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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-710-SEPT. 6, 1960

"§ 832. Transportation of explosives, radioactive materials, etiologic agents, and other dangerous articles " (a) Any person who knowingly transports, carries, or conveys within the United States, any dangerous explosives, such as and including, dynamite, blasting caps, detonating fuzes, black powder, gunpowder, or other like explosive, or any radioactive materials, or etiologic agents, on or in any passenger car or passenger vehicle of any description operated in the transportation of passengers by any for-hire carrier engaged in interstate or foreign commerce, by land, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and, if the death or bodily injury of any person results f roni a violation of this section, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both: Provided, however, That such explosives, radioactive materials, or etiologic agents may be transported on or in such car or vehicle whenever the Interstate Commerce Commission finds that an emergency requires an expedited movement, in which case such emergency movements shall be made subject to such regulations as the Commission may deem necessary or desirable in the public interest in each instance: Provided further, That under this section it shall be lawful to transport on or in any such car or vehicle, small quantities of explosives, radioactive materials, etiologic agents, or other dangerous commodities of the kinds, in such amounts, and under such conditions as may be determined by the Interstate Commerce Commission to involve no appreciable danger to persons or property: And provided further, That it shall be lawful to transport on or in any such car or vehicle such fusees, torpedoes, rockets, or other signal devices as may be essential to promote safety in the operation of any such car or vehicle on or in which transported. This section shall not prevent the transportation of military forces with their accompanying munitions of war on passenger-equipment cars or vehicles. " (b) No person shall knowingly transport, carry or convey within the United States liquid nitroglycerin, fulminate in bulk in dry condition, or other similarly dangerous explosiveSj or radioactive materials, or etiologic agents, on or in any car or vehicle of any description operated in the transportation of passengers or property by any carrier engaged in interstate or foreign commerce, by land, except under such rules and regulations as the Commission shall specifically prescribe with respect to the safe transportation of such commodities. The Commission shall from time to time determine and prescribe what explosives are 'other similarly dangerous explosives', and may prescribe the route or routes over which such explosives, radioactive materials, or etiologic agents shall be transported. Any person who violates this provision, or any regulation prescribed hereunder by the Interstate Commerce Commission, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and, if the death or bodily injury of any person results from a violation of this section, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. "(c) Any shipment of radioactive materials made by or under the direction or supervision of the Atomic Energy Commission or the Department of Defense which is escorted by personnel specially designated by or under the authority of the Atomic Energy Commission or the Department of Defense, as the case may be, for the purpose of national security, shall be exempt from the requirements of sections 831-835 of this chapter and the rules and regulations prescribed thereunder. In the case of any shipment of radioactive materials made by or under the direction or supervision of the Atomic Energy Commission or the Department of Defense, which is not so

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