Title 7--AGRICULTURE
Chapter XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


No. 7037 on May 11, 1935. Statutory authority was provided by the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act) (7 U.S.C. 901). The RE Act established REA as a lending agency...


States Department of Agriculture at 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-1500. Hours of operation are from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM, Eastern time on Federal...


official records under the Freedom of Information Act are found at 7 CFR part 1. Requests must be in writing and may be submitted in person or by mail to United...


or other document published by the agency in the Federal Register submit, in hard copy, a signed original and three copies of their comments to the address shown in...


the RTB, is appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Under Secretary, Rural Development delegated to the Administrator, in 7 CFR part...


Deputy Administrator, Program Policy and Telecommunications, provides overall policy direction to all RUS programs and directs and coordinates the telecommunications programs....


rural electrification and the furnishing of electric service to persons in rural areas. (a) The Assistant Administrator, Electric Program, directs and...


loans and loan guarantees to furnish and improve telecommunications service in rural areas. (a) The Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, directs...


loan and grant funds for water and waste disposal projects serving the most financially needy rural communities. (a) The Assistant Administrator, Water...


Program, makes grants and [[Page 22]] loans to furnish and improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas. (a)...


Analysis, monitors and administers applicable regulations, RUS policy, and accounting requirements. The staffs assist the Assistant Administrator with respect...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1700.32] [Page 22] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1700_GENERAL INFORMATION--Table of Contents Subpart B_Agency Organization and Functions Sec. 1700.32 Financial Services Staff. The Financial Services Staff evaluates the financial condition of financially troubled borrowers in order to protect the Government's interests. ...


descending order, to act for the Administrator when he or she is not on official duty in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, is sick, has resigned, or is deceased. That is,...


loan guarantees, and lien accommodations and subordinations of liens is reserved to the Administrator: (1) All discretionary hardship loans. [[Page 23]] ...


loans, loan guarantees, and lien accommodations is reserved to the Administrator: (1) All loans, loan guarantees, and lien accommodations and subordinations of...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1700.56] [Page 24] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1700_GENERAL INFORMATION--Table of Contents Subpart C_Loan and Grant Approval Authorities Sec. 1700.56 Water and Environmental Programs. The State Rural Development Offices have the responsibility for making and servicing water and waste loans and grants. ...


authority to approve the following loans and lien accommodations is reserved to the Administrator: (1) Grants or loan and grant combinations. (2) The number selected...


(a) This subpart sets forth RUS's policies and procedures for making zero-interest loans and grants to borrowers in accordance with the cushion of credit payments...


and Grant Program to promote projects that will result in a sustainable increase in the productivity of economic resources in rural areas and thereby lead to a...


901 et seq.). Administrator-- the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service or the Administrator's designee. Approved purpose--a purpose that the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1703.13] [Page 28] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1703_RURAL DEVELOPMENT--Table of Contents Subpart B_Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program Sec. 1703.13 Source of funds. Funds provided under this program come from interest differential credits to the subaccount and appropriated amounts made available to the subaccount. ...


made during each fiscal year to the full extent of the amounts held in the subaccount subject only to limitations imposed by law. For administrative purposes, the...


not delinquent on any outstanding Federal debt or in bankruptcy proceedings. However, a zero-interest loan or grant will not be made to a borrower during any period in which...


be used exclusively to promote rural economic development and/or job creation projects, including, but not limited to, project feasibility studies, start-up costs,...


purposes: (a) The establishment and operation of a revolving loan program by Borrowers in accordance with Sec. 1703.22; (b) Project feasibility studies to...


and operation of a revolving loan program by Borrowers, will be limited to Borrowers and can be made without zero-interest loans. Grants made under Sec....


grants must not be used: (1) To fund or assist projects of which any director, officer, general manager or significant stockholder of the Borrower, or close...


not charge interest for the use of the proceeds of the zero-interest loan provided under this program; however, it may charge reasonable loan servicing charges, reasonable...


to RUS Borrowers on a non pass-through basis. RUS Borrowers will, in turn, provide loans to foster rural economic development in accordance with this subpart and the...


not select an application unless the project will receive supplemental funds in an amount at least equal to 20 percent of the RUS zero-interest loan and grant to...


be based on a preference for applications requesting RUS financing which will be at least equal to 5 percent of the total project costs, as determined by the...


RUS financing, that the owner(s) of the project invest equity capital if determined to be financially necessary, based on an RUS financial analysis and sound...


(a) The maximum size of an application that will be considered for funding under this subpart during a fiscal year will be 3 percent of the projected total amount available for...


terms and repayment schedule of the zero-interest loan to the borrower based on the nature of the project and approved purposes. Ordinarily, the total term of the...


the borrower and the owner(s) of the project, those undertaking the project, or any intermediary that will re-lend or transfer the proceeds of the RUS funds, that...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1703.31] [Page 41] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1703_RURAL DEVELOPMENT--Table of Contents Subpart B_Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program Sec. 1703.31 Transfer of employment or business. The project must not result primarily in the transfer of any existing employment or business activity from one area to another. ...


grants should consider the potential environmental impact of their proposed projects at the earliest planning stage and plan development in a manner that reduces, to the...


zero- interest loans and grants made under this subpart are subject to the nondiscrimination provisions of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, (42...


the [[Page 43]] first 14 days of every month. A borrower must send a copy of the application, except for an application that requests a...


contain a section addressing the ``selection factors'' consisting of the following: (a) ``Nature of the project'' (Sec. 1703.46(g)(1)), which includes any...


section should be more detailed the larger the project for which the borrower is requesting funding. The section of the application on the ``project description'' must...


(a) For a proposed project that only involves internal modifications or equipment additions to buildings or other structures (for example; relocating interior walls or...


the 14th day of the month will be considered at the first selection date which occurs at least 40 days after the application was received. Completed applications received at...


grants. (a) The Administrator will only consider for selection applications that request funds for purposes as set forth in Sec. Sec. 1703.17 and 1703.18 and are...


selected its application. The advance of RUS funds after the selection has occurred is contingent upon the borrower meeting any terms and conditions the...


submitted all information the Administrator determines is necessary for the selected application, RUS will send the necessary legal documents to the borrower to execute and return...


loan funds to the borrower which must disburse zero-interest loan proceeds to the project for approved purposes in accordance with the legal documents executed by...


loans or grants, as necessary, to ensure that funds are expended for approved purposes. Borrowers receiving zero-interest loans or grants must monitor the project to...


subpart, the Borrower must obtain prior approval for any material change to the scope or objectives of the approved project, including changes to the scope of work or...


may terminate any loan and/or grant in whole, or in part, at any time before the date of completion of loan and/or grant disbursement, whenever the Borrower has failed...


Mar. 25, 1999, unless otherwise noted. The purpose of the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Loan and Grant Program is to encourage and improve...


information is vital to the economic development, education, and health of rural Americans. To further this objective, RUS will provide financial assistance to...


the Federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 1996. Act means the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.). Administrator means the Administrator of...


funds. (a) To be eligible to receive a grant, loan and grant combination, or loan under this subpart: (1) The applicant must be legally organized as an...


(a) During the period between the submission of an application and the [[Page 62]] execution of documents, the applicant must inform RUS if the project...


(a) For financial assistance of $100,000 or greater, prior to the disbursement of a grant and a loan, the recipient, if it is not a unit of government, will provide evidence...


(a) A project performance activity report will be required of all recipients on an annual basis until the project is complete and the funds are expended by...


of financial assistance shall provide RUS with an audit for each year, beginning with the year in which a portion of the financial assistance is expended, in accordance with...


RUS will conduct reviews as necessary to determine whether the financial assistance was expended for approved purposes. The recipient is responsible for ensuring that the...


The recipient shall obtain prior written approval by RUS for any material change to the scope or objectives of the project, including any changes to the scope of work...


(a) The financial assistance may be terminated when RUS and the recipient agree upon the conditions of the termination, the effective date of the termination, and, in the case of...


RUS will expedite consideration and determination of an application submitted by an RUS telecommunications borrower for a loan under the Act or an advance of such loan funds...


grants shall finance only the costs for approved purposes. Grants shall be expended only for the costs associated with the initial capital assets associated with the...


equal 15 percent of the grant amount requested and shall be used for approved purposes for grants listed in Sec. 1703.121. Matching contributions generally must be in...


be provided or used: (1) To cover the costs of acquiring, installing or constructing telecommunications transmission facilities; (2) To pay for medical equipment not...


will be subject to limitations on the proposed amount of grant funds. The Administrator will establish the maximum amount of a grant to be [[Page...


RUS in support of an application for grant funds: (a) An application for Federal Assistance. A completed Standard Form 424. (b) An executive summary of the...


section will be used by RUS to score applications that have been determined to be in compliance with the requirements of this subpart. Applications for grants must meet...


based on scores assigned, availability of funds, and the provisions of this section. RUS will make determinations regarding the reasonableness of all numbers;...


the RUS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 1590, Washington, DC 20250-1590. Applications should be marked ``Attention:...


the criteria contained in Sec. 1703.126. Awards will be made by RUS based on the highest ranking applications and the amount of financial assistance available for grants....


Source: 64 FR 14366, Mar. 25, 1999, unless otherwise noted. (a) A combination loan and grant may be used by eligible organizations as defined in Sec....


and grant. The approved purposes for a combination loan and grant are: (a) Acquiring, by lease or purchase, eligible equipment or facilities as defined in Sec....


and grant. (a) Without limitation, a combination loan and grant made under this subpart shall not be expended: (1) To pay salaries, wages, or employee benefits...


Applications for a combination loan and grant under this subpart will be subject to limitations on the proposed amount of loans and grants. The Administrator will establish...


The following items are required to be submitted to RUS in support of an application for a combination loan and grant: (a) An application for federal assistance: A...


(a) A combination loan and grant will be approved based on availability of funds, the financial feasibility of the project in accordance with Sec. 1703.134(d),...


(a) RUS will accept applications for a combination loan and grant submitted by RUS telecommunications General Field representatives (GFRs), by Rural Development State...


be made, in writing, within 10 days after the applicant is notified of the determination to deny the application. Appeals shall be submitted to the Administrator, RUS, U.S....


A loan may be used by eligible organizations as defined in Sec. 1703.103 for distance learning and telemedicine projects to finance 100 percent of the cost...


(a) Acquiring, by lease or purchase, eligible equipment or facilities as defined in Sec. 1703.102; (b) Acquiring instructional programming; (c)...


provided to pay the costs of recurring or operating expenses incurred after two years from approval of the project except for leases (see Sec. 1703.141). (b) Loans made...


subject to limitations on the proposed amount of loans. The Administrator will establish the maximum amount of a loan available to an applicant under this subpart, by...


support of an application for a loan: (a) An application for federal assistance: A completed standard form 424. (b) An executive summary of the project. The...


funds, the financial feasibility of the project in accordance with Sec. 1703.144(d), the services to be provided which demonstrate that the project meets the...


by RUS telecommunications General Field Representatives (GFRs), by Rural Development State Directors, or by applicants themselves. Applications for loans under this...


notified of the determination to deny the application. Appeals shall be submitted to the Administrator, RUS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave.,...


at 64 FR 14356, Mar. 25, 1999. This subpart E sets forth RUS's policies and procedures for making loan deferments of principal and interest payments...


rural development and rural job creation projects that are based on sound economic and financial analyses. Borrowers are encouraged to use this program to promote...


of this subpart, the following terms will have the following meanings:1 Administrator means the Administrator of RUS. Borrower means any organization which has...


loan payments may be granted to any borrower that is not financially distressed, delinquent on any Federal debt, or in bankruptcy proceedings. However, the deferment of loan...


not impair the security of any loans made RUS or RTB, or guaranteed by RUS, pursuant to the RE Act. (b) At no point in time may the amount of the debt service...


in paragraph (b) of this section, the borrower must make a cushion of credit payment equal to the amount of the payment deferred and subject to the following rules: ...


derived from the deferment of loan payments will not be used: (a) To fund or assist projects which would, in the judgement of the Administrator, create a conflict of interest...


be made to enable the borrower to provide funding and assistance for rural development and job creation projects. This includes, but is not limited to, the borrower...


available for each fiscal year under this program will not exceed 3 percent of the total payments due during fiscal year 1993 from all borrowers on direct loans...


enable the borrower to provide financing to local businesses will be repaid over a period of 60 months, in equal installments, with payments beginning on the date of the deferment,...


the deferment of loan payments are encouraged to consider the potential environmental impact of their proposed projects at the earliest planning stage and plan...


for a deferment must: (1) Submit a certified board resolution to the Administrator requesting a deferment of principal and interest. The resolution must: (i)...


the rural development project as approved by RUS. The Administrator reserves the right to review the books and copy records of borrowers receiving loan payment deferments...


project made by an electric borrower under this subpart are subject to the provisions of 7 CFR part 1717, Subpart N, Investments, Loans and Guarantees by...


This part establishes general and pre-loan policies and requirements that apply to both insured and guaranteed loans to finance the construction and improvement of electric...


(a) Definitions. For the purpose of this part, the following terms shall have the following meanings: Administrator means the Administrator of RUS or his or...


References in this part to RUS or REA forms or line numbers in RUS or REA forms are based on RUS or REA Form 7 and Form 12 dated December 1992, unless otherwise indicated....


with the RE Act and other applicable laws, the Administrator may waive or reduce any requirement imposed by this part or other RUS regulations on an electric borrower, or...


the availability of RUS forms and publications cited in this part is available from Administrative Services Division, Rural Utilities Service, United States Department...


loan applications. (a) Certain new or revised policies and requirements set forth in this part, which are listed in this paragraph, shall not apply to a...


RUS makes insured loans under section 305 of the RE Act. (a) Municipal rate loans. The standard interest rate on an insured loan made on or after November 1, 1993, is...


RUS makes direct loans under section 4 of the RE Act. (a) General. Except as otherwise modified by this section, RUS will make loans under the direct Treasury rate loan...


RUS provides financing through 100 percent loan guarantees made under sections 306 and 306A of the RE Act. RUS also provides 90 percent loan guarantees under section 311 of the...


RUS makes loans and loan guarantees to finance the construction of electric distribution, transmission and generation facilities, including system improvements and...


(a) RUS makes loans to corporations, states, territories, and subdivisions and agencies thereof; municipalities; people's utility districts; and...


different types of loans. (a) Insured loans under section 305. Insured loans are normally reserved for the financing of distribution and subtransmission facilities...


(a) Borrowers shall make a diligent effort to extend electric service to all unserved persons within their service area who: (1) Desire electric service; and (2) Meet...


(a) To the greatest extent practical, loans are limited to providing and improving electric facilities to serve consumers that are RE Act beneficiaries....


(a) In States where a borrower is required to obtain approval of a project or its financing from a state regulatory authority, RUS may require that such...


(a) Funds from loans made or guaranteed by RUS may be used to finance: (1) Distribution facilities. (i) The construction of new distribution facilities or...


The maximum amount that will be lent for an acquisition is limited to the value of the property, as determined by RUS. If the acquisition price exceeds this...


(a) RUS encourages its borrowers to consider merging or consolidating with another electric borrower when such action will contribute to greater...


and interim financing. (a) Borrowers may request that a loan include funds to reimburse general funds and/or replace interim financing used to finance equipment...


(a) Except in the case of financial hardship as determined by the Administrator, and following certain mergers, consolidations, and transfers of systems...


(a) RUS makes loans or loan guarantees to refinance the outstanding indebtedness of borrowers in the following cases: (1) Loans or loan guarantees to refinance long-term debt...


(a) RUS will make a loan only if there is reasonable assurance that the loan, together with all outstanding loans and other obligations of the borrower, will be repaid...


