Hazmat fee question

Texas42

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Nov 21, 2008
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I can buy complete rounds without paying a hazmat fee, but if I buy components like primers or powder, I pay hazmat fee.


What gives?

thanks.
 

Texas1911

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May 29, 2017
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Because that's just how it works.

Someone deemed the individual components are more dangerous than the summation of the parts.

Just the same as paint is hazmat where a car covered in it isn't.
 

JKTex

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Mar 11, 2008
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And both are because of the form they are in and in the way they are contained.

I can spill a box of ammo then pic them up. Spill a container of powered and it's a whole other issue of clean up, contamination and hazard.
 

Texas1911

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May 29, 2017
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Austin, TX
And both are because of the form they are in and in the way they are contained.

I can spill a box of ammo then pic them up. Spill a container of powered and it's a whole other issue of clean up, contamination and hazard.

It's easier and faster to just light off the powder versus picking up all those bullets.

I don't think I'd cut it as a safety inspector.
 
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