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ATF Explosives Industry Newsletter Masthead
August
2002
Editor,
Gene Baker


aither within the doors or upon a wall of a magazine, or within
an office located on the business premises as a handy reference
and reminder as noted above.

If
you have placed the warning decals on any explosives magazine
under the misconception that this was a mandatory requirement,
please feel free to remove them or to cover them up. Any further
questions on this matter should be directed to the Public Safety
Branch in ATF Headquarters.

New
Theft and Loss Report Form now available

Form
ATF F 5400.5, Report
of Theft or Loss of Explosives Materials
, has been revised
and is now ready for distribution. The key changes include the
ATF toll free numbers to contact during the workday, and on weekends.
These numbers are:

During
normal workdays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time - (800)
461-8841


After hours and on weekends the number is
(888)-283-2662.

The
form also advises that after notifying the nearest ATF office
of the theft or loss of the explosive materials, the completed
form must be mailed or faxed to the Arson & Explosives National
Repository Branch in Washington, D.C. The complete address is:


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

Arson and Explosives National Repository Branch (AENRB)

P.O. Box 50980

Washington, D.C. 20077-8001


Any questions regarding the completion of the form should be
referred to the Public Safety Branch in Bureau Headquarters
at (202) 927-7930. If you have any additional questions, contact
the AENRB at (800) 461-8841.

RETENTION
AND FILING OF EXPLOSIVES RECORDS

The
explosive regulations contained in 27 CFR 55.121(a)(2) require
all ATF explosives licensees and permittees to keep records required
under Subpart G, the Records and Reports section, for a minimum


period of 5 years. Furthermore, section 55.128 requires that when
an explosives materials business is discontinued, the records
should be sent to the Out-of-Business (OOB) Records Center. However,
ATF is reviewing these requirements in the aftermath of September
11th, and we are exploring ways to maintain these records of acquisition
and disposition of explosives beyond the current 5-year period
mandated by the Federal explosives regulations. In the interim,
please take note of these requirements, and if you discontinue
your operations please insure that the required records are sent
to the OOB Records Center.

ATF
encourages active explosives licensees and permittees to voluntarily
submit their required explosives records to the Out of Business
Records Center every five years. We strongly discourage active
explosives licensees and permittees from destroying these records
after the retention period.

Please
call your ATF office if you would like them picked up for you.
We need to maintain these records to improve our ability to conduct
explosives traces.

The
address and phone number for the OOB Center are:


ATF Out-of-Business Records Center

882 T.J. Jackson Drive

Falling Waters, WV 25419

Toll-free No. (800) 788-7133

CORRECTION
TO PHONE NUMBER FOR NATIONAL LICENSING CENTER

The
phone number published for ATF's National Licensing Center (NLC)
in Atlanta in the May 2002 Explosives Industry Newsletter is not
correct. Any persons with questions for the NLC on explosives
licensing or permit issues are asked to use the main telephone
number for the NLC, which is (404) 417-2750.

ATF
regrets any inconvenience that printing an incorrect number may
have caused. Any other general questions on licensing or permit
requirements should be directed to the Public Safety Branch in
ATF Headquarters in Washington, DC.

     

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