Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

Marginal note:Application for specified period — tour or competition

 An applicant for an authorization for a specified period, if the explosive is for use at a tour or international competition involving fireworks, must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must include the following information:

  • (a) the name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address of the applicant and of the manufacturer if the applicant is not the manufacturer;

  • (b) a short description of the Footnote *explosive and its properties, as well as its Footnote *product name;

  • (c) the transport classification issued by the country of origin;

  • (d) the places and dates of the tour or international competition at which the explosive will be used;

  • (e) the controls that will be put in place to ensure that the explosive is used only for the tour or international competition for which it is authorized;

  • (f) the precautions that will be taken to minimize the likelihood of harm to people and property; and

  • (g) the method to be used to destroy any of the explosive that is not used.

  • SOR/2016-75, ss. 4, 39.
Marginal note:Fees

 The applicant for an authorization must pay the applicable fees set out in Part 19.

Authorization

Marginal note:Authorization for indefinite period
  •  (1) The Chief Inspector of Explosives must authorize the use of an Footnote *explosive for an indefinite period if the Chief Inspector determines, on the basis of the results of one or more of the following tests, that the explosive can be safely Footnote *manufactured, handled, stored, transported, used and destroyed:

    • (a) a test listed in the table to this Part that is conducted on the explosive;

    • (b) a test listed in the table to this Part that is conducted on a similar explosive; or

    • (c) a test that was conducted on this or a similar explosive by or on behalf of a foreign state that has authorized the explosive or similar explosive and that is equivalent to a test listed in the table to this Part.

  • Marginal note:Authorization with restrictions

    (2) The authorization must be given with restrictions if the Chief Inspector determines, based on the type, hazard classification, UN number and the circumstances in which the explosive will be used, that it can safely be used only by a specific person, body or class of people or bodies, or for a specific purpose.

Marginal note:Authorization for specified period

 The Chief Inspector of Explosives must authorize an Footnote *explosive for a specified period if the Chief Inspector determines, on the basis of the information in the application and the results of any sample testing, that the explosive can be safely Footnote *manufactured, handled, stored, transported, used and destroyed.

Marginal note:Sample required
  •  (1) If a sample of an Footnote *explosive is required for a test listed in the table to this Part, the Chief Inspector of Explosives must notify the applicant, specify the quantity of the explosive required and indicate the address to which the sample may be sent.

  • Marginal note:Sending sample

    (2) A person must not send a sample of an explosive for testing unless they have been requested to do so by the Chief Inspector.

Marginal note:Notice
  •  (1) The Chief Inspector of Explosives must give the applicant written notice of whether the Footnote *explosive has been authorized.

  • Marginal note:Reasons

    (2) If the explosive has not been authorized, the notice must include the reasons for the refusal to authorize.

  • Marginal note:Classification and restrictions

    (3) If the explosive has been authorized, the notice must include the following information:

    • (a) the classification of the explosive;

    • (b) in the case of an authorization for an indefinite period, any restrictions respecting the people or bodies or classes of people or bodies that may use the explosive and any restrictions respecting the purposes for which it may be used;

    • (c) in the case of an authorization for a specified period, the period for which the explosive is authorized, the quantity authorized, the place of Footnote *manufacture and the place of use; and

    • (d) the date on which the explosive was authorized.

Classification of Explosives

Marginal note:Classification of authorized explosives
  •  (1) The Chief Inspector of Explosives must classify each authorized Footnote *explosive by type, hazard category and UN number in accordance with this section.

  • Marginal note:Type

    (2) Each authorized explosive is classified according to its intended use as one of the following types:

    • (a) E — high explosives:

      • (i) E.1 — blasting explosives,

      • (ii) E.2 — perforating explosives,

      • (iii) E.3 — special-application explosives;

    • (b) I — initiation systems;

    • (c) P — propellant powder:

      • (i) P.1 — black powder and hazard category PE 1 black powder substitutes,

      • (ii) P.2 — smokeless powder and hazard category PE 3 black powder substitutes;

    • (d) C — cartridges:

      • (i) C.1 — Footnote *small arms cartridges,

      • (ii) C.2 — blank cartridges for tools,

      • (iii) C.3 — percussion caps;

    • (e) D — military explosives and law enforcement explosives;

    • (f) F — fireworks:

      • (i) F.1 — consumer fireworks,

      • (ii) F.2 — display fireworks,

      • (iii) F.3 — special effect pyrotechnics,

      • (iv) F.4 — fireworks accessories;

    • (g) R — rocket motors:

      • (i) R.1 — model rocket motors,

      • (ii) R.2 — high-power rocket motors,

      • (iii) R.3 — rocket motor accessories; or

    • (h) S — special purpose explosives:

      • (i) S.1 — low-hazard special purpose explosives,

      • (ii) S.2 — high-hazard special purpose explosives.

  • Marginal note:Hazard category

    (3) Each authorized explosive is also classified for the purposes of Footnote *manufacturing and storage into one or more of the following potential effects (PE) categories, if applicable. The classification is made according to hazard, determined on the basis of manufacturing operations, the quantity of explosive and how the explosive will be packaged:

    • (a) PE 1 — mass explosion hazard;

    • (b) PE 2 — serious projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard;

    • (c) PE 3 — fire hazard and either a minor blast or minor projection hazard, or both, but not a mass explosion hazard; or

    • (d) PE 4 — fire hazard or slight explosion hazard, or both, with only local effect.

  • Marginal note:UN number

    (4) Each authorized explosive is assigned a UN number as set out in column 1 of Schedule 1 to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations on the basis of its type, hazard category and the circumstances in which it will be used.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37.
 
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