FORM RD 2006-46 (Rev. 01-98)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MANUAL ISSUE No.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT WSAL PN 464
Washington, D.C. 20250 DATE
August 9, 2013
RD MANUAL CHANGES
INTEREST RATES, AMORTIZATION, GUARANTEE FEE, ANNUAL CHARGE, AND FIXED PERIOD. Exhibit B is partially revised to update various program rates and the Treasury Judgement Rate effective May 1, 2013.
Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 53). Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 54).
RD INS 1940-L
METHODOLOGY AND FORMULAS FOR ALLOCATIONS OF LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS. This Exhibit Attachment provides the allocation for program funds and details instructions for the use of those funds for programs administered by Rural Business-Cooperative Service for the 2013 Fiscal Year.
Exhibit A, Attachment 1. Exhibit A, Attachment 1 revised 08-09-13.
INSERT RD INS
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS (OGE) CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE FORM 450). The Instruction is a complete revision of the process for accessing, completing and filing the OGE Form 450. The process has completely changed because of the new electronic filing capability. The only way an employee who is identified as an OGE Form 450 filer can access the filing system is via electronic notification to access FDonline and complete their OGE Form 450. There is no longer a paper document, nor do employees have an intermediate review in their State. All electronic submissions come to the USDA Office of Ethics in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents; and Table of Content revised; and
All Pages.; and Pages 1 through 4 revised; and
Exhibit A. Exhibit A revised 08-09-13.
INSERT RD INS
REQUEST FOR PRIOR APPROVAL FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITY OR EMPLOYMENT. This Instruction is completely revised. The process for application is being described and the positions being outlined for the first time. The purpose of the Instruction is to outline the Regulatory requirement for applying for prior approval of any outside employment or activity by OGE Form 450 filers. All OGE Form 450 filers must apply for an ethics review for any conflict of interest analysis of their proposed activity and to have the designated agency official (either the DAOM or State Director) provide agency approval. A conflict of interest analysis is crucial in reducing the risk of a Federal (RD) employee violating criminal code statutes involving outside activities and violating Federal Ethics Conduct Regulations for those activities.
Table of Contents; Table of Content revised;
All Pages.; and Pages 1 through 6 revised; and
Exhibits A & B. Exhibit A revised 08-09-13.
RD HANDBOOK CHANGES
DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS FIELD OFFICE HANDBOOK. This Handbook is partially revised. Specific revisions include:
Chapter 6, Attachment 6-A, is revised to replace Form RD 440-58 “Estimate of Settlement Costs” with HUD’s Good Faith Estimate.
Paragraph 7.5, to replace Form RD 1940-59 with HUD-1 “Settlement Statement.”
Paragraph 8.5, to replace Form RD 1940-59 HUD-1;
Attachment 8-A, to replace Form RD 1940-59 with HUD-1.
Paragraph 13.3 E., to define the three different ways development with insurance claim proceeds is managed by CSC and Field Staff and to clarify that all significant development with insurance claim proceeds will be managed by the Field Office in a like manner as development funded by loan proceeds. The revisions also establishes that when the final payment is issued to the borrower. Field Staff must submit to CSC all documents required in RD Instruction 1924-A.
NOTE: Since there is a new Exhibit 13-1, all exhibits in this chapter revision have been renumbered.
Appendix 2, to replace Form RD 440-58 with HUD’s Good Faith Estimate and replace Form RD 1940-59 with HUD-1.
Table of Contents: Table of Contents:
Pages 17 through 19; Pages 17 through 19 revised;
Chapter 6 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 6 dated 01-23-03:
Attachment 6-A: Attachment 6-A:
Pages 1 & 2; Pages 1 & 2 revised;
Chapter 7 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 7 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 7-5 & 7-6 Pages 7-5 & 7-6 revised;
Chapter 8 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 8 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 8-7 & 8-8, Pages 8-7 & 8-8,
Attachment 8-A: Pages 1 & 2; Attachment 8-A: Pages 1 & 2 revised;
Chapter 13 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 13 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 13-3 thru 37; Pages 13-3 thru 13-40 revised;
Appendix 2 dated 01-23-03: Appendix 2 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 1 thru 4. Pages 1 thru 4 revised 08-09-13.
DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS CENTRALIZED SERVICINGS CENTER HANDBOOK. This Handbook is partially revised. Specific revisions include:
In compliance with Recommendation Number 2 of the MCR of CSC, Section 3, Paragraph 3.13 and 3.14 are revised to define the three different ways development with insurance claim proceeds is managed by CSC and Field Staff and to clarify that all significant development with insurance claim proceeds will be managed by the Field Office in a like manner as development funded by loan proceeds. It also clarifies that when the final payment is issued to the borrower, Field Staff must submit to CSC all documents required according to RD Instruction 1924-A.
Chapter 3 dated 05-27-98: Chapter 3 dated 05-27-98:
Pages 3-17 thru 3-22. Pages 3-17 thru 3-24 revised 08-09-13.
MFH Project Servicing Handbook. This Handbook is partially revised to correct the appraisal guidance provided in this chapter that is inconsistent with the appraisal guidance found in 7 CFR 3560 and BH-1-3560.
Table of Content: Table of Content:
Pages 7 & 8; Pages 7 & 8 revised;
Chapter 7 dated 02-04-05: Chapter 7 dated 02-04-05:
Pages 7-1 & 7-2, 7-13 thru 7-18. Pages 7-1 & 7-2,
7-13 thru 7-18 revised 08-09-13.
This Guide Letter is revised to update the Agency’s name and clarify guidance that Rural Development can provide financial assistance to borrowers who believe their current home has major defects, granted Rural Development supervised the construction process.
GL dated 02-05-92. GL revised 08-09-13.
NO SPECIAL PROCEDURE NOTICES RELEASED.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICES RELEASED:
(See AN Checklist.)