ATF Form 3312.1 "National Tracing Center Trace Request"

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OMB No. 1140-0043
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
National Tracing Center Trace Request
Phone: 1-800-788-7133
FirearmTraceRequest@atf.gov
Fax: 1-800-578-7223
FOR NTC DATA ENTRY ONLY
Page 1 of 2 - Trace Request Information
NOTE: * - Required Entry Field (Must be completed for trace processing)
** - Required Entry With Listed Data Response (See back for codes and options)
Part I - Trace Initiation Information
1a. Date of Request
1b. Priority**
Urgent (Justification required)
Routine
For NTC Data Entry Only
Justification
1c. Special Instructions
Part II - Crime Code Information
2a. NCIC Crime Code**:
2b. Project Code, Project Title, or other Initiative (If you wish to obtain a Project Code, contact the Chief, Firearms Tracing
Branch, ATF National Tracing Center)**:
Part III - ATF Agent Requesting Trace
3a. Organization Code*
3b. Phone Number:
3c. ATF Special Agent’s Name (Last, first, middle)
Fax Number:
E-Mail:
3d. Badge Number
3e. ATF Case Number
3f. Field Office
Part IV - Other Agency Requesting Trace
4a. ORI Number*
4b. Phone Number:
4c. Other Agency Officer’s Name (Last, first, middle)
Fax Number:
E-Mail:
4d. Badge Number
4e. Other Agency Case Number
4f. Department/Unit
4g. Mailing Address
Part V - Firearms Information
5a. Serial Number* (From Frame or Receiver)
5b.
Obliterated (If yes, complete
5c. Firearms Manufacturer*
Part IX)
Yes
No
5d. Type*
5e. Caliber*
5f. Model*
5g. Country of Origin* (Importer required if other than U.S.)
5h. Importer*
5i. Additional Markings
Part VI - Possessor Information
6a. Name (Last, First, Middle, Suffix)
6b. Alias (If given) (Last, First, Middle, Suffix)
6c. Alias Date of Birth
6d. Height
6e. Weight
6f. Sex
6i. Address - Route Number
6g. Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino Yes
No
6h. Race (Check one or more boxes)
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
Asian
Other (Specify)
6j. Apt. Number 6k. Street No.
6l. Direction
6m. Street Name
6n. City
6o. County
6p. State
6q. Zip Code (Nine Digit Number)
6r. Country
6s. Date of Birth
6t. Place of Birth
6u. Possessor’s ID Number
6v. ID Type/State
ATF E-Form 3312.1
Revised April 2019
OMB No. 1140-0043
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
National Tracing Center Trace Request
Phone: 1-800-788-7133
FirearmTraceRequest@atf.gov
Fax: 1-800-578-7223
FOR NTC DATA ENTRY ONLY
Page 1 of 2 - Trace Request Information
NOTE: * - Required Entry Field (Must be completed for trace processing)
** - Required Entry With Listed Data Response (See back for codes and options)
Part I - Trace Initiation Information
1a. Date of Request
1b. Priority**
Urgent (Justification required)
Routine
For NTC Data Entry Only
Justification
1c. Special Instructions
Part II - Crime Code Information
2a. NCIC Crime Code**:
2b. Project Code, Project Title, or other Initiative (If you wish to obtain a Project Code, contact the Chief, Firearms Tracing
Branch, ATF National Tracing Center)**:
Part III - ATF Agent Requesting Trace
3a. Organization Code*
3b. Phone Number:
3c. ATF Special Agent’s Name (Last, first, middle)
Fax Number:
E-Mail:
3d. Badge Number
3e. ATF Case Number
3f. Field Office
Part IV - Other Agency Requesting Trace
4a. ORI Number*
4b. Phone Number:
4c. Other Agency Officer’s Name (Last, first, middle)
Fax Number:
E-Mail:
4d. Badge Number
4e. Other Agency Case Number
4f. Department/Unit
4g. Mailing Address
Part V - Firearms Information
5a. Serial Number* (From Frame or Receiver)
5b.
