Archive for eForms

ATF eForms to become “FEAM,” still mostly vaporware

An email notice was sent out to eForms users today announcing a new name for the eForms system and promising new features including batch submission functionality and auto-approval of some ATF Forms 2 and 3. The agency, however, is pushing back the anticipated date for rollout of the new system, scrapping development work done to […]

ATF publishes new eForms guide for 2015

As part of ATF’s email announcements to eForms users this morning, the agency also attached a copy of the latest eForms newsletter. It includes an updated version of the “eForms 101” guide first distributed at the end of 2013. Other thrilling topics include “FFL, EIN and AECA Associations” and what to expect when seeking an NFA […]

ATF: eForm 4 coming back late 2015

Earlier this morning, ATF dispatched an eForms update to users. In addition to providing performance figures for NFA Branch in processing paperwork (forms are now being processed faster than they are coming in), ATF also notes that they have reached their target staffing level of twenty-five examiners, made changes to office procedures, and are actively […]

Form 2 back on eForms

Sent out to ATF eForms users this afternoon: ATF is happy to inform the eForms user community that we have added the ATF Form 2 (5320.2) back to ATF eForms system.  The Form 2 can now be selected from the eForms carrousel [sic] for electronic submission. Thank you for your continued use and support of […]

Form 1 now available on eForms system

The following email was sent to ATF eForms users this afternoon: We are pleased to announce the following updates to the eForms system: 1.      Performance enhancements – We were able to address some of the technical issues.  You will see improvements in the overall performance of the system. 2.      We are able to add the ATF Form […]

ATF eForms system partially returns

 After taking down its buggy eForms system on April 4th, ATF has brought eForms back online—but only for Forms 6 and 6A for now. Users navigating to the eForms page are greeted with the message below, which indicates that this limited rollout of the eForms system will eventually be expanded to include other ATF forms, including […]

ATF takes down eForms “until further notice”

If you were hoping to submit a form electronically in order to cut your wait time, your window of opportunity may have just closed. ATF eForms users are being greeted with this message: The eForms software is not performing to our expectations.  As a result, we are taking the eForms system down until further notice.  We apologize for any […]

ATF plans scheduled restarts to beat eForms bugs

Registered eForms system users received this email from ATF today: As  you are aware, eForms has had performance issues for the past three weeks.  We are diligently working with experts in the field to resolve the issues. Until we can get the issues resolved we will be implementing automated restarts of the server at 4:00 am, 9:00 […]

An apologia for eForms

ATF eForms users received this message this morning from the agency explaining problems with the eForms system but touting the volume of applications that it is still managing to accept. Res ipsa loquitur.

More technical problems with ATF eForms

Because of the much shorter wait times it offers for the processing of NFA-related forms, the eForms system is the most celebrated accomplishment of the ATF in the last year (faint praise, given the unpleasant surprise of ATF 41P, and the generally anti-freedom mission of the whole agency). Unfortunately, as with other federal websites that are under […]