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HR 2454 - The 300 Additional Pages (HR 2998)

HR 2454 - The 300 Additional Pages (HR 2998)

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 A
MENDMENT TO
H.R. 2454O
FFERED BY
M
R
. W
 AXMAN OF
C
 ALIFORNIA 
Page 14, strike lines 1 through 3 and insert:‘‘(7) C
ENTRAL PROCUREMENT STATE
.—The
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term ‘central procurement State’ means a State
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that, as of January 1, 2009, had adopted and imple-
3
mented a legally enforceable mandate that, in lieu of 
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requiring utilities to submit credits or certificates
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issued based on generation of electricity from (or to
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purchase or generate electricity from) resources de-
7
fined by the State as renewable, requires retail elec-
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tric suppliers to collect payments from electricity 
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ratepayers within the State that are used for central
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procurement, by a State agency or a public benefit
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corporation established pursuant to State law, of 
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credits or certificates issued based on generation of 
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electricity from resources defined by the State as re-
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newable.
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Page 15, beginning line 8, strike paragraph (11), re-lating to the definition of high conservation priority land.Page 16, line 5, strike ‘‘1992’’ and insert ‘‘1988’’.Page 16, line 13, strike ‘‘1992’’ and insert ‘‘1988’’.
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2Page 19, beginning line 13, strike paragraph (16),relating to the definition of renewable biomass, and insertthe following new paragraph:‘‘(16) R
ENEWABLE BIOMASS
.—The term ‘re-
1
newable biomass’ means any of the following:
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‘‘(A) Materials, pre-commercial thinnings,
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or removed invasive species from National For-
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est System land and public lands (as defined in
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section 103 of the Federal Land Policy and
6
Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702)),
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including those that are byproducts of preven-
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tive treatments (such as trees, wood, brush,
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thinnings, chips, and slash), that are removed
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as part of a federally recognized timber sale, or
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that are removed to reduce hazardous fuels, to
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reduce or contain disease or insect infestation,
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or to restore ecosystem health, and that are—
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‘‘(i) not from components of the Na-
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tional Wilderness Preservation System,
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 Wilderness Study Areas, Inventoried
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Roadless Areas, old growth stands, late-
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successional stands (except for dead, se-
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 verely damaged, or badly infested trees),
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components of the National Landscape
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Conservation System, National Monu-
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3ments, National Conservation Areas, Des-
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ignated Primitive Areas, or Wild and Sce-
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nic Rivers corridors;
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‘‘(ii) harvested in environmentally sus-
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tainable quantities, as determined by the
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appropriate Federal land manager; and
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‘‘(iii) harvested in accordance with
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Federal and State law, and applicable land
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management plans.
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‘‘(B) Any organic matter that is available
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on a renewable or recurring basis from non-
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Federal land or land belonging to an Indian or
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Indian tribe that is held in trust by the United
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States or subject to a restriction against alien-
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ation imposed by the United States, including—
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‘‘(i) renewable plant material, includ-
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ing—
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‘‘(I) feed grains;
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‘‘(II) other agricultural commod-
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ities;
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‘‘(III) other plants and trees; and
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‘‘(IV) algae; and
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‘‘(ii) waste material, including—
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‘‘(I) crop residue;
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