Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2018-12-12 and last amended on 2018-11-02. Previous Versions

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

DIVISION 1Model Rocket Motors (continued)

Rules for Users (continued)

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.

Rules for Sellers

Acquisition for Sale and Storage

Marginal note:Acquisition for sale

 A seller may acquire, store and sell rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters if they hold a licence. A seller who acquires rocket motors, reloading kits or igniters must comply with this Division.

Marginal note:Storage

 A seller must store their rocket motors, reloading kits and igniters in the magazine specified in their licence.

Marginal note:No display for sale

 A seller must not display rocket motors or reloading kits for sale.

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 or igniters only to a user.

Marginal note:Record of sale

 A seller must keep a record of every sale of a rocket motor, reloading kit or igniter for two years after the date of the sale. The record must include the following information:

  • (a) the buyer’s name and address;

  • (b) in the case of a licensed buyer, the licence number and expiry date;

  • (c) the type, Footnote *product name and power level of each rocket motor and each reloading kit sold and the name of the person who obtained its authorization;

  • (d) the product name of each igniter sold and the name of the person who obtained its authorization;

  • (e) the number of motors, kits and igniters sold under each product name; and

  • (f) the date of the sale.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 39;
  • SOR/2018-231, ss. 44(F), 45(E).

Rules for Users

Marginal note:Acquisition

 A user 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: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 ensure that the requirements of sections 331 to 333 are met.

Marginal note:Maximum quantity — dwelling

  •  (1) In the case of storage in a dwelling, no more than 10 kg of rocket motors and reloading kits (combined quantity) and no more than 40 igniters may be stored at any one time. If model rocket motors or reloading kits for model rocket motors are stored with rocket motors or reloading kits, the combined quantity must not exceed 10 kg. If igniters for model rocket motors are stored with igniters, the combined quantity must not exceed 40.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity — storage unit

    (2) In the case of storage in a Footnote *storage unit, no more than 200 kg of rocket motors and reloading kits (combined quantity) and no more than 200 igniters may be stored at any one time. If model rocket motors or reloading kits for model rocket motors are stored with rocket motors or reloading kits, the combined quantity must not exceed 200 kg. If igniters for model rocket motors are stored with igniters, the combined quantity must not exceed 200.

  • Marginal note:Rocket with motor installed

    (3) A high-power rocket in which a motor has been installed must not be stored.

 
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