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Marine Transportation Security Regulations (SOR/2004-144)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

PART 3Marine Facilities (continued)

Security Procedures for Access Control (continued)

MARSEC Level 2

 For MARSEC level 2, the additional security procedures for access control shall include, as appropriate to the facility’s operations,

  • (a) increasing the frequency and detail of the authorized screening of persons and goods, including vehicles, entering the marine facility, for weapons, explosives and incendiaries;

  • (b) X-ray screening of all unaccompanied baggage for weapons, explosives and incendiaries;

  • (c) assigning additional personnel to guard access points and to patrol the perimeter of the marine facility to deter unauthorized access;

  • (d) limiting the number of access points to the marine facility by closing and securing some access points and providing physical barriers to impede movement through the remaining access points;

  • (e) denying or revoking access by persons who are unable to provide a verifiable justification for seeking access to the marine facility; and

  • (f) coordinating with the Minister, the appropriate law enforcement agencies and, if the marine facility is in a port, the port administration for the deterrence of waterside access to the marine facility, including using waterborne patrols to enhance security around the marine facility and any vessels located there.

MARSEC Level 3

 For MARSEC level 3, the additional security procedures for access control shall include, as appropriate to the facility’s operations,

  • (a) conducting the authorized screening of all persons and goods, including vehicles, for weapons, explosives and incendiaries;

  • (b) in respect of unaccompanied baggage,

    • (i) conducting authorized screening more extensively for weapons, explosives and incendiaries, for example, by X-raying from two or more angles,

    • (ii) restricting or suspending the handling of it, or

    • (iii) refusing to accept it;

  • (c) cooperating with emergency response personnel and other marine facilities;

  • (d) granting access only to those responding to a security incident or security threat;

  • (e) suspending access to the marine facility;

  • (f) suspending cargo operations;

  • (g) evacuating the marine facility;

  • (h) restricting pedestrian or vehicular movement on the grounds of the marine facility; and

  • (i) increasing monitoring at the marine facility.

Security Procedures for Restricted Areas

General

  •  (1) A marine facility security plan shall designate restricted areas, as appropriate to the facility’s operations, in order to

    • (a) prevent or deter unauthorized access;

    • (b) protect the marine facility, including security and surveillance equipment and systems, and persons authorized to be at the facility;

    • (c) protect vessels interfacing with the marine facility; and

    • (d) protect ships’ stores from tampering.

  • (2) The plan shall contain security procedures to ensure that notices are posted in compliance with section 21 of the Act.

  • (3) Restricted areas shall be established for

    • (a) land areas adjacent to vessels interfacing with the marine facility;

    • (b) areas in which security-sensitive information is kept, including cargo documentation;

    • (c) areas containing the central controls for security and surveillance equipment and systems and areas that contain the central lighting system controls;

    • (d) areas containing the critical infrastructure of the marine facility, such as

      • (i) water supplies,

      • (ii) telecommunications,

      • (iii) electrical systems, and

      • (iv) access points for ventilation and air-conditioning systems;

    • (e) manufacturing or processing areas and control rooms;

    • (f) locations in the marine facility where it is reasonable to restrict access by vehicles and persons;

    • (g) areas designated for loading, unloading or storage of cargo and ships’ stores; and

    • (h) areas containing certain dangerous cargoes.

  • (4) The following areas shall be established as restricted area two:

    • (a) areas in the marine facilities set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 that contain the central controls for security and surveillance equipment and systems and areas that contain the central lighting system controls; and

    • (b) areas that are designated for the loading or unloading of cargo and ships’ stores at the cruise ship terminals set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 and land areas adjacent to vessels interfacing with those cruise ship terminals.

  • SOR/2006-269, s. 10

 A marine facility security plan shall contain security procedures, as appropriate to the facility’s operations, for restricted areas at each MARSEC level for

  • (a) identifying the marine facility personnel and other persons who are authorized to have access;

  • (b) determining the conditions under which access may take place including procedures for escorting persons who do not have restricted area passes;

  • (c) establishing the times during which access restrictions apply; and

  • (d) ensuring that notices are posted in compliance with section 21 of the Act.

  • SOR/2006-269, s. 23(F)

MARSEC Level 1

  •  (1) For MARSEC level 1, a marine facility security plan shall contain security procedures, as appropriate to the facility’s operations, to prevent unauthorized access or activities in restricted areas that include

    • (a) restricting access to authorized personnel;

    • (b) securing all access points not actively used and providing physical barriers to impede movement through the remaining access points;

    • (c) controlling access to restricted areas;

    • (d) examining the identification and authorization of persons and vehicles seeking entry;

    • (e) patrolling or monitoring the perimeter of restricted areas;

    • (f) using security personnel, automatic intrusion detection devices, surveillance equipment or surveillance systems to detect unauthorized entry into or movement in restricted areas;

    • (g) directing the parking, loading and unloading of vehicles in restricted areas;

    • (h) controlling the movement and storage of cargo and ships’ stores;

    • (i) designating restricted areas for performing inspections of cargo and ships’ stores that are awaiting loading; and

    • (j) designating temporary restricted areas to accommodate marine facility operations, including restricted areas for segregating unaccompanied baggage that has undergone authorized screening by a vessel operator.

  • (2) The marine facility security plan shall include a requirement that, if a temporary restricted area is designated, a security sweep of it shall be conducted both before and after it is designated.

MARSEC Level 2

 For MARSEC level 2, additional security procedures for restricted areas shall include, as appropriate to the facility’s operations,

  • (a) increasing the intensity and frequency of monitoring and access control of restricted areas;

  • (b) enhancing the effectiveness of the physical barriers surrounding restricted areas, by the use of patrols or automatic intrusion detection devices;

  • (c) reducing the number of access points to restricted areas and enhancing the controls applied at the remaining access points;

  • (d) restricting the parking of vehicles adjacent to vessels;

  • (e) reducing access to the restricted areas and movements and storage in them;

  • (f) using surveillance equipment that records and monitors continuously;

  • (g) increasing the number and frequency of patrols, including the use of waterborne patrols; and

  • (h) establishing and restricting access to areas adjacent to restricted areas.

 
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