Blasting Download page – Rules, Regulations, Research and Resources


OSM Blasting Regulations

1977  Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 - Blasting Authority
1982  Proposed Blasting Rule Preamble, Part 1Part 2Part 3
1983  Final Blasting Rule Preamble, Part 1Part 2Part 3
1983  Surface Blasting Rules:  Blast Plans (Sec 780) and Performance Standards (Sec 816)
1983  State Blaster Certification Template Rule Preamble and Template Rule (Sec 850)
1986  Federal Blaster Certification Program Preamble and Federal Rule (Sec 955)
2009  Old Blasting Webpage


Federal Blaster Certification

12/17/08  OSM-74, Application for an OSM Blaster Certificate - Recognized for reciprocity in KY, MD, OH, PA, WV, WY
5/18/09  Directive, Reg-33, Federal Blaster Certification Program and Blasting Enforcement
12/14/05  Training and Potential Testing Topics
11/26/07  Federal Examination Instructions
11/26/07  OSM Blast Design Rules of Thumb
11/26/07  Excel Blast Design Estimator based on the Rules of Thumb
12/22/08  Blaster's Training Modules Link