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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 4Class 1 Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 8Enhanced 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.

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.

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.

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.

Marginal note:False information

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

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.

Marginal note:Issuance of multiple cards

 The operator of an aerodrome must not issue more than one restricted area identity card at a time to a person.

Marginal note:Replacement of cards

 Before replacing a lost, stolen or non-functional restricted area identity card, the operator of an aerodrome must ensure that

  • (a) the person applying for the replacement card is the person to whom the lost, stolen or non-functional card has been issued; and

  • (b) the person still has a security clearance.

Marginal note:Requirement to inform

 Before collecting information from an applicant under this Division, the operator of an aerodrome must bring to the applicant’s attention the purposes for which the information is collected and the manner in which the information will be used, retained, disclosed and destroyed.

Marginal note:Collection of information

  •  (1) For the purpose of creating a restricted area identity card for an applicant, the operator of an aerodrome must collect the following information from the applicant:

    • (a) the applicant’s full name;

    • (b) the applicant’s height;

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

    • (d) the applicant’s fingerprint images and iris images;

    • (e) the name of the applicant’s employer; and

    • (f) the applicant’s occupation.

  • Marginal note:Destruction of images and templates

    (2) The operator of the aerodrome must, immediately after issuing the restricted area identity card, destroy all fingerprint images and iris images that the operator collected from the applicant and any biometric template created from those images that is not stored on the card.

Marginal note:Quality control

 For the purpose of allowing CATSA to monitor the quality of biometric templates and determining if a restricted area identity card is already active in respect of an applicant, the operator of an aerodrome must, before issuing the card, disclose to CATSA any biometric templates created from the fingerprint images and iris images collected from the applicant.

Marginal note:Protection of information

 The operator of an aerodrome must take appropriate measures to protect information that is collected, used, retained or disclosed in accordance with this Division from loss or theft and from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, duplication or alteration.

Deactivation of Restricted Area Identity Cards

Marginal note:Deactivation request

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome who has issued a restricted area identity card must immediately ask CATSA to deactivate the card if

    • (a) the card expires;

    • (b) the person to whom the card has been issued or their employer informs the operator that the card is lost, stolen or no longer functional; or

    • (c) the person to whom the card has been issued fails, on demand, to present or surrender the card to a screening officer.

  • Marginal note:Reason for deactivation

    (1.1) If the operator of an aerodrome asks CATSA to deactivate a restricted area identity card, the operator must inform CATSA of the reason for the request.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition

    (2) The operator of an aerodrome must not ask CATSA to deactivate a restricted area identity card for a reason other than a reason set out in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Notification of Minister

    (3) The operator of an aerodrome must notify the Minister if the operator asks CATSA to deactivate a restricted area identity card.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 13

Marginal note:Change in employment

 The operator of an aerodrome who has issued a restricted area identity card must notify the Minister immediately if

  • (a) in the case of a person who has a single employer, the person to whom the card has been issued ceases to be employed or no longer requires ongoing access to restricted areas in the course of their employment; and

  • (b) in the case of a person who has more than one employer, the person to whom the card has been issued ceases to be employed by all of their employers or no longer requires ongoing access to restricted areas in the course of their employment.

 
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