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Interpretation Response #18-0058

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Breeze Executive, Ltd.

Individual Name: George Tasick

Location State: PA Country: US

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Response text:

September 10, 2018

George Tasick
Breeze Executive, Ltd.
113 Crystal Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Reference No. 18-0058

Dear Mr. Tasick:

This letter is in response to your April 4, 2018, email requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1 as incorporated by reference in § 171.7. Specifically, you ask if there is a 200-g limit for the total pyrotechnic composition of a "firecracker string."

The answer is no. In accordance with Section of APA Standard 87-1, a firecracker is described as a small, paper-wrapped or cardboard tube containing not more than 50 mg of explosive composition. APA Standard 87-1 does not prescribe a maximum total pyrotechnic composition for strings of firecrackers.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.


Dirk Der Kinderen
Chief, Standards Development Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.7 Reference material