Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Revision of American Viticultural Area Regulations; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-24364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to industry member requests, we are extending the comment period for Notice No. 78, Proposed Revision of American Viticultural Area Regulations, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007, for an additional 60 days.
Proposed Establishment of the Calistoga Viticultural Area; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: E7-24361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to industry member requests, we are extending the comment period for Notice No. 77, Proposed Establishment of the Calistoga Viticultural Area, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007, for an additional 90 days.
Removal of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax, for United States Use in Law Enforcement Activities (2003R-268P)
Document Number: E7-22703
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision adopts as a final rule, without change, a temporary rule that allows manufacturers of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes to remove these articles without payment of tax for use by Federal agencies in law enforcement activities, and without inclusion of the otherwise required tax-exempt label.
Small Domestic Producer Wine Tax Credit-Implementation of Public Law 104-188, Section 1702, Amendments Related to the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990 (96R-028T)
Document Number: E7-22698
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
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 a final rule, with some clarifying or editorial changes, the temporary regulations concerning transfer of the small domestic producer wine tax credit and computation of the wine bond that were adopted in response to the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996.
Proposed Establishment of the Leona Valley Viticultural Area (2007R-281P)
Document Number: E7-22697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to establish the 13.4 square mile ``Leona Valley'' viticultural area in the northeast part of Los Angeles County, California. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. We invite comments on this proposed addition to our regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-22688
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
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 Revision of American Viticultural Area Regulations (2006R-325P)
Document Number: E7-22717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
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 amend its regulations concerning the establishment of American viticultural areas (AVAs). The proposed changes address the effect that the approval of an AVA may have on established brand names. In addition, the proposed changes provide clearer regulatory standards for the establishment of AVAs within AVAs. The proposed amendments also clarify the rules for preparing, submitting, and processing viticultural area petitions. Finally, we propose to add to the regulations statements regarding the viticultural significance of established viticultural area names, or key portions of those names, for wine labeling purposes.
Proposed Establishment of the Calistoga Viticultural Area (2003R-496P)
Document Number: E7-22715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On March 31, 2005, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish the Calistoga viticultural area in Napa County, California. In light of comments regarding the potential adverse impact on established brand names that we received in response to that prior notice, we issue this new notice of proposed rulemaking to seek comments on our proposal to provide ``grandfather'' protection for certain brand names used on existing certificates of label approval, provided those labels also carry information that would dispel an impression that the wine meets the requirements for using the viticultural area name. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: E7-18510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to an industry member request, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau extends the comment period for Notice No. 73, Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2007, for an additional 90 days.
Correction to Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request Notice
Document Number: E7-18509
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Modification of Mandatory Label Information for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
Document Number: E7-17909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this notice, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the mandatory labeling requirements for alcoholic beverages. The proposed regulatory changes would permit alcohol content to appear on other labels affixed to the container rather than on the brand label as currently required. These regulatory changes will provide greater flexibility in alcoholic beverage labeling, and will conform the TTB wine labeling regulations to the recent agreement reached by members of the World Wine Trade Group regarding the presentation of certain information on wine labels.
Firearms Excise Tax; Exemption for Small Manufacturers, Producers, and Importers (2005R-449P)
Document Number: E7-17901
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule amends the regulations administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to reflect the small manufacturers excise tax exemption added by section 11131 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. Section 11131 amended section 4182 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt any pistol, revolver, or firearm from excise tax if it was manufactured, produced, or imported by a person who manufactures, produces, or imports less than an aggregate of 50 such articles during the calendar year.
Materials and Processes Authorized for the Treatment of Wine and Juice (2004R-517P)
Document Number: E7-17897
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
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 a final rule, with minor technical changes, temporary regulations that revised the list of materials authorized for the treatment of wine and juice and the list of processes authorized for the treatment of wine, juice, and distilling material. The regulatory amendments involved the addition of new materials and processes and changes to the limitations on the use of certain approved materials.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17877
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-11
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.
Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages
Document Number: E7-14774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
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 its regulations to require a statement of alcohol content, expressed as a percentage of alcohol by volume, on all alcohol beverage products. This statement may appear on any label affixed to the container. TTB also proposes to require a Serving Facts panel on alcohol beverage labels, which would include a statement of calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Industry members may also choose to disclose on the Serving Facts panel the number of U.S. fluid ounces of pure alcohol (ethyl alcohol) per serving as part of a statement that includes alcohol content expressed as a percentage of alcohol by volume. The proposed regulations would also specify new reference serving sizes for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages based on the amount of beverage customarily consumed as a single serving. However, TTB is not defining a standard drink in this document. TTB proposes to make these new requirements mandatory three years after the date of publication of the final rule in the Federal Register. The agency proposes these amendments to ensure that alcohol beverage labels provide consumers with adequate information about the product.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10882
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
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 Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7697
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
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.
Green Valley of Russian River Valley Viticultural Area (2005R-412P)
Document Number: E7-5413
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-23
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision renames the ``Sonoma County Green Valley'' viticultural area in northern California as the ``Green Valley of Russian River Valley'' viticultural area. This decision does not affect the location, size, or boundary of the viticultural area. We designate 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 Paso Robles Westside Viticultural Area (2006R-087P); Comment Period Extension
Document Number: E7-5353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-23
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to a request from a viticulture industry group, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau extends the comment period for Notice No. 71, Proposed Establishment of the Paso Robles Westside Viticultural Area, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2007, for an additional 30 days.
Establishment of the Snake River Valley Viticultural Area (2005R-463P)
Document Number: E7-4230
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 8,263-square mile ``Snake River Valley'' viticultural area in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. We designate 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 Outer Coastal Plain Viticultural Area (2003R-166P)
Document Number: 07-575
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the Outer Coastal Plain viticultural area in southeastern New Jersey. The viticultural area consists of approximately 2,255,400 acres and includes all of Cumberland, Cape May, Atlantic, and Ocean Counties and portions of Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Monmouth Counties. We designate viticultural areas to allow bottlers to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify the wines they may purchase.
Proposed Establishment of the Paso Robles Westside Viticultural Area (2006R-087P)
Document Number: E7-983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to establish the 179,622-acre ``Paso Robles Westside'' viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. The proposed viticultural area is totally within the existing Paso Robles and Central Coast viticultural areas. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. We invite comments on this proposed addition to our regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-981
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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.