Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Expansion of the Clarksburg Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2022-05001
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is expanding the approximately 64,640-acre ``Clarksburg'' viticultural area by approximately 27,945 acres. The Clarksburg viticultural area is located in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties, in California, and the expansion area is located in Sacramento and Solano Counties. The established Clarksburg viticultural area and the expansion area are not located within any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast) Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2022-05000
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 408,505-acre ``San Luis Obispo Coast'' viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. TTB is also recognizing the abbreviated ``SLO Coast'' as the name of the AVA. The viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Central Coast viticultural area and encompasses the established Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley AVAs. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Establishment of the Long Valley-Lake County Viticultural Area and Modification of the High Valley and North Coast Viticultural Areas
Document Number: 2022-04999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 7,605-acre ``Long Valley-Lake County'' viticultural area in Lake County, California. Additionally, TTB proposes to expand the boundary of the established 14,000-acre High Valley viticultural area by approximately 1,542 acres in order to create a contiguous border with the proposed Long Valley-Lake County viticultural area. Only the western third of the proposed Long Valley-Lake County viticultural area, and approximately three quarters of the High Valley viticultural area, would lie within the established, multi-county North Coast viticultural area. To avoid this partial overlap with the High Valley and proposed Long Valley-Lake County viticultural areas, TTB is proposing to expand the boundary of the North Coast viticultural area by approximately 23,690 acres. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on these proposals.
Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages; Correction
Document Number: 2022-04893
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently published a final rule amending certain of its regulations governing the labeling and advertising of distilled spirits and malt beverages. That final rule, which also reorganized the regulations, appeared in the Federal Register of February 9, 2022. This document corrects several minor, non-substantive errors in that final rule.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 85)
Document Number: 2022-03569
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this document.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment-Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act
Document Number: 2022-03410
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document informs the public that the maximum penalty for violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act (ABLA) is being adjusted in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended. Prior to the publication of this document, any person who violated the provisions of the ABLA was subject to a civil penalty of not more than $21,633, with each day constituting a separate offense. This document announces that this maximum penalty is being increased to $22,979.
Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages
Document Number: 2022-00841
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending certain of its regulations governing the labeling and advertising of distilled spirits and malt beverages to address comments it received in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking, Notice No. 176, published on November 26, 2018. On April 2, 2020, TTB finalized certain labeling amendments arising out of that proposed rule. This document finalizes the reorganization of, and addresses the remaining issues related to, the labeling of distilled spirits and malt beverages. Reorganizing the wine labeling regulations, and addressing the remaining labeling issues related to wine, as well as reorganizing and finalizing the regulations related to the advertising of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages, will be accomplished in future rulemaking. The regulatory amendments in this document will not require industry members to make changes to alcohol beverage labels or advertisements but instead provide additional flexibility to make certain changes going forward.
Modernization of Permit and Registration Application Requirements for Distilled Spirits Plants
Document Number: 2021-25721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes deregulatory amendments to the regulations to modernize and streamline the permit application for distilled spirits plants and for users and dealers of specially denatured alcohol and tax-free alcohol. The proposed amendments also relax some reporting requirements associated with changes to the business of those holding such permits and registrations. Some of these proposed liberalizing amendments would also apply to all Federal Alcohol Administration Act basic permit holders (including wineries, and importers and wholesalers of distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages) and to alcohol beverage dealers. The proposed amendments are a result of TTB's evaluation of its permit and registration application requirements and consideration of relevant public comments submitted to the Treasury Department in response to its request for recommendations concerning regulations that can be eliminated, modified, or streamlined in order to reduce burdens. TTB believes the amendments proposed in this document will significantly reduce the time needed to complete an application for a permit or registration.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 84)
Document Number: 2021-25090
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Establishment of the Lower Long Tom Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-23979
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 25,000-acre ``Lower Long Tom'' viticultural area in portions of Lane and Benton Counties, Oregon. The viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Willamette Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the Verde Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-23978
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 200-square mile ``Verde Valley'' viticultural area (AVA) in Yavapai County, Arizona. The Verde Valley viticultural area is not located within any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Establishment of the Gabilan Mountains Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-23976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 98,000-acre ``Gabilan Mountains'' viticultural area in Monterey and San Benito Counties, California. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the established Central Coast viticultural area and would entirely encompass the established Mt. Harlan and Chalone viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Modification of the Boundaries of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Viticultural Areas; Correction
