary or otherwise, made in 
support of the activities set out 
in the approved annual 
monitoring plan developed in 
accordance with the Oil Sands 
Environmental Monitoring 
Program
18
Feasibility 
studies
Business and economic feasibility 
studies solely prepared to address 
problems of immediate 
applicability for the recovery, 
production or processing activities 
within Project operations
Any business or economic 
feasibility studies not included 
in Column 1 of this item
19
Fuel cost
Natural gas (including solution 
gas), diesel, gasoline, or other fuels 
which are not produced from 
Project leases, and which are 
purchased or otherwise obtained for 
consumption in Project operations
Solution gas on which royalty is 
not payable in accordance with 
section 13 of the Natural Gas 
Royalty Regulation, 2009 
(AR 221/2008) or in accordance 
with section 14 of the Natural 
Gas Royalty Regulation, 2017 



(AR 211/2016), where such 
solution gas is produced from a 
Project's leases, and consumed 
in that Project's operations



Solution gas exempted from 
royalty in accordance with 
section 14 of the Natural Gas 
Royalty Regulation, 2009 
(AR 221/2008) or in accordance 
with section 15 of the Natural 
Gas Royalty Regulation, 2017 
(AR 211/2016), where such 
solution gas is produced from a 
Project's leases, and consumed 
in that Project's operations



Any other fuels arising from 
Project substances consumed 
within the Project, prior to those 
fuels being processed in 
non-Project operations to 
produce other kinds of discrete 
oil sands product
20
Gas or crude oil 
wells

Drilling and completing gas 
wells, or converting crude 
bitumen or other wells to a crude 
oil or natural gas well
Any work on any portion of a 
crude oil or natural gas well
21
Gifts and 
rewards

Gifts, rewards and similar 
products or promotional items 
for Project or non-Project 
employees,  regardless of the 
reason
22
Hardware and 
software
Information technology hardware 
on Project lands used solely for 
Project operations
Project specific software licenses 
for personnel performing Project 
operations
Information technology 
hardware on Project lands not 
used solely for Project 
operations 
Software licenses that are not 
Project specific
23
Heat
The value of useful heat, as 
determined by the Minister, that is 
transferred from an integrated 
upgrader to a Project that forms 
part of an integrated project, for use 
in the Project's operations

24
Hedging and 
financing 
activities
Contracts that hedge price risk  
specifically in relation to allowed 
costs of a Project or currency 
required to pay those costs
Foregone opportunity costs 
resulting from a non-arm's 
length transaction supplying 
goods and services to operations 
of one or more Projects, even 
though potentially more 
profitable arm's length 
transactions are available with 
respect to those goods and 
services
Any activity related to debt or 
equity financing
25
Hosting and 
entertainment

Any hosting and entertainment 
costs
26
Insurance
Insurance premiums paid to an 
insurance provider pursuant to an 
arm's length transaction under a 
contract of insurance, as defined in 
the Insurance Act, providing for 
property insurance in relation to the 
Project, including property 
insurance in relation to profits, 
earnings, pecuniary interests and 
indirect losses of the lessees or 
operator of the Project
Insurance premiums paid 
pursuant to a non-arm's length 
transaction to an insurance 
provider under a contract of 
insurance, as defined in the 
Insurance Act, providing for any 
insurance
27
Interest, charges 
and fines 

Interest or any other borrowing 
or financing charges, including 
the financing component of 
capital leases
Any fines, penalties or payments 
made for non-compliance with 
any legally enforceable 
obligation imposed by any 
government
Charges for late payment or 
payment shortfalls
28
In-situ - 
recovering 
bitumen
In relation to recovering in-situ oil 
sands products, the following 
activities on Project lands:
-	drilling, re-drilling, completing, 



    recompleting, plugging and 
abandoning and deepening wells 
for the recovery of oil sands 
products
-	constructing well pads and 
surface facilities
-	operating pumping systems for 
the recovery of oil sands 
products
-	gathering and processing solution 
gas, unless the assets required are 
removed from the description of 
the Project
-	installing lift gas systems, casing 
gas and solution gas separation 



    and conservation equipment
-	removing basic sediment and 
water, gas and solvents using 
crude bitumen separators
 -	heating crude bitumen in tank 
heaters
-	installing fuel gas compression 
and distribution systems
-	constructing and operating steam 
generation facilities for in-situ 
operations
-	drilling or converting existing 
wells to observation wells, water 
source wells, water disposal 
wells or injection wells for water, 
steam or emulsion



-	enhancing primary production 
with water, polymer and solvent 
floods and gas injection
-	constructing and operating water, 
effluent, crude bitumen, steam, 
gas and solvent pipelines

29
Land preparation
Preparation of the Project lands for 
Project operations, including:
-	tree clearing and removing and 
stockpiling overburden on 
Project lands
-	drilling geotechnical wells on 
Project lands for siting Project 
mines, wells and facilities

30
Land rent or 
lease
Annual rental required as part of 
Crown oil sands agreements within 
Project lands
Rent or lease payments for use of 
surface areas included in Project 
lands
Work performed on or in respect of 
the mineral rights in the 
development area of the Project or 
to create wells, facilities, roads, 
pipelines or other assets or 
infrastructure that is part of the 
Project in order to earn the interest 
or estate (i.e., farm-ins)
Acquiring lands, whether or not 
included as Project lands
Purchasing oil sands agreements 
from prior lessees
Any amount paid to the Crown 
to acquire an oil sands 
agreement
Escalating rental payments made 
under the Oil Sands Tenure 
Regulation (AR 50/2000) or the 
Oil Sands Tenure Regulation, 
2010 (AR 196/2010)
31
Legal - disputes 
with the Crown

