7 CFR 1940.325 - FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 as a cooperating Agency.

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§ 1940.325 FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 as a cooperating Agency.
(a) FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 will serve as a cooperating Agency when requested to do so by the lead Agency for an action in which FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 is directly involved or for an action which is directly related to a proposed FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 action. An example of the latter would be a request from EPA to participate in an EIS covering its sewage treatment plans for a community, as well as the community's water system plans pending before FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354. A memorandum of understanding or other written correspondence will be developed with the lead agency in order to define FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354's role as the cooperating agency. The State Director will coordinate FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354's participation as a cooperating Agency for an action at the State Office level. The Administrator will have the same responsibility at the National Office level.
(b) When requested to be a cooperating Agency on a basis other than that discussed above, the State Director will consider the expertise which FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 could add to the particular EIS process in question and existing workload commitments. If a decision is made on either of these two bases not to participate as a cooperating Agency, a copy of the letter signed by the State Director or Administrator and so informing the lead Agency will be sent to CEQ.
(c) As a cooperating Agency, FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 will participate in the development and implementation of the scoping process. If requested by the lead Agency, provide the lead Agency with staff support and descriptive materials with respect to the analyses of the FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 portion of the action(s) to be covered, review and comment on all preliminary draft materials prior to their circulation for public review and comment, and attend and participate in public meetings called by the lead Agency concerning the EIS.
(d) The State Director will request the lead Agency to fully identify the Agency's involvement in all public documents and notifications.
(e) FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 will use the EIS as its own as long as FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354's comments and concerns are adequately addressed by the lead Agency and the final EIS is considered to meet the requirements of this subpart. It will be the responsibility of the preparer of the FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 environmental review document to formally advise the approving official on these two points. The failure of the lead Agency's EIS to meet either of these stipulations will require FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 to follow the steps outlined in § 1940.324 of this subpart prior to the approving official's decision on the FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 action.

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  • 2014-09-19; vol. 79 # 182 - Friday, September 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 56217 - Methodology and Formulas for Allocation of Loan and Grant Program Funds
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: This rule is effective October 1, 2014.
      7 CFR Part 1940

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U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Title 7 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR 1940 after this date.

  • 2014-09-19; vol. 79 # 182 - Friday, September 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 56217 - Methodology and Formulas for Allocation of Loan and Grant Program Funds
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: This rule is effective October 1, 2014.
      7 CFR Part 1940