Additions and amendments to 29 CFR 1926.903 Underground Transportation of Explosives apply throughout the Rules in this Section as follows:

(a)           In order to prevent explosives hazards, all explosives or blasting agents in transit underground shall be taken to the place of use or storage without delay.

(b)           The quantity of explosives or blasting agents taken to an underground loading area shall not exceed the amount estimated by the Blaster-in-Charge to be necessary for the blast.

(h)           Vehicles containing explosive material shall be occupied only by persons necessary for handling the explosive material while in transit.

(m)          Any powder car or conveyance used for transporting explosives or blasting agents shall bear a reflecting sign on each side with the word "Explosives". The sign's letters shall be a minimum of 4 inches in height and shall be on a background of sharply contrasting color.

(n)           Compartments for transporting detonators and explosives in the same car or conveyance shall meet IME-22 container specifications or shall be physically separated by a distance of 24 inches or by a solid partition at least 6 inches thick.

(q)           Explosives or blasting agents, not in original containers, shall be placed in a nonconductive, closed container when transported manually.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-131;

Recodified from 13 NCAC 07F .0201 Eff. August 3, 2005;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.