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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.

Applications for Approval
Applications for approval for an explosive (other than fireworks described in APA Standard 87-1) must include a report and recommendation from one of the authorized explosive test laboratories as indicated in 49 CFR 173.56(b). This report must contain technical data, recommended classification, and description of the explosive.
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