Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Subpart 2 — Application

Application

 These Regulations do not apply in respect of

  • (a) military aircraft of Her Majesty in right of Canada when they are being manoeuvred under the authority of the Minister of National Defence;

  • (b) military aircraft of a country other than Canada, to the extent that the Minister of National Defence has exempted them from the application of these Regulations pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Act; or

  • (c) model aircraft, rockets, hovercraft or wing-in-ground-effect machines, unless otherwise indicated in the Regulations.

Subpart 3 — Administration and Compliance

Division I — Administration

Requirements for Standards Incorporated by Reference

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of standards made by the Minister and incorporated by reference into these Regulations.

  • (2) The Minister shall not make a standard or an amendment to a standard unless the Minister has undertaken consultations with interested persons concerning the standard or the amendment in accordance with the procedures specified in the publication entitled CARAC Management Charter & Procedures.

  • (3) No standard or amendment to a standard shall come into effect less than 30 days after it is made.

  • (4) A standard or an amendment to a standard may be made and brought into effect by the Minister without regard to subsections (2) and (3) where the standard or amendment is urgently required to ensure aviation safety or the safety of the public.

Division II — Compliance

Inspection of Aircraft, Requests for Production of Documents and Prohibitions

  •  (1) The owner or operator of an aircraft shall, on reasonable notice given by the Minister, make the aircraft available for inspection in accordance with the notice.

  • (2) Every person who

    • (a) is the holder of a Canadian aviation document,

    • (b) is the owner, operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft in respect of which a Canadian aviation document, technical record or other document is kept, or

    • (c) has in possession a Canadian aviation document, technical record or other document relating to an aircraft or a commercial air service

    shall produce the Canadian aviation document, technical record or other document for inspection in accordance with the terms of a demand made by a peace officer, an immigration officer or the Minister.

  • (3) No person shall

    • (a) lend a Canadian aviation document to any person who is not entitled to it by these Regulations, or allow any such person to use a Canadian aviation document; or

    • (b) mutilate, alter or render illegible a Canadian aviation document.

  • (4) For the purposes of this section, other document includes all writings, papers and other records made, held or maintained by the owner, operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft for the purpose of recording any action, activity, performance or use of the aircraft or any activity of the owner, operator or crew members in respect of that aircraft, whether or not the documents are required by law to be made, held or maintained.

Return of Canadian Aviation Documents

 Where a Canadian aviation document has been suspended or cancelled, the person to whom it was issued shall return it to the Minister immediately after the effective date of the suspension or cancellation.

Record Keeping

 Recording systems, including computer records and microfiche, that do not comprise entries on paper may be used to comply with the record-keeping requirements of these Regulations if

  • (a) measures are taken to ensure that the records contained in the recording systems are protected, by electronic or other means, against inadvertent loss or destruction and against tampering; and

  • (b) a copy of the records contained in the recording systems can be printed on paper and provided to the Minister on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

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Division III — Canadian Aviation Documents

Notices of Refusal to Issue, Amend or Renew and Notices of Suspension or Cancellation

[SOR/2004-131, s. 1]
  •  (1) A notice issued by the Minister pursuant to subsections 6.9(1) and (2) of the Act shall include

    • (a) a description of the particulars of the alleged contravention;

    • (b) where the Minister has decided to suspend the Canadian aviation document, a statement of the duration of the suspension; and

    • (c) a statement that a request for review by the Tribunal does not operate as a stay of the suspension or cancellation but that an application may be made in writing to the Tribunal, pursuant to subsection 6.9(4) of the Act, to stay the suspension or cancellation until the review of the decision of the Minister has been concluded.

  • (2) A notice issued by the Minister pursuant to subsections 7(1) and (2) of the Act shall include

    • (a) a statement of the effective date of the suspension;

    • (b) a statement of the conditions under which the suspension is terminated; and

    • (c) a statement that a request for review by the Tribunal does not operate as a stay of the suspension.

  • (3) A notice issued by the Minister pursuant to subsections 7.1(1) and (2) of the Act shall include

    • (a) where the Minister has decided to suspend or cancel a Canadian aviation document, a statement of the effective date of the suspension or cancellation;

    • (b) where the Minister has decided to suspend the Canadian aviation document, a statement of the duration of the suspension or the conditions under which the suspension is terminated; and

    • (c) a statement that a request for review by the Tribunal does not operate as a stay of the suspension, cancellation or refusal to renew.

  • (4)  A notice issued by the Minister under subsection 6.71(2) of the Act informing an applicant or an owner or operator of an aircraft, aerodrome, airport or other facility of the Minister's decision made under subsection 6.71(1) of the Act to refuse to issue or amend a Canadian aviation document in respect of the aircraft, aerodrome, airport or other facility shall be in the form set out in Schedule I to this Subpart.

  • SOR/2004-131, s. 2.

Administrative Grounds for Suspension, Cancellation or Refusal to Renew

 In addition to the grounds referred to in sections 6.9 to 7.1 of the Act, the Minister may suspend, cancel or refuse to renew a Canadian aviation document where

  • (a) the Canadian aviation document has been voluntarily surrendered to the Minister by its holder;

  • (b) the Canadian aviation document has been mutilated, altered, or rendered illegible;

  • (c) the aircraft in respect of which the Canadian aviation document was issued has been destroyed or withdrawn from use; or

  • (d) the commercial air service, other service or undertaking in respect of which the Canadian aviation document was issued has been discontinued.

Division IV — Designated Provisions

Designated Provisions

  •  (1) The provisions set out in column I of Schedule II to this Subpart are hereby designated as provisions the contravention of which may be dealt with under, and in accordance with the procedure set out in, sections 7.7 to 8.2 of the Act.

  • (2) The amounts set out in column II of Schedule II to this Subpart are the maximum amounts payable in respect of a contravention of the designated provisions set out in column I.

  • (3)  A notice issued to a person by the Minister under subsection 7.7(1) of the Act shall specify

    • (a) the particulars of the alleged contravention;

    • (b) that the person on or to whom the notice is served or sent has the option of paying the amount specified in the notice or filing a request for a review with the Tribunal of the alleged contravention or the amount of the penalty;

    • (c) that payment of the amount specified in the notice will be accepted by the Minister in satisfaction of the amount of the penalty for the alleged contravention and that no further proceedings under Part I of the Act will be taken against the person on or to whom the notice in respect of that contravention is served or sent;

    • (d) that, if the person on or to whom the notice is served or sent files a request for a review with the Tribunal, that person will be provided with an opportunity consistent with procedural fairness and natural justice to present evidence before the Tribunal and make representations in relation to the alleged contravention; and

    • (e)  that, if the person on or to whom the notice is served or sent fails to pay the amount specified in the notice and fails to file a request for a review with the Tribunal within the prescribed period, that person will be deemed to have committed the contravention set out in the notice.

  • SOR/2004-131, s. 3.

Division V — Preservation and Return of Evidence or Aircraft

Preservation and Return of Evidence

 Where the Minister seizes anything pursuant to paragraph 8.7(1)(c) of the Act, the Minister shall

  • (a) mark it in a clearly identifiable manner;

  • (b) take reasonable care to preserve it until it is required to be produced as evidence; and

  • (c) return it to the person from whom it was seized within 90 days after the seizure, where

    • (i) there is no dispute as to who is lawfully entitled to possession of the thing seized,

    • (ii) the return is not likely to affect aviation safety, and

    • (iii) the continued detention of the thing seized is not required for the purposes of an investigation, hearing or other similar proceeding.

 
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