Rd instruction 1948-b title 7 Agriculture

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(Revision 1)

(06-14-79) SPECIAL PN

RD Instruction 1948-B

§1948.53 (d) (Con.)

(2) Processing includes all operations performed on coal or uranium including construction of processing plants. However, processing does not include conversion into electrical energy.

(3) Transportation which directly relates to the production and processing of coal or uranium including transportation networks in the county of origin of the coal or uranium and counties of processing of coal and uranium. This includes transportation depots along transportation networks that are used primarily for the transfer of coal or uranium for domestic consumption. This also includes unit train rolling stock construction and repair facilities.
(e) Condemnation by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The use of Federal authority by the Secretary of Agriculture to condemn real property.
(f) Council of local governments. An area wide development organization which includes one or more local governments servicing at least a portion of an approved designated area. Such organization must either have a policymaking body made up of a majority of local elected officials.
(g) Eligible employment. Full time work related to coal or uranium development activities.
(h) Eligible employment facility. A coal or uranium mine, processing plant, or transportation depot.
(i) Energy impacted areas. An area where coal and uranium development activities have a significant impact on the socio-economic structure of the area and which meet the criteria set out at §1948.68 of this Subpart.
(j) Fair market value. The price at which a property will sell in the open market allowing a reasonable period of time for typical, fully-informed buyers and sellers to react, assuming that the purchaser and seller are both willing participants in the transaction.
(k) Grantee. An entity with whom Rural Development has entered into a grant agreement under this program.
(l) Growth management planning. Planning for the orderly development of an approved designated area. This planning includes, but is not limited to: planning for provision of resources to support housing, public facility needs, sewer and water needs; planning for the provision of additional public services needed; overall plans for the coordinated development of all approved designated areas within a State; the development of State Investment Strategies for Energy Impacted Areas; and coordination of development of approved designated areas at the interstate level where impact is interstate in nature.


(Revision 1)

§1948.53 (Con.) RD Instruction 1948-B
(m) Housing planning. Identification of present and future housing needs within an approved designated area and providing methods for developing needed housing. This planning includes, but is not limited to the identification of: housing sites; housing site development needs; data and resource needs; funding needs; acquisition methods; and agencies of government responsible for delivery of housing services.
(n) Industry reports. Those reports concerning production, expected production, and employment within an approved designated area which are requested by the Governor and submitted by a person to the Secretary of Energy.
(o) Local government. Any county, parish, city, town, township, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a State with the power to levy taxes and expend Federal, State, and local funds and exercise governmental powers and which is located in, or has authority over, the energy impact area. With the concurrence of the Governor, the term may also include such school, water, sewer, highway, or other public special purpose districts or authorities, or public or private nonprofit corporations as may be appropriate to carry out the purpose for which a grant is being made. These corporations or special districts or authorities may apply (including applications previously received) for grants from fiscal year 1981 and earlier fiscal year funds only. (Revised 6-26-81, SPECIAL PN.)
(p) Person. Any corporation, individual, partnership, company, association, firm, institution, society, trust, joint venture, or joint stock company, any State or any agency or instrumentality thereof.
(q) Public facilities. Installations open to the public and used for the public welfare. This includes but is not limited to: hospitals, clinics, firehouses, parks, recreation areas, sewer plants, water plants, community centers, libraries, city or town halls, jailhouses, courthouses and schoolhouses.
(r) Public services. The provision to the public of services such as: health care, fire and police protection, recreation, etc.
(s) Site. A site is a plot of land which is suitable or can be made suitable for providing housing, public facilities, or services.
(t) Site acquisition. Obtaining legal title to a site (or sites) or obtaining leaseholds or other interests in land, by an instrumentality of a State or local government, or by Rural Development, for housing, public facilities or services. (Revised 4-23-80, PN 723.)
(u) Site development. Site restoration, necessary off-site improvements and such on-site improvements as the construction of sewerage collection and water distribution lines (does not include individual taps) and construction of access roads; but does not include the construction of houses or public facilities.


(Revision 2)

(06-14-79) SPECIAL PN

RD Instruction 1948-B

§1948.53 (Con.)

(v) Site restoration. On-site improvements to the real property (such as backfilling, compacting, grading and leveling) necessary for the construction of houses and public facilities.
(w) State. Any of the fifty States, Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession of the United States.
(x) State Investment Strategy for Energy Impacted Areas. The investment strategy for the development of approved designated areas within a State as proposed by the Governor and approved by Rural Development.
(y) Substandard housing. All housing units which do not have complete plumbing fixtures, lack adequate heating systems, are not structurally sound, or contain any other conditions that would cause a safety, sanitary, or health hazard to the family or community.
§1948.54 Eligible applicants.
Organizations eligible for grants include local governments, councils of local government, and State governments that have the legal authority necessary to undertake the proposed project. (Revised 6 26-81, SPECIAL PN.)
§1948.55 Source of funds.
(a) Grants will be awarded from appropriated funds specifically allocated for this program.
(b) Grants made for growth management and housing planning may equal but will not exceed 10 percent of the total amount of funds appropriated for and allotted to this program.
§1948.56 Program purposes.
(a) Rural Development will make grants for assistance to approved designated areas in accordance with criteria contained in this Subpart by providing assistance to fill gaps in growth management and housing planning, and to provide supplementary support for acquisition and development of sites for housing and public facilities and services by States, local governments, and councils of local government.
(b) Efforts will be made to provide comprehensive assistance to approved designated areas through the coordination power of the Secretary of Agriculture by utilizing existing plans, State and local programs, and other Federal programs to the maximum extent

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