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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

October 11, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes information about the establishment of the Eastern Connecticut Highlands AVA, our new temporary voluntary disclosure program video series, seven vacancies we are looking to fill, and an information collection notice out for comment.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT HIGHLANDS AVA ESTABLISHED

On Friday, October 11, 2019, we published T.D. TTB–157 in the Federal Register to establish the approximately 1,246-square mile "Eastern Connecticut Highlands" American viticultural area in all or portions of Hartford, New Haven, Tolland, Windham, New London, and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut, effective on November 12, 2019.  The Eastern Connecticut Highlands viticultural area is not located within any other established viticultural are.

We are issuing this regulation in response to a petition submitted by the president of Sharpe Hill Vineyard on behalf of himself and the local vineyard owners and vintners.  TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.

See Docket No. TTB–2018–0010 on Regulations.gov for all documents and public comments related to this rulemaking.

Use our new American Viticultural Area (AVA) Map Explorer to view the boundaries of this or other established and proposed AVAs.

NEW VIDEO SERIES AVAILABLE FOR WHOLESALER/IMPORTER TEMPORARY VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM

We’ve published four new videos that provide instructions for alcohol wholesalers and importers who are eligible to participate in our temporary voluntary disclosure program.

The videos, which are available on our Temporary Voluntary Disclosure Program page, are:

Important!

We strongly encourage all alcohol wholesalers and importers who are eligible for this program to act soon and not wait until December!

TTB JOB OPPORTUNITIES – AUDITOR, FORMULA SUPERVISOR, AND LABEL SPECIALISTS

TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government’s best places to work.  In the latest ranking, we were in the top two percent of agency subcomponents (No. 8 of 415). We’ve got seven vacancies we’re looking to fill if you are interested in becoming part of the TTB Team:

Auditor

  • We’re hiring one auditor in Los Angeles, California 
  • Apply through USAJOBS no later than October 15, 2019
  • For more details, view: 19-TTB-70-P

Supervisory Labeling and Formulation Specialist (Formula Office)

Label Specialist

PROPOSED EXTENSION OF TOBACCO INFORMATION COLLECTION

We recently published in the Federal Register a notice requesting public comments on one existing TTB information collection, OMB No. 1513­–0110, Recordkeeping for Tobacco Products Removed in Bond from a Manufacturer’s Premises for Experimental Purposes—27 CFR 40.232(e).

To view this notice and any comments received in response to it, go to Docket No. TTB–2019–0001. Comments are due by December 6, 2019.

 

 

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