7 CFR 1436.6 - Eligible storage or handling equipment.

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§ 1436.6 Eligible storage or handling equipment.
(a) For all eligible facility loan commodities, except sugar and fruits and vegetables, loans may be made only for the purchase and installation of eligible storage facilities, and permanently affixed drying and handling equipment, or for the remodeling of existing storage facilities or permanently affixed drying and handling equipment as provided in this section. The loan collateral must be used for the purpose for which it was delivered, erected, constructed, assembled, or installed for the entire term of the loan. Eligible storage and handling facilities include the following:
(1) New conventional-type cribs or bins designed and engineered for whole grain storage and having a useful life of at least 15 years;
(2) New oxygen-limiting storage structures or remanufactured oxygen-limiting storage structures built to the original manufacturer's design specifications using original manufacturer's rebuild kits or kits from a supplier approved by the Deputy Administrator, Farm Programs, and other upright silo-type structures designed for whole grain storage or other than whole grain storage and with a useful life of at least 15 years; and
(3) New flat-type storage structures including a permanent concrete floor, designed for and primarily used to store facility loan commodities for the term of the loan and having a useful life of at least 15 years;
(4) New structures that are bunker-type, horizontal, or open silo structures designed for whole grain storage or other than whole grain storage and having a useful life of at least 15 years;
(5) New structures suitable for storing hay that are built according to acceptable design guidelines from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) or land-grant universities and with a useful life of at least 15 years; and
(6) New structures suitable for storing renewable biomass that are built according to acceptable industry guidelines and with a useful life of at least 15 years.
(b) For all eligible facility loan commodities, except sugar and fruits and vegetables, the calculation of the loan amount may include costs associated with building, improving, or renovating an eligible storage or handling facility, including:
(1) Permanently affixed grain handling equipment and grain drying equipment, including perforated floors determined by the approving committee to be needed and essential to the proper functioning of the grain storage system;
(2) Safety equipment as required by CCC and meeting OSHA requirements such as lighting, and inside and outside ladders;
(3) Equipment to improve, maintain, or monitor the quality of stored eligible facility loan commodity, such as cleaners, moisture testers, and heat detectors;
(4) Electrical equipment, including labor and materials for installation, such as lighting, motors, and wiring integral to the proper operation of the eligible facility loan commodity storage and handling equipment;
(5) Concrete foundations, aprons, pits, and pads (including site preparation, labor and materials) essential to the proper operation of the eligible facility loan commodity storage and handling equipment; and
(6) Flooring appropriate for storing hay and renewable biomass suitable for the region where the facility is located and designed according to acceptable guidelines from NIFA or land-grant universities.
(c) For all eligible facility loan commodities, except sugar and fruits and vegetables, no loans will be made for installation or related costs of:
(1) Portable grain drying equipment, portable handling equipment and portable augers;
(2) Structures of a temporary nature that require the weight or bulk of the stored commodity to maintain its shape (such as fences or bags);
(3) Used structures or handling equipment, not including remanufactured oxygen-limiting storage structures built to the manufacturer's original design specifications as specified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section;
(4) Structures that are not suitable for storing the facility loan commodities for which a need is determined;
(5) Storage structures to be used as a commercial facility. Any facility that is in working proximity to any commercial storage operation will be considered to be part of a commercial storage operation; and
(6) Portable or permanent weigh scales.
(d) Loans for all eligible facility loan commodities, except sugar and fruits and vegetables, may be approved for financing additions to or modifications of an existing storage facility with an expected useful life of at least 15 years if the county committee determines there is a need for the capacity of the structure, but loans will not be approved solely for the replacement of worn out items such as motors, fans, or wiring.
(e) Loans for all eligible facility loan commodities except sugar and fruits and vegetables may be approved for new storage and handling components of a pre-owned structure provided the completed facility has a useful life of at least 15 years. The pre-owned structure must be purchased and moved to a new storage location. Eligible items for such a loan include costs such as new bin rings or roof panels needed to make a purchased pre-owned structure useable, new aeration systems, site preparation, construction off-farm paid labor cost, foundation material and off-farm paid labor. Ineligible items for such a loan include the cost of purchasing and moving the used structure.
