[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 43 (Monday, March 4, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8213-8214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-4676]



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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

20 CFR Part 368

RIN 3220-AB20


Prohibition of Cigarette Sales to Minors

AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board.

ACTION: Interim final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) adds regulations to 
implement the Prohibition of Cigarette Sales to Minors in Federal 
Buildings and Lands Act which prohibits the sale of tobacco through 
vending machines and the distribution of free tobacco samples on 
Federal property.

DATES: Effective Date: This regulation will be effective March 4, 1996.
    Comment Date: Comments due on or before April 3, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to the Secretary to the Board, 
Railroad Retirement Board, 844 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas W. Sadler, Assistant General 

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Counsel, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 
60611, telephone (312) 751-4513, TTD (312) 751-4701.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board conducts its business in real 
property owned or leased by the General Services Administration. All 
property occupied or reserved for Board use must comply with Public Law 
104-52. Tobacco products may not be sold in vending machines and free 
samples of tobacco products may not be distributed in or around 
property occupied and maintained by the Board. The Board will permit 
the sale of tobacco products to individuals 18 and older by staffed 
concession stands on property occupied and maintained by the Board.
    Because of the importance of the subject matter of this rule, the 
Board is publishing it as an interim final rule rather than as a 
proposed rule. However, any person wishing to comment on this rule may 
do so within 30 days of the date of this publication in the Federal 
Register.
    The agency has determined that this is not a significant regulatory 
action for purposes of Executive Order 12866; therefore, no regulatory 
impact analysis is required. There are no information collections 
associated with this rule.

List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 368

    Railroad retirement, Smoking, Tobacco.

    Title 20 CFR, chapter II is amended by adding a new part 368 to 
read as follows:

PART 368--PROHIBITION OF CIGARETTE SALES TO MINORS

Sec.
368.1  Introduction.
368.2  Definitions.
368.3  Vending machines.
368.4  Concession stands.
368.5  Free tobacco samples.

    Authority: Sec. 636, Pub. L. 104-52, 109 Stat. 507 (40 U.S.C. 
486nt).


Sec. 368.1  Introduction.

    This part implements Public Law 104-52, the ``Prohibition of 
Cigarette Sales to Minors in Federal Buildings and Lands Act,'' which 
prohibits the sale of tobacco products through vending machines and the 
distribution of free samples of tobacco products on Federal property.


Sec. 368.2  Definitions.

    As used in this part--
    Federal property includes any building and real property occupied 
and maintained by the Board.
    Minor means an individual under the age of 18 years.
    Tobacco product means cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, pipe 
tobacco, smokeless tobacco, snuff, and chewing tobacco.


Sec. 368.3  Vending machines.

    The sale of tobacco products in vending machines is prohibited in 
or around Federal property occupied and maintained by the Railroad 
Retirement Board.


Sec. 368.4  Concession stands.

    Tobacco products may be sold on property occupied and maintained by 
the Railroad Retirement Board only as authorized by the Railroad 
Retirement Board or the General Services Administration or other 
Federal agency. Concession stands may not sell tobacco products to 
minors.


Sec. 368.5  Free tobacco samples.

    The distribution of free samples of tobacco products is prohibited 
in or around Federal property occupied and maintained by the Railroad 
Retirement Board.

    Dated: February 21, 1996.

    By Authority of the Board.

    For the Board.
Beatrice Ezerski,
Secretary to the Board.
[FR Doc. 96-4676 Filed 3-1-96; 8:45 am]
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