Nuclear Security Regulations

Version of section 27 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-11-13:

  •  (1) Every licensee shall post, at the entrance to each protected area and inner area, a sign that is visible to any person who is about to enter the area, stating that the licensee may not permit persons to

    • (a) enter the area unless they allow a nuclear security guard to search them and everything in their possession, including any vehicle, for weapons and explosives; and

    • (b) leave the area unless they allow a nuclear security guard to search them and everything in their possession, including any vehicle, for Category I, II or III nuclear material.

  • (2) No licensee shall permit a person who has an authorization to enter a protected area issued under subsection 17(3) or an authorization to enter an inner area issued under section 20 to

    • (a) enter the protected area or the inner area unless the person and everything in their possession, including any vehicle, have been searched for weapons and explosives by a nuclear security guard; and

    • (b) leave the protected area or the inner area unless the person and everything in their possession, including any vehicle, have been searched for Category I, II or III nuclear material by a nuclear security guard.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), no licensee who has a reasonable suspicion that a person who has an authorization to enter a protected area issued under subsection 17(2) or an authorization to enter an inner area issued under section 18 has in their possession weapons or explosives that are not under the control of a nuclear security guard or the members of a response force or Category I, II or III nuclear material without the authorization of the licensee, shall permit the person to

    • (a) enter the protected area or the inner area unless the person and everything in their possession, including any vehicle, have been searched for the weapons and explosives by a nuclear security guard; or

    • (b) leave the protected area or the inner area unless the person and everything in their possession, including any vehicle, have been searched for the Category I, II or III nuclear material by a nuclear security guard.

  • (4) No licensee who has a reasonable suspicion that a person who is in a protected area or an inner area has in their possession weapons or explosives that are not under the control of a nuclear security guard or members of a response force or has in their possession Category I, II or III nuclear material without the authorization of the licensee shall permit the person to remain in either area without the person or anything in their possession, including any vehicle, being searched by a nuclear security guard for the weapons, explosives or nuclear material.

  • (5) A search of a person conducted under this section shall be

    • (a) a non-intrusive search carried out by means of a hand-held scanner, a walk-through scanner or any similar device; and

    • (b) if a nuclear security guard determines that it is necessary in order to maintain security, a frisk search carried out by a person of the same sex as the person being searched and extending from head to foot, down the front and rear of the body, around the legs and inside clothing folds, pockets and footwear.

  • (6) A search of things, including vehicles, under this section shall be carried out by a direct inspection of the thing or by means of a scanner or any similar device.

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