Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine; and Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits; Amendment of Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling Regulation, 39786-39787 [2019-17155]

Download as PDF 39786 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 155 / Monday, August 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in breakfast cereals and in grain-based nutrition bars (e.g., granola bars). DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY The food additive petition was filed on June 25, 2019. 27 CFR Parts 4, 5, 7, 26, and 27 DATES: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts, and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lane A. Highbarger, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740, 240–402–1204. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (section 409(b)(5) (21 U.S.C. 348(b)(5))), we are giving notice that we have filed a food additive petition (FAP 9A4823), submitted on behalf of Kellogg Company by Hogan Lovells US LLP, Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. The petition proposes to amend the food additive regulations in § 172.380 (21 CFR 172.380; Vitamin D3) to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement as defined in § 170.3(o)(20) (21 CFR 170.3(o)(20)) in breakfast cereals as defined in § 170.3(n)(4) and in grain-based nutrition bars (e.g., granola bars) and to update the specifications for vitamin D3 established in § 172.380(b) by incorporating by reference the most recent edition of the Food Chemicals Codex. We have determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 5, 2019. Lowell J. Schiller, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS [FR Doc. 2019–17056 Filed 8–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Aug 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket Nos. TTB–2019–0004 and TTB– 2019–0005; Notice No. 184; Re: Notice Nos. 182 and 183] RINS 1513–AB56 and 1513–AC45 Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine; and Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits; Amendment of Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling Regulation Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Notices of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment periods. AGENCY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is extending for an additional 60 days the comment periods for the two notices of proposed rulemaking it published on July 1, 2019, entitled, ‘‘Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine’’ and ‘‘Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits; Amendment of Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling Regulation.’’ TTB is taking this action in response to requests to extend the comment periods for those proposed rulemakings made by several interested parties. DATES: For Notice No. 182 and Notice No. 183, proposed rules published on July 1, 2019, at 84 FR 31257 and 84 FR 31264, respectively, comments are now due on or before October 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on Notice No. 182 and/or Notice No. 183 to one of the following addresses: • internet: https:// www.regulations.gov (via the online comment form for Notice No. 182 as posted within Docket No. TTB–2019– 0004, or the online comment form for Notice No. 183 as posted within Docket No. TTB–2019–0005, at ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal erulemaking 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 400, Washington, DC 20005. Please refer to the specific notice number you are commenting on in your comment. See the Public Participation section of Notice No. 182 or Notice No. 183 for specific instructions and requirements for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You may view copies of the two proposed rules, this comment period extension document, and all public comments associated with the proposed rules within Docket Nos. TTB–2019– 0004 and TTB–2019–0005 on the Regulations.gov website at https:// www.regulations.gov. You also may view copies of these materials by appointment at the TTB Public Reading Room, 1310 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Please call 202–453–1039, ext. 135 to make an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Berry, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Regulations and Rulings Division; telephone 202–453– 1039, ext. 275. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2019, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published two proposed rules in the Federal Register: • Notice No. 182, Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine, at 84 FR 31257; and • Notice No. 183, Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits; Amendment of Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling Regulation, at 84 FR 31264. In the two proposed rules, TTB addresses petitions requesting that TTB amend the regulations that govern wine and distilled spirits containers to provide for additional authorized standards of fill. As discussed in Notice No. 182, TTB is proposing to eliminate all but a minimum standard of fill for wine containers, and, as discussed in Notice No. 183, TTB is proposing to eliminate all but minimum and maximum standards of fill for distilled spirits containers. The term ‘‘standard of fill’’ as used in the TTB regulations and in the two proposed rules refers to the authorized amount of liquid in the container (for example, 50 mL, 100 mL, 375 mL, 750 mL, and 1 liter) rather than the size or capacity of the container itself. In addition, in Notice No. 183, TTB is also proposing to specifically provide that distilled spirits may be labeled with the equivalent standard United States (U.S.) measure in addition to the mandatory metric measure, and that malt beverages may be labeled with the equivalent metric measure in addition to the mandatory U.S. measure. These revisions will align those labeling regulations with current TTB policy, which allows such labeling, and also with the wine labeling regulations, which provide that wine labels may include the equivalent U.S. measure in addition to the mandatory metric measure. E:\FR\FM\12AUP1.SGM 12AUP1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 155 / Monday, August 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules As discussed in each proposed rule, in addition to comments on the proposed deregulatory actions, TTB is also requesting comments on the relative merits of alternatives, such as adding new authorized standards of fill and developing an expedited process for adding additional