Administration of the Explosives Act

Memorandum D19-6-1

ISSN 2369-2391

Ottawa, June 5, 2015

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In Brief

1. Changes to this memorandum have been made to accurately reflect the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) role in assisting the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to administer the Explosives Act and Regulations at the border.

2. The following changes were made:

  • (a) Legislative information has been updated to reflect the Canada Border Services Agency Act.
  • (b) Legislative information has been updated to reflect the Explosives Act and the Explosive Regulations, 2013.
  • (c) Changes have been made to the list of goods under personal exemptions that can be imported, exported and shipped in transit, without an Explosives Permit.
  • (d) Information has been amended on the procedures to be followed when an importation, exportation and in transit shipments of explosives arrives at the border with an invalid permit or without a permit.
  • (e) Explosives Import Permits will be transitioning to new forms. Samples of the forms are in Appendix J.
  • (f) The title of Appendix H, Natural Resources Canada: Regional Inspectors of Explosives has been changed to Natural Resources Canada: Contact Information, as well as the information contained in the appendix has been updated.
  • (g) The information in Appendix I, Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Units, has been updated.
  • (h) Information on export and in transit requirements has been added to reflect the addition of Explosives Export Permits and Explosives in Transit Permits coming into effect on February 1, 2015. Samples of explosives export and in transit permits have been added to the appendices.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) assists Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) with the administration of the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations, 2013. This memorandum outlines the provisions concerning the importation, exportation and in transit movement of explosives and is based on the current Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations, 2013.

The Explosives Act is an Act respecting the manufacture, testing, acquisition, possession, sale, storage, transportation, importation, exportation and in transit shipments of explosives and the use of fireworks. The Act gives authority to the Governor in Council to make regulations generally for carrying the purposes or provisions of this Act into effect, such as prescribing any thing that is to be included or not to be included in the definition “explosive”, exempting any explosive from the application of this Act or the regulations or any provision of this Act or the regulations, and regulating the importation, exportation and shipments in transit of explosives.


Legislation

Canada Border Services Agency Act – Subsections 5(1) and (2)

Customs Act – Subsection 12(1), Sections 31 and 95, Subsection 99(1), Section 101, Subsection 107(5)

Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations– Subsection 5(1)

Explosives Act – Subsections 9(1) through (3)

Explosives Regulations, 2013 – Section 45, Subsection 47(1), Section 166


Guidelines and General Information

1. The following definitions are excerpts from the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations, 2013:

“explosive”
  • (a) an explosive substance or explosive article that is not manufactured or used to produce an explosion, detonation or pyrotechnic effect but is included in Class 1 of Schedule 1 to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;
  • (b) any substance numbered UN 1442, ammonium perchlorate as set out in columns 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations; and
  • (c) a multi-ingredient kit that is used to manufcture an explosive.
  • Note: The term “explosive” is defined in section 2 of the Explosives Act as “any thing that is made, manufactured or used to produce an explosion or a detonation or pyrotechnic effect, and includes any thing prescribed to be an explosive by the regulations, but does not include gases, organic peroxides or any thing prescribed not to be an explosive by the regulations”.
“small arms cartridge”
a cartridge that is designed to be used in small arms, has a calibre of no more than 19.1 mm (.75 calibre), is fitted with centre or rim fire priming and contains a propelling charge, with or without a solid projectile. It includes a shotgun shell of any gauge.

Import, Export and in Transit Controls

2. Other than the exemptions listed below, all importations, exportation and transportation in transit of explosives require an Explosives Import/Export/In Transit Permit issued by the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan. For additional information on the commercial transportation of cargo, please see the D3 Memoranda Series.

