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Review of Forest Service Controls Over Explosives and Magazines

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Forest Service
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement a process to ensure that an authorized FS regional official reviews permittee-owned magazines and performs an annual inspection.

Amend current requirements to provide minimum standards for locks and keys that include a definite timeframe for replacement.

Update guidance requiring blasters to accurately document, track, and secure keys used to access explosives magazines.

Develop and implement a process to verify that 7-day and annual inspections are performed for both FS-owned and permittee-owned magazines.