NEW REGULATIONS PART 212
FORMULAS FOR DENATURED ALCOHOL
Proprietors of industrial alcohol denaturing plants, users
of specially denatured alcohol; and others concerned:
Purpose. The purpose of this industry circular is to advise you that
formulas for denatured alcohol have been published in the Federal Register of
March 5, 1957 (22 F.R. 1329) as separate regulations designated as 26 CFR
Part 212, Formulas for Denatured Alcohol. These regulations will be effective
May 1, 1957, and on that date will supersede the appendixes to 26 CFR Part 182,
Industrial Alcohol Regulations, covering completely and specially denatured
alcohol formulas; accordingly, references in 26 CFR Part 182 to the "Appendix
to this part", or similar references, should, on and after May 1, 1957, be
construed as references to 26 CFR Part 212.
Principal Changes. The principal changes incorporated in 26 CFR Part 212
are as follows:
(a) SDA formulas 2-A, 23-E, 23-G, 24, 28, 37-A, 38, 38-A, 38-E, and 47
have been discontinued. Provisions have been made in § 212.3 for the
disposition of quantities of such formulas on hand at denaturers', dealers',
and manufacturers' premises.
(b) Cedar leaf oil has been omitted from SDA formula 27-B.
(c) Two new formulas, SDA2-C and 38-F, have been prescribed in §§ 212.18
(d) The list of optional denaturants of formula 38-B has been extended to
permit greater use.
(e) The method of presentation of specifications for denaturants has been
changed to permit more ready references and to reflect current standards
for such materials. Specifications for denaturants formerly listed as
"pure" have been provided, specifications for wood alcohol have been
simplified, and specifications for denaturants used in denaturing ethyl
acetate have been omitted.
(f) A table of code numbers and uses of specially denatured alcohol,
cross-referenced to formulas authorized for such uses, has been provided.
(g) Standard formulations for proprietary solvents manufactured with SDA
formula No. 1 are listed in § 212.16(c), and standard formulations for
special industrial solvents manufactured with SDA. No. 1 are listed in
§ 212.16(d). The provisions of § 212.16(e) contain restrictions concerning
the shipment and use of special industrial solvents. See 26 CFR Part 182
for conditions governing use of proprietary solvents.)
Inquiries. Inquiries relative 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