[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 7, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 6038]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2809]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

27 CFR Part 19

[Docket No. TTB-2011-0010; Notice No. 124A; Re: Notice No. 124]
RIN 1513-AB89


Revisions to Distilled Spirits Plant Operations Reports and 
Regulations; Comment Period Extension

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is extending the 
comment period for Notice No. 124, Revisions to Distilled Spirits Plant 
Operations Reports and Regulations, a notice of proposed rulemaking 
published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011. TTB is taking 
this action in response to a request from a distilled spirits industry 
association.

DATES: Written comments on Notice No. 124 are now due on or before 
March 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments on Notice No. 124 to one of the 
following addresses:
     http://www.regulations.gov: To submit comments via the 
Internet, use the comment form for Notice No. 124 as posted within 
Docket No. TTB-2011-0010 on ``Regulations.gov,'' the Federal e-
rulemaking portal;
     U.S. Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, 
DC 20044-4412.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200-E, Washington, DC 
20005.
    See the Public Participation section of this notice for specific 
instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for 
information on how to request a public hearing.
    You may view copies of all published notices, the proposed two new 
report forms, and any public comments associated with the proposal 
outlined in Notice No. 124 within Docket No. TTB-2011-0010 at http://www.regulations.gov. A link to the Regulations.gov comment form for 
proposal is posted on the TTB Web site at http://www.ttb.gov/regulations_laws/all_rulemaking.shtml under Notice No. 124. You also 
may view copies of all documents and comments associated with Notice 
No. 124 by appointment at the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Please call (202) 453-2270 to make an 
appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita D. Butler, Regulations and 
Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, at (202) 
453-1039, extension 101, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Notice No. 124, the Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to replace the current four report 
forms used by distilled spirits plants to report their operations with 
two new report forms that would be submitted on a monthly or quarterly 
basis. The proposal would streamline the reporting process and would 
result in savings for the industry and for TTB by significantly 
reducing the number of reports that must be completed and filed by 
industry members and processed by TTB.
    On February 2, 2012, TTB received an email from the Distilled 
Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) requesting additional 
time to prepare its comment on Notice No. 124. The email stated:

    This additional time will allow us to further collate comments 
about the technical aspects for the data entries pertaining to the 
proposed reporting forms. Similarly, this additional time also will 
afford a better opportunity to respond to TTB's request about the 
length of time needed by industry members to transition their 
business procedures so as to comply with the proposed reporting 
requirements.

    In response to that request, TTB is extending the comment period 
for Notice No. 124 for an additional 30 days. Therefore, comments on 
Notice No. 124 are now due on or before March 5, 2012.

Drafting Information

    Michael D. Hoover of the Regulations and Rulings Division drafted 
this notice.

    Signed: February 2, 2012.
John J. Manfreda,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-2809 Filed 2-3-12; 11:15 am]
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