Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

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

DIVISION 2Propellant Powder and Percussion Caps and the Manufacture of Small Arms Cartridges and Black Powder Cartouches (continued)

Rules for Users (continued)

Storage

Marginal note:Licensed user

  •  (1) A user who holds a licence must store their propellant powder, percussion caps and black powder cartouches in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Separate storage

    (2) A user must not store propellant powder and percussion caps in the same magazine.

Marginal note:Unlicensed user

 A user who does not hold a licence must store their propellant powder, percussion caps and black powder cartouches in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and ensure that the requirements of sections 299 to 304 are met.

Note: Subsection 279(2) provides that users must store small arms cartridges in accordance with sections 280 and 281.

Marginal note:Percussion caps

  •  (1) Percussion caps must be stored in their original packaging.

    Note: These Regulations do not limit the number of percussion caps that may be stored in their original packaging in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit.

  • Marginal note:Smokeless powder

    (2) Smokeless powder must be stored in its original container or in small arms cartridges.

  • Marginal note:Black powder

    (3) Black powder must be stored in its original container, in small arms cartridges or in black powder cartouches.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity

 The maximum quantity of propellant powder that may be stored by a user at any one time under sections 301 to 303 is reduced by the quantity of any propellant powder that the user is storing under section 375 and any quantity that they are storing under section 389.

Marginal note:Detached dwellings

 The maximum quantity of propellant powder that may be stored at any one time in a detached dwelling, or in a Footnote *storage unit attached to a detached dwelling, is 25 kg of which no more than 10 kg may be black powder.

Marginal note:Other dwellings — smokeless powder

  •  (1) The maximum quantity of smokeless powder that may be stored at any one time in a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit attached to a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, is

    • (a) 20 kg, if all the smokeless powder is in containers that hold no more than 1 kg; or

    • (b) 5 kg, if any of the smokeless powder is in a container that holds more than 1 kg.

  • Marginal note:Other dwellings — black powder

    (2) The maximum quantity of black powder that may be stored at any one time in a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit attached to a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, is

    • (a) 1 kg, if the black powder is in containers; or

    • (b) 3 kg less any quantity that is in containers, if the black powder is in small arms cartridges or black powder cartouches.

Marginal note:Detached storage unit

 The maximum quantity of propellant powder that may be stored at any one time in Footnote *storage units that are not attached to a dwelling, whether in a single unit or in several, is 75 kg.

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling

  •  (1) When propellant powder, percussion caps or black power cartouches 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 propellant powder, percussion caps or black powder cartouches.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When propellant powder, percussion caps or black powder cartouches 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 small arms cartridges may be stored with the propellant powder, percussion caps or black powder cartouches;

    • (g) propellant powder, percussion caps, small arms cartridges 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.

Manufacture

Marginal note:Age

  •  (1) A person who Footnote *manufactures small arms cartridges or black powder cartouches must be at least 18 years old or under the supervision of a person who is at least 18 years old.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) A person who manufactures small arms cartridges or black powder cartouches must ensure that the following requirements are met:

    • (a) the place where the manufacturing is carried out must have a means of escape that will permit all people in the place to leave it quickly and easily in an emergency;

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

    • (c) all containers of explosives must be labelled to identify their contents and must be kept closed when not in use;

    • (d) no more than 2 kg of smokeless powder may be within 1 m of the loading area;

    • (e) no more than 500 g of black powder may be within 1 m of the loading area;

    • (f) the small arms cartridges must not include an incendiary or similar military component or device; and

    • (g) no more than 150 percussion caps may be kept in the loader mechanism of the reloading equipment.

  • Marginal note:Classification of explosives

    (3) For the purposes of transporting small arms cartridges or black powder cartouches manufactured under this Division, the small arms cartridges are classified as UN 0012 and the black powder cartouches are classified as UN 0014.

 
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