§ 4280.101 Purpose
§ 4280.102 Organization of subpart
§ 4280.103 Definitions
§ 4280.104 Exception authority
§ 4280.105 Review or appeal rights
§ 4280.106 Conflict of interest
§ 4280.107 Statute and regulation references
§ 4280.108 U.S. Department of Agriculture Departmental Regulations and laws that contain other compliance requirements
§ 4280.109 Ineligible Applicants, borrowers, and owners
§ 4280.110 General Applicant, application, and funding provisions
§ 4280.111 Notifications

Terms Used In CFR > Title 7 > Chapter XLII > Part 4280 > Subpart B > General

  • Administrator: The Administrator of Rural Business-Cooperative Service within the Rural Development Mission Area of the U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Agency: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) or successor agency assigned by the Secretary of Agriculture to administer the Rural Energy for America Program. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Agricultural Producer: An individual or entity directly engaged in the production of agricultural products, including crops (including farming). See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicant: (1) Except for EA and REDA grants, the Agricultural Producer or Rural Small Business that is seeking a grant, guaranteed loan, or a combination of a grant and loan, under this subpart. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Capacity: The maximum output rate that an apparatus or heating unit is able to attain on a sustained basis as rated by the manufacturer. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Commercially Available: A system that meets the requirements of either paragraph (1) or (2) of this definition. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complete Application: An application that contains all parts necessary for the Agency to determine Applicant and project eligibility, score the application, and, where applicable, enable the Agency to determine the technical merit of the project. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: As defined in 16 U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Departmental Regulations: The regulations of the USDA's Office of Chief Financial Officer (or successor office) as codified in 2 CFR chapter IV. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Energy Assessment: An Agency-approved report assessing energy use, cost, and efficiency by analyzing energy bills and surveying the target building and/or equipment sufficiently to provide an Agency-approved Energy Assessment. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Energy Assessor: A Qualified Consultant who has at least 3 years of experience and completed at least five energy assessments or energy audits on similar type projects and who adheres to generally recognized engineering principles and practices. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Energy Audit: A comprehensive report that meets an Agency-approved standard prepared by an Energy Auditor or an individual supervised by an Energy Auditor that documents current energy usage. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Energy Auditor: A Qualified Consultant that meets one of the following criteria:

    (1) A Certified Energy Auditor certified by the Association of Energy Engineers. See 7 CFR 4280.103

  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act: Prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because an applicant receives income from a public assistance program. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Fiscal Year: The 12-month period beginning October 1 of any given year and ending on September 30 of the following year. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Financial Feasibility: The ability of a project or business operation to achieve sufficient income, credit, and cash flow to financially sustain a project over the long term. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Hybrid: A combination of two or more Renewable Energy technologies that are incorporated into a unified system to support a single project. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Hydroelectric Source: A Renewable Energy System producing electricity using various types of moving water including, but not limited to, diverted run-of-river water, in-stream run-of-river water, and in-conduit water. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Immediate Family: Individuals who are closely related by blood, marriage, or adoption, or who live within the same household, such as a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent, grandchild, niece, or nephew. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Institution of Higher Education: As defined in 20 U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Instrumentality: An organization recognized, established, and controlled by a State, Tribal, or local government, for a public purpose or to carry out special purposes. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Matching Funds: Those project funds required by the 7 U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Public Power Entity: Is defined using the definition of "State utility" as defined in section 217(A)(4) of the Federal Power Act (16 U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Qualified Consultant: An independent third-party individual or entity possessing the knowledge, expertise, and experience to perform the specific task required. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Rated Power: The maximum amount of energy that can be created at any given time. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Renewable Biomass: (1) Materials, pre-commercial thinnings, or invasive species from National Forest System land or public lands (as defined in section 103 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Renewable Energy: Energy derived from:

    (1) A wind, solar, Renewable Biomass, ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal), geothermal or Hydroelectric Source. See 7 CFR 4280.103

  • Renewable Energy Site Assessment: A report provided to an Agricultural Producer or Rural Small Business providing information regarding and recommendations for the use of Commercially Available Renewable Energy technologies in its operation. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Renewable Energy Technical Assistance: Assistance provided to Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses on how to use Renewable Energy technologies and resources in their operations. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Rural Small Business: A Small Business that is located in a Rural Area or that can demonstrate the proposed project for which assistance is being applied for under this subpart is located in a Rural Area. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Simple Payback: The estimated Simple Payback of a project funded under this subpart as calculated using paragraph (1) or (2) as applicable, of this definition. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Small Business: An entity or utility, as applicable, described below that meets Small Business Administration's (SBA) definition of Small Business as found in 13 CFR part 121. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • State: Any of the 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Total Project Costs: The sum of all costs associated with a completed project. See 7 CFR 4280.103