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Table 4 Existing regulations and programs applicable to governing sustainability of biofuel and bioeconomic development in the US

From: Integrating policy, market, and technology for sustainability governance of agriculture-based biofuel and bioeconomic development in the US

Major concern addressedRegulationConservation incentive programOther voluntary programCertification
Soil erosionSWRCACSPBMPCSBP
Water qualityCWA, SWRCAEQIP
Air quality/GHG emissionsCAA, EISALCI 
BiodiversityESAAMAP
  1. AMAP Agricultural Management Assistance Program [62], BMP best management practices [63], CAA The Clean Air Acts (1963 and 1970, amended in 1977 and 1990) [8], CSBP Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (not implemented) [64], CSP Conservation Stewardship Program [62], CWA The Clean Water Act (1972, amended in 1977 and 1987) [65], EISA The Energy Independence and Security Act [4], EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program [62], ESA The Endangered Species Act (1973) [66], LCI Landscape Conservation Incentives [62], SWRCA The Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (1977) [67]