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TREAS/TTB RIN: 1513-AC31 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Modification of the Definition of Hard Cider 
Abstract:

This temporary rule will amend the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), which is Division Q of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L 114-113). The principle change involves the modification of the existing definition of hard cider found in 27 CFR part 24. Some makers of hard cider and perry may be affected by the definition change and the resulting tax rate and labeling requirement changes.

 
Agency: Department of the Treasury(TREAS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 24   
Legal Authority: 26 U.S.C. 5041(b)(6)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Interim Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dana L. Register
Regulations Specialist
Department of the Treasury
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
1310 G Street NW., Box 12,
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:202 453-1039
Email: dana.fritsche-register@ttb.gov