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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20 → Subpart K


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


Subpart K—Recovery of Denatured Alcohol, Specially Denatured Rum, or Articles


Contents
§20.211   General.
§20.212   Deposit in receiving tanks.
§20.213   Reuse of recovered spirits.
§20.214   Shipment for restoration or redenaturation.
§20.215   Shipment of articles and spirits residues for redistillation.
§20.216   Record of shipment.

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§20.211   General.

(a) Upon filing the appropriate qualifying documents under the applicable provisions of subparts D and F of this part and receiving approval, a manufacturer using denatured alcohol, specially denatured rum, or articles in an approved process may recover the denatured alcohol, specially denatured rum, or articles. However, a person who recovers (1) completely denatured alcohol with all its original ingredients, (2) an article made with specially denatured spirits with all its original ingredients (or practically so, to the extent that the presence of the original denaturants and other ingredients in the recovered article make it as nonpotable as the original article), or (3) an article made with completely denatured alcohol with all the denaturants of the completely denatured alcohol, shall not be required to obtain a permit under this part.

(b) For a determination as to whether obtaining a permit under this part is necessary, each person who intends to conduct the recovery operations outlined in paragraph (a) of this section shall forward Form 5150.19 with a sample of the recovered article, to the appropriate TTB officer, in accordance with subpart F of this part.

(c) Restoration and redenaturation may be done by a permittee or by the proprietor of a distilled spirits plant.

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§20.212   Deposit in receiving tanks.

All recovered denatured alcohol, specially denatured rum, or articles shall be accumulated (after recovery or restoration is completed) in a receiving tank equipped for locking. If the recovered product is to be shipped under §20.214, it may be accumulated in appropriately marked packages. All denatured alcohol or specially denatured rum recovered shall be measured and a record of the measurement shall be made before being redenatured or reused. Recovered denatured alcohol or specially denatured rum and new denatured alcohol or specially denatured rum shall be kept in separate storage containers properly marked for identification.

(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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§20.213   Reuse of recovered spirits.

(a) If the denatured alcohol or specially denatured rum is recovered in its original denatured state, or practically so, or contains substantial quantities of the original denaturants and other ingredients which make it unfit for beverage or other internal human medicinal use, it may be reused in any approved process without further redenaturation. In these cases, the appropriate TTB officer will require samples of the recovered product to be taken from time to time to determine if the product requires redenaturation.

(b) If the denatured alcohol or specially denatured rum is not recovered in its original denatured state, or practically so, it shall be redenatured at the premises of the manufacturer or a denaturer before being used. The appropriate TTB officer may require supervision of the redenaturation of the recovered spirits by an appropriate TTB officer.

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§20.214   Shipment for restoration or redenaturation.

Recovered denatured alcohol, recovered specially denatured rum, or recovered articles requiring restoration or redenaturation (or both, unless the restoration or redenaturation is to be done on the manufacturer's premises) shall be shipped to a distilled spirits plant or to a permittee. Packages shall be numbered with a package identification number or serial number in accordance with §20.179 (b) or (c). Packages shall be labeled with the name, address, and permit number of the manufacturer, the quantity (in gallons) of spirits contained in the package, and the applicable words “Recovered denatured alcohol formula No. ____” or “Recovered specially denatured rum formula No. ____.” If the restoration or redenaturation is performed by a user or dealer permittee (not a distilled spirits plant), the permittee shall return the same materials to the same manufacturer and shall not intermingle them with materials received from other sources.

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§20.215   Shipment of articles and spirits residues for redistillation.

(a) The proprietor of a distilled spirits plant authorized to produce distilled spirits may receive for redistillation (1) articles manufactured under this part which contain denatured spirits, and (2) spirits residues of manufacturing processes related to the manufacture of these articles.

(b) Any person shipping these articles or spirits residues to a distilled spirits plant for redistillation shall—

(1) Identify each package or articles or spirits residues as to contents, and

(2) Mark and serially number each package as provided in §20.214.

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§20.216   Record of shipment.

A consignor shipping recovered denatured alcohol, recovered specially denatured rum, or recovered articles to a distilled spirits plant or a permittee shall prepare and forward a record of shipment to the consignee, in accordance with §20.171.

(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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