New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 146-F
Ammonium Nitrate Security


(a)

Ammonium nitrate retailers shall be registered with the department, and such registration shall be based on criteria set forth by the commissioner in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of the office of homeland security. Registration shall be required to sell or offer for sale ammonium nitrate or regulated ammonium nitrate materials. The commissioner shall charge an annual registration fee of no more than fifty dollars to ammonium nitrate retailers, provided, however, that retailers who pay fees under this article shall be exempt from such fee.

(b)

Ammonium nitrate and regulated ammonium nitrate materials, while at all registered facilities, shall be secured to provide reasonable protection against vandalism, theft or other unauthorized access. Reasonable protection may include, but not be limited to ensuring that storage facilities are fenced and locked when unattended, and inspected daily for signs of attempted entry, vandalism and structural integrity. The commissioner in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of the office of homeland security, may suggest other security measures. The commissioner shall work in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of the state office of homeland security to provide information to ammonium nitrate retailers on appropriate security measures.

(c)

(1) Ammonium nitrate retailers shall record the date of sale and quantity purchased along with a valid state or federal driver license number, or other picture identification card number approved for purchaser identification by the commissioner in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of state office of homeland security, as well as the name, current physical address, and telephone number for the purchaser of ammonium nitrate or regulated ammonium nitrate materials.

(2)

Such information and any additional records as set forth by the commissioner in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of the office of homeland security must be maintained by the ammonium nitrate retailer for a minimum of two years on a form or using a format developed by the commissioner in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of the office of homeland security.

(3)

Ammonium nitrate retailers shall, in compliance with any federal and state requirements regarding the dissemination of such information, provide the commissioner and the director of the office of homeland security access to such records.

(d)

For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

(1)

"Ammonium nitrate" means chiefly the ammonium salt of nitric acid. It shall not contain less than thirty-three percent nitrogen, one-half of which is the ammonium form and one-half of which is the nitrate form.

(2)

"Regulated Ammonium nitrate materials" means regulated ammonium nitrate materials fertilizer products which have been determined by the commissioner in consultation with or upon the recommendation of the director of the office of homeland security to warrant regulation based on the potential explosive capacity of its ammonium nitrate content.

(3)

"Ammonium nitrate retailer" means any person or entity in this state that sells, offers for sale, or otherwise makes available, ammonium nitrate or regulated ammonium nitrate materials.
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