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USDA/RUS RIN: 0572-AC49 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Revisions to Existing Rural Development Programs to Implement the 2018 Farm Bill, 7 CFR Part 1710, 1720 and 1785 

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) made mandatory changes to several programs administered by the Electric Program of the Rural Utilities Service.  The final rule will make revisions to 7 CFR parts 1710, 1720, and 1785 to adopt the statutory changes made by the 2018 Farm Bill, including:

SEC. 6501. Amendments to Section 2 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (a) Electric Loan Refinancing
SEC. 6503. Cushion of Credit Payments Program
SEC. 6505. Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Electrification or Telephone Purposes
SEC. 6507. Cybersecurity and Grid Security Improvements

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 1710    7 CFR 1720    7 CFR 1785   
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:
Gerard Moore
Department of Agriculture
Rural Utilities Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-2567