Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2018-09-26 and last amended on 2016-04-15. Previous Versions

PART 5Manufacturing Explosives (continued)

DIVISION 3Manufacturing that Does Not Require a Licence or Certificate

Marginal note:Restriction

 A person who manufactures an Footnote *explosive under the authority of this Division must comply with Parts 10 to 18.

Marginal note:Experiments

  •  (1) A school, college, university or other learning institution, or a law enforcement or government agency, that complies with subsection (2) may manufacture up to 50 g of Footnote *explosives for the purposes of an experiment, demonstration, test or analysis.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The institution or agency must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the manufacturing must be carried out with the consent of the management of the institution or agency by one of its employees or by a person who is at all times under the direct supervision of an employee;

    • (b) the employee must know how to carry out the manufacturing in a manner that minimizes the likelihood of harm to people and property and be aware of the precautions that must be taken to minimize the likelihood of harm to people and property;

    • (c) every person who carries out the manufacturing must be at least 18 years old;

    • (d) precautions that will eliminate any possibility of an accidental ignition must be taken;

    • (e) explosives must not be removed from the location where they are manufactured except for the purpose of destroying them; and

    • (f) all explosives must be destroyed in a manner that does not increase the likelihood of an accidental ignition during or after the destruction.

Marginal note:Assembling explosives for use

  •  (1) A person who complies with subsection (2) may assemble Footnote *explosives by combining Footnote *explosive articles (for example, a detonator with a booster, a detonating cord with an explosive cartridge or fireworks with fireworks accessories) at the place where the explosives will be used.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The person who carries out the activity must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the explosive articles must be on the list of authorized explosives referred to in subsection 41(1);

    • (b) the explosive articles must not be altered, except that cartridges may be cut or slit and detonating cord and fuses may be cut or trimmed; and

    • (c) precautions that minimize the likelihood of an accidental ignition must be taken.

Marginal note:Underground activities

  •  (1) A person who complies with subsection (2) may carry out any of the following activities underground at an underground mine or underground construction project:

    • (a) pneumatically transferring Footnote *explosives;

    • (b) pumping, thickening or gassing either emulsion explosives or water gel explosives while charging boreholes; or

    • (c) blending emulsion explosives or water gel explosives with ammonium nitrate or ammonium nitrate/fuel oil mixtures while charging boreholes.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The person who carries out the activity must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the explosives must be on the list of authorized explosives referred to in subsection 41(1);

    • (b) the equipment used to pump, thicken, gas or blend emulsion explosives or water gel explosives must be designed to minimize the likelihood of an ignition, including an ignition resulting from pumping against a blocked outlet or from running the pump without any feed;

    • (c) all progressive cavity pumps must be equipped with at least two independent safety shutdown systems to prevent an excessive rise in temperature;

    • (d) if the person is assisted by another person, the other person must be trained to operate the equipment;

    • (e) a preventive maintenance procedure must be put in place for the equipment, including the pumps;

    • (f) maintenance must be performed by workers who are knowledgeable about the equipment to be maintained; and

    • (g) precautions that minimize the likelihood of an ignition must be taken.

Marginal note:Pneumatic transfer of explosives

  •  (1) A person who complies with subsection (2) may pneumatically transfer Footnote *explosives at a surface mine or a quarry.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The person who carries out the activity must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the explosives must be on the list of authorized explosives referred to in subsection 41(1);

    • (b) the device used for pneumatic charging must have a maximum capacity of 100 kg and the explosives used in the pneumatic charging must be in bags, each with a maximum capacity of 30 kg; and

    • (c) precautions that minimize the likelihood of an ignition must be taken.

Marginal note:Multi-ingredient kits

  •  (1) A person who complies with subsection (2) may mix together the ingredients of a multi-ingredient kit.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The person who carries out the activity must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the kit must be on the list of authorized Footnote *explosives referred to in subsection 41(1);

    • (b) the mixing must be carried out at the place where the explosive to be manufactured will be used;

    • (c) precautions that minimize the likelihood of an ignition must be taken;

    • (d) if the explosive to be manufactured is classified as type F.3, the person mixing the ingredients must hold a fireworks operator certificate — pyrotechnician; and

    • (e) if the explosive to be manufactured is a special purpose explosive, the person mixing the ingredients must hold a fireworks operator certificate — pyrotechnician or a licence issued under the Firearms Act.

      Note: Section 10 provides that a person must be at least 18 years old to carry out an Footnote *activity involving an explosive.

Marginal note:Spills or accidents

  •  (1) A person who complies with subsection (2) may remove Footnote *explosives from, or repackage explosives at, the site of an accident or spill.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The person who carries out the activity must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) precautions that minimize the likelihood of an ignition must be taken;

    • (b) any packaging used must prevent the explosives involved from leaking or spilling and minimize the likelihood of an accidental ignition; and

    • (c) the Chief Inspector of Explosives must be notified of the accident or spill within 12 hours after the removal or repackaging begins.

 
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