Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

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

PART 15Model and High-Power Rocket Motors (continued)

DIVISION 1Model Rocket Motors (continued)

Rules for Sellers (continued)

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling

  •  (1) When rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition, in a manner that protects them from theft and ensures that access to them is limited to people authorized by the retailer.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 constructed from a non-sparking material (for example, wood or painted metal);

    • (f) nothing other than rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters may be stored in the storage unit;

    • (g) if the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters are not in consumer packs, the motors and kits must be stored separately from the igniters (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 rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters to an unlicensed buyer than the buyer is authorized by this Division to store.

Marginal note:Retailer

 A retailer may sell rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters only to a user.

Rules for Users

Marginal note:Acquisition

  •  (1) A user who is at least 18 years old may acquire and store rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters, whether or not they hold a licence. A user who acquires rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters must comply with this Division.

  • Marginal note:Acquisition — at least 12 years old

    (2) A user who is at least 12 years old may acquire and store single use rocket motors with an impulse that does not exceed 80 newton-seconds and igniters for those motors without a licence. A user who acquires such motors or igniters must comply with this Division.

Marginal note:Storage — licensed user

  •  (1) A user who holds a licence must store their rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters in the magazine specified in their licence.

  • Marginal note:Storage — unlicensed user

    (2) A user who does not hold a licence must store their rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit and must ensure that the requirements of sections 320 and 321 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity

  •  (1) No more than 200 kg of rocket motors and reloading kits (combined quantity) and no more than 2 500 igniters may be stored at any one time. If high-power rocket motors or reloading kits for high-power rocket motors are stored with rocket motors or reloading kits, the combined quantity must not exceed 200 kg. If igniters for high-power rocket motors are stored with igniters, the combined quantity must not exceed 2 500.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — under 18 years old

    (2) A user who is less than 18 years old may store no more than 6 single use rocket motors with an impulse that does not exceed 80 newton-seconds, and no more than 10 igniters.

  • Marginal note:Place of storage

    (3) Rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters must be stored in a dwelling or a Footnote *storage unit.

  • Marginal note:Rocket with motor installed

    (4) A model rocket in which the motor has been installed must not be stored.

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling

  •  (1) When rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored away from flammable substances and sources of ignition, in a manner that protects them from theft and ensures that access to them is limited to people authorized by the user.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters 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 high-power rocket motors and reloading kits and igniters for high-power rocket motors may be stored with the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters;

    • (g) if the rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters, and any high-power rocket motors or reloading kits and igniters for high-power rocket motors, are not in consumer packs, the motors and kits must be stored separately from the igniters (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.

DIVISION 2High-power Rocket Motors

Marginal note:Motor rockets, kits and igniters

 In this Division, unless otherwise indicated, a reference to a rocket motor, a reloading kit or an igniter is a reference to a high-power rocket motor, a reloading kit for a high-power rocket motor or an igniter for a high-power rocket motor.

 
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