Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 36 from 2016-04-15 to 2019-12-03:


Marginal note:Classification of authorized explosives

  •  (1) The Chief Inspector of Explosives must classify each authorized Footnote *explosive by type, hazard category and UN number in accordance with this section.

  • Marginal note:Type

    (2) Each authorized explosive is classified according to its intended use as one of the following types:

    • (a) E — high explosives:

      • (i) E.1 — blasting explosives,

      • (ii) E.2 — perforating explosives,

      • (iii) E.3 — special-application explosives;

    • (b) I — initiation systems;

    • (c) P — propellant powder:

      • (i) P.1 — black powder and hazard category PE 1 black powder substitutes,

      • (ii) P.2 — smokeless powder and hazard category PE 3 black powder substitutes;

    • (d) C — cartridges:

      • (i) C.1 — Footnote *small arms cartridges,

      • (ii) C.2 — blank cartridges for tools,

      • (iii) C.3 — percussion caps;

    • (e) D — military explosives and law enforcement explosives;

    • (f) F — fireworks:

      • (i) F.1 — consumer fireworks,

      • (ii) F.2 — display fireworks,

      • (iii) F.3 — special effect pyrotechnics,

      • (iv) F.4 — fireworks accessories;

    • (g) R — rocket motors:

      • (i) R.1 — model rocket motors,

      • (ii) R.2 — high-power rocket motors,

      • (iii) R.3 — rocket motor accessories; or

    • (h) S — special purpose explosives:

      • (i) S.1 — low-hazard special purpose explosives,

      • (ii) S.2 — high-hazard special purpose explosives.

  • Marginal note:Hazard category

    (3) Each authorized explosive is also classified for the purposes of Footnote *manufacturing and storage into one or more of the following potential effects (PE) categories, if applicable. The classification is made according to hazard, determined on the basis of manufacturing operations, the quantity of explosive and how the explosive will be packaged:

    • (a) PE 1 — mass explosion hazard;

    • (b) PE 2 — serious projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard;

    • (c) PE 3 — fire hazard and either a minor blast or minor projection hazard, or both, but not a mass explosion hazard; or

    • (d) PE 4 — fire hazard or slight explosion hazard, or both, with only local effect.

  • Marginal note:UN number

    (4) Each authorized explosive is assigned a UN number as set out in column 1 of Schedule 1 to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations on the basis of its type, hazard category and the circumstances in which it will be used.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 37
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