[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 23394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-11102]



Rural Utilities Service

7 CFR Part 1703

RIN 0572-AB31

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program; 

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule: Correction.


SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the proposed regulations 
which were published Wednesday, April 16, 1997 (62 FR 18686). The 
regulations related to the requirements for submitting an application 
for financial assistance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara L. Eddy, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, 
telephone number (202) 720-9554.



    The proposed regulations that are the subject of these corrections, 
supersede paragraph (c) of Sec. 1703.113 as proposed and would affect 
persons submitting applications for financial assistance under 7 CFR 
1703, subpart D. Title VII, section 704, of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-127) amended Chapter 1 
of subtitle D of title XXIII of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, 
and Trade Act of 1990 by authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to 
make loans for distance learning and telemedicine services in rural 
areas. The proposed regulations would amend 7 CFR part 1703 to set 
forth the rules for this new loan program to be administered by the 

Need for Correction

    As published, the proposed regulations contain errors which may 
prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

Correction of Publication

    Accordingly, the Federal Register document 97-9422 published on 
April 16, 1997, at 62 FR 18677 is corrected as follows:

Sec. 1703.113  [Corrected]

    1. On page 18686, in the third column, in Sec. 1703.113, paragraph 
(c), line three, the date ``May 31, 1997,'' is corrected to read ``[60 
days from the date of publication of the final rule],.''
    2. On page 18686, in the third column, in Sec. 1703.113, paragraph 
(c), line 24, the date ``by May 31'' is corrected to read ``[not later 
than 60 days from the date of publication of the final rule].''

    Dated: April 23, 1997.
Wally Beyer,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 97-11102 Filed 4-29-97; 8:45 am]