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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice.
Notice of list of explosive materials.
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 841(d) and 27 CFR 555.23, the Department must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of 18 U.S.C. 841 et seq. The list covers not only explosives, but also blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as explosive materials in 18 U.S.C. 841(c). As a result of a recent court decision, ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP) is no longer regulated under the Federal explosives laws. Therefore, APCP has been removed from the list of explosives. In addition, the Department is revising the list to include a parenthetical text after “ammonium perchlorate explosive mixtures” to clarify that this term excludes APCP. This notice publishes the 2009 List of Explosive Materials.
The list becomes effective upon publication of this notice on January 8, 2010.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Debra S. Satkowiak, Chief; Explosives Industry Programs Branch; Arson and Explosives Programs Division; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; United States Department of Justice; 99 New York Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20226 (202-648-7120).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The list is intended to include any and all mixtures containing any of the materials on the list. Materials constituting blasting agents are marked by an asterisk. While the list is comprehensive, it is not all-inclusive. The fact that an explosive material is not on the list does not mean that it is not within the coverage of the law if it otherwise meets the statutory definitions in 18 U.S.C. 841. Explosive materials are listed alphabetically by their common names followed, where applicable, by chemical names and synonyms in brackets.
The Department has not added any new terms to the list of explosive materials. However, ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP) has been removed from the list of explosive materials. On March 16, 2009, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the ATF classification of APCP as an explosive as defined under 18 U.S.C. 841(d). Tripoli Rocketry Ass'n, Inc. v. ATF, No. 00-0273 (March 16, 2009 Order). As a result of the court's decision, APCP is no longer regulated under the Federal explosives laws at 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40. Accordingly, APCP has been removed from the list of explosive materials. In addition, the Department is revising the list to include a parenthetical text after “ammonium perchlorate explosive mixtures” to clarify that the term excludes APCP.
This list supersedes the List of Explosive Materials dated December 31, 2008 (Docket No. ATF 28N, 73 FR 80428).
Notice of List of Explosive Materials
Acetylides of heavy metals.
Aluminum containing polymeric propellant.
Aluminum ophorite explosive.
Ammonium nitrate explosive mixtures (cap sensitive).
* Ammonium nitrate explosive mixtures (non-cap sensitive).
Ammonium perchlorate having particle size less than 15 microns.
Ammonium perchlorate explosive mixtures (excluding ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP)).
Ammonium picrate [picrate of ammonia, Explosive D].
Ammonium salt lattice with isomorphously substituted inorganic salts.
*ANFO [ammonium nitrate-fuel oil].
Aromatic nitro-compound explosive mixtures.
BEAF [1, 2-bis (2, 2-difluoro-2-nitroacetoxyethane)].
Black powder based explosive mixtures.
*Blasting agents, nitro-carbo-nitrates, including non-cap sensitive slurry and water gel explosives.
BTNEC [bis (trinitroethyl) carbonate].
BTNEN [bis (trinitroethyl) nitramine].
BTTN [1,2,4 butanetriol trinitrate].
Butyl tetryl.Start Printed Page 1086
Calcium nitrate explosive mixture.
Cellulose hexanitrate explosive mixture.
Chlorate explosive mixtures.
Composition A and variations.
Composition B and variations.
Composition C and variations.
DEGDN [diethyleneglycol dinitrate].
Dimethylol dimethyl methane dinitrate composition.
Dinitroglycerine [glycerol dinitrate].
Dinitrotoluene-sodium nitrate explosive mixtures.
DIPAM [dipicramide; diaminohexanitrobiphenyl].
DNPA [2,2-dinitropropyl acrylate].
DNPD [dinitropentano nitrile].
EDDN [ethylene diamine dinitrate].
EDNP [ethyl 4,4-dinitropentanoate].
EGDN [ethylene glycol dinitrate].
Erythritol tetranitrate explosives.
Esters of nitro-substituted alcohols.
Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and hydrocarbons.
Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and nitro bodies.
Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and water insoluble fuels.
Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and water soluble fuels.
Explosive mixtures containing sensitized nitromethane.
Explosive mixtures containing tetranitromethane (nitroform).
Explosive nitro compounds of aromatic hydrocarbons.
Explosive organic nitrate mixtures.
Fulminate of mercury.