Exemptions

Personal Exemptions

3. A person may import, export, or transport in transit an explosive set out in the table to this section without a permit if the following conditions are met:

  • (a) the explosive is imported, exported or transported in transit for personal use and not for commercial purposes;
  • (b) the explosive enters or leaves Canada with the person importing or exporting it or, if the explosive is transported in transit, it remains with the person transporting it at all times; and
  • (c) in the case of small arms cartridges, the cartridges do not include a tracer, incendiary or similar military component or device (for example, an armour-piercing handgun projectile); and
  • (d) the quantity of the explosive being imported, exported or transported in transit is not more than the quantity set out in the table.
Item Explosive Quantity
1. Model rocket motors that each have a maximum total impulse of 40 newton-seconds (NFPA alpha designations A to E, as indicated on the motor or its packaging) 6, and
2. Avalanche airbag systems 3, and
3. Small arms cartridges 5 000, and
4. Percussion caps (primers) for small arms cartridges 5 000, and
5. Empty primed small arms cartridge cases 5 000, and
6. Black powder and hazard category PE 1 black powder substitutes 8 kg, in containers of 500 g or less, and
7. Smokeless powder and hazard category PE 3 black powder substitutes 8 kg, in containers of 4 kg or less

Notes:

  • Blank cartridges are small arms cartridges.
  • Inert/dummy articles and substances (empty of all explosives) are not regulated under the Explosives Act.
  • Certain types of ammunition are referred to as being “caseless” since they do not have a cartridge. This type of ammunition requires an import, export or in transit permit from NRCan.
  • Each individual 18 years of age and over may claim the above exemptions.
  • The word “and” in the Quantity column of the above table, is used to denote that an importer, exporter, or person shipping in transit may import, export, ship in transit any or all of the explosives in the table in a single shipment. The word “and” does not feature in the Explosive Regulations but is added here for clarification purposes.

Automotive Explosives Exemptions

4. Automotive explosives (for example, pyrotechnic seat belt pretensioners and modules containing pyrotechnic inflators), whether or not in their original packaging, that the competent authority of their country of origin has classified as Class 9 under the UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, published by the United Nations are exempted from the need for an import, export, or in transit permit.

5. Automotive explosives that are classified as Class 1 require an import, export, or in transit permit.

Note: The importer/exporter/freight-forwarder must present proof of the automotive explosive classification; however this would not apply to shipments under Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) Program (see paragraph 15).

Other Exemptions

6. The following do not require an import, export, or in transit permit:

  • (a) explosives diluted to less than 1% by weight, including diluted explosives used as reagents (for example, 1H-tetrazole), training kits for detector dogs and kits to test the functioning of machines that detect trace levels of explosives.
  • (b) Christmas crackers containing less than 2 mg of an explosive substance.
  • (c) life-saving devices (for example, signals, flares and parachute release devices) that are being carried in an aircraft, train, vessel or vehicle as equipment that is necessary for its safe operation or for the safety of its occupants. Note: Pyrotechnic distress signals and life-saving devices are for the use in the same aircraft, vessel, train or vehicles (already part of its safety equipment). If they are imported, exported, shipped in transit for future installation / use in other aircraft, vessel, train or vehicle they need an import, export, or in transit permit.
  • (d) Explosives under direction or control of the Minister of National Defence and allied armed forces that are under the control of any armed forces that are cooperating with the Canadian Forces.
  • (e) Safety and strike-anywhere matches.

Rules on Importation, Exportation, and Shipment In Transit

7. The procedures that apply to the importation, exportation, and shipment in transit of all explosives that require an import, export, or in transit permit under the Explosives Act are outlined in Appendix A, B, C, D, E and F. The objectives of these procedures are to establish effective controls, to facilitate the release/shipments of explosives with appropriate documentation.

8. Shipments of explosives should be removed from warehouses / border locations as expeditiously as possible. NRCan should be contacted if the CBSA needs to store more than the following types of explosives / quantities overnight or unattended.

Type of Explosive licence Maximum Quantity Allowed Without a Storage
Type C.1- Small arms cartridges 225 kg Net Explosives Quantity (NEQ) which is about 1,000,000 rounds of pistol or 100,000 rounds or rifle, or 100,000 rounds of shotgun shells
Type C.2 – Power Device cartridges 150,000 cartridges
Type C.3 – Percussion Caps Unlimited
Type D- Military and Law Enforcement Explosives 0
Type E.1, E.2, E.3 - High Explosives (blasting, perforating, special-application) 0
Type F.1 – Consumer Fireworks 1,000 kg Gross
Type F.2 – Display Fireworks 25 kg Gross/500 units
Type F.3 – Special Effect Pyrotechnics 25 kg Gross/500 units
Type F.4 – Fireworks Accessories 25 kg Gross/500 units
Type I – Initiation systems 0
Type P.1 – Black powder and Hazard PE1 Black Powder Substitutes 75 kg NEQ
Type P.2 – Smokeless Powder and Hazard PE3 BP Substitutes 75 kg NEQ
Type R.1 – Model Rocket Motors 200 kg Gross
Type R.2 – High-power Rocket Motors 200 kg Gross
Type R.3 – Rocket Motor Accessories 2,500 igniters
Total of Type R.1 and R.2 200 kg Gross
Type S.1 – Low-hazard Special Purpose Explosives 1,000 kg Gross
Type S.2 – High-hazard Special Purpose Explosives 20 kg Gross
Note: Explosives should be stored in a dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition.

9. Appendix G 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 H).

10. 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 Import/Export/In Transit Permit for the importation/exportation/transportation in transit of explosive commodities that are subject to the requirements outlined in both this memorandum and in Memorandum D19-13-2.

Importation, Exportation, Shipments in Transit of Explosives Without an Explosives Import, Export, or in Transit Permit or With an Explosives Import, Export, in Transit Permit That is Not Valid or Does Not Match the Shipment

11. Shipments of explosives without an Explosives Import, Export, or in Transit Permit or with an Explosives Import, Export, or in Transit Permit that is not valid, or when a border services officer cannot verify the shipment against the permit, should not be refused importation, exportation or transportation in transit automatically.

12. The explosives can only be released or allowed to proceed upon authorization by an inspector of explosives from the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan. The shipment should be processed in the following manner:

  • (a) During regular working hours (08:00 to 15:00 Ottawa time): The CBSA office will contact NRCan in Ottawa at 613-948-5200 for instructions. NRCan will respond to the CBSA within 24 hours.
  • (b) Upon authorization from NRCan, shipments of explosives may be allowed to be released/exported or to proceed inland for later release in case of importation.
  • (c) If NRCan does not authorize the explosives to proceed inland / to be exported, the shipment of explosives will be denied entry into / exit from Canada.
  • (d) Outside regular working hours: The CBSA office will attempt to obtain assistance from an NRCan inspector of explosives by calling the NRCan Security Operations Control Center in Ottawa at 613-947-9111. The officer on duty will attempt to reach an inspector at home or abroad to provide assistance. NRCan will respond to the CBSA within 24 hours.
  • (e) In the unusual event where assistance is not available, the shipment into/from Canada will not be allowed.

Application for Explosives Import, Export and In Transit Permits

13. Applications for Explosives Import, Export and in Transit Permit should be directed to the Explosives Regulatory Division of NRCan at the address or facsimile number outlined in paragraph 26.

14. Explosives Import Permits are transitioning to a new version. As of May 1, 2015, all imports of explosives are only valid with Form F04-03 or F04-03A (identical). All exports of explosives are only valid with Form F04-03B and all in transit movements of explosives are only valid with Form F04-03C.

Customs Self-Assessment Program (CSA)

15. 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. Some importers of Class 1 automotive explosives have been approved under the CSA program. See paragraph 5.

Additional Requirements

16. The importation, exportation and transport in transit of explosives may also be subject to the requirements included in Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices, Memorandum D19-10-2, Export and Import Permits Act (Importations) and Memorandum, D19-13-5 Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

17. The importation, exportation and transport in transit of certain military explosives may also be subject to the provisions of the regulations under the Export and Import Permits Act, which is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

Examining, Cutting Into or Dismantling Explosives

18. If the border services officer suspects that explosive, such as fireworks articles 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 or from NRCan.

