Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 145 from 2014-02-01 to 2016-04-14:


Marginal note:Application for magazine licence

  •  (1) An applicant for a magazine licence must complete, sign and send to the Chief Inspector of Explosives the application form provided by the Department of Natural Resources. The application must state whether a vendor magazine licence, a user magazine licence or a user magazine zone licence is requested and must include the following information:

    • (a) the name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address of both the applicant and a contact person;

    • (b) the address and geographical coordinates of the magazine site;

    • (c) the number of magazines for which the licence is requested;

    • (d) the quantity of each type of Footnote *explosive to be stored in each magazine;

    • (e) if the application is for a vendor magazine licence, an indication of whether the site will be a retail establishment or a distribution establishment; and

    • (f) if the site will be a distribution establishment, an indication of whether explosives will be repackaged there.

  • Marginal note:Site plan

    (2) The application must include the following documents:

    • (a) a plan of the magazine site that shows

      • (i) the location of each magazine and each Footnote *vulnerable place at the site as well as the location of each vulnerable place outside the site that is exposed to the hazards (for example, debris or blast effect) that could result from ignition of the explosives to be stored at the site, and

      • (ii) the distance in metres between each magazine at the site, between each magazine and each vulnerable place at the site as well as between each magazine at the site and each vulnerable place outside the site that is exposed to the hazards (for example, debris or blast effect) that could result from ignition of the explosives to be stored at the site; and

    • (b) if one or more magazines occupies only a part of a building or structure, a drawing that shows the location of each magazine in the building or structure and the location of each entrance to and exit from the room or area in which each magazine is located and to which the public has access.

  • Marginal note:Site description

    (3) The application must include the following information about the site:

    • (a) a description of the proposed use of the site and the proposed use of each building and structure at the site;

    • (b) the distance in metres between each magazine and any potential source of ignition at the site;

    • (c) the distance in metres between each magazine at the site, between each magazine and each vulnerable place at the site as well as between each magazine at the site and each vulnerable place outside the site that is exposed to the hazards (for example, debris or blast effect) that could result from ignition of the explosives to be stored at the site;

    • (d) the minimum distance in metres that must be maintained between each magazine at the site and each vulnerable place shown on the site plan, as set out in the Quantity Distance Principles — User’s Manual, 1995, published by the Explosives Regulatory Division, Department of Natural Resources;

    • (e) a description of the safety and security features of the site (for example, signs, alarm systems, barriers, fencing and berms); and

    • (f) for each magazine at the site,

      • (i) the tag number, if any, issued by the Explosives Regulatory Division, Department of Natural Resources,

      • (ii) the applicable magazine type number, as set out in the Storage Standards for Industrial Explosives, May 2001, published by the Explosives Regulatory Division, Department of Natural Resources or, if the magazine does not correspond to any of those types, its specifications, including its construction materials and its safety and security features, and

      • (iii) its internal dimensions (length, width and height) in metres to the nearest 0.1 m.

  • Marginal note:Fire safety plan

    (4) The application must include a fire safety plan that sets out

    • (a) the measures to be taken to minimize the likelihood of a fire at the site and to control the spread of any fire;

    • (b) the emergency procedures to be followed in case of a fire, including

      • (i) activation of the alarms,

      • (ii) notification of the fire department, and

      • (iii) evacuation procedures, including evacuation routes and safe assembly places;

    • (c) the circumstances in which a fire should or should not be fought and a procedure for determining whether a fire should be fought; and

    • (d) the measures to be taken to train employees in the measures, procedures and circumstances described in the plan.

  • Marginal note:Site security plan

    (5) If type E, I or D explosives are to be stored at the site, the application must include a security plan that includes

    • (a) an assessment of the security risks resulting from the presence of explosives at the site;

    • (b) a description of the measures to be taken to minimize those risks;

    • (c) a description of the procedures to be followed in response to security incidents; and

    • (d) a description of the procedures to be followed to report security incidents.

  • Marginal note:Marine flare destruction plan

    (6) If the site is a distribution establishment at which marine flares (type S.1 or S.2) are to be stored, the application must include a plan for destroying expired marine flares that are returned to the site. The plan must set out where and how the marine flares will be stored and destroyed.

  • Marginal note:Identifier

    (7) Every magazine and vulnerable place that is shown on a site plan must be identified by a number, letter or distinctive name, which must be used to identify the magazine or vulnerable place on the site plan and in the site description.

  • Marginal note:Scale drawing

    (8) Every drawing or plan must be drawn to scale or be a reasonable approximation of actual distances and dimensions and must include a legend.

  • Marginal note:Initial site

    (9) If the application is for a user magazine zone licence, the requirements of subsections (1) to (8) apply to the initial magazine site.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (10) An applicant for a magazine licence must pay the applicable fees set out in Part 19.

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