Follow-Up Audit of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Forensic Science Laboratories Workload Management

Audit Report 06-15
March 2006
Office of the Inspector General

Statement on Compliance with Laws and Regulations

The ATF forensic laboratories operate under standards set in the ATF Laboratory Services Policy and Procedure Guidelines and by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board’s (ASCLD/LAB) ASCLD/LAB Accreditation Manual, 2003 Edition.

To obtain reasonable assurance that the ATF complied with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, could have a material effect on the ATF laboratories’ workload management, we tested the forensic laboratories’ accreditation status and compliance with ATF standards related to laboratory quality assurance procedures, case file management controls, and inspection and corrective action procedures. Except for instances of noncompliance identified in the Finding and Recommendations section of this report, we did not identify any instances of noncompliance.

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