Solicitation of Applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2021, 83046-83048 [2020-27765]

Download as PDF 83046 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 245 / Monday, December 21, 2020 / Notices consulting, or research; or as university faculty, trade association official or nonFederal government official in an agriculturally-related field). value-added-producer-grants. You may also contact National Office staff at CPGrants@wdc.usda.gov or call the main line at (202) 720–1400. 2. Ethical Standards I. Nondiscrimination Statement Prospective reviewers must be able to exercise the highest level of ethical standards in avoiding conflict of interests and maintaining confidentiality. (a) Conflict of Interest Individuals selected as non-Federal independent grant reviewers will be required to certify that they do not have a conflict of interest or an appearance thereof with any VAPG application they are assigned to review. This may include but is not limited to certification that they did not apply for a VAPG grant and are not affiliated with persons or organizations applying for VAPG funds. (b) Confidentiality Reviewers will also be required to sign a certification statement regarding the safeguarding of information contained in assigned applications. Failure to identify a conflict-ofinterest or the unauthorized disclosure of information may subject reviewers to administrative sanction, i.e., removal from the current review and/or disqualification from involvement in future reviews of grant applications. 3. Training. All reviewers must review and understand program requirements and must attend a mandatory training webinar. 4. System Requirements. (a) Reviewers must have reliable internet access using internet Explorer and must be able to reliably access applications and submit scores electronically and. (b) All reviewers must be able to complete requirements for, obtain, and maintain USDA Level 2 e-Authorization credentialing. To apply, please send a resume addressing relevant qualifications and experience to CPGrants@wdc.usda.gov by February 19, 2021. H. Agency Contacts If you have questions about this Notice, please contact the State Office as identified in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. You are also encouraged to visit the application website for application tools, including an application guide and templates. The website address is: http:// www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:33 Dec 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 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Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690–7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. Rebeckah Freeman Adcock, Administrator, Rural Business—Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2020–27986 Filed 12–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Rural Business-Cooperative Service Solicitation of Applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2021 Commodity Credit Corporation and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; announcement of opening date for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program second application window. AGENCY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced the general policy and application procedures for funding under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which published on May 5, 2020 in the Federal Register. HBIIP provides up to $100 million in competitive grants to eligible entities for activities designed to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). This Notice announces the opening date for a second HBIIP application window for the remaining (approximately) $22 million (of the $100 million) and amends certain provisions and requirements of the original solicitation and clarifying notices published in the Federal Register on May 15, 2020 and June 3, 2020. DATES: The Agency will begin accepting applications through the HBIIP online portal as provided on the program website, http://www.rd.usda.gov/HBIIP. Applications for enrollment in the Higher Biofuels Infrastructure Incentive Program will be accepted beginning December 21, 2020 through January 19, 2021. Applications received after 5:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 19, 2021 will not be considered. ADDRESSES: Application Submission: Instructions and additional resources for the application system for electronic submissions are available at http:// www.rd.usda.gov/HBIIP. Electronic submissions: Electronic submissions of applications will allow for the expeditious review of an Applicant’s proposal. All Applicants must file their application electronically. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries regarding the HBIIP, contact Anthony Crooks: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 245 / Monday, December 21, 2020 / Notices Telephone (202) 205–9322, email: EnergyPrograms@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities that require alternative means for communication should contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: This solicitation is issued pursuant to; 62 Stat 1070, and the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948 (Charter Act); U.S. Code 15 U.S.C. 714. Congressional Review Act The requirements of the Congressional Review Act (CRA; 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), as specified by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget for this program were met with the original solicitation published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020 at 85 FR 26656. Paperwork Reduction Act The information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained in this Notice have been approved under OMB Control Number 0570–0072. Overview Federal Agency: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), (USDA). Funding Opportunity Title: Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2021. Announcement Type: Solicitation of Applications; announcement of opening date for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program second application window. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Title: The Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)—10.754. Due Date for Applications: Applications will be accepted beginning December 21, 2020 through January 19, 2021. Applications received after 5:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 19, 2021 will not be considered. I. Background On May 5, 2020, the CCC and RBCS (the Agency) published a NOFA in the Federal Register, 85 FR 26656, announcing the availability of up to $100 million in competitive grants to eligible entities for activities designed to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). Under the original solicitation and clarifying notices of May 15, 2020 (85 FR 29394) and June 3, 2020 (85 FR VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:33 Dec 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 37824), 128 companies were enrolled in the HBIIP online application system and 121 applications were successfully submitted in the application window (before 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 13, 2020). All meritorious applications for fueling stations and fleet facilities were awarded funds, amounting to approximately $64.3 million. Based on the awards made in the original solicitation, $16.8 million of the ‘‘Targeted Assistance Goal of approximately $40 million,’’ established for Owners of 10 fueling stations or fewer, was met. The original solicitation limited awards to fuel distribution facilities to ‘‘approximately $14 million.’’ The amount requested by these applicants significantly exceeded the amount available. Approximately $22 million remains available under the original solicitation, the Agency determined it is in the public interest to announce a second round of funding and to make available approximately $15 million to fueling stations and fleet facilities and approximately $7 million to fuel/ biodiesel distribution facilities, for purposes as originally specified. Additionally, the Agency reserves discretion to reallocate available funds (among applicant types, as established in the original solicitation) based on the number of applications received, the amount of requested funds and any funds returned by program recipients or made otherwise available to the program. The purpose of this Notice is to announce that the Agency will accept applications for 30 days for the HBIIP beginning December 21, 2020. II. General Funding Information A. Type of Instrument Grants. Awards to successful applicants will be in the form of costshare grants for up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs, but not to exceed $3 million, whichever is less. B. Available Funds Of the $100 million made available under HBIIP in the original solicitation of May 5, 2020, approximately $22 million remains to eligible participants. Of the total amount of remaining funds, approximately $15 million will be made available to transportation fueling facilities (including fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities with capital investments) for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of fuel ethanol PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83047 greater than 10 percent ethanol, such as E15 or higher; and approximately $7 million will be made available to fuel/ biodiesel distribution facilities (including terminal operations, depots, midstream partners and heating oil distribution facilities or equivalent entities), for eligible implementation activities related to higher blends of biodiesel greater than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher. The Agency reserves discretion to reallocate available funds (among applicant types, as established in the original solicitation) based on the number of applications received, the amount of requested funds and any funds returned by program recipients or made otherwise available to the program. C. Approximate Number of Awards The number of awards will depend on the number of eligible participants and the total amount of requested funds. In the unlikely event that every successful applicant is awarded the maximum amount available, 8 awards will be made. III. Program Requirements and Changes To be eligible for an award under this solicitation, applications must meet all the requirements contained in the HBIIP NOFA published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020 (85 FR 26656) and clarifying notices; May 15, 2020 (85 FR 29394) and June 3, 2020 (85 FR 37824) with the following exceptions for this second round of funding: 1. Grants for up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs, but not more than $3 million are available to eligible participants; 2. Of the remaining $22 million, approximately $15 million is available to vehicle fueling facilities, including, but not limited to, local fueling stations/ locations, convenience stores (CS), hypermarket fueling stations (HFS), and fleet facilities; and approximately $7 million is available for fuel/biodiesel distribution facilities, terminal operations, midstream partners, and heating oil distribution facilities or equivalent entities; 3. RBCS reserves discretion to reallocate available funds (among applicant types, as established in the original solicitation) based on the number of applications received, the amount of requested funds and any funds returned by program recipients or made otherwise available to the program; and 4. Applicants selected to receive funds in the first round of funding (original solicitation) will not be considered. E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 83048 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 245 / Monday, December 21, 2020 / Notices Information can also be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/HBIIP. Robert Stephenson, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. Mark Brodziski, Deputy Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2020–27765 Filed 12–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the New Hampshire Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of public meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that the New Hampshire State Advisory Committee to the Commission will hold meetings on Monday January 11, 2021; Monday, January 25, 202; and Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (ET). The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the New Hampshire Advisory Committee’s draft report on solitary confinement in New Hampshire. DATES: These meetings will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) on 1/11/21, 1/25/21, and 2/8/21. Please register for these meetings at the following links to receive details on how to join the meeting by audio and/ or video: • January 11, 2021: https://tinyurl.com/ NHSACJan11 • January 25, 2021: https://tinyurl.com/ NHSACJan25 • February 8, 2021: https://tinyurl.com/ NHSACFeb8 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mallory Trachtenberg at mtrachtenberg@usccr.gov or by phone at (202) 809–9618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These meetings are available to the public through the above web links. If joining only via phone, callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:20 Dec 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 ID number found through registering at the web link provided for each meeting. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of each meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the respective meeting. Written comments may be emailed to Mallory Trachtenberg at mtrachtenberg@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (202) 809–9618. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at www.facadatabase.gov. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above phone number or email address. Agenda Mondays, January 11, 2021; January 25, 2021; and February 8, 2021 From 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (ET) I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Announcements and Updates III. Approval of Minutes IV. Draft Report Discussion: Solitary Confinement in New Hampshire V. Public Comment VI. Next Steps VII. Adjournment Dated: December 15, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–27993 Filed 12–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meetings of the Tennessee Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Tennessee Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meetings via the web platform Webex on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time. The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss civil rights concerns in the state. DATES: The meetings will be held on: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time https://civilrights.webex.com/civilrights/ j.php?MTID=mb70f2f53600bfb 6d09c0bef7c2132e1e Or join by phone 800–360–9505 USA Toll Free. Access code: 1404 3971 590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Barreras, Designated Federal Officer, at dbarreras@usccr.gov or (202) 499–4066. Members of the public may listen to this discussion through the above call-in number. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be emailed to David Barreras at dbarreras@ usccr.gov. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Tennessee Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda I. Welcome & Roll Call II. Chair’s Comments III. Committee Discussion IV. Next Steps V. Public Comment VI. Adjournment Dated: December 15, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–27987 Filed 12–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Solicitation of Applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure 
Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2021

