Inspection and release.
The customs officer shall not release distilled spirits under this subpart until he inspects the spirits. If it appears that losses in transit were sustained from any container, the customs officer shall gauge the spirits in such container and enter the elements of gauge on the transfer record if the spirits are in a bulk conveyance or on the package gauge record if the spirits are in packages. The customs officer shall enter on the transfer record the port of entry, carrier identification, warehouse entry number, applicable rate of duty, and serial number of any customs seals affixed to bulk conveyances. When all customs requirements are complied with, he shall release the spirits for transfer to the distilled spirits plant by dating and signing on the transfer with his title the statement: “To the best of my knowledge the information hereon is accurate and the spirits are released.” The original of the transfer record with any attachments shall be retained by the consignee.
(Sec. 3, Pub. L. 90-630, 82 Stat. 1328, as amended (
26 U.S.C. 5232
[T.D. ATF-198, 50 FR 8558, Mar. 1, 1985]