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

Regulations are current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

PART 6Class 3 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 6Access Controls (continued)

Doors, Gates, Emergency Exits and Other Devices (continued)

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

Inspectors

Marginal note:Requirement to allow access

 The operator of an aerodrome must allow an inspector to enter or remain in a restricted area if the inspector is acting in the course of their employment and presents their credentials.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 30

DIVISION 7Documents of Entitlement

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out provisions respecting documents of entitlement.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 31

Marginal note:List of documents

  •  (1) Only the following documents are documents of entitlement at an aerodrome:

    • (a) a restricted area pass;

    • (a.1) a restricted area identity card;

    • (b) a boarding pass, a ticket, or any other document accepted by an air carrier that confirms the status of the person to whom it was issued as a passenger on a flight and that is approved by the operator of the aerodrome;

    • (c) a passenger escort form that is approved by the operator of the aerodrome;

    • (d) a courtesy-lounge or conference-room pass that is issued by an air carrier and that is approved by the operator of the aerodrome; and

    • (e) a document that is issued or approved by the operator of the aerodrome in accordance with a security measure.

  • Marginal note:Pilot’s licence

    (2) A pilot’s licence issued under the Canadian Aviation Regulations is a document of entitlement for a restricted area that is used by general aviation, if the holder of the licence also holds a valid medical certificate of a category that is appropriate for that licence and

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

    • (b) requires access to an aircraft that they own or operate.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 31
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 34
  • SOR/2016-39, s. 2

DIVISION 7.1Enhanced Access Controls

Overview

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out enhanced access control requirements, including requirements respecting the identity verification system referred to in section 56.

  • SOR/2016-39, s. 3

Identity Verification System

Marginal note:Disclosure of information

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome is authorized to disclose to the Minister or CATSA any information that is necessary for the proper operation of the identity verification system.

  • Marginal note:Identity protection

    (2) Despite subsection (1), the operator of an aerodrome must not disclose to CATSA the identity of an applicant for a restricted area identity card or the identity of a person to whom a restricted area identity card has been issued unless the operator grants CATSA access to its databases to maintain or repair the identity verification system and CATSA’s access to the person’s identity is incidental to the maintenance or repairs.

  • SOR/2016-39, s. 3

Information To Be Displayed on a Restricted Area Identity Card

Marginal note:Required information

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that the following information is displayed on each restricted area identity card that it issues:

    • (a) the full name of the person to whom the card is issued;

    • (b) the person’s height;

    • (c) a photograph depicting a frontal view of the person’s face;

    • (d) the expiry date of the card;

    • (e) the name of the aerodrome where the card is issued;

    • (f) the name of the person’s employer, if the person has a single employer;

    • (g) the terms “multi-employer” and “employeur multiple”, if the person has more than one employer;

    • (h) the person’s occupation, if the person has a single occupation; and

    • (i) the terms “multi-occupation” and “emplois multiples”, if the person has more than one occupation.

  • Marginal note:Expiration date

    (2) A restricted area identity card expires no later than five years after the day on which it is issued or on the day on which the security clearance of the person to whom the card is issued expires, whichever is earlier.

  • Marginal note:Expiration date — multi-aerodrome card

    (3) Despite subsection (2), a restricted area identity card that is issued to a person who requires access to restricted areas at more than one aerodrome, but who is not a crew member, expires no later than one year after the day on which it is issued or on the day on which the person’s security clearance expires, whichever is earlier.

  • Marginal note:Official languages

    (4) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that all information that is displayed on a restricted area identity card is in both official languages.

  • SOR/2016-39, s. 3

Issuance of Restricted Area Identity Cards

Marginal note:Issuance criteria

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must not issue a restricted area identity card to a person unless the person

    • (a) applies in writing;

    • (b) is sponsored in writing by their employer;

    • (c) has a security clearance;

    • (d) consents in writing to the collection, use, retention, disclosure and destruction of information for the purposes of this Division; and

    • (e) confirms that the information displayed on the card is correct.

  • Marginal note:Activation requirement

    (2) The operator of an aerodrome must not issue a restricted area identity card to a person unless the card has been activated.

  • SOR/2016-39, s. 3

Marginal note:False information

 A person must not provide false information for the purpose of obtaining a restricted area identity card.

  • SOR/2016-39, s. 3

Marginal note:Sponsorship

 An employer must not

  • (a) sponsor an employee who does not require ongoing access to restricted areas in the course of their employment; or

  • (b) knowingly sponsor an employee for more than one restricted area identity card at a time.

  • SOR/2016-39, s. 3
 
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