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Memorandum D19-6-1

Administration of the Explosives Act

Ottawa, September 3, 2013

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In Brief

This memorandum replaces Memorandum D19-6-1 dated November 15, 2006. The following changes were made:

  • (a) The information in Appendix D for the Natural Resources Canada: Regional Inspectors of Explosives has been updated.
  • (b) The title of Appendix E, RCMP Explosives Disposal Units has been changed to: Police Explosives Disposal Units. The information in Appendix E has been updated.
  • (c) Appendix F: Application for Import Permit, Form 13 and Appendix I: Importer's Information Report, Form 16 has been removed from the D-memorandum.
  • (d) Appendix G: General Explosives Importation Permit (12 months), Form 14 is now Appendix F.
  • (e) Appendix H: Terms of General Explosives Importation Permit, Form 15 is now Appendix G.
  • (f) Appendix J: Annual Explosives Importation Permit, Form 17 is now Appendix H.
  • (g) The contact information in paragraphs 35 and 37 has been updated.
  • (h) Update to "Issuing Office".

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) assists Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) with the administration of the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations. This memorandum outlines the provisions concerning the importation and in-transit movement of explosives and is based on the current Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations.

Legislation

Permit Requirement

Section 9(2) of the Explosives Act states the following:

"Except as provided by the regulations, no person shall import any explosive into Canada without a permit issued under this section."


Guidelines and General Information

Definitions

  • 1. The following definitions are excerpts from the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations:
“authorized explosive”
means any explosive that is declared by the Chief Inspector to be an authorized explosive pursuant to Section 22 of the Explosives Regulations.
“explosive”
means anything that is made, manufactured or used to produce an explosion, detonation or pyrotechnic effect, and includes gunpowder, propellant powders, blasting agents, dynamite, detonating cord, lead azide, detonators, ammunition of all descriptions, rockets, fireworks, fireworks compositions, safety flares and other signals.
“fireworks composition”
means any chemical compound or mechanically mixed preparation of an explosive or inflammable nature that is used for the purpose of making any manufactured fireworks and is not included in any other class of explosives, and includes any star or coloured fire composition that is not manufactured fireworks.
“manufactured fireworks”
means explosives of any class and any fireworks composition that is enclosed in any case or contrivance, or is otherwise manufactured or adapted for the production of pyrotechnic effects, pyrotechnic signals or sound signals.
“safety cartridge”
means a cartridge for any shotgun, gun, rifle, pistol, revolver and industrial gun the case of which can be extracted after firing and that is so closed as to prevent any explosion in one cartridge being communicated to another cartridge but does not include tracer, incendiary, high explosive or other similar military type cartridges.

Exemptions

  • 2. An explosive named in the table below may be imported without an Explosives Importation Permit provided it is for private use and not for sale and in a shipment that does not contain more of that explosive than the quantity set out in the table below.

Explosives Quantity
Safety cartridges 5000
Percussion caps (primers) for safety cartridges 5000
Empty primed safety cartridge cases 5000
Gunpowder (black powder) in canisters of 500 grams or less and smokeless powder in canisters of 4000 grams or less 8 kilograms
Model rocket engines 6
Pyrotechnic distress signals and life-saving devices Any quantity necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft, vessel, train or vehicle in which they are transported or for the safety of the occupants.

  • 3. Christmas crackers may be imported for private use or sale without an Explosives Importation Permit.
  • 4. Caps for toy guns may be imported for private use or sale without an Explosives Importation Permit when packed with individual novelties, other than toy guns, and imported in a quantity of not more than 50 per package.
  • 5. Restrictions on the importation of hollow-point handgun ammunition no longer apply. Hollow-point ammunition for all types of firearms is now admissible.
  • 6. Certain types of ammunition are referred to as being "caseless" since they do not have a cartridge. No special restrictions apply to this type of ammunition.
  • 7. Explosives Importation Permits are not required for the importation of explosives by the Department of National Defence or Public Works and Government Services Canada acting on behalf of the Department of National Defence or for approved foreign defence contracts.

