Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area; Comment Period Extension, 52273 [2014-20929]

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[FR Doc. 2014–20940 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 27 CFR Part 9 [Docket No. TTB–2014–0007; Notice No. 145A; Re: Notice No. 145] RIN 1513–AC10 Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area; Comment Period Extension Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is extending the comment period for Notice No. 145, Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2014, for an additional 60 days. TTB is taking this action in response to a request from an interested party. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 7, 2014 (79 FR 46204), has been extended. Written comments on Notice No. 145 are now due on or before December 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments on Notice No. 145 to one of the following addresses: • http://www.regulations.gov (via the online comment form for Notice No. 145 as posted within Docket No. TTB–2014– 0007 at ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal e-rulemaking portal); • U.S. Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; or • Hand delivery/courier in lieu of mail: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200E, Washington, DC 20005. See the Public Participation section of this notice for specific instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for information on how to request a public hearing. You may view copies of the petition, selected supporting materials, Notice No. 145, and all public comments associated with this proposal within Docket No. TTB–2014–0007 at http:// www.regulations.gov. You also may view copies of the petition, the supporting materials, Notice No. 145, and all public comments associated with this proposal by appointment at the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please call 202–453–2270 to make an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen A. Thornton, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202–453–1039, ext. 175. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 145, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2014 (79 FR 46204), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) requested public comment on the proposed expansion of the approximately 33,380acre ‘‘Sta. Rita Hills’’ American viticultural area (27 CFR 9.162) in Santa Barbara County, California. The proposed expansion would increase the AVA by approximately 2,296 acres and would move the northeastern boundary of the AVA east to a north-to-south ˜ canyon known as the ‘‘Canada de los Palos Blancos,’’ located west of Buellton. The proposed expansion area contains three commercial vineyards, two of which are currently divided by the existing AVA boundary. The 60-day comment period for Notice No. 145 was originally scheduled to close on October 6, 2014. On August 18, 2014, TTB received a letter from the chairman of the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance requesting a 90-day extension of the comment period for Notice No. 145 in order to allow more time for industry members to submit comments. The letter states that many local grape growers and winemakers are in the process of bottling previous vintages and preparing for harvest and thus do not have adequate time to prepare and submit comments before the end of the PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 52273 comment period. This request is posted as Comment 20 within Docket No. TTB– 2014–0007 at www.regulations.gov. In response to this request, TTB extends the comment period for Notice No. 145 for an additional 60 days. Therefore, comments on Notice No. 145 are now due on or before December 5, 2014. TTB believes that an additional 60 days is an adequate extension of the comment period and is consistent with previous comment period extensions TTB has granted. TTB does not believe a 90-day extension is necessary because neither Notice No. 145 nor the petition and its supporting materials are voluminous or unusually complex, and a 60-day extension will extend the comment period deadline well past the peak of the typical harvest period. Drafting Information Karen A. Thornton of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted this notice. Dated: August 26, 2014. John J. Manfreda, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–20929 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter VI [Docket ID ED–2014–OPE–0124] Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Public Hearings Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committee. AGENCY: We announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations governing the Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan (Federal Direct Loan) Program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. We also announce two public hearings at which interested parties may suggest additional issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee. In addition, we announce that the Department will accept written comments regarding additional issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee. DATES: The dates, times, and locations of the public hearings are listed under SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEP1.SGM 03SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 3, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20929]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

27 CFR Part 9

[Docket No. TTB-2014-0007; Notice No. 145A; Re: Notice No. 145]
RIN 1513-AC10


Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area; 
Comment Period Extension

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is extending the 
comment period for Notice No. 145, Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita 
Hills Viticultural Area, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in 
the Federal Register on August 7, 2014, for an additional 60 days. TTB 
is taking this action in response to a request from an interested 
party.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 7, 
2014 (79 FR 46204), has been extended. Written comments on Notice No. 
145 are now due on or before December 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments on Notice No. 145 to one of the 
following addresses:
     http://www.regulations.gov (via the online comment form 
for Notice No. 145 as posted within Docket No. TTB-2014-0007 at 
``Regulations.gov,'' the Federal e-rulemaking portal);
     U.S. Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, 
Washington, DC 20005; or
     Hand delivery/courier in lieu of mail: Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200E, Washington, DC 
20005.
    See the Public Participation section of this notice for specific 
instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for 
information on how to request a public hearing.
    You may view copies of the petition, selected supporting materials, 
Notice No. 145, and all public comments associated with this proposal 
within Docket No. TTB-2014-0007 at http://www.regulations.gov. You also 
may view copies of the petition, the supporting materials, Notice No. 
145, and all public comments associated with this proposal by 
appointment at the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005. Please call 202-453-2270 to make an appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen A. Thornton, Regulations and 
Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G 
Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202-453-1039, ext. 
175.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 145, a notice of proposed 
rulemaking published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2014 (79 FR 
46204), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) requested 
public comment on the proposed expansion of the approximately 33,380-
acre ``Sta. Rita Hills'' American viticultural area (27 CFR 9.162) in 
Santa Barbara County, California. The proposed expansion would increase 
the AVA by approximately 2,296 acres and would move the northeastern 
boundary of the AVA east to a north-to-south canyon known as the 
``Ca[ntilde]ada de los Palos Blancos,'' located west of Buellton. The 
proposed expansion area contains three commercial vineyards, two of 
which are currently divided by the existing AVA boundary. The 60-day 
comment period for Notice No. 145 was originally scheduled to close on 
October 6, 2014.
    On August 18, 2014, TTB received a letter from the chairman of the 
Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance requesting a 90-day extension of 
the comment period for Notice No. 145 in order to allow more time for 
industry members to submit comments. The letter states that many local 
grape growers and winemakers are in the process of bottling previous 
vintages and preparing for harvest and thus do not have adequate time 
to prepare and submit comments before the end of the comment period. 
This request is posted as Comment 20 within Docket No. TTB-2014-0007 at 
www.regulations.gov.
    In response to this request, TTB extends the comment period for 
Notice No. 145 for an additional 60 days. Therefore, comments on Notice 
No. 145 are now due on or before December 5, 2014. TTB believes that an 
additional 60 days is an adequate extension of the comment period and 
is consistent with previous comment period extensions TTB has granted. 
TTB does not believe a 90-day extension is necessary because neither 
Notice No. 145 nor the petition and its supporting materials are 
voluminous or unusually complex, and a 60-day extension will extend the 
comment period deadline well past the peak of the typical harvest 
period.

Drafting Information

    Karen A. Thornton of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted 
this notice.

    Dated: August 26, 2014.
John J. Manfreda,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-20929 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]
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