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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2022-03-06. Previous Versions

Part III — Aerodromes, Airports and Heliports (continued)

[
  • SOR/2007-87, s. 4
]

Subpart 2 — Airports (continued)

[
  • SOR/2007-87, s. 6
]

Division II — Airport Emergency Planning (continued)

On-scene Controller

 The on-scene controller shall be at the emergency site and shall not have other duties during an emergency, unless the life of a person is in danger nearby and the on-scene controller is alone and has the ability to assist the person.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2

 The operator of an airport shall establish procedures that make the on-scene controller easily identifiable by all persons responding to an emergency.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2
Aircraft Crash Charts and Airport Grid Maps
  •  (1) For aircraft operating in a passenger or cargo configuration, the operator of an airport shall make available to the emergency coordination centre aircraft crash charts specific to the aircraft used by the air operators that use the airport, and shall provide copies of the charts to

    • (a) the organizations responsible for fire-fighting services that are identified in the emergency plan; and

    • (b) the on-scene controller.

  • (2) In the case of aircraft that have or may have a seating configuration of not more than nine passenger seats, the operator of an airport may use, instead of the aircraft crash charts referred to in subsection (1), other documents containing equivalent information.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall develop and review and update annually, if necessary, an airport grid map that includes a minimum of

    • (a) an area covering at least one kilometre around each runway;

    • (b) the airport access roads and gates; and

    • (c) the location of rendezvous points to which persons and vehicles that are responding to an emergency situation proceed in order to receive instructions.

  • (4) The operator of an airport shall provide copies of the airport grid map to the airport personnel who must have one and the organizations identified in the emergency plan.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 5(F)
Personnel and Training
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall assign specific emergency response duties, other than those of an on-scene controller or a supervisor, only to those airport personnel who are identified in the emergency plan and who

    • (a) are knowledgeable of their duties as described in the plan; and

    • (b) have the skills to carry out their duties.

  • (2) The operator of an airport shall assign to act as an on-scene controller or a supervisor only those airport personnel, or other persons authorized by the operator in the emergency plan, who are

    • (a) knowledgeable about the contents of the emergency plan;

    • (b) familiar with the procedures for the overall coordination of emergency operations at an emergency site; and

    • (c) trained for the particular role that they perform.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) keep records of the training that was received by persons to meet the requirements of subsections (1) and (2);

    • (b) preserve the records of training for three years after the day on which the training was received; and

    • (c) submit a copy of the training records to the Minister on request.

Testing of the Emergency Plan
  •  (1) In this section, international service has the same meaning as in subsection 55(1) of the Canada Transportation Act.

  • (2) The operator of an airport shall test the emergency plan by conducting a full-scale exercise

    • (a) for the airports designated by the Minister in the Canada Flight Supplement to be used by international service, at intervals not exceeding two years; and

    • (b) for other airports, at intervals not exceeding four years.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall conduct full-scale exercises based on scenarios that relate to a major aircraft accident and, at a minimum, the exercises shall include the assembly and deployment of fire-fighting, policing and medical services organizations.

  • (4) The operator of an airport shall conduct a table top exercise each year in which no full-scale exercise is conducted.

  • (5) The operator of an airport, when conducting a table top exercise, shall have

    • (a) an up-to-date list of the participants and their telephone numbers and the radio frequencies used to communicate;

    • (b) fully operational communication equipment; and

    • (c) a copy of the airport grid map.

  • (6) The operator of an airport shall base the table top exercises on scenarios that include an aircraft accident or incident.

  • (7) The operator of an airport shall provide the Minister with a notice in writing of the date and time when a table top or full-scale exercise is to be carried out at least 60 days before the day of the exercise.

  • (8) The Minister may observe the testing of an emergency plan.

  • (9) After each exercise, the operator of an airport shall conduct a debriefing with all the organizations identified in the plan and a representative of the airport personnel who participated to evaluate the effectiveness of the emergency plan and identify deficiencies.

  • (10) The operator of an airport shall implement an action plan to correct any deficiencies in the emergency plan that were identified during a debriefing session.

  • (11) The operator of an airport shall conduct partial exercises to assess proposed changes in the plan in order to correct deficiencies.

  • (12) The operator of an airport shall record

    • (a) the date of an exercise;

    • (b) the type of exercise;

    • (c) the minutes of the debriefing session after the exercise; and

    • (d) any action plans to correct deficiencies that were identified during a debriefing session.

  • (13) The operator of an airport shall keep an exercise record for 10 years after the day on which the record is made.

