After conducting an inventory of our explosives on hand, we noticed one case of dynamite missing. After double checking all DSMTs, invoices and delivery sheets, we still cannot reconcile the discrepancy. What are we required to do?

This should be considered a theft or loss of explosive materials. You must report the theft or loss of explosive materials, within 24 hours of discovery, to ATF by telephone. Call our toll-free number 800-461-8841 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. On weekends or outside business hours, call our hotline at 888-283-2662 (800-ATF-BOMB).

ATF Form 5400.5, "Report of Theft or Loss—Explosive Materials", must then be completed and forwarded in accordance with the instructions on the form.

[18 U.S.C. 842(k); 27 CFR 555.30]

Last Reviewed June 29, 2021