Any administration and 
litigation costs related to any 
dispute resolution process with 
the Crown  
or its agencies, boards and 
corporations, including dispute 
resolution arising from a referral 
under section 35 of the Prior 
Regulation, under section 48 of 
the Oil Sands Royalty 
Regulation, 2009 
(AR 223/2008), or under the 
Mines and Minerals Dispute 
Resolution Regulation 
(AR 170/2015)
Any costs related to mediation, 
arbitration or litigation of any  
dispute with the Crown or its 
agencies, boards and 
corporations, 
in connection with any matter 
relating to royalty share, royalty 
compensation, interest or any  
penalty paid or payable in 
relation 
to a Project
32
Legal - general
Legal services in relation to a 
claimed breach of civil law matters 
arising as a result of undertaking  
Project operations
Legal services required in 
relation to a claimed breach of 
laws, rules or regulations of any 
government or government 
agency
Legal services required in 
relation to the shutting in of 
natural gas in oil sands areas, 
where the Crown is one of the 
parties
33
Legal - 
regulatory or 
criminal 
prosecution

Any costs related to defending a 
regulatory or criminal 
prosecution
34
Levies

Amounts assessed by the 
Regulator as part of industry's 
share of the Regulator's funding 
(Regulator levies)
35
Licence
Purchasing a Project site specific 
licence to use intellectual property 
that is used directly for the 
recovery, production or processing 
activities within Project operations

36
Maintenance
Repair and maintenance of Project 
assets, including direct labour, 
benefits, materials and supplies, 
and work performed by other 
companies or individuals expended 
in performing such repair and 
maintenance

37
Mining - 
equipment and 
facilities
In relation to recovering oil sands 
from mining Projects, the 
construction, acquisition and 
operation of the following 
equipment or facilities on Project 
lands:
-	shovels, dozers, trucks, mining 
and construction equipment and 
similar earth moving equipment
-	truck dump hoppers
-	crushers and sizers
-	surge bins, conveyors, feeders
-	separation cell feed sumps, 
conditioning drums, feed 
conveyors, rotary breakers, 
vibrating screens



-	reject conveyors, oversized 
rejects bin
-	pump boxes, hot and fresh water 
pipelines
-	power transmission lines to ore 
preparation and conditioning 
facilities
-	hot process water exchangers, 
hydro transport units, including 
pumps, surge cells and pipelines
-	haulage roads
-	power lines and service facilities
-	mine pits and site drainage
-	mine utilities, including those 
required for power and steam 
generation

38
Mining - 
primary 
extraction 
In relation to primary extraction of 
oil sands products from oil sands in 
mining Projects, the construction, 
acquisition and operation of the 
following equipment or facilities on 
Project lands:
-	separation cells, secondary 
flotation systems, hydro cyclone 
banks and tertiary flotation 
systems



-	tailings pump stations and 
separation bottoms density 
control systems
-	feed pumps, pipelines and 
electrical systems

39
Mining - 
recovering 
bitumen
In relation to recovering oil sands 
products from mining Projects, the 
following activities on Project 
lands:
-	treating raw water, de-oiling 
produced water and bitumen and 
recycling produced water
-	installing fuel gas compression 
and distribution systems
-	installing and operating flare 
systems composed of flare 
headers, knock-out drums and 
flare stacks



-	blending diluent with oil sands 
products
-	drilling or converting existing 
wells to observation wells, water 
source wells, water disposal 
wells or injection wells for water, 
steam or emulsion

40
Mining - 
secondary 
extraction 
In relation to secondary extraction 
of oil sands products from oil sands 
in mining Projects, the 
construction, acquisition and 
operation of the following 
equipment or facilities on Project 
lands:
-	raw bitumen pipelines
-	froth launderers, settlers, 



   de-aerators, froth recycle system 
and feed pumps
-	centrifuge feed systems, flotation 
banks or scavenger banks and 
inter-stage storage tanks
-	froth pumps, froth settler bottoms 
pumps, inclined plate separation



    units, cyclone banks, sumps and 
pumping systems
-	diluent storage and handling 
systems and diluent pipelines
-	froth treatment filters and 
centrifuges



-	diluted crude bitumen tanks (tank 
farm) and vapour recovery units
-	condenser and cooling water 
pumps
-	flare systems composed of flare 
headers, knock-out drums and 
flare stacks

41
Mining - tailing 
management 
In relation to tailings management  
in oil sands mining Projects, the 
construction, acquisition and 
operation of the following 
equipment or facilities on Project 
lands:
-	consolidated tailings plant, 
tailings lines, final tailings pump 
house, all pump trains and 
support equipment, including 
hydro cyclones for minerals 
separation
-	tailings ponds (including 
extraction tailings, upgrading 
process waters and mine pit 
drainage waters)
-	dikes
-	tailings pump house
-	piezometers
-	wildlife deterrent systems

42
Mining - tailing 
pipeline
In relation to mining Projects, the 
construction, acquisition and 
operation of (gypsum) tailings 
pipelines on Project lands

