U-Market Services holds the U of M site licenses for alcohol purchases with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), and is responsible for maintaining a list of customers and the volume of alcohol delivered to each location for audit purposes.
Departments are responsible under penalty of law to assure that alcohol is used exclusively for education, scientific research, or medicinal purposes. Disposition records must be maintained by departments for any alcohol transferred to a University of Minnesota room and building not listed above. This is required by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), and departments risk substantial tax penalties for not maintaining this information.
Departments are not allowed to transfer any alcohol outside the University of Minnesota for any reason.
U-Market Services will forward a quarterly report of alcohol purchases to Environmental Health & Safety (EH &S), as well as copies of these order sheets. This information will be used by EH & S to verify storage, security, and safety of alcohol in departments.