COVID-19: Resources and Information for Members
Resources and Information by Agency/Organization
IME is making every attempt to keep this information updated on a timely basis. We welcome readers to send any ommissions or corrections to Jasmine Smith at email@example.com.
- (April 7, 2020) ATF has advised IME that the agency is not experiencing or anticipating any delays with renewals of FEL/FEPs. IME recommends that any company who has not received a renewed FEL/FEP within 30 days prior to a license or permit expiration request a Letter of Authorization from your FELC Examiner.
- (March 27, 2020) ATF has not yet posted any information for industry regarding actions related to COVID-19. In response to IME’s request for information and assistance, we have been advised that the agency has "reduced compliance inspections to mission-critical only and that routine inspections are not considered critical at this time." The agency has also referred industry members to its Disaster Preparedness pamphlet and the regulatory requirements for FELs/FEPs to conduct magazine inspections. They have advised that any industry member who is prevented from conducting magazine inspections due to COVID-19 State/local restrictions or worker health and safety issues should contact the local ATF office for assistance.
- In the absence of ATF guidance, IME has prepared a template for workers NOT deemed essential by State/local governments to assist in accessing magazines for inspection and ensuring security. See State Resources below.
National Mining Association
National Association of Manufacturers
SBA and Paycheck Protection Program
STATE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
For businesses and employees who have NOT been listed as “Essential” in any given State.
These letters are intended to aid the re-entry of employees who have not been listed as “Essential” in a given State but must ensure the safe storage of explosives under ATF jurisdiction or facility security under the DHS CFATS program. These letters cannot guarantee site access by local enforcement and any company who is not allowed site access by local authorities is urged to call the local ATF Field Division Director of Industry Operations or Special Agent in Charge (for explosives storage) or DHS CISA Regional Offices (for CFATS facility security).
Council of State Governments