Open Letters & Important Interpretation Letters
- Open Letter to All Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees — Black Powder
- Open Letter — USBDC Response to IME Request for Information
- Open Letter — Open Letter to All Federal Firearms Licensees and Federal Explosives Licensees/Permittees
- Open Letter — Open Letter to all Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Components – Unmarked Plastic Explosives
- Open Letter — Open Letter to All Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Clarify the Definition of "display fireworks" in the Federal Explosives Regulations
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – September 11, 2011, marks the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. This is a significant event and much attention will be directed to this date throughout the world.
- Open Letter — To all State and Local Government Entities – This letter provides information regarding the distribution to and receipt of explosives for pest control and mitigation purposes by States or their political subdivisions.
- Open Letter — To all Explosives Industry Members – Industry members should take precautions to maximize the security of their operations
- Open Letter — To all Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Provides guidance regarding the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 which created an exemption for federally recognizing Indian tribes or tribal agencies from provisions of the Federal explosives laws with respect to display fireworks.
- Open Letter — Information Regarding Explosives Pest Control Devices
- Interpretation Letter — Ski Lifts as Inhabited Buildings
- Memorandum — Locking Requirements for Portable Type-5 Magazines
- Open Letter — To All Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Provide Federal explosives licensees and permittees with information about the recent district court decision regarding ammonium per chlorate composite propellant (APCP).
- Open Letter — To All Explosive Industry Members – ATF would like to remind all Federal explosives licensees and permittees of the importance of security at their explosives storage sites, and we advise all industry members to take heightened security precautions in light of these thefts.
- Open Letter —
To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Federal Explosives Permittees – The purpose of this open letter is to a) help you protect your business premises and inventory in the event of a natural disaster; and b) provide guidance on what to do if your business premises is damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster.
- Open Letter —
To all Fireworks Licensees and Permittees – ATF, together with our Federal, State, and local law enforcement or regulatory partners, is committed to preventing these tragedies and to punishing those who are responsible. Fireworks industry members play an important role in this effort. We applaud your contribution to firework safety.
- Interpretation Letter — Interpretation Letter – Fireworks recording keeping and Marks of Identification
- Interpretation Letter —
Interpretation letter – Clarification as to whether the
62.5 grams of total propellant weightstated in 27 CFR 555.141(a)(10) refers only to the weight of the primary propellant grain or if it also includes the weight of propellant in the delay grain./a>
- Open Letter — To Persons Submitting Payments to ATF – ATF will be switching to electronic funds processing (ECP) for all payments received by the agency.
- Interpretation Letter — Interpretation Letter – ATF and personnel from the Department of Transportation met with officials on December 11, 2006, to discuss issues involving pyrotechnic materials manufactured by individuals and then transported to the conference
- Open Letter — To Federal Explosives Licensees (FEL) and Permittees (FEP) in Hurricane Katrina Damaged Areas – In anticipation of numerous questions relating to Federal explosives licensees and permittees affected by Hurricane Katrina, ATF has devised procedures for FELs/FEPs.
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Information provided may be useful to Federal explosives licensees or permittees in identifying security precautions which may be taken to prevent terrorists from having access to explosives
- Open Letter — Special Notice to All Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees from the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Continuing vigilance in light of heightened security concerns regarding possible terrorist activity involving explosives.
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Remind licensees about the provisions of the Safe Explosives Act (the Act).
- Interpretation Letter — Interpretational letter – Safe Explosives Act of 2002 and how it may affect pyrotechnic clubs.
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – ATF announces that it is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking affecting federal explosives regulations.
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – The purpose of this letter is to provide information on the provisions of the Safe Explosives Act (the Act), which was enacted on November 25, 2002
- Open Letter — To all Blasting/Mining Educators – Provides information on Public and Private Institute and the provision pertaining to the Safe Explosives Act.
- Open Letter — To all Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Requesting vigilance as the summer holiday season begins; in particular, the Memorial Day and July Fourth holiday periods.
- Open Letter — To all Federal Firearms Licensees and Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees – Notify that ATF has not received mail since October 25, 2001.