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Title Description Category Document Type
ATF 17F (157 KB)

Decision-Making Authority Regarding the Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of a Federal Firearms License, or Imposition of a Civil Fine - The Department of Justice has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (‘‘ATF’’) to delegate to the Director of ATF the authority to serve as the deciding official regarding the denial, suspension, or revocation of federal firearms licenses, or the imposition of a civil fine. Under the interim rule, the Director has the flexibility to delegate to another ATF official the authority to decide a revocation or denial matter, or may exercise that authority himself. Because the Director can redelegate authority to take action as the final agency decision-maker to Headquarters officials, field officials, or some combination thereof, such flexibility allows ATF to more efficiently conduct denial, suspension, and revocation hearings, and make the determination whether to impose a civil fine.
 

Rules and Regulations Report
ATF 11F (55 KB)

This final rule makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in parts 447, 478, 479, and 555 of title 27, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). All changes are to provide clarity and uniformity throughout these regulations.

Resource Center Report
ATF 10F (110 KB)

The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (‘‘ATF’’) to clarify that the term ‘‘propellant actuated device’’ does not include hobby rocket motors or rocket-motor reload kits consisting of or containing ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (‘‘APCP’’), black powder, or other similar low explosives.

Explosives Report
ATF 15F (153 KB)

Storage of Shock Tube with Detonators - The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by allowing shock tube to be stored with detonators because these materials when stored together do not pose a mass detonation hazard. Shock tube is a small diameter plastic laminate tube coated with a very thin layer of explosive material. When initiated, it transmits a low energy wave from one point to another. The outer surface of the tube remains intact during and after functioning.
 

Explosives Report
Federal Firearms Licensees Newsletter - July 1989 (146 KB)

What’s In This Issue: ATF DETERMINES SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT RIFLES CANNOT BE IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES; FACT SHEET

Firearms Newsletter
Identification Markings Placed on Firearm Silencers and Firearm Mufflers ANPRM (66 KB)

The Department of Justice is considering amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to require licensed manufacturers, licensed importers, and nonlicensed makers to place identification markings on the outer tube of firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. The Department wishes to gather information and comments from the public and industry concerning whether or not the regulations should be amended.

Firearms Rulemaking
TD-414: Rules of Practice in Permit Proceedings; Technical Amendments (Published: 09/10/99 – Effective: 09/19/99) (16 KB)

This Treasury decision amends the provisions of 27 CFR part 200 to change the title designation “District Director” to “Director of Industry Operations (DIO)” wherever it appears, and to make other necessary conforming amendments. All such changes are to provide clarity and uniformity throughout Title 27 Code of Federal Regulations.

Resource Center Report
TD-472: Delegation of Authority in 27 CFR Parts 45 and 46 (Published: 2/27/02) (46 KB)

This final rule places with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ all ATF authorities contained in the Removal of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax, for Use of the United States regulations and in the Miscellaneous Regulations Relating to Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes.

Resource Center Report
TD-474: Delegation of Authority (Published: 3/13/02) (42 KB)

This final rule places ATF  authorities with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ and requires that persons file documents required with the  ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ or in accordance with the instructions on the ATF form.

Resource Center Report
TD-476: Correction (Published: 4/26/02) (6 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms published a final rule in the April 15, 2002, Federal Register concerning the delegation of the Director’s authorities in its exportation of liquors regulations.

Resource Center Report
Careers at ATF (363 KB)

At the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), we conduct criminal investigations, regulate the firearms and explosives industries and assist other law enforcement agencies. We help to prevent terrorism, reduce violent crime and protect the public in a manner that is faithful to the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

Resource Center Report
TD 439: Delegation of Authority in Part 170 (Effective: 02/02/01) (54 KB)

This final rule places all ATF authorities contained in part 170, title 27 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ and requires that persons file documents required by 27 CFR part 170, with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer.’’  also, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director.

Resource Center Report
TD 446: Technical amendments (Published 3/27/01) (41 KB)

This Treasury decision makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in parts 55, 70, 270 and 275 of title 27 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Resource Center Report
TD-460: Manufacture of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Recodification of Regulations (Published: 7/27/01) (51 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the manufacture of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 270 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 270) as 27 CFR part 40. This change improves the organization of title 27.

Resource Center Report
TD-461: Identification Markings Placed on Firearms (Published: 8/3/01) (57 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is amending the regulations to prescribe minimum height and depth requirements for identification markings placed on firearms by licensed importers and licensed manufacturers.

Resource Center Report
TD-461: Correction – Identification Markings Placed on Firearms (Published: 8/13/01) (21 KB)

In rule document 01–19418, beginning on page 40596, in the issue of Friday, August 3, 2001, make the following correction: On page 40596, in the first column, under the heading SUMMARY:, in the ninth line, ‘‘1 1⁄16’’ should read ‘‘1⁄16’’.

Resource Center Report
TD-471: Implementation of Public Law 105-0277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, Relating to Firearms Disabilities for Nonimmigrant Aliens (Published: 2/05/02) (109 KB)

We are amending the regulations to implement the provision of Public Law 105–277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, relating to firearms disabilities for nonimmigrant aliens.

Resource Center Report
TD-469: Removal of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax for Use of the United States; Recodification of Regulations (Published: 11/13/01) (41 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations in part 295 - Removal of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax for Use of the United States, title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Resource Center Report
TD-467: Implementation of Public Law 106-544 for Certain Amendments to Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Published: 9/28/01) (42 KB)

This document implements regulations relating to certain provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, Public Law 106–554.

Resource Center Report
TD-465: Implementation of Public Laws 106-476 and 106-554, Relating to Tobacco Importation Restrictions, Markings, Repackaging, and Destruction of Forfeited Tobacco Products (Published: 8/29/01) (59 KB)

This final rule amends the regulations governing tobacco products in order to implement several provisions of the Imported Cigarette Compliance Act of 2000 included as part of the Tariff Suspension and Trade Act of 2000. Sections 4002 and 4003 of this new law require that tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes manufactured in the United States and labeled or shipped for exportation (under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC)) can only be re-imported by the original manufacturer or by an export warehouse proprietor authorized to do so by the original manufacturer  (except for a personal use exemption discussed below), provide that those articles labeled for exportation may not be sold or held for sale for domestic consumption in the United States unless they are removed from their export packaging and repackaged by the original manufacturer into new packaging that does not contain an export label, and require the destruction of tobacco products forfeited under section 5761(c) of the IRC. 

Resource Center Report
TD-464: Exportation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax, or With Drawback of Tax; Recodification of Regulations (Published: 8/20/01) (43 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the exportation of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, without payment of tax, or with drawback of tax. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 290 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 290) as 27 CFR part 44. This change improves the organization of title 27.

Resource Center Report
TD-463: Rules of Practice in Permit Proceedings; Recodification of Regulations (Published: 8/15/01) (48 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the rules of practice in permit proceedings.

Resource Center Report
TD-462: Stills and Miscellaneous Regulations; Recodification of Regulations (Published: 8/15/01) (40 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to stills. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 170 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 170) as 27 CFR part 29. This change improves the organization of title 27 CFR.

Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Cover (1078 KB)

This document contains the cover for this bulletin.

Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Legislation (11 KB)

This document contains the legislation for this bulletin.

Resource Center Report
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