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 Town of Newburgh blasting contractor bond is one of the application requirements for a permit issued by the township. Per municipal code §66-6, an applicant must file with the Town Clerk a surety bond one the form prescribed by the Town Attorney and signed by the applicant as principal and by a solvent surety company authorized to transact business in New York. The blasting contractor bond must indemnify all persons and the Town of Newburgh against any loss, expense, cost or damages of any kind resulting from blasting under the license. In addition to the surety bond the blasting contractor must procure insurance coverage of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.) for each personal injury, one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) for each accident and five thousand dollars ($5,000.) for property damages in order to fix the bond penalty at fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.) unless otherwise determined by the township's building inspector.
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:
Newburg Town Attorney
1496 Route 300
Newburgh, New York 12550
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