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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges
Document Number: 2014-25362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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 is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162, page 49539 on August 21, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Records and Supporting Data: Importation, Receipt, Storage, and Disposition by Explosives Importers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Users Licensed Under Title 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40 Explosives
Document Number: 2014-25361
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162, page 49540 on August 21, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Government Entities
Document Number: 2014-25360
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162, page 49538 on August 21, 2014, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Rules of Practice in Explosives License and Permit Proceedings (2007R-5P); Revisions Reflecting Changes Consistent With the Homeland Security Act of 2002
Document Number: 2014-23932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice proposes to codify the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) procedures and practices in connection with the disapproval of initial applications, denials of renewal, and revocations of explosives licenses or permits. The proposed regulations will be codified in a new part entitled ``Rules and Practice in License and Permit Proceedings.'' The proposed regulations are based upon the regulations that ATF relied upon prior to its transfer from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Justice. Additionally, the Department proposes minor revisions to regulations governing administrative proceedings related to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license, and the imposition of a civil fine under Federal firearms law to reference regulations under ATF authority. These proposed revisions remove all references to statutes, regulations, positions, and other terms that are applicable only to the Department of the Treasury. These revisions reflect ATF's position as a regulatory and enforcement agency under the Department of Justice and are consistent with the proposed regulations governing administrative hearing processes for explosives licenses and permits.
Commerce in Explosives; 2014 Annual List of Explosive Materials
Document Number: 2014-23870
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 841(d) and 27 CFR 555.23, the Department must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of 18 U.S.C. 841 et seq. The list covers not only explosives, but also blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as explosive materials in 18 U.S.C. 841(c). The Department further seeks to clarify that ``pyrotechnic fuses'' are explosives; and has, therefore, added this term to the List of Explosive Materials. This notice publishes the 2014 Annual List of Explosive Materials.
Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition-Reporting Theft or Loss of Firearms in Transit (2007R-9P)
Document Number: 2014-18874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice proposes amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations that concern firearms stolen or lost in transit. The proposed rule specifies that when a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) discovers a firearm it shipped was stolen or lost in transit, that sender/transferor FFL must report the theft or loss to ATF and to the appropriate local authority. The rule also reduces an FFL's reporting burden when a theft or loss involves a firearm registered under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and ensures consistent reporting to ATF's NFA Branch. In addition, the rule specifies that transferor/sender FFLs must reflect the theft or loss of a firearm as a disposition entry in their required records not later than 7 days following discovery of the theft or loss, and specifies that FFLs that report the theft or loss of a firearm and later discover its whereabouts must advise ATF that the firearm has been located and must re-enter the firearm into their required records as an acquisition or disposition entry as appropriate.
Technical Amendments to Regulations
Document Number: 2014-18842
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
This final rule makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in ATF regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Many of the technical changes are being made to reflect changes in nomenclature resulting from the transfer of ATF to the Department of Justice from the Department of the Treasury pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The changes are designed to provide clarity and enhance uniformity throughout these regulations.
Elimination of Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume) (2008R-21P)
Document Number: 2014-18392
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by eliminating the Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume (LV)), Parts I and II. Federally licensed firearms dealers used this form as an alternate record for the receipt and disposition of firearms. Because licensees rarely use Form 4473 (LV), ATF has determined that continued use of this form is unwarranted and it should be eliminated. Licensees will be required to use the standard Form 4473 for all dispositions and maintain a record of the acquisition and disposition of firearms in accordance with the regulations.
Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Defense Articles-Removal of Certain Defense Articles Currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List That No Longer Warrant Import Control Under the Arms Export Control Act (2011R-25P)
Document Number: 2014-06778
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice is amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations to remove those defense articles currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List that ATF by delegation has determined no longer warrant import control under the Arms Export Control Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: ATF Adjunct Instructor Data Form
Document Number: 2014-03965
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report
Document Number: 2014-03962
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Supplemental Information on Water Quality Considerations
Document Number: 2014-03948
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: FFL Out-of-Business Records Request
Document Number: 2014-03414
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War and Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms; Extending the Term of Import Permits (2010R-26P)
Document Number: 2014-02580
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
This rule amends the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to extend the standard term of import permits for firearms, ammunition, and defense articles from 1 year to 2 years. The additional time will allow importers sufficient time to complete the importation of the authorized commodity. In addition, it will eliminate the need for the importer to submit a new import application, ATF Form 6, where the importation was not completed within the 1-year period. Extending the term of import permits will result in a substantial cost and time savings for both the industry and ATF, and will not cause any discernible adverse effects. This rulemaking proceeding is included in the Department of Justice's retrospective review plan developed pursuant to Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Federal Firearms License (FFL) RENEWAL Application
Document Number: 2014-01844
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: ATF Adjunct Instructor Data Form
Document Number: 2013-30411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Supplemental Information on Water Quality Considerations
Document Number: 2013-30243
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: FFL Out-of-Business Records Request
Document Number: 2013-29885
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Application To Make and Register a Firearm
Document Number: 2013-29476
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Request for ATF Background Investigation Information
Document Number: 2013-28023
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Commerce in Explosives; List of Explosives Materials
Document Number: 2013-25370
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 841(d) and 27 CFR 555.23, the Department must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of 18 U.S.C. 841 et seq. The list covers not only explosives, but also blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as explosive materials in 18 U.S.C. 841(c). The Department further seeks to clarify that ``black powder substitutes'' are explosives; and have, therefore, added this term to the List of Explosive Materials. This notice publishes the 2013 List of Explosive Materials.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Special Agent Medical Preplacement
Document Number: 2013-23789
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Training Registration Request for Non-ATF Employees
Document Number: 2013-23600
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Notification of Change of Mailing or Premise Address
Document Number: 2013-23598
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Notice of Firearms Manufactured or Imported
Document Number: 2013-23595
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Request for ATF Background Investigation Information
Document Number: 2013-22618
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Machine Guns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a Corporation, Trust or Other Legal Entity With Respect To Making or Transferring a Firearm
Document Number: 2013-21661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice proposes amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations that concern the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The proposed changes include: Defining the term ``responsible person,'' as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation; requiring ``responsible persons'' of such legal entities to submit, inter alia, photographs and fingerprints, as well as a law enforcement certificate, when the legal entity files an application to make an NFA firearm or is listed as the transferee on an application to transfer an NFA firearm; modifying the information required in a law enforcement certificate, so that the certificate no longer requires a statement from the certifying official that he or she has no information indicating that the maker or transferee of the NFA firearm will use the firearm for other than lawful purposes; and adding a new section to ATF's regulations to address the possession and transfer of firearms registered to a decedent. The new section would clarify that the executor, administrator, personal representative, or other person authorized under state law to dispose of property in an estate may possess a firearm registered to a decedent during the term of probate without such possession being treated as a ``transfer'' under the NFA. It also would specify that the transfer of the firearm to any beneficiary of the estate may be made on a tax-exempt basis.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Notification of Change of Mailing or Premise Address
Document Number: C1-2013-18010
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed collection; Comments Requested: Notification of Change of Mailing or Premise Address
Document Number: 2013-18010
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Training Registration Request for Non-ATF Employees
Document Number: 2013-18009
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives