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Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer; Recodification of Regulations (2000R-247P)

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION:

Final rule (Treasury decision).

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the importation of distilled spirits, wines, and beer. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 251 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 251) as 27 CFR part 27. This change improves the organization of title 27.

DATES:

This rule is effective on May 8, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer Berry, Regulations Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 111 W. Huron Street, Room 219, Buffalo, New York, (716) 434-8039.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

As a part of continuing efforts to reorganize the part numbering system of title 27 CFR, ATF is removing part 251, Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beers, in its entirety, and is recodifying the regulations as 27 CFR part 27. This change improves the organization of title 27 CFR. ATF intends to update and clarify the regulations in this part, but believes that such revisions would be best undertaken at a later time through a notice of proposed rulemaking with public comment.

Derivation Table for Part 27

The requirements of sec.Are derived from sec.
Subpart A
27.1251.1
27.2251.2
27.3251.3
Subpart B
27.11251.11
Subpart C
27.30251.30
27.31251.31
Subpart D
27.40251.40
27.41251.41
27.42251.42
27.42a251.42a
27.43251.43
27.44251.44
27.45251.45
27.46251.46
27.48251.48
27.48a251.48a
27.49251.49
Subpart E
27.55251.55
27.56251.56
27.57251.57
27.58251.58
27.59251.59
27.60251.60
27.61251.61
27.62251.62
27.74251.74
27.75251.75
27.76251.76
27.77251.77
Subparts F-G [Reserved]
Subpart H
27.120251.120
27.121251.121
Subpart I
27.133251.133
27.134251.134
27.136251.136
27.137251.137
27.138251.138
27.139251.139
Subparts J-K [Reserved]
Subpart L
27.171251.171
27.172251.172
27.173251.173
27.174251.174
27.175251.175
Subpart M
27.181251.181
27.182251.182
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27.183251.183
27.184251.184
27.185251.185
Subpart N
27.201251.201
27.202251.202
27.204251.204
27.206251.206
27.207251.207
27.208251.208
27.209251.209
Subpart O
27.221251.221

Paperwork Reduction Act

The provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, do not apply to this final rule because there are no new or revised recordkeeping or reporting requirements.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. We sent a copy of this final rule to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7805(f); we received no comments.

Executive Order 12866

This final rule is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this final rule is not subject to the analysis required by this Executive Order.

Administrative Procedure Act

Because this final rule merely makes technical amendments to improve the clarity and organization of the regulations, it is unnecessary to issue this final rule with notice and public comment procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b). Similarly, because this final rule makes no substantial changes and is merely the recodification of existing regulations, good cause is found that it is unnecessary to subject this final rule to the effective date limitation of 5 U.S.C. 553(d).

Drafting Information

The principal author of this document is Jennifer Berry, Regulations Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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List of Subjects

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Authority and Issuance

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, ATF is amending chapter 1 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

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PART 4—LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF WINE

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Authority: 27 U.S.C. 205, unless otherwise noted.

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PART 5—LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF DISTILLED SPIRITS

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Authority: 26 U.S.C. 5301, 7805, 27 U.S.C. 205.

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PART 7—LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF MALT BEVERAGES

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Authority: 27 U.S.C. 205.

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PART 19—DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS

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Authority: 19 U.S.C. 81c, 1311; 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5002, 5004-5006, 5008, 5010, 5041, 5061, 5062, 5066, 5081, 5101, 5111-5113, 5142, 5143, 5146, 5171-5173, 5175, 5176, 5178-5181, 5201-5204, 5206, 5207, 5211-5215, 5221-5223, 5231, 5232, 5235, 5236, 5241-5243, 5271, 5273, 5301, 5311-5313, 5362, 5370, 5373, 5501-5505, 5551-5555, 5559, 5561, 5562, 5601, 5612, 5682, 6001, 6065, 6109, 6302, 6311, 6676, 6806, 7011, 7510, 7805; 31 U.S.C. 9301, 9303, 9304, 9306.

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PART 20—DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF DENATURED ALCOHOL AND RUM

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Authority: 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5206, 5214, 5271-5275, 5311, 5552, 5555, 5607, 6065, 7805.

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PART 22—DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF TAX-FREE ALCOHOL

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Authority: 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5121, 5142, 5143, 5146, 5206, 5214, 5271-5276, 5311, 5552, 5555, 6056, 6061, 6065, 6109, 6151, 6806, 7011, 7805; 31 U.S.C. 9304, 9306.

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PART 24—WINE

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5008, 5041, 5042, 5044, 5061, 5062, 5081, 5111-5113, 5121, 5122, 5142, 5143, 5173, 5206, 5214, 5215, 5351, 5353, 5354, 5356, 5357, 5361, 5362, 5364-5373, 5381-5388, 5391, 5392, 5511, 5551, 5552, 5661, 5662, 5684, 6065, 6091, 6109, 6301, 6302, 6311, 6651, 6676, 7011, 7302, 7342, 7502, 7503, 7606, 7805, 7851; 31 U.S.C. 9301, 9303, 9304, 9306.

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PART 25—BEER

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Authority: 19 U.S.C. 81c; 26 U.S.C. 5002, 5051-5054, 5056, 5061, 5091, 5111, 5113, 5142, 5143, 5146, 5222, 5401-5403, 5411-5417, 5551, 5552, 5555, 5556, 5671, 5673, 5684, 6011, 6061, 6065, 6091, 6109, 6151, 6301, 6302, 6311, 6313, 6402, 6651, 6656, 6676, 6806, 7011, 7342, 7606, 7805; 31 U.S.C. 9301, 9303-9308.

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PART 26—LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Authority: 19 U.S.C. 81c; 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5007, 5008, 5010, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5081, 5111, 5112, 5114, 5121, 5122, 5124, 5131-5134, 5141, 5146, 5207, 5232, 5271, 5276, 5301, 5314, 5555, 6001, 6301, 6302, 6804, 7101, 7102, 7651, 7652, 7805; 27 U.S.C. 203, 205; 31 U.S.C. 9301, 9303, 9304, 9306.

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a. In paragraphs (a)(1), (b)(1) and (b)(3), remove the reference to “parts 19 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 19 and 27”.

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b. In paragraphs (a)(1), (b)(1) and (b)(3), remove the reference to “parts 240 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 24 and 27”.

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c. In paragraph (b)(1) and (b)(3), remove the reference to “parts 245 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 25 and 27”.

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d. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the reference to “parts 25 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 25 and 27”.

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a. Remove the reference to “parts 19 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 19 and 27”.

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b. Remove the reference to “parts 240 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 24 and 27”.

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c. Remove the reference to “parts 25 and 251” and add, in its place, a reference to “parts 25 and 27”.

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PART 70—PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 552; 26 U.S.C. 4181, 4182, 5146, 5203, 5207, 5275, 5367, 5415, 5504, 5555, 5684(a), 5741, 5761(b), 5802, 6020, 6021, 6064, 6102, 6155, 6159, 6201, 6203, 6204, 6301, 6303, 6311, 6313, 6314, 6321, 6323, 6325, 6326, 6331-6343, 6401-6404, 6407, 6416, 6423, 6501-6503, 6511, 6513, 6514, 6532, 6601, 6602, 6611, 6621, 6622, 6651, 6653, 6656-6658, 6665, 6671, 6672, 6701, 6723, 6801, 6862, 6863, 6901, 7011, 7101, 7102, 7121, 7122, 7207, 7209, 7214, 7304, 7401, 7403, 7406, 7423, 7424, 7425, 7426, 7429, 7430, 7432, 7502, 7503, 7505, 7506, 7513, 7601-7606, 7608-7610, 7622, 7623, 7653, 7805.

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PART 251—IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 19 U.S.C. 81c, 1202; 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5007, 5008, 5010, 5041, 5051, 5054, 5061, 5111, 5112, 5114, 5121, 5122, 5124, 5201, 5205, 5207, 5232, 5273, 5301, 5313, 5555, 6302, 7805.

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PART 251—[REDESIGNATED AS PART 27]

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PART 27—IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 19 U.S.C. 81c, 1202; 26 U.S.C. 5001, 5007, 5008, 5010, 5041, 5051, 5054, 5061, 5111, 5112, 5114, 5121, 5122, 5124, 5201, 5205, 5207, 5232, 5273, 5301, 5313, 5555, 6302, 7805.

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Amendment Table for Part 27

Amend sectionBy removing the reference toAnd adding in its place
27.3Part 251Part 27.
27.11, definition of Appropriate ATF OfficerPart 251Part 27.
27.31251.3027.30.
27.40(c)251.40a27.41.
27.44251.4327.43.
27.74 (three times)251.4927.49.
27.74251.7527.75.
27.76(c)(3)251.40a27.41.
27.77(a)251.76(c)27.76(c).
27.77(b)(1)251.76(b)(1)27.76(b)(1).
27.77(b)(2)251.76(b)(2)27.76(b)(2).
27.77(b)(3)(iii)251.40a27.41.
27.77(d)251.76(d)27.76(d).
27.120251.13327.133.
27.120251.13427.134.
27.133251.13427.134.
27.138 (Introductory text)251.17227.172.
27.172251.13827.138.
27.172251.13927.139.
27.185(b)251.13927.139.
27.208251.20627.206.
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Signed: February 2, 2002.

Bradley A. Buckles,

Director.

Approved: April 9, 2002.

Timothy E. Skud,

Deputy Assistant Secretary (Regulatory, Tariff and Trade Enforcement).

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[FR Doc. 02-11257 Filed 5-7-02; 8:45 am]

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