Document Number: 2021-20437
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published a final rule modifying the boundaries of the Santa Lucia Highlands viticultural area and the adjacent Arroyo Seco viticultural area in the Federal Register of August 25, 2021. That final rule contained an error in an amendatory instruction. This document corrects that error.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 83)
Document Number: 2021-19957
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Establishment of the Virginia Peninsula Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-18209
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the 673,059-acre ``Virginia Peninsula'' viticultural area (AVA) in southeastern Virginia. The Virginia Peninsula viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Modification of the Boundaries of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Viticultural Areas
Document Number: 2021-18208
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is modifying the boundaries of the ``Santa Lucia Highlands'' viticultural area and the adjacent ``Arroyo Seco'' viticultural area in Monterey County, California. The boundary modifications include two separate actionsremoving approximately 376 acres from the Santa Lucia Highlands viticultural area, and removing 148 acres from the Arroyo Seco viticultural area and placing them entirely within the Santa Lucia Highlands viticultural area. The Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco viticultural areas and the modification areas are located entirely within the existing Monterey and Central Coast viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Addition of Singani to the Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits
Document Number: 2021-18205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to amend the regulations that set forth the standards of identity for distilled spirits to include Singani as a type of brandy that is a distinctive product of Bolivia. This proposal follows a joint petition submitted by the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Singani 63, Inc., and subsequent discussions with the Office of the United States Trade Representative. TTB invites comments on this proposed amendment to its regulations, including comments on its proposal to authorize a minimum bottling proof of 35 percent alcohol by volume (or 70[deg] proof) for Singani.
Proposed Establishment of the Rocky Reach Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-15054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 50-square mile ``Rocky Reach'' American viticultural area (AVA) in portions of Chelan and Douglas Counties, Washington. The proposed AVA is located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley AVA. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on these proposals.
Proposed Establishment of the Paulsell Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-15053
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 34,155-acre ``Paulsell Valley'' viticultural area in Stanislaus County, California. The proposed AVA is not located within, nor does it contain, any other viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on these proposals.
Establishment of the Ulupalakua Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-14058
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 70-acre ``Ulupalakua'' viticultural area (AVA) on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The Ulupalakua viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Removal of Obsolete Regulation Regarding Rewards for Information Relating to Violations of Tax Laws Administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Document Number: 2021-14050
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this final rule, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is removing obsolete regulatory provisions related to whistleblower rewards. Under the Internal Revenue Code, individuals who provide information to the Treasury Department regarding underpayment of taxes or violations of internal revenue laws may file claims for monetary ``whistleblower'' awards. Recent changes to the Code have made the TTB regulation regarding whistleblower rewards obsolete, and, therefore, TTB is removing that provision from its regulations. TTB has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Internal Revenue Service, under which the Internal Revenue Service will process whistleblower award claims for information regarding underpayment of taxes collected by TTB or violations of the internal revenue laws administered by TTB.
Establishment of the Goose Gap Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-14047
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 8,129-acre ``Goose Gap'' viticultural area in Benton County, Washington. The viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of The Burn of Columbia Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-12771
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 16,870-acre ``The Burn of Columbia Valley'' viticultural area in Klickitat County, Washington. The newly- established The Burn of Columbia Valley viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-12770
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 15,900-acre ``Palos Verdes Peninsula'' viticultural area in the southwestern coastal region of Los Angeles County, California. The Palos Verdes Peninsula viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the White Bluffs Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-12769
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the 93,738-acre ``White Bluffs'' viticultural area in Franklin County, Washington. The White Bluffs viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 82)
Document Number: 2021-12462
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment-Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act
Document Number: 2021-08863
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document informs the public that the maximum penalty for violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act (ABLA) is being adjusted in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended. Prior to the publication of this document, any person who violated the provisions of the ABLA was subject to a civil penalty of not more than $21,039, with each day constituting a separate offense. This document announces that this maximum penalty is being increased to $21,663.
Proposed Establishment of the Upper Lake Valley Viticultural Area and Modification of the Clear Lake Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2021-07626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 17,360-acre ``Upper Lake Valley'' viticultural area in Lake County, California. TTB also proposes to expand the boundary of the existing 1,093-square mile Clear Lake viticultural area so that the proposed Upper Lake Valley viticultural area is wholly within it. Both the established Clear Lake viticultural area and the proposed Upper Lake Valley viticultural area are entirely within the established North Coast viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on these proposals.
