URGENT ACTION, 8 April 2015 Deadline!
From Patrick Gilligan, COPA
Transport Canada has just sent a new strict proposed regulation for all aerodromes. A consultation requirement with 27 "onerous" public notification steps estimated by TC to cost new and existing aerodrome owners up to $60,000.
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 requirements under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
- The public consultation process will apply to:
a. A new aerodrome development
i. Within a built-up area of a city or town;
ii. 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.
b. An existing aerodrome development if
i. modifications result in changes to existing level(s) of service or operation; or
ii. modifications result or could reasonably result in change(s) to existing usage.
- Pre-Consultation: Proponents must notify NAV CANADA and Transport Canada of their aerodrome proposal regardless of the requirement to conduct a public consultation.
Until 8 April 2015, comments on this notice may be addressed, in writing, to:
Note: after this date, comments will no longer be considered in further revisions to the regulations and standards.