Remember….Fireworks Don’t Fly
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PHMSA issues Fireworks Transport Compliance Poster – Click HERE to view
ATF has issued several new pamphlets concerning explosives magazine construction and record-keeping requirements for Federally licensed manufacturers, importers, dealers and permittees. These new web publications include information on inventory requirements, using commercial records or record books, Limited Permittee Transaction Reporting, distribution of surplus materials, and manufacturing for one’s own use. They are:
ATF P 5400.17, Explosives Magazine Construction Requirements
ATF P 5400.18, Daily Summary of Magazine Transactions (DSMT)
ATF P 5400.19, Recordkeeping Requirements for Explosive Material Manufacturers
ATF P 5400.20, Recordkeeping Requirements for Explosives Permittees and Limited Permittees
ATF P 5400.21, Recordkeeping Requirements for Explosive Material Importers
They may be found at http://www.atf.gov/publications/explosives-arson/. The pamphlets are intended as general guidance. The Federal explosives regulations at 27 CFR, Part 555 provide specific regulatory requirements for explosive materials. The overviews are intended as aids to compliance with those regulatory requirements—not as replacements.
Cell Phone Ban for Commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective, January 3, 2012, all motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) to use handheld mobile telephones (cell phones) while operating a CMV. Each company is advised to create a policy and communicate this regulation to all of their drivers through outreach training. Any violation of this restriction may result in civil penalties of up to $2,750 as well as commercial driver’s license (CDL) suspensions. Additionally, a civil penalty of up to $11,000 may be imposed on employers who fail to require their drivers to comply with the ban.