CASA EX145/12 - Exemption - Airservices Australia aerodrome rescue and fire fighting service (ARFFS)

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Instrument number CASA EX145/12
I, MALCOLM DOUGLAS McGREGOR, Acting Executive Manager, Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed M. McGregor]
Malcolm D. McGregor
Acting Executive Manager
Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation Division
18 September 2012
Exemption — Airservices Australia aerodrome rescue and fire fighting service (ARFFS)
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on the day after registration; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of 31 August 2015.
2          Interpretation
                 In this instrument, the Manual of Standards (the MOS) Part 139H is referred to as the MOS.
3          Approval
                 I exempt Airservices Australia, and staff of its ARFFS, from compliance with subregulations 139.845 (2) and (3) of CASR 1998, to the extent mentioned in:
(a)   paragraph 18.1.1.1 of the MOS, in respect of subparagraph 18.1.1.2 (e); and
(b)   paragraph 20.1.3.13 of the MOS, in respect of the second subparagraph (a).
4          Conditions
                 This exemption is subject to the conditions in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     A member of the ARFFS staff who does not hold a full topography rating for an aerodrome may be employed in operational service on an aerodrome if he or she holds a limited topography rating issued by the ARFFS for that aerodrome, being a rating indicating a limited level of knowledge of the aerodrome topography.
        2     A member of the ARFFS staff to whom clause 1 applies must, while responding to an incident, be accompanied by the holder of a full topography rating for the aerodrome.
        3     A member of the ARFFS staff employed in operational service on an aerodrome under this exemption:
(a)   must be so employed only for emergency temporary relief to maintain the appropriate category level of service for the aerodrome; and
(b)   must not, under any circumstances, be the driver of a fire vehicle during an emergency response.