Chapter 296-52 WAC

Last Update: 8/1/17

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR POSSESSION, HANDLING, AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES

WAC Sections

PART A
DEFINITIONS, PURPOSE, SCOPE, AND APPLICATION
296-52-099Definitions.
296-52-60005Implementation of the Washington State Explosives Act.
296-52-60010Purpose and intent.
296-52-60015Coverage.
296-52-60020Exemptions.
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT JURISDICTIONS
296-52-60030The department.
296-52-60035Other government entities.
BASIC LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
296-52-60045Responsibility to obtain an explosives license.
296-52-60050Unlicensed activities.
296-52-60055Drug use.
296-52-60060License revocation, suspension, and surrender.
296-52-60065Violation appeals.
BASIC HAZARD PRECAUTIONS
296-52-60075Hazards to life.
296-52-60080Entry and access to explosive areas.
296-52-60085Abandonment of explosives.
296-52-60090Firearms.
296-52-60095Fire.
296-52-60100Daylight blasting.
296-52-60105Notification—Blasting near utilities.
MISCELLANEOUS
296-52-60115Explosive industry employers.
296-52-60120Variance from a chapter requirement.
296-52-60125Using standards from national organizations and federal agencies.
PART B
EXPLOSIVE LICENSING
296-52-61005Types of explosive licenses.
296-52-61010License applicants must provide this information.
296-52-61015License applicants must complete department forms.
296-52-61020License fees.
296-52-61025Verification of applicant information.
296-52-61030Applicant participation.
296-52-61035Criminal records.
296-52-61040Reasons why applicants may be disqualified.
296-52-61045License terms.
296-52-61050License renewal.
DEALER'S LICENSE
296-52-62005Responsibility to obtain a dealer's license.
296-52-62010Dealer applicant information.
296-52-62025Prohibit explosives items from sale or display in these areas.
296-52-62030Container labeling.
296-52-62035Authorized agent information.
296-52-62040Verification of customer identity.
296-52-62045Recordkeeping and reporting.
PURCHASER'S LICENSE
296-52-63005Responsibility to obtain a purchaser's license.
296-52-63010Applicant information.
296-52-63020Authorized agents.
296-52-63025Explosive order deliveries.
296-52-63030Notify the department of blaster changes.
BLASTER'S LICENSE
296-52-64005Responsibility to obtain a blaster's license.
296-52-64020General qualifications for blasters.
296-52-64030List A qualifications.
296-52-64035List B qualifications.
296-52-64040List C qualifications.
296-52-64045Application.
296-52-64050Blaster license applicant information.
296-52-64055Blaster license testing.
296-52-64065Blaster license limits.
296-52-64075Blaster license disclosure.
296-52-64080Purchaser disclosure.
296-52-64085Changes to a blaster's license classification.
296-52-64090Blaster license renewal.
296-52-64095List A and B renewal qualifications.
296-52-64100List C renewal qualifications.
296-52-650Manufacturer's license.
296-52-65005Responsibility to obtain a manufacturer's license.
296-52-65010Manufacturer applicant information.
296-52-65015Manufacturing site inspections.
296-52-65020Conditions of a manufacturer's license.
296-52-65025Annual inspection.
296-52-65030Site plan.
296-52-660Storage license.
296-52-66005Responsibility to obtain a storage license.
296-52-66010Storage applicant information.
296-52-66015Storage site inspections.
296-52-66020Demonstration of handling and storage experience.
296-52-66030Storage license number.
296-52-66035Storage limit.
296-52-66040Annual storage inspection.
296-52-66045Mobile storage sites.
296-52-66050Moving a licensed magazine.
296-52-66053Altering or destroying a licensed magazine.
296-52-66057Transfer, sale or lease of a magazine or mobile storage site.
296-52-66060Reporting changes in conditions.
PART C
USE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS
296-52-67010Blaster in charge responsibilities.
GENERAL EXPLOSIVES RULES
296-52-67020Black powder.
296-52-67025Age of explosives.
296-52-67030Blast site storage.
296-52-67035Day box storage.
296-52-67040Attendants must be present.
296-52-67045Handling explosives.
296-52-67050Trainee supervision.
296-52-67055Storms.
296-52-67060Extraneous electricity and radio frequency (RF) transmitters.
296-52-67065Vibration and damage control.
296-52-67070Storage at blast sites.
296-52-67075Blast area precautions.
296-52-67080Drilling.
296-52-67085Loading blast holes.
296-52-67090Initiation systems.
296-52-67095Use of safety fuse with detonators.
296-52-67100Use of detonating cord.
296-52-67105 Firing the blast.
296-52-67110Precautions after firing.
296-52-67115Excavation work in pressurized air locks.
BLASTING AGENTS
296-52-67125Transportation, storage, and use.
296-52-67130Fixed location mixing.
296-52-67135Bulk delivery/mixing vehicles.
296-52-67140Bulk storage bins.
296-52-67145Transportation of blasting agents.
WATER-GEL AND EMULSION EXPLOSIVES AND BLASTING AGENTS
GENERAL
Note: Water-gels and emulsions must be transported, stored, and used in the same way as explosives or blasting agents according to product classification unless stated otherwise in WAC 296-52-67150, Water-gel and emulsion explosives and blasting agents, through WAC 296-52-67170, Bulk delivery/mixing vehicles.
