94 STAT. 684
PUBLIC LAW 96-294—JUNE 30, 1980 (B) energy or steam derived from the direct combustion of biomass for the generation of electricity, mechanical power, or industrial process heat. (5) The term "biomass energy project" means any facility (or portion of a facility) located in the United States which is primarily for— (A) the production of biomass fuel (and byproducts); or (B) the combustion of biomass for the purpose of generating industrial process heat, mechanical power, or electricity (including cogeneration). (6) The term "Btu" means British thermal unit. (7) The term "cogeneration" means the combined generation by any facility of— (A) electrical or mechanical power, and (B) steam or forms of useful energy (such as heat) which are used for industrial, commerciaJ, heating, or cooling purposes. (8) The term "cooperative" means any agricultural association, as that term is defined in section 15(a) of the Act of June 15, 1929, as amended (46 Stat. 18; 12 U.S.C. 1141j), commonly known as the Agricultural Marketing Act. (9)(A) The term "construction" means— (i) the construction or acquisition of any biomass energy project; (ii) the conversion of any facility to a biomass energy project; or (iii) the expgmsion or improvement of any biomass energy project which increases the capacity or efficiency of that facility to produce biomass energy. (B) Such term includes— (i) the acquisition of equipment and machinery for use in or at the site of a biomass energy project; and (ii) the acquisition of land and improvements thereon for the construction, expansion, or improvement of such a project, or the conversion of a facility to such a project. (C) Such term does not include the acquisition of any facility which was operated as a biomass energy project before the acquisition. (10) The term "Federal agency" means any Executive agency, as defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code. (IIXA) The term "financial assistance" means any of the following forms of financial assistance provided under this title, or any combination of such forms: (i) loans, (ii) loan guarantees, (iii) price guarantees, and (iv) purchase agreements. (B) Such term includes any commitment to provide such assistance. (12) The term "Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.