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Volunteer Fire-fighter and Ground Search and Rescue Workers Registration Fee Exemption Regulations

made under subsection 302(1) of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 1999-598 (December 1, 1999), N.S. Reg. 130/99

Citation
1 These regulations may be cited as the Volunteer Fire-fighter and Ground Search and Rescue Workers Registration Fee Exemption Regulations.

Active volunteer fire-fighters
2 In these regulations, an “active volunteer fire-fighter” means a volunteer fire-fighter as defined by Section 2 of the Volunteer Services Act who

(a) is an active member of a recognized volunteer fire department and has been an active member for at least 12 months prior to applying for exemption from payment of a vehicle registration pursuant to subsection 4(1); and

(b) has participated in at least 20% of all activities including fire calls and training conducted while that volunteer fire-fighter has been an active member as required by clause (a); and

(c) has written confirmation of active member status required by clause (a) in the form prescribed by the Department and signed by the Chief or Deputy Chief of the volunteer fire department.

Active volunteer ground search and rescue workers
3 In these regulations, an “active volunteer ground search and rescue worker” means a search and rescue worker who is a volunteer as defined by Section 2 of the Volunteer Services Act who

(a) is an active member of a recognized ground search and rescue organization and has been an active member for at least 12 months prior to applying for exemption from payment of a vehicle registration pursuant to subsection 4(1); and

(b) has participated in at least 20% of all activities including ground searches and rescue calls and training conducted while that volunteer ground search and rescue worker has been an active member as required by clause (a); and

(c) has written confirmation of active member status required by clause (a) in the form prescribed by the Department and signed by the Team President of the volunteer ground search and rescue organization.

Application for exemption
4 (1) An active volunteer fire-fighter or active volunteer ground search and rescue worker may apply to the Department for exemption from the registration fee of a vehicle in the form prescribed by the Department.

(2) When the Department is satisfied with the application made pursuant to subsection (1), there shall be no registration fee for one passenger or one commercial vehicle of a registered weight of 5000 kg or less for which a number plate is issued in the name of the applicant.

Exemption ceases
5 When a person ceases to be an active volunteer fire-fighter or active volunteer ground search and rescue worker, the exemption from the registration fee issued under these regulations shall cease and the vehicle must be re-registered prior to being operated.