In the past, National Firearms Act (NFA) examiners have be assigned by the last name of the transferor or the by the business name of the transferor; however, the NFA Branch has announced that effective July 1, 2011, examiners will now be assigned via geographic location (aka by the state). The ATF’s announcement can be found here.
The NFA Branch has stated that applications that are currently pending will not be effected or delayed by this change, as the assigned examiner will continue to be responsible for that application. The purpose of this change, according to the ATF, is so that the examiners can acquire state specific expertise in relation to each state’s laws. Another purpose is also so that they can “effectively respond to [its] customers during an era of unprecedented and ever increasing application volume.”
The state specific examiner list is as follows:
Nicole Dudash — IL, IN, OH, PA
Chris Farris — AK, CT, MA, ME, MI, NH, RI, VT
Ann Feltner — AZ, CA, NM, NV
Jason Frushour — CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WI, WY
Sara Jones — LA, TX
Albert Lamberger — AL, FL, TN
Dana Pickles — DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, VA, WV
Suzanne Santamaria — GA, SC
William Shipman — AR, HI, IA, KS, MN, MO, MS, NE, OK
Sandra Snook —ID, OR, WA
Accordingly, all PA transfers will be handled by Nicole Dudash, who has an excellent reputation for timely review of applications.