(a) RUS makes loans only if, in the judgment of the Administrator, the security therefor is reasonably adequate and the loan will be repaid according to its terms within...


ODSC requirements. (a) General. Requirements for coverage ratios are set forth in the borrower's mortgage, loan contract, or other contractual agreements with RUS....


(a) RUS is authorized to make loans and loan guarantees with a final maturity of up to 35 years. The borrower may elect a repayment period for a loan not longer than...


Borrowers are required to comply with 7 CFR part 1794, which sets forth applicable requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended (42...


(a) Generally loans are processed in chronological order based on the date the complete application is received in the Regional office. (b) The Administrator...


contracting. Borrowers shall follow all RUS requirements regarding construction work plans, construction standards, approved materials, construction and...


Borrowers are required to comply with certain requirements with respect to insurance and fidelity coverage as set forth in 7 CFR...


Borrowers are required to comply with certain regulations on nondiscrimination in program services and benefits and on equal employment opportunity as...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1710.123] [Page 111] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1710_GENERAL AND PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO ELECTRIC LOANS AND GUARANTEES--Table of Contents Subpart C_Loan Purposes and Basic Policies Sec. 1710.123 Debarment and suspension. Borrowers are required to comply with certain requirements on debarment and suspension as set forth in 7 CFR part 3017. ...


Borrowers are required to comply with applicable provisions of 49 CFR part 24, which sets forth the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1710.125] [Page 111] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1710_GENERAL AND PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO ELECTRIC LOANS AND GUARANTEES--Table of Contents Subpart C_Loan Purposes and Basic Policies Sec. 1710.125 Restrictions on lobbying. Borrowers are required to comply with certain requirements with respect to restrictions on lobbying activities. See 7 CFR part 3018. ...


(a) Prior to approval of a loan or advance of funds, a borrower must report to RUS whether or not it is delinquent on any Federal debt, such as Federal income...


Borrowers are required to comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-690, title V, subtitle D) and the Act's implementing regulations (7 CFR part 3017)...


The RE Act and prudent lending practice require that the Administrator make certain findings before approving an electric loan or loan guarantee. The borrower shall provide...


all loans. (a) Area coverage. Adequate electric service will be made available to the widest practical number of rural users in the borrower's service area during...


The following primary support documents and studies must be prepared by the borrower for approval by RUS in order to support a loan application: (a)...


procedures. Additional requirements and procedures for obtaining RUS financial assistance are set forth in 7 CFR part 1712 for loan guarantees, and in 7 CFR part...


FR 14786, Mar. 20, 2000, unless otherwise noted. [[Page 113]] This subpart contains RUS policies for the preparation, review, approval and use of...


procedures and requirements in this subpart are intended to implement provisions of the loan documents between RUS and the electric borrowers and are also necessary to...


supply borrowers. (a) A power supply borrower with a total utility plant of $500 million or more must maintain an approved load forecast that meets...


forecast--distribution borrowers. (a) A distribution borrower that is a member of a power supply borrower with a total utility plant of $500 million or more must...


must maintain an approved load forecast on an ongoing basis. (a) Filing of load forecasts and updates. A power supply or distribution borrower required to maintain...


all load forecasts. (a) Documents required for RUS approval of a borrower's load forecast. The borrower must provide the following documents to obtain RUS approval...


forecasts prepared pursuant to approved load forecast work plans. (a) Contents of load forecasts prepared under an approved load forecast work plan. In addition to...


load forecasts by distribution borrowers not required to maintain an approved load forecast on an ongoing basis. Load forecasts submitted by distribution...


load forecasts by power supply borrowers and by distribution borrowers required to maintain an approved load forecast on an ongoing basis. All load forecasts...


forecast work plans. (a) In addition to the approved load forecast required under Sec. Sec. 1710.202 and 1710.203, any power supply borrower with a total utility...


For good cause shown by the borrower, the Administrator may waive any of the requirements applicable to borrowers in this subpart if the...


(a) An ongoing, integrated planning system is needed by borrowers to determine their short-term and long-term needs for plant additions, improvements, replacements,...


plans--distribution borrowers. (a) All distribution borrowers must maintain a current CWP approved by their board of directors covering all new construction,...


plans--power supply borrowers. (a) All power supply borrowers must maintain a current CWP approved by the borrower's board of directors covering all new...


studies--addition of generation capacity. (a) The construction or purchase of additional generation capacity and associated transmission facilities by a power supply...


of power. (a) General. (1) RUS will make loans to finance the construction of generation facilities by distribution or power supply borrowers and...


(a) RUS encourages borrowers to maintain a current long-range financial forecast. The forecast should be [[Page 123]] used by the board of directors and the...


(a) Financial forecasts prepared by distribution borrowers shall cover at least a ten-year period, unless a shorter period is authorized by other...


borrowers. (a) The requirements of this section apply only to financial forecasts submitted by power supply borrowers in support of a loan from RUS. The...


borrowers. (a) All applications for financing of additional generation capacity and the associated bulk transmission facilities shall be supported by a power...


Source: 60 FR 3731, Jan. 19, 1995, unless otherwise noted. (a) Loan applicants that do not have outstanding loans from RUS should write to the...


(a) All borrowers. All applications for electric loans shall include the documents listed in this paragraph. The first page of the application shall be...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1710.404] [Page 130] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1710_GENERAL AND PRE-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES COMMON TO ELECTRIC LOANS AND GUARANTEES--Table of Contents Subpart I_Application Requirements and Procedures for Loans Sec. 1710.404 Additional requirements. Additional requirements for insured electric loans are set forth in 7 CFR part 1714. ...


documents. (a) The borrower is responsible for ensuring that the loan documents required for supplemental financing pursuant to Sec. 1710.110 are executed in...


(a) A loan is approved when the Administrator signs the administrative findings. (b) If the loan is not approved, RUS will notify the borrower of...


Following approval of a loan, RUS will forward the loan documents to the borrower for execution, delivery, recording, and filing, as directed...


applicable to this part, unless otherwise stated. References to specific RUS forms and other RUS documents, and to specific sections of such forms and documents, shall...


approved on or after November 1, 1993. On November 1, 1993, the Rural Electrification Loan Restructuring Act, Pub. L. 103-129, 107 Stat. 1356, (RELRA) amended the...


funds on a municipal rate loan shall bear interest at a single rate for each interest rate term. All interest rates applicable to municipal rate loans will be increased by...


(a) RUS will post on the RUS website, Electric Program HomePage, a schedule of interest rates for municipal rate loans at the beginning of each calendar quarter. The schedule will...


interest rate terms shall be made by the borrower for each advance of funds. The minimum interest rate term shall be one year. RUS will send the borrower written...


of this section, the municipal interest rate may not exceed 7 percent on a loan advance to a borrower primarily engaged in providing retail electric service if the...


of this section, the Administrator shall make an insured electric loan for eligible purposes at the 5 percent hardship rate to a borrower primarily engaged in providing...


for prepayment of insured electric loans at face value. Provisions for discounted prepayment of RUS loans are set out in 7 CFR part 1786. (a) Municipal rate loans....


request advances of funds as needed. Advances are subject to RUS approval and must be requested in writing on RUS Form 595 or an RUS approved equivalent. Funds will not...


or after February 21, 1995, the fund advance period begins on the date of the loan note and is one year longer than the loan period, but not less than 4 years. For example,...


paragraph (b) of this section, concurrent loan funds will be advanced in the following order: (1) 50 percent of the RUS insured loan funds; (2) 100 percent of...


on or after February 21, 1995: (1) Amortization of funds advanced during the first 2 years after the date of the note shall begin no later than 2 years from the date...


of a loan with respect to any funds unadvanced by submitting a certified copy of a resolution by the borrower's board of directors. (b) RUS may rescind loans...


Source: 61 FR 66871, Dec. 19, 1996, unless otherwise noted. (a) This subpart establishes RUS policies and procedures for mergers of electric borrowers. These...


The definitions set forth in 7 CFR 1710.2 are applicable to this subpart unless otherwise stated. In addition, for the purpose of this subpart, the following terms shall...


all mergers. In order for RUS to advance funds, send bills, and otherwise conduct business with a successor, the documents listed in this section must be...


RUS recognizes that short-term financial stresses can follow even the most beneficial mergers. To help stabilize electric rates, enhance the credit quality...


in connection with new loans. Requests for transitional assistance in connection with new loans may be submitted to RUS no later than the loan application. ...


new and preexisting loans. Requests for transitional assistance affecting new and preexisting loans must be received by RUS no later than 2 years after...


preexisting loans. The fund advance period for an insured loan, which is the period during which RUS may advance loan funds to a borrower,...


(a) If the merger requires RUS approval, the borrower should, where possible, indicate that it desires transitional assistance at the time it...


prepaid RUS loans. In some cases, an active distribution borrower may merge with a borrower that has prepaid RUS debt at a discount pursuant to 7 CFR part 1786,...


approvals of mergers. If a proposed merger requires RUS approval according to RUS regulations and/or the loan documents executed by any of the active borrowers...


An application for RUS approval of a merger must include the documents [[Page 143]] listed in this section. Documents listed in this section may...


(a) Borrowers are responsible for ensuring that their applications for RUS approval of a merger are complete and sound in form and substance when they are...


Sec. 1717.300 Purpose. This subpart contains regulations of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) implementing provisions of Section 4 of the RE Act...


Sec. 1717.301 Policy. (a) RUS makes and guarantees loans to borrowers to bring electric service to persons in rural areas. RUS requires, as a condition...


Supply Borrowers Sec. 1717.302 Definitions and rules of construction. (a) Definitions. For the purpose of this subpart, the following terms shall have the...


Supply Borrowers Sec. 1717.303 Requirements of RUS documents. (a) Pursuant to the terms of the RUS documents each power supply borrower shall establish and adjust...


Sec. 1717.304 State regulatory authority rate jurisdiction. (a) In the event that rate revisions required by the terms of the RUS wholesale power...


Sec. 1717.305 Pre-emption. (a) Inadequate rates. State regulatory authority jurisdiction over a power supply borrower's rates shall be pre-empted by the...


Supply Borrowers Sec. 1717.306 RUS required rates. (a) Upon the publication in the Federal Register of the notice of pre-emption of state regulatory authority...


Sec. 1717.307 Distribution members' rates. A state regulatory authority which has been pre-empted as provided in this subpart may continue to...


Sec. 1717.308 RUS approval of nonconforming rates. Borrowers may request and RUS may approve rates which do not conform with the requirements of the...


Sec. 1717.309 Additional statutory pre-emption. This subpart addresses pre-emption of state law and state regulatory authority in only those...


Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.350 Purpose. Source: 55 FR 38653, Sept. 19, 1990, unless otherwise noted. This subpart contains regulations of the...


Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.351 Policy. (a) RUS makes and guarantees loans to borrowers to bring electric service to persons in rural areas. To accomplish...


in Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.352 Definitions and rules of construction. (a) Definitions. For the purpose of this subpart, the following terms shall have...


Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.353 Requirements of RUS documents. Each borrower shall establish and adjust rates for electric service as set forth in the RUS...


Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.354 Pre-emption. State Regulatory Authority jurisdiction over an RUS borrower's rates shall be pre-empted by the RE Act and RUS shall...


Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.355 RUS required rates. (a) Upon the pre-emption of State Regulatory Authority as provided in this subpart, RUS will exercise...


Bankruptcy Sec. 1717.356 Additional statutory pre-emption. This subpart addresses pre-emption of State law and State Regulatory Authority upon the filing of...


FR 67405, Dec. 29, 1995, unless otherwise noted. (a) General. The loan contract and mortgage between the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and electric borrowers...


approvals and exceptions to controls conveyed by this subpart apply only to controls and approval rights normally included in RUS loan documents dated prior to January 29, 1996....


Terms used in this subpart that are not defined in this section have the meanings set forth in 7 CFR part 1710. In addition, for the purposes of this subpart: Default means...


(a) Distribution borrowers. Prior written approval by RUS is required for a distribution borrower to extend or add to its electric system if the extension...


construction work plans. (a) All borrowers are required to maintain up-to-date long-range engineering plans and construction work [[Page 152]] plans...


standards, and RUS accepted materials. All borrowers, regardless of the source of funding, are required to comply with applicable RUS...


and engineering and architectural services contracts. All borrowers are encouraged to use the standard forms of contracts promulgated by RUS for...


Borrowers must follow RUS requirements regarding bidding for contracts for construction, materials, and equipment only if financing of the construction or procurement will...


(a) Construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. RUS approval of contracts for construction and procurement and for architectural and...


(a) If a borrower's mortgage or loan contract grants RUS the unconditioned right to approve the employment and/or the employment contract of the general manager of...


the board of directors. If a borrower's mortgage or loan contract requires the borrower to obtain approval from RUS for compensation provided to members of the...


legal, accounting, engineering, and supervisory services. (a) If a borrower's mortgage or loan contract requires the borrower to obtain approval from RUS before...


other depository. If a borrower's mortgage or loan contract gives RUS the authority to approve the bank or other depositories used by the borrower, such approval...


system control equipment. If a borrower's mortgage or loan contract requires the borrower to obtain approval from RUS before purchasing data processing equipment...


If a distribution borrower is required by its loan documents to notify RUS in writing of proposed changes in electric rates more than 30 days prior to the effective date...


A distribution or power supply borrower may without the prior approval [[Page 154]] of RUS, consolidate or merge with any other corporation or convey...


A distribution borrower may without the prior approval of RUS sell, lease, or transfer any capital asset if the following conditions are met: (a)...


If a distribution or power supply borrower is required by its loan documents to obtain prior approval from RUS before declaring or paying any...


Authority: 7 U.S.C. 901-950b; Pub.L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178 (7 U.S.C. 6941 et seq.); Title I, Subtitle D, Pub.L. 100-203, 101 Stat. 1330. Source: 60 FR 48877,...


(a) Policy. RUS electric borrowers are encouraged to utilize their own funds to participate in the economic development of rural areas, provided that such activity does not...


As used in this subpart: Borrower means any organization that has an outstanding loan made or guaranteed by RUS for rural electrification. ...


Any borrower not in compliance with all provisions of its mortgage, loan contract, or any other agreements with RUS must, unless the borrower's mortgage,...


the 15 percent level. (a) A borrower in compliance with all provisions of its RUS mortgage, RUS loan contract, and any other agreements with RUS may, without...


certain investments, loans, and guarantees. (a) In calculating the amount of investments, loans and guarantees permitted under this subpart, there is excluded from...


certain borrowers from controls. (a) Any distribution or power supply borrower that meets all of the following criteria is exempted from the provisions of the RUS...


the 15 percent level by certain borrowers not exempt under Sec. 1717.656(a). (a) General. (1) This section applies only to borrowers that are in compliance with...


and audits. (a) Every borrower shall maintain accurate records concerning all investments, loans and guarantees made by it. Such records shall be kept in a...


on RUS loan contract and mortgage. (a) Nothing in this subpart shall affect any provision, covenant, or requirement in the RUS mortgage, RUS loan contract, or any...


Financing Sec. 1717.850 General. Source: 58 FR 53843, Oct. 19, 1993, unless otherwise noted. (a) Scope and applicability. (1) This subpart...


Financing Sec. 1717.851 Definitions. Terms used in this subpart have the meanings set forth in 7 CFR 1710.2. References to specific RUS forms and other...


Financing Sec. 1717.852 Financing purposes. (a) Purposes eligible. The following financing purposes, except as excluded in paragraph (b) of this section,...


Financing Sec. 1717.853 Loan terms and conditions. (a) Terms and conditions. A loan, bond or other financing instrument, for which a lien accommodation...


Financing Sec. 1717.854 Advance approval--100 percent private financing of distribution, subtransmission and headquarters facilities, and certain other...


