IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 5, 2013
Mr. Pryor(for himself,Mr. Blunt,Mr. Boozman,Mr. King,Ms. Collins,Mr. Crapo,Mr. Hatch, andMr. Chambliss) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
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
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 strikingparagraph (4)and inserting the following:
The termbiobased productmeans a product determined by theSecretaryto 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 termbiobased 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 redesignatingparagraphs (9) through (14)asparagraphs (10) through (15), respectively; and
by inserting afterparagraph (8)the following:
The termforest productmeans a product made from materials derived from the practice of forestry or the management of growing timber.
The termforest productincludes—
pulp, paper, paperboard, pellets, lumber, and other wood products; and
any recycled products derived from forest materials.