NRCan’s Proposed Changes to its Explosives Regulations (Restricted Components)

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January 11, 2021

| 1:30pm - 2:30pm ET | 12:30pm - 1:30pm CT | 10:30am - 11:30am PT
If you’re a retailer in Canada that sells items such as instant cold packs, nail polish remover, hexamine camping fuel tablets, or fertilizer, please join us as we invite Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to discuss its proposed changes to Part 20 of the Explosives Regulations, 2013. These regulations limit the acquisition and sale of 10 restricted components (also known as explosives precursor chemicals) and sets out the requirements for their sale and storage. These Regulations around explosives precursor chemicals have been in place since 2008.  There is a need to strengthen Canada’s security controls in order to address new threats from homemade explosives used by criminals in recent years. The proposed amendments would add four explosives precursor chemicals to the current regulated list of chemicals:
  • calcium ammonium nitrate (as a fertilizer or contained in instant cold packs)
  • hexamine (hexamine camping fuel tablets for example)
  • aluminum powder
  • acetone (nail polish remover and paint thinner for example).
During this webinar, NRCan will explain the details of these changes and the impact it will have on retailers in Canada who sell these explosives precursor chemicals (eg. acetone and instant cold packs will have new reporting requirements).
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