Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 10, 2020 September 30, 2020 DOJ-1382756 Explosives

This presentation provides an overview of Type 3 magazine construction, reporting requirements and use intended for temporary attended storage on a worksite.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 10, 2020 September 30, 2020 DOJ-1382771 Explosives

This presentation details the process for requesting a variance for deviating from the explosives regulations through use of a quantitative risk assessment software tool known as ‘Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk.’

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 10, 2020 September 30, 2020 DOJ-1382781 Explosives

This presentation details when a variance to deviate from the explosives regulations may be requested, to whom they may be issued, where to direct such requests and documentation from the requestor to assist in evaluation of those requests.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 10, 2020 September 30, 2020 DOJ-1382796 Explosives

This presentation provides an overview of the FELC’s responsibilities for reviewing and processing all new applications for federal explosives licenses and/or permits as well as renewals, the background check process, and ensuring sufficiency of information received.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 3, 2020 September 8, 2020 DOJ-1374531 Firearms

This ATF procedure gives guidance to licensees on how to complete the Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473, as revised effective May 2020, and record the sale of a firearm, when selling to an unlicensed person who a) has a valid alternate permit or otherwise is exempt from NICS requirements; b) resides in the same state as the licensee; and c) does not appear in person at the licensee's business premises. Supersedes ATF Procedure 2013-2.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 2, 2020 September 8, 2020 DOJ-1374541 Firearms

This ATF procedure is to set forth the recordkeeping and NICS procedures for federal firearms licensees (FFLs) who facilitate the transfer of firearms between private unlicensed individuals. This procedure does not apply to pawn transactions, consignment sales, or repairs. Supersedes ATF Procedure 2017-1.

Office of Legal Policy August 17, 2020 August 17, 2020 OLP-1366431 National Security

This interagency Advisory – issued by the DOJ, FAA, FCC, and DHS -- is intended to help non-federal public and private entities better understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and mitigate threats posed by unmanned aircraft system operations, including provisions of federal criminal law.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) July 28, 2020 July 28, 2020 DEA-DC-043 General

Question and answer concerning DEA allowing certified health care providers to administer REMS-designated controlled substances to patients in parking lots at the health care providers DEA registered location.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) July 28, 2020 July 30, 2020 DEA-DC-044 Controlled Substance Prescriptions

Question and Answer concerning registering with DEA and prescribing controlled substances in more than one state.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) July 13, 2020 July 14, 2020 DEA-DC-042 Controlled Substance Security

Question and answer concerning the bulk destruction of controlled substances during the civil unrest.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) July 6, 2020 July 13, 2020 DEA-DC-041 Controlled Substance Prescriptions

Question and answer concerning a pharmacists ability to dispense controlled substances during civil unrest.

Criminal Division, Criminal - Criminal Fraud Section July 3, 2020 August 4, 2020 CRIMINAL-1315366 Foreign Corruption

The Guide addresses, among other things, who and what is covered by the FCPA's anti-bribery and accounting provisions; the definition of a "foreign official"; what constitute proper and improper gifts, travel and entertainment expenses; the nature of facilitating payments; how successor liability applies in the mergers and acquisitions context; and the hallmarks of an effective corporate compliance program.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 12, 2020 June 23, 2020 DEA-DC-040 Controlled Substance Security

Questions and answer concerning pharmacys destruction of damaged controlled substances due to the civil unrest.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 10, 2020 June 23, 2020 DEA-DC-038 Controlled Substance Prescriptions

Question and answer concerning controlled substance prescription transfers during civil unrest.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 10, 2020 June 23, 2020 DEA-DC-039 Controlled Substance Security

Question and answer addressing what steps  must be taken if a pharmacy is closing permanently due to the civil unrest.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 9, 2020 June 10, 2020 DEA-DC-036 General

Question and answer concerning off-site dosing of narcotic treatment program patients during civil unrest.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 9, 2020 June 11, 2020 DEA-DC-37 DEA Registration

Question and answer concerning practitioners needing to move controlled substances due to civil unrest and looting.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 7, 2020 June 12, 2020 DEA-DC-034 DEA Registration

Question and answer concerning moving controlled substances to another address without changing the address of the DEA registered location.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 6, 2020 June 12, 2020 DEA-DC-035 DEA Records and Reports

Question and Answer concerning suspicious order reporting during the civil unrest and looting.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 5, 2020 June 12, 2020 DEA-DC-33 DEA Records and Reports

Question and answer concerning reporting of theft and/or loss of controlled substances during civil unrest and looting.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) June 4, 2020 June 4, 2020 DEA-DC-031 DEA Registration

Questions and answer concerning obtaining a new DEA registration number for a temporary pharmacy that is replacing a damaged pharmacy due to civil unrest/looting at the same physical address.

National Security Division (NSD) May 27, 2020 April 13, 2021 NSD-1818541 National Security

The guidance discusses the meaning of the term “agent of a foreign principal” as used in FARA.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) April 28, 2020 April 28, 2020 DEA-DC-030 DEA Records and Reports

During the COVID-19 health emergency, DEA will permit OTPs to regularly use off-site locations located in the same state in which they are registered with DEA to deliver take-home doses of buprenorphine to patients authorized to receive them, without separately registering those locations.  OTPs must obtain approval for unregistered delivery locations from local DEA offices and SOTA.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) April 13, 2020 April 13, 2020 DEA-DC-029 General

During the Covid19 Public Health Emergency, DEA will temporarily permit registered practitioners such as hospitals, pharmacies, and physicians to distribute controlled substances (CS) in excess of five percent of their total number of dosage units of CS distributed to other registered dispensers during this calendar year, without registering as a distributor.  All DEA security, recordkeeping and other applicable regulations, including state requirements, remain in effect.

Diversion Control Program (DEA) April 11, 2020 April 11, 2020 DEA-DC-027 General

During the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, DEA will permit distributors to deliver narcotic substances to Narcotic Treatment Programs without requiring immediate signature by the NTP’s authorized individual accepting delivery.  Distributors must confirm physical possession by the NTP and complete additional recordkeeping requirements in a timely manner.

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