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 to be
held at the Bahia Hotel, in San Diego, California,
May 19-21, 1981.
Background. A National Conference was held in September
1979. At that conference papers were presented by
Federal agencies, State agencies, and industry associa-
tions. The papers explained each group's role in
explosives control. During workshops, all attendees
participated to share their views and concerns. As a
result of the discussions at the 1979 conference, a
Federal Interagency Committee has been formed to work
on the problems identified at the conference and serve
as the medium to work for less confusion due to multiple
The Interagency Committee will participate in open
discussions at the 1981 conference through sub-commit-
tees which are working in various areas. Papers will
be presented by agencies and industry associations
dealing with current topics of interest to the industry.
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 communi-
cation 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.