Financing Sec. 1717.855 Application contents: Advance approval--100 percent private financing of distribution, subtransmission and headquarters facilities,...


Financing Sec. 1717.856 Application contents: Normal review--100 percent private financing. Applications for a lien accommodation or subordination for...


Financing Sec. 1717.857 Refinancing of existing secured debt--distribution and power supply borrowers. (a) Advance approval. All applications for a...


Financing Sec. 1717.858 Lien subordination for rural development investments. (a) Policy. RUS encourages borrowers to consider investing in financially...


Financing Sec. 1717.859 Application process and timeframes. (a) General. (1) Borrowers are responsible for ensuring that their applications for a...


Financing Sec. 1717.860 Lien accommodations and subordinations under section 306E of the RE Act. (a) General. Under section 306E of the RE Act, when requested...


1710.110 Sec. 1717.900 Qualification requirements. Source: 58 FR 53851, Oct. 19, 1993, unless otherwise noted. Applications for a lien accommodation...


CFR 1710.110 Sec. 1717.901 Early approval. (a) Conditions. If requested by a borrower in writing, RUS will review the application for a lien accommodation...


1710.110 Sec. 1717.902 Other RUS requirements. Supplemental loans required by 7 CFR 1710.110 are subject to the same post-loan requirements as insured RUS...


1710.110 Sec. 1717.903 Liability. It is the intent of this subpart that any failure on the part of RUS to comply with any provisions of this subpart,...


1710.110 Sec. 1717.904 Exemptions pursuant to section 306E of the RE Act. (a) General policy. If a borrower's net worth to RUS debt ratio exceeds 110 percent,...


Source: 62 FR 50491, Sept. 26, 1997, unless otherwise noted. (a) Section 331(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (Con Act), as amended on April...


in this subpart that are not defined in this section have the meanings set forth in 7 CFR part 1710. In addition, for the purposes of this subpart: Application for...


(a) It is the policy of the Administrator that, wherever possible, all debt owed to the government, including but not limited to principal and interest, shall be collected in full...


of Justice. (a) The Attorney General will be notified by the Administrator whenever the Administrator intends to use his or her authority under section 331(b)of...


to settlements. (a) General. Settlement of debts and claims shall be subject to the policies, requirements, and conditions set forth in this section and in Sec....


borrowers. Pursuant to section 331(b) of the Con Act, the Administrator, at his or her sole discretion, may waive or otherwise reduce conditions and requirements...


In considering any future loan requests from a borrower whose debt has been settled in whole or in part (including the surviving entity of merged or consolidated...


Nothing in this subpart affects the obligations of RUS under loan guarantee commitments it has made to the Federal Financing Bank or...


documents. Nothing in this subpart limits, modifies, or otherwise affects the rights of the government under loan documents [[Page 186]] executed...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1718.50] [Page 186] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1718_LOAN SECURITY DOCUMENTS FOR ELECTRIC BORROWERS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Mortgage for Distribution Borrowers Sec. 1718.50 Definitions. Source: 60 FR 36888, July 18, 1995, unless otherwise noted. Unless otherwise indicated, terms used in this subpart are defined as set forth in 7 CFR 1710.2. ...


loans made or guaranteed by RUS. The loans are required to be secured by a first mortgage lien on most of the borrower's assets substantially in the form set forth in appendix...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1718.52] [Page 186] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1718_LOAN SECURITY DOCUMENTS FOR ELECTRIC BORROWERS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Mortgage for Distribution Borrowers Sec. 1718.52 Existing mortgages. Nothing contained in this subpart amends, invalidates, terminates or rescinds any existing mortgage entered into between the borrower and RUS and any other mortgagees. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1718.53] [Page 186] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1718_LOAN SECURITY DOCUMENTS FOR ELECTRIC BORROWERS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Mortgage for Distribution Borrowers Sec. 1718.53 Rights of other mortgagees. Nothing contained in this subpart is intended to alter or affect any other mortgagee's rights under an existing mortgage. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1718.53] [Page 186] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1718_LOAN SECURITY DOCUMENTS FOR ELECTRIC BORROWERS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Mortgage for Distribution Borrowers Sec. 1718.53 Rights of other mortgagees. Nothing contained in this subpart is intended to alter or affect any other mortgagee's rights under an existing mortgage. ...
...


otherwise noted. (a) Purpose.The purpose of this subpart is to set forth the policies, requirements, and procedures governing loan contracts entered into...


of this subpart apply to all distribution borrowers that obtain a loan or loan guarantee from RUS approved on or after January 29, 1996. Distribution borrowers that...


Borrower means any organization that has an outstanding loan made or guaranteed by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) or its predecessor, the Rural...


pursuant to this subpart shall contain such provisions as RUS determines are appropriate to further the purposes of the RE Act and to ensure that the security for the loan will...


pursuant to this subpart shall contain such provisions as RUS determines are appropriate to further the purposes of the RE Act and to ensure that the security for the loan will...
...


exception of minor projects, insured loan funds will be advanced only for projects which are included in an RUS approved borrower's construction work plan (CWP) or...


4, 2002, unless otherwise noted. This subpart contains RUS procedures and conditions under which Borrowers of loans made by RUS may request RUS approval for...


this subpart are intended to provide Borrowers with the flexibility to request an extension of principal and interest as authorized under section 12(a) of the RE Act and section 236...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1721.102] [Page 228] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1721_POST-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR INSURED ELECTRIC LOANS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Extensions of Payments of Principal and Interest Sec. 1721.102 Definitions. The definitions contained in 7 CFR 1710.2 are applicable to this subpart unless otherwise stated. ...


for extension of payment of principal and interest, consideration shall be given to the effect of such extensions on the security of the Government's loans, and on the ability...


financial hardship. (1) In cases of financial hardship, a Borrower may request that RUS defer principal or interest or both. RUS will consider whether the deferral will help...


for financial hardship. A Borrower requesting a section 12 deferment because of financial hardship must submit the following: (1) A summary of the financial...


(a) Deferments relating to financial hardship. The total amount of interest that has been deferred, including interest on deferred principal, will be added to the principal balance,...


Borrower's request for a deferment of principal and interest, an extension agreement, containing the terms of the extension, together with associated materials, will be prepared...


The deferment of principal and interest will not begin until the extension agreement and other supporting materials, in form and substance satisfactory to RUS, have been executed by...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1721.109] [Page 231] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1721_POST-LOAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR INSURED ELECTRIC LOANS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Extensions of Payments of Principal and Interest Sec. 1721.109 OMB control number. The information collection requirements in this part are approved by the Office of Management and Budget and assigned OMB control number 0572-0123. ...


and requirements in this part implement certain provisions of the standard form of loan documents between the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and its...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1724.2] [Page 232] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1724_ELECTRIC ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND DESIGN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1724.2 Waivers. The Administrator may waive, for good cause on a case-by-case basis, requirements and procedures of this part. ...


this part have the meanings set forth in Sec. 1710.2 of this chapter. References to specific RUS forms and other RUS documents, and to specific sections or lines of such forms...


ensure that: (a) All selected architects and engineers meet the applicable registration and licensing requirements of the States in which the facilities will be...


(a) Where to send documents. Documents required to be submitted to RUS under this part are to be sent to the office of the borrower's respective RUS Regional Director, the Power...


shall ensure that all architects and engineers working under contract with the borrower have insurance coverage as required by part 1788 of this chapter. (b)...


comply with the requirements on debarment and suspension in connection with procurement activities as set forth in part 3017 of this title, particularly with respect to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1724.8] [Page 233] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1724_ELECTRIC ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND DESIGN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1724.8 Restrictions on lobbying. Borrowers shall comply with the restrictions and requirements in connection with procurement activities as set forth in part 3018 of this title. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1724.9] [Page 233] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1724_ELECTRIC ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AND DESIGN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1724.9 Environmental compliance. Borrowers shall comply with the requirements of part 1794 of this chapter, Environmental Policies and Procedures for Electric and Telephone Borrowers. ...


The standard loan agreement between RUS and its borrowers provides that, in accordance with applicable RUS regulations in this chapter, the borrower shall use...


The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) Each borrower shall select...


The provisions of this section apply only to RUS financed electric system facilities. (a) RUS Form 220, Architectural Services Contract, must be used by...


The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) Each borrower shall select...


The provisions of this section apply only to RUS financed electric system facilities. (a) RUS contract forms for engineering services shall be used....


work order construction. The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) The borrower...


have ongoing, integrated planning to determine their short-term and long-term needs for plant additions, improvements, replacements, and retirements for their electric...


Code (NESC). The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) A borrower...


The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) Distribution. All distribution facilities must conform...


standards. The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) Structures for...


The provisions of this section apply to all borrower electric system facilities regardless of the source of financing. (a) General. (1) The borrower...


plans and specifications. The provisions of this section apply only to RUS financed electric system facilities. (a) For any contract subject to RUS approval...


provisions of this section apply only to RUS financed electric system facilities. (1)(i) Any borrower that owns or operates a RUS financed dam must utilize...


(a) General. The standard loan agreement between RUS and its borrowers provides that, in accordance with applicable RUS regulations in this chapter, the...


(a) Loan agreement. As a condition of a loan or loan guarantee under the RE Act, borrowers are normally required to enter into RUS loan agreements pursuant to which...


forms. (a) Notice. Upon initially entering into a loan agreement with RUS, borrowers will be provided with all listed contract forms. Thereafter, new or...


RUS may, from time to time, undertake to promulgate new contract forms or revise or eliminate existing contract forms. In so doing, RUS shall publish notice...


forms. (a) General. The following is a list of RUS electric program standard contract forms for architectural and engineering services. Paragraph (c) of...


this part are intended to implement provisions of the standard form of loan documents between the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and its electric borrowers. Unless...


operation and maintenance of its electric system. RUS, as a secured lender, has a legitimate interest in accomplishing RUS's programmatic objectives, and...


of materials and equipment for use by electric borrowers in their electric systems and to the construction of their electric systems if such materials, equipment,...


by case basis, certain requirements and procedures of this part. RUS reserves the right, as a condition of providing loans, loan guarantees, or other assistance, to require...


forth in 7 CFR 1710.2. References to specific RUS forms and other RUS documents, and to specific sections or lines of such forms and documents, shall include the...


equipment financed with loans made or guaranteed by RUS complies with the ``Buy American'' provisions of the Rural Electrification Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 903 note), as...


certain requirements on debarment and suspension in connection with procurement activities as set forth in part 3017 of this title, particularly with respect to lower...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1726.17] [Page 249] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1726_ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1726.17 Restrictions on lobbying. Borrowers are required to comply with certain restrictions and requirements in connection with procurement activities as set forth in part 3018 of this title. ...


entering into any contract for material, equipment, or construction if a construction work plan, general funds, loan or loan guarantee for the proposed work has not been...


not subject to the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR chapter 1); however, since borrowers receive the benefit of Federal financial assistance borrowers...


must meet the minimum requirements of all applicable RUS standards and specifications. (See Part 1728, Electric Standards and Specifications for Materials...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1726.21] [Page 249] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1726_ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1726.21 New materials. The borrower shall purchase only new materials and equipment unless otherwise approved by RUS, on a case by case basis, prior to the purchase. ...


determining whether construction will be by contract or force account. If construction is by contract, the borrower must determine whether materials will be supplied by...


borrower shall (acting through its engineer, if applicable) review the qualifications of prospective bidders for contract construction and for material and equipment...


loan agreement between RUS and the borrowers provides that, in accordance with applicable RUS regulations in this chapter, the borrower shall use standard forms of...


Subcontract, for subcontracts on construction, material or equipment contracts. Subcontracts are not subject to RUS approval and need not be submitted to RUS unless...


provision concerning payment of interest on overdue accounts. Prior to issuing the invitation to bidders, the borrower must insert an interest rate equal to the lowest...


be used when a contractor's bond is required by RUS Forms 200, 201, 203, 257, 764, 786, 790, 792, 830, or 831 unless the contractor's surety has accepted a Small...


required to be submitted to RUS under this part are to be sent to the office of the borrower's respective RUS Regional Director, the Power Supply Division Director,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1726.36] [Page 253] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1726_ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1726.36 Documents subject to RUS approval. Unless otherwise indicated, the borrower shall make all contracts and amendments that are subject to RUS approval effective only upon RUS approval. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1726.37] [Page 253] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1726_ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 1726.37 OMB control number. The collection of information requirements in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and assigned OMB control number 0572-0107. ...


forms. (1) The borrower shall use RUS Form 198, Equipment Contract, for purchases of equipment where the total cost of the contract is $500,000 or more. (2) The...


borrower must use RUS Form 201, 790, 792, or 830, as outlined in this paragraph (a), for distribution line construction, except for minor modifications or improvements. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1726.75] [Page 254] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1726_ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart C_Substation and Transmission Facilities Sec. 1726.75 General. As used in this part, ``substations'' includes substations, switching stations, metering points, and similar facilities. ...


(a) Contract forms. (1) The borrower must use RUS Form 198, Equipment Contract, for purchases of equipment where the total cost of the contract is $500,000 or more. ...


(a) Contract forms. (1) The borrower must use RUS Form 764, Substation Erection Contract, for construction of substations, except for minor modifications or improvements....


the construction of all portions of a generating plant, including plant buildings and the generator step-up transformer. Generally, the transmission switchyard will be...


such as warehouses and equipment service type buildings. Generating plant buildings are covered under subpart D of this part. (a) Contract forms. The...


as office furniture and equipment; transportation equipment and accessories, including mobile radio systems, stores and shop equipment, laboratory equipment, tools and...


the purchase of microwave and power line carrier communications systems, load control, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Mobile radio systems...


procedures described in this subpart where such procedures are required under subparts B through F of this part. The borrower must ensure that arrangements prior to announcement of...


is used for distribution, transmission, and headquarters facilities, and may be used for generation facilities. The borrower must use the following procedure for...


may be used for equipment purchases and generation construction. The borrower must use the following procedure for informal competitive bidding: (a) Selection...


only be used where permitted under subpart F of this part or where prior RUS approval has been obtained. The borrower must use the following procedure for...


engineer must contact a sufficient number of suppliers or contractors to assure competition and so that at least three bids will be received. On the basis of written unit...


must contact a sufficient number of suppliers or contractors to assure competition and so that at least three bids will be received. On the basis of written lump...


forms for procurement of materials, equipment, and construction, for contract amendments and subcontracts, and various related forms for use by [[Page...


escalation on transmission equipment, generation equipment, and generation construction contracts. (a) General. Where the borrower encounters reluctance...


special and consequential damages. This section applies only to transmission equipment purchases and generation contracts. Where the borrower anticipates...


provision for payment to contractor for bulk purchase of materials. When construction is to be performed over an extended period of time, but...


approval of contracts and amendments and modified bidding requirements. It will be necessary for borrowers to make certain modifications to various RUS...


(a) As an alternative to the indemnification provision required in RUS standard construction contract forms in those jurisdictions requiring...


The standard loan agreement between RUS and its borrowers provides that, in accordance with applicable RUS regulations in this chapter, the borrower shall use standard forms...


a condition of a loan or loan guarantee under the Rural Electrification Act, borrowers are normally required to enter into RUS loan agreements pursuant to which the...


Upon initially entering into a loan agreement with RUS, borrowers will be provided with all listed contract forms. Thereafter, new or revised listed contract forms promulgated...


from time to time, undertake to promulgate new contract forms or revise or eliminate existing contract forms. In so doing, RUS shall publish notice of rulemaking in the...


