Federal, state, and local government agencies are concerned about the illegal use of hazardous chemicals, including compressed gases. Compressed gas products can be directly or indirectly misused for illicit activity such as:
• explosive agents;
• illegal inhalation;
• precursors for illegal drug production;
• weapon (direct use or as an improvised explosive device [IED] and/or vehicle borne improvised explosive device); and
This publication provides guidelines for qualifying customers purchasing compressed gas products considered at risk for illegal use.