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Ammonium Nitrate Guidance Document Now Available
April 21, 2014
In order to fill the void in emergency response guidance specific to ammonium nitrate fertilizer at retail fertilizer facilities, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has worked with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) to develop updated guidelines for use as a resource by the industry, government agencies and emergency responders. "Safety and Security Guidelines for the Storage and Transportation of Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate at Fertilizer Retail Facilities" outlines best practices for the safety and security of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) in storage and in transportation at fertilizer retail facilities. The new document can be used as a resource by the industry, government agencies and emergency responders. The document outlines storage and handling regulations put in place for FGAN facilities, as well as recommendations for first responders in the event of a fire. Compliance requirements for transporting FGAN via truck, highway, rail and barge are also provided. Click here to download a copy of the guidance document.