The online submission form for the new Transport Canada drone regulations is now live at: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/submit-drone-safety-assurance-declaration.html
As per the information listed:
Who can submit a declaration
- The designer and manufacturer of a drone
- Third-party drone modifiers
- Individuals who design and build “home-built” drones
About the RPAS safety assurance declaration
You can declare that your RPAS can safely conduct any or all of the following operations so pilots can register their drones for advanced operations:
- Operations in controlled airspace
- Operations near people: less than 30 meters (100 feet) but more than 5 meters (16.4 feet) horizontally
- Operations over people: less than 5 meters (16.4 feet) horizontally
How to comply
Adding safety features to a drone, such as a deployable parachute, can help it meet the safety requirements for advanced operations.
Advisory Circular AC 922-001: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Safety Assurance provides guidance on complying with the regulations and standards. For a copy of the draft AC contact: TC.RPASDeclaration-DeclarationSATP.TC@tc.gc.ca.
We may fine you if you falsely declare to meet the technical requirements set out in Standard 922 — RPAS Safety Assurance. You may be fined $3,000 for a person and $15,000 for a corporation for each registered system.
What you need to know before you apply
You do not need to submit the results of the AC 922-001 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Safety Assurance verification tests along with your declaration of RPAS Safety Assurance. However, you may be asked to produce the results of verification tests at a later date.