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

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

PART 6Class 3 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 8Airport Security Programs (continued)

Airport Security Program Requirements

Marginal note:Requirement to establish and implement

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish and implement an airport security program.

  • Marginal note:Program requirements

    (2) As part of its airport security program, the operator of an aerodrome must

    • (a) define and document the aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities assigned to each of the operator’s employee groups and contractor groups;

    • (b) communicate the information referred to in paragraph (a) to the employees and contractors in those groups;

    • (c) have a security policy statement that establishes an overall commitment and direction for aerodrome security and sets out the operator’s security objectives;

    • (d) communicate the security policy statement in an accessible manner to all persons who are employed at the aerodrome or who require access to the aerodrome in the course of their employment;

    • (e) establish and implement a process for responding to aerodrome-related security incidents and breaches in a coordinated manner that is intended to minimize their impact;

    • (f) establish and implement a security awareness program that promotes a culture of security vigilance and awareness among the following persons:

      • (i) persons who are employed at the aerodrome,

      • (ii) crew members who are based at the aerodrome, and

      • (iii) persons, other than crew members, who require access to the aerodrome in the course of their employment;

    • (g) assess risk information and disseminate it within the operator’s organization for the purpose of informed decision-making about aviation security;

    • (h) establish and implement a process for receiving, retaining, disclosing and disposing of sensitive information respecting aviation security in order to protect the information from unauthorized access;

    • (i) identify sensitive information respecting aviation security and receive, retain, disclose and dispose of sensitive information respecting aviation security in a manner that protects the information from unauthorized access;

    • (j) disclose sensitive information respecting aviation security to the following persons if they have been assigned aerodrome-related security roles and responsibilities and require the information to carry out those roles and responsibilities:

      • (i) persons who are employed at the aerodrome, and

      • (ii) persons who require access to the aerodrome in the course of their employment;

    • (k) have a current scale map of the aerodrome that identifies all restricted areas, security barriers and restricted area access points; and

    • (l) document how the operator achieves compliance with the aviation security provisions of the Act and the regulatory requirements that apply to the operator.

  • Marginal note:Other program requirements

    (3) The following also form part of the airport security program:

    • (a) the security official referred to in section 425;

    • (b) the aerodrome security personnel training referred to in sections 426 and 427;

    • (c) the security committee or other working group or forum referred to in section 458;

    • (d) if applicable, the airport security risk assessment referred to in section 461;

    • (e) if applicable, the strategic airport security plan referred to in section 466;

    • (f) the menu of additional safeguards referred to in section 472;

    • (g) the emergency plan referred to in section 474; and

    • (h) the security exercises referred to in sections 475 and 476.

  • SOR/2012-48, ss. 32, 65(F)
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35

Marginal note:Documentation

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must

    • (a) keep documentation related to its menu of additional safeguards and any amendment to it for at least five years;

    • (b) if applicable, keep documentation related to its airport security risk assessment and any review of it for at least five years;

    • (c) if applicable, keep documentation related to its strategic airport security plan and any amendment to it for at least five years; and

    • (d) keep all other documentation related to its airport security program for at least two years.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial access

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must make the documentation available to the Minister on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35

Marginal note:Requirement to amend

 The operator of an aerodrome must amend its airport security program if the operator identifies, at the aerodrome, an aviation security risk that is not addressed by the program.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35

Security Committee

Marginal note:Security committee

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must have a security committee or other working group or forum that

    • (a) advises the operator on the development of controls and processes that are necessary at the aerodrome in order to comply with the aviation security provisions of the Act and the regulatory requirements that apply to the operator;

    • (b) helps coordinate the implementation of the controls and processes that are necessary at the aerodrome in order to comply with the aviation security provisions of the Act and the regulatory requirements that apply to the operator; and

    • (c) promotes the sharing of information respecting the airport security program.

  • Marginal note:Terms of reference

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must manage the security committee or other working group or forum in accordance with written terms of reference that

    • (a) identify its membership; and

    • (b) define the roles and responsibilities of each member.

  • Marginal note:Records

    (3) The operator of the aerodrome must keep records of the activities and decisions of the security committee or other working group or forum.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35

Requirements that Apply only if an Amendment to Schedule 3 or a Ministerial Order is made: Airport Security Risk Assessments and Strategic Airport Security Plans

Marginal note:Application

  •  (1) Subject to section 460, sections 461 to 471 apply to the operator of an aerodrome if

    • (a) the Governor in Council makes an aviation security regulation adding an asterisk in Schedule 3 after the name of the aerodrome; or

    • (b) the Minister makes an order stating that sections 461 to 471 apply to the operator.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s authority

    (2) The Minister is authorized to make orders stating that sections 461 to 471 apply to operators of aerodromes listed in Schedule 3.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35

Marginal note:Transition

  •  (1) Sections 461 and 462 do not apply to the operator of an aerodrome until the day that is 10 months after the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which an aviation security regulation adding an asterisk in Schedule 3 after the name of the aerodrome comes into force, and

    • (b) the day on which a ministerial order stating that sections 461 to 471 apply to the operator comes into force.

  • Marginal note:Transition

    (2) Sections 466 and 468 do not apply to the operator of an aerodrome until the day that is 22 months after the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which an aviation security regulation adding an asterisk in Schedule 3 after the name of the aerodrome comes into force, and

    • (b) the day on which a ministerial order stating that sections 461 to 471 apply to the operator comes into force.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 35
 
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