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and the Rural Business-Cooperative 
Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; announcement of opening date for Higher Blends 
Infrastructure Incentive Program second application window.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Rural Business-
Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced the general policy 
and application procedures for funding under the Higher Blends 
Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) in a Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) which published on May 5, 2020 in the Federal 
Register. HBIIP provides up to $100 million in competitive grants to 
eligible entities for activities designed to expand the sales and use 
of renewable fuels under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive 
Program (HBIIP). This Notice announces the opening date for a second 
HBIIP application window for the remaining (approximately) $22 million 
(of the $100 million) and amends certain provisions and requirements of 
the original solicitation and clarifying notices published in the 
Federal Register on May 15, 2020 and June 3, 2020.

DATES: The Agency will begin accepting applications through the HBIIP 
online portal as provided on the program website, http://www.rd.usda.gov/HBIIP. Applications for enrollment in the Higher 
Biofuels Infrastructure Incentive Program will be accepted beginning 
December 21, 2020 through January 19, 2021. Applications received after 
5:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 19, 2021 will not be 
considered.

ADDRESSES: Application Submission: Instructions and additional 
resources for the application system for electronic submissions are 
available at http://www.rd.usda.gov/HBIIP.
    Electronic submissions: Electronic submissions of applications will 
allow for the expeditious review of an Applicant's proposal. All 
Applicants must file their application electronically.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  For general inquiries regarding 
the HBIIP, contact Anthony Crooks:

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Telephone (202) 205-9322, email: [email protected]. Persons with 
disabilities that require alternative means for communication should 
contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Target Center at 
(202) 720-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: This solicitation is issued pursuant to; 62 Stat 1070, 
and the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948 (Charter Act); 
U.S. Code 15 U.S.C. 714.

Congressional Review Act

    The requirements of the Congressional Review Act (CRA; 5 U.S.C. 801 
et seq.), as specified by the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget for this program were 
met with the original solicitation published in the Federal Register on 
May 5, 2020 at 85 FR 26656.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained 
in this Notice have been approved under OMB Control Number 0570-0072.

Overview

    Federal Agency: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the 
Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), (USDA).
    Funding Opportunity Title: Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive 
Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2021.
    Announcement Type: Solicitation of Applications; announcement of 
opening date for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program second 
application window.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Title: The Higher 
Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)--10.754.
    Due Date for Applications: Applications will be accepted beginning 
December 21, 2020 through January 19, 2021. Applications received after 
5:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 19, 2021 will not be 
considered.

