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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 6Class 3 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 4Personnel and Training (continued)

Aerodrome Security Personnel (continued)

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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. 26

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. 26
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 31

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. 26
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 31

Notice for Non-passengers

Marginal note:Notice — Liquids, aerosols or gels

 The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that non-passengers who access sterile areas are notified of any restrictions on the possession of liquids, aerosols or gels in sterile areas.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 26

Screening of Checked Baggage

Marginal note:Checked baggage screening facilities

 The operator of an aerodrome must make facilities available for the screening of checked baggage and baggage intended to be checked baggage.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 26
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 32

Baggage Handling Systems

Marginal note:No change without agreement

 If the operator of an aerodrome is responsible for a baggage handling system, the operator must not make any change to the system that may affect screening operations unless the change is agreed to by CATSA.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 26

DIVISION 6Access Controls

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out the regulatory framework for the protection of security-sensitive areas of aerodromes.

Signs

Marginal note:Sign requirements

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must post signs on the outside of each restricted area access point and each security barrier. Each sign must

    • (a) be in at least both official languages;

    • (b) identify the restricted area as a restricted area; and

    • (c) state that access to the area is restricted to authorized persons.

  • Marginal note:Signs on security barriers

    (2) The signs posted on a security barrier must be no more than 150 m apart.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 27

Restricted Area Access Points

Marginal note:Access control system

 The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that each restricted area access point that allows access from a non-restricted area to a restricted area has an access control system consisting of one or more of the following elements:

  • (a) surveillance by a person authorized by the operator of the aerodrome to control access to restricted area;

  • (b) manual locking equipment; and

  • (c) automated access control equipment.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 28

Marginal note:Passenger loading bridge

 The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that each restricted area access point that is located between an air terminal building and a passenger loading bridge has a door that can be locked.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 28

Marginal note:Prohibition

 A person must not enter a restricted area at an aerodrome except through a restricted area access point.

Baggage Handling Systems

Marginal note:Prevention of unauthorized access

 The operator of an aerodrome must take measures to prevent unauthorized access to a baggage handling system that is in a restricted area.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 29

Doors, Gates, Emergency Exits and Other Devices

Marginal note:Duty to close and lock — operators

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must close and lock any door, gate or other device, other than an emergency exit, if

    • (a) the operator has control of and responsibility for the door, gate or other device; and

    • (b) the door, gate or other device allows access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area.

  • Marginal note:Emergency exit system

    (2) The operator of an aerodrome must institute a system, on or near an emergency exit, that prevents access by unauthorized persons to a restricted area, if

    • (a) the operator has control of and responsibility for the emergency exit; and

    • (b) the emergency exit allows access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area.

Marginal note:Duty to close and lock — partners and lessees

  •  (1) A primary security line partner, or a lessee other than a primary security line partner, at an aerodrome must close and lock any door, gate or other device, other than an emergency exit, if

    • (a) the partner or lessee has control of and responsibility for the door, gate or other device; and

    • (b) the door, gate or other device allows access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area.

  • Marginal note:Emergency exit system

    (2) A primary security line partner who occupies an area on an aerodrome’s primary security line must institute a system, on or near an emergency exit, that prevents access by unauthorized persons to a restricted area, if

    • (a) the partner has control of and responsibility for the emergency exit; and

    • (b) the emergency exit allows access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area.

Marginal note:Temporary use or control

 Any person at an aerodrome who has temporary use or control of a door, gate or other device that allows access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area must prevent access to or from the restricted area by unauthorized persons.

Marginal note:Uncontrolled restricted area access point

 Unless an authorized person is controlling access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area at an aerodrome, a person who enters or leaves the restricted area must

  • (a) lock the door, gate or other device that allows access to or from the restricted area; and

  • (b) prevent access to or from the restricted area by unauthorized persons while the door, gate or other device is open or unlocked.

Marginal note:Preventing locking

 A person at an aerodrome must not prevent a door, gate or other device, other than an emergency exit, that allows access between a restricted area and a non-restricted area from being locked.

Marginal note:Emergency exits

 A person at an aerodrome must not open any door that is designated as an emergency exit and that is also a restricted area access point unless

  • (a) the person is authorized by the operator of the aerodrome to open it; or

  • (b) there is an emergency.

Unauthorized Access

Marginal note:Prohibition

  •  (1) If a person has been given notice, orally, in writing or by a sign, that access to a part of an aerodrome is prohibited or is limited to authorized persons, the person must not enter or remain in that part of the aerodrome without authorization.

  • Marginal note:Restricted areas

    (2) The operator of an aerodrome may authorize a person to enter or remain in a restricted area if the requirements of Divisions 6 and 7 are met.

  • Marginal note:Non-public areas other than restricted areas

    (3) The operator of an aerodrome may authorize a person to enter or remain in a part of the aerodrome that is not a public area but is not a restricted area if the safety of the aerodrome, persons at the aerodrome and aircraft is not jeopardized.

  • Marginal note:Non-public areas other than restricted areas

    (4) A lessee at an aerodrome who has the use of, or is responsible for, a part of the aerodrome that is not a public area but is not a restricted area may authorize a person to enter or remain in that part of the aerodrome if the safety of the aerodrome, persons at the aerodrome and aircraft is not jeopardized.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 33
 
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