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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 175 from 2018-11-02 to 2023-06-02:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Part.

    approval letter

    approval letter means an approval letter issued by the Minister under section 183. (lettre d’approbation)


    certificate means a certificate that authorizes the manufacture or storage of a high hazard explosive. (certificat)

    equivalent document

    equivalent document means

    • (a) a permis général issued under Quebec’s An Act respecting explosives, as amended from time to time;

    • (b) a FAST card (free and secure trade card) issued by the Canada Border Services Agency;

    • (c) a NEXUS card issued by the Canada Border Services Agency;

    • (d) a Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence issued under the Firearms Act; or

    • (e) a security clearance issued by Public Services and Procurement Canada to individuals working for or on behalf of entities that are registered in its Contract Security Program. (document équivalent)

    high hazard explosive

    high hazard explosive refers to

    • (a) military explosives or law enforcement explosives (type D);

    • (b) high explosives (type E); or

    • (c) initiation systems (type I). (explosif à risque élevé)


    licence means a licence that authorizes the storage of a high hazard explosive. (licence)


    permit means a permit that authorizes the importation, exportation or in transit transportation of a high hazard explosive. (permis)

  • Marginal note:Access

    (2) A person is considered to have access to a high hazard explosive if it is possible for them to come into contact, even momentary contact, with such an explosive.

  • SOR/2013-211, s. 503
  • SOR/2016-75, s. 38
  • SOR/2018-231, s. 18

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