H.R. 2421: Renewable Chemicals Parity Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jun 18, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2421

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 18, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To provide biorefinery assistance eligibility to renewable chemicals projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Renewable Chemicals Parity Act of 2013 .

2.

Inclusion of renewable chemical projects in biorefinery assistance

(a)

Definitions

Section 9001 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 ( 7 U.S.C. 8101 ) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (6)

(A)

in subparagraph (C), by striking ; or and inserting a semicolon;

(B)

in subparagraph (D), by striking the period and inserting ; or; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(E)

renewable chemicals.

;

(2)

in paragraph (7)(A), by striking biofuels and biobased products and inserting biofuels, biobased products, or renewable chemicals;

(3)

in paragraph (11), by inserting (including a renewable chemical) after material or compound;

(4)

by redesignating paragraphs (13) and (14) as paragraphs (14) and (15), respectively; and

(5)

by inserting after paragraph (12) the following new paragraph:

(14)

Renewable chemical

The term renewable chemical means a monomer, polymer, plastic, formulated product, or chemical substance produced from renewable biomass.

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(b)

Biorefinery assistance

(1)

Renewable chemicals

Section 9003 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 ( 7 U.S.C. 8103 ) is amended—

(A)

in subsection (a) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking advanced biofuels and inserting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, or biobased products;

(B)

in subsection (b)(2)

(i)

in subparagraph (A), by striking advanced biofuel and inserting advanced biofuel, a renewable chemical, or a biobased product; and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B), by striking advanced biofuel and inserting advanced biofuel, a renewable chemical, or a biobased product;

(C)

in subsection (c)(1), by striking advanced biofuels and inserting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, or biobased products;

(D)

in subsection (d)(2)(C)

(i)

in clause (i), by striking advanced biofuel and inserting advanced biofuel, a renewable chemical, or a biobased product; and

(ii)

in clause (iii), by striking advanced biofuels and inserting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, or biobased products; and

(E)

in subsection (e)(1)(C)

(i)

in clause (i), by striking advanced biofuel and inserting advanced biofuel or renewable chemical; and

(ii)

in clause (iii), striking advanced biofuels and inserting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, or biobased products.

(2)

Funding

Subsection (h) of such section is amended—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking to remain available until expended and all that follows and inserting to remain available until expended, $75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018 .; and

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking 2013 and inserting 2018.