The Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD) is responsible for administering Canada’s Explosives Act and its regulations. Amendments to the Act contained in the Public Safety Act, 2002 include regulation-making provisions concerning explosives for the security of restricted components security.
Sellers and transporters of the following nine (9) Restricted Components are required to meet the security measures as specified in the Restricted Components Regulations of the Explosives Act.
- Ammonium Nitrate in solid form (i.e., 80 percent or more of AN or 28 percent or more of nitrogen)
- hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of 30 percent or higher,
- nitric acid at a concentration of 68 percent or higher,
- potassium chlorate,
- potassium perchlorate,
- sodium chlorate,
- potassium nitrate, and
- sodium nitrate
The Division encourages all affected stakeholders to view the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement and the full description of the Regulations.
Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement and the Regulations (PDF, 1,487 kb).
You can also view the results of the 90-day publication-period in Canada Gazette Part I (PDF, 78 kb).