(1) Only department personnel are authorized to handle products in the state liquor warehouse.

(2) Vendors may arrange with the department for the temporary transfer of selected cases of product to a work area within the state liquor warehouse. Vendors or registered vendor representatives may inspect or modify cases of their product in the work area. The department must approve any modifications that may affect the vendor's bailment inventory. Vendors will be charged the direct and indirect costs the department incurs for transferring cases to and from the work area.

(3) Vendors and registered vendor representatives may request to observe the operation of the state liquor warehouse at any time during regular working hours.

(4) While on a visit to the state liquor warehouse, vendors and registered vendor representatives must observe all safety rules.

(5) The department will take physical inventory in the state liquor warehouse four times a year and reconcile the vendor's bailment inventory.

History: 16-1-103, 16-1-303, MCA; IMP, 16-1-103, 16-1-302, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1839, Eff. 9/28/90; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 348, Eff. 2/23/01; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 2899, Eff. 12/25/03; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 478, Eff. 4/13/07; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2093, Eff. 11/26/15.