Rural Development StateDirectors will obtain National Office clearance for all State supplements and guides in accordance with paragraph VIII of RD Instruction 2006-B, (available in any Rural Development office).
(a)State supplements.StateDirectors may supplement this subpart as appropriate to meet State and local laws and regulations and to provide for orderly application processing and efficient service to applicants. State supplements shall not contain any requirements pertaining to designations, designation approval, or plan approvals more restrictive than those in this subpart.
(b)State guides.StateDirectors may develop guides for use by applicants if the guides to this subpart are not adequate. StateDirectors may prepare guides for: items needed for the application; items necessary for the docket; and items required prior to grant closing or construction starts.