Prohibited Ammunition

  • 8. Certain types of ammunition are prescribed to be prohibited ammunition and could be classified under tariff item No. 9898.00.00. Currently, armour-piercing handgun ammunition, explosive and incendiary ammunition, and shotgun ammunition containing "fléchettes" (darts) or similar projectiles are prohibited. For more information, see Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices.

Shipments in Transit

  • 9. Explosives may enter, transit and exit Canada without the benefit of an Explosives Importation Permit when transported in bond and in a manner authorized by or under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.

Importation

  • 10. The procedures that apply to the importation of all explosives under the Explosives Act are outlined in Appendix A, Single Shipment Authority, and Appendix B, Multiple Shipment Authority. The objectives of these procedures are to establish effective controls, to facilitate the release of explosives with appropriate documentation, and provide accurate and timely information to NRCan.
  • 11. Shipments of explosives cleared at an inland CBSA office should be removed from the sufferance warehouse as expeditiously as possible.
  • 12. Particular attention is to be given to importations of explosive articles, which are often invoiced as toys and novelties. Many such items are considered prohibited or should undergo testing and analysis to determine admissibility.
  • 13. Appendix C outlines explosive commodities that are either prohibited or commonly mistaken as non-explosives, such as toys and novelties. This list is intended as a guide and is not to be regarded as all-inclusive. When there is any doubt about the admissibility of an article, full particulars should be referred to the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan or its regional inspectors of explosives (addresses and telephone numbers are outlined in Appendix D).

Explosives Importation Permits

  • 14. With the exception of limited quantities of certain explosives that are exempt from the Explosives Importation Permit requirement under Section 148 of the Explosives Regulations (see paragraph 2 of this memorandum), all importations of explosives must be accompanied by an Explosives Importation Permit issued by the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan.
  • 15. Border services officers are to ensure that the permits outlined in Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices, are not confused with or accepted in lieu of an Explosives Importation Permit for the importation of explosive commodities that are subject to the requirements outlined in this memorandum and in Memorandum D19-13-2.

Importation of Explosives Without an Explosives Importation Permit

  • 16. Shipments of explosives arriving at border crossing points without an Explosives Importation Permit should not be refused importation automatically. Rather, the importation should be processed in the following manner:
    • (a) During regular working hours: The CBSA office at the point of importation will contact NRCan in Ottawa at 613-948-5200 or a regional inspector of explosives (addresses and telephone numbers are outlined in Appendix D) for further instructions.
    • (b) Upon authorization from NRCan, shipments of explosives may be allowed to proceed to inland points of importation provided that the following is met:
      • (i) the shipments move "in-bond";
      • (ii) delivery requirements are in accordance with Memorandum D3-4-2, Highway Cargo – Import Movements (paragraphs 37 to 43);
      • (iii) the truck or container is sealed; and
      • (iv) Form A28, Inspection or Operational Report, accompanies the shipment.
    • (c) Form A28 is used to compare quantities declared at the border with quantities received at the delivery site. All the check-ups will be made at the delivery site.
    • (d) The CBSA office of accounting is to be notified immediately by telephone of the shipment particulars in order to ensure availability of a border services officer to perform the outturn check.
    • (e) Any overage or shortage in quantity must be reported immediately to NRCan prior to release.
    • (f) Note that sufferance warehouses do not have the approved facilities for the handling/safekeeping of explosives as required under the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations. In these circumstances, special services charges will apply in accordance with Memorandum D1-2-1, Special Services.
    • (g) Outside regular working hours:
      The CBSA office at the point of importation will attempt to obtain assistance from an NRCan inspector of explosives by calling the NRCan Commissionaire's Desk in Ottawa at 613-995-9667. The Commissionaire on duty will attempt to reach an inspector at home or abroad to provide assistance. In the unusual event where assistance is not available, the importation of the shipment into Canada will not be allowed.

