Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
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

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. 

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.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights - Educational Opportunities Section October 13, 2021 September 8, 2022 DOJ-2004186 Civil Rights

This fact sheet, issued jointly with the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, provides information about federal civil rights laws that protect students with mental health disabilities at risk of self-harm in the era of COVID-19. 

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.

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