The term “United States” has the meaning given such term by section 4612(a)(4).
The term “importer” means the person entering the taxable chemical for consumption, use, or warehousing.
The term “ton” means 2,000 pounds. In the case of any taxable chemical which is a gas, the term “ton” means the amount of such gas in cubic feet which is the equivalent of 2,000 pounds on a molecular weight basis.
Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, methane or butane shall be treated as a taxable chemical only if it is used otherwise than as a fuel or in the manufacture or production of any motor fuel, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, or jet fuel (and, for purposes of section 4661(a), the person so using it shall be treated as the manufacturer thereof).
The term “qualified fertilizer use” means any use in the manufacture or production of fertilizer or for direct application as a fertilizer.
For purposes of this subchapter, the term “taxable chemical” shall not include any substance to the extent derived from coal.
For purposes of this subsection, the chemicals described in this subparagraph are acetylene, benzene, butylene, butadiene, ethylene, naphthalene, propylene, toluene, and xylene.
In the case of corrective action requiring groundwater treatment, such action shall be treated as completed as of the close of the 10-year period beginning on the date such action is required if such treatment complies with the permit or order applicable under subparagraph (C)(i) throughout such period. The preceding sentence shall cease to apply beginning on the date such treatment ceases to comply with such permit or order.
The term “qualified animal feed use” means any use in the manufacture or production of animal feed or animal feed supplements, or of ingredients used in animal feed or animal feed supplements.
Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any sale of any intermediate hydrocarbon stream unless the registration requirements of clauses (i) and (ii) of subsection (c)(2)(B) are satisfied.
For purposes of this paragraph, the term “organic taxable chemical” means any taxable chemical which is an organic substance.
Rules similar to the rules of section 4221(b) shall apply for purposes of subparagraph (A).
The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this subsection.