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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 5Class 2 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 3AVSEC Levels (continued)

AVSEC Level Requirements (continued)

Marginal note:Notification

 When the AVSEC level is lowered for an aerodrome or any part of an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must immediately notify the persons and organizations that were notified under paragraph 261(b).

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 17

Marginal note:Legal powers and obligations

 For greater certainty, nothing in these Regulations authorizes the operator of an aerodrome to implement additional safeguards that are inconsistent with the operator’s legal powers and obligations.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 17

[264 and 265 reserved]

DIVISION 4Personnel and Training

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out requirements respecting aerodrome security personnel and other persons who are assigned aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities at an aerodrome.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 75

[267 and 268 reserved]

Security Official

[SOR/2014-153, s. 18]

Marginal note:Interpretation

 A security official of an aerodrome is an individual who is responsible for

  • (a) coordinating and overseeing security controls and procedures at the aerodrome; and

  • (b) acting as the principal contact between the operator of the aerodrome and the Minister with respect to security matters, including the airport security program.

Marginal note:Requirement

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must have, at all times, at least one security official or acting security official.

  • Marginal note:Contact information

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must provide the Minister with

    • (a) the name of each security official and acting security official; and

    • (b) 24-hour contact information for those officials.

Aerodrome Security Personnel

Marginal note:Initial training

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that a member of the aerodrome security personnel does not carry out an aerodrome-related security role or responsibility at the aerodrome unless the member has received initial training in relation to that role or responsibility.

  • Marginal note:Training elements

    (2) Initial training for aerodrome security personnel must include instruction and evaluation in relation to the topics set out below that are relevant to the aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities of the personnel:

    • (a) international instruments respecting aviation security, the aviation security provisions of the Act and regulatory requirements;

    • (b) the security controls and procedures at the aerodrome where the personnel are employed;

    • (c) systems and equipment at the aerodrome;

    • (d) an overview of threats to aviation security and acts or attempted acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation;

    • (e) the recognition of goods that are listed or described in TP 14628 or that pose an immediate threat to aviation security; and

    • (f) the actions to be taken by the personnel in response to a threat to aviation security or an act or attempted act of unlawful interference with civil aviation.

  • Marginal note:Grandfathering

    (3) Aerodrome security personnel who are employed at the aerodrome on the day on which this section comes into force are exempted from initial training in relation to any topic for which they have already received training.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 19

Marginal note:Follow-up training

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that aerodrome security personnel receive follow-up training when any of the following circumstances arise:

    • (a) a change is made in the aviation security provisions of the Act or in regulatory requirements and the change is relevant to the aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities of the personnel;

    • (b) a change is made in the security controls and procedures at the aerodrome where the personnel are employed and the change is relevant to the aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities of the personnel;

    • (c) a new or modified action is to be taken by the personnel in response to a threat to aviation security or an act or attempted act of unlawful interference with civil aviation; and

    • (d) a significant risk or an emerging trend in aviation security is identified to the operator by the Minister and the risk or trend is relevant to the aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities of the personnel.

  • Marginal note:Follow-up training

    (2) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that a member of the aerodrome security personnel receives follow-up training when the Minister or the operator identifies a shortcoming in the member’s performance when the member is carrying out security controls or following security procedures at the aerodrome.

  • Marginal note:Training elements

    (3) Follow-up training must include

    • (a) a review of any initial-training element related to the circumstance set out in subsection (1) or (2) that gave rise to the follow-up training; and

    • (b) instruction and evaluation in relation to that circumstance.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 19

Marginal note:On-the-job training

 If, at an aerodrome, the initial or follow-up training of aerodrome security personnel includes on-the-job training, the operator of the aerodrome must ensure that the on-the-job training is provided by a person who has received that same training or has significant experience working as a member of the aerodrome security personnel at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 1 or 2.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 19

Marginal note:Training records

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that, for each individual who receives training in accordance with section 271 or 272, there is a training record that includes

    • (a) the individual’s employee group or contractor group, if applicable, and a description of the individual’s aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities;

    • (b) a description of all the training that the individual has received in accordance with section 271 or 272; and

    • (c) evaluation results for all the training that the individual has received in accordance with section 271 or 272.

  • Marginal note:Record keeping

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must keep the training record for at least two years.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial access

    (3) The operator of the aerodrome must make the training record available to the Minister on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 19

[275 reserved]

DIVISION 5Facilitation of Screening

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out requirements respecting the facilitation of screening operations at an aerodrome.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15

Screening of Passengers

Marginal note:Passenger screening facilities

 The operator of an aerodrome must make facilities available for passenger screening checkpoints and must make at least one facility available for the private screening of passengers.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 20

Marginal note:False declaration notice

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must post a notice at each passenger screening checkpoint stating that it is an offence for a person at the aerodrome to falsely declare

    • (a) that the person is carrying a weapon, an explosive substance, an incendiary device or any other item that could be used to jeopardize the security of an aerodrome or aircraft, or that such an item is contained in goods in the person’s possession or control or in goods that the person has tendered or is tendering for screening or transportation; or

    • (b) that another person who is at an aerodrome or on board an aircraft is carrying a weapon, an explosive substance, an incendiary device or any other item that could be used to jeopardize the security of an aerodrome or aircraft, or that such an item is contained in goods in the other person’s possession or control or in goods that the other person has tendered or is tendering for screening or transportation.

  • Marginal note:Official languages

    (2) The notice must be clearly visible and be in at least both official languages.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 20
 
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