(a) General. This section contains a list of RUS electric program standard contract forms. Paragraph (c) of this section contains the list of required contract forms, i.e., those...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1726.400] [Page 270] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1726_ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart J_Contract Closeout Sec. 1726.400 Final contract amendment. As needed, a final contract amendment will be prepared and processed in accordance with Sec. 1726.24(b) prior to or in conjunction with the closeout of the contract. ...


contracts executed on RUS Form 173. (a) Delivery inspection. The borrower (acting through its engineer, if applicable) will verify that all materials are delivered in...


contracts executed on RUS Form 198. (a) Final inspection and testing of equipment. The borrower (acting through its engineer, if applicable) will perform the final...


applicable to contracts executed on RUS Forms 200, 203, 257, 764, 786, 830, and 831. (a) Final test of equipment supplied under a construction contract. If equipment...


This section is applicable to contracts executed on RUS Forms 201, 790, and 792. (a) Final test of equipment supplied under a construction contract. If equipment is...


the contract closeout, the borrower shall complete RUS Form 219, Inventory of Work Orders, in accordance with part 1717, Post-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Insured...


RUS and the organizations which receive financial assistance from RUS. [[Page 274]] (b) RUS will establish certain specifications and standards...


of national standardizing groups, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Wood Preservers' Association (AWPA), the various...


Committees ``A'' and ``B'' will determine the acceptability of certain standards, standard specifications, standard drawings, and items of materials and equipment...


or equipment will be obtained by the sponsor through the submission of a written request in an original and five copies addressed to the Chairman, Technical...


or equipment may be removed from the listing or technical acceptance in accordance with the following procedures upon determination that the item is unsatisfactory or has...


Standards Committee ``A'' or ``B,'' with the exception of technically accepted nondomestic items, will be listed in the List of Materials. Items which do not qualify...


List of Materials, RUS borrowers shall purchase only materials listed in the List of Materials, or materials which have a current technical acceptance by RUS and meet the...


have been approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register. The bulletins containing construction standards (50-3 to...


have been approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register. The bulletins containing construction standards (50-3 to...
...


have been approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register. The bulletins containing construction standards (50-3 to...
...
...


the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) related to electric borrowers' operation and maintenance practices and RUS' review and evaluation of such practices. (b) The policies...


operated and maintained properly in accordance with the requirements of each borrower's loan documents. It is also RUS policy to provide financial assistance only to...


should contact: Program Support and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington,...


Part 1710.2. References to specific RUS forms and other RUS documents, and to specific sections or lines of such forms and documents, shall include the corresponding...


shall operate and maintain its system in compliance with Prudent Utility Practice, in compliance with its loan documents, and in compliance with all applicable...


necessary inspections and tests of the component parts of its electric system, and maintain adequate records of such inspections and tests. (b) The frequency of...


in writing its operations and maintenance policies, practices, and procedures to determine if they are appropriate and if they are being followed. The records...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1730.23] [Page 299] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1730_ELECTRIC SYSTEM OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE--Table of Contents Subpart B_Operations and Maintenance Requirements Sec. 1730.23 Review rating summary, RUS Form 300. RUS Form 300 in Appendix A shall be used when required by this part. ...


periodic review and evaluation of the operations and maintenance practices of each borrower for the purpose of assessing loan security and determining borrower compliance...


rated unsatisfactory (i.e., 0 or 1) by the borrower or by RUS, the borrower shall prepare a corrective action plan (CAP) outlining the steps (both short term and long term)...


loan documents, RUS may require the borrower to provide an ``Engineer's Certification'' as to the condition of the borrower's system (including, but not limited to,...


A through E of this part set forth the general policies, types of loans and loan requirements under the Telephone loan program. (b) The standard RUS security...


Access line means a transmission path between user terminal equipment and a switching center that is used for local exchange service. For multiparty service,...


of RUS forms and publications cited in this part are available from Program Support Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW.,...


FR 13351, Apr. 3, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) makes loans to furnish and...


must make adequate telephone service available to the widest practical number of rural subscribers during the life of the loan. Both the nature of the service area and the...


(a) In states having a state regulatory body with authority to regulate [[Page 306]] telephone service and to require certificates of convenience and necessity,...


nonrural subscribers. (a) When it is determined by the Administrator to be necessary in order to furnish or improve telephone service in rural areas, loans may...


(a) RUS makes loans to: [[Page 308]] (1) Entities providing, or who may hereafter provide, telephone service in rural areas; (2) Public bodies...


required to comply with certain regulations on nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. See RUS Bulletin 320-19 and RUS Bulletin...


Recognizing plant costs, the borrower's cost of system design, and RUS's administrative costs, RUS will not consider applications for loans of less...


(a) RUS makes hardship and guaranteed loans to finance the improvement, expansion, construction, acquisition, and operation of systems or facilities (including station apparatus...


If determined by the Administrator to be necessary for loan security, a borrower applying for an initial loan shall increase its net worth as a percentage of assets to the...


RUS does not make loans for the sole purpose of merging or consolidating telephone organizations. After a merger or consolidation, RUS will consider making loans to...


finances the acquisition by a borrower of another system, lines, or facilities only when the acquisition is necessary and incidental to furnishing or improving rural...


(a) Hardship loans and guaranteed loans may include funds to refinance outstanding indebtedness of corporations furnishing telephone service when such refinancing is necessary...


(a) RUS makes loans only if, in the judgment of the Administrator, the security therefor is reasonably adequate and the loan will be repaid within the time agreed. See 7 CFR 1735.18...


(a) RUS makes hardship loans under section 305(d)(1) of the RE Act. These loans bear interest at a rate of 5 percent per year. To qualify for a hardship loan on or after November 1,...


(a) RUS makes cost-of-money loans, under section 305(d)(2) of the RE Act, concurrently with RTB loans made under section 408 of the RE Act. To qualify for concurrent...


Loan guarantees under this section will be considered for only those borrowers specifically requesting a guarantee. Borrowers may also specify that the loan to be...


After June 10, 1991, and prior to November 1, 1993, RUS made certain variable rate loans at interest rates less than 5 percent but not less than 2 percent. For those...


3, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept. 27, 1990. Terms and conditions of loans are set forth in a mortgage, note, and...


one or more notes. Interest accrues only on funds advanced. There are no loan commitment fees or charges. See RUS Bulletin 320-12 for additional information. This CFR...


as described in this paragraph (a), RUS loans approved after October 6, 1997 must be repaid with interest within a period that, rounded to the nearest whole year, equals...


documents normally provide that RUS insured loans may be repaid in full at any time without prepayment premiums. Depending upon the lender, there may be prepayment premiums on...


extend the time of payment of principal or interest on a loan. Under section 12 of the Rural Electrification Act, as amended, this extension may be up to 5 years after such...


(a) Loans are to be repaid according to their terms. RUS generally obtains a first lien on all assets of the borrower. This lien shall be in the form of a mortgage by the borrower...


of a loan may be requested by a borrower at any time. To rescind a loan, the borrower must demonstrate to RUS that: (1) The purposes of the loan being rescinded have...


Source: 54 FR 13351, Apr. 3, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept. 27, 1990. The RE Act requires that the Administrator make...


(a) Feasibility of and security for the Loan. The borrower shall provide RUS with satisfactory evidence to enable the Administrator to determine that the security for the loan...


purposes. (a) Refinancing. For loans that include funds to refinance outstanding indebtedness of the borrower, the borrower shall provide RUS with...


Source: 54 FR 14626, Apr. 12, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) The standard form of RUS mortgage contains...


(a) If a borrower is required by the terms of its mortgage or loan contract to obtain RUS approval of a merger or acquisition, the borrower shall request RUS approval and...


mergers. (a) If a proposal is unsatisfactory to RUS, then RUS shall inform the borrower in writing of those features it considers objectionable and, as...


Source: 54 FR 14626, Apr. 12, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) See 7 CFR part 1735 and 1737 for RUS's general...


Loan funds may be approved for the acquisition and improvement of facilities to serve nonrural subscribers only if the principal purpose of the loan is to furnish and improve...


When borrowers are seeking RUS financing, acquisition agreements between the borrower and the seller must be in form and substance satisfactory to RUS and shall be...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1735.73] [Page 320] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1735_GENERAL POLICIES, TYPES OF LOANS, LOAN REQUIREMENTS_TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart G_Acquisitions Involving Loan Funds Sec. 1735.73 Loan design. When loan funds are requested for an acquisition, details of the proposed acquisition shall be included in the Loan Design. See 7 CFR part 1737. ...


(a) RUS will not approve any acquisition, other than of toll facilities (see subpart J of this part), financed in whole or in part with loan funds until the borrower submits...


(a) A borrower may submit a written request for RUS approval of interim financing if it is necessary to close an acquisition before the loan to finance the acquisition is...


A borrower shall not use RUS loan funds to acquire any stock or any telephone plant of an affiliate. [54 FR 14626, Apr. 12, 1989. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept....


(a) RUS will not approve the advance of loan funds until the borrower has fulfilled all loan contract provisions to the extent deemed necessary by...


data. When a borrower is not requesting loan funds for an acquisition or merger, the borrower shall first notify RUS and submit for review by RUS the documents...


Source: 54 FR 14626, Apr. 12, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39395, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) In cases where the borrower's schedule...


Telephone facilities to be acquired must be located so that they can be efficiently operated by the borrower and provide adequate security for the...


(a) Proper accounting shall be applied to all acquisitions and mergers, as required by the regulatory commission having jurisdiction, or in the absence of such...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1735.93] [Page 324] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1735_GENERAL POLICIES, TYPES OF LOANS, LOAN REQUIREMENTS_TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart I_Requirements for All Acquisitions and Mergers Sec. 1735.93 Notes. Substitute notes may be required in the case of an acquisition or merger, regardless of the source of funds. ...


(a) Legal documents relating to the acquisition or merger, including copies of required franchises, commission orders, permits, licenses, leases,...


(a) The unadvanced loan funds of a borrower that will not be a survivor of an acquisition or merger shall be advanced only to the survivor and only under the...


An acquisition of toll line facilities financed with loan funds must be necessary and incidental, as determined by the Administrator, to furnishing or improving telephone...


When an acquisition is limited to toll line facilities and loan funds are not involved, RUS approval of the acquisition is not required. The borrower, however, shall submit to RUS for...


(a) This part prescribes policies, procedures and responsibilities relating to applications for RUS loans to finance the improvement and extension of telephone service in...


used in this part: Access line means a transmission path between user terminal equipment and a switching center that is used for local exchange service. For multiparty...


Single copies of RUS forms and publications cited in this part are available from Administrative Services Division, Rural Utilities Service, United States Department...


Initial loan applicants seeking assistance should write the Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. A field representative...


Before submitting an application to RUS, the borrower should consider the following: (a) Area to be served. The proposed service area should...


(a) The completed loan application consists of four parts: (1) A completed RUS Form 490. (2) A market survey called the Area Coverage Survey (ACS). ...


RUS requires additional information in support of the loan application form. The information listed in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section must be...


In support of a loan application, the borrower shall prepare and submit to RUS: (a) A market forecast to determine service requirements (the Area Coverage Survey)...


Survey (ACS). (a) The Area Coverage Survey (ACS) is a market forecast of service requirements of subscribers in a proposed service area. (b) The objective of...


(LD). (a) A loan application requires supporting data collectively called a ``Loan Design.'' The LD contains a forecast of service requirements and a narrative...


(a) Under special circumstances a borrower may request that RUS approve interim financing for interim construction. This subpart describes the circumstances in...


obtaining approval. (a) The borrower shall submit to the RUS Area Office a written request for approval of interim financing. This request shall include: (1)...


Procedure for construction. (a) If RUS approves the interim financing, interim construction shall be conducted in accordance with 7 CFR Part 1753, 7 CFR 1788, RUS...


application. (a) The completed loan application consists of: (1) A completed RUS Form 490, ``Application for Telephone Loan or Loan Guarantee;'' (2)...


RUS shall notify the borrower when the preloan data concerning the system design and costs and subscriber projections have been approved. If found acceptable, RUS...


(a) RUS shall prepare a ``Telephone Loan Budget'' (RUS Form 493) showing all costs for the proposed project and the amount of loan and nonloan funds to be...


rural and nonrural areas. (a) Pursuant to the requirements in 7 CFR part 1735, if loan funds are proposed for facilities to serve subscribers in nonrural areas,...


feasibility study (a) In connection with each loan RUS shall prepare a feasibility study that includes sections on consolidated loan estimates, operating...


be considered for the purpose of assessing feasibility for loans. (a) For purposes of determining the creditworthiness of a borrower for concurrent RUS cost-of-money and...


(a) After all of the studies and exhibits for the proposed loan have been prepared, but before the loan is recommended, RUS shall inform...


(a) In addition to requirements set forth in 7 CFR part 1735, 7 CFR part 1737 and other applicable parts of 7 CFR chapter XVII, the following are...


(a) A loan is approved when the Administrator, or whoever is delegated authority, signs the administrative findings and the letter to the borrower announcing...


Following approval of the loan, RUS shall forward the necessary loan documents to the borrower for execution, delivery, recording, and filing, as directed by RUS. See 7 CFR...


release and advance of funds. (a) Standard prerequisites to the advance of funds, generally applied to all loans, are set forth in Article II of the form of...


activities. If the borrower desires to credit amounts spent for preloan activities against any equity or general funds required by the loan contract, it shall...


of loans and loan guarantees, and program requirements under the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program to provide funds for the costs of the...


purchase of operating broadband facilities or another broadband system whether by acquiring broadband facilities or equipment, or majority stock interest of one or...


Loan and Loan Guarantee Program is to provide loans to provide funds, on a technology neutral basis, for the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition...


Sec. 1738.15 of this part, priority will be given to loans to finance service to eligible rural communities in which broadband service is not available to residential customers in...


facilities which RUS determines are necessary to serve subscribers located in eligible rural communities. RUS may determine that it is necessary for facilities financed...


year, or as soon as possible after funds become available, RUS will: (1) Establish a national reserve for broadband loans, and (2) Allocate amounts in the reserve to...


program. (a) Each application that was submitted and remains unfunded from the broadband pilot program will be given a one-time priority for funding for a loan...


in Sec. 1738.14 of this part, in making loans under this part, priority will be given to eligible entities submitting completed applications for the...


organized entities providing, or proposing to provide, broadband services in eligible rural communities. (1) Types of eligible entities include cooperative,...


regulations on nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. See RUS Bulletin 1790-1, ``Nondiscrimination Among Beneficiaries of RUS Programs'' and RUS...


the applicant's cost of system design, and RUS' administrative costs, RUS will not consider applications for loans or loan guarantees of less than $100,000. Maximum loan...


finance the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband service in eligible rural communities. (b) RUS makes broadband...


loan, RUS will require an applicant to provide credit support in an amount equal to 20 percent of the requested loan amount. (b) The applicant must have, as part of the...


applicant's application is considered complete, the applicant may enter into an interim financing agreement with a lender other than RUS or use its own internally generated...


judgment of the Administrator, the security therefore is reasonably adequate and the loan will be repaid within the time agreed. [[Page 347]] (b) RUS...


Direct cost-of-money broadband loans shall bear interest at a rate (the ``Cost of Money Interest Rate'') equal to the cost of borrowing to the Department of Treasury for obligations...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1738.31] [Page 350] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1738_RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES--Table of Contents Subpart C_Types of Loans Sec. 1738.31 Full faith and credit. Loan guarantees made under this part are supported by the full faith and credit of the United States. ...


mortgage, note, and loan contract. Provisions of the mortgage and loan contract are implemented by provisions in RUS bulletins and regulations. Standard forms of the...


within a period that, rounded to the nearest whole year, equals the expected composite economic life of the facilities to be financed, as calculated by RUS. (1)...


Source: 51 FR 32430, Sept. 12, 1986, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39396, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) Recent changes in the telecommunications...


