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Title 27Chapter ISubchapter APart 20 → Subpart O


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


Subpart O—Samples of Specially Denatured Spirits


Contents
§20.251   General.
§20.252   Samples larger than five gallons.
§20.253   Labels for samples.

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§20.251   General.

(a) Applicants and prospective applicants for permits to use specially denatured spirits may obtain samples of specially denatured spirits for experimental purposes or for preparing samples of finished articles as required by §20.92. Samples of specially denatured spirits may only be obtained from distilled spirits plants or dealers.

(b) Samples not larger than five gallons per calendar year may be obtained without a permit. Dealers shall maintain records to ensure that samples of specially denatured spirits dispensed to nonpermittee do not exceed five gallons per calendar year.

(c) Samples larger than five gallons per calendar year may be obtained without a permit as described in §20.252.

(d) Samples of specially denatured spirits shall not be used to manufacture articles for commercial sale.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1513-0062)

[T.D. ATF-199, 50 FR 9162, Mar. 6, 1985; 50 FR 20099, May 14, 1985, as amended by T.D. ATF-435, 66 FR 5475, Jan. 19, 2001; T.D. TTB-140, 81 FR 59456, Aug. 30, 2016]

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§20.252   Samples larger than five gallons.

(a) General. The appropriate TTB officer may waive the requirement to obtain a permit under subpart D of this part if a nonpermittee can demonstrate that more than five gallons is necessary to determine if an Industrial Use Permit is desired.

(b) Application. A nonpermittee who wishes to obtain more than five gallons of specially denatured spirits to determine if an Industrial Use Permit is desired, shall file a letterhead application with the appropriate TTB officer in which the nonpermittee's premises are located. The letter shall describe why the requested quantity is necessary.

(c) Approval. If the letterhead application is approved, the nonpermittee shall submit it to the proprietor of a distilled spirits plant or a dealer with the order for the sample of specially denatured spirits.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1513-0061)

[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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§20.253   Labels for samples.

When a sample of specially denatured spirits is withdrawn from a dealer's premises, that dealer shall attach a label to the sample which shows the following information:

(a) The word “Sample”;

(b) The dealer's name, address, and permit number;

(c) The words “Specially Denatured Alcohol” or “Specially Denatured Rum”;

(d) The quantity; and

(e) The formula number.

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