PROPOSED METRIC STANDARDS OF FILL FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants
The purpose of this industry circular is to inform you of
errors contained in the "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public
Hearing" concerning metric standards of fill for distilled spirits
(27 CFR Part 5) Notice No. 281.
The errors are contained in paragraph 5.38 a(b)- Net
contents stated in both metric and U.S. fluid measures. The
correct conversions from metric sizes to U.S. equivalents should
read as follows:
1.75 liters (59.2 fl. oz.)
500 milliliters (16.9 fl. oz.)
You are reminded that these sizes, along with all others
stated in Notice No. 281, are proposed sizes only and are still
under consideration by the Bureau. If the above sizes are among
those ultimately adopted, the final regulations will prescribe the
correct U.S. equivalents.
Inquiries concerning this circular should refer to its number
and be addressed to the Assistant Director, Regulatory Enforcement,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue,
N.W., Washington, D. C., 20226.
Rex D. Davis