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Tourist Accommodations Regulations

made under Section 18 of the

Tourist Accommodations Act

S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 9

O.I.C. 2003-461 (November 6, 2003), N.S. Reg. 185/2003

as amended up to O.I.C. 2013-105 (March 28, 2013, effective April 1, 2013), N.S. Reg. 162/2013


Table of Contents



Interpretation

Citation

Definitions


Accommodations - General

Compliance

Inspection

Applying for a licence

Register

Registering a tour group

Monthly occupancy report

Notifying guests of reservation cancellation policy

Display of accommodation’s information

Identifier for each rental unit or campsite

Emergency evacuation plan

Employee available for contact

Telephone service

Parking

Maintenance of grounds and buildings

Maintenance of furnishings, equipment and appliances

Food areas clean

Routine cleaning of rental units and campsites

Manager to ensure inspection of rental units and campsites

Cleaning solutions locked away

No personal belongings in rental unit or campsite

No carpets in kitchens or bathrooms

Laundry rooms

Garbage


Construction Plans

Submit plans to Minister

Plan for a roofed accommodation

Plan for camping establishment


Roofed Accommodations

Construction requirements of rental unit

Bathrooms

Shared bathrooms

Privacy partitions in bathrooms

Unit where manager resides

Public washroom

Minimum ceiling height

Minimum distance between rental units

Minimum sleeping area

Minimum area of living room

Minimum area of bathrooms

Clearance around beds

 

Bunk beds

Equipment in rental unit

Clean supplies for guest

Bathrooms assigned to rental units

Identifier for each bathroom or washroom

Lighting and emergency lighting


Camping Establishments

Minimum area for campsites

Minimum number of washroom facilities

Washroom facility construction requirements

Washroom facility equipment requirements

Non-flush toilet buildings

Water supply

Tables at campsites

Dumping station

Wilderness camping area


Special Event Camping Area Licences

Application for special event camping area licence

Inspection of area by accommodations officer

Revocation of special event camping area licence

Toilet facilities

Access road

Garbage


Camping Cabins

Construction requirements

Minimum area

Equipment requirements


Rented Recreational Vehicles

Equipment requirements


Schedule A - Licence Fees



Interpretation


Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Tourist Accommodations Regulations.


Definitions

2     In these regulations

 

                (a)    “accommodation” means a roofed accommodation or a camping establishment;

 

                (b)    “accommodation officer” means a person appointed by the Minister pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act to inspect accommodations for compliance with the Act and these regulations;

 

                (c)    “Act” means the Tourist Accommodations Act;

 

                (d)    “bathroom” means a fully partitioned room in a roofed accommodation that has at least

 

                         (i)     1 toilet,

                         (ii)    1 sink, unless there is a sink in the bedroom, and

                         (iii)   1 bathtub or shower;

 

                (e)    “camping cabin” means a cabin that is used as an alternative form of accommodation in a camping establishment and that complies with the minimum requirements of Sections 63 to 65;

 

                (f)    “camping unit” means 1 tent, 1 trailer, 1 recreational vehicle or 1 camping cabin at a camping establishment;

 

                (g)    “campsite” means a part of a camping establishment designed for the exclusive use of guests in a camping unit;

 

                (h)    “Department” means the department responsible for the administration of the Tourist Accommodations Act;

 

                (i)     “fully serviced”, in relation to a campsite, means that the campsite is equipped with electricity, water and sewer;

 

                (j)     “guest” means a member of the travelling or vacationing public who is staying in an accommodation;

 

                (k)    “licence” means a licence issued pursuant to the Act;

 

                (l)     “manager” includes an owner, lessee, operator, or person in charge of an accommodation;

 

                (m)   “partially-serviced”, in relation to a campsite, means that the campsite is equipped with electricity and water;

 

                (n)    “rental unit” means a part of a roofed accommodation designed for the exclusive use of guests assigned to it;

 

                (o)    “shared bathroom” means a bathroom in a roofed accommodation that is designed in accordance with Section 32 to be used by guests in more than 1 rental unit;

 

                (p)    “unserviced” in relation to a campsite, means that the campsite is not equipped with electricity, water or sewer.


