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Archived Rulemaking: Standards for Construction of Fireworks and Novelties; Approved for Transportation

53fr-4348.pdf (343.85 KB)

RSPA proposes to simplify requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for approval of Class B and C fireworks and Class C novelties (a novelty being a device which produces limited visible or audible effects; e.g., toy smoke devices, trick noise makers]. The proposal, based on a petition filed by the American Pyrotechnics Association, Inc. (APA), would eliminate the examination of certain fireworks and novelties prior to their approval for transportation by the Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Transportation (OHMT) and incorporate by reference APA's Standard 87-1, entitled "Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks and Novelties." The intended effect of this action is to expedite the DOT approval process for fireworks and novelties, and to reduce paperwork and costs in processing applications for approval.

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Last updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2018