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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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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.

Title Description Category Document Type
OMB 1140-0071.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested – Action: 60-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Notification to Fire Safety Authority of Storage of Explosive Materials

Summary :The information is necessary for the safety of emergency response personnel responding to fires at sites where explosives are stored. The information is provided both orally and in writing to the authority having jurisdiction for fire safety in the locality in which explosives are stored.

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OMB 1140-0080.pdf (194 KB)

Description :Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested – Action: 60-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Notification of Change of Mailing or Premise Address

Summary :The information is necessary for the safety of emergency response personnel responding to fires at sites where explosives are stored. The information is provided both orally and in writing to the authority having jurisdiction for fire safety in the locality in which explosives are stored.

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OMB 1140-0101.pdf (214 KB)

Description :Firearms and Explosives Services Division Customer Service Survey –60 day Notice – comment period ends July 21, 2015

Summary :ATF F 5300.38 is used by existing Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) to change the business address of the license and certify compliance with the provisions of the law for the new address. Licensees are required to notify ATF of the intent to move any business premises no later than 30 days prior to the intended move. The form is also used for changes of trade or business name, changes of mailing address, changes of contact information, changes of hours of operation/availability, and allows for licensees to indicate any changes of business structure.

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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.

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OMB Number 1140-0050.pdf (207 KB)

Description :Identification Markings Placed on Firearms– 30 day Notice – comment period ends 6-4-15.

Summary :Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to rescind the exclusion orders issued in the following investigations: Certain Novelty Glasses, Inv. No. 337–TA–055, Exclusion Order (July 11, 1979); Certain Strip Lights, Inv. No. 337–TA–287, Exclusion Order (September 28, 1989) (‘‘the 287 investigation’’); and Certain Novelty Teleidoscopes, Inv. No. 337– TA–295, Exclusion Order (April 11, 1990) (‘‘the 295 investigation’’). The Commission has also modified the exclusion orders issued in the following investigations: Certain Coin-Operated Audio Visual Games and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337–TA–087, Exclusion Order (June 25, 1981) (‘‘the 087 investigation’’); Certain Coin- Operated Audio Visual Games and Components Thereof (Viz., Rally-X and PAC MAN), Inv. No. 337–TA–105, Exclusion Order (January 15, 1982) (‘‘the 105 investigation’’); and Certain Cube Puzzles, Inv. No. 337–TA–112 (‘‘the 112 investigation’’).

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OMB Number 1140-0067.pdf (196 KB)

Description :Licensed Firearms Manufacturers Records of Production, Disposition, and Supporting Data – 30 day Notice – comment period ends 4-27-15

Summary :The nonimmigrant alien information will be used to determine if a nonimmigrant alien is eligible to purchase, obtain, possess, or import a firearm.

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OMB Number 1140-0060.pdf (190 KB)

Description :Firearms Disabilities for Nonimmigrant Aliens– 30 day Notice – comment period ends 4-27-15

Summary :The nonimmigrant alien information will be used to determine if a nonimmigrant alien is eligible to purchase, obtain, possess, or import a firearm.

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OMB Number 1140-0087.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested – Action: 30-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: eForm Access Request.

Summary :Respondents must complete the eForm Access Request form in order to receive a user ID and password to obtain access to ATF’s eForm System. The information is used by the Government to verify the identity of the end users prior to issuing passwords.

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OMB 1140-0062.pdf (194 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.

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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.

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OMB Number 1140-0067-60.pdf (197 KB)

Description :Agency Information Collections Other Than Forms” towards the bottom of the page using the title, “OMB Number (1140-0067) – Licensed Firearms Manufacturers Records of Production, Disposition, and Supporting Data – 60 day Notice – comment period ends March 23, 2015

Summary :The nonimmigrant alien information will be used to determine if a nonimmigrant alien is eligible to purchase, obtain, possess, or import a firearm.

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OMB Number 1140-0031-60.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Records of Acquisition and Disposition, Registered Importers of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War on the U.S. Munitions Imports List– 60 day Notice – comment period ends 3-23-15

Summary :The records are 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 the Bureau 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.

