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

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02

PART VSupervisors (continued)

Supervision of a Category II Diving Operation

 No person shall supervise a category II diving operation unless the person

  • (a) has been appointed in writing pursuant to paragraph 9(3)(b);

  • (b) meets the criteria set out in paragraphs 27(b) and (d); and

  • (c) holds a valid diving supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to section 30, 32 or 71, or a valid document that is

    • (i) issued by a country other than Canada on the basis of training and experience that are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to section 30 or 32, and

    • (ii) acceptable to the Minister.

Category II Diving Supervisor’s Certificate

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application, issue a category II diving supervisor’s certificate that is valid for one year to a person who

    • (a) has

      • (i) been, for at least two years, the holder of a category II diving certificate issued pursuant to section 56 or 71, or a document that is

        • (A) issued by a country other than Canada on the basis of training and experience that are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to section 56, and

        • (B) acceptable to the Minister,

      • (ii) been, during the 12 months preceding the application, an assistant diving supervisor for at least six category II dives and 10 category I dives and has supervised at least two real or mock incidents involving decompression sickness,

      • (iii) submitted to the Minister a letter of recommendation that is in the form set out in Schedule VI and is signed by a diving contractor or operator and by a diving supervisor who holds a category II or III diving supervisor’s certificate, and

      • (iv) passed a test acceptable to the Minister for a category II diving supervisor’s certificate;

    • (b) held a category II diving supervisor’s certificate that was issued pursuant to this subsection but is no longer valid because it was not renewed pursuant to subsection (2) and who meets the requirements of subparagraphs (a)(ii) and (iii); or

    • (c) until December 31, 1990, has satisfied the Minister that the person’s training and experience are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to paragraph (a).

  • (2) The Minister may, on application by the holder of a category II diving supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to subsection (1), renew the certificate for a period of one year where the holder of that certificate has supervised at least 12 dives, of which at least six were category II dives, and has supervised at least two real or mock incidents involving decompression sickness during the 12 months preceding the application.

Supervision of a Category III Diving Operation

 No person shall supervise a category III diving operation unless the person

  • (a) has been appointed in writing pursuant to paragraph 9(3)(c);

  • (b) meets the criteria set out in paragraphs 27(b) and (d); and

  • (c) holds a valid category III diving supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to section 32 or 71, or a valid document that is

    • (i) issued by a country other than Canada on the basis of training and experience that is equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to section 32, and

    • (ii) acceptable to the Minister.

Category III Diving Supervisor’s Certificate

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application, issue a category III diving supervisor’s certificate that is valid for one year to a person who

    • (a) has

      • (i) been, for at least two years, the holder of a category III diving certificate issued pursuant to section 58 or 71, or a document that is

        • (A) issued by a country other than Canada on the basis of training and experience that are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to section 58, and

        • (B) acceptable to the Minister,

      • (ii) been, during the 12 months preceding the application, an assistant diving supervisor for at least 16 dives of which at least two were saturation dives and six were category II dives and has supervised at least two real or mock incidents involving decompression sickness,

      • (iii) submitted to the Minister a letter of recommendation that is in the form set out in Schedule VI and is signed by a diving contractor or operator and by two diving supervisors each of whom holds a category III diving supervisor’s certificate, and

      • (iv) passed a test acceptable to the Minister for a category III diving supervisor’s certificate;

    • (b) held a category III diving supervisor’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 meets the requirements of subparagraphs (a)(ii) and (iii); or

    • (c) until December 31, 1990, has satisfied the Minister that the person’s training and experience are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to paragraph (a).

  • (2) The Minister may, on application by the holder of a category III diving supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to subsection (1), renew the certificate for a period of one year where the holder of that certificate has supervised at least 12 dives of which at least one was a saturation dive and at least six were category II dives and has supervised at least two real or mock incidents involving decompression sickness during the 12 months preceding the application.

Supervision of an ADS Diving Operation

 No person shall supervise an ADS diving operation unless the person

  • (a) has been appointed in writing pursuant to paragraph 9(3)(d);

  • (b) meets the criteria set out in paragraph 27(b) and subparagraph 27(d)(ii);

  • (c) has satisfied the diving contractor who conducts the diving operation that the person has sufficient pilot and ADS supervisory experience and adequate knowledge in the use of the type of ADS to be used in the diving operation and is familiar with the relevant provisions of the procedures manual referred to in paragraph 4(4)(a) and the contingency plan referred to in paragraph 4(4)(i) to be used in the diving operation; and

  • (d) holds a valid ADS supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to section 34 or 71, or a valid document that is

    • (i) issued by a country other than Canada on the basis of training and experience that are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to section 34, and

    • (ii) acceptable to the Minister.

ADS Supervisor’s Certificate

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application, issue an ADS supervisor’s certificate that is valid for one year to a person who

    • (a) has

      • (i) been, for at least three years, the holder of a pilot’s certificate issued pursuant to section 65 or 71, or a document that is

        • (A) issued by a country other than Canada on the basis of training and experience that is equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to section 65, and

        • (B) acceptable to the Minister,

      • (ii) made at least 20 ADS dives with a total bottom time of at least 80 hours, and

      • (iii) submitted to the Minister a letter of recommendation that is signed by a diving contractor or operator and by an ADS supervisor and that is acceptable to the Minister;

    • (b) held an ADS supervisor’s certificate that was issued pursuant to this subsection but is no longer valid because it was not renewed pursuant to subsection (2) and has supervised at least 10 ADS dives with a total bottom time of at least 25 hours during the 12 months preceding the application; or

    • (c) until December 31, 1990, has satisfied the Minister that the person’s training and experience are equivalent to the training and experience required of a person to obtain a certificate pursuant to paragraph (a).

  • (2) The Minister may, on application by the holder of an ADS supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to subsection (1), renew the certificate for a period of one year where the holder of the certificate has supervised at least six ADS dives with a total bottom time of at least 20 hours during the 12 months preceding the application.

Restrictions Respecting Supervisor’s Certificate and Document

  •  (1) The Minister may insert in a supervisor’s certificate issued pursuant to section 28, 30, 32, 34 or 71, or attach to a document referred to in subparagraph 28(1)(a)(i), 30(1)(a)(i), 32(1)(a)(i) or 34(1)(a)(i), restrictions with respect to the supervision of a diving operation by the holders of the certificate or the document where the Minister considers such 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 the document, as the case may be, an opportunity to show cause why the restriction should not be so inserted or attached.

 
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