The following definitions apply to this subpart: Administrator means the Administrator of RUS and includes the Governor of the RTB. Advance means transferring...


(a) Purposes and requirements for approval. Automatic lien accommodations are available only for refinancing and refunding of notes secured by the...


(a) Borrowers are encouraged to submit requests for accommodation of the Government's lien on the borrower's system in order to facilitate obtaining financing from private...


(a) The Administrator will consider requests for the accommodation of the Government's lien on the borrower's system or the subordination of the Government's lien...


(a) Requests for information regarding applications for lien accommodations or subordination under this part should be addressed to the Assistant...


Source: 58 FR 52642, Oct. 12, 1993, unless otherwise noted. (a) RUS telephone borrowers are encouraged to utilize their own funds to participate in the economic...


As used in this subpart: Administrator means the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and, as provided in Sec. 1744.200(b), the Governor of the Rural Telephone...


without prior approval of the Administrator. (a) A borrower that equals or exceeds the minimum total assets ratio may make a qualified investment, defined...


investment. For purposes of determining whether a rural development investment is within the limits of the borrower's maximum investment ratio or the minimum...


do not meet the ratio requirements. (a) Each borrower is authorized to make investments other than qualified investments only in accordance with the provisions of...


limitations described in Sec. 1744.202. (a) RUS will not include qualified investments, including qualified investments in affiliated companies, in calculating...


maintain ratios. If an expenditure constitutes a qualified investment under the terms of this subpart, it does not cease to be a qualified investment merely...


security. A borrower shall not make a qualified investment or a rural development investment which jeopardizes: (a) The security of loans made or guaranteed by...


November 28, 1990. All investments made by a borrower shall be subject to the provisions of this subpart, regardless of when the investment was made or whether it...


of borrowers, including records relating to qualified investments, shall be subject to the auditing procedures prescribed in part 1773 of this chapter. RUS reserves the right...


contract and mortgage. (a) Except as expressly provided in this subpart, the borrower shall comply with all provisions of its loan contract with RUS, its notes issued...


As used in this subpart: Bit rate. The rate of transmission of telecommunications signals or intelligence in binary (two state) form in bits per unit time, e.g.,...


the policy of RUS that every State have a Modernization Plan which provides for the improvement of the State's telecommunications network. (b) A proposed Modernization Plan...


(a) Each PUC is eligible until February 13, 1996 to develop a proposed Modernization Plan and deliver it to RUS. RUS will review and consider for...


(a) For information about loan eligibility requirements in relation to the Modernization Plan, see 7 CFR part 1735. In particular, beginning February 13, 1996, RUS...


Modernization Plan. (a) To obtain RUS approval of a proposed Modernization Plan, the Plan Developer must submit the following to RUS: (1) A certified copy of...


(a) RUS understands that changes in standards, technology, regulation, and the economy could indicate that an RUS-approved Modernization Plan should be amended. ...


(a) The requirements for a Modernization Plan as stated in RELRA are: (1) The plan must provide for the elimination of party line service. (2) The...


otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39396, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) The standard RUS Telecommunications Loan Documents contain provisions regarding...


Alternate-- A solicitation for a bid adjustment for a specified deviation from the Plans and Specifications. Architect-- A person registered as an architect in the...


be obtained for any construction that does not conform to RUS standards and specifications or the approved LD, such as construction of extensions to serve subscribers in areas...


construction are set forth in this subpart A. Additional requirements and procedures for different types of major construction are presented in subparts D, E, F, G, and...


projects financed by loan funds shall be performed pursuant to a contract approved by RUS and awarded through sealed competitive bidding unless (1) A...


(a) Materials, equipment, and construction financed with loan funds must meet the standards and specifications established by RUS. 7 CFR part 1755 lists the RUS Bulletins...


of an RUS contract form, the appropriate RUS specifications, and such additional information and documents needed to provide a clear, accurate, and complete understanding of...


bidding--(1) Bid opening date. The borrower is responsible for scheduling the bid opening date. If RUS review of P&S is required by Sec. 1753.7, the borrower shall...


397, 515, and 525 contain provisions for subcontracting. Reference should be made to the individual contracts for the amounts and conditions under which a contractor...


a conference, attended by the borrower, contractor, and resident engineer prior to the beginning of construction to provide an opportunity to discuss and agree...


RUS approval before execution of any amendment to a contract if (1) The amendment alters the terms and conditions of the contract or changes the scope of the...


1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a)(1) The standard RUS loan documents contain provisions regarding engineering...


be responsible for selecting an architect to perform the architectural services required in the design and construction of buildings. (b)(1) The borrower shall use...


services required by a borrower to support its application for a loan shall be rendered by a qualified engineer selected by the borrower or by qualified employees on...


A certification of completion and inspection of construction signed by the borrower and countersigned in accordance with accepted professional engineering...


1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39396, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the Loan Documents...


(a) For headquarters and commercial office buildings only, the borrower shall prepare preliminary P&S showing the floor plan and general architectural details of the building to...


the P&S, the borrower shall proceed as follows: (a) Bid documents shall consist of a copy of the approved P&S, including RUS Contract Form 257, completed in accordance with...


for contract amendments are set forth in Sec. 1753.11. (b) The borrower shall prepare construction contract amendments on RUS Contract Form 238, Construction...


must obtain RUS approval of the force account method of construction of buildings in advance in order to obtain RUS financing. (b) The borrower shall prepare the P&S...


outlines the procedure to be followed to close out RUS Contract Form 257 (Contract to Construct Buildings) and construction or rehabilitation performed by the force...


39267, Sept. 25, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the...


(a) General. (1) Prior to the preparation of P&S, the borrower shall review with the GFR the current and future requirements for central office equipment. (2)...


(a) Sealed competitive bidding. Sealed competitive bidding of central office equipment shall be in two steps: presentation and evaluation of suppliers' technical proposals,...


Closeout of RUS Contract Form 525, Central Office Equipment Contract (Including Installation), and RUS Contract Form 545, Central Office Equipment Contract (Not Including...


25, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan...


(a) General. (1) Prior to the preparation of P&S for the construction project: (i) A review shall be made of the outside plant requirements, and the Loan Design...


(a) Sealed competitive bidding--(1) Qualifying bidders. (i) The borrower is responsible for selecting qualified contractors to bid on the project. See Sec. 1753.8(a)(3)....


The borrower shall be responsible for preparing the closeout documents with, if necessary, the assistance of the GFR. [[Page 408]] (b) Documents required....


3572, Feb. 2, 1990, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan...


(1) The borrower shall submit to RUS a certified copy of the board resolution or a letter signed by an authorized corporate official requesting approval to use the force...


(1) This section outlines the procedure to be followed in the preparation of closeout documents for the FAP. (2) The period between the completion of construction...


25, 1989, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the Loan...


(a) Special Equipment Contract, RUS Form 397 shall be used to purchase equipment on a furnish and install basis. (b) Special Equipment Contract, RUS Form 398 shall be used...


(a) General. (1) Equipment purchases are categorized as initial equipment purchase, equipment additions to existing systems and new system additions. (i) An...


otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the Loan Documents containing...


be performed by contract using RUS Contract Form 773, ``Miscellaneous Construction Work and Maintenance Services'', by RUS Contract Form 515, or by work order...


773 shall be used for minor construction by contract. Compensation may be based upon unit prices, hourly rates, or another basis agreed to in advance by the borrower and...


require that: (a) Minor construction by the force account method be supervised by a competent foreman. The work shall be performed in accordance with all regulatory...


the borrower performs minor construction financed with loan funds, the borrower's regular work order procedure shall be used to administer construction activities that may be...


and prior to closeout, minor construction must be inspected and certified to be in compliance with RUS construction standards, to be reasonable in cost, and to meet...


inspected by the borrower's engineer, an original and two copies of Form 771 shall be sent to the GFR. The GFR will initial and return the original and one copy. ...


1990, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 55 FR 39397, Sept. 27, 1990. (a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan documents...


(a) It is RUS policy that, as borrowers gain in experience and maturity, the advice and assistance rendered by RUS shall progressively diminish. Prior to approval of a loan, RUS...


to certification borrowers. (1) Approval of engineering and architectural service contracts. (2) Approval of P&S. (3) Approval of price quotations and...


shall appoint three certification officials. These appointments shall be subject to RUS approval. (1) The ``Certifying Officer'' shall be an officer or employee of...


loan funds needed to meet the certification borrower's current financial obligations are to be requested on RUS Form 481 for construction and engineering items supported by...


shall modify standard RUS forms of contract for use under the certification program by inserting an executed copy of the following certification addendum in each...


advanced for any product if any item to be included in the project is not included in the ``List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telephone Systems of RUS Borrowers,''...


its borrowers provides that, in accordance with applicable RUS regulations, borrowers shall use standard contract forms promulgated by RUS for construction,...


a loan or loan guaranteed under the RE Act, borrowers are normally required to enter into RUS loan agreements pursuant to which the borrowers agree to use RUS standard...


a loan agreement with RUS, borrowers will be provided with all listed contract forms. Thereafter, new or revised listed contract forms promulgated by RUS, including...


new contract forms or revise or eliminate existing contract forms. In so doing, RUS shall publish a notice of rulemaking in the Federal Register announcing, as...


is a list of RUS telecommunications program standard contract forms for procurement, construction, engineering services, and architectural services. Borrowers are...


The following telecommunications bulletins have been approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register in accordance with...


The following specifications are included throughout 7 CFR chapter XVII. These specifications are not incorporated by reference elsewhere in the chapter. The terms ``RUS form,''...


The following specifications are included throughout 7 CFR chapter XVII. These specifications are not incorporated by reference elsewhere in the chapter. The terms ``RUS form,''...
...


reference ASTM A475-78, Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Wire Strand, issued May 1978. All seven wire galvanized steel strand purchased after April 1, 1990,...


reference ASTM A475-78, Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Wire Strand, issued May 1978. All seven wire galvanized steel strand purchased after April 1, 1990,...
...


reference ASTM A475-78, Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Wire Strand, issued May 1978. All seven wire galvanized steel strand purchased after April 1, 1990,...
...
...


Sections 1755.400 through 1755.407 cover the requirements for acceptance tests and measurements on installed copper and fiber optic telecommunications plant...


are applicable to plant constructed by contract or force account. This testing standard provides for the following: (1) Specific types of tests or measurements for...


(CO) and the remote switching terminal (RST) ground shall be measured before and after it has been bonded to the master ground bar (MGB) where it is connected to the...


(CO) and the remote switching terminal (RST) ground shall be measured before and after it has been bonded to the master ground bar (MGB) where it is connected to the...
...


(1) Tests and measurements shall be made to ensure that the armor of fiber optic cables is continuous. There are two areas of concern. The first is armor bonding within...


listed in this section shall be used to determine the acceptability of trunk and nonloaded subscriber loop circuits for data modem transmission. (b)...


resistance measurements shall be made on completed lengths of copper cable and wire plant and fiber optic cable plant. (b) Method of measurement. (1) The shield or...


be used for recording the test data: [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR02MY97.041 [[Page 538]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED]...


(a) Sections 1755.501 through 1755.510 cover service installations at permanent or mobile home customer access locations. Sections 1755.501 through 1755.510 do not cover...


For the purpose of this section and Sec. Sec. 1755.502 through 1755.510, the following terms are defined as follows: American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A private...


making service installations at customer access locations in telecommunications systems of RUS borrowers. (b) Requirements in Sec. Sec. 1755.503 through 1755.510...


1755.510, a NID shall be as defined in Sec. 1755.501 and shall contain both a fuseless primary station protector and a modular plug and jack for each conductor pair, up...


electrical interface between the telecommunications company's facilities and the customer's premises wiring. (b) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules in 47...


Service Entrance Buried (SEB) assembly units, in accordance with RUS Bulletin 1753F-153 (RUS Form 515d), Specifications and Drawings for Service Installations at...


consist of Service Entrance Aerial (SEA) assembly units, in accordance with RUS Bulletin 1753F-153 (RUS Form 515d), Specifications and Drawings for Service Installations...


where an aerial service is necessary, the service shall consist of 22 AWG filled aerial cable of a pair size adequate for the ultimate anticipated service needs of...


be protected. (b) Customer access location protection shall consist of installing the telecommunications facilities with proper clearances and insulation from...


shall be treated the same whether the homes are mounted on permanent foundations or temporary foundations and shall be installed as specified in Sec. Sec. 1755.500...


unit drawings in this section shall be used by borrowers to assist the installer in making the customer access location installations. (b) The asterisks appearing on...


unit drawings in this section shall be used by borrowers to assist the installer in making the customer access location installations. (b) The asterisks appearing on...
...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1755.700] [Page 667] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1755_TELECOMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION--Table of Contents Sec. 1755.700 RUS specification for aerial service wires. Sec. Sec. 1755.701 through 1755.704 cover the requirements for aerial service wires. [61 FR 26074, May 24, 1996] ...


intended for aerial subscriber drops. (b) The aerial service wires can be either copper coated steel reinforced or nonmetallic reinforced designs. (c) For the...


Each conductor shall comply with the requirements specified in the American National Standard Institute/ Insulated Cable Engineers Association, Inc. (ANSI/ICEA)...


Each conductor shall comply with the requirements specified in ANSI/ICEA S-89-648-1993, paragraphs 2.2 and 2.2.1. The ANSI/ICEA S-89-648-1993 Standard For Telecommunications...


(a) Acceptance testing. (1) The tests described in Sec. Sec. 1755.700 through 1755.704 are intended for acceptance of wire designs and major modifications of accepted designs....


(a) Acceptance testing. (1) The tests described in Sec. Sec. 1755.700 through 1755.704 are intended for acceptance of wire designs and major modifications of accepted designs....
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(a) Acceptance testing. (1) The tests described in Sec. Sec. 1755.700 through 1755.704 are intended for acceptance of wire designs and major modifications of accepted designs....
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(a) Acceptance testing. (1) The tests described in Sec. Sec. 1755.700 through 1755.704 are intended for acceptance of wire designs and major modifications of accepted designs....
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(a) Acceptance testing. (1) The tests described in Sec. Sec. 1755.700 through 1755.704 are intended for acceptance of wire designs and major modifications of accepted designs....
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(a) Acceptance testing. (1) The tests described in Sec. Sec. 1755.700 through 1755.704 are intended for acceptance of wire designs and major modifications of accepted designs....
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Accounting borrower is an RUS borrower. Accounts are the accounts prescribed in this system of accounts. Actually issued as applied to securities issued or assumed by...


electric borrowers requires that the borrower keep books, records, and accounts in which full and true entries will be made of all of the dealings, business and affairs...


must maintain and keep its books of accounts and all other books and records that support the entries in such books of accounts in accordance with Sec. Sec....


(a) No departures are to be made to the prescribed RUS USoA without the prior written approval of RUS. RUS grants a departure to any borrower electing to...


To maintain uniformity in accounting, borrowers must submit questions concerning interpretations of the RUS USoA, in writing, to the Director, BAD, for consideration...


