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Highlights & News

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  {...}

September 25, 2014
PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman stepping down, read more.

September 24, 2014
PHMSA clarifies policies for Display Shells with Attachments and Display Mines.

September 17, 2014
APA Board approves NGAP Charitable Foundation, details here.

September 16, 2014
Retailers face possible security breaches, make sure you are covered, see more

August 22, 2014

Scott Darling named FMCSA Acting Administrator, see more

July 30, 2014
Senate confirms new CPSC Chairman & Commissioner, read more.


 

APA History

The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) was established in 1948 by a group of 7 fireworks manufacturing companies who recognized the need to unite in order to effectively face industry-wide issues.  As the nation’s oldest and most recognized fireworks trade group, the APA represents the entire fireworks industry – professional display, consumer & proximate pyrotechnic, manufacturers, importers & distributors, domestic & foreign, companies large and small who share a dedication to the APA’s principle goals of safety and compliance. 

Through its ongoing advocacy, compliance assistance, education & training, and public relations activities, the APA has become the face of the fireworks industry both domestically and abroad, strengthening the image of the industry and increasing confidence in its products among regulators, the media and general public.  For 65 years the APA has worked toward responsible regulation of the fireworks industry and in today’s climate, that work has never been more challenging.  APA members invest in the future of fireworks and remain dedicated to Preserving and Promoting an American Tradition. 

 
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