Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2019-04-25 and last amended on 2018-11-02. Previous Versions

PART 14Small Arms Cartridges, Propellant Powder and Percussion Caps (continued)

Marginal note:Quantity of cartridges, powder or cartouches

 A reference in this Part to the mass of a small arms cartridge, propellant powder or a black powder cartouche is a reference to its net quantity (the mass of the Footnote *explosive excluding the mass of any packaging, container, shell casing or projectile).

DIVISION 1Small Arms Cartridges

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

distributor

distributor means a person who sells small arms cartridges to other distributors or to retailers, whether or not they sell to users. (distributeur)

licence

licence means a licence that authorizes the storage of small arms cartridges. (licence)

Note: A licence that authorizes the storage of small arms cartridges may also authorize the storage of propellant powder, percussion caps and black powder cartouches.

retailer

retailer means a person, other than a distributor, who sells small arms cartridges. (détaillant)

seller

seller means a distributor or a retailer. (vendeur)

user

user means a person who acquires small arms cartridges for use. (utilisateur)

Rules for Sellers

Acquisition for Sale

Marginal note:Distributor

  •  (1) A distributor may acquire, store and sell small arms cartridges if they hold a licence. A distributor who acquires small arms cartridges must comply with this Division.

  • Marginal note:Retailer

    (2) A retailer may acquire, store and sell small arms cartridges, whether or not they hold a licence. A retailer who acquires small arms cartridges must comply with this Division.

Storage

Marginal note:Licensed seller

  •  (1) A seller who holds a licence must store their small arms cartridges in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Unlicensed retailer

    (2) A retailer who does not hold a licence must store their small arms cartridges in a sales establishment and must ensure that the requirements of sections 273 to 275 are met.

Marginal note:Attendance

  •  (1) When a sales establishment is unlocked, small arms cartridges that are displayed for sale must be Footnote *attended, kept behind a sales counter or locked up (for example, in a cabinet).

  • Marginal note:Access

    (2) Only people authorized by the retailer may have access to the area behind a sales counter.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity

  •  (1) No more than 225 kg of small arms cartridges may be stored in a sales establishment at any one time, including cartridges that are displayed for sale.

    Note: In accordance with section 269, the reference to 225 kg of small arms cartridges is a reference to their net quantity (the mass of the explosive excluding the mass of any packaging, container, shell casing or projectile).

  • Marginal note:Place of storage

    (2) Small arms cartridges that are not displayed for sale must be stored in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit.

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling

  •  (1) When small arms cartridges are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition. People not authorized by the retailer must not be given unlimited access to the cartridges.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When small arms cartridges are stored in a Footnote *storage unit,

    • (a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;

    • (b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;

    • (c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;

    • (d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;

    • (e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);

    • (f) nothing other than propellant powder and percussion caps may be stored with the small arms cartridges;

    • (g) small arms cartridges, propellant powder and percussion caps must be stored separately from one another (for example, on different shelves or separated by a wooden barrier);

    • (h) the storage unit must be Footnote *attended when it is unlocked;

    • (i) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;

    • (j) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;

    • (k) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and

    • (l) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.

Sale

Marginal note:Maximum quantity — licensed buyer

  •  (1) A seller must not sell more small arms cartridges to a licensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by their licence to store.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — unlicensed buyer

    (2) A seller must not sell more small arms cartridges to an unlicensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by this Division to store.

Marginal note:Retailer

 A retailer may sell small arms cartridges only to a user.

Rules for Users

Marginal note:Acquisition

 A user may acquire and store small arms cartridges, whether or not they hold a licence. A user who acquires small arms cartridges must comply with this Division.

Marginal note:Storage — licensed user

  •  (1) A user who holds a licence must store their small arms cartridges in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user

    (2) A user who does not hold a licence must store their small arms cartridges, including any small arms cartridges Footnote *manufactured by the user under Division 2, in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and ensure that the requirements of sections 280 and 281 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity

 No more than 225 kg of small arms cartridges may be stored at any one time.

Note: In accordance with section 269, the reference to 225 kg of small arms cartridges is a reference to their net quantity (the mass of the explosive excluding the mass of any packaging, container, shell casing or projectile).

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling

  •  (1) When small arms cartridges are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition. People not authorized by the user must not be given unlimited access to the cartridges.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When small arms cartridges are stored in a Footnote *storage unit,

    • (a) the storage unit must be located in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;

    • (b) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;

    • (c) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;

    • (d) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;

    • (e) any shelving in the storage unit must be made from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);

    • (f) nothing other than propellant powder, percussion caps or black powder cartouches may be stored with the small arms cartridges;

    • (g) small arms cartridges, propellant powder, percussion caps and black powder cartouches must be stored separately from one another (for example, on different shelves or separated by a wooden barrier);

    • (h) the storage unit must be Footnote *attended when it is unlocked;

    • (i) the storage unit must be kept clean, dry, organized and free of grit;

    • (j) any spill, leakage or other contamination in the storage unit must be cleaned up immediately;

    • (k) precautions that minimize the likelihood of fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and

    • (l) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.

 
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