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Licenses and Permits
This section is intended to provide information on who needs a Federal explosives license or permit and the steps necessary to obtain one.
How do I apply for a Federal explosives license or permit?
Who is a “responsible person”?
Who is a “possessor of explosives”?
Why is it necessary to provide new and additional information on responsible persons and employee possessors of explosives?
When will I need to submit the identifying information for my responsible persons and employee possessors of explosives?
How do I get my fingerprints taken?
Will ATF notify me whether or not my responsible persons and employee possessors have passed their background checks?
What notification will I receive if one of my responsible persons or employee possessors does not pass their ATF background check?
May I sell black powder without a license?
Is a manufacturer’s license required to acquire and mix binary explosives?