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USA Statutes : washington
Title : Public health and safety
Chapter : State fireworks law
RCW 70.77.126Definitions "Fireworks.""Fireworks" means any composition or device designed to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, and which meets the definition of articles pyrotechnic or consumer fireworks or display fireworks.[2002 c 370 § 4; 1995 c 61 § 3; 1984 c 249 § 1; 1982 c 230 § 1.]Notes:Severability -- 2002 c 370: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [2002 c 370 § 50.]Severability -- Effective date -- 1995 c 61: See notes following RCW 70.77.111. RCW 70.77.131Definitions "Display fireworks.""Display fireworks" means large fireworks designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation and includes, but is not limited to, salutes containing more than 2 grains (130 mg) of explosive materials, aerial shells containing more than 40 grams of pyrotechnic compositions, and other display pieces which exceed the limits of explosive materials for classification as "consumer fireworks" and are classified as fireworks UN0333, UN0334, or UN0335 by the United States department of transportation at 49 C.F.R. Sec. 172.101 as of June 13, 2002, and including fused setpieces containing components which exceed 50 mg of salute powder.[2002 c 370 § 5; 1995 c 61 § 4; 1984 c 249 § 2; 1982 c 230 § 2.]Notes:Severability -- 2002 c 370: See note following RCW 70.77.126.Severability -- Effective date -- 1995 c 61: See notes following RCW 70.77.111. RCW 70.77.136Definitions "Consumer fireworks.""Consumer fireworks" means any small firework device designed to produce visible effects by combustion and which must comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the United States consumer product safety commission, as set forth in 16 C.F.R. Parts 1500 and 1507 and including some small devices designed to produce audible effects, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 mg or less of explosive materials, and aerial devices containing 130 mg or less of explosive materials and classified as fireworks UN0336 by the United States department of transportation at 49 C.F.R. Sec. 172.101 as of June 13, 2002, and not including fused setpieces containing components which together exceed 50 mg of salute powder.[2002 c 370 § 6; 1995 c 61 § 5; 1984 c 249 § 3; 1982 c 230 § 3.]Notes:Severability -- 2002 c 370: See note following RCW 70.77.126.Severability -- Effective date -- 1995 c 61: See notes following RCW 70.77.111. RCW 70.77.141Definitions "Agricultural and wildlife fireworks.""Agricultural and wildlife fireworks" includes fireworks devices distributed to farmers, ranchers, and growers through a wildlife management program administered by the United States department of the interior or an equivalent state or local governmental agency.[2002 c 370 § 8; 1982 c 230 § 4.]Notes:Severability -- 2002 c 370: See note following RCW 70.77.126. RCW 70.77.311Exemptions from licensing Purchase of certain agricultural and wildlife fireworks by government agencies Purchase of consumer fireworks by religious or private organizations.(1) No license is required for the purchase of agricultural and wildlife fireworks by government agencies if:  (a) The agricultural and wildlife fireworks are used for wildlife control or are distributed to farmers, ranchers, or growers through a wildlife management program administered by the United States department of the interior or an equivalent state or local governmental agency;  (b) The distribution is in response to a written application describing the wildlife management problem that requires use of the devices;  (c) It is of no greater quantity than necessary to control the described problem; and  (d) It is limited to situations where other means of control are unavailable or inadequate.  (2) No license is required for religious organizations or private organizations or persons to purchase or use consumer fireworks and such audible ground devices as firecrackers, salutes, and chasers if:  (a) Purchased from a licensed manufacturer, importer, or wholesaler;  (b) For use on prescribed dates and locations;  (c) For religious or specific purposes; and  (d) A permit is obtained from the local fire official. No fee may be charged for this permit.[2002 c 370 § 24; 1995 c 61 § 17; 1984 c 249 § 19; 1982 c 230 § 19.]Notes:Severability -- 2002 c 370: See note following RCW 70.77.126.Severability -- Effective date -- 1995 c 61: See notes following RCW 70.77.111.

USA Statutes : washington