Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions

On-scene Controller

 The on-scene controller shall be at the emergency site and shall not have other duties during an emergency, unless the life of a person is in danger nearby and the on-scene controller is alone and has the ability to assist the person.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2.

 The operator of an airport shall establish procedures that make the on-scene controller easily identifiable by all persons responding to an emergency.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2.

Aircraft Crash Charts and Airport Grid Maps

  •  (1) For aircraft operating in a passenger or cargo configuration, the operator of an airport shall make available to the emergency coordination centre aircraft crash charts specific to the aircraft used by the air operators that use the airport, and shall provide copies of the charts to

    • (a) the organizations responsible for fire-fighting services that are identified in the emergency plan; and

    • (b) the on-scene controller.

  • (2) In the case of aircraft that have or may have a seating configuration of not more than nine passenger seats, the operator of an airport may use, instead of the aircraft crash charts referred to in subsection (1), other documents containing equivalent information.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall develop and review and update annually, if necessary, an airport grid map that includes a minimum of

    • (a) an area covering at least one kilometre around each runway;

    • (b) the airport access roads and gates; and

    • (c) the location of rendezvous points to which persons and vehicles that are responding to an emergency situation proceed in order to receive instructions.

  • (4) The operator of an airport shall provide copies of the airport grid map to the airport personnel who must have one and the organizations identified in the emergency plan.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 5(F).

Personnel and Training

  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall assign specific emergency response duties, other than those of an on-scene controller or a supervisor, only to those airport personnel who are identified in the emergency plan and who

    • (a) are knowledgeable of their duties as described in the plan; and

    • (b) have the skills to carry out their duties.

  • (2) The operator of an airport shall assign to act as an on-scene controller or a supervisor only those airport personnel, or other persons authorized by the operator in the emergency plan, who are

    • (a) knowledgeable about the contents of the emergency plan;

    • (b) familiar with the procedures for the overall coordination of emergency operations at an emergency site; and

    • (c) trained for the particular role that they perform.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) keep records of the training that was received by persons to meet the requirements of subsections (1) and (2);

    • (b) preserve the records of training for three years after the day on which the training was received; and

    • (c) submit a copy of the training records to the Minister on request.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 6(F).

Testing of the Emergency Plan

  •  (1) In this section, international service has the same meaning as in subsection 55(1) of the Canada Transportation Act.

  • (2) The operator of an airport shall test the emergency plan by conducting a full-scale exercise

    • (a) for the airports designated by the Minister in the Canada Flight Supplement to be used by international service, at intervals not exceeding two years; and

    • (b) for other airports, at intervals not exceeding four years.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall conduct full-scale exercises based on scenarios that relate to a major aircraft accident and, at a minimum, the exercises shall include the assembly and deployment of fire-fighting, policing and medical services organizations.

  • (4) The operator of an airport shall conduct a table top exercise each year in which no full-scale exercise is conducted.

  • (5) The operator of an airport, when conducting a table top exercise, shall have

    • (a) an up-to-date list of the participants and their telephone numbers and the radio frequencies used to communicate;

    • (b) fully operational communication equipment; and

    • (c) a copy of the airport grid map.

  • (6) The operator of an airport shall base the table top exercises on scenarios that include an aircraft accident or incident.

  • (7) The operator of an airport shall provide the Minister with a notice in writing of the date and time when a table top or full-scale exercise is to be carried out at least 60 days before the day of the exercise.

  • (8) The Minister may observe the testing of an emergency plan.

  • (9) After each exercise, the operator of an airport shall conduct a debriefing with all the organizations identified in the plan and a representative of the airport personnel who participated to evaluate the effectiveness of the emergency plan and identify deficiencies.

  • (10) The operator of an airport shall implement an action plan to correct any deficiencies in the emergency plan that were identified during a debriefing session.

  • (11) The operator of an airport shall conduct partial exercises to assess proposed changes in the plan in order to correct deficiencies.

  • (12) The operator of an airport shall record

    • (a) the date of an exercise;

    • (b) the type of exercise;

    • (c) the minutes of the debriefing session after the exercise; and

    • (d) any action plans to correct deficiencies that were identified during a debriefing session.

  • (13) The operator of an airport shall keep an exercise record for 10 years after the day on which the record is made.

  • (14) The operator of an airport shall submit debriefing minutes and corrective action plans relating to an exercise to the Minister on request.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2.

Authorization

 The Minister may, on application by the operator of an airport, provide to the operator written authorization not to conduct the full-scale exercise during an interval set out in paragraph 302.208(2)(a) or (b) if the operator demonstrates that the testing requirements for a full-scale exercise have been met through an activation of the emergency plan in response to an emergency during that interval.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2.

[302.210 to 302.300 reserved]

Division III — Airport Wildlife Planning and Management

Interpretation

 In this Division,

waste disposal facility

waste disposal facility means a landfill site, garbage dump, waste transfer and sorting facility, recycling and composting facility or commercial fish processing plant; (installation d’élimination des déchets)

wildlife strike

wildlife strike means a collision between an aircraft and wildlife. (impact faunique)

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3.

Application

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Division applies to airports

    • (a) that, within the preceding calendar year, had 2 800 movements of commercial passenger-carrying aircraft operating under Subpart 4 or 5 of Part VII;

    • (b) that are located within a built-up area;

    • (c) that have a waste disposal facility within 15 km of the geometric centre of the airport;

    • (d) that had an incident where a turbine-powered aircraft collided with wildlife other than a bird and suffered damage, collided with more than one bird or ingested a bird through an engine; or

    • (e) where the presence of wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management, has been observed in an airport flight pattern or movement area.

  • (2) Section 302.303 applies to all airports.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 7(F).
 
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