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Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations (SOR/88-600)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02

PART VIIPilots (continued)

Pilot’s Certificates

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application, issue a pilot’s certificate that is valid for one year to a person who has attained a standard of competence in the operation of an ADS that is acceptable to the Minister and who

    • (a) has successfully completed at least 40 hours of technical training in the design, construction, use and maintenance of an ADS at a school, institution or company acceptable to the Minister and who has made at least 25 ADS dives under various conditions with a bottom time totalling at least 40 hours;

    • (b) held a pilot’s certificate that was issued pursuant to this subsection but is no longer valid because it was not renewed pursuant to subsection (2) and who has made at least six ADS dives with a bottom time totalling at least 20 hours to an average depth of at least 20 m during the 12 months preceding the application;

    • (c) until December 31, 1990, has satisfied the Minister that the person’s training and experience are equivalent to the training and experience described in paragraph (a); or

    • (d) holds a valid document referred to in paragraph 64(d).

  • (2) The Minister may, on application by the holder of a pilot’s certificate issued pursuant to subsection (1), renew the certificate for a period of one year where the holder of that certificate has made at least four ADS dives with a dive time totalling at least 16 hours during the 12 months preceding the application.

Restrictions Respecting Pilot’s Certificates and Documents

  •  (1) The Minister may insert in a pilot’s certificate issued pursuant to section 65 or 71, or attach to a document referred to in paragraph 64(d), restrictions on the piloting of an ADS by the holder of the certificate or document where the Minister considers those restrictions necessary for safety reasons.

  • (2) Where the Minister inserts a restriction in a certificate or attaches a restriction to a document pursuant to subsection (1), the Minister shall give the holder of the certificate or document an opportunity to show cause why that restriction should not be so inserted or attached.

Restrictions Respecting Medical Certificates

  •  (1) A medical doctor who examines a pilot for the purposes of subparagraph 64(b)(ii) or section 71 may insert in the pilot’s medical certificate medical restrictions on the pilot where the doctor considers those restrictions necessary for safety reasons.

  • (2) Where a medical doctor inserts medical restrictions in a pilot’s medical certificate pursuant to subsection (1) or certifies in a medical certificate in a pilot’s logbook that the pilot is medically unfit to pilot an ADS, the Minister shall, on application by the pilot within one month after the insertion or certification by the doctor, review the certificate and the pilot’s medical examination record related to the certificate with one or more medical doctors.

Invalidation of Pilot’s Certificates

  •  (1) The Minister may invalidate a pilot’s certificate issued pursuant to section 65 or 71 where, in the opinion of the Minister, the holder of the certificate has become incompetent or incapacitated.

  • (2) Where the Minister proposes to invalidate a pilot’s certificate pursuant to subsection (1), the Minister shall give the holder of the certificate at least 30 days’ notice in writing setting out the reasons for the proposed invalidation and shall give the holder an opportunity to show cause why the certificate should not be invalidated.

Pilot’s Logbooks

  •  (1) A pilot shall keep a logbook that is permanently bound, has numbered pages and contains the name and signature of the pilot and a photograph that is a likeness of the pilot.

  • (2) A pilot shall, as soon as possible after making a dive, enter in the pilot’s logbook referred to in subsection (1), for each dive made by the pilot,

    • (a) the date of the dive;

    • (b) the name of the diving contractor, if any, who conducted the dive;

    • (c) the name of the operator or the operator’s representative responsible for the dive;

    • (d) the name or other designation and the location of the craft or installation from which, or other dive site at which, the dive was conducted;

    • (e) the dive identification number referred to in paragraph 50(1)(e);

    • (f) the name of the ADS supervisor who supervised the dive;

    • (g) the maximum depth, the bottom time and the total dive time of the dive;

    • (h) the work performed by the pilot;

    • (i) a description of any discomfort, injury or illness suffered by the pilot; and

    • (j) any other factor relevant to the safety or health of the pilot.

  • (3) A pilot shall, after completion of an entry in the pilot’s logbook in accordance with subsection (2), immediately sign the entry and request the ADS supervisor who supervised the dive to countersign the entry as soon as possible.

  • (4) No person shall make any alteration to an entry in a pilot’s logbook referred to in subsection (1) unless the alteration is initialled by the pilot and by the ADS supervisor who countersigned the entry.

  • (5) A pilot shall produce, on request, the pilot’s logbook referred to in subsection (1) for inspection by

    • (a) a conservation engineer pursuant to paragraph 43(b) of the Act; and

    • (b) the diving doctor or medical doctor who examines the pilot for the purposes of these Regulations, at the time of the examination.

  • (6) A pilot shall keep in the pilot’s logbook referred to in subsection (1)

    • (a) the pilot’s certificate or equivalent document;

    • (b) any certificates or other evidence of qualification in addition to those referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) any certificates or other evidence of medical examination received from a diving doctor or medical doctor.

  • (7) A pilot shall retain the pilot’s logbook referred to in subsection (1) for a period of not less than two years after the day of the last entry made in it.

PART VIIIAdditional Provisions

Persons Who Have First-Aid or Medical Training

  •  (1) A specialized diving doctor who is involved in a diving operation shall not assume responsibility for any aspect of the operation other than the medical aspect.

  • (2) A person who has first-aid or medical training and who is employed in a diving operation shall report, without delay, to the supervisor of the diving operation any medical consultation the person had involving a diver or pilot employed in the diving operation and any medical advice or treatment the person provided to the diver or pilot.

Permanent Certificates

  •  (1) Where a person holds a certificate issued by the Minister pursuant to section 28, 30, 32, 34, 54, 56, 58 or 65, or holds a valid document that has been accepted by the Minister pursuant to paragraph 27(c), 29(c), 31(c) or 33(d), for at least five years, the Minister may, on application, issue the person a certificate, for the same category as the certificate or document that was held, that is valid, subject to section 36, 61 or 68, for as long as the person is certified to be medically fit in accordance with paragraph 27(b), 53(b) or 64(b).

  • (2) Where a person satisfies the Minister that, for any period of five years before the coming into force of these Regulations, the person would have qualified for a certificate under these Regulations if these Regulations had been in force during that period, the Minister may, on application received prior to January 1, 1991, issue the person the certificate that the person would have qualified for, that is valid, subject to section 36, 61 or 68, for as long as the person is certified medically fit in accordance with paragraph 27(b), 53(b) or 64(b).

Offences

 Any contravention of section 6, 7, 9 to 27, 29, 31, 33, 37 to 53, 55, 57, 62 to 64, 69 or 70 is an offence under the Act.

 
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