Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

DIVISION 1Rules for Sellers

Acquisition for Sale

Marginal note:Distributor
  •  (1) A distributor may acquire, store and sell blank cartridges for tools if they hold a licence. A distributor who acquires blank cartridges for tools must comply with this Division.

  • Marginal note:Retailer

    (2) A retailer may acquire, store and sell blank cartridges for tools, whether or not they hold a licence. A retailer who acquires blank cartridges for tools must comply with this Division.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.

Storage

Marginal note:Licensed seller
  •  (1) A seller who holds a licence must store their blank cartridges for tools in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Unlicensed retailer

    (2) A retailer who does not hold a licence must store their blank cartridges for tools in a sales establishment and must ensure that the requirements of sections 229 to 231 are met.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:No display for sale
  •  (1) Blank cartridges for tools must not be displayed for sale in a dwelling.

  • Marginal note:Display for sale

    (2) Blank cartridges for tools that are displayed for sale in a sales establishment other than a dwelling must be kept behind a sales counter or locked up (for example, in a cabinet).

  • Marginal note:Access

    (3) Only people authorized by the retailer may have access to the area behind a sales counter.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:Maximum quantity — dwelling
  •  (1) In the case of a sales establishment that is a dwelling, no more than 50 000 blank cartridges for tools may be stored at any one time.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — other sales establishment

    (2) In the case of a sales establishment that is not a dwelling, no more than 150 000 blank cartridges for tools may be stored at any one time, including those that are displayed for sale. Blank cartridges for tools that are not displayed for sale must be stored in a Footnote *storage unit.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling
  •  (1) When blank cartridges for tools are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition, in a manner that protects them from theft and ensures that access to them is limited to people authorized by the retailer.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When blank cartridges for tools are stored in a Footnote *storage unit,

    • (a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;

    • (b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;

    • (c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;

    • (d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;

    • (e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);

    • (f) nothing other than blank cartridges for tools may be stored in the storage unit;

    • (g) the storage unit must be Footnote *attended when it is unlocked;

    • (h) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;

    • (i) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;

    • (j) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and

    • (k) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.

  • SOR/2016-75, ss. 37, 46(E).

Sale

Marginal note:Maximum quantity — licensed buyer
  •  (1) A seller must not sell more blank cartridges for tools to a licensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by their licence to store.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — unlicensed buyer

    (2) A seller must not sell more blank cartridges for tools to an unlicensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by this Part to store.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:Retailer

 A retailer may sell blank cartridges for tools only to users.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.

DIVISION 2Rules for Users

Marginal note:Acquisition

 A user may acquire and store blank cartridges for tools, whether or not they hold a licence. A user who acquires blank cartridges for tools must comply with this Division.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:Storage — licensed user
  •  (1) A user who holds a licence must store their blank cartridges for tools in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user

    (2) A user who does not hold a licence must store their blank cartridges for tools in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and must ensure that the storage requirements of sections 236 and 237 are met.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:Maximum quantity

 No more than 50 000 blank cartridges for tools may be stored at any one time.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling
  •  (1) When blank cartridges for tools are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition, in a manner that protects them from theft and ensures that access to them is limited to people authorized by the user.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When blank cartridges for tools are stored in a Footnote *storage unit,

    • (a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;

    • (b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;

    • (c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;

    • (d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;

    • (e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);

    • (f) nothing other than blank cartridges for tools may be stored in the storage unit;

    • (g) the storage unit must be Footnote *attended when it is unlocked;

    • (h) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;

    • (i) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;

    • (j) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and

    • (k) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.

  • SOR/2016-75, ss. 37, 46(E).
 
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