805 KAR 4:087.
RELATES TO: KRS
KRS Chapter 13A, 351.335
AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.335 requires the Department for Natural Resources to
promulgate rules and administrative regulations concerning the manufacture,
transportation, sale, storage, or use of explosives and unassembled components
of explosives, and the maintenance of such explosives which has a direct
bearing on safety to life and property. This administrative regulation effects
the provisions of that law.
Section 1. (1)
Explosive magazines shall be posted with suitable danger signs so located that
a bullet passing through the face of a sign will not strike the magazine.
(2) Containers of
explosives or blasting agents shall be stacked in a stable manner, but not more
than eight (8) feet high.
(3) Ammonium nitrate
fuel oil blasting agents shall be physically separated from other explosives,
safety fuse, or detonating cord stored in the same magazine and in such a
manner that oil does not contaminate the other explosives, safety fuse or
precautions shall be taken when blasting in close proximity to underground
operations, and no blasting shall be done which would be hazardous to persons
(5) Only nonsparking
implements shall be used to punch holes in an explosive cartridge.
(6) Delay connectors
for firing detonating cord shall be treated and handled with the same safety
precautions as blasting caps and electric detonators.
containing a detonator shall be prepared with the detonator container securely
and completely within the explosive charge or within a suitable tunnel or cap
(8) Explosives or
blasting agents shall be kept separate from detonators until charging is started.
(9) Ammonium nitrate
and the components used for the sensitizing thereof shall be stored, mixed,
transported and used in accordance with the recommendations in Bureau of Mines
Information Circular 8179, "Safety Recommendations for Sensitized Ammonium
Nitrate Blasting Agents," or subsequent revisions.
(10) Excessive force
shall not be used in assembling any connecting device or primer cartridges. No
tool shall be used to dislodge a detonator, or a component containing a
detonator, from a primer.
(11) A cast primer
or booster shall not be used if the hole for the detonator is too small to
accept the detonator; no one shall enlarge a hole or cap well in a cast primer
or booster to accept a detonator.
(12) No detonator
shall come in contact with a high explosive cartridge until the primer is being
assembled, and immediately upon assembly, the primer shall be loaded into the
borehole. (3 Ky.R. 318; eff. 3-2-77; Am. 4 Ky.R. 304; eff. 5-3-78; 11 Ky.R.
788; eff. 12-11-84; 17 Ky.R. 3271; eff. 6-26-91; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)