CHAPTER Saf-C 1600  EXPLOSIVES

 

Statutory Authority:  RSA 158:9-f; 21-P:14, II(e)

 

PART Saf-C 1601  SCOPE OF CHAPTER

 

          Saf-C 1601.01  Scope.

 

          (a)  This chapter shall apply to:

 

(1)  The handling, storage, sale, transportation, and use of explosive materials; and

 

(2)  State and municipal supervision of the transportation of explosive materials as to compliance with federal regulations within the jurisdiction of the state or municipality.

 

          (b)  Notwithstanding (a) above, this chapter shall not apply in the following instances:

 

(1)  The transportation of explosive materials when under the jurisdiction of and in compliance with the regulations of the hazardous materials regulation board of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT);

 

(2)  The transportation and use of military explosives by federal and state military departments;

 

(3)  The transportation and use of explosive materials by federal, state and municipal police departments while in the performance of their official duties;

 

(4)  The transportation of small arms ammunition and components;

 

(5)  The manufacture under the regulations of the Department of Defense of Explosive Materials for, or their distribution to or storage or possession by, the military or naval services or other agencies of the United States, or to arsenals, navy yards, depots or other establishments owned by, or operated by or on behalf of the United States;

 

(6)  The use of explosive materials in medicines and medicinal agents in the forms prescribed by the United States Pharmacopeia or the National Formulary; and

 

(7)  The use of black gunpowder for purposes of splitting wood when purchased and stored in quantities less than the limits imposed by RSA 158.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1601.02  Prerequisite.

 

          (a)  No person subject to these rules shall possess any explosive materials, or conduct any operation or activity within the state of New Hampshire requiring the use, storage, transportation, handling, sale, or purchase of such explosive materials, or perform or supervise the loading and firing of such explosive materials without first obtaining a license or certificate of competency from the director in accordance with these rules.

 

          (b)  Notwithstanding (a) above, pursuant to 18 USC 845(a)(4), the requirement to obtain a license shall not apply to stocks of small arms ammunition and components thereof, to the extent that they are regulated by the provisions of the gun control act of 1968, 18 USC Chapter 44.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1602  DEFINITIONS

 

          Saf-C 1602.01  "Approved" means approved by the director of state police.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.02  "Artificial barricade" means a man-made mound or revetted wall of earth of a minimum thickness of 3 feet.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.03  "Blasting agent" means any material or mixture, consisting of a fuel and oxidizer, intended for blasting, not otherwise classified as an explosive and in which none of the ingredients are classified as an explosive, provided that the finished product as mixed and packaged for use or shipment, cannot be detonated by means of a no. 8 test blasting cap.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.04  "Bullet-resistant magazine" means:

 

          (a)  When used in reference to the construction of a magazine, that its side walls and doors are resistant to penetration of a 150 grain full metal case projectile fired from a standard .30-06 caliber rifle having a nominal muzzle velocity of 2,700 feet per second when the bullet is fired at right angles to the side walls or doors from a distance of between 75 and 100 feet.

 

          (b)  When used in reference to the ceiling of a magazine that the ceiling is constructed to withstand penetration of a bullet, described in (a) above, when fired at an angle of 45 degrees from the perpendicular.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.05  "Bullet-sensitive explosive material" means any explosive material that can be detonated by a bullet fired from a standard .30-06 caliber rifle having a nominal muzzle velocity of 2,700 feet per second when the bullet is fired from a distance of 75 to 100 feet.

 

Source.  #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.06  "Cap-sensitive explosive material" means any explosive material that can be detonated by means of a no. 8 test blasting cap when the explosive material is unconfined.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.07  "Composite propellants" means a mixture consisting of an elastomeric type fuel and an oxidizing material, and used in gas-generators and rocket motors.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.08  "Department" means the New Hampshire department of safety.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.09  "Detonator" means any device containing a charge that is used for initiating detonation of an explosive.  The term includes, but is not limited to, electric blasting caps of instantaneous and delay types, blasting caps for use with safety fuses and detonating cord delay connectors.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.10  "Director" means the director of the New Hampshire state police or his designee.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.11  "Explosive-actuated power devices" means any tool or special mechanized device which is actuated by explosives, but does not include propellant-actuated power devices.  Examples of explosive-actuated power devices are jet tappers and jet perforators.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.12  "Explosive" means “explosive” as defined in RSA 158:29, XI.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.13  "Explosive material" means explosives, blasting agents, water gels, and detonators.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.14  "Fuel" means a substance that can react with oxygen in the air or with the oxygen yielded by an oxidizer to produce combustion.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.15  "Highway" means any public street, public alley, public road, or public way.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.16  "Inhabited building" means a building or structure regularly used in whole or part as a place of human habitation.  The term includes any church, school, railway passenger station, airport terminal for passengers, and any other buildings or structure where people are accustomed to congregate or assemble, but excludes any building or structure occupied in connection with the manufacture, transportation, storage, and use of explosive materials.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.17  "Magazine" means any building or structure, other than an explosives manufacturing building, in conformance with these rules for the storage of explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.18  "Marshal" means the New Hampshire state fire marshal or his designee.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.19  "Motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle, truck, tractor, semitrailer, or full trailer used for the transportation of freight over public highways.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.20  "Natural barricade" means natural features of the ground, such as hills, or timber of sufficient density that the surrounding exposed areas which require protection cannot be seen from the magazine when the trees are bare of leaves.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.21  "Nitro-carbo-nitrate" means any blasting agent that has been classified as nitro-carbo-nitrate under the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, and that is packaged and shipped in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.22  "Number 8 test blasting cap" means a blasting cap containing 2 grams of a mixture of 80% mercury fulminate and 20% potassium chlorate, or a similar mixture of equivalent strength.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.23  "Oxidizer" means a substance such as nitrate that yields oxygen readily in order to stimulate the combustion of organic matter or other fuel.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.24  "Person" means any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association including any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.25  "Propellant" means an explosive that normally functions by deflagration and is used for propulsion purposes.  The term includes high explosives or low explosives, depending on its susceptibility to detonation.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.26  "Propellant-actuated power devices" means any tool or special mechanized device or gas generator system which is actuated by a propellant or which releases and directs work through a propellant charge.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.27  "Public conveyance" means any railroad car, streetcar, ferry, cab, bus, airplane or other vehicle which carries passengers for hire.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.28  "Pyrotechnic" means and includes any combustible or explosive compositions or manufactured articles designed and prepared for the purpose of producing audible or visible effects.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.29  "Qualified signer" means any employee of any person, firm, corporation or association who under RSA 158:9-a, IV and V, is allowed to purchase and transport explosive materials in the name of his or her employer if the employer has obtained a license in its name as provided in RSA 158:9-b.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.30  "Railway" means any steam, electric, diesel electric or other railroad or railway which carries passengers for hire on the particular line or branch in the vicinity where explosives are stored or where explosives manufacturing buildings are situated.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.31  "Sale" means barter, exchange or gift, or offer therefore, and each such transaction made by any person whether as principal, proprietor, agent, servant, or employee.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.32  "Semiconductive hose" means a hose, of not more than 2 megaohms resistance over its entire length and of not less than 5,000 OHMS per foot, with an electrical resistance high enough to limit the flow of stray electric currents to safe levels yet not so high as to prevent drainage of static electric charges to ground.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.33  "Singular or plural" means that words used in the singular number will be construed to include the plural and those in the plural will include the singular.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.34  "Small arms ammunition" means any shotgun, rifle, pistol, or revolver cartridge, and cartridges for propellant-actuated power devices and industrial guns.  Military-type ammunition containing explosive bursting charges, incendiary, tracer, spotting or pyrotechnic projectiles is excluded from this definition.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.35  "Small arms ammunition primers" means small percussion-sensitive explosive chargers, encased in a cap, used to ignite propellant powder.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.36  "Smokeless propellants" means solid propellants, commonly called smokeless powders in the trade, used in small arms ammunition, cannon, rockets, propellant-actuated power devices, and other like items.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.37  "Special industrial explosives devices" means explosive-actuated power devices and propellant-actuated power devices.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.38  "Special industrial explosives materials" means shaped materials, sheet forms and various other extrusions, pellets and packages of high explosives which include dynamite, TNT (trinitrotoluene), PETN (pentaerythritoltetranitrate), RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine), and other similar


compounds used for high-energy-rate forming, expanding and shaping in metal fabrication, and for dismemberment and quick reduction of scrap metal.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.39  "Type 3 magazine", also known as a daybox, means a portable structure used for temporary storage in conjunction with the loading and use of explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.40  "Use" means the method or manner by which explosive materials are handled and employed but does not mean storage.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1602.41  "Water gels", also known as slurries, means any of a variety of materials used for blasting that contain substantial proportions of water and high proportions of ammonium nitrate, some of which is in solution in the water.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1603  CLASSIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVES FOR STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION

 

          Saf-C 1603.01  High Explosives.  Explosives shall be classified as high explosives if they meet the definition of RSA 158:9-a, VI.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1603.02  Low Explosives.  Explosives shall be classified as low explosives if they can be caused to deflagrate when confined.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1603.03  Blasting Agents.  Blasting agents shall be as defined in Saf-C 1602.03.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1603.04  Forbidden or Not Acceptable Explosives.

 

          (a)  Explosives which are forbidden or not acceptable for transportation by common carriers, rail freight, rail express, highway or water under 49 CFR 173.51 shall be forbidden under these rules.

 

          (b)  Explosives, described in (a) above, shall include but not be limited to the following:

 

(1)  Explosive compositions that ignite spontaneously or undergo marked decomposition when subject to a temperature of 167 F, or 75 C, for 48 consecutive hours;

 

(2)  Explosives containing an ammonium salt and a chlorate;

 

(3)  Explosives containing an acidic metal salt and a chlorate;

 

(4)  Leaking or damaged packages of explosives; or

 

(5)  Liquid nitroglycerin.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1604  CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY APPLICATION

 

          Saf-C 1604.01  Certificate of Competency.

 

          (a)  No blasting operation shall be conducted unless at least one holder of a valid certificate of competency, of a type set forth in Saf-C 1604.02, is physically present at all times during such blasting operations.

 

          (b)  The director, upon application of any natural person, shall issue a certificate of competency to such person to conduct blasting operations upon the showing by the applicant that he or she is qualified, as set forth in Saf-C 1604.03.

