Storage and Commercial Transactions

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is responsible for the publication of the List of Explosives Materials and their regulation.  This includes storage magazine standards,  licensing of manufacturers, importers, and distributors and permitting of purchasers, receivers, and users.  These rules are published in the ATF Federal Explosives Law and  Regulations.

Individuals authorized to possess explosives are subject to background checks to assess potential security threats.