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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-39—JULY 26, 1979

93 STAT. 279

"(A) OPERATIONS AS DISTILLER.—Any process which is the operation of a distiller. "(B) MIXING OF TAXPAID SPIRITS FOR IMMEDIATE CONSUMP-

TION.—Any mixing (after determination of tax) of distilled spirits for immediate consumption. "(C) USE BY APOTHECARIES.—Any process performed by an apothecary with respect to distilled spirits which such apothecary uses exclusively in the preparation or making up of medicines unfit for use for beverage purposes. "(7) WAREHOUSEMAN.—The term 'warehouseman', when used with respect to distilled spirits, means any person who stores bulk distilled spirits. "(8) DISTILLED SPIRITS.—The terms 'distilled spirits', 'alcoholic spirits', and 'spirits' mean that substance known as ethyl alcohol, ethanol, or spirits of wine in any form (including all dilutions and mixtures thereof from whatever source or by whatever process produced). "(9) BULK DISTILLED SPIRITS.—The term 'bulk distilled spirits' means distilled spirits in a container having a capacity in excess of 1 wine gallon. "(10) PROOF SPIRITS.—The term 'proof spirits' means that liquid which contains one-half its volume of ethyl alcohol of a specific gravity of 0.7939 at 60 degrees Fahrenheit (referring to water at 60 degrees Fahrenheit as unity). "(11) PROOF GALLON.—The term 'proof gallon' means a United States gallon of proof spirits, or the alcoholic equivalent thereof. "(12) CONTAINER.-—The term 'container', when used with respect to distilled spirits, means any receptacle, vessel, or form of package, bottle, tank, or pipeline used, or capable of use, for holding, storing, transferring, or conveying distilled spirits. "(13) APPROVED CONTAINER.—The term 'approved container', when used with respect to distilled spirits, means a container the use of which is authorized by regulations prescribed by the Secretary. "(14) ARTICLE.—Unless another meaning is distinctly expressed or manifestly intended, the term 'article' means any substance in the manufacture of which denatured distilled spirits are used. "(15) EXPORT.—The terms 'export', 'exported', and 'exportation' include shipments to a possession of the United States. "(b) CROSS REFERENCES.— "(1) For definition of wine gallon, see section 5041(c). "(2) For definition of manufacturer of stills, see section 5102. "(3) For definition of dealer, see section 5112(a). "(4) For definitions of wholesale dealers, see section 5112. "(5) For definitions of retail dealers, see section 5122. "(6) For definitions of general application to this title, see chapter 79."


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(a) SUPERVISION OF OPERATIONS.—Section 5202 (relating to supervi- ^^ ^sc 5202. sion of operations) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 5202. SUPERVISION OF OPERATIONS.

"All operations on the premises of a distilled spirits plant shall be conducted under such supervision and controls (including the use of Government locks and seals) as the Secretary shall by regulations prescribe." (b) REMOVAL OF REQUIREMENT THAT REVENUE OFFICERS MUST B E ASSIGNED TO THE PREMISES.—The first sentence of subsection (a) of