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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 19Subpart O → Subject Group

Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
Subpart O—Denaturing Operations and Manufacture of Articles

Rules for Storing Denatured Spirits and Filling Containers

§19.388   Storing denatured spirits.

(a) Bonded storage. A proprietor must store on bonded premises all denatured spirits produced, received in bond, or received by return to bond.

(b) Storage methods. A proprietor may store denatured spirits on bonded premises in any appropriate tank, package or container authorized for filling with denatured spirits. The proprietor must store containers of denatured spirits in a manner that allows for easy inspection and inventory of the denatured spirits by TTB officers. A proprietor must store portable containers of denatured spirits within a building or structure that protects the spirits from unauthorized access. A proprietor may apply to the appropriate TTB officer for authorization to store containers of denatured spirits in an alternative manner in accordance with §19.27.

(c) Tank Records. A proprietor must maintain a record for tanks in which denatured spirits are stored in accordance with §19.606.

(26 U.S.C. 5201)

§19.389   Filling containers from tanks.

(a) Filling portable containers. A proprietor may fill portable containers with denatured spirits from tanks on the bonded premises.

(b) Accounting for denatured spirits in filling operations. In performing filling operations under paragraph (a) of this section, a proprietor must:

(1) Gauge the denatured spirits remaining in the tanks at the end of each filling operation;

(2) Maintain a record of each gauge and document the quantity of denatured spirits drawn from the tank during each filling operation; and

(3) Make a record of any spirits lost during the filling operation.

(c) Gauging requirements. The provisions of §19.289(a) and (c) apply to the filling and gauging of portable containers. In addition, a proprietor may withdraw denatured spirits from the bonded premises in portable containers based on the filling gauge.

(26 U.S.C. 5201)

§19.390   Container marking requirements.

A proprietor must mark packages and portable containers containing denatured spirits in accordance with the requirements of subpart S of this part.

(26 U.S.C. 5206)

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