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Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

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SR 1998 No. 237 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2013
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Registered 11 Jun 2013
Start Date 21 May 2013
End Date 17 Dec 2013
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

Statutory Rules No. 237, 1998 as amended

made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988

Compilation start date:                     21 May 2013

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 80, 2013

This compilation has been split into 4 volumes

Volume 1:       rr. 1.001–42.1105

Volume 2:       rr. 45.005–92.205

Volume 3:       rr. 99.005–137.300

Volume 4:       rr. 139.005–202.900
Dictionary and Endnotes

Each volume has its own contents

About this compilation

The compiled instrument

This is a compilation of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 as amended and in force on 21 May 2013. It includes any amendment affecting the compiled instrument to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 11 June 2013.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending Acts and instruments and the amendment history of each amended provision.

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Contents

Part 99—Drug and alcohol management plans and testing                         1

99.005................... Purposes of Part................................................................. 1

Subpart 99.A—General                                                                                                     2

99.010................... Definitions for Part 99........................................................ 2

99.015................... SSAAs to which this Part applies..................................... 11

99.020................... Substantial compliance with requirements of Part required 12

Subpart 99.B—Drug and alcohol management plans                                   14

Division 99.B.1—Purposes of Subpart                                                              14

99.025................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 14

Division 99.B.2—Persons required to have a DAMP                                15

99.030................... Who must develop and maintain a DAMP....................... 15

99.035................... DAMP must be implemented........................................... 16

99.040................... DAMP must be made available to SSAA employees....... 17

Division 99.B.3—Content and implementation of DAMP                       18

Subdivision 99.B.3.1Content of DAMP                                                           18

99.045................... Content of DAMP............................................................ 18

Subdivision 99.B.3.2—Drug and alcohol testing program                            18

99.050................... Requirements for drug and alcohol testing........................ 18

99.055................... Requirements relating to DAMP medical review officer.. 20

99.060................... Requirements relating to use of testing devices................. 20

Subdivision 99.B.3.3Drug and alcohol response program                        21

99.065................... Requirements relating to SSAA employees ceasing SSAAs 21

99.070................... Requirements relating to returning to SSAAs................... 22

99.075................... Requirements relating to intervention programs................ 23

Subdivision 99.B.3.4Implementing a DAMP                                                 24

99.080................... Implementing a DAMP.................................................... 24

Division 99.B.4—Review and audit of DAMP                                               26

99.085................... Review of DAMP by DAMP organisation...................... 26

99.090................... Audit of DAMP organisation by CASA.......................... 26

99.095................... CASA may direct changes to DAMP............................... 27

Division 99.B.5—Provision of Information                                                    28

99.100................... DAMP organisation or DAMP contractor to provide information          28

99.105................... DAMP record‑keeping..................................................... 30

Subpart 99.C—Drug and alcohol testing by CASA                                       31

Division 99.C.1—Preliminary                                                                                31

99.110................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 31

Subdivision 99.C.1.1Who may be drug or alcohol tested                           31

99.115................... Who may be drug or alcohol tested................................... 31

99.120................... Body samples may only be taken if person consents........ 31

Subdivision 99.C.1.2Powers of approved testers                                          32

99.125................... Powers of approved testers............................................... 32

Subdivision 99.C.1.3CASA to approve testing devices                                33

99.130................... Approved drug and alcohol testing devices...................... 33

Division 99.C.2—Drug testing                                                                               34

Subdivision 99.C.2.1General                                                                             34

99.135................... Which body samples may be drug tested.......................... 34

99.140................... How samples are taken and tested.................................... 34

99.145................... Approved drug testing devices to be used for initial drug tests                34

99.150................... Method for determining sample identifiers....................... 34

Subdivision 99.C.2.2Initial drug tests                                                              35

99.155................... Taking samples................................................................. 35

99.160................... Initial drug test.................................................................. 35

99.165................... If initial drug test result is not positive.............................. 35

99.170................... If initial drug test result is positive.................................... 36

