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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate
Release

Contact: Gary Comerford

202-927-8500

September
11, 2003

FY 03-14

COMMON
AND CONTRACT CARRIERS NO LONGER HAVE TO COMPLETE AN EXPLOSIVES DELIVERY
RECORD FORM
Department of Justice Issues Interim Rule Amending Regulations

WASHINGTON
-- The Department of Justice issued an interim
rule
today removing the requirement that common or contract carriers
taking possession of explosive materials for delivery to a licensee
or permittee complete ATF Form 5400.8 (Explosives Delivery Record) prior
to taking possession of explosive materials.

The
interim rule
amends current regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives (ATF) that required common or contract carriers to complete
the form. ATF believes that this requirement is unduly burdensome and
unnecessary. Furthermore, ATF does not believe that the elimination
of this form will result in diversion of explosive materials to criminal
or terrorist use.


ATF will continue to require distributors of explosive materials to
verify the identity of people accepting possession of explosive materials
for common or contract carriers, and will require distributors to record
the name of the common or contract carrier and the full name of the
driver in their permanent records.

Comments
on the interim rule
will be accepted until October 14, 2003. The interim
rule
will remain in effect until superseded by final regulations.

 

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