The Explosives Program ensures the safety of workers and the public and protects property by regulating individuals and businesses that use, manufacture, possess, sell, store, transport, and dispose of explosives or blasting agents.
Users of explosives include, but are not limited to, companies engaged in research and development, highway and building construction and demolition, oil and gas exploration and avalanche control.
Type I Explosives Permit - For Individuals
Individuals who apply for Type I explosives permits are required to:
All owners, partners or managers who will have access to explosive materials are are responsible for their organization's compliance with explosives laws and regulations must also hold a valid Type I permit.
Type II Explosives Permit - For Companies/Local Government Agencies
Corporations, companies, partnerships, firms, individuals operating a business, associations or state or local government agencies involved in the use, purchase, sale, manufacture, transportation or disposal of explosives are required to obtain a Type II explosives permit. Entities applying for Type II permits are required to:
Type III Explosives Permit - For Companies/Local Government Agencies Storing Explosives
Type III explosives permits are issued to companies who store explosives in magazines. Inventory records are required for all types of explosives stored in magazines. Before issuance of the Type III permit, the Explosives Program will conduct an inspection of the magazine storage site(s).
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