Accommodations - General


Compliance

3     No person is permitted to operate an accommodation unless the manager complies with the laws of Nova Scotia.


Inspection

4     (1)    An accommodation officer may be assisted during an inspection by any qualified person the officer considers necessary.

 

       (2)    At the request of an accommodation officer, a manager must produce the register, licence, and records or other information required to be kept under the Act or these regulations.


Applying for a licence

5     (1)    An applicant for a licence or renewal of a licence must submit an application to the Minister together with the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule “A”.

 

       (2)    A purchaser or other person who acquires legal ownership of an accommodation must apply for a new licence to operate the accommodation.


Register

6     A manager must maintain the registration system required by Section 7 of the Act in a form approved by the Minister, and it must include

 

                (a)    the name of the guest;

 

                (b)    the usual place of residence of the guest, including mailing address;

 

(c)the vehicle licence plate number of the guest’s vehicle, if applicable;

 

(d)the number of people in the guest’s party;

 

(e)the arrival and departure date of the guest;

 

                (f)    the rate charged for the rental unit or campsite; and

 

                (g)    the rental unit or campsite occupied by the guest.


Registering a tour group

7     Despite Section 6, when registering a tour group, a manager must enter into the register only

 

                (a)    the name of each guest;

 

                (b)    the rental unit or campsite occupied by the guests; and

 

                (c)    the name and address of the tour agent.


Monthly occupancy report

8     A manager must provide an occupancy report to the Department in a form prescribed by the Minister within 7 days of the end of each calendar month during which the accommodation is operated.


Notifying guests of reservation cancellation policy

9     (1)    A manager of an accommodation must have a cancellation policy.

 

       (2)    A manager must ensure that a guest is notified of the reservation cancellation policy at the time the guest’s reservation is taken.


Display of accommodation’s information

10   (1)    A manager must have a sign bearing the registered business name of the accommodation placed at or near the main entrance.

 

       (2)    A manager must display the accommodation’s licence in a conspicuous place in the accommodation.


Identifier for each rental unit or campsite

11   A manager must ensure that a number, name or other identification is placed on or near the outside of the main entry door of each rental unit or at each campsite.


Emergency evacuation plan

12   (1)    A manager must have an emergency evacuation plan in place that instructs guests on the procedures to follow in an emergency.

 

       (2)    A manager of an accommodation must display the emergency evacuation plan in a conspicuous place in each rental unit.


Section 13 repealed: O.I.C. 2009-162, N.S. Reg. 182/2009.

Employee available for contact

14   (1)    A manager must have at least 1 employee available to guests at all times during the operation of the accommodation.

 

       (2)    If an employee is not physically present, a manager must supply guests with a telephone number and the name of an employee who is available to contact.


Telephone service

15   (1)    If there is telephone service at the accommodation, a manager must ensure that there is

 

                (a)    at least 1 public telephone accessible 24 hours per day with posted emergency numbers; or

 

                (b)    a telephone installed and emergency numbers posted in each rental unit.

 

       (2)    If there is no telephone service at the accommodation, a manager must have an emergency plan in place to ensure the safety and security of guests.


Parking

16   A manager must

 

                (a)    provide on-site parking with 24-hour access for at least 1 guest vehicle per rental unit or campsite; or

 

                (b)    make adequate off-site parking spaces with 24-hour access available for guests.


Maintenance of grounds and buildings

17   A manager must keep the grounds and buildings of the accommodation in a safe, clean and well-maintained condition.


Maintenance of furnishings, equipment and appliances

18   (1)    A manager must keep the accommodation’s furnishings, equipment, and appliances repaired and in a clean and sanitary condition, and free from rodents, vermin or other pests.

