Justice Department Proposes New Regulation to Update Definition of “Engaged in the Business” as a Firearms Dealer
On Aug. 13, Emergency Support Function #13 (ESF #13) was activated to provide force protection for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue teams, the Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, and to augment the Maui Police Department in the aftermath of the Hawaii wildfires.
More than 150 federal law enforcement officers from the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of the Treasury are assisting on the ground in Maui in support of ESF #13. Justice Department law enforcement personnel on the ground include personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United States Marshals Service.
The FBI continues to assist in locating and identifying missing persons as well as helping identify the deceased. In addition, the Department has provided victim advocates, who are assisting at the Maui Family Assistance Center and the Maui PD Emergency Operations Center.
Since arriving on Maui, ESF #13 has:
In 2006, the Department of Justice was designated the lead coordinating department of ESF #13, and since 2008, ATF has been the lead coordinating agency of ESF #13.
ESF #13’s Mission is to provide federal public safety and security assistance to Federal, State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal organizations overwhelmed by an actual or anticipated disaster or Act of Terrorism.
Such assistance includes, but is not limited to:
ESF #13 will stay on Maui until the mission is complete.