Blasting operations are among the highest risk contracting activities. Licensing, both state and federal is often required as well as a surety bond. Many surety companies unwilling to write this class of bond, assuming that the losses will be severe and frequent, so it's imperative to work with one that has an expertise in blasting operations and a willingness to underwrite the obligations.
The City of Mountain Brook blasting contractor bond is one of the application requirements for a permit issued by the township. Per municipal code Sec. 105-5, "an applicant must file with the city clerk a surety bond in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) issued by a corporate surety authorized to do business in Alabama. The blasting contractor bond must guarantee compliance with all laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to blasting and the detonation of explosives. The surety bond must insure against all claims and liabilities arising from acts or omissions of the contractor in performing blasting operations or from any unfaithful or inadequate work. The bond must remain in effect no less than thirty (30) days after receipt by the city clerk of a surety's cancellation.
Most explosive experts must also register with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) and possess the appropriate warehousing and user certificates. Per the BATF, the Federal Explosives Licensing Center must receive a candidate's fingerprints and application, then will accomplish a background check on all “responsible persons” identified on the application. A field office supervisor will assign an Industry Operations Investigator (IOI) to conduct a face-to-face qualification inspection, before issuance. Application and blasting bond documents are submitted to:
Mountain Brook City Clerk
Blasting Contractor Permits
PO Box 130009
Mountain Brook AL 35213
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