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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2002


The COLA form, "Application for Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle
Approval," ATF
F 5100.31
is being revised in part to accommodate future electronic
filing of applications for Certificates of Label Approval.

We are proposing some revisions to the front of the COLA form. One of
the more significant changes to the front of the form is the elimination
of the vendor code.

Our draft of the back of the COLA form, however, differs dramatically
from the current COLA form. The instructions for completing the form and
conditions of approval are restructured. The conditions under which approved
labels may be modified were changed to allow the deletion of any nonmandatory
label information without submission of a new application for certificate
of label approval.

Notice of our proposed revision was published in the Federal Register
on February 13, 2002. To request copies of the notice and draft revised
form, contact the Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD) Customer
Service Desk at (202) 927-8140 or toll free at 1-866-927-2533
or you can e-mail us at

If you would like to comment on the form, please address your comments
in writing to:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

ATTN: Linda Barnes

650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC, 20226

Written comments must be received on or before April 15, 2002, to be
assured of consideration.