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Out-Of-State Shipping Regulatory Updates:


 

 

North Dakota

Effective November 1, 2013, FedEx Ground and Air are cancelling their alcohol carrier licenses in North Dakota. All shipments of alcoholic beverages into North Dakota by FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery will cease on 11/1/2013. 

UPS is complying with the new regulation 5-01-16, and is a licensed alcohol carrier.

 

For further information, contact Anne Hutchinson at the North Dakota Sales & Special Taxes Compliance Section: 701-328-2702 or via email ahutchison@nd.gov.

Montana
Montana’s new direct shipping law is in effect, revising the former process which previously required consumers to hold a Wine Connoisseurs License.  Wineries that wish to ship table wine direct to consumers in Montana must hold a Foreign Winery license with a Direct Shipping Endorsement.  Montana Code Annotated 2013- Definitions 16-1-106 (28) defines “table wine” as wine that contains not more than 16% alcohol by volume and includes cider.

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Compliance Reminder for Wineries on a Quarterly Filing Period

 

Wineries filing their TTB Report of Wine Premises Operations monthly or quarterly period need to complete a full physical inventory of all wine and spirits in storage by June 30th.  The volume of bulk and finished/bottled wine should be totaled separately in gallons or liters, by tax class and reflected on the TTB Report of Wine Premises Operations for that quarter. 

All inventory pages need to be consecutively numbered, with the last page containing the following signed and dated statement: "Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this inventory record and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is a true, correct and complete record of all wine and spirits to be inventoried."

 

If you have any questions regarding this requirement, feel free to contact Lea Fainer at lea@fainerconsulting.com or 805-965-0688

TTB Updates

 

TTB Permits Online Changes Announced: 

 

On April 28, 2014, the TTB Permits Online program will begin allowing electronic submissions of bonds and Power of Attorney forms. Previously, these documents needed to be mailed in separately as hard copies.  This change in filing requirements was recently published by the TTB as a means to help improve and expedite the Permits Online application process. 

For further information, contact Kate M. Bresnahan, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, at 202-453-1039, ext. 151

 

*Updated*  Santa Barbara County Winery Ordinance News: 

 

UPDATED June 2014

The County of Santa Barbara Planning and Development Dept. will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Winery Ordinance Update Project.  The Winery Ordinance, currently under revision, would impact new wineries located on agriculturally zoned land designated as rural or inner-rural and located in the unincorporated, inland portion of the county.  On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6 pm, the Planning and Development Dept. will hold an environmental scoping meeting at Stacy Hall located at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Church in Los Olivos.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments on the scope and content of the environmental issues to be addressed in the EIR.

 

To read the Environmnetal Scoping Document for the Winery Ordinance Update project, or to get further information on the Winery Ordinance Revisions,

visit: SB Winery Ordinance

 

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) was issued on June 25th, 2014 for a 30-day public comment period ending Thursday, July 24th, 2014.  Written comments can be sent to Stephanie Stark, Project Planner, Planning and Development Department, 123 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or you may email comments to wineordupdt@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

For more information, contact Stephanie Stark at 805-568-2048 or sstark@countyofsb.org