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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 9Airport Security Programs (continued)

Committees (continued)

Marginal note:Multi-agency advisory committee

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must have a multi-agency advisory committee.

  • Marginal note:Membership

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must invite at least the following persons and organizations to be members of the multi-agency advisory committee:

    • (a) the Department of Transport;

    • (b) CATSA;

    • (c) the police service with jurisdiction at the aerodrome;

    • (d) the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;

    • (e) the Canadian Security Intelligence Service; and

    • (f) the Canada Border Services Agency.

  • Marginal note:Terms of reference

    (3) The operator of the aerodrome must manage the multi-agency advisory committee in accordance with written terms of reference.

  • Marginal note:Objectives

    (4) The objectives of the multi-agency advisory committee are

    • (a) to advise the operator of the aerodrome on its airport security risk assessment and its strategic airport security plan; and

    • (b) to promote the sharing of sensitive information respecting aviation security at the aerodrome.

  • Marginal note:Records

    (5) The operator of the aerodrome must keep records of the activities and decisions of the multi-agency advisory committee.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Airport Security Risk Assessments

Marginal note:Airport security risk assessments

 The operator of an aerodrome must have an airport security risk assessment that identifies, assesses and prioritizes aviation security risks and that includes the following elements:

  • (a) a threat assessment that evaluates the probability that aviation security incidents will occur at the aerodrome;

  • (b) a criticality assessment that prioritizes the areas, assets, infrastructure and operations at or associated with the aerodrome that most require protection from acts and attempted acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation;

  • (c) a vulnerability assessment that considers the extent to which the areas, assets, infrastructure and operations at or associated with the aerodrome are susceptible to loss or damage and that evaluates this susceptibility in the context of the threat assessment; and

  • (d) an impact assessment that, at a minimum, measures the consequences of an aviation security incident or potential aviation security incident in terms of

    • (i) a decrease in public safety and security,

    • (ii) financial and economic loss, and

    • (iii) a loss of public confidence.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Marginal note:Submission for approval

 The operator of an aerodrome must submit its airport security risk assessment to the Minister for approval, and must submit a new airport security risk assessment to the Minister within five years after the date of the most recent approval.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Marginal note:Requirement to consult

 The operator of an aerodrome must consult its multi-agency advisory committee when the operator is

  • (a) preparing its airport security risk assessment for submission to the Minister for approval; and

  • (b) conducting a review of its airport security risk assessment.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Marginal note:Airport security risk assessment — annual review

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must conduct a review of its airport security risk assessment at least once a year.

  • Marginal note:Airport security risk assessment — other reviews

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must also conduct a review of its airport security risk assessment if

    • (a) a special event that is scheduled to take place at the aerodrome could affect aerodrome security;

    • (b) the operator is planning a change to the physical layout or operation of the aerodrome that could affect aviation security at the aerodrome;

    • (c) an environmental or operational change at the aerodrome could affect aerodrome security;

    • (d) a change in regulatory requirements could affect aerodrome security;

    • (e) the operator identifies, at the aerodrome, a vulnerability that is not addressed in the assessment, or the Minister identifies such a vulnerability to the operator; or

    • (f) the Minister informs the operator that there is a change in the threat environment that could result in a new or unaddressed medium to high risk.

  • Marginal note:Equivalency

    (3) For greater certainty, a review conducted under subsection (2) counts as a review required under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Documentation

    (4) When the operator of the aerodrome conducts a review of its airport security risk assessment, the operator must document

    • (a) any decision to amend or to not amend the assessment or the operator’s risk-management strategy;

    • (b) the reasons for that decision; and

    • (c) the factors that were taken into consideration in making that decision.

  • Marginal note:Notification

    (5) The operator of the aerodrome must notify the Minister if, as a result of a review of its airport security risk assessment, the operator amends the assessment

    • (a) to include a new medium to high risk; or

    • (b) to raise or lower the level of a risk within the medium to high range.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Marginal note:Approval

 The Minister must approve an airport security risk assessment submitted by the operator of an aerodrome if

  • (a) the assessment meets the requirements of section 197;

  • (b) the assessment has been reviewed by an executive within the operator’s organization who is responsible for security;

  • (c) the operator has considered risk information provided by its multi-agency advisory committee;

  • (d) the operator has considered all available and relevant information; and

  • (e) the operator has not overlooked an aviation security risk that could affect the operation of the aerodrome.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16

Strategic Airport Security Plans

Marginal note:Strategic airport security plans

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish a strategic airport security plan that

    • (a) summarizes the operator’s strategy to prepare for, detect, prevent, respond to and recover from acts or attempted acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation;

    • (b) includes a risk-management strategy that addresses the medium to high aviation security risks identified and prioritized in the operator’s airport security risk assessment; and

    • (c) sets out a menu of additional safeguards that are

      • (i) intended to mitigate heightened risk conditions in a graduated manner, and

      • (ii) consistent with the operator’s legal powers and obligations.

  • Marginal note:Menu of additional safeguards

    (2) The menu of additional safeguards must

    • (a) describe, by activity type and location, the safeguards in place at the aerodrome in respect of AVSEC level 1 operating conditions;

    • (b) allow the rapid selection of additional safeguards by activity type or location; and

    • (c) indicate the persons and organizations responsible for implementing each additional safeguard.

  • Marginal note:Activity types

    (3) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), the activity types must include

    • (a) access controls;

    • (b) monitoring and patrolling;

    • (c) communications; and

    • (d) other operational controls.

  • Marginal note:Locations

    (4) For the purposes of paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), the locations must include

    • (a) public areas of the aerodrome;

    • (b) areas of the aerodrome that are not public areas but are not restricted areas; and

    • (c) restricted areas.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16
 
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