Public Information

Website Inventory, Priorities, and Schedules

Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002 requires federal agencies to develop an inventory of information to be published on their websites, establish a schedule for publishing information, make those schedules available for public comment, and post the schedules and priorities on the website.  In preparing this inventory, we identified our audience and the type of information they want through website data; search requests; feedback from customer service inquiries, Web survey, and Freedom of Information Act requests; and reports and recommendations from usability studies and various internal working groups.

In addition to the information listed above, we identified information that, as a regulatory agency, we are required by law or official directive to make available, plus other information which dissemination is crucial to ensure public safety, national security or the implementation of our mission-critical operations. In developing the inventory we also assumed that if any of our information was of interest to the general public, and there were no national security, law enforcement, legal or privacy issues that prohibit its publication (see FOIA exemptions), then that information should be posted and listed on the inventory.

Web Publication Schedules

TTB’s Web managers work with program offices to ensure that we post as much information as needed on our website.  In addition we use Web analytics tools, user feedback, and customer service inquiries to routinely evaluate the site to ensure we are addressing the needs of our public and the industry members we serve.  Based on that evaluation, we intend to publish the information listed in the schedule below.

If new information becomes available at TTB that is important to the public, we are committed to putting it on our website. If you have suggestions for additional information we should have on TTB’s main website (www.ttb.gov) please let us know.

Item

Planned Action

Estimated Date of Publication

Web Publication Priority

Homepage

Restructuring of the homepage including moving commodity tabs to the left, moving news features to another section and making the business tools more prominent, and adding links to TTB Online applications. 

 End of FY16

3

Formulation and Labeling Guidance  

Better directions and guidance on how to obtain labeling and formula approval including new Web pages and training guides.

End of FY16

2

Web Publication Priorities

When new or additional content becomes available, we will publish it on the website in the order of the following publication priorities recommended in the implementation guidance associated with Section 207(f):

  • Priority 1: required by law, regulation, Presidential directive, or other official directive or to ensure national security
  • Priority 2: mission-critical and essential for program operations, but not required by law, regulation, or Presidential directive (that is, information or services that are directly tied to an agency's mission and/or strategic plan)
  • Priority 3: frequently requested information or services that would improve business processes and/or customer service to the public (for example, most commonly used forms, documents, applications, transactions, etc.).
  • Priority 4: other information
  • If information fits in two or more priorities, we will assign it priority 1.

Category of Information

Category Description

Examples of Content

Web Publication Priority

Regulatory Documents

Official documents generated as a result of, and in the process of, adopting rules to implement the laws Congress passes affecting the alcohol and tobacco, industries

  • Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Notices of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Treasury Decisions
  • Temporary Rules
  • Paperwork Reduction Act notices
  • Other Federal Register publications

 

1

Required Information and Links

Information, links, documents and disclaimers required by law or presidential/official directives

  • Freedom of Information Act Documents
  • Links to Regulations.gov, USA.gov
  • No FEAR Act EEO Data and Policy
  • Information Quality Guidelines
  • Accessibility Resources
  • Annual Budget
  • Annual Performance and Accountability Reports

1

Mission-Critical Information

Information and documents that are essential for program operations and tied directly to the TTB mission

  • Strategic Plans and Goals
  • Major Initiative Listings
  • Links to Statutes TTB administers and to TTB's and Regulations
  • Compilation of Selected alcohol, tobacco, and firearms and ammunition laws
  • Public Guidance including Rulings, Procedures, Industry Circulars, and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Guidelines Related to Industry Operations
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • International Agreements

2

Time-sensitive or Periodic Information and Notices

Information and tools to keep the public informed about what’s going at TTB and to keep a steady flow of the information added to site

  • Press Releases
  • Announcements
  • TTB Calendar of Events
  • TTB Newsletters

 

2

Agency and Administrative Information

Information and documents that describe the functions and organization of the agency

  • Organizational Charts
  • Key Contact Information
  • Career Opportunities
  • Requests for Proposals and Procurement
  • Staff Biographies
  • Audit Plans, Reports, and Investigations
  • Facilities and Field Offices Information
  • Workplace Diversity and EEO Policies

3

Frequently Requested and Public Service Information

Information and tools that improve the business processes and/or customer service to the public

  • Fact Sheets
  • Frequently Requested Listings
  • Electronic Reading Room Documents
  • Links to State and Local Governments
  • Links to other Federal Government Portals

3

Public Feedback/Input

Information and tools that allow the public to interact and do business with TTB and, when appropriate, the information resulting from those interactions

  • Key Correspondence from Congress, Industry members, and the Public
  • Official Forms and Instructions
  • Email Subscriptions
  • Complaint Forms and Processes
  • Tip Line Activities
  • Contact Information
  • Non-guidance Tutorials
  • Handbooks

3

E-Filing and Records

Information, tools, and user guides for the submission, processing, tracking, and searching of TTB e-filing transactions, and the information collected and presented in those processes

  • Registration
  • FOIA Fee Payment
  • Applications
  • Web Survey Comments
  • Complaints

 

 

Reports, Studies, Papers, and Technical Information and Data

Detailed technical, academic, statistical and analytical information relating to the alcohol and tobacco industries

  • Industry Analysis Reports
  • Working Group and Usability Study Reports
  • Laboratory Testing, Requirements, and Results
  • AVA Maps
  • Statistical Trends
  • International Agreements/MOUs
  • Measurement Procedures
  • Data Files
  • Data Sets
  • Statistics
  • Database Information
  • Glossary

 

4

Opinions, Commentary, Recommendations

Information that serves the shape or influence the issues that come before the Administrator

  • Recent Court Opinions and Filings
  • Administrator Statements, Speeches, Testimonies

 

4

 

 

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