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§ 1036. Launching Facilities.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 19. Public Safety
Division 1. State Fire Marshal
Chapter 6. Fireworks
Article 18. Experimental High Power Rockets and Motors
19 CCR § 1036
§ 1036. Launching Facilities.
(a) Experimental high power rocket motors shall be launched from platforms meeting the following specifications:
(1) A launch guide (tube, rod, tower or other suitable device) shall be used to restrict the horizontal motion of the rocket until flight velocity sufficient to maintain stability during flight is achieved.
(2) A launch angle of not more than twenty degrees (20 degrees) from the vertical shall be used.
(b) Rocket motor launching shall be by remote electrical means only, and under the supervision and control of an individual properly licensed in accordance with this chapter.
(c) Surface wind at the launch site shall not exceed twenty miles per hour (20 m.p.h.), and visibility above the launching area shall be at least five thousand feet (5,000 ft.).
(d) The recovery device wadding ejected from the rocket during the launch flight sequence, if used, shall be of flame retardant material meeting the standards of Title 19, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 8, Sections 1171 through 1355.
(e) Experimental high power rocket motors shall be launched only during daylight hours unless specifically approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
(f) All personnel, including those conducting the actual launching of the experimental high power rocket motor(s), shall maintain a clear radial distance from the launch platform during the countdown and launch, pursuant to the guidelines in Table 18A.
Total Impulse of Rocket
Radial Distance From Launcher
0-320 Newton-Seconds [FNa1]
30 feet
320.01-1280 Newton-Seconds [FNa1]
150 feet
1280.01-2560 Newton-Seconds [FNa1]
200 feet
2560.01-5120 Newton-Seconds [FNa1]
300 feet
5120.01-10240 Newton Seconds [FNa1]
500 feet
10241-20480 Newton Seconds [FNa1]
1000 feet
Rockets propelled by clusters of motors shall use the distance specified for the next higher impulse category.
Note: Authority cited: Section 12552, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 12552, Health and Safety Code.
1. Renumbering and amendment of former section 1036 to section 1027 and new section filed 4-14-92; operative 5-14-92 (Register 92, No. 21).
This database is current through 7/24/20 Register 2020, No. 30
19 CCR § 1036, 19 CA ADC § 1036
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