§ 22.102 Summary of authorities.
The purpose of this section is to give notice that certain authorities have been delegated by the Secretary of USDA agencies for implementation. New Secretarial delegations covering the Rural Development Act were effective May 31, 1973, and were published in the Federal Register June 7, 1973 (38 FR 14944-14953). These are as follows:
(a) Title I (38 FR 14948). Responsibility delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Rural Development. The responsibility for administering loan and grant authorities is redelegated to the Farmers Home Administration, except the responsibility for administering loan authorities with respect to rural electrification and telephone facilities and service which has been redelegated to the Rural Electrification Administration.
(b) Titles II (38 FR 14945-14948), III (38 FR 14945-14948), and V (38 FR 14945-14948. Responsibility delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Conservation, Research and Education and redelegated as follows:
(1) Titles II (38 FR 14951-14952) and III (38 FR 14951-14952) to the Administrator, Soil Conservation Service.
(2) Title V (38 FR 14949-14950) to the Administrators, Cooperative State Research Service and the Extension Service respectively.
(c) Title IV (38 FR 14945-14948). Responsibility delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Conservation, Research and Education and redelegated (38 FR 14950-14951) to the Chief of the Forest Service.
(d) Title VI, section 603 (38 FR 14948). Responsibility delegated to Assistant Secretary for Rural Development and redelegated (38 FR 14953) to the Administrator, Rural Development Service.
The Rural Development Act
recognizes that many Federal departments
and agencies of the executive branch
and provide services
which are applicable to the needs of rural communities. Section 603 of the Rural Development Act
charges the Secretary
of Agriculture with providing governmentwide leadership for, and with coordinating a nationwide rural development program
. In such coordination, the Secretary
shall seek measures that will achieve effective integration of relevant Federal services
in rural areas
by Agriculture agencies and other Departments
and agencies. This section also requires that the Secretary
shall establish goals and report to the Congress
on progress in complying with specified purposes of the Act
. The Federal Regional Council will play a major role in coordination at the field level. An organic Act
of the Department
(7 U.S.C. 2201
) has been amended to require the Secretary
to add Rural Development
to those purposes for which he is authorized to acquire and diffuse useful information.