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Highlights & News

June 28, 2017
Must see July 4th Fireworks Displays, read more

June 21, 2017
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th, click here.

June 5, 2017
FMCSA withdraws motor carrier financial responsibility rulemaking, notice here.

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,
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,
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.

Membership Categories

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.

Membership Categories


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.

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