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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

PART 6Class 3 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 2Threats and Incidents (continued)

Threat Response (continued)

Marginal note:Threats identified by other person

 If it is determined under paragraph 15(b), 409(b) or 411(b) that there is a threat that jeopardizes the security of an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must immediately take all of the measures necessary to ensure the safety of the aerodrome and persons at the aerodrome, including informing the appropriate police service of the nature of the threat.

  • SOR/2019-149, s. 3

Information Reporting

Marginal note:Security incidents

 The operator of an aerodrome must immediately notify the Minister when any of the following incidents occur:

  • (a) the discovery, at the aerodrome, of a weapon, explosive substance or incendiary device that is not permitted under subsection 78(2);

  • (b) an explosion at the aerodrome, unless the explosion is known to be the result of an accident, excavation, demolition or construction work, or the use of fireworks displays;

  • (c) a threat against the aerodrome; and

  • (d) an aviation security incident that involves a peace officer anywhere at the aerodrome other than areas under an air carrier’s control.

  • SOR/2019-149, s. 3

Marginal note:Commercial air service information

 The operator of an aerodrome must provide the Minister with written notice of any new commercial air service that is to begin at an air terminal building.

DIVISION 3AVSEC Levels

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out requirements respecting the implementation of additional safeguards in the event of heightened risk conditions.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 28

AVSEC Level Requirements

Marginal note:Additional safeguards

 If the AVSEC level is raised or maintained above level 1 for an aerodrome or any part of an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must immediately take the following actions:

  • (a) determine which additional safeguards are likely to mitigate the heightened risk condition;

  • (b) notify any persons or organizations that have aviation security roles and responsibilities at the aerodrome and are affected by the heightened risk condition;

  • (c) implement or continue to implement the additional safeguards; and

  • (d) notify the Minister of the additional safeguards that are being or will be implemented.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 28

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 416(b).

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 28

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. 28

[419 and 420 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

[422 and 423 reserved]

Security Official

[SOR/2014-153, s. 29]

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. 30

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. 30

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, 2 or 3.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 30

Marginal note:Training records

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that, for each individual who receives training in accordance with section 426 or 427, 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 426 or 427; and

    • (c) evaluation results for all the training that the individual has received in accordance with section 426 or 427.

  • 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. 30
 
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