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Federal Register Notices March 2014 - Present

April 2015

Title: Federal Explosives License/Permit (FEL) Renewal Application (OMB Number 1140–0022)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Revision of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Feb. 12, 2015. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for the public to comment on the revision to the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to the renewal application used by ATF to determine that the applicant remains eligible to retain the explosives license or permit. The change to the form is to add instructions that ATF Form 5400.28 must be completed for all employee possessor’s that are active on the Federal Explosives License (FEL), both current and new employee possessor’s.
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: April 20, 2015 thru May 20, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-20/pdf/2015-08987.pdf

March 2015

Title: Licensed Firearms Manufacturers Records of Production, Disposition, and Supporting Data (OMB Number 1140–0067)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Jan, 22, 2015. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The information collection pertains to firearms manufacturers’ records that are permanent records of all firearms manufactured and records of their disposition. These records are vital to support ATF’s mission to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation.
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: March 27 thru April 27, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-27/pdf/2015-07044.pdf

Title: Firearms Disabilities for Nonimmigrant Aliens (OMB Number 1140–0060)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2015. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The nonimmigrant alien information will be used to determine if a nonimmigrant alien is eligible to purchase, obtain, possess, or import a firearm. Nonimmigrant aliens must maintain the documents while in possession of firearms or ammunition in the United States for verification purposes.
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: March 27 thru April 27, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-27/pdf/2015-07043.pdf

Title: Records of Acquisition and Disposition, Registered Importers of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War on the U.S. Munitions Imports List (OMB Number 1140–0031)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Jan, 22, 2015. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The information collection is for records of imported items that are on the United States Munitions Import List. The importers must register with ATF and must file an intent to import specific items as well as certify to ATF that the items were in fact received. The records are maintained at the registrant’s business premises where they are available for inspection by ATF officers during compliance inspections or criminal investigation
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: March 27 thru April 27, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-27/pdf/2015-07042.pdf

Title: Report of Firearms Transaction-Demand 2 (OMB Number 1140–0024)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Jan. 21, 2015. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The information collection documents transactions of firearms for law enforcement purposes. ATF uses the information to determine that the transaction is in accordance with laws and regulations, and establishes the person(s) involved in the transactions.
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: March 27 thru April 27, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-27/pdf/2015-07041.pdf

Title: eForm Access Request (OMB Number 1140–0087)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Jan. 20, 2015. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection requires respondents to complete the eForm Access Request form in order to receive a user ID and password to obtain access to ATF’s eForm System. This information is used by the government to verify the identity of end users prior to issuing passwords.
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: March 26, 2015 thru April 27, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/pdf/2015-06905.pdf

Title: Identification of Imported Explosive Materials (OMB Number 1140–0062)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for the public to comment on the revision to the existing collection. The proposed information collection relates to necessary information to ensure that explosive materials can be effectively traced. All licensed importers are required to identify by marking all explosive materials they import for sale or distribution, thereby providing valuable information in explosion and bombing investigations.
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: March 17 thru May 18, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-17/pdf/2015-06054.pdf

February 2015

Title: Certification on Agency Letterhead Authorizing Purchase of Firearm for Official Duties of Law Enforcement Officer (OMB Number 1140–0046)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2014. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information required in a letter for a law enforcement officer to purchase handguns to be used in his/her official duties from a licensed firearm dealer anywhere in the country. The letter shall state that the officer will use the firearm in official duties and that a records check reveals that the purchasing officer has no convictions for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.
Release Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 24, 2015 thru March 26, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-24/pdf/2015-03706.pdf

Title: Identification Markings Placed on Firearms (OMB Number 1140–0050)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The proposed information collection relates to each licensed firearms manufacturer or licensed firearms importer must legibly identify each firearm by engraving, casting, stamping (impressing), or otherwise conspicuously placing on the frame or receiver an individual serial number. ATF also requires the minimum height and depth requirements for identification markings placed on firearms.
Release Date: Feb. 27, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 27, 2015 thru April 27, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-26/pdf/2015-03976.pdf

Title: Authorization To Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture (2012R-9P)
Action: Final Rule
Purpose: The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to delegate to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses. This rule amends the regulations in 28 CFR part 0 to delegate to the Director of ATF the authority to seize, forfeit, and remit or mitigate the forfeiture of property in accordance with 21 U.S.C. 881. Forfeiting the assets of criminals is an essential tool in combating criminal activity and provides law enforcement with the capacity to dismantle criminal organizations, deprive wrongdoers of the proceeds of their illegal activities, and deter crime.
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2015
Effective Date: Feb. 25, 2015
Comment Period: N/A
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-25/pdf/2015-03839.pdf

