EARMARK DECLARATION; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 152
(Extensions of Remarks - October 20, 2009)

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                          EARMARK DECLARATION


                           HON. JOHN BOOZMAN

                              of arkansas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  Mr. BOOZMAN. Madam Speaker, pursuant to the House Republican 
standards on earmarks, I am submitting the following information 
regarding earmarks I received as a part of H.R. 3183--Energy and Water 
Appropriations Act of 2010.
  Requesting Member: Congressman John Boozman
  Bill Number: H.R. 3183
  Account: Construction
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers
  Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, Arkansas 
  Description of Request: The May Branch flood control project will 
reduce the occurrence of flood damage for hundreds of property owners 
in the vicinity of the May Branch drainage way in portions of Fort 
Smith. During the periods of heavier rainfall, stormwater flows exceed 
the capacity of the May Branch channel, causing surface and structure 
flooding. The project meets the Corps of Engineers' cost/benefit ration 
requirements. The Federal funds of $179,000 will be used for design 
engineering, right-of way acquisition, and construction. The City of 
Fort Smith will be matching the $15 million federal share with $16 
million in local funds from a 1-cent sales tax dedicated to street and 
drainage repairs.
  Requesting Member: Congressman John Boozman
  Bill Number: H.R. 3183
  Account: Department of Energy--EERE
  Legal Name of Requesting Entity: University of Arkansas--Division of 
  Address of Requesting Entity: 2404 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, 
Arkansas 72207
  Description of Request: The national goal of the US is to replace 
more than 75% of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025. With 
America on the verge of breakthroughs in advanced energy technologies, 
the best way to break the addiction to foreign oil is through new 
technology. Of course, new conversion technology requires the 
availability of adequate amounts of quality feedstocks. To help meet 
this critical national goal, the Mid South/Southeast BioEnergy 
Consortium $1,000,000 project is focused: to (1) position the MidSouth 
and Southeast bioenergy industry to expand from biodiesel and grain to 
ethanol to commercial production of cellulosic ethanol; (2) develop 
economic and environmental viable systems to produce, harvest and 
process relevant feedstocks for biodiesel and ethanol operations, 
matching feedstock availability to specific conversion technologies; 
(3) conduct educational programs to deliver information on

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feedstock production, harvesting and processing with farm and industry 
audiences; (4) develop alternative uses for by-products and create new 
lines of co-products that generate revenue streams to complement 
biofuel production; and (5) develop and evaluate conversion 
technologies necessary for commercial cellulosic ethanol production.