The Consumer Fireworks Review Committee has announced a meeting for October 29, 2020.
All attendees, including the public, are requested to attend this meeting
virtually using the WebEx instructions provided below. Attendance in person
will be accommodated on a limited basis at OSFM, 1035 Stevenson Dr. Springfield, IL (host site) subject to Covid 19 policies and conditions at the time.
Administrative Rules Title 41 Part 235 provide that the function of this Committee is to “review and approve the consumer fireworks that are permitted to be distributed and sold in the State” of Illinois. Individuals wishing to request that a particular type of firework be included or excluded from the list may submit a written request to OSFM outlining the reasoning and/or experiences behind their request.
The criteria for allowing any particular type of pyrotechnic device (not by name) to be included on the list is based upon the following:
- The experience or data relating to non-professional use of the type of pyrotechnic in Illinois.
- The experience or data relating to non-professional use of the type of pyrotechnic in other states.
Inquiries, public comment or requests for consideration of any particular type of firework or pyrotechnic device along with its technical or performance characteristics and other relevant information may be submitted via email to Robert.Wetzel@illinois.gov.
WebEx instructions to attend this meeting virtually:
Meeting number (access code): 133 185 1285
Meeting password: P2um7ZDa5aJ
To join by phone call 312-535-8110 (United States Toll Chicago)
To join by computer click the meeting link here:
Open Meetings Act Notice
- Governor Pritzker's Proclamation dated September 18, 2020, concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),
- Illinois State Fire Marshal Perez's determination that the circumstances presented by COVID-19 warrant allowing virtual attendance at this meeting, and
- Section 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/7(e)), this meeting will be conducted at OSFM's Springfield office, with the option to attend physically (to a limit of 50 people physically present, each of whom will be required to wear a mask and socially distance to the extent feasible) but also via video conference. Members of the Commission wishing to attend remotely via video conference must have a functioning webcam on the computer or other device from which they are accessing the meeting.
10/29/2020 11:00 AM