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Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2023-06-03. Previous Versions

TABLE 1

Tier 1 Restricted Components

Column 1
ItemName of component (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN)) and concentration expressed as a percentage by weight (w/w)
1Ammonium nitrate (CAS RN 6484-52-2) in solid form at a concentration of at least 28% w/w of nitrogen in relation to ammonium nitrate
2

Calcium ammonium nitrate

  • (a) that is a mixture of the following essential ingredients:

    • (i) ammonium nitrate and calcium carbonate,

    • (ii) ammonium nitrate and calcium magnesium carbonate, or

    • (iii) ammonium nitrate, calcium carbonate and calcium magnesium carbonate;

  • (b) that is prepared as homogeneous prills or granules;

  • (c) that has a maximum combustible material content, expressed as carbon, of 0.4% w/w; and

  • (d) that has a minimum content of carbonates of 20% w/w at a minimum purity level of 90% w/w

TABLE 2

Tier 2 Restricted Components

Column 1Column 2
ItemName of component (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS) RN)) and concentration expressed as a percentage by weight (w/w)Quantity
1Hydrogen peroxide (CAS RN 7722-84-1) at a concentration of at least 30% w/w1 L
2Nitromethane (CAS RN 75-52-5) at a concentration of at least 90% w/w1 L
3Potassium chlorate (CAS RN 3811-04-9) at a concentration of at least 90% w/w1 kg
4Potassium perchlorate (CAS RN 7778-74-7) at a concentration of at least 90% w/w10 kg
5Sodium chlorate (CAS RN 7775-09-9) in solid form at a concentration of at least 90% w/w1 kg
6Nitric acid (CAS RN 7697-37-2) at a concentration of at least 75% w/w4 L
7Potassium nitrate (CAS RN 7757-79-1) at a concentration of at least 90% w/w25 kg
8Sodium nitrate (CAS RN 7631-99-4) and potassium nitrate (CAS RN 7757-79-1) mixture at a concentration of at least 90% w/w25 kg
9Sodium nitrate (CAS RN 7631-99-4) in solid form at a concentration of at least 90% w/w25 kg
10Hexamethylenetetramine (CAS RN 100-97-0) at a concentration of at least 90% w/w0 kg
11Aluminum powder (CAS RN 7429-90-5) in dry form, at a concentration of at least 70% w/w and with a particle size of less than 200 μm1 kg

TABLE 3

Tier 3 Restricted Components

Column 1
ItemName of component (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN)) and concentration expressed as a percentage by weight (w/w)
1Acetone (CAS RN 67-64-1) at a concentration of at least 90% w/w
2Ammonium nitrate (CAS RN 6484-52-2) in solid form at a concentration of at least 28% w/w of nitrogen in relation to ammonium nitrate, contained in a cold pack
3

Calcium ammonium nitrate

  • (a) that is a mixture of the following essential ingredients:

    • (i) ammonium nitrate and calcium carbonate,

    • (ii) ammonium nitrate and calcium magnesium carbonate, or

    • (iii) ammonium nitrate, calcium carbonate and calcium magnesium carbonate;

  • (b) that is prepared as homogeneous prills or granules;

  • (c) that has a maximum combustible material content, expressed as carbon, of 0.4% w/w;

  • (d) that has a minimum content of carbonates of 20% w/w at a minimum purity level of 90% w/w; and

  • (e) that is contained in a cold pack

 

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