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Highlights & News

November 25, 2015
2016 APA Winter Conference Feb. 23-25, see a sneak peak here.

October 20, 2015
House T&I Committee introduces surface transportation reauthorization & reform legislation, read more

September 1, 2015
Tianjin, China explosions create uncertain shipping delays, read more here.

August 6, 2015
Senate confirms new PHMSA Administrator, Marie Dominguez.

June 29, 2015
FMCSA grants APA HOS waiver request, see notice.

June 26, 2015
CPSC announces drop in fireworks related injuries, read more. 

June 5, 2015
APA supported legislation to safeguard seaports from disruptions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)

June 3, 2015
President Obama nominates next PHMSA Administrator

May 22, 2015
Remember to Celebrate Safely this holiday weekend as we remember our U.S. heros. 

May 12, 2015
June 1 deadline for GHS Labeling & SDSs requirements, members click here for guidance

April 23, 2015
PHMSA reminds Hazmat shippers & carriers of emergency response responsibilities, see notice.

April 8, 2015
FMCSA issues Final Rule on Civil Penalties, read more.

April 1, 2015
PHMSA to clarify policy on additional name item fireworks Approvals, read more here.

March 24, 2015
Prepare for the season with APA Safe-T First, members click here.

February 25, 2015
Delays may continue despite West Coast Port labor resolution, read more

February 13, 2015

West Coast Port delays escalate, APA members click here for guidance. 


Government Advocacy
The APA works with its members to promote responsible regulation of the fireworks industry.

Not Just for July 4th
Fireworks are entertainment enjoyed year round adding fun and flair to sporting events, concerts, weddings, and any special event.

Safer Than Ever
Fireworks have never been more safe, or more spectacular.

Don't Forget To
"Like" us on Facebook and learn how the APA & its members help to preserve & promote the American tradition of celebrating with fireworks!

2016 Winter Conference
February 23-25, 2016
Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) is the voice of the fireworks industry promoting safety in the design & use of all types of legal fireworks.  Its members are committed to safety and regulatory compliance.

     By the Numbers                               Sparkling Skies                             Safety First
Fireworks industry Facts & Figures           Learn about the kinds of fireworks              Tips to Celebrate Safely  

                                       2016 APA Winter Conference
                                       Las Vegas, NV Feb. 23-25
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                                                        2015 APA Benefactors

Additionally, THANKS to our 2015 Sustaining Members for your extra support!    
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          OSHA Global Harmonization System (GHS) Labeling & SDSs Requirements
                                                       Deadline - June 1, 2015
               APA Members click here for comprehensive resources to help you comply




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