Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Biomass Crop Assistance Program
GAO-11-183R: Nov 10, 2010
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new rule on the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. GAO found that (1) the final rule implements the new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) by specifying the requirements for eligible producers and participants, biomass conversion facilities, and eligible renewable biomass crops and materials; BCAP is intended to assist agricultural and forest land owners and operators with the establishment and production of eligible crops in selected project areas for conversion to bioenergy, and the collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of eligible material for use in a biomass conversion facility; and (2) USDA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.