Title: Employee Possessor Questionnaire (OMB Number 1140–0072)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Dec. 17, 2014. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional comment on the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information requested on a form submitted to ATF to determine whether the person who provided the information is qualified to be an employee possessor in an explosive business. Each employee possessor in the explosives business or operations required to ship, transport, receive, or possess (actual or constructive), explosive materials must submit this form.
Release Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 24, 2015 thru March 26, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-24/pdf/2015-03707.pdf

Title: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers (OMB Number 1140–0003)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information of certain sales or other dispositions of handguns for law enforcement purposes.
Release Date: Feb. 17, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 17 thru April 20, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-17/pdf/2015-03113.pdf

Title: Federal Explosives License/Permit (FEL) Renewal Application (OMB Number 1140–0022)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Revision of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for the public to comment on the revision to the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to the renewal application used by ATF to determine that the applicant remains eligible to retain the explosives license or permit. The change to the form is to add instructions that ATF Form 5400.28 must be completed for all Employee Possessor’s that are active on the Federal Explosives License, both current and new Employee Possessor’s.
Release Date: Feb. 12, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 12, 2015 thru April 13, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-12/pdf/2015-02927.pdf

Title: Federal Firearms License Responsible Person Questionnaire (OMB Number 1140–NEW)
Action:
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed form was previously published in the Federal Register on Nov. 25, 2014. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the revision of an existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information requested on a form that will be used by ATF to determine whether the individual is qualified to be a responsible person in a firearms business or as a collector. The form will also be used to add responsible persons to existing federal firearms licenses.
Release Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 3, 2015 thru March 5, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-03/pdf/2015-01929.pdf

Title: Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms (OMB Number 1140–0008)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice of Revision of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 30 days for public comment on the proposed revision of an existing collection. The information collection pertains to information requested on a form used to obtain permission to export firearms and serves as a vehicle to allow either the removal of the firearm from registration in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record or collection of an excise tax. The change to this form is to reflect the Department of State and the Department of Commerce share responsibility for issuance of export licenses.
Release Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 3, 2015 thru March 5, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-03/pdf/2015-02050.pdf

Title: Application for Federal Firearms License (OMB Number 1140–0018)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Revision of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection form was previously published in the Federal Register Nov. 25, 2014. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the revision of an existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF Form 7 (5310.12)/7CR (5310.16) in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 923(a)(1) in which each person intending to engage in business as a firearms or ammunition importer or manufacturer, or dealer in firearms shall file an application, pay the required fee with ATF and obtain a license before engaging in business. The information requested on the form will be used to determine eligibility for the license as required by 18 U.S.C. Section 923. This form will also be used by the public when applying for a federal firearms license to collect curios and relics to facilitate a personal collection in interstate and foreign commerce. The change to this collection is to combine information for federal firearms license (ATF Form 7(5310.12)) and the application for federal firearms license (Collector of Curios and Relics ATF Form 7CR (5310.16)) into one form covering all firearms license types.
Release Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 3, 2015 thru March 5, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-03/pdf/2015-01930.pdf

Title: Application to Transport Interstate or Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms (OMB Number 1140-0010)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection form was previously published in the Federal Register on Dec. 1, 2014. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the revision of an existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information requested on a form that will be used by ATF to determine the lawful transportation of an NFA firearm.
Release Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Feb. 3, 2015 thru March 5, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-03/pdf/2015-02051.pdf

January 2015

Title: Licensed Firearms Manufacturers Records of Production, Disposition, and Supporting Data (OMB Number 1140–0067)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The information collection pertains to firearms manufacturers’ records that are permanent records of all firearms manufactured and records of their disposition. These records are vital to support ATF’s mission to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation.
Release Date: Jan. 22, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Jan. 22, 2015 thru March 23, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-22/pdf/2015-01020.pdf

Title: Firearms Disabilities for Non-immigrant Aliens (OMB Number 1140–0060)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The non-immigrant alien information will be used to determine if a non-immigrant alien is eligible to purchase, obtain, possess, or import a firearm. Non-immigrant aliens must maintain the documents while in possession of firearms or ammunition in the United States for verification purposes.
Release Date: Jan. 22, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Jan. 22, 2015 thru March 23, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-22/pdf/2015-01019.pdf