Application for Explosives Importation Permits

  • 17. Applications for Explosives Importation Permits should be directed to the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan at the address or facsimile number outlined in paragraph 35.
  • 18. Explosives Importation Permit samples can be found in the appendices as follows:
    • Appendix F: General Explosives Importation Permit (12 months), Form 14
    • Appendix G: Terms of General Explosives Importation Permit, Form 15
    • Appendix H: Appendix H: Annual Explosives Importation Permit, Form 17

Importation of Explosives for Testing Purposes

  • 19. Where an importer/owner, exporter or manufacturer of explosives makes an application to have an explosive authorized for use in Canada, there may be a requirement that samples be forwarded to the Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory (CERL) for testing. The following procedures will apply to the clearance of sample explosives to be used exclusively for testing by CERL:
    • (a) NRCan's Explosives Regulatory Division will present a general Explosives Importation Permit bearing a notation that authorizes the importation of a specified quantity of samples of explosive substances for use by CERL.
    • (b) The Explosives Regulatory Division will present a Canada Customs Coding Form B3 that states the goods are of no commercial value and are imported by NRCan for testing purposes.
    • (c) Where no invoice accompanies the shipment, the Explosives Regulatory Division will present a Form B15, Casual Goods Accounting Document.

Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA)

  • 20. The CSA program gives approved importers, approved carriers and registered drivers the benefits of a streamlined clearance option for CSA-eligible goods. The streamlined clearance process eliminates the need for transactional transmissions of data related to eligible goods. This allows for the clearance of goods based on the identification of the approved importer, approved carrier and registered driver.
  • 21. Some importers of explosives have been approved under the CSA program. These are importers whose permit covers the importation of airbags and/or seat belt pre-tensioners.

Additional Requirements

  • 22. The importation of explosives may also be subject to the provisions and regulations under Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices.

Exportation

  • 23. The exportation of explosives is subject to the provisions of the regulations under Memorandum D19-10-3, Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act (Exportations), which is administered by International Trade Canada.

Cutting Into or Dismantling Explosives

  • 24. If the border services officer suspects that explosive articles like fireworks are being used as a decoy to smuggle contraband (such as drugs), the officer will not cut into, dissect or dismantle the article(s). The CBSA office will obtain assistance from the nearest Explosives Disposal Unit.

Detention

  • 25. If the border services officer at the point of importation is not satisfied that the goods are the same as those described in the Explosives Importation Permit, the goods will be detained. They will only be released upon authorization of an inspector of explosives from the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan.
  • 26. Pending application to the Explosives Regulatory Division for a permit (and the issuance of a permit), explosives that are not accompanied by an Explosives Importation Permit and do not come within the exemption provisions outlined in paragraphs 2 to 7 of this memorandum will be treated as follows:
    • (a) In the case of small quantities of the explosives listed below, they will be returned to the point of origin or detained by the border services officer at the point of importation for a period not exceeding 30 days:
      • (i) highway flares, fuses, smoke signals and other small distress signals;
      • (ii) model rocket engines (toy propellant devices);
      • (iii) low-hazard fireworks for recreational use (fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pin wheels, Roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers and caps for toy guns);
      • (iv) percussion caps (primers);
      • (v) safety cartridges (includes blank cartridges, shotgun cartridges, centre-fire and rim-fire ammunition of less than .50 calibre); and
      • (vi) safety fuses (without blasting caps).
    • (b) In the case of large quantities of the explosives outlined in paragraph 26(a) of this memorandum, they will be returned to point of origin;
    • (c) In the case of all explosives not enumerated in Nos. (i)-(vi) of paragraph 26(a) of this memorandum, they will be returned to the point of origin, regardless of quantity. For example:
      • (i) all blasting explosives (including dynamite, slurries or water gels, boosters, detonating cord, detonators [blasting caps], and blasting agents);
      • (ii) munitions;
      • (iii) high-hazard fireworks for recreational use (rockets, serpents, shells, bombshells, tourbillions, maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls, fountains, batteries, illuminations, set pieces, pigeons and firecrackers);
      • (iv) high-hazard fireworks generally having a practical use (large distress signals, sound signals, pyrotechnic and smoke signals, railway-track signals, distress and line-throwing rockets, salutes, theatrical effects [including squibs and bullet effects] and wildlife-control devices);
      • (v) oil-well service explosives (perforating and cutter charges); and
      • (vi) propellant explosives for hand loading or antique weapons, including black powder (gunpowder) and smokeless powders.
  • 27. Prohibited explosives will be returned to the point of origin or detained by the border services officer at the point of importation pending disposition under the provisions of the Explosives Act.

