EXPLOSIVES ACT OF 1970 (EXCERPT)
Act 202 of 1970
As used in this act:
(a) “Explosive” means blasting powder, nitroglycerine, dynamite, TNT and any other form of high explosive, blasting material, fuse other than an electric circuit breaker, detonator and other detonating agent, a chemical compound or mechanical mixture containing oxidizing or combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportions, quantities or packing that ignition by fire, friction, concussion or other means of detonation of the compound or mixture or any part thereof may result in the sudden generation and release of highly heated gases or gaseous pressures capable of producing effects damaging or detrimental to or destructive of life, limb or property. An explosive does not include gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, turpentine, butane, propane, wet nitrocellulose or wet nitrostarch containing moisture in excess of 20%, or wet picric acid containing moisture in excess of 10%; or manufactured article such as fixed ammunition for small arms, fire crackers, safety flares or matches containing an explosive in such limited quantity that the collective and simultaneous detonation thereof is incapable of resulting in the sudden generation and release of highly heated gases or gaseous pressures capable of producing effects damaging or detrimental to or destructive of life, limb or property.
(b) “Dealer” means a person, not a manufacturer, engaged in the business of buying and selling explosives.
(c) “Person” means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity but does not include an officer of a law enforcement agency or of a fire department, while acting in his official capacity.
(d) “Director” means the director of the department of state police.
(e) “Issuing officer” means an officer of a local police or sheriff's department, or a designated officer of the state police.
History: 1970, Act 202, Eff. Apr. 1, 1971
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