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USDA/RUS RIN: 0572-AC49 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Implementation of Electric Program Provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 

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:

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

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1710    7 CFR 1720    7 CFR 1785   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., 1921 et seq., 6941 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule; Request for Comment  06/00/2022 
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:
Luis Bernal
Department of Agriculture
Rural Utilities Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 205-3655