October 3, 2001
To: ISEE Members in the U.S.
From: Jeff Dean
the wake of the attacks on September 11, ATF has informed us
that the agency intends to immediately commence non-routine
visits to persons and/or companies licensed to store or transfer
explosives within a 50 mile radius of any major populated area.
purpose of these visits is to check security including Table
of Distance requirements, record keeping, and obvious violations
of ATF regulations. They will be checking internal controls,
closely checking inventories, establishing the date of and verifying
the annual inventory, and ensuring that magazine owners have
copies of ATF advisories.
also wants to be sure that any unusual anomalies or suspicious
activities dealing with missing explosives have been reported
and check on how they were reported. That includes suspicious
job applicants, hirings or firings.
September, ISEE advised all magazine owners to check and recheck
your inventories and all persons in the explosives industry
to place into effect emergency security measures throughout
your operations to minimize the possibility of any unauthorized
possession of explosive materials.
ATF Advisory Notice that was issued in September is being sent
again with this message as a reminder.
Jeffrey L. Dean, CAE
Executive Director and General Counsel
International Society of Explosives Engineers