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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 287 from 2023-06-03 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Place of storage

  •  (1) Propellant powder and percussion caps that are not displayed for sale must be stored in a dwelling or a storage unit.

  • Marginal note:Original packaging

    (2) Percussion caps must be stored in their original packaging.

    Note: These Regulations do not limit the number of percussion caps that may be stored in their original packaging in a dwelling or a storage unit.

  • Marginal note:Detached dwellings

    (3) The maximum quantity of propellant powder that may be stored at any one time in a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit attached to a detached dwelling, is 25 kg of which no more than 10 kg may be black powder.

  • Marginal note:Other dwellings — smokeless powder

    (4) The maximum quantity of smokeless powder that may be stored at any one time in a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit attached to a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, is

    • (a) 20 kg, if all the smokeless powder is in containers that hold no more than 1 kg; or

    • (b) 5 kg, if any of the smokeless powder is in a container that holds more than 1 kg.

  • Marginal note:Other dwellings — black powder

    (5) The maximum quantity of black powder that may be stored at any one time in a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, or in a storage unit attached to a dwelling other than a detached dwelling, is

    • (a) 1 kg, if the black powder is in containers; or

    • (b) 3 kg less any quantity that is in containers, if the black powder is in small arms cartridges or black powder cartouches.

  • Marginal note:Detached storage unit

    (6) The maximum quantity of propellant powder that may be stored at any one time in storage units that are not attached to a dwelling, whether in a single unit or in several, is 75 kg.

  • SOR/2022-121, s. 4

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