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S.937 - American Alternative Fuels Act of 2011
A bill to repeal certain barriers to domestic fuel production, and for other purposes.
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Mr. BARRASSO (for himself, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. MANCHIN, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mr. ENZI, and Mr. COATS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
SEC. 3. REPEAL OF UNNECESSARY BARRIERS TO DOMESTIC FUEL PRODUCTION.
SEC. 4. TRANSPARENCY FOR DELAYED LOAN GUARANTEE APPLICATIONS.
‘(1) IN GENERAL- If the Secretary fails to make a final decision by the date that is 270 days after the date on which the Secretary selects an application to proceed to negotiations of terms and conditions for issuance of a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee application under this title for a substitute natural gas, chemical feedstock, or liquid transportation fuel project, not later than 7 days after that date, and for every 90-day period thereafter, the Secretary shall--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. ALGAE-BASED FUEL INCENTIVES.
‘(vi) ALGAE-BASED FUEL INCENTIVES- For purposes of calculating the applicable volume of renewable fuel under clauses (i) and (ii) for each calendar year, the Administrator shall consider each gallon of renewable biomass produced from algae to be equal to 3 gallons of renewable fuel if the algae-based fuel was produced using carbon dioxide that was captured in a manner that prevented the uncontrolled release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during a separate energy production process.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. LOAN GUARANTEES.
SEC. 7. MULTIYEAR CONTRACT AUTHORITY FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR PROCUREMENT OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS.
‘SEC. 2410r. MULTIYEAR CONTRACT AUTHORITY: PURCHASE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS.
‘(1) A statement that the obligation of the United States to make payments under the contract in any fiscal year is subject to appropriations being provided specifically for that fiscal year and specifically for alternative fuels.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) A commitment to obligate the necessary amount for each fiscal year covered by the contract when and to the extent that funds are appropriated for that purpose for that fiscal year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Regulations- Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall issue regulations providing that the head of an agency may enter into a multiyear contract as authorized by
section 2410r of title 10, United States Code(as added by subsection (a)), only if the head of the agency has determined in writing that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) there is a reasonable expectation that, throughout the contemplated contract period, the head of the agency will request funding for the contract at the level required to avoid contract cancellation;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Limitation on Use of Authority- No contract may be entered into under
section 2410r of title 10, United States Code(as so added), until the regulations required by subsection (b) are issued.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 8. ELECTRIC VEHICLE IMPACT ON ELECTRICITY DEMAND.
‘(C) ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS- For purposes of establishing the ‘best available control technology’ for a major emitting facility that is an electric generating facility located in a region in which demand for electricity has increased significantly due to the volume of electric vehicles, the permitting authority shall take into account the extent to which the emissions of a pollutant have been reduced as a result of the increased use of electric vehicles.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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