99.175................... Notices of initial drug test................................................. 37

99.180................... Dealing with samples for confirmatory drug test.............. 38

99.185................... Transporting samples........................................................ 39

Subdivision 99.C.2.3Receipt and storage of samples by approved laboratories        40

99.190................... Receipt of samples............................................................ 40

99.195................... Storage of samples............................................................ 41

Subdivision 99.C.2.4Conduct of drug tests by approved laboratories    42

99.200................... Testing Sample A............................................................. 42

99.205................... Samples to be tested in accordance with National Association of Testing Authorities’ accreditation       42

99.210................... Notices of Sample A results............................................. 42

99.215................... Donor may request testing of Sample B........................... 44

99.220................... Approved laboratory to keep Sample B............................ 45

99.225................... Notices of Sample B results.............................................. 46

99.230................... Test results........................................................................ 46

Subdivision 99.C.2.5Record‑keeping                                                               47

99.235................... Approved laboratory to keep records................................ 47

Division 99.C.3—Alcohol testing                                                                          49

99.240................... Which body samples may be alcohol tested...................... 49

99.245................... How samples are taken and tested.................................... 49

99.250................... Approved breathalysers to be used in alcohol tests........... 49

99.255................... Alcohol tests..................................................................... 49

99.260................... Test results........................................................................ 50

99.265................... Notice of alcohol test........................................................ 50

Subpart 99.D—Evidentiary certificates and prescribed proceedings  52

Division 99.D.1—Purposes of Subpart                                                              52

99.275................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 52

Division 99.D.2—Evidentiary certificates                                                       53

99.280................... Certificates by approved tester.......................................... 53

99.285................... Certificates by approved laboratory.................................. 54

99.290................... Document taken to be a certificate unless contrary intention established  56

99.295................... Certificate not to be admitted unless copy given............... 56

99.300................... Person signing the certificate may be called to give evidence 56

99.305................... Rebuttal evidence.............................................................. 57

99.310................... CASA may ask for full certificate..................................... 57

Division 99.D.3—Prescribed proceedings                                                       58

99.315................... Prescribed proceedings..................................................... 58

Subpart 99.E—Offences for Subpart 99.C                                                          59

Division 99.E.1—Purposes of Subpart                                                              59

99.320................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 59

Division 99.E.2—Offences                                                                                       60

Subdivision 99.E.2.1Offences relating to giving a body sample              60

99.325................... Failing to carry identification whilst undertaking applicable SSAA         60

99.330................... Refusing or failing to give a body sample......................... 61

99.335................... Continuing to perform applicable SSAA after refusing a drug or alcohol test or failing to give a body sample.......................................................................................... 61

99.340................... Failing to stop performing an applicable SSAA............... 62

99.345................... Failing to remain in approved tester’s presence................ 62

99.350................... Person must not interfere with integrity of body sample... 62

Subdivision 99.E.2.2Offences occurring after positive test result           63

99.355................... Continuing to perform applicable SSAA between having initial drug test and confirmatory drug test     63

99.360................... Continuing to perform applicable SSAA after having confirmatory drug test and before result returned.......................................................................................... 63

99.365................... Continuing to perform applicable SSAA before confirmatory alcohol test result returned       64

99.370................... Performing applicable SSAA showing positive result for testable drug  65

99.375................... Performing applicable SSAA while showing positive result for a confirmatory alcohol test   65

Subdivision 99.E.2.3Offences relating to returning to SSAAs after positive test result           66

99.380................... Continuing to perform applicable SSAA after having confirmatory drug test          66

99.385................... Continuing to perform applicable SSAA after confirmatory alcohol test 67

Division 99.E.3—CASA medical review officers                                         69

99.390................... CASA medical review officers......................................... 69

Subpart 99.F—Provision of information                                                               70

Division 99.F.1—Purposes of Subpart                                                               70

99.395................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 70

Division 99.F.2—Information                                                                                71

