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101 STAT. 1330-20
101 STAT. 1330-20
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-20

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

Subtitle D—Rural Electrification ^ ^ -^^ ^ Administration Programs CHAPTER 1—PREPAYMENT OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION LOANS 1 USC 936a note.

SEC. 1401. PREPAYMENT OF LOANS. (a) ELIGIBILITY TO PREPAY.—Notwithstanding subsections (c), (d),

Regulations.

and (e) of section 306A of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 936a (c), (d), and (e)), during fiscal year 1988, a borrower of a loan made by the Federal Financing Bank and guaranteed under section 306 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 936) may, at the option of the borrower, prepay such loan (or any loan advance thereunder) in accordance with subsections (a) and (b) of section 306A of such Act, except that any prepayment that would cause the total amount of such prepayments during fiscal year 1988 to exceed $2,000,000,000 shall be subject solely to the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury. Oa) PRIORITY FOR APPROVAL.—In determining which borrowers shall be permitted to prepay loans under subsection (a): (1) The Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration shall give priority to those 8 borrowers that were determined by the Administrator, prior to the date of the enactment of this Act, to be eligible to prepay, or that prepaid, an advance under section 306A of such Act (as in effect prior to the date of the enactment of this Act), except that to retain such priority a borrower shall— (A) notify the Administrator in writing, within 30 days after the issuance of regulations to carry out this section, of the intent of the borrower to prepay; and (B) complete such prepayment by disbursing funds to the Federal Financing Bank to prepay loan advances within 120 days after the issuance of such regulations. (2) In considering requests for prepayment under subsection (a) by borrowers not described in paragraph (1), the Administrator shall permit prepayment based on the order in which borrowers are prepared to disburse funds to the Federal Financing Bank to complete such prepayments. If more than 1 borrower is so prepared at the same time, and if the combined amount of such prepayments would cause the total amount of prepayments during fiscal year 1988, under this section, to exceed $2,000,000,000, the Administrator shall— (A) base the determination on the date on which prepayment applications have been submitted; or (B) permit partial prepayment by two or more borrowers. (c) REGULATIONS.—Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration shall issue such regulations as are necessary to carry at this section. (d) STUDY.—Not later than January 1, 1989, the Comptroller General of the United States shall— (1) study— (A) all benefits provided by Federal Financing Bank lending and the procedures and conditions for the prepayment of current Federal Financing Bank loans;