Fulminate of silver.
Gem-dinitro aliphatic explosive mixtures.
Guanyl nitrosamino guanyl tetrazene.
Guanyl nitrosamino guanylidene hydrazine.
Heavy metal azides.
Hexogene or octogene and a nitrated N-methylaniline.
HMX [cyclo-1,3,5,7-tetramethylene 2,4,6,8-tetranitramine; Octogen].
Hydrazinium nitrate/hydrazine/aluminum explosive system.
Initiating tube systems.
KDNBF [potassium dinitrobenzo-furoxane].
Lead salts, explosive.
Lead styphnate [styphnate of lead, lead trinitroresorcinate].
Liquid nitrated polyol and trimethylolethane.
Liquid oxygen explosives.
Magnesium ophorite explosives.
MDNP [methyl 4,4-dinitropentanoate].
MEAN [monoethanolamine nitrate].
Minol-2 [40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate, 20% aluminum].
MMAN [monomethylamine nitrate]; methylamine nitrate.
NIBTN [nitroisobutametriol trinitrate].
Nitrate explosive mixtures.
Nitrate sensitized with gelled nitroparaffin.
Nitrated carbohydrate explosive.
Nitrated glucoside explosive.
Nitrated polyhydric alcohol explosives.
Nitric acid and a nitro aromatic compound explosive.
Nitric acid and carboxylic fuel explosive.
Nitric acid explosive mixtures.
Nitro aromatic explosive mixtures.
Nitro compounds of furane explosive mixtures.
Nitroderivative of urea explosive mixture.
Nitroglycerine [NG, RNG, nitro, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerine].
Nitroglycol [ethylene glycol dinitrate, EGDN].
Nitronium perchlorate propellant mixtures.
Nitroparaffins Explosive Grade and ammonium nitrate mixtures.
Nitro-substituted carboxylic acids.
Octol [75 percent HMX, 25 percent TNT].
Organic amine nitrates.
PBX [plastic bonded explosives].
Perchlorate explosive mixtures.
Peroxide based explosive mixtures.
PETN [nitropentaerythrite, pentaerythrite tetranitrate, pentaerythritol tetranitrate].
Picramic acid and its salts.
Picrate of potassium explosive mixtures.
Picric acid (manufactured as an explosive).
PLX [95% nitromethane, 5% ethylenediamine].
Polynitro aliphatic compounds.
Polyolpolynitrate-nitrocellulose explosive gels.
Potassium chlorate and lead sulfocyanate explosive.
Potassium nitrate explosive mixtures.
PYX [2,6-bis(picrylamino)] 3,5-dinitropyridine.
RDX [cyclonite, hexogen, T4, cyclo-1,3,5,-trimethylene-2,4,6,-trinitramine; hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-S-triazine].
Salts of organic amino sulfonic acid explosive mixture.
Silver oxalate explosive mixtures.
Silver tartrate explosive mixtures.
Slurried explosive mixtures of water, inorganic oxidizing salt, gelling agent, fuel, and sensitizer (cap sensitive).
Sodium azide explosive mixture.
Sodium nitrate explosive mixtures.Start Printed Page 1087
Sodium nitrate-potassium nitrate explosive mixture.
Styphnic acid explosives.
Tacot [tetranitro-2,3,5,6-dibenzo-1,3a,4,6a tetrazapentalene].
TEGDN [triethylene glycol dinitrate].
Tetrazene [tetracene, tetrazine, 1(5-tetrazolyl)-4-guanyl tetrazene hydrate].
Tetryl [2,4,6 tetranitro-N-methylaniline].
Thickened inorganic oxidizer salt slurried explosive mixture.
TMETN [trimethylolethane trinitrate].
TNEF [trinitroethyl formal].
TNT [trinitrotoluene, trotyl, trilite, triton].
Trimethylol ethyl methane trinitrate composition.
Water-bearing explosives having salts of oxidizing acids and nitrogen bases,
sulfates, or sulfamates (cap sensitive).
Water-in-oil emulsion explosive compositions.
Xanthamonas hydrophilic colloid explosive mixture.Start Signature
Approved: December 28, 2009.
Kenneth E. Melson,
[FR Doc. 2010-45 Filed 1-7-10; 8:45 am]
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