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Note: As long as the company doing the blasting has a state license through the State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad, and as long as the people doing the actual blasting are licensed, no permitting is required. Just notify the above agencies before the blasting takes place.
The requirements for the control of airblast and ground vibration for blasting operations is applicable to those recorded at the location of private dwellings, public buildings, schools, churches, and community or institutional buildings not owned or leased by the person conducting or contracting for the blasting operation.
Airblast from blasting must be controlled so that the maximum allowable airblast at:
Note: A property owner may register a complaint with the Office of the Fire Marshal, and if considered necessary, measurements on 3 consecutive blasts, using approved instrumentation, may be ordered near to the structure in question.
A record of each blast shall be kept. All records, including seismograph reports, shall be retained for at least 3 years, be available for inspection, and include the following items:
The person taking the seismograph reading shall accurately indicate the exact location of the seismograph, if used, and shall also show the distance of the seismograph from the blast.