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Highlights & News

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. 

January 30, 2015

PHMSA issues NPRM to amend the HMR and adopt certain widely-used SP's, see notice.

December 18, 2014

FMCSA issues Final Rule today rescinding DVIR requirement.

December 1, 2014

FMCSA issues advanced NPRM on minimum financial responsibilities levels.

November 20, 2014

Former CPSC Chair Tenenbaum joins industry Foundation team.

November 11, 2014

APA files comments on Reverse Logistics NPRM.

November 6, 2014
APA files comments on EPA’s Request for Information (RFI) on the agency’s Risk Management  {...}


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

2015 Annual Convention
October 6-9, 2015
Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado

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.

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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.

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 Fireworks by the numbers Facts & Figures for the 2015 July 4th Season



Learn more about the kinds of fireworks you’ll see at your local display this July 4th

            OSHA Global Harmonization System (GHS) Labeling & SDSs Requirements
                                                            Deadline - June 1, 2015
                     APA Members click here for comprehensive resources to help you comply

      2015 APA Annual Meeting & Convention
            Denver, Colorado - October 6-9

                  Reserve Your Room On-Line Here         



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