Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33077
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
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 Coombsville Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-32018
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule establishes the 11,075-acre ``Coombsville'' viticultural area in Napa County, California. The viticultural area lies within the Napa Valley viticultural area and the multicounty 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.
Establishment of the Naches Heights Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-32017
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule establishes the 13,254-acre ``Naches Heights'' viticultural area in Yakima County, Washington. 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 Fort Ross-Seaview Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-32016
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 27,500-acre ``Fort Ross-Seaview'' viticultural area in the western part of Sonoma County, California. 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.
Revisions to Distilled Spirits Plant Operations Reports and Regulations
Document Number: 2011-31142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-05
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 replace the current four report forms used by distilled spirits plants to report their operations with two new report forms that would be submitted on a monthly or quarterly basis. This proposal would streamline the reporting process and would result in savings for the industry and for TTB by significantly reducing the number of reports that must be completed and filed by industry members and processed by TTB.
Proposed Establishment of the Inwood Valley Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-31141
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-05
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 28,298-acre ``Inwood Valley'' viticultural area in Shasta County, California. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
Document Number: 2011-30898
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of the Treasury, is publishing its inventory of Privacy Act systems of records.
Expansions of the Russian River Valley and Northern Sonoma Viticultural Areas
Document Number: 2011-29519
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision expands the Russian River Valley viticultural area in Sonoma County, California, by 14,044 acres, and the Northern Sonoma viticultural area in Sonoma County, California, by 44,244 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.
Proposed Establishment of the Middleburg Virginia Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-28930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
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 198-square mile ``Middleburg Virginia'' viticultural area in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties in northern Virginia. 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 Revision to Vintage Date Requirements
Document Number: 2011-28645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
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 amend its wine labeling regulations to allow a vintage date to appear on a wine that is labeled with a country as an appellation of origin. The proposal would provide greater grape sourcing and wine labeling flexibility to winemakers, both domestic and foreign, while still ensuring that consumers are provided with adequate information as to the identity and quality of the wines they purchase.
Establishment of the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-27813
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document establishes the 4,570-acre ``Pine Mountain- Cloverdale Peak'' viticultural area in portions of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, California. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 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.
Approval of Grape Variety Names for American Wines
Document Number: 2011-27812
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document adopts, as a final rule, a proposal to amend the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations by adding a number of new names to the list of grape variety names approved for use in designating American wines, and to include in the list several separate entries for synonyms of existing entries so that readers can more readily find them. These amendments will allow bottlers of wine to use more grape variety names on wine labels and in wine advertisements.
Proposed Establishment of the Wisconsin Ledge Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-26298
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
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 approximately 3,800 square-mile ``Wisconsin Ledge'' viticultural area in northeast Wisconsin. 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
Document Number: 2011-25145
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
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.
Time for Payment of Certain Excise Taxes, and Quarterly Excise Tax Payments for Small Alcohol Excise Taxpayers
Document Number: 2011-21615
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
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 adopting, as a final rule, regulations contained in a temporary rule pertaining to the semimonthly payments of excise tax on distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, and pertaining to the quarterly payment of alcohol excise tax by small taxpayers. This final rule action does not include those regulations contained in the temporary rule pertaining to part 19 of the TTB regulations, which were adopted as a final rule in a separate regulatory initiative.
Standards for Pipe Tobacco and Roll-Your-Own Tobacco; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-21612
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
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 reopening the comment period for Notice No. 106, which requested public comments on standards to distinguish between pipe tobacco and roll- your-own tobacco for Federal excise tax purposes based on certain physical characteristics of the two products. This reopening of the comment period solicits comments from the public on certain issues that were raised in public comments received in response to Notice No. 106. This notice also sets forth for possible public comment the results of preliminary laboratory analyses conducted by TTB.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-19738
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is correcting the proposed information collection notice it published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2011 at 76 FR 33811. Specifically, we are correcting the information in that notice regarding OMB No. 1513-0103. Presently, the information collection approved under OMB No. 1513-0103 covers two tobacco bond forms, which we are consolidating into a single form.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-14284
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
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 Antelope Valley of the California High Desert Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2011-12823
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 665-square mile ``Antelope Valley of the California High Desert'' American viticultural area in Los Angeles and Kern Counties, California. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 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 Coombsville Viticultural Area (2010R-009P)
Document Number: 2011-12822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
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 11,075-acre ``Coombsville'' viticultural area in Napa County, California. The proposed viticultural area lies within the Napa Valley viticultural area and the multicounty 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 this proposed addition to the TTB regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the Naches Heights Viticultural Area (2009R-107P)
Document Number: 2011-12820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
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 13,254-acre ``Naches Heights'' American viticultural area in Yakima County, Washington. 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 the Bureau's regulations.
