Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 5 from 2014-02-01 to 2018-11-01:


Marginal note:Application of Regulations

  •  (1) These Regulations apply to all Footnote *explosives except the following, to which only Part 5 applies:

    • (a) safety and strike-anywhere matches;

    • (b) life-saving devices (for example, signals, flares and parachute release devices) that are being carried in an aircraft, train, vessel or vehicle as equipment that is necessary for its safe operation or for the safety of its occupants;

    • (c) automotive explosives (for example, pyrotechnic seat belt pretensioners and modules containing pyrotechnic inflators), whether or not in their original packaging, that the competent authority of their country of origin has classified as Class 9 under the Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, published by the United Nations;

    • (d) explosives diluted to less than 1% by weight, including diluted explosives used as reagents (for example, 1H-tetrazole), training kits for sniffer dogs and kits to test the functioning of machines that detect trace levels of explosives; and

    • (e) Christmas crackers containing less than 2 mg of Footnote *explosive substance.

  • Marginal note:Exemption from Explosives Act

    (2) Paragraphs 6(b) to (d) and subsections 9(2) and (3) of the Explosives Act do not apply to the explosives set out in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Exemption from Act

    (3) Paragraph 6(e) and section 20 of the Explosives Act do not apply to the explosives set out in paragraphs (1)(a), (b), (d) and (e).

  • Marginal note:Exemption from Act

    (4) Section 21 of the Explosives Act applies to the explosives set out in subsection (1) only in respect of the activities referred to in paragraph 6(a) of that Act, and to the explosives set out in paragraph 1(c) only in respect of the activities referred to in paragraph 6(e) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Explosives under control of allied armed forces

    (5) Explosives that are under the control of any armed forces that are cooperating with the Canadian Forces are deemed to be under the direction or control of the Minister of National Defence.

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