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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News
August 8, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
Greetings! We hope you had a soaring and effective week! This week's top stories include announcements about a new tool for Formulas Online, two new American viticultural areas in California, a list of our available RSS feeds, plus a list of the past week's top wine pages at TTB.gov/.
WHAT'S POPULAR ON TTB.gov/
Top 5 Wine Pages, July 28-August 3, 2014
ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER
The TTB Newsletter compiles the top TTB news of the week and other helpful information about the Bureau and the federal alcohol and tobacco laws and regulations we enforce.
Please send any questions or comments to the Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters at Industry-StateLiaison@ttb.gov/.
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"HOW DO I" TOOL ADDED TO FORMULAS ONLINE WEB PAGE
We recently added a new tool to our Formulas Online Web page. Look for the "How do I" box on the lower right-hand side of the page. You may select from an extensive dropdown list of topics related to both beverage and nonbeverage Formulas Online submissions and read helpful information designed to improve your Formulas Online experience.
TTB ISSUES TWO VITICULTURAL AREA RULEMAKING DOCUMENTS
-- Establishment of the Manton Valley Viticultural Area: On Friday, August 1, 2014, TTB published a final rule, T.D. TTB-122, in Federal Register establishing the 11,178-acre "Manton Valley" American viticultural area in portions of Shasta and Tehama Counties in northern California. This final rule is effective on September 2, 2014. TTB issued this regulation in response to petitions from local vintners and grape growers, and all relevant rulemaking documents and public comments may be viewed in Regulations.gov/ docket number TTB-2014-0001. Read the related TTB press release.
-- Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area: We are accepting comments through October 6, 2014, on Notice No. 145, Proposed Expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Area, which published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 7, 2014. In Notice No. 145, and in response to a petition filed on behalf of two local wine industry members, TTB is proposing to expand this 33,380-acre viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California, by approximately 2,296 acres.
To view Notice No. 145, selected supporting documents, and the public comments received in response to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB-2014-0007 at Regulations.gov/. If you would like to submit a comment on this proposal electronically, use the Regulations.gov/ online comment form for this notice. To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice. A link to the docket is posted on the TTB website's Wine Proposed Rules page under Notice No. 145. Read the related TTB press release.
INTRODUCING A LIST OF RSS FEEDS FROM TTB
RSS, an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to get the news you want whenever it is updated, even if you are not on our website.
Why Use RSS?
RSS = Push vs. Pull Technology! Subscribing to a site's RSS feed is a time saver because you no longer need to check the site for new information; when new content is posted, your RSS reader will automatically download and store it for you.
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