By Patrick Gilligan, COPA Vice President of Operations

Transport Canada has just sent a New Strict Proposed Regulation for all aerodromes.

The most devastating requirements are:

  • The installation/aerodrome must adhere to local building and fire codes, no longer according to the National Building Code of Canada.
  • Information on the environmental status of the project, including any requirementsunder the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012

Public consultation will be Required

  1. The public consultation process will apply to:
    • A new aerodrome development
      1. Within a built-up area of a city or town;
      2. In non-built up areas if
        1. It is within 4000m of a built-up area of a city or town;
        2. It is in or within 4000m of a protected area; or
        3. It is within 30 nautical miles of a registered or certified aerodrome.
    • An existing aerodrome development if
      1. modifications result in changes to existing level(s) of service or operation; or
      2. modifications result or could reasonably result in change(s) to existing usage.

Pre-Consultation

  1. Proponents must notify NAV CANADA and Transport Canada of their aerodrome proposal regardless of the requirement to conduct a public consultation.

UNTIL APRIL 8th 2015,  COMMENTS ON THIS NOTICE MAY BE ADDRESSED, IN WRITING, TO:

CARAC Notice #2013-014 contact info: carrac@tc.gc.ca  also please copy COPA’s National office by cc’ing pgilligan@copanational.org who is the coordinator COPA’s response.

Note: after this date, comments will no longer be considered in further revisions to the regulations and standards.

Download the CARAC ACTIVITY REPORTING NOTICE #2013-014

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