H. R. 979
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 6, 2013
Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Southerland, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Hurt, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Walden, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Welch, Mr. Jones, Mr. Benishek, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Nunnelee, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Young of Alaska, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Owens, Mr. Bonner, Ms. Herrera Beutler, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Gosar, Mrs. Ellmers, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Womack, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. McIntyre, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Kuster, Ms. DelBene, and Ms. Bonamici) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to modify the definition of the term biobased product.
This Act may be cited as the
Forest Products Fairness Act of
Definition of biobased product
Section 9001 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8101) is amended—
by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
The term biobased product means a product determined by the Secretary to be a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that is—
composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products, including renewable domestic agricultural materials and forestry materials; or
an intermediate ingredient or feedstock.
The term biobased product, with respect to forestry materials, includes forest products that meet biobased content requirements, notwithstanding the market share the product holds, the age of the product, or whether the market for the product is new or emerging.
by redesignating paragraphs (9) through (14) as paragraphs (10) through (15), respectively; and
by inserting after paragraph (8) the following:
The term forest product means a product made from materials derived from the practice of forestry or the management of growing timber.
The term forest product includes—
pulp, paper, paperboard, pellets, lumber and other wood products; and
any recycled products derived from forest materials.