the answer is the NAR can require NOTHING more or less than what is in NFPA
1125 or other applicable state or federal laws. NFPA 1125 requires that a motor manufacturer hold the applicable Explosives Permit...
The NAR is bound by the NFPA 1125 just as any motor manufacturere's are bound by NFPA 1125, Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rockets.
SO if the NFPA1125 says a motor manufacturer must have a LEMP(which it doesn't by the way) then the NAR must require the same.
4.2 Permit Requirements.
4.2.1 Any person engaged in the manufacture of rocket motors, motor-reloading kits, or pyrotechnic modules shall possess
a federal license or permit, as required by Title XI, Regulation of Explosives, of the Crime Control Act of 1970 (Title
18, United States Code, Chapter 40) and shall comply with all applicable state and local laws and regulations.
If NFPA 1125 is state law then the motor manufacturer must have the applicable state and federal explosives permits...per NFPA 1125...
This is determined NOT by the NAR but by the BATFE......Do Aerotech and AMW, Ellis Mountin, ALL have LEMP? I would assume that they do. Does the NAR require that? Through NFPA 1125(adopted as State Law), yes it does indirectly.
what does the BATFE say about this?
Manufacturer. Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing explosive materials for purposes of sale or distribution or for his own use.
Subpart D--Licenses and Permits
Sec. 55.41 General.
(a) Each person intending to engage in business as an importer or manufacturer of, or a dealer in, explosive materials, including black powder, shall, before commencing business, obtain the license required by this subpart for the business to be operated.
Sec. 55.42 License fees.
(a) Each applicant shall pay a fee for obtaining a three year license, a separate fee being required for each business premises, as follows: (1) Manufacturer--$200. (2) Importer--$200. (3) Dealer--$200. (b) Each applicant for a renewal of a license shall pay a fee for a three year license as follows: (1) Manufacturer--$100. (2) Importer--$100. (3) Dealer--$100.
Sec. 55.62 State or other law.
A license or permit issued under this part confers no right or privilege to conduct business or operations, including storage, contrary to State or other law. The holder of a license or permit issued under this part is not, by reason of the rights and privileges granted by that license or permit, immune from punishment for conducting an explosive materials business or operations in violation of the provisions of any State or other law. Similarly, compliance with the provisions of any State or other law affords no immunity under Federal law or regulations.
The above basically states that you also better be in State compliance before you become Federal compliant...