Rules and Regulations Library

Title Description Category Document Type
Rev. Rul. 54-181 Classification of certain weapons as any other weapon (318 KB)

This ruling advises that certain weapons fall within the definition of an “any other weapon” within the purview of the Federal Firearms Act.

Firearms Ruling
ATF Industry Circular 89-6: Facsimile Transmitted Copies (1365 KB)

The purpose of this circular is to advise industry members that an ATF ruling will be published in a future issue of the ATF Quarterly Bulletin. The ruling will read substantially as follows: The ATF has been asked whether certain forms and other documents could optionally be transmitted to the Bureau by means of facsimile machines.

Resource Center Industry Circular
1975-1-Penguns Classified as Firearms (902 KB)

This circular announces the reclassification of small caliber weapons (such as penguns) ostensibly designed to expel only tear gas, similar substances or pyrotechnic signals, which may be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosive, as firearms.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 2003-1: Establishment of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (52 KB)

The purpose of this industry circular is to advise members of the alcohol and tobacco industries that, effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), will be responsible for administering the alcohol and tobacco laws noted below and implementing regulations currently administered by ATF.

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 2003-2: Establishing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (54 KB)

The purpose of this industry circular is to advise firearms and ammunition excise taxpayers that effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, will be responsible for administering the firearms and ammunition excise tax laws and regulations currently administered by ATF.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 1999-2: Unlawful Transportation, Shipment or Sale of Cigarettes (249 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
ATF Industry Circular 1985-2: Importation of National Firearms Act Curio and Relic Firearms (691 KB)

This circular provides information concerning the importation of National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms for use as a sample for sales to law enforcement agencies when such firearms have been determined to be curios or relics.

Firearms Industry Circular
F 6NIA 5330.3D Revision October 2020 with watermark (842 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 6A 5330.3C revision October 2020 with watermark (827 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.5 March 2020 final OMB approval with watermark (808 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.57 July 2020 approved with watermark (751 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_6a5330._3c_revision_october_2020_with_watermark.pdf (827 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5000.29_environmental_information_with_watermark.pdf (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_6nia_5330._3d_revision_october_2020_with_watermark.pdf.pdf (842 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.59 - April 2020 with watermark (782 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.44 (Nov. 2020) with watermark (749 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.28_june_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (816 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft Loss Report with Watermark ATF Form 3310.6.pdf (689 KB)

The proposed information collection pertains to 27 CFR part 478 that requires Federal Firearms Licensees’ (FFLs) who discover that a firearm(s) it shipped was stolen or lost in transit, must report the theft or loss to ATF and the appropriate local authorities within 48 hours of discovery. Reports can be filed using the Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft/Loss Report—ATF Form 3310.6.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles ATF 6 Part I (5330. 3A) (July 2019) with watermark (824 KB)

The proposed information collection pertains to the Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles—ATF Form 6—Part I (5330.3A) that allows ATF to determine if the article(s) described on the application qualifies for importation. It also serves as authorization for the importer.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
DRAFT F 5000.30 with Watermark (739 KB)

DRAFT F 5000.30 with Watermark - Supplemental Information on Water Quality Considerations - Under 33 U.S.C. 1341 (a)

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DRAFT F 5320.2 with watermark (838 KB)

DRAFT F 5320.2 with watermark - Notice of Firearms Manufactured or Imported

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
ATF Form 6140.3 ATF Adjunct Instructor Data Form with watermark.pdf (828 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. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 60 days for public comment on a currently approved collection. The proposed information collection pertains collecting the necessary personally identifiable information (PII) from non-ATF employees, in order to document and evaluate their qualifications to serve as an ATF instructor.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
ATF F 5300.11 - April - 2019-with-watermark (838 KB)

Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) Under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, Firearms

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
ATF Form 8620.7 (with watermark) (727 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5400.5_march_2020_omb_approval_with_watermark.pdf (808 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
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