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DOJ/FBI RIN: 1110-AA38 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Regulatory Updates to Implement Policy – National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 

To allow access to the NICS Indices in response to ATF inquiries in connection with civil or criminal law enforcement activity relating to the Federal explosives laws. Also, to add a new limited access to the FBI-maintained NICS Indices to provide information (when allowed by applicable federal and state laws) to a criminal justice agency or an authorized agency (as identified in the Security Clearance Information Act, codified in 5 U.S.C. 9101), conducting background checks during the hiring process, certification process, or reinvestigation of a person who will carry firearms in the performance of their official duties with the criminal justice agency or authorized agency, as applicable.  This amendment will assist criminal justice agencies and other authorized agencies to know whether such person is or would be prevented from carrying firearms as a part of their official duties.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 25 CFR 25   
Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. ch. 40    18 U.S.C. sec. 921    18 U.S.C. sec. 922    5 U.S.C. sec. 9101    34 U.S.C. sec. 40901   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2024 
NPRM Comment Period End  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Klebe
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Justice Information Law Unit, Module C3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road,
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone:304 625-2000