This major ATF publication, Federal Explosives Law and Regulations, has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction.
The introduction from the ATF Acting Director states:
We are pleased to provide you with the latest edition of the Federal Explosives Law and Regulations. This edition incorporates the regulations developed in response to the Safe Explosives Act of 2002, which was the most sweeping revision of the Federal explosives laws since the original enactment of Title XI of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. The Safe Explosives Act is a reflection of how the explosives industry and the regulation of the explosives industry continue to evolve. The underlying goals of the Safe Explosives Act and the Federal regulations remain the same - the safe storage and security of all explosive materials. Safety is accomplished through proper magazine construction, adherence to the Tables of Distances, and housekeeping. However, safety is not strictly limited to the regulations. Effective employee training on safety, the safe handling of explosive materials, and compliance with all State and local requirements for safety also contributes to the safe storage of explosive materials. Security of all explosive materials is an essential tool in the war against terrorism. Verifying required records, ensuring the use of approved locking systems, and conducting background checks on industry applicants and their employees are all means by which ATF makes certain that explosive materials are not diverted or criminally misused. However, your own internal controls and industry-created security publications also support the secure and safe storage of explosive materials.
Contents include: Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, Title XI. * Title 18, United States Code, Sec. 1102, Chapter 40. Importation, Manufacture, Distribution and Storage of Explosive Materials * 841. Definitions * 842. Unlawful acts * 843. Licenses and user permits * 844. Penalties * 845. Exceptions; relief from disabilities * 846. Additional powers of the Attorney General * 847. Rules and regulations * 848. Effect on State law * Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 555-Commerce in Explosives * Subpart A—Introduction * Subpart B—Definitions * Subpart C — Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions * Subpart D—Licenses and Permits * Subpart E — License and Permit Proceedings * Subpart F — Conduct of Business or Operations * Subpart G — Records and Reports * Subpart H—Exemptions * Subpart I — Unlawful Acts, Penalties, Seizures and Forfeitures * Subpart J — Marking of Plastic Explosives * Subpart K — Storage * Tables of Distances for Storage * Questions and Answers * ATF Explosives Rulings * Appendices to Ruling 77-24, Alternate magazine construction standards for storage of electric blasting caps with other explosive materials are prescribed * Appendix A Diagram: Permanently Mounted Containers for Vehicle Storage * Appendix B Diagram: Built-in Compartments for Vehicle Storage * Appendix C Diagram: Laminate Construction for Vehicle Storage * Appendix D Diagram: Alternate Laminate Construction for Permanently Mounted Containers * Appendix E Diagram: Portable Wheeled Trailers * General Information * Effect of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40 On the Fireworks Industry * Explosives Dealer's and User's Guide to Federal Explosives Regulation * Black Powder Transactions * Explosives Security * Additional Information * List of Explosive Materials