Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau January 20, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Commerce in Explosives-Storage of Shock Tube With Detonators (2005R-3P)
Document Number: 2010-891
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by allowing shock tube to be stored with detonators because these materials when stored together do not pose a mass detonation hazard. Shock tube is a small diameter plastic laminate tube coated with a very thin layer of explosive material. When initiated, it transmits a low energy wave from one point to another. The outer surface of the tube remains intact during and after functioning.