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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 4Class 1 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 5Facilitation of Screening (continued)

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.

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 to 8 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. 11

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. 7

DIVISION 7Documents of Entitlement

Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out provisions respecting documents of entitlement. Requirements respecting the issue and use of restricted area identity cards are set out in Division 8.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 8

Marginal note:List of documents

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

    • (a) a restricted area identity card;

    • (b) a temporary pass issued by the operator of the aerodrome;

    • (c) 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;

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

    • (e) 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

    • (f) 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. 8
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 12
 
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