Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 22, 2000 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312096 Alcohol & Tobacco This industry circular warns businesses about selling or holding for sale tobacco products and cigarette papers or tubes manufactured in the United States and labeled for exportation. On or after February 7, 2001, if you sell or hold for sale such products for domestic consumption, you may incur civil and criminal penalties.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) January 21, 2003 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312101 Alcohol & Tobacco The purpose of this industry circular is to advise alcohol and tobacco permitees, taxpayers and claimants that, effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), will be responsible for administering the alcohol and tobacco laws noted below and implementing regulations currently administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) January 21, 2003 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312106 Alcohol & Tobacco The purpose of this industry circular is to advise firearms and ammunition excise taxpayers that effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, will be responsible for administering the firearms and ammunition excise tax laws and regulations currently administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 1997 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312111 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Computerized Recordkeeping Systems; ATF District Offices; Letters to the Editor; Items of Interest; Establishment of the District Explosive Officers; Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996; ATF and Internet; Explosives Security; National Repository of Arson and Explosive Incidents; Theatrical Flash Powder; Be Aware America
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) August 1, 2000 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312116 Explosives What’s In This Issue: The New ATF Structure; ATF Publishes Final Rule in the Federal Register; Amendment to Licensing Requirements Intended to Ease Burden for On-Site Manufacturers; Storage Requirements- Display Fireworks; Construction Requirements for Type 4 Magazines Clarified; letters to the Editor; Reminder! U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board; Disposing of Deteriorated Explosives; ATF Reaches Industry Members via Internet
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) January 1, 2001 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312121 Explosives What’s In This Issue: A Message from the Chief, Arson & Explosives Programs Division; The New Orange Book; Variances; User Permits and User-Limited Permits; Verbal Opinions vs. “Have-it-in-Writing”; Fireworks Table of Distance Issues; Plastic Explosives; Thefts or Losses of Explosives; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Markings on Imported Explosives; Personnel Changes Within the Arson and Explosives Programs Division; International Explosives Assistance
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2001 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312126 Explosives What’s In This Issue: A Message from the Chief, Arson & Explosives Programs Division; International Explosives Assistance;Philadelphia Field Division Bombing Incidents; Barricades; Black Powder Sales; Safety, Storage, and Illegal Devices; Special Events Fireworks Variances; First Quarter 2001 Explosives Thefts
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) November 1, 2001 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312131 Explosives What’s In This Issue: A Message from the Chief, Arson & Explosives Programs Division; Transfers of Explosives In-State; ATF Meets with ISEE, PGI; Fugitive COrner; Contact ATF On Any Questions or Discussion Topics; Third Quarter 2001 Explosives Thefts
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) February 1, 2002 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312136 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Changes in Arson & Explosives Program Division; ATF Attends UN Meeting; ISEE, APA, To host Annual Conferences in February; Change of Ownership Licensing Requirements; Storage Requirements For Delays and Detonators; Magazine Reporting Requirements; Variance Requests Notice; Fugitive Corner; Daily Magazine Transaction Summary; ATF Invites Questions on Explosives Topics; Newsletter Distribution; Theft of Explosives
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) May 1, 2002 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312141 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Changes in the Arson & Explosives Division; Bulk Salutes and Licensing; Violent Offender Branch Gets New Chief; Office of Foreign Asset Controls Restrictions; New Phone Number for National Licensing Center; ATF's Lab New First Response Field Lab Vehicles; ATF Meets with ISEE, APA; Explosives Questions; Explosives Forms; Fugitive Corner; Newsletter Distribution; First Quarter 2002 Explosive Thefts
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) November 1, 2002 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312146 Explosives What’s In This Issue: A Message From the Chief, Arson & Explosives Division; ATF Hosts Explosives Industry Executive Meeting; Variances; EPA and the Toxic Substances Control Act; New Industry Circulars; International Explosives Assistance & Coordination; Fugitive Corner; Explosives Questions; Newsletter Distribution; Third Quarter 2002 Explosive Thefts
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) May 1, 2003 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312151 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Special Edition; Safe Explosives Act of 2002; Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges; Changes within ATF Resulting from the Signing of the Homeland Security Bill; Frequently Asked Questions; The New Federal Explosives License and Permit Application; Other Frequently Asked Questions
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 1, 2003 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312156 Explosives What’s in this issue: Changes in the Public Safety Branch; New Chief of the National Licensing Center; Storage Requirements; Requirements for Distraction Devices; ATF Meets with Mining Industry and ISEE; Limited Permit Procedures Detailed; Sales of Explosives Away From the Licensed Premises; Changes at the National Licensing Center; Theft of Explosives as Reported to ATF; Reporting Changes in Responsible Persons and Employee Possessors
