Nuclear Security Regulations (SOR/2000-209)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2010-05-13. Previous Versions

Verification of Identity

 On the entry into a protected area of a person to whom an authorization referred to in subsection 17(1) has been issued, that person’s identity shall be verified by two separate personnel identity verification systems, one of which is an access card reader and the other of which is a biometric personnel identity verification device.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 22.

Authorizations

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 20(1), no person shall enter an inner area without the recorded authorization of the licensee.

  • (2) Subject to section 18.6, no person shall act as a nuclear security officer without the recorded authorization of the licensee.

  • (3) Subject to subsection 20(2), no person shall act as a physical protection system support person without the recorded authorization of the licensee.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 22.

Security Clearance

 A licensee shall, before issuing an authorization referred to in subsection 18(1) or (3) to a person referred to in that subsection, perform a credit check in respect of the person, obtain the information and documents referred to in paragraphs 17(2)(a) to (e) and grant a security clearance to the person that is valid for five years and is equivalent to a “Secret” level security clearance referred to in the Personnel Security Standard or higher.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 22.

Additional Requirements for Nuclear Security Officers

 A licensee, before issuing an authorization referred to in subsection 18(2) to a person referred to in that subsection, shall satisfy the conditions set out in section 18.1 in respect of the person — other than the condition set out in paragraph 17(2)(b) — and shall obtain from the person

  • (a) documentary proof that the person is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

  • (b) a certificate, signed by a duly qualified medical practitioner, certifying that the person does not have a medical condition that would prevent them from performing the tasks that are likely to be assigned by the licensee;

  • (c) a certificate, signed by a fitness consultant recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology or a person with equivalent or higher qualifications, certifying that the person is physically able to perform tasks that are likely to be assigned by the licensee; and

  • (d) a certificate, signed by a duly qualified psychologist, certifying that the person is psychologically able to perform tasks that are likely to be assigned by the licensee.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 22.

Included Authorizations

  •  (1) An authorization referred to in subsection 18(2) or (3) includes an authorization to enter an inner area.

  • (2) An authorization referred to in section 18 includes an authorization to enter a protected area.

  • SOR/2006-191, s. 22.