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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20Subpart I → Subject Group

Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
Subpart I—Operations by Dealers and Users of Specially Denatured Spirits

Premises and Equipment

§20.164   Premises.

(a) A permittee shall have premises suitable for the business being conducted and adequate for protecting the revenue.

(b) Storage facilities shall be provided on the premises for specially denatured spirits received or recovered. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, storage facilities shall consist of storerooms, compartments, or stationary storage tanks (not necessarily in a room or building).

(c) A permittee receiving and storing specially denatured spirits in tank cars or tank trucks, as provided in §20.163, need not provide stationary storage tanks.

(d) If specially denatured spirits are received at or removed from a permittee's premises in bulk conveyances, suitable facilities for those operations shall be provided.

(e) The appropriate TTB officer may require the storage facilities or distilling equipment to be secured with Government locks or seals, or both.

§20.165   Storage facilities.

(a) Storerooms shall be constructed and secured to prevent unauthorized access and the entrance doors shall be equipped for locking.

(b) Each stationary tank used for the storage of specially denatured spirits shall be equipped for locking to control access to the denatured spirits. An accurate means of measuring its contents shall be provided for each tank.

(c) Storerooms and storage tanks shall be kept locked when unattended. A storage cabinet or locker kept inside a room which is locked when unattended is considered to be adequately secured.

§20.166   Stills and other equipment.

If recovered denatured spirits or articles are to be restored on the permittee's premises, all equipment to be used in the restoration process shall be located on the permit premises. Distilling apparatus or other equipment, including pipelines, for restoration or for recovery, shall be constructed and secured in such a manner as to prevent unauthorized access to the denatured spirits and so arranged as to be readily inspected by appropriate TTB officers.

§20.167   Recovered and restored denatured spirits tanks.

Suitable storage tanks shall be provided for recovered and restored denatured spirits. Each storage tank for recovered and restored denatured spirits shall be—

(a) Durably marked to show its capacity and use,

(b) Equipped for locking to control access to the contents, and

(c) Provided with an accurate means of measuring its contents.

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