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Industry Circular

Number: 73-4

Date: March 26, 1973

Department of the Treasury

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Washington, DC 20226


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Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants, Manufacturers of Liquor Bottles, Importers, Wholesale Liquor Dealers and Others Concerned:

Notice is hereby given that the Final Environmental Impact Statement concerning the use of polyvinyl chloride liquor bottles has been prepared as required by section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Final Statement takes into account the comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement issued in February 1972 and the results of an independent research study commissioned by ATF in October 1972. It is anticipated that a decision on the use of polyvinyl chloride liquor bottles will be made shortly after the expiration of a required thirty-day waiting period.

The independent study, prepared by Bailie Associates, and the Final Statement are available for examination at both the Department of Treasury and ATF libraries. The Final Statement is also available for examination at all ATF regional offices. Interested parties may purchase copies of the Statement and the Bailie Associates' Study from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22151.

Inquiries concerning this circular should be addressed to the Director.

Rex Davis

Rex D. Davis

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