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Prague, Nov 30 (CTK) – The deadline by which transport of explosives must be announced will be shortened from one day to one hour with a single exception, according to the legislation passed by the Czech Senate on Wednesday.

At present, businesspeople have to announce the transport of explosives at least 24 hours before it materialises and by 12:00 of the last working day before it occurs at the latest.

The 24-hour deadline will newly be only preserved for the import of explosives to the Czech Republic by the cars without the device that can follow its position.

In other cases, an hour is newly to be sufficient, which may relate to the transport of the explosives not consumed in detonating works.

The State Mining Administration (CBS) that drafted the bill argues with technological development.

It says thanks to new technologies, the police are able to ensure protection in a shorter time, while security will not be threatened.

On the other hand, the presented legislation wants to prolong the time within which the organisations that deal with explosives have to register the explosives. It is to be ten instead of the current three years.

The amendment regulates the handling of unmarked plastic explosives. The organisations in question will only be allowed to deal with such plastic explosives that include a detection substance.

Exceptions relate to crime investigation purposes, training in the detection of explosives and research, for which a CBS permit will have to be issued.

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