Title: Records of Acquisition and Disposition, Registered Importers of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War on the U.S. Munitions Imports List (OMB Number 1140–0031)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of an existing collection. The information collection is for records of imported items that are on the United States Munitions Import List. The importers must register with ATF and must file an intent to import specific items as well as certify to ATF that the items were in fact received. The records are maintained at the registrant’s business premises where they are available for inspection by ATF officers during compliance inspections or criminal investigations.
Release Date: Jan. 22, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Jan. 22, 2015 thru March 23, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-22/pdf/2015-01018.pdf

Title: Report of Firearms Transaction-Demand 2 (OMB Number 1140–0024)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The information collection documents transactions of firearms for law enforcement purposes. ATF uses the information to determine that the transaction is in accordance with laws and regulations, and establishes the person(s) involved in the transactions.
Release Date: Jan. 21, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Jan. 21, 2015 thru March 23, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-21/pdf/2015-00852.pdf

Title: eForm Access Request (OMB Number 1140–0087)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection requires respondents to complete the eForm Access Request form in order to receive a user ID and password to obtain access to ATF’s eForm System. This information is used by the Government to verify the identity of end users prior to issuing passwords.
Release Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Jan. 20, 2015 thru March 23, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-20/pdf/2015-00674.pdf

December 2014

Title: Employee Possessor Questionnaire (OMB Number 1140–0072)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information requested on a form submitted to ATF to determine whether the person who provided the information is qualified to be an employee possessor in an explosive business. Each employee possessor in the explosives business or operations required to ship, transport, receive, or possess (actual or constructive), explosive materials must submit this form and successfully pass a background check, which is facilitated by the personally identifiable information collected on this form.
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Dec. 17, 2014 thru Feb. 17, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-17/pdf/2014-29455.pdf

Title: Granting of Relief; Federal Firearms Privileges
Action: Notice of restoration of Federal firearms privileges
Purpose: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been granted relief from the disabilities imposed by Federal laws by the Director of ATF with respect to the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, transportation, or possession of firearms. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation submitted an application to request relief from Federal firearms disabilities due to prohibiting criminal convictions of the three non-surviving entities who NGSC merged with and succeeded, namely TRW Electronic Products, Inc., TRW, Inc. and Litton Applied Technology Division.
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Effective Date: December 12, 2014
Comment Period: N/A
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-12/pdf/2014-29236.pdf
Title: Application to Transport Interstate or Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms (OMB Number 1140-0010)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information requested on a form that will be used by ATF to determine the lawful transportation of an NFA..
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Dec. 1, 2014 thru Jan. 15, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-01/pdf/2014-28206.pdf

Title: Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms (OMB Number 1140-0008)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to information requested on a form used to obtain permission to export firearms and serves as a vehicle to allow either the removal of the firearm from registration in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record or collection of an excise tax. .
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Dec. 1, 2014 thru Jan. 30, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-01/pdf/2014-28205.pdf

November 2014

Title: Application for an Amended Federal Firearms License (OMB Number 1140–0040)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF Form 5300.38 which is primarily used by federal firearms licensees to apply to change the location of their business premises, or for changes of trade business name, mailing address, contact information, hours of operation/availability, and allows for licensees to indicate any changes of business structure.
Release Date: November 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Nov. 21, 2014 thru Dec. 22, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-21/pdf/2014-27595.pdf

Title: Notification of Change of Mailing or Premise Address (OMB Number 1140–0080)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 30 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to notification by explosives licensees and permitees of changes to their mailing address. The Chief, Federal Explosives Licensing Center, must be notified at least 10 days before the change. This information is used by ATF to identify correct locations of storage of explosive materials for purposes of inspection, as well as to notify licensees and permitees of any change in regulations or laws that may affect their business activities.
Release Date: November 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Nov. 21, 2014 thru Dec. 22, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-21/pdf/2014-27596.pdf

Title: Application for Federal Firearms License (OMB Number 1140–0018)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Revision of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the revision of an existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF Form 7 (5310.12)/7CR in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 923(a)(1) which requires each person intending to engage in business as a firearms or ammunition importer or manufacturer, or dealer in firearms to file an application, pay the required fee to ATF, and obtain a license before engaging in business. The information requested on the form will be used to determine eligibility for the license as required by 18 U.S.C. Section 923. This form will also be used by the public when applying for a federal firearms license to collect curios and relics to facilitate a personal collection in interstate and foreign commerce. The change to this collection is to combine information for Federal Firearms License (ATF Form 7(5310.12)) and the Application for Federal Firearms License (Collector of Curios and Relics) (ATF Form 7CR (5310.16)) into one form covering all firearms license types.
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Nov. 25, 2014 thru Jan. 25, 2015
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-25/pdf/2014-27920.pdf

