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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20 → Subpart N


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


Subpart N—Use of Specially Denatured Spirits by the United States or Government Agency


Contents
§20.241   General.
§20.242   Application and permit, Form 5150.33.
§20.243   Procurement of specially denatured spirits.
§20.244   Receipt of shipment.
§20.245   Discontinuance of use.
§20.246   Disposition of specially denatured spirits on discontinuance of use.

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§20.241   General.

The United States or any of its Government agencies may withdraw specially denatured spirits from a distilled spirits plant or dealer under this part, as authorized by 26 U.S.C. 5214(a)(2) and 5271. Before any specially denatured spirits may be withdrawn, a permit to procure the spirits shall be obtained as provided in §20.25.

(26 U.S.C. 5214, 5271, 5272, 5276)

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by T.D. ATF-285, 54 FR 12610, Mar. 28, 1989; T.D. ATF-435, 66 FR 5475, Jan. 19, 2001; T.D. ATF-476, 67 FR 17939, Apr. 12, 2002; T.D. TTB-79, 74 FR 37403, July 28, 2009]

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§20.242   Application and permit, Form 5150.33.

(a) All permits previously issued to the United States or any of its Government agencies on Form 1444 shall remain valid and will be regulated by the same provisions of this subpart as it refers to permits on Form 5150.33.

(b) A Government agency shall apply for a permit to obtain specially denatured spirits on Form 5150.33. Upon approval, Form 5150.33 will be returned to the Government agency, and will serve as authority to procure specially denatured spirits.

(c) A Government agency may specify on its application for a permit to procure specially denatured spirits, Form 5150.33, that it desires a single permit authorizing all sub-agencies under its control to procure specially denatured spirits; or each Government location (agency, department, bureau, etc.) desiring to procure specially denatured spirits may individually submit an application for a permit on Form 5150.33.

(d) An application for a permit shall be signed by the head of the agency or sub-agency or the incumbent of an office which is authorized by the head of the agency or sub-agency, to sign. Evidence of authorization to sign for the head of the agency or sub-agency shall be furnished with the application.

(e) Specially denatured spirits obtained by Government agencies may not be used for non-Government purposes.

(Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85-859, 72 Stat. 1370, as amended (26 U.S.C. 5271))

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§20.243   Procurement of specially denatured spirits.

Government agencies shall retain the original permit, Form 5150.33, on file. When placing an initial order with a vendor, the agency shall forward a photocopy of its permit with the purchase order for specially denatured spirits. In the case of an agency holding a single permit for use of other sub-agencies, the photocopy of the permit will contain an attachment listing all other locations authorized to procure specially denatured spirits. Any subsequent purchases from the same vendor need only contain the permit number on the purchase order.

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§20.244   Receipt of shipment.

On receipt of a shipment of specially denatured spirits, a representative of the Government agency shall inspect the shipment for any loss or deficiency. In the case of loss or deficiency, the agency shall annotate the receiving document and forward a copy to the appropriate TTB officer from which the shipment was consigned.

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§20.245   Discontinuance of use.

When a Government agency, holding a permit issued under this subpart, no longer intends to procure and use specially denatured spirits, the permit shall be returned to the appropriate TTB officer for cancellation. All photocopies of the permit furnished to vendors shall be returned to the agency for destruction.

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§20.246   Disposition of specially denatured spirits on discontinuance of use.

At the time of discontinuance of use of specially denatured spirits, a Government agency may dispose of any excess specially denatured spirits (a) to another Government agency holding a permit, (b) by returning the specially denatured spirits to a vendor, or (c) in any manner authorized by the appropriate TTB officer. Specially denatured spirits may not be disposed of to the general public.

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