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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20 → Subpart M


Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
PART 20—DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF DENATURED ALCOHOL AND RUM


Subpart M—Return, Reconsignment and Disposition of Specially Denatured Spirits


Contents
§20.231   Return.
§20.232   Reconsignment in transit.
§20.233   Disposition after revocation of permit.
§20.234   Disposition on permanent discontinuance of use.
§20.235   Disposition to another user.

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§20.231   Return.

A permittee may, following the receipt of specially denatured spirits and for any legitimate reason, return the specially denatured spirits to any distilled spirits plant or dealer if the consignee consents to the shipment. The consignor shall prepare a record of shipment in accordance with §20.171.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1513-0062)

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59456, Aug. 30, 2016]

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§20.232   Reconsignment in transit.

(a) Reconsignment. Specially denatured spirits may be reconsigned to another permittee or returned to the consignor if, prior to or on arrival at the premises of the consignee, the alcohol is determined to be unsuitable for the intended purpose, was shipped in error, or, for any bona fide reason, is not accepted by the consignee or carrier.

(b) Records of reconsignment. In the case of reconsignment, the consignor shall cancel the initial record of shipment and prepare a new record of shipment, if the shipment is to another permittee. The new record of shipment will be annotated “Reconsignment.”

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1513-0062)

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended at T.D. ATF-476, 67 FR 17939, Apr. 12, 2002; T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59456, Aug. 30, 2016]

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§20.233   Disposition after revocation of permit.

When any permit issued on Form 5150.9 is revoked, all specially denatured spirits in transit and all specially denatured spirits on the former permit premises, may be lawfully possessed by the former permittee for the exclusive purpose of disposing of the specially denatured spirits, for a period of 60 days following the date of revocation. Any specially denatured spirits or recovered alcohol not disposed of within the specific 60-day period, is subject to seizure and forfeiture.

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§20.234   Disposition on permanent discontinuance of use.

(a) Specially denatured spirits. Specially denatured spirits on hand at the time of discontinuance of use, may be disposed of by

(1) Returning the specially denatured spirits to a distilled spirits plant or dealer, as provided in §20.231,

(2) Destruction, as provided in §20.222, or

(3) Shipped to another user, as provided in §20.235.

(b) Recovered denatured alcohol, recovered specially denatured rum, or recovered articles. Upon permanent discontinuance of use, a permittee may dispose of recovered denatured alcohol, recovered specially denatured rum, or recovered articles by

(1) Shipment to a distilled spirits plant, as provided in §20.215 for articles and spirits residues,

(2) Destruction, as provided in §20.222, or

(3) Upon the filing of an application with the appropriate TTB officer, any other approved method.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number1513-0061)

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59456, Aug. 30, 2016]

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§20.235   Disposition to another user.

(a) A user may dispose of specially denatured spirits to another permittee or Government agency.

(b) The user shall prepare a record of shipment in accordance with §20.171. The packages to be shipped shall bear the name and permit number of the user and the marks and labels required under §20.178. The user's copy of the record of shipment shall include an explanation of the reason for the disposition.

(c) The appropriate TTB officer may require a user to apply for and obtain a dealer's permit, if shipments under this section are excessive.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1513-0062)

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by ATF-332, 57 FR 40849, Sept. 8, 1992; T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59456, Aug. 30, 2016]

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