7 CFR 1720.9 - Guarantee Agreement.

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(a) The guaranteed lender will be required to sign a guarantee agreement with the Secretary setting forth the terms and conditions upon which the Secretary guarantees the payment of the guaranteed bonds.

(b) The guaranteed bonds shall refer to the guarantee agreement as controlling the terms of the guarantee.

(c) The guarantee agreement shall address the following matters:

(1) Definitions and principles of construction;

(2) The form of guarantee;

(3) Coverage of the guarantee;

(4) Timely demand for payment on the guarantee;

(5) Any prohibited amendments of bond documents or limitations on transfer of the guarantee;

(6) Limitation on acceleration of guaranteed bonds;

(7) Calculation and manner of paying the guarantee fee;

(8) Consequences of revocation of payment on the guaranteed bonds;

(9) Representations and warranties of the guaranteed lender;

(10) Representations and warranties for the benefit of the holder of the guaranteed bonds;

(11) Claim procedures;

(12) What constitutes a failure by the guaranteed lender to pay;

(13) Demand on RUS;

(14) Assignment to RUS;

(15) Conditions of guarantee which may include requiring the guaranteed lender to adopt measures to ensure adequate capital levels are retained to absorb losses relative to risk in the guaranteed lender's portfolio and requirements on the guaranteed lender to hold additional capital against the risk of default;

(16) Payment by RUS;

(17) RUS payment does not discharge guaranteed lender;

(18) Undertakings for the benefit of the holders of guaranteed bonds, including: notices, registration, prohibited amendments, prohibited transfers, indemnification, multiple bond issues;

(19) Governing law;

(20) Notices;

(21) Benefit of agreement;

(22) Entirety of agreement;

(23) Amendments and waivers;

(24) Counterparts;

(25) Severability, and

(26) Such other matters as the Secretary believes to be necessary or appropriate.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 901 - Short title

§ 902 - General authority of Secretary of Agriculture

§ 903 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 904 - Loans for electrical plants and transmission lines

§ 905 - Fees for certain loan guarantees

§ 906 - Funding for administrative expenses

§ 906a - Use of funds outside the United States or its territories prohibited

§ 907 - Acquisition of property pledged for loans; disposition; sale of pledged property by borrower

§ 908 - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–127, title VII, § 776, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1150

§ 909 - Administration on nonpolitical basis; dismissal of officers or employees for violating provision

§ 910 - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–127, title VII, § 777, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1150

§ 911 - Acceptance of services of Federal or State officers; application of civil service laws; expenditures for supplies and equipment

§ 911a - Repealed. Pub. L. 103–354, title II, § 235(a)(5), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3221

§ 912 - Extension of time for repayment of loans

§ 912a - Rescheduling and refinancing of loans

§ 913 - Definitions

§ 914 - Separability

§ 915 - Purchase of financial and credit reports

§ 916 - Criteria for loans

§ 917 - Prohibition on restricting water and waste facility services to electric customers

§ 918 - General prohibitions

§ 918a - Energy generation, transmission, and distribution facilities efficiency grants and loans in rural communities with extremely high energy costs

§ 918b - Acquisition of existing systems in rural communities with high energy costs

§ 918c - Rural and remote communities electrification grants

§ 940c - Cushion of credit payments program

Title 7 published on 2015-08-22

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 1720 after this date.

  • 2016-03-02; vol. 81 # 41 - Wednesday, March 2, 2016
    1. 81 FR 11000 - Environmental Policies and Procedures
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Office of the Secretary, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency
      Final rule.
      Effective date: The effective date for the final rule is April 1, 2016. Applicability date: For proposals that had a complete application submitted on or prior to April 1, 2016, either 7 CFR part 1794 or 7 CFR part 1940, subpart G, applies, as applicable. If the application was not complete prior to April 1, 2016, then 7 CFR part 1970 applies.
      7 CFR Part 25

Title 7 published on 2015-08-22.

The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 7.

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  • 2016-03-02; vol. 81 # 41 - Wednesday, March 2, 2016
    1. 81 FR 11000 - Environmental Policies and Procedures
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Office of the Secretary, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency
      Final rule.
      Effective date: The effective date for the final rule is April 1, 2016. Applicability date: For proposals that had a complete application submitted on or prior to April 1, 2016, either 7 CFR part 1794 or 7 CFR part 1940, subpart G, applies, as applicable. If the application was not complete prior to April 1, 2016, then 7 CFR part 1970 applies.
      7 CFR Part 25