Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (SOR/2011-318)

Regulations are current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-07-16. Previous Versions

Security Exercises

Marginal note:Operations-based security exercise
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must, at least once every four years, carry out an operations-based security exercise that

    • (a) tests the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan in response to an act of unlawful interference with civil aviation and involves the persons and organizations referred to in the plan; and

    • (b) tests the effectiveness of additional safeguards that the operator chooses from its menu of additional safeguards.

  • Marginal note:Equivalency

    (2) If, in response to an aviation security incident, the Minister raises the AVSEC level for an aerodrome or any part of an aerodrome, the implementation of additional safeguards by the operator of the aerodrome counts as an operations-based security exercise for the purposes of subsection (1).

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 33;
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Discussion-based security exercise
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must, at least once a year, carry out a discussion-based security exercise that

    • (a) tests the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan in response to an act of unlawful interference with civil aviation and involves the persons and organizations referred to in the plan; and

    • (b) tests the effectiveness of additional safeguards that the operator chooses from its menu of additional safeguards.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), the operator of an aerodrome is not required to carry out a discussion-based security exercise in any year in which it carries out an operations-based security exercise.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 33;
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Notice

 The operator of an aerodrome must give the Minister 60 days’ notice of any security exercise that the operator plans to carry out.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.

Records

Marginal note:Additional safeguards
  •  (1) Each time additional safeguards are implemented at an aerodrome in order to mitigate heightened risk conditions related to aviation security, the operator of the aerodrome must create a record that includes

    • (a) a description of the additional safeguards that were implemented;

    • (b) an evaluation of the effectiveness of those additional safeguards; and

    • (c) a description of any actions that are planned in order to address deficiencies identified during the implementation of those additional safeguards.

  • Marginal note:Emergencies

    (2) Each time an emergency referred to in subsection 474(1) occurs at an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must create a record that includes

    • (a) a description of the emergency;

    • (b) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan; and

    • (c) a description of any actions that are planned in order to address deficiencies identified during the emergency.

  • Marginal note:Exercises

    (3) Each time a security exercise is carried out at an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must create a record that includes

    • (a) an outline of the exercise scenario;

    • (b) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the exercise; and

    • (c) a description of any actions that are planned in order to address deficiencies identified during the exercise.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 33;
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.

Corrective Actions

Marginal note:Corrective actions

 Subject to section 480, the operator of an aerodrome must immediately take corrective actions to address a vulnerability that contributes to a heightened aviation security risk at the aerodrome and that

  • (a) is identified to the operator by the Minister; or

  • (b) is identified by the operator.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Corrective action plan

 If a corrective action to be taken by the operator of an aerodrome under section 479 involves a phased approach, the operator must include in its airport security program a corrective action plan that sets out

  • (a) the nature of the vulnerability to be addressed;

  • (b) a rationale for the phased approach; and

  • (c) a timetable setting out when each phase of the corrective action plan will be completed.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.

Primary Security Line Partners

Marginal note:Provision of information to operator of aerodrome
  •  (1) For the purpose of supporting the establishment and implementation of an airport security program by the operator of an aerodrome, a primary security line partner at the aerodrome must, on reasonable notice given by the operator, provide the operator with

    • (a) information respecting the measures, procedures and processes that the partner has in place at the aerodrome to protect the security of restricted areas and to prevent breaches of the primary security line; and

    • (b) a document that

      • (i) describes each area on the aerodrome’s primary security line that is occupied by the partner,

      • (ii) indicates the location of each restricted area access point in those areas, and

      • (iii) describes those restricted area access points.

  • Marginal note:Provision of information to Minister

    (2) The primary security line partner must provide the Minister with the information and the document on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.

[482 and 483 reserved]

Disclosure of Information

Marginal note:Prohibition

 A person other than the Minister must not disclose security-sensitive information that is created or used under this Division unless the disclosure is required by law or is necessary to comply or facilitate compliance with the aviation security provisions of the Act, regulatory requirements or the requirements of an emergency direction.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.

DIVISION 9Reserved

[485 to 494 reserved]

DIVISION 10Other Aerodrome Operations

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out requirements respecting aerodrome operations that are not dealt with in any other Division of this Part.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 34.

Construction Plans

Marginal note:Requirement to notify Minister
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must notify the Minister of all plans to begin new construction or to make a change to the physical security of the aerodrome, if the construction or change relates to regulatory requirements respecting passengers, aircraft, baggage, cargo or mail.

  • Marginal note:Notice requirements

    (2) The notice must

    • (a) be in writing;

    • (b) state the date on which the construction will begin or the change will be made; and

    • (c) set out a description of the construction or change and the safeguards that will be implemented to maintain security in the areas of the aerodrome that will be affected by the construction activities.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 34.

[497 to 504 reserved]

PART 7Other Aerodromes

Overview

Marginal note:Part overview

 This Part sets out the basic regulatory framework for security at aerodromes. However, this framework is not applicable in respect of aerodromes listed in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 or in respect of any other place designated by the Minister under subsection 6(1) of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Act.

  • SOR/2015-196, s. 6.
 
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