standards in the future. TTB believes that all of these approaches would eliminate restrictions that inhibit competition and the movement of goods in domestic and international commerce. To date, TTB has received requests to extend the comment period for either Notice No. 182 or Notice No. 183 from three national associations and the European Commission. The Wine Institute requested a 90-day extension of the comment period for Notice No. 182, stating that TTB issued the notice at a time when their members are engaged in longer business hours in preparation for harvest, with limited time to devote to the issues raised. In addition, the comment states that the group needs additional time to identify interested parties, including both its members and other wine trade associations, to discuss how best to respond. The American Distilled Spirits Association (ADSA) requested a 90-day extension of Notice No. 183, stating that it and its member companies require ‘‘substantial time to fully and properly address this significant request for comment.’’ The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), which describes itself as representing the States and local jurisdictions that directly control the distribution and sale of alcohol beverages within their borders, is also requesting a 90-day extension of the comment period for Notice No. 183. NABCA states that it requires additional time to coordinate among its member jurisdictions to develop comments to the issues raised in Notice No. 183. In addition, TTB has received a request from the European Commission to extend the comment period for Notice No. 183 until September 13, 2019, to allow for coordination of European Union comments on the proposed rule. In response to these requests, TTB is extending the comment period for Notice No. 182 and Notice No. 183 for an additional 60 days. TTB believes that a 60-day extension of the two comment periods, which in addition to the original 60-day comment period will provide 120 days overall for comment, will be of sufficient length to allow interested parties to consider and comment on the issues raised in the two notices, while allowing TTB to conclude VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Aug 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 39787 the rulemaking process in a more timely manner. Therefore, TTB will now accept public comments on Notice No. 182 and Notice No 183 through October 30, 2019. General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295–1623 (phone), (202) 337–6519 (fax), or mfreedman@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed: August 6, 2019. Mary G. Ryan, Acting Administrator. I. Introduction The Legal Services Corporation Act (LSC Act or Act), 42 U.S.C. 2996–2996l, and LSC’s annual appropriation, Public Law 116–6 (2019), impose restrictions and requirements on the use of LSC and non-LSC funds by recipients of grants from LSC for the delivery of civil legal aid. LSC implemented those restrictions and requirements on non-LSC funds through part 1610 of title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1610 also contains the program integrity rule, which requires objective integrity and independence between a recipient and any entity that engages in LSC-restricted activities. LSC’s last major substantive revisions of part 1610 occurred in 1996 and 1997 when Congress passed major new statutory restrictions on LSC recipients. 61 FR 63749, Dec. 2, 1996; 62 FR 27695, May 21, 1997. Since then, LSC has made two technical updates to part 1610 as part of rescinding or substantively revising other rules—parts 1627 (Subgrants) and 1642 (Attorneys’ Fees). 82 FR 10273, Feb. 10, 2017; 75 FR 21506, Apr. 26, 2010. LSC has identified several technical changes to update the rule and improve clarity. LSC does not propose any substantive changes to the rule because LSC has not encountered compliance or oversight problems with the operation of the rule. LSC’s cost standards rule appears at 45 CFR part 1630. Section 1630.16 authorizes LSC to question costs when a recipient uses non-LSC funds in violation of part 1610. LSC proposes to update that provision to better reference part 1610. LSC does not propose any substantive changes to the rule. [FR Doc. 2019–17155 Filed 8–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Parts 1610 and 1630 Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures Legal Services Corporation. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: This proposed rulemaking would revise the Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC or Corporation) regulations addressing the use of nonLSC funds by LSC recipients and the requirement that recipients maintain program integrity with respect to other entities that engage in LSC-restricted activities, and also providing cost standards for LSC grants and permits LSC to question costs when a recipient uses non-LSC funds in violation of LSC rules. LSC proposes technical and stylistic updates to both rules without any substantive changes. DATES: Comments must be received by October 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: lscrulemaking@lsc.gov. Include ‘‘Part 1610 Rulemaking’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 337–6519. • Mail: Mark Freedman, Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, ATTN: Part 1610 Rulemaking. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Mark Freedman, Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, ATTN: Part 1610 Rulemaking. Instructions: LSC prefers electronic submissions via email with attachments in Acrobat PDF format. LSC will not consider written comments sent to any other address or received after the end of the comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Associate SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 II. Regulatory Background In 1974, the LSC Act established requirements and restrictions on LSC recipients and on their use of LSC funds. Public Law 93–355, 88 Stat. 378. As amended, section 1010(c) of the Act extends many of the restrictions to recipients’ use of non-LSC funds, with specific exceptions. See 42 U.S.C. 2996i(c). Generally, the restrictions apply to LSC funds and private funds but not to most uses of public or tribal funds or to separately funded public defender programs. In the 1970s, LSC adopted regulations implementing most of the restrictions (e.g., part 1613 regarding criminal proceedings). Other restrictions apply directly from the Act E:\FR\FM\12AUP1.SGM 12AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 39786-39787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

