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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20 → Subpart H


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


Subpart H—Sale and Use of Completely Denatured Alcohol


Contents
§20.141   General.
§20.142   Records of bulk conveyances.
§20.143   Receipt.
§20.144   Packages of completely denatured alcohol.
§20.145   Encased containers.
§20.146   Labels on bulk containers.
§20.147   Labels on consumer-size containers.
§20.148   Manufacture of articles with completely denatured alcohol.
§20.149   Records.

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§20.141   General.

(a) Each formulation of completely denatured alcohol may be sold and used for any purpose, subject to the limitations in the formula prescribed in part 21 of this chapter. For example, formulations of C.D.A. Formula No. 18 or 19 may be used:

(1) In the manufacture of definite chemical substances where the alcohol is changed into some other chemical substance and does not appear in the finished product;

(2) In the arts and industries, including but not limited to the manufacture of cleaning fluids, detergents, proprietary antifreeze solutions, thinners, lacquers, and brake fluids; and

(3) For fuel, light, and power.

(b) Completely denatured alcohol may not be used in the manufacture of preparations or products for internal human use or consumption where any of the alcohol or the denaturants used in that alcohol remain in the finished product.

(c) Persons distributing and using (but not recovering for reuse) completely denatured alcohol are not required to obtain a permit or file a bond under this part.

(d) Any person recovering completely denatured alcohol for reuse shall obtain a permit under subpart D of this part if the recovered alcohol does not contain all of the original denaturants of the completely denatured alcohol.

(e) Containers of products manufactured with completely denatured alcohol (such as proprietary antifreeze solutions, solvents, thinners, and lacquers) may not be branded as completely denatured alcohol. These products may not be advertised, shipped, sold, or offered for sale as completely denatured alcohol.

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985, as amended by T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59459, Aug. 30, 2016]

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§20.142   Records of bulk conveyances.

If completely denatured alcohol is to be shipped in a bulk conveyance, the shipment shall be accompanied by a record which identifies each car, truck, or compartment, the name and location (city or town and State) of both the consignor and consignee, the quantity in gallons, and the formula number of the completely denatured alcohol.

(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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§20.143   Receipt.

Unless completely denatured alcohol received in bulk conveyances or by pipeline is to be used immediately, it shall be deposited in storage tanks, stored in the tank cars or tank trucks in which received, or drawn into packages which shall be marked or labeled as required by this subpart.

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§20.144   Packages of completely denatured alcohol.

Packages containing more than 5 gallons of completely denatured alcohol shall be of metal or other equally suitable material approved by the appropriate TTB officer. The openings of these packages shall be sealed with appropriate seals furnished by the person filling the packages.

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§20.145   Encased containers.

Completely denatured alcohol may be packaged by distributors in unlabeled containers which are completely encased in wood, fiberboard, or similar material so that the surface (including the opening) of the actual container is not exposed. When completely denatured spirits are packaged in unlabeled containers, the distributor shall apply the required marks or label to an exposed surface of the case. The case shall be so constructed that the portion containing the marks will be securely attached to the encased container until all of the contents have been removed. A statement reading “Do Not Remove Inner Container Until Emptied,” or words of similar meaning, shall be placed on the portion of the case bearing the marks.

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§20.146   Labels on bulk containers.

(a) Completely denatured alcohol in bulk containers with a capacity exceeding 1 gallon shall be labeled on the head or side of the container or on the side of the casing, with the following:

(1) The name and address of the person filling the containers;

(2) The contents in gallons:

(3) The words “Completely Denatured Alcohol”; and

(4) The formula number.

(b) Packages of 5 gallons or less shall bear labels required by §20.147, in lieu of the labels required by this section.

(c) The letters and figures used for marking packages shall be large enough to be easily read and, when printed, labeled, or stenciled, shall be in permanent ink and shall contrast distinctly with the background to which applied.

(d) Packages may also be marked with the brand name and a statement to the type of merchandise contained in the package if these markings do not obscure or detract from the required markings. The person filling the packages shall maintain the record required by §20.261.

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§20.147   Labels on consumer-size containers.

(a) Each consumer-size container with a capacity of 5 gallons or less of completely denatured alcohol sold or offered for sale by a distributor shall bear a label showing, in plain, legible letters, the following:

(1) The words “Completely Denatured Alcohol”;

(2) The statement “Caution—contains poisonous ingredients”; and

(3) The name and address of the distributor filling the packages, unless shown elsewhere on the package.

(b) No other information (except that required by State or Federal law) may be shown on the label without the appropriate TTB officer's approval. The word “pure”, qualifying denatured alcohol may not appear on the label or the container.

(c) The requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section apply to any person who sells completely denatured alcohol at wholesale or retail.

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§20.148   Manufacture of articles with completely denatured alcohol.

Articles may be made with completely denatured alcohol for sale under brand names. If ingredients are added in sufficient quantities to materially change the composition and character of the completely denatured alcohol, the article is not classified as completely denatured alcohol and may not be marked, branded, or sold as completely denatured alcohol.

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§20.149   Records.

Records of transactions in completely denatured alcohol and articles made with completely denatured alcohol shall be maintained as prescribed in §20.261.

(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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