7 CFR 1717.352 - Definitions and rules of construction.
(a)Definitions. For the purpose of this subpart, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
Bankruptcy code of 1978, as amended, means the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended ( 11 U.S.C. 101et seq.).
Borrower means any organization which has an outstanding loan made or guaranteed by RUS for rural electrification.
RE Act means Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended ( 7 U.S.C. 901et seq.).
REA means the Rural Electrification Administration formerly an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture and predecessor agency to RUS with respect to administering certain electric and telephone loan programs.
RUS means the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture established pursuant to Section 232 of the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 ( Pub. L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178), successor to REA with respect to administering certain electric and telephone programs. See 7 CFR 1700.1.
RUS documents means the RUS loan contract, RUS mortgage and, if the Borrower is engaged in the wholesale sale of electric power and energy to members pursuant to RUS Wholesale Power Contracts, the RUS Wholesale Power Contract.
RUS mortgage means the mortgage and security agreement, as from time to time supplemented, amended and restated, made by and among the borrower, RUS, and, if a party thereto, third party lenders, or any other form of mortgage or security instrument or indenture of mortgage and deed of trust, securing the payment of outstanding loans made or guaranteed by RUS and other lenders.
Secured loans shall mean outstanding loans secured pursuant to the RUS mortgage.
State regulatory authority means any state board or local governing body having jurisdiction under state law to regulate, or in any way, approve the electric rates charged by a borrower.
(b)Rules of construction. Unless the context shall otherwise indicate, the terms defined in § 1717.352(a) hereof include the plural as well as the singular, and the singular as well as the plural. The words “herein,” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, refer to this subpart as a whole. “Includes” and “including” are not limiting and “or” is not exclusive.