 

       (2)    If any part of the accommodation becomes infested with rodents, vermin or other pests, the manager must not allow that part of the accommodation to be used until the infestation is eliminated.


Food areas clean

19   If food is served at an accommodation, a manager must keep the food area safe, sanitary and in a well-maintained condition.


Routine cleaning of rental units and campsites

20   A manager must ensure that each rental unit or campsite is

 

                (a)    cleaned and all fixtures are treated with a disinfectant solution before a guest occupies it; and

 

                (b)    cleaned at least once every 24 hours while a guest occupies it, except for rental units that are rented other than on an overnight basis and daily room cleaning is not provided.


Manager to ensure inspection of rental units and campsites

21   A manager must ensure that a rental unit or campsite is inspected to ensure that it is clean and properly equipped before being occupied by a guest.


Cleaning solutions locked away

22   A manager must ensure that all cleaning solutions, toxic substances, or materials or substances that might be hazardous to guests are securely locked in a cabinet or cupboard.


No personal belongings in rental unit or campsite

23   A manager must ensure that each rental unit or campsite does not contain any personal belongings of the manager or staff, or their families.


No carpets in kitchens or bathrooms

24   A manager must ensure that the kitchen and bathroom flooring in a rental unit does not consist of carpeting.


Laundry rooms

25   (1)    A manager must ensure that a laundry room is mechanically ventilated or has screened doors or windows.

 

       (2)    A manager must ensure that no laundry equipment is stored in a shared bathroom or washroom used by guests.

 

       (3)    Subsection (2) does not apply to accommodations with laundry equipment stored in a shared bathroom or washroom at the time these regulations come into force.


Garbage

26   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must

 

                (a)    have all refuse or garbage containers in a rental unit emptied and cleaned daily, except for in a rental unit that is rented other than on an overnight basis and daily room cleaning is not provided; and

 

                (b)    store all refuse and garbage in containers and have a satisfactory garbage collection system.

 

       (2)    A manager of a camping establishment must store all refuse and garbage in containers and have a satisfactory garbage collection system.


Construction Plans


Submit plans to Minister

27   (1)    Before constructing, altering, renovating, or reconstructing an accommodation, a manager must submit the construction plans and specifications for the work to be performed to the Minister for approval.

 

       (2)    A manager must submit any modification to a construction plan approved under subsection (1) for approval in the same manner as the original construction plan.


Plan for a roofed accommodation

28   A construction plan submitted by a manager of a roofed accommodation must be drawn to a scale of not less than 2.5 cm to 4.9 m and show

 

                (a)    the boundaries;

                (b)    the location of any

 

                         (i)     buildings,

                         (ii)    driveways,

                         (ii)    landscaping,

                         (iv)   water or wooded areas,

                         (v)    wells and sewage disposal systems;

 

                (c)    the size of rental units, bathrooms and windows; and

 

                (d)    the furniture layout for each rental unit.


Plan for camping establishment

29   (1)    A construction plan submitted by a manager of a camping establishment must be drawn to a scale of not less than 2.5 cm to 15.2 m and show

 

                (a)    the location of the camping establishment in relation to the nearest controlled access highway;

 

                (b)    the location of any roads near the site;

 

                (c)    the location and size of the individual campsites, numbered for identification;

 

                (d)    the location of the water system and outlets; and

 

                (e)    the location and type of the sewage system.

 

       (2)    A plan for a camping establishment must include a separate plan of the service buildings, including washroom facilities, drawn to a scale of not less than 2.5 cm to 15.2 m.


