Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

Sale

Marginal note:Maximum quantity — licensed buyer
  •  (1) A seller must not sell more rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters to an unlicensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by this Division to store.

Marginal note:Retailer

 A retailer may sell rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters only to a user.

Rules for Users

Marginal note:Acquisition
  •  (1) A user who is at least 18 years old may acquire and store rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters, whether or not they hold a licence. A user who acquires rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters must comply with this Division.

  • Marginal note:Acquisition — at least 12 years old

    (2) A user who is at least 12 years old may acquire and store single use rocket motors with an impulse that does not exceed 80 newton-seconds and igniters for those motors without a licence. A user who acquires such motors or igniters must comply with this Division.

Marginal note:Storage — licensed user
  •  (1) A user who holds a licence must store their rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user

    (2) A user who does not hold a licence must store their rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and must ensure that the requirements of sections 320 and 321 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity
  •  (1) No more than 200 kg of rocket motors and reloading kits (combined quantity) and no more than 2 500 igniters may be stored at any one time. If high-power rocket motors or reloading kits for high-power rocket motors are stored with rocket motors or reloading kits, the combined quantity must not exceed 200 kg. If igniters for high-power rocket motors are stored with igniters, the combined quantity must not exceed 2 500.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — under 18 years old

    (2) A user who is less than 18 years old may store no more than 6 single use rocket motors with an impulse that does not exceed 80 newton-seconds, and no more than 10 igniters.

  • Marginal note:Place of storage

    (3) Rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters must be stored in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit.

  • Marginal note:Rocket with motor installed

    (4) A model rocket in which the motor has been installed must not be stored.

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling
  •  (1) When rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 high-power rocket motors and reloading kits and igniters for high-power rocket motors may be stored with the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters;

    • (g) if the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters, and any high-power rocket motors or reloading kits and igniters for high-power rocket motors, are not in consumer packs, the motors and kits must be stored separately from the igniters (for example, on different shelves or separated by a wooden barrier);

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

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

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

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

    • (l) 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.

DIVISION 2High-power Rocket Motors

Marginal note:Motor rockets, kits and igniters

 In this Division, unless otherwise indicated, a reference to a rocket motor, a reloading kit or an igniter is a reference to a high-power rocket motor, a reloading kit for a high-power rocket motor or an igniter for a high-power rocket motor.

Rules for Sellers

Acquisition for Sale and Storage

Marginal note:Acquisition for sale

 A seller may acquire, store and sell rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters if they hold a licence. A seller who acquires rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters must comply with this Division.

Marginal note:Storage

 A seller must store their rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters in the magazine specified in their licence.

Marginal note:No display for sale

 A seller must not display rocket motors or reloading kits for sale.

Sale

Marginal note:Maximum quantity — licensed buyer
  •  (1) A seller must not sell more rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters to an unlicensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by this Division to store.

Marginal note:Retailer

 A retailer may sell rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters only to a user.

Marginal note:Record of sale

 A seller must keep a record of every sale of a rocket motor, reloading kit or igniter for two years after the date of the sale. The record must include the following information:

  • (a) the buyer’s name and address;

  • (b) in the case of a licensed buyer, the licence number and expiry date;

  • (c) the type, Footnote *product name and power level of each rocket motor and each reloading kit sold and the name of the person who obtained its authorization;

  • (d) the Footnote *product name of each igniter sold and the name of the person who obtained its authorization;

  • (e) the number of motors, kits and igniters sold under each Footnote *product name; and

  • (f) the date of the sale.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 39.
 
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