 

          (c)  A certificate of competency shall not constitute a license to use, purchase and transport explosive materials and shall be obtained in addition to any other license the applicant might possess.

 

          (d)  Certificates of competency shall be valid for 4 years from the date of issue unless suspended or revoked prior thereto by the director.

 

          (e)  No certificate of competency shall be reassigned or transferred.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1604.02  Types of Certificate of Competency.

 

          (a)  Categories of certificates of competency shall be:

 

(1)  A certificate with no restrictions allowing all types of commercial blasting work;

 

(2)  A restricted certificate allowing general blasting work or limited to specific areas or duties such as state or municipal employees doing specific work for the agency by which they are employed or private non-commercial blasting work;

 

(3)  An agricultural certificate allowing non-commercial agricultural work such as stump removal and farm improvement; and

 

(4)  A specialized certificate restricted to specific materials or use, as outlined on the certificate, such as blasting caps or black powder only.

 

          (b)  A restricted certificate of competency, pursuant to (a)(2) above, shall be limited to a maximum of 100 pounds of explosives per detonation.

 

          (c)  An agricultural certificate of competency, pursuant to (a)(3) above shall be limited to 50 pounds of explosive per detonation.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1604.03  Qualifications.

 

          (a)  An applicant for a certificate of competency shall meet the following minimum requirements:

 

(1)  Be 21 years of age or older;

 

(2)  Make application pursuant to Saf-C 1604.04;

 

(3)  Obtain a passing grade on the competency test administered by the director;

 

(4)  Demonstrate familiarity with these rules and all applicable laws; and

 

(5)  Supply endorsements on form DSSP 362E, effective April 2013, from 2 persons who are holders of valid certificate of competency and who have knowledge of the applicant's competency to conduct blasting operations.

 

          (b)  For the purposes of (a)(3) above, an applicant shall receive a passing grade if:

 

(1)  The applicant receives 11 or less wrong answers on the competency test for:

 

a.  A certificate with no restrictions, pursuant to Saf-C 1604.02(a)(1); or

 

b.  A restricted certificate, pursuant to Saf-C 1604.02(a)(2); or

 

(2)  The applicant receives 7 or less wrong answers on the competency test for:

 

a.  An agricultural certificate, pursuant to Saf-C 1604.02(a)(3); or

 

b.  A specialized certificate, pursuant to Saf-C 1604.02(a)(4).

 

          (c)  For the purpose of (a)(5) above, knowledge means:

 

(1)  The endorser was present when explosives were used; and

 

(2)  The applicant assisted the endorser with the loading and firing of the explosive.

 

          (d)  Applicants for a certificate of competency with no restriction shall submit, in addition to (a) above, one of the following:

 

(1)  Documentation verified by an endorser indicating:

 

a.  The applicant assisted the endorser with the loading and firing of at least 25 separate blasting operations;

 

b.  The combined weight of explosives utilized in the blasting operations totals at least 10,000 pounds;

 

c.  Date, time and location explosives were used;

 

d.  Type and amount of explosives used; and

 

e.  Specific duties of the applicant.

 

(2)  Copies of blast records, as required in Saf-C 1607.03, which shall verify that the:

 

a.  Applicant assisted in at least 25 separate blasting operations; and

 

b.  Combined weight of explosives utilized in the blasting operations totals at least 10,000 pounds; or

 

(3)  A combination of copies and documents specified in Saf-C 1604.03(d)(1) and (2) to establish their experience with at least 25 separate blasting operations that had a combined explosive weight of at least 10,000 pounds.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1604.04  Application Procedures.

 

          (a)  Any person who wishes to apply for a certificate of competency shall:

 

(1)  Appear in person at the department, room 106, during business hours;

 

(2)  Supply proof of identification such as:

 

a.  A valid driver's license; or

 

b.  A birth certificate.

 

(3)  Complete the application form, DSSP 84, “Application for Certificate of Competency for the Use of Explosives”, effective May 2013; and

 

(4)  Make payment of the fee as specified in RSA 158:9-c.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1604.05  Renewal Procedures.

 

          (a)  Application for renewal of a certificate of competency shall be made on form DSSP 84.

 

          (b)  If the renewal application is filed with the director prior to the expiration of the current certificate of competency, the renewal shall become effective when the old certificate of competency expires.

 

          (c)  No certificate of competency shall be issued more than 30 days before the expiration date of the current certificate of competency.

 

          (d)  If an application for renewal is filed more than 30 days after the expiration of the certificate of competency, it shall be considered as an application for an original certificate of competency.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1605  LICENSE APPLICATION

 

          Saf-C 1605.01  Type of License.

 

          (a)  A user's license shall be issued to persons qualified to engage in the use, purchase and transport of explosives.

 

          (b)  A storage license shall be issued to persons qualified to engage in the storage of explosives and a separate license shall be issued for each overnight storage magazine at a designated location.

 

          (c)  A seller's license shall be issued to persons qualified to engage in selling or marketing explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1605.02  Qualifications.

 

          (a)  An applicant for a user's, storage, or seller's license shall:

 

(1)  Be 21 years of age or older;

 

(2)  Comply with the application procedures set forth in section Saf-C 1605.03; and

 

(3)  Demonstrate familiarity with these rules.

 

          (b)  In addition to the requirements in (a) above, an applicant for a storage license, prior to making application for a storage license, shall:

 

(1)  Comply with the magazine construction and inspection requirements set forth in Parts Saf-C 1609 through Saf-C 1614; and

 

(2)  Have his or her storage facilities inspected and approved.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; amd by #5429, eff 6-25-92; amd by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1605.03  Application Procedures.

 

          (a)  Any person who wishes to apply for an original explosive license shall do the following:

 

(1)  Appear in person at the department, room 106, during normal business hours;

 

(2)  Supply proof of identification such as a valid driver's license or birth certificate;

 

(3)  If the application is for a user's license, the applicant, if a natural person, shall furnish 2 recent photographs, 1 1/4" by 1 1/4", of him or herself; and

 

(4)  Complete the application form:

 

a.  If for a user license, DSSP 110 “Application for License to Use, Purchase and Transport Explosives”, effective May 2013; or

 

b.  If for a storage license, DSSP 109, “Application for License to Store Explosive Material”, effective May 2013; or

 

c.  If for a seller’s license, DSSP 108, “Application for License to Market and Sell Explosives”, effective May 2013; and

 

(5)  Make payment of the fee as specified in RSA 158:9-c.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

          Saf-C 1605.04  Renewal Procedures.

 

          (a)  Applications for renewal of licenses shall be made on form DSSP 110, DSSP 121, or DSSP 108, effective May 2013, as applicable.

 

          (b)  If the renewal application is filed with the director prior to the expiration of the current license, the renewal shall become effective when the old license expires.

 

          (c)  No renewal license shall be issued more than 30 days before the expiration date of the current license. If an application for renewal is filed more than 30 days after the expiration of the old license, it shall be considered as an application for an original license.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1605.05  Other License Provisions.

 

          (a)  No license shall be reassigned or transferred.

 

          (b)  No person shall sell or transfer ownership of any explosive material to another unless the person receiving the explosive material exhibits a license to purchase, as provided in RSA 158:9-b.

 

          (c)  In the case of a sale or transfer of ownership of any explosive material, the seller or donor shall record the following:

 

(1)  The name and address of the receiver of the explosives;

 

(2)  The receiver's license number;

 

(3)  The date of the transfer;

 

(4)  The type and quantity of explosives sold or donated;

 

(5)  The serial number of the explosives, if any; and

 

(6)  The purpose to which the explosives are to be used.

 

          (d)  The records pursuant to (c) above shall be kept by the seller or receiver for a period of 2 years.

 

          (e)  No person holding a seller's license shall deliver any explosive materials to any storage facility which is not licensed in accordance with RSA 158:9-a, or is not in compliance with these rules.

 

          (f)  One copy of the explosive storage facility license shall be prominently displayed within the storage facility and shall be available for inspection upon request of the director.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1606  LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY DENIAL AND REVOCATION

 

          Saf-C 1606.01  Denial of a License or Certificate of Competency.

 

          (a)  The commissioner or his designee shall deny, in writing, a license or certificate of competency, for any of the following reasons:

 

(1)  Failure to comply with the requirements as set forth in Saf-C 1604, if the applicant is applying for a certificate of competency, or Saf-C 1605, if the applicant is applying for a license;

 

(2)  Noncompliance with any lawful order of the director relative to explosives;

 

(3)  Evidence that the applicant is under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, which involved acts of violence, fraud, or dishonesty such as, murder, assault, subversive activities, terrorism, extortion and embezzlement;

 

(4)  The applicant is a fugitive from justice;

 

(5)  The applicant has been adjudicated mentally ill;

 

(6)  The applicant advocates, or knowingly belongs to any organization or group that advocates violent overthrow of or violent action against any federal, state, or local government;

 

(7)  The applicant is under 21 years of age;

 

(8)  The applicant suffers from a mental or physical defect that would interfere with the applicant's safe use of explosives;

 

(9)  Violation by the applicant of any provision of RSA 158 or of these rules; or

 

(10)  The applicant knowingly provided false information on:

 

a.  Any explosives license application;

 

b.  Certificate of competency application; or

 

c.  Record, form or diagram required by these rules.

 

          (b)  Any person who has been denied a license or certificate of competency may request, in writing, a hearing before the director within 10 days of the date of such denial.

 

          (c)  The director shall extend the 10 day time limit, in (b) above, for good cause shown, such as:

 

(1)  Illness;

 

(2)  Family tragedy; or

 

(3)  Unavoidable absence from state.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1606.02  Suspension or Revocation.

 

          (a)  A license or certificate of competency shall be suspended for the reasons set forth in Saf-C 1606.01 (1), (2) and (9), or revoked, after a hearing, for any of the reasons set forth in Saf-C 1606.01 (a)(3)-(8), or (10).

 

          (b)  In addition to (a) above, a license or certificate of competency shall be revoked for the following reasons:

 

(1)  The licensee or holder of a certificate of competency gave false information or made any misrepresentation in order to obtain such a license or certificate; or

 

(2)  The director determines that an individual is a threat to the public or the state, or any subdivision thereof, such as but not limited to, when an individual has made threats against a person or public building.

