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S. 2223: Community Wood Facilities Assistance Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2223

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 24, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Collins, Mrs. Shaheen, and Mr. Kelly) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve assistance to community wood facilities, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Community Wood Facilities Assistance Act of 2021.

2.

Community Wood Facilities Grant Program

Section 9013 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8113) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking Energy and Wood Innovation and inserting Facilities Grant;

(2)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in paragraph (1)(A)(iii), in the matter preceding subclause (I), by striking woody biomass, including and inserting primarily forest biomass, including processing or manufacturing; and

(B)

in paragraph (4), by striking Energy and Wood Innovation and inserting Facilities Grant;

(3)

in subsection (b), by striking Energy and Wood Innovation and inserting Facilities Grant;

(4)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking 35 and inserting 50;

(B)

by striking paragraph (2); and

(C)

by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);

(5)

in subsection (d), by striking exceed— in the matter preceding paragraph (1) and all that follows through the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting exceed $5,000,000.;

(6)

in subsection (e)—

(A)

by striking paragraph (1);

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (8) as paragraphs (1) through (7), respectively; and

(C)

in paragraph (1) (as so redesignated), by inserting or market competitiveness after cost effectiveness;

(7)

in subsection (f)—

(A)

by striking paragraph (2);

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively; and

(C)

in paragraph (2) (as so redesignated), by striking use or retrofitting (or both) of existing sawmill and inserting construction, use, or retrofitting of forest products manufacturing;

(8)

in subsection (g)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking 5 megawatts of thermal energy or combined thermal and electric energy and inserting 15 megawatts of thermal energy; and

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking 25 percent and inserting 50 percent; and

(9)

in subsection (h), by striking $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023 and inserting $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2026.

3.

Wood Innovations Grant Program

Section 8643 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (7 U.S.C. 7655d) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking Innovation and inserting Innovations;

(2)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

in the subsection heading, by striking Incentivizing use of existing milling and inserting Expanding forest products manufacturing; and

(B)

by striking use or retrofitting (or both) of existing sawmill and inserting construction, use, or retrofitting for forest products manufacturing; and

(3)

in subsection (d), by inserting 50 percent of before the amount.