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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


ATF News
For Immediate Release:
FY-00-10
Contact: Art Resnick
Date:
April 18, 2000



CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING OF HEALTH CLAIMS HEARINGS

Washington
- On February 28, 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
announced the dates and locations of five public hearings that it would
hold concerning health claims and other health-related statements in the
labeling and advertising of alcohol beverages.

Due
to the low number of requests to present oral comments, this release announces
the cancellation of the hearings that were scheduled for Atlanta (June
27 - June 29), Chicago (July 25 - July 27), and Dallas (August 22 - August
24).

The hearings
scheduled for Washington, DC and San Francisco, California, will be limited
to two days. The hearing in Washington, DC will be held on April 25 and
April 26, and the hearing in San Francisco will be held on May 23 and
May 24. The hearings in both locations will start at 10:00 a.m.

ATF will
accept written (or e-mail) comments addressing our earlier notice on this
subject (Notice No. 884), as well as comments addressing testimony presented
at the hearings, until June 30, 2000. The prior date for submission of
comments was September 29, 2000.

For further
information contact ATF's Public Information Division at (202) 927-8500,
or visit the ATF web site at www.atf.treas.gov.

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