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 (March 2018)
Fumes from Blasting (March 2018)


ATF Rulemaking (March 2018)
Permissible Explosives Approvals (March 2018)
Strengthen Ammonia Nitrate Regulations (March 2018)


Drone (Unmanned Aircraft Systems/UAS) Safety & Security (March 2018)
Eliminate Duplicative Regulations: Exempt ATF Facilities from CFATS (March 2018)​
Explosives Precursor Chemical Regulation (March 2018)
Security Vetting & Credentialing Reform (January 2018)


Clarifying DOT-OSHA Jurisdiction (March 2018)
Drone (Unmanned Aircraft Systems/UAS) Safety & Security (March 2018)
Special Permits & Approvals (March 2018)

Technical Background 

Ammonium Nitrate Detonability Question (March 2018)
Taggants in Explosives (March 2018)