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Explosive Test Labs

49 CFR 173.56(b)(1) provides that new explosives must be examined and assigned a recommended shipping description, classification, and compatibility group by a person who has been approved by the Associate Administrator to do so.

As of April 1, 2008, the organizations listed below have been approved by the Associate Administrator to examine and make recommendations concerning new explosives in accordance with 49 CFR 173.56(b)(1).

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Explosive Test Labs
AgenciesContact PersonAddress, Phone, & E-mail
APT Research, Inc.George Mayer4950 Research Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805 
Tel: 256-327-4018
Fax: 256-837-7786
Explosives BureauThomas Chang407 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Tel: 973-467-3237
Fax: 973-467-4648
Explosives Examiners LLCPhillip Kneisl3714 Crescent Drive
Pearland, TX 77584
Tel: 281-692-0178
Explosives Test Center, LLCGraham Walsh, PhD405 Cascade Ct
Johnstown, CO 80534
Tel: 505-515-4430
Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc.,
now part of DEKRA Insight

Ms. Bernadette N. Reyes

Thaddeus C. Speed

2131 Hammond Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: 847-925-8100 / 847-925-2032
Fax: 847-925-8120

Safety Management Services, Inc.Garn Butcher
Kirt Sasser
Troy Gardner
1847 West 9000 South
Suite 205
West Jordon, UT 84088
Tel: 801-567-0456
Fax: 801-567-0457
Updated: Monday, April 8, 2019