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Recordkeeping Requirements - Explosives
How can I obtain additional copies of ATF forms?
Does a purchaser of black powder have to sign any forms at the time of purchase?
Does a licensee or permittee have to keep records of the acquisition, distribution and storage of explosive materials?
Do I have to send my computer records to the Out-of-Business Records Center when I discontinue my business?
Can I keep other required explosives records in a location that is different from my licensed/permitted premises (e.g., at my residence)?
Can anyone in the office maintain the explosive inventory books?
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?
Which table of distances do I use when storing blasting agents or ammonium nitrate near high explosives or other blasting agents?
When low and high explosives are stored together, how is the distance determined to meet the table of distance requirements?
What are the requirements for making changes or additions to an approved storage facility?
What are the classes of explosive materials for storage purposes?
My office building, in which company employees work during the day in connection with my explosives business, is located in the area of my explosives magazine. Do the regulations and Table of Distances apply to this building as an “inhabited building"?
May a person store explosive materials in a residence or dwelling?
Is smokeless powder designed for use in small arms ammunition subject to the explosives storage requirements?
Is it necessary to inspect my explosives magazines on a regular basis?
Is a parking lot a highway for table of distance (TOD) purposes?
Can detonators be stored with detonating cord?
Are there storage requirements for oxidizers, such as ammonium nitrate?
Are State and local government agencies required to store their explosive materials in conformity with Federal storage regulations?
Am I required to notify my State or local authorities about my explosives storage magazines?
U.S. Bomb Data Center
Who can submit information to the U.S. Bomb Data Center?
How often is data posted to the USBDC's database?
How do I obtain a current statistical report from the U.S. Bomb Data Center?
How do I obtain a copy of the printed Arson & Explosives Incident Reports for previous years?
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