Abandonment/Seizure/Disposal

19. Abandoned and seized explosives should be destroyed by the nearest Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Unit. The 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 I.

20. Where explosives are not accompanied by an Explosives Import, Export or in Transit Permit, or NRCan directs CBSA to reject a shipment of explosives, and the importer/exporter/freight forwarder refuses to return the goods to the point of origin, the Explosives Regulatory Division or the nearest regional inspector of explosives will be contacted immediately regarding disposition of the goods. Addresses and telephone numbers are outlined in Appendix H. NRCan may take steps to recover the cost of disposal from the importer/exporter/freight forwarder.

21. Where large quantities of detained, abandoned or seized explosives accumulate and could present a hazard through lack of safe and secure storage (see paragraph 8), 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.

22. CBSA personnel are not to deliver explosives of any kind to Canadian Police Explosives Disposal Units. Transportation arrangements will be the responsibility of the Explosives Disposal Unit disposing of the goods.

23. The disposal procedures outlined in this memorandum do not apply to explosives imported by mail. The delivery of explosives by mail is subject to the provisions of the Canada Post Corporation Act and follows the disposition guidelines according to the Non-mailable Matter Regulations

24. Prohibited explosives will be returned to the point of origin or detained by the border services officer pending disposition under the provisions of the Explosives Act.

Penalty Information

25. Section 21(1) of the Explosives Act states: “Except as authorized by or under this Act, every person who, personally or by an agent or a mandatary, acquires, is in possession of, sells, offers for sale, stores, uses, makes, manufactures, transports, imports, exports or delivers any explosive, or acquires, is in possession of, sells or offers for sale any restricted component, is guilty of an offence and is liable

  • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both; or
  • (b) on proceedings by way of indictment, to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.”

Additional Information

26. Questions concerning the Explosives Act and Explosives Regulations, 2013, explosives permits or commodity clarification should be directed to the following:

Explosives Regulatory Division
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON  K1A 0E4
Telephone: 613-948-5200
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca

27. Questions can also be directed to the regional inspectors of explosives whose addresses and telephone numbers are outlined in Appendix H.

28. Questions concerning the CBSA’s administration of these procedures should be directed to the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999 within Canada. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.


Appendix A

Single use Import Permit and Terms and Conditions

Permit Holder / Importer Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit (Form F04-01).    
  2. When approved, issue a Single-use Import Permit and Terms and Conditions (Form F04-03 or F04-03A).  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for one importation only.  
4. Present the import permit
(Form F04-03) (original or copy) to the border services officer.
Note: Importers who are registered in the Customs Self- Assessment program are not required to present the above-mentioned import permit.
   
    5. Verify:
  • (a) the import permit has a permit number;
  • (b) expiry date of permit;
  • (c) importer’s name on import declaration matches permit holder’s name;
  • (d) the goods described on the permit (product names)are the same as those described in the import declaration or in the cargo control documents;
  • (e) the quantity is equal or less than that on the import permit;
  • (f) the permit has been issued/authorized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    If the above cannot be verified, NRCan should be contacted. See paragraph 12 for contact information.
    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. The CBSA no longer sends copies of permits to NRCan.
9. Within 30 days of the importation, complete and submit Form F04-02 (Form 16 Importer’s Information Report, via online reporting or request a paper form from:
Explosives Regulatory Division
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca
   

Appendix B

Annual Import Permit and Terms and Conditions

Permit Holder / Importer Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit (Form F04-01).    
  2. Issue Annual Import Permit and Terms and Conditions (Form F04-03 or F04-03A).  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for an unlimited number of importations in that time period.  
4. Present the import permit (Form F04-03) (original or copy) to the border services officer.
Note: Importers who are registered in the Customs Self- Assessment program are not required to present the above-mentioned import permit.
   
