Takedown Policy for Web Content at TTB Websites

The following table outlines our Web content review actions for our TTB websites, and identifies our policies for removing content that does not reflect current TTB policy decisions, programs or activities, or if it has been superseded.

Web Content Review Actions

If the content…

…the content is…

…and TTB will…

reflects current TTB decisions and activities, regardless of when the information was originally created and published.
Note: There are many years-old regulations, policies, and programmatic descriptions posted on TTB's site that are still accurate and have not been superseded by information that is more recent.

current

validate, supplement if necessary or desired, and republish the content.

can be updated to accurately reflect TTB's most recent policy decisions, programs or activities.

outdated

validate, update and republish the content.

does not reflect current TTB policy decisions, programs or activities, but still provides information that is of use for research purposes.

outdated

keep the content on the public access website for historical reference purposes. Once content is designated as outdated, the review cycle for content is every three years regardless of content type specified.

does not reflect current TTB policy decisions, programs or activities, or if it has been superseded.

obsolete

remove/retire the content, since it is no longer useful or relevant. At TTB.gov, retired content will be removed from the website, but a copy is kept in the archives. TTB will determine if the content needs to be maintained as a record according TTB.gov records management policies.

 

 

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Questions?  For more information about TTB's takedown policy and a list of removed public guidance documents, see our Removed Public Guidance Documents page.

 

Page last reviewed: March 23, 2017
Page last updated: April 17, 2019
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division, Office of Communications