Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

Application

Marginal note:Application for certificate — pyrotechnician
  •  (1) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (pyrotechnician) 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 and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of pyrotechnicians to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months; and

    • (d) proof that the applicant has successfully completed the pyrotechnics safety and legal awareness course offered by the Explosives Regulatory Division, Department of Natural Resources or a course certified as equivalent by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Proof of course completion

    (2) An applicant who has not completed the display fireworks safety and legal awareness course or a certified equivalent on the date their application is submitted may, within six months after that date, submit to the Chief Inspector of Explosives proof of their successful completion.

  • Marginal note:Application — senior pyrotechnician and special effects pyrotechnician

    (3) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (senior pyrotechnician) or a fireworks operator certificate (special effects pyrotechnician) 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 and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of pyrotechnicians to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) the number and expiry date of the applicant’s fireworks operator certificate;

    • (d) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months;

    • (e) a copy of the applicant’s work journal that sets out

      • (i) the date and place of each pyrotechnic event at which the applicant has worked and the types of explosives used,

      • (ii) the capacity in which the applicant acted at each pyrotechnic event, and

      • (iii) the name of the applicant’s supervisor at each pyrotechnic event; and

    • (f) three letters of recommendation.

  • Marginal note:Other certificates

    (4) An applicant for one of the following certificates must provide the information and documents referred to in subsection (3) and, in addition, must

    • (a) for a fireworks operator certificate (senior pyrotechnician), establish that they have acted as a pyrotechnician for two years and submit a letter from a supervisor which attests that the applicant is able to safely use explosives classified as type F.3 and propellant powder;

    • (b) for a fireworks operator certificate (special effects pyrotechnician), establish that they have acted as a senior pyrotechnician for two years and submit a letter from a supervisor which attests that the applicant is able to safely use explosives classified as type F.3, propellent powder and special purpose pyrotechnics; and

    • (c) for a fireworks operator certificate (special effects pyrotechnician — detonating cord), establish that they have acted as a special effects pyrotechnician for two years and submit a letter from a supervisor which attests that the applicant is able to safely use initiation systems and detonating cords.

  • Marginal note:Application — visitor pyrotechnician

    (5) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate (visitor pyrotechnician) 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 and documents:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number, fax number and email address;

    • (b) the name of any organization of pyrotechnicians to which the applicant belongs;

    • (c) a photograph of the applicant taken within the previous 12 months;

    • (d) a copy of the applicant’s resumé which sets out the Footnote *pyrotechnic events at which they have used special effect pyrotechnics and the people and organizations for which they have worked;

    • (e) a list of the pyrotechnic events in which they plan to participate in Canada and the dates of the events; and

    • (f) the name, telephone number and number of the fireworks operator certificate of the pyrotechnician in charge at each event in which they plan to participate.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (6) An applicant for a fireworks operator certificate or a modification to or change of a certificate must pay the applicable fees set out in Part 19.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 38.

Acquisition and Storage

Marginal note:Acquisition

 A user may acquire and store special effect pyrotechnics, whether or not they hold a licence, if they hold the fireworks operator certificate required for use of the pyrotechnics to be acquired. However, a user who does not hold a licence must not acquire initiation systems or detonating cords. A user who acquires special effect pyrotechnics must comply with this subdivision.

Marginal note:Storage — licensed user
  •  (1) A user who holds a licence must store their special effect pyrotechnics in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a user who holds a licence may store up to 500 electric matches and up to 25 kg of other special effect pyrotechnics in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit. A user who does so must ensure that the requirements of sections 393 to 397 are met.

Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user

 A user who does not hold a licence must store their special effect pyrotechnics in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and ensure that the requirements of sections 392 to 397 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity

 No more than 500 electric matches and 25 kg of other special effect pyrotechnics may be stored at any one time.

Marginal note:Smokeless powder
  •  (1) Smokeless powder must be stored in its original container or in small arms cartridges.

  • Marginal note:Black powder

    (2) Black powder must be stored in its original container, in small arms cartridges or in black powder cartouches.

Marginal note:Detached dwelling

 The maximum quantity of propellant powder that may be stored at any one time in a detached dwelling, or in a Footnote *storage unit attached to a detached dwelling, is 25 kg of which no more than 10 kg may be black powder.

Marginal note:Other dwellings — smokeless powder
  •  (1) The maximum quantity of smokeless powder that may be stored at any one time in a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit that is attached to a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, is

    • (a) 20 kg, if all the smokeless powder is in containers that hold no more than 1 kg; or

    • (b) 5 kg, if any of the smokeless powder is in a container that holds more than 1 kg.

  • Marginal note:Other dwellings — black powder

    (2) The maximum quantity of black powder that may be stored at any one time in a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit that is attached to a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, is

    • (a) 1 kg, if the black powder is in containers; and

    • (b) 3 kg less any quantity that is in containers, if the black powder is in Footnote *small arms cartridges or black powder cartouches.

 
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