as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2018 02:29pm
A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; modifying eligibility requirements for the renewable
chemical production incentive program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
41A.17, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 41A.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) A facility eligible for payment under this program must
source at least 80 percent new text beginnew text endbiobased content new text beginnew text end from new text beginnew text endMinnesota. If a facility is sited 50 miles or less from the state border, new text beginnew text endbiobased content deleted text beginmust be sourceddeleted text end new text beginnew text endfrom within a 100-mile radiusnew text beginnew text end. Biobased content
must be from agricultural or forestry sources or from solid waste. The facility must be
located in Minnesota, must begin production at a specific location by June 30, 2025, and
must not begin production of 750,000 pounds of chemicals quarterly before January 1, deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text beginnew text end. Eligible facilities include existing companies and facilities that are adding production
capacity, or retrofitting existing capacity, as well as new companies and facilities. Eligible
renewable chemical facilities must produce at least 750,000 pounds of renewable chemicals
quarterly. Renewable chemicals produced through processes that are fully commercial
before January 1, 2000, are not eligible.
(b) No payments shall be made for renewable chemical production that occurs after June
30, 2035, for those eligible renewable chemical producers under paragraph (a).
(c) An eligible producer of renewable chemicals shall not transfer the producer's eligibility
for payments under this section to a renewable chemical facility at a different location.
(d) A producer that ceases production for any reason is ineligible to receive payments
under this section until the producer resumes production.
(e) Advanced biofuel production for which payment has been received under section
41A.16, and biomass thermal production for which payment has been received under section
41A.18, are not eligible for payment under this section.
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