Explosive Substance Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 176.2 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter I Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; Subchapter C Hazardous Materials Regulations; Part 176 Carriage by Vessel; Subpart A – General], explosive substance means “a solid or liquid material, or a mixture of materials, which is in itself capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such a speed as to cause damage to its surroundings. Individual explosive substances are identified in column 17 of the Dangerous Goods List in the IMDG Code.”