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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 323 from 2008-12-15 to 2014-06-18:


 A marine facility security plan shall address each vulnerability identified in the marine facility security assessment and include

  • (a) the organization of the marine facility in terms of security, including the tasks of personnel who have security responsibilities;

  • (b) the name of the operator and the name and position of the marine facility security officer, including information on how they may be contacted at any time;

  • (c) the identification of restricted areas and any security procedures, equipment and systems for those areas;

  • (d) a description of the procedures for and the frequency of drills and exercises;

  • (e) a description of procedures for the following:

    • (i) ensuring the security of information in the marine facility security plan and keeping the records referred to in section 312,

    • (ii) maintaining security and communication systems and equipment,

    • (iii) identifying and correcting security equipment or systems failures or malfunctions,

    • (iv) communications,

    • (v) responding to changes in the MARSEC level,

    • (vi) interfacing with vessels at each MARSEC level,

    • (vii) declarations of security,

    • (viii) preventing unauthorized weapons, explosives, incendiaries or other dangerous substances or devices from entering the marine facility,

    • (ix) reporting security threats, breaches of security and security incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, the Minister and, if applicable, the port administration,

    • (x) securing non-critical operations in order to focus response on critical operations, and

    • (xi) periodically reviewing, updating and auditing the marine facility security plan;

  • (f) a description of

    • (i) security procedures, equipment and systems for access control,

    • (ii) security procedures for the delivery of ships’ stores and bunkers,

    • (iii) security procedures, equipment and systems for monitoring the marine facility and surrounding area, and

    • (iv) procedures for security threats, breaches of security and security incidents, including procedures for the evacuation of the marine facility;

  • (g) the rate at which inspections of the marine facility are conducted; and

  • (h)  the identification of positions for which a security clearance is required.

  • SOR/2006-269, s. 9
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