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19.DELEGATION CARD (FORM 24-0035)
19.1A delegation card (form 24-0035) shall be issued to the MD-RA once the Regional Manager, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing, authorizes the delegation.
19.2The delegation card (form 24-0035) constitutes the instrument of delegation, which authorizes the delegate to exercise or perform such duty or function set forth in the delegation of authority document (No. 149545) by the Minister.
19.3The following information must be entered on the delegation card:
(a)minister's delegate number;
Information Note: the delegate number is a unique number and must reflect the regional MD-RA file number, e.g., 5015-22-XXXX.
(c)paragraph number applicable to the delegation;
Information Note: in the case of MD-RAs, they are authorized to exercise the powers specified in paragraph 2 of schedule 7 of delegation document No. 149545, dated 9 February 1999.
(d)limitations, which includes:
(i)the scope of delegation (aircraft category and construction material);
(ii)any other restrictions as determined by the Regional Manager;
Information Note: other restrictions could include limiting the scope of delegation to a particular aircraft type, e.g., RV-6/6A model only.
(e)delegation expiry date, by year, month and day (maximum of 24 months from the date of issue); and
(f)Regional Manager's signature and date.
20.CHANGES TO THE SCOPE OF DELEGATION
20.1MD-RAs wishing to extend the scope of their delegated authority are to contact Transport Canada for an evaluation of the proposed changes.
20.2The evaluation will establish the level of knowledge and technical training, along with the appropriate complimentary on-the-job training, required for the purpose of extending the delegation of authority.
20.3The applicant must attest that he/she has completed the required technical training and the on-the-job training as established by the evaluation, which shall include a minimum of one initial and one final inspection for each of the additional aircraft category or construction material being added to the scope of delegation.
20.4The MD-RA applicant shall accompany a Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) or another MD-RA whose scope of delegation of authority includes, at a minimum, the scope of delegation sought by the applicant.
20.5The CASI or the MD-RA that accompanied the applicant MD-RA shall inform the Regional Manager in writing that the applicant has successfully completed the required sample inspections.
20.6The CASI reviewing the request shall prepare a memorandum to the Regional Manager, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing stating that the applicant has met the requirements and is recommended to receive additional delegation.
20.7The CASI shall prepare, for the signature of the Regional Manager, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing, a letter, addressed to the MD-RA applicant, informing him/her that he/she is being issued with an MD-RA delegation of authority. Both the letter and the completed Delegation Card (form 24-0035) shall specify the aircraft category and construction material that the MD-RA is authorized to inspect. The letter shall instruct the delegate to sign the Delegation Card (form 24-0035).The letter shall also specify the expiry date, by year, month and day of the delegation of authority.
20.8The expiry date (by year, month and day) of the delegation of authority, issued following a change to the scope of delegation, cannot exceed the expiry date of the previous delegation – no delegation of authority shall be issued with a validity period exceeding 24 months from the last technical, regulatory and administrative training session.
20.9In accordance with paragraph 5 of the Agreement between Transport Canada and MD-RA Inspection Services, the CASI shall provide MD-RA Inspection Services with a copy of the letter of delegation of authority issued to each MD-RA, stating the scope of the delegation of authority, with respect to the type of aircraft and construction materials that the MD-RA is authorized to inspect.
21.PERIOD OF VALIDITY
21.1The MD-RA delegation of authority shall be valid for a maximum of 24 months from the date of issue.
21.2The delegation of authority card shall show, in the limitations section, the expiry date, by year, month and day.
21.3Notwithstanding the above, the Minister can terminate the MD-RA delegation of authority.
22.RENEWAL OF MD-RA DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
22.1Once expired, a delegation of authority cannot be re-issued. It can, however, be renewed, i.e., a new delegation of authority is issued for a given period of time.
22.2For the purpose of renewal of the delegation of authority, MD-RA applicants shall, at a minimum, have attended and successfully completed the required technical, regulatory and administrative training, and have completed a final inspection in the previous 24 months.
22.3MD-RAs seeking renewal of the delegation of authority are not required to submit a new résumé showing their experience relative to the construction of amateur-built aircraft or the maintenance of aircraft; and a description of the delegation privileges being sought, unless the MD-RA applies for extended scope of delegation privileges.
22.4If the MD-RA has not completed a final inspection in the previous 24 months, the applicant will be required to complete a final inspection. The MD-RA applicant shall accompany a Civil Aviation Safety Inspector or another MD-RA whose scope of delegation of authority includes, at a minimum, the scope of delegation sought by the applicant.
22.5The CASI or the MD-RA(s) that accompanied the applicant MD-RA shall inform the Regional Manager in writing that the applicant has successfully completed the required sample inspections.
23.1The Director, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing is responsible for oversight of the MD-RA program and the administrative agency.
23.2The TC regional office shall, at a minimum, audit one out of every three inspection “packages” that comprise the technical information documents and forms and copies of the documents related to the flight authority, as forwarded to Transport Canada by an MD-RA, in accordance with the provisions of the Delegate’s Manual.
24.1This instruction comes into effect immediately.
25.1The responsible officer indicated below may be contacted for information regarding this MSI:
M.A. Simoneau, AARPE
Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
Phone: (613) 990-9490
Facsimile: (613) 952-3298
Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing
File number : 5015-22-XXXX
Subject: Minister’s Delegate - Recreational Aviation Delegation of Authority
Please find enclosed your Transport Canada Civil Aviation delegation of authority card (form 24-0035). This card constitutes the instrument of delegation, which authorizes you, as a Minister’s Delegate – Recreational Aviation (MD-RA), to exercise or perform such duty or function set forth by the Minister in the delegation of authority document No. 149545. You are authorised to inspect during construction amateur-aircraft construction projects and to issue a special certificate of airworthiness – amateur-built.
The scope of your delegation is identified in the box below, in the form of the combination of aircraft category and construction materials on your delegation card. Please refer to your Amateur-Built Aircraft Inspection Program Delegate’s Manual for an explanation of your duties and responsibilities.
Your delegation of authority expires on .....................................................(year, month, day).
Please sign your delegation of authority card, and this letter, in the appropriate space below, acknowledging receipt of the card, embossing seal and serialized stamp, and return the signed copy to the Transport Canada office, at the address shown above, within 14 days of receipt of this letter.
The card, embossing seal and serialized stamp are the property of the Minister and shall be kept in a secure location. These items are for your exclusive use and are to be returned promptly to the Minister upon your ceasing to exercise the delegation or upon request from the Minister. Should your delegation of authority card, embossing seal and serialized stamp be lost or stolen, or should you change address, you are required to promptly notify the Regional Manager, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing.
A copy of this letter and of your card have been forwarded to MD-RA Inspection Services to inform them of the scope of your delegation, for inspection assignment purposes.
Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing
I acknowledge receipt of the Transport Canada Civil Aviation delegation of authority card, embossing seal and serialized stamp.
Signature: ...................................................................... Date: ..............................................................................
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