I. Background

    On May 5, 2020, the CCC and RBCS (the Agency) published a NOFA in 
the Federal Register, 85 FR 26656, announcing the availability of up to 
$100 million in competitive grants to eligible entities for activities 
designed to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels under the 
Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP).
    Under the original solicitation and clarifying notices of May 15, 
2020 (85 FR 29394) and June 3, 2020 (85 FR 37824), 128 companies were 
enrolled in the HBIIP online application system and 121 applications 
were successfully submitted in the application window (before 11:59 
p.m. EDT, August 13, 2020).
    All meritorious applications for fueling stations and fleet 
facilities were awarded funds, amounting to approximately $64.3 
million.
    Based on the awards made in the original solicitation, $16.8 
million of the ``Targeted Assistance Goal of approximately $40 
million,'' established for Owners of 10 fueling stations or fewer, was 
met.
    The original solicitation limited awards to fuel distribution 
facilities to ``approximately $14 million.'' The amount requested by 
these applicants significantly exceeded the amount available.
    Approximately $22 million remains available under the original 
solicitation, the Agency determined it is in the public interest to 
announce a second round of funding and to make available approximately 
$15 million to fueling stations and fleet facilities and approximately 
$7 million to fuel/biodiesel distribution facilities, for purposes as 
originally specified. Additionally, the Agency reserves discretion to 
reallocate available funds (among applicant types, as established in 
the original solicitation) based on the number of applications 
received, the amount of requested funds and any funds returned by 
program recipients or made otherwise available to the program.
    The purpose of this Notice is to announce that the Agency will 
accept applications for 30 days for the HBIIP beginning December 21, 
2020.

II. General Funding Information

A. Type of Instrument

    Grants. Awards to successful applicants will be in the form of 
cost-share grants for up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs, 
but not to exceed $3 million, whichever is less.

B. Available Funds

    Of the $100 million made available under HBIIP in the original 
solicitation of May 5, 2020, approximately $22 million remains to 
eligible participants. Of the total amount of remaining funds, 
approximately $15 million will be made available to transportation 
fueling facilities (including fueling stations, convenience stores, 
hypermarket fueling stations, fleet facilities, and similar entities 
with capital investments) for eligible implementation activities 
related to higher blends of fuel ethanol greater than 10 percent 
ethanol, such as E15 or higher; and approximately $7 million will be 
made available to fuel/biodiesel distribution facilities (including 
terminal operations, depots, midstream partners and heating oil 
distribution facilities or equivalent entities), for eligible 
implementation activities related to higher blends of biodiesel greater 
than 5 percent biodiesel, such as B20 or higher. The Agency reserves 
discretion to reallocate available funds (among applicant types, as 
established in the original solicitation) based on the number of 
applications received, the amount of requested funds and any funds 
returned by program recipients or made otherwise available to the 
program.

C. Approximate Number of Awards

    The number of awards will depend on the number of eligible 
participants and the total amount of requested funds. In the unlikely 
event that every successful applicant is awarded the maximum amount 
available, 8 awards will be made.

III. Program Requirements and Changes

    To be eligible for an award under this solicitation, applications 
must meet all the requirements contained in the HBIIP NOFA published in 
the Federal Register on May 5, 2020 (85 FR 26656) and clarifying 
notices; May 15, 2020 (85 FR 29394) and June 3, 2020 (85 FR 37824) with 
the following exceptions for this second round of funding:
    1. Grants for up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs, but 
not more than $3 million are available to eligible participants;
    2. Of the remaining $22 million, approximately $15 million is 
available to vehicle fueling facilities, including, but not limited to, 
local fueling stations/locations, convenience stores (CS), hypermarket 
fueling stations (HFS), and fleet facilities; and approximately $7 
million is available for fuel/biodiesel distribution facilities, 
terminal operations, midstream partners, and heating oil distribution 
facilities or equivalent entities;
    3. RBCS reserves discretion to reallocate available funds (among 
applicant types, as established in the original solicitation) based on 
the number of applications received, the amount of requested funds and 
any funds returned by program recipients or made otherwise available to 
the program; and
    4. Applicants selected to receive funds in the first round of 
funding (original solicitation) will not be considered.

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    Information can also be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/HBIIP.

Robert Stephenson,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
Mark Brodziski,
Deputy Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
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