Roofed Accommodations


Construction requirements of rental unit

30   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that each rental unit

 

                (a)    is fully enclosed with walls reaching from the floor to the ceiling;

 

(b)has a hinged entry door or patio doors;

 

                (c)    has at least

 

                         (i)     1 door lock and an additional security locking device that enables the door to be locked from the outside and inside on each entry door, including a patio door, or

 

                         (ii)    for roofed accommodations existing at the time these regulations come into force, a locking device to ensure privacy;

 

                (d)    has each bedroom door equipped with a locking device that enables the door to be locked from the inside to ensure privacy;

 

                (e)    if there are doorways connecting rental units, has 1 hinged door, with a door lock that enables the door to be locked from the inside, on each side of the door jamb;

 

                (f)    has a window or windows with a minimum glass area of 10% of the floor area;

 

                (g)    has

 

                         (i)     a screened window or screened door that opens to the outside or a ventilating device opening to the outside, that is capable of providing a minimum ventilation area of 5% of the floor area, or

 

                         (ii)    a mechanical device to ensure ventilation equivalent to that specified in subclause (i);

 

                (h)    has a light switch immediately inside the entry door and a light switch accessible from the bed;

 

                (i)     is equipped so that it can sustain a temperature of 21º C (70º F) when it is occupied.


Bathrooms

31   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a bathroom

 

                (a)    does not obstruct the entrance or exit of any rental unit;

 

                (b)    does not require a guest of a rental unit to pass through a common living area or kitchen to get to the bathroom;

 

                (c)    has doors that are tightly fitted and have a locking device that enables the door to be locked from inside the bathroom to ensure privacy;

 

                (d)    has hot and cold running water taps for each sink, bathtub and shower;

 

                (e)    has a window with a minimum glass area of 0.4 m² opening to the outside with a ventilation area of not less than 0.2 m², or a mechanical device to ensure the equivalent ventilation; and

 

                (f)    has a ground fault interrupter outlet.


Shared bathrooms

32   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a shared bathroom

 

                (a)    is situated on the same floor as the rental units of the guests who are assigned to it;

 

                (b)    contains at least

 

                         (i)     1 flush toilet,

                         (ii)    1 bathtub or shower, and

                         (iii)   unless there is a sink in each guest bedroom, 1 sink,

 

for every 6 people who are to use it, including the manager and their family members.

 

       (2)    If a shared bathroom has entry doors from more than one rental unit, a manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that the entry doors have a tightly-fitted, solid-core opening from each rental unit to the bathroom, and each door has a locking device that enables the door to be locked from inside the bathroom to ensure privacy.


Privacy partitions in bathrooms

33   If a roofed accommodation has a bathroom that has more than 1 toilet, bathtub or shower, a manager must ensure that there are privacy partitions between toilets, bathtubs and showers.


Unit where manager resides

34   If a manager resides at a roofed accommodation, the manager’s unit must comply with Section 30 and the bathroom in the unit must comply with Section 31 or, if the manager uses a shared bathroom, Section 32.


Public washroom

35   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a washroom accessible to the public has

 

                (a)    at least 1 flush toilet;

 

                (b)    privacy partitions between toilets with stall doors that each have a locking device that enables the door to be locked from inside the stall;

 

                (c)    at least 1 sink

 

                (d)    hot and cold running water taps for each sink;

 

                (e)    single service towel dispensers or hot air dryers;

 

                (f)    a ground fault interrupter outlet, if an outlet is provided;

 

                (g)    a window with a minimum glass area of 0.4 m² opening to the outside with a ventilation area of not less than 0.2 m², or a mechanical ventilating device that ensures the equivalent ventilation.


Minimum ceiling height

36   (1)    For a roofed accommodation constructed after these regulations come into force, a manager must ensure that all rooms within a rental unit have a minimum ceiling height of 2.4 m, except for a sloping ceiling, which must have a minimum height of 2.1 m at its lowest point.

 

       (2)    For a roofed accommodation existing at the time these regulations come into force, a manager must ensure that all rooms within a rental unit have a minimum ceiling height of 2.3 m, except for a sloping ceiling, which must have a minimum height of 1.5 m at its lowest point.

 

       (3)    If a sloping ceiling in a roofed accommodation referred to in subsection (2) is less than 1.5 m high, the measurement for minimum areas is taken from the point where the sloping ceiling is at least 1.5 m in height.


