11.03.02.03-1

.03-1 Dangerous Articles.

A. Explosives, Corrosives, Poisons, and Radiological Materials. The storing, retaining, handling, using, dispensing, or transporting of any Class A explosive or hazardous material (as defined by the "Hazardous Material Regulation of the U.S. Department of Transportation") requires a Special Use permit authorized by the Airport Director and issued by the fire marshal under COMAR 29.06.01.

B. Control of Explosives.

(1) Detonators such as blasting caps, electric blasting caps, and detonating primers shall be stored in a separate magazine for blasting supplies and may not be stored in a magazine with other explosive materials.

(2) Detonators shall be stored in a Type 1, 2, or 3 magazine, except that electric blasting caps having leg wires at least 4 feet long may be stored in a Type 4 magazine. Whenever specific types of magazines are required by COMAR 29.06.01, magazines of higher classifications shall be permitted to be substituted.

(3) Explosive materials that are bullet-sensitive shall be stored in a Type 1, 2, or 3 magazine.

(4) Explosive materials that are not cap-sensitive shall be stored in a Type 4 or 5 magazine.

(5) Magazines shall be in the charge of a competent person at all times who shall be at least 21 years old or a member of the Armed Services and who shall be held responsible for enforcement of all safety precautions.

(6) Magazine doors shall be kept locked, except during the time of placement and removal of stocks of explosives, or during inspection.

(7) Safety rules governing the operation of magazines shall be posted on the interior of the magazine door.

(8) Aircraft that are involved in loading, unloading, reloading, or temporary retaining of Class A explosives or blasting agents shall be parked on the Airport in areas designated by the Administration. Class B and C explosives shall be handled in the same manner when compliance is deemed necessary by the Airport Director to ensure public safety.

(9) Explosive cargo shall be ground transported to and from the designated parking areas in vehicles equipped in accordance with federal regulations.

(10) A carrier of explosive cargo shall notify the Airport Director at least 12 hours before the scheduled arrival of the aircraft involved. The Airport Director will then issue the appropriate NOTAMs.

(11) Explosives may not be stored on an aircraft which has been authorized to park in a designated area. Temporary use of the designated area by an explosive-laden aircraft or temporary use of the designated area for explosives which are ready for air shipment or which have arrived by air for further movement may be permitted for not longer than 12 hours.