    5. Verify:
  • (a) the import permit has a permit number;
  • (b) expiry date of permit;
  • (c) importer’s name on import declaration matches permit holder’s name;
  • (d) the goods described on the permit (product names) are the same as those described in the import declaration or in the cargo control documents;
  • (e) the permit has been issued/authorized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    If the above cannot be verified, NRCan should be contacted. See paragraph 12 for contact information.
    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. The CBSA no longer sends copies of permits to NRCan.

9. Submit the report before the permit is renewed or, if the permit is not renewed, within a year after it expires, Form F04-02 (Form 16 Importer’s Information Report) via online reporting  or request a paper form from:

Explosives Regulatory Division
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca
   

Appendix C

Single use Export Permit and Terms and Conditions

Permit Holder / Exporter Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit (Form F04-01B).    
  2. When approved, issue a Single-Use Export Permit and Terms and Conditions (Form F04-03B).  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for one time exportation only.  
4. Present the export permit (Form F04-03B) (original or copy) to the border services officer.    
    5. Verify:
  • (a) the export permit has a permit number;
  • (b) expiry date of permit;
  • (c) exporter’s name on export declaration matches permit holder’s name;
  • (d) the goods described on the permit are the same as those described in the export declaration or in the cargo control documents;
  • (e) the quantity stated on the export declaration is equal or less than that on the export permit;
  • (f) the permit has been issued/authorized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    If the above cannot be verified, NRCan should be contacted. See paragraph 12 for contact information.
    6. Endorse export declaration, and cargo control document where applicable, with permit number.
    7. Authorize goods for export.
    8. Return original or photocopy of permit to the exporter. The CBSA no longer sends copies of permits to NRCan.

9. Within 30 days of the exportation, complete and submit Form F04-02 available online or request a paper form from:

Explosives Regulatory Division
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca
   

Appendix D

Annual Export Permit and Terms and Conditions

Permit Holder / Exporter Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit (Form F04-01B).    
  2. Issue Annual Export Permit and Terms and Conditions (Form F04-03B)  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for an unlimited number
of exportations in that time period.
 
4. Present the import permit (Form F04-03B) (original or copy) to the border services officer.    
    5. Verify:
  • (a) the export permit has a permit number;
  • (b) expiry date of permit;
  • (c) exporter’s name on export declaration matches permit holder’s name;
  • (d) the goods described on the permit are the same as those described in the export declaration or in the cargo control documents;
  • (e) the permit has been issued/authorized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    If the above cannot be verified, NRCan should be contacted. See paragraph 12 for contact information.
    6. Endorse export declaration, and cargo control document where applicable, with permit number.
    7. Authorize goods for export.
    8. Return original or photocopy of permit to the exporter. The CBSA no longer sends copies of permits to NRCan.

9. Submit the report before the permit is renewed or, if the permit is not renewed, within a year after it expires, Form F04-02 or request a paper form from:

Explosives Regulatory Division
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca
   

Appendix E

Single use in Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions

Permit Holder Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit (Form F04-01C).    
  2. When approved, issue a Single-Use In transit Permit and Terms and Conditions (Form F04-03C).  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for one in transit movement only.  
4. Present the in transit permit (Form F04-03C) (original or copy) to the border services officer.    
    5. Verify:
  • (a) the in transit permit has a permit number;
  • (b) expiry date of permit;
  • (c) the permit holder’s name matches the name on the transporter carriers cargo report;
  • (d) the goods are as described on the permit;
  • (e) the quantity stated on the cargo control document is equal or less than that on the in transit permit;
  • (f) the permit has been issued/authorized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    If the above cannot be verified, NRCan should be contacted. See paragraph 12 for contact information.
    6. Endorse cargo control document, where applicable, with permit number.
    7. Authorize movement of goods.
    8. Return original or photocopy of permit to the permit holder. The CBSA no longer sends copies of permits to NRCan.