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2004 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312161 Explosives What’s in this issue: A Message from the Chief, Arson & Explosives Programs Division; New Director, Deputy Director of ATF Announced Lewis P. Raden Named Assistant Director(Enforcement Programs and Services); Changes in the Arson and Explosives Programs Division; Volatile Organic Compounds; Manufacture of Binary Explosives; Manufacture of Binary Explosives; ATF Attends Conferences; Indoor Storage Magazine Locking Requirements;
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2005 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312166 Explosives What’s in this issue: Changes in the Arson and Explosives Programs Division; Director’s Speech at the ISEE National Conference; New Federal Explosives Licensing Center; Reporting Changes in Responsible Persons and Employees Authorized to Possess Explosive Materials; Reporting Procedures For Explosives Transactions; Storage of More Than 300,000 Pounds of Explosives; ATF Inspections
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 1, 2005 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312171 Explosives What’s in this issue: Changes Within the Office of Enforcement Programs Services; Changes in the Arson and Explosives Programs Division; ATF’s Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; ATF’s Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; Changes in ATF Regulation 27 CFR 555.55; You’ve Got EIPB-Mail!; Submission of Employee Possessor Questionnaires;
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 1, 2006 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312176 Explosives What’s In This Issue: What’s in this issue: Mr. Mark D. Jones Appointed as the Deputy Chief, Arson and Explosives Programs Division; Compliance Issues Involving the Fireworks Industry; License or Permit; Table of Distances; Incomplete Applications; Securing Storage Magazines; Q and A; Daily Summary of Magazine Transactions (Revisited)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) September 1, 2008 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312181 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Carson W. Carroll Named Assistant Director (Enforcement Programs and Services); Changes in the Arson and Explosives Programs Division; Two New Field Divisions; New “Orange Book”; New Headquarters Building; Storage Rulings; Fireworks Recordkeeping and Marks of Identification; Information Resources; Variance Request Guidelines; Determination Request Guidelines; Who Should Complete a Theft or Loss Report?; Exemption Request Guidelines; 2007 Explosives Thefts
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2009 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312186 Explosives What's In This Issue: New Chief of Explosives Industry Programs; New Web Pages; Fireworks Safety and Storage Illegal Explosives Fireworks Recordkeeping; Variance Updated Fireworks Q and A; As Simplified License and Permit Structure Change of Control Scanned or E-Mailed Licenses Igniter Storage with Rocket Motors in Attached Garages Locking Issues Bullet; Resistance for Type-2 Indoor Storage Detonator Boxes Explosives Thefts
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 1, 2009 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312191 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Carson W. Carroll, Assistant Director, Enforcement; Programs and Services, Retires; 2009 Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) Spring Meeting; 2010 International Society of Explosives; Engineers (ISEE) Conference; Type-1 Igloo or “Army-type Structure” Explosives Magazines Day Boxes; Table of Distances and Barricades; Recording Explosive Materials ”Used” Inspection Violations; Black Powder Blanks;
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2010 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312196 Explosives What’s In This Issue: Changes in Headquarters Personnel;Change of Ownership versus Change of Control; Storage of Shock Tube with Detonators; ATF Ruling—Placement and Visibility of Containers in Magazines; Inspecting Magazines; Type-5 Locking Requirements; Rubberized Lining in Type-3 and Type-4 Magazines; Reviewing Variances; Fireworks and Fires in the United States; Theft Discovery and Reporting; Orange Book Errata
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 1, 2010 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312201 Explosives What's In This Issue: New Chief of Explosives Industry Programs; New Web Pages; Dosed Gas Systems; Federal Explosives Exemptions for Federal and State Government Agencies; Fireworks Storage Bins; Marking Requirements and Transfers of Damaged or Defective Display Fireworks; Regulations Pertaining to Fuses and Fuzes; Activities Conducted at Remote Storage Facilities
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2011 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312206 Explosives What’s In This issue: New Web Pages and Publication; Display Fireworks Materials Exemption for Federally Recognized Indian Tribes; Fireworks and Black Powder; ATF Ruling 2011-2 Storage in Type 5 Bins and Silos; Mortise Locks and Cylindrical Dead Bolt Locks; Recordkeeping Exception at 27 CFR 555.123(d); Pressure Gas Systems; Indoor Magazines Stored Inside Containers and Trailers; Educational Institution Exemptions and Students; Prohibited Person Reminder;
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 1, 2011 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312211 Explosives What’s In This Issue: New Acting Director of ATF; New Publications; Open Letter—Definition of Display Fireworks; ATF Ruling 2011-3, Alternate Locks Authorized for Explosives Magazines; Non-sparking Metals; Attended “Day Box” Reminders; Smokeless Powder Exemption; Binary Exploding Targets; Binary Explosives Security; Certain Pest Control Devices Exempted as “Articles Pyrotechnic”; Hobby Pyrotechnics in a Regulated Environment; Explosives Licensing and Transfers;
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) June 1, 2012 February 28, 2020 DOJ-1312216 Explosives What’s In This Issue: ATF Celebrates 40 Years of Public Service; New Publications; ATF Ruling 2012-2, Uncovered Firework Bins; Storage of EPCDs Aboard Fishing Vessels; ATF Regulation of 1.4 Materials; Recording in the Daily Summary of Magazine Transactions; Aluminum Type 2 and Type 3 Magazines; Advertised as “ATF Approved”; ATF to Host Explosives Regulatory Conference; Questions and Answers; Explosives Thefts Reported During 2011

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