149. The Minister may, having regard to safety and security, issue to a person who applies therefor a General Importation Permit to import an explosive named in the permit for chemical analysis, scientific research, field testing and fireworks competitions or other special purposes.
- SOR/89-193, s. 3.
EXPLOSIVES UNDER THE DIRECTION OR CONTROL OF THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
150. In this Part,
- “defence explosives”
“defence explosives” means explosives that by section 151 are deemed to be under the direction or control of the Minister of National Defence; (explosifs de défense)
“Department” means the Department of National Defence; (ministère)
“explosive” means explosive as defined in section 2 of the Act; (explosif)
“Minister” means the Minister of National Defence and any officer designated by him for the purposes of this Part. (ministre)
151. Explosives are deemed to be under the direction or control of the Minister while they are
(a) in or on any area or structure under the control of the Minister or in or on any area or structure at his direction;
(b) being used by the Canadian Forces, the Defence Research Board or any other branch or service of the Department for military purposes;
(c) in or on a departmental vehicle or a vehicle that, on behalf of the Department is operated by, or in the custody of an officer or man or civilian employee of the Department;
(d) in or on any vehicle under the supervision of an officer or man or civilian employee of the Department acting within the scope of his duties or employment; or
(e) under the direction and control of the armed forces cooperating with the Canadian Forces.
Offences and Penalties
152. All persons engaged in the loading, unloading, conveyance, storage, inspection, testing, repair or maintenance of defence explosives shall observe all lawful orders, instructions and due precautions for the prevention of accidents by fire or explosion, and for preventing unauthorized persons having access to the defence explosives so being loaded, unloaded, conveyed, stored, inspected, tested, repaired or maintained, and shall abstain from any act or omission whatever that tends to cause fire or explosion and is not reasonably necessary for the purpose of loading, unloading, storing, inspecting, repairing, testing, maintenance or conveyance of such defence explosives or of any other article carried therewith, and for preventing any other person from committing any such act.
153. No person shall
(a) loiter in the vicinity of any area or structure where defence explosives are stored;
(b) loiter in the vicinity of any vehicle referred to in section 151 or any vehicle operated by or in the custody of armed forces cooperating with Canadian Forces, by which defence explosives are being transported; or
(c) except by or under the authority of the Minister or, in the case of armed forces cooperating with Canadian Forces, the Commanding Officer of such forces, enter into or upon any such area, structure of vehicle.
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