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USDA/RUS RIN: 0572-AC47 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Revisions to Existing Rural Development Programs to Implement the 2018 Farm Bill, 7 CFR Parts 1775, 1776, 1778 and 1784 

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) made mandatory changes to several programs administered by the Water and Environmental Programs of the Rural Utilities Service.  This final rule will modify 7 CFR Parts 1775, 1776, and 1778 to adopt the statutory changes of the 2018 Farm Bill, including:

Section 6404 Rural Water and Wastewater Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program

Section 6407 Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grant Programs

Section 6409 Rural Decentralized Water Systems

In addition, it will update the definition of Rural or Native Villages in Alaska in 7 CFR 1784 to bring it in conformance with Section 306D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT).

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1775    7 CFR 1776    7 CFR 1778    7 CFR 1784   
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  02/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Barbara Britton
Director, Environmental and Engineering Staff
Department of Agriculture
Rural Utilities Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 1571,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-2567