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 certificate

 An applicant for a firecracker use certificate 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 applicant’s name, date of birth, address and telephone number;

  • (b) a description of their past experience using firecrackers;

  • (c) the quantity of firecrackers that the applicant intends to use and the time, date and site of use;

  • (d) a copy of the Footnote *local authority’s written approval to use the firecrackers; and

  • (e) a description of the safety precautions that will be taken when using the firecrackers.

Acquisition and Storage

Marginal note:Acquisition

 A user may acquire, store and use firecrackers, whether or not they hold a licence, if they hold a firecracker use certificate. A user who acquires firecrackers must comply with this subdivision.

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

  • Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user

    (2) A user who does not hold a licence must store their firecrackers in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and ensure that the requirements of sections 447 and 448 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity

 No more than five cases of firecrackers — not exceeding 16 000 firecrackers per case — may be stored at any one time.

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling
  •  (1) When firecrackers are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition, in a manner that protects the firecrackers against theft and ensures that access to them is limited to people authorized by the user.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When firecrackers 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 firecrackers 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.

Use

Marginal note:Approval required
  •  (1) Before using firecrackers, a user must obtain written approval from the Footnote *local authority.

  • Marginal note:Precautions

    (2) When using firecrackers, the user must take the following precautions:

    • (a) non-flammable clothing and protective equipment that minimizes the likelihood of harm to the user must be worn; and

    • (b) at least one fire extinguisher with a capacity of at least 3–A :60–B:C must be easily accessible.

  • Marginal note:Misfired firecrackers

    (3) A user must remove any misfired firecrackers from the site of use as soon as the circumstances permit after the display.

  • Marginal note:Firecrackers to be returned

    (4) A user must return all misfired and unused firecrackers to the seller as soon as the circumstances permit after the date of use specified in the firecracker certificate.

PART 19Fees

Marginal note:Overview

 This Part sets out the fees payable for obtaining authorizations, permits, licences and certificates.

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

distribution establishment

établissement de distribution

distribution establishment has the same meaning as in section 144. (établissement de distribution)

division 1 factory licence

licence de fabrique de la section 1

division 1 factory licence has the same meaning as in section 55. (licence de fabrique de la section 1)

manufacturing certificate

certificat de fabrication

manufacturing certificate has the same meaning as in section 106. (certificat de fabrication)

mobile process unit

unité de fabrication mobile

mobile process unit has the same meaning as in section 56. (unité de fabrication mobile)

process unit

unité de fabrication

process unit has the same meaning as in section 56. (unité de fabrication)

retail establishment

établissement de vente au détail

retail establishment has the same meaning as in section 144. (établissement de vente au détail)

user magazine licence

licence de poudrière (utilisateur)

user magazine licence has the same meaning as in section 144. (licence de poudrière (utilisateur))

user magazine zone licence

licence de poudrière (utilisateur-zone)

user magazine zone licence has the same meaning as in section 144. (licence de poudrière (utilisateur-zone))

vendor magazine licence

licence de poudrière (vendeur)

vendor magazine licence has the same meaning as in section 144. (licence de poudrière (vendeur))

Marginal note:NEQ

 In this Part, NEQ means net explosive quantity (the mass of the Footnote *explosive excluding the mass of any packaging or container).

 
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