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TREAS/TTB RIN: 1513-AC40 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Establishment of the West Sonoma Coast Viticultural Area 

In response to a petition submitted by (or on behalf of) an industry member, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is establishing the 141,846-acre West Sonoma Coast American viticultural area (AVA) in Sonoma County, California.  The use of AVA names on wine labels, which is voluntary, allows vintners to better describe the origin of their wine and consumers to better identify the wines they may purchase.

Agency: Department of the Treasury(TREAS)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 9   
Legal Authority: 27 U.S.C. 205(e)    6 U.S.C. 531(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/06/2018  83 FR 62750   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/07/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  02/12/2019  84 FR 3353   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  04/15/2019 
Final Rule  04/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Karen A. Thornton
AVA Program Manager
Department of the Treasury
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
1310 G Street NW., Box 12,
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:202 453-1039