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TTB Seeks Comments on Amendments Regarding Bond Requirements and Tax Return Filing Periods: On January 4, 2017, TTB published in the Federal Register a temporary rule, T.D. TTB–146, amending its regulations to implement section 332 of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), which amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to change tax return due dates and remove bond requirements for certain eligible alcohol excise taxpayers. Through a concurrent notice of proposed rulemaking, Notice No. 167, TTB is soliciting public comments on the temporary amendments and several other related proposals. To view all documents and comments related to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB–2016–0013 at Regulations.gov. To comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 167. To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice. Comments are due by March 6, 2017. Read the related TTB Announcement. (01/04/2017)

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Notices Issued in 2016

T.D. TTB-138, Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment—Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act.  In this interim final rule and comment request, TTB is increasing the maximum civil monetary penalty for violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988 from $10,000 to $19,787.  This increase results from the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 and other laws.  To view all documents and comments related to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB-2016-0006 on the Regulations.gov website.  To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for T.D. TTB-138.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in T.D. TTB-138.  The rule is effective on July 1, 2016.  Comments are due by August 30, 2016.  (07/01/16)

Notice No. 159, Proposed Amendments to Streamline Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes and Facilitate Use of the International Trade Data System.   In this document, TTB proposes to amend its regulations governing the importation of distilled spirits, wine, beer and malt beverages, tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes.  With these amendments, we intend to streamline import procedures and to facilitate the electronic filing of import information in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s International Trade Data System.  To view all documents and comments related to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB–2016–0004 on the Regulations.gov website.  To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 159.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.  Comments on this proposal are due by August 22, 2016.  (06/21/16)

Notices Issued in 2015

TTB Announces ITDS Pilot Test; Seeks Comments on Import Filing Instructions:  In Notice No. 156, TTB announces a pilot program in which importers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and TTB will test, as part of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) initiative, the electronic collection of import data required by TTB and the transfer of that data through CBP to TTB.  TTB is also requesting comments on a draft set of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filing Instructions that describes how importers of distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, processed tobacco, or cigarette papers and tubes may file information electronically to meet TTB requirements at the importation of those commodities.  To view all documents and comments related to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB-2015-0012 on the Regulations.gov website.  To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 156.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.  Comments on the draft ACE Filing Instructions are due by October 6, 2015.  (08/07/15)

Notices Issued in 2012

Notice No. 131, Small Brewers Bond Reduction, solicits comments on the temporary rule (T.D. TTB-109) reducing the bond for small brewers, quarterly filing, and other proposals affecting small brewers.  Comments are due on or before February 5, 2013.  To submit comments electronically, use the comment form for Notice No. 131.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions included within the notice.  To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2012-0006 at Regulations.gov.  (12/07/12)

Notices Issued in 2011

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 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 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. 49, Proposed Changes to Vintage Date Requirements. Click here to view the petition. Comment Period Closed August 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

Notice No. 23 - Flavored Malt Beverages and Related Proposals; Posting of Comments Received on the TTB Internet Web Site Comment period for Notice No. 4 closed on October 21, 2003; See Notice No. 10

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. 13 - Production of Dried Fruit and Honey Wines Comment period closed September 2, 2003. View Comments

TTB Notice No. 10 - Flavored Malt Beverages and Related Proposals; Comment Extension Extends comment period for Notice No. 4 until October 21, 2003. See Notice No. 4

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. 4 - Flavored Malt Beverages and Related Proposals - Corrections to TTB Notice No. 4 Comment period closed October 21, 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

Notice 952 - Extends the comment period for Notice 946, a NPRM revising Part 7, Labeling and Advertising of Malt Beverages, in the plain language style. (8/22/02)

Notice 946 - Labeling and Advertising of Malt Beverages (6/27/02)
Comment period closed 9/25/02 View Comments

Notices Issued in 2001

Notice No.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)

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