 

          (c)  The director shall notify the licensee or holder of a certificate of competency in writing of the date, time and place of the hearing which shall be scheduled at least 10 days from the date of notice.  The notice shall specify the reasons why suspension or revocation is under consideration.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1606.03  Hearing Procedure.  Hearings shall be conducted by the hearing board, pursuant to RSA 158:9-e. All hearings shall be conducted pursuant to the procedures outlined in Saf-C 202.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1607  RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING

 

          Saf-C 1607.01  Record Period.

 

          (a)  Each licensee shall keep a record of all transactions or operations involving explosive materials for 5 years.  Such records shall be made available to the director upon request.

 

          (b)  An accumulation of invoices, sales slips, delivery tickets or receipts, or similar papers representing individual transactions shall satisfy the requirement for records provided they include the signature of the receiver of the explosive materials.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

          Saf-C 1607.02  Marketing Report.

 

          (a)  Any person who sells or markets explosive materials, as defined by RSA 158:9-a, within the state of New Hampshire shall submit a report to the director of the sale or transfer of ownership of all explosive materials sold or transferred to a new owner.

 

          (b)  The marketing report shall be submitted monthly, on form DSSP 125, “Explosives Marketing Report”, effective April 2013, no later than by the 15th day of each month.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1607.03  Record Keeping.

 

          (a)  Each licensee or holder of a certificate of competency shall keep a record of explosive material fired or otherwise disposed of.

 

          (b)  The records, in (a) above, shall include:

 

(1)  A daily log which shall contain:

 

a.  The manufacturer's name; and

 

b.  The type, size and identification number of the explosives; and

 

(2)  A record of each blast completed prior to or immediately following detonation, that includes the following:

 

a.  Name and certificate of competency number of person setting off blast;

 

b.  The date, time and location of the blast;

 

c.  Total amount of explosive detonated;

 

d.  Amount of explosive in each hole;

 

e.  Amount, type and delay time of initiators;

 

f.  Maximum weight of explosive used in each delay period;

 

g.  Diameter of each hole and the distance between the last loaded explosive and the surface of the hole;

 

h.  Distance between the closest explosive and nearest structure;

 

i.  Type of matting or cover used to contain fragments and to prevent particles from being discharged in the direction of workers and the general public;

 

j.  Whether vibration recording instruments were utilized or the scaled distance 50 cited in Table 1625.2 was followed;

 

k.  Written description or diagram showing:

 

1.  Location and spacing of loaded holes;

 

2.  Location and amount of each delay period;

 

3.  Location of blast site and distance to:

 

(i)  The nearest structures;

 

(ii)  Overhead wires;

 

(iii)  Underground pipes or wires; and

 

(iv)  Highways which are close enough to be affected by ground vibration or air blast; and

 

4.  Location of and distance from blast site to vibration recording instruments, if utilized; and

 

l.  The names and date of births of those assisting the operator in loading and firing of the blast.

 

          (c)  In addition to fulfilling the requirement in (a) above, these records shall be compiled for the purpose of submitting documentation, by an applicant for a certificate of competency, pursuant to Saf-C 1604.03, of experience in the handling and use of explosive materials to the director, to comply with requirements for an original certification or upgrade of a certificate of competency to conduct blasting operations.

 

          (d)  All records required by this section shall be kept for 5 years.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1607.04  Notifications.

 

          (a)  A licensee shall promptly notify the director of a change in business address.

 

          (b)  A licensee shall report to the director, within 24 hours of the discovery of any loss, theft, or unlawful removal of explosive materials.

 

          (c)  At least 24 hours prior to blasting, the individual who is responsible for the overall blasting operation shall notify the local police chief and local fire chief of the location of the blast area.

 

          (d)  A licensee, prior to the placement of a magazine, shall notify the director and the local fire chief of the location of each unattended overnight storage facility and the estimated length of time the facility will be at the location.  The director and the local fire chief shall also be notified promptly upon removal of the facility at the end of its use at the location.

 

          (e)  A licensee shall immediately notify the director if there is any explosion, fire or other accident occurring in connection with the keeping, storage, manufacture, handling, transportation, use or other disposition of explosives causing loss of life or injury to any person or damage to property in excess of $200.00.

 

          (f)  The notification shall:

 

(1)  Be made by telephone at (603) 271-3575;

 

(2)  Contain an account of the accident; and

 

(3)  Be confirmed in writing pursuant to (h) below.

 

          (g)  A written accident report shall be mailed by the licensee.

 

          (h)  The licensee shall submit the following on the accident report:

 

(1)  The date of the report;

 

(2)  Certificate of competency number of the person conducting the blasting operation;

 

(3)  The name and address of the person conducting the blasting operation;

 

(4)  The time of accident;

 

(5)  The exact location of the accident;

 

(6)  The name and address of any person(s) injured or killed;

 

(7)  The weather conditions at the time of the accident;

 

(8)  The type and amount of explosive;

 

(9)  A description of the accident and total cost of repair;

 

(10)  The cause of the accident, if known;

 

(11)  The names and addresses of any witnesses, if known;

 

(12)  The name of the hospital or doctor to which or whom the injured person(s) was taken;

 

(13)  The type of first aid equipment that was available at the scene of the accident;

 

(14)  A detailed description of the accident; and

 

(15)  The signature of the licensee or individual who conducted the blasting operation.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; amd by #5429, eff 6-25-92; amd by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

          Saf-C 1607.05  Pre-Blast Inspection.

 

          (a)  No blasting operation shall be conducted within 100 feet of a structure not controlled by the blaster unless a pre-blast inspection, which shall include both the interior and exterior visible and accessible walls and foundation of the structure or structures has been conducted for the purpose of recording the conditions prior to the blast.

 

          (b)  A record of the results of the inspection shall be retained for a period of at least 6 months by the blasting contractor and made available for inspection by the owner of the structure upon request.

 

          (c)  The pre-blast inspection requirement shall be considered satisfied if:

 

(1)  The blasting contractor has made a minimum of 3 attempts to contact the owner or occupant of the structure covering at least a 48 hour period; or

 

(2)  The owner or occupant of the structure refuses the inspection, the blasting contractor shall record and retain for a period of at least 6 months, the date, time, and if available, the name of the person giving the refusal.

 

          (d)  For the purpose of this rule, a structure shall be considered controlled by the blaster when it is owned by the blaster or the structure owner has been made aware of the requirements of this rule by the blasting contractor and has given written permission to the blaster to exceed the limit requirements of Saf-C 1625.04.  In such case, the written permission shall be attached to and become part of the blasting record required under Saf-C 1607.03(b)(2).

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1608  QUALIFIED SIGNERS

 

          Saf-C 1608.01  List of Qualified Signers.

 

          (a)  Any person who sells or markets explosive materials within the state of New Hampshire, shall keep on file a list of all persons designated as qualified signers who, under RSA 158:9-a, are entitled to purchase and transport explosive materials in the name of their employer.

 

          (b)  Any employer who wishes to purchase explosives shall submit to the seller and the director the name, address and date of birth of the employee to be designated as a qualified signer.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1608.02  Legible Copy of License.  Any person who sells or markets explosive materials within the state of New Hampshire, shall keep on file a legible copy of the employer's use, purchase, and transport license.  This copy shall be supplied to the seller by the employer who wishes to purchase explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1608.03  Proof of Authenticity.  All copies of use, purchase, and transport licenses, submitted by employers to be used in connection with a qualified signers list, shall be re-signed by the original signer, to prove authenticity.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1608.04  Termination of Employment.  Any employer who terminates the services of an employee listed as a qualified signer for the employer, shall immediately notify, in person or by telephone and in writing, all dealers with whom the employee is listed as a qualified signer.  The employer shall also notify the director, within 24 hours, advising of that employee's termination and requesting the removal of that employee's name from the list of qualified signers.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1609  STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS

 

          Saf-C 1609.01  Inspection.  All storage facilities shall be subject to periodic and unannounced inspections by the director for the purpose of determining compliance with these rules.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.02  Storage of Ammonium Nitrate.

 

          (a)  Ammonium nitrate may be stored in the same magazine with blasting agents. Ammonium nitrate and blasting agents may be stored in the same magazine with explosives.

 

          (b)  When ammonium nitrate is stored in the same magazine with blasting agents, the magazine shall comply with the requirements for the storage of blasting agents.

 

          (c)  When ammonium nitrate is stored in the same magazine with explosives, the magazine shall comply with the requirements for the storage of explosives.

 

          (d)  In determining the maximum quantity of explosive materials that may be placed in a magazine, one-half the weight of ammonium nitrate shall be added to the weight of explosive materials.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.03  Storage of Detonators.

 

          (a)  Detonators such as blasting caps, electric blasting caps and detonating primers shall be stored in a separate magazine intended for blasting supplies and shall not be stored in a magazine with other explosive materials.

 

          (b)  Detonators shall be stored in Types 1, 2, or 3 magazines, as set forth in Saf-C 1610, 1611, and 1612, except that electric blasting caps having leg wires at least 4 feet long may be stored in a Type 4 magazine as set forth in Saf-C 1613.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.04  Storage of Multi-part Explosives.  Binary or multi-part explosives, the components of which were manufactured with the intention of being combined to form a high explosive, shall be stored in Types 1, 2, or 3 magazines when mixed or unmixed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.05  Storage of Explosives.

 

          (a)  High explosives shall be stored in Types 1, 2, or 3 magazines as set forth in Saf-C 1610, 1611, and 1612.

 

          (b)  Low explosives shall be stored in Types 1, 2, 3, or 4 magazines as set forth in Saf-C 1610, 1611, 1612, and 1613.

 

          (c)  Blasting agent explosives shall be stored in Types 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 magazines as set forth in Saf-C 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, and 1614.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.06  Storage of Non Cap-Sensitive Explosives.  Explosive materials that are not cap-sensitive may be stored in Types 4 or 5 magazines.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.07  Substitution.  Wherever specific types of magazines are required by this part, magazines of higher classification, that is, a lower type number, may be substituted.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.08  Exceptions.

 

          (a)  All explosive materials shall be kept in storage magazines unless they are:

 

(1)  In the process of manufacture;

 

(2)  Being used; or

 

(3)  Being transported.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1609.09  Other Storage Requirements.

 

          (a)  Explosive materials shall be kept in magazines which meet the requirements of this part.

 

          (b)  No outdoor facility for the storage of explosive materials shall be less than one cubic yard in size, except that Type 3 magazines for temporary daytime storage, may be less than one cubic yard in size.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1610  CONSTRUCTION OF TYPE 1 STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1610.01  Structure.

