7 CFR 1948.88 - Direct land acquisition by FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354.

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§ 1948.88 Direct land acquisition by FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354.
(a) FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 may take action to acquire real property directly upon the written request of the Governor of the State in which the real property is located. FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 will not acquire real property directly under this section without such a request.
(b) All requests for direct land acquisition should be submitted to the FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354State Director. The following conditions must be met prior to the submission of a request for direct acquisition by FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354:
(1) The State or local government serving the area must lack power to condemn land of this type for this purpose and must supply an opinion by the State Attorney General that this authority is lacking;
(2) The real property is to be used as a site for needed housing, public facilities, or services;
(3) The site acquisition is called for in a FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 approved plan;
(4) The site is specifically identified by a FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 approved plan;
(5) State and local governments have been unable to obtain the real property for a price which does not substantially exceed its fair market value; and suitable alternate sites are not available;
(6) The land is not Indian Trust land;
(7) The land is not U.S. Forest Service land; and
(8) There is legal authority to undertake the proposed project.
(c) FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 may acquire Federal real property not prohibited in paragraphs (b) (6) and (7) of this section for purposes contained in this subpart. Farm land (Class I and II) will not be considered unless there is no other suitable land available.
(d) If the State Director determines that no other suitable real property exists that can be obtained at a price which does not substantially exceed its fair market value, and if the appropriate State or local government lacks condemnation authority as evidenced by opinion from the Attorney General, and there is authority to undertake the proposed project, then the State Director shall follow the procedures set out in title 7, subtitle A, part 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970) and immediately open negotiations to directly acquire the real property through purchase or trade.
(e) The FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354State Director may acquire real property by purchase to trade for other real property when FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 has been requested to acquire real property by the Governor of the State in which the real property is located.
(f) The Governor shall submit, with this request, a commitment from the State to acquire real property, together with a plan of compensation to FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 and evidence of the State's legal authority to enter into this agreement with FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 to accept the real property and repay FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 for the fair market value of the real property for the intended purpose.
(g) Real property acquired by FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 shall be transferred to the State requesting by a quitclaim deed for a price equal to the fair market value in accordance with the terms of a transfer agreement.
(h) After obtaining title to the real property and prior to transfer to the State, the property shall be managed by FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 in accordance with part 1955, subpart B of this chapter.
(i) The State Director shall inform the Governor that FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 real property acquisition is not likely to occur by purchase or trade if negotiations have failed to produce acceptable results within 90 days of the request for FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 acquisition of real property.

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  • 2014-09-18; vol. 79 # 181 - Thursday, September 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 55965 - Eliminate the 6-Day Reservation Period Requirement for Rural Development Obligations
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Services
      Direct final rule.
      This rule will become effective January 16, 2015 without further action, unless the Agency receives written adverse comments on or before November 17, 2014. If the Agency receives adverse comments, the Agency will publish a timely document in the Federal Register withdrawing the amendment. Any adverse comments received will be considered under the proposed rule published in this edition of the Federal Register in the proposed rule section. A second public comment period will not be held. Written comments must be received by the Agency or carry a postmark no later than November 17, 2014.
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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 1948 after this date.

  • 2014-09-18; vol. 79 # 181 - Thursday, September 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 55965 - Eliminate the 6-Day Reservation Period Requirement for Rural Development Obligations
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Services
      Direct final rule.
      This rule will become effective January 16, 2015 without further action, unless the Agency receives written adverse comments on or before November 17, 2014. If the Agency receives adverse comments, the Agency will publish a timely document in the Federal Register withdrawing the amendment. Any adverse comments received will be considered under the proposed rule published in this edition of the Federal Register in the proposed rule section. A second public comment period will not be held. Written comments must be received by the Agency or carry a postmark no later than November 17, 2014.
      7 CFR Parts 1940, 1942, 1944, 1948, and 1980