October 2014

Title: Importation, Receipt, Storage, and Disposition by Explosives Importers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Users (OMB Number 1140–0030)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Aug. 21, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The proposed information collection pertains to the records that show daily activities in the importation, manufacture, receipt, storage, and disposition of all explosive materials covered under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40. The records are used to show where and to whom explosive materials are sent, thereby ensuring any diversions will be readily apparent. In addition, this ensures any lost or stolen explosive materials will be detected and ATF will be immediately notified.
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: October 24, 2014 through Nov. 24, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-25361.pdf

Title: Police Check Inquiry and Pre-Screening Qualifications Certification (OMB Number 1140–0068)
Action: Revision of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was previously published in the Federal Register Aug. 21, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The proposed information collection pertains to information necessary to determine if individuals (potential contractors, task force officers, and volunteers) interested in providing services to ATF meet the Department of Justice and ATF basic qualification requirements to be considered for access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities. These agency specific requirements include, but are not limited to, residency, citizenship, drug use, financial history, firearms/explosives licensing, criminal history, and conduct qualifications. The revision is modifying ATF Form 8620.62 to conform to DOJ’s qualification requirements for non-U.S.
citizen contract personnel.
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Oct. 24, 2014 through Nov. 24, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-25363.pdf

Title: Arson and Explosives Registration Training Request (OMB Number 1140–NEW)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice of a New Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was previously published in the Federal Register Aug. 21, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The proposed information collection pertains to a new ATF form which will be used to obtain information from federal, state, local, and international law enforcement, along with Department of Defense personnel applying for training conducted by ATF. The information is used for student registration, program information, and program evaluation. The information on the form determines eligibility of the applicant to attend the training.
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Oct. 24, 2014 through Nov. 24, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-25364.pdf

Title: Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges (OMB Number 1140–0064)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was previously published in the Federal Register Aug. 21, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF F 5400.29 which is required to be submitted by an applicant in order to determine whether or not explosives privileges may be restored. The form is used to conduct an investigation to determine if the applicant is likely to act in a manner dangerous to the public, or contrary to public interest resulting in a public safety concern.
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Oct. 24, 2014 to Nov. 24, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-25362.pdf

Title: Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Governmental Entities (OMB Number 1140–0016)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was previously published in the Federal Register Aug. 21, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF Form 10 which is required to be submitted by state and local government entities wishing to register an abandoned or seized, previously unregistered National Firearms Act weapon. The form is required whenever application for such a registration is made.
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Oct. 24, 2014 to Nov. 24, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-25360.pdf

Title: Rules of Practice in Explosives License and Permit Proceedings (2007R-5P); Revisions reflecting changes consistent with the Homeland Security Act of 2002
Action: Notice of prposed rulemaking
Purpose: The Department of Justice proposes to codify existing 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 under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40. Existing practice on these issues was developed when ATF was a part of the Treasury Department, and at that time ATF relied on existing Treasury regulations (27 CFR Part 71, applicable to alcohol permits and licenses) to guide the procedures and practices for explosives licenses and permits. This rule will place the relevant regulations within the Department of Justice framework, and will explicitly address administrative actions and licensing processes for explosives matters. The Department proposes relying heavily on the Treasury regulations on which its current practices are based, with minor non-substantive revisions, for example, removal of all references to statutes, regulations, positions or other such nomenclature that is applicable only to Treasury.
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Effective Date: NA
Comment Period: October 7, 2014 through January 5, 2015
Link to Official Document: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/07/2014-23932/rules-of-practice-in-explosives-license-and-permit-proceedings-2007r-5p-revisions-reflecting-changes

Title: 2014 List of Explosive Materials – Commerce in Explosives; Annual List of Explosive Materials
Action: Notice
Purpose: Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 841(d) and 27 CFR 555.23, ATF 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). ATF has not removed any listing since its last publication of the List of Explosive materials; however, for the purpose of officially clarifying that “pyrotechnic fuses” meet the statutory definition of explosive materials, ATF has added “pyrotechnic fuses” to the List of Explosive Materials.
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Effective Date: October 7, 2014
Comment Period: NA
Link to Official Document: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/07/2014-23870/commerce-in-explosives-2014-annual-list-of-explosive-materials

