Saturday, January 25, 2014
FICG Files Supplemental Comment in Opposition to ATF 41P
ATF’s failure to timely post public submissions throughout the comment period denied FICG and other interested persons the ability to reference and build upon useful material, on the one hand, and to rebut incorrect assertions and clarify the record, on the other hand. That problem was exacerbated by the slow pace that has continued to mark ATF’s posting of comments, with nearly 12% of all comments submitted still awaiting processing. In addition, developments subsequent to December 9, 2013, that shed light on ATF’s rulemaking proceeding had to be put on the record to facilitate later judicial review.