Regulation of Fertilizers: Ammonium Nitrate and Anhydrous Ammonia

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This report will focus on some of the federal regulatory programs overseeing storage of ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia by retailers. The report will not address federal regulation of material in transport. It will discuss federal occupational safety, environmental, and security statutes and regulations applicable to each chemical. Select policy issues regarding these federal regulatory programs will be highlighted. It does not address various law enforcement activities related to tracking of anhydrous ammonia used for illegal drug synthesis (e.g., methamphetamine).

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 31, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Shea, Dana A.

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Schierow, Linda-Jo

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Szymendera, Scott D.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 31, 2013
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United States
Description:

This report will focus on some of the federal regulatory programs overseeing storage of ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia by retailers. The report will not address federal regulation of material in transport. It will discuss federal occupational safety, environmental, and security statutes and regulations applicable to each chemical. Select policy issues regarding these federal regulatory programs will be highlighted. It does not address various law enforcement activities related to tracking of anhydrous ammonia used for illegal drug synthesis (e.g., methamphetamine).

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21 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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