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Sub-activity 3.1.1

Explosives Safety and Security


Explosives are essential for many economic activities but are inherently dangerous. Strict controls are needed to protect Canadians from incidents that could result in death, serious injury, and economic and environmental harm. This program administers and enforces the Explosives Act and regulations that govern the manufacture, importation, transportation, sale, distribution and storage of explosives, including fireworks and pyrotechnics, and the sale of materials that can be used to produce explosives. Explosives use falls primarily within provincial jurisdiction.

Activities include compliance promotion, outreach, inspections, investigations and enforcement of the Act and Regulations, testing and development of policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and standards, based on risk. The program is delivered by headquarters and regional inspectors, supported by a laboratory, and also supplies expertise to other federal government departments and agencies and to other law enforcement agencies.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Results/ Outcomes Performance Indicators Targets Status Results
Regulated establishments comply with regulatory requirements Percentage of inspection reports rated satisfactory or better 70% or more by March 31, 2013 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Distributors reduce the risk of regulated precursor chemical diversion Percentage of regulated precursor chemical distributors that provide documented evidence of the implementation of a voluntary Precursor Outreach Initiative 75% or more by March 31, 2015 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending
4,751 4,751 To be provided in the corresponding DPR
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