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Title Description Category Document Type
RIA - Final Rule 2021R-05F - Definition of "Frame or Receiver" and Identification of Firearms (1063 KB)

Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of Final Rule 2021R-05F, Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms

Firearms Rulemaking
All FFLs-Mar 2022-Open Letter-Forced Reset Triggers (FRTs) (269 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently examined devices commonly known as “forced reset triggers” (FRTs) and has determined that some of them are “firearms” and “machineguns” as defined in the National Firearms Act (NFA), and “machineguns” as defined in the Gun Control Act (GCA).

Firearms Open Letter
f_3000.12_september_2021_with_watermark_002.pdf (745 KB)

The ATF Citizens Academy Application—ATF form 300.12 will be used to collect personally identifiable information to determine an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Citizens Academy training program.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620._71_july_2021_with_watermark.pdf (848 KB) General Information Collection
f_8620._40_december_2021_with_watermark.pdf (780 KB)

ATF Form 8620.40 

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620._69_april_2021_with_watermark.pdf (819 KB)

ATF Form 8620.69

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_3252._2_september_2019with_watermark.-1.pdf (766 KB)

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2019.  As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 30 days for public comment on a new collection of currently approved collection. The proposed new information collection pertains to any individual registering as a Confidential Informant (CI) for ATF.  The CI must provide their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on the informant agreement regarding felonious criminal activities.

 

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 3000.12 (September 2021) (745 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.57 Prohibited Persons Questionnaire (234 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620._71_july_2021_with_watermark.pdf (848 KB)

Visitor Access Request-ATF Form 8620.71

General Information Collection
f_8620.70_august_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (274 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620._69_april_2021.pdf (817 KB)

Request for Temporary Eligibility To Hold a Sensitive Position—ATF Form 8620.69

General Information Collection
f_4587_5330._4_revision_july_2021_w_watermark.pdf (824 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
All FELs-Oct2021-Open Letter-E-Nicotine Delivery Systems (294 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to provide all federal explosives licensees and permittees guidance on the safe storage of explosive materials. Electronic nicotine delivery systems, or other similar devices, are electronic devices that, through an aerosolized solution, deliver nicotine, flavor, and/or other substances (including non-tobacco products) to the user inhaling from the device. ATF has determined that electronic nicotine delivery systems are spark producing devices. Therefore, they cannot be brought into or within 50 feet of any outdoor explosives storage magazine or within any room containing an indoor magazine.

Explosives Open Letter
ATF Form 5300.3A FFL Out-of-Business Records Request (with watermark) (931 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Louisiana-Jun2021-Open Letter-Lifetime Permit (287 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to advise you that the Louisiana Lifetime Concealed Handgun Permit meets the requirements as an alternative to the NICS check only during the five-year period beginning on the date of issuance of the Lifetime Permit.

Firearms Open Letter
Form 5300.5 (with watermark) (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Form 5400.14/5400.15, Part III (draft with watermark) (737 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
2010-9 - Supporting Documentation for Import Permit Applications (35 KB)

Persons holding a valid Federal firearms license and/or who are registered as importers of articles on the U.S. Munitions Import List importing surplus military defense articles importable as curios or relics, may submit photocopies of the original supporting statements and documents with ATF Form 6, if they certify, under penalties provided by law, that the supporting documentation is true, correct, and complete. Such persons who are authorized under ATF Ruling 2003-6 to file eForm 6, may submit digitally scanned copies of the original supporting statements and documents with eForm 6, if they certify, under penalties provided by law, that the supporting documentation is true, correct, and complete.

Firearms Ruling
f_3310._4_march_2021_new_revision_with_watermark.pdf (817 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
DRAFT - Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form - ATF Form 5070.1 (719 KB) Alcohol & Tobacco Information Collection
ATF Form 9 (5320.9) (843 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5400.13-5400.16_november_2018_with_watermark.pdf (956 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Form 5400.28 (850 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5300._5_july_2021_revised_with_watermark_.pdf (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
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