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DOJ/ATF RIN: 1140-AA27 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Commerce in Explosives--Separation Distances of Ammonium Nitrate and Blasting Agents From Explosives or Blasting Agents 

The Department of Justice is planning to propose to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding the reference to The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) guidance document titled "Definition and Test Procedures for Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer" that appears as a footnote because it is an obsolete document. In March 2002, TFI filed a petition with ATF requesting that the Federal explosives regulations at 27 CFR 555.220 be amended to remove the reference to the "Definition and Test Procedures for Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer." TFI explained that the document is outdated because TFI last published the guidance document in 1984, TFI will not review or update it, and TFI cannot ensure that the procedures outlined in the guidance document are still valid.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555   
Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. 847   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  09/16/2010  75 FR 56489   
ANPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2010    
NPRM  05/29/2015  80 FR 30633   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/27/2015 
Final Action  03/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Denise Brown
Regulations Writer
Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
99 New York Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20226
Phone:202 648-7070