Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Comment Period Extension, 81948-81949 [2010-32874]

Download as PDF 81948 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules amendments would also exempt incandescent bulbs that fail to meet federal energy efficiency standards by 2013 (e.g., 75 watt bulbs) from those requirements. The Commission invites comment and information on these issues. For the reasons discussed above, the Commission proposes to change the effective date of FR Doc 2010–16895 published on July 19, 2010 (75 FR 41696) to January 1, 2012 and to further amend part 305 of title 16, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: E. Duplicative, Overlapping, or Conflicting Federal Rules The Commission has not identified any other federal statutes, rules, or policies that would duplicate, overlap, or conflict with the proposed rule. The Commission invites comment and information on this issue. PART 305—RULE CONCERNING DISCLOSURES REGARDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND WATER USE OF CERTAIN HOME APPLIANCES AND OTHER PRODUCTS REQUIRED UNDER THE ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT (‘‘APPLIANCE LABELING RULE’’) F. Significant Alternatives to the Proposed Rule 1. The authority citation for part 305 continues to read as follows: The Commission seeks comment and information on the need, if any, for alternative compliance methods that, consistent with the statutory requirements, would reduce the economic impact of the rule on small entities. For example, in proposing to extend the effective date for the new labeling requirements and to exempt certain bulbs from those requirements, the Commission is currently unaware of the need to adopt any special provision for small entities to be able to take advantage of the proposed extension or exemption, where applicable. The Commission, as previously explained, expects that the proposed amendments will postpone or reduce, rather than increase, the economic impact of the rule’s requirements for all entities, including small entities. Nonetheless, if the comments filed in response to this notice identify small entities that are affected by the rule, as well as alternative methods of compliance that would reduce the economic impact of the rule on such entities, the Commission will consider the feasibility of such alternatives and determine whether they should be incorporated into the final rule. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6294. 2. In § 305.15, paragraph (c)(1) is revised to read as follows: § 305.15 Labeling for lighting products. * * * * * (c)(1) Any covered incandescent lamp that is subject to and does not comply with the January 1, 2012 or January 1, 2013 efficiency standards specified in 42 U.S.C. 6295 or the DOE standards at 10 CFR 430.32(n)(5) effective July 14, 2012 shall be labeled clearly and conspicuously on the principal display panel of product package with the following information in lieu of the labeling requirements specified in paragraph (b): * * * * * By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–32577 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS VI. Communications by Outside Parties to the Commissioners or Their Advisors 27 CFR Part 4 Written communications and summaries or transcripts of oral communications respecting the merits of this proceeding, from any outside party to any Commissioner or Commissioner’s advisor, will be placed on the public record. See 16 CFR 1.26(b)(5). [Docket No. TTB–2010–0006; Notice No. 113; Re: Notice No.109] VII. Final Rule List of Subjects in 16 CFR Part 305 Advertising, Energy conservation, Household appliances, Labeling, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 RIN 1513–AB24 Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Comment Period Extension Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: In response to a request made on behalf of a wine industry association, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 TTB is extending for an additional 60 days the comment period prescribed in Notice No. 109, Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Request for Public Comment, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2010. DATES: Written comments on Notice No. 109 are now due on or before March 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments on Notice No. 109 to one of the following addresses: • http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for Notice No. 109 as posted within Docket No. TTB–2010– 0006 on ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal e-rulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet; • Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044–4412. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 200–E, Washington, DC 20005. See the Public Participation section of Notice No. 109 for specific instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for information on how to request a public hearing. You may view copies of this notice, Notice No. 109, and any comments TTB receives regarding Notice No. 109 within Docket No. TTB–2010–0006 at http://www.regulations.gov. A direct link to this docket is posted on the TTB Web site at http://www.ttb.gov/wine/ wine-rulemaking.shtml under Notice No. 109. You also may view copies of all notices and comments associated with Notice No. 109 by appointment at the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20220. Please call 202–453–2270 to make an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Gesser, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 128, Morganza, MD 20660; telephone (301) 290–1460; or Joanne C. Brady, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 45797, Philadelphia, PA 19149; telephone (215) 333–7050. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 109 published in the Federal Register (75 FR 67669) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced that it is considering amending the regulations concerning various winemaking terms commonly used on labels and in advertisements to provide consumers with information E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 29DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Proposed Rules about the growing or bottling conditions of wine. In that notice, TTB invited comments from industry members, consumers, and other interested parties as to whether and to what extent it should propose specific regulatory amendments for further public comment. TTB requested such comments on or before January 3, 2011. TTB received a letter dated December 14, 2010, from attorney Richard Mendelson on behalf of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), a trade association representing nearly 400 wineries Napa Valley, California. The letter noted that NVV has formed a sub-committee to research and poll the NVV’s members regarding the issues raised in Notice No. 109. The letter stated that the subcommittee’s work would ultimately be reviewed by the NVV’s Board of Directors, which only meets once a month. The letter therefore requested a 90-day extension of the comment period for Notice No. 109 in order to allow time for NVV to fully consider its response to the notice. In response to this request, TTB extends the comment period for Notice No. 109 an additional 60 days, which TTB believes provides adequate time to comment on the issues raised in Notice No. 109. Therefore, comments on Notice No. 109 are now due on or before March 4, 2011. Drafting Information Michael D. Hoover of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted this notice. Signed: December 22, 2010. Cheri D. Mitchell, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–32874 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 27 CFR Part 4, 5, and 7 [Docket No. TTB–2010–0008; Notice No. 114; Re: Notice No. 111] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 1513–AB79 Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages; Comment Period Extension Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: In response to a request from a national trade association, TTB is SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Dec 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 extending for an additional 60 days the comment period prescribed in Notice No. 111, Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2010. DATES: Written comments on Notice No. 111 are now due on or before March 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments on Notice No. 111 to one of the following addresses: • http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for Notice No. 111 as posted within Docket No. TTB–2010– 0008 on ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal e-rulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet; • Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044–4412. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 200–E, Washington, DC 20005. See the Public Participation section of Notice No. 111 for specific instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for information on how to request a public hearing. You may view copies of this notice, Notice No. 111, and any comments TTB receives in response to Notice No. 111 within Docket No. TTB–2010–0008 at http://www.regulations.gov. A direct link to this docket is posted on the TTB Web site at http://www.ttb.gov/ regulations_laws/all_rulemaking.shtml under Notice No. 111. You also may view copies of this notice, Notice No. 111, and any comments TTB receives in response to Notice No. 111 by appointment at the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20220. Please call 202– 453–2270 to make an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Gesser, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 128, Morganza, MD 20660; telephone (301) 290–1460; or Joanne C. Brady, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 45797, Philadelphia, PA 19149; telephone (215) 333–7050. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 111 published in the Federal Register (75 FR 67669) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, TTB proposed to revise its regulations to require the disclosure of the presence of cochineal extract and carmine on the labels of any alcohol beverage product containing one or both of these color PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 81949 additives. This proposed rule responded to a recent final rule issued by the Food and Drug Administration as well as reports of severe allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis, to cochineal extract and carmine-containing foods. This proposal would allow consumers who are allergic to cochineal extract or carmine to identify and thus avoid alcohol beverage products that contain these color additives. TTB requested comments on the proposal on or before January 3, 2011. TTB received a letter dated December 17, 2010, from attorney Lynne J. Omlie on behalf of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. (DISCUS), a national trade association that represents producers and marketers of distilled spirits and importers of wines sold in the United States. The letter explained that because DISCUS is in the process of collecting information from domestic and foreign companies, regarding alcohol beverage products that may be impacted by the Notice No. 111 proposal, the organization would be unable to meet the original January 3, 2011, comment deadline prescribed in Notice No. 111. The letter therefore requested a 60-day extension of the comment period for Notice No. 111 to allow DISCUS the necessary time to collect and review this data and provide a comment that addresses the issues raised in the proposal. In response to this request TTB extends the comment period for Notice No. 111 an additional 60 days. Therefore, the comments on Notice No. 111 are now due on or before March 4, 2011. Drafting Information Kate M. Bresnahan of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted this notice. Signed: December 22, 2010. Cheri D. Mitchell, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–32877 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P E:\FR\FM\29DEP1.SGM 29DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 29, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

