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May 8, 2015


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had an enjoyable and sneeze-free week! This week's top stories include information about upcoming changes to the TTB Beer Statistical Release, information about due dates for operational reports, and a list of the past week's top Pay.gov/ pages at TTB.gov/.

UPCOMING CHANGES TO THE BEER STATISTICAL RELEASE

We revised the Brewers Report of Operations (TTB F 5130.9 and TTB F 5130.26) in January 2015 (see the TTB Announcement).  We did this partly in response to a petition from the brewing industry asking us to reduce the complexity of the reports and the amount of information required, in particular the "Summary of Materials Used and Wort Produced" section.

Because some brewers have continued to file the old forms, you will see (temporarily) some information in the "materials used at breweries" section of the TTB Beer Statistical Releases for January through March 2015; however, this information should not be relied upon as accurate for the entire U.S. brewing industry.

Starting with the April 2015 release (which will be published by June 30, 2015), the "materials used at breweries" section will no longer be a part of the TTB Beer Statistical Releases, and we will then issue revised beer statistical releases for January, February, and March 2015, with this information removed.  We apologize for any confusion this may cause the users of the beer statistical releases.

OPERATIONAL REPORTS MUST BE FILED ON TIME – KNOW YOUR DUE DATES

We did a recent analysis, which shows that many industry members who are required to file operational reports do not file them on time in compliance with federal regulations.  Failure to file required operational reports by the due date is a violation of the conditions of your permit and can lead to adverse action.

We'd like to take this opportunity to remind members of the wine, beer, distilled spirits, and tobacco industries who are subject to operational report filing requirements of the due dates for these reports:

FILING TIP: We have noticed that industry members who file their operational reports via Pay.gov/ have a better record of filing on time!

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