 

          (a)  A Type 1 storage facility shall be a permanent structure such as a building, an igloo, a tunnel, or a dugout.

 

          (b)  A Type 1 storage facility shall be bullet-resistant, fire-resistant, weather-resistant, theft-resistant, and well ventilated.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.02  Buildings.

 

          (a)  All Type 1 building-type storage facilities shall be constructed of masonry, wood, metal, or a combination of these materials and shall have no opening except for entrances and ventilation.  Ground around such storage facilities shall slope away from the building for drainage purposes.

 

          (b)  If the storage facility is of a masonry wall construction, the following shall apply:

 

(1)  Masonry wall construction shall consist of brick, concrete, tile, cement block, or cinder block and shall be not less than 6 inches in thickness;

 

(2)  Hollow masonry units used in construction shall have all hollow spaces filled with well-tamped, coarse, dry sand or weak concrete, the latter being a mixture of one part cement and 8 parts of sand with enough water to dampen the mixture while tamping in place; and

 

(3)  Interior walls shall be covered with a non-sparking material.

 

          (c)  If the storage facility is of a fabricated metal wall construction, the following shall apply:

 

(1)  The metal wall construction shall consist of sectional sheets of steel or aluminum not less than number 14 gauge, securely fastened to a metal framework;

 

(2)  The metal wall construction shall be either:

 

a.  Lined inside with brick, solid cement blocks, or hardwood not less than 4 inches in thickness; or

 

b.  Have at least a 6 inch sand fill between interior and exterior walls; and

 

(3)  Interior walls shall be constructed of or covered with a non-sparking material.

 

          (d)  If the storage facility is of a wood frame wall construction, the following shall apply:

 

(1)  The exterior of the outer wood walls shall be covered with iron or aluminum not less than number 26 gauge;

 

(2)  An inner wall of non-sparking material shall be constructed so as to provide a space of not less than 6 inches between the outer and inner walls; and

 

(3)  The space between the inner and outer walls shall be filled with coarse, dry sand or weak concrete.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.03  Floors.  Floors shall be constructed of a non-sparking material and shall be strong enough to bear the weight of the maximum quantity to be stored.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.04  Foundations.

 

          (a)  Foundations shall be constructed of brick, concrete, cement, block, stone, or wood posts.

 

          (b)  If piers or posts are used in lieu of a continuous foundation, the space under the buildings shall be enclosed with metal.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.05  Roof.  Except for buildings with fabricated metal roofs, the outer roof shall be covered with no less than number 26 gauge iron or aluminum fastened to 7/8 inch sheathing.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.06  Bullet-Resistant Ceilings and Roofs.

 

          (a)  Where it is possible for a bullet to be fired directly through the roof and into the storage facility at such an angle that the bullet would strike a point below the top of inner walls, storage facilities shall be protected by one of the following methods:

 

(1)  A sand tray shall be located at the tops of inner walls covering the entire ceiling area, except that portion necessary for ventilation, lined with a layer of building paper, and filled with not less than 4 inches of coarse, dry sand; or

 

(2)  A fabricated metal roof shall be constructed of 3/16 inch plate steel lined with 4 inches of hardwood and for each additional 1/16 inch of plate steel, the hardwood lining may be decreased by one inch.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.07  Doors.

 

          (a)  All doors shall be constructed of 1/4 inch plate steel and lined with 2 inches of hardwood.  Hinges and hasps shall be attached to the doors by welding, riveting, or by bolting with the nuts on the inside of the door.

 

          (b)  The doors shall be installed in such a manner that the hinges and hasps cannot be removed when the doors are closed and locked.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-0; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.08  Locks.

 

          (a)  Each door shall be equipped with:

 

(1)  2 mortise locks; or

 

(2)  2 padlocks fastened in separate hasps and staples; or

 

(3)  A combination of mortise lock and padlock; or

 

(4)  A mortise lock that requires 2 keys to open; or

 

(5)  A 3-point lock.

 

          (b)  Locks shall be 5-tumbler locks or its equivalent.

 

          (c)  All padlocks shall be protected with 1/4 inch steel caps constructed so as to prevent sawing or prying action on the locks or hasps.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.09  Ventilation.

 

          (a)  Except at doorways, a 2-inch air space shall be left around ceilings and the perimeter of floors.

 

          (b)  Foundation ventilators shall be not less than 4 by 6 inches.

 

          (c)  Vents in the foundation, roof, or gables, shall be screened and offset.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.10  Exposed Metal.  No sparking metal construction shall be exposed below the top of the walls in the interior of storage facilities, and all nails within shall be blind-nailed countersunk.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1610.11  Igloos, Tunnels, and Dugouts.

 

          (a)  Igloos, tunnels, and dugout storage facilities shall be constructed of reinforced concrete, masonry, metal or a combination of these materials.  They shall have an earthmound covering of not less than 24 inches on the top, sides and rear.

 

          (b)  Interior walls and floors shall be covered with a non-sparking material.

 

          (c)  Storage facilities of this type shall also be constructed in conformity with the requirements for buildings in reference to:

 

(1)  Floors, Saf-C 1610.03;

 

(2)  Doors, Saf-C 1610.07;

 

(3)  Locks, Saf-C 1610.08;

 

(4)  Ventilation, Saf-C 1610.09; and

 

(5)  Exposed metals, Saf-C 1610.10.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1611  CONSTRUCTION OF TYPE 2 STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1611.01  Structure.

 

          (a)  A Type 2 storage facility shall be a box, a trailer, a semi-trailer, or other mobile facility.  It shall be bullet-resistant, fire-resistant, weather-resistant, theft-resistant, and well ventilated.

 

          (b)  Except as provided in Saf-C 1611.06, hinges and hasps shall be attached to the covers or doors by welding, riveting or bolting with the nuts on the inside of the door, in such a manner that the hinges and hasps cannot be removed when the covers or doors are closed and locked.

 

          (c)  The locking system shall consist of:

 

(1)  Two mortise locks;

 

(2)  Two padlocks fastened in separate hasps and staples;

 

(3)  A combination of mortise lock and a padlock;

 

(4)  A mortise lock that requires 2 keys to open; or

 

(5)  A 3-point lock.

 

(d)  Locks shall be 5-tumbler locks or its equivalent.

 

          (e)  All padlocks shall be protected with 1/4 inch steel caps constructed so as to prevent sawing or prying lever action on the locks or hasps.

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf 1611.02  Outdoor Storage Facilities.  Outdoor storage facilities shall be at least one cubic yard in size and supported in such a manner so as to prevent direct contact with the ground.  The sides, bottoms, tops, and covers or doors shall be constructed of 1/4 inch steel and shall be lined with 2 inches of hardwood.  The edges of metal covers shall overlap the sides by at least one inch.  The ground around such storage facilities

shall slope away for drainage.  When unattended, vehicular storage facilities shall have wheels removed or shall be otherwise effectively immobilized by kingpin locking devices.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf 1611.03  Indoor Storage Facilities.

 

          (a)  No indoor facility for the storage of high explosives shall be located in a residence or dwelling.  When located in a warehouse, wholesale, or retail establishment, such storage facilities shall be provided with wheels or casters to facilitate removal therefrom.

 

          (b)  No more than 2 indoor storage facilities shall be kept in any one building.  However, 2 storage facilities may be kept in the same building if one is used for the storage of blasting caps, squibs, or similar items and the other facility is used for the storage of high explosives.

 

          (c)  Each storage facility shall be located on the floor nearest the ground level and within 10 feet of an outside exit.  Indoor storage facilities within one building shall be separated by a distance of not less than 10 feet.

 

          (d)  No indoor storage facility shall contain a quantity of high explosives in excess of 50 pounds or more than 5,000 blasting caps.

 

          (e)  Indoor facilities shall be made of wood or metal construction as prescribed in Saf-C 1611.04 or Saf-C 1611.05.

 

          (f)  When unattended, the building housing the storage facility shall be kept locked.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1611.04  Wood Construction.  Indoor storage facilities constructed with wood shall have sides, bottoms and covers or doors constructed of 2 inch hardwood and shall be well braced at corners.  They shall be covered with sheet metal of not less than number 20 gauge.  Nails exposed to the interior of such facilities shall be counter-sunk.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1611.05  Metal Construction.  Indoor storage facilities constructed with metal shall have sides, bottoms, and covers or doors constructed of number 12 gauge metal and shall be lined inside with a non-sparking material.  The edges of the metal covers shall overlap the sides by at least one inch.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1611.06  Cap Boxes.  Storage facilities for blasting caps in quantities of 100 or less shall have sides, bottoms, and covers constructed of number 12 gauge metal and lined with a non-sparking material. Hinges and hasps shall be attached thereto by welding.  A single 5-tumbler lock shall be sufficient for locking purposes.

 

Source.  #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1612  CONSTRUCTION OF TYPE 3 STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1612.01  Structure.

 

          (a)  A type 3 magazine shall be fire-resistant, weather-resistant and theft-resistant.  It shall be constructed of not less than 12 guage steel, lined with at least 1/2 inch plywood or 1/2 inch masonite-type hardboard.

 

          (b)  Doors shall overlap sides by at least one inch.  Hinges and hasps shall be attached by welding, riveting or bolting with the nuts on the inside.

 

          (c)  One steel padlock, which need not be protected by a steel hood, having at least 5 tumblers and a case-hardened shackle of at least 7/16 diameter, shall be sufficient for locking purposes.

 

          (d)  Explosive materials shall not be left unattended in type 3 magazines and shall be removed to a magazine approved for unattended storage.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1613  CONSTRUCTION OF TYPE 4 STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1613.01  Structure.

 

          (a)  A Type 4 storage facility may be a building, an igloo, a tunnel, a dugout, a box, a trailer, or a semi-trailer or other mobile facility and shall be fire-resistant, weather-resistant, and theft-resistant.

 

          (b)  A Type 4 storage facility shall be constructed of masonry, metal-covered wood, fabricated metal, or a combination of these materials.  The walls and floors of such storage facilities shall be lined with a non-sparking material.  No sparking metal construction shall be exposed below the top of walls in the interior of storage facilities, and all nails therein shall be blind-nailed or counter-sunk.

 

          (c)  Foundations shall be constructed of brick, concrete, cement block, stone, or wood posts.  If piers or posts are used in lieu of a continuous foundation, the space under the facility shall be enclosed with metal.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1613.02  Doors.