To maintain uniformity in accounting, borrowers must submit questions concerning interpretations of the RUS USoA, in writing, to the Director, BAD, for consideration...
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To maintain uniformity in accounting, borrowers must submit questions concerning interpretations of the RUS USoA, in writing, to the Director, BAD, for consideration...
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engineering. The supervision and engineering includible in the operating expense accounts shall consist of the salary, employee pensions and benefits, social security and...


engineering. The supervision and engineering includible in the operating expense accounts shall consist of the salary, employee pensions and benefits, social security and...
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engineering. The supervision and engineering includible in the operating expense accounts shall consist of the salary, employee pensions and benefits, social security and...
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engineering. The supervision and engineering includible in the operating expense accounts shall consist of the salary, employee pensions and benefits, social security and...
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in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Utility Operating Income 400 Operating Revenues 401 Operation...


accounts identified in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Other Income and Deductions 415 Revenues from...


in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Interest Charges 427 Interest on Long-Term Debt 427.3 Interest Charged...


in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Extraordinary Items 434 Extraordinary Income 435...


this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Retained Earnings 433-439 [Reserved] ...


in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Operating Revenue Sales of...


in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Operating Revenue Sales of...
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accounts identified in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Customer Accounts Expenses ...


service and informational expense accounts identified in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Customer Service and Informational...


this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Sales Expenses ...


general expense accounts identified in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Administrative and General ...


general expense accounts identified in this section shall be used by all RUS borrowers. Administrative and General ...
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standard RUS loan documents with respect to the accounting system accounts to be maintained by telecommunications borrowers of the Rural...


to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or a State regulatory body shall maintain its accounts and records in accordance with the rules...


supplementary accounts set forth in Sec. 1770.15. These accounts conform in number and title with accounts prescribed in the FCC Uniform System of Accounts. In...


books of accounts on the accrual basis of accounting. All transactions shall be recorded in the period in which they occur and reconciled monthly. The books of...


property records which detail the date of placement, location, description of property, and the original cost of the property record units. The continuing...


property records which detail the date of placement, location, description of property, and the original cost of the property record units. The continuing...
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Class of company --------------------- Account No....


noted. (a) The standard provisions of the security instruments utilized by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Rural Telephone Bank (RTB) for...


an RUS telecommunications borrower. Cushion of Credit Account is a 5 percent interest bearing account established by RUS in which all voluntary payments or overpayments...


instrument utilized by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for both electric and telecommunications borrowers and by the Rural Telephone Bank (RTB) for its...


Accounting and Regulatory Analysis. Administrator means the Administrator of RUS and, as provided in Sec. 1773.2 (b), Governor. AICPA means the...


annually by a CPA selected by the borrower and approved by RUS as set forth in Sec. 1773.4. (b) Each borrower must establish an annual as of audit date...


of directors is responsible for the selection of a qualified CPA that meets the requirements set forth in Sec. 1773.5. When selecting a CPA, the borrower...


CPA that meets the qualifications criteria of this section and enters into an audit agreement with the borrower that complies with Sec. 1773.6, will be...


audit, GAGAS and AICPA standards require the auditor to communicate certain information regarding the nature and extent of testing and reporting on compliance with laws...


this part. The audit must be performed in accordance with GAGAS in effect at the audit date unless the borrower is directed otherwise, in writing, by RUS. (b) The...


calendar month each year unless prior approval to change the as of audit date is obtained, in writing, from RUS. (1) A borrower may request a change in the as of audit date...


GAGAS, the auditor must design the audit to provide reasonable assurance of detecting fraud that is material to the financial statements and material misstatements...


the CPA must make all audit-related documents, including auditors' reports, workpapers, and management letters available to RUS, or its designated representative,...


Financial Reporting, and Management Letter Sec. 1773.20 CPA's submission of the auditor's report, report on compliance, report on compliance and on internal...


Financial Reporting, and Management Letter Sec. 1773.21 Borrower's review and submission of the auditor's report, report on compliance and on internal control over...


set forth in RUS Bulletin 1773-1): (1) An auditor's report; (2) A report on compliance and on internal control over financial reporting; and (3) A...


sheets, statements of revenue and patronage capital (or income and retained earnings, depending upon the structure of the borrower) and statements of cash flows. This...


As required by GAGAS, the CPA must prepare a written report describing the auditors testing of compliance with applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and grants, and on...


at a minimum, comments on: (a) Audit procedures. State whether the audit has been performed in accordance with this part; (b) Special reports. State whether...


set forth in Sec. Sec. 1773.39 through 1773.45 be performed annually by the CPA during the audit of the RUS borrowers' financial statements, which audit procedures may...


audit of these accounts must include tests of additions, replacements, retirements, and changes. Based upon the CPA's determination of materiality, an appropriate sample...


regulatory assets comply with the requirements of SFAS No. 71. For electric borrowers only, the CPA's workpapers must document whether all regulatory assets have received...


an analysis of retirement losses, including any required approval by a regulatory commission with jurisdiction in the matter, or RUS, in the absence of...


of all clearing accounts. Based upon the CPA's determination of materiality, an appropriate sample of transactions should be selected for testing. The CPA's workpapers...


owned companies, the workpapers must include analyses of all stock transactions during the audit period. Based upon the CPA's determination of materiality, an appropriate...


(a) Confirmed RUS, FFB, and RTB debt to the appropriate confirmation schedule (RUS Form 690, Confirmation Schedule Obligation to the FFB as of: or Form 691,...


all regulatory liabilities comply with the requirements of SFAS No. 71. For electric borrowers only, the CPA's workpapers must document whether all regulatory...


training for water and waste disposal facilities are authorized under section 306(a)(16)(A) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, (CONACT), (7...


to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas. (2) Assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste grants made in accordance with part 1780...


waste financial assistance in accordance with Sec. 1780.7 of this chapter. Grantee. An entity with whom The Agency has entered into a grant agreement under this program...


of the Agency Administrator, not more than three (3) percent of any appropriations for grants under Section 306(a)(2) of the CONACT, (7 U.S.C. 1926(a))....


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1775.6] [Page 1003] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1775_TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1775.6 Allocation of funds. Control of Technical Assistance and Training grant and Solid Waste Management grant funds will be retained in the National office and allocated on a project case basis. These funds are not available for obligation by States. [[Page 1004]] ...


have been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States. (b) Entities eligible for Solid Waste Management (SWM) grants are...


associations in rural areas relating to: (i) Source. (ii) Storage. (iii) Treatment. (iv) Distribution. (2) Identify and evaluate solutions...


loan and/or grant program. (b) Duplicate current services, replacement or substitution of support previously provided such as those performed by an...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1775.11] [Page 1005] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1775_TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1775.11 Equal opportunity requirements. The policies and regulations contained in subpart E of part 1901 of this title apply to grants made under this part. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1775.12] [Page 1005] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1775_TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1775.12 Environmental requirements. The policies and regulations contained in subpart G of part 1940 of this title apply to grants made for the purposes in Sec. 1775.8. ...


Non-construction),'' with the appropriate Agency office between October 1 and December 31 each fiscal year. This form is available in all Agency offices. Applicants proposing...


for the Technical Assistance and Training Grant program. The following specific criteria will be considered in the competitive selection of Technical Assistance and...


be submitted to the National Office by the applicant: (1) SF-424.1. (2) Proposed scope of work detailing the training and/or technical assistance to be...


the proposal complies with this part. (b) All grants made under this part will be approved and obligated by the Agency Administrator or designee. (c) The...


with the receipt and disbursement of its funds and the custody of valuable property. The amount of the bond will be at least equal to the maximum amount of monies...


be completed by the applicant and submitted to the National Office not more frequently than monthly. (b) Upon receipt of a properly completed SF 270, the funds...


the project are made after release of the approval announcement, the Administrator will notify the Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Information Staff (LAPIS) giving...


performance activity report will be required of all grantees on a quarterly basis. A final project performance report will be required with the last...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1775.25] [Page 1008] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1775_TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1775.25 Audit. The grantee will provide an audit report prepared in accordance with Sec. 1780.47 of this chapter within 90 days after project completion. ...


under this part. Bulletins, instructions and forms referenced are for use in administering grants made under this part and are available from any USDA/Rural Development...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1775.27] [Page 1008] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1775_TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1775.27 Grant servicing. Grants will be serviced in accordance with the grant agreement and subpart E of part 1951 of this title. Subpart B of part 1900 of this title will be followed when grants are terminated for cause. ...


the discretionary authority contained in Sec. 1775.5. The Assistant Administrator, Water and Waste may redelegate the authority in...


Management and Budget and have been assigned OMB control number 0575-0123. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to vary from 15 minutes to 4 hours...


grants authorized under section 306C of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(c)), as amended. (b) Agency officials will maintain liaison...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1777.3] [Page 1009] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1777_SECTION 306C WWD LOANS AND GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1777.3 Objective. The objective of the Section 306C WWD Loans and Grants program is to provide water and waste disposal facilities and services to low-income rural communities whose residents face significant health risks. ...


counties, districts, authorities, or other political subdivisions of a State, and organizations operated on a not-for-profit basis such as associations,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1777.11] [Page 1009] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1777_SECTION 306C WWD LOANS AND GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1777.11 Making, processing, and servicing loans and grants. Unless specifically modified by this part, loans and/or grants will be made, processed, and serviced in accordance with part 1780 of this chapter. ...


Otherwise, the facility financed under this part must provide water and/or waste disposal services to rural areas of a county where, on the date preapplication is received...


for further development. When ranking eligible preapplications for consideration for limited funds, Agency officials must consider the priority items met by...


disposal systems. Otherwise improve would include extending service lines to and/or connecting residence's plumbing to the system. (2) Make loans and grants to...


the rate of: (1) Five percent per annum; or (2) The Federal Financing Bank rate for loans of a similar term at the time of Agency loan approval, whichever...


the application and an implementation plan submitted by the applicant. The implementation plan will include such things as: purpose, how funds will be used, proposed...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1777.42] [Page 1012] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1777_SECTION 306C WWD LOANS AND GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1777.42 Delegation of authority. The State Program Official is responsible for the overall implementation of the authorities contained in this part and may redelegate any such authority to appropriate Agency employees. ...


administering loans and/or grants made under this part. Bulletins, instructions and forms are available from any USDA/Rural Development office or the Rural Utilities Service,...


Budget and assigned OMB control number 0570-0001. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to vary from 5 to 30 hours per response with...


(ECWAG) authorized under Section 306A of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)), as amended. Any processing or servicing activity conducted...


significant decline in quantity or quality of water, or in which such a decline is considered imminent, to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meets the...


all through its distribution system or can only deliver water on a sporadic basis. Emergency. Occurrence of an incident such as, but not limited to, a drought;...


bodies include counties, cities, townships, incorporated towns and villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and other political subdivisions of a State. Public bodies...


selecting applications [[Page 1014]] for further development. When ranking eligible applications for consideration for limited funds, Agency officials must consider...


(b) Construction of new waterlines. (c) Repairs to an existing system. (d) Significant maintenance to an existing system. (e) Construction of new wells,...


10,000 inhabitants according to the most recent decennial census of the United States. Facilities financed by RUS may be located in non-rural areas. However, loan and...


quality of water available to a rural area that occurred within two years of filing an application with the Agency, or to attempt to avoid a significant decline that is expected...


accordance with Sec. 1778.11(a). (b) At least 50 percent of the funds appropriated for this grant program shall be allocated to rural areas with populations not in excess...


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.) as outlined in subpart E of part 1901 of this title. (b) Environmental requirements. All projects must...


population and median household income of the area to be served, description of project, and nature of emergency that caused the problem(s) being addressed by...


in accordance with subpart C of Part 1780 of this chapter. A certification should be obtained from the State agency or the Environmental Protection Agency if the State does...


this chapter. (b) RUS Bulletin 1780-12, ``Water or Waste Grant Agreement,'' will be executed by all applicants. (c) The Agency's policy is not to disburse grant...


performing development for grants made under this part. (b) After filing an application in accordance with Sec. 1778.21 and when immediate action is necessary, the...


this title and subpart O of part 1951 of this title. (b) The grantee will provide an audit report in accordance with Sec. 1780.47 of part 1780 of...


part. The initial and subsequent grants made to complete a previously approved project must comply with the maximum grant requirements set forth in Sec....


made under this part and are available from any USDA/Rural Development office or the Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1778.100] [Page 1017] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1778_EMERGENCY AND IMMINENT COMMUNITY WATER ASSISTANCE GRANTS--Table of Contents Sec. 1778.100 OMB control number. The information collection requirements contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and assigned OMB control number 0572-0110. ...


applies to lenders, holders, borrowers, and other parties involved in making, guaranteeing, holding, servicing, or liquidating such loans. (b) The purpose of the WW...


Rural Utilities Service which is within the Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture or its successor agencies with authority delegated by...


the United States and is not contestable except for fraud or misrepresentation (including [[Page 1020]] negligent misrepresentation) of which the lender or holder...


Each lender will also execute a Lender's Agreement. (a) The entire loan will be secured by the same security with equal lien priority for the guaranteed...


agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized by that Department or the U.S. Government) to inspect and make copies of any of the records of the lender pertaining to...


the National Environmental Policy Act and Agency requirements as contained in part 1794 of this chapter. In accordance with Agency guidance documents (RUS Bulletin 1794A-602;...


of the Loan Note Guarantee. The Agency may attend such field inspections. Any inspections or review conducted by the Agency, including those with the lender, are for...


reduced the amount of final loss payment to the lender, the adverse decision may be appealed only by the lender. A decision by a lender adverse to the interest of the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1779.17] [Page 1021] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1779_WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED LOANS--Table of Contents Sec. 1779.17 Exception authority. The Administrator may, in individual cases, make an exception to any requirement or provision of this part which is not inconsistent with the authorizing statute or other applicable law and is determined to be in the Government's interest. ...


to obtain the required credit without the loan guarantee from private, commercial, or cooperative sources at reasonable rates and terms for loans for similar purposes...


solid waste disposal, and storm wastewater disposal facilities. (b) To construct or relocate public buildings, roads, bridges, fences, or utilities, and to make...


and cost; (b) Loan or grant finder's fees; (c) The construction of any new combined storm and sanitary sewer facilities; (d) Any portion of the cost of...


subject to credit examination and supervision by an appropriate agency of the United States or a State that supervises and regulates credit institutions. A lender must have...


guarantee, the Agency may approve the transfer of an outstanding Conditional Commitment for Guarantee from the present lender to a new eligible lender: Provided, That: (1)...


they do not exceed those charged other borrowers for similar types of transactions. ``Similar types of transactions'' mean those transactions involving the same type of loan for...


minimum of 5 percent of the total loan amount. The retained amount must be from the unguaranteed portion of the loan and cannot be participated to...


or variable rates. Interest rates will be those rates customarily charged borrowers in similar circumstances in the ordinary course of business and are subject to...


note except, any interest accrued as the result of the borrower's default on the guaranteed loan over and above that which would have accrued at the note rate on the guaranteed...


coverage by loan closing or start of construction, whichever occurs first. Adequate coverage must be maintained for the life of the loan and is subject to Agency review...


of construction that all funds were utilized for authorized purposes. The borrower and the lender will authorize designs and plans based upon the preliminary architectural...


date of issuance of the Loan Note Guarantee, proposals for facilities financed in whole or in part with a loan guaranteed by the Agency will be coordinated with all...


taxes, assessments, revenues, fees, or other sources of revenues in an amount sufficient to provide for facility operation and maintenance, a reasonable reserve, and debt payment....


to protect the interest of the lender, the holder, and the Government. (b) Type of collateral. Collateral must be of such a nature that repayment of the loan...


may be submitted simultaneously with the application. The preapplication package will contain: (i) An Application for Federal Assistance on a form provided by...


eligible purpose, there is reasonable assurance of repayment ability, sufficient collateral and equity exists, the proposed loan complies with all applicable statutes and...


Conditions and return a copy to the Agency as soon as possible. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, if certain conditions cannot be met, the lender and borrower may...


(a) The lender certifies that: (1) No changes have been made in the lender's loan conditions and requirements since the issuance of the Conditional Commitment for...


the Agency finds that all requirements have been met, the lender and the Agency will execute the Lender's Agreement. The original will be retained by the Agency and a...


lender must not sell or participate any amount of the guaranteed or non-guaranteed portion [[Page 1030]] of the loan to the borrower or to members of the...


the lender's loan agreement. The unguaranteed portion of the loan will not be paid first nor given any preference or priority over the guaranteed portion of the loan....


