Establishment of the Middleburg Virginia Viticultural Area

Docket ID: TTB-2011-0009
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Parent Agency: Department of the Treasury (TREAS)
The Middleburg Virginia viticultural area encompasses 190-square miles, 229 acres of commercial viticulture in 10 vineyards, and 12 wineries in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties of northern Virginia. The boundary line of the viticultural area neither overlaps nor shares a boundary line with any other viticultural area or existing viticultural area. Distinguishing features of the viticultural area include geography, geology, soils, and climate. The natural geographic features surrounding the Middleburg Virginia viticultural area include the Potomac River to the north, and mountains to the east, south, and west sides. The Middleburg area derives its name from the Town of Middleburg in northern Virginia.
RIN: 1513-AB67
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
NPRM11/08/201176 FR 69198
NPRM Comment Period End01/09/2012
NPRM Comment Period Reopened01/13/201277 FR 2027
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End02/27/2012
Final Rule09/13/201277 FR 56544
Final Rule Effective10/15/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): wine, viticultural areas, Middleburg, Virginia, Loudoun County, Fauquier County
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 27, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/08/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0009-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/13/2012
ID: TTB-2011-0009-0032

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/08/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0009-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/08/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0009-0002


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Agency Contact
Elisabeth C. Kann
Management Analyst
202 453-1039, 002
202 453-2509 (Fax)
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Washington, DC 20005
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