27 CFR Part 4

[Docket No. TTB-2010-0006; Notice No. 113; Re: Notice No.109]
RIN 1513-AB24


Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in 
Advertisements; Comment Period Extension

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury.

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: In response to a request made on behalf of a wine industry 
association, TTB is extending for an additional 60 days the comment 
period prescribed in Notice No. 109, Use of Various Winemaking Terms on 
Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Request for Public Comment, an 
advance notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register 
on November 3, 2010.

DATES: Written comments on Notice No. 109 are now due on or before 
March 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments on Notice No. 109 to one of the 
following addresses:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for 
Notice No. 109 as posted within Docket No. TTB-2010-0006 on 
``Regulations.gov,'' the Federal e-rulemaking portal, to submit 
comments via the Internet;
     Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol 
and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044-
4412.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 200-E, Washington, DC 
20005.
    See the Public Participation section of Notice No. 109 for specific 
instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for 
information on how to request a public hearing.
    You may view copies of this notice, Notice No. 109, and any 
comments TTB receives regarding Notice No. 109 within Docket No. TTB-
2010-0006 at http://www.regulations.gov. A direct link to this docket 
is posted on the TTB Web site at http://www.ttb.gov/wine/wine-rulemaking.shtml under Notice No. 109. You also may view copies of all 
notices and comments associated with Notice No. 109 by appointment at 
the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20220. Please call 202-453-2270 to make an appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Gesser, Regulations and 
Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 
128, Morganza, MD 20660; telephone (301) 290-1460; or Joanne C. Brady, 
Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, P.O. Box 45797, Philadelphia, PA 19149; telephone (215) 333-
7050.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 109 published in the Federal 
Register (75 FR 67669) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced that it is considering amending 
the regulations concerning various winemaking terms commonly used on 
labels and in advertisements to provide consumers with information

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about the growing or bottling conditions of wine. In that notice, TTB 
invited comments from industry members, consumers, and other interested 
parties as to whether and to what extent it should propose specific 
regulatory amendments for further public comment. TTB requested such 
comments on or before January 3, 2011.
    TTB received a letter dated December 14, 2010, from attorney 
Richard Mendelson on behalf of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), a trade 
association representing nearly 400 wineries Napa Valley, California. 
The letter noted that NVV has formed a sub-committee to research and 
poll the NVV's members regarding the issues raised in Notice No. 109. 
The letter stated that the sub-committee's work would ultimately be 
reviewed by the NVV's Board of Directors, which only meets once a 
month. The letter therefore requested a 90-day extension of the comment 
period for Notice No. 109 in order to allow time for NVV to fully 
consider its response to the notice.
    In response to this request, TTB extends the comment period for 
Notice No. 109 an additional 60 days, which TTB believes provides 
adequate time to comment on the issues raised in Notice No. 109. 
Therefore, comments on Notice No. 109 are now due on or before March 4, 
2011.

Drafting Information

    Michael D. Hoover of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted 
this notice.

    Signed: December 22, 2010.
Cheri D. Mitchell,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-32874 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]
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