Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Biorefinery Assistance Program, 32355 [2011-13850]

Download as PDF 32355 Notices Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 108 Monday, June 6, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Utilities Service Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Biorefinery Assistance Program Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability: Extension of Application Deadline. AGENCY: With this notice, the Agency is extending the period of time for acceptance of applications for Fiscal Year 2011 program funds available under the Biorefinery Assistance Program, which provides guaranteed loans for the development and construction of commercial-scale biorefineries or for the retrofitting of existing facilities using eligible technology for the development of advanced biofuels. DATES: Applications must be received in the USDA Rural Development National Office no later than 4:30 pm Eastern Time on July 6, 2011 in order to compete for Fiscal Year 2011 program funds. Any application received after 4:30 pm Eastern Time on July 6, 2011, regardless of the application’s postmark, will not be considered for Fiscal Year 2011 program funds. ADDRESSES: Applications and forms may be obtained from: • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy Branch, Attention: BioRefinery Assistance Program, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 3225, Washington, DC 20250–3225. • Agency Web site: https:// www.rurdev.usda.gov/ BCP_Biorefinery.html. Follow instructions for obtaining the application and forms. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Jun 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Submit an original completed application with two copies to USDA’s Rural Development National Office: Energy Branch, Attention: BioRefinery Assistance Program, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 3225, Washington, DC, 20250–3225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelley Oehler, Energy Branch, Biorefinery Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Mail Stop 3225, Washington, DC, 20250–3225. Telephone: 202–720–6819. E-mail: kelley.oehler@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 11, 2011, the Agency issued a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Biorefinery Assistance program (the ‘‘Program’’) in the Federal Register (76 FR 13351) announcing the availability of approximately $129 million in mandatory budget authority to support guaranteed loans under this Program in Fiscal Year 2011, in addition to any carry-over funds from Fiscal Year 2010. This budget authority represents approximately $463 million in program funds. Further, the March 11, 2011, NOFA provided the opportunity to submit applications for the Program, with an original application deadline of May 10, 2011. The Agency has received 10 applications in response to the March 11, 2011, NOFA. These applications are the first applications received subsequent to the Biorefinery Assistance Program’s interim rule published on February 14, 2011 (76 FR 8404). As there was some confusion about the information to be provided, the Agency has determined it appropriate to extend the application deadline. All other requirements for submitting applications remain the same as described in the March 11, 2011, NOFA. Dated: May 31, 2011. Cheryl L. Cook, Acting Under Secretary, Rural Development. [FR Doc. 2011–13850 Filed 6–3–11; 8:45 am] ACTION: Notice of a new system of records. BBG proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2011 / 
Notices

[[Page 32355]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Rural Utilities Service


Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the 
Biorefinery Assistance Program

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service, 
USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Funds Availability: Extension of Application 
Deadline.

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SUMMARY: With this notice, the Agency is extending the period of time 
for acceptance of applications for Fiscal Year 2011 program funds 
available under the Biorefinery Assistance Program, which provides 
guaranteed loans for the development and construction of commercial-
scale biorefineries or for the retrofitting of existing facilities 
using eligible technology for the development of advanced biofuels.

DATES: Applications must be received in the USDA Rural Development 
National Office no later than 4:30 pm Eastern Time on July 6, 2011 in 
order to compete for Fiscal Year 2011 program funds. Any application 
received after 4:30 pm Eastern Time on July 6, 2011, regardless of the 
application's postmark, will not be considered for Fiscal Year 2011 
program funds.

ADDRESSES: Applications and forms may be obtained from:
     U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy 
Branch, Attention: BioRefinery Assistance Program, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., STOP 3225, Washington, DC 20250-3225.
     Agency Web site: https://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_Biorefinery.html. Follow instructions for obtaining the application and 
forms.
    Submit an original completed application with two copies to USDA's 
Rural Development National Office: Energy Branch, Attention: 
BioRefinery Assistance Program, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 
3225, Washington, DC, 20250-3225.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelley Oehler, Energy Branch, 
Biorefinery Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Mail Stop 3225, Washington, DC, 20250-3225. 
Telephone: 202-720-6819. E-mail: kelley.oehler@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On March 11, 2011, the Agency issued a Notice of Funds Availability 
(NOFA) for the Biorefinery Assistance program (the ``Program'') in the 
Federal Register (76 FR 13351) announcing the availability of 
approximately $129 million in mandatory budget authority to support 
guaranteed loans under this Program in Fiscal Year 2011, in addition to 
any carry-over funds from Fiscal Year 2010. This budget authority 
represents approximately $463 million in program funds. Further, the 
March 11, 2011, NOFA provided the opportunity to submit applications 
for the Program, with an original application deadline of May 10, 2011.
    The Agency has received 10 applications in response to the March 
11, 2011, NOFA. These applications are the first applications received 
subsequent to the Biorefinery Assistance Program's interim rule 
published on February 14, 2011 (76 FR 8404). As there was some 
confusion about the information to be provided, the Agency has 
determined it appropriate to extend the application deadline.
    All other requirements for submitting applications remain the same 
as described in the March 11, 2011, NOFA.

    Dated: May 31, 2011.
Cheryl L. Cook,
Acting Under Secretary, Rural Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-13850 Filed 6-3-11; 8:45 am]
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