9. Within 30 days of the in transit movement, complete and submit form F04-02 available online or request a paper form from:

Explosives Regulatory Division
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca
   

Appendix F

Annual in Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions

Permit holder Explosives Regulatory Division (NRCan) Canada Border Services Agency
1. Apply for permit (Form F04-01C).    
  2. Issue Annual In Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions (Form F04-03C)  
  3. Permit is valid for 12 months and valid for an unlimited number of in transit movements in that time period.  
4. Present the in transit permit (Form F04-03C) (original or copy) to the border services officer.    
    5. Verify:
  • (a) the in transit permit has a permit number;
  • (b) expiry date of permit;
  • (c) the permit holder’s name matches the name on the transporter carriers cargo report;
  • (d) the goods are as described on the permit
  • (e) the permit has been issued/authorized by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    If the above cannot be verified, NRCan should be contacted. See paragraph 12 for contact information.
    6. Endorse cargo control document, where applicable, with permit number.
    7. Authorize movement of goods.
    8. Return original or photocopy of permit to the permit holder. The CBSA no longer sends copies of permits to NRCan.

9. Submit the report before the permit is renewed or, if the permit is not renewed, within a year after it expires, Form F04-02 or Or request a paper form from:

Explosives Regulatory Division
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Facsimile: 613-948-5195
Email: erdmms@nrcan.gc.ca
   

Appendix G

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 for import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
Sparkling matches Resemble the normal book matches but send out a shower of sparks. Prohibited import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
Ammunition for miniature tie clip, cufflink or key chain pistols A violent type of blank ammunition made up for use as a novelty. Prohibited import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
Snap pops, 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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
Exploding golf balls Designed to explode and emit a cloud of smoke on impact. Prohibited import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 Prohibited import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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 import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
Fake firecrackers and other trick devices Any article that employs or simulates an explosive or a pyrotechnic for a trick or practical joke. Prohibited import and export. Requires an in transit permit for in transit shipments.
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, export and in transit permit
Model rocket motors 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, export and in transit permit, other than as allowed with personal exemptions in paragraph 3
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, export and in transit 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, export and in transit 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, export and in transit permit
Multi-ingredient kits A multi-ingredient kit that is used to manufacture an explosive or pyrotechnics (such as binary explosives and exploding targets). Requires an import, export and in transit permit

Appendix H

Natural Resources Canada: Contact Information

Headquarters: Import, Export and in Transit Section
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0E4
Tel: 613-948-5200 (Regular hours - 08:00 to 15:00 Ottawa time)
Tel: 613-947-9111 (NRCan Security, Urgent issues outside regular hours)
Fax: 613-948-5195
ERDmms@nrcan.gc.ca

Central Region: Ontario and Manitoba
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0E4
Tel: 613-948-5200
Fax: 613-948-5195
ERDCentral@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
ERDpacific@nrcan.gc.ca

Western Region: Alberta, Saskatchewan and North-West Territories
214 – 755 Lake Bonavista Dr. E.
Calgary (AB) T2J 0N3
Tel: 403-292-4766
Fax: 403-292-4689
ERDwestern@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
ERDeastern@nrcan.gc.ca

Appendix I

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
5111 – 47th Street N.B. Mail Code 572
Calgary, Alberta T2J 3R2
Telephone: 403-567-4101
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: 604-519-3907
24-hours: 604-264-2516
Fax: 604-519-3901

Municipal Police Department – Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Police Department
EDU Coordinator: A/Sgt. Don Chapman
3585 Graveley Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 5J5
Telephone: 778-838-1728
Fax: 604-717-3258

Municipal Police Department – Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Police Department
Police Explosives Technician: Cst. Ken Ramsey
850 Caledonia Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 5J8
Telephone: 250-995-7341
Fax: 250-995-7262

Municipal Police Department – Saanich Police Department
Police Explosives Technician: Cst. Paul Luhowy
760 Vernon Avenue
Saanich, British Columbia V8X 2W6
Telephone: 250-475-4321
Ext: 1159
Fax: 250-475-6105

