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Federal Register

/ Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June

20, 2007 / Notices

Grant monitoring. Each grant will be monitored by USDA Rural Development to ensure that the grantee is complying with the terms of the grant and that the TSA project activity is completed as approved. Ordinarily, this will involve a review of quarterly and final reports by USDA Rural Development and review by the appropriate Area Office.

Additional grants. An additional grant may be made to an applicant that has previously received a TSA grant and substantially achieved the goals established for the previous grant by submitting a new proposal for TSA funds. The additional grant application will be processed as if it were an initial application.

Management assistance. The Area Office will see that each TSA grantee receives management assistance to help achieve a successful program.

(1) TSA employees who will be contacting and assisting families will receive training in packaging single family housing and Rural Rental Housing loans when, or very shortly after, they are hired so that they can work effectively.

(2) TSA employees who will provide counseling, outreach, and other technical and supervisory assistance will receive training on USDA Rural Development policies, procedures, and requirements appropriate to their positions and the type of assistance the grantee will provide at the outset of the grant.

(3) Training will be provided by USDA Rural Development employees and/or outside sources approved by USDA Rural Development when the technical and supervisory assistance involves rural housing programs other than Rural Development programs. Appropriate training of TSA employees should be anticipated during the planning stages of the grant and the reasonable cost of such training included in the budget.

(4) The Area Office, in cooperation with the appropriate Local Office(s), should coordinate the management assistance given to the TSA grantee in a manner which is timely and effective. This will require periodic meetings with the grantee to discuss problems being encountered and offer assistance in solving these problems; to discuss the budget, the effectiveness of the grant, and any other unusual circumstances affecting delivery of the proposed TSA services; to keep the grantee aware of procedural and policy changes, availability of funds, etc.; and to discuss any other matters affecting the availability of housing opportunities for low-income families.

(5) The Area and/or Local Office will advise the grantee of the options available to bring the delinquent borrowersaccounts current and advise the grantee that the appropriate approval authority for any resolution of the delinquent accounts and all other authority currently available to remedy delinquent accounts.

Grant evaluation, closeout, suspension, and termination. Grant evaluation will be an ongoing activity performed by both the grantee and USDA Rural Development. The grantee will perform self-evaluations by preparing periodic project performance reports in accordance with 7 CFR 1944.541. USDA Rural Development will also review all reports prepared and submitted by the grantee in accordance with the grant agreement and 7 CFR part 1944, subpart K.

Within forty-five (45) days after the grant ending date, the grantee will complete closeout procedures as specified in the grant agreement.

The grant can also be terminated before the grant ending date for the causes specified in the grant agreement. No further grant funds will be disbursed when grant suspension or termination procedures have been initiated in accordance with the grant agreement.

VII. Agency Contacts

Nica Mathes, Senior Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, Special Programs and New Initiatives Branch, Mail Stop 0783, Room 2206S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 202500783, phone: (202) 2053656 or (202) 7201474, e-mail: nica.mathes@wdc.usda.gov, or FAX: (202) 7202232.

VIII. Other Information

Information about TSA grants and other Rural Development housing programs can be obtained at the USDA Rural Development website at http:// www.rurdev.usda.gov. Questions can also be sent by e-mail to agsec@usda.gov.

Nondiscrimination Statement

’’The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individuals income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require

alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDAs TARGET Center at (202) 7202600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 202509410 or call (800) 7953272 (voice) or (202) 7206382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.’’

Dated: May 30, 2007. Russell T. Davis, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. E711888 Filed 61907; 8:45 am]



ForeignTrade Zones Board

[Order No. 1513]

Approval of Request For Manufacturing Authority (Vacuum Cleaner Products), ForeignTrade Zone 68, Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd.

Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

WHEREAS, the City of El Paso, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone (FTZ) 68, has requested authority under § 400.32(b)(2) of the Boards regulations on behalf of Electrolux Home Care Products Ltd. to conduct vacuum cleaner products manufacturing under zone procedures within Site 2 of FTZ 68 in El Paso, Texas (FTZ Docket 432006, filed 11/7/06);

WHEREAS, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (71 FR 66500, 11/15/06); and,

WHEREAS, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiners report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Boards regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board hereby grants authority for the manufacture of vacuum cleaner products within Site 2 of FTZ 68, as described in the application and the Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Boards regulations, including Section 400.28.

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