Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service: Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
GAO-11-393R, Feb 28, 2011
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service's new rule on Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. GAO found that (1) the interim rule with request for comments establishes new program requirements for applicants to submit applications for fiscal year 2010 payments for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. These new program requirements supersede the Notice of Contract Proposal (NOCP) for Payments to Eligible Advanced Biofuel Producers in its entirety; and (2) USDA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.