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Connecticut Laws | Title 32 Commerce And Economic And Community Development
CHAPTER 588n* CREDIT, JOBS, CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND TAX INCREMENTAL FINANCING PROGRAMS
Secs. 32-292 to 32-298.

Secs. 32-292 to 32-298. (1795)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1796)

Sec. 32-299. Broad interpretation of powers. (1797)(Text)

The powers enumerated in this chapter shall be interpreted broadly to effectuate the purposes of this chapter and shall not be construed as a limitation of powers. (1798)

CHAPTER 588o TOURISM (1799)(Text)

Secs. 32-300 to 32-305. Office of Tourism. Connecticut Tourism Council. Tourism districts; boards of directors; budgets; coordination of activities. Tourism account. Payments received from sale of tourism advertising or products by commissioner to be deposited in tourism account. Tourism impact account. Hotel sales tax receipts distributed to tourism districts, convention center, coliseum and maritime center authorities, state film office, various cultural heritage purposes and certain state ferries. (1800)(Text)

Sections 32-300 to 32-305, inclusive, are repealed, effective August 20, 2003. (1801)

Secs. 32-306 and 32-307. (1802)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 184b, Sec. 10-399(a) and (b), respectively. (1803)

Secs. 32-308 to 32-314. (1804)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1805)

CHAPTER 588p ENERGY CONSERVATION LOANS AND INVESTMENT IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS (1806)(Text)

Secs. 32-315 to 32-318. Definitions. Energy conservation revolving loan account. Energy conservation loan program. Bond authorization. (1807)(Text)

Sections 32-315 to 32-318, inclusive, are repealed, effective October 1, 2007. (1808)

Secs. 32-319 to 32-323. (1809)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1810)

Sec. 32-324. Definitions. (1811)(Text)

For the purposes of this section and sections 32-324a to 32-324f, inclusive: (1812)

(1) "Biodiesel" means a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of designation D6751 of the American Society for Testing and Materials. (1813)

(2) "Qualified biodiesel producer" means an entity that is registered with the state of Connecticut, is domiciled in Connecticut and is actively engaged in, or intends to actively engage in, the production of biodiesel in Connecticut for commercial purposes. (1814)

(3) "Qualified biodiesel distributor" means an entity that is registered with the state of Connecticut, is domiciled in Connecticut and is actively engaged in, or intends to actively engage in, the storage and distribution of biodiesel in Connecticut for commercial purposes. (1815)

Sec. 32-324a. Connecticut qualified biodiesel producer incentive account. Agreement. (1816)(Text)

(a) There is established an account to be known as the "Connecticut qualified biodiesel producer incentive account", which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The account may contain any moneys available from any agency or department of the federal government or any state agency for the purpose described in subsection (b) of this section. Such account shall not terminate upon the lack of any funds in such account. (1817)

(b) The moneys in said account shall be expended by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purpose of administration of the program and providing grants to qualified biodiesel producers and qualified biodiesel distributors pursuant to sections 32-324b to 32-324f, inclusive. For the purposes of implementing this grant, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may enter into an agreement, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 55a, with a person, firm, corporation or other entity. (1818)

Sec. 32-324b. Grants to qualified biodiesel producers. Grant amounts. (1819)(Text)

(a) A qualified biodiesel producer shall be eligible for not more than sixty monthly grants from the Connecticut qualified biodiesel producer incentive account, established pursuant to section 32-324a. The Department of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the person, firm, corporation or entity selected to implement the grant pursuant to subsection (b) of section 32-324a, if applicable, shall determine monthly grant amounts by calculating the estimated gallons of biodiesel produced during the preceding month, as certified by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or a designee, and applying such figure to the per gallon incentive credit established in subsection (b) of this section. For such certification purposes, a qualified biodiesel producer shall be required to provide the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development only with a certificate of analysis that documents compliance with the critical specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials or "ASTM" standard D6751, including, but not limited to, the Tier II biodiesel fuel quality protocol accepted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. (1820)

(b) Each qualified biodiesel producer shall be eligible for a total grant in any fiscal year equal to the following amounts: (1) For the first five million gallons of biodiesel produced, thirty cents per gallon; (2) for the second five million gallons of biodiesel produced, twenty cents per gallon; and (3) for the third five million gallons of biodiesel produced, ten cents per gallon, except in the event that all moneys available for such grant program total: (A) Two hundred thousand dollars or less, not more than twenty cents per gallon regardless of the number of gallons of biodiesel produced, and (B) one hundred thousand dollars or less, not more than ten cents per gallon, regardless of the total number of gallons of biodiesel produced. (1821)

(c) Biodiesel produced by a qualified biodiesel producer in excess of fifteen million gallons in any fiscal year shall not be eligible for a grant pursuant to this section. (1822)

Sec. 32-324c. Application for grant. (1823)(Text)

To receive a grant pursuant to section 32-324b, a qualified biodiesel producer shall file an application for such funds not later than fifteen days after the last day of the month for which the grant is sought. The application shall include, but not be limited to: (1) The location of the qualified biodiesel producer; (2) the number of Connecticut citizens employed by the biodiesel producer in the preceding month; (3) the number of gallons of biodiesel produced during the month for which the grant is sought; (4) a copy of the qualified biodiesel producer's Connecticut registration; (5) any other information deemed necessary by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to ensure that such grants shall be made only to qualified biodiesel producers; and (6) satisfactory documentation that the biodiesel has a net carbon energy benefit when compared to the fuel it will replace. For purposes of compliance with subdivisions (5) and (6) of this section, a qualified biodiesel producer shall be required to provide the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development only with a certificate of analysis that documents compliance with the critical specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials or "ASTM" standard D6751, including, but not limited to, the Tier II biodiesel fuel quality protocol accepted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. (1824)

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