Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning, 75831 [E5-7627]

Download as PDF erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 21, 2005 / Notices CFR Parts 1500–1508, the Bureau of Land Management, Elko Field Office, has prepared a Draft EIS on the effects of three multiple use decisions on sensitive avian species in Elko County, Nevada. DATES: This notice initiates the public review period. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted for 45 days following the date this Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register. An Open-House Public Meeting will be held at the Bureau of Land Management Elko Field Office at 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada. The date and time of this public meeting will be announced through public notices, media news releases and/or mailing. This meeting will be scheduled no sooner than 15 days following the publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —E-mail: lwest@nv.blm.gov —Fax: (775) 753–0255 —Mail: Send to the attention of the Sensitive Species EIS Project Manager, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. For those desiring a copy of the draft, a limited number of copies can be obtained from this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorrie West, EIS Team Co-Lead, at the Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753– 0200. E-mail: lwest@nv.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM is preparing this EIS to comply with a minute order issued by the Honorable Howard D. McKibben, U.S. District Judge, District of Nevada, on August 18, 2004 (CV–N–03–197–HDM(VPC)). The order followed a hearing on a complaint against three final multiple use decisions (Western Watersheds Project and Committee for the High Desert vs. Clinton R. Oke, Assistant Field Manager, Elko Field Office, et al.). The final decisions, which were left intact by the judge, are for the Sheep Complex Allotment, Big Springs Allotment and Owyhee Allotment. The Sheep Complex Allotment and Big Springs grazing allotments are located in the southeastern portion of Elko County, NV, and the Owyhee Allotment is in the northwest portion of Elko County. The order was to prepare the EIS with respect to burrowing owls, raptors and sage grouse on the Sheep Complex and the Owyhee Allotment, and sage grouse on the Big Springs Allotment. The issues analyzed included the impacts of livestock grazing proposed by the multiple use decisions and alternatives to the extent applicable to these sensitive bird species and considering VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Dec 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 springs, seeps, riparian areas and upland habitat. A range of alternatives (including the no-action alternative) was developed to address the issues. Comments received on the Draft EIS, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Elko Field Office during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays, and will be published as part of the Final EIS. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: November 3, 2005. Helen Hankins, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E5–7578 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation 75831 This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), Pub. L. 93–251 (88.Stat. 34) and 18 CFR 704.39, which: (1) Specify that the rate shall be based upon the average yield during the preceding fiscal year on interest-bearing marketable securities of the United States which, at the time the computation is made, have terms of 15 years or more remaining to maturity (average yield is rounded to nearest oneeighth percent); and (2) provide that the rate shall not be raised or lowered more than one-quarter of 1 percent for any year. The Treasury Department calculated the specified average to be 4.6434 percent. This average value is then rounded to the nearest one-eighth of a point, resulting in 4.625 percent. This exceeds the permissible onequarter of 1 percent change from the fiscal year 2005 rate of 5.375 percent. Therefore, the change is limited to a one-quarter percent decrease. The rate of 5.125 percent shall be used by all Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of water and related land resources plans for the purpose of discounting future benefits and computing costs or otherwise converting benefits and costs to a common-time basis. Dated: November 8, 2005. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Office of Program and Policy Services. [FR Doc. E5–7627 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2006 is 5.125 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values. DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2005, through and including September 30, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl J. Stock, Economist, Contract Services Office, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303–445–2929. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 5.125 percent for fiscal year 2006. Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Disability Employment Policy Notice of extension of approved data collection. ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This process helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burdens are minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Office E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 75831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7627]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of change.

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SUMMARY: The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water 
Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a 
discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate 
for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2006 is 5.125 
percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to 
present values.

DATES: This discount rate is to be used for the period October 1, 2005, 
through and including September 30, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl J. Stock, Economist, Contract 
Services Office, Denver, Colorado 80225; telephone: 303-445-2929.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the interest 
rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation 
of plans for water and related land resources is 5.125 percent for 
fiscal year 2006.
    This rate has been computed in accordance with Section 80(a), Pub. 
L. 93-251 (88.Stat. 34) and 18 CFR 704.39, which: (1) Specify that the 
rate shall be based upon the average yield during the preceding fiscal 
year on interest-bearing marketable securities of the United States 
which, at the time the computation is made, have terms of 15 years or 
more remaining to maturity (average yield is rounded to nearest one-
eighth percent); and (2) provide that the rate shall not be raised or 
lowered more than one-quarter of 1 percent for any year. The Treasury 
Department calculated the specified average to be 4.6434 percent. This 
average value is then rounded to the nearest one-eighth of a point, 
resulting in 4.625 percent. This exceeds the permissible one-quarter of 
1 percent change from the fiscal year 2005 rate of 5.375 percent. 
Therefore, the change is limited to a one-quarter percent decrease.
    The rate of 5.125 percent shall be used by all Federal agencies in 
the formulation and evaluation of water and related land resources 
plans for the purpose of discounting future benefits and computing 
costs or otherwise converting benefits and costs to a common-time 
basis.

    Dated: November 8, 2005.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Office of Program and Policy Services.
[FR Doc. E5-7627 Filed 12-20-05; 8:45 am]
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