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Establishment of the Calistoga Viticultural Area (2003R-496P)
Document Number: E9-29217
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-08
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the Calistoga viticultural area in Napa County, California. The viticultural area is entirely within the existing Napa Valley 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.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Taxes; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-28366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to a request filed on behalf of an industry association, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is extending the comment period for Notice No. 100, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, for an additional 30 days. The proposed rule sought comments on conforming amendments to our regulations to reflect proposed Customs and Border Protection regulations intended to clarify the relationship between tax payment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and drawback of tax under the Tariff Act of 1930.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Taxes
Document Number: E9-24791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
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 to clarify the relationship between tax payment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and drawback of tax under the Tariff Act of 1930. The proposal provides 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.
Establishment of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Viticultural Area (2007R-311P)
Document Number: E9-24329
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 23,941-acre ``Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara'' American viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California. This viticultural area lies within the larger Santa Ynez Valley viticultural area and the multicounty Central Coast 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.
Extension of Package Use-Up Rule for Roll-Your-Own Tobacco and Pipe Tobacco (2009R-368P)
Document Number: E9-23180
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On June 22, 2009, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published T.D. TTB-78, which included amendments to the notice requirements applicable to packages of roll-your-own tobacco and pipe tobacco. The temporary regulations provided a use-up period, until August 1, 2009, for manufacturers and importers to continue to remove packages that did not meet the new notice requirements. Those temporary regulations also included a new rule governing when a product in a package bearing the declaration ``pipe tobacco'' would be classified as roll-your-own tobacco for tax purposes. This temporary rule extends the use-up period and delays application of the new classification rule. It also corrects two minor errors in the previously published regulatory texts. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these new amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Extension of Package Use-Up Rule for Roll-Your-Own Tobacco and Pipe Tobacco (2009R-368P)
Document Number: E9-23173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-24
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 extend the use-up period and delay the application of the new pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco classification rule adopted on June 22, 2009, in response to certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. That temporary rule also corrects two minor errors in the previously published regulatory texts. The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22456
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
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.
Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related To Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-20404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau, Department of Justice
In response to a request filed on behalf of several industry members, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is reopening the comment period for Notice No. 95, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2009. The proposed rule seeks comments on a concurrently published temporary rule implementing permit requirements for manufacturers and importers of processed tobacco and an expansion of the definition of roll-your-own tobacco adopted in the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The text of the regulations contained in the temporary rule serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-17922
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
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.
Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related to Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco; Correction
Document Number: E9-17920
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
On June 22, 2009, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published a temporary rule in the Federal Register to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The principal changes involve permit and related requirements for manufacturers and importers of processed tobacco and an expansion of the definition of roll-your-own tobacco. That temporary rule contained several minor inadvertent errors; this document corrects those errors.
Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes
Document Number: E9-17178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
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 implementing section 11125 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, which repealed certain special (occupational) taxes and which continues to require recordkeeping and registration by dealers in distilled spirits, wines, and beer, and by manufacturers of nonbeverage products. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, we are soliciting comments from all interested parties on the regulatory amendments to implement these changes. 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.
Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration, and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes
Document Number: E9-17177
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This temporary rule amends the regulations administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, to reflect the repeal of certain special (occupational) taxes by section 11125 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The repeal involves such 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. In place of the special (occupational) tax requirement, the amended law requires recordkeeping and registration by dealers in distilled spirits, wines, and beer, and by manufacturers of nonbeverage products who claim drawback. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these regulatory amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Proposed Establishment of the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area (2008R-176P)
Document Number: E9-17179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-20
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 establish 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. We invite comments on this proposed addition to our regulations.
Establishment of the Upper Mississippi River Valley Viticultural Area (2007R-055P)
Document Number: E9-14574
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 29,914-square mile ``Upper Mississippi River Valley'' viticultural area in portions of southeast Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin, northwest Illinois, and northeast Iowa. 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.
Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related to Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco
Document Number: E9-14548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
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 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The principal changes involve permit and related requirements for manufacturers and importers of processed tobacco and an expansion of the definition of roll-your-own tobacco. The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related to Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco
Document Number: E9-14546
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This temporary rule amends the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The principal changes involve permit and related requirements for manufacturers and importers of processed tobacco and an expansion of the definition of roll-your-own tobacco. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13074
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-04
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 Paso Robles Westside Viticultural Area (2006R-087P)
Document Number: E9-9855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announces the withdrawal of its proposal to establish the Paso Robles Westside viticultural area within the existing Paso Robles viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. We take this action because, given the conflicting information before us, we cannot conclude that a delimited grape-growing region exists that is recognized by the name Paso Robles Westside.
Establishment of the Lake Chelan Viticultural Area (2007R-103P)
Document Number: E9-9847
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 24,040-acre ``Lake Chelan'' American viticultural area in Chelan County, Washington. It lies within the larger Columbia Valley viticultural area in north- central Washington. 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.
Increase in Tax Rates: Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax, etc.
Document Number: E9-7077
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury
Increase in Tax Rates: Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax, etc.; Cross–Reference to Temporary Rule
Document Number: E9-7076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury
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 (2009R-118P)
Document Number: E9-7077
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau, Department of Justice
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is amending its regulations to implement certain provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the Act). This final rule amends existing regulations to reflect increases in the Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, revises existing floor stocks tax regulations to reflect the scope of the floor stocks tax provisions of the Act, and revises existing regulations to include the new statutory criteria for denial, suspension, or revocation of tobacco permits. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
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 (2009R-118P)
Document Number: E9-7076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau, Department of Justice
Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is issuing a temporary rule implementing certain provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Establishment of the Haw River Valley Viticultural Area (2007R-179P)
Document Number: E9-7035
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 868-square mile ``Haw River Valley'' viticultural area in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange, and Rockingham Counties, North Carolina. 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 Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-3236
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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.
Expansion of the Paso Robles Viticultural Area (2008R-073P)
Document Number: E9-994
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision expands by 2,635 acres the existing 609,673-acre Paso Robles American viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. The expanded Paso Robles viticultural area lies entirely within San Luis Obispo County and the multicounty Central Coast 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.
Establishment of the Snipes Mountain Viticultural Area (2007R-300P)
Document Number: E9-990
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 4,145-acre ``Snipes Mountain'' viticultural area in Yakima County, Washington. 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 Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations (2001R-194P); Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-25896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In response to an industry association request, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau extends the comment period for Notice No. 83, Proposed Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2008, for an additional 90 days.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25749
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
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.
Proposed Expansions of the Russian River Valley and Northern Sonoma Viticultural Areas; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-25748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
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 is reopening the comment period for Notice No. 90, Proposed Expansions of the Russian River Valley and Northern Sonoma Viticultural Areas, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2008.
Establishment of the Leona Valley Viticultural Area (2007R-281P)
Document Number: E8-25747
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the 13.4-square mile ``Leona Valley'' American viticultural area in northeastern 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.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20451
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
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.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
Document Number: E8-20202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, requires all Federal agencies to publish their inventory of Privacy Act systems of records. In accordance with this requirement, and following a review of its records, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is publishing its Privacy Act system of records.
Proposed Expansions of the Russian River Valley and Northern Sonoma Viticultural Areas (2008R-031P)
Document Number: E8-19327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
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 expand the Russian River Valley and Northern Sonoma American viticultural areas in Sonoma County, California. The Russian River Valley viticultural area proposed expansion of 14,044 acres would increase the size of that viticultural area to 169,028 acres. The Northern Sonoma viticultural area proposed expansion of approximately 44,244 acres would increase the size of that viticultural area to 394,088 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.
Proposed Establishment of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Viticultural Area (2007R-311P)
Document Number: E8-18536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
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 23,941-acre ``Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara'' American viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California. This area lies within the larger Santa Ynez Valley viticultural area and the multicounty Central Coast 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. We invite comments on this proposed addition to our regulations.
