What is the ATF's enabling statute?

I cannot find any statute where authority is delegated to the ATF. Where do they get their authority under the APA?

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  • 7 years ago
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    In 1972 ATF was established as a separate Bureau within the Treasury Department when Treasury Department Order 221, effective July 1, 1972, transferred the responsibilities of the ATF division of the IRS to the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Rex D. Davis oversaw the transition, becoming the bureau's first director, having headed the division since 1970.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_of_Alcohol,_To...

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  • 7 years ago

    if memory serves you will find it @40CFR

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