7 USC 8106: Biodiesel fuel education program
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7 USC 8106: Biodiesel fuel education program Text contains those laws in effect on June 23, 2024

§8106. Biodiesel fuel education program

(a) Establishment

The Secretary shall, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, make competitive grants to eligible entities to educate governmental and private entities that operate vehicle fleets, other interested entities (as determined by the Secretary), and the public about the benefits of biodiesel fuel use.

(b) Eligible entities

To receive a grant under subsection (b), an entity shall-

(1) be a nonprofit organization or institution of higher education;

(2) have demonstrated knowledge of biodiesel fuel production, use, or distribution; and

(3) have demonstrated the ability to conduct educational and technical support programs.

(c) Consultation

In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Energy.

(d) Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

(Pub. L. 107–171, title IX, §9006, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title IX, §9001(a), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1315 , and Pub. L. 110–246, §4(a), title IX, §9001(a), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664 , 2076; amended Pub. L. 112–240, title VII, §701(f)(5), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2365 ; Pub. L. 113–79, title IX, §9006, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 930 ; Pub. L. 115–334, title IX, §9006, Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4885 .)

Editorial Notes


Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8106, Pub. L. 107–171, title IX, §9006, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 482 ; Pub. L. 109–171, title I, §1301, Feb. 8, 2006, 120 Stat. 6 , related to assistance to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 110–246. See section 8107 of this title.


2018-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 115–334 amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) related to mandatory and discretionary funding.

2014-Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 113–79, §9006(1), substituted "Mandatory funding" for "Fiscal years 2009 through 2012" in heading and "2018" for "2012" in text.

Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 113–79, §9006(2), substituted "Discretionary funding" for "Authorization of appropriations" in heading and "each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018" for "fiscal year 2013" in text.

2013-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–240 added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "Of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this section $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012."

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–240 effective Sept. 30, 2012, see section 701(j) of Pub. L. 112–240, set out in a 1-Year Extension of Agricultural Programs note under section 8701 of this title.

Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.