Disposal of Explosives

  • 28. If after 30 days the explosives have not been properly entered at the CBSA, the nearest Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Unit is to be contacted and requested to dispose of the goods under the provisions of the Explosives Act. Addresses and telephone numbers are outlined in Appendix E.
  • 29. Where large quantities of explosives or hazardous explosives are not accompanied by an Explosives Importation Permit and the importer/owner refuses to return the goods to the point of origin pending application for a permit (as directed in paragraphs 26(b) and (c) of this memorandum), the Explosives Regulatory Division or the nearest regional inspector of explosives will be contacted immediately regarding disposition of the goods (see paragraph 27 or Appendix D of this memorandum).
  • 30. Where the importer/owner refuses to return prohibited explosives to the point of origin, the goods will be documented on an official receipt Form K21. The nearest Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Unit is to be contacted and requested to dispose of the goods under the provisions of the Explosives Act.
  • 31. Where large quantities of detained, abandoned or seized explosives accumulate and present a hazard through lack of safe and secure storage, the nearest Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Unit is to be contacted and requested to dispose of the goods under the authority of Section 26(2) of the Explosives Act.
  • 32. CBSA personnel are not to deliver explosives of any kind to Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Units. Transportation arrangements will be the responsibility of the Unit disposing of the goods.
  • 33. The disposal procedures outlined in paragraphs 28-32 of this memorandum do not apply to explosives imported by mail. The transmission of explosives by mail is subject to the provisions of the Canada Post Corporation Act and are to be disposed of according to established CBSA procedures concerning mail containing intoxicating liquors/dangerous materials.

Penalty Information

  • 34. Section 21(1) of the Explosives Act states the following:
  • “Except as authorized by or under this Act, every person who, personally or by an agent or a mandatary, is in possession of, sells, offers for sale, makes, manufactures, imports or delivers any explosive is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable,
    • (a) for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars; and
    • (b) for each subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both."”

Additional Information

  • 35. Questions concerning the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations, the issuing of Explosives Import Permits, or permit or commodity clarification should be directed to the following:

    • Explosives Regulatory Division
      Natural Resources Canada
      580 Booth Street
      Ottawa ON K1A 0E4

      Telephone: 613-948-5200
      Facsimile: 613-948-5195
      Email: carnet-erd@nrcan.gc.ca
  • 36. Questions can also be directed to the regional inspectors of explosives whose addresses and telephone numbers are outlined in Appendix D.
  • 37. Questions concerning the CBSA's administration of these procedures should be directed to the following:

    • Other Government Departments Programs Unit
      Commercial Border Programs Division
      Programs Branch
      Canada Border Services Agency
      150 Isabella Street, 5th floor
      Ottawa ON K1A 0L8

      Telephone: 613-946-0240
      Facsimile: 613-946-1520


Appendix A – Single Shipment Authority

Importer/Owner Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit. 2. Issue General Explosives Importation Permit (Form 14) with an attached Terms of General Explosives Importation Permit (Form 15).  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for one importation only.  
4. Present the importation permit (Form 14) (original or copy) to the border services officer.

Note: Importers/owners who are registered in the Customs Self Assessment program are not required to present the above-mentioned importation permit.
   
