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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AA75 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels 

The Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels (sec. 9005) directs the Secretary of Agriculture to make payments to eligible producers to support and ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels. The Agency enters into contracts with advanced biofuel producers to pay such producers for the production of eligible advanced biofuels. To be eligible for payments, advanced biofuels must be produced from renewable biomass, excluding corn kernel starch, in a biorefinery located in the United States. The program will increase energy independence, promote resource conservation, diversity markets for agricultural and forestry products, create jobs, and enhance economic development in rural economies. To receive a payment, an eligible producer shall enter into a contract with the Secretary of Agriculture for production of advanced biofuels. The basis for payments under this program are the quantity and quality of production of biofuel produced by an eligible producer, the net renewable energy content of the advanced biofuel, and other appropriate factors as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture.

The Agency seeks to move from an interim rule to final rule with the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program and will incorporate changes required by the Agriculture Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) and make several clarifications in regard to eligible feedstocks, eligible final products, eligibility requirements for producers, and the sale of advanced biofuels. Other changes include the revisions of discount rates applied to various biofuels.


Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 4288, subpart B     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 107-171   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/16/2010  75 FR 20085   
Correction  04/23/2010  75 FR 21191   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/17/2010    
Interim Final Rule  02/11/2011  76 FR 7936   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/14/2011    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  04/12/2011    
Final Rule  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Aaron Morris
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-1501