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Highlights & News

April 19, 2017
APA files comments on TRALA ELD rental truck exemption application. 

March 23, 2017
FMCSA Withdraws Safety Fitness Determination Proposal, see notice here.

March 1, 2017
David Tang, K&L Gates, Asia, BBC interview on investment flows into and out of China.

February 22, 2017
Ann Marie Buerkle named Acting Chairman of the CPSC, read more.

February 2, 2017
CPSC issues Fireworks Regulations Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

January 31, 2017
Elaine Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation, read more.

December 19, 2016
OSHA issues final rule clarifying work-related injury reporting requirements. Click here to view.

December 16, 2016
APA looks forward to working with newly named PHMSA Associate Administrator for HazMat Safety William Schoonover.

December 8,
2016
FMCSA issues final rule on entry-level driver training.

December 5, 2016

FMCSA issues final rule creating a CDL drug & alcohol clearinghouse.

November 23, 2016
Business group praises court decision to block overtime wage rule.

September 6, 2016
CPSC releases proposed policy on audible effects

June 30, 2016
Click here to see APA's 2016 "must see" fireworks displays for July 4th.

June 27, 2016
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th. 

June 14, 2016
2016 July 4th media resources, APA members click here.

June 6, 2016
CVSA Roadcheck June 7-9, click here for driver checklist safety tips.

June 1, 2016
West Virginia liberalizes consumer fireworks regulations, click here for a summary.

April 20, 2016
PHMSA issues clarification regarding Designated Agents, view notice here.

April 5,
2016
PHMSA publishes Final Rule on Reverse Logistics.

March 10, 2016
FMCSA publishes Proposed Rule on Entry Level Driver Training requirements.

March 8, 2016
View key presentations from the 2016 APA Winter Conference here.

December 16, 2015
FMCSA publishes Final Rule on Electric Logging Devices.

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.



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!


2017 Annual Meeting
October 2-6, 2017
Grand Hyatt Manchester, San Diego, CA

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  


                                 
  
                                               2017 APA Annual Meeting
                                          Anchors Aweigh with the APA

                                       October 2-6 - San Diego, California

                                         

                                                         

                                            
                                                                      

                                              
                                   
                                


                                                 APA Launches Youth Fireworks Education Initiative

                             

                                         


                              THANKS to our 2016 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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