Any person who has knowledge of the theft or loss of any explosive materials from their stock must report such theft or loss within 24 hours of discovery to ATF and to appropriate local authorities. (Regulations at 27 CFR § 555.30, implementing section 842(k), require that the report of theft or loss be made by telephone and in writing to ATF).
Upon discovery of any theft or loss of any of your explosive materials:
Please note that it is not uncommon to find that you sold explosive materials previously reported as stolen or still have them in inventory. If you report explosive materials as stolen inaccurately, it hampers law enforcement’s ability to solve the crime or may jeopardize prosecution. Please immediately correct inaccurate reports.
The U.S. Bomb Data Center staff is available to assist with any questions you may have regarding the reporting of theft or loss of explosive materials. Contact the U.S. Bomb Data Center at 1-800-461-8841.
ATF Form 5400.30 (Type 60 coupon)
In the event of the loss, theft or destruction of an ATF Form 5400.30 (Type 60 coupon) upon discovery, the coupon holder should immediately contact ATF at: 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662) and do so within 24 hours of discovery.
Last Reviewed March 11, 2021