Utah Administrative Code
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R710. Public Safety, Fire Marshal.
Rule R710-15. Seizure and Disposal of Fireworks, Class A Explosives, and Class B Explosives.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R710-15-1. Purpose.
- R710-15-2. Authority.
- R710-15-3. Definitions.
- R710-15-4. Seizure and Storage.
- R710-15-5. Repurposing, Destruction, or Disposal.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
The purpose of this rule is to establish a statewide policy for the safe seizure, storage, and repurposing, destruction, or disposal of a firework, class A explosive, or class B explosive that is illegal or used or handled in an illegal manner.
This rule is authorized by Subsection 53-7-204(1)(b)(v).
(1) Terms used in this rule are defined in Sections 53-7-202 and 19-6-102.
(2) In addition:
(a) "ATF" means the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and
(b) "FBI" means the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
(1) Seized fireworks, class A explosives, and class B explosives:
(a) shall be secured against tampering or theft; and
(b) shall be stored according to Federal law.
(1) A state, county, special district, or local government agency is prohibited from disposing of any seized firework, class A explosive, or class B explosive by burning except under circumstances described in this rule.
(2) A state, county, special district, or local government agency may dispose of seized fireworks, class A explosives, or class B explosives by:
(a) returning them to a state licensed wholesaler or manufacturer for repurposing, testing, or display;
(b) detonating them on scene as directed by the incident commander or the regional bomb team commander following FBI or ATF standards;
(c) detonating them in another safe location as directed by the incident commander or the regional bomb team commander following FBI or ATF standards;
(d) using them for training or testing purposes;
(e) burning them in an enclosed incinerator designed for that purpose;
(f) open burning in compliance with Subsection R307-202-7; or
(g) other methods as approved by the FBI or the ATF.
(3) A state, county, special district, or local government agency may not use seized fireworks, class A explosives, or class B explosives for display, entertainment, or celebration purposes.
seizure of fireworks, storage of fireworks, disposal of fireworks, repurposing of fireworks
January 14, 2019
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R710, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Fire Marshal). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.