Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 147 from 2014-02-01 to 2016-04-14:


Marginal note:Acceptable distance requirement

  •  (1) Every magazine must be located at an acceptable distance from surrounding structures, infrastructure and places where people are likely to be present.

  • Marginal note:Criteria — acceptable distance

    (2) In the case of a vendor magazine licence and a user magazine licence, acceptable distance is determined by the Minister of Natural Resources on the basis of risk of harm to people or property, taking into account the quantity and type of Footnote *explosives to be stored in the magazine, the strength, proximity and use of surrounding structures and infrastructure and the number of people likely to be in the vicinity of the magazine at any one time.

  • Marginal note:Criterion — user magazine zone licence

    (3) In the case of a user magazine zone licence, acceptable distance is the minimum distance in metres to be maintained between each magazine at the site and each Footnote *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.

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