43
Municipal taxes 
and fees
Municipal taxes and improvement 
fees of the type common to all 
individuals or industries

44
Office assets and 
equipment 
Office assets and equipment (and 
their maintenance) exclusively used 
for the Project regardless of 
location
The following items not 
exclusively used for the Project, 
regardless of whether a portion 
of the labour cost of the user 
may be an allowed cost: 
-	office assets and equipment 
(and their maintenance) not 
located on Project lands
-	telecommunications and 
information technology 



    support, where the items 
supported are not located on 
Project lands 
-	all line charges associated  
with telephones or other 
telecommunications 
equipment, not used for 
remote control of facilities or 
operations, where those 
telephones or other 
telecommunications 
equipment  
are not located on Project 
lands
45
Offices -  
field and on-site 
administration
Supplies and labour for 
administration in respect of field 
offices located on Project lands
Parking areas and security gates on 
Project lands
Administration buildings located 
on Project lands for general 
administration, office support and 
engineering  in respect of Project 
operations

46
Offices - 
third party lease
Third party office space leases, 
including operating costs 
associated therewith, for office 
space located off Project lands, 
exclusively accommodating Project 
personnel carrying out Project 
operations
Office space leases, including 
operating costs associated 
therewith, for office space 
located off Project lands which 
accommodates Project and 
non-Project personnel
47
Overriding 
royalty
Amounts paid to the extent that 
these amounts fall within the 
definition of  "Overriding Royalty" 
contained in the "Co-Management 
Agreement", as may be amended 
from time to time, among the Metis 
Settlement General Council, 
Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, 
East Prairie Metis 
Overriding royalty interests, 
carried interests, net profit 
interests or any similar interest, 
other than as set forth in Column 
1 of this item


Settlement, Elizabeth Metis 
Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis 
Settlement, Gift Lake Metis 
Settlement, Kikino Metis 
Settlement, Paddle Prairie Metis 
Settlement, Peavine Metis 
Settlement, and their successors  
and assigns, and the Crown 

48
Planning, 
Designing and 
Engineering
Planning, designing and 
engineering Project facilities

49
Processing fees
Processing of crude bitumen 
recovered from the Project leases in 
one or more non-Project processing 
plants to produce cleaned crude 
bitumen before the cleaned crude 
bitumen so produced is delivered to 
a royalty calculation point

50
Promotional 
activities 

Production of promotional or 
informational material for 
investors or potential investors
Arranging and hosting tours of 
the Project
51
Purchasing oil 
sands products 
from non-Project 
operations
Purchasing, transporting and 
handling of non-Project oil sands 
products, for processing or 
reprocessing in one or more 
processing plants that are included 
in the description of the Project

52
Quarrying
The quarrying on Project lands of 
construction materials required for 
Project operations

53
Recruitment

Any costs related to the 
recruitment of employees or 
personnel, including but not 
limited to costs:
-	for recruitment advertising
-	for travel and accommodation 
of potential employees or 
personnel attending 
interviews, or for current 
staff attending interviews 
or recruitment fairs
54
Regulatory 
approval for 
Projects
Obtaining Regulator approvals 
required for the Project as follows:
-	preparing and presenting the 
application to the Regulator 
("Regulator application") for 
approval of Project operations, or 
facilities to be included in the 
Project
-	acquiring baseline environmental 
data required for the Regulator 
application
Any amount paid to a 
stakeholder or intervener in 
respect of participation in a 
regulatory proceeding that is not 
included in Column 1 of this 
item


-	preparing and supporting 
environmental impact 
assessments for those areas 
required by the Regulator
-	conducting community or 
stakeholder meetings to obtain 



   feedback and discuss concerns 
regarding the Regulator 
application



-	costs incurred by stakeholders 
determined by the Regulator to 
be interveners in respect of the 
Regulator application, and which 
costs are ordered or directed by 
the Regulator to be paid for or 
reimbursed by the lessee or 
operator of the Project
-	travel and legal expenses 
incurred by the lessee or operator 
for its participation in the above 
noted activities

55
Relocation and 
severance 
Relocation and severance 
(including associated relocation 
and training expenses in respect of 
that severance) for employees 
solely dedicated to operations of 
one or more Projects
Relocation and severance 
(including associated relocation 
and training expenses in respect 
of that severance) for employees 
not solely dedicated to 
operations of one or more 
Projects
56
Research facility 
and personnel
Any research facility, laboratory or 
area solely dedicated towards the 
development of technology to solve 
problems of immediate 
applicability for the recovery, 
production or processing activities 
within operations of a single 
Project
Research personnel and their 
consumed supplies towards the 
development of technology to solve 
a problem of immediate 
applicability for the recovery, 
production or processing activities 
within operations of a single 
Project
Any research facility, laboratory 
or area not solely dedicated 
towards the development of 
technology to solve problems of 
immediate applicability for the 
recovery, production or 
processing activities within 
operations of a single Project
Research that provides the 
foundation for further research, 
or research conducted without 
any defined practical end 
pointing to practical applications
Management fees or 
membership fees in research 
organizations
Research grants, research chairs 
and research fellowships to 
educational and research 
institutions
57
Safety
Safety equipment and safety 
manuals, and costs of preparing and 
implementing emergency and 
disaster recovery procedures for the 
Project

