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DOJ/ATF RIN: 1140-AA43 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●Background Checks for Principal Officers of Corporations, Trusts, and Other Legal Entities With Respect to the Making or Transferring of a National Firearms Act Firearm 
Abstract: The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act. The proposed regulations would make several changes to improve the application process, including: (1) adding a definition for the term "responsible person" where the applicant to make a firearm or the transferee is a corporation, trust, or other legal entity; (2) with respect to such applicants requiring each responsible person of the entity to complete a specified form, and to submit photographs and fingerprints; (3) requiring that a copy of all applications to make or transfer a firearm be forwarded to the chief law enforcement officer of the locality in which the maker or transferee is located; and (4) eliminating the requirement for a certification signed by the chief law enforcement officer. This rulemaking proceeding has been included in the Department's retrospective review plan developed pursuant to Executive Order 13563. 
Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 479   
Legal Authority: 26 USC 7805   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brenda R. Friend
Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
99 New York Avenue NE.,
Washington, DC 20226
Phone:202 648-7070