Regulating the use of ammonium nitrate

Changes to ammonium nitrate regulations to prevent terrorists from accessing security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN).
Last updated

Oct 2005

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File Type and Size

PDF, 57.67 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

Governments across Australia have agreed to better control SSAN, or mixtures containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate, to reduce the risk of terrorists accessing SSAN. This document outlines changes to dangerous goods regulations to ban the misuse of SSAN. It explains:

  • what has changed
  • why it has changed
  • the new system for agricultural, transport and retail sectors
  • how changes will be enforced
  • how to get a licence