 

          (a)  The doors or covers thereof shall be metal or solid wood covered with metal.  Hinges and hasps shall be attached to the doors by welding, riveting, or bolting with the nuts on the inside of the door.  They shall be installed in such a manner that the hinges and hasps cannot be removed when the doors are closed and locked.

 

          (b)  Each door shall be equipped with:

 

(1)  Two mortise locks;

 

(2)  Two padlocks fastened in separate hasps and staples;

 

(3)  A combination of mortise lock and a padlock;

 

(4)  A mortise lock that requires 2 keys to open; or

 

(5)  A 3-point lock.

 

          (c)  Locks shall be 5-tumbler locks or its equivalent.  All padlocks shall be protected with 1/4 inch steel caps constructed so as to prevent locks or hasps from being pried or sawed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1613.03  Outdoor Storage Facilities.  The ground around such storage facilities shall slope away for drainage.  When unattended, vehicular storage facilities shall have wheels removed or shall be otherwise effectively immobilized by kingpin locking devices.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1613.04  Indoor Storage Facilities.

 

          (a)  No indoor facility for the storage of low explosives shall be located in a residence or dwelling.  When located in a warehouse, wholesale, or retail establishment, such storage facilities shall be provided with substantial wheels or casters to facilitate removal therefrom.

 

          (b)  No more than one indoor storage facility shall be kept in any one building.  It shall be located on the floor nearest the ground level and within 10 feet of an outside exit.

 

          (c)  No indoor storage facility shall contain a quantity of low explosives in excess of 50 pounds.

 

          (d)  When unattended the building housing the storage facility shall be kept locked.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1614  CONSTRUCTION OF TYPE 5 STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1614.01  Structure.  A Type 5 storage facility may be a building, an igloo, a tunnel, a dugout, a bin, a box, a trailer, or a semi-trailer or other mobile facility and shall be theft-resistant.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1614.02  Doors.

 

          (a)  The doors or covers thereof shall be solid wood or metal.  Hinges and hasps shall be attached to the doors by welding, riveting, or bolting with the nuts on the inside of the door.  They shall be installed in such a manner that the hinges and hasps cannot be removed when the doors are closed and locked.

 

          (b)  Each door shall be equipped with:

 

(1)  Two mortise locks;

 

(2)  Two padlocks fastened in separate hasps and staples;

 

(3)  A combination of mortise lock and a padlock;

 

(4)  A mortise lock that requires 2 keys to open; or

 

(5)  A 3-point lock.

 

          (c)  Locks shall be 5-tumbler locks or its equivalent.  All padlocks shall be protected with 1/4 inch steel caps constructed so as to prevent locks or hasps from being pried or sawed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1614.03  Outdoor Storage Facilities.  The ground around such storage facilities shall slope away for drainage.  When unattended, vehicular storage facilities shall have wheels removed or shall be otherwise immobilized by kingpin locking devices.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-0; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1614.04  Indoor Storage Facilities.  No indoor storage facility for the storage of blasting agents shall be located in a residence or dwelling.  When unattended the building housing the storage facility shall be kept locked.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1615  LOCATION OF STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1615.01  Distances and Barricades.

 

          (a)  Except as otherwise provided in this section, storage facilities in which any explosive materials are stored shall be located at minimum distances from inhabited buildings, passenger railways, public highways, and from other storage facilities in which explosive materials are stored as specified in Saf-C 1640, provided that this table shall not apply to any indoor storage facility.

 

          (b)  When a storage facility is not barricaded, the distances shown in the American Table of Distances, June 1991 edition available as noted in Appendix I, shall be doubled.

 

          (c)  For purposes of paragraph (b) above, a storage facility shall be deemed barricaded when it is effectually screened, by a natural or artificial barricade, from inhabited buildings, passenger railways, public highways, and other storage facilities in which explosive materials are stored.  The natural or artificial barricade shall be of such height that a straight line from the top of any sidewall of the storage facility to the

eave line of such other inhabited building or storage facility, or to a point 12 feet above the center of a passenger railway or public highway, will pass through such intervening barricade.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1615.02  Grouped Facilities.

 

          (a)  If any 2 or more storage facilities are separated from each other by less than the distances specified in Saf-C 1640, then those storage facilities, as a group, shall be considered as one storage facility.

 

          (b)  The total quantity of explosive materials stored in such a grouped facility shall be treated as if stored in a single facility and shall comply with the minimum of distances from other storage facilities, inhabited buildings, passenger railways, and public highways, as set forth in Saf-C 1640.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1615.03  Storage of Low Explosives.  Storage facilities in which low explosives are stored shall be located at minimum distances from inhabited buildings, passenger railways, public highways, and from other storage facilities in which explosive materials are stored as specified in Saf-C 1640.01, provided that this table shall not apply to any indoor storage facility.  The distances shown therein shall not be reduced by the presence of barricades.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1615.04  Storage of Ammonium Nitrate and Blasting Agents.  Ammonium nitrate and storage facilities in which blasting agents are stored shall be located at minimum distances from storage facilities containing high explosives or blasting agents as specified in Saf-C 1640.02.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1616  STORAGE RESTRICTIONS

 

          Saf-C 1616.01  Smoking and Open Flames.  Smoking, matches, open flames, and spark-producing devices shall not be permitted in, or within 50 feet of, any storage facility.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1616.02  Quantity Restrictions.  Explosive materials in excess of 300,000 pounds, or blasting caps in excess of 20 million shall not be stored in one storage facility.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1616.03  Blasting Caps.  Blasting caps shall not be stored with other explosive materials in the same storage facility.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1616.04  Lighting.  No lighting shall be placed or used in a storage facility of type 1, 2, 3, or 4 except battery-activated safety lights or battery-activated safety lanterns.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1617  STORAGE WITHIN TYPES 1, 2, 3, AND 4 FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1617.01  Ventilation.  Explosive materials within a storage facility shall not be placed directly against interior walls.  Any devices constructed or placed within a storage facility shall not interfere with ventilation.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1617.02  Arrangement and Display.  Containers of explosive materials shall be stored by being laid flat with top sides up.  Corresponding classes, grades, and brands shall be stored together within a storage facility in such a manner that class, grade, and brand marks are easily visible upon inspection.  Stocks of explosive materials shall be stored so as to be easily counted and checked.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1617.03  Unpacking and Repacking.  Except with respect to fiberboard containers, containers of explosive materials shall not be unpacked or repacked inside a storage facility or within 50 feet thereof and
shall not be unpacked or repacked in close proximity to other explosive materials.  Containers of explosive materials shall be securely closed while being stored.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1617.04  Tools.  Tools used for opening or closing containers of explosive materials shall be of non-sparking materials, except that metal slitters may be used for opening fiberboard containers.  A wood wedge and a fiber, rubber, or wooden mallet shall be used for opening or closing wood containers of explosive materials.  Metal tools other than non-sparking transfer conveyors shall not be stored in any storage facility containing explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1617.05  Responsibility.  At all times magazines shall be in the charge of the owner of license or his designee, who shall be at least 21 years of age, and who shall be held responsible for the enforcement of all safety precautions.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1617.06  Inspection for Entry of Theft.  All magazines containing explosive material shall be opened and inspected at intervals of not greater than 3 days to determine whether there has been an unauthorized entry or attempted entry into the magazine, or to determine whether there has been unauthorized removal of the contents of the magazines.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1617.07  Precautions.

 

          (a)  Magazine doors shall be kept locked, except during the time of placement and removal of stocks of explosives or during inspection.

 

          (b)  When any explosive is removed from a magazine for use, the oldest stock shall be removed first.

 

          (c)  Black powder, when stored in magazines with other explosives, shall be segregated.

 

          (d)  No explosive shall be left unattended or unsecured at construction sites or other similar operations.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1618  UPKEEP AND REPAIR OF STORAGE FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1618.01  Housekeeping.

 

          (a)  Storage facilities shall be kept clean, dry, and free of grit, paper, empty packages and containers, and rubbish.  Floors shall be regularly swept.

 

          (b)  Brooms and other utensils used in the cleaning and maintenance of storage facilities shall have no spark-producing metal parts.

 

          (c)  Floors stained by leakage from explosive materials shall be cleaned according to the instructions of the manufacturer.  When any explosive material has deteriorated to the extent that it is in a dangerous condition, or if a liquid leaks therefrom, it shall be destroyed in accordance with the instructions of its manufacturer.

 

          (d)  The area surrounding storage facilities shall be kept clear of rubbish, brush, dry grass, or trees for not less than 25 feet in all directions.  Any other combustible materials shall be kept a distance of not less than 50 feet from outdoor storage facilities.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1618.02  Repair.

 

          (a)  Prior to the interior repair of storage facilities, all explosive materials shall be removed and the interior shall be cleaned.

 

          (b)  Prior to the exterior repair of storage facilities, all explosive materials shall be removed if there exists a possibility that such repairs may produce sparks or flames.

 

          (c)  The explosive materials removed from storage facilities under repair shall either be placed in other storage facilities appropriate for the storage of such materials or placed a safe distance from the facilities under repair where they shall be properly guarded and protected until the repairs have been completed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

PART Saf-C 1619  CONSTRUCTION OF PADLOCKS, STEEL CAPS, AND HOODS

 

          Saf-C 1619.01  Padlocks.  Padlocks for use on outdoor storage magazines shall be constructed of not less than 7/16 inch diameter shackle, case hardened or stainless steel alloy, 420 F or 216 C, heat treated to Rockwell Hardness of C53.  Shackle clearance shall not be less than one inch.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1619.02  Steel Caps and Hoods.  Whenever steel caps or hoods are required to protect padlocks, the steel cap or hood shall be constructed of not less than 1/4 inch steel and shall be so designed to eliminate access to the hasp between the hood or cap and magazine.  Extra 1/4 inch steel shall be required to prevent the cutting of any part of the locking assembly.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1620  TRANSPORTATION OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS ON HIGHWAYS

 

          Saf-C 1620.01  Prohibited Ways.  Explosive materials shall not be transported through any prohibited vehicular tunnel, subway, or over any prohibited bridge, roadway, or elevated highway.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1620.02  Prohibited Acts.

 

          (a)  No person shall smoke, carry matches or any other flame-producing device or carry any unauthorized firearms or loaded cartridges while in or within 50 feet of a motor vehicle transporting explosive materials.

 

          (b)  No person shall park his/her motor vehicle transporting explosive materials within 300 feet of an open fire.