(f) The provisions of this paragraph apply only to sugar storage facility loans.
(1) The loan amount may include costs associated with the purchase, installation, building, improving, remodeling or renovating an eligible storage or handling facility. Eligible facilities include the following:
(i) New conventional-type bins or silos designed for and used to store raw or refined sugar, having a useful life of at least 15 years;
(ii) New flat-type storage structures including a permanent concrete floor, designed for and used to store raw or refined sugar, having a useful life of at least 15 years;
(iii) New storage structures designed for and used to store in-process sugar, having a useful life of at least 15 years.
(iv) Permanently affixed sugar handling equipment determined by the CCC to be needed and essential to the proper functioning of the sugar storage system;
(v) Safety equipment CCC requires such as lighting, and inside and outside ladders;
(vi) Equipment to improve, maintain, or monitor the quality of stored sugar, such as moisture testers, and heat detectors;
(vii) Electrical equipment, including labor and materials for installation, such as lighting, motors, and wiring integral to the proper operation of the sugar storage and handling equipment; and
(viii) Concrete foundations, aprons, pits, and pads (including site preparation, labor and materials) essential to the proper operation of the sugar storage and handling equipment.
(2) Sugar storage facility, loans may be approved for financing additions to or modifications of an existing storage facility with an expected useful life of at least 15 years if CCC determines there is a need for the capacity of the structure.
(3) No sugar storage facility loans will be made for:
(i) Portable handling equipment and portable augers;
(ii) Structures of a temporary natures that require the weight or bulk of the stored commodity to maintain its shape (such as fences or bags);
(iii) Used or pre-owned structures or handling equipment;
(iv) Structures that are not suitable for storing raw or refined sugar;
(v) Weigh scales.
(g) The provisions of this paragraph apply only to fruit and vegetable cold storage facility loans.
(1) For cold storage facility loans, the loan amount may include costs associated with the purchase, installation, building, improving, remodeling, or renovating an eligible storage or handling facility. Costs associated with the construction of a permanently installed cold storage facility include, but are not limited to, the following: An insulated cement slab floor, insulation for walls and ceiling (including, but not limited to, loose fill cellulose, foam insulation sheets, sprayed-on and foam-in-place materials), and a vapor barrier.
(2) Eligible facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
(i) A new cold storage facility of wood pole and post construction, steel, or concrete, that is suitable for storing the fruits and vegetables produced by the borrower and with a useful life of at least 15 years;
(ii) New walk-in prefabricated permanently installed cold storage coolers that are suitable for storing the producer's fruits and vegetables and with a useful life of at least 15 years;
(iii) Permanently affixed equipment necessary for a cold storage facility such as refrigeration units or system and circulation fans;
(iv) Permanently installed equipment to maintain or monitor the quality of produce stored in a cold storage facility;
(v) Electrical equipment, including labor and materials for installation, such as lighting, motors, and wiring integral to the proper operation of a cold storage facility.
(3) For cold storage facility loans, loans may be approved for financing additions or modifications to an existing storage facility with an expected useful life of at least 15 years if CCC determines there is a need for the capacity of the structure.
(4) No cold storage facility loans will be made for:
(i) Portable structures;
(ii) Portable handling and cooling equipment;
(iii) Used or pre-owned structures, or cooling and handling equipment; or
(iv) Structures that are not suitable for a fruit or vegetable cold storage facility.
[66 FR 4612, Jan. 18, 2001, as amended at 67 FR 54938, Aug. 26, 2002; 74 FR 41588, Aug. 18, 2009; 76 FR 4805, Jan. 27, 2011]

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  • 2014-03-10; vol. 79 # 46 - Monday, March 10, 2014
    1. 79 FR 13189 - Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, Security Requirements
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Commodity Credit Corporation
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: March 10, 2014.
      7 CFR Part 1436

Title 7 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-03-10; vol. 79 # 46 - Monday, March 10, 2014
    1. 79 FR 13189 - Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, Security Requirements
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Commodity Credit Corporation
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: March 10, 2014.
      7 CFR Part 1436