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Bulletin                 File            Description

2-1                        .pdf          Guiding Statement of Policy Concerning Its Relationship With Borrowers

50-4                      .pdf          Specifications and Drawings for 34.5/19.9 kV Distribution
                                              Line Construction (11/20/1984)

183-1                    .pdf           Depreciation Rates and Procedures (10/1977)

1717B-2                .pdf           Guide for Preparing Financial and Statistical Reports for Electric
                                               Distribution Borrowers (2/14/02)

1717B-3                .pdf           Guide For Preparing Financial and Statistical Reports For
                                               Power Supply Borrowers and Electric Distribution Borrowers
                                               with Generating Facilities (5/12/06)

1717M-2               .pdf            Sale or Transfer of Capital Assets by Electric Borrower (2/9/05)

1724D-101A         .pdf            Electric System Long-Range Planning Guide (2/16/17)

1724D-101B         .pdf            System Planning Guide, Construction Work Plans (9/17/19)

1724D-103           .pdf            System planning guide, system mapping guide (4/12/11)

1724D-104           .pdf            Engineering Economics Computer Workbook Procedure
                                               (2/14/19) Also available: Economic Analysis Worksheet (.xls format)
                                               (This worksheet was revised in February 2019.)

1724D-105           .pdf            Rural Distribution System Voltage Conversion Considerations (5/22/09)

1724D-106           .pdf            Considerations For Replacing Storm-Damaged Conductors (8/3/10)

1724D-107           .pdf            Guide for Economic Evaluation of Distribution Transformers (8/9/16)
                                               Also available: Transformer Loss Formula (.xls format)

1724D-112           .pdf            The Application of Capacitors on Rural Electric Systems (10/4/18)

1724D-113           .pdf            Voltage Levels on Rural Electric Distribution Systems (5/16/12)

1724D-114           .pdf            Voltage Regulator Application on Rural Distribution Systems (7/4/17)

1724E-102           .pdf            Design Guide for Sectionalizing Distribution Lines (10/23/2012)

1724E-104           .pdf            Reduced Size Neutral Conductors for Overhead
                                               Rural Distribution Lines (revised 9/23/1999)

1724E-150           .pdf            Unguyed Distribution Poles - Strength Requirements (08/14/14)

1724E-151           .pdf            Mechanical Loading on Distribution Crossarms (2/23/16)

1724E-152           .pdf            The Mechanics of Overhead Distribution Line Conductors (7/30/03)

1724E-153           .pdf            Electric Distribution Line Guys and Anchors (4/25/01)

1724E-154           .pdf            Distribution Conductor Clearances and Span Limitations (7/30/03)

1724E-200           .pdf            Design Manual for High Voltage Transmission Lines (12/2/15)

1724E-203           .pdf            Guide for upgrading transmission lines (2/01/16)

1724E-204           .pdf            Guide Specifications for Steel Single Pole and H-Frame Structures (4/9/19)

1724E-205          .pdf             Design guide: Embedment depths for concrete and steel poles (5/2/17)

1724E-206          .pdf             Guide Specification for Prestressed Concrete Poles and Concrete Pole
                                               Structures (8/19/16)

1724E-214          .pdf             Guide Specification for Standard Class Steel Transmission Poles (4/9/19)

1724E-216          .pdf             Guide Specification for Standard Class Prestressed Concrete
                                               Transmission Poles (7/27/16)

1724E-220          .pdf             Procurement and Application Guide for Non-Ceramic Composite
                                               Insulators, Voltage Class 34.5 kV and Above (5/9/17)

1724E-224          .pdf             Electric Transmission Guide Specifications and Drawings for
                                               Steel Pole Construction - 34.5 to 230 kV (5/7/19)

1724E-226          .pdf             Electric Transmission Guide Specifications and Drawings for
                                               Concrete Pole Construction - 34.5 to 230 kV (5/7/19)

1724E-300          .pdf             Design Guide for Rural Substations (6/07/01)

1724E-301          .pdf             Guide for the Evaluation of Large Power Transformer Losses (3/4/09)

1724E-302          .pdf             Design guide - oil spill prevention and control at substations (1/14/08)

1724E-400          .pdf             Building plans and specifications (12/8/93)

1726-601            .pdf              Electric System Construction Policies and Procedures - Interpretations

1726C-115         .pdf              Checking sag in a conductor using the return wave method (9/24/98)

1726I-602           .pdf              Attachments to Electric Program Standard Contract Forms (2/19/04)

1728F-700          .pdf             Specification for Wood Poles, Stubs and Anchor Logs (4/15/19)

1728F-800          .pdf             Construction Assembly Unit Numbers and Standard Format (12/16/98)

1728F-803          .pdf             Specifications and Drawings for 24.9/14.4 kV Line Construction (12/15/98)

1728F-803          .pdf             Compliance with Bulletin 50-5 or 1728F-803  (.pfd version of Federal Register 
    Notice                                Document, also available in .html format.  Additionally, see letter dated 
                                              March 7, 2001, concerning assembly numbering in (.pdf) or (.html) format.)

1728F-804          .pdf             Specifications and Drawings for 12.5/7.2 kV Line Construction (4/21/05)

1728F-806          .pdf             Specifications and Drawings for Underground Electric Distribution (10/11/18)

1728F-810         .pdf              Electric Transmission Specifications and Drawings, 34.5kV Through 69kV (4/9/1999)

1728F-811         .pdf              Electric Transmission Specifications and Drawings, 115kV Through 230kV (4/9/1999)

1730-1                .pdf             Electric System Operation and Maintenance (O and M) (9/23/16)

1730A-119          .pdf             Interruption Reporting and Service Continuity Objectives for Electric
                                               Distribution Systems (3/24/09)

1730B-2              .pdf             Guide for Electric System Emergency Restoration Plan (1/7/05)
                                                (includes revised page 20 - 3/1/2005)

1730B-121          .pdf             Wood Pole Inspection and Maintenance (8/13/13)

1767B-1              .pdf             Uniform System of Accounts - Electric Program (9/17/09)

1767B-2              .pdf             Work Order Procedures (1/18/1994)
                                               (See also January 15, 2002 addendum and June 7, 2007 addendum)

1767B-3              .pdf             Preparation and use of the RUS Form 254, Construction Inventory (12/21/1994)

1773-1                .pdf              Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees (4/30/2018)