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Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (SOR/2011-318)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-05-29. Previous Versions

PART 4Class 1 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 8Enhanced Access Controls (continued)

Inspectors (continued)

Marginal note:Conveyance escort privileges

  •  (1) Nothing in this Division prohibits an inspector from escorting a person who is in a conveyance in a restricted area and is not in possession of a restricted area identity card if the inspector

    • (a) is acting in the course of their employment;

    • (b) does not escort more than 10 persons at one time; and

    • (c) is either in the conveyance or in an escort conveyance that is travelling in a convoy with the conveyance.

  • Marginal note:Additional conditions

    (2) If a person under escort disembarks from a conveyance in a restricted area, the inspector must

    • (a) remain with the person; and

    • (b) ensure that the person remains with the inspector.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) If a person under escort is travelling to or from an air terminal building apron area, the Minister must ensure that at least one escort conveyance is provided for every three conveyances requiring escort in a convoy and that at least one inspector is in each escort conveyance.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) If a person under escort is travelling to or from a restricted area other than an air terminal building apron area, the Minister must ensure that at least one escort conveyance is provided for every six conveyances requiring escort in a convoy and that at least one inspector is in each escort conveyance.

DIVISION 9Airport Security Programs

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out the regulatory framework for promoting a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated approach to airport security. The processes required under this Division are intended to facilitate the establishment and implementation of effective airport security programs that reflect the circumstances of each aerodrome.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Interpretation

Marginal note:Processes and procedures

 For greater certainty, any reference to a process in this Division includes the procedures, if any, that are necessary to implement that process.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Airport Security Program Requirements

Marginal note:Requirement to establish and implement

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish and implement an airport security program.

  • Marginal note:Program requirements

    (2) As part of its airport security program, the operator of an aerodrome must

    • (a) define and document the aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities assigned to each of the operator’s employee groups and contractor groups;

    • (b) communicate the information referred to in paragraph (a) to the employees and contractors in those groups;

    • (c) have a security policy statement that establishes an overall commitment and direction for aerodrome security and sets out the operator’s security objectives;

    • (d) communicate the security policy statement in an accessible manner to all persons who are employed at the aerodrome or who require access to the aerodrome in the course of their employment;

    • (e) establish and implement a process for responding to aerodrome-related security incidents and breaches in a coordinated manner that is intended to minimize their impact;

    • (f) establish and implement a security awareness program that promotes a culture of security vigilance and awareness among the following persons:

      • (i) persons who are employed at the aerodrome,

      • (ii) crew members who are based at the aerodrome, and

      • (iii) persons, other than crew members, who require access to the aerodrome in the course of their employment;

    • (g) assess risk information and disseminate it within the operator’s organization for the purpose of informed decision-making about aviation security;

    • (h) establish and implement a process for receiving, retaining, disclosing and disposing of sensitive information respecting aviation security in order to protect the information from unauthorized access;

    • (i) identify sensitive information respecting aviation security and receive, retain, disclose and dispose of sensitive information respecting aviation security in a manner that protects the information from unauthorized access;

    • (j) disclose sensitive information respecting aviation security to the following persons if they have been assigned aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities and require the information to carry out those roles and responsibilities:

      • (i) persons who are employed at the aerodrome, and

      • (ii) persons who require access to the aerodrome in the course of their employment;

    • (k) have a current scale map of the aerodrome that identifies all restricted areas, security barriers and restricted area access points; and

    • (l) document how the operator achieves compliance with the aviation security provisions of the Act and the regulatory requirements that apply to the operator.

  • Marginal note:Other program requirements

    (3) The following also form part of the airport security program:

    • (a) the security official referred to in section 112;

    • (b) the aerodrome security personnel training referred to in sections 115 and 116;

    • (c) the security committee or other working group or forum referred to in section 195;

    • (d) the multi-agency advisory committee referred to in section 196;

    • (e) the airport security risk assessment referred to in section 197;

    • (f) the strategic airport security plan referred to in section 202;

    • (g) the emergency plan referred to in section 206; and

    • (h) the security exercises referred to in sections 207 and 208.

  • SOR/2012-48, ss. 11, 65(F)
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

[192 reserved]

Marginal note:Documentation

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must

    • (a) keep documentation related to its airport security risk assessment and any review of it for at least five years;

    • (b) keep documentation related to its strategic airport security plan and any amendment to it for at least five years; and

    • (c) keep all other documentation related to its airport security program for at least two years.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial access

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must make the documentation available to the Minister on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Marginal note:Requirement to amend

 The operator of an aerodrome must amend its airport security program if the operator identifies, at the aerodrome, an aviation security risk that is not addressed by the program.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Committees

Marginal note:Security committee

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must have a security committee or other working group or forum that

    • (a) advises the operator on the development of controls and processes that are necessary at the aerodrome in order to comply with the aviation security provisions of the Act and the regulatory requirements that apply to the operator;

    • (b) helps coordinate the implementation of the controls and processes that are necessary at the aerodrome in order to comply with the aviation security provisions of the Act and the regulatory requirements that apply to the operator; and

    • (c) promotes the sharing of information respecting the airport security program.

  • Marginal note:Terms of reference

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must manage the security committee or other working group or forum in accordance with written terms of reference that

    • (a) identify its membership; and

    • (b) define the roles and responsibilities of each member.

  • Marginal note:Records

    (3) The operator of the aerodrome must keep records of the activities and decisions of the security committee or other working group or forum.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16
 
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