Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2016-04-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Site security plan
  •  (1) If a site security plan is included in the licence application, it must be implemented.

  • Marginal note:Change of circumstances

    (2) The plan must be updated to reflect any change in circumstances that could adversely affect the security of the magazine site. A copy of the updated plan must be sent to the Chief Inspector of Explosives as soon as the circumstances permit.

  • Marginal note:Copy of plan

    (3) A copy of the most recent version of the plan must be made available to the people who are responsible for implementing it.

Marginal note:Storage record

 A record for each magazine must be kept for two years after the date on which it is made. The record must include

  • (a) each type of Footnote *explosive that is stored;

  • (b) the quantity of each type of explosive that is stored; and

  • (c) the dates on which each explosive was placed in and removed from the magazine.

Marginal note:Maintenance of magazine
  •  (1) A magazine must be kept clean, dry and organized. Any spill, leakage or other contamination must be cleaned up immediately.

  • Marginal note:Combustible material

    (2) A magazine must be kept free of grit, combustible or abrasive material, any fire-producing, spark-producing or flame-producing device and any substance that might spontaneously combust.

  • Marginal note:Lighting, electrical fixtures and wiring

    (3) The lighting (including portable lighting), electrical fixtures and wiring systems that are used in a magazine must not increase the likelihood of an ignition. All portable lighting must be impact-resistant.

Marginal note:Repairs to magazine
  •  (1) Before any repair work that could increase the likelihood of an ignition begins in or on a magazine, the Footnote *explosives in the magazine must be either

    • (a) put into another magazine; or

    • (b) taken to a location where the presence of the explosives will not increase the likelihood of harm to people or property, the explosives are protected from weather and the repair work will not cause an ignition.

  • Marginal note:Attendance of explosives

    (2) Any explosives that are not put into another magazine must be Footnote *attended in person.

  • Marginal note:Putting explosives back

    (3) Explosives must not be returned to a magazine until the repairs to the magazine no longer increase the likelihood of an ignition.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 15.
Marginal note:Interior sign

 A sign that indicates the type of Footnote *explosives, and the maximum quantity of each type, that may be stored in the magazine, as specified in the licence, must be posted inside every magazine in a clearly visible location.

Marginal note:Deteriorated explosives
  •  (1) The Footnote *explosives in a magazine must be checked regularly for signs of deterioration and to ensure that the manufacturer’s expiry date has not passed.

  • Marginal note:Marking

    (2) Every deteriorated, expired or misfired explosive must be clearly marked “Deteriorated/Détérioré” or “Expired/Périmé” or “Misfired/Raté”, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Destruction of deteriorated, expired or misfired explosives

    (3) Explosives that have deteriorated, expired or misfired must be safely destroyed as soon as the circumstances permit. However, explosives that have deteriorated to the extent that they are unstable or in a very dangerous condition must be destroyed immediately in a manner that does not increase the likelihood of an accidental ignition during or after the destruction.

  • Marginal note:Authorization required

    (4) Subsection (3) does not authorize a person to destroy deteriorated, expired or misfired explosives. The destruction must be authorized by these Regulations or otherwise under the Explosives Act.

  • Marginal note:Storage until destruction — normal hazard

    (5) A deteriorated, expired or misfired explosive may be stored in a magazine with other Footnote *compatible explosives if the storage would not increase the likelihood of an ignition.

  • Marginal note:Storage until destruction — more than normal hazard

    (6) A deteriorated, expired or misfired explosive must be stored in a magazine that does not contain other explosives if storing it with other explosives could increase the likelihood of an ignition.

Marginal note:Person in possession of key

 A person who is in possession of a key that is subject to a key control plan referred to in subsection 153(2) must not duplicate the key. After using it, the person must return the key to a locked location to which access is controlled.

Requirements for Holders of User Magazine Zone Licences

Marginal note:Notice of change of site
  •  (1) When the storage of explosives that is authorized by a user magazine zone licence is moved to a new site, within 24 hours after the move the holder of the licence must complete, sign and send a notice of change of site, in the form provided by the Department of Natural Resources, to the Minister, to the police force in the locality of the previous site and to the police force in the locality of the new site. The notice must be dated and include the following information:

    • (a) the name, address, telephone and cellphone number, fax number and email address of both the licence holder and a contact person;

    • (b) the holder’s licence number and its expiry date;

    • (c) the name, telephone number and cellphone number of the person who is responsible for the new site;

    • (d) the date on which the storage of explosives began at the new site;

    • (e) the geographic coordinates of the previous and new sites;

    • (f) the directions by road to the new site;

    • (g) the safety and security features of the new site (for example, signs, alarm systems, barriers, fencing and berms); and

    • (h) a list of the magazines to be used at the new site that sets out

      • (i) in the case of a magazine that has been moved, its number, letter or distinctive name as shown on the previous site plan,

      • (ii) its tag number, if any,

      • (iii) the applicable magazine type number, as set out in the National Standard of Canada Standard CAN/BNQ 2910–500/2015 entitled Explosives — Magazines for Industrial Explosives, as amended from time to time, and

      • (iv) each type of Footnote *explosive, and the quantity of each type, to be stored.

  • Marginal note:Site plan

    (2) The notice must include a site plan that shows

    • (a) the location of each magazine and each Footnote *vulnerable place at the site as well as the location of each vulnerable place outside the site that is exposed to the hazards (for example, debris or blast effect) that could result from ignition of the explosives to be stored;

    • (b) the distance in metres between each magazine at the site, between each magazine and each vulnerable place at the site as well as between each magazine at the site and each vulnerable place outside the site that is exposed to the hazards (for example, debris or blast effect) that could result from ignition of the explosives to be stored at the site; and

    • (c) the minimum distance in metres to be maintained between each magazine at the site and each vulnerable place shown on the site plan, as set out in the National Standard of Canada Standard CAN/BNQ 2910–510/2015 entitled Explosives — Quantity Distances, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/2016-75, ss. 16, 41, 42(E), 43(F).
 
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