296-52-67160Types and classifications.
296-52-67165Fixed location mixing.
296-52-67170Bulk delivery/mixing vehicles.
UNDERWATER BLASTING OPERATIONS
296-52-67180Separation distance from vessels and people.
296-52-67185Swimming and diving activities.
296-52-67190Initiation systems.
296-52-67195Loading tubes and casings.
296-52-67200Multiple charges.
UNDERGROUND BLASTING OPERATIONS
296-52-67210Storage.
296-52-67215Separation distance: Electrical storms.
296-52-67220Proper fume class use.
296-52-67225Combustible gases or dusts.
296-52-67230Initiating systems.
296-52-67235Firing the blast.
296-52-67240Returning to the blast.
296-52-67245High speed tunneling: Central primer house.
PART D
TRANSPORTATION OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS
Note: Requirements for transportation of blasting agents are located at WAC 296-52-67145, Transportation of blasting agents.
SCOPE
296-52-68010Public highways.
296-52-68015Job sites and off-highway roads.
296-52-68020Safety precautions.
296-52-68025Transportation of workers.
296-52-68030Cargo.
TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES
296-52-68040Vehicle strength and condition.
296-52-68045Open top vehicles.
296-52-68050Vehicle placards.
296-52-68055Vehicle fire protection.
296-52-68060Operation of vehicles transporting explosives.
296-52-68065Transporting detonators and explosives in the same vehicle.
296-52-68075Powder cars, vehicles, and conveyances.
296-52-68080Notification—Hoist operator.
296-52-68085Underground transportation.
PART E
STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS
296-52-69005Detonators.
296-52-69010Explosives.
296-52-69015Exempt explosives.
296-52-69020Storage facilities.
296-52-69025Quantity and distance tables.
296-52-69030Storage within magazines.
296-52-69035Storage limits.
296-52-69040Notification of fire safety authority.
296-52-69045Magazine repairs.
296-52-69050Inventory.
296-52-69055Inspection.
296-52-69060Precautions for areas surrounding magazine.
296-52-69065Deteriorated explosives.
296-52-69070Explosives recovered from misfires.
296-52-69080Blast site storage.
296-52-69085Multiple magazines.
296-52-69090Blasting agents and supplies.
296-52-69095Ammonium nitrate.
QUANTITY AND DISTANCE TABLES
296-52-69105Table H-20—Table of distances for storage of explosives.
296-52-69110Table H-21—Quantity and distance table for separation between magazines.
296-52-69115Table H-22—Separation distances of ammonium nitrate and blasting agents from explosives or blasting agents.
296-52-69120Table H-23—Quantity and distance tables for manufacturing buildings.
296-52-69125Table H-24—Low explosives.
296-52-69130Table of distances for the storage of display fireworks (except bulk salutes).
PART F
MAGAZINE CONSTRUCTION
296-52-700Magazine construction.
296-52-70005Type 1 magazines: Permanent storage facilities.
296-52-70010Building construction for Type 1 magazines.
296-52-70015Igloos, army-type structures, tunnels, and dugouts.
296-52-70020Type 2 magazines: Portable field storage.
296-52-70025Construction for Type 2 magazines.
296-52-70030Type 3 magazines: Indoor storage facilities.
296-52-70035Storage facilities for detonators.
296-52-70040Construction for Type 3 magazines.
296-52-70045Type 4 magazines: Blasting agent, low explosive, or nonmass detonating detonator storage facilities.
296-52-70050Construction for Type 4 magazines.
296-52-70055Type 5 magazines: Blasting agent storage facilities.
296-52-70060Construction for Type 5 magazines.
296-52-70065Explosives day box.
296-52-70070Detonator day box.
HEATING SYSTEMS
296-52-70080Magazine heating system requirements.
296-52-70085Lighting.
PART G
MISCELLANEOUS
296-52-710Exemptions.
AMMUNITION
296-52-71015Quantity limits.
296-52-71020Storage with Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives.
296-52-71025Separation from flammable materials.
SMALL ARMS SMOKELESS POWDER
296-52-71035Transportation.
296-52-71040Shipping container.
296-52-71045Storage.
SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION PRIMERS
296-52-71055Shipping containers.
296-52-71060Separation from flammable materials.
296-52-71065Storage.
BLACK POWDER
296-52-71075Shipping containers.
296-52-71080Storage.
EXPLOSIVES AT PIERS, RAILWAY STATIONS, RAILWAY CARS, AND
VESSELS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
296-52-71090Delivery to carriers.
296-52-71095Hours of transfer.
296-52-71100Storage in route.
296-52-71105Railway cars.
296-52-720Appendix A, sample explosives-blasting ordinance for local jurisdictions, nonmandatory.
296-52-725Appendix B, sample format for a blast record, nonmandatory.
PART H
AVALANCHE CONTROL
296-52-800Avalanche control.
296-52-802Acceptable warning signs for typical avalanche control devices (duds).
296-52-803Storage, makeup, and use of explosives for avalanche control blasting.
296-52-805Hand charge makeup methods.
296-52-807Avalanche control blasting.
296-52-809Retrieving misfired explosives (duds).
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