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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AB05 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Biobased Markets Program (Biopreferred)  

Enactment of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334) on December 20, 2018, provides the legal authority for this rulemaking. This rulemaking is a continuation of the directives given by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-79) and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-234), and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-171). The overall intent of this action is to add 2018 Farm Bill provisions for the Biobased Markets Program. Specifically, the action would propose to codify program guidance into the regulations.

This action is expected to reduce burden on both the applicants and the Agency by reducing requirements, clarifying requirements, streamlining the application and certification process and increase efficiencies in program delivery. Codification for all program guidance would ensure consistency in how programs are administered.
Additionally, improvements would facilitate the sales of the business using the labeling program.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Jermolowicz
Assistant Deputy Administrator
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
STOP 3250, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-3250
Phone:202 720-8460
Fax:202 720-4641