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 762 after this date.
2016-10-21; vol. 81 # 204 - Friday, October 21, 2016
81 FR 72686 - EZ Guarantee Program and Micro Lender Program (MLP) Status
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Farm Service Agency
Effective Date: October 21, 2016. Comment Dates: We will consider comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act that we receive by: December 20, 2016. We will consider comments on the regulatory changes that we receive by: January 19, 2017.
7 CFR Parts 761 and 762
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is amending the guaranteed Farm Loan Programs (FLP) regulations to implement an EZ Guarantee Program and establish an additional lender status. The EZ Guarantee Program will help lenders reduce costs of underwriting and servicing loans to help meet the unique financing needs of small farm operations. The intended effects of the rule are to make guaranteed loan programs more widely available and attractive to small farm operations and the lenders who work with those farm operations through a more flexible underwriting analysis process, reduced application requirements, and faster FSA approval. In addition, FSA is amending the regulations to make a technical correction related to chattel appraisal appeals related to both guaranteed and direct loans.
2016-08-03; vol. 81 # 149 - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
81 FR 51274 - Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Farm Service Agency, and Farm Service Agency
Effective: August 3, 2016.
7 CFR Parts 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 770, 772, 773, 774, and 799
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is consolidating, updating, and amending its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). FSA's previous NEPA regulations had been in place since 1980. Significant changes to the structure of FSA and the scope of FSA's programs require changes in FSA's NEPA regulations. The changes will also better align FSA's NEPA regulations with the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations and meet the FSA responsibilities for periodic review of their categorical exclusions (CatExs). CatExs involve proposed actions that typically do not result in individual or cumulative significant environmental effects or impacts and therefore do not merit further environmental review in an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The additions to the existing list of CatExs improves the clarity and consistency of the regulations. This final rule also expands and clarifies the list of proposed actions that require an EA. The FSA NEPA implementing regulations also cover the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs that FSA administers on behalf of CCC. In addition, this rule makes conforming changes to existing references to FSA NEPA regulations in other FSA regulations. The revisions to the FSA NEPA implementing regulations are intended to improve transparency and clarity of the FSA NEPA process for FSA program participants, and to provide for a more efficient environmental review that will lead to better decisions and outcomes for stakeholders and the environment. Finally, in coordination with the Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Utilities Service, this rule removes the old NEPA regulations.