Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

Rules for Users

Marginal note:Acquisition

 A user 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: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 ensure that the requirements of sections 331 to 333 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity — dwelling
  •  (1) In the case of storage in a dwelling, no more than 10 kg of rocket motors and reloading kits (combined quantity) and no more than 40 igniters may be stored at any one time. If model rocket motors or reloading kits for model rocket motors are stored with rocket motors or reloading kits, the combined quantity must not exceed 10 kg. If igniters for model rocket motors are stored with igniters, the combined quantity must not exceed 40.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — storage unit

    (2) In the case of storage in a Footnote *storage unit, no more than 200 kg of rocket motors and reloading kits (combined quantity) and no more than 200 igniters may be stored at any one time. If model rocket motors or reloading kits for model rocket motors are stored with rocket motors or reloading kits, the combined quantity must not exceed 200 kg. If igniters for model rocket motors are stored with igniters, the combined quantity must not exceed 200.

  • Marginal note:Rocket with motor installed

    (3) A high-power rocket in which a 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 model rocket motors and reloading kits and igniters for model rocket motors may be stored with the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters;

    • (g) if the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters, and any model rocket motors or reloading kits or igniters for model 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.

Marginal note:Attendance

 Rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters must be Footnote *attended when they are not in storage.

PART 16Consumer Fireworks

Marginal note:Overview

 This Part authorizes the acquisition, storage and sale of consumer fireworks (type F.1) and regulates their use. Division 1 sets out rules for sellers, while Division 2 sets out rules for users.

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Part.

    distributor

    distributeur

    distributor means a person who sells consumer fireworks to other distributors or to retailers, whether or not they sell to users. (distributeur)

    licence

    licence

    licence means a licence that authorizes the storage of consumer fireworks. (licence)

    retailer

    détaillant

    retailer means a person, other than a distributor, who sells consumer fireworks. (détaillant)

    seller

    vendeur

    seller means a distributor or a retailer. (vendeur)

    user

    utilisateur

    user means a person who acquires consumer fireworks for use. (utilisateur)

  • Marginal note:Storage

    (2) For the purposes of this Part, consumer fireworks are stored in a sales establishment if they are

    • (a) inside the sales establishment, whether or not they are in a Footnote *storage unit or displayed for sale;

    • (b) outside the sales establishment in a storage unit that is used in operating the establishment; or

    • (c) in a licensed magazine that is either inside or outside the establishment.

Marginal note:Consumer fireworks quantity

 A reference to a mass of consumer fireworks in this Part is a reference to their gross mass (the mass of the fireworks plus the mass of any packaging or container).

Marginal note:Prohibition on use

 Except as authorized by this Part, it is prohibited for a person to use consumer fireworks.

DIVISION 1Rules for Sellers

Acquisition for Sale

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

  • Marginal note:Retailer

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

 
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