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Federal Licenses and Permits
Backbone America is committed to providing high-quality resources and tools to help businesses navigate the complex world of federal licenses and permits. Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, understanding the various licenses and permits required by the federal government can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Backbone America has the expertise and experience to help you through the process.
Our templates and tools are designed to help you quickly and easily identify the licenses and permits that are relevant to your business. We provide detailed information about the application process, as well as tips and advice on how to navigate the often-complex regulations surrounding federal licenses and permits.
One of the most important things to remember when applying for federal licenses and permits is that each type of license or permit has its unique requirements. It is important to carefully review the application materials and ensure that you meet all of the necessary qualifications before submitting your application. Our templates and tools can help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t miss any important steps in the application process.
I like to think the federal government leaves governing to the states and localities. However, that’s not always the case. In terms of businesses, the federal government has a few industries it likes to keep tabs on. As there aren’t many, I encourage you to browse through the list below:
Agriculture. Governed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Permit Information
Alcoholic Beverages. Governed by the U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). This will also require a local and/or state licenses.
Aviation. Depending on your type of business, you may need to apply for more than one of the following licenses. FAA Licenses and Certificates, Pilot Licenses and Training Requirements, and Aircraft Mechanic Licenses.
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives. Administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF also makes available guides for those wanting to obtain licenses for firearms and/or explosives: Firearms Industry Guide, Explosives Industry Guide, How to Become a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), and How to Become a Federal Explosives Licensee (FEL).
Fish and Wildlife. Governed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Permit Information
Commercial Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries Service handles this area. Permit Information
Maritime Transportation. These licenses are governed by the Federal Maritime Commission. License Information.
Mining and Drilling. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly the Minerals Management Service) handles this area. Regulation Information
Nuclear Energy. Governed by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. License Information
Radio and Television Broadcasting. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are the ones to talk to in this industry. License Information.
Transportation and Logistics. Last but not least. The U.S. Department of Transportation covers this area. License Information.