EXTENSION OF FOUR TEMPORARY FORMULATIONS FOR
USE IN PRODUCTION OF FORMULA NO. 40
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants,
Users of Specially Denatured Alcohol,
and others concerned:
Since shortages in available supplies of brucine and quassin continue, you
are advised that a Revenue Ruling will soon be issued to effect extension of the
four temporary formulations authorized by Revenue Ruling 66-8 for production of
specially denatured alcohol Formula No. 40. The six-month limitation on withdrawals of the temporary formulations is being eliminated so that a thorough
study may be made of the need for such formulations. At completion of the study
it is proposed to amend the regulations to provide for all needed permanent
optional formulations in producing Formula No. 40.
The formulations, identical to those set out in Industry Circular 65-38, are
reproduced below for your convenience.
To each 100 gallons of alcohol add:
(a) One pound of sucrose octa-acetate and 1/4 gallon of
tert.-butyl alcohol; or
(b) Two avoirdupois ounces of sucrose octa-acetate, 1/8 gallon
of tert.-butyl alcohol, and 1/16 avoirdupois ounce of
denaturing grade benzyldiethyl (2:6 xylylcarbamoyl methyl)
ammonium benzoate (Bitrex (THS-839)); or
(c) 1/4 gallon of tert.-butyl alcohol, and 1/16 avoirdupois
ounce of denaturing grade benzyldiethyl (2:6 xylylcarbamoyl
methyl) ammonium benzoate (Bitrex (THS-839)); or
(d) Three gallons of tert.-butyl alcohol.
Option (d) above will be permitted for use only in the manufacture of productsto be packaged in pressurized containers.
Inquiries concerning this circular should refer to its number and be addressednumber and be addressed to your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division