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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 11. EXPLOSIVES [12000 - 12761]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


  ( Part 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

CHAPTER 5. Licenses [12570 - 12637]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

ARTICLE 4. Reports [12615 - 12620]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )


All licensees, except retailers, shall maintain and make available to the State Fire Marshal full and complete, true, and accurate records showing all production, imports, exports, purchases, sales, or other disposition or consumption of fireworks by kind and class whether dangerous, safe and sane, or agricultural and wildlife fireworks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)


The licensees shall report any theft or loss of fireworks to the State Fire Marshal within 24 hours after the discovery of theft or loss. The report shall show the quantity, type and kind, classification of fireworks and the location where the loss occurred.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)


In the event of the theft or loss of any fireworks or pyrotechnic devices, the State Fire Marshal shall notify the fire authorities in the location where the theft or loss occurred and the fire authorities shall cooperate with the State Fire Marshal in conducting a joint investigation of the circumstances.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)


Each bill of lading, manifest, and invoice issued to cover the sale and shipment of fireworks shall bear the license number of both the seller or shipper and buyer or receiver.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)


All import and export licensees shall file a notice with the State Fire Marshal prior to the arrival of any class of fireworks subject to the license he holds. The notice shall state all of the following:

(a)  Estimated date of arrival.

(b)  Type, kind, and quantity of fireworks.

(c)  Name of carrier.

(d)  Point of origin and bill of lading number.

(e)  Name and address of consignee.

(f)  Load number or other identification carton marks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)


In addition to the report required under this part, the State Fire Marshal may by regulation require such additional reports from licensees or permittees as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this part, and prescribe the form, including verification of the information to be given when filing such additional reports.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

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