Issue Briefs

As a representative of the commercial explosives industry, IME is frequently called upon to provide assistance to legislators and regulators when formulating policy with regard to the commerce and use of explosives products.  The following documents present current issues of interest to the IME and the commercial explosives community.


Clarifying DOT-OSHA Jurisdiction (January 2017)
Fumes from Blasting (January 2017)


ATF Rulemaking (January 2017)
MSHA Identification Number (January 2017)
Permissible Explosives Approvals (January 2017)
Update Ammonia Nitrate Regulations (April 2017)


Ammonium Nitrate Security Program (January 2017)
Closing the Terror Gap (January 2017)
Drone (Unmanned Aircraft Systems/UAS) Safety & Security (April 2017)
Eliminate Duplicative Regulations: Exempt ATF Facilities from CFATS (April 2017)​
Explosives Precursor Chemical Regulation (January 2017)
Security Vetting & Credentialing Reform (January 2017)


Clarifying DOT-OSHA Jurisdiction (January 2017)
Drone (Unmanned Aircraft Systems/UAS) Safety & Security (April 2017)
Pipeline Infrastructure (January 2017)
Special Permits & Approvals (January 2017)


Technical Background 

Ammonium Nitrate Detonability Question (January 2017)
Taggants in Explosives (January 2017)