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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20Subpart I → Subject Group


Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
PART 20—DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF DENATURED ALCOHOL AND RUM
Subpart I—Operations by Dealers and Users of Specially Denatured Spirits


Operations by Users

§20.189   Use of specially denatured spirits.

(a) Specially denatured spirits shall not be used for any purpose not authorized in this section.

(b) Specially denatured spirits shall be used (1) in the manufacture of articles in accordance with the formula requirements of subpart F of this part, (2) for other purposes in accordance with approved statements of process (§20.94), or (3) in the case of S.D.A. Formula No. 3-A, 3-C, or 30, for mechanical or laboratory purposes not involving the development of a product.

(c) Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate TTB officer, each formulation of S.D.S. may be used only for the purposes authorized for that formulation under part 21 of this chapter.

(d) By the use of essential oils and/or chemicals in the manufacture of each article containing 0.5 percent or more alcohol by weight or volume, the manufacturer shall ensure that:

(1) Each finished article is unfit for beverage use; and

(2) Unless approved “for export only” under §20.193(b), each finished article is incapable of being reclaimed or diverted to beverage use or internal human use.

(e) Each finished article shall conform to the sample, if any, and formula for that article approved in accordance with subpart F of this part.

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by T.D. ATF-435, 66 FR 5475, Jan. 19, 2001; T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59459, Aug. 30, 2016]

§20.190   Diversion of articles for internal human use or beverage use.

An appropriate TTB officer who has reason to believe that the spirits in any article are being reclaimed or diverted to beverage or internal human use may direct the permittee to modify an approved formula to prevent the reclamation or diversion. The appropriate TTB officer may require the permittee to discontinue the use of the formula until it has been modified and again approved.

[T.D. ATF-435, 66 FR 5475, Jan. 19, 2001]

§20.191   Bulk articles.

Users who convey articles in containers exceeding one gallon may provide the recipient with a photocopy of subpart G of this part to ensure compliance with requirements relating to articles.

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by T.D. ATF-249, 52 FR 5961, Feb. 27, 1987; T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59460, Aug. 30, 2016]

§20.192   Manufacturing record.

For each manufacturing process in which specially denatured spirits are used, the user shall record:

(a) Quantity and formula number of new or recovered specially denatured spirits used;

(b) Names and quantities of ingredients used; and

(c) Name, trade name or brand name and alcoholic content of each article or intermediate product manufactured, as applicable.

(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]

§20.193   Articles for export.

(a) Articles approved without qualification, including articles made in accordance with one of the general-use formulas in §§20.111 through 20.124, may be exported without restriction.

(b) For each article for which the approved formula is endorsed “For Export Only” the manufacturer shall:

(1) Label the immediate container to clearly show that the article is for export (for example, with the words “For export only”, “Not for sale in the United States”, or “Manufactured for sale in ______”);

(2) Mark the shipping containers and cases with the words “For Export”;

(3) Export the article directly; and

(4) Retain appropriate documentation, such as invoices and bills of lading, as evidence that the article was, in fact, exported.

(c) All articles for export shall comply with the applicable requirements of the countries to which they are sent.

[T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59460, Aug. 30, 2016]

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