Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2010-32877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to a request from a national trade association, TTB is 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.
Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2010-32874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
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.
Expansion of the Santa Maria Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2010-32873
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision expands the Santa Maria Valley viticultural area in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, California, by 18,790 acres. 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 Pine Mountain-Mayacmas Viticultural Area; Comment Period Reopening
Document Number: 2010-31655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is reopening the comment period for Notice No. 105, which concerned a proposal to establish an American viticultural area having the name Pine Mountain- Mayacamas. This reopening of the comment period solicits comments from the public on issues that were raised in public comments received in response to Notice No. 105. Three specific issues which we seek comments on concern the proper name for the proposed viticultural area, the viticultural significance of a suggested alternative name for the viticultural area, and the propriety of expanding the boundary of the proposed viticultural area.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29863
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
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.
Yamhill-Carlton Viticultural Area (2008R-305P)
Document Number: 2010-27739
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision renames the ``Yamhill-Carlton District'' viticultural area, located in Yamhill and Washington Counties, Oregon, as the ``Yamhill-Carlton'' 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.
Use of Various Winemaking Terms on Wine Labels and in Advertisements; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-27737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is considering amending the regulations concerning various winemaking terms commonly used on labels and in advertisements to provide consumers with information about the growing or bottling conditions of wine. We invite comments from industry members, consumers, and other interested parties as to whether and to what extent we should propose specific regulatory amendments for further public comment.
Labeling Imported Wines With Multistate Appellations (2008R-265P)
Document Number: 2010-27736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
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 amend the wine labeling regulations to allow the labeling of imported wines with multistate appellations of origin. This amendment would provide treatment for imported wines similar to that currently available to domestic wines bearing multistate appellations. It would also provide consumers with additional information regarding the origin of these wines.
Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
Document Number: 2010-27733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is proposing 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 additives. This proposed rule responds 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.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24328
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
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 Antelope Valley of the California High Desert Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2010-21989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-02
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to establish the 665-square mile ``Antelope Valley of the California High Desert'' viticultural area in Los Angeles and Kern Counties, 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 Establishment of the Pine Mountain-Mayacmas Viticultural Area; Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2010-18177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-26
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, we are extending the comment period for Notice No. 105, Proposed Establishment of the Pine Mountain-Mayacmas Viticultural Area, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2010, for an additional 45 days.
Establishment of the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area (2010R-004P)
Document Number: 2010-17960
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-22
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 9.7-square mile ``Sierra Pelona Valley'' American viticultural area in southern 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.
Standards for Pipe Tobacco and Roll-Your-Own Tobacco; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-17957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-22
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau requests public comments on standards that have been proposed to distinguish between pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco for Federal excise tax purposes based upon certain physical characteristics of the two products. We also request comments on any other physical characteristics that may be used for such purposes.
Increase in Tax Rates on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax on Certain Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, and Cigarette Tubes; and Changes to Basis for Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permits
Document Number: 2010-17955
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-22
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 implemented certain provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the Act). The regulatory amendments involved increases in the Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, the floor stocks tax provisions of the Act, and the new statutory criteria for denial, suspension, or revocation of tobacco permits.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-16843
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
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 Pine Mountain-Mayacmas Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2010-12868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to establish the 4,600-acre ``Pine Mountain-Mayacmas'' American viticultural area in portions of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, 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.
Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration, and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes
Document Number: 2010-7269
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-02
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 amended the regulations administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to reflect the repeal of certain special (occupational) taxes effected by section 11125 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The regulatory amendments involved the repeal of special taxes on alcohol beverage producers and dealers, tax-free alcohol users, denatured spirits users and dealers, and persons claiming drawback for the manufacture of nonbeverage alcoholic products, and the inclusion of recordkeeping and registration requirements for dealers in distilled spirits, wines, and beer, and for manufacturers of nonbeverage products who claim drawback.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-5509
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
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.
Proposed Renaming of the Yamhill-Carlton District Viticultural Area (2008R-305P)
Document Number: 2010-4570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-04
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 rename the established Yamhill-Carlton District viticultural area located in Yamhill and Washington Counties, Oregon, as the ``Yamhill- Carlton'' viticultural area. The size and boundary description of the renamed viticultural area would remain the same. 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 Expansion of the Santa Maria Valley Viticultural Area (2008R-287P)
Document Number: 2010-4569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-04
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 expand the Santa Maria Valley viticultural area in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, California, by 18,790 acres. 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 change to our regulations.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Taxes
Document Number: 2010-4374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, that proposed conforming amendments to reflect proposed Customs and Border Protection regulations stating that domestic merchandise on which no tax is paid under the Internal Revenue Code may not be substituted for imported merchandise for purposes of claims for drawback of tax under the customs laws and regulations. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.