September 2014

Title: Investigator Integrity Questionnaire (OMB Number 1140–0058)
Action: Extension of an existing collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process, generally a form, to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection form was previously published in the Federal Register July 18, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the form. The proposed information collection pertains to the questionnaire form completed by individuals interviewed by contract investigators conducting security/suitability investigations on prospective or current employees, as well as those contractors and consultants doing business on behalf of ATF. The form allows randomly selected individuals interviewed by contract investigators to voluntarily complete a questionnaire regarding the investigator’s degree of professionalism.
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: September 19, 2014 thru October 20, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-19/pdf/2014-22352.pdf

Title: Application for an Amended Federal Firearms License (OMB Number 1140–0040)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form ATF Form 5300.38. ATF Form 5300.38 is primarily used by federal firearms licensees to apply to change the location of their business premises, change the trade business name, mailing address, contact information, hours of operation and availability, or any changes of the business structure.
Release Date: September 17, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: Sept. 17, 2014 thru Nov. 17, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-17/pdf/2014-22084.pdf

Title: Notification of Change of Mailing or Premise Address (OMB Number 1140–0080)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to notification by explosives licensees and permitees of changes to their mailing address. The chief of the federal explosives licensing center, must be notified at least 10 days before the change. This information is used by ATF to correctly identify explosives materials storage locations for purposes of inspection, as well as to notify licensees and permitees of any change in regulations or laws that may affect their business activities.

Release Date: September 17, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: September 17, 2014 thru November 17, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-17/pdf/2014-22085.pdf

Title: Relief of Disabilities and Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges (OMB Number 1140–0076)
Action: Revision of an Existing Collection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process, generally a form, to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection form was previously published in the Federal Register July 1, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The forms describe proposed revisions that include an ATF address change and changes to demographic questions consistent with government-wide guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This form applies only to certain categories of persons that are prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing explosives when applying for relief from their disabilities. The application form is the basis for ATF investigating the merits of an applicant to have his/her rights restored, including if it is likely that the applicant will act in a manner dangerous to public safety or contrary to public interest.

Release Date: September 8, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: September 8, 2014 thru October 8, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-08/pdf/2014-21276.pdf
Example: Draft ATF F 5400.29

August 2014

Title: Arson and Explosives Registration Training Request (OMB Number 1140–NEW)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice of a New Information Collection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed new form. The proposed information collection pertains to a new ATF form which will be used to obtain information from Federal, State and local, and international law enforcement, and military investigator personnel applying for training conducted by ATF for the purpose of student registration, program information and program evaluation. The information on the form will be used to determine the eligibility of the applicant to attend the training.

Release Date: August 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: August 21, 2014 thru October 20, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/pdf/2014-19835.pdf

Title: Importation, Receipt, Storage, and Disposition by Explosives Importers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Users (OMB Number 1140–0030)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing collection. The proposed information collection pertains to the records that show daily activities in the importation, manufacture, receipt, storage, and disposition of all explosive materials covered under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40. The records are used to show where and to whom explosive materials are sent, thereby ensuring that any diversions will be readily apparent and if lost or stolen, ATF will be immediately notified.

Release Date: August 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: August 21, 2014 thru October 20, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/pdf/2014-19835.pdf

Title: Police Check Inquiry and Pre-Screening Qualifications Certification (OMB Number 1140–0068)
Action: Revision of an Existing Information CollectionCollection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The proposed information collection pertains to information necessary to determine if individuals (potential contractors, task force officers, and volunteers) interested in providing services to ATF meet DOJ and ATF basic qualification requirements to be considered for access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities. These agency specific requirements include, but are not limited to, residency, citizenship, drug use, financial history, firearms/explosives licensing, criminal history, and conduct qualifications. The revision is modifying ATF Form 8620.62 to conform to DOJ’s qualification requirements for non-U.S. citizen contract personnel.

Release Date: August 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: August 21, 2014 thru October 20, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/pdf/2014-19837.pdf

Title: Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges (OMB Number 1140–0064)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF Form 5400.29 which is required to be submitted by an applicant in order to determine whether or not explosives privileges may be restored. The form is used to conduct an investigation to establish if it is likely that the applicant will act in a manner dangerous to public safety or contrary to public interest.

Release Date: August 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: August 21, 2014 thru October 20, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/pdf/2014-19836.pdf

Title: Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Governmental Entities (OMB Number 1140–0016)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose:

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The proposed information collection pertains to the ATF Form 10 which is required to be submitted by state and local government entities wishing to register an abandoned or seized and previously unregistered National Firearms Act weapon. The form is required whenever application for such a registration is made.

