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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages
Agency 5. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Chapter 70. Other Provisions
1/28/2022

3VAC5-70-200. Grain alcohol; permits; qualifications; records; refusal, suspension, or revocation.

A. The board may issue a yearly permit authorizing the permittee to purchase grain alcohol with a proof greater than 101 at government stores for any of the following purposes:

1. Industrial use;

2. Commercial use;

3. Culinary use; or

4. Medical use.

During the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022, the board may issue a yearly permit authorizing the permittee to purchase grain alcohol with a proof greater than 151 at government stores for any of the purposes listed in this subsection.

B. The application for such permits shall be on forms provided by the board.

C. Permits may be issued to legitimate businesses for any one or more of the purposes stated in subsection A of this section upon presentation of satisfactory evidence of the conduct of the business activity involved. For good cause shown, the board may issue a permit to an individual for any of the uses stated in subsection A of this section.

D. A person obtaining a permit shall maintain complete and accurate records of all purchases for a period of two years. The board and its special agents shall have free access during reasonable hours to all records required to be kept pursuant to this section.

E. The board may refuse to issue, suspend, or revoke a permit if the board has reasonable cause to believe that (i) the permittee would use, has used, or allowed to be used grain alcohol for any unlawful purpose or (ii) any cause exists under § 4.1-222 of the Code of Virginia for which the board may refuse to grant the applicant any license or has done any act for which the board might suspend or revoke a license under § 4.1-225 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103 and 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-7 § 20, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 23, 1989; Volume 7, Issue 4, eff. December 19, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994; Volume 33, Issue 21, eff. July 12, 2017.

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