Commerce in Explosives; 2017 Annual List of Explosive Materials
Pursuant to Federal law, the Department of Justice must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be explosive materials. The list covers not only explosives, but also blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as ``explosive materials.'' This notice contains the 2017 Annual List of Explosive Materials, which remains unchanged from the 2016 Annual List of Explosives.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Records and Supporting Data: Importation, Receipt, Storage, and Disposition by Explosives Importers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Users
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register, on October 25, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Application of the Definition of Machinegun to “Bump Fire” Stocks and Other Similar Devices
The Department of Justice anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of ``machinegun'' in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as ``bump fire'' stocks, fall within that definition. Before doing so, the Department and ATF need to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the nature and scope of the market for these devices.