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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News
July 2, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE
Greetings! We hope you had a proud and patriotic week! This week's top stories include an announcement about a proposed American Viticultural Area, a reminder to be sure to use the most current version of TTB forms, how to subscribe to receive email notifications when we update TTB.gov/, and a list of the past week's top forms help pages at TTB.gov/.
WHAT'S POPULAR ON TTB.gov/
Top Forms Helpful Hints and Tips Pages for June 22-28, 2015
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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.
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TTB PROPOSES ESTABLISHMENT OF THE "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY OF NEW YORK" AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREA
We are accepting comments through August 31, 2015, on Notice No. 154, Proposed Establishment of the Champlain Valley of New York Viticultural Area, which was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Located along the western shore of Lake Champlain in portions of Clinton and Essex Counties, New York, this 500-square mile proposed viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any established viticultural area.
We are making this proposal in response to a petition filed by a local vineyard owner on behalf of the Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association. We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.
You may comment on this proposal and view copies of the proposed rule, selected supporting materials, and any comments we receive about this proposal at Regulations.gov/ within Docket No. TTB-2015-0010. A link to that docket is posted at our Wine – Notices of Proposed Rulemaking page at TTB.gov/ under Notice No. 154.
IMPORTANT TIP: ALWAYS USE THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF TTB FORMS
If you file hard copies of any TTB forms, please make sure you always use the current version of the form, which you can find on the TTB Forms page at TTB.gov/. We may return any form not submitted on a current approved form, which may delay processing.
How can you tell at a glance if you are using the current version? In the bottom left corner of all TTB forms, you'll find the form number as well as a date. The form number and date must match the current version posted on the TTB Forms page. If the form that you are using does not match the current version on the TTB Forms page, then discard the old version and print or download the current version of the form.
We encourage you to check the TTB Forms page frequently to check for updated versions of TTB forms. You can bookmark the pages of your most frequently used forms so that you always have the latest version.
This information applies to paper versions of forms only, not to electronic versions of forms filed online through Permits Online, COLAs Online, Formulas Online, or Pay.gov/.
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