HR 1920

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1920

To amend the Clean Air Act to conform the definition of renewable biomass to the definition given the term in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 13, 2011

Mrs. NOEM (for herself and Mr. SCHRADER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to conform the definition of renewable biomass to the definition given the term in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.

SECTION 1. DEFINITION OF RENEWABLE BIOMASS.

`(aa) to reduce hazardous fuels;

`(bb) to reduce or contain disease or insect infestation;

`(cc) to restore or maintain ecosystem health; or

`(dd) from a federally approved vegetation management project; and

`(aa) applicable law and land management plans; and

`(bb) the requirements for old-growth maintenance, restoration, and management direction of paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of subsection (e) of section 102 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6512);

`(aa) feed grains;

`(bb) other agricultural commodities;

`(cc) other plants and trees; and

`(dd) algae; and

`(aa) crop residue;

`(bb) other vegetative waste material (including wood waste and wood residues);

`(cc) animal waste and byproducts (including fats, oils, greases, and manure); and

`(dd) food waste and yard waste; and

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