 

          (c)  The driver shall load or unload a vehicle transporting explosive materials in compliance with 49 CFR 177.834 through 177.844.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1620.03  Public Conveyance.  Explosive materials, other than those that are essential to promote safety of the passengers or the operation of the vehicles, shall not be carried or transported in or upon a public conveyance.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1620.04  Transferral from Vehicle.  Explosive materials shall not be transferred from one vehicle to another upon any highway within the state of New Hampshire without informing the local fire and police departments.  In the event of breakdown or collision, the driver shall notify the local fire and police departments.  Explosive materials shall be transferred from the disabled vehicle to another only when proper and qualified supervision, as provided by the local fire and police departments, is present.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1620.05  Blasting Caps.  Blasting caps, blasting caps with safety fuses, blasting caps with metal clad mild detonating fuse, and electric blasting caps may be transported with other explosives in the same motor vehicle only in accordance with 49 CFR 170 through 189.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1620.06  Additional Requirements.  In addition to all other applicable requirements set forth in these rules, those transporting explosive materials over all highways shall comply with applicable requirements in 49 CFR 170 to end.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1621  VEHICLES TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES

 

          Saf-C 1621.01  Condition of Vehicles.

 

          (a)  Vehicles used for transporting explosive materials shall comply with RSA 265:115, IV.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1621.02  Markings of Vehicles.  Every vehicle used for transporting explosive materials and those oxidizing materials that are classified as hazardous materials by 49 CFR 172, shall be placarded in accordance with 49 CFR 172.500 through 49 CFR 172.560.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1621.03  Fire Extinguishers.  Each motor vehicle used for transporting explosive materials shall be equipped with 2 fire extinguishers having a combined rating of at least 2-A:10B:C.  Extinguishers shall be filled, ready for immediate use, and located near the driver's seat.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1621.04  Inspection.

 

          (a)  A motor vehicle used for transporting explosives shall be inspected daily by the operator prior to operation in order to determine that it is in proper condition for safe transportation of explosives.

 

          (b)  Proper condition for safe transportation of explosives means that:

 

(1)  The fire extinguisher shall be filled and ready for immediate use;

 

(2)  All electrical wiring shall be completely protected and securely fastened to prevent short-circuiting;

 

(3)  The chassis, motor, pan, and underside of body shall be reasonably clean and free of excess oil and grease;

 

(4)  The fuel tank and feed line shall be secure and have no leaks;

 

(5)  The brakes, lights, horn, windshield wipers, and steering apparatus shall function properly;

 

(6)  The tires, which shall be properly inflated and free of defects; and

 

(7)  The vehicle shall be in proper condition in every other respect and acceptable for handling explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1622  OPERATION OF VEHICLES TRANSPORTING EXPLOSIVES

 

          Saf-C 1622.01  Drivers.

 

          (a)  Vehicles transporting explosive materials shall only be driven by and be in the charge of a properly licensed driver who is in compliance with Saf-C 603.09.

 

          (b)  Drivers shall be familiar with the traffic regulations, state laws, and the provisions of this code.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1622.02  Parking.  Except under conditions that constitute an immediate hazard to the operator, vehicle contents or nearby persons, no vehicle transporting explosives shall be parked before reaching its destination, even though attended, on any public street adjacent to or in proximity of any bridge, tunnel, dwelling, building, or place where people work, congregate, or assemble.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1622.03  Attendant and Attendant's Duties.

 

          (a)  Every driver of a motor vehicle transporting any quantity of high or low explosives shall comply with RSA 265:115, V.

 

          (b)  Notwithstanding (a) above, an explosive-laden vehicle may be left unattended if parked in an area complying with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association standard number 498, 2001 edition, Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives, available as noted in Appendix I.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1622.04  Hazardous Materials.  Spark-producing metal, spark-producing metal tools, oils, matches, firearms, electric storage batteries, flammable substances, acids, oxidizing materials, or corrosive compounds shall be carried in the body of any motor truck or vehicle transporting explosive materials only if in compliance with other applicable federal regulations.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1622.05  Congested Areas.  Vehicles transporting explosive materials shall avoid congested areas and heavy traffic.  Where routes through congested areas have been designated by local authorities, such routes shall be followed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1622.06  Delivery.  Delivery shall only be made to persons or magazines which have met the requirements of RSA 158:9-a.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1623  USE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS FOR BLASTING

 

          Saf-C 1623.01  Prohibitions.

 

          (a)  Explosive materials not in unopened original packages shall be transported from storage magazines to the blasting area in closed body vehicles.

 

          (b)  When blasting is done in congested areas or in close proximity to a structure, railway, highway, or any other installation that might be damaged, the blast shall be covered before firing with a mat constructed so that it is capable of preventing fragments from being thrown.

 

          (c)  Persons authorized to prepare explosive charges or conduct blasting operations shall use every reasonable precaution, including but not limited to warning signals, flags, barricades, or woven mats to insure the safety of the general public and workmen.

 

          (d)  Whenever blasting is being conducted in the vicinity of gas, electric, water, fire alarm, telephone, telegraph and steam utilities, the blaster shall notify the representatives of such utilities designated by the utility company or organization for receiving such information, at least 24 hours in advance of blasting, specifying the location and intended time of such blasting.  Verbal notice shall be confirmed with a written notice.  This time may be waived by the utility.

 

          (e)  All precautions shall be taken to prevent accidental discharge of electric blasting caps from current induced by radar, radio transmitters, lightning, adjacent power lines, dust storms, or other sources of extraneous electricity.

 

          (f)  These precautions shall include:

 

(1)  The suspension of all blasting operations and removal of persons from the blasting area during the approach and progress of an electrical storm; or

 

(2)  The posting of signs warning against the use of mobile radio transmitters on all roads within 350 feet of the blasting operations.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1624  PACKAGING; DETERIORATING EXPLOSIVES

 

          Saf-C 1624.01  Prohibitions.

 

          (a)  Wood containers of explosive materials shall not be opened in any magazine or within 50 feet of any magazine.  In opening kegs or wooden cases, no sparking metal tools shall be used. Wooden wedges and either wood, fiber, or rubber mallets shall be used.  Non-sparking metallic slitters may be used for opening fiberboard cases.

 

          (b)  Explosive materials that are obviously deteriorated or damaged shall not be used and shall be destroyed.

 

          (c)  Empty boxes, paper or fiber packing materials which have previously contained high explosives shall not be used again for any purpose, but shall be destroyed by burning at an approved isolated location out of doors, and no person shall be nearer than 100 feet after the burning has started.

 

          (d)  For the purposes of (c) above, an out of doors location for burning empty boxes, paper or fiber packing materials, which previously contained high explosives, shall be approved if it meets all applicable local fire codes.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1625  LOADING OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS IN BLAST HOLES

 

          Saf-C 1625.01  Drill Holes.

 

          (a)  All drill holes shall be sufficiently large to admit freely the insertion of the packages of explosive materials.

 

          (b)  Drilling shall not be started until all remaining butts or old holes are examined with a wooden stick for unexploded charges, and if any are found, they shall be refired before work proceeds.

 

          (c)  No person shall deepen drill holes that are loaded or being loaded with explosive materials.

 

          (d)  No person shall drill holes when adjacent drill holes are within 50 feet and are loaded.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1625.02  Tamping.  Tamping shall be done only with wood rods without exposed metal parts, but non-sparking metal connectors may be used for jointed poles.  Violent tamping shall be avoided.  Primed cartridges shall not be tamped.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

          Saf-C 1625.03  Loading.

 

          (a)  When loading blasting agents pneumatically over electric blasting caps the requirements of Saf-C 1629.07 shall be followed.

 

          (b)  No holes shall be loaded except those to be fired in the next round of blasting.  After loading, all remaining explosives shall be immediately returned to the appropriate magazine for that type of explosive.

 

          (c)  After loading for a blast has been completed, all excess blasting caps or electric blasting caps and other explosive materials shall be immediately returned to their separate storage magazines.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1625.04  Vibration Limits.

 

          (a)  Blasting shall be conducted so that vibrations adjacent to any structure, not controlled by the blaster, or for which the blaster has received the owner's written permission as described in Saf-C 1607.05, do not exceed the limits cited in Table 1625.1 or (e) below:

 

Table 1625.1 Vibration Limits When Using Instrumentation

 

Frequency of ground vibration in cycles per second

Maximum amplitude of ground motion in inches

 

 

Up to 10

0.0305

20

0.0153

30

0.0102

40

0.0076

50

0.0061

60

0.0051

70

0.0043

80

0.0038

 

 

 

          (b)  A peak particle velocity of 2.0 inches per second shall be the maximum of any one of the 3 mutually perpendicular ground motion velocity components of a vibration.  These components shall be measured in directions vertical, longitudinal, and transverse to the vibration Source.  Any ground vibration over peak particle velocity of 2.0 inches per second shall be reported to the director within 24 hours.

 

          (c)  The instrument used to monitor the ground vibrations produced by each blast shall produce printed seismograms of vibrations that are recorded in units of particle velocity in inches/seconds, occurring along 3 mutually perpendicular axes at ground level.  The monitoring device shall be placed between the blast location and the nearest structure.

 

          (d)  The printed measurements of the blast ground vibrations, as required in (c) above, shall be retained by the blasting contractor for a period of at least 6 months, and shall be made available to the director upon request.

 

          (e)  When instrumentation for the measurement of blasting ground vibration is not used, the maximum weight of explosive to be used on a single delay shall be in accordance with the guidelines of the United States bureau of mines bulletin number 656 as outlined below:

 

(1)  For the purposes of this rule "distance" means distance in feet from the nearest structure;

 

(2)  For the purposes of this rule "weight" means the weight of the explosives in pounds per delay period or 8 milliseconds or greater.

(3)  Table 1625.2 below shall set forth the requirements of the sample scaled distance:

 

Table 1625.2 Sample Scaled Distance

 

DISTANCE IN FEET

WEIGHT SCALED 50

10

.04

15

.09

20

.16

25

.25

30

.36

40

.64

50

1.00

60

1.44

70

1.96

80

2.56

90

3.24

100

4.00

110

4.84

130

6.76

150

9.00

170

11.6

190

14.40

210

17.60

230

21.20

250

25.00

270

29.00

290

33.60

400

64

500

100

600

144

700

196

800

256

900

324

1000

400

1100

484

1200

576

1300

676

1400

784

1500

900

1600

1024

1700

1156

1800

1296

1900

1444

2000

1600

2500

2500

3000

3600

3500

4900

4000

6400

5000

10000

 

WEIGHT = (DISTANCE)2

                  50

 

(4)  At less than 5 feet, the total amount of explosive used shall not exceed one-eighth of a pound.

