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.
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.
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