Obliterated (If yes, complete
5c. Firearms Manufacturer*
Part IX)
Yes
No
5d. Type*
5e. Caliber*
5f. Model*
5g. Country of Origin* (Importer required if other than U.S.)
5h. Importer*
5i. Additional Markings
Part VI - Possessor Information
6a. Name (Last, First, Middle, Suffix)
6b. Alias (If given) (Last, First, Middle, Suffix)
6c. Alias Date of Birth
6d. Height
6e. Weight
6f. Sex
6i. Address - Route Number
6g. Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino Yes
No
6h. Race (Check one or more boxes)
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
Asian
Other (Specify)
6j. Apt. Number 6k. Street No.
6l. Direction
6m. Street Name
6n. City
6o. County
6p. State
6q. Zip Code (Nine Digit Number)
6r. Country
6s. Date of Birth
6t. Place of Birth
6u. Possessor’s ID Number
6v. ID Type/State
ATF E-Form 3312.1
Revised April 2019
Requestor’s Name*
Page 2 of 2 - Trace Request Information
Part VII - Associate Information
7a. Name (Last, First, Middle, Suffix)
7b. Alias (If given) (Last, First, Middle, Suffix)
7c. Alias Date of Birth
7d. Height
7e. Weight
7f. Sex
7i. Address - Route Number
7g. Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino Yes
No
7h. Race (Check one or more boxes)
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Asian
White
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Other (Specify)
7j. Apt. Number
7k. Street No.
7l. Direction
7m. Street Name
7n. City
7o. County
7p. State
7q. Zip Code (Nine Digit Number)
7r. Country
7s. Date of Birth
7t. Place of Birth
7u. Associate’s ID Number
7v. ID Type/State
Part VIII - Firearm Recovery Information
8a. Recovery Date*
8b. Street Number
8c. Direction
8d. Street Name
8e. Suffix
8f. Route Number
8g. Apt. Number
8i. County
8l. Country
8h. City*
8j. State*
8k. Zip Code
8m. Additional Information
Part IX - Obliterated Serial Number Information
9a. Serial Number Category (Check one of the following serial number categories)
Restoration Pending
Serial Number Restored
Partial Serial Number
Unable To Restore Serial Number
Attempt to Obliterate Serial Number
Research/Review Multiple
Serial Number Combinations
9b. Serial Number Being Submitted
NOTE: On partial serial numbers enter * where character was unable to be recovered.
9c. Obliteration Method Used (Check all that apply)
AG - Worn by Age
DR - Drill
ES - Electric Scribe
FI - Filled In
GC - Grinder Course
GS - Grinder Smooth
GV - Grinder Concave
PD - Peened
PN - Punch
SB - Scratch Pointed/BROA
SN - Scratch Pointed/NARR
OR - Other
9d. Additional Remarks, Firearms Markings, Possible Serial Number Combinations, or Other Special Instructions
ATF E-Form 3312.1
Revised April 2019
Instructions For Completing ATF Form 3312.1 - National Tracing Center Trace Request
General Instructions - *Required Data Entry Fields And **Available Options/Codes Listed For Reference
The information requested on this form is needed to initiate a trace request. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) indicate required data entry fields. All areas so marked must
be completed in order to effectively and expeditiously execute the trace request. Fields marked with a double asterisk (**) indicate areas of required data entry with available
options and codes listed for reference (refer to lists below to determine the appropriate entry and correct nomenclature).
For more efficient and timely submission of firearms trace requests, law enforcement
Required Entry Fields Include:
agencies are encouraged to obtain access to ATF’s eTrace system. eTrace allows for
the electronic exchange of crime gun incident data in a secure web-based environ-
Question 1b** - (Justify Urgent Trace) See Priorities listed below
ment. The system provides real-time capabilities that allow law enforcement agencies
Question 2a** - Include Project Code and list NCIC Code
to submit firearms trace requests, monitor the progress of traces, retrieve completed
Question 3a* - Office Organizational Code
For Use by ATF Requestor Only
trace results, and query firearm trace related data. For additional informatin regard-
Question 4a* - ORI - NCIC Originating Requestor Identifier
ing eTrace, please contact the National Tracing Center at etraceadmin@atf.gov or call
Question 5a*, 5c*, 5d*, 5e*, 5f*, 5g* & 5h* - Verify data
(304) 260-1540.