99.400................... Drug or alcohol test information given or required by CASA 71

99.405................... Information that must be given to CASA following drug or alcohol test 72

Subpart 99.G—CASA’s powers in relation to civil aviation authorisations          74

Division 99.G.1—Purposes of Subpart                                                              74

99.410................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 74

99.415................... When CASA may vary, suspend or cancel a civil aviation authorisation 74

99.420................... When variation, suspension or cancellation takes effect.... 75

99.425................... Notice............................................................................... 75

99.430................... Effect of effluxion of time in relation to the suspension of civil aviation authorisation            76

99.435................... Effect of suspension of civil aviation authorisation........... 76

Subpart 99.H—Approved testers and authorisations to conduct drug and alcohol tests              77

Division 99.H.1—Purposes of Subpart                                                              77

99.440................... Purposes of Subpart......................................................... 77

Division 99.H.2—Approvals and authorisations                                         78

99.445................... CASA may approve persons to take body samples and conduct tests     78

99.450................... Persons authorised to take body samples and conduct tests 79

Division 99.H.3—Obligations on approved testers and protection from liability            80

99.455................... Obligations on approved testers........................................ 80

99.460................... Approved testers not liable in certain cases....................... 80

Division 99.H.4—Powers of approved testers                                              81

99.465................... Approved testers’ powers to access premises................... 81

Division 99.H.5—Identity cards                                                                           82

99.470................... Identity cards.................................................................... 82

99.475................... Return of identity card...................................................... 82

99.480................... Display and production of identity cards.......................... 83

99.485................... Suspension or revocation of authorisation........................ 83

99.490................... Notices.............................................................................. 84

Division 99.H.6—Notices to approved testers                                              85

99.495................... Notice to approved testers................................................. 85

Part 101—Unmanned aircraft and rockets                                                         86

Subpart 101.APreliminary                                                                                        90

101.005................. Applicability of this Part................................................... 90

101.010................. Application to rocket‑powered unmanned aircraft............ 90

101.015................. Application of registration and marking requirements...... 91

101.020................. Exemption from certain other provisions of CAR 1988... 91

101.025................. Meaning of populous area............................................... 91

101.030................. Approval of areas for operation of unmanned aircraft or rockets             91

101.035................. Requirements in this Part to give information to CASA... 92

Subpart 101.BGeneral prohibition on unsafe operation                        94

101.050................. Applicability of this Subpart............................................. 94

101.055................. Hazardous operation prohibited........................................ 94

Subpart 101.CProvisions applicable to unmanned aircraft generally  96

101.060................. Applicability of this Subpart............................................. 96

101.065................. Operation in prohibited or restricted area.......................... 96

101.070................. Operation in controlled airspace........................................ 97

101.075................. Operation near aerodromes............................................... 97

101.080................. Permission for operation of unmanned aircraft near aerodrome               98

101.085................. Maximum operating height............................................. 100

101.090................. Dropping or discharging of things.................................. 101

101.095................. Weather and day limitations............................................ 101

Subpart 101.DTethered balloons and kites                                                   102

101.100................. Applicability of this Subpart........................................... 102

101.105................. Definitions for Subpart................................................... 102

101.110................. Tethered balloons and kites that may be operated outside approved areas                102

101.115................. Mooring‑line marking..................................................... 104

101.120................. Operation of tethered balloon or kite under cloud........... 104

101.125................. Tethered balloon to be lit at night.................................... 104

101.130................. Rapid deflation device required....................................... 105

101.135................. What to do if tethered balloon escapes............................ 105

Subpart 101.EUnmanned free balloons                                                          106

101.140................. Applicability of this Subpart........................................... 106

101.145................. Definitions for Subpart—free balloons........................... 106

101.150................. Definition for Subpart—approved area......................... 107

101.155................. Releasing small balloons................................................. 107

101.160................. Light balloons that may be released outside approved areas 109

101.165................. Release of medium and heavy balloons outside approved areas               110

