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Alberta Regulation 8/2018
Personal Directives Act
PERSONAL DIRECTIVES (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 1, 2018
For information only:   Made by the Acting Minister of Justice and Solicitor General 
(M.O. 3/2018 ) on February 1, 2018 pursuant to section 33 of the Personal Directives 
Act.
1   The Personal Directives (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 26/98) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 6 is repealed.


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Alberta Regulation 9/2018
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
RIG TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION
Filed: February 7, 2018
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on December 15, 2017 and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education 
on February 5, 2018 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
General Matters Respecting the Trade
	2	Constitution of the trade
	3	Tasks, activities and functions
	4	Supervision, etc., of apprentices
Part 2 
Rig Technician Branch of the Trade
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
	5	Undertakings constituting the branch
	6	Tasks, activities and functions
Apprenticeship
	7	Term of apprenticeship program
Part 3 
Derrickhand Branch of the Trade
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
	8	Undertakings constituting the branch
	9	Tasks, activities and functions
Apprenticeship
	10	Term of apprenticeship program
Part 4 
Motorhand Branch of the Trade
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
	11	Undertakings constituting the branch
	12	Tasks, activities and functions
Apprenticeship
	13	Term of apprenticeship program
Part 5 
Repeal and Coming into Force
	14	Repeal
	15	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"apprentice" means a person who is an apprentice in the 
trade;
	(b)	"drawworks" means the powered spool containing drilling 
line, equipped with brakes, crown block and travelling block 
used to suspend, raise and lower the drill string assembly;
	(c)	"drill string assembly" consists of drill pipe and bottom hole 
assembly and other tools used to hold, guide and turn the drill 
bit at the bottom of the well bore;
	(d)	"drilling console" means the central control system for the 
drilling rig;
	(e)	"drilling rig" means the surface equipment, including derrick, 
pipe, drawworks, drill string assembly and other mechanical 
and ancillary equipment and systems necessary to drill an oil 
or gas well;
	(f)	"technical training" means technical training as defined in the 
Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000); 
	(g)	"trade" means the occupation of rig technician designated as 
a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the 
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.
Part 1 
General Matters Respecting the Trade
Constitution of the trade
2(1)  The undertakings set out in sections 5, 8 and 11 constitute the 
trade.
(2)  The trade is made up of the following:
	(a)	the rig technician branch of the trade;
	(b)	the derrickhand branch of the trade;
	(c)	the motorhand branch of the trade.
Tasks, activities and functions
3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the 
tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 6, 9 and 12 come 
within the trade.
Supervision, etc., of apprentices
4(1)  Where a person who holds a trade certificate in the motorhand 
branch of the trade or the derrickhand branch of the trade is to provide 
supervision to an apprentice, that person is eligible to supervise that 
apprentice only
	(a)	in respect of the undertakings that constitute the branch of the 
trade at which that person is certified, and
	(b)	in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within 
the branch of the trade at which that person is certified.
(2)  An apprentice is eligible to carry out work in respect of the 
undertakings and the tasks, activities and functions that come within 
the branch of certification of the apprentice's supervisor.
Part 2 
Rig Technician Branch of the Trade
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
Undertakings constituting the branch
5   The undertakings that constitute the rig technician branch of the 
trade are
	(a)	the operation and maintenance of drilling rig equipment, 
systems, pumps and engines,
	(b)	the operation of the drawworks, rotary equipment and pumps 
on the drilling rig,
	(c)	the operation of the drilling console, and
	(d)	the undertakings set out in sections 8 and 11.
Tasks, activities and functions 
6   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the rig 
technician branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and 
functions come within that branch of the trade:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 9 and 12;
	(b)	assembling and disassembling the drill string assembly;
	(c)	monitoring and maintaining a record of the progress of the 
drilling operation;
	(d)	supervising drilling crew activities.
Apprenticeship
Term of apprenticeship program
7(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being 
granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an 
apprenticeship program for the rig technician branch of the trade is 3 
periods of not less than 12 months each.
(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on-the-job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on-the-job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must 
acquire not less than 1680 hours of on-the-job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
Part 3 
Derrickhand Branch of the Trade
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
Undertakings constituting the branch
8   The undertakings that constitute the derrickhand branch of the trade 
are
	(a)	the handling of the drill string at the upper end of the drilling 
rig,
	(b)	the maintenance of drilling fluid systems and pumps during 
drilling, and
	(c)	the undertakings set out in section 11.
Tasks, activities and functions 
9   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the derrickhand 
branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come 
within that branch of the trade:
	(a)	the tasks, activities and functions set out in section 12;
	(b)	mixing fluid chemicals and additives for use in the drilling 
operation;
	(c)	monitoring and recording volumes and properties of drilling 
mud flows during drilling;
	(d)	handling pipe;
	(e)	handling sections of the drill string assembly.
Apprenticeship
Term of apprenticeship program
10(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being 
granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an 
apprenticeship program for the derrickhand branch of the trade is 
2 periods of not less than 12 months each.
(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on-the-job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice 
must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on-the-job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
Part 4 
Motorhand Branch of the Trade
Trade Matters Respecting the Branch
Undertakings constituting the branch
11   The undertakings that constitute the motorhand branch of the 
trade are the regular maintenance of drilling rig engines, transmissions, 
heating systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, generators, 
motors and other mechanical equipment.
Tasks, activities and functions 
12   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the motorhand 
branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come 
within that branch of the trade:
	(a) 	maintaining equipment logs and maintenance records;
	(b)	monitoring inventories of fuels, lubricants and other service 
items;
	(c)	participating in rig-in and rig-out;
	(d)	contributing to the safety environment on the drilling rig.
Apprenticeship
Term of apprenticeship program
13(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being 
granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an 
apprenticeship program for the motorhand branch of the trade is one 
period of not less than 12 months.
(2)  In the period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice must 
acquire not less than 1680 hours of on-the-job training and 
successfully complete the technical training that is required or 
approved by the Board.
Part 5 
Repeal and Coming into Force
Repeal
14   The Rig Technician Trade Regulation (AR 76/2005) is repealed.
Coming into force
15   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2018.


