Bill Summaries: S378 (2011-2012 Session)

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  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View summary

    AN ACT TO DIRECT THE INTERAGENCY GROUP TO ESTABLISH AGRONOMIC RATES FOR ENERGY CROPS FOR UTILIZATION BY BIOFUELS FACILITIES. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/17/11 and 4/5/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective June 23, 2011.


  • Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - View summary

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Directs the Interagency Group (rather than the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in consultation with the Interagency Committee) to establish agronomic rates to ensure proper application levels of animal waste for specified energy crops. Directs the Interagency Group (Group) to establish interim rates and any guidance for technical specialists before July 1, 2011, and final rates and any guidance before December 1, 2014 (was, publish rates and guidance before May 6, 2011). Instructs the Group to submit a report on interim rates to specified entities before July 1, 2011 (was, before June 1, 2011) and a report on final rates before December 1, 2014. Makes conforming changes and makes a conforming change to the bill title.


  • Summary date: Mar 17 2011 - View summary

    Requires the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in consultation with the Interagency Committee, to establish agronomic rates to ensure proper application levels of animal waste for crops of miscanthus, switchgrass, fiber sorghum, sweet sorghum, and giant reed. Allows consideration of nutrient data and other appropriate information in developing the rates. Requires that the rates ensure that land application of swine waste at the proposed rate will not cause or contribute to a violation of groundwater standards. Allows DENR to seek outside expertise and assistance. Requires DENR to publish the rates and accompanying guidance by May 6, 2011. Requires DENR to report to specified entities by June 1, 2011.