Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau July 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Establishment of the Tip of the Mitt Viticultural Area
Document Number: 2016-17274
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-21
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 2,760-square mile ``Tip of the Mitt'' viticultural area in all or portions of Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Alpena, and Antrim Counties in Michigan. The 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.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment-Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act
Document Number: 2016-15636
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This interim final rule implements the provisions of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, with respect to the civil penalty provision of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988 (ABLA). Specifically, this interim final rule increases the maximum civil monetary penalty for violations of the provisions of the ABLA from $10,000 to $19,787, in accordance with Federal law.