28 U.S. Code

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Current through Pub. L. 113-56. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

(a) Establishment.—
(1) In general.— There is established within the Department of Justice under the general authority of the Attorney General the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (in this section referred to as the “Bureau”).
(2) Director.— There shall be at the head of the Bureau a Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (in this subtitle  [2] referred to as the “Director”). The Director shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate  [3] and shall perform such functions as the Attorney General shall direct. The Director shall receive compensation at the rate prescribed by law under section 5314 of title V  [4] , United States Code, for positions at level III of the Executive Schedule.
(3) Coordination.— The Attorney General, acting through the Director and such other officials of the Department of Justice as the Attorney General may designate, shall provide for the coordination of all firearms, explosives, tobacco enforcement, and arson enforcement functions vested in the Attorney General so as to assure maximum cooperation between and among any officer, employee, or agency of the Department of Justice involved in the performance of these and related functions.
(4) Performance of transferred functions.— The Attorney General may make such provisions as the Attorney General determines appropriate to authorize the performance by any officer, employee, or agency of the Department of Justice of any function transferred to the Attorney General under this section.
(b) Responsibilities.— Subject to the direction of the Attorney General, the Bureau shall be responsible for investigating—
(1) criminal and regulatory violations of the Federal firearms, explosives, arson, alcohol, and tobacco smuggling laws;
(2) the functions transferred by subsection (c) ofsection 1111 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as enacted on the date of the enactment of such Act); and
(3) any other function related to the investigation of violent crime or domestic terrorism that is delegated to the Bureau by the Attorney General.
(c) Transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets to the Department of Justice.—
(1) In general.— Subject to paragraph (2), [2] but notwithstanding any other provision of law, there are transferred to the Department of Justice the authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which shall be maintained as a distinct entity within the Department of Justice, including the related functions of the Secretary of the Treasury.
(3)   [5] Building prospectus.—Prospectus PDC-98W10, giving the General Services Administration the authority for site acquisition, design, and construction of a new headquarters building for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, is transferred, and deemed to apply, to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives established in the Department of Justice under subsection (a).


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives”.

[2]  See References in Text note below.

[3]  So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.

[4]  So in original. Probably should be title “5”.

[5]  So in original. There is no par. (2).

Current through Pub. L. 113-56. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

Source

(Added and amended Pub. L. 109–162, title XI, § 1187(b), (c)(1),Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3127; Pub. L. 109–177, title V, § 504,Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 247.)
References in Text

This subtitle, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), meant subtitle B (§§ 1111–1115) of title XI of Pub. L. 107–296, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2274, when subsec. (a) was originally included in section 1111 ofPub. L. 107–296. See Codification note below. There are no subtitles in this title of the Code. Subtitle B of title XI of Pub. L. 107–296enacted part B (§ 531 et seq.) of subchapter XI of chapter 1 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and section 3051 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, amended section 2006 of this title, sections 8D and 9 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–452, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, section 1445–3 of Title 7, Agriculture, section 1701 of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality, section 2223b of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, sections 841 to 847, 921 to 923, 925, 926, 1261, 1952, 2341, 2343, and 2346 ofTitle 18, sections 6103 and 7801 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code, sections 713 and 9703 of Title 31, Money and Finance, sections 10502 and 13921 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, sections 80303 and 80304 of Title 49, Transportation, and provisions set out as a note under section 921 of Title 18. For complete classification of subtitle B to the Code, see Tables.
Subsection (c) ofsection 1111 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as enacted on the date of the enactment of such Act), referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is section 1111(c) ofPub. L. 107–296, title XI, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2275, which was classified to section 531 (c) of Title 6, Domestic Security, prior to transfer of subsec. (c)(1), (3) of such section to subsec. (c)(1), (3) of this section.
Paragraph (2), referred to in subsec. (c)(1), meant paragraph (2) of section 1111(c) ofPub. L. 107–296, when subsec. (c)(1) of this section was originally included in section 1111 ofPub. L. 107–296. See Codification note below. Section 1111(c)(2) ofPub. L. 107–296is classified to section 531 (c)(2) of Title 6, Domestic Security.
Codification

The section catchline and text of subsecs. (a) to (c)(1), (3) ofsection 1111 of Pub. L. 107–296, formerly classified to section 531 of Title 6, Domestic Security, which were transferred to this chapter, redesignated as this section, and amended by Pub. L. 109–162, § 1187(b), (c)(1), were based on Pub. L. 107–296, title XI, § 1111(a)–(c)(1), (3), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2274, 2275.
Amendments

2006—Pub. L. 109–162, § 1187(b), (c)(1)(A), transferred the section catchline and subsecs. (a) to (c)(1), (3) ofsection 1111 of Pub. L. 107–296to this chapter, redesignated them as this section, and substituted “alcohol, tobacco, firearms” for “Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms” in the section catchline. See Codification note above.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 109–177, which directed amendment of second sentence of “section 1111(a)(2) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 531 (a)(2))” by substituting “President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate” for “Attorney General” the first time appearing, was executed to this section to reflect the probable intent of Congress in light of the transfer of subsec. (a) ofsection 1111 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to this section by Pub. L. 109–162, § 1187(b). See Amendment and Codification notes above.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–162, § 1187(c)(1)(B), inserted “of section 1111 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as enacted on the date of the enactment of such Act)” after “subsection (c)”.

 

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