posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 12:18 AM
Originally posted by Bedlam
Hopefully not, it's so easy to get an explosives permit there's no need to ever mess up that way.
Seriously, to any ATSer, it's butt simple, get the permit, don't get caught with your pants down. It's easier to explain where you got the detcord and
c4 from later than to explain why you don't have a permit for it.
10 years ago it was easy to get a explosives permit . that ended with 9/11
i was running a small mine when 9/11 happened and working under a county explosives permit.
the county permit cost me about $50 a year.
after 9/11 they added a state and federal permits you had to get at around $4000 a years and the BATF pays you visits about 2 times a year. (those day
are lost days along with the days MSHA and CA-OSHA so i would lose between 12 to 14 days a years Just to showing these agencies personal around.
before 9/11 i would setup my blasting supplies at the start of the day
The caps and fuse ready to go in a old back pack and two 5 gal buckets of ANFO and boosters in the top of the buckets.
I would load these i two ore cars behind my battery locomotive and go back in the mine. for a days work.
Now i have to have two locked day boxes on two mine cars just to transport the explosives in the mine till i need them even though i was the only one
in the mine(that in its self was illegal but i would have had to hire a employee at $100 a day and pay for workmans comp at $100 a week.) this along
with my ore cars. because i am not loading the blast when i get to the work heading. i mucked out the blast from the day before(about 20+ tons of
broken rock.) first thing in the morning and dump it down old workings in the mine. Then drill the round and load them at the end of the day
that takes about 6 hours and fire the round. Then i do repairs that i need get ready for the next day out at the mine shop.
This allowed the gasses from the blast to clear over night.
When these new 9/11 rules started i was forced out of business. i was making money before but i was not making enough after to keep going.
Plus i was having health problems that were going to cut any profits. So i quit while i was ahead .
edit on 30-3-2013 by ANNED because: (no