58
Salaries, wages, 
benefits, training, 
travel and 
accommodation
Salaries, wages, benefits, training, 
travel and accommodations for 
employees solely dedicated to 
carrying out Project operations
Salaries, wages, benefits, training, 
travel and accommodations for 
employees or personnel 
Salaries, wages, benefits, 
training, travel and 
accommodations for executive 
or management employees not 
solely dedicated to carrying out 
Project operations
Salaries, wages, benefits,


performing the following functions 
and solely dedicated to operations
   training, travel and 
accommodations for 
employees or personnel 
performing the following 
functions and not solely 
dedicated to the operations of 
one or more Projects operated 
by the same operator
:-	information technology
-	accounts payable
-	office administration and 
support
-	capital and operating


of one or more Projects operated by 
the same operator:
-	information technology
-	accounts payable
-	office administration and support
-	capital and operating accounting
Salaries, wages, benefits, training, 
travel and accommodations, for 
employees to the extent those 
employees carry out Project 
operations in the following



circumstances:
-	legal counsel for matters integral 
to furthering Project operations
-	providing production accounting 
and royalty accounting for oil 
sands products
-	purchasing or disposing of assets, 
materials or supplies used in 
Project operations
accounting


-	conducting employee 
classification or employee 
relations activities for employees 
carrying out Project operations
-	engineers, geologists, 
geo-scientists or biologists 
carrying out engineering, 
geological, geo-physical or 
environmental activities for 
Project operations



-	carrying out marketing activities 
for oil sands products

59
Scholarship

Funding provided for 
scholarships
60
Sponsorship

Sponsorship, donations or gifts 
to cultural, charitable, sporting 
or community initiatives
Matching employee 
contributions to any of the above
Purchase of naming rights for 
buildings or other facilities
61
Storage facility
In relation to storage facilities of oil 
sands products on Project lands, the 
labour and materials for the 
construction, acquisition and 
operation of the following:
-	pumping facilities
-	dikes
-	fire foam injection systems and 
inert gas blanket systems
-	dewatering facilities
-	vapour recovery units
-	slop oil tanks
-	tank farms

62
Subscriptions to 
publications

Subscriptions to periodicals and 
journals
63
Training facility
Any training facility or area solely 
dedicated towards providing 
training services to one or more 
Projects
Any training facility or area not 
solely dedicated towards 
providing training services to 
one or more Projects
64
Transportation of 
bitumen to 
non-Project 
processing plant
Transporting crude bitumen 
recovered from Project leases to a 
non-Project processing plant where 
cleaned crude bitumen is obtained 
from the crude bitumen before the 
cleaned crude bitumen is delivered 
at a royalty calculation point for the 
cleaned crude bitumen

65
Transportation of 
bitumen on 
Project lands
In relation to transportation of oil 
sands products on Project lands, the 
construction, acquisition and 
operation of 
Pipelines that do not begin and 
terminate on Project lands


-	pipelines on Project lands
-	intra-Project transport of oil 
sands and oil sands products



-	oil sands product pumping 
stations
-	trucking crude bitumen from 
Project wells to a central storage 
facility or to a pipeline terminal 
on Project lands

66
Transportation of 
personnel and 
materials
Transporting Project operations 
personnel or materials to or from 
Project lands and on Project lands

67
Trapper 
compensation
Compensation paid to registered 
individual trappers whose trap lines 
are impacted directly by Project 
operations
Any amount paid in relation to 
trapper compensation other than 
as set forth in Column 1 of this 
item
68
Unit price 
calculation

Any amount deducted in the 
determination of unit price
69
Warehouse 
facility
Any warehouse solely dedicated 
towards providing inventory 
services to one or more Projects
Any warehouse to the extent it 
provides inventory services to a 
Project that is an integrated project, 
and to any other Projects, but 
provided that the warehouse does 
not provide any services for 
non-Project operations, other than 
in respect of the upgrader that 
forms a part of the integrated 
project

70
Water treatment
In relation to utilities required for 
in-situ Projects, the construction, 
acquisition and operation of water 
treatment plants, settling ponds, 
filters, softeners and de-aerators on 
Project lands

18(1)  This Regulation, except sections 2(a)(ii), (iii) and (iv), 
13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, is effective on and from January 1, 
2011.
(2)  Sections 2(a)(ii), (iii) and (iv), 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are 
effective on and from January 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 38/2017
Mines and Minerals Act
BITUMEN VALUATION METHODOLOGY (MINISTERIAL) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 10, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 16/2017) on February 
17, 2017 pursuant to section 36(5.1) of the Mines and Minerals Act. 
1   The Bitumen Valuation Methodology (Ministerial) 
Regulation (AR 232/2008) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)