Question 8a*, 8h* & 8j* - Confirm Recovery data to be submitted
Question 1B - Trace Priority (Entered Numbered Qualifier to Justify Urgent Trace Request)
NOTE: An urgent trace is deemed necessary when the violations are significant and circumstances warrant or require that the firearm be traced without undue delay. Examples
of this are: to hold a suspect, provide probable cause, officer and public safety, etc. The following are examples of significant violations.
1 - Assault
3 - Kidnapping
5 - Rape/Sex
7 - Terrorist Threat
2 - Bank Robbery
4 - Murder/Suicide
6 - Terrorist Act
8 - Other (specify circumstance)
Question 2C - NCIC Crime Codes (Enter one code only. For complete listing refer to NCIC Manual)
0098 Found Firearm
1301 Aggravated Assault (Family)
2899 Stolen Property
5212 Possession of Weapon
0199 Sovereignty
1311 Aggravated Assault (Police)
2999 Damage Property
5399 Public Peace
0299 Military
1399 Assault
3599 Dangerous Drugs
5499 Traffic Offense
0399 Immigration
1499 Abortion
3699 Sex Offense
5599 Health - Safekeeping
0907 Homicide (Police)
1602 Threat (Terroristic)
3799 Obscenity
5699 Civil Rights
0911 Homicide (Suicide)
1702 Material Witness (Federal)
3802 Cruelty Toward Child
5799 Invade Privacy
0999 Homicide (Street)
2099 Arson
3803 Cruelty Toward Spouse
5899 Smuggling (Customs)
1099 Kidnapping
2199 Extortion
3999 Gambling
5999 Election Laws
1101 Rape
2299 Burglary
4099 Commercial Sex
6099 Antitrust
1199 Sexual Assault
2399 Larceny
4199 Liquor
6199 Tax Revenue
1201 Robbery (Business)
2411 Unauthorized Use of Auto
4899 Obstruction Police
6299 Conservation
1204 Robbery (Street)
2499 Stolen Vehicle
4999 Flight - Escape
7099 Crimes Against Person
1211 Bank Robbery
2599 Counterfeiting
5099 Obstruct
7199 Property Crimes
1212 Car Jacking
2699 Fraud
5199 Bribery
7299 Morals
1299 Robbery
2799 Embezzlement
5201 Altering Identification on Firearm
7399 Public Order Crimes
5211 Explosives
8100 Escape (Juvenile)
Question 5D - Type of Firearm
C = Combination - A weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder which is fitted with both a rifled barrel 16” or greater in length and a smooth-bore barrel 18” or greater
in length with an overall length of 26” or more.
M = Machine Gun - A weapon of handgun, rifle or shotgun configuration designed to automatically fire more than one shot, without manually reloading, by a single function
of the trigger.
P = Pistol - A weapon which includes single shot and both single or double-action semiautomatic handguns fitted with a barrel(s) with an integral chamber design or having
a chamber(s) permanently aligned with the barrel.
PR = Pistol/Revolver - A weapon which includes both single and double-action handguns having a breechloading chambered cylinder designed with a repetitive function
based on rotation.
PD = Pistol/Derringer - A weapon which includes single barrel, super-posed (over/under) and multi-barrel configuration handguns based on a hinged or pivoting barrel small
frame pistol design.
R = Rifle - A weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder which discharges a single projectile through one or more rifled barrels 16” or greater in length with an overall
length of 26” or more.
S = Shotgun - A weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder which discharge a single or multiple projectiles through one or more smooth-bore barrels 18” or greater in
length with an overall length of 26” or more.
Paperwork Reduction Act
This request is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is used by Federal, State and local law enforcement officials to request that
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco , Firearms and Explosives trace firearms used or suspected to have been used in crimes.
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information is 6 minutes per respondent or recordkeeper, depending on individual circumstances. Comments
concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be addressed to Reports Management Officer, Document Services Branch,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Washington, DC 20226.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
ATF E-Form 3312.1
Revised April 2019

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