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Title Description Category Document Type
Technical Amendments to Regulations in Title 27, Chapter 11 (2006R-6P) (54 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.

Firearms Rulemaking
U.S. Munitions Import List and Import Restrictions Applicable to Certain Countries (2005R-5P) Dec. 26, 2007 (56 KB)

This final rule conforms the regulations in 27 CFR Part 447 to the revised International Traffic in Arms Regulations by amending the list of countries from which the importation of defense articles into the United States is proscribed by adding Afghanistan and removing South Africa and some of the states composing the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan). The rule also removes the arms embargo against the countries of Serbia and Montenegro. It also clarifies an outdated reference in the regulations to Zaire, currently known as the "Democratic Republic of the Congo," and makes a miscellaneous technical amendment to the regulations.

Firearms Rulemaking
Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms, Amended Definition of "Pistol" (2003R-33P) (60 KB)

The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations relating to machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify the definition of the term ‘‘pistol’’ and to define more clearly exceptions to the ‘‘pistol’’ definition.

Firearms Rulemaking
Delegation Order - Designation of Acting Supervisory Officials (45 KB)

The purpose of this delegation order is to grant supervisors authority to designate acting supervisory officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Resource Center General Notice
Delegation Order - Authority to Issue Space Requests to General Services Administration (GSA) (45 KB)

This order delegates authority for issuing requests for space on Standard Form 81, Request for Space.

Resource Center General Notice
2008R-15P - Federal Firearms License Proceedings - Hearings: Final Rule (217 KB)

The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. This rule clarifies that persons requesting a hearing will be afforded the opportunity to submit facts and arguments for review and consideration during the hearing, and may make offers of settlement before and after the hearing. The regulations are intended to ensure that federal firearms licensees and persons applying for a federal firearms license are familiar with the hearing process relative to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a firearms license, or imposition of a civil fine.

Firearms Rulemaking
Proposed ATF Form 3310.4 (watermarked draft, April 2018) (723 KB) Resource Center Information Collection
ATF Form 3310.4 - watermarked draft (March 2018) (723 KB)
F 3310. 4 (March 2018) Revision with watermark - DRAFT Form.
Firearms Information Collection
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
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