The Rural Utilities Service (RUS or Agency) is proposing policies and procedures for loan and guarantee financial assistance in support of energy efficiency programs (EE Programs) sponsored and implemented by electric utilities for the benefit of rural persons in their service territory. This notice of proposed rulemaking proposes changes to RUS regulations on General and Pre-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Electric Loans and Guarantees. This regulation was finalized December 20, 1993. The notice of proposed rulemaking also proposes conforming amendments to additional RUS regulations. Under Section two of the Rural Electric Act, RUS is authorized to assist electric borrowers in implementing demand side management, energy efficiency and conservation programs, and on-grid and off-grid renewable energy systems. The scope of this proposed regulation falls within the authority of the Act.
Agency Contact: Gerard Moore, USDA-Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1569, Washington, DC 20250- 1569, telephone (202) 205-9692 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on September 24, 2012.