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: Patrol Sgt. Brian Milne
Bomb Unit - Division 50
151 Princess Street
P.O. Box 1680
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2Z7
Telephone: 204-986-6088
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: 709-772-5925
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: 506-452-3948
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: 902-490-5394
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: 613-949-3542
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: S/Sgt. Bruno Solesme
P.O. Box 8900
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2
Telephone: 613-990-8389
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: 705-330-5950
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

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: 519-756-0113 ext. 2248
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 5553
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: 613-949-1891
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
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, Quebec
Service de police de la ville de Montréal
GTI – EDU Coordinator: Cst. Daniel Langevin
4545, boul. Hochelaga, 2nd floor
Montréal, Quebec H1V 1C2
Telephone: 514-280-3080   
Silent hours: 514-280-2777 
Fax: 514-280-2726

Sûreté du Québec – Montréal, Quebec
Sûreté du Québec
S.U.U.R.O.
EDU Coordinator: Agt. Henry Fortin
1701, rue Parthenais
Montréal, Québec H2K 3S7
Telephone: 450-445-0049   
Silent hours: 450-598-4242 
Fax: 450-445-1851

Sûreté du Québec – Québec, Quebec
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: 306-780-6190   
Fax: 306-623-6306

Municipal Police Department – Regina, Saskatchewan
Regina Police Service
Explosives Disposal Unit
EDU Coordinator: Cpl. Leclair
Box 196
1717 Osler Street,
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3W3
Telephone: 306-337-3212   
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 J

Example of Form F04-03A Single-use Import Permit and Terms and Conditions

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Explosives Regulatory Division

F04-03A
Protected A

Single Use Import Permit and Terms and Conditions

Name and Address of Applicant

ABC Name
Street Address
Town, Province
Postal Code

Expiry Date
File Number: XP7000-E123-
Permit Number: I12345/G

As per Section 9(1) of the Explosives Act, the Minister has issued the above permit.

The following terms and conditions (if any), in addition to those prescribed by the Explosives Regulations, 2013 apply to this permit.

  • 1. This permit is valid for a single importation.
  • 2. The explosives which may be imported under this permit are:
    See attached list of explosives approved YYYY/MM/DD, as authorized under the following name(s) of the person(s) who obtained the authorization:
  • Company ABC
  • 3. The quantity of explosives which may be imported under this permit is:
  • XXX kg gross weight / net explosives quantity (NEQ)

ERD-F04-03A-Single-2014
For Official Use Only
Date Permit Issued
Amendment No.
Approved by
For the Minister of Natural Resources Canada

Example of Form F04-03A Annual Import Permit and Terms and Conditions

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Explosives Regulatory Division

F04-03A
Protected A

Annual Import Permit and Terms and Conditions

Name and Address of Applicant

ABC Name
Street Address
Town, Province
Postal Code

Expiry Date
File Number: XP7000-E150-
Permit Number: I12345/A

As per Section 9(1) of the Explosives Act, the Minister has issued the above permit.

The following terms and conditions (if any), in addition to those prescribed by the Explosives Regulations, 2013 apply to this permit.

  • 1. The explosives which may be imported under this permit are:
  • See attached list of explosives approved YYYY/MM/DD, as authorized under the following name(s) of the person(s) who obtained the authorization:
  • Company ABC
  • 2. The quantity of these explosives which may be imported in any one consignment is restricted by the storage requirements as prescribed in the Explosives Regulations, 2013 or by licensed capacity.

ERD-F04-03A-Annual-2014
For Official Use Only
Date Permit Issued
Amendment No.
Approved by
For the Minister of Natural Resources Canada

Example of Form F04-03B Single Use Export Permit and Terms and Conditions
(effective February 1, 2015)

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Explosives Regulatory Division

F04-03B
Protected A

Single Use Export Permit and Terms and Conditions

Name and Address of Applicant

ABC Name
Street Address
Town, Province
Postal Code

Expiry Date
File Number: XP7000-E123-
Permit Number: PB12345/G

As per Section 9(1) of the Explosives Act, the Minister has issued the above permit.

