7 CFR 4280.102 - Organization of subpart.

§ 4280.102 Organization of subpart.
(a) Sections 4280.103 through 4280.111 discuss definitions, exception authority, appeals, conflict of interest, USDA Departmental regulations, other applicable laws, ineligible applicants, borrowers, and owners, general applicant and application provisions, and notifications, which are applicable to all of the funding programs under this subpart.
(b) Sections 4280.112 through 4280.121 discuss the requirements specific to renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grants. Sections 4280.112 and 4280.113 discuss, respectively, applicant and project eligibility. Section 4280.114 discusses the circumstances under which an applicant may qualify to submit a simplified application for a grant. Sections 4280.115 through 4280.118 address grant funding, grant application content and required documentation, the evaluation process, and insurance requirements. Sections 4280.119 through 4280.121 address project planning, development, and completion, grantee requirements, and grant servicing.
(c) Sections 4280.122 through 4280.160 discuss the requirements specific to renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loans. Sections 4280.122 through 4280.127 discuss eligibility and requirements for making and processing loans guaranteed by the Agency. Section 4280.128 addresses the application and documentation requirements, separating the requirements for loans over $600,000 and for loans of $600,000 or less. Section 4280.129 addresses the evaluation of guaranteed loan applications. Sections 4280.130 through 4280.160 provide guaranteed loan origination and servicing requirements. These requirements apply to lenders, holders, and other parties involved in making, guaranteeing, holding, servicing, or liquidating such loans.
(d) Section 4280.165 presents the process by which the Agency will make combined loan guarantee and grant funding available for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement projects.
(e) Sections 4280.170 through 4280.182 presents the process by which the Agency will make renewable energy system feasibility study grant funding available. These sections cover applicant, project, and application eligibility; grant funding; application content, evaluation, scoring, and selection for award; and grant award, administration, and servicing.
(f) Sections 4280.186 through 4280.196 present the process by which the Agency will make energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grant funding available. These sections cover applicant and project eligibility; grant funding; application content, evaluation, scoring, and selection for award; and grant award, administration, and servicing.
(g) Appendices A through D of this subpart cover technical report requirements. Appendix A applies to projects with total eligible project costs of $200,000 or less; Appendix B applies projects with total eligible project costs greater than $200,000; Appendix C applies to hydropower projects; and Appendix D applies to flexible fuel pumps. Appendix E identifies the contents of the feasibility study that will be required to be submitted to the Agency if funding is provided under §§ 4280.170 through 4280.182.
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§ 4280.102 Organization of subpart.

(a) Sections 4280.103 through 4280.111 discuss definitions; exception authority; review or appeal rights; conflict of interest; USDA Departmental Regulations; other applicable laws; ineligible Applicants, borrowers, and owners; general Applicant, application, and funding provisions; and notifications, which are applicable to all of the funding programs under this subpart.

(b) Sections 4280.112 through 4280.124 discuss the requirements specific to RES and EEI grants. Sections 4280.112 and 4280.113 discuss, respectively, Applicant and project eligibility. Section 4280.114 addresses funding provisions for these grants. Sections 4280.115 through 4280.119 address grant application content, technical merit determination, and required documentation. Sections 4280.120 through 4280.123 address the scoring, selection, awarding and administering, and servicing of these grant applications. Section 4280.124 addresses construction planning and development.

(c) Sections 4280.125 through 4280.152 discuss the requirements specific to RES and EEI guaranteed loans. Sections 4280.125 through 4280.128 discuss eligibility and requirements for making and processing loans guaranteed by the Agency. Section 4280.129 addresses funding for guaranteed loans. In general, Sections 4280.130 through 4280.152 provide guaranteed loan origination and servicing requirements. These requirements apply to lenders, holders, and other parties involved in making, guaranteeing, holding, servicing, or liquidating such loans. Section 4280.137 addresses the application requirements for guaranteed loans.

(d) Section 4280.165 presents the process by which the Agency will make combined loan guarantee and grant funding available for RES and EEI projects.

(e) Sections 4280.186 through 4280.196 present the process by which the Agency will make EA and REDA grant funding available. These sections cover Applicant and project eligibility, grant funding, application content, evaluation, scoring, selection, awarding and administering, and servicing.

(f) Appendices A through C cover technical report requirements. Appendix A applies to EEI projects; Appendix B applies to RES projects with Total Project Costs of Less Than $200,000, but more than $80,000; and Appendix C applies RES projects with Total Project Costs $200,000 and Greater. Appendices A and B do not apply to RES and EEI projects with Total Project Costs of $80,000 or less, respectively. Instead, technical report requirements for these projects are found in § 4280.119.

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Title 7 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 4280 after this date.

  • 2015-03-26; vol. 80 # 58 - Thursday, March 26, 2015
    1. 80 FR 15885 - Rural Development Regulations—Update to FmHA References and to Census References
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency
      Correction; direct final rule.
      This document is effective April 27, 2015.
      7 CFR Parts 1709, 1714, 1735, 1737, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, and 1783