	(i)	by repealing clause (d) and substituting the 
following:
	(d)	"Floor Price", in respect of a month, means the 
Floor Price determined in accordance with 
subsection (6) for that month;
	(ii)	in clause (h)(ii) by striking out "section 
32(b)(a)(ii)" and substituting "section 32(6)(a)(ii)";
	(iii)	in clause (j) by striking out "800 kg/m3" and 
substituting "800 kg/m3";
	(b)	in subsection (3)
	(i)	in clause (b) by adding "and their respective 
successors and assignees" after "EnCana Corporation";
	(ii)	by striking out "and" at the end of clause (d), by 
repealing clause (e) and by substituting the 
following:
	(e)	the daily Mexico Maya Spot Price FOB at the U.S. 
Gulf Coast shall be as published by Argus Media 
Inc.,
	(f)	the Brent price for a month shall be the simple 
average of the Brent prices for the trading days of 
the current month expressed in U.S. dollars, where
	(i)	the Brent price for a trading day is the 
settlement price for the day of the prompt 
month contract of the Brent crude futures as 
traded on the Intercontinental Exchange 
(ICE), and
	(ii)	a trading day is a day during which a prompt 
month contract referred to in subclause (i) is 
traded on the Intercontinental Exchange 
(ICE),
				and
	(g)	the WTI price for a month shall be the simple 
average of the WTI prices for the trading days of 
the current month expressed in U.S. dollars, where
	(i)	the WTI price for a trading day is the 
settlement price for the day of the prompt 
month contract West Texas Intermediate 
crude futures as traded on NYMEX, and
	(ii)	a trading day is a day during which a prompt 
month contract referred to in subclause (i) is 
traded on NYMEX.
	(c)	by repealing subsections (4) and (5) and 
substituting the following:
(4)  In respect of any item referred to in subsection (3) that is 
reported to the Minister or published, and in respect of a daily 
actual USD/CAD (noon) exchange rate referred to in subsection 
(5)(b) that is published by the Bank of Canada, the Minister may, 
by order, specify 
	(a)	a value for the item or rate, if the value for that item or 
rate is not available in time for the calculation of the 
Hardisty Bitumen Price for a month, or
 	(b)	an alternative to the item or rate, if the Minister is of the 
opinion that the item or rate has ceased to be 
appropriate in relation to how it is used in this 
Regulation, or if the item or rate ceases to be so 
reported or published,
and the specified value or alternative shall be used in lieu of the 
item or rate for the purposes of this Regulation.
(5)  The simple average of the daily Mexico Maya Spot Prices 
FOB at the U.S. Gulf Coast for a month referred to in subsection 
(3)(e), the Brent price for a month referred to in subsection (3)(f), 
the WTI price for a month referred to in subsection (3)(g), the 
synbit premium for a month and the BVM Dilbit Value for a 
month referred to in section 4(1) shall be converted from U.S. 
dollars per barrel to Canadian dollars per m3, using
	(a)	a conversion factor of 6.29234 barrels per m3, and
	(b)	the simple average of the daily actual USD/CAD (noon) 
exchange rates for the month published by the Bank of 
Canada, rounded to 5 decimal places.
(6)  The Floor Price for a month is to be determined as the 
greater of
	(a)	$10 per m3, and
	(b)	the amount determined in accordance with the following 
formula:
MMSP - $250 per m3 - A 
 
where
	MMSP     	is the simple average of the daily 
Mexico Maya Spot Prices FOB at the 
U.S. Gulf Coast for the month, 
expressed in Canadian dollars per m3, 
determined in accordance with 
subsections (3)(e) and (5);
	A              	is the greater of $0 per m3 and 
(BRENT - WTI);
	BRENT   	is the Brent price for the month, 
expressed in Canadian dollars per m3, 
determined under subsections (3)(f) and 
(5);
	WTI        	is the WTI price for the month, 
expressed in Canadian dollars per m3, 
determined under subsections (3)(g) and 
(5).

3   Section 2 is amended by repealing clause (b) and 
substituting the following:
	(b)	the price determined for the month in accordance with the 
following formula:
HBP = [QBVM Blend x BVM Dilbit Value] - [QBVM  
Diluent x CRWP] - QA 
 
where
	HBP                	is the Hardisty Bitumen Price for the 
Project for the month;
	QBVM Blend  	is the BVM Blend volume for the 
Project for the month determined under 
section 3;
	BVM Dilbit Value  	is the BVM Dilbit Value for the month 
determined under section 4;
	QBVM Diluent  	is the BVM Diluent volume for the 
Project for the month determined under 
section 3(2);
	CRWP             	is the amount determined as the 
Condensate Allowance Price for the 
month;
	QA                  	is a deemed quality adjustment in the 
amount of $4.34171 per m3 in respect of 
each month from January, 2017 to 
December, 2019, inclusive, and in the 
amount of $0 per m3 in respect of 
January, 2020 and each month 
thereafter.

4   Section 3 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsections (1) and (2) and 
substituting the following:
BVM Blend volume
3(1)  For each cubic metre of Project CCB, the BVM Blend volume 
for a Project for a month for the purposes of section 2 is the volume 
of blended bitumen produced by blending one cubic metre of Project 
CCB obtained during the month with the BVM Diluent volume for 
the Project for the month determined in accordance with subsection 
(2).
(2)  For each cubic metre of Project CCB, the BVM Diluent volume 
for the purposes of subsection (1) is the volume of condensate 
having a density equal to the Condensate (CRW) Density for the 
month that must be blended with one cubic metre of Project CCB in 
order for the density of the resulting blended bitumen to be equal to 
the BVM Dilbit density determined for the month in accordance with 
subsection (4).
	(b)	in subsection (5) by striking out "12 kg/m3" and 
substituting "12 kg/m3".

