Explosives Regulations, 2013
Marginal note:Classification of authorized explosives
(2) Each authorized explosive is classified according to its intended use as one of the following types:
(a) E — high explosives:
(b) I — initiation systems;
(c) P — propellant powder:
(d) C — cartridges:
(e) D — military explosives and law enforcement explosives;
(f) F — fireworks:
(g) R — rocket motors:
(h) S — special purpose explosives:
Marginal note:Hazard category
(3) Each authorized explosive is also classified for the purposes of Footnote *manufacturing and storage into one or more of the following potential effects (PE) categories, if applicable. The classification is made according to hazard, determined on the basis of manufacturing operations, the quantity of explosive and how the explosive will be packaged:
(a) PE 1 — mass explosion hazard;
(b) PE 2 — serious projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard;
(c) PE 3 — fire hazard and either a minor blast or minor projection hazard, or both, but not a mass explosion hazard; or
(d) PE 4 — fire hazard or slight explosion hazard, or both, with only local effect.
Marginal note:UN number
(4) Each authorized explosive is assigned a UN number as set out in column 1 of Schedule 1 to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations on the basis of its type, hazard category and the circumstances in which it will be used.
Return to footnote *Terms preceded by an asterisk are defined in section 6.
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