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Departmental Regulation 4370-001

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Departmental Management

Collection of race, ethnicity, and gender data for civil rights compliance and other purposes in regard to participation in the programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Risk Management Agency, the Rural Business Service, the Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Utilities Service

1. PURPOSE

This Departmental Regulation (DR) implements sections 14006 and 14007 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2279-1(a) – (d). This DR establishes the USDA policy for the collection of race, ethnicity, and gender data for civil rights compliance, for the purposes of conducting oversight and evaluation of nondiscriminatory participation, and assessing outreach and participation in programs of the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Risk Management Agency, the Rural Business Service, the Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Utilities Service.

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