ATF Explosives Industry Newsletter - June 2016 Addendum

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ATF Explosives Industry Newsletter - June 2016 Addendum


ATF’s June 2016 Explosives Industry Newsletter included a brief discussion of Nitrocellulose, and attempted to clarify the circumstances under which wetted Nitrocellulose is considered a high explosive under 27 CFR, Part 555. As with all explosives, ATF’s focus is on the potential public safety risks associated with materials that can be misused or diverted to unlawful purposes.

Explosives Industry Newsletter - June 2016

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New Division Chief: In November 2015, Krissy Carlson was named as the new Chief of the Firearms and Explosives Industry Division.

Bomb Threat and Suspicious Package Publication: While you or your business might never receive a bomb threat or encounter a suspicious package or object, ATF wishes to prepare you by stressing the importance of how you respond to these situations when they do occur. ATF has issued a new safety pamphlet, ATF P 5400.26, Suspicious Packages and Bomb Threats which provides information on suspicious package indicators; recommendations for dealing with suspicious packages and bomb threats; and a checklist for recording bomb threat information.

Transfer of Unmarked Explosive Materials: ATF has recently received inquiries from fireworks industry members who are going out of business and are in possession of unmarked explosive materials. These materials were not marked, because they were imported for use by the importer. The regulation at 27 CFR § 555.109 requires licensed explosives importers to place certain marks of identifi­cation on all explosive materials for sale or distribution within 15 days after the release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s custody.

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