Publications Library

ATF occasionally issues publications to inform the industries it regulates and the general public about the laws and regulations administered and enforced by ATF. These include guidebooks, newsletters, brochures, studies, and reports. ATF publications do not have the force and effect of federal statutes or Department of Justice regulations, and are not final agency actions. They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.

For more information, see “Memorandum for All Components: Prohibition of Improper Guidance Documents,” from Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III, November 16, 2017.

Titlesort descending Description Category Document Type
Notice 36N — Hearing Procedures Relating to Federal Firearms Licenses (156 KB)

In this notice, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) advises federal firearms licensees and other interested parties of its current procedures regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. The intended purpose of the notice is to ensure that federal firearms licensees and persons applying for a federal firearms license are familiar with the hearing process relative to the denial, revocation, or suspension of a federal firearms license, or the imposition of a civil fine. This notice does not contain any policy guidelines as to whether a notice of denial, revocation, suspension or fine should be issued.

Firearms Report
Notice 48N — Granting of Relief; Federal Firearms Privileges (2011R–13T) (172 KB)

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company, Inc. (NGGECI) (formerly Litton Systems, Inc.), a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC), has been granted relief from the disabilities imposed by Federal laws by the Director of ATF with respect to the acquisition, transfer, receipt, shipment, or possession of firearms.

Firearms Report
Notice 862 (18 KB)
Implementation of Pub. L. 104-208, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 - Comments are due on or before September 28, 1998. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 862.
Resource Center Report
Notice 878 — The Department of the Treasury’s Odor Recognition Proficiency Standard for Explosives Detection Canines (13 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is announcing the availability of the Department of the Treasury’s Odor Recognition Proficiency Standard for Explosives Detection Canines. The standard has been revised using solicited input and recommendations from other Federal law enforcement agencies that use explosives detection canines. A copy of the standard is available to all interested persons.

Resource Center Report
Notice 899 (246 KB)

The Gang Resistance Education and Training Program: Availability of Financial Assistance, Criteria and Application Procedures Comments are due on or before August 10, 2000. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 899.

Resource Center Report
Notice 906 (122 KB)

Identification Markings Placed on Imported Explosive Material (11/13/2000) - Comments are due on or before January 12, 2001. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 906.

Explosives Report
Notice 907 — Appointment of Individuals to Serve as Members of the Performance Review Board (PRB); Senior Executive Service (121 KB)

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), this notice announces the appointment of members of the Performance Review Board for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for the rating period beginning October 1, 1999, and ending September 30, 2000. This notice effects changes in the membership of the ATF PRB previously appointed November 12, 1999 (64 FR 61688).

Resource Center Report
Notice 908 — Availability of ATF Publication 5400.7 (118 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is issuing this notice: (1) To announce the release of ATF Publication 5400.7 (09/00), ‘‘Federal Explosives Law and Regulations—2000’’ and (2) to make certain technical corrections to that publication. The purpose of this publication is to serve as a guide to Federal explosives laws, regulations, and related information.

Resource Center Report
Notice 911 — Expiration of the Registration Period for Possession of the USAS-12, Striker-12, and Streetsweeper Shotguns (37 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is issuing this notice to announce the availability of ATF Ruling 2001–1. This ruling advises that the registration period for people who are currently in possession of the USAS–12, Striker–12, and Streetsweeper shotguns expires on May 1, 2001.

Resource Center Report
Notice 933 (46 KB)

Implementation of Public Law 104-208, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, Relating to a National Repository for Arson and Explosives Information (Pub. 11/15/01) - Comments are due on or before February 13, 2002. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 933.

Explosives Report
Notice 956 (55 KB) Identification Markings Place on Imported Explosive Materials and Miscellaneous Amendments - Comments are due on or before January 14, 2003. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 956. Explosives Report
Notice 968 (109 KB)

Commerce in Explosives - Comments are due on or before April 29, 2003. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 968.

Explosives Report
Notice 968 - Additional Corrections (16 KB)

Additional Corrections to Notice 968 - Comments are due on or before April 29, 2003. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Additional Corrections to Notice 968.

Explosives Report
Notice 968 - Corrections (0 KB)

Corrections to Notice 968 - Comments are due on or before April 29, 2003. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Corrections to Notice 968.

Explosives Report
Notice 969 (49 KB)

Explosive Pest Control Devices - Comments are due on or before February 28, 2003. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 969.

Explosives Report
Notice 9P (187 KB)

Commerce in Explosives – Amended Definition of Propellant Actuated Device - Comments are due on or before November 9, 2006. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice No. 9P.

Explosives Report
Number of Firearms Sourced and Recovered in the United States and Territories (30 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing a source and recovery states for firearms that have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

About ATF Report
Ohio Firearms Statutes and Codes (3456 KB) Firearms Guide
Ohio Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1706 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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ohio_published_ordinances_a-l_final_6-12-19.pdf (1770 KB) Firearms Guide
ohio_published_ordinances_m-z_final_6-12-19.pdf (1726 KB) Firearms Guide
Oklahoma Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1738 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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OMB 1140 - Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles (140 KB)

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OMB approval has been requested by January 5, 2011.

Firearms Report
OMB 1140-0062-60.pdf (190 KB)

Description : Identification of Imported Explosive Materials – 60 day Notice – comment period ends 5-18-15.

Summary : The information is necessary 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. The process provides valuable information in explosion and bombing investigations.

Resource Center Report
OMB 1140-0062.pdf (194 KB)

Description :Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested – Action: 30-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Identification of Imported Explosive Materials.

Summary :The information is necessary 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. The process provides valuable information in explosion and bombing investigations.

Resource Center Report
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