Regulations Relating to the Production of Vinegar
by the Vaporizing Process
Proprietors of vinegar plants
and others concerned:
1. Drafts of proposed regulations concerning the production of
vinegar by the vaporizing process have been prepared to implement the
provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. If these proposals
are approved by the Treasury Department, they will be published as a
notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register within the next
2. The new regulations will be known as Part 195 (Production of.
Vinegar by the Vaporizing Process), Title 26, Code of Federal Regulartions. Drafts of the proposed regulations will be made available, prior
to publication, upon request, to trade associations who represent, or
whose membership consists primarily of proprietors of vinegar plants.
The supply will not be sufficient to furnish a copy to each proprietor,
but copies will be available for examination in offices of Assistant
Regional Commissioners and Supervisors in Charge, Alcohol. and Tobacco
Tax. It must be understood that these preliminary drafts are subject
to change upon review, and that the notice of proposed rule making,
which will appear in the Federal Register, may differ in some respects
from this draft.
3. This procedure will enable interested persons to study the new
regulations in advance of their publication as a notice of proposed rule
Making. This is particularly desirable since the notice will be published with a 15-day period for the filing of comments instead of the
usual 30-day period; the shorter-period was adopted to insure that the
final regulations can be published as soon as possible to permit proprietors of vinegar plants to become familiar with the new regulations
and to be prepared to conform therewith on January 1, 1955.
4. Detailed instructions as to actions necessary on the part of
proprietors of vinegar plants to conform to the provisions of the new
law and regulations will be provided (where deemed necessary) at a
later date, either from the National Office or from the office of your
Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax.
5. Inquiries in regard to this industry circular should refer to
the number thereof and be addressed to the office of your Assistant
Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax.
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division