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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1930



Alternative Fuels Incentive Program; Opportunity Notice

[38 Pa.B. 5857]
[Saturday, October 25, 2008]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Bureau of Energy, Innovations and Technology Deployment announces an opportunity to apply for biodiesel production incentive funding under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Program to support the production and use of biomass-based biodiesel in this Commonwealth. Eligible applicants include individuals who produce and sell qualified biomass-based diesel in this Commonwealth in quantities of 25,000 gallons or more for transportation or home heating purposes. Under the production incentive program, $ 0.75 per gallon will be awarded to eligible applicants, with no single producer having one or more facilities to receive more than $1.9 million annually. Up to $5.3 million annually will be available to eligible applicants under the program through Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

   Production incentive applications are available now from the Department and will initially cover reimbursement requests for biodiesel produced and sold in this Commonwealth from July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2008. Production incentive applications covering this specific time period must be postmarked or received by the Department by November 14, 2008 (faxes are not permissible). Following the acceptance of production incentive applications for reimbursement for biodiesel produced and sold in this Commonwealth during July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2008, the Department will accept applications for reimbursement submitted on a monthly basis. Requests shall be submitted for the previous month's production and must be postmarked or received by the Department by the last day of the month. For example, applications for reimbursement for biodiesel produced and sold in this Commonwealth in October 2008 must be received by the Department or postmarked by November 30, 2008. If requests for reimbursement exceed the amount of funding available for a fiscal year, the grant award amounts will be prorated among all qualified applicants requesting an incentive within the month the amount available is exceeded.

   Production incentive applications, including guidance material and instructions, may be obtained by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 15th Floor, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772, (717) 705-3561 or by e-mail at The application package is also available electronically on the Department's web site at (DEP Keywords: ''Alternative Fuels'').

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1930. Filed for public inspection October 24, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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