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From what I understand even though the DOE is open the Loan Office is closed. I'm not sure if that will effect the sale or not.

http://www.politico.com/morningenergy/0913/morningenergy11777.html

"— Many DOE operations — like offices on science, nuclear energy, fossil fuels, renewable energy and energy efficiency — would continue with only enough employees to count on one hand. Sub-agencies that would shut down completely include ARPA-E, the Loan Programs Office, the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of International Affairs. The Energy Information Administration would keep two presidential appointees and one excepted employee. DOE’s plan: http://1.usa.gov/vw5jBd"

From DOE website:

"Loan Programs Office (LPO) (0 Excepted employees) - Enables DOE to work with private companies and lenders to mitigate the financing risks associated with clean energy projects, and thereby encourage their development on a broader and much-needed scale. LPO originates, guarantees, and monitors loans to support clean energy projects through these programs. In the event of a lapse of appropriations and the exhaustion of available balances, a small staff would be in place related to the protection of property."
 
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