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.
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.
Qualifications for Membership
Membership in the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) is open to companies, firms, and other entities associated with theU.S.fireworks industry. Upon acceptance into membership, the applicant agrees to abide by and be subject to, all of the terms, provisions, and obligations of the current APA by-laws, as well as those hereafter adopted. Additionally, the applicant agrees that it will act in accordance with the APA’s Code of Ethics and not knowingly engage in the manufacture, distribution, or sale of prohibited consumer fireworks or explosive devices
ATF License – If your company is engaged in conducting display fireworks, please submit a current copy of your explosives’ license or permit along with your membership application.
This membership category is open to business entities which maintain and operate their principal place of business within the United States of America for the purpose of importing, distributing, or manufacturing fireworks and other pyrotechnic products for sale and use within theU.S. This category also includes domestic companies involved in the design and production of public fireworks displays. Full members may hold office and are accorded voting privileges provided they are up-to-date with dues obligations and comply with all association rules, regulations, & by-law requirements. Dues for this category are based on the previous year’s gross domestic sales from fireworks or gross revenues generated from conducting display shows.
This category is for business entities such as theme parks & theatrical productions that are commercial users of fireworks. Commercial User members may hold office and are accorded voting privileges provided they are up-to-date with dues obligations and comply with all association rules, regulations, & by-law requirements. Dues for this category are based on the total number of fireworks productions held the previous year.
This category is for companies with principal offices outside theU.S.that are engaged in the manufacture and/or export of fireworks. Applicant agrees that all merchandise shipped is in full compliance with all existingU.S.state and federal laws pertaining to construction and transportation. International members do not have voting privileges in the association. Dues for this category are based on the total number of containers shipped to theU.S.the previous year.
This category is open to either U.S.or foreign companies, corporations, or individuals that supply materials and/or services to the fireworks industry and are not engaged in the importation, distribution, or sale of fireworks or pyrotechnic articles. Supplier members are not accorded voting privileges in the association. Dues are a flat fee.
This category is open to either individuals or entities involved in the inspection, certification, or use of fireworks. Fire Service membership does not carry voting privileges. Dues are a flat fee.