5   Section 4(1) is amended by striking out "m3" and 
substituting "m3".

6   Section 5 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1)
	(i)	by adding the following after clause (a):
	(a.1)	"delivery terminalling charges" means any fees, 
charges, surcharges or tariffs paid or payable, or 
any costs incurred or that would be incurred, 
expressed in dollars per m3, to provide delivery 
terminalling or delivery tankage that is used only 
after transmission of oil sands products or diluent 
on a pipeline has been completed;
	(ii)	by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	"first instance of receipt terminalling charges" 
means, in respect of a removal pipeline, the receipt 
terminalling charges, expressed in dollars per m3, 
that first arise from transportation along the 
removal pipeline after a royalty calculation point 
for an oil sands product recovered from the 
Project; 
	(c.2)	"other transportation charges" means any fees, 
charges, surcharges or tariffs paid or payable, or 
any costs incurred or that would be incurred, 
expressed in dollars per m3, in relation to a 
transportation service on a pipeline, other than
	(i)	delivery terminalling charges,
	(ii)	receipt terminalling charges, and
 	(iii)	fees, charges, surcharges or tariffs paid, or 
costs incurred, that are attributable solely to 
the transmission or movement of oil sands 
products or diluent along a pipeline,
		and, for greater certainty, includes any fees, 
charges, surcharges or tariffs paid or payable, or 
any costs incurred or to be incurred, to provide 
tankage or storage for a period exceeding 5 days;
	(c.3)	"receipt terminalling charges" means any fees, 
charges, surcharges or tariffs paid, or any costs 
incurred, expressed in dollars per m3, that in the 
Minister's opinion
	(i)	are in respect of
	(A)	receipt terminalling other than receipt 
tankage, or
	(B)	receipt tankage of no more than 5 days,
		or both, and 
	(ii)	are used to allow the receipt of oil sands 
products or diluent onto a pipeline, 
		but does not include any fees, charges, surcharges 
or tariffs paid, or any costs incurred, that are solely 
attributable to the transmission of oil sands 
products or diluent along a pipeline;
	(iii)	in clause (d) by striking out "each pipeline, or each 
series of 2 or more connected pipelines, that is"  and 
substituting "each pipeline or, except in section 
5(2.1)(a), each series of 2 or more connected pipelines, 
that is";
	(iv)	by repealing clause (f) and substituting the 
following:
 	(f)	"take or pay contract" means a contract under 
which the lessee or operator of a Project is 
obligated to pay the owner or operator of a 
pipeline a specified amount for transportation 
services regardless of whether the services, 
volumes, or capacity available under the contract 
are used fully or at all;
	(g)	"tariff" means a tariff determined in accordance 
with the applicable provisions of this section;
	(h)	"terminalling allowance" means an allowance 
determined in accordance with subsection (1.2).
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (1):
(1.1)  Where the transportation service provided in respect of a 
pipeline that is the whole or part of a removal pipeline would, if 
obtained by the lessee or operator of the Project, be obtained
	(a)	pursuant to an arm's length transaction, the Minister 
shall, subject to subsection (1.4), determine the tariff for 
the transportation service to be an amount equivalent to 
the transmission toll paid or incurred, expressed in 
dollars per m3, setting out the charges for transportation 
service on the pipeline, as recalculated by the Minister 
in order to
	(i)	include an amount for the first instance of receipt 
terminalling charges, if any, but only if the first 
instance of receipt terminalling charges 
	(A)	is not already included in the transmission 
toll, and
	(B)	has been charged in connection with the 
transportation service on the pipeline,
				and
	(ii)	exclude, regardless of whether they are included in 
the transmission toll or charged separately,
	(A)	all delivery terminalling charges, 
	(B)	all receipt terminalling charges, other than the 
first instance of receipt terminalling charges, 
and
	(C)	all other transportation charges,
			or
	(b)	pursuant to a non-arm's length transaction, 
	(i)	if in the Minister's opinion the pipeline is 
commissioned on or before December 31, 2016, 
the Minister shall determine the tariff for the 
transportation service to be an amount, expressed 
in dollars per m3, that is equivalent to the amount 
determined under Division 2 of Part 2 of the Oil 
Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008) as the cost of transportation service 
on the pipeline, as recalculated by the Minister in 
order to 
	(A)	include amounts related to capital additions, 
if any, commissioned on or after January 1, 
2017 to the pipeline, but only if the capital 
additions provide a service that in the 
Minister's opinion would, if obtained by the 
lessee or operator of the Project in an arm's 
length transaction, give rise exclusively to the 
first instance of receipt terminalling charges 
or to fees, charges, surcharges, tariffs or costs 
that are attributable solely to the transmission 
or movement of oil sands products along the 
pipeline, and include all amounts related to 
the operation of those capital additions, and
	(B)	exclude all amounts related to capital 
additions commissioned on or after January 
1, 2017 to the pipeline that provide any 
service that in the Minister's opinion would, 
if obtained by the lessee or operator of the 
Project in an arm's length transaction, not 
give rise exclusively to the first instance of 
receipt terminalling charges or to fees, 
charges, surcharges, tariffs or costs that are 
attributable solely to the transmission or 
movement of oil sands products along the 
pipeline, and exclude all amounts related to 
the operation of those capital additions, 
				or
	(ii)	if in the Minister's opinion the pipeline is 
commissioned on or after January 1, 2017, the 
Minister shall determine the tariff for the 
transportation service to be an amount, expressed 
in dollars per m3, that is equivalent to the amount 
determined under Division 2 of Part 2 of the Oil 
Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008) as the cost of transportation service 
on the pipeline, as recalculated by the Minister in 
order to
	(A)	include the terminalling allowance 
established under subsection (1.2), but only if 
	(I)	all amounts related to assets, if any, that 
provide a service that would otherwise 
give rise to the first instance of receipt 
terminalling charges as described in 
paragraph (B), and all amounts related 
to the operation of those assets, are 
excluded under paragraph (B), and
	(II)	the assets in relation to which an amount 
is excluded under paragraph (B) are in 
use in respect of the pipeline and do not 
form part of the description of the 
Project, 
					and
	(B)	exclude all amounts related to assets that 
provide any service that in the Minister's 
opinion would, if obtained by the lessee or 
