Requirements for buying 190 and 200 proof ethanol are different than other lesser
percentage alcohols since a federal and state permit is required per location. The
190 and 200 ethanol can NOT be placed on a credit card or by blanket order.
Note: Ethanol buys do not need approval from EHS.
CHECK THE VENDOR'S WEBSITE TO DETERMINE IF A PERMIT IS REQUIRED OR NOT FOR THE PRODUCT
YOU ARE ORDERING. Please remember there are federal and state permits required for
190 and 200 proof non-beverage alcohols.
1. For 190 or 200 proof (95% and 100%) ethanol:
To order Pharmco product, submit a Central Supply Warehouse requisition for onsite
delivery To order Sigma (or other vendor) product, submit a purchase request to
the Purchasing Department. Offsite deliveries require a separate permit.
2. For other ethanol, such as 70%:
This can be ordered on the purchase card or by blanket order (unless funding is
Note: The DOT hazardous designation alone (such as flammable, corrosive, etc.) listed
on vendor's websites must not be confused with the need for a permit.