Public Hearings: Environmental Impact Statements for Biomass Crop Assistance Program May-June Various US Locations
(US Department o fAgriculture) The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). BCAP is a new program authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). The EIS will assess the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for administration and implementation of BCAP. Through this notice and public meetings, CCC is requesting the public to provide comments and inputs on the preliminary proposed program alternatives and environmental concerns associated with the implementation of BCAP. CCC will consider comments received by June 12, 2009, and will consider comments submitted after that date, to the extent possible.
The deadline for comments in response to the Notice of Funds Availability is August 10, 2009. Details of the second phase of the program that will pay farmers to plant energy dedicated crops are still being developed. READ MORE