Establishment of the Naches Heights Viticultural Area

Docket ID: TTB-2011-0005
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Parent Agency: Department of the Treasury (TREAS)
The proposed 13,254-acre Naches Heights viticultural area is located in Yakima County, Washington, within the larger Columbia Valley viticultural area of Washington and Oregon. It is a distinguishable elevated plateau landform surrounded by andesite cliffs above valleys that abut the plateau. It contains 89 acres of vineyards producing or expecting to produce wine grapes in the near future. Geology, geography, soils, and climate distinguish the proposed viticultural area from the surrounding areas.
RIN: 1513-AB80
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 9
Priority: Routine and Frequent
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 27 USC 205
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/24/201176 FR 30060
NPRM Comment Period End07/25/2011
Final Rule12/14/201176 FR 77696
Final Rule Effective01/13/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): wine, American viticultural areas, viticultural areas, alcohol labeling, Naches Heights, Yakima County
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 25, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/24/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0005-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 12/14/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0005-0003

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/25/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0005-0002


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