operator of the Project in an arm's length 
transaction, give rise in any respect to 
delivery terminalling charges, first instance of 
receipt terminalling charges, receipt 
terminalling charges or other transportation 
charges, and all amounts related to the 
operation of those assets.
(1.2)  For the purposes of determining a tariff under subsection 
(1.1)(b)(ii), the Minister may, by order, establish from time to 
time with respect to any month a terminalling allowance, but 
where the pipeline for which the tariff is being determined is part 
of a series of 2 or more connected pipelines that comprise a 
removal pipeline, the terminalling allowance may be included 
under subsection (1.1)(b)(ii) in respect of only one pipeline in the 
series for that month.
(1.3)  For the purposes of determining a tariff referred to in 
subsection (8)(a), where the transportation service provided in 
respect of the diluent pipeline would, if obtained by the lessee or 
operator of the Project, be obtained
	(a)	pursuant to an arm's length transaction, the Minister 
shall, subject to subsection (1.4), determine the tariff for 
the transportation service to be an amount, expressed in 
dollars per m3, that is equivalent to the transmission toll 
paid or incurred for transportation service on the 
pipeline, as recalculated by the Minister in order to 
exclude all amounts related to or arising from delivery 
terminalling charges, receipt terminalling charges or 
other transportation charges, regardless of whether those 
charges are included in the transmission toll or charged 
separately, or
	(b)	pursuant to a non-arm's length transaction,
	(i)	if in the Minister's opinion the pipeline is 
commissioned on or before December 31, 2016, 
the Minister shall determine the tariff for the 
transportation service to be an amount, expressed 
in dollars per m3, that is equivalent to the amount 
determined under Division 2 of Part 2 of the Oil 
Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008) as the cost of transportation service 
on the pipeline, as recalculated by the Minister in 
order to exclude
	(A)	all amounts related to capital additions 
commissioned on or after January 1, 2017 to 
the pipeline that provide any service that in 
the Minister's opinion would, if obtained by 
the lessee or operator of the Project in an 
arm's length transaction, give rise in any 
respect to delivery terminalling charges, 
receipt terminalling charges or other 
transportation charges, and
	(B)	all amounts related to the operation of those 
capital additions,
				or
	(ii)	if in the Minister's opinion the pipeline is 
commissioned on or after January 1, 2017, the 
Minister shall determine the tariff for the 
transportation service to be an amount, expressed 
in dollars per m3, that is equivalent to the amount 
determined under Division 2 of Part 2 of the Oil 
Sands Allowed Costs (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 231/2008) as the cost of transportation service 
on the pipeline, as recalculated by the Minister in 
order to exclude 
	(A)	all amounts related to assets that provide any 
service that in the Minister's opinion would, 
if obtained by the lessee or operator of the 
Project in an arm's length transaction, give 
rise in any respect to delivery terminalling 
charges, receipt terminalling charges or other 
transportation charges, and 
	(B)	all amounts related to the operation of those 
assets.
(1.4)  In determining a tariff and expressing it in dollars per m3 
under subsections (1.1)(a) and (1.3)(a), if the pipeline for which 
the tariff is being determined is subject to a take or pay contract, 
the volume shipped on the pipeline for a month shall be 
considered to be an amount equivalent to
	(a)	the minimum volume for which the lessee or operator of 
the Project is obligated to provide payment for that 
month under the take or pay contract, in cases where the 
operator ships the minimum volume or less,
	(b)	the minimum volume which the lessee or operator of the 
Project is obligated to provide payment for that month 
under the take or pay contract, plus any additional 
volumes shipped under the take or pay contract, in a 
case where the operator ships more than the minimum 
volume, or
	(c)	the design capacity of the pipeline, in cases where no 
minimum volume for which the lessee or operator of the 
Project is obligated to provide payment for that month 
under the take or pay contract is specified. 
	(c)	in subsection (2) by striking out "The transportation 
allowance" and substituting "Subject to subsections (2.1) 
and (2.2), the transportation allowance";
	(d)	by adding the following after subsection (2):
(2.1)  If the Minister is of the opinion that
	(a)	a Project is served by more than one removal pipeline 
and that each of those removal pipelines consists of a 
single pipeline that originates from a place on or near 
the Project and continues to a point at or near Hardisty, 
Alberta or Edmonton, Alberta, 
	(b)	the Project CCB of the Project is contained in a single 
oil sands product recovered from the development area 
of the Project, and
	(c)	all of the volume of the single oil sands product 
recovered from the development area of the Project and 
transported during a month can be accounted for as 
having been transported on the removal pipelines 
referred to in clause (a), 
then the transportation allowance for the Project for the month 
referred to in clause (c) is to be determined under subsection 
(2.2).
(2.2)  The transportation allowance for a month for a Project to 
which subsection (2.1) applies is the sum of
	(a)	the average of the transportation rates for that month for 
the removal pipelines determined under subsection (3), 
(5) or (6), as the case may be, weighted according to the 
respective volumes of oil sands product recovered from 
the development area of the Project and transported on 
each removal pipeline during that month, and 
	(b)	the transportation rate determined under subsection (8) 
or (9) for the month for the diluent pipeline, if any, for 
the Project for that month.
	(e)	in subsection (6) by striking out "m3" wherever it 
occurs and substituting "m3";
	(f)	by repealing subsection (8) and substituting the 
following:
(8)  Subject to subsection (9), the transportation rate for a month 
of the diluent pipeline for a Project for the month is the amount 
determined by dividing
	(a)	the amount, if any, that would be charged under the 
tariff during the month for the diluent pipeline to 
transport the volume of diluent determined under 
subsection (8.1) to
	(i)	the Project, or
	(ii)	a blending facility specified by the Minister, if the 
Minister is of the opinion that the Project CCB for 
the month is blended with diluent at a blending 
facility located off Project lands in order to 
facilitate transport,
by
	(b)	the NQ for the Project for the month.
(8.1)  For the purposes of subsection (8)(a), the volume of diluent 
is to be determined by multiplying the NQ of the Project for the 
month by the BVM Diluent volume for the Project for the month 
determined under section 3(2).

