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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.

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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The approvals search tool is a powerful and effective method to determine the current status of a submission, existing approval, pending approval, terminated approval or expired approval.

If you need information concerning application status that is not available in this search, please contact: or call 202/366-4545.

Explosive Test Labs
Agencies Contact Person Address, Phone, & E-mail
APT Research, Inc. Don Robinson 4950 Research Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
Tel: 443-250-1868
Fax: 256-837-7786
Explosives Bureau Thomas Chang 407 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Tel: 973-467-3237
Fax: 973-467-4648
Explosives Examiners LLC Phillip Kneisl 3714 Crescent Drive
Pearland, TX 77584
Tel: 281-692-0178
Explosives Test Center, LLC

Graham Walsh, PhD
Michael Gerber

5698 Brennan Ave
Colorado Spring CO 80923
Tel: 505-515-4430

DEKRA, Services, Inc. (previously Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc.)

Thaddeus C. Speed

9180 W. White Eagle Road Forreston, IL 61030
Tel: +1 (847) 925-8100 /+1 (847) 241-2032
Fax: +1 (847) 925-8120

Safety Management Services, Inc.

Kirt Sasser
Troy Gardner
Jason Ford
Garn Butcher

1847 West 9000 South
Suite 205
West Jordan, UT 84088
Tel: 801-567-0456
Fax: 801-567-0457

Last updated: Friday, February 3, 2023