Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT.
This document clarifies PHMSA's policy regarding applications for specialty fireworks devices. Specialty fireworks devices are fireworks devices in various shapes that produce multiple effects, simultaneously. In this document, we are establishing our policy regarding specialty fireworks devices.
October 2, 2013.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Ryan Paquet, Director, Approvals and Permits Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, (202) 366-4512, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
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In this document, PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) is issuing its policy regarding specialty fireworks devices, which sets forth the requirements for approval or certification applications for “Specialty Fireworks Devices” classified as Division 1.4G, consumer fireworks. This notice of our policy clarifies what is considered a “Specialty Fireworks Device” for fireworks manufacturers or their U.S. designated agents to enable them to accurately apply for PHMSA approval or Fireworks Certification Agency (FCA) certification 
and minimize the delay in processing applications for these devices.
PHMSA's OHMS, Approvals and Permits Division often receives approval applications for Division 1.4G, consumer fireworks that are in the shape of an animal or a small vehicle that produce multiple effects. In this notice, we are providing guidance for PHMSA-approval or FCA-certification of specialty fireworks devices.
III. General Requirements
Specialty fireworks devices 
may include tanks, small fire trucks, cars, boats, animals, and other similarly shaped devices that produce multiple effects (whistles, lights, sparks, noises, etc.) simultaneously.
Specialty fireworks devices, which are classified as UN0336, consumer fireworks, of Division 1.4G, must comply with the requirements of 49 CFR 173.56(b), 173.64 or 173.65, the APA Standard 87-1 and the requirements below.
Specialty fireworks devices:
1. Must be ground based with or without movement;
2. May contain non-sequential fusing;
3. May not exceed 10 fiberboard or plastic tubes per device;
4. May not contain more than 2 grams of pyrotechnic composition per tube, and not more than 20 grams pyrotechnic composition in the finished device;
5. Have reports that do not contain more than 50 mg of explosive composition per report;
6. Must not contain aerial components and tubes with internal shells, which are prohibited; and
7. Must not be combined with other firework devices.
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Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-24092 Filed 10-1-13; 8:45 am]
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