International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations (SOR/2009-17)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2012-03-14. Previous Versions

Frequency of Inspections — International Tunnels

  •  (1) An owner of an international tunnel shall ensure that a detailed visual inspection of the tunnel is conducted at least once every year.

  • (2) An owner of an international tunnel shall ensure that an inspection of the electrical, communication, mechanical and plumbing systems of the tunnel is conducted at least once every year.

Inspection by the Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may conduct an inspection of an international bridge or international tunnel after giving reasonable notice to the owner.

  • (2) An owner of an international bridge or international tunnel shall allow the Minister access to the bridge or tunnel for inspection in accordance with the notice.

REPORTS

Obligation to Report

 An owner of an international bridge or international tunnel shall submit to the Minister, for each inspection conducted under section 5 or 6, a report on the condition of the bridge or tunnel.

Contents of Report

  •  (1) An owner of an international bridge or international tunnel shall ensure that the report referred to in section 8 contains at least the following information:

    • (a) the date of the inspection;

    • (b) the names of the persons who conducted the inspection;

    • (c) the elements of the international bridge or international tunnel that were inspected;

    • (d) in the case of an international tunnel, a list of the electrical, communication, mechanical and plumbing systems that were inspected;

    • (e) the utilities and their supports whose damage would have an impact on the safety of the international bridge or international tunnel;

    • (f) recommendations in respect of maintenance and repair projects, including recommendations as to when such projects must be completed and a list of maintenance work to be carried out;

    • (g) a list of inspections to be conducted following the inspection in respect of which the report is prepared, and a recommendation as to when those inspections must be completed;

    • (h) the maintenance work, major repairs and other work completed since the previous inspection report; and

    • (i) the special condition surveys, tests and other additional engineering investigations into the condition of the international bridge or international tunnel completed since the previous inspection report.

  • (2) The owner shall ensure that the report is accompanied by a letter signed and sealed by two engineers, one of whom is the team leader, attesting to the correctness of the information in the report and providing a statement as to the overall condition of the structure.

  • SOR/2012-33, s. 4(E).

Submission of Report

 The owner of an international bridge or international tunnel shall submit the report referred to in section 8 within one month after the day on which it is approved by the owner but not more than six months after the day on which the inspection is completed.

Additional Engineering Investigations

 An owner of an international bridge or international tunnel shall submit to the Minister a final report signed and sealed by two engineers, relating to a special condition survey, test or other additional engineering investigation conducted in respect of the bridge or tunnel, other than the evaluation referred to in section 12, within one month after the day on which the report is approved by the owner but not more than six months after the day on which the additional engineering investigation is completed.