7 U.S. Code § 8783 - Availability of quality incentive payments for covered oilseed producers
Subject to subsection (b) and the availability of appropriations under subsection (h), the Secretary shall use funds made available under subsection (h) to provide quality incentive payments for the production of oilseeds with specialized traits that enhance human health, as determined by the Secretary.
If funds are made available to carry out this section for a crop year, the Secretary shall issue a request for proposals for payments under this section.
A proponent may submit a multiyear proposal for payments under this section.
The Secretary shall approve successful proposals submitted under subsection (c) on a timely basis.
If funding provided for a crop year is not fully allocated under the initial request for proposals under subsection (c), the Secretary shall issue additional requests for proposals for subsequent crop years under this section.
If funding provided for a crop year is less than the amount otherwise approved by the Secretary or for which approval is sought, the Secretary shall prorate the payments or approvals in a manner determined by the Secretary so that the total payments do not exceed the funding level.
The Secretary shall protect proprietary information provided to the Secretary for the purpose of administering this section.
The proponent, if approved, shall be required to guarantee that the oilseed on which a payment is made by the Secretary under this section is used for human consumption as described in the proposal, as approved by the Secretary.
The Secretary may require such assurances and documentation as may be needed to enforce the guarantee.
In addition to payments required under paragraph (2), the Secretary may impose penalties on additional persons that use oilseeds the use of which is restricted under this section for a purpose other than the intended use.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2012.