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Alberta Regulation 10/2018
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
TRADE REGULATIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 7, 2018
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on December 15, 2017 and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education 
on February 5, 2018 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act. 
1(1)  The Boilermaker Trade Regulation (AR 264/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  Section 4 is amended by striking out "1500" wherever it 
occurs and substituting "1560". 
(3)  The heading before section 7 is amended by striking out 
", Expiry". 
(4)  Section 9 is repealed



2(1)  The Landscape Horticulturist Trade Regulation 
(AR 286/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  Section 4 is amended by striking out "1200" wherever it 
occurs and substituting "1260". 

3(1)  The Plumber Trade Regulation (AR 295/2000) is 
amended by this section.
(2)  Section 4 is amended by striking out "1500" wherever it 
occurs and substituting "1560".
(3)  The heading before section 7 is amended by striking out 
", Expiry". 
(4)  Section 9 is repealed.

4(1)  The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Trade 
Regulation (AR 300/2000) is amended by this section.
(2)  Section 4 is amended by striking out "1500" wherever it 
occurs and substituting "1560".
(3)  The heading before section 7 is amended by striking out 
", Expiry". 
(4)  Section 9 is repealed.

5   Sections 1(2), 2(2), 3(2) and 4(2) come into force on 
September 1, 2018.


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Alberta Regulation 11/2018
Various Acts
UTILITIES REGULATIONS (MINISTERIAL) (EXPIRY DATE EXTENSION) 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 8, 2018
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Energy on January 31, 2018 pursuant 
to sections 41, 88, 99, 108 and 115 of the Electric Utilities Act and section 28.1 of the 
Gas Utilities Act. 
1   The Distribution Tariff Regulation (AR 162/2003) is 
amended in section 14 by striking out "April 30, 2018" and 
substituting "April 30, 2021". 

2   The Flare Gas Generation Regulation (AR 163/2003) is 
amended in section 4 by striking out "April 30, 2018" and 
substituting "April 30, 2023".

3   The Isolated Generating Units and Customer Choice 
Regulation (AR 165/2003) is amended in section 29 by 
striking out "April 30, 2018" and substituting "April 30, 2021". 

4   The Municipal Own-use Generation Regulation 
(AR 80/2009) is amended in section 4 by striking out "March 
31, 2019" and substituting "March 31, 2022". 

5   The Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities 
Regulation, 2003 (AR 169/2003) is amended in section 15 by 
striking out "April 30, 2018" and substituting "April 30, 2021". 

6   The Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities 
Regulation (AR 186/2003) is amended in section 10 by 
striking out "April 30, 2018" and substituting "April 30, 2021". 


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Alberta Regulation 12/2018
Various Acts
EDUCATION REGULATIONS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: February 14, 2018
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 022/2018) 
on February 14, 2018 pursuant to section 13 of the Government Organization Act and 
sections 140, 176 and 190 of the School Act. 
1   The Alberta School Foundation Fund Regulation 
(AR 250/96) is amended by repealing section 4.



2   The Board of Reference Fees Regulation (AR 93/98) is 
amended by repealing section 5.

3   The Education Grants Regulation (AR 120/2008) is 
amended by repealing section 13.

4   The Special School Tax Levy Plebiscite Regulation 
(AR 94/98) is amended by repealing section 5.