(a) Replacement. The Agency may issue a replacement Loan Note Guarantee or Assignment Guarantee Agreement which may have been lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated,...


days past due on a payment, has not met its responsibilities of providing the required financial statements, or is otherwise in default. The lender will continue to keep the...


30 days of written demand from the holder when the borrower is in default not less than 60 days on payment. The repurchase will be for an amount equal to the unpaid...


holder (if any) may collectively effect a permanent reduction in the interest rate on the guaranteed loan at any time during the life of the loan on...


because of default or third party actions that the borrower cannot, or will not, cure or eliminate within a reasonable period of time and the Agency concurs with the lender;...


the value of the security. Protective advances constitute an indebtedness of the borrower to the lender and must be secured by collateral to the same extent as principal...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1779.84] [Page 1034] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1779_WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED LOANS--Table of Contents Sec. 1779.84 Additional loans or advances. The lender will not make additional expenditures or new loans to the borrower without first obtaining the written approval of the Agency even though such expenditures or loans will not be guaranteed. [[Page 1035]] ...


and final loss determinations. (b) Lender responsibility.The lender is responsible for protecting the guaranteed loan debt and all the collateral securing it...


for disposition of funds in the transferor's debt service, reserve, and operation and maintenance account. The Agency will approve, in writing, transfers and assumptions of loans...


resulting organization will be eligible for an Agency guaranteed loan and assumes all the liabilities and acquires all the assets of the merged borrower. Mergers may be...


claim is not paid until final disposition, the lender must proceed as quickly as possible to develop a plan to fully protect the collateral, and the lender must dispose of...


the collateral is liquidated. The Agency will have the right to recover losses paid under the guarantee from any liable party. (a) General.If the lender takes title...


may be recovered by the lender will be pro-rated between the Agency and the lender in accordance with the guaranteed percentage even if the Loan Note Guarantee has...


(a) Upon full payment of the guaranteed loan; or (b) Upon full payment of any loss obligation or negotiated loss settlement except for future recovery provisions; or (c)...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1779.100] [Page 1039] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1779_WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED LOANS--Table of Contents Sec. 1779.100 OMB control number. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and have been assigned OMB control number 0572-0122. ...


making and processing direct loans and grants for water and waste projects. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) shall cooperate fully with State and local agencies in...


the most financially needy communities. Financial assistance should result in reasonable user costs for rural residents, rural businesses, and other...


the purposes of this part: Agency means the Rural Utilities Service and any United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee acting on behalf of the...


forms, instructions, regulations, bulletins, OMB Circulars, Treasury Circulars, standards, documents and publications cited in this part is available from any...


each State will determine the office and staff that will be responsible for delivery of the program (processing office) and designate an approving office. Applications will...


or grants must serve rural areas. (a) Eligible applicant. An applicant must be: (1) A public body, such as a municipality, county, district, authority, or...


only for the following purposes: (a) To construct, enlarge, extend, or otherwise improve rural water, sanitary sewage, solid waste disposal, and storm wastewater...


(1) Facilities which are not modest in size, design, and cost; (2) Loan or grant finder's fees; (3) The construction of any new combined storm and sanitary...


provisions of this part shall be for public use. The facilities will be installed so as to serve any potential user within the service area who desires service and can...


the rate prescribed in RD Instruction 440.1, exhibit B. The interest rates will be set by the Agency for each quarter of the fiscal year. All rates will be adjusted to...


in a manner which will adequately protect the interest of RUS during the repayment period of the loan. Specific security requirements for each loan will be included in...


in whole or in part with RUS funds will be coordinated with appropriate Federal, State and local agencies. If there are conflicts between this part and State or local...


consideration for limited funds, Agency officials must consider the priority items met by each application and the degree to which those priorities are met. Points...


part is to set forth the methodology and formulas by which the Administrator of the RUS allocates program funds to the States. (The term ``State'' means any of the States of...


with the Agency. Within 60 days of filing an application with the Agency the applicant must publish a notice of intent to apply for a RUS loan or grant. The notice...


be obtained for all loans or grants in excess of the amounts indicated in RUS Staff Instruction 1780-1. (a) Redelegation of authority by State...


an exception to any requirement or provision of this part which is not inconsistent with the authorizing statute or other applicable law and is determined to be in...


processing office early in the planning stages of their project. Agency personnel are available to provide general advice and assistance regarding RUS programs, other...


determine if the application is properly assembled. If not, the applicant will be notified within fifteen federal working days as to what additional submittal items...


the following: (a) One copy of a completed SF 424.2; (b) A copy of the State intergovernmental comments or one copy of the filed application for State...


include the following: (a) Nondiscrimination. Boundaries for the proposed service area must not be chosen in such a way that any user or area will be excluded because...


are completed and approved. (a) Selection of applications for further processing. The application and supporting information submitted will be used to...


determined ineligible, the processing office will notify the applicant in writing of the reasons. The notification to the applicant will state that an appeal of this...


to assemble the full application, the applicant should arrange through the processing office an application conference to provide a basis for orderly application...


following to the approval official: (1) Form RD 1942-45, ``Project Summary''; (2) Form RD 442-7, ``Operating Budget''; (3) Form RD 442-3, ``Balance Sheet'' or...


applicant may be transferred to a different (substituted) applicant provided: (a) The substituted applicant is eligible and has the authority to receive the assistance...


occurs first. (a) Applicants must provide evidence of adequate insurance and fidelity or employee dishonesty bond coverage. (b) Verification of users and...


and bonds will be completed on the date of loan closing except for the entry of subsequent RUS multiple advances where applicable. The amount of each note will be in...


(a) Borrowers are required to provide RUS an annual audit or financial statements. (b) Method of accounting and preparation of financial statements. Annual...


for projects eligible for RUS assistance. RUS has agreed to administer such funds in a manner similar to administering RUS assistance. (a) When RUS has funds in...


regulations for providing grants to remedy the dire sanitation conditions in rural Alaskan villages using funds specifically made available for this purpose. (2)...


This subpart is specifically designed for use by owners including the professional or technical consultants or agents who provide assistance and services such as...


Owners are responsible for providing the engineering, architect and environmental services necessary for planning, designing, bidding, contracting, inspecting,...


and Environmental Reports. Preliminary engineering reports (PERs) must conform to customary professional standards. PER guidelines for water, sanitary sewer,...


Facilities financed by the Agency will be designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices, and must meet the requirements of Federal, State...


Contract documents must be sufficiently descriptive and legally binding in order to accomplish the work as economically and expeditiously as possible. ...


Applicants proposing to purchase water or other utility service from private or public sources shall have written contracts for supply or service which...


bulk water sales contracts. Owners entering into agreements with private or public parties to treat sewage or supply bulk water shall have written contracts for...


Owners are encouraged to accomplish construction through contracts with qualified contractors. Owners may accomplish construction by using their own personnel...


This part does not relieve the owner of any responsibilities under its contract. The owner is responsible for the settlement of all contractual...


Owner's procurement requirements must comply with the following standards: (a) Code of conduct. Owners shall maintain a written code or...


Procurement shall be made by one of the following methods: Small purchase procedures; competitive sealed bids (formal advertising); competitive negotiation;...


to applications. Owners awarding construction or other procurement contracts prior to filing an application, must provide evidence that is satisfactory to the...


In addition to provisions required for a valid and legally binding contract, any recipient of Agency funds shall include the following contract provisions in...


Owners shall be responsible for maintaining a contract administration system to monitor the contractors' performance and compliance with the terms, conditions,...


General. This subpart includes information for use by public body applicants in the preparation and issuance of evidence of debt (bonds, notes, or debt...


Policies related to use of bond counsel. The applicant is responsible for preparation of bonds and bond transcript documents. The applicant will obtain the services and...


Bond transcript documents. Any questions relating to Agency requirements should be discussed with Agency representatives. Bond counsel or local counsel, as...


Permanent instruments for Agency loans. Agency loans will be evidenced by an instrument determined legally sufficient and in accordance with the following order...


Multiple advances of Agency funds using permanent instruments. Where interim financing from commercial sources is not used, Agency loan proceeds will be disbursed on an...


Multiple advances of Agency funds using temporary debt instruments. When none of the instruments described in Sec. 1780.87 are legally permissible or practical, a...


Minimum bond specifications. The provisions of this section are minimum specifications only and must be followed to the extent legally permissible. (a) Type...


Public bidding on bonds. Bonds offered for public sale shall be offered in accordance with State law and in such a manner to encourage public bidding. The Agency will...


(a) Watershed (WS) loans and Watershed (WS) advances for works of improvement in a watershed project; and (b) Resource Conservation and Development (RCD) loans for measures...


of Agriculture established pursuant to section 232 of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178), successor to...


and financial assistance to sponsoring local organizations for developing WS and RCD area plans and for individual RCD measures or projects and watershed works...


from NRCS and other U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies including WS loans and advances may be provided. Watershed assistance is provided in two types...


sponsoring local organization must meet the following requirements as applicable. Questions on eligibility will be referred to the Regional Attorney, OGC for legal advise prior...


(1) Water development, storage, treatment and conveyance to farms for irrigation and other farm use, including farmstead, livestock, orchard, and crop spraying. ...


(a) WS and RCD loan limitations. (1) Loans will not be used for: (i) Land treatment measures on individual farms except as provided in Sec. 1781.6(a)(5)(iv). ...


The interest rate for WS loans, WS advances and RCD loans will be at a rate not to exceed the current market yield for outstanding municipal obligations with remaining periods...


(a) Security. WS loans, WS advances, and RCD loans will be secured in accordance with applicable provisions of Sec. 1780.14 of this chapter. (b) Feasibility....


to treatment plants are included in watershed work plans, NRCS will not furnish engineering services for their design or installation. When such pipelines are to be...


(i) The processing office or other person designated by the Rural Development State Director may assist the applicant in completing SF 424.1, ``Application for...


sponsoring local agencies and organizations with technical assistance from NRCS and other Federal and State agencies. These plans include WS works of improvement and RCD...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1781.15] [Page 1092] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1781_RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (RCD) LOANS AND WATERSHED (WS) LOANS AND ADVANCES--Table of Contents Sec. 1781.15 Planning and performing development. Planning and performing development will be handled in accordance with subpart C of part 1780 of this chapter and guidance from NRCS. ...


WS advances and RCD loans will be prepared in accordance with the applicable provisions of part 1780 of this chapter. (1) Time for preparation of docket. Docket...


feasibility will be made by the Rural Development State Director based upon a review of plans developed in cooperation with NRCS personnel. The...


be taken in accordance with the applicable provisions of part 1780 of this chapter and the following requirements have been met: (1) The WS or RCD plan has been approved...


loan funds will be disbursed by the processing office in accordance with the applicable provisions of Sec. 1780.45 of this chapter and RUS Bulletin 1781-1, paragraph (5). Funds...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1781.21] [Page 1096] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1781_RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (RCD) LOANS AND WATERSHED (WS) LOANS AND ADVANCES--Table of Contents Sec. 1781.21 Borrower accounting methods, management, reporting, and audits. These activities will be handled in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 1780.47 of this chapter. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1781.22] [Page 1096] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1781_RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (RCD) LOANS AND WATERSHED (WS) LOANS AND ADVANCES--Table of Contents Sec. 1781.22 Subsequent loans. Subsequent loans will be processed in accordance with this part. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1781.23] [Page 1096] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1781_RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (RCD) LOANS AND WATERSHED (WS) LOANS AND ADVANCES--Table of Contents Sec. 1781.23 Servicing. Servicing will be handled in accordance with the provisions of subpart E of part 1951 of this title. ...


(a) State supplements will be issued as needed in accordance with applicable provisions of part 1780 of this chapter. (b) Bulletins, instructions, forms...


Source: 54 FR 13669, Apr. 5, 1989, unless otherwise noted. This subpart B sets forth policies and procedures on the RUS cushion of creditpayments program....


Accumulated (deferred) interest means interest allowed to accumulate up to, and including, the basis date of RUS notes covering loans approved before June 5,...


RUS cushion of credit payment account. A cushion of credit account shall be automatically established by RUS for each borrower who makes a payment after October 1,...


credit payment account computations. (a) Deposits. Cushion of credit payments are credited to the borrowers' cushion of credit accounts. (b) Interest. Interest at...


of RETRF cushion of credit payments. (a) If a maturing installment on an RUS note or a note which has been guaranteed by RUS is not received by its due date, funds...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.25 Purpose. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 901-950b; Title I, Subtitle B, Pub. L. 99-509; Title I, Pub. L. 100-202; Pub. L. 100-203; Title...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.26 Policy. It is the policy of RUS to facilitate the prepayment of FFB loans in accordance with the provisions of section 306(A)...


306(A) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.27 Definitions and rules of construction. (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this subpart, the following terms shall have...


306(A) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.28 Qualifications. (a) Borrowers.To qualify to prepay an FFB loan pursuant to this subpart, the borrower must: ...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.29 Prepayment authority, program allocations, categories of prepayment applications and financially distressed borrowers' reserve. ...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.30 Processing procedure. (a) Priority of Processing. The determination of the order or method in which applications or portions...


306(A) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.31 Application procedure. Applications to make a prepayment pursuant to this subpart shall be submitted to RUS on such forms...


306(A) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.32 Settlement procedure. (a) General. Settlements in connection with prepaying FFB loans pursuant to this subpart shall...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.33 Forms. Guarantees and loan guarantee agreements executed by RUS pursuant to this subpart will be on forms prescribed by RUS....


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.34 Access to records of lenders, servicers, and trustees. The lender, the servicer, or the trustee will permit representatives of...


306(A) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.35 Loss, theft, destruction, mutilation, or defacement of RUS guarantee. (a) Authorized representative. Except where...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.36 Other prepayments. Nothing contained in this subpart shall prohibit a borrower from making prepayments of FFB loans in...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.37 Application of regulation to previous prepayments. Nothing contained in this subpart shall affect the validity of prepayments...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.38 Judicial review. This subpart is intended to set forth RUS policies and procedures for the orderly administration of...


Authority: 7 U.S.C. 901-950b; Title I, Subtitle B, Pub. L. 99-509; Pub. L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178 (7 U.S.C. 6941 et seq.). Source: 51 FR 46999, Dec. 29, 1986,...


As used in this subpart: Act means the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.). Administrator means the Administrator of RUS. ...


Through September 30, 1987, the Administrator may, pursuant to this subpart, permit eligible electric and telephone borrowers to prepay all outstanding RUS Notes...


value. The Discounted Present Value shall be calculated five business days before prepayment is made by summing the present values of all remaining payments by...


To be eligible to prepay RUS Notes at the Discounted Present Value a borrower must comply with the following criteria: (a) The borrower must be current on...


Any borrower seeking to prepay its RUS Notes under this subpart should apply to the appropriate RUS Area Director by submitting: (a) A board...


The applications will ordinarily be reviewed and, if satisfactory, approved, and closing schedule based on the order in which executed prepayment agreements...


Upon approving an application for prepayment under this subpart, the Administrator shall notify the borrower and deliver to the borrower for its execution...


If, after prepayment of RUS Notes, the Government should continue to hold liens on the borrower's property that secure loans made or guaranteed pursuant to the Act,...


Within 6 months of closing RUS shall have the right to audit transactions involving the RUS construction fund established and maintained by the borrower pursuant to...


(a) The borrower shall be responsible for obtaining all approvals necessary to consummate the transaction as required by the prepayment agreement including such approvals as...


