Availability of ATF Form 5100.31
Application for and Certificate/Exemption of
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants,
Bonded Wineries, Taxpaid Wine Bottling
Houses, Breweries, Importers, Wholesalers,
and Others Concerned:
Purpose. This circular announces the availability of a new
ATF form, Form 5100.31, Application for and Certificate/
Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval (10/85). This form
replaces three existing ATF forms: Form 1648, Application
for Certificate of Exemption from Label Approval; Form 1649,
Application For and Certificate of Label Approval under
Federal Alcohol Administration Act; and Form 1650,
Certificate of Exemption from Label Approval under the
Federal Alcohol Administration Act. These three forms are
obsolete and will not be accepted for applications for label
approval or exemption from label approval received after May
30, 1986. A forthcoming Treasury decision will amend
regulations in 27 CFR Parts 4, 5, and 7 to change all
references to these forms to ATF Form 5100.31.
Background. ATF has combined these forms in the interest of
economy and paperwork reduction. Certain information which
is not required on Forms 1648 or 1649 must be shown on Form
5100.31. In addition, the instructions for preparation of
some entries on the form have changed. All changes from
Forms 1648 and 1649 are explained in detail below.
Item #1, Vendor Code. Enter your vendor code in this space.
If you are a new applicant and have not been assigned a
vendor code, leave this space blank and submit a photocopy
of your basic permit or approved notice with your first
Item #2, Serial Number. Assign serial numbers to each set
of applications using a sequential numbering system, and
beginning with the last two digits of the current calendar
year; e.g. 86-1, 86-2. Use only one series of serial
numbers for all applications on Form 5100.31.
Item #3, Name and Address. Enter your name and address
exactly as it appears on your basic permit or approved
notice. If a trade name is used on the label attached to
the application, enter that trade name as it appears on your
permit or notice in this space. You may show an additional
mailing address directly under the required name and address.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PLANT REGISTRY OR BASIC PERMIT
NUMBER IN THIS SPACE.
Item #4, Type of application. Check the appropriate box for
the type of application being filed. If the application is
for exemption from label approval, enter the State of sale.
If the application is for distinctive bottle approval, check
boxes a. and c., and state the total bottle capacity before
closure in millilitres.
Item #7, Fanciful Name. Enter the fanciful name (i.e., prop-
rietary name) used on the label for a specialty product which
does not conform to a specific class and type designation.
Item #8, Vintage. Show a vintage date only for wine for
which a vintage is claimed on the label.
Item #9, Age. Show age only for distilled spirits for which
an age reference is made on the label. If less than two
years, show age in months.
Item #11, Laboratory Analysis Number. Show the ATF Labor-
atory analysis number and the month and year of the analysis
for imported products which have been analyzed by the ATF
Laboratory. Attach a copy of the laboratory analysis with
the application for label approval.
Conditions under which label approvals are not required.
The conditions which do not necessitate the submission of
a new label approval are listed on the reverse of Form
5100.31. These conditions were outlined in Industry
Circular 85-6, dated July 4, 1985.
Use of Form 5100.31 as an application for exemption from
label approval under the FAA Act. This form replaces
Forms 1648 and 1650. Applications for exemption from label
approval will be made on Form 5100.31, and this form will
be approved and returned to the applicant.
Sample Copy. A facsimile of Form 5100.31 is attached to
this industry circular for your reference. Please note that
this copy is reduced in size and may not be photocopied for
Effective Date. After May 30, 1986, applications for label
approval or exemption from label approval will not be
accepted on Forms 1648 or 1649. Proprietors may submit
applications on Form 5100.31 after December 31, 1985.
Do not resubmit previously approved labels. All approved
Forms 1649 and 1650 remain valid after May 30, 1986.
Availability of Form. Please destroy all stocks of Forms
1648 and 1649. Supplies of Form 5100.31 may be obtained
from the ATF Distribution Center, 7943 Angus Court,
Springfield, Virginia 22153; telephone (703) 455-7801.
There will be no automatic distribution of Form 5100.31 to
permittees; you must request copies from the ATF
Inquiries. Inquiries concerning this circular should refer
to its number and be addressed to the Associate Director
(Compliance Operations), Attention: Chief, Industry
Compliance Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
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