Regulations Relating to Denaturation of Rum
Proprietors of distillery denaturing
bonded warehouses and others
1. Drafts of proposed regulations concerning the denaturation of rum have been prepared to implement certain administrative decisions. 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 few weeks.
2. The new regulations will be known as Part 216 (Denaturation
of Rum), Title 26, Code of Federal Regulations. Drafts of the
proposed regulations will be furnished each proprietor of a distillery
denaturing bonded warehouse. In addition, 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 interested persons 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
interested persons 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