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Department of Justice.


Semiannual regulatory agenda.


The Department of Justice is publishing its spring 2018 regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 to 612 (1988).

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Robert Hinchman, Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice, Room 4252, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530, (202) 514-8059.

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Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database.

Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Justice's printed agenda entries include only:

(1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and

(2) any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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Dated: February 23, 2018.

Beth A. Williams,

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy.

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives—Proposed Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
144Bump-Stock-Type Devices1140-AA52


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)

Proposed Rule Stage

144. • Bump-Stock-Type Devices

E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.

Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. 921 et seq.; 26 U.S.C. 5841 et seq.

Abstract: The Department of Justice anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of machinegun in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as bump-fire stocks, fall within that definition. Before doing so, the Department needed to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the scope of the market for these devices. This ANPRM was intended to gather relevant information that is otherwise not readily available to ATF regarding the scope and nature of the market for such bump-stock devices.


ActionDateFR Cite
ANPRM12/26/1782 FR 60929
ANPRM Comment Period End01/25/18
NPRM03/29/1883 FR 13442
NPRM Comment Period End06/27/18
Final Action09/00/18

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Vivian Chu, Regulations Attorney, Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20226, Phone: 202 648-7070.

RIN: 1140-AA52

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[FR Doc. 2018-11250 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]