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FIRST SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I.

Part OneE+W+S+N.I.

Gunpowder FactoriesE+W+S+N.I.

Regulations which are to form part of the terms of every continuing certificate of a factory for gunpowder

(1)The quantity of gunpowder or ingredients to be made into gunpowder to be at one time under any single pair of mill stones or rollers or runners shall not exceed [F125 kilograms]as respects sporting and Government powder, and [F130 kilograms] as respects all inferior powders; and every incorporating mill or group of incorporating mills shall be provided with a charge house for the store of mill charges properly constructed of stone or brick, and situate at a safe and suitable distance from each incorporating mill or group of incorporating mills.

(2)The quantity of gunpowder to be subjected to pressure at one time in any press house shall not exceed [F1500 kilograms].

(3)The quantity of gunpowder to be corned or granulated at one time in any corning or granulating house shall not exceed [F1600 kilograms].

(4)The quantity of gunpowder to be dried at one time in one stove or place used for the drying of gunpowder shall not exceed [F12,500 kilograms]

(5)The respective quantities to be at any one time in any press house or corning or granulating house shall not exceed twice the respective quantities hereby allowed to be subjected to pressure and to be corned or granulated at one time; and the quantity to be at any one time in any drying house or dusting house shall not be more than is necessary for the immediate supply and work of such house; and for the purposes of this provision any building used with any such press house, corning or granulating house, drying house or dusting house, shall be deemed part thereof, save only magazines constructed with stone or brick and situate [F135 metres] at least from every such press house or other house as aforesaid (herein–after distinguished as expense magazines), and save only the stove in which the powder which has been dried may be cooling.

(6)Every person keeping or using any mill for the making of gunpowder shall have (in addition to the expense magazines) a good and sufficient factory magazine or magazines, situate (unless otherwise authorised by a certificate of the Secretary of State under the M1Gunpowder Act 1860) at least [F1125 metres] distant from the mill or mills and every press house and other house or place used for or in the making of gunpowder, such magazine or magazines to be well and substantially built with brick or stone, and situate in such place as may have been lawfully used or duly licensed by justices before the commencement of the M2Gunpowder Act, 1860, and not made unlawful by that Act, or may have been after the commencement of that Act duly licensed under the Gunpowder Act 1860.

(7)No maker of gunpowder shall keep or permit to be kept any charcoal within [F120 metres] of any mill or other engine for making gunpowder, or of any press house, or drying, corning, or dusting house or other place used in or for the making of gunpowder, or any magazine or storehouse thereto belonging.

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F1Words substituted by S.I. 1984/510, reg. 2, Sch. 1

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Part TwoE+W+S+N.I.

Gunpowder Stores.E+W+S+N.I.

Regulations which are to form part of the terms of every continuing certificate for a gunpowder store

(1)The store shall be exclusively for the use of a mine, quarry, colliery, or factory for safety fuzes.

(2)The amount of gunpowder in the store shall not exceed, if the store is well and substantially built of brick or stone, [F22,000 kilograms] , and in any other case [F2150 kilograms].

(3)Where the amount of gunpowder in the store exceeds [F2150 kilograms] , such store shall, unless otherwise authorised before the passing of this Act by a certificate of the Secretary of State, be within [F2180 metres] of the mine, quarry, colliery, or factory for safety fuzes, or one of the mines, quarries, collieries, or factories for safety fuzes for the use of which such gunpowder is kept, and not within [F2180 metres] of any inhabited house without the consent in writing of the occupier of such house.

(4)Where such certificate has been given, the conditions on which it was given shall be duly observed as if they were contained in this schedule.

(5)Where the amount of gunpowder does not exceed [F2150 kilograms] , the store shall be within [F2180 metres] of the mine, quarry, colliery, or factory for the use of which it is erected, and unless it was erected and used for the said purpose before the passing of the M3Gunpowder Act 1860, shall not be within [F2180 metres] from any inhabited house without the consent in writing of the occupier of such house.

(6)The store shall not be within the city of London or Westminster or within [F25 kilometres] of either of them, or within any borough or market town or [F21.6 kilometres] of the same, or within [F23 kilometres] of any palace or house of residence of Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, or within [F23 kilometres] of any gunpowder magazine belonging to the Crown, or within [F2800 metres] of any parish church.

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F2Words substituted by S.I. 1984/510, reg. 2, Sch. 1

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