FORM RD 2006-46 (Rev. 01-98)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MANUAL ISSUE No.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT WSAL PN 446
Washington, D.C 20250 DATE
February 10, 2011
RD MANUAL CHANGES
INTEREST RATES, AMORTIZATION, GUARANTEE FEE, ANNUAL CHARGE, AND FIXED PERIOD.
Exhibit B is partially revised to update the Treasury Judgement Rate and various program rates, effective February 1, 2011.
Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 31). Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 32).
INSERT RD INS
RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY MEETINGS. This Instruction is completely revised. The Departmental Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) updated Departmental Manual 2300-001, “Agriculture Travel Regulation (ATR)”. This version of the ATR changes the dollar value for obtaining Departmental OCFO authority to conduct events (conferences and training) to those events with a total agency cost in excess of $75,000. The updated ATR also requires approval from the Assistant Secretary for Departmental Management for events with a cost in excess of $100,000. This revised ATR also changed some of the information required on the approval request.
The new Departmental rules allow the Under Secretary for Rural Development to approve events costing less than $75,000 and to delegate approval authority for event costing less than $40,000. We shared this information with all employees via an article in the July 2010 edition of the Operations and Management Newsletter.
The update to this Instruction which codifies these changes to procedures and policies. This update also has the USEC delegate authority to Administrators to approve events costing less than $40,000 to match authority already delegated to State Directors.
Exhibit C is being renumbered to Exhibit A.
Table of Contents: Pages 1 & 2; Table of Contents revised;
ALL Pages; and Pages 1 thru 5 revised; and
Exhibits A, B and C. Exhibit A revised 02-10-11.
RD HANDBOOK CHANGES
DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS FIELD OFFICE HANDBOOK. This Handbook is partially revised. Specific revisions include:
In the following Handbooks, Appendix 6 is partially revised to include the
February 1, 2011, interest rate for the Above-Moderate Single Family Housing non-program.
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HB-1-3550 DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS FIELD OFFICE
HB-2-3550 DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS CENTRALIZED
SERVICING CENTER HANDBOOK.
Chapters 1, 3 and Appendix 3:
To include the new credit report fee of $32 for single and joint RMCRs and the name and address for the new credit report provider, CBCInnovis, Inc.
To provide updated guidance on ordering joint credit reports.
Paragraph 13.14 E., to provide clarification of current regulations by providing specific instructions regarding items needed to submit when applying for a release of liability.
Chapter 1 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 1 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 1-11 & 1-12; Pages 1-11 & 1-12 revised;
Chapter 3 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 3 dated 01-23-03:
Attachment 3-H: Pages 1 & 2; Attachment 3-H: Pages 1 & 2 revised;
Chapter 4 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 4 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 4-47 & 4-48; Pages 4-47 & 4-48 revised;
Chapter 13 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 13 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 13-23 thru 13-26 Pages 13-23 thru 13-26 revised;
Appendix 3 dated 01-23-03: Appendix 2 dated 01-23-03:
Handbook Letter 15; and Handbook Letter 15 revised; and
Appendix 6: Pages 3 & 4. Appendix 6: Pages 3 & 4 revised 02-10-11.
DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS CENTRALIZED SERVICING CENTER HANDBOOK. This Handbook is partially revised. Specific revision include:
Paragraph 2.17 E., to provide clarification of current regulations by providing specific instructions regarding items needed to submit when applying for a release of liability.
Chapter 2 dated 05-27-98: Chapter 2 dated 05-27-98:
Pages 2-23 & 2-24. Pages 2-23 & 2-24 revised 02-10-11.
NO SPECIAL PROCEDURE NOTICES RELEASED.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICES RELEASED:
(See AN Checklist.)