101.170................. Medium and heavy balloons not to be flown low........... 112

101.175................. Medium and heavy balloons to be flown in clear sky..... 112

101.180................. How payload must be supported—medium and heavy balloons              113

101.185................. Equipment that must be carried—medium and heavy balloons                113

101.190................. Lighting—medium and heavy balloons.......................... 114

101.195................. Marking—free balloons generally.................................. 115

101.200................. Marking by day—heavy balloons................................... 115

101.205................. Lighting by night—heavy balloons................................. 116

101.210................. Obligation to stay in communication with ATC—medium and heavy balloons       116

101.215................. Tracking of flight—medium and heavy balloons............ 117

101.220................. Flight reporting—medium and heavy balloons............... 117

101.225................. Ending flight and recovery—medium and heavy balloons 118

101.230................. Direction by ATC to end flight in certain circumstances. 119

Subpart 101.FUAVs                                                                                                    121

Division 101.F.1General                                                                                    121

101.235................. Applicability of this Subpart........................................... 121

101.240................. Definitions for Subpart................................................... 121

Division 101.F.2Operation of UAVs generally                                      123

101.245................. Operation near people..................................................... 123

101.250................. Where small UAVs may be operated.............................. 123

101.255................. Large UAVs—requirement for certificate....................... 124

101.260................. Maintenance of large UAVs........................................... 124

101.265................. Application of s 20AB of the Act to large UAVs........... 124

101.270................. Requirement for UAV operator’s certificate................... 125

101.275................. Approval of operation of large UAVs............................ 125

101.280................. UAVs not to be operated over populous areas............... 126

101.285................. Use of radiotelephone..................................................... 127

Division 101.F.3—Certification of UAV controllers                               130

101.290................. Application for certification as UAV controller.............. 130

101.295................. Eligibility for certification as UAV controller................. 130

101.300................. Conditions on certification as UAV controller................ 131

101.315................. Notice to certified UAV controller to show cause.......... 132

101.320................. Cancellation of UAV controller’s certification................ 132

Division 101.F.4—Certification of UAV operators                                  134

101.330................. Application for certification as UAV operator................ 134

101.335................. Eligibility for certification as UAV operator................... 134

101.340................. Conditions on certification.............................................. 135

101.360................. Notice to certified UAV operator to show cause............ 136

101.365................. Cancellation of UAV operator’s certification.................. 137

Subpart 101.GModel aircraft                                                                                139

101.375................. Applicability of this Subpart........................................... 139

101.380................. Definitions for Subpart................................................... 139

101.385................. Visibility for operation of model aircraft......................... 139

101.390................. Operating model aircraft at night..................................... 140

101.395................. Keeping model aircraft away from people....................... 140

101.400................. Operation of model aircraft outside approved areas........ 141

101.405................. Giant model aircraft........................................................ 141

101.410................. Model flying displays..................................................... 142

Subpart 101.HRockets                                                                                               144

101.415................. Applicability of this Subpart........................................... 144

101.420................. Application of State and Territory laws about rockets.... 144

101.425................. Definitions for Subpart................................................... 144

101.430................. Launching rocket in or over prohibited or restricted area 145

101.435................. Launching rockets into controlled airspace..................... 145

101.440................. Launching rockets near aerodromes................................ 146

101.445................. Getting permission for launch of rocket near aerodrome 147

101.450................. High power rockets........................................................ 148

101.455................. Maximum operating height of rockets............................ 149

101.460................. Dropping or discharging of things from rockets............. 149

101.465................. Weather and day limitations—rockets other than model rockets              149

101.470................. Model rockets................................................................. 150

Subpart 101.IFirework displays                                                                          151

101.475................. What this Subpart does................................................... 151

101.480................. Application of State and Territory laws about fireworks 151

101.485................. Meaning of operate a firework display........................... 151

101.490................. Certain projectiles prohibited in firework displays.......... 151

101.495................. Firework displays not permitted near aerodromes.......... 152