 

(5)  For distances not in the table, the formula, weight = (distance/50) X (distance/50), shall be used to determine maximum explosive weight.

 

(6)  The graph for the scaled distance table shall be a nomograph as illustrated in Figure 1625.1 below:


Figure 1625.1


Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

PART Saf-C 1626  INITIATION OF EXPLOSIVE CHARGES

 

          Saf-C 1626.01  Primers.  Primers for use in surface blasting shall be made up only as required for each round of blasting.  Only the number of primers required for the next round to be blasted shall be taken to the face when loading is begun.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1626.02  Blasting Caps and Safety Fuses.

 

          (a)  No blasting cap shall be inserted in the explosive materials without first making a hole in the cartridge for the cap with a wooden punch of proper size or standard cap crimper.

 

          (b)  Only electric detonators, delay nonelectric detonators and detonating cord or a combination thereof, shall be used in blasting operations in congested districts, or on highways, or adjacent to highways open to traffic.  Where sources of extraneous electricity, that is electricity in excess of 50 milliamperes flowing through a one OHM resistor are present, electric detonators shall not be used unless corrective measures are taken.

 

          (c)  When a fuse is used, the blasting cap shall be securely attached to the safety fuse with a standard ring type cap crimper.  All primers shall be assembled at least 50 feet from any magazine.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1626.03  Blasters, Testing and Firing.

 

          (a)  Blasters, when testing circuits to charged holes, shall use only blasting galvanometers designed for this purpose or other instruments approved for the purpose by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

 

          (b)  Only the person making leading wire connections in electrical firing shall fire the shot.  All connections shall be made from the bore hole back to the source of the firing current, and the leading wires shall remain shorted and not be connected to the blasting machine or other source of current until the charge is to be fired.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1626.04  Warning Signal.

 

          (a)  Before a blast is fired, a loud warning signal shall be given by the person in charge, who has made certain that:

 

(1)  All surplus explosives are in a safe place;

 

(2)  All persons and vehicles are at a safe distance or under sufficient cover; and

 

(3)  An adequate warning has been given.

 

          (b)  For the purposes of this section, a loud warning signal means that it is capable of being heard by people within the landing area of the blasting site in which debris might fall.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1626.05  Misfires.

 

          (a)  Explosive materials shall not be extracted from a hole that has once been charged or has misfired unless it is impossible to detonate the unexploded charge by insertion of a fresh additional primer.

 

          (b)  If there are any misfires while using cap and fuse, all persons shall remain away from the charge for at least one hour.  If electric blasting caps are used and a misfire occurs, this waiting period may be reduced to 30 minutes.  Misfires shall be handled under the direction of the persons in charge of the blasting and all wires shall be carefully traced and a search made for unexploded charges.

 

          (c)  If there are any non-electric detonators that misfire, all persons shall remain away from the charge for at least 30 minutes.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1627  EXPLOSIVES AT PIERS, RAILWAY, TRUCK AND AIR TERMINALS

 

          Saf-C 1627.01  Railway Restrictions.

 

          (a)  Every railway car containing explosives which has reached its destination, or is stopped in transit so as to be no longer engaged in interstate commerce, shall remain placarded in accordance with Saf-C 1621.02.

 

          (b)  Any explosives at a railway facility, truck terminal, pier, wharf, harbor facility, or airport terminal, whether for delivery to a consignee or for being forwarded to some other destination, shall be kept in a safe place, isolated as much as practicable and placed in such a manner that they can be easily and quickly removed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1627.02  Carriers, Delivery, and Notification.

 

          (a)  No person shall deliver any explosive to any carrier unless such explosive complies with all applicable federal regulations.

 

          (b)  A consignee, having been notified that a shipment of explosives is in the hands of any carrier, shall remove the explosives within 48 hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded, after receiving such notification, to a location meeting the requirements of Saf-C 1609.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1627.03  Truck Terminals.  Truck terminals for explosives vehicles shall be in conformance with National Fire Protection standard number 498, Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives, 2001 edition, available as noted in Appendix I.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1628  TRAILER-ON-FLATCAR, CONTAINER-ON-FLATCAR FACILITIES

 

          Saf-C 1628.01  Railway Shipments.

 

          (a)  Shipments of explosives by trailer-on-flatcar or container-on-flatcar shall not be unloaded at a non-carrier's station unless the consignee is there to receive them or, unless properly locked and secure, storage facilities are provided at that point for their protection.  If delivery cannot be made, the shipment shall be taken to the next or nearest carrier's station for delivery.

 

          (b)  For shipment of high explosives, when practicable at any point, the carrier shall assign regular days for receiving trailers and containers for shipment.

 

          (c)  To enable the carrier to provide proper flatcars for shipment of high explosives, the shipper shall give to the carrier not less than 24 hours notice of his or her intention to offer such shipments and state their destinations.  When a regular day has been appointed to receive trailers and containers for shipment, this notice may be waived by the carrier, but the explosives shipment shall be delivered on such days in time to permit proper inspection, billing, and loading on that day.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1628.02  Unloading.  Carriers shall require the consignee to remove trailer-on-flatcar and container-on-flatcar shipments from the carriers property within 48 hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded, after notice of arrival has been sent or given.  If the trailers or containers are not so removed, the carrier shall immediately dispose of the shipment by storage, by disposal, or when necessary to insure safety, by destruction under the supervision of a competent person.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1628.03  Forwarding Shipments.  Carriers shall forward shipments promptly and within 48 hours, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excluded, after acceptance at the originating point or receipt at any yard, transfer station or interchange point, except that where biweekly or weekly service is performed, shipments shall be forwarded on the first available train.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1628.04  Storage.  If storage is required, to comply with section Saf-C 1628.03, storage shall be in an interchange lot as prescribed in chapters 2 and 3 of the National Fire Protection Association standard number 498, Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives, 2001 edition available as noted in Appendix I, or in a place that will provide equivalent safety to the public.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1628.05  Precautions.  Cars loaded with explosive materials shall be so placed that they will be safe from all probable danger from fire.  They shall not be placed under bridges or over-head highway crossings, nor in or alongside of passenger sheds or stations, except when loading or unloading.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1629  BLASTING AGENTS

 

          Saf-C 1629.01  Applicability.  Unless otherwise set forth in this chapter, blasting agents, excluding water gels, shall be transported, stored, and used in the same manner as explosives.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.02  Fixed Location Mixing.

 

          (a)  All fuel oil storage facilities shall be separated from the mixing plant and situated in such a manner that in case of tank rupture, the oil shall drain away from the mixing plant building.

 

          (b)  Buildings or other facilities used for mixing blasting agents shall be located, with respect to inhabited buildings, passenger railroads and public highways, in accordance with the table of distances cited in Table 1640.2.

 

          (c)  All internal-combustion engines used for power generation shall be located outside the mixing plant building, or shall be properly ventilated and isolated by a firewall.  The exhaust systems on all such engines shall be located so that any spark emission cannot be a hazard to any materials in or adjacent to the plant.

 

          (d)  In determining the distance separating highways, railroads and inhabited buildings from potential explosions, as prescribed in Saf-C 1640, the sum of all masses which might propagate from either individual or combined donor masses shall be included.  However, when the ammonium nitrate is included, only 50 percent of its weight shall be used because of its reduced blast effects.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.03  Building Requirements.

 

          (a)  The building or other facility used for mixing blasting agents, shall be well ventilated.

 

          (b)  Heating units which do not depend on combustion processes, when properly designed and located, may be used in the building.  All direct sources of heat shall be provided exclusively from units located outside the mixing building.

 

          (c)  Buildings used for the mixing of blasting agents shall conform to the requirements of this section.

 

          (d)  Buildings shall be of noncombustible construction or sheet metal on wood studs.

 

          (e)  Floors in a mixing plant shall be of concrete or of other nonabsorbent materials.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.04  Mixer Design.  The design of the mixer shall minimize the possibility of frictional heating, compaction, and especially confinement.  All bearings and drive assemblies shall be mounted outside the mixer and protected against the accumulation of dust.  All surfaces shall be accessible for cleaning.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.05  Mixing and Packaging Equipment.  Mixing and packaging equipment shall be constructed of materials compatible with the fuel-ammonium nitrate composition.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.06  Fire Precautions.  Suitable means shall be provided to prevent the flow of fuel oil to the mixer in case of fire.  In gravity flow systems, an automatic spring-loaded shutoff valve with fusible link shall be installed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.07  Blasting Agent Compositions.

 

          (a)  The sensitivity of the blasting agent shall be determined by means of a No. 8 test blasting cap at regular intervals and after every change in formulation.

 

          (b)  Oxidizers of small particle size, such as crushed ammonium nitrate prills or fines, might be more sensitive than coarser products and shall, therefore, be handled with greater care.

 

          (c)  No hydrocarbon liquid fuel with flash point lower than that of No. 2 diesel fuel oil, 125 F minimum or legal, shall be used.

 

          (d)  Crude oil and crankcase oil shall not be used as an explosive component because they might contain light ends that offer increased vapor-explosions hazards or gritty particles that tend to sensitize the resulting blasting agent.

 

          (e)  Metal powders such as aluminum shall be kept dry and shall be stored in containers or bins which are moisture-resistant or weather-tight.  Solid fuels shall be used in such manner as to minimize dust explosion hazards.

 

          (f)  Peroxides and chlorates shall not be used as an explosive component.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.08  Electrical Requirements.  All electrical switches, controls, motors, and lights located in mixing rooms shall conform to the requirements in the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, 2002 edition, available as noted in Appendix I, for Class II, Division 2 locations, otherwise they shall be located outside the mixing room.  The frame of the mixer and all other equipment that may be used shall be electrically bonded and be provided with a continuous path to the ground.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.09  Safety Precautions.

 

          (a)  Floors shall be constructed so as to eliminate floor drains and piping into which molten materials could flow and be confined in case of fire.

 

          (b)  Explosives shall not be stored inside of or within 50 feet of any building or facility used for the mixing of blasting agents.

