Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Zoning Regulations
P.C. 2009-1267 2009-07-30
Whereas, pursuant to subsection 5.5(1)Footnote a of the Aeronautics ActFootnote b, a notice of the proposed Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Zoning Regulations, was published in two successive issues of the Canada Gazette, Part I, on March 15 and March 22, 2008, and issues of the Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit on March 26 and 29, 2008 and May 2 and 3, 2008, and a reasonable opportunity was thereby afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities with respect to the proposed Regulations;
Whereas a purpose of the proposed Regulations is to prevent lands adjacent to or in the vicinity of an airport or airport site from being used or developed in a manner that is, in the opinion of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, incompatible with the safe operation of an airport or aircraft;
And whereas a purpose of the proposed Regulations is to prevent lands adjacent to or in the vicinity of facilities used to provide services relating to aeronautics from being used or developed in a manner that would, in the opinion of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, cause interference with signals or communications to and from aircraft or to and from those facilities;
Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, pursuant to paragraphs 5.4(2)(b)Footnote a and (c)Footnote a of the Aeronautics ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Zoning Regulations.
1 (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.
airport means the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, in the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario. (aéroport)
- airport reference point
airport reference point means a point near the centre of the airport as described in Part 1 of the schedule. (point de référence de l’aéroport)
- bird hazard zone
bird hazard zone means the area in the immediate vicinity of the airport as described in Part 7 of the schedule. (zone de péril aviaire)
- outer surface
outer surface means the imaginary surface located above and in the immediate vicinity of the airport as described in Part 3 of the schedule. (surface extérieure)
- strip surface
strip surface means an imaginary surface associated with the airport runways as described in Part 4 of the schedule, including proposed runways or runway extensions, prepared for the take-off and landing of aircraft in a particular direction. (surface de bande)
- take-off/approach surface
take-off/approach surface means an imaginary inclined surface as described in Part 2 of the schedule, that extends upward and outward from each end of a strip surface. (surface de décollage/d’approche)
- transitional surface
transitional surface means an imaginary inclined surface as described in Part 5 of the schedule, that extends upward and outward from the lateral limits of a strip surface and a take-off/approach surface. (surface de transition)
(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, the assigned elevation of the airport reference points is 106.790 m above sea level, Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum — CGVD28.
2 These Regulations apply in respect of all land, including public road allowances, that is adjacent to or in the vicinity of the airport, within the outer limit described in Part 6 of the schedule.
3 No person shall erect or construct, on land in respect of which these Regulations apply, a building, structure or object, or an addition to an existing building, structure or object, any part of which would, at the location of that part of the building, structure, object or addition, exceed in elevation
(a) a take-off/approach surface;
(b) the outer surface;
(c) a transitional surface; or
(d) a strip surface.
Interference with Communication
4 No owner or lessee of land within the limit of the outer surface shall permit any part of that land to be used or developed in a manner that causes interference with any signal or communication to or from an aircraft or any facility used to provide services relating to aeronautics.
5 No owner or lessee of land in respect of which these Regulations apply shall permit any part of an object of natural growth that is on the land to grow to a height that exceeds, at the location of that part of the object, the elevation of any surface referred to in section 3.
6 No owner or lessee of land within the limits of the bird hazard zone shall permit any part of that land to be used for activities or uses attracting birds that create a hazard to aviation safety.
Coming into Force
Return to footnote *[Note: These Regulations came into effect in respect of lands registered in the registry system on July 8, 2010 and, in respect of lands registered in the land titles system, on July 16, 2010.]
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