7 CFR 4274.302 - Definitions and abbreviations.

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§ 4274.302 Definitions and abbreviations.
(a) General definitions. The following definitions are applicable to the terms used in this subpart:
Agency. The Federal agency within the USDA with responsibility assigned by the Secretary of Agriculture to administer IRP. At the time of publication of this rule, that Agency was the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS).
Agency IRP loan funds. Cash proceeds of a loan obtained from the Agency through IRP, including the portion of an IRP revolving fund directly provided by the Agency IRP loan. Agency IRP loan funds are Federal funds.
Agricultural production or agriculture production. The cultivation, production, growing, raising, feeding, housing, breeding, hatching, or managing of crops, plants, animals, or birds, either for fiber, food for human consumption, or livestock feed.
Initial Agency IRP loan. The first IRP loan made by the Agency to an intermediary.
Intermediary. The entity requesting or receiving Agency IRP loan funds for establishing a revolving fund and relending to ultimate recipients.
IRP revolving fund. A group of assets, obtained through or related to an Agency IRP loan and recorded by the intermediary in a bookkeeping account or set of accounts and accounted for, along with related liabilities, revenues, and expenses, as an entity or enterprise separate from the intermediary's other assets and financial activities.
Principals of intermediary. Members, officers, directors, and other individuals or entities directly involved in the operation and management (including setting policy) of an intermediary.
Processing office or officer. The processing office for an IRP application is the office within the Agency administrative organization with assigned authority and responsibility to process the application. The processing office is the primary contact for the proposed intermediary and maintains the official application case file. The processing officer for an application is the person in charge of the processing office. The processing officer is responsible for ensuring that all regulations and Agency procedures are complied with in regard to applications under the office's jurisdiction.
Revolved funds. The cash portion of an IRP revolving fund that is not composed of Agency loan funds, including funds that are repayments of Agency IRP loans and including fees and interest collected on such loans. Revolved funds shall not be considered Federal funds.
Rural area. All territory of a State that is not within the outer boundary of any city having a population of 25,000 or more, according to the latest decennial census.
Servicing office or officer. The servicing office for an IRP loan is the office within the Agency administrative organization with assigned authority and responsibility to service the loan. The servicing office is the primary contact for the borrower and maintains the official case file after the loan is closed. The servicing officer for a loan is the person in charge of the servicing office. The servicing officer is responsible for ensuring that all regulations and Agency procedures are complied with in regard to loans under the office's jurisdiction.
State. Any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Statewide Nonmetropolitan Median Household Income (SNMHI). Median household income of the State's nonmetropolitan counties and portions of metropolitan counties outside of cities, towns or places of 50,000 or more population.
Subsequent IRP loan. An IRP loan from the Agency to an intermediary that has received one or more IRP loans previously.
Technical assistance. A function performed for the benefit of an ultimate recipient or proposed ultimate recipient, which is a problem solving activity. The Agency will determine whether a specific activity qualifies as technical assistance.
Ultimate recipient. An entity or individual that receives a loan from an intermediary's IRP revolving fund.
Underrepresented group. U.S. citizens with identifiable common characteristics, that have not received IRP assistance or have received a lower percentage of total IRP dollars than the percentage they represent of the general population.
United States. The 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
(b) Abbreviations. The following are applicable to this subpart:
B&I—Business and Industry
IRP—Intermediary Relending Program
OGC—Office of the General Counsel
OIG—Office of Inspector General
OMB—Office of Management and Budget
RBS—Rural Business-Cooperative Service, or any successor agency
RDLF—Rural Development Loan Fund
USDA—United States Department of Agriculture
[63 FR 6053, Feb. 6, 1998, as amended at 69 FR 65519, Nov. 15, 2004]

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  • 2014-12-19; vol. 79 # 244 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 75872 - Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Farm Service Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency
      Interim final rule.
      Effective date: This interim final rule is effective on December 26, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 26, 2014. Implementation dates: For grants authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, this rule is applicable for emergency or major disaster declarations issued on or after December 26, 2014. For non-Federal entities that are nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education (IHEs), there is a one-year grace period for implementation of the procurement standards in 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326. As will be detailed in the 2015 OMB Compliance Supplement, non-Federal entities choosing to delay implementation for the procurement standards will need to specify in their documented policies and procedures that they continue to comply with OMB circular A-110 for one additional fiscal year which begins after December 26, 2014. Comment date: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received by OMB electronically through www.regulations.gov no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) on February 17, 2015.
      2 CFR Parts 1, 25, 170, 180, and 200

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Title 7 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-12-19; vol. 79 # 244 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 75872 - Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Farm Service Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency
      Interim final rule.
      Effective date: This interim final rule is effective on December 26, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 26, 2014. Implementation dates: For grants authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, this rule is applicable for emergency or major disaster declarations issued on or after December 26, 2014. For non-Federal entities that are nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education (IHEs), there is a one-year grace period for implementation of the procurement standards in 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326. As will be detailed in the 2015 OMB Compliance Supplement, non-Federal entities choosing to delay implementation for the procurement standards will need to specify in their documented policies and procedures that they continue to comply with OMB circular A-110 for one additional fiscal year which begins after December 26, 2014. Comment date: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received by OMB electronically through www.regulations.gov no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) on February 17, 2015.
      2 CFR Parts 1, 25, 170, 180, and 200