7 U.S. Code § 8113 - Community wood energy program
In this section:
(1) Biomass consumer cooperative
The term “biomass consumer cooperative” means a consumer membership organization the purpose of which is to provide members with services or discounts relating to the purchase of biomass heating products or biomass heating systems.
(2) Community wood energy plan
The term “community wood energy plan” means an assessment of—
(3) Community wood energy system
(A) In general
The term “community wood energy system” means an energy system that—
(i) primarily services public facilities owned or operated by State or local governments, including schools, town halls, libraries, and other public buildings; and
(b) Grant program
(1) In general
The Secretary, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, shall establish a program to be known as the “Community Wood Energy Program” to provide—
(A) grants of up to $50,000 to State and local governments (or designees) to develop community wood energy plans;
(B) competitive grants to State and local governments to acquire or upgrade community wood energy systems; and
(C) grants of up to $50,000 to biomass consumer cooperatives for the purpose of establishing or expanding biomass consumer cooperatives that will provide consumers with services or discounts relating to—
In selecting applicants for grants under paragraph (1)(B), the Secretary shall consider—
A community wood energy system acquired with grant funds provided under subsection (b)(1)(B) shall not exceed an output of—
(d) Matching funds
(1) State and local governments
A State or local government that receives a grant under subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (b)(1) shall contribute an amount of non-Federal funds towards the development of the community wood energy plan, or acquisition of the community wood energy systems that is at least equal to the amount of grant funds received by the State or local government under that subsection.
(2) Biomass consumer cooperatives
A biomass consumer cooperative that receives a grant under subsection (b)(1)(C) shall contribute an amount of non-Federal funds (which may include State, local, and nonprofit funds and membership dues) toward the establishment or expansion of a biomass consumer cooperative that is at least equal to 50 percent of the amount of Federal funds received for that purpose.
Source(Pub. L. 107–171, title IX, § 9013, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title IX, § 9001(a),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1332, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IX, § 9001(a),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2094; amended Pub. L. 112–240, title VII, § 701(f)(12),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2366; Pub. L. 113–79, title IX, § 9012,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 938.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–79, § 9012(a), added par. (1) and redesignated former pars. (1) and (2) as (2) and (3), respectively.
Subsec. (b)(1)(C). Pub. L. 113–79, § 9012(b), added subpar. (C).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79, § 9012(c), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and inserted heading, substituted “A State or local government that receives a grant under subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (b)(1)” for “A State or local government that receives a grant under subsection (b)”, and added par. (2).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–79, § 9012(d), substituted “2018” for “2013”.
2013—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–240substituted “2013” for “2012”.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment