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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AA99 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) (7 CFR 4274 Subpart D) 

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) intends to amend its regulation on the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP), updating it to fit the needs of the current rural economy and to reflect the changes required by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). In addition, section 6017 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) amended the IRP’s authorization by moving it from Health and Human Services authority to the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (ConAct) (7 U.S.C. 1922 et seq.). As a result, this affected the requirements of the program. Though regulatory changes have been made to the program, the IRP regulations have been implemented on an ad hoc basis since inception of the program, causing disconnects and inconsistencies within the regulatory text. RBS will complete a holistic rewrite, clean up the regulations governing the program, and remove inconsistencies, thereby making the program more accessible to our customers.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 4274 subpart D   
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  11/00/2021 
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:
Lori Pittman
Business Loan and Grant Analyst, Program Management Division
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
STOP 3225, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-3225
Phone:202 720-9815
Fax:202 720-2213