S.I. No. 191/1972 - Explosives (Ammonium Nitrate and Sodium Chlorate) Order, 1972.


S.I. No. 191 of 1972.

EXPLOSIVES (AMMONIUM NITRATE AND SODIUM CHLORATE) ORDER, 1972.

WHEREAS the substances specified in the Schedule to this Order appear to the Government to be specially dangerous to life and property by reason of their explosive properties:

NOW, the Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 104 of the Explosives Act, 1875, hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Explosives (Ammonium Nitrate and Sodium Chlorate) Order, 1972.

2. This Order shall come into operation on the 10th day of August, 1972.

3. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to this Order.

4. It is hereby declared that the substances specified in the Schedule to this Order shall be deemed to be explosives within the meaning of the Explosives Act, 1875.

SCHEDULE.

1. Ammonium nitrate.

2. Any mixture, including a fertiliser, which contains ammonium nitrate and in which any part of the nitrate fraction having a chemically determined ammonium equivalent constitutes, together with that equivalent, more than 79 per cent, by weight of the said mixture.

3. Any mixture of the kind specified in paragraph 2 of this Schedule in which the content of combustible material is greater than 0·4 percent by weight.

4. Sodium chlorate.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 9th day of August, 1972.

SE?N Ó LOINSIGH,

Taoiseach.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

This Order declares sodium chlorate, ammonium nitrate and substances containing a high proportion of ammonium nitrate to be explosives within the meaning of the Explosives Act, 1875, thus rendering these substances subject to the controls operated under that Act.