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July 11, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a bright and breezy week! This week's top stories include information about TTB's regulation of alcohol beverage advertising, announcements about approved surety companies, recent TTB information collection notices, and a notice about a proposal for a new American Viticultural Area, plus a list of the past week's top Labeling pages at TTB.gov/.

ADVERTISING OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE PRODUCTS

The Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) gives TTB the authority to regulate the advertising of alcohol beverage products. The regulations for each commodity outline mandatory information that must appear in advertising and lists statements and practices that are prohibited from appearing in advertising.
Learn more about our authority related to advertising alcohol beverages:

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For more information, contact our Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division at 202-453-2250 or toll free at 866-927-ALFD (2533), or by email at alfd@ttb.gov/. See our customer service desk information page for more contact information.

ANNUAL LIST OF APPROVED SURETY COMPANIES IS NOW AVAILABLE

Do you need to file a new or amended bond with TTB? We remind industry members that we may only accept surety bonds from approved companies. View a list of approved sureties in Treasury Department Circular 570, Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Sureties on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies, which is published in the Federal Register each July and updated periodically throughout the year.

The 2014 edition of Circular 570 is now available, but please note that the most current list of approved surety companies is always available on the Internet at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service Surety Bonds Overview page.

INFORMATION COLLECTION REVIEW AND COMMENT REQUEST NOTICE PUBLISHED IN JUNE 30, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER

The Treasury Department recently sent seven TTB information collections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.  You can send your comments about our information collections directly to OMB through July 30, 2014. See the Treasury Department's "Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request" notice published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2014, for additional information, including how and where to comment.

The seven TTB information collections referenced in this notice, and their OMB approval numbers, are:

  • OMB No. 1513-0017, TTB F 5130.6, Drawback on Beer Exported
  • OMB No. 1513-0032, TTB F 5210.9, Inventory—Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Processed Tobacco
  • OMB No. 1513-0033, TTB F 5210.5 and TTB F 5250.1, Report—Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Cigarette Papers; and Report—Manufacturer of Processed Tobacco
  • OMB No. 1513-0034, TTB F 5200.7, Schedule of Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, or Tubes Withdrawn from the Market
  • OMB No. 1513-0062, TTB REC 5150/1, Usual and Customary Business Records Relating to Denatured Spirits
  • OMB No. 1513-0113, TTB F 5630.5R, Special Tax Renewal Registration and Return / Special Tax Location Registration Listing
  • OMB No. 1513-0130, TTB F 5250.2, Report of Removal, Transfer, or Sale of Processed Tobacco

For copies of the submission(s), email PRA@treasury.gov/, call 202-622-1295, or view the complete information collection requests at www.reginfo.gov/.

TTB PROPOSES TO ESTABLISH THE FOUNTAINGROVE DISTRICT VITICULTURAL AREA

We are accepting comments through August 29, 2014, on Notice No. 144, Proposed Establishment of the Fountaingrove District Viticultural Area, published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2014. To view the notice, petition, and comments related to this notice, go to Docket No. TTB-2014-0006 at Regulations.gov/. We have also published a direct link to that docket on our TTB.gov/ All Notices of Proposed Rulemaking page.

If you'd like to submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov/ comment form for this notice. To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.

In this notice of proposed rulemaking, we propose to establish the approximately 38,000-acre "Fountaingrove District" American viticultural area in Sonoma County, California.  The proposed Fountaingrove District viticultural area is located entirely within the larger, multicounty North Coast viticultural area.

We are making this proposal in response to a petition filed by a local wine industry group.  We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wine and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.

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