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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


Notice For FFLs -- NICS Outage Scheduled for February 20-21, 2005

The FBI has scheduled a power outage to begin on Sunday, February 20, 2005, at 3 p.m. EST and end on Monday, February 21, 2005, at 3 p.m. EST. This interruption is required to commission and test new electrical equipment for the electrical distribution system that services the FBI NICS Section. The installation of the new equipment will improve the operational reliability of the electrical system that provides power to the NICS. During the interruption, no NICS transactions will be processed through the call centers, through NICS E-Check or the NICS Customer Service. Questions concerning this outage should be directed to NICS Customer Service 1-877-444-6427.