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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Explosives

Explosive Storage Requirements - Storage Rulings & Special Notices/ Open Letters to the Industry

What's in This Document

Explosives storage bunker nested inside of a small hill.

    Storage Rulings

    • ATF Ruling 75-20 — ATF Ruling 75-20 - Meaning of Term "Inhabited Building."

    • ATF Ruling 75-21 — ATF Ruling 75-21 - Construction of Storage Facilities by the Department of Defense - Concrete Floors."

    • ATF Ruling 76-18 — ATF Ruling 76-18 - Alternate Bullet Resistant Construction Standards for Explosives Magazines.

    • ATF Ruling 77-24 — Storage of Electric Blasting Caps with Other Explosive Materials.

    • ATF Ruling 2002-3 — Indoor storage of explosives in a residence or dwelling.

    • ATF Ruling 2002-4 — Indoor storage of explosives in business premises directly adjacent to a residence or dwelling.

    • ATF Ruling 2004-3 — Under certain conditions, flush-mounted bolt-type locks used for Type-4 indoor magazines.

    • ATF Ruling 2005-2 — Meaning of Term “Highway.”

    • ATF Ruling 2005-3 — Meaning of Term “Inhabited Building.”

    • ATF Ruling 2007-2 — Temporary Storage of Display Fireworks.

    • ATF Ruling 2007-3 — Preloading and Temporary Storage of Blasting Agents on Bulk Delivery Vehicles.

    • ATF Ruling 2010-7 — Perforating Gun Storage

    • ATF Ruling 2011-2 — Locking Requirements for Type-5 Bins and Silos

    • ATF Ruling 2011-3 — ATF Ruling 2011-3 Alternate Locks Authorized for Explosives Magazines

    Special Notices and Open Letters to the Industry