Nonbeverage Products Laboratory (NPL)

The National Laboratory Center is a state-of-the-art-facility in Beltsville, MD, which houses the Beverage Alcohol, Nonbeverage Products and Tobacco Laboratories within TTB's Scientific Services Division. These laboratories provide the Bureau with scientific and technical support.

The Nonbeverage Products Laboratory analyzes and evaluates nonbeverage alcohol products including:

  • Drawback evaluation
  • Imported nonbeverage alcohol products for excise tax determination
  • Specially Denatured Alcohol formula evaluation
  • Flavor verification for the Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD) of TTB for flavors used in alcoholic beverages

Disclosure Information:  26 USC 6103





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Questions? If you have questions regarding TTB's Nonbeverage Products Laboratory (NPL) contact the Scientific Services Division online or at 240-264-1594. If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Page last reviewed: April 22, 2014
Page last updated: August 4, 2017
Maintained by: Scientific Services Division