    5. Verify:
(a) expiry date of permit;
(b) permit authorization; and
(c) value shipped and description with invoice.
    6. Endorse cargo control document and accounting document, where applicable, with permit number.
    7. Release goods.
    8. Return permit to the importer/owner.
9. Within 30 days of the importation, complete and submit Form 16, Importer's Information Report, to the following coordinates:

Explosives Regulatory Division
1431 Merivale Road
Ottawa ON  K1A 0G1
Facsimile:  613-948-5195
   

Appendix B – Multiple Shipment Authority

Importer/Owner Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit. 2. Issue Annual Explosives Importation Permit (Form 17).  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for an unlimited number of importations in that time period.  

4. Present the importation permit (Form 17) (original or copy) to the border services officer.

Note: Importers/owners who are registered in the Customs Self Assessment program are not required to present the above-mentioned importation permit.

   
    5. Verify: (a) expiry date of permit; (b) permit authorization; and (c) value shipped and description with invoice.
    6. Endorse cargo control document and accounting document, where applicable, with permit number.
    7. Release goods.
    8. Return original or photocopy of permit to the importer/owner.

9. Within 30 days of the importation (or in a bulk monthly transmittal), complete and submit Form 16, Importer's Information Report, to the following coordinates:

Explosives Regulatory Division
1431 Merivale Road
Ottawa ON  K1A 0G1
Facsimile:  613-948-5195

   

Appendix C – Explosive Commodities

Commodity Description Status
Cigarette loads or plugs Small explosive charges designed for insertion in cigarettes or cigars that will cause them to explode after the victim takes a few puffs. Prohibited
Exploding matches Resemble ordinary book matches and are designed to explode after a certain delay, usually about the time they are in position to light a cigarette. Prohibited
Sparkling matches Resemble the normal book matches but send out a shower of sparks. Prohibited
Ammunition for miniature tie clip, cufflink or key chain pistols A violent type of blank ammunition made up for use as a novelty. Prohibited
Auto alarms or jokers Supposedly designed as burglar alarms but are really used for a practical joke: when wired to the ignition system of a car, they operate with a loud screeching whistle followed by copious emissions of smoke and a loud explosion. Prohibited
Cherry bombs, M-80s, silver salutes and flash crackers Very violent firecrackers that cause serious injuries every year; they are considered far too violent and contain an excessive charge of a prohibited fireworks composition. Prohibited
Throw-down and step-on torpedoes and cracking balls Small objects designed to explode on impact; some of the latter are so shaped and coloured as to look like children's breakfast cereal or candy balls. Prohibited
Exploding golf balls Designed to explode and emit a cloud of smoke on impact. Prohibited
Stink bombs and smoke bombs (see also "Smoke signals and generators") Often made to resemble cherry bombs and salutes, they are used for practical jokes (also prohibited under Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices). Prohibited
Tear-gas pens and launchers Resembling a pen, they may contain a mechanism activated by an explosive. Supposedly for protection against muggers, but are more commonly used as offensive weapons or as practical jokes (also prohibited under Memorandum D19-13-2). Prohibited
Party poppers and table bombs Designed to project paper streamers or dispense party favours; the smaller ones are made of coloured plastic and shaped like champagne bottles. Prohibited
Table rockets and bottle skyrockets Small fireworks designed to be launched from a table or a bottle and burst into a shower of sparks or a cloud of smoke. Prohibited
Fake firecrackers and other trick devices Any article that employs or simulates an explosive or a pyrotechnic for a trick or practical joke. Prohibited
Toy pistol caps These may be in the form of conventional paper rolls, individual paper discs, plastic rings or plastic strips; sometimes the caps are packed in with the toy pistol, revolver, rifle or machine gun. Requires an import permit
Model rocket motors (toy propellant devices) Small, hard cardboard cylinders containing a low explosive; one end is closed and the other open to form a nozzle. Normally packed three on a bubble package or three in a packing tube. Electric bridge wire igniters are usually included separately in the package; also may be packed within a model rocket kit. Requires an import permit
Firecrackers Small fireworks with entwined fuses used solely as noisemakers that constitute a unique hazard; possession is restricted to those persons having specific approval of the Chief Inspector of Explosives. Requires an import permit
Flash powder, smoke powder and other high-hazard theatrical effects As the names imply, these are small quantities of firework compositions suitably packaged and used by actors, musicians and magicians to achieve special theatrical effects during a performance. Requires an import permit
Smoke signals and generators Various small canisters or cartridges containing an ignition device and smoke composition, used for testing the duct work of furnace or air-conditioning systems, training of fire fighters, signaling distress, location of wind direction and similar tasks. Requires an import permit

