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January 22, 2016


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a warm and cozy week! This week's top stories include the publication of two American Viticultural Area rulemaking documents, a job opening in our labeling division, and a list of the past week's top wine pages at TTB.gov/.

TTB PUBLISHES TWO AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREA (AVA) RULEMAKING DOCUMENTS

Proposed Establishment of the "Willcox" AVA

We are accepting comments through March 21, 2016, on Notice No. 157, Proposed Establishment of the Willcox Viticultural Area, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2016.  Located in portions of Graham and Cochise Counties in Arizona, this 526,000-acre proposed viticultural area is not located within, nor does it contain, any established viticultural area.

We are issuing this proposal in response to a petition filed by an industry member on behalf of the local vineyard and winery owners.  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–2016–0002.  A link to that docket is posted to our Wine – Notices of Proposed Rulemaking page at TTB.gov/ under Notice No. 157.

Read the press release: Proposed Establishment of the "Willcox" Viticultural Area.

Establishment of “Los Olivos District” AVA

Also on January 21, 2016, we published T.D. TTB–132, Establishment of the Los Olivos District Viticultural Area, in the Federal Register, a final rule establishing the 22,820-acre Los Olivos District American viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California.  The new viticultural area is located within the existing Santa Ynez Valley viticultural area and the larger, multicounty Central Coast viticultural area.

This rulemaking is in response to a petition from a local wine industry member.  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. See Docket No. TTB–2015–0004 as posted on Regulations.gov/ for all documents and public comments related to this new AVA.

Read the press release: TTB Establishes the Los Olivos District Viticultural Area.

TTB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - SUPERVISORY ADVERTISING, LABELING AND FORMULATION SPECIALIST

We have a job vacancy in the Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division.Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division that we encourage qualified applicants to apply for. The incumbent will supervise alcohol beverage labeling specialists.

SALARY RANGE:  $108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:  Thursday, January 21, 2016 to Thursday, February 4, 2016

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-1801-14

POSITION INFORMATION:  Career/Career Conditional - Full-time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  GS-14

DUTY LOCATIONS:  1 vacancy – Washington, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:  Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:  Yes

If you are interested, please refer to Announcement 16-TTB-15-P  on www.usajobs.gov/  for details on how to apply.

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