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Notices Issued in 2013

Notice No. 136:  Reclassification of Specially Denatured Spirits and Completely Denatured Alcohol Formulas and Related Amendments You may submit comments on this proposal, and view copies of the proposed rule and any comments TTB receives about it, online at the "Regulations.gov" website (http://www.regulations.gov) within Docket No. TTB-2013-0005. Please see Notice No. 136 for information on alternative methods for submitting comments.  Comments must be received on or before August 26, 2013.  (06/27/13)

Notices Issued in 2012

Notice No. 127, Proposed Amendment to the Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits ("Cachaça" Proposal) The comment period for this proposed rule (NPRM) has been extended and comments are now due by July 9, 2012.  You may view copies of the NPRM, various supporting documents, and any comments received about the NPRM on Regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB–2012–0002.  To submit a comment electronically, use the  Notice No. 127 comment form at Regulations.gov.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions included within the notice.  (04/30/12)

Notice No. 126,  Standards of Identity for Pisco and Cognac.  Comments on this proposed rule are due on or before May 29, 2012.  You may view copies of the proposed rule and any comments received about it on the Regulations.gov website within Docket No. TTB–2012–0001.  To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 126.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions included within the notice.  (03/27/12)

Notices Issued in 2011

Notice No. 124, Revisions to Distilled Spirits Plant Operations Reports and Regulations
The comment period for this notice has been extended until March 5, 2012. To submit comments electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 124.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions within the notice.  To view the notice, the proposed operations report forms, and all comments received on this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB-2011-0010 within Regulations.gov.  (12/05/11)

Notice No. 115, Time for Payment of Certain Excise Taxes and Quarterly Excise Tax Payment for Small Alcohol Producers
This notice solicits comments on the temporary rules issued in T.D. TTB-89.  Comments are due on or before March 21, 2011.  To electronically submit comments, use the Regulations.gov comment form for this notice.  To submit comments via postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions within the notice.  To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2011-0001 at Regulations.gov.  (01/20/11)

Notices Issued in 2010

Notice No. 114, Comment Period Extended for Notice No. 111, Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
This notice extends the comment period until March 4, 2011, for Notice No. 111, Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages. See the posting for Notice No. 111 below for details on how and where to comment.

Notice No. 111, Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
The comment period for Notice No. 111 has been extended until March 4, 2011, by Notice No. 114. To electronically submit comments, use the comment form for Notice No. 111. To submit comments via postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions within Notice No. 111.  To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2010-0008 at Regulations.gov.  (11/05/10)

Notices Issued in 2009

Notice No. 96, Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes The comment period closed on September 28, 2009. To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, including the related temporary rule (T.D. TTB-79), go to Docket No. TTB-2009-0003 at Regulations.gov.  (07/29/2009)

Notices Issued in 2008

Notice No. 83, Proposed Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations. To view all comments received, go to Docket No. TTB-2008-0004 at Regulations.gov. Comment period closed on February 3, 2009 (see Notice No. 92 regarding the comment period extension).

Notices Issued in 2007

Notice No. 75, Comment Period Extension for Notice No. 73.  This notice extended the comment period for Notice No. 73 until January 27, 2008; see Notice No. 73 below.

Notice No. 74, Modification of Mandatory Label Information for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.   To view all comments received, go to Docket No. TTB-2007-0065 at Regulations.gov   Comment period closed November 13, 2007.

Notice No. 73, Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages (Serving Facts Labeling). To view all comments received, go to Docket No. TTB-2007-0062 at Regulations.gov.  Comment period extended to and closed on January 27, 2008 by Notice No. 75.

Notices Issued in 2006

Notice No. 62, Major Food Allergen Labeling on Alcohol Beverages. (Comment period extended until December 26, 2006; see Notice No. 64) View Comments.

Notice No. 56, Proposed Quarterly Excise Tax Filing for Small Alcohol Excise Taxpayers. (Comment period closed April 3, 2006). View Comments.

Notices Issued in 2005

Notice No. 53, Use of the Word "Pure;" Request for Comments. (Comment period closed March 20, 2006, by Notice No. 57). View Comments.

Notice No. 53, Use of the Word "Pure;" Request for Comments. (Comment period closed February 6, 2006). View Comments.

Notice No. 52, Suspension of Special Occupational Tax Payments. (Comment period closed December 30, 2005). View Comments.

Notice No. 48, Comment Period Extension for Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages. Extends comment period for Notice No. 41 until September 26, 2005. (See Notice No. 41 below.) (06/23/05)

Notice No. 41, Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages; Request for Public Comment: Comment period closed September 26, 2005. View Comments.

Notices Issued in 2004

Notices Issued in 2003

TTB Notice No. 16 - Evidence of Exportation for Distilled Spirits; Use of Alternative Documentation Comment period closed November 24, 2003. View Comments

TTB Notice No. 7 - Organic Claims in Labeling and Advertising of Alcohol Beverages. Comment period closed on May 23, 2003.

TTB Notice No. 5 - Electronic Signatures; Electronic Submission of Foms (2000R-458P) Comment period closed May 12, 2003. View Comments

TTB Notice No. 3 - TTB O 1130.2 - Delegation Order--Delegation of the Administrator's Authorities in 27 CFR Parts 19, 40, 71, 72 and 194

TTB Notice No. 2 - TTB O 1130.1 - Delegation Order-Delegation of the Administrator's Authorities in 27 CFR - ATF Delegation Orders adopted in TTB O 1130.1

TTB Notice No. 1 - TTB O 1190.1 - Delegation Order--Deciding Requests Under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act; Authority to Decide Administrative Appeals Under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act

Notices Issued in 2002

Notice No. 964 - Organic Claims in Labeling and Advertising of Alcohol Beverages. Reopening of comment period. Comment period closed on May 23, 2003.

Notice 954 - Organic Claims in Labeling and Advertising of Alcohol Beverages (10/08/02) Comment period closed 3/27/03 View Comments

Notices Issued in 2001

Notice 923 - Distribution and Use of Denatured Alcohol and Rum (7/17/01)

Notice 917 - Alcohol Beverage Health Warning Statement (05/22/01)

Notices Issued in 2000

Notice No. 896 - Health Claims and Other Health-Related Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Alcohol Beverages; Cancellation and Rescheduling of Public Hearings (Published: April 25, 2000)

Notice No. 892 - Health Claims and Other Health Related Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Alcohol Beverages; Public Hearing (02/08/2000)

Notices Issued in 1999

Notice No. 884 - Health Claims and Other Health-Related Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Alcohol Beverages (12/25/1999)

Notice No. 873; Re: Notice No. 872 - Prohibition of Certain Alcohol Beverage Containers and Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits and Wine; (Extension of Comment Period). (04/12/1999)

Notice No. 872 - Prohibition of Certain Alcohol Beverage Containers and Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits and Wine (98R-452P) (02/09/1999) (02/09/1999)

Notices Issued in 1998

Notice No. 870 - Distilled Spirits Plant Regulatory Initiative Proposals (11/30/1998)

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