101.500................. Notice to CASA of certain firework displays................. 152

Part 103—Sport and recreational aviation operations                                155

Part 105—Sport and recreational parachuting from aircraft                156

Part 115—Commercial sport and recreational aviation operations    157

Part 119—Air operator certification—commercial air transport        158

Part 121—Commercial air transport operations (aeroplanes)               159

Part 129—Commercial air transport operations (foreign operators) 160

Part 133—Commercial air transport and aerial work operations (rotorcraft)    161

Part 137—Aerial application operations—other than rotorcraft         162

Subpart 137.A—Applicability and definitions                                                 165

137.005................. Applicability................................................................... 165

137.010................. Definitions...................................................................... 166

Subpart 137.B—General                                                                                               170

137.015................. Approvals....................................................................... 170

137.020................. Effect of other provisions............................................... 170

137.025................. Aeroplane—type certificate............................................. 170

137.030................. Authority of the pilot...................................................... 170

Subpart 137.C—Operator certification and supervision                           171

137.035................. Applicant to prepare manual........................................... 171

137.040................. Standard operations manual............................................ 171

137.045................. Application for an AOC or variation of an AOC............ 172

137.050................. Decision on AOC and manual........................................ 173

137.055................. Offences concerning operations manual......................... 173

137.060................. Operator’s organisational structure................................. 174

137.065................. Head of flight operations................................................ 174

137.070................. Head of aeroplane maintenance control........................... 176

137.075................. Replacement of holder of key personnel position........... 176

137.080................. Amendments to operations manual by operator.............. 176

137.085................. Amendments to schedule of differences......................... 176

137.090................. Amendments to standard operations manual................... 177

Subpart 137.D—Operational procedures                                                           178

137.095................. Operation to be in VMC................................................. 178

137.100................. Use of weather forecasts or observations....................... 178

137.105................. Landing areas.................................................................. 179

137.110................. Safety of persons other than crew at landing areas......... 179

137.115................. Refuelling....................................................................... 179

137.120................. Documents to be carried on a flight................................ 179

137.125................. Manipulation of flight controls....................................... 181

137.130................. Use of seats, seatbelts and harnesses.............................. 182

137.135................. Carriage of passengers.................................................... 182

137.140................. Minimum height and lateral separation for operation...... 183

137.145................. Application over populous areas..................................... 184

137.150................. In‑flight fuel management............................................... 184

137.155................. Operations near RPT flight............................................. 185

137.160................. Aerodrome circuit requirements...................................... 185

137.165................. Close proximity operations............................................. 186

137.170................. Night operations............................................................. 187

137.175................. Firefighting operations.................................................... 188

Subpart 137.E—All‑weather operations                                                              190

Subpart 137.H—Aeroplane performance                                                           191

137.180................. General........................................................................... 191

137.185................. Take‑off over a populous area........................................ 191

Subpart 137.J—Weight and balance                                                                     192

137.190................. Weight limitations........................................................... 192

137.195................. Loading—supervision.................................................... 193

Subpart 137.K—Instruments and equipment                                                  194

137.200................. Installation of instruments and equipment....................... 194

137.210................. Position of instruments and equipment........................... 195

137.215................. Instruments and equipment required............................... 195

137.220................. Crew intercom system.................................................... 197

137.225................. Seatbelts and harnesses................................................... 197

Subpart 137.M—Aeroplane maintenance                                                          198

137.230................. Fitting and removal of role equipment............................ 198

Subpart 137.N—Pilots                                                                                                     199

137.235................. Qualifications for pilots conducting application operations 199

137.240................. Annual proficiency checks.............................................. 199

Subpart 137.P—Manuals, logs and records                                                      201

137.245................. Flight manual.................................................................. 201

137.250................. Checking records............................................................ 201

137.255................. Document retention periods............................................ 201

137.260................. Maintenance record to be given to new operator............. 203

Subpart 137.Q—Flight duty time limitations and rest requirements 204

137.265................. Application of Subpart 137.Q......................................... 204