27 CFR Parts 4, 5, 7, 26, and 27

[Docket Nos. TTB-2019-0004 and TTB-2019-0005; Notice No. 184; Re: 
Notice Nos. 182 and 183]
RINS 1513-AB56 and 1513-AC45


Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine; and 
Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits; 
Amendment of Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling Regulation

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

ACTION: Notices of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment periods.

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SUMMARY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is 
extending for an additional 60 days the comment periods for the two 
notices of proposed rulemaking it published on July 1, 2019, entitled, 
``Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine'' and ``Elimination 
of Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits; Amendment of Malt 
Beverage Net Contents Labeling Regulation.'' TTB is taking this action 
in response to requests to extend the comment periods for those 
proposed rulemakings made by several interested parties.

DATES: For Notice No. 182 and Notice No. 183, proposed rules published 
on July 1, 2019, at 84 FR 31257 and 84 FR 31264, respectively, comments 
are now due on or before October 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on Notice No. 182 and/or Notice 
No. 183 to one of the following addresses:
     internet: https://www.regulations.gov (via the online 
comment form for Notice No. 182 as posted within Docket No. TTB-2019-
0004, or the online comment form for Notice No. 183 as posted within 
Docket No. TTB-2019-0005, 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 400, Washington, DC 
20005.
    Please refer to the specific notice number you are commenting on in 
your comment. See the Public Participation section of Notice No. 182 or 
Notice No. 183 for specific instructions and requirements for 
submitting comments. You may view copies of the two proposed rules, 
this comment period extension document, and all public comments 
associated with the proposed rules within Docket Nos. TTB-2019-0004 and 
TTB-2019-0005 on the Regulations.gov website at https://www.regulations.gov. You also may view copies of these materials by 
appointment at the TTB Public Reading Room, 1310 G Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20005. Please call 202-453-1039, ext. 135 to make an 
appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Berry, Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau, Regulations and Rulings Division; telephone 202-
453-1039, ext. 275.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2019, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax 
and Trade Bureau (TTB) published two proposed rules in the Federal 
Register:
     Notice No. 182, Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill 
for Wine, at 84 FR 31257; and
     Notice No. 183, Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill 
for Distilled Spirits; Amendment of Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling 
Regulation, at 84 FR 31264.
    In the two proposed rules, TTB addresses petitions requesting that 
TTB amend the regulations that govern wine and distilled spirits 
containers to provide for additional authorized standards of fill. As 
discussed in Notice No. 182, TTB is proposing to eliminate all but a 
minimum standard of fill for wine containers, and, as discussed in 
Notice No. 183, TTB is proposing to eliminate all but minimum and 
maximum standards of fill for distilled spirits containers. The term 
``standard of fill'' as used in the TTB regulations and in the two 
proposed rules refers to the authorized amount of liquid in the 
container (for example, 50 mL, 100 mL, 375 mL, 750 mL, and 1 liter) 
rather than the size or capacity of the container itself.
    In addition, in Notice No. 183, TTB is also proposing to 
specifically provide that distilled spirits may be labeled with the 
equivalent standard United States (U.S.) measure in addition to the 
mandatory metric measure, and that malt beverages may be labeled with 
the equivalent metric measure in addition to the mandatory U.S. 
measure. These revisions will align those labeling regulations with 
current TTB policy, which allows such labeling, and also with the wine 
labeling regulations, which provide that wine labels may include the 
equivalent U.S. measure in addition to the mandatory metric measure.

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    As discussed in each proposed rule, in addition to comments on the 
proposed deregulatory actions, TTB is also requesting comments on the 
relative merits of alternatives, such as adding new authorized 
standards of fill and developing an expedited process for adding 
additional standards in the future. TTB believes that all of these 
approaches would eliminate restrictions that inhibit competition and 
the movement of goods in domestic and international commerce.
    To date, TTB has received requests to extend the comment period for 
either Notice No. 182 or Notice No. 183 from three national 
associations and the European Commission.
    The Wine Institute requested a 90-day extension of the comment 
period for Notice No. 182, stating that TTB issued the notice at a time 
when their members are engaged in longer business hours in preparation 
for harvest, with limited time to devote to the issues raised. In 
addition, the comment states that the group needs additional time to 
identify interested parties, including both its members and other wine 
trade associations, to discuss how best to respond.
    The American Distilled Spirits Association (ADSA) requested a 90-
day extension of Notice No. 183, stating that it and its member 
companies require ``substantial time to fully and properly address this 
significant request for comment.'' The National Alcohol Beverage 
Control Association (NABCA), which describes itself as representing the 
States and local jurisdictions that directly control the distribution 
and sale of alcohol beverages within their borders, is also requesting 
a 90-day extension of the comment period for Notice No. 183. NABCA 
states that it requires additional time to coordinate among its member 
jurisdictions to develop comments to the issues raised in Notice No. 
183.
    In addition, TTB has received a request from the European 
Commission to extend the comment period for Notice No. 183 until 
September 13, 2019, to allow for coordination of European Union 
comments on the proposed rule.
    In response to these requests, TTB is extending the comment period 
for Notice No. 182 and Notice No. 183 for an additional 60 days. TTB 
believes that a 60-day extension of the two comment periods, which in 
addition to the original 60-day comment period will provide 120 days 
overall for comment, will be of sufficient length to allow interested 
parties to consider and comment on the issues raised in the two 
notices, while allowing TTB to conclude the rulemaking process in a 
more timely manner.
    Therefore, TTB will now accept public comments on Notice No. 182 
and Notice No 183 through October 30, 2019.

    Signed: August 6, 2019.
Mary G. Ryan,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-17155 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]
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