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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AA50 Publication ID: Spring 2004 
Title: Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements  
Abstract: Section 9006 of the Farm Bill directs the implementation of a direct and guaranteed loan and grant program for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements for farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses. For fiscal year (FY) 2003, a Notice of Funds Availability was published on April 8 for the grant program. The proposed rule will establish regulations to implement the direct and guaranteed loan and grant program. These regulations will allow for the integration of all program authorities and permit full attention to all of the potential contingencies and issues. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 7 USC 8106   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2004    
NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/2004    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Diane Berger
Loan Specialist
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Room 6867, Room 6868/Stop 3225, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-2383
Fax:202 720-2213
Email: diane.berger@usda.gov