FORM RD 2006-46 (Rev. 01-98)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MANUAL ISSUE No.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT WSAL PN 465
Washington, D.C 20250 DATE
August 21, 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 June 1, 2013.
Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 54). Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 55).
INSERT RD INS
U.S. GOVERNMENT MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR’S INSTRUCTIONS. This total revision brings the Instruction up-to-date and in line with requirements set forth by the General Service Administration and the Department.
Table of Contents; and Table of Content revised; and
All Pages. Pages 1 through 11 revised 08-21-13.
RD HANDBOOK CHANGES
INSERT RD HB-1-3550
DIRECT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS AND GRANTS FIELD OFFICE HANDBOOK. This Handbook is partially revised. Specific revisions include:
Attachment 3-G: Removed the references to Attachments 5-A and 5-B.
Introduction: Removed the preliminary review of the property (and subsequently removed Attachments 5-A and 5-B from Attachment 3-G). This requirement has been waived since July 12, 2010, and is being made permanent. Added guidance on handling seller completed repairs.
Section 1: Made permanent the allowances made in the Unnumbered Letter dated April 17, 2012, dealing with the rural area designation review.
Section 2: Added guidance to address how to determine a regional or statewide area loan limit. Expanded upon the Loan Originator’s role as it relates reviewing inspections on existing properties.
Section 3: Clarified that the Field Office is not required to conduct a site inspection to complete the environmental review if the appraiser marks “No” to the adverse site conditions question.
Section 5: Clarified and improved guidance on appraisal related issues.
Section 6: Removed the suggestion that the Agency may maintain a list of (non-manufactured) building contractors (since this inappropriately links the Agency to the builder’s performance) and removed the requirement for Field Offices to vet unfamiliar (non-manufactured) building contractors.
Former Attachment 5-D: Guidance on using LATFnet.com / LandAmerica for flood hazard determinations was entirely removed since another vendor replaced this vendor awhile ago. Guidance on the current vendor can be found in SharePoint.
Attachment 5-E is being renumbered to 5-D;
Attachment 5-F is being renumbered to 5-E; and
Attachment 5-G is being renumbered to 5-F.
Chapter 3 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 3 dated 01-23-03:
Attachment 3-G: Pages 3 & 4; Attachment 3-G: Pages 3 & 4 revised;
Chapter 5 dated 01-23-03: Chapter 5 dated 01-23-03:
Pages 5-1 thru 5-46, Pages 5-1 thru 5-44 revised,
Attachment 5-A: Pages 1 & 2, Attachment 5-A; Pages 1 & 2 revised,
Attachment 5-B: Pages 1 & 2, Attachment 5-B: Pages 1 & 2 revised,
Attachment 5-D thru 5-G. Attachment 5-D thru 5-F revised 08-21-13.
REQUEST FOR VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT revised 08-13. Prescribed in RD Instruction 1980-D, HB-1-3550 and HB-2-3550. The Form and FMI are revised to add an additional block (14d) in section (d) for applicants who may be seasonally employed. This Form and FMI are available on the Rural Development Instructions home page (http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/regs/). No paper copy distribution of this form will be made, and it will not be stocked in the warehouse.
FMI dated 02-17-08. FMI revised 08-21-13.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT VEHICLE ALLOCATION METHODOLOGY (VAM) revised 05-12. Prescribed in RD Instruction 2018-G. The Form and FMI are issued to be used for requesting new leased vehicles and for replacement of leased vehicles. Supplies dated prior to the revision date will be disposed of or recycled. This Form and FMI are available on the Rural Development Instructions home page (http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/regs/). No paper copy distribution of this form will be made, and it will not be stocked in the warehouse.
FMI dated 09-01-11. FMI revised 08-09-13.
NO SPECIAL PROCEDURE NOTICES RELEASED.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICES RELEASED:
(See AN Checklist.)