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DOJ/ATF RIN: 1140-AA00 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Implementation of the Safe Explosives Act 

The final rule would adopt interim final regulations that implemented provisions of the Safe Explosives Act (SEA), title XI, subtitle C, of Public Law 107-296, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (enacted Nov. 25, 2002), which, among other things, requires that each person receiving explosives on and after May 24, 2003, obtain a Federal license or permit.  The final rule also removes the rarely issued user-limited permit application and requires documentation of receipt relating to the distribution of explosives.

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: Pub. L. 107-296, title XI, subtitle C    18 U.S.C. 847   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/20/2003  68 FR 13768   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/18/2003    
Interim Final Rule  09/11/2003  68 FR 53509   
Interim Final Rule Effective  09/11/2003 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/14/2003 
Final Rule  12/00/2023 
Additional Information: The rulemaking previously reported under RIN 1140-AA20 has been merged into this rulemaking.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dominique Martinez
Regulations Writer
Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
99 New York Avenue,
Washington, DC 20226
Phone:202 648-7070