Regulations for purchasing high-proof alcohol for industrial-use
There are no state permit requirements for non-beverage industrial use alcohol in New Mexico at this time.
Under 60-3A-5. Exemptions act, industrial use alcohol that falls in the categories below does not require a permit at this time.
60-3A-5. Exemptions from act.
Nothing in the Liquor Control Act [ 60-3A-1 NMSA 1978] applies to:
A. the transportation of alcoholic beverages through New Mexico;
B. the transportation of alcoholic beverages into a United States customs bonded warehouse located in New Mexico;
C. ethyl alcohol intended for or used for any of the following purposes:
(1) scientific, mechanical, industrial, medical, chemical or culinary purposes;
(2) use by those authorized to procure the same tax free, as provided by the acts of congress and regulations promulgated thereunder; or
(3) in the manufacture of denatured alcohol produced and used as provided by the acts of congress and regulations promulgated thereunder; or
D. the sale, service, possession or public consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person within the boundaries of lands over which an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo has jurisdiction if the alcoholic beverages are purchased from New Mexico wholesalers and if the sale, service, possession or public consumption of alcoholic beverages is authorized by the laws of the Indian nation, tribe or pueblo having jurisdiction over those lands and is consistent with the ordinance of the Indian nation, tribe or pueblo certified by the secretary of the interior and published in the federal register according to the laws of the United States.
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