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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-22 and last amended on 2022-05-11. Previous Versions

PART 4Class 1 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 97(b).

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 5

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. 5

[100 to 107 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

[109 and 110 reserved]

Security Official

[
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 6
]

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.

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-153, s. 7]

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-153, s. 7]

[113 and 114 reserved]

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. 8

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. 8

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.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 8

Marginal note:Training records

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that, for each individual who receives training in accordance with section 115 or 116, 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 115 or 116; and

    • (c) evaluation results for all the training that the individual has received in accordance with section 115 or 116.

  • 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. 8

[119 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. 4

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. 4
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 9

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. 4
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 9

Screening of Non-passengers

Marginal note:Non-passenger screening facilities

 The operator of an aerodrome must make facilities available for non-passenger screening checkpoints at restricted area access points and at locations inside restricted areas.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 4

Marginal note:Non-passenger access to restricted areas

 The operator of an aerodrome must, in accordance with a security measure, ensure that non-passengers enter a restricted area at the aerodrome only through a restricted area access point where screening is carried out.

  • SOR/2014-161, s. 1

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. 4

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. 4
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 10

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. 4

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.

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 the restricted area;

  • (b) manual locking equipment; and

  • (c) automated access control equipment.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 5

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. 5

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. 6

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.

 
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