42 U.S. Code § 15855 - Grants to improve the commercial value of forest biomass for electric energy, useful heat, transportation fuels, and other commercial purposes
For purposes of subsection (b), the term “nonmerchantable” means that portion of the byproducts of preventive treatments that would not otherwise be used for higher value products.
The term “Secretary concerned” means the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior.
The Secretary concerned may make grants to any person in a preferred community that owns or operates a facility that uses biomass as a raw material to produce electric energy, sensible heat, or transportation fuels to offset the costs incurred to purchase biomass for use by such facility.
As a condition of a grant under this subsection, the grantrecipient shall keep such records as the Secretary concerned may require to fully and correctly disclose the use of the grant funds and all transactions involved in the purchase of biomass. Upon notice by a representative of the Secretary concerned, the grant recipient shall afford the representative reasonable access to the facility that purchases or uses biomass and an opportunity to examine the inventory and records of the facility.
A grant under this subsection may not exceed $500,000.
2006—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–375 substituted “$50,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 and $35,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2016” for “$50,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2016”.
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