Minimum distance between rental units

37   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that there is a minimum distance of 5.5 m between separate buildings containing rental units, measured from the furthest exterior protrusion from one building to the closest exterior protrusion on the next building.


Minimum sleeping area

38   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that the minimum area of a rental unit, exclusive of bathroom, closet, kitchen and living room areas, is as set out in the following table:


Bed(s) in Rental Unit

Minimum Area

1 single (99 cm) bed

7.4 m²

1 double (137 cm) bed or 1 set of single (99 cm) bunk beds

9.3 m²

1 queen (152 cm) bed or 2 single (99 cm) beds

11.1 m²

1 king (198 cm) bed

12.5 m²

2 double (137 cm) beds

14.9 m²

 

       (2)    For each additional bed in a rental unit, a manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a minimum of 2.8 m² is added to the minimum areas required by subsection (1).


Minimum area of living room

39   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a living room in a roofed accommodation has a minimum area of 9.3 m².


Minimum area of bathrooms

40   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a bathroom with a sink, toilet, bathtub and shower has a minimum area of 3.3 m².

 

       (2)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower has a minimum area of 3.0 m².


Clearance around beds

41   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that each bed in a roofed accommodation, other than a single (99 cm) bed, has at least 61 cm clearance on at least 3 sides.

 

       (2)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a single (99 cm) bed in a rental unit has the clearance specified in subsection (1) on at least 2 sides.


Bunk beds

42   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that bunk beds in a rental unit have

 

                (a)    a secured safety ladder that reaches from the floor to the top bunk; and

 

                (b)    at least 0.9 m clearance between the top bunk and the ceiling and the top bunk and the bottom bunk.


Equipment in rental unit

43   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that each rental unit is equipped with

 

                (a)    a shaded light that can be turned on or off from the bed;

 

                (b)    1 bed, consisting of a box spring and mattress or similar, and a headboard, together with

 

                         (i)     pillows with pillow protectors and cases,

                         (ii)    a mattress pad,

                         (iii)   an under sheet,

                         (iv)   a top sheet,

                         (v)    1 blanket or other adequate covering,

                         (vi)   a bedspread,

                         (vii)  1 extra blanket, and

                         (viii) 1 extra pillow;

 

                (c)    a bedside table, or equivalent, at each bed;

 

                (d)    a table or desk and a clothes dresser, or a combination dresser desk;

 

                (e)    a chair;

 

                (f)    a non-slip scatter rug on each side of a bed, if the floors are not carpeted;

 

                (g)    a closet or device suitable for hanging clothes, with a minimum of 8 coat hangers;

 

                (h)    a covering for each window, capable of giving privacy to guests;

 

                (i)     a wastebasket;

 

                (j)     a receptacle to be used as an ashtray, even in a non-smoking rental unit;

 

                (k)    a drinking utensil for each guest;

 

                (l)     a radio and alarm clock or a clock radio; and

 

                (m)   a luggage rack or bench.

 

       (2)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that each bathroom is equipped with

 

                (a)    a mirror with a good reflecting surface area of not less than 30.5 cm by 45.7 cm;

 

                (b)    a lighting fixture equipped with a minimum 100-watt bulb, or equivalent, located near the mirror;

 

                (c)    a shelf or equivalent flat surface, with an area of not less than 0.04 m², installed near the sink;

 

                (d)    a device for holding towels;

 

                (e)    a clothes hook;

 

                (f)    a soap dish or recess located near the sink, and in the tub or shower;

 

                (g)    a shower door or shower curtain, if there is a shower;

 

                (h)    a wastebasket;

 

                (i)     at least 1 hand towel, 1 bath towel and 1 face cloth for each guest;

 

                (j)     a bath mat;

 

                (k)    a roll of toilet tissue on a dispensing device, plus an extra roll;

 

                (l)     individual packages of soap or an adequate supply of liquid soap in a dispenser at the sink and in the bath area, for every new guest and as required.

