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Explosive Precursor Stakeholder Engagement Meeting- Indianapolis, IN Location: TSA Office 8303 W. Southern Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46241 TSA Conference room
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM UTC - 4:00:00 PM UTC
Given the evolving threats of multiple explosive precursor chemicals facing the nation today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that—in the right hands and for the right business purposes—these explosive precursor chemicals are vital; however, they could also serve a dangerous purpose in the hands of those with malicious intent.

Explosive precursor chemicals are used by adversaries in attacks worldwide, and are the focus of voluntary and/or regulatory controls in the European Union, Canada, and various other nations. Options for a path forward to enhance controls for these chemical domestically in the United States was the focus of a recently concluded, DHS-sponsored study by the National Academy of Sciences.  

As DHS begins engaging with Congress to explore options to enhance the security of explosive precursor chemicals at the point of sale, DHS wants to ensure that we are hearing YOUR perspectives and benefitting from YOUR expertise. To be successful, the Department firmly believes that the path forward must be informed by the expertise and insights of industry and other stakeholders on the ways in which explosives precursor chemicals are manufactured, bought, sold, accounted for, and/or otherwise move in commerce. DHS believes that your opinion and expertise is important in helping the Department develop a broad, commonsense framework that is sufficiently flexible to address a wide variety of explosive precursor chemicals without unnecessarily impacting lawful commerce. To accomplish this, DHS wants and needs to hear from YOU.

If your business manufactures, buys, or sells explosive precursor chemicals, then DHS wants to hear from those of you who could be affected by—or that might otherwise have perspectives on—prospective approaches to address security issues related to a variety of explosive precursor chemicals, including, but not limited to:
 
Aluminum powder, paste, and flake
Ammonium nitrate
Ammonium perchlorate
Antimony trisulfide
Calcium ammonium nitrate
Calcium nitrate
Hexamine
Hydrochloric acid
Hydrogen peroxide
Magnalium powder
Magnesium powder
Nitric acid
Nitromethane
Pentaerythritol
Phenol
Potassium chlorate
Potassium nitrate
Potassium nitrite
Potassium perchlorate
Potassium permanganate
Sodium chlorate
Sodium nitrate
Sodium nitrite
Sulfur
Sulfuric acid
Urea
Urea ammonium nitrate solution
Zinc powder

Note: This list is not final and is subject to change.

**While DHS is currently required by statute to conduct rulemaking regarding security controls on sales of ammonium nitrate (AN), the purpose of these meetings is not to solicit further comments for consideration in the AN rulemaking. DHS would like to encourage attendees to focus their feedback and discussion during these meetings on the expanded precursor chemical universe and on their thoughts and ideas regarding voluntary and/or regulatory approaches to addressing the security issues associated with these chemicals.  Additionally, these meetings are in no way intended to garner support for, or opposition to, any legislation that may ultimately be considered by Congress.**   

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