BCAP Proposed Rule

The BCAP Proposed Rule was released in early February:    BCAP Proposed Rule

If you would like to submit comments to the proposed rule, they need to be sent by April 9, 2010 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time.  To submit comments, go to www.regulations.gov and search for “Biomass Crop Assistance Program” or try the direct link provided here.

Below, you can find several web links with BCAP proposed rule summaries to help you digest the proposed rule, presented in alphabetical order.  You may notice that most proposal summaries come from wood industry websites.  I did look for a few links from more traditional agricultural industries but did not find much.

Biomass Intel – http://www.biomassintel.com/summary-of-usdas-proposed-biomass-crop-assistance-program-rules/

Biomass Magazine – http://www.biomassmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=3475

FarmEnergy.org – http://farmenergy.org/news/usda-releases-long-awaited-biomass-crop-proposal

Forest2Market (F2M) – http://www.forest2market.com/f2m/us/f2m1/free/forest2fuel-archive/story/2010-Feb-BCAP-Suspended

Pallet Enterprise – http://www.palletenterprise.com/articledatabase/view.asp?articleID=3043

RISI Wood Biomass Markets – http://www.woodbiomass.com/news/wood/news/RISI-ECONOMISTS-Draft-BCAP-rule-angles-to-protect-higher-value-wood-markets.html

Wisconsin’s Bioenergy Initiative – http://www.wbi.wisc.edu/policy-analysis/biomass-crop-assistance-program-critical-to-growing-our-bioeconomy-new-administrative-rules-issued/