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Questions and answers regarding the storage requirements of explosives and explosive materials.
Is a parking lot a highway for table of distance (TOD) purposes?
Which table of distances do I use when storing blasting agents or ammonium nitrate near high explosives or other blasting agents?
With the exception of 3⁄32" pyrotechnic safety fuse for use in small arms, must black powder fuses generally be stored in approved explosives magazines?
Who must comply with the storage requirements?
What are the classes of explosive materials for storage purposes?
May a person store explosive materials in a residence or dwelling?
When low and high explosives are stored together, how is the distance determined to meet the table of distance requirements?
Is it necessary to inspect my explosives magazines on a regular basis?
What are the requirements for making changes or additions to an approved storage facility?
Is smokeless powder designed for use in small arms ammunition subject to the explosives storage requirements?