Appendix D – Natural Resources Canada: Regional Inspectors of Explosives

Headquarters

580 Booth Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Tel: 613-948-5200
Fax: 613-948-5195
canmet-erd@nrcan.gc.ca

Pacific Region: British Columbia and Yukon

1500 – 605 Robson St.
Vancouver BC V6B 5J3
Tel: 604-666-0366
Fax: 604-666-0399
PacificRegion@nrcan.gc.ca

Western Region: Alberta, Saskatchewan and North-West Territories

755 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE, Unit 214
Calgary AB T2J 0N3
Tel: 403-292-4766
Fax: 403-292-4689
WesternRegion@nrcan.gc.ca

Central Region: Ontario and Manitoba

580 Booth Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Tel: 613-948-5200
Fax: 613-948-5195
CentralRegion@nrcan.gc.ca

Eastern Region: Quebec, Nunavut and Atlantic Provinces

P.O. Box 100, 2050 Girouard West Blvd.
St. Hyacinthe QC J2S 7B2
Tel: 450-773-3431
Fax: 450-773-6226
EasternRegion@nrcan.gc.ca



Appendix E – Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Units

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Edmonton, Alberta

RCMP "K" Division
Explosives Disposal Units
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Ron Christianson
11140 – 109th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 2T4
Telephone: 780-412-5477
Silent hours: 780-412-5300
Fax: 780-412-5718

Municipal Police Department
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Medicine Hat Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Nathan Schuetzle
884 – 2nd Street S.E.
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 8H2
Telephone: 403-529-8400
Fax: 403-529-8444

Municipal Police Department
Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Police Service
Tactical Unit/Bomb Squad
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Andrew Jorgensen
133 – 6th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4A1
Telephone: 403-295-7999
Fax: 403-216-1146

Municipal Police Department
Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Grant Jongejan
9620 – 103A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 0H7
Telephone: 780-421-3307
Fax: 780-421-2207

Municipal Police Department
Lethbridge, Alberta

Lethbridge Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Richard Kurina
135 – 1st Avenue S.
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0A1
Telephone: 403-330-8871
Fax: 403-328-6999

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Vancouver, British Columbia

RCMP "E" Division
Explosives Disposal Unit/CBRN
EDU Coordinator: A/Cpl. Brent Elwood
657 West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Z 1K6
Telephone: 604-519-3900
24-hours: 604-264-2516
Fax: 604-519-3901

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Winnipeg, Manitoba

RCMP "D" Division
VIP/Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Chris Willkie
Box 5650
1091 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3K2
Telephone: 204-983-7211
Fax: 204-984-7493

Municipal Police Department
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg Police Service
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Lloyd Swanson
Bomb Unit – Division 50
P.O. Box 1680
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 2Z7
Telephone: 204-986-6512
Fax: 204-986-2979

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
St. John’s, Newfoundland

RCMP “B” Division
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Andy Langille
P.O. Box 9700
St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1A 3T5
Telephone: 709-772-4016
Silent hours: 709-772-5400
Fax: 709-772-6010

Newfoundland Provincial Police
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
#1 Fort Townshend
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Colin Deacy
St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1C 2G2
Telephone: 709-729-8000
Fax: 709-729-8282

