Section 563 of the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Subtitle J, Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate (“Section 563”), Public Law 110–161 (PDF, 614 pages – 1.7 MB), amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The amendment requires the Department to “regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an ammonium nitrate facility … to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.”
Proposed Rule: Ammonium Nitrate Security Program (PDF, 50 pages – 379 KB). Published August 3, 2011. This proposed rule would implement anti-terrorism measures to better secure the homeland. The Department of Homeland Securitywould regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate pursuant to section 563 of the Fiscal Year 2008 Department of Homeland Security. . .