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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 1874

Interest rates.

Interest subsidies.

Repayment.

7 USC 1922, 1941. Security.

PUBLIC LAW 96-438—OCT. 13, 1980

indebtedness of the applicant for loans or portions of loans in excess of the amount of actual loss to exceed $500,000; and "(D) No loan or portion of a loan in excess of the amount of actual loss that is for more than $300,000 may be made or insured under this subtitle unless the Secretary determines that the applicant is not able to obtain from a private or cooperative lending agency a loan guaranteed by the Secretary under this subtitle sufficient to finance the applicant's actual needs at reasonable rates and terms (taking into consideration prevailing private and cooperative rates and terms in the community in or near which the applicant resides for loans for similar purposes and periods of time). "(h) Loans under this subtitle shall be at rates of interest as follows: "(1) For loans or portions of loans up to the amount of the applicant's actual loss caused by the disaster, as limited under subsection (a)(1) of this section, the interest shall be at rates prescribed by the Secretary, but (A) if the applicant is not able to obtain sufficient credit elsewhere, not in excess of 5 per centum per annum, and (B) if the applicant is able to obtain sufficient credit elsewhere, not in excess of the current average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States with remaining periods to maturity comparable to the average maturities of such loans, plus an additional charge of not to exceed 1 per centum per annum as determined by the Secretary, and adjusted to the nearest one-eighth of 1 per centum; and "(2) For loans or portions of loans in excess of the amount of the applicant's actual loss caused by the disaster, as limited under subsection (a)(1) of this section, (A) the interest for insured loans shall be at rates prevailing in the private market for similar loans, as determined by the Secretary, and (B) the interest for guaranteed loans shall be at rates agreed on by the borrower and lender, but not in excess of such rates as may be determined by the Secretary. "(c) For guaranteed loans under this subtitle, the Secretary may pay interest subsidies to the lenders for those portions of the loans up to the amount of the actual loss caused by the disaster, as limited under subsection (a)(1) of this section. Any such subsidy shall not exceed the difference between the interest rate being charged for loans up to the amount of the actual loss, as established under subsection (b)(1) of this section, and the maximum interest rate for guaranteed loans, as established under subsection (b)(2) of this section. "(d) All loans under this subtitle shall be repayable at such times as the Secretary may determine, taking into account the purposes of the loan and the nature and effect of the disaster, but not later than as provided for loans for similar purposes under subtitles A and B of this title, and upon the full personal liability of the borrower and upon the best security available, as the Secretary may prescribe: Provided, That the security is adequate to assure repayment of the loans, except that if such security is not available because of the disaster, the Secretary shall (1) accept as security such collateral as is available, a portion or all of which may have depreciated in value due to the