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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


Notice For FFLs -- NICS Outage Scheduled

FBI NICS Operation Center has a maintenance outage scheduled for January
31, 2004, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., Eastern standard
time, February 1, 2004. The scheduled maintenance will allow the FBI
NICS Operation Center to transition the new Datatrac call center lines
over to the FBI NICS. No transactions will be processed through the
call centers, NICS E-Check or the NICS Customer Service between the
hours of 11 p.m. on January 31, 2004, and 1 a.m., February 1, 2004,
Eastern standard time. The NICS Operation Center will resume normal
business hours on February 1, 2004, at 8 a.m. NICS is sorry for any
inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.