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      house Committees
      House Committee on Agriculture
      Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
      Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy and Power
    IntroducedJune 15th, 2009

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Title

Buy American Carbon Incentives Program Act of 2009

Official Title

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a carbon incentives program to achieve supplemental greenhouse gas emissions reductions on private agricultural and forestland of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary

Buy American Carbon Incentives Program Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) establish a carbon incentives program to achieve supplemental greenhouse gas emissions reductions on private agricultural and forestland; (2) provide financial incentive payments for activities that increase carbon sequestration and storage over a designated contract period, and maintain carbon sequestration and storage and avoid future emissions through permanent avoided conversion agreements; and (3) establish monitoring and compliance protocols. Requires participating owners to enter into a climate mitigation contract with the Secretary. Obligates specified funds for further incentives for activities and agreements that protect carbon reductions and otherwise enhance environmental benefits achieved under a climate mitigation contract.