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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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.
|TD 451: Delegation of Authority (Published: 5/01/01) (48 KB)||
This final rule places ATF authorities contained in ATF regulations, with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ and requires that persons file documents required by ATF regulations, with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ or in accordance with the instructions on the ATF form. Also, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director and the word ‘‘region.’’
|TD-457: Recodification of Regulations on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes (Published: 6/14/01) (47 KB)||
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations in part 296- Miscellaneous Regulations Relating to Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in 27 CFR part 296 as 27 CFR part 46. This change improves the organization of title 27.
|TD 487: Reorganization of Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations (Published: 1/24/03) (124 KB)||
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 divides the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury, into two separate agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the Department of Justice, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in the Department of the Treasury. 27 CFR Parts 447, 478 et al. Reorganization of Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations; Final Rule
|Publication on National Response Team (ATF P 3510.1) (9227 KB)||
This publication describes the National Response Team (NRT) and its functions and responsibilities.