Bernard Kipp is an Alcohol Compliance Advisor. He has over 35 years of experience as a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) field investigator in dealing with unusual and complicated matters regarding federal and state regulation of alcohol and tobacco issues.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) official Susan Evans, the Executive Liaison for State and Industry Matters, talked about ways to streamline the federal label approval process at the June 2013 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) that I attended in Honolulu. Speaking on a panel, she said that the TTB has experienced … Continue Reading
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has experienced some difficult times in the last several years due to reduced staffing and declining budgets. These factors have made it difficult for the agency to accomplish two of its major functions; Permitting and Approving Labels. TTB has attempted to address the Label Approval issue … Continue Reading
In anticipation of the retirement on 12/30/2010 of Ms. Nancy Sutton, TTB’s current American Viticultural Area (AVA) Program Manager, TTB is announcing that effective December 27, 2010, Ms. Elisabeth Kann of the Regulations and Rulings Division has been designated the coordinator of the AVA Program. Ms. Kann may be contacted directly on all AVA questions … Continue Reading