Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) January 4, 2023 January 23, 2023 DOJ-2048091 Firearms

Many natural disasters occur with little or no warning. Whether or not advance notice is possible, the preservation of life is always paramount during any type of disaster. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) urges all persons to take steps to protect family and property by having a disaster preparedness plan in place  before any disaster occurs.

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317286 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Appendix A to Debtor Education Application for Providers

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317281 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Debtor Education Application Instructions for Providers

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317276 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Appendix A to Credit Counseling Application for Agencies

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317271 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Credit Counseling Application for Agencies

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317266 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Credit Counseling Application Instructions for Agencies

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 30, 2022 UST-2043196 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Email to credit counseling agencies and debtor education providers concerning updated application forms.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 27, 2022 December 27, 2022 DOJ-2042721 Firearms

ATF is issuing this open letter to assist the firearms industry and the public in understanding whether a “partially complete, disassembled, or nonfunctional” frame of a Polymer80, Lone Wolf, or similar semiautomatic, striker-fired pistol (sometimes generally referred to as “Glock-type” pistols) has reached a stage of manufacture...

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Employment Litigation Section November 10, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041641 Civil Rights, Servicemembers Initiative

This document (issued jointly with EEOC and DOL) is a resource describing federal protections from unlawful employment discrimination against servicemembers and veterans.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) October 20, 2022 October 20, 2022 DOJ-2040786 Firearms

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authorizes an alternate method or procedure from the provisions of Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 478.121, 478.124, 478.129, and 27 CFR 479.131 that require Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to retain the ATF Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473 (5300.9) (Form 4473), in a paper format.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) October 18, 2022 October 18, 2022 DEA-DC-063 Controlled Substance Prescriptions

This guidance document provides clarification regarding the changes pharmacists may make to schedule II paper prescriptions. This guidance will remain in effect until the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) codifies new regulations, or until this guidance is otherwise modified or withdrawn by DEA.

U.S. Trustee Program October 13, 2022 November 18, 2022 UST-2032921 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Letter to debtor education providers concerning the filing of debtor education certificates with the bankruptcy courts

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section October 4, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041731 Civil Rights

This Spanish language version of the know your voting rights brochure provides information to the public on the federal laws that protect the right to vote, how to report a possible violation, and other available resources on voting rights.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022 DOJ-2040791 Firearms

ATF is issuing this open letter to further assist the firearms industry and the public in understanding whether a “partially complete, disassembled, or nonfunctional” receiver of an AR-15/M-16 variant weapon has reached a stage of manufacture such that it “may readily be completed, assembled, restored, or otherwise converted” to a functional receiver...

Diversion Control Program (DEA) September 13, 2022 September 15, 2022 DEA-DC-59 DEA Records and Reports

This guidance document addresses whether a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrant who is an authorized collector has the responsibility to file a Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substances (DEA Form 106) if a sealed inner liner is stolen, lost, or missing while in a common or contract carrier’s custody.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) September 13, 2022 September 15, 2022 DEA-DC-60 DEA Records and Reports

This guidance document explains that a Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency has autonomy regarding the collection and disposal of controlled substances, and would not file a Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substances (DEA Form 106) with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) if a sealed inner liner is stolen, lost, or missing from the law enforcement agency.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) September 13, 2022 September 15, 2022 DEA-DC-61 DEA Records and Reports

This guidance document addresses whether a sealed inner liner may be transported by employees of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrant authorized as a collector, or after pick-up by a common courier driver, to a common carrier storefront/franchise prior to the common carrier transporting the sealed inner liner to a reverse distributor for destruction.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) September 13, 2022 September 15, 2022 DEA-DC-62 DEA Records and Reports

This guidance document addresses when a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered reverse distributor is considered to have received a sealed inner liner from either a DEA registrant authorized as collectors or law enforcement.

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. 

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section July 29, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041671 Civil Rights, Servicemembers Initiative

This document (issued jointly with CFPB) is a letter reminding auto lenders and leasing companies of their responsibilities to recognize important legal protections that exist for members of the military and their dependents under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section July 7, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041721 Civil Rights

This know your voting rights brochure provides information to the public on the federal laws that protect the right to vote, how to report a possible violation, and other available resources on voting rights. 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 28, 2022 June 28, 2021 DOJ-2040771 Firearms

This notice applies to activities permitted at qualifying gun shows, as defined in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 478.100. Federal firearms licensees (“FFLs” or “Dealers”) may only sell firearms at gun shows within the State in which their licensed premises is located. Furthermore, Federal, State, and local laws/ordinances.

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.

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