Proposed Fort Ross-Seaview Viticultural Area; Comment Period Reopening
Document Number: 2011-9635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-21
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is reopening the comment period for Notice No. 34, which concerned the proposed establishment of the Fort Ross-Seaview viticultural area in western Sonoma County, California. Through this notice, TTB is soliciting comments on the establishment of the Fort Ross-Seaview viticultural area as proposed in Notice No. 34 and the issues raised in the public comments received in response to that notice, including a request to expand the proposed viticultural area. Given the conflicting evidence provided by the petitioner and by some commenters with respect to the distinguishing features and boundary of the proposed viticultural area, and the length of time that has passed since Notice No. 34 was published in 2005, TTB believes that the rulemaking record regarding the proposed Fort Ross-Seaview viticultural area should be reopened for public comment to ensure full public participation prior to any final regulatory action.
Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations; Corrections
Document Number: 2011-8528
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published a final rule revising its distilled spirits plant regulations in the Federal Register of February 16, 2011 (76 FR 9080). That final rule contained several typographical and textual errors. This document corrects those errors.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-5067
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
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.
Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations
Document Number: 2011-1956
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this document, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau adopts as a final rule, with some changes, a proposed revision of its distilled spirits plant regulations. The revision modernizes the requirements for operating distilled spirits plants and includes a number of organizational changes to improve the layout of the regulatory texts. These changes make the regulations easier to apply, thereby facilitating compliance by distilled spirits plant proprietors and allowing those proprietors to operate in a more efficient manner. The revision also incorporates plain language principles in order to improve the clarity and readability of the regulatory texts.
Technical Corrections to the TTB Regulations
Document Number: 2011-1279
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
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 makes technical corrections to its regulations. These amendments correct grammatical, spelling and typographical errors, update cross- references, update references to the Bureau's administrative practices and organizational structure, and make other non-substantive corrections and clarifications. These amendments do not change the Bureau's interpretation of any regulation or the requirements of any recordkeeping provision.
Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
Document Number: C1-2010-27733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Time for Payment of Certain Excise Taxes, and Quarterly Excise Tax Payments for Small Alcohol Excise Taxpayers
Document Number: 2011-1144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is issuing a temporary rule to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Uruguay Round Agreement Act of 1994 and by the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The temporary rule updates and reissues regulations pertaining to the semimonthly payments of excise tax on distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, and also reissues temporary regulations regarding quarterly payment of excise tax for small alcohol excise taxpayers. The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Time for Payment of Certain Excise Taxes, and Quarterly Excise Tax Payments for Small Alcohol Excise Taxpayers
Document Number: 2011-1142
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This temporary rule updates and reissues Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations pertaining to the semimonthly payments of excise tax on distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, and also reissues temporary regulations regarding quarterly payment of excise tax for small alcohol excise taxpayers. The temporary regulations adopted in this document replace temporary regulations issued under T.D. ATF-365 and T.D. TTB-41, which were originally published in 1995 and 2006, respectively. TTB is soliciting comments from all interested parties on these regulatory provisions through a notice of proposed rulemaking, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Revision of American Viticultural Area Regulations
Document Number: 2011-1138
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In this Treasury decision, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau amends the regulations concerning the establishment of American viticultural areas (AVAs). The changes provide clearer regulatory standards for the establishment of AVAs and clarify the rules for preparing, submitting, and processing viticultural area petitions.
Proposed Addition of New Grape Variety Names for American Wines
Document Number: 2011-1134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
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 its regulations by adding a number of new names to the list of grape variety names approved for use in designating American wines. In addition, TTB proposes to include separate entries for synonyms of existing entries so that readers can more readily find them and to correct one existing entry.