Summary: H.R.12791 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/18/1978)

Grain Products Utilization Act - Title I: Department of Agriculture-Research and Studies of the Economic and Agricultural Effects of Using Agricultural Products in the Development and Use of Fuels - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research and studies concerning the economic and agricultural effects of using agricultural products in the development of fuels. Requires the Secretary to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress regarding such research and studies.

Title II: Department of Energy-Research and Studies on the Use of Agricultural Products in the Development and Use of Fuel - Directs the Secretary of Energy to conduct research and studies concerning the use of agricultural products in the development of fuels. Requires the Secretary to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress regarding such research and studies.

Title III: Tax Provisions - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a deduction with respect to the amortization of any qualified ethanol-producing facility. Defines qualified ethanol-producing facility for purposes of such deduction.

Provides an annual tax credit of one penny for each gallon of qualified gasoline sold by an eligible taxpayer during the taxable year. Defines taxpayer and qualified gasoline for purposes of such tax credit.

Title IV: Guaranteed Loans for Ethanol-Producing Facilities - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program of federally guaranteed loans for the construction of ethanol-producing facilities. Directs that farmers and farm groups be given priority for such guaranteed loans. Prohibits the Secretary from guarantying more than 75 percent of any such loan. Limits the amount of indebtedness guaranteed under any such loan to not more than $4,000,000.

Title V: Clean Air Act Amendment - Amends the Clean Air Act to exempt any fuel mixed with ethanol from certain prohibitions under such Act.