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

Regulations are current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2016-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Approval

 The Minister must approve an airport security risk assessment submitted by the operator of an aerodrome if

  • (a) the assessment meets the requirements of section 461;

  • (b) the assessment has been reviewed by an executive within the operator’s organization who is responsible for security;

  • (c) the operator has considered the advice of its security committee or other working group or forum;

  • (d) the operator has considered all available and relevant information; and

  • (e) the operator has not overlooked an aviation security risk that could affect the operation of the aerodrome.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Strategic airport security plans

 The operator of an aerodrome must establish a strategic airport security plan that

  • (a) summarizes the operator’s strategy to prepare for, detect, prevent, respond to and recover from acts or attempted acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation; and

  • (b) includes a risk-management strategy that addresses the medium to high aviation security risks identified and prioritized in the operator’s airport security risk assessment.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Requirement to consult

 The operator of an aerodrome must consult its security committee or other working group or forum when establishing its strategic airport security plan.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Requirement to submit

 The operator of an aerodrome must submit its strategic airport security plan to the Minister for approval.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Requirement to implement

 The operator of an aerodrome must, as soon as its strategic airport security plan is approved, implement its risk-management strategy.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Approval of plan

 The Minister must approve a strategic airport security plan submitted by the operator of an aerodrome if

  • (a) the plan meets the requirements of section 466;

  • (b) the plan has been reviewed by an executive within the operator’s organization who is responsible for security;

  • (c) the plan is likely to enable the operator to prepare for, detect, prevent, respond to and recover from acts or attempted acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation;

  • (d) the risk-management strategy is in proportion to the risks it addresses;

  • (e) the operator has considered the advice of its security committee or other working group or forum;

  • (f) the operator has not overlooked an aviation security risk that could affect the operation of the aerodrome; and

  • (g) the plan can be implemented without compromising aviation security.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Amendments
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome may amend its strategic airport security plan at any time, but must do so if

    • (a) the plan does not reflect the operator’s airport security risk assessment;

    • (b) the Minister informs the operator that there is a change in the threat environment that could result in a new or unaddressed medium to high risk;

    • (c) the Minister informs the operator that its risk-management strategy is not in proportion to a medium to high risk set out in the operator’s airport security risk assessment; or

    • (d) the operator identifies a deficiency in the plan.

  • Marginal note:Documentation — risk-management strategy

    (2) If the operator of the aerodrome amends its risk-management strategy, the operator must document

    • (a) the reason for the amendment; and

    • (b) the factors that were taken into consideration in making that amendment.

  • Marginal note:Documentation — strategic airport security plan

    (3) If the operator of the aerodrome amends its strategic airport security plan, the operator must document

    • (a) the reason for the amendment; and

    • (b) the factors that were taken into consideration in making that amendment.

  • Marginal note:Submission of amendment

    (4) If the operator of the aerodrome amends its strategic airport security plan, the operator must, as soon as possible, submit the amendment to the Minister for approval.

  • Marginal note:Approval

    (5) The Minister must approve an amendment if

    • (a) in the case of an amendment to the summary required under paragraph 466(a), the conditions set out in paragraphs 470(a) to (c) have been met; and

    • (b) in the case of an amendment to the risk-management strategy required under paragraph 466(b), the conditions set out in section 470 have been met.

  • Marginal note:Implementation

    (6) If the operator of the aerodrome amends its risk-management strategy, the operator must implement the amended version of the strategy once it is approved by the Minister.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.

Menu of Additional Safeguards

Marginal note:Requirement to establish
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish a menu of additional safeguards that are

    • (a) intended to mitigate heightened risk conditions in a graduated manner; and

    • (b) consistent with the operator’s legal powers and obligations.

  • Marginal note:Menu requirements

    (2) The menu of additional safeguards must

    • (a) describe, by activity type and location, the safeguards in place at the aerodrome in respect of AVSEC level 1 operating conditions;

    • (b) allow the rapid selection of additional safeguards by activity type or location; and

    • (c) indicate the persons and organizations responsible for implementing each additional safeguard.

  • Marginal note:Activity types

    (3) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), the activity types must include

    • (a) access controls;

    • (b) monitoring and patrolling;

    • (c) communications; and

    • (d) other operational controls.

  • Marginal note:Locations

    (4) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), the locations must include

    • (a) public areas of the aerodrome;

    • (b) areas of the aerodrome that are not public areas but are not restricted areas; and

    • (c) restricted areas.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Requirement to submit

 The operator of an aerodrome must submit its menu of additional safeguards to the Minister for approval.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
Marginal note:Approval

 The Minister must approve a menu of additional safeguards submitted by the operator of an aerodrome if

  • (a) the menu meets the requirements of section 472;

  • (b) the menu has been reviewed by an executive within the operator’s organization who is responsible for security;

  • (c) the additional safeguards can be implemented rapidly and consistently;

  • (d) the additional safeguards are consistent with existing rights and freedoms; and

  • (e) the additional safeguards can be implemented without compromising aviation security.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35.
 
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