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Subpart 1.

Undue hazard.

A person shall not store or handle explosives or blasting agents when the storage or handling of explosives or blasting agents constitutes an undue hazard to life and property.

Subp. 2.

In conflict with law or rules.

A person shall not possess, keep, store, sell or offer for sale, give away, use, or otherwise dispose of an explosive or blasting agent except as provided in this chapter or by law. This limitation does not apply to small arms ammunition and components, cartridges for propellant-actuated power devices, cartridges for industrial guns intended for personal use and not for resale, or railroad fusees.

Subp. 3.

Transfer to unauthorized persons.

A person shall not sell or give away an explosive or blasting agent to an unauthorized person, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 299F.77.

Subp. 4.

Public display.

A person shall not physically sell, display, or expose for sale an explosive or blasting agent on a highway, street, sidewalk, public way, or public place.

Subp. 5.

Medicinal use permitted.

This chapter does not prohibit the use of explosives in the form prescribed by the United States Pharmacopeia National Formulary, issued by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. (Rockville, Maryland, 1985).

Subp. 6.

Laboratory use permitted.

Government and industrial laboratories, laboratories of technical colleges, colleges, universities, and similar institutions may keep, store, and use explosives or blasting agents:


if they are used for scientific or technical instruction or research;


only under experienced and competent supervision;


if no more than 15 pounds of explosives (exclusive of small arms ammunition, small arms ammunition primers, and smokeless propellants) or blasting agents are kept on hand at any time; and


if in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, title 27, sections 55.203 to 55.217 (1982).

When additional quantities of explosives or blasting agents are required, the institution shall apply for a special ruling by the commissioner.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299F.71 to 299F.83


11 SR 6; L 1989 c 246 s 2

Published Electronically:

July 26, 2007

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