Rules and Regulations Library

Title Description Category Document Type
1982-8-Discontinuance of ATF Form 5400.3, for Black Powder (660 KB)

This circular notifies explosives licensees that ATF Form 5400.3, Transaction Record for Black Powder to be used for antique weapons, is no longer required.

Explosives Industry Circular
1974-11-Environmental Responsibilities (703 KB)

This circular advises proprietors of their responsibility to ATF with respect to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and of the possible effects of these requirements upon their activities.

Explosives Industry Circular
1999-2-Unlawful Transportation, Shipment or Sale of Cigarettes (1905 KB)

This circular reminds all persons of the Federal law (and penalties) applying to the shipments, sale or possession of cigarettes and to the domestic sales of cigarettes marked for export.  Additionally, this circular addresses the sale of cigarettes on Native American tribal reservations.

 

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
1972-178 - Obsolete ATF Rulings (206 KB)

Periodic review of outstanding revenue rulings reflect that the following list of rulings are obsolete because of expiration or changes to current laws and regulations.

General Ruling
2013-1 - Electronic Form 6 and 6A (2323 KB)
Approved alternate method or procedure for individuals, Federal firearms licensees, and registered importers of articles enumerated on the U.S. Munitions Import List (USMIL) to file ATF Form 6 - Part I and Form 6A electronically using ATF eForms, provided all of the conditions set forth in this ruling are met.  Supersedes ATF Rulings 2003-6 and 2010-9.
Firearms Ruling
Kansas-July2013-Open Letter-Passage of the Kansas Second Amendment Protection Act (58 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance and information related to the passage of the Kansas Second Amendment Protection Act, Kansas, effective April 25, 2013.
Firearms Open Letter
Louisiana-Apr2015-Open Letter-Louisiana's Concealed Handgun Permit Qualifies as Alternative to to NICS Check (473 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to advise all Louisiana Federal firearms licensees that Louisiana's concealed handgun permit has been determined to qualify as an alternative to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. 
Firearms Open Letter
All FELs-Jun2014-Open Letter-Black Powder (62 KB)
This is an open letter to all Federal explosives licensees and permittees in regards to inquiries about black powder exceptions under the Federal explosives laws.
Explosives Open Letter
National-Oct2010-Open Letter-PACT Act and Tobacco in Interstate Commerce (257 KB) The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance to persons who sell, transfer, or ship for profit cigarettes or smokeless tobacco in interstate commerce or who advertise cigarettes or smokeless tobacco for such sale, transfer, or shipment on amendments to the Jenkins Act .  Alcohol & Tobacco Open Letter
National-Oct2010-Open Letter-Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act) (217 KB) The purpose of this open letter is to provide all State Attorneys General and State Tobacco Tax Administrators with information on amendments to the Jenkins Act.  Alcohol & Tobacco Open Letter
American Samoa-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (705 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in American Samoa of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Arizona-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (659 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Arizona of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Arkansas-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (893 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Arkansas of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Connecticut-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (821 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Connecticut of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
District of Columbia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (916 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in the District of Columbia of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Florida-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (985 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Florida of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Guam-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (880 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Guam of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Maryland-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (1008 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Maryland of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Missouri-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (817 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Missouri of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Montana-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (776 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Montana of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Oklahoma-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (826 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Oklahoma of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Pennsylvania-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (780 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Pennsylvania of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Rhode Island-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (648 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Rhode Island of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Tennessee-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (461 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Tennessee of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Firearms Open Letter
Texas-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (874 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Texas of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Firearms Open Letter
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