  • (14) The operator of an airport shall submit debriefing minutes and corrective action plans relating to an exercise to the Minister on request.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2
Authorization

 The Minister may, on application by the operator of an airport, provide to the operator written authorization not to conduct the full-scale exercise during an interval set out in paragraph 302.208(2)(a) or (b) if the operator demonstrates that the testing requirements for a full-scale exercise have been met through an activation of the emergency plan in response to an emergency during that interval.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2

[302.210 to 302.300 reserved]

Division III — Airport Wildlife Planning and Management

Interpretation

 In this Division,

waste disposal facility

waste disposal facility means a landfill site, garbage dump, waste transfer and sorting facility, recycling and composting facility or commercial fish processing plant; (installation d’élimination des déchets)

wildlife strike

wildlife strike means a collision between an aircraft and wildlife. (impact faunique)

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
Application
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Division applies to airports

    • (a) that, within the preceding calendar year, had 2 800 movements of commercial passenger-carrying aircraft operating under Subpart 4 or 5 of Part VII;

    • (b) that are located within a built-up area;

    • (c) that have a waste disposal facility within 15 km of the geometric centre of the airport;

    • (d) that had an incident where a turbine-powered aircraft collided with wildlife other than a bird and suffered damage, collided with more than one bird or ingested a bird through an engine; or

    • (e) where the presence of wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management, has been observed in an airport flight pattern or movement area.

  • (2) Section 302.303 applies to all airports.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 7(F)
Wildlife Strikes
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall keep records of all wildlife strikes at the airport, including those reported by

    • (a) pilots;

    • (b) ground personnel; and

    • (c) aircraft maintenance personnel when they identify damage to an aircraft as having been caused by a wildlife strike.

  • (2) Wildlife remains that are found within 200 feet of a runway or an airside pavement area are presumed to be the result of a wildlife strike unless another cause of death is identified.

  • (3) The operator of the airport shall submit a written and dated report to the Minister

    • (a) for each wildlife strike, within 30 days of its occurrence; or

    • (b) for all wildlife strikes that occur in a calendar year, before March 1 of the following calendar year.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 8
Risk Analysis
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall collect information in respect of the requirements set out in section 322.304 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall, after consultation with a representative sample of the operators in respect of an aircraft, air operators and private operators that use the airport, conduct a risk analysis that evaluates the collected information.

  • (3) The risk analysis shall be in writing and include

    • (a) an analysis of the risks associated with the wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management; and

    • (b) the measures that are necessary to manage or remove the hazards or to manage or mitigate the risks.

  • (4) The operator of the airport shall, at the request of the Minister, make the risk analysis available for inspection.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
Airport Wildlife Management Plan
General
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall establish and maintain an airport wildlife management plan in accordance with section 322.305 of Standard 322 — Airports.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall submit the plan to the Minister, on request by the Minister, in accordance with the requirements set out in subsection 322.305(2) of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management.

  • (3) The operator of the airport shall keep a copy of the plan at the airport and it shall, on request by the Minister, be made available to the Minister.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2019-295, s. 6]

  • (5) The operator of the airport shall review the plan every two years.

  • (6) The operator of the airport shall amend the plan and submit the amended plan to the Minister within 30 days of the amendment if

    • (a) the amendment is necessary as a result of the review conducted under subsection (5);

    • (b) an incident has occurred in which a turbine-powered aircraft collided with wildlife other than a bird and suffered damage, collided with more than one bird or ingested a bird through an engine;

    • (c) a variation in the presence of wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management, has been observed in an airport flight pattern or movement area; or

    • (d) there has been a change

      • (i) in the wildlife management procedures or in the methods used to manage or mitigate wildlife hazards,

      • (ii) in the types of aircraft at the airport, or

      • (iii) in the types of aircraft operations at the airport.

Content

 An airport wildlife management plan shall

  • (a) identify and describe the risks associated with all wildlife hazards, including those referred to in section 322.302 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management, at or near the airport that might affect the safe operation of aircraft, including the proximity of any waste disposal facility or migration route affecting wildlife populations near the airport;

  • (b) specify the particular measures that are used by the operator of the airport to manage or mitigate the risks;

  • (c) identify and describe the actions that are used by the operator of the airport to satisfy the requirements set out in section 322.306 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management in respect of firearm certificates and permits, wildlife control permits, wildlife strikes, wildlife management logs, and evaluations of habitats, land uses and food sources at or near the airport;

  • (d) set out a policy for the management of airport habitats that might attract wildlife;

  • (e) set out a policy that prohibits the feeding of wildlife and the exposure of food wastes;

  • (f) set out a procedure to ensure that all endangered or protected wildlife at the airport are inventoried;

  • (g) identify the role of the personnel and agencies involved in wildlife management issues and provide the contact numbers for each; and

  • (h) provide details of any wildlife hazard awareness program.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
Training
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) provide any person who has duties in respect of the airport wildlife management plan with training at least once every five years regarding their assigned duties and the matters set out in section 322.307 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management; and

    • (b) ensure that any person who has duties in respect of the airport wildlife management plan holds any required firearm permit.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall maintain a record of each person’s training for a period of five years and provide the Minister with a copy of any record, if requested.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 9
Communication and Alerting Procedure

 The operator of an airport shall establish a communication and alerting procedure for wildlife management personnel in accordance with section 322.308 of the Airport Standards-Airport Wildlife Planning and Management to alert pilots as soon as possible of the wildlife hazards at the airport and the risks associated with those hazards.

  • SOR/2006-85, s. 3
 
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