Additions and amendments to 29 CFR 1926.904 Storage of Explosives and Blasting Agents apply throughout the Rules in this Section as follows:

(a)           Explosives and blasting agents shall be stored in magazines or containers that meet the applicable provisions of the regulations contained in 27 CFR Part 55, Commerce in Explosives.

(b)           Blasting caps and other detonators shall not be stored in the same magazine or container with other explosives or blasting agents.  Surplus primers shall be disassembled and components stored separately.

(c)           Smoking and open flames shall not be permitted within 50 feet of explosive, detonators, or blasting agents storage.

(d)           No explosives or blasting agents shall be permanently stored in any underground operation until the operation has at least two modes of exit.

(e)           Permanent underground explosive materials storage shall be at least 300 feet from any shaft, edit, or active underground working area.

(f)            Permanent underground explosive materials storage containing detonators shall not be located closer than 50 feet to any storage containing other explosives or blasting agents.


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.