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Title 7Subtitle BChapter XVIIPart 1753Subpart G → §1753.56


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 1753—TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Subpart G—Outside Plant Major Construction by Force Account


§1753.56   General.

(a) This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan documents setting forth the requirements and the procedures to be followed by borrowers for outside plant major construction by the force account method with RUS loan funds. Terms used in this subpart are defined in §1753.2 and RUS Contract Form 515.

(b) A borrower shall not use the force account method for construction financed with loan funds unless prior RUS approval has been obtained.

(c) Generally, RUS will not approve the force account method for major outside plant construction for the initial loan to a borrower.

(d) The Force Account Proposals (FAPs) are subject to review and approval by RUS.

(e) The FAP is approved by RUS on the basis of estimated labor and material costs. The FAP is closed based on the borrower's actual cost of performing the construction. RUS will provide loan funds only up to the amount determined by the completed assembly units priced at the unit prices in the approved FAP.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0572-0062)

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