Chemical Security Group

Ammonium Nitrate

Additional Regulatory Activities/Requirements

 
  • Reporting Theft or Loss of Ammonium Nitrate – Ammonium nitrate facilities and purchasers would be required to report the theft or loss of ammonium nitrate to federal law enforcement authorities within one (1) calendar day of discovery of the theft or loss.
  • Inspections and Audits – DHS would conduct or oversee regulatory compliance inspections and audits of ammonium nitrate records to ensure that regulated facilities are properly maintaining records and to monitor other compliance  requirements.
  • Guidance Materials and Posters – DHS would develop guidance materials that (1) set forth procedures for appealing a denial of an application for a registration number; and (2) help ammonium nitrate facilities identify suspicious ammonium nitrate purchases, attempted purchases, and transfers.