Detection Agent Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 18 USCS § 841 (p), [Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure; Part I. Crimes; Chapter 40. Importation, Manufacture, Distribution and Storage of Explosive Materials] the term detection agent means “any one of the substances specified in this subsection when introduced into a plastic explosive or formulated in such explosive as a part of the manufacturing process in such a manner as to achieve homogeneous distribution in the finished explosive, including--

(1) Ethylene glycol dinitrate (EGDN), C[2]H[4](NO[3])[2], molecular weight 152, when the minimum concentration in the finished explosive is 0.2 percent by mass;

(2) 2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane (DMNB), C[6]H[12](NO[2])[2], molecular weight 176, when the minimum concentration in the finished explosive is 0.1 percent by mass;

(3) Para-Mononitrotoluene (p-MNT), C[7]H[7]NO[2], molecular weight 137, when the minimum concentration in the finished explosive is 0.5 percent by mass;

(4) Ortho-Mononitrotoluene (o-MNT), C[7]H[7]NO[2], molecular weight 137, when the minimum concentration in the finished explosive is 0.5 percent by mass; and

(5) any other substance in the concentration specified by the Attorney General, after consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, that has been added to the table in part 2 of the Technical Annex to the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives.”