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|Granting Relief of Firearms Disabilities to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (2014R-50N) (53 KB)||
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC), has been granted relief from the disabilities imposed by Federal laws by the Director of ATF with respect to the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, transportation, or possession of firearms.
|Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Defense Articles - Removal of Certain Defense Articles Currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List that No Longer Warrant Important Control Under the Arms Export Control Act (2011R-25P) (60 KB)||
The Department of Justice is finalizing without change an amendment to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations to remove those defense articles currently on the United States Munitions Import List that ATF by delegation has determined no longer warrant import control under the Arms Export Control Act.
|List of Explosives Materials - 2014 (55 KB)||
Notice of List of Explosive Materials
|All FELs-Feb2009-Open Letter-Security Checklist (221 KB)||This advisory is a security checklist of best practices for all Federal explosives licensees and permittees.||Explosives||Open Letter|
|All FELs-Sept2005-Open Letter-Hurricane Katrina Damaged Areas (141 KB)||
The purpose of this open letter is to provide procedures to Federal explosives licensees and permittees affected by Hurricane Katrina.
|All FELs-Sept2001-Open Letter-Heightened Security Precautions Request for Explosives Licensees and Permittees (101 KB)||The purpose of this letter is to advise all persons holding Federal explosives licenses or permits of heightened security precautions that should be taken in light of the events of September 11, 2001.||Explosives||Open Letter|
|All FELs-July2004-Open Letter-ATF Director's Letter to Explosives Industry to Be Aware and Be Secure (166 KB)||
The purpose of this open letter is to advise Federal explosives industry licensees and permittees to remain diligent in security and protection of their explosives inventory.
|National-Nov2001-Open Letter-Mail Submitted to ATF by FFLs and FELs (93 KB)||This open letter is to inform Federal explosives licensees that ATF has not received mail since October 25, 2001.||Explosives||Open Letter|
|All FFLs-Sep2012-Open Letter-Building Positive Working Relationships with Industry Members (161 KB)||This open letter was sent from ATF's Deputy Director to all Federal firearms licensees and all Federal explosives licensees/permittees discussing how ATF continues to work towards maintaining and building positive working relationships industry members, trade associations, law enforcement, and the general public.||Firearms||Open Letter|
|Nevada-May2008-Open Letter-Nevada’s Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permits No Longer Qualify as an Alternative to a NICS check (93 KB)||
The purpose of this letter is to advise you that beginning July 1, 2008, Nevada’s Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) permits will no longer qualify as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.
|All FELs-Aug2011-Open Letter-September 11th Anniversary (60 KB)||
This open letter is to encourage Federal explosives licensees to exercise increased awareness and vigilance as the anniversary of September 11th approaches. The security of your explosives storage sites is very important.
|All FELs-May2008-Open Letter-Notification of Proposed Improvement to Fireworks Recordkeeping Process (160 KB)||
This year, a fireworks industry groups made a proposal that ATF anticipates will make fireworks recordkeeping more manageable and enhance our ability to trace and track fireworks. The proposed process should improve public safety and reduce the number of illegal transactions in display fireworks.
|All FELs-Feb2003-Open Letter-Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Explosives Regulations (138 KB)||This open letter announces that ATF is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking affecting federal explosives regulations.||Explosives||Open Letter|
|All FELs-Nov2002-Open Letter-Enacted Provisions of the Safe Explosives Act (303 KB)||The purpose of this letter is to provide you information on the provisions of the Safe Explosives Act (the Act), which was enacted on November 25, 2002.||Explosives||Open Letter|
|All FELs-Nov2001-Open Letter-Notification of Undelivered Correspondence to ATF (100 KB)||This open letter is to notify all Federal firearms licensees and Federal explosives licensees and permitees that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has not received mail since October 25, 2001.||Explosives||Open Letter|
|All FFLs-Dec2004-Open Letter-Establishment of the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System's Voluntary Appeal File (15 KB)||
The purpose of this letter is to inform Federal firearms licensees that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System's (NICS) Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) has been established.
|All FFLs-Dec2002-Open Letter-Homeland Security Act of 2002 - ATF Moves to the Department of Justice (26 KB)||The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information on a provision of the recently enacted Homeland Security Act of 2002. This provision moves most of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Justice effective January 24, 2003.||Firearms||Open Letter|
|Kentucky-July2006-Open Letter-Kentucky Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon License Qualifies as Alternative to NICS Check (36 KB)||The purpose of this letter is to advise you that the Kentucky Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon License (CCDWL) issued on or after July 12, 2006, will qualify as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.||Firearms||Open Letter|
|Indiana-Oct1998-Firearms-Establishment of National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) (45 KB)||The purpose of this letter is to advise you of your responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. The permanent provisions of the Brady law provide for the establishment of a national instant criminal background check system (NICS) that licensees must contact before transferring any firearm to unlicensed individuals.||Firearms||Open Letter|
|Wyoming-May2010-Firearms-ATF Guidance Regarding Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act (90 KB)||The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance on your obligations as a Federal Firearms Licensee. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) is providing you with the following information, intended to assist you in complying with Title 18 United States Code, Chapter 44.||Resource Center||Open Letter|