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Weather Modification Information Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1604)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19

SCHEDULE I(s. 4)

  • 1 General Identification

    • (a) date of notice;

    • (b) province and general area of proposed activity or operations;

    • (c) date operations expected to begin;

    • (d) expected total duration of operating period;

    • (e) primary atmospheric elements to be affected;

    • (f) primary results expected, i.e. increase, suppress, disperse, etc.;

    • (g) class of operation, e.g. research, operational, experimental, etc.;

    • (h) whether mainly ground operation or airborne, or both;

    • (i) class of beneficiary, e.g. agriculture, forestry, etc.

  • 2 General Information Concerning Weather Modifier

    • (a) name of organization;

    • (b) address of organization;

    • (c) telephone number of organization;

    • (d) name of chief officer of organization;

    • (e) title of chief officer of organization;

    • (f) permanent address of chief officer of organization;

    • (g) telephone number of chief of organization;

    • (h) experience and qualifications of chief officer of organization or of a designated technical or operations officer, as related to the proposed weather modification activity;

    • (i) if subsidiary or affiliate, name and address of parent organization;

    • (j) other activities of organization;

    • (k) public liability insurance carried applicable to the proposed weather modification activity and to any consequential effects;

    • (l) list of up to five similar weather modification activities, clearly identified, undertaken by organization

      • (i) in Canada, and

      • (ii) elsewhere;

    • (m) other representative weather modification activities previously undertaken by organization, stated briefly with references;

    • (n) type of any of the operations under this proposal to be subcontracted to other persons, and to whom.

  • 3 General Information Concerning Organization for Whom Activity is to be Conducted

    • (a) name of organization;

    • (b) address of organization;

    • (c) telephone number of organization;

    • (d) name of chief officer of organization;

    • (e) title of chief officer of organization;

    • (f) permanent address of chief officer of organization;

    • (g) telephone number of chief officer of organization;

    • (h) nature of organization.

  • 4 General Information Concerning all Field Bases of Activity

    • (a) primary field base of organization for the operation;

    • (b) address and location of primary field base;

    • (c) telephone number of primary field base;

    • (d) specific locations of any secondary field bases and their functions.

  • 5 General Information Concerning Operating Field Personnel

    • (a) name of field officer in charge;

    • (b) title of field officer in charge;

    • (c) permanent address of field officer in charge;

    • (d) permanent telephone number of field officer in charge;

    • (e) brief statement of experience and qualifications of field officer in charge;

    • (f) field address of field officer in charge;

    • (g) field telephone number of field officer in charge;

    • (h) total numbers of field personnel to be employed full and part time in operations;

    • (i) names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons having custody of daily record of activities as specified in section 5 of these Regulations.

  • 6 General Information Concerning Proposed Activity

    • (a) reasons of organization for whom activity is to be conducted for seeking weather modification;

    • (b) specific modifications sought;

    • (c) quantitative estimate of modification effect expected;

    • (d) any secondary effects that may be anticipated;

    • (e) geographic area to be affected by the operation (a detailed map, of a scale equal to or greater than 1:500,000, of the area to be affected must be enclosed with the boundaries clearly marked);

    • (f) estimate of any geographic area that might be affected outside the area indicated in paragraph (e);

    • (g) approximate total cost of activity;

    • (h) approximate total funds to be expended in Canada in the operation;

    • (i) general periods of operation (e.g. — days with warm fog only).

  • 7 General Information Concerning Operations and Techniques

    • (a) general

      • (i) method(s) to be used,

      • (ii) general principle(s) of technique(s) to effect modification, i.e. outline any modification models or hypothesis on which activity is based,

      • (iii) brief description of specific technique used in operation,

      • (iv) brief description of typical operation,

      • (v) if the weather modifier considers himself to hold proprietary rights or things patentable concerning any aspect of the operation, these should be specified,

      • (vi) any patents held or applied for concerning any aspects of the operation should be specified, indicating by whom and where;

    • (b) equipment to effect modification

      • (i) types of equipment to be used, including for each type

        • (A) common nomenclature of equipment,

        • (B) numbers,

        • (C) general principle of operation,

        • (D) where applicable a brief description of the functional aspects in terms applicable to its usually intended purpose and principle of operation, e.g. for a silver iodide smoke generator — ice nucleating smoke output in numbers of ice nuclei per unit time active at a specified temperature,

      • (ii) proposed location or operating locale of any equipment used, clearly indicated on a map referred to in paragraph 6(e) of this Schedule or equivalent,

      • (iii) any patents held or applied for, for any equipment used in the operation, indicating by whom and where applied for, and the patent number;

    • (c) material(s) to be emitted or dispersed into the atmosphere, including for each where applicable:

      • (i) general class,

      • (ii) generic name,

      • (iii) common name,

      • (iv) chemical composition and nature,

      • (v) physical state,

      • (vi) size(s) of particles,

      • (vii) dispersal rate(s) per hour,

      • (viii) dispersal rate(s) per period of operation,

      • (ix) maximum rate of emission,

      • (x) total quantities to be dispersed,

      • (xi) expected hours of operation of any equipment or of operations emitting or dispersing materials into the atmosphere, with expected daily totals of hours of operation and total for the complete activity, and

      • (xii) toxic, corrosive or other harmful effects of any of the materials, however minor, where specifically known indicating any known references or any tests performed; otherwise, an assessment of any possible harmful effects. (The modifier should assure himself that there are no violations of the Clean Air Act or other legislation and provision of information under this Schedule does not signify approval or compliance with any other legislation.)

  • 8 General Information Concerning the Use of any Aircraft or Airborne Equipment

    • (a) whether aircraft or any airborne equipment is to be used indicating number of vehicles and equipment of each category;

    • (b) a copy of the valid “Operating Certificate” issued under the authority of the Minister of Transport pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, appertaining to any airborne operations of the activity. (The aircraft operator or modifier should assure himself that there will be no violations of the Canadian Aeronautics Act, Air Regulations, Air Navigation Orders or other appertaining legislation and provision of information under this Schedule does not constitute approval or compliance with any Act other than the Weather Modification Information Act.)

  • 9 General Information Concerning Use of any Ground Vehicles

    • (a) numbers and types of self-powered vehicles to be used in the activity or operation;

    • (b) numbers, types and function of any other mobile vehicles to be used in the activity or operation;

    • (c) general areas of operation or location of any vehicles.

  • 10 General Information Concerning any Measuring or Observing Instrumentation

    • (a) a brief description of any special atmospheric or other observations to be made by the weather modifier, or for the weather modifier by arrangement with other persons, as a result of the activity or operation;

    • (b) itemization of any measuring or observing instrumentation that will be installed or used particularly for this activity, indicating the general nature of the instrumentation and location of usage or installation (a summary map may be used).

  • 11 Certification by Organization for Whom Activity is to be Conducted

    • (a) statement identifying activity, certifying that the activity is to be conducted for the organization and outlining the working arrangement with person conducting the activity;

    • (b) name of the organization;

    • (c) name of certifying officer in full;

    • (d) title of certifying officer;

    • (e) signature of certifying officer and date.

  • 12 Certification by Person Proposing to Conduct the Activity

    • (a) statement certifying truth of all information provided to the Administrator pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Act;

    • (b) name of the organization (or person);

    • (c) name of certifying officer in full;

    • (d) title of certifying officer;

    • (e) signature of certifying officer and date.

 
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