The following terms and conditions (if any), in addition to those prescribed by the Explosives Regulations, 2013 apply to this permit.

  • 1. This permit is valid for a single exportation.
  • 2. The explosives which may be exported under this permit are:
  • See attached list of explosives approved YYYY/MM/DD, as authorized under the following name(s) of the person(s) who obtained the authorization:
  • Company ABC
  • 3. The quantity of explosives which may be exported under this permit is:
  • XXX kg gross weight / net explosives quantity (NEQ)

ERD-F04-03B-Single-2014
For Official Use Only
Date Permit Issued
Amendment No.
Approved by
For the Minister of Natural Resources Canada

Example of Form F04-03B Annual Export Permit and Terms and Conditions
(effective February 1, 2015)

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Explosives Regulatory Division

F04-03B
Protected A

Annual Export Permit and Terms and Conditions

Name and Address of Applicant

ABC Name
Street Address
Town, Province
Postal Code

Expiry Date
File Number: XP7000-E150-
Permit Number: PB12345/A

As per Section 9(1) of the Explosives Act, the Minister has issued the above permit.

The following terms and conditions (if any), in addition to those prescribed by the Explosives Regulations, 2013 apply to this permit.

  • 1. The explosives which may be exported under this permit are:
  • See attached list of explosives approved YYYY/MM/DD as authorized under the following name(s) of the person(s) who obtained the authorization:
  • ABC Company
  • 2. The quantity of these explosives which may be exported in any one consignment is not restricted.

ERD-F04-03B-Annual-2014
For Official Use Only
Date Permit Issued
Amendment No.
Approved by
For the Minister of Natural Resources Canada

Example of Form F04-03C Single Use in Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions
(effective February 1, 2015)

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Explosives Regulatory Division

F04-03C
Protected A

Single Use In Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions

Name and Address of Applicant

ABC Name
Street Address
Town, Province
Postal Code

Expiry Date
File Number: XP7000-E150-
Permit Number: PC12345/G

As per Section 9(1) of the Explosives Act, the Minister has issued the above permit.

The following terms and conditions (if any), in addition to those prescribed by the Explosives Regulations, 2013 apply to this permit.

  • 1. This permit is valid for a single transportation in transit through Canada.
  • 2. The explosives which may be transported in transit through Canada under this permit are:
  • XYZ explosives, UN number0001
  • 3. The quantity of explosives which may be in transit under this permit is:
  • 123 kg gross weight / net explosives quantity (NEQ)

ERD-F04-03C-Single-2014
For Official Use Only
Date Permit Issued
Amendment No.
Approved by
For the Minister of Natural Resources Canada

Example of Form F04-03C Annual in Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions
(effective February 1, 2015)

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Explosives Regulatory Division

F04-03C
Protected A

Annual In Transit Permit and Terms and Conditions

Name and Address of Applicant

ABC Name
Street Address
Town, Province
Postal Code

Expiry Date
File Number: XP7000-E150-
Permit Number: PC12345/A

As per Section 9(1) of the Explosives Act, the Minister has issued the above permit.

The following terms and conditions (if any), in addition to those prescribed by the Explosives Regulations, 2013 apply to this permit.

  • 1. The explosives which may be transported in transit through Canada under this permit are:
  • XYZ explosives, UN number0001
  • 2. The quantity of these explosives which may be transited through Canada in any one consignment is not restricted.

ERD-F04-03C-Annual-2014
For Official Use Only
Date Permit Issued
Amendment No.
Approved by
For the Minister of Natural Resources Canada

References

Issuing office :
Other Government Departments Programs Unit
Program Policy and Management Division
Programs Branch
Headquarters file :
68524-2-3
Other references :
Superseded memorandum D
D19-6-1 dated September 3, 2013