What changes were brought about by the Safe Explosives Act?

Among other things, the Safe Explosives Act mandated that all persons who wish to receive or transport explosive materials must first obtain a federal explosives license or permit. In addition, the act imposed new restrictions on who may lawfully receive and possess explosive materials.

All federal explosive licensees and permittees and their responsible persons and employees authorized to possess explosives are affected by the new requirements and background checks mandated by the Act.

Last Reviewed January 22, 2020