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Fredericton, New Brunswick

RCMP “J” Division
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Mark Thibodeau
1445 Regent Street
Box 3900
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 4Z8
Telephone: 506-451-6051
Fax: 506-452-2417

Municipal Police Department
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton Police Force
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cpl. Tim Sowers
311 Queen Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 1B1
Telephone: 506-460-2300
Fax: 506-460-2301

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Halifax, Nova Scotia

RCMP “H” Division
Explosives Disposal Section
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Jamie Briggs
3139 Oxford Street
P.O. Box 2286
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3E1
Telephone: 902-426-5686
Silent hours: 902-426-7766
Fax: 902-426-6752

Municipal Police Department
Dartmouth & Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Regional Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Det. Greg Mason
1975 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2H1
Telephone: 902-490-5366
Silent hours: 902-490-5020
Fax: 902-490-5283

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ottawa, Ontario

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Explosives Disposal and Technology Section
Officer in Charge: S/Sgt. Ken Faulkner
1426 St. Joseph Boulevard
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0R2
Telephone: 613-993-7880
Silent hours: 613-952-4200
Fax: 613-993-9917

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Police College
Explosives Disposal Unit Coordinator
Explosives Training Unit
Officer in Charge: Sgt. Don Chenel
P.O. Box 8900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3J2
Telephone: 613-993-3740
Silent Hours: 613-993-9500
Fax: 613-990-8604

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Toronto, Ontario

RCMP “O” Division
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cpl. Brett Gordon
1350 Martin Grove Road
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9W 4X3
Telephone: 416-743-7922, X 246
Fax: 416-743-5313

Ontario Provincial Police
Orillia, Ontario

Ontario Provincial Police
General Headquarters
Central Tactics and Rescue
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Dave Wheeler
(This is the main contact for all OPP explosives disposal units)
777 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 7V3
24 Hrs: 705-329-6950
Telephone: 705-330-5950

Municipal Police Department
Barrie, Ontario

Barrie Police Service
Tactical Support/Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Mark Kennie
60 Bell Farm Road
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 5G6
Telephone: 705-725-7025, X 2529
Fax: N/A

Municipal Police Department
Brantford, Ontario

Brantford Police Service
Chief of Police
EDU Coordinator: PC Kevin Reeder
344 Elgin Street
Box 1116
Brantford, Ontario
N3T 5T3
Telephone: 519-756-6324
Information: 519-756-7050
Fax: 519-756-4272

Chatham-Kent Police Service
Chatham, Ontario

Chatham-Kent Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Insp. Ed Reed
24 Third Street
Box 366
Chatham, Ontario
N7M 5K5
Telephone: 519-436-6600
Fax: 519-436-6656

Durham Regional Police Service
Durham, Ontario

Durham Regional Police Service
Tactical Support Unit – HRT
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: PC Doug Otterbein
77 Centre Street N.
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 4B7
Telephone: 905-579-1520, X 5302
Fax: 905-579-2273

Municipal Police Department
Oakville, Ontario

Halton Regional Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit – CBRN
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Andy Oleson
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6M 3L1
Telephone: 905-825-4747 X5247
Fax: 905-845-0381

Municipal Police Department
Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Shawn Blaj
P.O. Box 1060, Station A
155 King William Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 4C1
Telephone: 905-546-4886
Fax: 905-540-5458

Municipal Police Department
London, Ontario

London Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: D/Spec. Grant Coon
601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
N6B 1X1
Telephone: 519-661-5645/5614
Silent hours: 519-661-5670
Fax: 519-661-6494

Municipal Police Department
Niagara, Ontario

Niagara Regional Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Damian McMenamin
68 Church Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3C6
Telephone: 905-688-4111, X 4269
Fax: 905-685-8657

Municipal Police Department
Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Police Service
Tactical Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Milton Capaday
474 Elgin Street
P.O. Box 9634, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2J6
Telephone: 613-236-1222/5224
Fax: 613-235-4668