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OMB Number 1140-0060-60.pdf (190 KB)

Description :Firearms Disabilities for Nonimmigrant Aliens– 60 day Notice – comment period ends 3-23-15.

Summary :The nonimmigrant alien information will be used to determine if a nonimmigrant alien is eligible to purchase, obtain, possess, or import a firearm.

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OMB Number 1140-0087-60.pdf (207 KB)

Description :eForm Access Request – 60 day Notice – comment period ends 3-23-15

Summary :Respondents must complete the eForm Access Request form in order to receive a user ID and password to obtain access to ATF’s eForm System. The information is used by the Government to verify the identity of the end users prior to issuing passwords.

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ATF Form 5330.20 OMB 1140-0061.pdf (194 KB)

Description :Application for Federal Firearms License –60 day Notice – comment period ends July 21, 2015

Summary :The law at 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B) makes it unlawful for any nonimmigrant alien to ship or transport in interstate commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm, ammunition, which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

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ATF Form 3310.4 OMB 1140-0003.pdf (202 KB)

Description :Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested – Action: 30-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers

Summary :The information documents certain sales or other dispositions of handguns for law enforcement purposes and determines if the buyer is involved in an unlawful activity, or is a person prohibited by law from obtaining firearms.

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ATF Form 5300.5 OMB 1140-0024.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Report of Firearms Transaction-Demand 2 – 30 day Notice – comment period ends 4-27-15

Summary :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.

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OMB Number 1140-0046.pdf (195 KB)

Description :Certification on Agency Letterhead Authorizing Purchase of Firearm for Official Duties of Law Enforcement Officer – 30 day Notice – comment period ends March 26, 2015.

Summary :The letter is used by 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.

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ATF Form 5400.28 OMB 1140-0072.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Employee Possessor Questionnaire – 30 day Notice – comment period ends March 26, 2015.

Summary :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. The form will be submitted to ATF to determine whether the person who provided the information is qualified to be an employee possessor in an explosive business.

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ATF Form 3310.4 OMB 1140-0003-60.pdf (195 KB)

Description :Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers – 60 day Notice – comment period ends April 20, 2015

Summary :The information documents certain sales or other dispositions of handguns for law enforcement purposes and determines if the buyer is involved in an unlawful activity, or is a person prohibited by law from obtaining firearms.

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atf_form_5300.34_omb_1140-new.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Federal Firearms License Responsible Person Questionnaire – 30 day Notice – comment period ends March 5, 2015

Summary :The form will be used by the public when applying for Federal firearms license and collector of curios and relics license to facilitate a personal collection in interstate and foreign commerce. The information requested on the form 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. (5) An estimate of

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ATF Form 5320.9 OMB 1140-0008.pdf (194 KB)

Description :Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms – 30 day Notice – comment period ends 3-5-15

Summary :The form will be used by the public when applying for Federal firearms license and collector of curios and relics license to facilitate a personal collection in interstate and foreign commerce. The information requested on the form 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.

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ATF Form 7 5310.12 7cr 5310.16 OMB 1140-0018.pdf (195 KB)

Description :Application for Federal Firearms License – 30 day Notice – comment period ends March 5, 2015

Summary :The form is 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. It is used by Federal firearms licensees and others to obtain a benefit. The change to this form is to reflect the Department of State and the Department of Commerce share responsibility for issuance of export licenses.

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ATF Form 5400.28 OMB 1140-0072-60.pdf (189 KB)

Description :Employee Possessor Questionnaire – 60 day Notice – comment period ends February 17, 2015

Summary :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. The form will be submitted to ATF to determine whether the person who provided the information is qualified to be an employee possessor in an explosive business.

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ATF Form 5320.20 OMB Number 1140-0010 application to transport interstate or temporarily export certain national firearms act.pdf (207 KB)

Description :Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested – Action: 60-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Application to Transport Interstate or Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms

Summary :In response to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Section 130002(b) as amended in 1996, the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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