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225 ILCS 210/2000

    (225 ILCS 210/2000) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1-2000)
    Sec. 2000. Scope; exemptions.
    (a) The license requirements of this Article apply to all explosive materials unless otherwise excepted under this Section or Section 1005 of this Act.
    (b) This Article does not apply to the purchase, receipt, possession, or use of black powder solely for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes by an individual for his or her own use or for his or her immediate family living in the same household. This includes components for use in muzzle loading firearms and other antique devices and hand loading, reloading, or custom loading fixed ammunition.
    (c) A person is not required to have a license under this Article for the acquisition, possession, use, transfer, or disposal of explosive materials in connection with mine, quarry, construction, manufacturing, or wholesale or retail explosive materials operations if (1) the person holds a storage certificate under Article 3 of this Act and (2) the acquisition, possession, use, transfer, or disposal of the explosive materials is limited to the purpose authorized by his or her storage certificate.
    In addition to the person who holds the storage certificate, this exemption shall also apply to any employee, contractor, or other authorized individual if he or she is under the direct supervision of an individual who is either licensed under this Act, licensed for blasting operations or use of explosives in aggregate mining operations under the Surface-Mined Land Conservation and Reclamation Act, certified for blasting or use of explosives in mining operations under the Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act, or certified as a shot firer under the Coal Mining Act. Direct supervision requires the supervising individual to be physically present at all times during the use or disposal of the explosive materials.
(Source: P.A. 96-1194, eff. 1-1-11.)