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Explosive Test Labs

49 CFR 173.56(b)(1) provides that new explosives must be examined and assigned a recommended shipping description, classification, and compatibility group by a person who has been approved by the Associate Administrator to do so.

As of April 1, 2008, the organizations listed below have been approved by the Associate Administrator to examine and make recommendations concerning new explosives in accordance with 49 CFR 173.56(b)(1).

Approvals Search Tools

The approvals search tool is a powerful and effective method to determine the current status of a submission, existing approval, pending approval, terminated approval or expired approval.

If you need information concerning application status that is not available in this search, please contact: approvals@dot.gov or call 202/366-3987.

Agencies Contact Person Address, Phone, & E-mail
APT Research, Inc. Jorge Flores 4950 Research Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
Tel: 256-327-4018
Fax: 256-837-7786
Explosives Bureau Thomas Chang 407 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Tel: 973-467-3237
Fax: 973-467-4648
Explosives Examiners LLC Phillip Kneisl 3714 Crescent Drive
Pearland, TX 77584
Tel: 281-692-0178
Explosives Test Center, LLC Graham Walsh, PhD 405 Cascade Ct
Johnstown, CO 80534
Tel: 505-515-4430
Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc.,
now part of DEKRA Insight

Ms. Bernadette N. Reyes

2131 Hammond Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: 847-925-8100
Fax: 847-925-8120
Safety Management Services, Inc. Garn Butcher
Kirt Sasser
Troy Gardner
1847 West 9000 South
Suite 205
West Jordon, UT 84088
Tel: 801-567-0456
Fax: 801-567-0457
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