 

          (c)  Smoking, matches, open flames, spark-producing devices and firearms, except firearms carried by guards when authorized by the authority having jurisdiction or those persons authorized by the director, shall not be permitted inside of or within 50 feet of any building or facility used for the mixing of blasting agents.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.10  Cleaning.  The entire mixing and packaging plant shall be cleaned thoroughly, as often as is necessary to prevent excessive accumulation of dust.  The land surrounding the mixing plant shall be kept clear of brush, dried grass, leaves and other materials for a distance of at least 25 feet.  The floors and equipment of the mixing and packaging room shall be cleaned thoroughly, as often as is necessary to prevent accumulation of oxidizers of fuels and other sensitizers.  Empty ammonium nitrate bags shall be disposed of daily.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1629.11  Welding.

 

          (a)  No welding shall be permitted or open flames used in or around the mixing or storage area of the plant unless the equipment or area has been completely washed down and all oxidizer material removed.

 

          (b)  Before welding or making repairs to hollow shafts, all oxidizer material shall be removed from the outside and inside of the shaft and the shaft vented with a minimum 1/2 inch diameter opening.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1630  BULK DELIVERY AND MIXING VEHICLES FOR BLASTING AGENTS

 

          Saf-C 1630.01  Previous Provisions.  The provisions of Saf-C 1627 and 1628 shall apply to off-highway private operations as well as to all public highway movements.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1630.02  Construction of Bulk Vehicle Body.

 

          (a)  A bulk vehicle body for delivering and mixing blasting agents shall conform to the following:

 

(1)  The body shall be constructed of noncombustible materials;

 

(2)  Vehicles used to transport bulk premixed blasting agents on public highways shall have closed bodies;

 

(3)  All moving parts of the mixing system shall be so designed as to prevent a heat buildup; and

 

(4)  Shafts or axles which contact the product shall have outboard bearings with one inch minimum clearance between the bearings and the outside of the product container with particular attention given to the clearance on all moving parts.

 

          (b)  A bulk delivery vehicle shall be strong enough to carry the load without difficulty and be in good mechanical condition.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1630.03  Operations of Bulk Vehicle Body.

 

          (a)  Operation of bulk delivery vehicles shall conform to the requirements of this section.

 

          (b)  The hauling of ammonium nitrate prills or blasting agents over public highways shall be in compliance with existing local, state and federal regulation, including placarding requirements as specified in Saf-C 1621.02.

 

          (c)  Vehicles transporting blasting agents shall only be driven by and be in charge of a properly licensed driver, at least 21 years of age, who is in compliance with Saf-C 603.09.  Such a person shall also be familiar with the vehicle and traffic laws of the state of New Hampshire.

 

          (d)  The operator shall be trained in the safe operation of the vehicle together with its mixing, conveying, and related equipment.  The operator shall also be familiar with procedures for handling an emergency situation.

 

          (e)  No person shall ride upon, drive, load, or unload a vehicle containing blasting agents while smoking or under the influence of intoxicants, narcotics, or other dangerous drugs.

 

          (f)  Vehicles transporting blasting agents shall be in safe operating condition at all times.

 

          (g)  The hauling of either blasting caps or other explosives, but not both, shall be permitted on bulk trucks provided that a special wood or nonferrous-lined container is installed for the explosives.  Such blasting caps shall be in shipping containers constructed as outlined in section Saf-C 1620.05.

 

          (h)  No person shall smoke, carry matches or any flame-producing device, or carry any firearms while in or about bulk vehicles effecting the mixing transfer or down-the-hole loading of blasting agents at or near the blasting site.

 

          (i)  Caution shall be exercised in the movement of the vehicle in the blasting area to avoid driving the vehicle over or dragging hoses over firing lines, cap wires, or explosive materials.  The driver, in moving the vehicle, shall obtain the assistance of any second person to guide his movements.

 

          (j)  No in-transit mixing of materials shall be performed.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1630.04  Static-Sensitive Systems.

 

          (a)  Pneumatic loading from bulk delivery vehicles into blast holes primed with electric blasting caps or other static-sensitive systems shall conform to the requirements of this section.

 

          (b)  A positive grounding device shall be used to prevent the accumulation of static electricity.

 

          (c)  A discharge hose shall be used that has a resistance range that will prevent conduction of stray currents, but which is also conductive enough to bleed off static buildup.

 

          (d)  A person familiar with such systems shall evaluate all systems to determine if they will adequately dissipate static electricity under potential field conditions.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1630.05  Repairs to Bulk Delivery Vehicles.

 

          (a)  Repairs to bulk vehicles shall conform to the requirements of this section.

 

          (b)  No welding or open flames shall be used on or around any part of the delivery equipment unless it has been completely washed down and all oxidizer materials removed.

 

          (c)  Before welding or making repairs to hollow shafts, the shafts shall be thoroughly cleaned inside and out and vented with a minimum 1/2 inch diameter opening.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1631  BULK STORAGE BINS FOR BLASTING AGENTS

 

          Saf-C 1631.01  Construction of Bins.

 

          (a)  Bulk storage bins shall be a Type 5 magazine as defined in Saf-C 1614 and shall be waterproof.

 

          (b)  The bin, including supports, shall be constructed of compatible materials, and adequately supported and braced to withstand the combination of all loads, including impact forces arising from product movement within the bin and accidental vehicle contact with the support legs.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1631.02  Gates and Hatches.  The bin discharge gate shall be designed to provide a closure tight enough to prevent leakage of the stored product.  Provision shall also be made so that the gate can be locked.  Bin loading, manways, or access hatches shall be hinged or otherwise attached to the bin and be designed to permit locking.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1631.03  Conveyors.  Any electrically driven conveyors for loading or unloading bins shall conform to the requirements of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, 2002 edition, available as noted in Appendix I.  They shall be designed to minimize damage from corrosion.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1631.04  Location of Bins.

 

          (a)  Bins containing blasting agents shall be located, with respect to inhabited buildings, passenger railroads and public highways, in accordance with Table 1640.2.

 

          (b)  Bins containing blasting agents shall be located, with respect to other blasting agent storage and explosive storage, in conformity with the table of separation distances of ammonium nitrate and blasting agents from explosives found in Saf-C 1640.01 or Saf-C 1640.03, or blasting agents, found in Saf-C 1640.02.

 

          (c)  Bins containing ammonium nitrate shall be separated from blasting agent storage and explosives storage in conformity with the table of separation distances of ammonium nitrate and blasting agents from explosives found in Saf-C 1640.01 or Saf-C 1640.03, or blasting agents found in Saf-C 1640.02.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1631.05  Housekeeping.  Good housekeeping practices shall be maintained around any bin containing ammonium nitrate or blasting agents.  This includes keeping weeds and other combustible materials cleared within 25 feet of such bin. Accumulation of spilled product on the ground shall be prevented.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1632  STORAGE OF BLASTING AGENT AND SUPPLIES

 

          Saf-C 1632.01  Storage of Blasting Agents.

 

          (a)  Blasting agents or ammonium nitrate, when stored in conjunction with explosives shall be stored in the manner as set forth in Saf-C 1609 for explosives.  The mass of blasting agents and one-half the mass of ammonium nitrate shall be included when computing the total quantity of explosive materials for determining distance requirements.

 

          (b)  Blasting agents, when stored entirely separate from explosives, shall be in a Type 5 magazine or a magazine of higher classification.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1632.02  Magazines.  Magazines in which blasting agents are stored shall be constructed so as to eliminate open floor drains and piping into which molten materials could flow and be confined in case of fire.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

                  Saf-C 1632.03  Temporary Storage In Trailers.

 

          (a)  Semitrailer or full trailer vans used for highway or on-site transportation of blasting agents shall be satisfactory for temporarily storing these materials provided they are:

 

(1)  Located in accordance with the table of distances found in Saf-C 1640.1 with respect to inhabited buildings, passenger railways, and public highways; and

 

(2)  Prearranged according to Table 1640.2 regarding separation distances of ammonium nitrate and blasting agents from explosives or blasting agents with respect to one another.

 

          (b)  Trailers shall be provided with substantial means for locking, and the trailer doors shall be kept locked, except during the time of placement and removal of stocks of blasting agents.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1632.04  Storage of Ammonium Nitrate.  Piles of ammonium nitrate and warehouses containing ammonium nitrate shall be separated by at least 100 feet from readily combustible fuels.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1632.05  Caked Oxidizers.  Caked oxidizers, either in bags or in bulk, shall not be loosened by blasting.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1632.06  Supervision of Magazines.  Every magazine used for the storage of blasting agents shall be under the supervision of a person who shall be not less than 21 years of age and who is knowledgeable with the laws and rules pertaining to the storage of explosives in magazines.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1633  TRANSPORTATION OF PACKAGED BLASTING AGENTS

 

          Saf-C 1633.01  Drivers.  Vehicles transporting blasting agents shall only be driven by and be in charge of a driver at least 21 years of age who is capable, careful, reliable and in possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.  Such person shall also be familiar with the vehicle and traffic laws of the state of New Hampshire.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1633.02  Smoking and Other Prohibitions.

 

          (a)  No matches, firearms, acids, or other corrosive liquids shall be carried in the bed or body of any vehicle containing blasting agents.

 

          (b)  No person shall ride upon, load or unload any vehicle containing blasting agents while smoking, or under the influence of intoxicants, narcotics, or other dangerous drugs.

 

          (c)  No person shall transport or carry any blasting agents upon any public vehicle carrying passengers for hire.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1633.03  Operating Condition of Vehicles.  Vehicles transporting blasting agents shall be in safe operating condition at all times.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1633.04  Transport on Public Highways.  Vehicles used for transporting blasting agents on public highways shall be placarded in accordance with Saf-C 1621.02.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

PART Saf-C 1634  WATER GELS

 

          Saf-C 1634.01  Special Provisions.  Unless otherwise set forth in this chapter, water gels shall be transported, stored, and used in the same manner as explosives or blasting agents in accordance with the classification of the product.

 

Source.  #2220, eff 12-31-82; ss by #2837, eff 8-27-84; ss by #4584, eff 3-3-89; ss by #5996, INTERIM, eff 3-3-95, EXPIRES, 7-1-95; ss by #6054, eff 7-1-95, EXPIRED: 7-1-03

 

New.  #8116, INTERIM, eff 7-14-04, EXPIRES: 1-10-05; ss by #8231, eff 12-20-04; ss by #10396, eff 8-15-13

 

          Saf-C 1634.02  Classification-Explosive.