American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009/Division B/Title I/Subtitle D

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Subtitle D—Manufacturing Recovery Provisions

SEC. 1301. TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF AVAILABILITY OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BONDS TO FACILITIES MANUFACTURING INTANGIBLE PROPERTY.[edit]

(a) In General.—Subparagraph (C) of section 144(a)(12) is amended—
(1) by striking "For purposes of this paragraph, the term" and inserting "For purposes of this paragraph—
"(i) In general.—The term", and
(2) by striking the last sentence and inserting the following new clauses:
"(ii) Certain facilities included.—Such term includes facilities which are directly related and ancillary to a manufacturing facility (determined without regard to this clause) if—
"(I) such facilities are located on the same site as the manufacturing facility, and
"(II) not more than 25 percent of the net proceeds of the issue are used to provide such facilities.
"(iii) Special rules for bonds issued in 2009 and 2010.—In the case of any issue made after the date of enactment of this clause and before January 1, 2011, clause (ii) shall not apply and the net proceeds from a bond shall be considered to be used to provide a manufacturing facility if such proceeds are used to provide—
"(I) a facility which is used in the creation or production of intangible property which is described in section 197(d)(1)(C)(iii), or
"(II) a facility which is functionally related and subordinate to a manufacturing facility (determined without regard to this subclause) if such facility is located on the same site as the manufacturing facility.".
(b) Effective Date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to obligations issued after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 1302. CREDIT FOR INVESTMENT IN ADVANCED ENERGY FACILITIES.[edit]

(a) In General.—Section 46 (relating to amount of credit) is amended by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4), and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
"(5) the qualifying advanced energy project credit.".
(b) Amount of Credit.—Subpart E of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 (relating to rules for computing investment credit) is amended by inserting after section 48B the following new section:
"SEC. 48C. QUALIFYING ADVANCED ENERGY PROJECT CREDIT.
"(a) In General.—For purposes of section 46, the qualifying advanced energy project credit for any taxable year is an amount equal to 30 percent of the qualified investment for such taxable year with respect to any qualifying advanced energy project of the taxpayer.
"(b) Qualified Investment.—
"(1) In general.—For purposes of subsection (a), the qualified investment for any taxable year is the basis of eligible property placed in service by the taxpayer during such taxable year which is part of a qualifying advanced energy project.
"(2) Certain qualified progress expenditures rules made applicable.—Rules similar to the rules of subsections (c)(4) and (d) of section 46 (as in effect on the day before the enactment of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990) shall apply for purposes of this section.
"(3) Limitation.—The amount which is treated for all taxable years with respect to any qualifying advanced energy project shall not exceed the amount designated by the Secretary as eligible for the credit under this section.
"(c) Definitions.—
"(1) Qualifying advanced energy project.—
"(A) In general.—The term `qualifying advanced energy project' means a project—
"(i) which re-equips, expands, or establishes a manufacturing facility for the production of—
"(I) property designed to be used to produce energy from the sun, wind, geothermal deposits (within the meaning of section 613(e)(2)), or other renewable resources,
"(II) fuel cells, microturbines, or an energy storage system for use with electric or hybrid-electric motor vehicles,
"(III) electric grids to support the transmission of intermittent sources of renewable energy, including storage of such energy,
"(IV) property designed to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions,
"(V) property designed to refine or blend renewable fuels or to produce energy conservation technologies (including energy-conserving lighting technologies and smart grid technologies),
"(VI) new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (as defined by section 30D), qualified plug-in electric vehicles (as defined by section 30(d)), or components which are designed specifically for use with such vehicles, including electric motors, generators, and power control units, or
"(VII) other advanced energy property designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as may be determined by the Secretary, and
"(ii) any portion of the qualified investment of which is certified by the Secretary under subsection (d) as eligible for a credit under this section.
"(B) Exception.—Such term shall not include any portion of a project for the production of any property which is used in the refining or blending of any transportation fuel (other than renewable fuels).
"(2) Eligible property.—The term `eligible property' means any property—
"(A) which is necessary for the production of property described in paragraph (1)(A)(i),
"(B) which is—
"(i) tangible personal property, or
"(ii) other tangible property (not including a building or its structural components), but only if such property is used as an integral part of the qualified investment credit facility, and
"(C) with respect to which depreciation (or amortization in lieu of depreciation) is allowable.
"(d) Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Program.—
"(1) Establishment.—
"(A) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall establish a qualifying advanced energy project program to consider and award certifications for qualified investments eligible for credits under this section to qualifying advanced energy project sponsors.
"(B) Limitation.—The total amount of credits that may be allocated under the program shall not exceed $2,300,000,000.
"(2) Certification.—
"(A) Application period.—Each applicant for certification under this paragraph shall submit an application containing such information as the Secretary may require during the 2-year period beginning on the date the Secretary establishes the program under paragraph (1).
"(B) Time to meet criteria for certification.—Each applicant for certification shall have 1 year from the date of acceptance by the Secretary of the application during which to provide to the Secretary evidence that the requirements of the certification have been met.
"(C) Period of issuance.—An applicant which receives a certification shall have 3 years from the date of issuance of the certification in order to place the project in service and if such project is not placed in service by that time period, then the certification shall no longer be valid.
"(3) Selection criteria.—In determining which qualifying advanced energy projects to certify under this section, the Secretary—
"(A) shall take into consideration only those projects where there is a reasonable expectation of commercial viability, and
"(B) shall take into consideration which projects—
"(i) will provide the greatest domestic job creation (both direct and indirect) during the credit period,
"(ii) will provide the greatest net impact in avoiding or reducing air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases,
"(iii) have the greatest potential for technological innovation and commercial deployment,
"(iv) have the lowest levelized cost of generated or stored energy, or of measured reduction in energy consumption or greenhouse gas emission (based on costs of the full supply chain), and
"(v) have the shortest project time from certification to completion.
"(4) Review and redistribution.—
"(A) Review.—Not later than 4 years after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall review the credits allocated under this section as of such date.
"(B) Redistribution.—The Secretary may reallocate credits awarded under this section if the Secretary determines that—
"(i) there is an insufficient quantity of qualifying applications for certification pending at the time of the review, or
"(ii) any certification made pursuant to paragraph (2) has been revoked pursuant to paragraph (2)(B) because the project subject to the certification has been delayed as a result of third party opposition or litigation to the proposed project.
"(C) Reallocation.—If the Secretary determines that credits under this section are available for reallocation pursuant to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2), the Secretary is authorized to conduct an additional program for applications for certification.
"(5) Disclosure of allocations.—The Secretary shall, upon making a certification under this subsection, publicly disclose the identity of the applicant and the amount of the credit with respect to such applicant.
"(e) Denial of Double Benefit.—A credit shall not be allowed under this section for any qualified investment for which a credit is allowed under section 48, 48A, or 48B.".
(c) Conforming Amendments.—
(1) Section 49(a)(1)(C) is amended by striking "and" at the end of clause (iii), by striking the period at the end of clause (iv) and inserting ", and", and by adding after clause (iv) the following new clause:
"(v) the basis of any property which is part of a qualifying advanced energy project under section 48C.".
(2) The table of sections for subpart E of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 48B the following new item:
"48C. Qualifying advanced energy project credit.".
(d) Effective Date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to periods after the date of the enactment of this Act, under rules similar to the rules of section 48(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990).