 

       (3)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that each washroom accessible to the public is equipped with

 

                (a)    a coat hook on each stall door;

 

                (b)    a roll of toilet tissue on a dispensing device, plus an extra roll;

 

                (c)    single service towels, if a single service towel dispenser is provided;

 

                (d)    liquid soap in a dispenser;

 

                (e)    a wastebasket with a lid; and

 

                (f)    a mirror with a good reflecting surface area of not less than 30.5 cm by 45.7 cm.


Clean supplies for guest

44   (1)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must supply clean bed linen

 

                (a)    for every new guest; and

 

                (b)    at least twice a week for guests who are visiting for periods of more than 1 night, unless otherwise requested by the guest.

 

       (2)    A manager of a roofed accommodation must supply clean towels and bath mats each day a guest occupies the rental unit unless there is a re-use and recycling program in effect at the accommodation.

 

       (3)    If there is a re-use and recycling program in effect at an accommodation, the manager must post a notice of it in each rental unit and must supply clean towels and bath mats at least every 2 days, unless otherwise requested by a guest.


Bathrooms assigned to rental units

45   A manager of a roofed accommodation must assign a bathroom for each rental unit.


Identifier for each bathroom or washroom

46   A manager of a roofed accommodation must ensure that a shared bathroom or a public washroom is identified by a symbol attached to the outside of the bathroom or washroom door.


Lighting and emergency lighting

47   A manager of a roofed accommodation must

 

                (a)    keep all stairways, halls, and exits well lit and unobstructed; and

 

                (b)    have auxiliary lighting, or make flashlights available to be supplied to guests in case of power failure.


Camping Establishments


Minimum area for campsites

48   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that every campsite

 

                (a)    existing at the time these regulations come into force has a minimum area of 111.5 m² with a road frontage of not less than 6.1 m; and

 

(b)established after these regulations come into force,

 

                         (i)     when used for tenting, has a minimum area of 111.5 m² with a road frontage of not less than 6.1 m, and

 

                         (ii)    when used other than for tenting, has a minimum area of 223 m² with a road frontage of not less than 12.2 m.


Minimum number of washroom facilities

49   A manager of a camping establishment must provide a minimum of

 

                (a)    1 non-flush toilet for each gender for every 20 unserviced campsites, or part thereof;

 

                (b)    1 flush toilet, 1 basin, and 1 shower for each gender for every 20 partially serviced campsites, or part thereof; and

 

                (c)    1 flush toilet, 1 basin and 1 shower for each gender for all fully serviced campsites.


Washroom facility construction requirements

50   (1)    A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that, except for a non-flush toilet building, a washroom facility in a camping establishment is located in a weatherproof building that

 

                (a)    is located not less than 12.2 m and not more than 122 m from a campsite;

 

(b)has at least 1 flush toilet;

 

                (c)    has privacy partitions between toilets, with stall doors that each have a locking device that enables the door to be locked from inside the stall;

 

(d)has at least 1 sink;

 

                (e)    has hot and cold running water taps for each sink;

 

                (f)    has screened doors or windows or is mechanically ventilated;

 

                (g)    has at each sink a mirror with a good reflecting surface area of not less than 30.5 cm in width and 45.7 cm in height;

 

                (h)    has lighting fixtures equipped with a minimum of 100-watt bulbs, or equivalent, located near the mirror;

 

                (i)     has a ground fault interrupter outlet, if an outlet is provided;

 

                (j)     has floors and walls made of water-impervious material with floors sloping to a drain; and

 

                (k)    has areas within the shower stalls for individual dressing compartments.

 

       (2)    A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that an individual dressing compartment is provided in a shower stall and that the compartment

 

(a)is not less than 0.8 m by 1.2 m in floor area;

 

                (b)    is designed to ensure privacy;

 

                (c)    is protected from the shower area by a waterproof partition or shower curtain;

 

                (d)    contains a bench seat; and

 

                (e)    has at least 3 clothes hooks.