RUS loan documentation generally permits borrowers to prepay RUS Notes by paying the outstanding balance due thereon. Nothing in this subpart shall prohibit...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.95 Purpose. Source: 56 FR 37268, Aug. 6, 1991, unless otherwise noted. This subpart sets forth the policies...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.96 Definitions. As used in this subpart: Act means the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.97 Prepayment. There were 29 former RUS electric borrowers that prepaid their direct or insured loans under section 306B(a) of the...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.98 Discounted present value. (a) The Discounted Present Value shall be calculated by RUS before prepayment is made by...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.99 Eligibility criteria. To be eligible to prepay RUS Notes at the Discounted Present Value, a borrower must comply with...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.100 Application procedure. Any borrower seeking to prepay its RUS Notes under this Subpart should apply to the appropriate RUS...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.101 Approval of application. The applications will be reviewed and, if satisfactory, approved. Closing will be scheduled...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.102 Prepayment agreement. Upon approving an application for prepayment under this subpart, the Administrator shall notify...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.103 Security. If, after prepayment of RUS Notes, the Government should continue to hold liens on the borrower's property,...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.104 Loan fund audit. RUS shall have the right to audit within 6 months of closing, transactions involving the RUS construction...


Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.105 Closing. (a) The borrower shall be responsible for obtaining all approvals necessary to consummate the transaction as required...


RUS Electric Borrowers Sec. 1786.106 Other prepayments. RUS loan documentation generally permits borrowers to prepay RUS Notes by paying the outstanding...


Authority: 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; Pub. L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178 (7 U.S.C. 6941 et seq.). Source: 59 FR 13620, Mar. 22, 1994, unless otherwise noted. ...


rules of construction. (a) Definitions. As used in this subpart: Administrator means the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service...


RUS loans. An electric loan made under the RE Act shall not be sold or prepaid at a value that is less than the outstanding [[Page 1119]] principal...


value. (a) The discounted present value shall be calculated by summing the present values of all remaining payments on all Qualified Notes to be prepaid according...


An eligible borrower may prepay Qualified Notes under this subpart at the discounted present value. A Qualified Note is a note evidencing an RUS electric loan, all...


(a) To be eligible to prepay an electric loan under this subpart, the borrower must be in compliance with the following: (1) The borrower shall be current on...


Any borrower seeking to prepay Qualified Notes under this subpart should apply to the appropriate RUS Regional Director or the Director of the Power Supply...


(a) Ordinarily, within 30 days of receipt, an application will be reviewed and the borrower will be notified as to whether the application has been approved. If...


of prepayment agreement. Upon receipt of a satisfactory application, RUS shall provide to the borrower for its execution a prepayment agreement, in form and...


(a) Upon receipt of the prepayment agreement, the borrower may submit, pursuant to the terms of the prepayment agreement, a closing request which shall request a closing...


(a) Each subsequent prepayment after the initial closing shall be facilitated with the submission of an additional closing request by the borrower. Each closing...


and release of lien. Upon payment to RUS at closing of the full amount specified in the notice delivered by RUS to the borrower pursuant to the terms of...


(a) Except as expressly provided in this subpart, the borrower shall comply with all provisions of its RUS Loan Contract, its outstanding notes issued to RUS,...


contracts. (a) If the borrower is a party to a wholesale power contract with a power supply borrower financed pursuant to the RE Act, the Administrator...


In the event that a borrower shall prepay all its outstanding electric loans RUS shall have the right to audit within six (6) months of closing transactions involving the...


Borrowers that no longer have any loans made or guaranteed by RUS and are considering applying for other financial assistance pursuant to the RE Act are encouraged to file...


The borrower shall be responsible for obtaining all approvals necessary to consummate the transaction as required by the prepayment...


RUS financing. (a) No borrower that prepays an electric loan at a discount as provided under this subpart may apply for or receive direct or insured loans...


this part prior to October 21, 1992. (a) A borrower that had prepaid, prior to the date of enactment of Public Law 102-428 (106 Stat. 2183) on October 21, 1992,...


It is the intent of this subpart that any failure on the part of RUS to comply with any provisions of this subpart, including without limitation, those provisions setting...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.200 Purpose. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.; Pub. L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178 (7 U.S.C. 6941 et seq.); sec. 1201(b) of subtitle B...


306(C) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.201 Definitions and rules of construction. (a) Definitions. As used in this subpart: Administrator means the Administrator...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.202 Prepayment and refinancing of RUS guaranteed FFB loans. The borrower of an electric or telephone loan made by the FFB...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.203 Special considerations. Generally all FFB borrowers with loans guaranteed by RUS whose FFB notes have not been accelerated...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.204 Limitations. (a) No more than three refinancing notes will be executed for any borrower per calendar year. (b)...


306(C) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.205 Application procedure. (a) Any borrower seeking to prepay or refinance an advance from the FFB under this subpart...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.206 Refinancing note. (a) RUS will issue a replacement guaranty for refinancing notes delivered to FFB to replace and substitute...


306(C) of the RE Act Sec. 1786.207 Prepayment premium. (a) A premium shall be assessed against a borrower that refinances or prepays a loan or loan advance,...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.208 Increased principal. A borrower can meet the premium requirements by increasing the outstanding principal balance of the...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.209 Outstanding loan documents. (a) Except as expressly provided in this subpart, the borrower shall comply with all provisions...


of the RE Act Sec. 1786.210 Approvals. The borrower shall be responsible for obtaining all approvals necessary to consummate the transaction as required...


(a) The standard forms of documents covering loans made or guaranteed by the Rural Utilities Service contain provisions regarding insurance and fidelity...


(a) Borrowers will take out, as the respective risks are incurred, and maintain the classes and amounts of insurance in conformance with generally...


(a) Borrowers shall purchase and maintain flood insurance for buildings in flood hazard areas to the extent available and required under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968,...


illegal acts. (a) Borrowers must immediately report, in writing, all irregularities and all indications or instances of illegal acts in its operations,...


In the case of a cooperative or mutual organization, RUS requires that the following: Endorsement Waiving Immunity From Tort Liability'' be included as a...


If a borrower fails to purchase or maintain the required insurance and fidelity coverage, the mortgagees may place required insurance and fidelity coverage on...


Borrowers Sec. 1788.11 Minimum insurance requirements for contractors, engineers, and architects. (a) Each electric borrower shall include the provisions...


Borrowers Sec. 1788.12 Contractors' bonds. Electric borrowers shall require contractors to obtain contractors' bonds when required by part 1726, Electric...


Sec. 1788.46 General. This subpart sets forth RUS policies for minimum insurance requirements for contractors, engineers, and...


Sec. 1788.47 Policy requirements. (a) Contractors, engineers, and architects performing work for borrowers under construction, engineering,...


Sec. 1788.48 Contract insurance requirements. Contracts entered into between borrowers and contractors, engineers, and architects shall provide...


Sec. 1788.49 Contractors' bond requirements. Construction contracts in amounts in excess of $250,000 for facilities shall require contractors...


Sec. 1788.50 Acceptable sureties. Surety companies providing contractors' bonds shall be listed as acceptable sureties in the U.S. Department...


Sec. 1788.54 Compliance with contracts. It is the responsibility of the borrower to determine, before the commencement of work, that the...


Sec. 1788.55 Providing RUS evidence. When RUS shall specifically so direct, the borrower shall also require the engineer, the architect, and...


This part sets forth policies and the procedures for implementing subsection (c) of section 18 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901...


Definitions. As used in this part: Administrator means the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Application means a request for...


(a) As provided in this subpart, RUS may, at its discretion, use the services of Consultants funded by a Borrower where such services will facilitate timely action on...


Borrower funding. Borrowers shall use their general funds for the purposes of funding consultant services hereunder. Borrowers may not use the proceeds of loans made...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1789.154] [Page 1135] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1789_USE OF CONSULTANTS FUNDED BY BORROWERS--Table of Contents Subpart A_Policy and Procedures With Respect to Consultant Services Funded by Borrowers_General Sec. 1789.154 Eligible borrowers. All Borrowers are eligible to fund consultant services under this part. ...


RUS will consider approving the use of consultant services funded by a Borrower on a case by case basis taking into account, among other matters,...


(a) In the event RUS determines that consideration should be given to the use of a Borrower-funded consultant in connection with the review of an...


(a) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), 48 CFR Ch. 1, and the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR), 48 CFR Ch. 4, shall apply to all...


Implementation. (a) Upon making a determination to go forward with Borrower funding for [[Page 1136]] consulting services, RUS shall initiate a...


The government shall be solely responsible for the administration of a Consulting Contract and shall have complete control over the scope of...


information. The Borrower shall not have rights in nor right of access to the work product of the Consultant. All analyses, studies, opinions, memoranda, and...


Conflicts of interest. The standard for determining organizational conflicts of interest shall be as set forth in the FAR subpart 9.5 (48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.5);...


As a condition of approving Borrower funding, the government will require the Borrower to enter into an Indemnification Agreement, in form...


RUS may waive any requirement or procedure of this subpart by determining that its application in a particular situation would not be in the government's interest,...


between the Borrower and a Consultant shall be in form and substance satisfactory to RUS and provide for, among other matters, the following: (a) Specific...


and among the Borrower, Consultant and Third-party Commercial Institution shall be in form and substance satisfactory to RUS and provide for, among other matters,...


(a) The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) was enacted to reduce risks to life and property through the establishment and maintenance of...


As used in this subpart, the following terms have the following meaning: Administrator--Administrator of RUS or the Governor of the Rural Telephone Bank or his or...


construction standards for new buildings. (a) In the design and construction of federally assisted buildings, the borrowers and grant recipients must utilize the...


For each applicable building, borrowers and grant recipients must provide RUS a written acknowledgment from a registered architect or engineer responsible for...


Utilities [[Page 1141]] Service (RUS) for implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42...


with NEPA, CEQ Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, and other RUS regulations. (b) Where practicable, RUS will use NEPA analysis and...


actions by RUS including the approval of financial assistance pursuant to the Electric, Telecommunications, and Water and Waste Programs, the disposal of property held by...


with one of the following two options; metric units in parentheses immediately following the non-metric equivalents or a metric conversion table as an...


Agency compliance with all environmental laws, regulations, and EOs that apply to RUS programs and administrative actions. Responsibility for ensuring environmental...


40 CFR part 1508 of the CEQ regulations, apply to the implementation of this part: Applicant. The organization applying for financial assistance or other approval...


the preparation of public notices and environmental documents, RUS has prepared a series of program specific guidance bulletins. RUS Bulletin...


C of this part, applicants shall prepare the applicable environmental documentation concurrent with a proposed action's engineering, planning, and design activities. RUS...


process requires early coordination with and involvement of RUS. Applicants should consult with RUS at the earliest stages of planning for any proposal that may...


reasonable alternatives, RUS considers a number of factors. These factors may include, but are not limited to, the proposed action's size and scope, state of the technology,...


under NEPA, RUS shall make diligent efforts to involve the public in the environmental review process through public notices and public hearings and meetings. ...


to reduce or eliminate duplication of effort with state or local procedures, RUS will, to the extent possible and in accordance with 40 CFR 1506.2, actively participate with...


(a) General. Until RUS concludes its environmental review process, the applicant shall take no action concerning the proposed action which would have an adverse environmental impact...


analysis in order to tier an EIS and an EA where: (a) It is practicable, and (b) There will be a reduction of delay and paperwork, or where better...


the requirements of 40 CFR 1502.14(f), it is RUS policy that a discussion of mitigative measures essential to render the impacts of the proposed action not significant will...


review purposes, RUS has identified and established categories of proposed actions (Sec. Sec. 1794.21 through 1794.25). An applicant may propose to participate...


types of actions taken by RUS do not normally require an ER. Proposed actions within this classification are: (1) The issuance of bulletins and information publications...


telecommunications programs. Applications for financial assistance for the types of proposed actions listed in this section normally require the submission of an ER and...


EA for all proposed actions which are neither [[Page 1150]] categorical exclusions (Sec. Sec. 1794.21 and 1794.22) nor normally requiring an EIS (Sec....


for financial assistance for certain proposed actions [[Page 1151]] require the use of a scoping procedure in the development of the EA. These types...


for certain proposed actions that may significantly affect the quality of the human environment shall require the preparation of an EIS. (a) Electric program. An...


actions classified as CEs in Sec. Sec. 1794.21 and 1794.22 provide RUS with information necessary to determine if the proposed action meets the criteria for a CE....


will normally determine the proper environmental classification of projects based on its evaluation of the project description set forth in the construction work plan...


1794.21(b) and (c), the applicant is normally not required to submit an ER. (b) For proposed actions listed in Sec. 1794.22(a) and (b), the applicant shall normally submit...


upon determining, based on the review of documents as set forth in Sec. 1794.32 and such additional information as RUS deems necessary, that the project is...


Sec. 1794.23. Where appropriate to carry out the purposes of NEPA, RUS may impose, on a case-by-case basis, additional requirements associated with the preparation of...


with the appropriate guidance documents referenced in Sec. 1794.7. After RUS has evaluated the ER and has determined the ER adequately addresses all...


with Sec. 1794.43 and upon RUS authorization and guidance, the applicant shall have a notice published which announces the availability of the EA and solicits...


will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment, RUS will prepare a FONSI. Upon authorization of RUS, the applicant shall have a...


actions requiring an EA (Sec. 1794.23) at any time after publication of applicant notices that a FONSI has been made and any required review period has expired....


Sec. 1794.24 and other actions determined by the Administrator to require an EA with scoping, RUS and the applicant will follow the same procedures...


RUS and the applicant have developed a schedule for the environmental review process, RUS shall have its notice of intent to prepare an EA or EIS and schedule scoping...


a notice published which announces a public scoping meeting is to be conducted, either in conjunction with the notice of intent or as a separate notice. (b) The RUS...


been completed, RUS shall require the [[Page 1154]] applicant to develop and submit an ER. The ER shall be prepared under the supervision and guidance of...


the development of a satisfactory ER by the applicant or its consultant that will serve as the agency's EA, RUS shall determine whether the proposed action is a major...


EIS (see Sec. 1794.25), the NEPA process shall proceed in the same manner as for proposed actions requiring an EA with scoping through the point at which the scoping process...


accordance with 40 CFR part 1502. Funding, in whole or in part, for an EIS can be obtained from any lawful source (e.g., cooperative agreements developed in accordance...


EIS shall be prepared, circulated, and given notice by RUS and the applicant in the same manner (exclusive of [[Page 1155]] scoping) as a draft and final EIS...


for a final EIS, RUS will have its ROD prepared in accordance with 40 CFR 1505.2. (b) Separate RUS and applicant notices of availability shall be published concurrently....


execute commitments on proposed actions requiring an EIS or Supplemental EIS at any time after the ROD has been published. (b) For budgetary purposes some...


prepared by other Federal agencies. Where applicants participate in proposed actions for which an EA or EIS has been prepared by or for another Federal agency, RUS...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1794.71] [Page 1155] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1794_ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart H_Adoption of Environmental Documents Sec. 1794.71 Adoption of an EA. RUS may adopt a Federal EA or EIS or a portion thereof as its EA. RUS shall make the EA available and assure that notice is provided in the same manner as if RUS had prepared the EA. ...


EIS requires additional information to meet the standards for an adequate statement for RUS proposed action, RUS may adopt all or a portion of the EIS as a part of...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 11] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR1794.73] [Page 1156] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER XVII--RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 1794_ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart H_Adoption of Environmental Documents Sec. 1794.73 Timing of agency action. Where RUS has adopted another agency's environmental documents, the timing of the action shall be subject to the same requirements as if RUS had prepared the required EA or EIS. ...


its environmental documents, environmental documents or portions thereof prepared by state, or local agencies or other parties for purposes other than compliance with...




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