Establishment of the Tehachapi Mountains Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-25301
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 58,000-acre ``Tehachapi Mountains'' viticultural area in Kern County, California. The Tehachapi Mountains viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Establishment of the Ulupalakua Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-24143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 70-acre ``Ulupalakua'' viticultural area on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The proposed viticultural area is not within any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Expansion of the Clarksburg Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-24140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to expand the approximately 64,640-acre ``Clarksburg'' viticultural area by approximately 27,945 acres. The Clarksburg viticultural area is located in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties, in California, and the proposed expansion area is located in Sacramento and Solano Counties. The established Clarksburg viticultural area and the proposed expansion area are not located within any established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed amendment to its regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 81)
Document Number: 2020-24199
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Proposed Establishment of the Goose Gap Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-22925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 8,129-acre ``Goose Gap'' viticultural area in Benton County, Washington. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the established Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the Lower Long Tom Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-22603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 25,000-acre ``Lower Long Tom'' viticultural area in portions of Lane and Benton Counties in Oregon. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the existing Willamette Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 5,850-acre ``Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon'' viticultural area in Polk County, Oregon. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the Willamette Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the Virginia Peninsula Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 673,059-acre ``Virginia Peninsula'' viticultural area in southeastern Virginia. The proposed viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the San Luis Obispo Coast (SLO Coast) Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 408,585-acre ``San Luis Obispo Coast'' viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. TTB is proposing to recognize both ``San Luis Obispo Coast'' and the abbreviated ``SLO Coast'' as the name of the proposed AVA. The proposed AVA is located entirely within the existing Central Coast AVA and would encompass the established Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley AVAs. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Establishment of the Candy Mountain Viticultural Area and Modification of the Yakima Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-18741
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 815-acre ``Candy Mountain'' viticultural area in Benton County, Washington. TTB is also expanding the boundary of the existing 1,093-square mile Yakima Valley viticultural area by approximately 72 acres in order to avoid a partial overlap with the newly established Candy Mountain viticultural area. Both the existing Yakima Valley viticultural area and the newly established Candy Mountain viticultural area are located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 80)
Document Number: 2020-19528
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Establishment of the Royal Slope Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-17423
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 156,389-acre ``Royal Slope'' viticultural area in Adams and Grant Counties, in Washington. The Royal Slope viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Establishment of the Alisos Canyon Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-16933
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 5,774-acre ``Alisos Canyon'' viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California. The Alisos Canyon viticultural area is located entirely within the existing Central Coast viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 79)
Document Number: 2020-16619
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Proposed Modification of the Boundaries of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Viticultural Areas
Document Number: 2020-14579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to modify the boundaries of the ``Santa Lucia Highlands'' viticultural area and the adjacent ``Arroyo Seco'' viticultural area in Monterey County, California. The proposed boundary modifications would remove approximately 376 acres from the Santa Lucia Highlands viticultural area and would also remove 148 acres from the Arroyo Seco viticultural area and place them entirely within the Santa Lucia Highlands viticultural area. The proposed viticultural areas and the proposed modification areas are located entirely within the established Monterey and Central Coast viticultural areas. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the Tehachapi Mountains Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-13138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 58,000-acre ``Tehachapi Mountains'' viticultural area in Kern County, California. The proposed viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Establishment of the Tualatin Hills and Laurelwood District Viticultural Areas
Document Number: 2020-10919
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes the approximately 144,000-acre ``Tualatin Hills'' viticultural area in portions of Multnomah and Washington Counties, Oregon, and the approximately 33,600-acre ``Laurelwood District'' viticultural area in portions of Washington and Yamhill Counties, Oregon. TTB is establishing both viticultural areas in the same document because a small portion of their boundaries is contiguous. The two viticultural areas lie entirely within the established Willamette Valley viticultural area. The Laurelwood District viticultural area is also entirely within the established Chehalem Mountains viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Changes to Certain Alcohol-Related Regulations Governing Bond Requirements and Tax Return Filing Periods
Document Number: 2020-10709
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is adopting as final, with minor technical corrections, temporary regulations relating to excise taxes imposed on distilled spirits, wines, and beer that were published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017. These regulatory amendments implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which amended the IRC to remove bond requirements and change tax return due dates for certain eligible excise taxpayers.
Proposed Establishment of The Burn of Columbia Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-10921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 16,870-acre ``The Burn of Columbia Valley'' viticultural area in Klickitat County, Washington. The proposed AVA is located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley AVA. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the White Bluffs Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-10920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the 93,738-acre ``White Bluffs'' viticultural area in Franklin County, Washington. The proposed AVA is located entirely within the existing Columbia Valley AVA. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on these proposals.
Proposed Establishment of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2020-10363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 15,900-acre ``Palos Verdes Peninsula'' viticultural area in the southwestern coastal region of Los Angeles County, California. The proposed viticultural area does not lie within, nor does it contain, any other established viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 78)
Document Number: 2020-09700
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.