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Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations (SOR/98-212)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02

Operations (continued)

Safety Training

  •  (1) The operator of a shooting range shall ensure that every person who indicates an intention to use the shooting range for the first time is informed of the safety rules used at that shooting range.

  • (2) No person may use a shooting range for the first time without having received the information referred to in subsection (1).

Continuing Compliance

Insurance

 The operator of a shooting club or a shooting range shall at all times maintain the insurance coverage referred to in paragraphs 3(2)(c) and 4(2)(b).

Evidence

 Every five years after the date on which the approval of a shooting range was granted, the operator shall submit current copies of the documents set out in paragraphs 3(2)(a) to (c), as well as evidence of continuing compliance with the requirements referred to in paragraphs 3(2)(d) to (g) and sections 5 and 8, to the chief firearms officer.

  •  (1) The chief firearms officer may request an operator of a shooting range to provide evidence as described in section 9 no more than once in a calendar year.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), the chief firearms officer may make a request more frequently if he or she

    • (a) has received, in the preceding 12 months

      • (i) a personal injury report in accordance with section 11, or

      • (ii) a change report in accordance with section 12; or

    • (b) has reasonable grounds to believe that the continued operation of the shooting range may endanger the safety of any person.

Reports and Records

Personal Injury Report

  •  (1) The operator of an approved shooting club or shooting range shall report any personal injury occurring on a shooting range that is caused by the discharge of a firearm

    • (a) as soon as possible to the local police; and

    • (b) within 30 days after the personal injury, to the chief firearms officer.

  • (2) The report referred to in subsection (1) must include the following information relating to the personal injury:

    • (a) its date, time and location;

    • (b) the names of the individuals involved;

    • (c) the name of any range officer who was on duty at the time;

    • (d) whether or not medical attention was sought; and

    • (e) a general description of the incident, including the circumstances in which the personal injury occurred, if known.

Change Report

 The operator of an approved shooting range who proposes to make a change that affects the matters set out in the documentation submitted under subsection 3(2) shall give advance notice of the proposed change to the chief firearms officer within sufficient time, given the nature and complexity of the proposed change, to allow the chief firearms officer to evaluate it.

 The operator of an approved shooting range shall report immediately to the chief firearms officer any change, other than one referred to in section 12,

  • (a) to the shooting range or the portion of the surrounding area described in paragraph 3(2)(a) that could endanger the safety of any person; and

  • (b) in operating permits or licences issued under provincial or municipal laws that may be relevant to the approval of the shooting range or its activities.

Records

  •  (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall keep records, with respect to the following users of restricted firearms or prohibited firearms, that include

    • (a) with respect to a member or officer of the club

      • (i) his or her name, address and phone number,

      • (ii) his or her membership card number, and

      • (iii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms or, if one does not exist, his or her date of birth; and

    • (b) with respect to a guest of a member or officer of the club

      • (i) the information required in subparagraph (a)(i), and

      • (ii) the number of his or her licence to possess firearms, if one exists.

  • (2) Every record made under subsection (1) must be maintained for at least six years.

  • (3) At the chief firearms officer’s request, the operator of the approved shooting club shall submit to the chief firearms officer a report containing all or any requested part of the information described in subsection (1).

Participation of Officers, Members and their Guests

  •  (1) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a chief firearms officer, supply a written description of the participation, if any, of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, in target practice or target shooting competitions within the previous five years, where subsection 67(2) of the Act applies to the member, officer or guest.

  • (2) The operator of an approved shooting club shall, on the request of a current or past member or officer of the shooting club or his or her guest, supply to the requestor the description referred to in subsection (1) that concerns the requestor.

Notice of Refusal or Revocation

  •  (1) A notice of a decision by a provincial minister to refuse to approve a shooting club or shooting range or to revoke an approval pursuant to subsection 29(3) of the Act is sufficiently given if the notice is addressed to the applicant for or operator of a shooting club or shooting range at the address of that person that is set out in the request for approval, or, if the person has advised the provincial minister of a change of address, at the new address, and the notice is

    • (a) delivered personally

      • (i) if the applicant or operator is an individual, at any time that is reasonable in the circumstances, and

      • (ii) if the applicant or operator is a business, during normal business hours;

    • (b) sent by registered mail or by courier; or

    • (c) transmitted by electronic means that can produce a paper record.

  • (2) The notice is deemed to be received

    • (a) on the day of delivery, if it is delivered personally;

    • (b) on the fifth working day, excluding Saturdays and holidays, after

      • (i) the postmark date, if it is sent by mail, and

      • (ii) the date of shipment on the waybill, if it is sent by courier; and

    • (c) if it is sent by electronic means,

      • (i) if the applicant or operator is an individual, on the day of the transmission, and

      • (ii) if the applicant or operator is a business, on the day of the transmission, if that day is a working day, or, if that day is not a working day, on the first working day after the day of transmission.

  • SOR/2004-268, s. 3

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on December 1, 1998.

  • SOR/98-471, s. 21.
 
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