805 Kar 4:087. Explosives

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/805/004/087.htm
Published: 2015

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      805 KAR 4:087.






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

detonating cord.

      (4) Special

precautions shall be taken when blasting in close proximity to underground

operations, and no blasting shall be done which would be hazardous to persons

working underground.

      (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.

      (7) Primers

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.)