List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Systems of USDA Rural Development Electrification Borrowers
(Informational Publication 202-1)
With more than 75 years of experience, the USDA Rural Development Electric Programs have found that electric utility construction, operation, and maintenance are best when high-quality, long-lasting materials are used. Because the quality of materials is so important to program objectives, the Electric Programs continue to require that borrowers observe Electric Programs standards and use Technical Standards Committee (Electric) or TSC accepted products on their systems whether they use RUS loan funds, other sources of financing assistance, or their own general funds. For information on the Technical Standards Committees or the procedure for submitting an application for acceptance of a material product, see the Technical Standards Committees page.
The List of Materials is published each July, with three quarterly supplements (October, January, and April).
Downloading Options (PDF
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. You may download it from Adobe downloads.
Download the List of Materials Supplement 1 (July - September 2014) (approx. 52K)
Download the List of Materials (July 2014) (approx. 1,777K)
The List of Materials will only be available as a download from this website. The List of Materials is no longer available from the US Government Printing Office.
Questions concerning the List of Materials may be directed to the Chair of Technical Standards Committee at:
Technical Standards Committee (Electric)
Rural Utilities Service
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20250-1569
or by e-mail to: Norris.Nicholson@wdc.usda.gov.
Please include your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and company affiliation in the body of your message so that we may be able to contact you for additional information, if necessary.