Municipal Police Department
Brampton, Ontario

Peel Regional Police
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Alan Scott
7750 Hurontario Street
Brampton, Ontario
L6V 3W6
Telephone: 905-453-3311
Fax: 905-456-5934

Municipal Police Department
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Terry Biocchi
580 Second Line East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 4K1
Tel: 705-949-6300
Fax: 705-759-7358

Municipal Police Department
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Police Service
ETF/Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Roger Gibson
300 Lesmill Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3B 3P4
Telephone: 416-808-3830/3800
Fax: 416-808-3802

Municipal Police Department
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thunder Bay Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Duty NCO Rino Belcamino
1200 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 5Z5
Telephone: 807-684-1218
Fax: 807-623-6208

Municipal Police Department
Sudbury, Ontario

Greater Sudbury Police
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Rod Chisholme
190 Brady Street
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 1C7
Telephone: 705-675-9171
Fax: 705-670-1852

Municipal Police Department
Cambridge, Ontario

Waterloo Regional Police Service
Chief of Police
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Rob Sauve
P.O. Box 3070
200 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 5M1
Telephone: 519-653-7700, X 8788
Fax: 519-650-1793

Municipal Police Department
Windsor, Ontario

Windsor Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. John Richards
P.O. Box 60
150 Goyeau Street
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6J5
Telephone: 519-255-6700, X 4013
Fax: 519-255-7369

Municipal Police Department
Newmarket, Ontario

York Regional Police
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Casey Brouwer
17250 Yonge Street South
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4W5
Telephone: 905-773-1221
Fax: 905-841-1515

Municipal Police Department
Montréal, Québec

Service de police de la ville de Montréal
GTI
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Daniel Langevin
4545, boul. Hochelaga, 2ième étage
Montréal, Québec
H1V 1C2
Telephone: 514-280-3080
Silent hours: 514-280-2777
Fax: 514-280-2726

Sûreté du Québec
Montréal, Québec

Sûreté du Québec
S.U.U.R.O.
EDU Coordinator: Agt. Henry Fortin
1701, rue Parthenais
Montréal, Québec
H2K 3S7
Telephone: 450-445-1686
Silent hours: 450-598-4242
Fax: 450-445-1851

Sûreté du Québec
Québec, Québec

Sûreté du Québec
Explosives Technician – Emergency Unit
EDU Coordinator: Agt. Pierre Nadeau
P.O. Box 8400
5005 Pierre Bertrand Boulevard
Québec, Québec
G2K 1M1
Telephone: 418-623-6290
Silent hours: 418-623-6218
Fax: 418-623-6306

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Regina, Saskatchewan

RCMP "F" Division
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Sgt. Darren Topping
Bag Service 2500
6101 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3K7
Telephone: 306-780-5509
Fax: 306-623-6306

Municipal Police Department
Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cpl. Cory Lindskog
Box 196
1717 Osler Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3W3
Telephone: 306-777-6500
Fax: 306-949-7275

Municipal Police Department
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Police Service
Special Teams Coordinator
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cst. Cameron McBride
P.O. Box 1728
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 3R6
Telephone: 306-975-8300
Fax: 306-975-8410

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Whitehorse, Yukon

RCMP "M" Division
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cpl. Wayne Gork
4100 – 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1H5
Telephone: 867-667-5596
Fax: 867-393-6793



Appendix F

Appendix F – General Explosives Importation Permit

Appendix G

Appendix G – Terms of General Explosives Importation Permit

Appendix H

Appendix H – Annual Explosives Importation Permit

References

Issuing office

Other Government Departments Programs Unit
Commercial Border Programs Division
Programs Branch

Headquarters file

68524-2-3

Legislative references

Customs Act
Customs Tariff
Explosives Act
Explosives Regulations
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
Canada Post Corporation Act

Other references

D1-2-1, D3-4-2, D19-10-3, D19-13-2

Superseded Memoranda "D"

D19-6-1, November 15, 2006

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