6   Section 6 is repealed. 

7   This Regulation is effective on and from January 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 39/2017
Municipal Government Act
WHEATLAND REGIONAL CORPORATION RGULATION
Filed: March 10, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. 002/17) on 
February 27, 2017 pursuant to section 73 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application of Act
	3	Exemption from Public Utilities Act
	4	Dispute resolution
	5	Provision of extra-provincial services
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,


	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"Corporation" means Wheatland Regional Corporation 
incorporated by Wheatland County, the Village of Hussar, 
the Village of Rockyford and the Village of Standard;
	(c)	"public utility" means a system or works used to provide the 
following for public consumption, benefit, convenience or 
use:
	(i)	electric power;
	(ii)	heat;
	(iii)	sewage disposal;
	(iv)	solid waste management;
	(v)	steam;
	(vi)	stormwater management;
	(vii)	wastewater management;
	(viii)	water.
Application of Act
2(1)  Subject to subsection (2), sections 43 to 47 of the Act apply in 
respect of a utility service provided by the Corporation.
(2)  Section 45(3)(b) of the Act does not apply in respect of a public 
utility owned or operated by the Corporation.
Exemption from Public Utilities Act
3   Part 2 of the Public Utilities Act does not apply in respect of a 
public utility that
	(a)	is owned or operated by the Corporation, and
	(b)	provides a utility service within the boundaries of Wheatland 
County, the Village of Hussar, the Village of Rockyford or 
the Village of Standard. 
Dispute resolution
4   If there is a dispute between a regional services commission and the 
Corporation with respect to
	(a)	rates, tolls or charges for a service that is a public utility,
	(b)	compensation for the acquisition by the commission of 
facilities used to provide a service that is a public utility, or
	(c)	the commission's use of any road, square, bridge, subway or 
watercourse to provide a service that is a public utility,
any party involved in the dispute may submit it to the Public Utilities 
Board, and the Public Utilities Board may issue an order on any terms 
and conditions that the Public Utilities Board considers appropriate.
Provision of extra-provincial services
5   The Corporation shall not provide any utility services outside of 
Alberta without the prior written approval of the Minister.


Alberta Regulation 40/2017
Alberta Housing Act
ALBERTA HOUSING ACT REGULATIONS 
(MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 14, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Seniors and Housing 
(M.O. H:019/17) on March 13, 2017 pursuant to section 34 of the Alberta 
Housing Act. 
1   The Housing Accommodation Tenancies Regulation 
(AR 242/94) is amended in section 10 by striking out "March 
31, 2017" and substituting "September 30, 2017".

2   The Lodge Assistance Program Regulation (AR 406/94) 
is amended in section 5 by striking out "March 31, 2017" and 
substituting "September 30, 2017".

3   The Management Body Operation and Administration 
Regulation (AR 243/94) is amended in section 38 by striking 
out "March 31, 2017" and substituting "September 30, 2017".

4   The Rent Supplement Regulation (AR 75/95) is amended 
in section 12 by striking out "March 31, 2017" and 
substituting "September 30, 2017".

5   The Social Housing Accommodation Regulation 
(AR 244/94) is amended in section 19 by striking out "March 
31, 2017" and substituting "September 30, 2017".


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Alberta Regulation 41/2017
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA LAMB PRODUCERS (EXPIRY DATE 
EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 14, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Lamb Producers Commission on October 
4, 2016 and approved by the Agricultural Products Marketing Council on October 13, 
2016 pursuant to section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. 
1   The Alberta Lamb Producers Regulation (AR 389/2003) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 15 is amended by striking out "April 30, 2017" and 
substituting "April 30, 2022".


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Alberta Regulation 42/2017
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRADE 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 14, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on December 16, 2016 and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education 
on March 7, 2017 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act. 
1   The Automotive Service Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 262/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3(a) is amended by adding "without air brakes" after 
"utility trailers".

3   Section 4(2), (3), (4) and (5) are amended by striking out 
"1500 hours" and substituting "1560 hours".

4   The heading before section 7 is amended by striking out 
", Expiry".

5   Section 9 is repealed.

6   Sections 2 and 3 come into force on September 1, 2017.



Alberta Regulation 43/2017
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN  
TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 14, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on December 16, 2016 and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education 
on March 7, 2017 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
1   The Transport Refrigeration Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 307/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4(2), (3) and (4) are amended by striking out 
"1800 hours" and substituting "1560 hours".

3   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 44/2017
Government Organization Act
DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: March 14, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 083/2017) 
on March 14, 2017 pursuant to section 16 of the Government Organization Act. 
1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility 
Regulation (AR 80/2012) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (1):
(1.01)  The Minister of Energy is designated as the Minister 
responsible for the Renewable Electricity Act.

3   Section 18 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2.6):
(2.61)  The President of Treasury Board, Minister of Finance is 
designated as the Minister responsible for the Reform of Agencies, 
Boards and Commissions Compensation Act.