Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-235.2 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

The following definitions apply to rules 661-235.1 (101A) to 661-235.12(101A):

"Actual possession" means when a person is in immediate possession or control of explosive materials (e.g., an employee who physically handles explosive materials as part of the production process; or an employee, such as a blaster, who actually uses explosive materials).

"Applicant" means an individual employed by a commercial explosive contractor or person associated with a commercial explosive contractor who meets the definition of "employee possessor" or "responsible person" as defined in this chapter.

"Blasting agent" means any material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer, intended for blasting but not otherwise classified as an explosive, in which none of the finished products as mixed and packaged for use or shipment can be detonated by means of a number eight test blasting cap when unconfined.

"Commercial explosive blaster" or "blaster" means any individual who conducts blasting or is in charge of or responsible for loading or detonation of any explosive material.

"Commercial explosive contractor" or "contractor" means any business whose employees are engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, or commercial use of explosives in the course of their employment.

"Commercial license" or "license" means a license issued by the state fire marshal pursuant to this chapter.

"Constructive possession" means when an employee lacks direct physical control over explosive materials but exercises dominion and control over the explosive materials, either directly or indirectly through others (e.g., an employee at a construction site who keeps keys for magazines in which explosive materials are stored, or who directs the use of explosive materials by other employees; or an employee transporting explosive materials from a licensee to a purchaser).

"Employee possessor" means an individual who has actual or constructive possession of explosive materials during the course of the individual's employment.

"Explosive" means any chemical compound, mixture or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion with substantially instantaneous release of gas and heat, unless such compound, mixture, or device is otherwise specifically classified by the United States Department of Transportation. The term "explosive" includes all materials which are classified as a class 1, division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, or 1.4 explosive by the United States Department of Transportation, under 49 CFR Section 173.50, and all materials classified as explosive materials under 18 U.S.C. § 841, and includes but is not limited to dynamite, black powder, pellet powders, initiating explosives, blasting caps, electric blasting caps, safety fuse, fuse lighters, fuse igniters, squibs, cordeau detonative fuse, instantaneous fuse, igniter cord, igniters, smokeless propellant, cartridges for propellant-actuated power devices, cartridges for industrial guns, and overpressure devices but does not include "consumer fireworks," "display fireworks," or "novelties" as those terms are defined in Iowa Code section 727.2 or ammunition or small arms primers manufactured for use in shotguns, rifles, and pistols. Commercial explosives are those explosives which are intended to be used in commercial or industrial operations.

"Explosive materials" means explosives or blasting agents.

"Import" or "importation" means transfer into the state of Iowa.

"Licensee" means a person holding a commercial license issued by the state fire marshal pursuant to this chapter.

"Magazine" means any building or structure, other than an explosives manufacturing building, approved for the storage of explosive materials.

"Offense directly relates" refers to either of the following:

1. The actions taken in furtherance of an offense are actions customarily performed within the scope of practice of a licensed profession.

2. The circumstances under which an offense was committed are circumstances customary to a licensed profession.

"Overpressure device" means any device constructed of a container or improvised container which is filled with a mixture of chemicals or sublimating materials or gases that generate an expanding gas, which is designed or constructed to cause the container to break, fracture, or rupture in a violent manner capable of causing death, serious injury, or property damage.

"Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, or association.

"Responsible person" means an individual who has the power to direct the management and policies of the commercial explosive contractor pertaining to explosive materials. For example, responsible persons generally include sole proprietors and explosives facility site managers. In the case of a corporation, association, or similar organization, responsible persons generally include corporate directors and officers, as well as stockholders who have the power to direct management and policies.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-235.2
ARC 8303B, IAB 11/18/09, effective 1/1/10 Amended by IAB January 13, 2021/Volume XLIII, Number 15, effective 2/17/2021

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