Blasting operations are among the highest risk contracting activities. Licenses may be obtained at the federal, state and local levels. Many municipalities require blaster surety bond. Surety companies are often unwilling to write this class of bond, assuming that the losses will be severe and frequent, so it's imperative to work with an underwriter that has an expertise in blasting operations and a willingness to underwrite the obligations.
The North Kansas City blasting contractor bond is one of the application requirements for a permit. Per municipal code 8.08.050, "An applicant for a permit must file a surety bond running to the city conditioned that he or she will save the city harmless from and indemnify it from any loss or damage occurring by reason of blasting activity. The bond must be in the sum of not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) and not more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00), with the specified amount being fixed by the director of public works based on perceived hazards. The blaster's bond must be issued on a form approved by the city counselor and issued by a corporate surety company approved by the director of finance.
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:
City of North Kansas
2010 Howell Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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