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The Identification and Traceability of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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3.—(1) These Regulations apply to every explosive except the following—

(a)ammunition the acquisition of which is regulated or prohibited by virtue of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004(1);

(b)an explosive which it is shown is intended for lawful use by the armed forces or the police of any country;

(c)a pyrotechnic article;

(d)an explosive which is transported and delivered without packaging or in a mobile explosives manufacturing unit for its direct unloading into the blast-hole;

(e)an explosive which is used immediately at the place of manufacture;

(f)fuses, which are cord-like non-detonating igniting devices;

(g)safety fuses, which consist of a core of fine grained black powder surrounded by a flexible woven fabric with one or more protective outer coverings and which, when ignited, burn at a predetermined rate without any external explosive effect; and

(h)cap-type primers, which consist of a metal or plastic cap containing a small amount of primary explosive mixture that is readily ignited by impact and which serve as igniting elements in small arms cartridges or in percussion primers for propelling charges.

(2) In this regulation—

(a)“mobile explosives manufacturing unit” means a moveable unit, whether mounted on a vehicle or not, for manufacturing and charging explosives from dangerous goods that are not explosives, with the unit consisting of various tanks, bulk containers and related equipment; and

(b)“pyrotechnic article” means any article containing explosive substances or an explosive mixture of substances designed to produce heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of such effects through self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions.

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