Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 60 from 2016-04-15 to 2018-11-01:


Marginal note:Information

  •  (1) An applicant for a division 1 factory licence or a satellite site certificate 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 licence or a certificate 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) each type of Footnote *explosive to be manufactured;

    • (c) if the application is for a satellite site certificate, the number of the applicant’s division 1 factory licence and the dates on which the operations at the satellite site will begin and end;

    • (d) the address of the factory or satellite site; and

    • (e) the name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address of a contact person at the factory or satellite site.

  • Marginal note:Plans and sketches

    (2) The application must include the following documents:

    • (a) a factory site and area plan or a satellite site and area plan that shows

      • (i) the topography of the site,

      • (ii) the location of every process unit, factory magazine and raw material storage facility, and every building or structure that contains such a unit, magazine or facility,

      • (iii) the location of any other building or structure, and

      • (iv) the distance in metres between each process unit, factory magazine, raw material storage facility, building and structure;

      • (v) the area surrounding the site that is exposed to the hazards (for example, debris or blast effect) that could result from an ignition of the explosives to be manufactured or stored at the site,

      • (vi) each Footnote *vulnerable place within that area, and

      • (vii) the distance in metres between each vulnerable place and each process unit, factory magazine and raw material storage facility;

    • (b) layout sketches, diagrams or drawings that show

      • (i) the workplace areas, storage areas and emergency exits of every process unit, factory magazine, raw material storage facility and every building or structure that contains such a unit, magazine or facility,

      • (ii) the equipment to be used in each process unit, including piping and instrumentation diagrams and equipment layout drawings, and

      • (iii) the manufacturing operations to be carried out, including process flow sheets or process schematic drawings.

  • Marginal note:Site description

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

    • (a) its geographical coordinates;

    • (b) the size of, and construction materials used for, each building at the site and all lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical installations, grounding and measures for protection from fire and lightning;

    • (c) a description of all site and building security features (for example, fencing, barriers and warning signs);

    • (d) a description of the principal manufacturing equipment to be used and its safety features;

    • (e) a description of each mobile process unit to be used;

    • (f) a description of any other mobile equipment, including transport units, to be used and how the equipment will be powered; and

    • (g) a description of any safety features at the site to be put in place to minimize the likelihood of harm to people or property (for example, diking, sumps, blowout panels, means of blast containment, barriers, alarms or pressure relief and control systems).

  • Marginal note:Client site

    (4) If the manufacture of explosives is to be carried out at a client site, the application must include the following information:

    • (a) the name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address of a contact person at the client site;

    • (b) a description of the client site;

    • (c) the distance in kilometres between the factory and the client site; and

    • (d) the distance in kilometres between any satellite site and the client site.

  • Marginal note:Explosives description

    (5) The application must include a description that sets out,

    • (a) for each explosive to be manufactured at the factory, a satellite site or a client site,

      • (i) its Footnote *product name and its UN proper shipping name,

      • (ii) the date on which the explosive was authorized or its authorization file number,

      • (iii) its UN number, and

      • (iv) its hazard category; and

    • (b) for each explosive to be stored at the factory or a satellite site,

      • (i) its UN proper shipping name,

      • (ii) its UN number, and

      • (iii) its hazard category.

  • Marginal note:Manufacturing operations description

    (6) The application must include the following information about manufacturing operations:

    • (a) a description of the operations to be carried out in each process unit and factory magazine;

    • (b) a description of the explosives, and of any other thing that is flammable, that is liable to spontaneously combust or that is otherwise dangerous, that will be stored in each process unit, factory magazine, raw material storage facility, building and structure;

    • (c) the results of a quantified risk assessment or hazard operability review of any manufacturing operation to be used to manufacture an explosive if that operation has not previously been used in Canada to manufacture that explosive;

    • (d) the maximum quantity of explosives and raw material that will be in each process unit, factory magazine, raw material storage facility, building and structure at any one time;

    • (e) the maximum number of people who will be in each process unit, factory magazine, raw material storage facility, building and structure at any one time; and

    • (f) the minimum distance in metres that must be maintained between each process unit, factory magazine and raw material storage facility and each vulnerable place shown on the area plan, as set out in the National Standard of Canada Standard CAN/BNQ 2910–510/2015 entitled Explosives — Quantity Distances as amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Security plan

    (7) If type E, I or D explosives are to be manufactured or stored, the application must include a security plan that includes the following information:

    • (a) an assessment of the security risks resulting from the presence of the explosives at the factory, satellite site or client site;

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

    • (c) a description of the procedures that will be followed to respond to security incidents; and

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

  • Marginal note:List of documents

    (8) The application must include a list of the following documents, along with the dates on which they were made and the dates of any amendments:

    • (a) any environmental assessment of the factory, satellite site or client site or of the operations to be carried out there;

    • (b) the documents that set out the rules, procedures and protocols designed to ensure compliance with the Explosives Act, these Regulations and the licence, including

      • (i) operating procedures,

      • (ii) maintenance procedures,

      • (iii) training manuals,

      • (iv) emergency response plans, and

      • (v) spill contingency plans;

    • (c) if manufacturing operations are to be carried out in a quarry, a letter of understanding signed by the quarry operator that sets out the safety measures that will be taken at the quarry;

    • (d) if activities that could increase the likelihood of an ignition (for example, welding) are to be carried out, a document that sets out the rules governing those activities; and

    • (e) if explosives are to be destroyed, a document that sets out the method of destruction to be used.

  • Marginal note:Identifier

    (9) Every process unit, factory magazine, raw material storage facility, building and structure that is shown on the site plan and every vulnerable place that is shown on the area plan must be identified by a number, letter or distinctive name, which must be used to identify the unit, magazine, building or structure in every drawing, sketch or description included in the application.

  • Marginal note:Scale drawing

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

  • SOR/2016-75, ss. 39, 40
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