Release Date: August 21, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: August 21, 2014 thru October 20, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-21/pdf/2014-19834.pdf

Title: Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition - Reporting Theft or Loss of Firearms in Transit
Action: Notice of proposed rulemaking (Comments Requested)
Purpose:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is seeking public comments on a proposal to amend its regulations to ensure that firearms lost or stolen in transit are timely and properly reported as required by law. In addition, ATF is proposing to streamline the reporting requirements when the lost/stolen firearm is registered under the National Firearms Act (NFA), reducing the number of reports required of Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs). From FY 2008 through FY 2012, in an average of 1,525 crime gun traces per year, FFLs claimed to have never received the firearm allegedly shipped to it and no one reported the theft or loss to ATF. The Gun Control Act (GCA) requires FFLs to report lost or stolen firearms to ATF and to the appropriate local authorities within 48 hours; however, when the loss or theft occurs in transit between FFLs or non-licensees, the GCA does not specify who should report such loss or theft. This proposal seeks to ensure that such losses and thefts do not continue to go unreported by clarifying that it is the sender or transferor that is the appropriate reporting party, because it is the sender that is in the best position to know when and how the firearms were shipped and to follow-up with the shipping service provider to determine what may have occurred. Understanding that sender/transferor FFLs will not always have timely information regarding firearms that have not shown up at their destination, the rule proposes that the reporting requirement be triggered when the sender learns that the firearm did not arrive. The proposal would require the FFL that was the transferor/sender to reflect the theft or loss of a firearm as a disposition entry in its records no later than 7 days following discovery of the theft or loss. FFLs reporting a theft or loss of a firearm that later discover the whereabouts of the firearm(s) must notify ATF that the firearm has been located and adjust their records by re-entering the firearm as an acquisition or disposition entry as appropriate. ATF also proposes to reduce the reporting burden on FFLs when the theft or a loss of a firearm is registered under the NFA. The Federal Firearms Licensee Firearms Inventory Theft/Loss Report (ATF Form 3310.11) will allow for simultaneous reporting of the information to the National Tracing Center and the NFA Branch, eliminating the current practice of requiring separate, written reports.

Release Date: August 11, 2014
Effective Date: NA
Comment Period: August 12, 2014 - November 10, 2014
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-12/pdf/2014-18874.pdf

Title: Technical Amendments to Regulations in Title 27, Chapter II
Action: Final rule
Purpose:

This final rule makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in parts 447, 478, 479, 555, and 646 of title 27, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These amendments do not change ATF's existing authorities or responsibilities.

Many of the technical changes are being made to reflect changes in terminology that resulted from the transfer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (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.

Release Date: August 8, 2014
Effective Date: August 11, 2014
Comment Period: NA
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-11/pdf/2014-18842.pdf

Title: Elimination of Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume) (2008R-21P)
Action: Final rule
Purpose: The regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) are being modified by this rule to eliminate the Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume (LV)), Parts I and II. Federally licensed firearms dealers who transferred not more than 50 firearms per year were eligible to use this form as an alternate record for the receipt and disposition of firearms. Because licensees rarely used Form 4473 (LV), ATF sought comment from the public as to whether it should eliminate this infrequently used form as an efficiency measure. After review of public comments, ATF determined that the form was rarely used and the cost of updating and printing the form outweighed the benefits. Consequently, ATF determined that elimination of the form best serves the public interest. All Federal firearms licensees must now record acquisitions and dispositions of firearms pursuant to 27 CFR 478.125.
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Effective Date: October 3, 2014
Comment Period: NA
Link to Official Document: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-04/pdf/2014-18392.pdf
 

July 2014

Title: Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Justice (2013R-4F)
Action: Final rule
Purpose: The Department of Justice (DOJ), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics, is amending its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Justice (Supplemental Standards) to incorporate, without substantive change, existing rules for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) employees that had initially been adopted by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) when ATF was within Treasury. These rules, which have continued to be applicable to ATF employees after the agency moved to DOJ, are being incorporated without substantive change into DOJ’s Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees. Additionally, this final rule designates ATF as a separate agency for purposes of applying provisions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct regarding gifts, teaching, speaking, and writing.
Release Date: July 25, 2014
Effective Date: July 31, 2014
Comment Period: NA
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-31/pdf/2014-18028.pdf