Washroom facility equipment requirements

51   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that each washroom facility, except for a non-flush toilet building, is equipped with

 

                (a)    a functioning locking device on each stall door;

 

                (b)    a coat hook on each stall door;

 

                (c)    hot and cold running water for each sink;

 

                (d)    a sufficient supply of toilet tissue with a toilet tissue dispensing device;

 

(e)liquid soap in a dispenser at every 2 sinks, at least;

 

                (f)    a wastebasket with lid; and

 

                (g)    a sign indicating gender on the outside of the facility.


Non-flush toilet buildings

52   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that a non-flush toilet building

 

                (a)    is not located within 30.5 m of any water source, picnic table or campsite;

 

                (b)    has self-closing doors;

 

                (c)    has a locking device on the door that enables the door to be locked from the inside to ensure privacy;

 

                (d)    is painted inside and out;

 

                (e)    is ventilated and screened;

 

                (f)    has a wastebasket with lid;

 

                (g)    a toilet tissue dispensing device with a sufficient supply of toilet tissue; and

 

                (h)    has a mirror with a good reflecting surface area of not less than 12.7 cm by 17.8 cm.


Water supply

53   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that the camping establishment has a water supply that complies with Section 13 and is available within 45.7 m of each campsite, excluding a wilderness camping area where approved bottled water may be provided.


Tables at campsites

54   (1)    A manager of a camping establishment, excluding a wilderness camping area, must ensure that there is a table at each campsite and must maintain it in good condition.

 

       (2)    Despite subsection (1), at a campsite that is rented by the month or season, a manager of a camping establishment is required to provide a table only at the request of a guest.


Dumping station

55   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that a dumping station

 

                (a)    is not located within 30.5 m of a campsite, water supply or service building;

 

                (b)    has water and a hose available for cleaning purposes; and

 

                (c)    is clearly indicated by a sign.


Wilderness camping area

56   For the purpose of these regulations, in order for a camping area to qualify as a wilderness camping area, the camping area must

 

                (a)    not be accessible by regular transportation means;

 

                (b)    be designed for tents and camping cabins only;

 

                (c)    have a level area designated for the placement of a tent or a camping cabin; and

 

                (d)    have toilets provided at the camping establishment in accordance with Sections 49 and 52.


Special Event Camping Area Licences


Application for special event camping area licence

57   (1)    A special event camping area licence may be issued for a period of no more than 5 days to any person or association if

 

                (a)    the person or association files an application with the Minister and pays the fee prescribed in Schedule “A”;

 

                (b)    the application is received no later than 30 days before the event for which the licence is sought;

 

                (c)    the application identifies the specific special event camping area to which the licence is to apply;

 

                (d)    a total of no more than 3 special event camping area licences have been issued within the previous 12 months to the applicant or for the area to which the licence applies; and

 

                (e)    the consent of the owner or occupier is filed with the Minister if the area to which the licence is to apply is owned or occupied by someone other than the person or association applying.

 

       (2)    An applicant is deemed to be the manager of the special event camping area.


Inspection of area by accommodations officer

58   A holder of a special event camping area licence and an owner or occupier of an area to which a licence applies, must permit the area to be inspected by an accommodations officer at all reasonable times.


Revocation of special event camping area licence

59   If any restriction attached to a special event camping area licence is not observed, or if a violation of the Act or any regulations under the Act takes place on or near the area to which the licence applies, the special event camping area licence is automatically revoked.


Toilet facilities

60   (1)    A manager of a special event camping area must ensure that a toilet facility at a special event camping area

 

                (a)    despite Section 49, is provided for every 30 campsites or part thereof;

 

                (b)    has at least 1 toilet;

 

                (c)    despite Section 50, has a minimum of 1 approved hand washing system in close proximity to each toilet facility;

 

                (d)    has a roll of toilet tissue on a dispensing device, plus an extra roll; and

 

                (e)    must be available on a 24-hour basis.

