After Congress passed the Safe Explosives Act to address explosives safety and security following 9/11, the law and the regulations promulgated in its wake applied broadly to everyone who acquires or uses explosives. Since ATF’s regulations weren’t specifically written for mining and ATF personnel are not usually drawn from the mining industry, there easily could have been a lot of conflict and confusion. Thankfully, the ATF worked with the mining industry to educate operators about the new laws and regulations, to provide guidance and answer questions. Brian Hendrix walks through the regulations in the latest edition of Rock Products, available here.