are utilized with respect to some common explosive chemicals but not others.

Task 4. Feasibility and Practicability of Imposing Controls on Certain Precursor Chemicals. The purpose of this task is to explore the feasibility and practicability of imposing controls on certain precursor chemicals used to manufacture explosive materials.

Subtask 4.1.

The study shall identify, prioritize and establish a list of chemicals to be known as precursor chemicals, in order of the most widely used in illegal explosives to the least widely used.

Subtask 4.2.

The study shall identify and rank, in order of ease of implementation, the options available for imposing increased controls on precursor chemicals.

Subtask 4.3.

The study shall evaluate the potential reduction of explosives incidents from imposing increased controls on precursor chemicals.

Subtask 4.4.

The study shall evaluate the utility to law enforcement that would accrue by imposing increased controls on precursor chemicals.

Subtask 4.5.

The study shall analyze benefits and compare the benefits expected from implementing enhanced controls to the costs, both increased manufacturing costs as well as increased costs at the retail level, associated with imposing increased controls on precursor chemicals.

Subtask 4.6.

The study shall assess the effect on similar products of the industry if increased controls were placed on some products but not others.

Subtask 4.7.

The study shall consider volunteer programs such as Be Aware for America endorsed by the ammonium nitrate industry and the potential that other similar voluntary approaches could be developed.



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