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Congrats Todd!! We're counting the days until we're DSP permit in hand. Curious how if any, your interview went.

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TTB application filed on 4/30/2013

TTB application accepted and moved to specialist 5/15/2013

Here is the email from 5/15/2013:

"Your application has been accepted for processing (Step 1) and assigned to a Specialist for review (Step 2). You may be contacted by your Application Specialist for additions, corrections, and/or an interview. Our current average processing time is 81 days.

Our processing steps are as follows:

Step 1 – Triage (with the exception of Wholesaler/Importer applications which are not triaged) – the application is reviewed for completeness and associated with any mailed or faxed documents as well as the Owner Officer Information (OOI) application(s). Once the application is complete, the application is accepted (a new tracking number is assigned and an email will be sent) and assigned to an Application Specialist.

Step 2 – Application Processing – the application is reviewed for accuracy. Additional information or corrections may be requested and an interview may be conducted. Once the application is considered correct and complete the application will be forwarded for approval.

Step 3 – Final Approval – the application will be reviewed by the approving official. If complete and correct, the application will be approved and the approval documents will be uploaded to your application. An automatically generated notification email will be sent. You may view and print these as needed. To access these documents:

1. Log into the Permits Online System

2. Click on the SEARCH YOUR APPLICATIONS link

3. Click on the tracking number of the approved application

4. Click the arrow next the VIEW DETAILS within the RECORD/APPLICATION DETAILS section

5. Click the arrow next to SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS

6. Click on the name of the document and select OPEN to view the attachment."

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I clicked "submit" on 3/1/13, and received my DSP on 4/5/13, for a total of 36 days. It took me 3 months to complete, and one phone call to the TTB. Fortunately, no changes were required. The WA state permit is taking a bit longer...

Edited 5/25/13: We received our state permit on Tuesday, May 21. 63 days after applying. Now for the final inspection by the fire marshal. "T's" crossed, along with fingers. :-)

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Congrats Jason! They seem to be moving along pretty well. When I spoke to the TTB, they mentioned that the major holdups were things like not including the original bond forms or other major portions incomplete. It seems that with a well put together application and the right agents, the average time is 30-60 days.

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Just got my permit email today! Roughly 50 days from the time I applied.

TTB application filed on 4/30/2013

TTB application accepted and moved to specialist 5/15/2013

TTB permit issued 6/20/2013

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Less than 24 hours from notice of final disposition to notice of permit. I think I might of had the permit 2 weeks earlier but I had a small bond issue to take care of and some small changes to my tasting room description. I also copied/pasted one of my sections directly from the TTB regulations (per a recommendation from a thread here on ADI) but forgot to remove the reference to wine making so I was asked how much wine I intended to produce. It took me about a week to get the bond and other corrections and then I waited another week till the TTB emailed me yesterday (Wed) to let me know it was in for final approval. This morning(Thursday) there was another email saying the permit was issued.

The TTB agent and help desk were very helpful through the process. I made a total of three phone calls with questions and 4 emails with the agent. The TTB agent even made my bond corrections for me(I and my bond agent had to sign a release to let them do it).

I did the entire permit process myself so if I can do it I think most anyone should be able to. My application may of been more simple than others as I am sole officer/owner of my LLC and I am self financed.

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Wow...That's fast. I'm waiting over a month and a half and haven't heard a peep. Congrats on getting yours!!!!

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Here's my contribution. Got my Basic Permit June 17, 2013. Submitted the application 0n Mar. 10, 2013. - 3 months and a few days. Folks at Permits on Line were great and so helpful. Couldn't have gotten through it with them. State license application fully submitted and all the Public posting done. Should be finished in the next couple of weeks. - No for completing Formulas and COLA. Formulas completely different from Permits. SO far it been difficult to make contact and get advice. The On line forms and interface are not as self explanatory as Permits. For anyone starting, it's not obvious how to register and nor did I see anything telling me they will send a default username and password before you can begin and complete the submission. I hope all goes well and The COLA moves ahead easily. Regardless, I'm moving forward.

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DSP Approved!

Submitted: 2/13/2013

Approved: 7/1/2013

No paperwork errors just it seems like we were lost in the shuffle a bit.

Opening soon in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Thrilled to finally join our peers!

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Any suggestions on getting through the Formulas On Line step. They don't respond in the same way the PONL help line did.

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Hey Dick ... I had the same problem ..Waited weeks to get password an nothing ... Finally ended up calling them @1-866-927-2533 (early in the morning) and they hooked me up !!! ... Sometimes they respond to emails also... took a week or so ... Thanxxxx...Brian

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A magnificent day here in Maryland - got our DSP a few minutes ago! A few days over 4 months start to finish... Whew!

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We received our DSP after 97 days. I had to make two corrections, one on the diagram and I had to resubmit the bond form which was lost. I made both corrections the same day. The corrections were reviewed 30 days later and we got approval the next day. State of Alabama approval 11 days later. Time to start mashing.

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We started the process in September of 2012 by trying to get an Ethanol Fuel plant permit so that we could start experimenting. We incorporated in January of 2013 and started the process of getting our DSP permit. In February we finally received our Ethanol Fuel permit but thought that it would confuse the TTB having both permits so we called the TTB to cancel out Ethanol Fuel permit and then submitted out DSP permit paperwork. After a few bounce backs for more information we finally received our DSP permit at the end of June.

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Got our TTB DSP permit today!! Been a lonnng time in the making and I sincerely want to thank all my fellow ADI forum-ites for all their encouragment and help along the way. Now it's time to make some sense of the big shiney copper thing. Fire it up!!!

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Applied 7/30/2013 - Approved 8/23/2013

It only took 24 days!! I'm an attorney/welder with a background in intellectual property and securities, which definitely helped in navigating the regs.

If you'd like to chat about the process, have questions, or need help with your application, feel free to email me. Here is my email address:

tory@northernpacificdistillery.com

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