I've been trying to find any information regarding the ATFE and production of AN (Ammonium Nitrate) propellant. Can someone give me a hand here, how is it currently regulated? Under certain circumstances AN propellant could be considered Class 1, though not without adding materials that would then qualify it as a double based propelant and excluding the material from Tripoli research.
Is the homeland security act affecting this propelant as well?
Would one need an ATFE permit (LEUP) to transport AN propelants? (Probably not without proof of BOE/AARR/DOT tests?)
Are the regulations the same for "candy" propellants?
You will have to excuse me; I haven't been to a launch in years. I'm trying to pick up an old hobbie to release some creative energy. I vaguely recall asking these questions before, but try as I can I can't remember if I ever got a strait answer. Is propellant development frowned upon? I think more than likely I lost interest when I was 18 because of the outlook toward an individual, me namely, developing anything of propellant nature. You must understand that I milled my first black powder when I was 14 years old, much to the dismay/fear/amazement of my father. Things of pyrotechnic nature have always been extremely interesting to me.
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