137.270................. Subpart not to affect subsection 1 of CAO 48.1............. 204

137.275................. Limit on flying hours...................................................... 204

137.280................. Off‑duty period before and after tour of duty................. 204

137.285................. Tour of duty—duration................................................... 205

137.290................. Off‑duty period each 14 days......................................... 206

137.295................. Limit on time spent on tours of duty............................... 206

137.300................. Pilot to be fit for duty...................................................... 207

Part 138—Search and rescue operations                                                             208

 


Part 99Drug and alcohol management plans and testing

  

Table of contents

99.005       Purposes of Part

Subpart 99.AGeneral

99.010       Definitions for Part 99

99.015       SSAAs to which this Part applies

99.020       Substantial compliance with requirements of Part required

Subpart 99.B—Drug and alcohol management plans

Division 99.B.1—Purposes of Subpart

99.025       Purposes of Subpart

Division 99.B.2—Persons required to have a DAMP

99.030       Who must develop and maintain a DAMP

99.035       DAMP must be implemented

99.040       DAMP must be made available to SSAA employees

Division 99.B.3Content and implementation of DAMP

Subdivision 99.B.3.1—Content of DAMP

99.045       Content of DAMP

Subdivision 99.B.3.2—Drug and alcohol testing program

99.050       Requirements for drug and alcohol testing          

99.055       Requirements relating to DAMP medical review officer

99.060       Requirements relating to use of testing devices

Subdivision 99.B.3.3—Drug and alcohol response program

99.065       Requirements relating to SSAA employees ceasing SSAAs

99.070       Requirements relating to returning to SSAAs

99.075       Requirements relating to intervention programs

Subdivision 99.B.3.4—Implementing a DAMP

99.080       Implementing a DAMP

Division 99.B.4Review and audit of DAMP

99.085       Review of DAMP by DAMP organisation

99.090       Audit of DAMP organisation by CASA

99.095       CASA may direct changes to DAMP

Division 99.B.5Provision of Information

99.100       DAMP organisation or DAMP contractor to provide information

99.105       DAMP record‑keeping

Subpart 99.CDrug and alcohol testing by CASA

Division 99.C.1Preliminary

99.110       Purposes of Subpart

Subdivision 99.C.1.1—Who may be drug or alcohol tested

99.115       Who may be drug or alcohol tested

99.120       Body samples may only be taken if person consents

Subdivision 99.C.1.2—Powers of approved testers

99.125       Powers of approved testers

Subdivision 99.C.1.3—CASA to approve testing devices

99.130       Approved drug and alcohol testing devices

Division 99.C.2Drug testing

Subdivision 99.C.2.1—General

99.135       Which body samples may be drug tested

99.140       How samples are taken and tested

99.145       Approved drug testing devices to be used for initial drug tests

99.150       Method for determining sample identifiers

Subdivision 99.C.2.2—Initial drug tests

99.155       Taking samples

99.160       Initial drug test    

99.165       If initial drug test result is not positive

99.170       If initial drug test result is positive

99.175       Notices of initial drug test

99.180       Dealing with samples for confirmatory drug test

99.185       Transporting samples

Subdivision 99.C.2.3—Receipt and storage of samples by approved laboratories

99.190       Receipt of samples

99.195       Storage of samples

Subdivision 99.C.2.4—Conduct of drug tests by approved laboratories

99.200       Testing Sample A

99.205       Samples to be tested in accordance with National Association of Testing Authorities’ accreditation

99.210       Notices of Sample A results

99.215       Donor may request testing of Sample B

99.220       Approved laboratory to keep Sample B

99.225       Notices of Sample B results

99.230       Test results

Subdivision 99.C.2.5—Record‑keeping

99.235       Approved laboratory to keep records

Division 99.C.3Alcohol testing

99.240       Which body samples may be alcohol tested

99.245       How samples are taken and tested

99.250       Approved breathalysers to be used in alcohol tests