Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 79)
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
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.