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Locomotive Voice and Video Recorder Regulations (SOR/2020-178)

Regulations are current to 2020-10-05

Technical Requirements (continued)

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Marginal note:Cameras — video quality

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     (1) A company must ensure that an LVVR system is equipped with one or more cameras that record at a minimum frame rate of 15 frames per second

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      (a) clear video in all lighting conditions;

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      (b) video with a resolution sufficient to determine the status of instrument displays in the controlling locomotive; and

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      (c) video with a resolution sufficient to determine the reactions of the operating employees, including their facial features and expressions.

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    Marginal note:Placement of cameras

    (2) The company must ensure that the cameras are positioned in the controlling locomotive in a manner that allows the recording of

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      (a) the portion of the interior of the controlling locomotive where the operating employees carry out their work;

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      (b) an unobstructed view of the instruments and controls required to operate the controlling locomotive; and

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      (c) an unobstructed view of the faces and upper bodies of operating employees at a distance close enough to discern their facial features and expressions.

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    Marginal note:Additional cameras

    (3) For greater certainty, a company that has satisfied the requirements set out in subsections (1) and (2) may equip an LVVR system with additional cameras that do not meet those requirements.

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Marginal note:Coordinated Universal Time

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     (1) A company must ensure that the voice and video data recorded by an LVVR system has accurate date and time stamps that are expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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    Marginal note:Synchronization requirements

    (2) The company must ensure that

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      (a) the date and time stamps of the voice data that is recorded by each microphone of an LVVR system are synchronized, to the second, with the date and time stamps of the video data that is recorded by each camera of that system;

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      (b) the date and time stamps of the voice and video data recorded by an LVVR system are synchronized, to the second, with the date and time stamps of

      • (i) locomotive event recorder data,

      • (ii) global positioning system (GPS) data, if applicable, and

      • (iii) the video data recorded by any outward-facing camera.

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    Marginal note:Playback synchronization

    (3) The company must ensure that the voice and video data recorded by an LVVR system is capable of being automatically synchronized on a playback system.

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    Marginal note:Synchronization testing

    (4) The company must carry out a test of each LVVR system at least once every 12 months to verify compliance with the synchronization requirements set out in subsection (2).

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    Marginal note:Record keeping

    (5) The company must keep a record of each test carried out under subsection (4) for a period of six years after the day of the test and provide a copy to the Minister on request.

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Marginal note:Test recordings

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     (1) A company must ensure that test recordings are carried out for each LVVR system installed in a controlling locomotive operated by the company to demonstrate that the system meets the requirements set out in section 8, paragraphs 9(1)(b) and (c) and subsections 9(2), 10(3) and 23(1).

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    Marginal note:Frequency

    (2) The test recordings must be carried out in respect of an LVVR system once per year and at each of the following times:

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      (a) on installation of the system in the controlling locomotive, if the company itself installs the system;

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      (b) prior to the company’s initial operation of the controlling locomotive, if the company itself did not install the system; and

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      (c) each time a component of the system is repaired, replaced or updated.

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    Marginal note:Retention of test recordings

    (3) The company must keep the test recordings required under subsection (1) for a period of six years after the day on which they are carried out and provide a copy to the Minister on request.

Data Management Requirements

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Marginal note:Policy and procedures

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     (1) A company must develop, implement and make available to all employees a written policy that includes

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      (a) a description of the purposes under section 17.91 of the Act for which the company intends to record, collect or preserve voice and video data;

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      (b) procedures for collecting, communicating, accessing and using voice and video data; and

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      (c) procedures for record keeping.

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    Marginal note:Retention of policy

    (2) The company must keep the policy while it is in effect and for a period of six years after the day on which it is replaced and provide a copy to the Minister on request.

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Marginal note:Accountable executive

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     (1) A company must designate a member of senior management who is responsible for the operations of the company as the accountable executive to be accountable for meeting the requirements of these Regulations, including implementing the policy referred to in section 12.

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    Marginal note:Notice to Minister

    (2) The company must submit to the Minister, within 30 days after the designation, the name and title of the accountable executive and a statement signed by that person confirming that they accept the responsibilities of the position.

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Marginal note:Authorized persons — voice and video data

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     (1) A company must designate the persons it authorizes to take one or more of the following actions and make a record of their names and positions:

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      (a) collecting voice and video data from a crash-protected memory module or from any other storage location where such data is automatically stored;

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      (b) communicating voice and video data; and

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      (c) accessing and using voice and video data for the purposes of paragraph 17.91(1)(a) or (b) or subsection 17.91(3) of the Act, as applicable.

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    Marginal note:Prohibition

    (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), the company must not designate any person who directly manages operating employees to access or use voice and video data under paragraph 17.91(1)(a) of the Act.

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    Marginal note:Requirement

    (3) A company must ensure that only a person authorized to take the action referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) takes that action.

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    Marginal note:Record keeping

    (4) The company must keep any record required under subsection (1) while it is current and for a period of six years after the day on which it is revised and provide a copy to the Minister on request.

 
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