Title: Investigator Integrity Questionnaire (OMB Number 1140–0058)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Existing Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension of the existing form. The proposed information collection pertains to the questionnaire form completed by individuals interviewed by contract investigators conducting security/suitability investigations on prospective or current employees, as well as those contractors and consultants doing business on behalf of ATF. The form allows randomly selected individuals interviewed by contract investigators to voluntarily complete a questionnaire regarding the investigator’s degree of professionalism.
Release Date: July 18, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: July 18, 2014 thru September 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-18/pdf/2014-16905.pdf

Title: Relief of Disabilities and Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges (OMB Number 1140–0076)
Action: Revision of an Existing Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on the revision of the existing form. The proposed revisions pertain to an ATF address and changes to demographic questions consistent with government-wide guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This notice pertains to the form that must be completed and submitted to ATF by certain categories of persons that are prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing explosives when applying for relief from their disabilities. The application form is the basis for ATF investigating the merits of an applicant to have his/her rights restored, including if it is likely that the applicant will act in a manner dangerous to public safety or contrary to public interest.
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: July 1, 2014 thru September 2, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-01/pdf/2014-15306.pdf
 

June 2014

Title: Application for Restoration of Firearms Privileges (OMB Number 1140–0002)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 11, 2014 (79 FR 20235), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request and the comments received during the initial public comment period. The proposed information collection pertains to the form that must be completed and submitted to ATF by certain categories of persons that are prohibited from possessing firearms when applying for their restoration of firearms privileges. The application form is the basis for ATF investigating the merits of an applicant to have his/her rights restored.
Release Date: June 16, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 16, 2014 thru July 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-16/pdf/2014-13993.pdf

Title: Application for National Firearms Examiner Academy (OMB Number 1140–0049)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 11, 2014 (79 FR 20234), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request. The proposed information collection pertains to the form that must be completed and submitted to ATF by prospective students to attend the ATF National Firearms Examiner Academy and to acquire firearms and toolmark examiner training. This information is also used to determine the eligibility of the applicant. ATF F 6330.1
Release Date: June 16, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 16, 2014 thru July 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-16/pdf/2014-13994.pdf

Title: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles (OMB Number 1140–0100)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 15, 2014 (79 FR 21284), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request and the comments received during the initial public comment period. The proposed information collection pertains to a form which provides information that allows ATF to collect reports from Federal Firearms Licensees regarding multiple sales or other dispositions of certain rifles in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. This is an extension of an existing Paperwork Reduction Act approval and does not expand existing collection or requirements for collection that has occurred since 2010. This information assists ATF in identifying firearms trafficking in border areas.
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 23, 2014 thru July 23, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-23/pdf/2014-14572.pdf

Title: Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (OMB Number 1140–0006)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 15, 2014 (79 FR 21286), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request and the comments received during the initial public comment period. The proposed information collection pertains to a form which provides information that allows ATF to determine if firearms, ammunition and implements of war are eligible for importation into the United States by members of the United States Armed Forces. If approved, the form provides the authorization to import such articles.
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 23, 2014 thru July 23, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-16/pdf/2014-13994.pdf

Title: Application and Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens (OMB Number 1140–0084)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 15, 2014 (79 FR 21286), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request and the comments received during the initial public comment period. The proposed information collection pertains to a form which provides information that allows ATF to determine if firearms or ammunition proposed for importation by nonimmigrant aliens are able to be imported, and to certify that a nonimmigrant alien is in compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g) (5) (B). The completed form also serves as the authorization for importation, if granted.
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 23, 2014 thru July 23, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-23/pdf/2014-14571.pdf

Title: Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (OMB Number 1140–0007)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 15, 2014 (79 FR 21285), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request and the comments received during the initial public comment period. The proposed information collection pertains to a form that is used to determine if imported firearms, ammunition and implements of war meet the statutory and regulatory criteria for importation, and to subsequently verify that the imported articles have been imported.
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 23, 2014 thru July 23, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-23/pdf/2014-14570.pdf

Title: Report of Theft or Loss of Explosives (OMB Number 1140–0026)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 15, 2014 (79 FR 21284), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request and the comments received during the initial public comment period. The proposed information collection pertains to a form that Federal Explosives Licensees are required by statute to provide to ATF within 24 hours of the discovery of a loss or theft of explosives. This form contains the minimum information necessary for ATF to initiate criminal investigations related to firearm or explosives thefts.
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 23, 2014 thru July 23, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-23/pdf/2014-14573.pdf

