Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section July 29, 2022 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989411 Civil Rights

This document explains how various federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, can help to ensure that services provided via telehealth are accessible to people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons. 

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 23, 2022 June 23, 2022 DEA-DC-057 DEA Records and Reports

The DEA Researchers Manual is a guide for registrants and the public as to the rights and obligations of registrants under the CSA and its implementing regulations.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 23, 2022 June 23, 2022 DEA-DC-056 DEA Records and Reports

This manual is intended to summarize and explain the basic requirements for administering and dispensing (but not prescribing) narcotic controlled substances approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically for use in maintenance or detoxification treatment in a DEA registered NTP under subchapter I (Control and Enforcement) of the CSA and DEA regulations, 21 CFR Parts 1300 to End.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 8, 2022 June 10, 2022 DEA-DC-055 DEA Registration

DEA is writing a letter to registrants informing them of the restriction on Chemical Importer registrations.  DEA is advising registrants that they are prohibited from ordering chemicals from manufacturers and delivering them directly to their customers.  The delivery of the chemicals must be at the registered location of the registrant. Violation of this rule is subject to denial, or revocation of the registration.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section May 12, 2022 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989501 Civil Rights

A guidance document that provides a broad overview of how employers’ use of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and other technologies in hiring and employment may result in unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section April 5, 2022 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989446 Civil Rights

This guidance document addresses how the Americans with Disabilities Act protects people with opioid use disorder (OUD) who are in treatment or recovery, including those who take medication to treat their OUD.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) March 22, 2022 March 25, 2022 DOJ-1980806 Firearms

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).

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section March 18, 2022 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989491 Civil Rights

This guidance describes how state and local governments and businesses open to the public can make sure that their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Diversion Control Program (DEA) March 1, 2022 March 1, 2022 DEA-DC-54 General

This manual was prepared by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division, to assist those persons who handle scheduled listed chemical products and List I and II chemicals in understanding the Federal Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they pertain to regulated chemicals.

Civil Rights Division January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022 DOJ-1914181 Civil Rights

This document is an updated summary report on the legal and evidentiary frameworks that justify the continued use of race or sex, in appropriate circumstances, by federal agencies to remedy the current and lingering effects of discrimination in federal contracting programs. Read the Federal Register notice.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section January 4, 2022 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989476 Civil Rights

This Q&A addresses the intersection of heath care entities’ COVID-19 era “visitor” policies and their intersection with the entities’ existing ADA obligations. 

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section January 4, 2022 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989486 Civil Rights

This Q&A addresses the Americans with Disabilities Act’s application to the many outdoor restaurants and retail spaces established due to COVID-19.   

Diversion Control Program (DEA) November 17, 2021 November 17, 2021 DEA-DC-053 DEA Registration

This guidance document addresses how a Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA)-waived practitioner may request removal of the X Number assigned to the provider’s DEA registration when they no longer intend to administer, dispense or prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder and do not need the waiver.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) October 21, 2021 October 29, 2021 DOJ-1980811 Alcohol & Tobacco

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.

U.S. Trustee Program October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021 UST-1878776 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Email to credit counseling agencies and debtor education providers concerning Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

U.S. Trustee Program September 28, 2021 September 28, 2021 UST-1875836 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Template letter explaining process and documentation requested for remote quality of service reviews of approved credit counseling agencies

Antitrust Division September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021 ATR-1884361 Antitrust, Disaster Fraud

The guidance is intended to help businesses understand how they can work together to rebuild affected communities without violating the antitrust laws.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) July 26, 2021 July 30, 2021 DOJ-1980831 Firearms

The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance on your obligations as a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Colorado. The following guidance is intended to assist you in accomplishing this goal.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) July 26, 2021 July 30, 2021 DOJ-1980826 Firearms

This letter provides guidance on your obligations as a federal firearms licensee. The guidance is intended to assist you in meeting these obligations. This letter does not impose any new obligations. It merely confirms the continuing applicability of existing federal obligations.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) July 26, 2021 July 30, 2021 DOJ-1980841 Firearms

The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance on your obligations as a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Texas. The following guidance is intended to assist you in accomplishing this goal. This letter does not impose any new obligations. It merely confirms the continuing applicability of existing federal obligations.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section July 26, 2021 August 1, 2022 DOJ-1989496 Civil Rights

This guidance explains that long COVID can be a disability under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  This guidance also provides resources for additional information and best practices.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) July 9, 2021 July 15, 2021 DOJ-1981041 Firearms

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA) requires states, as a condition of grant eligibility, to establish procedures to allow persons with disabilities relating to mental health (i.e., prohibiting mental health adjudications or involuntary commitments to a mental institution) to obtain relief from such disabilities for purposes of firearms eligibility. 

Diversion Control Program (DEA) July 8, 2021 July 9, 2021 DEA-DC-052 DEA Registration

This guidance document addresses issues pertaining to an individual practitioner’s use of their home address as a principal place of business or professional practice and the home address becoming controlled premises subject to unannounced inspections and administrative warrants under existing Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 17, 2021 July 9, 2021 DEA-DC-051 DEA Records and Reports

This guidance document addresses the question of whether controlled substances that are broken and/or spilled at a DEA registrant’s registered location need to be reported to DE

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 15, 2021 October 8, 2021 DOJ-1980846 Firearms

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

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