NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EXPLOSIVES CONTROL
All Explosives Licensees and Explosives Permittees and
Purpose. This circular is issued to inform you that
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has
scheduled a National Conference on Explosives Control
to be held at the Fountain Bay Hotel, in New Orleans,
Louisiana, September 25-27, 1979.
Background. At least ten Federal agencies and numerous
departments within State government regulate explosives
and explosive materials in the United States. This
multiple effort has produced a variety of conflicting
regulatory definitions, product classifications, over-
lapping jurisdictions, and a general confusion among
members of the regulated industry.
At this conference, Federal agencies, State agencies,
and industry associations will present papers
explaining their role in explosives control. The
final day will be devoted to workshops where all
attendees will be able to participate and share their
views and concerns.
Our purpose is to provide an open forum for the
exchange of views and concerns by members of industry,
State governments, and the various regulatory
agencies. We hope that such a forum will promote
continuing communication among the attendees.
Contact. If you are interested in this endeavor and
wish to attend, please call ATF TOLL FREE 800-424-9555,
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT, for
further information and reservations.