Title: Environmental Information (OMB Number 1140–0096)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (form) was initially published in the Federal Register April 11, 2014 (79 FR 20234), allowing for a 60 day comment period. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, and with the initial public comment period completed, this notice provides an additional 30 days for public comment on the collection as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers the agency’s information collection request. The proposed information collection pertains to information that will help ATF identify any waste products(s) generated as a result of the operations by the applicant and the disposal of the products. This information will help determine if there is any adverse impact on the environment.
Release Date: June 16, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 16, 2014 thru July 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-16/pdf/2014-13995.pdf

Title: Application for Explosives License or Permit (OMB Number 1140–0070)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (forms) was previously published in the Federal Register April 3, 2014 (79 FR 18698), allowing for a 60 day comment period. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The proposed information collection pertains to forms that must be completed and submitted to ATF by all persons intending to engage in the business of manufacturing, dealing, importing or using explosive materials. The applications are processed by the ATF Federal Explosives Licensing Center and upon approval, the applicant shall receive their explosives license or permit within a ninety-day timeframe.
Release Date: June 9, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 9, 2014 thru July 9, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-09/pdf/2014-13252.pdf

Title: Tobacco Inventory Report and Direct Sales Report (79 FR 31985)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Information Collection/Form (New)
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection (forms) was previously published in the Federal Register April 2, 2014. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides an additional 30 days for additional public comment on the forms. The forms relate to the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act (CCTA), as amended, which requires a person who sells more than 10,000 cigarettes or more than 500 single-unit consumer-sized cans or packages of smokeless tobacco per month and conducts non-face-to-face consumer sales to report to ATF specific information regarding their inventory and those sales. These forms are used to assist in identifying persons or businesses that are selling and moving tobacco products illegally.
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: June 3, 2014 thru July 3, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/06/03/2014-12821/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-tobacco-inventory#h-7
 

April 2014

Title: Report of Multiple Sales or Other Dispositions of Certain Rifles (OMB 1140-0100)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed extension seeks comments on an existing form which provides information that allows ATF to collect reports from Federal Firearms Licensees regarding multiple sales or other dispositions of certain rifles in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. This is an extension of an existing Paperwork Reduction Act approval and does not expand existing collection or requirements for collection that has occurred since 2010. This information assists ATF in identifying firearms trafficking in border areas.
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: April 15, 2014 thru June, 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/15/2014-08381/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-report-of-multiple

Title: Report of Theft or Loss of Explosives (OMB 1140-0026)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed extension seeks comments on an existing form that Federal Explosives Licensees are required by statute to provide to ATF within 24 hours of the discovery of a loss or theft of explosives. This form contains the minimum information necessary for ATF to initiate criminal investigations related to firearm or explosives thefts.
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: April 15, 2014 thru June, 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/15/2014-08379/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-report-of-theft-or

Title: Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (Form 6A) (OMB 1140-0007)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Notice on Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed information collection extension would allow ATF to continue to use the existing form to determine if imported firearms, ammunition and implements of war meet the statutory and regulatory criteria for importation, and to subsequently verify that the imported articles have been imported.
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: April 15, 2014 thru June, 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/15/2014-08378/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-release-and

Title: Applications and Permits for Temporary Importation of Firearms by Nonimmigrant Aliens (Form 6NIA) (OMB 1140-0084)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed extension seeks comments on an existing form which provides information that allows ATF to determine if firearms or ammunition proposed for importation by nonimmigrant aliens are able to be imported, and to certify that a nonimmigrant alien is in compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g) (5) (B). The completed form also serves as the authorization for importation, if granted.
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: April 15, 2014 thru June, 16, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/15/2014-08380/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-application-and

Title: Applications and Permits for Importation of Firearms (Form 6 Part II) (OMB 1140-0006)
Action: Paperwork Reduction Act Extension of an Information Collection
Purpose: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. This proposed extension seeks comments on an existing form which provides information that allows ATF to determine if firearms, ammunition and implements of war are eligible for importation into the United States by members of the United States Armed Forces. If approved, the form provides the authorization to import such articles.
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Effective Date: TBD
Comment Period: April 15, 2014 thru June, 16, 2014
Link to Official Document:

www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/15/2014-08377/agency-information-collection-activities-proposed-ecollection-ecomments-requested-application-and

 

March 2014

Title: Removal of Defense Articles Currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List, (2011R-25P)
Action: Interim Final Rule with Comments Requested
Purpose: Primarily removes 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.
Release Date: March 27, 2014
Effective Date: April 28, 2014
Comment Period: March 27, 2014 thru June 25, 2014
Link to Official Document: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/03/27/2014-06778/importation-of-arms-ammunition-and-defense-articles-removal-of-certain-defense-articles-currently-on