30 CFR 816.61 - Use of explosives: General requirements.
(a) Each operator shall comply with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations in the use of explosives.
(b) Blasts that use more than 5 pounds of explosive or blasting agent shall be conducted according to the schedule required under § 816.64.
(1) No later than 12 months after the blaster certification program for a State required by part 850 of this chapter has been approved under the procedures of subchapter C of this chapter, all blasting operations in that State shall be conducted under the direction of a certified blaster. Before that time, all such blasting operations in that State shall be conducted by competent, experienced persons who understand the hazards involved.
(2) Certificates of blaster certification shall be carried by blasters or shall be on file at the permit area during blasting operations.
(ii) Give direction and on-the-job training to persons who are not certified and who are assigned to the blasting crew or assist in the use of explosives.
(i) 1,000 feet of any building used as a dwelling, public building, school, church, or community or institutional building outside the permit area; or
(2) The blast design may be presented as part of a permit application or at a time, before the blast, approved by the regulatory authority.
(3) The blast design shall contain sketches of the drill patterns, delay periods, and decking and shall indicate the type and amount of explosives to be used, critical dimensions, and the location and general description of structures to be protected, as well as a discussion of design factors to be used, which protect the pubic and meet the applicable airblast, flyrock, and ground-vibration standards in § 816.67.
[48 FR 9492, Mar. 4, 1983, and 48 FR 9806, Mar. 8, 1983, as amended at 51 FR 19461, May 29, 1986]
Title 30 published on 2013-07-01
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