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(225 ILCS 210/) Illinois Explosives Act.

225 ILCS 210/Art. 3

    (225 ILCS 210/Art. 3 heading)

225 ILCS 210/3000

    (225 ILCS 210/3000) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1-3000)
    Sec. 3000. Storage requirements; exemptions.
    (a) No person, unless otherwise exempt, shall store explosive materials unless a storage certificate has been issued by the Department. The Department shall, by rule, establish requirements for the storage of explosive materials including magazine construction, magazine maintenance and the distances from which magazines or factory buildings must be separated from other magazines, buildings, railroads and highways. In establishing magazine construction, maintenance and distance requirements, the Department shall differentiate, as appropriate, between types, classifications and quantities of explosive materials and shall fully consider nationally recognized industry standards and the standards enforced by agencies of the federal government including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of the United States Department of the Treasury.
    (b) This Article does not apply to the purchase, receipt, possession, or use of black powder solely for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes by an individual for his or her own use or for his or her immediate family living in the same household, unless the quantity of black powder is more than 5 pounds. Black powder in quantities greater than 5 pounds must be stored in accordance with this Article, regardless of the intended usage.
(Source: P.A. 96-1194, eff. 1-1-11.)

225 ILCS 210/3001

    (225 ILCS 210/3001) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1-3001)
    Sec. 3001. Storage requirements; Magazines.
    (a) No person shall possess or store explosive materials unless such explosive materials are stored in a magazine or in a factory building in accordance with this Act except while being transported or being used in preparation for blasting.
    (b) Not more than 300,000 pounds of explosive materials shall be stored in any magazine at any one time.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-1194, eff. 1-1-11.)

225 ILCS 210/3002

    (225 ILCS 210/3002) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1-3002)
    Sec. 3002. Storage Certificates.
    (a) No person shall store explosive materials until he has obtained a storage certificate from the Department. No storage certificate shall be required, however, where holes are drilled and the explosive materials are upon delivery, immediately and continuously loaded into the holes for blasting from the mobile container in which they were delivered. The container shall at all times be attended by an authorized agent or employee of the seller or the user of the explosive materials. In no event shall the mobile container of explosive materials be exempt unless it is completely unloaded for blasting. Every person to which this Section applies shall submit an application to the Department, on forms furnished by the Department, containing the following information:
        (1) the location or proposed location of a magazine;
        (2) the kind and maximum quantity of explosive
materials intended to be stored in the magazine;
        (3) the distance or intended distance of the magazine
from the nearest magazine, building, railroad and highway;
        (4) the name, explosive license number, and residence
and business addresses of the person designated as "magazine keeper";
        (5) a description of the purposes for which
explosive materials are intended to be stored or used; and
        (6) any other information that the Department deems
necessary to implement the requirements of this Act.
    (b) All storage certificate application fees collected under this Act shall be deposited into the Explosives Regulatory Fund. Following receipt of an application, the Department shall inspect the magazine. If it finds that the magazine is located and constructed in accordance with this Act and rules adopted by the Department, then it shall issue a storage certificate to the applicant.
    (c) A storage certificate holder's authority to store explosives shall be limited to the type, maximum quantity, and purpose specified in his or her application to the Department, unless the certificate holder is granted a modification to the storage certificate. The Department shall approve any modification to the storage certificate if the certificate holder requests a modification and he or she meets the requirements of this Act. If any person to whom the certificate has been issued keeps or stores explosive materials in excess of the amount authorized by the certificate, or stores explosives material for a different purpose than indicated in the application without first obtaining the Department's approval to modify the certificate, then the Department may cancel the certificate or initiate an enforcement action. Whenever there are changes in the physical conditions surrounding a magazine, such as the erection of buildings, operation of railways or opening of highways near such magazine, the Department shall, in accordance with the changed conditions, modify or cancel the certificate. Upon cancellation of the certificate, the magazine keeper shall immediately remove all explosive materials from the magazine. The magazine keeper of a magazine shall promptly notify the Department of any change in conditions.
    (d) Storage certificates issued under this Act are not transferable. In the event of the lease, sale or other transfer of the business or operations covered by the certificate, the new owner, tenant or successor in interest must obtain the storage certificate required by this Article before storing explosive materials.
    (e) No individual may act as a magazine keeper unless licensed under Article 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1194, eff. 1-1-11.)

225 ILCS 210/3003

    (225 ILCS 210/3003)
    Sec. 3003. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-835. Repealed by P.A. 96-1194, eff. 1-1-11.)

225 ILCS 210/3004

    (225 ILCS 210/3004) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1-3004)
    Sec. 3004. Refusal, suspension, or revocation of certificate; Grounds.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of Sections 5003 through 5005 of this Act, the Department may suspend, revoke, refuse to issue or renew a certificate or take any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including the imposition of fines not to exceed $5000 for each occurrence, if the applicant or certificate holder fails to comply with or satisfy the requirements of any provision of this Act or for any of the following reasons:
        (1) Material misstatement in the application for
original certificate or in the application for any renewal certificate under this Act.
        (2) Failure to continue to possess the necessary
qualifications or to meet the requirements of the Act for the issuance or holding of a certificate after issuance of the certificate, in which case the certificate shall be revoked.
        (3) Willful disregard or violation of this Act or of
its rules.
        (4) Willfully aiding or abetting another in the
violation of this Act or its rules.
        (5) Allowing a certificate under this Act to be used
by an unauthorized person.
        (6) Refusing to produce records or permit inspections
lawfully requested by the Department.
        (7) Failing to make or keep records or reports, or
making or keeping false records or reports as required under this Act.
        (8) Storing any explosive material in a manner not in
conformity with this Act.
        (9) Possession, use, or storage of explosive
materials in a manner which endangers the public health, safety, or welfare in violation of this Act.
    (b) All fines collected under this Section of this Act shall be deposited into the Explosives Regulatory Fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-835; 88-599, eff. 9-1-94.)