 

       (2)    For the purpose of clause (1)(a), a self-contained recreational vehicle that has an onboard water supply and toilet may be subtracted from the total number of campsites.


Access road

61   A manager of a special event camping area must ensure that a minimum width of 6.1 m is provided for an access road between every 2 rows of campsites.


Garbage

62   (1)    A manager of a special event camping area must ensure that there is 1 garbage container for every 20 campsites at a special event camping area, and each garbage container must be within 45.7 m of any campsite.

 

       (2)    A manager of a special event camping area must ensure that there is a garbage collection system approved by the Minister in place at the special event camping area.


Camping Cabins


Construction requirements

63   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that a camping cabin has

 

                (a)    a hinged door complete with a locking device or devices that enable the door to be locked from the inside and the outside;

 

                (b)    a window or windows that provide a minimum glass area of 10% of the floor area;

 

                (c)    a screened window or screened door that opens to the outside and that is capable of providing a minimum ventilation area of 5% of the floor area, or a mechanical device to ensure the equivalent ventilation; and

 

                (d)    a minimum 1.5 m roof overhang over the full length of the wall in which the entry door is located.


Minimum area

64   (1)    A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that a camping cabin has a minimum interior area as set out in the following table


Bed(s) in Camping Cabin

Minimum Area

1 double (137 cm) bed or 1 single (99 cm) bunk bed

9.3 m²

1 double (137 cm) and 1 single (99 cm) bed

12.1 m²

2 sets of single (99 cm) bunk beds

13.9 m²

 

       (2)    For each additional bed in a camping cabin, a manager of a camping establishment must ensure that 2.8 m² is added to the minimum areas required in subsection (1).


Equipment requirements

65   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that a camping cabin is equipped with

 

                (a)    mattresses and mattress pads to accommodate the number of guests;

 

                (b)    a minimum of 4 clothes hooks;

 

                (c)    a covering for each window, capable of ensuring privacy and substantially screening outside light;

 

                (d)    a picnic table or similar table located on the campsite;

 

                (e)    a dust pan and broom;

 

                (f)    a wastebasket with lid;

 

                (g)    a mirror with a good reflecting surface area of not less than 30 cm in width and 45.7 cm in height.


Rented Recreational Vehicles


Equipment requirements

66   A manager of a camping establishment must ensure that a recreational vehicle rented to guests in a camping establishment is equipped with

 

                (a)    an exterior door with a locking device that enables the door to be locked from the outside and inside;

 

                (b)    windows, equipped with screens, capable of being opened for cross-ventilation;

 

                (c)    a dust pan and broom;

 

                (d)    a wastebasket with lid;

 

                (e)    a window covering for each window, capable of ensuring privacy and substantially screening outside light;

 

                (f)    a mirror with a good reflective surface area of not less than 20.3 cm by 25.4 cm;

 

                (g)    4 clothes hooks or 1 closet with a minimum of 4 hangers;

 

                (h)    a table and seating to accommodate the number of guests;

 

                (i)     sleeping areas with mattresses and mattress pads to accommodate the number of guests.




Schedule A: Licence Fees


Roofed accommodations

1     The fee for a roofed accommodation licence is based on the number of rental units in the accommodation, and is as set out in the following table:


Number of rental units

Fee

1–2

$90.25

3–4

$120.35

5–10

$180.50

11–20

$240.65

21–50

$300.85

51–100

$361.00

101–150

$481.35

151–200

$601.70

201–250

$722.05

251–300

$842.35

300+

$962.70


Camping establishment

2     The fee for a camping establishment licence is based on the number of campsites, including fully serviced, partially serviced and unserviced campsites, and campsites with camping cabins or rented recreational vehicle camping units, and is as set out in the following table:


Number of campsites

Fee

1-50

$90.25

51-75

$120.35

76-100

$150.45

101+

$180.50


Special event camping area

3     The fee for a special event camping area licence is $180.50.

Schedule A replaced: O.I.C. 2013-105, N.S. Reg. 162/2013.