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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

FY- 06-11
Contact: Andrew L. Lluberes/Sheree L. Mixell

202-927-8500

For Immediate Release

Aug. 11, 2006

 

ATF PUBLISHES FINAL RULE ON MODEL ROCKET MOTORS

            WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published in the Federal Register today a final rule that amends the regulations to clarify that the requirements of 27 CFR Part 555 do not apply to model rocket motors consisting of ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP), black powder, or other similar low explosives, containing no more than 62.5 grams of total propellant weight, and designed as single-use motors or as reload kits capable of reloading no more than 62.5 grams of propellant into a reusable motor casing.

            The final rule is intended to provide rocketry hobbyists with guidance to enable them to enjoy their hobby in compliance with the safety and security requirements of the law and regulations.

            ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for regulating the explosives industry, enforcing the Safe Explosives Act and investigating explosives incidents. More information on ATF and its programs is at www.atf.gov.

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