Proposed Establishment of the Upper Mississippi River Valley Viticultural Area (2007R-055P)
Document Number: E8-18535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
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 29,914-square mile ``Upper Mississippi River Valley'' American viticultural area in portions of southeast Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin, northwest Illinois, and northeast Iowa. 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 Lake Chelan Viticultural Area (2007R-103P)
Document Number: E8-18534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
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 24,040-acre ``Lake Chelan'' American viticultural area in Chelan County, Washington. It lies within the larger Columbia Valley viticultural area in north-central Washington. 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 Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations (2001R-194P)
Document Number: E8-17676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
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. 83, Proposed Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations, a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2008, for an additional 90 days.
Classification of Brewed Products as “Beer” Under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and as “Malt Beverages” Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act
Document Number: E8-16413
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document reproduces a ruling issued by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on July 7, 2008, to clarify that that certain brewed products classified as ``beer'' under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 do not meet the definition of a ``malt beverage'' under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
Proposed Expansion of the Paso Robles Viticultural Area (2008R-073P)
Document Number: E8-16167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-15
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 by 2,635 acres the existing 609,673-acre Paso Robles American viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California. If this change is approved, the expanded Paso Robles viticultural area would continue to lie entirely within San Luis Obispo County and within the multi- county Central Coast 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. We invite comments on this proposed change to our regulations.
Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15559
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
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.
Proposed Establishment of the Tulocay Viticultural Area (2006R-009P)
Document Number: E8-13858
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announces the withdrawal of its proposal to establish the Tulocay viticultural area in southern Napa County, California. We take this action because of questions regarding the actual name of the proposed viticultural area and to avoid the use of potentially misleading statements on wine labels.
Proposed Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations (2001R-194P)
Document Number: E8-9095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
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 amend its distilled spirits plant regulations. Many of these proposed revisions are the result of comments submitted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States in response to a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in November 1998. Other proposed revisions are a result of a comprehensive TTB review of the distilled spirits plant regulations. This NPRM supersedes the NPRM issued in November 1998. We believe the proposed amendments will modernize the requirements for operating distilled spirits plants and make the regulations easier to understand, thereby allowing proprietors of such plants to operate in a more efficient manner. The proposed regulations are also written in a plain language format to improve clarity.
Certification Requirements for Imported Natural Wine (2005R-002P)
Document Number: E8-9173
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-28
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, without changes, the temporary regulations implementing the certification requirements regarding production practices and procedures for imported natural wine. These requirements were adopted in section 2002 of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 as an amendment to section 5382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Proposed Establishment of the Snipes Mountain Viticultural Area (2007R-300P)
Document Number: E8-9172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-28
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 4,145-acre ``Snipes Mountain'' viticultural area in Yakima County, Washington. 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.
Establishment of the Swan Creek Viticultural Area (2005R-414P)
Document Number: E8-9106
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision establishes the ``Swan Creek'' viticultural area in Wilkes, Yadkin, and Iredell Counties, North Carolina. 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 Information Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9105
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
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.
Puerto Rican Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes Shipped From Puerto Rico to the United States (2007R-368P)
Document Number: E8-6513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
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 changes and editorial corrections, the temporary regulations set forth in T.D. ATF-444. These temporary regulations eliminated the onsite preshipment inspection of, and the requirement to complete several ATF forms for, shipments to the United States of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes manufactured in Puerto Rico.
Proposed Establishment of the Haw River Valley Viticultural Area (2007R-179P)
Document Number: E8-6508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
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 868-square mile ``Haw River Valley'' viticultural area in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange, and Rockingham Counties, North Carolina. 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.
Expansion of the Alexander Valley Viticultural Area (2005R-501P)
Document Number: E8-4789
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This Treasury decision expands the Alexander Valley viticultural area in Sonoma County, California, by 1,300 acres along its northwestern boundary line. 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.